People

Bilal Janjua

PhD Students
"Currently a Postdoc at the University of Toronto, Canada"

Introduction

​Bilal Janjua joined Kaust in August 2012 as a PhD student. Currently his research area focuses on growth of III-Nitride material system using Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE).

Previously, 2008-2010, Bilal worked as a research scientist, in Prof Seth Bank group at University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). During this period at UT Austin, he helped the group setup an MBE system to study rare earth elements in III-V materials system. For a semester, in his master’s program, Bilal worked as a Teaching Assistant for a graduate course on semiconductor nanostructures.

Bilal received his MSE in Solid State Electronics and BSE in Telecom and VLSI design from UT Austin in 2009 and 2011 respectively. He completed his BSE and MSE degree’s with honors.

Research Interests

  • Photonics;
  • Molecular Beam Epitaxy;
  • Large bandgap group-III nitride;
  • Light sources​.

Education

  • 2011 - Present Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical Engineering (KAUST)
  • 2010 - Masters of Science (MS) in Electrical Engineering (University of Texas)
  • 2008 - Bachelors of Science (BSE) in Electrical Engineering (University of Texas)

Professional Profile

  • Dec 2011 – Present PhD Student, Electrical Engineering, KAUST
    • Studying III-Nitrides materials for optoelectronic devices.
    • Studying growth of III-Nitrides materials using Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE)


 

  • Sep 2011 – Dec 2012 PhD Student, Electrical Engineering, KAUST
    • Studied optoelectronic devices
    • Worked on Plasmonic Thin Film Solar Cells


 

  • Jan 2010 – May 2010 Research Assistant, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UT Austin
  • Sep 2009 – Jan 2010  Teaching Assistant, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UT Austin

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • Member of the Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)

KAUST Affiliations

  • Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division l Electrical Engineering