First Regional Virtual Symposium on Physics Advances 2020

28-29 June 2020

Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain



About Symposium

University of Bahrain hosted the virtual online symposium which focused on “Recent Innovations and Knowledge Empowering Progress in Physics” within GCC region.

The virtual symposium was an opportunity for the Physics community across GCC countries to come together, show off what they’re working on, and learn about the research that others are doing.

    • This virtual symposium also included Keynote presentations by prominent personalities from GCC countries in addition to both oral and poster presentations.
    • It provided a platform to exchange information on relevant issues have open discussions, knowledge sharing and interactive sessions with field experts. Meanwhile, the Symposium created an environment for extensive discussion and potential collaboration with researchers across GCC.
    • The symposium also promoted the interactions among researchers in GCC to create an avenue for collaborative research grants applications using all available GCC forums.


Symposium Recording

Day 1: Sunday June 28, 2020

Day 2: Monday June 29, 2020



Symposium Program


Day 1: Sunday June 28, 2020
Opening Remarks
Prof. Riyad Y Hamzah
President of the University of Bahrain, Bahrain
8:30 – 9:00
Session 1: Funding Opportunities
Chair:  Dr. Hacene Manaa
09:00 – 9:40
Time Talk ID. Title
9:00 – 9:20 A1.1 Prof. El-Hilo, Dean of College of Science, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
9:20 – 9:40 A1.2 Dr. Mohamed Redha (Dean of Scientific Research and Graduate Studies, University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
9:40 – 10:00 Break
Session 2: Condensed Matter Physics
Chair: Mrs. Basma Alnajar
10:00 – 11:40
10:00 – 10:20 A2.1 Low energy ion beam  Irradiation  induced modification in structural and physical properties of plymer Speaker: A. Atta, Physics Department, College of Science, Jouf University,KSA
10:20 – 10:40 A2.2  Pr /Li codoped NiO ceramic for Giant dielectric properties Speaker: Aqeel Dakhel, Department of Physics, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
10:40 – 11:00 A2.3 Direct Band-gap Measurement on a NiMnSb Half-Heusler Alloy at Room Temperature Speaker: Tariq F. Alhuwaymel, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
11:00 – 11:20 A2.4 Impurity effect on entanglement and spin relaxation in Heisenberg spin systems Speaker: Noora Alameri, Sharjah Academy for Astronomy, UAE
11:20 – 11:40 A2.5 Seeking functionality for solving challenging industrial problems in condensed matter physics Speaker: R. Neffati, King Khalid University, KSA
Session 3: Functional Nanomaterials
Chair: Dr. Adnan Younis
11:40 – 14:40
11:40 – 12:00 A3.1 Radon Detection Using Alpha Scintillation KACST Cell Speaker: Ayman M. Abdalla, Najran University, KSA
12:00 – 12:20 A3.2 Shape-controlled synthesis of nanostructured Co-doped ZnO thin films and their magnetic properties Speaker: E. Abdeltwab, Al-Jouf University, KSA
12:20 – 13:20  A.P1 Break Poster1: Statistical physics modeling of water vapor adsorption isotherm into kernels of dates: Experiments, microscopic interpretation and thermodynamic functions evaluation Presenter: Fatma Aouaini, Princess Norah bint Abdul Rahman University, KSA
13:20 – 13:40 A3.3 Low Temperature Methane Sensor syntheszed via Co-Evaporated CuO-Doped In2O3 1D-Nanostructure: Stuctural Phase & Reversible Detection Speaker: N.M. Shaalan, King Faisal University, KSA
13:40 – 14:00 A3.4 Plasmonic Liquid Crystalline Materials for Smart Windows Applications Speaker: Ghadah Sheetah, King Faisal University, KSA
14:00 – 14:20 A3.5 The activity of zinc oxide nanoparticle synthesized by milling against human pathogenic microorganisms Speaker: Imen Massoudi, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, KSA
14:20 – 14:40 A3.6 Shape-controlled synthesis of ZnO complex nanostructures Speaker: Fatema Taher, AlAzahr University (Egypt)
Session 4: Medical and Nuclear Physics
Chair: Dr. Habib Ashoor
14:40 – 16:40
14:40 – 15:00 A4.1 Using Imaging Techniques to Unlock Secrets in the Kidney and Help Rebuild it Speaker: Peter Corridon, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, UAE
15:00 – 15:20 A4.2 Simulation of the Temperature Distribution in a Liver due to Microwave Ablation Speaker: Hafedh Belmabrouk, Majmaah University, KSA
15:20 – 15:40 A.P2 Break Poster2: Glass materials and their utilization for radiation shielding applications Presenter: H.O. Tekin, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
