Meet KAUST new student: Yurii Tsyban

By Taruna Rapaka

Yurii Tsyban is a graduate in metrology and information-measuring technology who joined KAUST in July 2021 from the National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute."

Yurii believes that KAUST's teaching standard, pioneering research, and diverse community make the University one of the best environments in the world to develop high-quality and impactful research. Yurii first came to KAUST in January 2020 and was instantly amazed by the University's state-of-the-art facilities and connection between science and industry. This experience prompted him to choose KAUST as the next step to further his academic career. 

He is a M.S./Ph.D. student and member of the Sensors research group under the supervision of Professor Khaled Nabil Salama.

What was your main subject during your master's degree? Why did you choose it?

My main subject was integrated circuits (IC) for neuroscience (brain science) application because there is a lot to study about brains and I wanted to apply my knowledge of Biomedical engineering and also to design IC from scratch.

When did you first become interested in electrical and computer engineering? What are your research interests?

I love medicine and electrical engineering; that's why I studied biomedical engineering. While studying, I concluded that engineering, especially electrical engineering, has a broad application in medicine. Since then, my interest in electrical and computer engineering has increased tenfold. 

My research interests include biomedical devices for healthcare: both treatment and diagnosis.

What do you do in your spare time? What are you passionate about?

Sports, traveling, and reading.

I am passionate about the well-being and prosperity of human beings and the earth.

What is your future outlook?

After completing my M.S./Ph.D., I want to work as a postdoc or work in the industry. I will also consider setting up a startup for a private or public biomedical company.