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Muhammad Mustafa Hussain

Principal Investigator
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Principal Investigator, Integrated Nanotechnology Lab at KAUST
Bldg. 3 (Ibn Sina Bldg.), Level 3, Room No. 3274
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Thuwal 23955-6900, Makkah Province
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Introduction

Dr. Muhammad Mustafa Hussain (PhD, University of Texas at Austin, Dec 2005) is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering in KAUST. Before joining KAUST in Aug 2009, he was Program Manager of Novel Emerging Technology Program at SEMATECH, Austin, Texas. His program was funded by DARPA NEMS, CERA and STEEP programs. A regular panelist of US NSF grants reviewing committees, Dr. Hussain is the Editor-in-Chief of Applied Nanoscience (Springer) and an IEEE Senior Member since February 2010. He has 160 research papers (including 11 invited and 10 cover articles). Prof. Hussain has given 45 invited talks and has offered 3 tutorials in international conferences. He has 15 issued and pending US patent applications. His 4 PhD graduates have landed researcher positions in UC Berkeley, UC Davis and in DOW Chemicals. His students have won numerous research awards including DOW Chemical SISCA Award 2012, World Intellectual Property Indicator 2013. Dr. Hussain is an IEEE Electron Devices Society Distinguished Lecturer and a Fellow of Institute of Nanotechnology, UK.

Research Interests

 
Creative innovation and fundamental understanding of new materials, fabrication processes, devices and their seamless integration into integrated nanotechnology based systems for end-user applications directed towards smart living and sustainable future.

Selected Publications

 

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Education

Professional Profile

 

Scientific and Professional Memberships

Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Member, Materials Research Society (MRS)
Member, American Academy of Arts and Science (AAAS)
Fellow, Institute of Nanotechnology, UK

Awards

Awards, Honors, Scholarships
 
Awards
·         DOW Chemical Sustainability and Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA) 2012 – awarded $10,000 to PhD student Salman Inayat. This award recognizes and rewards graduate students for their research in developing sustainable solutions to pressing global economic, social, and environmental issues. 
·         3rd Prize, PhD Student Research, 2nd WEP Poster Competition, 2013, KAUST – awarded to PhD students Aftab Hussain and Hossain Fahad for Silicon Nanotube FET project.
·         1st Prize, Graduate Student Research in Solid State Electronics Track, Electrical Engineering Days – awarded to PhD student Hossain Fahad and MS student Aftab Hussain at KAUST (2012).
·         Best Research Work and Presentation – awarded to PhD student Jhonathan Rojas in King Fahad University of Minerals and Petroleum (KFUPM) at 5th Graduate Research Symposium (2011).
·         1st Prize, PhD Research, Physical Science and Engineering Division – awarded to PhD student Hossain Fahad at 1st Graduate Research Symposium at KAUST (2011).
·         2nd Prize, PhD Research, Physical Science and Engineering Division – awarded to PhD student Jhonathan Rojas at 1st Graduate Research Symposium at KAUST (2011).
·         1st Prize, PhD Research, Chemical and Life Science and Engineering Division – awarded to PhD student Justine Mink at 1st Graduate Research Symposium at KAUST (2011).
·         University Best Teaching Assistantship Award – Nominee at University of Texas at Austin, 2005 for supervision of 10 high impact undergraduate senior design research projects with award-winning $20,000 University Co-op Award.
·         3rd Best Undergraduate Research Project – awarded by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (BUET) (2000).
Honors
·         Fellow, Institute of Nanotechnology, UK (Invited in March 2013)
·         IEEE Electron Devices Society Distinguished Lecturer (Selected in December 2012)
·         Local Editor-in-Chief of Applied Nanoscience – published quarterly by Springer and patronized by King Abdul Aziz City of for Science and Technology (KACST). International Editor-in-Chief: Sir Fraser Stoddart, Northwestern University.
·         IEEE Senior Member – only 8% of nearly 400,000 IEEE members are Senior Members because of their extraordinary professional achievements (2010).
·         Inducted Member, Engineering Honor Society (Tau Beta Pi) – for outstanding academic achievement (2003).
Scholarship
·         Victor L. Hand Endowed Fellowship – awarded to 3 outstanding international graduate students for extra-ordinary academic performance at University of Texas at Austin (2003 – 2004).