Michael Naguib is an assistant professor in the department of Physics and Engineering Physics at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Prior to joining Tulane in 2018, he was a Eugene Wigner Fellow (2014-2017) and Research Staff (2017-2018) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He received his M.S. and B.S. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering in Cairo University, Egypt. After that, he earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University in 2014.

He is an inventor on the first patent on two-dimensional transition metals carbides and carbonitrides, so-called MXenes. He has published more than 55 papers (with more than 6900 citations) in international journals and presented many invited talks at number of international conferences and universities. He has received many awards, such as Kroto Award, Ross Coffin Purdy Award, MRS Gold Graduate Student Award, Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) Award, and was listed as Drexel University Forty- Under-Forty. His research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of novel ceramics materials for electrochemical energy storage and energy conversion.