Ibn Khaldun Fellow Dr. Jwaher Al Ghamdi worked in residence at MIT for two years in the Mechatronics Research Laboratory with Prof. Kamal Youcef-Toumi, Dr. Iman Soltani Bozchalooi and former graduate student Andrew Houck.
Their design of a large-range, high-speed, atomic force microscope (AFM) promises to revolutionize imaging at the nano-scale allowing for the first time real-time high resolution observation of such phenomena as chemical processes, atom-sized structures, single strands of DNA, individual hydrogen bonds between molecules.
Dr. Al Ghamdi, an electrochemist from the University of Dammam, worked with the team to create the first real-time videos of chemical processes at the nano-scale.
Their work has been published in the journal Ultramicroscopy and won the National Instruments Engineering Impact Award in Advanced Research in 2014.
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