Born in Toulouse (France), Souraya Goumri-Said is associate professor of Physics at Alfaisal University (Riyadh, KSA). She received her PhD degree from the Bourgogne University in Dijon (France) on 2004. Souraya spent one year in Val de Marne University as temporary assistant professor then joined the condensed matter group in physics department of technical university of Kaisterslautern in Germany on 2005. From 2006 to 2010, she was awarded different research fellows in France and Belgium as postdoctoral and assistant professor at Maine University (Le Mans, France) from 2006 to 2008. Then she worked as researcher at Namur University (Belgium) from 2008 to 2010. Souraya worked and managed an industrial project within Arcelor Mital research and development department in collaboration with three universities in Wallonie region in Belgium. From July 2010, she was employed at KAUST University (Saudi Arabia) before joining Georgia Tech where she is working as research scientist within Prof. Jean-Luc Bredas group at the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics. Her main area of research is density functional theory applied to material science and modeling the physical properties of functionalized materials such as perovskites, ceramics, carbides, nitrides, and materials for storage hydrogen. She also specializes in modeling optical, photonic devices and nanostructures for photovoltaic applications. Souraya is editor of open Physics (former the central European journal of physics,) within Dedegruyter edition since 2008. She edited her first book on 2006 about ab-initio methods applied to physical properties of semiconductors nitrides and perovskites. Souraya is author and co-author of more than 143 papers, 6 chapters and books with h-index=28. She joined the advisory Editorial Board of computational condensed matter journal at Elsevier.