Amal El-Ghazaly Information Through Connectivity





                                            U.C. President's Postdoctoral Fellow

                                            Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

                                            University of California, Berkeley

                                            aelghazaly AT berkeley DOT edu






I received both my B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA in 2011 and then my Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University in Stanford, CA in 2016. My Ph.D. research focused on radio frequency devices using magnetic and magnetoelectric thin-film composites for tunable wireless communications. In September 2016, after completing my Ph.D., I joined Professor Jeffrey Bokor's group at the University of California Berkeley as a postdoctoral research fellow. My postdoctoral research explores new possibilities for ultrafast all-electrical switching of magnetic nanodots for faster and more energy-efficient computer memories. I am interested in research that combines magnetism and optics to create new capabilities for sensing, computing, and communications.


In the summer of 2015, while working on my Ph.D., I interned with the Components Research department at Intel in Hillsboro, OR. I have also studied and interned abroad in Japan, Egypt, and Nigeria over the course of my undergraduate and graduate careers. As a graduate student, I was a mentor with the Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education program at Stanford, a tutor-mentor with the East Palo Alto Stanford Academy, and a leader in various student organizations. I am deeply passionate about empowering minorities through higher education and encouraging technology development and science and engineering education around the world.


Here are some of the awards I have been fortunate to receive. For a more comprehensive view of my career thus far, please refer to my curriculum vitae.

  • University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow at Berkeley (2017)
  • Stanford Diversifying Academia Recruiting Excellence Fellowship (2015)
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (2013)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2011)
Amal El-Ghazaly