BS.c. American Uiversity of Beirut (AUB), 2012
MS.c. KAUST ,2013
Advisor: Prof. Muhammad Hussain
Why did you choose KAUST?
KAUST was my first choice because it is the first
university in the Middle East to offers such high levels of technological innovation and such
broad research opportunities for science and engineering students.
How is KAUST helping you to fulfill your dream?
As a PhD student in nanotechnology, KAUST has given
me the opportunity to work in the Core Labs and in other major laboratory facilities
that have state-of-the-art research equipment. This has given me the opportunity to carry out nanofabrication, an exciting experience for me
that has helped me move a step closer towards my dream of working in one of the
largest semiconductor manufacturing companies in the world.
What is your research topic?
My PhD research topic is SiGe nanotube FET.
What are your research accomplishments so far?
So far I have worked on the epitaxial growth of SiGe. I have shown for the first time SiGe on a flexible platform with high-k metal gate devices fabricated on top. This work has been presented at the fall 2013 IEEE NMDC conference as an oral contribution. I have also been working on bottom-up growth of strained Si nanowires on SnO2 catalyst. This work was accepted for poster presentation at the fall 2013 MRS conference.
What do you think about the KAUST environment and social life?
Everywhere in KAUST, you can meet people who have the
and enthusiasm about science as you do. This makes the University a great
environment for working, learning, and mingling with people.