‌SAMA Publications

 

Journal Papers:

  1. Nadeem Qaiser, Fhad Al-Modaf, Sherjeel M. Khan, Sohail F. Shaikh, Nazek El-Atab, Muhammad M. Hussain, “A robust wearable point-of-care CNTs-based strain sensor for wirelessly monitoring throat-related illnesses”, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2021 DOI:10.1002/adfm.202103375
  2. Rishabh B. Mishra, Nazek El-Atab, Aftab Hussain and Muhammad M. Hussain “Recent Progress on Flexible Capacitive Pressure Sensors: From Design and Materials to Applications” Advanced Materials Technologies  2001023, 2021 (Selected for Inside Cover)
  3. Nazek El-Atab, Sherjeel M. Khan and Muhammad M. Hussain “Flexible High-Efficiency Corrugated Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Cells for Application in Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Payload Transportation” Energy Technology, 2020 (Selected for Front Cover)
  4. Nazek El-Atab, Rishabh Mishra, Fhad Al-Modaf, Lana Joharji, Aljawhara N. Alsharif, Haneen Alamoudi, Marlon Diaz and Muhammad M. Hussain “Soft Actuators for Soft Robotic Applications: A Review” Advanced Intelligent Systems, 2020 (Selected for Back Cover)
  5. Wedyan BabatainAbdulrahman Gumus, Irmandy Wicaksono, Ulrich Buttner, Nazek El-Atab, Mutee Ur Rehman, David Conchouso, Muhammad M. Hussain Expandable Polymer Assisted Wearable Personalized Medicinal Platform” Adv. Mater. Tech. , 2020 (Selected for Back Cover)
  6. Nazek El-Atab and Muhammad M. Hussain “Flexible and Stretchable Inorganic Solar Cells: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities” MRS Energy and Sustainability, 2020
  7. Nazek El-Atab, Nadeem Qaiser, Wedyan Babatain, Rabab Bahabry, Rana Shamsuddin, and Muhammad M. Hussain “Nature-Inspired Spherical Silicon Solar Cell for Three-Dimensional Light Harvesting, Improved Dust and Thermal Management” MRS Communications, 2020 (Altmetric score 17, top 10% of all research outputs, paper has been featured in IEEE Spectrum, MIT Tech. Rev. and BBC)
  8. Nazek El-Atab, Nadeem Qaiser, Huda Badghaish, Sohail F. Shaikh and Muhammad M. Hussain “A Flexible Nanoporous Template for the Design and Development of Reusable Anti-COVID-19 Hydrophobic Face Masks” ACS Nano 14, 7659–7665, 2020. (Altmetric score 238, top 5% of all research outputs, filed US patent which is licensed by a New Zealand based company, highlighted by National Geographic and Fast Company)
  9. Nazek El-Atab, Wedyan Babatain, Rabab Bahabry, Reem Alshanbari, Rana Shamsuddin and Muhammad M. Hussain “Ultra-flexible Corrugated Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Cells with High Efficiency (19%), Improved Thermal Performance and Reliability Using Low-Cost Laser-Patterning” ACS Appl. Mat. Int. 12, 2269-2275, 2020. (Selected for Supplementary Cover)
  1. Nazek El-Atab, Reema Almansour, Alhanouf Alhazzany, Reema Suwaidan, Yara Alghamdi, Wedyan Babatain, Sohail F. Shaikh, Sherjeel M. Khan, Nadeem Qaiser and Muhammad M. Hussain “Heterogeneous Cubic Multi-Dimensional Integrated Circuit (MD-IC) for Water and Food Security in Fish Farming Ponds” Small, 16, 1905399, 2020. (Selected for Back Cover, Altmetric score 40, top 5% of all research outputs)
  1. Nazek El-Atab, Javier Chavarrio Canas and Muhammad M. Hussain “Pressure-Driven Two-Input 3D Microfluidic Logic Gates with Simultaneous Boolean AND and OR Operations” Advanced Science, 7, 1903027, 2020. (Selected for Front Cover)
  1. Nazek El-Atab, Nadeem Qaiser, Rabab Bahabry and Muhammad M. Hussain “Corrugation Enabled Asymmetrically Ultra-Stretchable (95%) Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Cells with High Efficiency (19%)” Adv. Energy Mat., 1902883, 2019. (Selected for Front Cover, Altmetric score 34, top 5% of all research outputs)
  1. Nazek El-Atab, Sohail F. Faizan and Muhammad M. Hussain “Nano-scale transistors for interfacing with brain: design criteria, progress and prospect” IOP Nanotechnology 30, 442001, 2019. Invited Review
  1. Nazek El-Atab, Sohail F. Faizan, Sherjeel M. Khan, and Muhammad M. Hussain “Heterogeneous Multi-Dimensional Integrated Circuits (MD-IC) for Internet of Things (IoT) Applications” Advanced Engineering Materials 21, 1900043, 2019. (Selected for Inside Cover)
  1. Muhammad Mustafa Hussain and Nazek El-Atab “2D Material-Based Electronic Synapses Learn Like Brain” Nature Elect. 1, 436, 2018.
