Assistant professor - nanostructured semiconductor materials

Personal details:
Name: Mohammad Abdulaziz Alduraibi
Nationality: Saudi
Academic position: Assistant professor
Current address:
Department of physics and astronomy,
College of Science, King Saud University,
P.O. Box: 2455, Riyadh 11451
Saudi Arabia
Office Tel: +966-1-467 6445,

  • PhD in the field of microelectronics and nanostructured semiconductor materials, in 2010 from the University of Manchester, UK.
  • MSc in Nanoscale Science and Technology, with merit in 2006 from the University of Leeds, UK.
  • B.Sc. in physics, in 2000, from King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (excellent grade).    

Scientific Research Skills:

  • Thin film deposition techniques such as molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), pulsed laser deposition (PLD), sputtering technique and some other deposition techniques.
  •  Various structural, optical and electrical characterization techniques, i.e., atomic force microscope, scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscope, XRD, photoluminescence, absorption and transmission optical setups. 
  • Fabrication of semiconductor devices in clean environment (cleanrooms) which involves the use of lithography techniques, dry and wet etching and other processing equipments.
  •  Nanoscale patterning using Focused Ion Beam system. 
  • Semiconductor nanostructure synthesis for photovoltaic and gas sensing applications

Work experience:

  • (2010-present) assistant professor.
  • (2004-2010) postgraduate student sponsored by KSU.
  • (2001-2004) teacher assistant in the physics department-KSU.

Academic visits, training and workshops:

  • Academic visitor, Cavendish laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK, January 2015
  • Academic Visitor, The Swiss federal institute of technology [EPFL]-Lausanne, Switzerland, August 2014.
  • Workshop on X-ray crystallography and single crystal structure determination using SHELXTL software, King Saud University, Riyadh, 2013.
  • Academic visitor, The University of Sheffield, UK, summer 2011
  • Workshop on Nanomaterials for Energy Storage, Riyadh, 2011.
  • Micro Teaching. King Saud University, 2011.
  • Effective Teaching and Management System, King Saud University, 2011.
  • Course Design and Construction, King Saud University, 2011.
  • Student Assessment and Classroom Management, King Saud University, 2011
  • What is terahertz and what can it do for you? At the National Physical Laboratory, London, UK, 2009.
  • Patent searching, Manchester, UK, 2009.
  • Understanding financial statements, Manchester, UK, 2009.
  • Terahertz Systems and Industrial Applications, Royal Society, London, UK, 2009.
  • Teaching in higher education workshop, Manchester, UK, 2008.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant training, Manchester, UK 2008.
  • General Physics for Secondary School Physics Teachers at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, 2001.

Conferences participation

  • European Conference on Lasers, Electro-Optics CLEO and quantum electronics, Munich, Germany, 2013. ( 2 poster presentations).
  •  IEEE 12th International Conference on Nanotechnology, Birmingham, UK, 2012 (oral presentation)
  • QD2010 conference, Nottingham, UK, April 2010, (poster presentation)
  • Quantum dot meeting, University of Cambridge, January 2010. (Poster presentation).
  • UK Semiconductors conference, Sheffield, UK, 2008. (Oral presentation).
  • Recent Advances of Low Dimensional Structures and Devices held in Nottingham in April 7-9, 2008. (Oral and poster presentations).


