Physics is one of the most fascinating fields within the natural sciences. Theoretical breakthroughs in physics are behind most technological advances, which have dramatically transformed our daily life.

Our physics graduates are successful in finding jobs in many physics related fields, like the Educational, Environmental, Research, Industrial, and Health sectors. In addition, physics graduates are very successful in joining reputable international universities to continue their higher education. One-third of our faculty members are graduates of the current B.Sc. program.

Following our mission, the Department of Physics is committed to providing a high quality education in physics and applied physics; to providing physics graduates with scientific and technical skills; to establishing partnerships and collaborations with local institutions, industries, international universities, and scientific research centers; and to producing internationally recognized scientific research. The Department of Physics is also committed to serving the community by conducting scientific consultations, carrying out studies, and organizing public lectures and specialized workshops.

The Department of Physics has made an outstanding contribution to the College's and University's scientific publications, which is a reflection of the Department's strong commitment to high impact scientific research and a testimony to the high caliber of its academic staff. It is also a clear indication of the quality of its research and teaching facilities, which in turn creates the right environment for the students to stay informed and abreast of the latest scientific activities worldwide.
Prof. Waheeb Alnaser

Professor

WaheebAlnaser
PhD in Material Physics, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK.

Prof. Alnaser is the Vice President for Academic Programs and Higher Studies, UoB. He is the President of Middle East region of the International Solar Energy Society and Chairman of Bahrain Astronomical Society. He authored and co-authored more than 120 journal scientific papers and wrote 40 books in Physics, Astronomy, Renewable Energy, Environment and Traffic Physics. He is the founder of (JAAUBAS) and the General Secretary for Arab Renewable Energy Association. His area of expertise is in Material Physics, particularly the ultrasonic attenuation in metals at low and room temperatures; Renewable Energy, Astronomy and Astrophysics; Environmental Physics.

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Prof. Mohamed El-Hilo

Professor

MohamedEl Hilo
PhD in Physics, University of Wales, UK
 
Dr. El-Hilo is the Dean of Science College and acting Dean of Health Science College. He has more than 20 years of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience. He held many positions, including Assistant Professor at Al-Bayt University, Jordan and Senior Researcher at University of Wales, UK. Dr. El-Hilo has 24 years research experience, in theory, modelling and experimental work in nonmagnetic particle systems. He is an author and co-author of more than 80 journal scientific papers. Dr. El-Hilo is the Editorial Secretary of the Journal of the Association of Arab Universities for Basic and Applied Science (JAAUBAS) and the Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Spintronic and Magnetic Nanomaterials (JSMN).

 

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Dr. Akel Dakhel

Associate Professor

AkelDakhel
PhD in Physics, University of Lvov, Ukraine (formerly Soviet Union)

Dr. Dakhel has taught at Department of Physics at both Garyounis University and Constantine University. He is an author and co-author of more than 133 journal scientific papers and wrote 7 University level books. He has 35 years teaching experience and more than 40 years research experience in Solid State Physics. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Thin Films Science and Technology (IJTFST); Editorial member of Advances in Alloys and Compounds (AAC). Dr Dakhel area of expertise is in Solid State Physics, Thin Solid Films, Material Science and Characterization: Electrical, Optical, Magnetic. Transparent Conducting Oxides (TCO), Doping of Materials for the creation of new properties.

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Dr. Mohamed Yousif

Assistant Professor

MohamedYousif
PhD in Physics, University of Durham, UK

Dr. Yousif has taught at the University of Mosul in Iraq and University of Sana’a in Yemen. He has 20 years teaching experience and 24 years research experience in Elementary Particle Theory. He is a co-author of more than 20 refereed journal scientific papers, organized and participated in many workshops in Bahrain and outside. Research visitor at CERN, 2010, ICTP (Italy), 2007 and IPPP (UK), 2002. His area of expertise and research is in QCD corrections to gauge boson production, multiple proton scattering, Weak gauge boson production, Higgs boson phenomenology, Nucleon charge structure.

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Dr. Mahmood Nasser

Assistant Professor

MahmoodNasser
PhD in Energy and Material Science, University of SAGA, Japan

Dr. Nasser worked as a Researcher in Nippon Sheet Glass Company and as an Associate Researcher at Saga University in Japan. He has 19 years research experience in experimental work in plasma physics and application and an author of 4 refereed journal scientific papers and more than 25 as conference proceeding. In 2000 Dr. Nasser received the Young scientist prize from the Japan Society of Applied Physics. His area of expertise are; Plasma electronics, which include plasma diagnostics and development of plasma source devices, Plasma physics that might lead to the next generation of optical and electronic devices (nanotechnology) and Medical Plasma application such as sterilization.

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Dr. Khalil Ebrahim Jasim

Assistant Professor

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PhD in Photonics, Brown University, USA

Dr. Jasim was a Coordinator of the Central Research Labs at the College of Science, UoB. He has more than 15 years of experience in teaching and participated and organized many workshops and conducted many general scientific public talks and open day activities. He reported the operation of the “Passively mode-locked vertical extended cavity surface emitting diode laser VECSEL” which is anticipated to play a major role in all optical photonic computers. Dr. Jasim’s area of expertise is in Optical and electrical characterization of laser materials (Semiconductor); Fabrication and testing of optoelectronic devices, Nanotechnology (Photovoltaic novel devices); Growth of nanostructures; Nonlinear optics.

