Kalani Moore

International Visiting Students


​Hi I’m a Ph.D. Student from University of Limerick in Ireland. I study a range of nanomaterials with Electron microscopy and my major pastime is explaining to friends and family what that is. I enjoy most sports but practice surfing and rugby the most. Anything water based and I’m in. I also like board games such as Risk and Scrabble​.

Research Interests

​My current​ Ph.D. title is “2D sheets in a 3D world” meaning I get to do EELS on a whole bunch of different 2D defects/features in materials.

I am involved in a US-Ireland project on Ferroelectric domain walls, which involves materials such as lead titanate, lead germinate, a copper chlorine boracite, lithium niobate and lanthanum aluminium oxide. We have been studying the behavior and electronic characteristics of these domain walls at atomic resolution and under electric fields/heating in-situ in the SEM and TEM. 

Other than that, I have worked on ultra-low energy ion implanted graphene, MoS2 and MoSe2 and I am currently investigating MBE grown group iii-nitrides with 2Ds as the active region in KAUST.​


​B.Sc Applied Physics, University of Limerick, 2015

Professional Profile

  • ​Research Intern, Host Centre Eindhoven, 2014
  • Faculty Research assistant, Oregon state university, 2015-2016
  • Ph.D. Candidate, University of Limerick, 2016 - present
  • ResearchGate Profile

Scientific and Professional Memberships

​Institute of Physics, Royal microscopy society, European microscopy society, Microscopy society of Ireland


​Best Poster, IMEE Huddersfield 2017

KAUST Affiliations

​Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division | Electrical Engineering​