KAUST professor of materials science and engineering Husam N. Alshareef
has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Physics
(FInstP). FInstP is the highest membership level attainable within the Institute of Physics (IOP). The honor is reserved for those “with a degree in physics or related subject (or equivalent knowledge gained in the workplace) and who have significant[ly] impact[ed] their sector.”
The IOP is an international society that fosters the advancement of knowledge, community, career development, and professional recognition for its members. It aims to bring together, inspire, guide, represent and celebrate all those who share a passion for physics.
Of his election, Professor Alshareef said, I am happy to receive this distinction based on work we have done here at KAUST.”
Alshareef is the principal investigator of the KAUST Functional Nanomaterials & Devices Laboratory
with a research interest in developing nanoscale materials for energy storage, electronics, and sensors. His group is engaged in the synthesis of advanced nanomaterials and, increasingly, their relevant practical applications in the Kingdom.
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