Scroll Back to Top
United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) - Best University in Abu Dhabi, UAE


A A A eye

Night Reading


Translate this page to

The UAEU is not responsible for the translation output by google.

Department of Physics


The Department of Physics at the United Arab Emirates University is a dynamic and expanding department involved in many research areas of physics and teaches a variety of physics courses to the students in different disciplines. The department offers a B.Sc. degree in physics and a M.Sc. and a PhD degree in physics in addition to a track in undergraduate Space Science and an MSc degree in Space Science. The department also offers general education courses to other colleges in the University and is greatly involved in providing service courses to the Colleges of Engineering, IT, Food and Agriculture and Education.

Before graduating, an undergraduate student goes through a research project course experience by completing a graduation project and an 8-week internship usually in a company in the UAE or in a well-known research center. We welcome you and invite you to explore our department website.


The Department of Physics at UAEU aspires to become internationally recognized as center of excellence in physics education and research, with emphasis on applications to areas of vital importance to the Emirates society.

The department aims also to maintain its international accreditation to ensure quality of outcome and meeting international standards.


The department is committed to providing the best quality of physics education by continuously improving its programs via benchmarking with international standards and seeking international accreditation.

The department will maintain research activities in many fields of physics, aiming at enhancing research output and attract excellent scholars and graduate students to the department. Research will also focus on areas of strategic importance to the nation.

The department will continuously seek efforts to promote public awareness of the important role of physics in the national development of science and technology and its direct impact on the economy and lifestyle of the nation.


The Department of Physics offers outstanding facilities that include:

  • Ultra High Vacuum Chamber for Nanoparticle Production (Mantis): The nanoparticle system provides a flexible tool to prepare nanoparticles inside an ultra-high vacuum down to 10-8 mbar. The nanoparticles are produced using sputtering and inert-gas condensation technique.
  • Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) System for Carbon Nanotubes Synthesis (MTI Corporation): This world-class facility is able to synthesize all types of carbon nanotubes, including single and multi-walled nanotubes, and covers a wide range of experimental parameters that control the properties of the as-synthesized carbon nanotubes (temperatures up to 1200 C, gas flow rates from 0 to 1000 sccm, and pressure control from 1 bar to 1 atmosphere).
  • Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS) (Quantum Design): This system is designed to perform electrical and magnetic measurements. The electrical module consists of measurements of DC Resistivity and AC transport. The magnetic module consists of the measurements of magnetic susceptibility and magnetic moment using a “Vibrating Sample Magnetometer” (VSM) technique.
  • Torr International Evaporation and Magnetron Sputtering System: The system is used to prepare thin films by means of physical evaporation, and magnetron sputtering methods. An inert gas is used to create a plasma. An electric field between the plasma and the biased target cause the sputtering of the material of the target. The sputtered material is then collected on a substrate forming a thin film. The thin film thickness is measured by a quartz crystal monitor which is placed close to the substrate.
  • Shimadzu 6100 X-ray Diffractometer: This system is capable of performing x-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements on powders and thin films. It offers solutions encompassing wide-ranging analysis requirements, from routine qualitative and quantitative analysis to state change analysis, crystalline structural analysis, crystallite size, crystallinity calculation, and materials analysis.
  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) System: This system is capable of measuring the surface topography of materials with atomic resolution. In addition, it has advanced options for measuring some of the electrical properties of materials at the nanoscale, such as electrostatic surface potential and conductivity.
  • Starlab Portable Digital Planetarium: This 7-meter size dome can accommodate 25 students at a time. The system comes with Starry Night software which is considered to be the finest projection system software in a portable planetarium.
  • Coating Unit (Leybold): This system is used for thermal evaporation of solid materials such as metals and semiconductors, elements and compounds.
  • Capacitance-Voltage System (Keithley): This system is used for measurements of capacitance as a function of applied bias voltage as well as a function of time. There are two possibilities in this system, measurements at 100 kHz and 1 MHz and quasistatic measurements. It is mostly used for electronic devices such as diodes and transistors where there are junctions.
  • Current-Voltage Systems (Keithley): There are two types of this system Keithley 236 (Imax = 0.1 A) and Keithley 238 (Imax = 1 A). The only difference between the two systems is the current limit. This system is used to measure the variation of the current with the voltage and vice-versa.
  • Impedance Spectroscopy (Solartron): This system is used to measure the dielectric properties of materials. Real and imaginary parts of the impedance and the related physical quantities such as the dielectric constant and the AC conductivity of the devices can be obtained.
  • UV/VIS/NIR Spectrophotometer (Jasco): This system is used to measure the optical properties of materials (films, liquids and powders).
  • Universal Sputter Deposition System: is a versatile sputtering and multi-purpose deposition system designed to fulfil the high demands of modern thin-film and sputtering deposition. The system is optimized for the growth of metals, oxides, organics, magnetic materials and super conductive materials. It is supported by five heads: DC and RF magnetron sputtering, thermal evaporation, and organic materials evaporation source ORMA. 


