Idris H. Smaili

PhD Student


Spin transport in 2D materials, Surface State Spectroscopy, Rashba Splitting, Electronic and Spintronic nano-devices.

Research Interests

My research is focused on understanding magnetism and spin transport mechanisms in transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) monolayers. The study utilizes numerical methods and analytic techniques using density functional theory (DFT). ​


​2016-Present, Ph.D. 
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

2012-2014, Master of Science in Microelectronics Engineering 
Rochester Institute of Te​chnology (RIT), USA 

2003-2007, Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering 
King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia

Professional Profile

​2010-Present Teaching Assistant
Jazan University, Saudi Arabia​

2007-2010, Engineer in industry​