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.
Dr. Jwaher Al Ghamdi's research was featured in an MIT News article.