Dr. Yousef I M Salamin | American University of Sharjah


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, Solid State Physics and Atomic Physics.

Research areas

Laser acceleration of electrons, ions and bare nuclei for medical and industrial applications.


PhD, Theoretical Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder, United States, 1987
MA, Theoretical Physics, University of California at Santa Barbara, United States, 1981
BS, Mathematics (with Distinction), Birzeit University, Palestine, 1979
BS, Physics (with Distinction), Birzeit university, Palestine, 1978

Professional experience

Professor Of Physics, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2003 - Present
Visiting Professor, Gruppe Keitel, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Germany, 2017 - 2018
Visiting Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Germany, 2011 - 2012
Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor And Professor Of Physics, Birzeit University, Palestine, 1988 - 2003
Visiting Professor And Guest Lecturer, Freiburg University, Germany, 1999 - 2001
Visiting Professor And Humboldt Fellow, Bielefeld University, Germany, 1995 - 1996


American Physical Society, March 2013
Horace Hearne Institute for Theoretical Physics, International, August 2012
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, AvH, International, I have been a Humboldt Fellow since 1995. Support from the Fellowship helped me spend one full year at Bielefeld University and many re-invitations since, each of 2 - 3 month duration. Re-invitations continued at Freiburg University and Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg. The Fellowship also paid for journal page charges over several years and for equipment donation to buy me state-of-the-art workstation and laptop in 1997., 2 July 1995
Regular Associate of the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy, January 1997 - January 2003
Junior Associate of the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy, January 1991 - January 1994
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