Dr. Nayla El Kork
Dr. Nayla El Kork Associate Professor
Bio
Education
Teaching Areas
Research Interests
Bio

Associate Professor, Department of Physics

Dr. Nayla El Kork obtained her PhD in 2009 from the Universite Claude Bernard - Lyon 1, France where she studied the optical properties of nanoparticles through Scanning Near Field Optical Microscopy and Confocal Microscopy. During her PhD, she was a holder of Max Planck Institute Grants for undergoing research at Friedrich Schiller University (Jena) and Chemnitz Technical University (Chemnitz), Germany. She joined Khalifa University in 2010 where she is still pursuing her teaching and research activities.

Education
  • PhD, Physics, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France)
  • Masters of Science in Physics, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France)
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics, Beirut Arab University (Lebanon)
Teaching Areas
  • Introductory Physics Courses
  • Computational Physics
  • Nanotechnology-related courses
Research Interests
  • Computational work about the electronic structure of diatomic molecules. This work relies on the ab-initio calculations of the potential energy curves (variation of the potential energy with internuclear distance) and dipole moment curves (variation of the electric dipole moment with internuclear distance) of different types of molecules. The data provided by this type of work has numerous applications including laser cooling and astrophysics.