Dr. Issam Qattan
Dr. Issam Qattan Associate Professor
Teaching Areas
Research Interest

Associate Professor, Department of Physics

Dr. Issam A. Qattan earned his PhD in Physics and Astronomy from Northwestern University in 2005 where he carried out his research work at the Physics division at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), and Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory (JLAB). He was a member of the medium energy group at ANL, and a Department of Energy Research Fellow. He joined the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility (IUCF) in Indiana/Bloomington as a postdoctoral research fellow in 2006 where he carried out his research work at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). In 2008, he joined the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) as an assistant professor of physics and engineering. In 2010, he joined Khalifa University (KU) as an assistant professor of physics, and later as an associate professor of physics in 2014.

He is the founding chair of the physics department at KU, and served as the interim chair of the department from 2017-2019. His research interests span many research topics in experimental and theoretical nuclear, particle, and condensed matter physics such as: lepton-hadron scattering, electromagnetic spin structure of nucleons, materials synthesis and fabrication, III-V and Nitride semiconductors alloys, as well as developing computational techniques in materials science using density and spin-density functional theory materials calculations with focus on optical, electronic, and magnetic properties of materials.

  • B.Sc., Physics, Yarmouk University, Jordan, 1991
  • M.Sc., Physics, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, USA 1995
  • M.Sc., Materials Science/Physics, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, USA, 1995
  • PhD., Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois, USA 2005
Teaching Areas
  • Introductory Physics
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Quantum Electrodynamic and Quantum Chromodynamics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Condensed Matter Physics
Research Interest
  • Theoretical, Phenomenological, Computational, and Experimental Nuclear, Particle, and Condensed Matter Physics