Dr. Nidhal Guessoum | American University of Sharjah

Profile

College / Department

Teaching areas

Physics, Astronomy

Research areas

Gamma-Ray Astrophysics: Positron-Electron Annihilation; Nuclear gamma-ray lines; Gamma-Ray Bursts. Crescent Visibility and Islamic Calendar. Science, Religion, Education, and Popularization of Science.

Education

PhD, Physics / Astrophysics, University of California, San Diego, United States, 1988
MS, Physics, University of California, San Diego, United States, 1984
BS, Physics / Theoretical Physics, Université des Sciences et de la Technologie d'Alger, Algeria, 1982

Professional experience

Professor, Physics, College Of Arts & Sciences, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2008 - Present
Associate Dean, College Of Arts & Sciences, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2012 - 2014
Head Of Department, College Of Arts & Sciences, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2011 - 2013
Associate Professor, Physics, College Of Arts & Sciences, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2002 - 2008
Chair Of Department,physics, College Of Arts & Sciences, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2001 - 2004
Assistant Professor, Physics, College Of Arts & Sciences, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2000 - 2002
Assistant Professor, College of Technological Studies, Kuwait, 1994 - 2000
Assistant Professor, University of Blida, Algeria, 1990 - 1994
Post-doctoral Fellow, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA, Maryland, United States, 1988 - 1990

Memberships

Templeton Religion Trust, June 2016
Templeton World Charity Foundation, June 2016
International Society for Science & Religion, Executive Committee Member, September 2011
International Astronomical Union, USA, August 2000
Board of Trustees, John Templeton Foundation, June 2011 - June 2017
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