Abdulhakem Y. Elezzabi

University of Alberta, Canada

Abdulhakem Y. Elezzabi earned his B.S. degree from the Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada in 1987. He continued his graduate studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, with research on lasers and ultrafast (femtosecond) optical pulse generation and interaction with matter. He earned his M.S. and PhD. degrees in 1989 and 1995, respectively. In August, 1995, he joined the University of Alberta as an IBM Magnetic Storage Division Postdoctoral Fellow. In 1996, he was awarded the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship. In September, 1997, he took up an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta. In 2002, he was appointed as a Tenured Associate Professor. In recognition for his research achievements and impact of his work and training of highly qualified personnel, in July 2003, Professor Elezzabi was appointed as a Canada Research Chair. In July, 2004, he was promoted to the rank of Professor. Since 2003, Professor Elezzabi has been the University's Faculty Advisor for the International Society for Optical Engineering Students Chapter. Professor Elezzabi is a Member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves and serves as a Conference Cochair for SPIE Photonics West: International Symposium on Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics. In 2011, Professor Elezzabi received the Killam Annual Professorships for research, publications, creative activities, and presented papers, as well as service to the community beyond the university. Professor Elezzabi’s current research interests are ultrafast phenomenon, ultrafast physics, nanoplasmonics, metamaterials, nanophotonics, high-speed photonic devices, femtosecond electron pulse generation, terahertz radiation, nonlinear optics, nano-optics, laser-matter interactions, and ultrafast biophotonics.

Biography Updated on 9 January 2012

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