May 16, 2016 at 5:10 pm

Asmar Wins 4th Annual NQPI Outstanding Dissertation Award

Mahmoud Asmar

Mahmoud Asmar

The Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute is proud to announce Mahmoud M. Asmar as the recipient of the NQPI Outstanding Dissertation Award.

He will receive a $500 prize for his dissertation titled “Electronic and Spin Transport in Dirac-Like Systems.” In his dissertation, he focused on the study of the relation between symmetric and transport phenomena.

Asmar was born and raised in Bogota, Columbia and moved to Palestine as a teenager. He received his Ph.D. in Physics & Astronomy from Ohio University in 2015, where he worked with physics and astronomy professor and NQPI member, Sergio E. Ulloa, who served as his dissertation advisor. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher at Louisiana State University in Baton

Rouge, where he is investigating topological insulator interfaces and cold atomic systems.

Offering career advice, Asmar said, “My advice to the future physics majors is to love what they do, because few people can do it.”

When not busy in a physics lab, Asmar’s hobbies include reading philosophy books and keeping up with politics. His future plans are to continue with his physics research.

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