Wedyan Babatain

Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Tangible Media

Wedyan Babatain is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab - Tangible Media Group. She has an interdisciplinary background obtaining a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Bio-Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware, USA, in 2017, and a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), KSA, in 2019. Her research focused on developing a wearable closed-loop feedback transdermal drug delivery platform. In 2022, Wedyan received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from KAUST where she focused on developing liquid metal-based inertial sensors for motion monitoring and human machine interfaces. Her research topics of interest include sensors, actuators, microfluidics, flexible and soft electronics for healthcare and environmental applications. She received the King Abdullah Scholarship Program (KASP) awarded by the Ministry of Education to complete her undergraduate studies in the US, the KAUST Graduate Fellowship for her graduate studies and the Ibn Khaldun Fellowship for her postdoctoral research at MIT. She was a finalist at the 2022 SXSW Innovation Awards and has presented her research projects prototypes at CES, SXSW, and IDTechEx. She is a member of the IEEE, BME society, and the secretary of the Electron Devices Society chapter of western Saudi Arabia.