Dr. Said Sakhi | American University of Sharjah


College / Department

Teaching areas

Since joining AUS, I have taught the following physics courses: Preparatory Physics - PHY001;Conceptual Physics - PHY100; General Physics I- PHY101;General Physics II - PHY102;Physics for architects - PHY 104; Environmental physics - PHY 105; General Physics I- PHY101 Laboratory; General Physics II- PHY102 Laboratory; Modern Physics - PHY 201; PHY 394 Fundamentals of Nanophysics.

Research areas

My research is at the interface between theoretical condensed matter physics and quantum field and gauge theories. The language of these two disciplines helps me"To see a world in a grain of sand And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand And eternity in an hour." I use powerful tools from relativistic quantum field theory to solve some strongly correlated condensed matter problems such as the fractional quantum Hall effect and Josephson junction arrays.


PhD, Ph.d. In Theoretical Physics, University of Montreal, Canada, 1994
MS, Physics, Area Of Specialization: Dimerized Spin 1/2 Xy Model With Generalized Boundary Conditions And Conformal Invariance, Polytechnique school of Montreal, Canada, 1990
BS, Physics, University Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco, 1988

Professional experience

Associate Professor, College Of Arts And Sciences, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2007 - Present
Visiting Professor ,, University of British Columbia/Simon Fraser University, Canada, 2013 - 2014
Assistant Professor, College Of Arts And Sciences, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2000 - 2007
Instructor, Vancouver Community College, British Columbia, Canada, 1998 - 2000
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department Of Physics And Astronomy, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada, 1995 - 1998
Research Associate, Department Of Physics, University of Concordia, Canada, 1995 - 1995
Research Associate, Subatomic Physics Laboratory, University of Montreal, Canada, 1994 - 1995
Teaching Assistant, Physics Department, University of Montreal, Canada, 1990 - 1994


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