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Nasir Alfaraj

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Introduction

Nasir Alfaraj received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, in April 2013. Currently, he is a PhD student at the Department of Electrical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. He is a member of the Photonics Laboratory and his research interests include the epitaxial growth, fabrication and characterization of III-nitride semiconductor nanostructures.

Research Interests

  • Growth, fabrication, and characterization of group-III-nitride-based nanostructures for next-generation devices
  • Semiconductor physics
  • Quantum mechanics

Selected Publications

Complete list of publications is available through Google Scholar and ResearchGate.

  • Journal Publications (10):

Photoinduced entropy of InGaN/GaN p-i-n double-heterostructure nanowires Website
Nasir Alfaraj, Somak Mitra, Feng Wu, Idris A. Ajia, Bilal Janjua, Aditya Prabaswara, Renad A. Aljefri, Haiding Sun, Tien Khee Ng, Boon S. Ooi, Iman S. Roqan, Xiaohang Li
Applied Physics Letters (2017)

Functional integrity of flexible n-channel metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistors on a reversibly bistableplatform Website
Nasir Alfaraj, Aftab Hussain, Galo A. Torres Sevilla, Mohamed T. Ghoneim, Jhonathan P. Rojas, Abdulrahman B. Aljedaani, Muhammad M. Hussain
Applied Physics Letters (2015)
Top Paper 2015 – Editor’s Pick

Thermodynamic photoinduced disorder in AlGaN nanowires Website
Nasir Alfaraj, Mufasila Mumthaz Muhammed, Kuang-Hui Li, Bilal Janjua, Renad A. Aljefri, Haiding Sun, Tien Khee Ng, Boon S. Ooi, Iman S. Roqan, and Xiaohang Li
AIP Advances (2017)

Free-space optical channel characterization and experimental validation in a coastal environment Website
Wael G. Alheadary, Ki-Hong Park, Nasir Alfaraj, Yujian Guo, Edgars Stegenburgs, Tien Khee Ng, Boon S. Ooi, and Mohamed-Slim Alouini
Optics Express, 26(6), 6614-6628 (2018)

Revealing microstructure and dislocation behavior in BAlN/AlGaN heterostructures Website
Haiding Sun, Feng Wu, Young Jae Park, T. M. Al tahtamouni, Che-Hao Liao, Wenzhe Guo, Nasir Alfaraj, Kuang-Hui Li, Dalaver H. Anjum, Theeradetch Detchprohm
Applied Physics Express (2018)

Structural properties, crystal quality and growth modes of MOCVD-grown AlN with TMAl pretreatment of sapphire substrate Website
Haiding Sun, Feng Wu, T. M. Al tahtamouni, Nasir Alfaraj, Kuang-Hui Li, Theeradetch Detchprohm, Russell D. Dupuis, and Xiaohang Li
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 50(39), 395101 (2017)

Influence of TMAl preflow on AlN epitaxy on sapphire Website
Haiding Sun, Feng Wu, Young Jae Park, Talal M. Al tahtamouni, Kuang-Hui Li, Nasir Alfaraj, Theeradetch Detchprohm, Russell D. Dupuis, Xiaohang Li
Applied Physics Letters (2017)

Nonplanar nanoscale fin field effect transistors on textile, paper, wood, stone, and vinyl via soft material-enabled double-transfer printing Website
Jhonathan P. Rojas, Galo A. Torres Sevilla, Nasir Alfaraj, Mohamed T. Ghoneim, Arwa T. Kutbee, Ashvitha Sridharan, Muhammad Mustafa Hussain
ACS Nano (2015)

Out-of-plane strain effects on physically flexible FinFET CMOS Website
Mohamed T. Ghoneim, Nasir Alfaraj, Galo A. Torres-Sevilla, Hossain M. Fahad, Muhammad M. Hussain
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices (2016)

Enhanced cooling in mono-crystalline ultra-thin silicon by embedded micro-air channels Website
Mohamed T. Ghoneim, Hossain M. Fahad, Aftab M. Hussain, Jhonathan P. Rojas, Galo A.Torres Sevilla, Nasir Alfaraj, Ernesto B. Lizardo, Muhammad M. Hussain
AIP Advances (2015)


  • Conference Publications (8):

