Usman Yaqoob

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral fellow



Research Interests

Usman Yaqoob received Ph.D. from the University of Ulsan, South Korea, and his research work includes chemo resistive gas sensors, MEMS resonators, and piezoelectric/triboelectric energy harvesters.

Selected Publications

  • Highly flexible room temperature NO2 sensor based on MWCNTs-WO3 nanoparticles hybrid on a PET substrate, U. Yaqoob, D. T. Phan, A. S. M. I. Uddin, G. S. Chung, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical (2015).
  • The effect of reduced graphene oxide on the dielectric and ferroelectric properties of PVDF–BaTiO3 nanocomposites, U. Yaqoob, A. S. M. I. Uddin, G. S. Chung, RSC advances (2016).
  • A high-performance flexible NO2 sensor based on WO3 NPs decorated on MWCNTs and RGO hybrids on PI/PET substrates, U. Yaqoob, A. S. M. I. Uddin, G. S. Chung, Sensors and Actuators B (2016).
  • Realization of self-poled, high performance, flexible piezoelectric energy harvester by employing PDMS-rGO as sandwich layer between P (VDF-TrFE)-PMN-PT composite sheets, U. Yaqoob, R. M. Habibur, M. Sheeraz, H. C. Kim, Composites Part B: Engineering (2019).
  • Chemical gas sensors: Recent developments, challenges, and the potential of machine learning—A review, U. Yaqoob, M. I. Younis, Sensors (2021).


Ph.D, University of Ulsan, South Korea 2019

Professional Profile

2019-present, Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia


Brain Korea 21+ Fellowship: 2014-2019
Fee waiver scholarship supported by Korean government: 2014.03-2019.02
National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Project Fellowship

KAUST Affiliations

CEMSE - Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division

Research Interests Keywords

chemoresistive gas sensors MEMS resonators piezoelectric/triboelectric energy harvesting