Ahmed Alfadhel obtained his both MS degree and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) under the supervision of Prof. Jurgen Kosel. He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, the US in 2010. Ahmed recently co-founded SONATE, a start-up company that manufactures high-quality smart nanomaterials for medical, electronics and energy applications.  

Research Interests

Ahmed's research interests are in the fields of nano-engineering, wearable sensors, and magnetic micro-systems. His most recent work has focused on developing bio-inspired sensors that mimic the touch capability of human skin. 

Selected Publications:

Alfadhel A, Kosel J. Magnetic nanocomposite cilia tactile sensor. Advanced Materials. 2015 Dec;27(47):7888-92.

Alfadhel A, Li B, Zaher A, Yassine O, Kosel J. A magnetic nanocomposite for biomimetic flow sensing. Lab on a Chip. 2014;14(22):4362-9.

Alfadhel A, Carreno AA, Foulds IG, Kosel J. Three-axis magnetic field induction sensor realized on buckled cantilever plate. Ieee Transactions on Magnetics. 2013 Jul 15;49(7):4144-7.

Alfadhel A, Khan MA, de Freitas SC, Kosel J. Magnetic tactile sensor for braille reading. IEEE Sensors Journal. 2016 Apr 27;16(24):8700-5.

Education Profile

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (2012-2016).
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (2010-2011).
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, USA, (2006-2010).