KAUST Assistant Professor Xiaohang Li was recently selected to the inaugural Georgia Tech Alumni Association 40 Under 40 class. From an initial pool of over 250 individuals, Li and 39 of his peers were successfully nominated by a committee of 26 Georgia Tech faculty, staff, and volunteer leaders. Each nominee was scored using a 25-point rubric system.
Sahar Ammar will join KAUST this fall as a M.S./Ph.D. candidate and member of the Networking Research Lab and Communication Theory Lab under the co-supervision of Professor Basem Shihada and Professor Mohamed-Slim Alouini. The multidisciplinary engineering graduate will join the University from Tunisia Polytechnic School (TPS).
Yiming Yang is an electronic science and technology graduate who will join KAUST from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC). Yiming will join KAUST as a M.S./Ph.D. candidate and member of the KAUST Integrated Microwaves Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology Research Group under the supervision of Professor Atif Shamim. After completing his studies, Yiming aspires to be a productive researcher in antenna and microwave circuit design.
Dhanu Chettri holds a master’s degree in electronic and communication engineering from Manipur University, India. Before joining KAUST, he worked as a senior project fellow at Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CEERI). Dhanu will join KAUST this fall as a Ph.D. candidate and member of the Advanced Semiconductor Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Xiaohang Li.
Vishal Khandelwal is a physics graduate from India. He obtained his master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Delhi, India. Vishal will join KAUST in the fall of 2020 as a Ph.D. candidate and member of the Advanced Semiconductor Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Xiaohang Li.
Bárbara Nicoly M. Oliveira is an electrical engineering graduate from the Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil. Bárbara will join KAUST this fall as a M.S./Ph.D. candidate and member of the Photonics Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Boon Ooi.
Jose Manuel Taboada Vasquez is a B.Sc. graduate in nanoscience and nanotechnology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico. He will join KAUST in the fall of 2020 as a M.S./Ph.D. candidate, and member of the Advanced Semiconductor Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Xiaohang Li.
Haoliang Lu, 22, is an electrical engineering graduate who will join KAUST from the University of Electronic Science and Technology, China. Haoliang will join KAUST in the fall of 2020 as a M.S./Ph.D. candidate, and member of the Integrated Circuits and Systems (ICS) research group, under the supervision of Professor Hossein Fariborzi.
Muhammad Hussain, KAUST professor of electrical engineering and PI of the MMH Labs, was recently chosen as one of six finalists in the KAUST Community COVID-19 Innovation Challenge. The event, organized by KAUST Innovation and Economic Development, sought to generate community-driven solutions to challenges faced during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Yingquan Li, 21, is an electrical engineering graduate who will join KAUST in the fall of 2020. He will join KAUST as a M.S./Ph.D. candidate in the KAUST Communication Theory Lab under the supervision of Professor Mohamed-Slim Alouini. An initial reference from a supervisor spurred his interest in joining KAUST, which resulted in a visiting student opportunity at KAUST. During his internship, Li was amazed by the facilities and research standard found on campus. It was this combination of impressive factors that inspired him to continue his academic career at the University.
Isaías de Sousa is an electrical engineering graduate from Brazil.  He obtained his master's degree from the Federal University of Campina Grande and his bachelor's degree from the Federal University of Piauí, Brazil, respectively. Isaías will join KAUST in the fall of 2020 as a Ph.D. candidate in the KAUST Sensors Lab under Professor Khaled Nabil Salama's supervision.