Prof. Husam N. Alshareef
Prof. Husam Alshareef obtained his PhD at North Carolina State University, USA, in 1996. Following a post-doctoral appointment at Sandia National Laboratory, he embarked on a career in the semiconductor industry, holding positions at Micron Technology and Texas Instruments, Inc. There he worked on developing new materials and fabrication processes for integrated circuit applications. In 2009 he joined KAUST, where he initiated an active research group focusing on emerging electronics and on energy harvesting and storage. The author of more than 250 articles, he has 60 issued patents. He has won the UNDP Undergraduate Fellowship, Seth Sprague Physics Award, NC State Dean’s Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education Electronic Materials Fellowship, and the SEMATECH Corporate Excellence Award. He served as Associate Editor for the J. of Electronic Materials, and is currently Editor-in-Chief for the Springer’s new journal Materials for Renewable & Sustainable Energy, and a senior member of IEEE. He is co-Chair of the Fall 2014 Materials Research Society (MRS) Meeting, and is a member of MRS New Meeting Subcommittee. His students at KAUST won the Dow Sustainability Award, three Academic Excellence Awards, Intel ISEF Award, and SABIC’s Plastic Electronics Innovation Award, and multiple Best Poster awards. His research has been featured in several media outlets.