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.

Master’s Students

Maritza Correa Maritza Correa
M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering.
She has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University where she focused on physical devices and photonics. At Cornell, she hopes to continue her interest in devices by studying optical/magnetic materials.
Tzu-Yun Hsu Tzu-Yun Hsu
M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering.
She completed her undergrad in National Tsing Hua University with a major in MSE and a minor in CS. 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!

Undergraduate Students

Akugbe Imudia Akugbe Imudia
B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
He is currently a junior undergraduate and is passionate about creating new digital devices and learning more from electronic personal projects. In his free time, he likes to practice the piano, fold origami, and play Super Smash Brothers.