  1. Nazek El-Atab, Irfan Saadat, Krishna Saraswat, and Ammar Nayfeh “Nano-islands Based Charge Trapping Memory: A Scalability Study” IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology 16, 1143 - 1146, 2017.
  1. Nazek El-Atab, Turkan Gamze Ulusoy, Amir Ghobadi, Junkyo Suh, Raisul Islam, Ali K. Okyay, Krishna Saraswat, and Ammar Nayfeh “Cubic-Phase Zirconia Nano-islands Growth Using Atomic Layer Deposition and Application in Low-Power Charge-Trapping Nonvolatile-Memory Devices” Nanotechnology 28, 445201, 2017
  1. Nazek El-Atab, Farsad Chowdhury, Turkan Gamze Ulusoy, Amir Ghobadi, Amin Nazirzadeh, Ali K. Okyay, and Ammar Nayfeh “~3-nm ZnO Nanoislands Deposition and Application in Charge Trapping Memory Grown by Single ALD Step,” Scientific Reports 6, 38712, 2016. doi: 10.1038/srep38712. (Altmetric score 41, top 5% of all research outputs)
  1. Nazek El-Atab and Ammar Nayfeh “1D vs. 3D quantum confinement in 1-5 nm ZnO nanoparticles agglomerations for application in charge trapping memory devices,” Nanotechnology 27, 275205, 2016.
  1. Farsad Chowdhury, Aaesha Alnuaimi, Nazek El-Atab, Munir Nayfeh, and Ammar Nayfeh “Enhanced performance of thin-film amorphous silicon solar cells with a top film of 2.85 nm silicon nanoparticles,” Solar Energy, 125, 332-338, 2016.
  1. Nazek El-Atab, Berk Berkan Turgut, Ali K. Okyay, Munir Nayfeh, and Ammar Nayfeh, “Enhanced non-volatile memory characteristics with Quattro-layer graphene-nanoplatelets vs. 2.85-nm Si-nanoparticles with asymmetric Al2O3/HfO2 tunnel oxide” Nanoscale Res. Lett, vol. 10, no.1, p. 248 (2015)/ DOI:10.1186/s11671-015-0957-5.
  1. Nazek El-Atab, Ayman Rizk, Burak Tekcan, Sabri Alkis, Ali K. Okyay, and Ammar Nayfeh, “Memory effect by charging of ultra-small 2-nm laser-synthesized solution processable Si-nanoparticles embedded in Si-Al2O3-SiO2 structure” Phys. Status Solidi A 212, no. 8, 1751–1755 (2015) / DOI 10.1002/pssa.201431802.
  1. Nazek El-Atab, Furkan Cimen, Sabri Alkis, Ali K. Okyay and Ammar Nayfeh "Enhanced memory effect with embedded graphene nanoplatelets in ZnO charge trapping layer,"  Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 033102 (2014).
  1. Nazek El-Atab, Furkan Cimen, Sabri Alkis, Bülend Ortaç, Mustafa Alevli, Nikolaus Dietz, Ali K. Okyay and Ammar Nayfeh "Enhanced memory effect via quantum confinement in 16 nm InN nanoparticles embedded in ZnO charge trapping layer," Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 253106 (2014).
