Prof. Husam Alshareef

Principal Investigator

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering​​​​​​​​



Research Interests

Professor’s Alshareef's research interests are in developing nanomaterials for Energy Storage, Electronics, and Sensors.   Current projects include: mobile ion batteries (Li, Na, Zn, K), electrochemical supercapacitors and microsupercapacitors, wearable electronics and sensors, transparent electronics, and thermoelectric materials

Selected Publications

Y. Zhang, K. Lee, D.H. Anjum, R. Sougrat, Q. Jiang, H. Kim, and H.N. Alshareef, "MXenes Stretch Hydrogel Sensor Performance to New Limits", Science Advances, Vol. 4, no. 6, eaat0098 (2018)

F. Zhang, E. Elhajj, Y. Liu, N. Kurra, H.N. Alshareef, "Highly Doped 3D Graphene Na‐Ion Battery Anode by Laser Scribing Polyimide Films in Nitrogen Ambient", Advanced Energy Materials 2018, 8,1800353

C. Xia, Y. Zhou, F. Zhang, C. Zhao, H. Liang, H.N. Alshareef, "Large Intercalation Pseudocapacitance in 2D VO2 (B): Breaking through the Kinetic Barrier", Advanced Materials 2018, 30, 1803594.

F. Ming, H. Liang, Y. Lei, S. Kandambet, M. Eddaoudi, H.N. Alshareef, "Layered MgxV2O5·nH2O as Cathode Material for High Performance Aqueous Zinc Ion Batteries" ACS Energy Letters 2018 (3), pp 2602–2609.

W.L. Zhang, YJ Lei, F. Ming, Q Jiang, P.M.F. J. Costa, H.N. Alshareef, "Lignin laser lithography: a direct-write method for fabricating 3D graphene electrodes for microsupercapacitors", Advanced Energy Materials 2018, 8,1801840.

Z. Wang, J.A. Caraveo-Frescas, P. Nayak, and H.N. Alshareef, "Recent Advances in p-type Semiconductor Materials & Devices", Advanced Materials, 2016, 28, 3831–3892.


  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Sandia National Laboratory, USA, ​1995-1996​
  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1995
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1992
  • B.S., Ceramics Engineering, Alfred University, Alfred, N.Y., 1990


​• Highly Cited Researcher (2019) by Web of Science/Clarivate Aanalytics 
Fellow, American Physical Society  (2019)
Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (2018)
Kuwait Prize in Clean and Sustainable Energy Technologies (2018)
KAUST Distinguished Teaching Award (2018)
Elected IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in Nanotechnology (2017)
A.H. Shoman Prize for Excellence in Energy Research (2016) 
DOW Sustainability Competition Award (2015) (with my student Dr. Anas Abu-Taha)
Co-Chair of the Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting (2014). Meeting held in Boston, USA, with 52 simultaneous symposia and 6500 attendees. 
DOW Sustainability Competition Award (2011) (with my student Dr. Wei Chen) 
SEMATECH Corporate Excellence Award (2006) 
Elected Senior Member of IEEE (2004)
Sandia National Laboratory Post-doctoral Fellowship (1995-1996)
U.S. Department of Education Electronic Materials Fellowship (1991-1994)
North Carolina State University Dean's Fellowship (1990)
BS Degree with High Honors, Magna Cum Laude (1990)
Seth Sprague Physics Award (1988)
UN Outstanding Undergraduate Student Fellowship (Jan. 1986 - Dec. 1989)