Pictures of the instruments available at the Physics Department:

Ultra High Vacuum Chamber
for Nanoparticle Production
Physics Facilities
Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) System
for Carbon Nanotubes Synthesis
Physics Facilities
Physical Property
Measurement System (PPMS)
Physics Facilities
Arc Melting for Producing Films of
Metallic Materials
Physics Facilities
Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) System
Physics Facilities
Shimadzu 6100 X-ray Diffractometer


Academic Programs



Note: If calling from outside the UAEU organization, dial (+971 3 713) before the extension.

Name Position Email Ext.

Saleh Thaker

Professor, Chairman of the Department



Maamar Benkraouda, PhD



Abdessamad Abada, PhD



Mofreh R. Zaghloul, PhD



Nacir Tit, PhD



Naser Qamhieh, PhD



Noureddine Amrane, PhD



Salah Nasri, PhD



Ahmad A. Hasan, PhD



Fathalla Hamed, PhD



Adel Hassan Hashish, PhD

Associate Professor


El Hadi Sadki, PhD

Associate Professor


Adel Najar, PhD

Associate Professor


Aquib Moin, PhD

Associate Professor


Rim Fares, PhD

Associate Professor


Haila M. Aldosari, PhD

Associate Professor


Muhamed Abdul Latif, PhD

Associate Professor


Naslim Neelamkodan, PhD

Associate Professor


Roland Young, PhD

Associate Professor


Claus Gebhardt, PhD

Assistant Professor


Mohamed Belfkir

Assistant Professor


Iyad Seyd Darwish, PhD

Instructor  6340 

Wael Amin AbuEideh , PhD  

Instructor 6198 

Sayeed Makkiyil Adam Kutty , PhD

Instructor  6330 

Tariq Abdul Samad Ali, PhD  

Instructor  6521

Mohamed Ali Haj Yousef, PhD

Instructor 6741

Sadeeqa Jameel Ahamad, PhD  

Instructor  6329

Yaser Sabbah, PhD

Instructor 6718

Saleh Zawahreh


Chohdi Amri, PhD

Instructor -

Sreejith Karthikeyan, PhD  

Visiting Faculty  6330

Sara Maher Aburugia, PhD

Visiting Faculty 6329

Laila Sakkaf

Visiting Faculty 6192


Name Position Email Ext.

Bakhita Al Ketbi

Academic Assistant


Wadha Al Falasi

Academic Assistant


Rima Nabeel

Academic Assistant


Salama Al Nuaimi

Academic Assistant


Shaikha Al Nuaimi

Academic Assistant


Ashraf Farooq

Laboratory Specialist


Hany El Dib

Laboratory Specialist


Rima Al Sheikha

Laboratory Specialist


Salah Elaasr

Laboratory Specialist


Abdul Razack

Laboratory Specialist


Muhammad Keethadath

Laboratory Specialist


Shaikha Alshamsi





General Enquiries

Thank you for your interest in the Physics Department. We welcome your query and encourage you to contact us using the information below:

United Arab Emirates University, 
College of Science,
P.O.Box: 15551, Al Ain, UAE

Phone: +971 3 713 6780

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) - Best University in Abu Dhabi, UAE


لايوجد محتوى عربي لهذه الصفحة


يوجد مشكلة في الصفحة التي تحاول الوصول إليها

Jun 5, 2024