Hala Al Hashim joined KAUST university in 2011 as a Ph.D. student. Prior to that, she earned her master's degree from Faisal University in 2007. Working at Dammam University as an instructor for more than 10 years has given her vast and beneficial experience in developing laboratories alongside teaching.

Searching to improve lightening source was a major topic in her Ph.D. thesis, and therefore being part of the integrated photonics laboratory at KAUST University gave her a good opportunity to achieve her goals. Her knowledge and interest also lied in solid-state physics, ever since she started her master thesis in superconducting materials, then progressing on as a specialist in the semiconductor material and solid-state lightening. Currently, she is working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

She is an active member of a design program catered towards talented student people and participates as a judge for a committee in selecting talented individuals.

Selected Publications

  • Kh. A. Ziq *1, H. Hashem. (2006).Gamma radiation effects on GdBa2Cu3O7 high-temperature Superconductor. Physica status solidi©. V 3. N0 9.
  • (Gamma radiation effects on Pinning forces and critical current density in GdBa2Cu3O7 HTSC Superconductor (SECOND SAUDI SCIENCE CONFERENCE-2004).
  • (Gamma radiation effects on critical current for GdBa2Cu3O7 high-temperature Superconductor (Umalqura University- 2005).
  • Thermodynamic critical field Scaling of the critical current density and pinning forces in GdBa2Cu3O7 superconductor. (THIRD SAUDI SCIENCE CONFERENCE.-2007).

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Material Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (2011- 2016).
  • M.Sc., Physics, King Faisal University (2003- 2007).
  • B.Sc., Physics, Dammam University (1995- 1999).

Professional Memberships

  • Operating different types of equipment in the photonics laboratory at KAUST.
  • Developed different labs at Dammam University.
  • Lead a team & organized a special program.
  • Participated in the organization committee in several conferences.
  • KFUPM-CENT (Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology).
  • SPS (Saudi Physical Society).
  • SAICSC (Saudi International Chemical Society).
  • ACS (American Chemical Society).