College / Department

Teaching areas

At AUS: Conceptual Physics, Introductory Mechanics and Introductory Electrodynamics (001, 100, 101, 102, 104).Elsewhere: Classical and Quantum Optics, Classical and Quantum Mechanics, Classical Electrodynamics, Modern Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Mathematical Methods, Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics, and Atomic Physics.

Research areas

General: Theory of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. Specific: Laser acceleration of electrons, ions and bare nuclei for medical and industrial applications.


PhD in Theoretical Physics (1987) University of Colorado at Boulder.
MA in Theoretical Physics (1981) University of California at Santa Barbara.
B. Sc. in Mathematics (1979) Birzeit University in Palestine.
B. Sc. in Physics (1978) Birzeit University in Palestine.

Professional experience

Professor of Physics at the American University of Sharjah: 2003 – present.
Assistant Professor (1988 – 1993), Associate Professor (1993 – 1998) and Professor (1998 – 2003) of Physics at Birzeit University in Palestine.
Visiting Professor of Physics at Freiburg University in Germany:1999 – 2001.
Visiting Professor of Physics and Humboldt Fellow at Bielefeld University in Germany: 1995 – 1996.
Visiting Scientist at: Abdus-Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (Trieste, Italy), Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (Garching, Germany), Max-Planck Institute for Complex Systems (Dresden, Germany) and Max-Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (Heidelberg, Germany).


American Physical Society, Associate Faculty Member of the Hearne Institute for Theoretical Physics (Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge).
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