Integrated Circuits and Systems Group
... where MEMS meet Transistors


Meshal Alawein

PhD Students
​Graduate Research Assistant​​​​​​​

Research Interests

Beyond CMOS, Spintronics, Magnon Spintronics, Transport Theory, Mesoscopic Physics, and Micromagnetics.

Selected Publications

  1. Meshal Alawein, and Hossein Fariborzi. "A general circuit model for spintronic devices under electric and magnetic fields." 47th European Solid State Device Research Conference (ESSDERC), 2017.
  2. Meshal Alawein, and Hossein Fariborzi. "Improved circuit model for all-spin logic." IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures (NANOARCH), 2016.
  3. Meshal Alawein, and Hossein Fariborzi. "Dynamic circuit model for spintronic devices." Procedia Engineering 168 (2016): 966-970.
  4. Umesh Chand, Meshal Alawein, and Hossein Fariborzi. "Enhancement of endurance in HfO2-based CBRAM device by introduction of a TaN diffusion blocking layer." ECS Transactions 77.11 (2017): 1971-1976.
  5. Umesh Chand, Abdullah Ha z, Meshal Alawein, and Hossein Fariborzi. (2017, April). "Stable switching in HfO2-based crossbar conducting-bridge resistive switching memory device." In Meeting Abstracts (No. 45, pp. 2060-2060). The Electrochemical Society. 
  6. Shaik Wasef, Selma Amara, Meshal Alawein, and Hossein Fariborzi. "Multibit memory cells based on spin-orbit torque driven magnetization switching of nanomagnets with con gurational anisotropy." Submitted to Electron Devices Technology and Manufacturing Conference (EDTM). (Accepted)
  7. Selma Amara, Ride Bu, Meshal Alawein, and Hossein Fariborzi. "MgO-based magnetoresistive biosensor for magnetically labeled cells detection." Submitted to Intermag 2018. (Accepted)


  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
    M.S. in Electrical Engineering; [GPA: 4.0/4.0] (Aug 2014-Jun 2016)
    Master's thesis: "Circuit Simulation of All-Spin Logic"

  • King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    B.S. in Electrical Engineering with minor in Mathematics; [GPA: 3.85/4.0 (major), 3.9/4.0 (minor)] (Aug 2009-Aug 2014)
    Senior project: "Indoor Localization with Limited Deployment Effort"

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), student member.
  • Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, student member.

KAUST Affiliations

​​Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering Division