Shaimaa Azzam

Shaimaa Azzam

2020 Elings Prize Fellow
Shaimaa was born in Mansoura Egypt where she also obtained her BSc and MSc degrees from Mansoura University. She received her PhD degree from Purdue University in Electrical and Computer Engineering in August 2020 where she worked on Nanophotonics in the groups of Alexander Kildishev, Alexandra Boltasseva, and Vladimir Shalaev. Shaimaa’s dissertation is titled “Novel light trapping and nonlinear dynamics in nanophotonic devices.” She joined Galan Moody’s group at the University of California, Santa Barbara in September 2020 as an Elings fellow.