Hala H. Al-Hashim

PhD Students
"Currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia"


Hala Al Hashim joined KAUST university in 2011 as a PhD student. Prior to that, she earned her master degree from Faisal University in 2007. Working in Dammam University as an instructor for more than 10 years has given her vast and beneficial experience in developing laboratories alongside teaching.

Searching to improve lightening source is a major topic in her PhD thesis, and therefore being part of the integrated photonics laboratory in KAUST University has given her a good opportunity to achieve her goals. Her knowledge and interest also lies in solid state physics, ever since she started her master thesis in superconducting materials, then progressing on as a specialist in semiconductor material and solid state lightining.

She is an active member of a design program catered towards talented student people, and participates as a judge for a committee in selecting talented individuals.

Selected Publications

*Kh. A. Ziq *1 ,H. Hashem. (2006).Gamma radiation effects on GdBa2Cu3O7 high temperature Superconductor. Physica status solidiĀ©. V 3. N0 9.

*(Gamma radiation effects on Pinning forces and critical current density in GdBa2Cu3O7 HTSC Superconductor

*(Gamma radiation effects on critical current for GdBa2Cu3O7 high temperature Superconductor (Umalqura University- 2005)

*Thermodynamic critical field Scaling of the critical current density and pinning forces in GdBa2Cu3O7 superconductor.


  • 2011- 2016      PhD, Material Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • 2003- 2007      Ms, Physics, King Faisal University
  • 1995- 1999      BSc, Physics, Dammam University

Professional Profile

  • Operating different equipments in the photonics laboratory in KAUST.
  • Developed different labs in Dammam University.
  • Lead a team & organized a special program.
  • Participated in organization committee in several conferences.

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • KFUPM-CENT (Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology)
  • SPS (Saudi Physical Society)
  • SAICSC (Saudi International Chemical Society)
  • ACS (American Chemical Society)

KAUST Affiliations

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

Non-KAUST Affiliations

Saudi Chemical Society