Hasan Abdullah

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral fellow


Research Interests

Hasan’s research focuses on the quantum aspects of 2D materials such as quantum transport and confinement effects aiming at tunning the electronic properties using external perturbations such as electric field, magnetic field, or mechanical deformation. In his work, Hasan uses a combination of first principles and effective models. His research also extends to spintronics, topological materials, antiferromagnets, and Weyl semimetals.

Selected Publications

  • Quantum dots in AA-stacked bilayer graphene, H. S. Qasem, Hasan. M. Abdullah, M. A. Shukri, H. Bahlouli, U. Schwingenschlögl, Physical Review B 102, 075429 (2020).
  • Electron collimation at van der Waals domain walls in bilayer graphene, Hasan. M. Abdullah, D. R. da Costa, H. Bahlouli, A. Chaves, F. M. Peeters and B. Van Duppen, Physical Review B 100, 045137 (2019).
  • Graphene quantum blisters: A tunable system to confine charge carriers, Hasan. M. Abdullah, M. Van der Donck, H. Bahlouli, F. M. Peeters, and B. Van Duppen, Applied Physics Letters 112, (2018)
  • Electronic transport and Klein tunneling in gapped AA-stacked bilayer graphene, Hasan. M. Abdullah, Mohammed Al Ezzi and H. Bahlouli, Journal of Applied Physics 124, 204303 (2018)
  • Quantum transport across van der Waals domain walls in bilayer graphene, Hasan. M. Abdullah, B. Van Duppen, M. Zarenia, H. Bahlouli, and F. M. Peeters, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 29, 425303 (2017)
  • Detection of CO2 using CNT-based sensors: Role of Fe catalyst on sensitivity and selectivity, Nacir Tit, Mohammed M. Ezzi, Hasan. M. Abdullah, Maksudbek Yusupov, Summayya Kouser, H. Bahlouli, Zain H. Yamani, Materials Chemistry and Physics 186, 353 (2017),
  • Gate tunable layer selectivity of transport in bilayer graphene nanostructures, Hasan. M. Abdullah, M. Zarenia, H. Bahlouli, F. M. Peeters and B. Van Duppen, Europhysics Letters 113, 17006 (2016)


  • Ph.D., Physics, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 2018
  • M.Sc., Physics, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 2014
  • B.Sc., Physics, Taiz University, Taiz, Yemen, 2007.

Professional Profile

2020 - present, Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia


  • Appl. Phys. Lett. 112, (2018) has been selected as Editor’s Pick.
  • J. Phys. Condens. Matter 29, 425303 (2017)  has been selected for Annual Journal Highlights.
  • KFUPM Ph.D. Scholarship 2014, Saudi Arabia.

Research Interests Keywords

Magnetism Spintronics Quantum Transport Topological Materials Antiferromagnets