Core Research Facilities (CRF)

We provide research support to academic departments and interdisciplinary research centers at the university. It implements university-wide systems that facilitate research operations at KFUPM. The CRF is an enabling department that promotes programs geared toward empowering faculty members and researchers to help realize their research objectives. It provides crucial support in the areas of centralized core labs, procurement of chemicals, gases, and personal protective equipment, lab equipment repair and maintenance, safety, and high performance computing. To fulfill this mandate, a group of highly trained staff with diverse skill set serve as members of this center.


Functions of Centralized Core Labs

Core labs is part of CRF and constitutes centrally managed network of research labs that provides campus-wide support to inter-disciplinary research programs. Core labs is an inter-connected scientific space structured to provide ease-of-access to high-tech facilities and seamless operation to foster collaborative r...

Thin Film Core

Analytical Core

X-ray Spectroscopy Core

Imaging and Characterization Core


Centralized Core Labs

Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope/Ene...

Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FE-SEM) provides ultra-high resolution imaging at low accelerating voltages and small working distances.

Field Emission Transmission Electron Microscope

The JEM-2100F is a multipurpose, 200 kV FE (Field Emission) analytical electron microscope.

Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive ...

Scanning electron microscope (SEM) provides a high depth of field at large magnifications permitting a detailed study of the surface topography of materials. Examinati...

Latest News

Core Research Facilities New Website

16 Jan 2023 @ 12:00 AM

The new website of Core Research Facilities is launched. Discover more about our core labs and services.


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01 Jan 2023 @ 12:00 AM

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