Elham Fadaly Wins Physics World 2020 Breakthrough Of The Year

Egyptian women strike again



Egyptian women yet keep on lifting our hopes up by being capable of going through hell to achieve their dreams. Elham Fadaly, a PhD student of Eindhoven University of Technology, one of our own Egyptian women has received the Physics World 2020 Breakthrough of the Year for one of the important physics researches, making us all proud of her.

Elham Fadaly’s research was about creating a silicon-based material with a direct band gap to emit light that will be used for transferring communication data, and was ranked as one of the top 10 ranked breakthroughs in 2020. Silicone is one of the elements that are used in the computer manufacturing, and scientists have always tried to find a way for the emission of light from silicone, but the dream isn’t so far away now since Elham Fadaly and her team have created this marvelous advancement in the computing technology.

Elham Fadaly studied at AUC under the Leadership for Education and Development (LEAD) program, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering. She then took her first year masters with a full scholarship at Katholieke University Leuven, and the second year from Chalmers University of Technology in Nanoelectronics.