Mrs 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 University. 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. She started as an instructor at the University College, Zayed University in Abu Dhabi, in January 2018.