Center for Excellence in Green Nanotechnology
King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST) in Saudi Arabia and the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, have signed an agreement that will establish a Center of Excellence in Green Nanotechnology to promote educational and research exchanges, as well as an agreement with UCLA for research in nanoelectronics and clean energy for the next 10 years. From the UCLA side, the center is directed by Professor Kang L. Wang. KACST is both Saudi Arabia's national science agency and its national laboratories. At the signing ceremony, KACST was represented by Prince Turki, the organization's vice-president for research institutes. The initial kick-off phase of $3.2 million will fund the center over three years.