KUBAM aims at conducting world-class basic and application-oriented research with the following missions:
Undertaking cutting-edge research to lead the domestic and international institutions as well as industrial sectors.
Improving the wide acknowledgment of the center locally and internationally through advanced research achievements and activities.
Encouraging and supporting collaborative and/or interdisciplinary research by developing state-of-the-art facilities and research associates to meet diverse research fields.
Appropriate management of the financial support and expanding the resources of the center to contribute to its members’ excellence and benefit the wider university community.
Providing hands-on training in research, especially for graduate and undergraduate students to gain practical experience for the sake of future career.
Participating in the university’s research plans and creating harmony between research and learning.
Emphasizing and accelerating the research networking through making interactions and collaborations between KU members and national and international universities.
Arranging different scientific occasions such as conferences, workshops, symposia, and schools by gathering nationally and internationally recognized faculties.
Creating long-term collaborations with other universities, industry, as well as governmental organizations; establishing a very welcoming environment at the center to bridge between both leading research universities and industry to exchange ideas by organizing/planning occasional visits to the center.
Ensuring the long-term sustainable financial infrastructure by applying to national/international calls and grants and making contracts with companies on industrial projects that provide services and inputs to them.
Conveying and sharing the knowledge and science at the center with the society to create new opportunities for the whole community.
Establishing a pioneering outreach program to develop an interest in boron and advanced materials research for the whole community.
KUBAM’s research objectives on boron and advanced materials can be stated as follows:
Designing novel high-tech boron-based materials for advanced application fields in energy, metallurgy, biomaterials, automotive, space, etc.
Conducting groundbreaking interdisciplinary research in a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art materials (e.g., thermoelectrics, batteries, catalysts, hydrogen storage materials, superconductors, laser crystals, materials with unusual properties) by combining fundamental and applied concepts of chemistry, physics, materials science, and engineering.
Patenting materials with high potential of industrial applications and initiating pilot-scale production of these materials in collaboration with industry partners.
Publication of research articles that lead to high-impact outcomes in the fields of boron-related and other advanced materials.