UJ Scholar Awarded International Research Fellowship in Atomic and Molecular Physics
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 
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Dr. Hanan Sa'adeh, Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics of the School of Science, has been recently granted a one-year scientific leave (2018-2019) in recognition of her recent achievement of being awarded a one-year international research fellowship in physics.


Dr. Hanan Sa'adeh has been awarded the research fellowship in the framework of the TRIL program of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), to carry out research on experimental atomic and molecular physics at Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, an international synchrotron light source in Europe.


The ICTP TRIL fellowship honors and rewards outstanding young scientists from developing countries, by providing them the opportunity to join prestigious international research centers in Italy to carry out high level experimental research in various areas of physics. The type of TRIL fellowships varies from advanced research fellowships (for experienced scientists) to basic training fellowships (for PhD students and post-docs).

 The selection is done by the ICTP jointly with the host Italian laboratory, and is based on scientific merit in addition to matching of the candidate's expertise to the research lines pursed in the host laboratory.


Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste is a multidisciplinary international research center of excellence, based in Italy and specialized in generating high quality synchrotron and free-electron laser light for basic and applied research. Dr. Sa'adeh joined Elettra for the first time in the summer of 2015. Since then she has been working there for couples of months each year during summer semesters. Thus, the recent award of long-term research fellowship will help her to build on and add to the experiments she carried out during previous short-term visits to Elettra.


It is worth mentioning that Sa'adeh received all her degrees of physics (B.Sc. in 2002 and Ph.D. in 2010) from UJ with distinction. In 2003, she received the Scientific Distinction Award in Science and the Scientific Distinction Award in Physics at UJ. She earned her Ph.D. in Experimental Atomic Physics (accelerator-based) in 2010. At that time, her PhD dissertation was nominated as the best dissertation in the scientific field at UJ.


Dr. Sa'adeh joined UJ's School of Science in September 2013 as an Assistant Professor of Atomic and Molecular Physics. Besides teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students, she has been working on ion-beam analysis at the University of Jordan Van de Graaff Accelerator (JUVAC). Among her other achievements, she was the recipient of several research funding grants from various international bodies such as ICTP and IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) to carry out her research in Jordan and abroad.

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