Dr. Jawaher Almutlaq

Fellowship Dates: 

01 February 2021

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. Currently, she is 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 about developing quantum materials, including 2D TMDs and defect-based color centers in diamond. 

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