Prof. Zaki Saleh Profile

Faculty Member

Academic Rank: 
Full Professor
Specialization: 
Solid State Physics
Present Position: 
Professor

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Education: 
University/College NameDegree ReceivedSpecializationDescription
University of Utah
Phd
Solid State Physics
Local structural order and relaxation in metal chalcogenide glasses
State University of New York at Albany
MA
Solid State Physics
Comprehensive exam based MS degree
Yarmouk University
BA
Physics
General physics
Academic Experience: 
FromToPresentPositionInstitutionDescription
01/06/2016
Professor
Arab American University-Palestine
01/09/2002
01/06/2016
Associate Professor
Arab American University-Palestine
01/09/2000
01/09/2002
Assistant Professor
Arab American University-Palestine
01/12/1998
01/08/2000
Senior Research Scientist
Solus Micro Technologies, (Los Angeles, USA)
01/02/1994
01/10/1998
Senior Research Scientist
Tokyo Electron Massachusetts (Boston, USA)
01/04/1991
01/04/1993
Postdoctoral Researcher
Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. (Osaka, Japan
01/09/2012
01/09/2013
Research Leave of Absence
Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey
Administrative Experience: 
FromToPresentPositionInstitutionDescription
01/08/2016
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Arab American University-Palestine
01/04/2007
01/09/2010
Vice President for Planning and Development
Arab American University-Palestine
01/09/2007
01/09/2010
Dean of Scientific Research
Arab American University-Palestine
01/09/2002
01/09/2005
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Arab American University-Palestine
Courses Taught: 
Course TitleLevel
Classical Electrodynamics
Graduate
Materials Sceince
Graduate
Quantum Mechanics I&II
Undergraduate
Electromagnetic Theory I&II
Undergraduate
Classical Mechanics I&II
Undergraduate
Electronics
Undergraduate
Electronics Laboratory
Undergraduate
Optics and Waves
Undergraduate
General Physics I&II
Undergraduate
Physics for Medical Students
Undergraduate
Science of Dental Materials I&II
Undergraduate
Biography: 
Diversified experience in research and development (R&D), teaching and academic administration in various countries including, USA, Japan, Turkey, and Palestine. R&D includes light-induced phenomena in photovoltaics, metallization in memory chips, development of thin-film transistors for flat panel displays, and plasmonics. Teaching includes undergraduate and graduate level courses in electrodynamics, materials science, quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, semiconductor physics, thermodynamics, optics, general physics, medical physics and dental materials. Academic administration includes, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Dean of Scientific Research, VP for Planning and Development, VP for Academic Affairs. Committees include academic standards committee, appointment and promotion committee, curriculum committee, research council and others
Skills: 
Characterization methods including: Four-point probe, CV/IV, SEM, EDS, FTIR, ellipsometry, LESR, NMR, and NQR
Processing: chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and plasma-enhanced CVD, evaporation, sputtering, reactive ion etching, ashing.
Communications: Refereeing disputes. Fluent in Arabic and English
Awards: 
Best Paper Award at Sanyo Electric Company
Languages: 
Arabic
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