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Ahmad Aljabr

Ahmad Ali Al-Jabr

PhD Students
"​Currently an Assistant Professor at the Jubail Industrial College, Saudi Arabia"

Introduction

Ahmad Al-Jabr is a Ph.D. researcher at KAUST. His Ph.D. work is currently focused on studying plasmonics and related physical phenomenon in highly-doped semiconductors and metal structures. He also applies his expertise in finite difference time domain (FDTD) theoretical simulation in understanding plasmonics effects in the structures, as well as designing practical plasmonic devices for eventual applications in photonic integrated circuits (PIC).

Previously gaining industrial experience while working as an electrical engineer until 2005, he continued to pursued a lecturing career at Jubail Industrial College, Saudi Arabia.

Ahmad received his M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia.

Research Interests

Ahmad is working in the field of solid state lighting. He is focused on Gallium Nitride white LEDs. Research is on fabrication of Monolithic WLEDs. The research includes modeling of QDs in Finite Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) and the use of MBE grown quantum dots to fabricate better WLEDs.

Selected Publications

  •  A. Al-Jabr and M. A. Alsunaidi, “Time-Domain Analysis of Surface-Plasmon-Polariton Propagation in Ag Nano-Films Using a Generalized Polarization Approach,” Presented at the IEEE Photonics Global Conference (PGC 2010), Singapore, December 14-16, 2010. pdf

  •  A. Al-Jabr and M. A. Alsunaidi, “An Efficient Time-Domain Algorithm for the Simulation of Heterogeneous Dispersive Structures,” Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, vol. 30, pp. 1226-1233, 2009. pdf

  • M. A. Alsunaidi and A. Al-Jabr, “A General ADE-FDTD Algorithm for the Simulation of Dispersive Structures,” IEEE Photonics Tech. Lett., vol. 21, pp. 817-819, June 2009. pdf

  •  A. Al-Jabr and M. A. Alsunaidi, “A General ADE-FDTD Algorithm for the Simulation of Different Dispersive Materials,” Proceeding of PIERS 2009, Beijing, China, pp. 278-281, March 23-27, 2009. pdf

  •  A. Al-Jabr and M. A. Alsunaidi, “Strong Electric Field Effects on SPP Propagation in Nanostructures,” Proceedings of META08, Marrakech, Morocco, pp. 372-377, May 2008.

Education

  • 2008 -M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (Saudi Arabia).
  • 1999 -B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (Saudi Arabia).

Professional Profile

  • 2004 - 2010 Lecturer in Jubail Industrial College 
  • 2000 - 2004 Teacher in Dammam Secondary Industrial School

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA (OSA) PRESIDENT OF KAUST'S STUDENT CHAPTER
  • IEEE Member
  • SPIE Member
  • Member of Saudi Council of Engineers

KAUST Affiliations

Computer, Electrical, and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering | Electrical Engineering