Salem A. AlFaify

Salem AlFaify (S.A. AlFaify): Currently, an associate professor of physics, leader of the \Quantum functional materials for advanced applications\ (QFMAA) research group and a leading researcher at the advanced functional materials and optoelectronics laboratory (AFMOL) at the department of physics- faculty of sciences, King Khalid University (KKU). President of Saudi Physical Society (SPS) from 2013-2016. Obtained his Ph.D. in condensed matter physics/nano-materials in 2011, from Western Michigan University, USA. He was awarded a thesis appointment scholarship from the department of energy DOE- USA to conduct his Ph.D. research project in the center for Nano-scale material (CNM) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), one of the dominant national laboratories of the DOE-USA operated and managed by the University of Chicago. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed and well known ISI journals. He works with collaborators and researchers with mutual interest from many institutes and universities around the world. His research interest is primarily in the area of the condensed matter physics at the nano-scale, in particular, the correlation nature of the nano-quantum structures and their properties and applications. In addition to the growth of varying forms of nanostructured materials and their basic characterization by XRD, SEM, TEM,…etc., he is interested in utilizing the powerful techniques related to accelerators physics such as the ion beam analysis (IBA) and synchrotron radiation to fundamentally investigate the essence of the nanomaterials and understand and engineer their novel properties for modern and futuristic applications

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