People

Ahmed Ben Slimane

PhD Students
"Currently an Engineer at Institut Photovoltaïque d'Ile-de-France (IPVF). Previously with TOTAL, and Agricool, Paris."

Introduction

Ahmed Ben Slimane completed his PhD in Electrical Engineering from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, in 2014, where his works are focused on III-Nitride micro and nanostructures for flexible solid state age lighting. MS in Electrical Engineering from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), France, in 2009. BE in Electrical Engineering from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Electronique et de Radioélectricité de Grenoble (ENSERG), France, in 2007. 

Ahmed Ben Slimane received his master's degree in micro and nanotechnology for integrated Systems from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), France, in 2009. During his master degree he have been in a program offered to nanotechnology students in Europe, he had the opportunity to study in different selective universities: Politecnico Di Torino, Italy, in 2007 and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, in 2008; where he studied technological process and Analog circuits. He received his Bachelor's degree in microelectronics and signal treatment from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Electronique et de Radioélectricité de Grenoble (ENSERG), France, in 2007. Currently he is a postdoc with TOTAL working on III-V/Si solar cells. Specialties: MEMS, nano & Biotechnology, photonics and solar cells​.

Research Interests

Market analysis and simulation of an electronic ear March 2008

Study and simulation of a piezoresistive accelerometer in COMSOL November 2007

Refractive index engineering, solutions to the inverse hyperbolic PDE problem. Starting February 2011
This project has three main objectives. The first concerns developing and using new methods to solve the inverse hyperbolic PDE problem (inverse scattering) by means of adjoint solutions, transformation optics (different geometry), and hybrid computational methods. The second objective is to model wave propagation in heterogeneous-time-varying materials to understand how waves interact and behave on them, and possible applications towards light trapping and super-slow propagation; to achieve this we use different mathematical modeling tools developed for HPC such as FDTD, PyClaw-PetClaw. The third and final objective is to study in the laboratory different materials that enable the technologies and behaviors modeled

Currently he is a postdoc with TOTAL working on III-V/Si solar cells. 
Specialties: MEMS, nano & Biotechnology, photonics and solar cells

Selected Publications

- On the phenomenon of large photoluminescence red shift in GaN nanoparticles Nanoscale Research Letters July 31, 2013
- Electron irradiation induced reduction of the permittivity of chalcogenide glass (As2S3) thin fim​ Journal of applied Physics 2013
A possible approach on optical analogues of gravitational attractors Optics Express March 28, 2013
Effect of hydrofluoric acid concentration on the evolution of photoluminescence characteristics in porous silicon nanowires prepared by Ag-assisted electroless etching method Journal of applied Physics 2012
GaN Nanowires Synthesized by electroless etching method CLEO 2012
- Thermal Annealing Induced Relaxation of Compressive Strain in Porous GaN Structures IEEE photonics conference 2012​

Education

​​Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Master's degree in Electricla Engineering, Nanotechnology
2008 – 2009

Institut national polytechnique de Grenoble
Master's degree in Electricla Engineering, Nanotechnology
2006 – 2009

Politecnico di Torino
Master's degree in Electricla Engineering, Nanotechnology
2007 – 2008


Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Electronique et de Radioélectricité de Grenoble
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Micro-Electronics and Signal Treatment
2006 – 2007

Institut Preparatoire aux Etudes Scientifiques et Techniques (IPEST), Tunis, Tunisa
Intensive preparatory course for the highly selective French engineering schools
2004 – 2006​

Awards

​- KAUST Provost Award KAUST 2010 
- Academic Excellence Award KAUST 2011 
- Second prize in the annual KAUST graduate and postdoc research poster competition KAUST 2014

KAUST Affiliations

​PhD Student