I am assistant prof. in physics, the Head of math and Science department in AU. I got my PhD In Physics, from The Queen’s University (U.K.). My PhD project concerned the physics of 2D foam. This work was characterized by innovative experimental approaches and careful analysis. It set new standards in the field and settled two separate controversies in a rather final way. I also found novel and quite unexpected phenomena, which are still only partly understood.I have an interest in a number of areas like: Optics-Lasers, Spectroscopy, Optical System Technology – Any area where science is applied.
- PhD in Physics, The Queen’s University, U.K. 1998
- MSc, Optoelectronics and Optical Information processing The Queen’s University, U.K. 1995
- BSc in Physics, University of Garuoness, Libya, 1992
- Head, Math. & Science Department, AU. UAE, 2016 to present,
- Coordinator of Science Department, AU, UAE, 2009 to 2016
- Assistant Professor in Several Places: (i) Al-Quds Open University, (ii) Al Aqsa University, and (iii) Collage of Science and Technology, Gaza Strip. 1998-2002
- All Physics Courses Offered in Eng., Dentistry and Education Faculty in AU
- I have built, tested and operated a range of experiments to study the 2D foam during the course of Ph.D. I have also designed components that were specific to my requirements and not available commercially in the right form. I have developed software to analyze data such as nonlinear least squares fitting routines and Fourier Transform routines to translate time domain data to the frequency domain. My PhD project concerned the physics of 2D foam. This work was characterized by innovative experimental approaches and careful analysis. It set new standards in the field and settled two separate controversies in a rather final way. I also found novel and quite unexpected phenomena, which are still only partly understood. Broadly speaking my research is aimed at improving existing products and processes and at the development of new ones in the areas of oil, chemicals, natural gas and coal. For example, the application of new knowledge and understanding leads to safer and more efficient process units. In addition to the support they give to traditional areas, this work is also involved in new activities, such as sustainable energy. Consequently, I have worked under strict safety guidelines, which has given me experience in working under demanding experimental conditions. I have also worked as part of a group, developing skills required when working in such a team such as resource allocation and contribution of ideas. I have also worked independently within this group structure.
- ‘Growth of Disorder Under Along Scale of Time in Two-Dimensional Foam" (In Progress)
- ‘The Effect of the Boundaries upon the Variation of Stability of Two-Dimensional Foam’ (In progress).
- Shear-Induced Changes in Two-Dimensional Wet Foam (In Progress)
- A. Abd el Kader and J.C. Earnshw, ‘Evolution of Grain Boundaries in Two-Dimensional Foam’ Journal of Physics: Condens. Matter Vol 11, pp. 3051-3063 (1999).
- A. Abd el Kader and J.C. Earnshaw, ‘Shear-Induced Changes in Two-Dimensional Foam’ Physical Review Letter Vol. 82, pp. 2610-2613 (1999).
- A. Abd el Kader and J.C. Earnshaw, ‘Foam to Order’ The Irish Scientist, 6, pp. 127 (1998).
- A. Abd el Kader and J.C. Earnshaw, ‘Growth of Disorder about Point Defects in Two-Dimensional Foam’ Physical Review E Vol. 58,pp. 760-770 (1998).
- A. Abd el Kader and J.C. Earnshaw, ‘Evolution of a Two-Dimensional Foam containing a Single Topological Defect: An Experimental Study’ Physical Review E Vol. 56,pp. 3251-3255 (1997).
- A. Abd el Kader and J.C. Eernshaw, ‘Stability of Two-Dimensional Foam’ Philosophical Magazine A Vol. 76, pp. 1251-1260 (1997)
- A. Abd el Kader and J.C. Earnshaw: ‘Experimental Studies of Different Complex system: Two-Dimensional Soap Froth’ Presented at 12th CONFERENCE of the EUROPEAN COLLOID INTERFACE SOCIETY, CROATIA, September 20-25, 1998.
- A. Abd el Kader and J.C. Eranshaw: ‘Two Dimension Soap Froth: Topological Approach’ Presented at School Summer, Organized by University of Paris, France May 11-23, 1997.
- A. Abd el Kader and J.C. Earnshaw: ‘Foam as a Complex Solid State System’ Presented at European Foam Network Meeting. Organized by Shell Company, Amsterdam, Holland, November 24-27, 1996.
- J.C. Earnshaw and A. Abd el Kader: ‘Evolution of Two–Dimensional Foam’ Presented at FOAM EUROCONFRENCE, Arcachon, France, May 28-June 2, 1996.
- A. Abd el Kader and J.C. Earnshaw: ‘The Foam of Physics’ Presented at European Foam Network Meeting, Organised by University of Strasbourg, France, Novembar 3-5, 1995.
- •15th UAE Math Day, March, 2017, Sharjeh University
- •14th UAE Math Day, March, 2016, Newyoork University
- •13th UAE Math Day, March, 2015, Sorbonne University.
- •10th UAE Math Day, April, 2012, AUS
- •9th UAE Math Day, April 9-10, 2011, AU
- •International Conference on Advanced Materials, (IWAM), RAK CAM in 20-22 February 2011, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
- •First United Arab Emirates Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry ECPAC11, March 1-3, 2011, AUS.
- •International Conference on Advanced Materials, (IWAM), RAK CAM in 21-23 February 2010, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
Memberships, Awards and Honors
- A PhD scholarship from the European Foam Network
- a Referee for Journal of Rheology, University of California, USA