Nazek El-Atab

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division


Education Profile

  • Ph.D. degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in 2017
  • M.Sc. degree in Microsystems Engineering from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2014
  • B.Sc. degree in Computer and Communications Engineering, Hariri Canadian University, Lebanon, 2012

Research Interests

Dr. El-Atab’s research interest focuses on the design and fabrication of smart memory and electronic devices and their applications, including in-memory computing and in-memory sensing.

Selected Publications

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. Muhammad Mustafa Hussain and Nazek El-Atab “2D Material-Based Electronic Synapses Learn Like Brain” Nature Elect. 1, 436, 2018.
  • 10. 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.