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Dr. Mohammad ALHOURANI

Title:

Lecturer in Physics

School/ Department:

School of Science & Computing - Dept of Science

Telephone:

+353 0 51302625

Room Name/ Num:

313 1969 - Main Building

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

B.Sc.: Damascus University, Syria.

M.Sc.: Trinity College, Ireland.

Ph.D.: Trinity College, Ireland.

Grad. Dip.: Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland.

Research

2000 - present:    Optical fibre interferometry with the Optics Research Group, WIT

1985 - present:    Computer modelling of solid foam in two-dimensions, in order to define the mechanical properties, and computer modelling of realistic model clathrate structure/materials.

1984 - 1990:        Computational modelling of optical bistablilty, TCD.

Teaching

1981 - 1982:    Teaching Mathematics for one year to intermediate and secondary school students, Damascus.            

1985 - 1990:    Demonstrating to undergraduate students in the physics laboratory, TCD

1989 - 1990:    Lecturing Numerical Analysis to 2nd year undergraduates, and supervising 4th year projects [During post doctoral period at TCD]

1990 - date:     Lecturer : School of Science (Physics)

Responsibilities include the development and delivery of course work across a range of disciplines and departments within WIT in the following subject areas: (i) General Physics (ii) Applied Mathematics (iii) Statistics (iv) Quantum Mechanics (v) Experimental Design and Reliability, (vi) Programming and Computer Applications.

Course Board Member: (i) B.Sc. in Applied Computing, (ii) B.Sc. in Chemistry with Quality Management, (iii) B.Tech. in Computer Aided Manufacturing, (iv) N.Cert. in Science (v) N.Cert. in Introductory Studies Science and Technology (vi) N.Cert in Information Technology Support, (vii) B.Sc. Information Technology, (viii) B.Sc. in Physics with Computing, (ix) B.Sc. in Physics for modern technology.

Professional

Course Board Member: (i) B.Sc. in Applied Computing, (ii) B.Sc. in Chemistry with Quality Management, (iii) B.Tech. in Computer Aided Manufacturing, (iv) N.Cert. in Science (v) N.Cert. in Introductory Studies Science and Technology (vi) N.Cert in Information Technology Support, (vii) B.Sc. Information Technology, (viii) B.Sc. in Physics with Computing, (ix) B.Sc. in Physics for modern technology.

Publications

 ‘Dynamics of Optical Bistability: a simple model’, D Weaire and M Alhourani, J Opt Soc America B, 7, No 6, 1066, 1990.

‘Equilibration of Tetrahedrally Bounded Structures’, D Weaire, C O’Carroll and M Alhourani, Modern Physics Letter B, 1, Nos 1&2, 39, 1987.

Spin-dependent magnetophotoconductivity in silicon-on-sapphire,

C. O'Raifeartaigh, M. Alhourani, F. Leonard, and R. C. Barklie,

J. Appl. Phys.,Vol. 96, No. 11, 6557, 1 December (2004).

Conference Presentation

'Low-coherence interferometric measurement of group velocity and group velocity dispersion',

J. Rothwell, D. F. Murphy, M. Alhourani, D. A.

Flavin.SPIE: Opto Ireland Conference, Sept 2002.

'Dispersion measurements across broad wavelength ranges by low-coherence interferometry'.

J. H. Rothwell, D. F. Murphy, M. Alhourani, and D. A. Flavin.

Technical Program of the Conference on Emerging Technologies in Optical Sciences, Shaping the future of communication system.

ETOS 2004, July 26-29, P 94, University College Cork.