Siti Nurul Waheeda Mohmad Zaini

International Visiting Students


Siti Nurul Waheeda graduated in November 2015 in Master of Science (Physics). She is a PhD Student from Institute of Nano Optoelectronics Research and Technology (INOR), Universiti Sains Malaysia. She join the Photonics Laboratory in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), as a visiting student.

Research Interests

  • GaN
  • Nanomaterials
  • Molecular Beam Epitaxy
  • Optoelectronics

Selected Publications

  1. S.N. Waheeda, N. Zainal, Z. Hassan, (2015), 'Role of pre-annealing treatment in improving the porosity of gallium nitride on cubic silicon (100) substrate', Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 30, 330-334.
  2. S.N. Waheeda, N. Zainal, Z, Hassan, S.V. Novikov, A.V. Akimov, A.J. Kent, 2014, ' Low fraction of hexagonal inclusions in thick and bulk cubic GaN layers', Applied Surface Science 317 1010-1014.

Professional Profile

Active in research and development in solid state lighting solution and semiconductor device, especially for gallium nitride (GaN) material with 4 years experiences. Involved in characterization and basic growth of GaN grown by Metal Organic Chemical Vapour Deposition (MOCVD) at Universiti Malaya. Currently have the opportunity to gain valuable experiences and skills as a visiting researcher in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • Member of Malaysia Nitrides Research Group (MNRG)


  • MyBrain15 Scholarship Program 2014

KAUST Affiliations

Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering (CEMSE) Division