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.
Sara Rojas Martínez is a 24-year-old Biomedical Engineering graduate from Bogotá, Colombia. Since childhood, Sara was fascinated by robots, technology, and artificial intelligence (AI). Her interest in technology motivated her to pursue a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. After obtaining her bachelor's degree from Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, she realized that she wanted to do something related to AI and humans, so she also pursued her master’s degree from the same university.
Zere Iman is a 22-year-old graduate who will join KAUST from Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan. Iman will join us in the fall of 2020 as an M.S./Ph.D. candidate in the KAUST Integrated Microwaves Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology Research Group, under the supervision of Professor Atif Shamim.
KAUST Ph.D. student Jorge Holguín-Lerma has recently been named a recipient of the 2020 IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Scholarship. Holguín-Lerma was one of only ten students worldwide to receive the Society’s most competitive scholarship for graduate students in photonics. The award acknowledges both his work at KAUST and the potential impact of his future research.