Dr. Jawaher Almutlaq

Fellowship Dates: 

01 February 2021 to 31 January 2022

MIT Department/Faculty Supervisor(s): 

Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE)/ Prof Dirk Englund


Dr. Almutlaq received her Bachelor's degree from The Pennsylvania State University in 2015. Her B.S. thesis was on the additive manufacturing of metals for the next generation of spaceships, in collaboration with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology. In 2015, she joined King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) where she worked under the supervision of Prof. Osman Bakr. Her research focused on investigating the synthesis, structural and optical properties of perovskites and lead-free materials for light-emitting applications. For her work, she was awarded a PhD degree in 2020. Dr. Almutlaq was a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Dirk Englund in the MIT department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Outside of work, she is an avid tea drinker and she enjoys stargazing and practicing archery.


KAUST Gifted Student Program (KGSP)

NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Scholarship 

Ibn Khaldun Fellowship of Saudi Arabian Women at MIT

MIT Fellowship Research Abstract: 

Dr. Almutlaq's current research is in quantum photonics where she leads two projects which focus on 2D TMDs and defect-based color centers in diamonds. 

Professional Development Activities while at MIT: 

Department of Physics Leadership and Professional Strategies and Skills (LEAPS) Certificate
Kaufman Teaching Certificate
Interdisciplinary Quantum Information Science and Engineering (iQuISE) program
Public Relations Officer for the MIT Quantum Hackathon
Industrial liaison for the iQuISE-QSEC Annual Research Conference (iQuARC) 2022

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