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Invited Talk-3

Title of the talk (tentative):

Muhammad Mustafa Hussain
IEEE Electron Devices Society Distinguished Lecturer
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Computer Electrical Mathematical Science and Engineering Division
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)



We live in the age of the information where electronics play critical role in our daily life. Traditional approaches for innovation in electronics have been inspired by Moore's Law: performance with affordability. By leveraging suitable material properties of silicon, we have perfected complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology to achieve high performance, energy efficiency and ultra-large scale integration density in CMOS electronics. Moving forward as we embrace the Internet of Everything (IoE) where people, process, device and data will be connected - what would be the attributes of the electronics? What potential applications can augment the quality of our life which do not exist today? Is it possible to bring tomorrow’s applications to today’s society specially to advance healthcare for all?

To address these questions nanotechnology enabled free form (physically flexible, stretchable and reconfigurable to conform to the soft tissue, irregular contour and asymmetric skin surfaces of living beings: from human and plants to animals) electronics can play critical role. Some examples will be presented which are presently under commercialization by major healthcare companies with global presence. Such examples will include personalized medicinal platform and smart dental brace.


invited2Dr. Muhammad Mustaqfa Hussain (PhD, ECE, UT Austin, Dec 2005) before joining KAUST was Program Manager of Emerging Technology Program in SEMATECH, Austin. His program was funded by DARPA NEMS, CERA and STEEP programs. A regular panelist of US NSF grants reviewing committees, Dr. Hussain is the Editor-in-Chief of Applied Nanoscience (Springer), Editor of IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Fellow of Institute of Physics, UK and Institute of Nanotechnology, UK, IEEE Electron Devices Society Distinguished Lecturer and an IEEE Senior Member. He has served as first or corresponding author in 80% of his 239 research papers (including 17 invited reviews, 18 cover articles and 103 journal papers). He has 53 issued and pending US patents. His students are serving as faculty and researcher in KFUPM, KAU, UC Berkeley, TSMC, KACST, Harvard University, Yale University, Purdue University and DOW Chemicals. Scientific American has listed his research as one of the Top 10 World Changing Ideas of 2014. Applied Physics Letters selected his paper as one of the Top Papers of 2015. He has received 30 research awards including IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Individual Achievement Award 2016, Outstanding Young Texas Exes Award 2015 (UT Austin Alumni Award), US National Academies’ Arab-American Frontiers of Sensors 2015, DOW Chemical Sustainability Challenge Award 2012, etc. His research has been highlighted extensively in international media like in Washington Post, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), IEEE Spectrum, etc. His research interest is to expand the horizon of CMOS electronics and technology for futuristic applications.