Sharizal joined the lab in July 2018, working on photonics integration. Previously, he was a Research Scientist at Photonics Laboratory at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST). Prior to this, he was a Principal Researcher and Assistant General Manager at Telekom Malaysia Research & Development (TMR&D) from 2003 to 2013. He was also a Visiting Researcher at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA in 2006 and Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Finland in 2005. His research focuses on the use of nanophotonics to enhance light amplification and manipulation for photonic devices. He has demonstrated the use of subwavelength gratings and photonic crystals in edge-emitting and surface-emitting light emitters (LEDs and lasers using III-V, III-nitride, and hybrid perovskites materials) and solar cells (hybrid perovskites). His other research interests include nanofabrication process development, material characterizations and numerical modeling for photonic devices. Outside of research, he enjoys rugby, football, badminton, and playing bagpipe.
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