People

Abdulrahman Alfaraidi

Junior
Jeddah
Chemical & Biological Engineering
University of Southern California

Student Profile:

Research Interests 
Design and synthesis of organic/inorganic advance materials for energy applications 
 
The best thing about KGSP and the opportunities available for me is: 
I love being surrounded by bright and hardworking individuals as this motivates me to do my best. I also appreciate all the invaluable enrichment opportunities that the KGSP offers. 
 
STEM fields and research are important to Saudi because: 
Science and education can raise a nation. When rising generations are immersed in creativity-driven fields, they learn how to solve the country’s energy, economic, and educational problems through technology and innovation.  
 
Currently I am: 
Working in a lab at USC that aims to find new ways of synthesis and control chirality of single walled carbon-nanotube; it is very challenging, and I love this. 
 
My favorite KGSP experience/event so far:  
Annual meetings are my favorite because I get to meet KAUST distinguished professors and hear about the exciting research being done at KAUST. Also, it is nice to connect with KGSP friends and staff. 
 
In ten years I see myself: 
Doing research to solve challenging problems, and lecturing math and science to the younger generation. 
 
Research Experience  
University of Southern California 
- Screen Printing of Carbon Nano-Tube Thin Film Transistor Array, 2016 – Present  
 
Academic Conferences 
American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Annual Student Conference, 2016