  1. Nazek El-Atab, Ayse Ozcan, Sabri Alkis, Ali K. Okyay, and Ammar Nayfeh, “Silicon Nanoparticle Charge Trapping Memory Cell,” Phys. Status Solidi RRL, 8, 629 (2014) DOI: 10.1002/pssr.201409157.
  1. Nazek El-Atab, Ayse Ozcan, Sabri Alkis, Ali K. Okyay, and Ammar Nayfeh "Low power zinc-oxide based charge trapping memory with embedded silicon nanoparticles via poole-frenkel hole emission," Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 013112 (2014).
  1. Nazek El-Atab, Ayman Rizk, Ali K. Okyay, Ammar Nayfeh, “Zinc-oxide charge trapping memory cell with ultra-thin chromium-oxide trapping layer,” AIP advances 3, 112116 (2013).
  1. Nazek El-Atab, Samar Alqatari, Feyza B. Oruc, Tewfic Souier, Matteo Chiesa, Ali K. Okyay, and Ammar Nayfeh, "Diode Behavior in Ultra-Thin Low Temperature ALD Grown Zinc-Oxide on Silicon,” AIP Advances 3, 102119 (2013).

Conference Proceedings:

  1. Nazek El-Atab, Wedyan Babatain and Muhammad M. Hussain “Wrinkeld Polydimethylsiloxane for Enahnced Light Trapping and Anti-Reflection in Flexible Corrugated Silicon Solar Cells” 48th IEEE PVSC (Virtual Conference), June 20-June 25, 2021. Poster Presentation.
  2. Nazek El-Atab, Rana Shamsuddin, Rabab Bahabry and Muhammad M. Hussain “Corrugation Enabled Ultraflexible Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Cells with Interdigitated Back Contacts” IEEE International Energy Conference, Tunis, Tunisia, September 28- October 1, 2020. Oral Presentation.
  3. Nazek El-Atab, Nadeem Qaiser, Rabab Bahabry and Muhammad M. Hussain “Ultrastretchable Corrugated Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Cells with Interdigitated Back Contacts” IEEE International Energy Conference, Tunis, Tunisia, September 28- October 1, 2020. Oral Presentation.
  4. Nazek El-Atab, Nadeem Qaiser, Rabab Bahabry and Muhammad M. Hussain “Ultra-stretchable Silicon Solar Cells for Standalone Wearable and Foldable Electronics Application” 47th IEEE PVSC (Virtual Conference), June 15-August 21, 2020. Poster Presentation.
  5. Nazek El-Atab, Nadeem Qaiser, Rabab Bahabry and Muhammad M. Hussain “Large-Scale Spherical Silicon Solar Cell for Advanced Light Management” 47th IEEE PVSC (Virtual Conference), June 15-August 21, 2020. Poster Presentation.
  6. Nazek El-Atab, Javier Javier Chavarrio Canas and Muhammad M. Hussain “3D Microfluidic Logic Gates for Complex Fluids Microanalysis” Hilton Head, Hilton Head islands, South Carolina, USA (virtual Conference), May 31-June 4, 2020. Poster Presentation.
  7. Nazek El-Atab, Reema Suwaidan, Yara Alghamdi, Reema Almansour, Alhanouf Alhazzany, Sohail F. Shaikh, Sherjeel M. Khan and Muhammad M. Hussain “Multi-Dimensional Integration and Packaging of Devices for Internet-of-Things Applications” IEEE World Forum on Internet-of-Things, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (Virtual Conference), April 5- April 9, 2020. Oral Presentation (Late news).
  8. Nazek El-Atab, Wedyan Babatain, Nadeem Qaiser, Rabab Bahabry, Reem Alshanbari, Rana Shamsuddin and Muhammad M. Hussain “Ultra-flexible, Ultra-stretchable, Lightweight and High efficiency Silicon Solar Cells for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Application” VSESA, Al Qassim, Saudi Arabia, April 1-3, 2020. Oral Presentation.
