The Chemical and Biological Engineering Program offers students opportunities to develop real-world solutions to global challenges by performing rigorous coursework studies and cutting-edge research in chemical engineering. These include the development of new materials and processes for gas and liquid separations, for water desalination, catalysis, sustainable energy, and nanotechnology as well as the advancement of new ideas in process design and control and reactor design.
We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our graduate study program and faculty research groups.
Typically a three-to-four-year post-master's degree. The Ph.D., involves original research, culminating in a research dissertation.
Ph.D. Degree Requirements
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is designed to prepare students for research careers in academia and industry. It is offered exclusively as a full-time program.
There is a minimum residency requirement at KAUST of 3.5 years for students entering with a B.S. degree and 2.5 years for students entering with an M.S. degree. A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be achieved on all Doctoral coursework. Individual courses require a minimum of a B- to earn course credit.
Students pursuing a Ph.D. degree are required to complete the following degree requirements to earn the degree:
Securing a Dissertation Advisor.
Successful completion of program coursework.
Passing the Qualifying Examination.
Formation of the Dissertation Committee.
Passing the Dissertation Proposal Defense.
Defend and Submit Ph .D. Dissertation.
Ph.D. Degree Timeline
Program Director:Zhiping Lai, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological EngineeringBuilding 4, Level 4, Room 4218.