Election Year: 2021
Election Constituency: Saudi Arabia
Scholar Status: Scholar in Residence
Rhodes Identifier: Saudi Arabia & Keble 2021
Senior Ghadah Alshalan, from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship for Saudi Arabia. Alshalan will graduate next June with a bachelor of science in physics and a minor in computer science. As a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, she will pursue studies in condensed matter physics. Physics captivated Alshalan in high school when she participated in national and international physics competitions and became Saudi Arabia's first female medalist. At MIT, Alshalan has conducted research with Professor Marin Solja?i? at the Research Laboratory of Electronics, and Professor Vladan Vuleti? at the MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms. She is currently studying quantum nanoelectronics with Professor Pablo Jarillo-Herrero in the Department of Physics.