This course focuses on cutting-edge research of wide bandgap semiconductor optical and electronic devices. Each student would have the opportunity of diving deep into one sub research topic and strive to become an expert. The course study is closely related to the ongoing research of Advanced Semiconductor Laboratory at KAUST. Thus, the students will be able to contribute to a research project and potentially co-author scientific papers. The course teaching will implement active learning to cultivate students' enthusiasm, higher-order thinking ability, and intellectual agility, which are critical for becoming a successful scientist or engineer.