Modeling and investigation of photoinduced entropy of InGaN/GaN p-i-n double-heterostructure nanowires
Nasir Alfaraj, Somak Mitra, Feng Wu, Idris A. Ajia, Bilal Janjua, Aditya Prabaswara, Renad A. Aljefri, Haiding Sun, Tien Khee Ng, Boon S. Ooi, Iman S. Roqan, Xiaohang Li
12th International Conference on Nitride Semiconductors (ICNS-12), Strasbourg, France, July 2017

Photoinduced thermodynamic behavior in InGaN/GaN double-heterostructure nanowires
Nasir Alfaraj, Somak Mitra, Feng Wu, Idris A. Ajia, Bilal Janjua, Aditya Prabaswara, Renad A. Aljefri, Haiding Sun, Tien Khee Ng, Boon S. Ooi, Iman S. Roqan, Xiaohang Li
59th Electronic Materials Conference (EMC 2017), South Bend, IN, United States, June 2017

Investigation of microstructure, strain and defect of BAlN/Al(Ga)N heterostructures
Haiding Sun, Feng Wu, Talal Al tahtamouni, Nasir Alfaraj, Theeradetch Detchprohm, Russel D. Dupuis, Xiaohang Li
59th Electronic Materials Conference (EMC 2017), South Bend, IN, United States, June 2017

Structural properties and growth modes of MOCVD-grown AlN with TMAl pretreatment of sapphire substrate
Haiding Sun, Feng Wu, Nasir Alfaraj, Theeradetch Detchprohm, Russel D. Dupuis, Xiaohang Li
59th Electronic Materials Conference (EMC 2017), South Bend, IN, United States, June 2017

Effective surface passivation of InGaN/GaN nanowires studied by photoluminescence and photothermal deflection spectroscopy
Nasir Alfaraj, Renad Aljefri, Markus Baier, Davide Priante, Bilal Janjua, Aditya Prabaswara, Tien Khee Ng, Boon S. Ooi, Frédéric Laquai, Xiaohang Li
International Workshop on Nitride Semiconductors (IWN 2016), abstract PS2.170, Orlando, FL, United States, October 2016

Ultra-high density out-of-plane strain sensor 3D architecture based on sub-20 nm PMOS FinFET Website
Mohamed T. Ghoneim, Nasir Alfaraj, Galo A. Torres Sevilla and Muhammad M. Hussain
15th International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2015), Rome, Italy, 27-30 July, 2015

Out-of-plane strain effect on silicon-based flexible FinFETs Website
Mohamed T. Ghoneim, Nasir Alfaraj, Galo A. Torres Sevilla, Hossain M. Fahad, Muhammad M. Hussain
73rd Annual Device Research Conference (DRC), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States, June 21-24, 2015

Refractive index measurement of single-crystalline wurtzite BAlN with Boron contents up to 11.6% Website
Xiaohang Li*, Kuang-Hui Li*, Nasir Alfaraj*, Mohd Sharizal Alias*, Tien Khee Ng, Boon S. Ooi, Theeradetch Detchprohm,  Russell D. Dupuis
18th International Conference on Metalorganic Vapor Phase Epitaxy (ICMOVPE-XVIII)abstract 1C-1.4, San Diego, CA, United States, July 2016

Education

  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2013–present.
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, United States, 2013.

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  1. SPIE
  2. American Chemical Society
  3. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  4. IEEE Young Professionals

Awards

  1. Nominated by KAUST to attend the 2018 Chicago Forum on Global Cities, taking place in Chicago on June 6-8, 2018 (hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times.
  2. Featured scientist in a book chapter published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom (Nanotechnology: The Future is Tiny , Ch. 1: Generating Energy Becomes Personal, August 2016).
  3. Editor’s Select, Applied Physics Letters, 2015.
  4. Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission Academic Awards (2008–2013).
  5. King Abdullah Foreign Scholarship Program (2008–2013).
  6. Pi Mu Epsilon, Honorary National Mathematics Society, 2012.
  7. Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honors Society, 2011.
  8. Eta Kappa Nu, Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society of the IEEE, 2010.
  9. Acknowledged by the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission in Washington, D.C., 2011.
  10. WMU Dean’s List: Spring 2008, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Summer 2012.
  11. The Western Edge Retention Scholarship, 2008.

KAUST Affiliations

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