  9. (Invited Talk) Nazek El-Atab, Wedyan Babatain, Nadeem Qaiser, Rabab Bahabry and Muhammad M. Hussain “Crystalline solar cells with atypical architecture for wide ranging deployment” SPIE, Anaheim, CA, April 26-30, 2020. (Virtual Conference due to COVID-19).
  10.  (Invited Talk) Nazek El-Atab “Topologically Transformable Electronics” Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 5th, 2019.
  11.  (Invited Talk) Nazek El-Atab “Corrugation Enabled Asymmetrically Ultrastretchable (95%) Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Cells with High Efficiency (19%)” KAUST Solar Center Seminar, Saudi Arabia, October 29th, 2019.
  12. Nazek El-Atab, Reema Suwaidan, Yara Alghamdi, Alhanouf Alhazzany, Reema Almansour, Sohail F. Shaikh, Sherjeel M. Khan and Muhammad Mustafa Hussain. “Multi-Dimensional Integrated Circuit For Water Security in Fish Farming Ponds” 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, Woburn, MA, Nov. 5-6, 2019. Oral Presentation.
  13. Nazek El-Atab, Sohail F. Shaikh, Sherjeel M. Khan, Joho Yun and Muhammad Mustafa Hussain. “Heterogeneous Multi-Dimensional Integrated Circuit for Internet-of-Things Application” IEEE S3S, San Jose, CA, Oct. 14-17, 2019. Oral Presentation. (Work was shortlisted for the best paper award).
  14. (Invited Talk) Nazek El-Atab “High-Efficiency Corrugated Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Cells with Multi-Directional Flexing Capability” KAUST Solar Center Seminar, Saudi Arabia, August 20th, 2019.
  15. Nazek El-Atab and Muhammad Mustafa Hussain “Flexible High-Efficiency Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Cells for Small Unmanned Aerial System Application” IEEE NAECON (National Aerospace & Electronics Conference), Dayton, OH, June 15-19, 2019. Poster Presentation.
  16. Reem Alshanbari, Nazek El-Atab, Sherjeel M. Khan and Muhammad Mustafa Hussain “AI Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Autonomous Payload Transport Application” IEEE NAECON (National Aerospace & Electronics Conference), Dayton, OH, June 15-19, 2019. Oral Presentation.
  17. Nazek El-Atab, Rana Shamsuddin, Rabab Bahabry and Muhammad Mustafa Hussain “High-Efficiency Corrugated Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Cells with Multi-Directional Flexing Capabilities” 46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Chicago, Illinois, June 16-21, 2019. Oral Presentation. (Paper highlighted by the PVSC Program Chair, Dr. Mariana Bertoni)
  18. (Invited Talk) Nazek El-Atab “Topologically Transformable Electronics” KAUST Electrical Engineering Graduate Seminar, Saudi Arabia, February 24th, 2019.
  19. (Invited Talk) Muhammad Mustafa Hussain, Nazek El-Atab, Amir N. Hanna, Aftab M. Hussain, Hussain M. Fahad, and Sohail Shaikh “Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Material Based Nanotube Tunnel Field Effect Transistor with Core-Shell Gate Stacks” 234th ECS meeting, Cancun, Mexico, September 30 - October 4, 2018.
  20. Nazek El-Atab and Ammar Nayfeh “ALD versus non-ALD nanomaterials for low-power charge trapping memory devices,” 5th Nano Today Conference, Hawaii, USA, December 6-10, 2017. Poster Presentation.
  21. Nazek El-Atab, Junkyo Suh, Raisul Islam, Krishna Saraswat, and Ammar Nayfeh “Fabrication of Ultra-Small Zirconia Nano-Islands Using Thermal Atomic Layer Deposition,” 231st ECS Meeting, New Orleans, LA, May 28-June 1, 2017. Oral Presentation.
  22.  Nazek El-Atab, Farsad Chowdhury, and Ammar Nayfeh, “Effect of Deposition Parameters on ZnO Nano-Islands Using Thermal Atomic Layer Deposition,” MRS Spring Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, April 17-21, 2017. Poster Presentation.
