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.

Postdoctoral Associates


Karthik Srinivasan Karthik Srinivasan
Postdoctoral Associate in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
He completed his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where he has received the prestigious Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, NSF I-Corps Award, and Educational Seed Funding from the IEEE Magnetics Society. His Ph.D. research focused on developing magneto-optical garnets for integrated photonic isolators and as novel material platforms in magnonics. During his time in Minnesota, he was the Vice-Chairperson for the Twin-Cities chapter of the IEEE Magnetics Society and a Resource Instructor for the college’s Teaching and Language Kick-off (TALK). He received his M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and B.S. in electronics and communication engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India.

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.
Tzu-Yun Hsu Tzu-Yun Hsu
Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
She completed her undergrad in National Tsing Hua University with a major in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) and a minor in Computer Science. Then, she continued her studies with an M.S. in MSE at Cornell. She is interested in piezoelectric materials and related research fields in novel electronic devices. In her free time she enjoys arts, technology, animals, and adventures!
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.

Undergraduate Students


Tangia Sun Tangia Sun
B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
He is a senior undergraduate student interested in analog & digital circuit design and power electronics. Currently, he is conducting research on the applications of magnetic fields in agriculture. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, traveling, listening to classical music, and playing/watching soccer!
Ziqi Yuan Ziqi Yuan
B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
She is a junior in ECE. She is always interested in exploring and trying new things. She likes to travel, play sports, and learn new languages.


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)