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Dr. Mohamed Alothman

Assistant Professor

MohamedAlothman
PhD in Astronomy, Boston University, USA

Dr. Alothman has more than 16 years teaching experience and held the position of Chairperson of Department of Physics. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the National Space Science Authority, a member of the Higher Committee for the Bahraini Calendar, Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs, member of Bahrain Astronomy Society and member of the Board of Directors. His area of expertise is in Magnetospheric Physics, High Latitude Trapping Boundary of the Radiation Belt, Modeling Magnetospheric Populations, Analysis of Spacecraft Measurement of Magnetospheric Particles, Magnetospheric Magnetic Field Modeling.

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Dr. Walid J. Azzam

Assistant Professor

WalidJAzzam
Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Stanford University, USA

Dr. Azzam has taught at Stanford University and the UAE University. He has 20 years of teaching experience and 25 years of research experience in high-energy astrophysics (gamma-ray bursts). He is an author and co-author of more than 30 scientific research papers. Dr. Azzam has organized more than 20 workshops on astronomy and space science. He is a full member of the American Astronomical Society and ex-Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Bahrain Astronomical Society. Dr. Azzam's area of expertise is in the theoretical modeling of gamma-ray bursts and the utilization of gamma-ray burst luminosity indicators in probing cosmological models.

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Dr. Habib Ashoor

Assistant Professor

HabibAshoor
PhD in Physics, University of Manchester, UK

Dr. Ashoor has 6 years teaching experience at Department of Physics, University of Bahrain. He is a member of Bahrain Society of Medical Physics and Bio-Engineering and has 4 years research experience in modelling and experimental work in imaging and optical properties of biological materials. His current research is in measuring the optical properties of biological materials, Hosted Nano-particles interaction with biological materials, Molding in dynamic imaging.

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Dr. Hanan Albuflasa

Assistant Professor

HananAlbuflasa
PhD in Renewable Energy, CREST, Loughborough University, UK

Dr. Albuflasa was a Senior Gemologist at Bahrain Pearl and Gemology Laboratory and currently she is an Assistant Professor at Department of Physics, University of Bahrain. She is a member of the National Standard Committee on Renewable Energy and Energy Storage System and Bahrain Representative in GCC committee. She is an author and co-author of a number of journal and conference scientific papers. Dr. Albuflasa organized and delivered a number of workshops, talks at a national level. Her research area focuses on Renewable Energy Systems Characterization and Resource Assessment, Power System, Environmental Physics.

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Dr. Abdulmonem Alshino

Assistant Professor

AbdulmonemAlshino
PhD in Astronomy and Physics, University of Birmingham, UK

Dr. Alshino has a wide interest in astronomy and cosmology. His research focuses on galaxy clusters formation and evolution. He participated in several international scientific research projects including European Space Agency (ESA) XMM Extragalactic Survey project, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Chandra Observatory projects. He is a consortium member of the Extragalactic observation program of the space mission, XXL, ESA. He is a member of Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), UK, American Astronomical Society (AAS), USA and Institute of Physics (IOP), UK. He has several scientific publications including the book: “Studies on intra-cluster medium and galaxy colours across cosmic time”

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Dr. Jawad Alsaei

Assistant Professor

JawadAlsaei
PhD in Physics, Imperial College London, UK

Dr. Alsaei has a PhD in condensed matter theory and theory and simulation of materials. His area of interest is to study and predict materials properties and functions by means of ab-initio density functional theory calculations and atomistic simulations, with a special interest in ferroelectric oxides. Other interests include Metropolis Monte Carlo simulations of magnetic nanoparticles, and multi-scale modeling. Dr. Alsaei has contributions in a number of scientific conferences and workshops. He also published several papers in peer-reviewed journals.

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Mr. Adnan Husain

Assistant Professor

AdnanHusain
M.Sc. in Physics, The Queen’s University of Belfast, UK

Mr. Husain’s area of expertise is in experimental physics, maintaining electronic equipment, and studying the properties of Nano-materials. He is an author and co-author in a number of journal scientific papers. Mr. Husain has 15 years teaching experience and more than 6 years research experience.

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Mrs. Basma Al-Najar

Assistant Professor

BasmaAl Najar
M.Sc. in Medical Physics, University of Leeds, UK

Mrs. Al-Najar has joined Department of Physics in 2011 as an Instructor and she has participated in teaching advanced medical physics courses and laboratories. She has worked as a Medical Physicist at the Salmanya Medical Complex and has experience in quality assurance regulations. She is an author and a co-author of two chapters in Emerging Research on Bioinspired Materials Engineering and CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology. Mrs. Al-Najar’s area of expertise are; Medical Physics, Nanoparticles in Medicine and Environment.

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Dr. Hasaan Mannaa

Aِssociate Professor

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Dr Manaa has 26 years academic experience and has held many positions in several universities in Europe and Arabic world. He has published more than 50 scientific articles in the research domain of laser physics and nonlinear optics, and has taught more than 25 different physics courses. Dr Manaa also supervised two M.Sc. students.

 

Dr Karim Ben Messai

Assistant Professor

DrKarimBenMessai
Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences

An assistant professor at the Department of Physics, University of Bahrain. Karim has a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences and M.Sc in Electronics and Optics from the Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France. His Ph.D. work was related to the development of ultra-stable frequency sources in the microwave domain: X, Ku, K and Ka bands. In 2010, he was appointed a three years position, as an Australian Postdoctoral Fellow, within the Frequency Standard and Metrology group in the Physics Department at the University of Western Australia. Then, he worked two years at the Centre de Développement des Technologies Avancées, Algiers, Algeria, doing research activities in optics and photonics. In 2015, he joined the Ecole Supérieur de Technologies Industrielles at Annaba, Algeria, teaching electronics electrical Engineering and renewable energies.