15:40 – 16:00 A4.3 DCE-CT Perfusion Parametric Coloured Image Using Steepest Gradient Approach Based on Time Frame Speaker: Habib Ashoor, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain
16:00 – 16:20 A4.4 An overview to Monte Carlo simulations for radiation transport and nuclear shielding studies in nuclear and medical physics: MCNPX experience Speaker: H.O. Tekin, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
16:20 – 16:40 A4.5 Nuclear Forensics Speaker: Abdul-Wali Ajlouni, Umm Al-Qura University , KSA
Day 2: Monday June 29, 2020
Key Note Talk
Prof. Waheeb Alnaser
Professor of Applied Physics Vice President, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
08:30 – 09:00
Session 1: Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies
Chair: Dr. Hanan Albuflasa
09:00 – 10:20
Time Talk ID. Title
9:00 – 9:20 B1.1 Development of Third Generation Economical and Proficient Solar Cells: Dye Sensitized and Single Crystals Perovskites Speaker:  M.A.Gondal, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, KSA
9:20 – 9:40 B1.2 Investigating the Impact of Soiling on the Performance of Various Solar Cell Technologies Speaker: Hanan Albuflasa, University of Bahrain,  Bahrain
9:40 – 10:00 B1.3 Electrochemical capacitors: A future of Sustainable and Clean Energy Storage Devices Speaker: Adnan Younis, University of Bahrain,  Bahrain
10:00 – 10:20 B1.4 Off-grid Solar Energy System (OSES) Speaker: Yacouba Moumouni, Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates
10:20 – 10:40 B.P1 Break Poster1: Electrodeposition study of silver electrodeposits: Nucleation process & theoretical analysis Presenter: Imen Massoudi, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, KSA
Session 2: Theory and Simulation of Materials
Chair: Dr. Abdullah Sarhan
10:40 – 12:40
10:40 – 11:00 B2.1 Mystery of the formation of <100> loops in irradiated iron Speaker: Qing Peng, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, KSA
11:00 – 11:20 B2.2 Mechanical and Electronic Controllability of Electron transport in NiO and SnO2 Oxide interfaces Speaker: Abdulla Sarhan, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
11:20 – 11:40 B2.3 Computational modelling and optimization of transmission coefficient in GaN and GaAs based resonant tunneling diodes using the transfer matrix method Speaker: Azhar Aljaber, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, KSA
11:40 – 12:00 B2.4 Modeling the Dipolar Interaction Field Distributions in Random Superparamagnetic Systems Speaker: Layla S. Nasser, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
12:00 – 12:20 B2.5 Controlled electronic and magnetic properties of two-dimensional MoTe2 by doping transition-metal atoms Speaker: Mohammed Benali Kanoun, King Faisal University, KSA
12:20 – 12:40 B2.6 Controlled Magnetic behaviour of Ni80Fe20 nanowire by a selection of nucleation pads Speaker: Hadi R. AlQahtani, King Saud University, KSA
12:40 – 13:40  B.P2 Break Poster2: Hydrogen’s absorption isotherms in the metal hydrates LaNi3.55Mn0.4Al0.3(Co1−xFex)0.75 (0≤x≤1) Presenter: R. Neffati, King Khalid University, KSA
Session 3: Optics and Optical Properties of Materials
Chair: Dr. Khalil Ebrahim
13:40 – 15:00
13:40 – 14:00 B3.1 Optical constants of Dy2O3 layer studied by spectroscopic ellipsometry Speaker: H. Saghrouni  & L. Beji , Qassim University, KSA
14:00 – 14:20 B3.2 Size Dependent Nonlinear Absorption and Refractive Index Coefficients of PbS Quantum Dots Dispersed in Toluene Speaker: Khalil Ebrahim, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
14:20 – 14:40 B3.3 Physical investigations on Dy2O3 oxide deposited on p-Si substrate Speaker: A. Cherif, Jouf University, KSA
14:40 – 15:00 B3.4 Shielding, Structural, Physical and Optical features for sodium zinc borate Glass Modified with Different Concentrations of Barium Oxide Speaker: Mohammad Hasan Abu Mhareb, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (KSA)
15:00 – 15:20 Break
Session 4: Astrophysics
Chair: Dr. Walid Azzam
15:20 – 16:20
15:20 – 15:40 B4.1 Understanding Accretion in High Mass X-Ray Binaries Speaker: Antonios Manousakis, University of Sharjah,  UAE
15:40 – 16:00 B4.2 The Eiso-Ep,i Correlation for Short and Long Gamma-Ray Bursts Speaker: Walid Azzam, University of Bahrain, bahrain
16:00 – 16:20 B4.3 New Era of Space Sciences Research in the MENA World Speaker: I. Fernini, Sharjah Academy for Astronomy, Space Sciences, and Technology, UAE
Closing Remarks
Dr. Hanan Albuflasa
Chair of Department of Physics, University of Bahrain
16:20 – 16:30


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