Lama Juma Mahmoud


Abu Dhabi Campus

+971 2 6133234


Eng. Lama Mahmoud won two scholarships in 2009 and 2014 for her BA. in Electrical Engineering from Khalifa University, UAE and her Msc. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE, which is in collaboration with MIT, respectively. Upon graduation, she was appointed as an associate researcher in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at Khalifa Univeristy. She is interested in developing and optimizing current high performance and robust microelectronics such as memristors and lithium ion batteries using advanced and hybrid materials at the nanoscale. Her research at Khalifa University covers a wide spectrum of applied materials chemistry and microelectronics sciences, with a focus on environmental discipline. Since January 2016, she started to be a faculty in the Science, Math and Technology (SMT) department, University College, Zayed University in Abu Dhabi. In January 2022, she has finally joined Al Ain university as an instructor.


BSc in Electrical and Communication Engineering, Khalifa University, UAE

MSc in Materials Science and Engineering, Masdar Institute, UAE

Research Interests

Nanoscale materials, memristors, lithium ion batteries, thermoelectric generators, environmental awareness

Selected Publications

  • MemSens: Memristor-Based Radiation Sensor, H Abunahla, B Mohammad, L Mahmoud, M Darweesh, M Alhawari, IEEE Sensors 31 (99)
  • Combination of PVA with Graphene to Improve the Seebeck Coefficient for Thermoelectric Generator Applications, L Mahmoud, YA Samad, M Alhawari, B Mohammad, K Liao, M Ismail, Journal of Electronic Materials, 1-5
  • Characterization of a graphene-based thermoelectric generator using a cost-effective fabrication process, L Mahmoud, M Alhwarai, YA Samad, B Mohammad, K Laio, I Elnaggar, Energy Procedia 75, 615-620
  • Carbon nanostructures modified LiFePO4 cathodes for lithium ion battery applications: optimized porosity and composition, L Mahmoud, B Lalia, R and Hashaikeh, Materials Research Express 3 (12), 16
  • Book review: Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration, JMA Khan, S Anilkumar, S Azzam, S Farooq L Mahmoud, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives
  • Students’ assessment of electronic waste environmental management and sustainability at an emirati federal institution, L Mahmoud, M El Gamal, W Zoghbor, Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility—Volume 2, 263-269
  • Book Review: The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent and Lead a Culture of Creativity (George Couros, 2015, San Diago, CA), L Mahmoud, H Atroshi, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives 15 (2)
  • Book review: The innovator’s mindset: empower learning, unleash talent and lead a culture of creativity (Couros, 2015), L Mahmoud, H Atroshi, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives 15 (2), 85-87
  • Low-Power and Highly Stable Microscale TiO2 Memristors for Gamma-Ray Sensing, L Mahmoud, M Abi Jaoude, M Darweesh, H Abunahla, H George, MEMRISYS2017, 1

Teaching Courses

  • Computer Skills
  • Communication Systems Lab
  • Digital Logic Design Lab
  • Phyics 1 Lab
  • Circuits Analysis Lab


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):