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Prof. Mohammed Shabat

Professor of Physics
Islamic University, Gaza
Gaza Strip

Brief Biography:

Mohammad M. Shabat, was born in Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip, Palestine in 1960.  He received his B.Sc. in Physics from Al-Aazhar University, Cairo, Egypt in 1984 and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Salford, U.K., in 1990. He was a Research Fellow at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK, from 1989 to 1992.

In April 1992, he joined the Physics Department at the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG) as an Assistant Professor of physics. He became an Associate Professor in 1996 and a Professor of Physics in 2000. In the period 2001-2005, he was the Vice President for Administrative Affairs at IUG.

He was awarded the Shoman Prize for a Young Arab Scientist (Jordan) in 1995, and the Humboldt Research Fellowships in 1998-99 at the Center of Semiconductor Technology and Opto-electronics, Duisburg-Essen University, Germany.

He was a visiting scientist at Bochum University, Germany, in 1994; at the Institute National Polytechnic de Grenoble, (INPG), France, in 1995; at Salford University, U.K, in 1997; ICTP, Trieste, Italy, in 1996,1997 and 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004; and Duisburg-Essen University, Germany, in1998, 1999 and 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006. From 2006-2008,  Prof.Shabat was a visiting Professor in Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany. Professor Shabat had  received "Galileo Galilei" Award of the International Commission of Optics (affiliated to ICSU and IUPAP) in 2006. He is currently the Vice President for the Academic Affairs at the IUG. He was awarded the Distinguished Scholar Award, the Arab Fund Fellowship Program, Kuwait, 2007. He has recently awarded the ISESCO Science Prize, 2010.

He published more than 200 papers in international journals in Optical Science,   physics, mathematics and education and presented many papers at local and international conferences. His research interests include Nonlinear optical sensor, opto-electronics, magneto static surface waves, numerical techniques, mesoscopic systems, energy, applied mathematics, Nanotechnology and physics education.

He supervised more than 25 postgraduate students (M.Sc and PhD) in mathematics and physics. Recently he has established a Palestinian Optical Society (POS). He is an external examiner for BSc examinations, Msc dissertation and PhD theses in physics and mathematics at Palestinian and Egyptian universities.

Prof. Shabat had/has the following memberships:

  • a fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing Countries (TWAS) elected  in 2004.
  • Member of the Selection Committee for the ICO Galileo Galilei Award, 2008-2011.
  • Member of the Selection Committee for the Shoman Prize for the Arab Youth Scientist, 2006.

Academic positions:

2011- Present              Distinguished Professor of Physics, Islamic university, Gaza, Palestine, www.iugaza.edu.ps,

2008- 2011                 Professor of Physics, Islamic university, Gaza, Palestine, www.iugaza.edu.ps,

2006-2008                 Visiting Professor, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Nöthnitzer Straße 38, 01187 Dresden, Germany, www.mpipks-dresden.mpg.de

2000 -   2006               Professor of physics, Physics Department, Islamic University of Gaza (IUG), Gaza, Palestine, www.iugaza.edu.ps

1996-2011 Professor of Physics    


Research interests:

Optical sensors, Biosensors, Biomedical engineering, Electromagnetic waves, Numerical Techniques and computational physics, Optical fibre, Optical sensors, Quantum waveguides, Metamaterials, Magneto static surface waves in superconductors,  Linear and non-linear microwave excitations in multilayered structures cconsisting of dielectrics, ferrite and semiconductors, Magnetoplasmons waves, Optical wave-guides in periodic media, Non-linear optics, Molecular Electronics, Molecular LB films, Microwave Integrated Circuits, Finite Elements and finite Difference Methods in Condensed Matter Physics, physics education, and socio physics, and history of science.


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