  • M. F. Zia, M. Abdel-Rahman, M. Alduraibi, B. Ilahi and A. Alasaad, "Synthesis and electrical characterisation of vanadium oxide thin film thermometer for microbolometer applications," in Electronics Letters, vol. 52, no. 10, pp. 827-828, 5 12 2016.
  • Hamid M. Ghaithan, Saif M.H. Qaid, Mahmoud Hezam, Joselito P. Labis, Mohammad Alduraibi, Idriss M. Bedja, Abdullah S. Aldwayyan, Laser induced photocurrent and photovoltage transient measurements of dye-sensitized solar cells based on TiO2 nanosheets and TiO2 nanoparticles, Electrochimica Acta, Volume 212, 10 September 2016, Pages 992-997
  • B. Ilahi, M. Abdel-Rahman, Z. Zaaboub, M. F. Zia, M. Alduraibi, and H. Maaref, Thermal annealing induced multiple phase in V/V2O5 alternating multilayer structure, International Journal of Modern Physics B, Vol. 30 (2016) 1650210.
  • N. Al-Khalli, M. Alduraibi, N. Debbar, M. Saleem, M. Alkanhal, A. Sebak and M. Abdel-Rahman, Photolithographically definable SU-8–alumina composite for W-band dielectric resonator antennas, IET Micro & Nano Letters, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 224-229, 2016.
  •  M. Abdel-Rahman, S. Ilahi, M.F. Zia, M. Alduraibi, N. Debbar, N. Yacoubi, B. Ilahi, Temperature coefficient of resistance and thermal conductivity of Vanadium oxide ‘Big Mac’ sandwich structure, Infrared Physics & Technology, Volume 71, July 2015, Pages 127-130,
  • E.S. Awad, N. Al-Khalli, M. Abdel-Rahman, M. Alduraibi, N. Debbar,  "Comparison of V2O5 Microbolometer Optical Performance Using NiCr and Ti Thin-Films," in Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE , vol.27, no.5, pp.462-465, March1, 1 2015
  • M. Abdel-Rahman, B. Albassam, and M. Alduraibi, Driveless gyroscope response of a quartz piezoelectric vibratory tuning fork, AIP Conference Proceedings 1653, 020001 (2015)
  • N.S. Daghestani, M. Alduraibi, M. Missous, T. Ackemann, M.A. Cataluna,  "Pulsed THz generation from InAs/GaAs quantum-dot structures," in Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/IQEC), 2013 Conference on and International Quantum Electronics Conference , 12-16 May 2013
  • N.S. Daghestani, M. Alduraibi, T. Piwonski, T. Ochalski, G. Huyet, M. Missous, T. Ackemann, M.A. Cataluna, "Ultrafast carrier dynamics of surfactant-mediated-grown InAs/GaAs quantum-dot structures designed for THz applications," in Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/IQEC), 2013 Conference and International Quantum Electronics Conference ,  12-16 May 2013.
  • T. Ackemann,  M. Alduraibi, S. Campbell, S. Keatings, P. Luke Sam, H. Fraser, A. S. Arnold, E. Riis, and M. Missous. Diamond heat sinking of terahertz antennas for continuous-wave photomixing. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 112, 123109 (2012)
  • Hadi AlQahtani, Mohammad Alduraibi, Tim Richardson, and Martin Grell. Manifold sensitivity improvement of swelling- based sensors. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., )2012(, 14, 5558-5560
  • M. Alduraibi, M. Missous, P. Luke Sam, A. Tierno, S. Keatings and T.Ackemann. Optical and electrical properties of stacked binary InAs-GaAs quantum dot structures prepared under Surfactant-mediated growth conditions, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 245 (2010) 12072.
  • M. Alduraibi, C. Mitchell, S. Chakraborty and M. Missous, Surfactant-mediated growth of InAs–GaAs superlattices and quantum dot structures grown at different temperatures, Microelectronics Journal 40 (2009) 476.
  • M. Alduraibi, C. Mitchell, S. Chakraborty and M. Missous, Interaction of low-temperature surfactant-grown InAs superlattice layers with arsenic precipitates, Microelectronics Journal 40 (2009) 550.
  • J. Bell, T. Schlegel, M. Alduraibi, M. A. Khan, T. P. Comyn, and J. Rodel, "Impedance Spectroscopy of Mn Doped BiFeO3PbTiO3 Ceramics", In (ISAF 06) International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics, Proceedings, North Carolina, USA, 2006, pp 128-131.