Fellow:Abdallah J. Matta
Abdallah J. Matta, colloquially known as AJ, is a University Innovation Fellow studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Hailing from a long line of engineers and entrepreneurs, leadership and ingenuity are in his blood. Testing as an INTP on the Myers-Briggs personality test, he is extremely analytical and prefers to observe a situation from afar before jumping in. In his free time, he can almost always be found tinkering with something. His hobbies are as constant as a random number generator; constantly leading him to pick up new trade skills. While most hobbies begin and end on a whim, a few have stuck around throughout the years. The most notable of these include blacksmithing and working with open-source electronics (obviously). Currently attending UAB, he is a co-founder of the UAB MakerSpace and an employee of the university. He hopes to continue to introduce new technology to students that otherwise would never have the opportunity to use it.