Usman Yaqoob, Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

Postdoctoral Fellow in Tung Group

Research Interests

My research interest includes fabrication of Smart and self-powered point of care sensors, piezoelectric and triboelectric energy harvesters, and fabrication/designing of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) resonators for smart sensing using different vibration modes and machine learning. 

Selected Publications

  • Highly selective multiple gases detection using a thermal-conductivity-based MEMS resonator and machine learning.
    Usman Yaqoob, Wagner Barth Lenz, Nouha Alcheikh , Nizar Jaber, Mohammad I. Younis.
    IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, 22, 19859, 2022.
  • Selective multiple analyte detection using multi-mode excitation of a MEMS resonator.
    Usman Yaqoob, Nizar Jaber, Nouha Alcheikh, Mohammad I Younis.
    Scientific Reports, 12, 1-14, 2022.
  • Chemical gas sensors: Recent developments, challenges, and the potential of machine learning—A review.
    Usman Yaqoob, Mohammad I Younis.
    Sensors, 21, 2877, 2021.
  • Realization of self-poled, high performance, flexible piezoelectric energy harvester by employing PDMS-rGO as sandwich layer between P (VDF-TrFE)-PMN-PT composite sheets.
    Usman Yaqoob, Rahaman Md Habibur, Muhammad Sheeraz, Hyeon Cheol Kim.
    Composites Part B: Engineering, 159, 259-268, 2019.
  • Synthesis of poly(vinylidenefluoride-trifluoroethylene)-0.65Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-0.35PbTiO3-reduced graphene oxide-composite sheet and its application to flexible energy harvesting.
    Usman Yaqoob, ASM Iftekhar Uddin, Gwiy-Sang Chung.
    Composites Part B: Engineering, 136, 92-100, 2018.
  • A high-performance flexible NO2 sensor based on WO3 NPs decorated on MWCNTs and RGO hybrids on PI/PET substrates.
    Usman Yaqoob, ASM Iftekhar Uddin, Gwiy-Sang Chung.
    Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 224, 738-746, 2016.


  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea, 2019
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea, 2019

Professional Profile

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, 2019-Present
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, UOU, Mar 2019-Jul 2019


  • Brain Korea 21+ Fellowship (UOU), South Korea, 2014-2019
  • National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) (UOU), South Korea, 2014-2019

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​KAUST Solar Center (KSC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Smart Sensing Energy harvesting MEMS resonators