KAUST Research Conference 2016: Emerging Concepts and Materials in Solar Energy Conversion

​Speaker Biography​





​Muhammad Hussain



Dr. Muhammad Mustafa Hussain (PhD, ECE, UT Austin, Dec 2005) is an Associate Professor of the Electrical Engineering Program of KAUST. Before joining KAUST, he was Program Manager of Emerging Technology Program in SEMATECH, Austin. 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), Editor of IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Fellow of Institute of Physics, UK and Institute of Nanotechnology, UK, IEEE Electron Devices Society Distinguished Lecturer and an IEEE Senior Member. He has served as first or corresponding author in 80% of his 239 research papers (including 17 invited reviews, 18 cover articles and 103 journal papers in Nano Lett., ACS Nano, Adv. Mater., Adv. Funct. Mater., Small, Nat. Asia Mater. Lab-on-Chip, Appl. Phys. Lett., IEEE Trans. Elect. Dev. J. Appl. Phys. IEEE Elect. Dev. Lett. etc.). He has 53 issued and pending US patents. His students are serving as faculty and researcher in KFUPM, KAU, UC Berkeley, TSMC, KACST, Harvard University, Yale University, Purdue University and DOW Chemicals. Scientific American has listed his research as one of the Top 10 World Changing Ideas of 2014. Applied Physics Letters selected his paper as one of the Top Papers of 2015. He has received 30 research awards including IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Individual Achievement Award 2016, Outstanding Young Texas Exes Award 2015 (UT Austin Alumni Award), US National Academies’ Arab-American Frontiers of Sensors 2015, DOW Chemical Sustainability Challenge Award 2012, etc. His research has been highlighted extensively in international media like in Washington Post, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), IEEE Spectrum, etc. His research interest is to expanding the horizon of CMOS electronics and technology for futuristic applications.