Tilal Elkarim is a rising junior majoring in mechanical engineering at the
University of Maryland Eastern Shore. During his first year attending UMES, Tilal has been actively involved in volunteering
activities. Due to his high academic performance, Tilal was recognized by The Richard A. Henson Honors Program, awarding him a
scholarship. As a way to further expand his knowledge, He engaged in research on resistance switching & memristive hysteresis,
working alongside his physics professor. His interest in nanoscale heat transfer & nano-electromechanical systems, has been the
reason why he chose a research internship in nano-fabrication at the University of Houston for summer 2018.