Prof. Husam Alshareef

Principal Investigator

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



Research Interests

Professor Alshareef's research interests are in Functional Nanomaterials and Devices for Energy Harvesting, Energy Storage, and Emerging Electronics Applications.  Current projects include development of nanomaterials (particularly oxides) for supercapacitors and Li-ion batteries, thermoelectric power generation, flexible and transparent electronics, and nanoelectronics.

Selected Publications

  • W. Chen, R.B. Rakhi, M. Liangbing, Xing Xie, Y. Cui, and H.N. Alshareef, “High Performance Supercapacitors on a Sponge”, Nano Letters 11, 5165 (2011).
  • R.B. Rakhi, W. Chen, D.K. Cha, and H.N. Alshareef, “Nanostructured Ternary Electrodes for Energy Storage Applications”, Advanced Energy Materials: DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201100609
  • S.R.S Kumar, A.I. Abutaha, M. N. Hedhili, and H.N. Alshareef, “Modeling the transport properties of epitaxially-grown thermoelectric oxide thin films using spectroscopic ellipsometry”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100 (5), 052110 (2012).
  • M.A. Khan, U. Bhansali and H.N. Alshareef, “All-Polymer, Transparent and Flexible Ferroelectric Memory Device”, Organic Electronics 12 , 2225(2011)
  • D. Mao, M.A. Quevedo-Lopez, H. Stiegler, B.E. Gnade, and H.N. Alshareef, "Optimization of Poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) Films as Non-volatile Memory for Flexible Electronics", Organic Electronics, Vol 11, (5),925(2010).


  • 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

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, Materials Research Society
  • Member, Electrochemical Society
  • Reviewer, Applied Physics Letters
  • Reviewer, Journal of Applied Physics
  • Reviewer, Electron Device Letters
  • Reviewer, Electrochemical and Solid State Letters


  • Winner of the KAUST Distinguished Teaching Award (2018)​
  • Eighty issued patents
  • Dow International Sustainability Award for my PhD student Wei Chen
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2006
  • Semiconductor Technology Consortium (Sematech) Corporate Excellence Award, 2004
  • U.S. Department of Education Electronic Materials Fellowship, 1991-1994
  • Dean's Fellowship, North Carolina State University, 1990
  • Seth Sprague Physics Award, 1988
  • United Nations Undergraduate Fellowship 1986-1990