Amal El-Ghazaly

Amal El-Ghazaly
(“em-el  el-ḡe-ze-lee”)
Assistant Professor
ase63 [at] cornell [dot] edu


Amal El-Ghazaly joined Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University as an assistant professor in July 2019. Prior to joining Cornell, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California Berkeley, where she was awarded the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2017. Her postdoctoral research explored new possibilities for ultrafast all-electrical switching of magnetic nanodots for faster and more energy-efficient computer memories. She earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University, where she was funded by both NSF and NDSEG graduate research fellowships as well as the Stanford DARE fellowship until her graduation in 2016. Her Ph.D. research focused on radio frequency devices using magnetic and magnetoelectric thin-film composites for tunable wireless communications. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011.

In the summer of 2015, while completing her Ph.D., she interned with the Components Research department at Intel in Hillsboro, OR. She has also studied and interned abroad in Japan, Egypt, and Nigeria over the course of her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Throughout her career, she has devoted much of her spare time to numerous diversity initiatives in STEM. She is deeply passionate about empowering minorities through higher education and stimulating technology development and science and engineering education across the world.

Ph.D. Students

Ludovico Cestarollo Ludovico Cestarollo
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering.
He completed undergraduate and master degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Binghamton University (SUNY), publishing his thesis titled “Precision dispensing of screen printable materials for flexible hybrid electronics”. During his four years at Binghamton, he was a Division I tennis player, and during his junior and senior years also the captain of the team. In his free time, Ludovico enjoys playing and watching sports, especially tennis (of course!) and soccer.
 Yulan Chen Yulan Chen
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering.
She received her B.S. degree in Polymer Materials and Engineering from South China University of Technology. She then continued her M.S. study at University of Alberta in Canada. Her current research interest focuses on the fabrication of transparent magnetic elastomers.
Htoo Htet Htoo Wai Htet
Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
He received his undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Union College, NY, where his research focused on photonic crystals for ultrasound microscopy. He was then awarded a 1-year Watson Fellowship to explore maker culture in developing countries, and subsequently worked on bridging science education and developing technology to empower Myanmar citizens. In his leisure time, he enjoys practicing the piano or participating in group outdoor activities and adventures.
Smaran Smaran Panth Kulakarni
Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
He received his B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH). He is interested in developing sustainable and self-powered sensing systems to understand complex phenomena around us. He enjoys movies, cricket, sketching, cooking and practicing music (vocals & flute) during his leisure time.
Esiri Oghenekaro Esiri Oghenekaro
Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
She completed her undergrad in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Benin, Nigeria. She then continued on to work in industry for about 2 years and decided to come back into academia to pursue her PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She has research interests in sensors, actuators, and intelligent and innovative electronic devices. She enjoys movies, travels and adventures during her spare time.
Haosen Yin Haosen Yin
Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
He completed his undergraduate degree at Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), as an honors graduate. His current research interest lies in nanofabrication and assembly of magnetic nanoparticles, as well as their application in communications. In his free time, he enjoys a variety of arts, including piano, painting, video editing (vfx), and culinary arts.

Masters Students


Raleigh Clemens Raleigh Clemens
M.Eng. in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
He is a masters student in ECE interested in the electrical engineering behind biomedical technology. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, running, swimming, and playing instruments.
Einstein Jacob Tamor
M.Eng. in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Marie Curie Kaiyuan Xu
M.Eng. in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Undergraduate Students


Cheng Tang Cheng Tang
B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
He is a senior majoring in ECE, currently interested in analog circuits and signal processing. He likes to explore different research areas and is always willing to learn. During his free time, he likes to play basketball and practice on his drum set.


Karthik Srinivasan (Postdoctoral Associate 2021-2023)

Smith Charles (ECE directed research 2023)

Karl Chen (ECE summer research/sensor design 2023, ECE directed research 2023)

Parker Schless (ECE summer research/sensor design 2023)

Ziqi Yuan (ECE directed research 2022-2023)

Tzu-Yun Hsu (M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering 2019-2021)

Tangia Sun (ECE directed research 2022)

Marcus Choates (CCMR REU 2022)

Rodolfo Cantu (CNF REU 2022)

Maritza Correa (M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering 2019-2021)

Vlad Smarandache (M.Eng. in Electrical and Computer Engineering 2021)

Jeff Nan (ELI Fall 2021)

Chukwuemeka Emmanuel Adebi (LSAMP REU 2021)

Shane Smolenski (CCMR REU 2021)

Akugbe Imudia (LSAMP REU 2020, ECE directed research 2020-2021)