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Research Grants

The ICAMCB members/researchers have obtained various individual research grants from the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS).

We thank KFAS for the continuous support.

Below are the main recent and ongoing projects supported by KFAS grants:

 

Research Project: Versatile Polymers for Organic Field Effect Transistors: Sustainable Materials for Photovoltaic Cells and Sensing Applications

  • Research Team
    • Principal Investigator: Dr. Bassam Alameddine (Dept. of Mathematics & Natural Sciences)
    • Co-Investigators: Prof. Fakhriea Al-Sagheer and Prof. Saleh Al-Mousawi
    • International Collaborators: Prof. Kay Severin and Prof. Thomas Heiser
  • Funding Information
    • Funding Institution: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS)
    • Grant Amount: 84,025 KD (~280,000$)

 

Research Project: Enhancing Student Performance in STI subjects and University Readiness Project

  • Research Team
    • Principal Investigator: Dr. Salah Al-Sharhan (Vice-President of Academic Affairs)
  • Funding Information
    • Funding Institution: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS)
    • Grant Amount: 78,500 KD (~260,000$)

 

Research project: Adaptive Learning Management System based on Justification Truth Maintenance System

  • Research Team
  • Principal Investigator: Dr. Taher Ali (Dept. of Computer Science)
  • Funding Information
    • Funding Institution: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS)
    • Grant Amount: 10,000 KD (~33,000$)
    • Support Period: 2018-

 

Research project: New Efficient and Accurate Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Differential Equations arising in Biology, Finance, and Mechanical Engineering

  • Research Team
    • Principal Investigator: Dr. Helmi Temimi (Dept. of Mathematics & Natural Sciences)
    • Co-Investigator: Dr. Mohamed Ben-Romdhane (Dept. of Mathematics & Natural Sciences)
    • International Collaborator: Dr. Mahboub Baccouch (University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA)
  • Funding Information
    • Funding Institution: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS)
    • Grant Amount: 8,200 KD (~27,000$)
    • Support Period: 2018-2020  

 

Research project: Implementation of a Study Skills Program Integrated with a Basic Algebra Developmental Course

  • Research Team
    • Principal Investigator: Dr. Ilene Winokur Al-Zaid (Foundation Unit, College of Arts & Sciences) 
    • Co-Investigators: Dr. Wassim Daher (Dept. of Mathematics & Natural Sciences)
    • Research Assistant: Mrs. Milena Baeff (Math Foundation Unit, College of Arts & Sciences)
  • Funding Information
    • Funding Institution: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS)
    • Grant Amount: 9,800 KD (~33,000$)
    • Support Period: 2017-2020

 

Research project: Multi-Parametric Testing of Immunological and Biochemical Markers of Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women

  • Research Team
    • Principal Investigator: Dr. Fawaz Azizieh (Dept. of Mathematics & Natural Sciences)
    • Co-Investigators: Prof. Raj Raghupathy, Prof Dia Shehab, Prof. Khaled Al Jarallah, Prof. Renu Gupta, Prof. Olusegun Mojiminiyi, and Dr. Rabeah Al-Temaimi
  • Funding Information
    • Funding Institution: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS)
    • Grant Amount: 10,450 KD (~35,000$)
    • Support Period: 2017-2018

 

Research project: Statistical Predictive Modeling of Cytokine Profiles in Normal and Complicated Human Pregnancy

  • Research Team
    • Principal Investigator: Dr. Kamaludin Dingle (Dept. of Mathematics & Natural Sciences)
    • Co-Investigators: Dr. Fawaz Azizieh , Prof. Raj Raghupathy, J. VanderPlas, K. Johnson, and A. R. Ansari.
  • Funding Information
    • Funding Institution: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS)
    • Grant Amount: 5,900 KD (~20,000$)
    • Support Period: 2016-2018

 

Research project: Design of Iptycene Polymers: A New Generation of Gas Separation Nanomaterials for Energy Applications

  • Research Team
    • Principal Investigator: Dr. Bassam Alameddine (Dept. of Mathematics & Natural Sciences)
    • Co-Investigators: Prof. Fakhriea Al-Sagheer and Prof. Saleh Al-Mousawi
    • International Collaborators: Prof. Kay Severin and Prof. Thomas Heiser
  • Funding Information
    • Funding Institution: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS)
    • Grant Amount: 96,600 KD (~350,000$)
    • Support Period: 2015-2018

 

Research project: Graphene based Nanoribbons polymers for Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Applications.

  • Research Team
    • Principal Investigator: Dr. Bassam Alameddine (Dept. of Mathematics & Natural Sciences)
    • Co-Investigators: Prof. Fakhriea Al-Sagheer and Prof. Saleh Al-Mousawi
    • International Collaborators: Prof. Kay Severin and Prof. Thomas Heiser
  • Funding Information
    • Funding Institution: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS)
    • Grant Amount: 57,000 KD (~200,000$)
    • Support Period: 2014-2017

 

Research project: Cloud Computing for Health Care Institutions in Kuwait

  • Research Team
    • Principal Investigator: Dr. Israa Omran (Dept. of Computer Science)
    • Co-Investigator: Dr. Salah Al-Sharhan
    • International Consultant: Dr. Tyrone Grandison
  • Funding Information
    • Funding Institution: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS)
    • Grant Amount: 5,750 KD (~19,000$)
    • Support Period: 2015-2016

 

Research project: Modelling and design of nano-structures: efficient integral equation methods for two-dimensional nanoplasmonics

  • Research Team
    • Principal Investigator: Dr. Harun Kurkcu (Dept. of Mathematics & Natural Sciences)
    • International Consultant: Dr. Haluk Karaca (University of Kuntuky)
  • Funding Information
    • Funding Institution: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS)
    • Grant Amount: 5,000 KD (~17,000$)
    • Support Period: 2014-2016