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


Ren Li

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


Ren Li is a PhD student working under the supervision of Dr. Hossein Fariborzi in Electrical Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia, department of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE). Prior to coming to KAUST, he received his Master degree in Power Engineering, in August 2015 from the Electrical and Electronic Engineering department, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore with the award of Professional Engineers Board Gold Medal in Academic year 2014-2015. He also received his Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and its Automation from North China Electric Power University (NCEPU) in Beijing, China.

Research Interests

​​Ultra-low power integrated circuits and systems; MEMS IC design and fabrication; Novel devices for the next-generation computing.  

Selected Publications

M. A. A. Hafiz, R. Li, M. I. Younis, H. Fariborzi, “A parity checker circuit based on microelectromechanical resonator logic elements”, Phys. Lett. A, 2017, vol. 381, no. 9, pp. 843-848.


  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, M.SC. in Power Engineering​
  • North China Electric Power University (Beijing), China, B.SC. in Electrical Engineering and Its Automation (Advanced Class)

Scientific and Professional Memberships

​​IEEE Graduate Student Membership (S'17)
China Computer Federation Graduates Membership (2017)


    • Enrichment in the Spring 2018 ePoster Competition "Academic and Research" 1st place​
    • Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Present Around The World, KAUST winner, Saudi Arabia
    • Middle East Electricity Exhibition 2017 Future Generation Postgraduate Student Competition Official Judge’s Choice Award Winner
    • Middle East Electricity Exhibition 2017 Future Generation Postgraduate Student Competition Official People’s Choice Award Runner-up
    • Falling Walls Lab Berlin Finalist, Young Innovator of the Year 2016
    • Falling Walls Lab 2016 KAUST 1st Place 
    • Singapore Professional Engineers Board Gold Medal in 2015
    • Outstanding Scholarship for Literature and Art Activities, awarded by North China Electric Power University in 2012