WEP 2021 – Chair and co-Chair Nomination



I am pleased to announce that the 2021 Winter Enrichment Program at KAUST (WEP) will run from January 10 to 21 under the theme "Connectivity." Professor Khaled Nabil Salama has been appointed Chair of WEP 2021 and Associate Professor Peiying Hong will be Co-chair

Distinguished Professor Yves Gnanou
Vice President for Academic Affairs



Khaled Nabil Salama is a Professor of electrical engineering. Professor Salama's research interests cover a variety of interdisciplinary aspects of electronic circuit design and semiconductor fabrication. He is engaged in developing devices, circuits, systems, and algorithms to enable inexpensive analytical platforms for a variety of industrial, environmental, and biomedical applications. Recently he has been working on neuromorphic circuits for brain emulation.

  Peiying Hong is an Associate Professor of environmental science and engineering. Professor Hong’s research interests include molecular microbiology and microbial aspects in water and wastewater ecosystems. Her research aims to understand the roles and interactions of microorganisms in these ecosystems and to utilize the insights to solve issues related to water quality and water reuse. Professor Hong’s research also looks at the biotic contaminants (such as antibiotic resistance genes, mobile genetic elements, and pathogens) that are present in natural environments.





WEP is a two-week program that creates a lively and engaging atmosphere, taking us away from our regular activities and bringing together the KAUST community, in-Kingdom visitors, and eminent speakers from around the world. The success of WEP depends upon the enthusiasm and creativity of everyone. I thank you for your past efforts and look forward to the 2021 WEP program

Please join me, Marie-Laure Boulot, and the Enrichment Program team in thanking Khaled and Peiying for agreeing to lead the 2021 program.