My research interests are interdisciplinary, lying at the intersection of solid-state physics, materials science, and high-temperature superconducting systems/materials, with a particular focus on the preparation and characterization of strongly correlated electron materials under extreme conditions. Through my research, I seek to discover new materials with fascinating collective ground states and to advance our knowledge of these emergent physical properties by investigating single crystals of the highest possible quality. By investigating electronic phase transition, I aim to unveil new phenomena beyond the bulk response. As current understandings of these cooperative effects are far from clear, my research strives to achieve new insights through the use of different thermodynamic probes under extreme conditions, including very low temperatures, high magnetic fields, and significant applied pressure.
My current research focuses on designing new materials and devices that process information, and on advancing our understanding of electron-electron interaction in a variety of new systems, including materials based on metal oxides, metal chalcogenides, thin films, heterostructures, and nanostructures. Such interactions between electrons in solids are responsible for a large number of exciting physical phenomena, including ferromagnetism, anti-ferromagnetism, charge-density waves (CDW), spin-density waves (SDW), quantum critical point (QCP), and superconductivity.
As an AGYA member, I aim to significantly contribute to innovation, education, and technology development between Germany and the Arab countries.
My main goal as an AGYA member is to enhance and improve Arab-German research cooperation, particularly on topics like energy, new materials, and education infrastructure. With my strong background in the field of materials science, together with my diverse interdisciplinary research background, I aim to establish promising joint projects with partners in the Arab world.
|2021 - today||Docent / Associate Professor of Physics, Uppsala University, Sweden|
|2018 - today||Research Associate at the Department of Physics, Harvard University, USA|
|2015 - today||Research Associate at the Institute of Physics, University of Frankfurt, Germany|
|2014 - 2017||Faculty member at the Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research, Shanghai, China|
|2013 - 2014||Postdoctoral researcher at Liege University/Belgium|
|2012 - 2013||Postdoctoral researcher at Moscow State University/Russia|
|2008 - 2012||Ph.D. in Physics at Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany|
|2007 - 2008||Visiting Student at Chemnitz University/Germany|
|2005 - 2007||Master Student at Fayoum University/Egypt|
- AGYA Publications
- Thermo-mechanical response of pristine and defective 2D hexagonal boron oxide
- Ultrafast Charge Transfer Dynamics in 2D Covalent Organic Frameworks/Re-Complex Hybrid Photocatalyst
- Evidence for the Fulde–Ferrell–Larkin–Ovchinnikov state in bulk NbS2
- Synthesis, Structural Characterization, Photo-Physical and Magnetic Properties of Cobalt Salphen Pseudo Halide Complexes Showing Meta-Magnetic Ordering
- Sharp Peak of the Critical Current Density in BaFe2−xNixAs2 at Optimal Composition
- Single-Crystal Growth and Small Anisotropy of the Lower Critical Field in Oxypnictides: NdFeAsO1 - xFx
- My Commitment to AGYA
- AGYA Co-President (since 2021)
- Nomination Committee 'New AGYA Members' 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
- Task Force 'Salon Sophie Charlotte' 2021, 2022
On a personal note
Must read in my discipline:
Physics Of The Impossible by Michio Kaku
The Egyptian by Mika Waltari
The scientist from my country you should know:
Ahmed H. Zewail (1946-2016), Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1999