|MIT Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty Mentor: Tomás Palacios
Research Supervisor: Mengyang Yuan
Undergraduate Institution: Morgan State University
Hometown: Yopougon, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
My name is Fadil, I was born and raised in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). I am a rising senior majoring in electrical engineering at Morgan State University. My current research interests lie in the area of materials science, mainly semiconductors. I have always been curious about how applied scientists and engineers manage to consistently develop faster, smaller, and more power efficient electronic devices, and this curiosity is what ultimately led me to the interdisciplinary field of materials science. My research experience working on aspects of wide band gap semiconductors such as silicon carbide (SiC), enlightened me on a number of my questions, but also, in a good way, begat more curiosity. Once I clearly identify the challenges that intrigue me the most, I hope to be at the forefront of their resolutions. In my spare time, I enjoy going for a walk in parks, playing the guitar, and listening to debates on contemporary issues.