Dr Nazek El-Atab
IAS Open Programme
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Dr Nazek El-Atab is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Principal investigator of the Smart, Advanced Memory devices and Applications lab (SAMA) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia.
Her research interest focuses on the design and fabrication of smart memory and electronic devices and their applications, including in-memory computing and in-memory sensing. She has received several awards for her research recognition, including 2015 For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship by L’Oreal-UNESCO, the 2016 IEEE Nanotechnology Student Travel Award, the 2017 International Rising Talents Award by L’Oreal-UNESCO, the 2018 “Hariri Canadian University” Alumni Award, and was portrayed in the 2019 “Remarkable Women in Technology” by UNESCO.
Dr El-Atab was also selected to participate in the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany, and she has been selected among the 2020 UC Berkeley EECS Rising Stars and the 10 Innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review Arabia, 2020. Her research has been highlighted extensively in international media including in IEEE Spectrum, National Geographic, BBC, MIT Technology Review, Sky News Arabia, MBC. Dr El-Atab works on the design and fabrication of smart memory and electronic devices and their applications, including in-memory computing and in-memory sensing.