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Zak Al Balushi

UC Berkeley and LBNL


Assistant Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, UC Berkeley & Faculty Scientist in the Materials Science Division, LBNL


Dr. Zak Al Balushi is an assistant professor in the department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of California, Berkeley, co-Director of the Berkeley Emerging Technologies Research (BETR) Center and a faculty scientist in the Materials Science Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Zakaria received his B.S. (2011), M.S. (2012) in Engineering Science and his Ph.D. (2017) in Materials Science and Engineering all from The Pennsylvania State University. He is currently serving on the editorial board of Communications Materials, an elected executive committee member for the American Association for Crystal Growth and recently named “Four rising stars who are reshaping nanoscience” by Nature [Nature 608, S12-S13 (2022)]. He is also a SK Hynix Faculty Fellow, Society of Hellman Fellow, a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar in Quantum Materials and a recipient of the NSF CAREER and Micron Corporation Early Career Awards in 2022.