Muhammad Mustafa Hussain, a professor in the electric engineering program at CEMSE.
KAUST's first involvement in distance learning took place in 2017, in the CEMSE division.
"The virtual lab is an exciting idea to take a branch of science that has always been gated by the availability of an expensive lab," said Professor Mootaz El-Nozahy, dean of CEMSE. "At KAUST, we are trying to take this concept to the farthest, thereby sharing our infrastructure with the world."
"I was inspired by the vision to provide access to thousands of students and other enthusiasts who do not have access to expensive cleanroom facilities," said Muhammad Mustafa Hussain, KAUST professor of electrical engineering from CEMSE. "vFabLabao intends to provide the crucial element missing in online education, which is an experimental module through labs.", KAUST published on its website.
KAUST's first involvement in distance learning took place in 2017, when CEMSE and Blue Waters Online Course co-produced a massive open online course (MOOC) on high performance computing featuring David Keyes, director of the University's Extreme Computing Research Center .