I hold a PhD in Physics (Experimental
Atomic Physics/Accelerator-Based) since January 2010 from The
University of Jordan (UJ). During my PhD research, under the
supervision of Dr. Dia-Eddin Arafah and Dr. Rami M.
Ali, I designed and built the Coincident Rutherford Backscattering
Spectrometry (CRBS) apparatus at the University of Jordan Van
de Graaff Accelerator (JUVAC) facility. At that time, my PhD
dissertation was nominated as the best dissertation in the scientific field.
During my PhD study, I worked at UJ's Department of Physics as a
part-time lecturer (2002-2010). It was a great experience to learn and teach
physics simultaneously at the same place.
I joined King Abdulaziz University (Rabigh Branch) in
Saudi Arabia in October 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Physics, and served
as Head of Physics for Rabigh-College of Sciences and Arts (Females Branch) for
two academic years (2011-2013).
I have been working at UJ's
School of Science as an Assistant Professor of Atomic and Molecular Physics since
September 2013. I am very pleased that I returned back to my home university. I
am always looking very much forward to being positively involved in its success
and progress in all fields.
Besides teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate
students, I am a Principal Researcher of ion-beam analysis (IBA)
techniques at JUVAC facility. I have received several research funding
grants from various international bodies such as ICTP (Abdus Salam
International Centre for Theoretical Physics) and IAEA (International
Atomic Energy Agency) to carry out my research in Jordan and abroad.
During the last few years, I have been honored
to join Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste in Italy as a Research Fellow
(funded by ICTP) during summer semesters of 2015-2017. Most recently, I
have been awarded a one-year ICTP TRIL fellowship at Elettra started on September 1, 2018. I belong to the Atomic and Molecular Physics
Group of Elettra's GasPhase Photoemission beamline, mainly interested in electron spectroscopy and
fragmentation mechanisms of small gas phase molecules using synchrotron light.