United States of America (U.S.A.)
Extensive experience in the experimental and theoretical optoelectronic properties of III-V semiconductors, superlattices, nanostructures and related devices. In particular, our recent work is focused on optoelectronic devices such as multi-color detectors, near-, mid-, and long-wavelength infrared detectors. Other research areas include III-nitrides for many electronic and optoelectronic applications; photovoltaic materials and devices; and growth of nanomaterials.
PhD Aug 1984. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
MS June 1980. University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR.
BS June 1976. University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.
Awards and Scholarships
• Science and Technology Achievement Award presented by the Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB in recognition of the significant technical achievement in the field of intersubband transitions in III-V semiconductor quantum wells and superlattices, which lead to a better understanding of how these quantum structures can be used for very long wavelength infrared sensors. May 1993.
• Scientific Achievement Award presented by the Solid State Electronics Directorate, Wright Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB in recognition of my work on cyclotron resonance measurements of low dimensional systems in III-V semiconductor heterostructures and single quantum wells, August 1992. • National Research Council Fellowship to study GaAs and related compounds and type II superlattices (1988-1989).
• Aubrey E. Harvey Award for outstanding graduate research presented by Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society, in recognition of my work on ultrasonic studies of phase transition in solid electrolytes with fluorite structure, University of Arkansas (1985).
• Alshakshir Scholarship for outstanding undergraduate student, University of Jordan , Amman, Jordan (1974).
• Outstanding Undergraduate Student Scholarship in Physics, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan (Fall 1973, Spring 1974, Fall 1974, and Spring 1975).
• The Scientific Research Honor Society Sigma Xi.
• The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering IEEE (senior member).
• The American Physical Society APS.
• The Materials Research Society MRS.
• June 2003 — Present: Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701.
• November 1999 –- May 2003: Research Professor , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico , Albuquerque, NM 87131.
• February 1995 –- Oct 1999: Electronics Engineer — Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/VSSS), Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, NM 87117.
• August 1989 — January 1995: Electronics Engineer — Solid State Electronics Directorate (WL/ELRA), Wright Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.
• August 1988 — August 1989: National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship — Materials Laboratory (AFWAL/MLPO), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.
• August 1987 — July 1988: Visiting Scientist — Materials Laboratory (AFWAL/MLPO), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.
• July 1986 — July 1987: Postdoctoral Research Associate — Physics Department, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.
• June 1985 — June 1986: Research Adjoint — Department of Physics, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec.
• August 1984 — April 1985: Graduate Assistant — Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
• August 1980 — August 1984: Teaching Assistantship — Department of Physics, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Teaching laboratories and drills for introductory physics.
• August 1978 — June 1980: Research Assistantship — Department of Physics, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. Investigation of graphite intercalation compounds.
• Electronics I with PSPICE (undergraduate)
• Electronics II, with PSPICE (undergraduate)
• VLSI Design, with PSICE, VHDL, & CAD (graduate & undergraduate)
• Solid State Optoelectronic Devices (graduate)
• Solid State Electronics I and II (graduate)
• Nanostructures I and II (graduate)