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Professor Salama's courses

EE 202: Monolithic Amplifiers

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Research Interests

  • Low-power mixed-signal circuits for intelligent sensors 
  • Integrated biosensors
  • VLSI architectures for bio-imaging and instrumentation

Honors & Awards

Stanford-Berkeley Innovators Challenge Award in biological sciences   .

Education Profile

  • ​​​Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 2005
  • M.S. Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 2000
  • B.S. Cairo University, Egypt, 1997

Professor Khaled Nabil Salama is one of the Founders of the Electrical Engineering (EE) Program and Principal Investigator of the Sensor Lab. Salama has contributed greatly to the understanding of intelligent sensors, biosensors and VLSI architectures for bio-imaging and instrumentation development. He is also the owner of a large number of patents of sensor technology and number generators for cryptography.

Education and early career

Dr. Salama received his bachelor's degree with honors from the Electronics and Communications Department at Cairo University in Egypt in 1997, and his master and doctorate degrees from the Electrical Engineering Department at Stanford University in 2000 and 2005 respectively. He was an assistant professor at RPI between 2005 and 2008. He joined King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in January 2009 and was the Electrical Engineering founding program chair until August 2011. His work on CMOS sensors for molecular detection has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Defense Advanced Research ProjectsAgency (DARPA), he is the co-founder of the Ultrawave Labs, a biomedical imaging company.

Areas of expertise and current scientific interests

Professor Salama's research interests cover a variety of interdisciplinary aspects of electronic circuit design and semiconductors' fabrication. He is engaged in developing devices, circuits, systems, and algorithms to enable inexpensive analytical platforms for a variety of industrial, environmental, and biomedical applications. Recently he has been working on neuromorphic circuits for brain emulation.

Career recognitions

Professor Salama's work on CMOS sensors for molecular detection has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), awarded by the Stanford-Berkeley Innovators Challenge Award in biological sciences and was acquired by ILumina Inc.

Editorial activities

He is the author of 200 papers and 18 granted patents on low-power mixed signal circuits for intelligent fully integrated sensors and nonlinear electronics, memristor devices in particular.

Selected Publications

Agambayev, A., Rajab, K. H., Hassan, A. H., Farhat, M., Bagci, H., & Salama, K. N. (2018). Towards fractional-order capacitors with broad tunable constant phase angles: multi-walled carbon nanotube-polymer composite as a case study. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 51(6), 065602. doi:10.1088/1361-6463/aaa4de