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Dr Marwa Ben Yaala is a research associate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Marwa Ben Yaala was awarded the doctoral degree “Summa Cum Laude” in experimental physics in 2019 from the University of Basel, Switzerland. For her PhD studies, Ben Yaala was awarded the Eurofusion engineering grant to work on three different projects in optics, surface catalysis and thin film deposition/etching fields for nuclear fusion applications. During her PhD, Ben Yaala worked in collaboration with several specialist from different institutions in Europe namely with researchers from CEA (the French Alternatives Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) and ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) in France, Max-Planck institute in Germany and INFLPR (National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics) in Romania. Ben Yaala was a visiting researcher and had the opportunity to perform a part of her PhD work (experiments and simulations) in different laboratories across Europe.

Dr Ben Yaala currently leads the ECR ion beam deposition research at University of Strathlyde. She developed the world’s first 6-beam and 24-beam high-energy ECR systems. The 24-beam system is the world’s first commercially relevant ECR-IBD system. She has also networked with other industrial partners, particularly Helia Photonics, and relevant funding bodies, to help establish a national centre of excellence for Extreme Performance Optical Coatings.

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):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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