Muhammad M. Hussain, alumnus of Texas ECE, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Hussain was nominated by the forum on Industrial and Applied Physics and recognized for his contributions to exploration, evaluation, and transition of planar and non-planar high-k/metal gate complementary metal oxide semiconductor electronics, silicon/silicon-germanium/III-V nanotube devices, and flexible, stretchable, reconfigurable complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor electronic systems. Hussain was the recipient of the Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award in 2015 and Scientific American listed his research as one of the Top 10 World Changing Ideas of 2014. He is a regular panelist of U.S. NSF grants reviewing committees, editor-in-chief of Applied Nanoscience (Springer), an IEEE senior member since 2010. He has 53 issued and pending U.S. patent applications and is an IEEE Electron Devices Society Distinguished Lecturer, as well as a Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology in the United Kingdom. Hussain’s research has been highlighted extensively in international publications such as the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and IEEE Spectrum. He currently serves as an associate professor at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, and is principal investigator of its Integrated Nanotechnology Lab.
The American Physical Society awards the annual fellowships to scientists nominated and elected by the members of the society as a recognition of the fellow's work in physics, physics education, or leadership in physics. APS elects a cohort of select members, comprising less than 1 percent of the 50,000 members, to be fellows every year. Each fellow is nominated by a certain group of the members in the APS specializing in the area of physics which the nominee specialized in.