Mohamed Ebaid

Postdoctoral Research Fellows
"Currently works at ​Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, California, USA"​


​Mohamed Ebaid is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Photonics Laboratory in the Division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering (CEMSE) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). He received his Ph.D. in Physics at Chonnam National University, South Korea in 2015 with the research focus on III-nitride semiconductor nanostructures for solid state lighting and renewable energy applications. His B.Sc. in Experimental Physics was received with honor at Cairo University (Beni-Suef branch), Egypt in 2005.


His current research focus on the growth, characterizations and integration of nanostructured GaN-based semiconductor materials for the development of nanoscale optoelectronic devices and the conversion as well as the storage of the solar hydrogen energy. He has served as reviewer for various international journals including Applied Physics Letters, Scientific Reports and Optics Express. As of March, 2016, he has authored/co-authored more than 17 journal papers, invited to write a topical review article and gave more than 10 presentations in international conferences.   

Research Interests

​Nanomaterials, Solar Energy, GaN, Photonics and Optoelectronics and MOCVD growth of large bandgap group III-nitride nanostructures.

Selected Publications

  • Mohamed Ebaid, Jin-Ho Kang, Yang-Seok Yoo, Seung-Hyuk Lim, Yong-Hoon Cho and Sang-Wan Ryu: Vertically aligned InGaN nanowires with engineered axial In composition for highly efficient visible light emission. Scientific Reports5 (2015) 17003.
  • Mohamed Ebaid, Jin-Ho Kang, Seung-Hyuk Lim, Jun-Seok Ha, June Key Lee, Yong-Hoon Cho and Sang-Wan Ryu: Ehanced Solar Hydrogen Generation of High Density, High Aspect Ratio, Coaxial InGaN/GaN Multi-quantum Well NonowiresNano Energy12 (2015) 2015-223. 
  • Mohamed Ebaid, Jin-Ho Kang, Seung-Hyuk Lim, Yong-Hoon Cho and Sang-Wan Ryu: Towards highly efficient photoanodes: The role of carrier dynamics in the photoelectrochemical performance of InGaN/GaN multi-quantum well coaxial nanowires. RSC Advances, 5 (2015) 23303-23310.
  • Mohamed Ebaid, Jin-Ho Kang and Sang-Wan Ryu: Controllable Synthesis of Vapor-Liquid-Solid grown GaN Nanowires for Photoelectrochemical  Water Splitting Applications. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 162 (2015) H264-H270.
  • Mohamed Ebaid, Jin-Ho Kang, Seung-Hyuk Lim, Suk-Min Ko, Yong-Hoon Cho and Sang-Wan Ryu: Ultrashort carrier lifetime of vapor-liquid-solid  grown GaN/InGaN multi-quantum-well coaxial nanorods. Acta Materials, 65 ( 2014) 118-124.
  • Jin-Ho Kang, Mohamed Ebaid, June Key Lee, Tak Jeong and Sang-Wan Ryu: Fabrication of vertical light emitting diode based on thermal deformation fo nanoporous GaN and removalbe mechanical supporter. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 6 (2014) 8683-8687.
  • Mohamed Ebaid, Jin-Ho Kang, June Key Lee and Sang-Wan Ryu: Controlled growth mode of high-aspect-ratio GaN nanorods  by  Ni/In/Ga catalyst. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 46 (2013) 38510-385112.


  • ​2011-2015, Ph.D. in Physics, Chonnam National University, South Korea.
  • 2007-2010, M.S. in Physics, Beni-Suef University, Beni-Suef, Egypt.
  • 2005-2006, Diploma in Experimental Physics, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • 2001-2005, B. Sc. in Physics, Cairo University (Beni-Suef branch), Egypt.

Professional Profile

  • ​March 2016 - To date: Postdoctoral Fellow, Photonics Lab, KAUST, KSA.
  • September 2011 -  August 2015: PhD candidate, Department of Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea.
  • May 2006- November 2010: Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Beni-Suef University, Beni-Suef, Egypt.

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​Member of the Egyptian Materials Research Society (Eg-MRS), since 2006.
  • Member of the Korean Physical Society, since 2011.

KAUST Affiliations

​Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering/ Electrical Engineering (CEMSE/EE)