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Sami Saleh Alghamdi

Sami Saleh Alghamdi, from Al-Bahah, Saudi Arabia, is a graduate student in Electrical Engineering. His research focuses on electrical characteristics of modern nano electronic devices.

Why did you choose Purdue?

After long research on what could be the best place that I could spend my next 6-8 years in USA, and at the same time pursue my career as professor, Purdue was the best option among my top 10 choices. Purdue is home for pioneer researchers in my field.

What is your favorite fact about Purdue?

The pride I have being a Boilermaker is something every Purdue student should feel.

Career goal?

Teaching and research are my passion, so I would definitely continue working in academia.

Where do you spend most of your time on campus?

In my nice office at Birck.

What apps, software, or tools can’t you live without?

Matlab, Excel, LaTeX, and of course Whatsapp :)

What’s your workspace setup?

I usually sit by my desktop in our research group room with my Starbucks coffee.

What do you listen to while you work?

When I work and need to concentrate, I prefer complete silence.

What are you currently reading, or what is the last thing you read?

I love reading articles about civilaization history around the world, politics, and economy.

What everyday thing are you better at than everyone else?

I love trying new things and winning opportunities. I take initiative when it comes to social life, too.

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Number of Graduate Students Enrolled Since 2018: 26

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