AGYA Member

Mahmoud Abdel-Hafiez

Physics

Areas of Expertise for Media Inquiries:
Materials Science, Solid-State Physics, Magnetism and Superconductivity


About me

I am currently a postdoc researcher at the Institute of Physics, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany. Previously, I have worked as staff scientist and postdoc researcher in several international groups, amongst others in China, Belgium, Germany, and Russia, where I have gained strong experimental and theoretical knowledge in condensed matter and solid-state physics.

I am striving for discovering new materials with fascinating collective ground states to advance the knowledge of these emergent physical properties by investigations on single crystals with highest possible quality. The focus is on unconventional superconductors as well as magnetic materials close to a quantum critical point. My expertise covers both the growth of high-quality single crystals as well as the physical and chemical characterization of these crystals.

As an AGYA member, I have access to an academic network of excellence beyond my own research field. Being part of this network widens my scientific perspective. Here, I have the chance to collaborate with other AGYA members in different research projects in the field of materials-based sciences as well as in the broader context of engineering and science education in general.


Current projects

     

  • Member of the AGYA Working Group Energy, Water, and Environment
  • I am currently involved in a two-year research project on materials for Li-ion batteries at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg in Germany and Fayoum University in Egypt, funded by the German Egyptian Research Fund (GERF). The project aims at improving the applied research on batteries.
  • I am also involved in a capacity building project entitled ‘Center for investigations of magnetic and superconducting materials’ that aims at setting up a laboratory for magnetic and superconducting materials at Fayoum University in Egypt. This project is funded by the Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF) in Egypt.
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Academic Career

 

2015 -

 
 

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Physics at Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany

 
 

2014 - 2015

 
 

Staff Scientist / Group Leader at the Center for High Pressure Science and   Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR) Shanghai, China

 
 

2013 - 2014

 
 

Postdoctoral Researcher at Université de Liège / KU Leuven, Belgium

 
 

2012 - 2013

 
 

Postdoctoral Researcher at Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW Dresden), Germany

 
 

2009 - 2012

 
 

PhD student at TU Dresden / IFW Dresden, Germany

 
 

2007 - 2009

 
 

Research Associate at TU Chemnitz, Germany

 
 

2006

 
 

Master of Physics, Fayoum University, Egypt

 

Selected Publications


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Contact

Goethe University Frankfurt, Institute of Physics

Max-von-Laue-Straße 1, D-60438 Frankfurt am Main

+49 69 798 472 58
m.abdel.hafiez(at)physik.uni-frankfurt.de

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