Dr. Nabil Maalej
Dr. Nabil Maalej Associate Professor
Bio
Education
Teaching Areas
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Bio

Associate Professor, Department of Physics

Dr. Nabil Maalej worked as a research assistant at the biomedical instrumentation lab, and as a research associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Cardiovascular Research Lab.  He worked as a consultant in the design and development of medical devices at Arthur D. Little, Inc. in Boston.  He joined King Fahd University of Petroleum in 2001 and led a team to establish the first master’s program of medical physics in the region. He graduated more than 30 competent medical physicists who are serving mostly in cancer imaging and treatment centers. 

Dr. Maalej joined KU in 2021 to help establish the first UAE master’s program in medical physics.  His research interests are in medical physic and biomedical instrumentation in general and in particular the optimization of medical imaging and the development of nanoparticles for imaging and therapy applications.  He recently applied artificial intelligence to predict radiation therapy linear accelerator movement and hence treatment errors.  Dr. Maalej earned two US patents and the best teacher award at KFUPM in 2005.  He published more than fifty journal papers and more than seventy conference papers.  He is a member of the American Association of Medical physicists.

Education
  • PhD, Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), 1995
  • MSc, Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), 1990
  • MSc, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), 1987
  • BSc, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester (USA), 1994
Teaching Areas
  • Radiological Physics and Dosimetry
  • Radiation Therapy Physics
  • Diagnostic Imaging Physics
  • Medical Physics Labs
Research Interests
  • Applications of nanoparticles for cancer cell imaging
  • Simulation and optimization of medical imaging techniques
  • Applications of artificial intelligence in radiation therapy