Dr. Wedyan Babatain
Wedyan Babatain obtained her bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Bio-Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware, USA, in 2017, and her master's degree in Electrical Engineering from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), KSA, in 2019. Her research focused on developing a wearable closed-loop feedback transdermal drug delivery platform. In 2022, Wedyan received her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from KAUST where she focused on developing liquid metal-based inertial sensors for motion monitoring and human machine interfaces. Her research topics of interest include sensors, actuators, microfluidics, flexible and soft electronics for healthcare and environmental applications. She received the King Abdullah Scholarship Program (KASP) awarded by the Ministry of Education to complete her undergraduate studies in the US and the KAUST Graduate Fellowship for her graduate studies.
Dr. Babatain's professional website can be found here.
MIT Fellowship Research Abstract:
Wedyan’s research at MIT Media Lab will focus on developing interactive tactile interfaces for wearable applications where gallium-based liquid metal is used as the primary medium for sensing and actuation, realizing a physically deformable platform.
- KAUST CEMSE Dean’s List Award, 2022
- SXSW Innovation Awards Finalist: Wearable Category, 2022
- MIT Ibn Khaldun Fellowship for Saudi Women (Postdoctoral), 2021
- KAUST Graduate Fellowship (MS/PhD), 2017
- The Biomedical Engineering Senior Design Award, University of Delaware, 2016
- King Abdullah Scholarship Program (BS), 2012
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