Dr. Sufian Abedrabbo
Dr. Sufian Abedrabbo Associate Professor
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Associate Professor, Department of Physics

Dr. Sufian Abedrabbo is currently an Associate Professor of Physics. Before Joining KU, Dr. Abedrabbo served in the University of Jordan, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Stevens Tech and Rutgers University. He also worked as an advisor to the CEO of the Jordan Investment Board on investments related to Semiconductors and Communications from 2006-2009. He has earned his Ph.D. in Applied Physics in 1998 from the federated Applied Physics program of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, specializing in Semiconductor Processing and Process Monitoring. He has over 22 years of experience in Silicon processing that includes Si-LED candidates, Si-photovoltaic and Si-Micro-electro-mechanical sensors. His other interests are optical components that include active impurity centers (Rare-Earth-Metals). His previous industrial postodcotral service includes Kearfott Guidance and Navigations (gyroscopes), JDS-Uniphase (EDFA) and Kirana Networks (optical components for optical switches). Dr. Abedrabbo has collaborators in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Rutgers University, Horiba Jobin-Yvon, Evans Analytical, The University of Jordan and NJIT. He is currently involved in materials processing and engineering in search of enhanced band-edge and other bands emission from silicon structures.

  • B.Sc., Applied Physics, Rutgers University, 1993
  • M.Sc., Applied Physics, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1997
  • PhD., Applied Physics, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University, 1998
Teaching Areas
  • Introductory Physics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Modern Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Electrodynamics
  • Semiconductors
  • Silicon Processing
  • Physics of Semiconductor Devices
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Advanced Optics Laboratory
  • Renewable Energy
Research Interests
  • Enhancing radiative properties of silicon
  • Engineering and analytically studying interfacial stresses of semiconductors with various ceramics
  • Ion-beam mixing and ion-beam surface modification processes
  • Studying dielectrics no silicon by sol-gel spin-coating methodologies
  • Rare-earth metals impurity centers in silicon and silica