Abdullah Almansouri was born in 1990 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and is a PhD student in electrical engineering. He received his bachelor’s degree with distinction from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. He received his Master’s degree from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia. He is currently working on his Ph.D. degree at the same university.
His research interests include wireless power transfer, wireless sensor technology and wearable sensors. Abdullah has been recognized by the Golden Key International Honour Society as one of the top 15% of students worldwide in the field of electronics and communications in 2013, won first place in Saudi Arabia for the 10th Annual International Microelectronics Olympics of Armenia in 2015, and attended the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in 2019.
What projects are you currently working on?
My work mainly revolves around wireless power transfer and wireless sensor technology. I now focus mainly on magnetic skin applications, including tracking eye movements with magnetic skin, contactless control with magnetic skin, and enabling quadriplegics with magnetic skin. My ultimate goal is to take these topics from research to help the needy people out there.
What drives you in life, Abdullah?
Passion! I enjoy the feeling of exploring new discoveries and providing my unique solutions to all the challenges that lie ahead. I was really excited when I realized that some of my solutions have the potential to reach the market and help some people have a better life. I believe that I am so fortunate to be working in an area where the results can help humanity and make the earth a better place to live.