Anwar Gasim

Masters Students
"Currently a Research Associate at KAPSARC, Saudi Arabia"


Anwar graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of Liverpool in July 2010. He received multiple attainment scholarships worth a total of £4500 during his time there. Additionally, in 2009, he won the David Inglis Dawbarn Award for being the "most distinguished" student in the Electrical Engineering and Electronics Department. For his final year project at the University of Liverpool, Anwar fabricated, characterized, and modelled Schottky diodes fabricated using three different organic semicondutcors (PTAA, P3HT, TIPS), which were to be used for low-cost sensor circuits.

Anwar is now an MSc student studying Electrical Engineering at KAUST. He has completed his courses, and is now working on his thesis which is on  the topic of solid-state lighting. With 20% of the energy produced worldwide being spent on lighting, it is not surprising that the conventional light souces that we use are inefficient. Switching to solid-state lighting, which is based on LEDs, could cut this figure by half. The most promising material for the development of inherent white LEDs is InGaN. Anwar is focused on the development of an inherent white LED through the use of different InGaN nanostructures, such as nanowires, that possess unique and exciting properties.

Research Interests

InGaN, Nanowires, Nanotubes, Novel materials for LEDs and solar cell appliactions, Organic semiconductors, and OLEDs.

Selected Publications

  • A. Gasim, "The Benefits of Adopting Solid-State Lighting in Saudi Arabia," KAPSARC Research Paper, January 2013.
  •  A. Gasim, T. K. Ng, D. K. Cha, P. Bhattacharya, and B. S. Ooi, "Molecular Beam Epitaxy-Grown InGaN Nanomushrooms and Nanowires for White Light Source Applications," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) San Jose, CA, USA, May 2012.


  • MSc Electrical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology 
  • B.Eng (First Class Honours), University of Liverpool

Professional Profile

  •  June 2012-Present
    • KAPSARC Position: Senior Research Analyst


  • ​$10,000 for the "Academic Excellence Award" at KAUST
  • £3000 for two attainment scholarships at the University of Liverpool
  • Final degree grade of 85.7% at the University of Liverpool—one of the highest in the class
  • "David Inglis Dawbarn Award" at the University of Liverpool for being the most distinguished student

KAUST Affiliations

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