  23. Nazek El-Atab, Farsad Chowdhury, Turkan Gamze Ulusoy, Ali K. Okyay,  and Ammar Nayfeh “3-nm-Thick ZnO Nanoislands Charge Trapping Layer for Memory Devices Grown by Single ALD Step,” 230th ECS meeting 2016, no. D02-1454, Honolulu, Hawaii, October 2-7, 2016. Oral presentation.
  24. Nazek El-Atab, Farsad Chowdhury, Turkan Gamze Ulusoy, Amir Ghobadi, Amin Nazirzadeh, Ali K. Okyay and Ammar Nayfeh “Growth of ~3-nm ZnO Nano-islands Using Atomic Layer Deposition,” 16th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, pp. , Sendai, Japan, August 22-25, 2016. Oral presentation.
  25. Nazek El-Atab and Ammar Nayfeh “'InN Nanoparticles and Graphene Nanoplatelets for Charge Trapping in Non-Volatile Memory Devices,” UAEGSRC’16, Al Ain, UAE, April 27-28, 2016. Oral Presentation (Best Paper Award in Micro/Nanosystems).
  26. (Invited Talk) Ammar Nayfeh, Ali K. Okyay, and Nazek El-Atab “Use of Nanoparticles and Nanoplatelets in Low-Power Charge Trapping Non-volatile Memory Devices,” 2nd World Congress and Expo on Nanotechnology and Materials Science, Dubai, UAE, April 4-5, 2016.
  27. Farsad Chowdhury, Aaesha Alnuaimi, Nazek El-Atab, and Ammar Nayfeh “~12% Efficiency Improvement in a-Si Thin-film Solar Cells Using ALD Grown 2-nm-thick ZnO Nanoislands,” 43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Portland, Oregon, June 5-10, 2016. Poster Presentation.
  28. Muhaira Al Eghfeli, Sabina Abdul Hadi, Nazek El-Atab, and Ammar Nayfeh Demonstration of Aluminum Doped ZnO as Anti-Reflection Coating,” 43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Portland, Oregon, June 5-10, 2016. Poster Presentation.
  29. Nazek El-Atab and Ammar Nayfeh “Ultra-Small ZnO Nanoparticles for Charge Storage in MOS-Memory Devices,” 229th ECS meeting 2016, no. H01-1251, San Diego, CA, May 29 - June 2, 2016. Oral presentation.
  30. Ghada Dushaq, Nazek El-Atab, Mahmoud Rasras, and Ammar Nayfeh “A Study of Electrical and Optical Properties of Boron-Doped Amorphous Silicon Deposited By RF-PECVD with Different B2H6/H2 Flow Rates,” 229th ECS meeting 2016, no. D01-1014, San Diego, CA, May 29 - June 2, 2016. Oral presentation.
  31. Nazek El-Atab, Farsad Chowdhury, and Ammar Nayfeh “2-nm ZnO Nano-Island Growth Using Thermal Atomic Layer Deposition,” MRS 2016 Spring Meeting, Paper , Phoenix, Arizona, March 28 - April 1, 2016, Poster Presentation
  32. Muhaira  Saeed  Al Eghfeli, Ghada  Hamed  Dushaq, Farsad  Imtiaz  Chowdhury, Hiba Riaz, Nawal  Aqab, Nazek  El-Atab, Ammar  Nayfeh “Electrical Characterization of ZnO/Al2O3 Alloy Growth Using Atomic Layer Deposition,” MRS 2015 Fall Meeting, Paper NN10.15, Boston, MA, November 29-December 4, 2015, Poster presentation
  33. Nazek El-Atab, Berk Berkan Turgut, Ali K. Okyay and Ammar Nayfeh "An All-ALD MOS Memory with Double-Layer High-қ Tunnel Oxide Al2O3/HfO2 and ZnO Charge Trapping Layer,"  15th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, pp. 766 - 768, Rome, Italy, July 27-30, 2015. Oral presentation. DOI: 10.1109/NANO.2015.7388722
  34. Nazek El-Atab, Berk Berkan Turgut, Ali K. Okyay and Ammar Nayfeh "MOS Memory with Ultrathin Al2O3-TiO2 Nanolaminates Tunnel Oxide and 2.85-nm Si-Nanoparticles Charge Trapping Layer," 15th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, pp. 663-665, Rome, Italy, July 27-30, 2015. Oral presentation. DOI: 10.1109/NANO.2015.7388692
  35. Nazek El-Atab, Berk Berkan Turgut, Ali Okyay, and Ammar Nayfeh “Graphene Nanoplatelets Embedded in HfO2 for MOS Memory” 227th ECS meeting 2015, no. 879, Chicago, Illinois, May 24-28, 2015. Oral presentation.
