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Dr. Mohammed Nasiruzzaman Shaikh, CENT Research Scientist III and Dr. Zain Yamani, Director of the KFUPM Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology and Associate Professor in the Physics Department was among the winners of the 4th edition of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prize for Honoring Inventors and the Gifted 2018. The award was presented by the Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Eng. Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih, who is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) on behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Monday 23th April, 2018 at KACST headquarter in Riyadh.

The prize was established by ministerial decree to contribute to the development of science and technology in support of the transition to a knowledge-based society; to encourage and appreciate distinguished inventors and the gifted in science, technology and innovation; to develop a spirit of creativity, innovation and invention; and to motivate talents and abilities.


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