Materials Science and Engineering
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Husam Alshareef is a Processor of Materials Science and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). He obtained his PhD at NC State University in 1996 followed by a post-doctoral Fellowship at Sandia National Laboratory, USA. He then embarked on a 10-year career in the semiconductor industry, holding positions at Micron Technology and Texas Instruments. There he worked on developing new materials and processes for the microelectronics industry. In 2009 he joined KAUST, where he initiated an active research group focusing on energy storage and electronics. He has won the UNDP Undergraduate Fellowship, Seth Sprague Physics Award, NC State Dean’s Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education Electronic Materials Fellowship, the SEMATECH Corporate Excellence Award (2006), two Dow Sustainability Awards (2011) and (2014), AH Shoman Award for Excellence in Energy Research (2016), KAUST Distinguished Teaching Award (2018), and the Kuwait Prize for Sustainable and Clean Technologies (2018). He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, IEEE Distinguished Speaker in Nanotechnology. He is a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher (2019). He was co-chair for the 2014 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting in Boston.