Congratulations to Dr. Nesma Aboulkhair, Additive Manufacturing Lead Researcher, for ranking among ‘Stanford's top 2% Scientists 2021 for Single year citations’ for the second year in a row. Dr. Aboulkhair joined TII in April 2021, and she is also a visiting academic at the University of Nottingham in the UK. Dr. Aboulkhair joined the world of additive manufacturing in 2013 while working on a PhD at the university. She attributes her initial years at Nottingham for giving her a head start in the world of research publishing.
As an early career researcher, she has an excellent track record of scientific publications (h-index 19, Field Weighted Citation Impact 5.31 – Materials Science) and secured funding (in excess of GBP2 million (approx. AED10 million)). Her active research projects span several metal additives manufacturing processes, including powder-based and droplet-on-demand.
She holds an MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering (Materials & Manufacturing) from the American University in Cairo (Egypt) and a BSc in Mechanical Design and Production from Cairo University (Egypt). Dr. Aboulkhair is keenly interested in experimental research. Her research expertise? Everything from additive manufacturing (laser power bed fusion and metal jetting) to characterization equipment (microscopy and mechanical testing). She is also the President of the Early Career Researchers committee for the Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU) in the UK.
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