  36. Nazek El-Atab, Berk Berkan Turgut, Ali Okyay, and Ammar Nayfeh “Charge Trapping Memory with 2.85-nm Si-Nanoparticles Embedded in HfO2” 227th ECS meeting 2015, no. 2261, Chicago, Illinois, May 24-28, 2015. Oral presentation.
  37. Nazek El-Atab, Furkan Cimen, Sabri Alkis, Ali K. Okyay and Ammar Nayfeh "MOS Charge Trapping Memory with Graphene Nanoplatelets Embedded in ZnO Charge Trapping Layer,"  MRS 2014 Fall Meeting, Paper M2.02, Boston, MA, December 1-5, 2014. Oral presentation.
  38. Nazek El-Atab, Furkan Cimen, Sabri Alkis, Bülend Ortaç, Mustafa Alevli, Nikolaus Dietz, Ali K. Okyay and Ammar Nayfeh "Enhanced Retention Characteristic of MOS Charge Trapping Memory with InN Nanoparticles Embedded in ZnO Charge Trapping Layer,” MRS 2014 Fall Meeting, Paper M1.05, Boston, MA, December 1-5, 2014. Oral presentation.
  39. Nazek El-Atab, Ayman Rizk, Burak Tekcan, Sabri Alkis, Ali K. Okyay, and Ammar Nayfeh, “MOS Memory using 2-nm Silicon Nanoparticles Charge Trapping Layer,” Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies 2014 conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 16-20, 2014. Oral presentation.
  40. Late news. Nazek El-Atab, Ayse Ozcan, Sabri Alkis, Ali K. Okyay, and Ammar Nayfeh, “2-nm Laser-Synthesized Si Nanoparticles for Low-Power Charge Trapping Memory Devices,” Accepted as late-news submission for oral presentation, 14th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, p. 505-509, Toronto, Canada, August 18-21, 2014. DOI 10.1109/NANO.2014.6968168. Oral presentation.
  41. (Invited Talk) Ammar Nayfeh, Ali K. Okyay, Nazek El-Atab, Furkan Cimen, and Sabri Alkis, “Transparent Graphene Nanoplatelets for Charge Storage in Memory Devices,” Invited, 226th ECS meeting 2014, no. 37, p. 1879-1879, Cancun, Mexico, October 5-10, 2014. Oral presentation.
  42. (Invited Talk) Ammar Nayfeh, Ali K. Okyay, Nazek El-Atab, Ayse Ozcan, and Sabri Alkis, “Low Power Zinc-Oxide Based Charge Trapping Memory with Embedded Silicon Nanoparticles,” Invited, 226th ECS meeting 2014, no. 46, p. 2143-2143, Cancun, Mexico, October 5-10, 2014. Oral presentation.
  43. Nazek El-Atab, Ayman Rizk, Ali K. Okyay, and Ammar Nayfeh, “ZnO Charge Trapping Memory Cell with Ultra-Thin Chromium Oxide Trapping Layer,” MRS 2014 Spring Meeting, Paper BB11.29, San Francisco, CA, April 21-25, 2014. Poster presentation
  44. Nazek El-Atab and Ammar Nayfeh, “Reduced Programming Voltage with SiO2/HfO2 Tunnel Oxide for SONOS Memory,” MRS 2014 Spring Meeting, Paper BB11.28, San Francisco, CA, April 21-25, 2014. Poster presentation.