Former KAUST Sensors Lab researcher Hesham Omran (Ph.D. ’15) has been named as one of the four winners of the Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2022 Under-40 Innovators Award. The award recognizes the top young innovators who have made a significant impact in the field of design and automation of electronics. 
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Former KAUST Sensors Lab researcher Hesham Omran (Ph.D. ’15) has received the prestigious Egyptian State Encouragement Award in Engineering Sciences. Omran was honored by Egypt's Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) for his scientific contributions and achievements for a “distinguished scholar younger than 40.”
Congratulations to Electrical Engineering alumnus Hesham Omran, Ph.D. ’15, on receiving Egypt's prestigious State Encouragement Award in Engineering Sciences. Dr. Omran, an Assistant Professor at Ain Shams University, was honored by Egypt’s Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) as a 'distinguished scholar younger than 40'.
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.
Soon-to-be graduate Imran Pervez will join KAUST from Aligarh Muslim University, India. An initial reference from a friend piqued his initial interest in joining KAUST. This interest in joining was solidified by an inspiring interaction with Professor Khalid Nabil Salama, which further convinced Pervez to join KAUST.