College / Department

Teaching areas

General Physics courses, Spectroscopic methods in material science, solid state physics, electromagnetic theory, advanced laboratory

Research areas

Dr. Hamdan's research interests are inexperimental solid state physics and material science: nano-materials, organic solar cells, magnetic materials and semiconductors, high temperature superconductivity and x-ray spectroscopy. Dr. Hamdan is also performing research in the field of air pollution, particularly on aerosol pollution and source apportionment, in addition to studying material of cultural heritage using advanced spectroscopic techniques.


Ph. D. in Solid State Physics 1993 Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
M. Sc. in Solid State Physics 1988 Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
B. Sc. in Physics1984 Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan

Professional experience

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Research, Sept. 2006-Nov. , 2007.
Interim Head of the Physics Department: January 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014
Associate Professor: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 1990-2000
Scientist: University of California at Berkeley,, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,Advanced Light Source,June 2000- August23, 2002.
Professor: American University of Sharjah 2002 -now


1. Member of the American Physical Society, 1998-2005 2. member of the Material Science Society 2000-2002. 3. member of NewYork Academy of Sciences, 2004-2006 4. CountryCounterpart at the International Atomic Energy Agency for ARASIA projects, 2007-present. 5. Member of the Joint Scientific and Beam line Committees at UNESCO SESAEM Project 1999-2006
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