Dr. Haya Al Hummiany

Assistant Professor
Physics
King Abdulaziz University
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

MIT Department/Faculty Supervisor(s): 

Materials Science and Engineering, Prof. Juejun Hu

Fellowship Dates: 

09/05/2016 to 08/31/2017

Sponsors: 

Saudi Aramco

Biography: 

Haya Alhummiany is Assistant Professor of Physics at King Abdulaziz University. She holds a Ph.D. degree (2013) from The University of Nottingham, UK in Nanostructured Materials and MSc degree (2005) from King Abdulaziz University in solid state physics. Her research has focused on producing nanostructural devices for sensing and nonlinear optics. She has also performed experimental studies and interpretation of physical processes which occur at interfaces and surfaces in thin films. In addition, she has experience in the characterization of single atom/molecule by imaging, manipulation and spectroscopy using scanning probes.

She got training at iX-factory GmbH in Germany to produce MEMS/NEMS microchip at the clean room. 

Research Plan: 

Currently, I Dr. AlHummiany a post doc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, working under J.J. Hu, who is the Merton C. Flemings Associate Professor in Materials Science & Engineering. In this role, I perform photonic integration on unconventional substrates using chalcogenide glass materials for sensing and nonlinear optics. The goal is to demonstrated bendable chalcogenide glass waveguide circuits, flexible glass waveguide-integrated nanomembrane photodetectors, and stretchable glass photonics.