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KAUST Professor Jean Frechet to Speak at Senior Chemists Breakfast in San Francisco
The keynote speaker on Tuesday morning, August 12, 7:30-9:30 a.m., at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco will be Professor Jean Frechet, Vice President of Research, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
Professor Frechet’s distinguished career as a polymer chemist at the University of Ottawa, Cornell University, and the University of California, Berkeley resulted in 900 scientific papers, 80 U.S. Patents, and numerous awards and honors. Upon retirement from UC Berkeley in 2010, he became the Vice President of Research at KAUST, and helped to found and create a new, private, western style, graduate research university in Saudi Arabia with English as its official language. Its mission is to excel and make a difference – by leveraging talents and integrating capabilities in science, engineering, innovation and enterprise.
Professor Frechet has been asked to share his experiences and observations in his new career at KAUST. The title of his talk is: Establishing a 21st Century Research University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
Ticket price is $15.00 for the breakfast and can be purchased through the meeting registration. Due to a glitch in the system, the breakfast tickets were not available when the Social Event Ticket Sales opened online. Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE.
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