Maha Nour


B.Sc. Effat University in Jeddah, 2011
M.Sc KAUST, 2013
Advisor: Prof. Muhammad Hussain
Why did you choose KAUST?

As an electrophysics Electrical Engineering student interested in nanoelectronics, I thought KAUST would be a great choice because of its excellent lab facilities and professors. In addition, I won the Discovery Scholarship award from KAUST in 2010. From that point on, the University captured my interest, and I decided to continue my studies at KAUST. 

How is KAUST helping you to fulfill your dream?

I have many dreams and goals I would like to accomplish in my life. One of them is to contribute to improving life for people in Saudi Arabia, my home country. I want to do this through making advances in technology. For me, KAUST is a great place to accomplish my goals, both academic and social.

What is your research topic?

I am working on inorganic flexible electronics using III-V-based materials. 

What are your research accomplishments so far?

I am using a mechanism for inorganic flexible silicon that was previously used by another member of our group. I am generalizing it theoretically for other III-V materials. More specifically, currently I am working on InP, GaAs, and GaSb in a step-by-step procedure to provide a real-world application for the theoretical studies.

What do you think about the KAUST environment and social life?

KAUST is an attractive place for me since I am able to meet people from all over the world. The University has more than 70 nationalities on campus, making it possible to exchange experience, knowledge, and culture with many others. In addition, KAUST has excellent facilities and relaxed environment to experience.