Dr. Malek Abunaemeh

Part-time Lecturer, Physics and Astronomy

Contact

301 Sparkman Drive
Optics Building
Room 428
Huntsville, AL 35899
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abunaem@uah.edu

Biography

Dr. Malek Abunaemeh's Curriculum Vitae


Education

  • Ph.D., Applied Physics, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • M.S., Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama

Research Funding

  • Alabama EPSCoR Graduate Research Scholarship Program (GRSP), 2008 –2009, $25,000.00, Funded
  • Alabama EPSCoR Graduate Research Scholarship Program (GRSP), 2009 –2010, $25,000.00, Funded
  • Alabama EPSCoR Graduate Research Scholarship Program (GRSP), 2010 –2011, $25,000.00, Funded
  • American Physics Society (APS) Minority Speaker Grant, 2014, Funded
  • Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP), Department of Energy, 2012 –2015, Proposal in proceeding, $300,000.00, Not Funded
  • Major Research Instrumentation (MRI), National Science Foundation (NSF), 2012, Proposal in proceeding, $295,000.00, Not Funded
  • Department of Energy, Advanced Test Reactor as a National Scientific User Facility (ATR NSUF) 2012, Proposal in proceeding, $100,000.00, Not Funded
  • Alabama Launch Pad, Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Business Plan, 2008-2010, Not Funded
  • Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (NERI), Department of Energy, partnership proposal, 2008 –2011, Not Funded

Expertise

  • Material characterization related to the barrier in nuclear fuel research
  • NEC 5SDH-2 Pelletron Tandem Accelerator operation
  • Different characterization techniques including Rutherford backscattering Spectroscopy (RBS), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Raman Spectroscopy
  • Computer Languages: C/C++, IDL, Java, Pascal, Matlab and Fortran
  • Computer Platforms: Windows, Unix, MacOS, and MS DOS
  • Computer Software: MS Office Suite, AutoCAD, Banner and others
  • Detector development, vacuum systems, mechanical design and programmable logic controllers (PLC)
  • Calibration, development and use of CCDs
  • Ultra-clean systems, down to 10-7 torr

Recent Publications

  • Abunaemeh, M. A., Oluseyi, H.M., and Williamson, J.L.(2008). “Analysis of the Photometric and Astrometric Fidelity of Back Illuminated, High Resistivity p-Channel CCDs, Proc. SPIE 2008, 7106, 53, Publication Number: AAT 1455095. Source: MAI 46/05, Oct 2008.

  • Abunaemeh, M. A., Oluseyi, H.M., and Williamson, J.L.(2009).“CCD Phase Dithering: A Technique for Improving the Efficiency of Subpixel Dithering,” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Manuscript accepted.

  • Abunaemeh, M. A., Malvoso, P., Oluseyi,H.M., and Williamson, J.L.(2010). “An Electronic Technique for Improving the Astrometric and Photometric Fidelity of Pixilated Space Observations,” 2009 Joint Annual Conference of the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists, AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1280, pp. 79-88 (2010).

  • OluseyiH. M.; Abunaemeh, M. A.; Williamson, J. A.; Malvoso, P., An Electronic Technique for Improving the Astrometric and PhotometricFidelity of Pixilated Space Observation, AIPC 1280, pp.79–88, 2010

  • Abunaemeh, M. A., Ila, D., Muntele, C., and Ojo,I. (2009).“The Study of Silicon Carbide Ceramics.” Publication of the Materials Research Society, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 1181-DD13-06.

  • Abunaemeh, M.A., Ila, D., Muntele, C.,Ojo, I., Seif, M., Wang, L., and Yang,A.Y.(2009).“Characterization of Changes in Properties and Microstructure of Glassy Polymeric Carbon Following Au Ion Irradiation.” Publication of the Materials Research Society, Mater. Res. 2010 Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 1215, V16-26

  • Abunaemeh, M. A., Seif,M., Elsamadicy, A., Ashok, B., Yang, Y., Wang, L., Muntele, C., & ILA, D. (2011).” Characterization of Au irradiation glassy polymeric carbon at 2000 ̊C for nuclear applications.” In V. Ashok, B. Braman, & P. Susmann, (Eds.) Technological Innovations in Sensing and Detection of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Threats and Ecological Terrorism. Berlin: Springer.

  • Abunaemeh, M. A., M., Seif, M., Elsamadicy,A., Muntele, C., & ILA, D. (2011). “Structural modifications and mechanical degradation of ion irradiated glassy polymer carbon.” AIP Conference Proceedings, 1336(1), 219-221

  • Abunaemeh, M. A., M., Seif, M., Elsamadicy, A., & ILA, D. (2011).“Structural and Mechanical Characterization of Ion Irradiated Glassy Polymeric Carbon for TRISO Fuel Nuclear Application.”, Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, Journal of the International Materials Research Congress, manuscript submitted and accepted.

  • Abunaemeh, M. A., Elsamadicy, A., Ila, D., Muntele, C., Ojbara, K., Ojo, I. and et.al., “Glassy Polymer Carbon and Silicon Carbide to be Used in the TRISO Fuel”, ICAM2009 Conference, September 20-25, 2009, Riode Janeiro, Brazil.