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Basic Information

Full Name: 
Ghassan Saffarini
Gender: 
Male
Birthday: 
Sat, 1955-02-26
Martial Status: 
Married

Contact Information

Faculty: 
Science
Email addresses: 
[email protected]
Office Phone: 
+970 9 2345113 Ext (2261)
Town/City: 
Nablus
Country: 
Palestine

Personal Information

About me: 

Short Curriculum Vitae

Education: 
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Cond ensed Matter Physics November 1991 Brunel University - London - England.
  • Master of Science in Physics March 1980 University of Manchester - England.
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics June 1977 University of Jordan - Amman.
Employment history: 
  • Professor ,Present ,An - Najah National University
  • Invited Professor 2005 - 2006 ,Laboratoire PBM, UMR 6522, LECAP, Institut des Materiaux de Rouen, Faculte des Sciences, Rouen, France.
  • Professor 200 3 - 2005 An - Najah National University
  • Associate Professor 1997 - 200 3 An - Najah National University
  • Assistant Professor 1991 - 1997 An - Najah National University
  • Lecturer 1980 - 1987 An - Najah National University
  • High School instructor in Science 1977 - 1978
Awards and distinctions: 
  • A scholarship from the government of Jordan, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, 1973 - 1977
  • A British Council scholarship, Brunel University, London, England, 1987 – 1991
  • A British Council research fellowship, Brunel University - England 1992
  • A fellowship at the International Center for Theoretical Physics (I.C.T.P.), Trieste, Italy, 1993
  • A German government (DAAD) research fellowship, Osnabruck University, Germany, 1994
  • A French government (A.P.A.P.E) research fellowship, L.U.R.E., Orsay, University of Paris, France, 1995
  • A Training and Research in Italian Laboratories (TRIL) research fellowship, the Science Park, Trieste, Italy, 1996
  • A French government (A.P.A.P.E) research fellowship,L.E.C.A.P., University of Rouen, France, 1997
  • fellowship at I.C.T.P., Trieste, Italy, 1998
  • A German government (DAAD) research fellowship, Osnabruck University, Germany, 1998
  • A fellowship at I.C.T.P., Trieste, Italy, 1999
  • A French government (E.G.I.D.E) research fellowship, L.E.C.A.P., University of Rouen, France, 2001
  • A German government (DAAD) research fellowship, Saarbrucken University, Germany, 2002
  • A fellowship at I.C.T.P., Trieste, Italy, 2003
  • The Islamic Bank award in Physics and chemistry, 2005, Participant
  • A distinguished scholar award from the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, Kuwait, 2005-2006
Research Interests: 
  • applied research conducted to investigate the atomic and electronic structure of technologically important materials, and in particular semi - conducting chalcogenide glasses. Therm al properties are also studied. Emphasis is aimed at identifying the structure - property relationships in order to assess the suitability of the use of these materials in devices. Techniques such as X - ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X - ray diffractio n (XRD), Extended X - ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) are employed in the course of these investigations. Experience in EXAFS is gained on many international facilities such as the British synchrotron facili ty at Daresbury, the French synchrotron one (L.U.R.E.), Orsay and the Italian facility (ELETRA) at Trieste. Surface science experience in XPS is gained using a Kratos ES300 and a Perkin - Elmer CI electron spectrometers, whereas DSC experience is gained on both conventional and temperature - modulated instruments. I am also conducting research on measurements of radon concentration in air , water and soil.
  • Thermal properties are also studied
  • Emphasis is aimed at identifying the structure-property relationships in order to assess the suitability of the use of these materials in devices
  • Techniques such as Xray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) are employed in the course of these investigations
  • Experience in EXAFS is gained on many international facilities such as the British synchrotron facility at Daresbury, the French synchrotron one (L.U.R.E.), Orsay and the Italian facility (ELETRA) at Trieste
  • Surface science experience in XPS is gained using a Kratos ES300 and a Perkin-Elmer CI electron spectrometers, whereas DSC experience is gained on both conventional and temperaturemodulated instruments
  • conducting research on measurements of radon concentration in air, water and soil
Research Groups: 
  • Applied research conducted to investigate the atomic and electronic structure of technologically important materialsand in particular semi-conducting chalcogenide glasses
Curriculum Vitae: 

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