Research Centers

Pan-African Public-Private Partnership Research Laboratory (P4Lab)

The P4Lab, headquartered on DAUST Campus, is a consortium of research scientists and engineers across Africa, sponsored by their respective governments, working on cutting-edge science and innovative technologies. One of the key components of the P4Lab is Technology commercialization.The lab boosts an array of world-class interdisciplinary research centers to address current Africa’s societal challenges and investigate the most challenging, fundamental problems in science while exploring new technologies to keep Africa’s future economies competitive and improve human well-being. The interdisciplinary nature of the Lab's research centers brings together faculty members, researchers, and graduate students from across various disciplines.

  • Center for Robotics, Automation & Advanced Manufacturing
    Center for Robotics, Automation & Advanced Manufacturing

    The Center for Robotics, Automation & Advanced Manufacturing conducts cutting-edge basic, industrial and societal relevant research in robotic systems, advanced automation, transformational manufacturing technologies.

    Research Topics
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Modeling and Control
    • Autonomous Vehicles
    • Human-Robot Interaction
    • Medical Robotics
    • Artificial Intelligence
  • Center for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Research
    Center for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Research

    The Center for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Research is interested in both computational and experimental Nanoscience with application in broad areas of Energy and Biotechnology.

    Research Topics
    • Nano/Micro Fabrication Technologies
    • NEMS & MEMS
    • Nanophotonics
    • Nano-engineered Surfaces
    • MicroFluidics
    • Bionanotechnology & Nanomedicine
  • Center for Climate Research & Remote Sensing Technologies
    Center for Climate Research & Remote Sensing Technologies

    The Center for Climate Research & Remote Sensing Technologies is a cross-disciplinary research center working to advance understanding of atmospheric and related sciences - behavior of the atmosphere and related Earth and geospace systems - and the development of remote sensing technologies.

    Research Topics
    • Climate change & Meteorology
    • Coastal and Ocean Waters
    • Environmental Hazards and Disaster Response
    • Precision Agriculture
    • Terrestrial Lidar Scanning
    • UAV & Space Balloons
  • Center for Data & Computational Sciences
    Center for Data & Computational Sciences

    Researchers at the Center for Data & Computational Sciences work on fundamental and applied problems related to Mathematical statistics, Machine Learning, Data mining, and Optimization.

    Research Topics
    • Big Data
    • Artficial Intelligence
    • Interactive Visualization
    • Computational Biology
  • Center for Energy Research and Sustainability
    Center for Energy Research and Sustainability

    The mission of the Center for Energy Research and Sustainability is to promote the efficient use of natural resources with minimal impact on the environment. Our research is centered on innovative solutions for sustainable energy.

    Research Topics
    • Fossil fuels
    • Renewable energy
    • Process optimization
    • Water treatment
    • Environmental remediation