Dr. Hossain Fahad

PhD, ​KAUST, 2014

Where are you now?

I am a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Why did you choose KAUST?

I chose KAUST because of the novel and unrestrained research environment, best-of-the-best faculty and a fully-funded scholarship.

How is KAUST helping you fulfill your dream?

I strive to be a leader and assert myself as an impact-driven spokesperson to shape the future and worldwide view of my research field in a positive way. Outstanding mentorship from my advisor and faculty, coupled with brilliant colleagues and the availability of top-notch research facilities has empowered me and put me on the right trajectory to success.

What is your research topic?

I work on bringing high performance computing to ultra-low power mobile consumer applications by developing unique next-generation transistor architectures such as the silicon nanotube and the wavy channel FinFETs. My research topic is heavily influenced by today`s energy crisis and the explosion of big data storage and management due to the internet of things. 

What are your research accomplishments so far?

He has authored 16 journal and conference papers (including 2 invited talks) where he has first authored in 9 of them including high impact Nano Letters (2011), Nature Sci. Re. (2012), Applied Physics Letters (2013), IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices (2013), IEEE NMDC (2013), etc. He also has 2 provisional US patents. 

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

KAUST is a wonderful place to live and study/work. It is a culturally rich and diverse as well as an environmentally conscious community living in state-of-the-art facilities with the mesmerizingly beautiful red sea in the backdrop.​