Professor Shaaban Khalil is one of the prominent high energy physicists in the Middle East. He is well known for his outstanding contributions to understanding new phenomena beyond the standard model of particle physics.

Khalil received his Bachelor of Science degree (excellent with honors) in mathematics from Ain Shams University in 1988. In 1997 he completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree in the field of elementary particle physics at the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). He was a research fellow at the Institute of Particle Physics Phenomenology at Durham University, at Sussex University and at Madrid University. In addition to his current position as CFP director, he is also a professor at Ain Shams University and a Leverhulme visiting professor at the physics department of Southampton University in the United Kingdom.

A former Fulbright fellow, Khalil has published more than 100 scientific papers in prestigious scientific journals with 3020 citations and an h-index of 31. His pioneering work enabled him to obtain, in 2006, a Doctor of Science degree from Ain Shams University, refereed by the Royal Society. His research has been widely recognized and he has received several local and international awards. He received the Amin Lotfy Award in Physics in 1998, the Physics State Award for Encouragement in 2000, the Shoman Award for Arab Physicists in 2001, the Third World Academy of Sciences Award in Physics in 2003, the International Award of Istanbul University in Science in 2004, the State Award for Excellence in Basic Science in 2006, and Misr El Kheir Award for Most Cited Researchers in 2010.

Professor Khalil was the founder of the Centre for Theoretical Physics at the British University in Egypt and was its director from September 2006 to January 2012.  Now he is the founding director of the Center for Fundamental Physics at Zewail City of Science and Technology.

My research area in theoretical particle physics spans K-meson physics, chiral perturbation, chiral quark model, flavor and CP-violation, neutrino physics, cosmology and mathematical methods in quantum mechanics. In addition to theoretical particle physics, I have an interest in the theoretical condensed matter that deals with the dynamics of the spin system in the present external time varying fields and coupling.


Currently, my work focuses on:

Particle physics:

  • Finding new textures for the neutrino mass matrix consistent with current experimental results.
  • Finding symmetries for the neutrino mass matrix that can predict the currently observed mixing patterns.
  • The origin of baryon asymmetry.


Condensed matter:

  • Studying the non-classical properties of two coupled spin systems in the presence of an external magnetic field (these non-classical properties – like entanglement – are relevant to the field of quantum information processing).
  • Studying the dynamics of two coupled spin systems in the presence of a thermal heat bath.


Selected publications:

  • E. I. Lashin, E. Malkawi, S. Nasri and N. Chamoun Form invariance and symmetry in the neutrino mass matrix, Phys. Rev. D. 83 (2011) 013002.
  • E. I. Lashin, E. Malkawi, S. Nasri and N. Chamoun (Z_2)^3 symmetry of the tripartite model, Phys. Rev. D. 80 (2009) 115013.
  • E. I. Lashin and N. Chamoun One vanishing minor in the neutrino mass matrix,              Phys. Rev. D. 80 (2009) 093004.
  • G. Sadiek, E. I. Lashin and M. Sebawe Abdalla, Entanglement of a two-qubit system with anisotropic XYZ exchange coupling in a nonuniform time-dependent external magnetic field, Physica. B 404 (2009) 1719.
  • E. I. Lashin and N. Chamoun, Zero minors of the neutrino mass matrix, Phys. Rev. D. 78 (2008) 073002.

Research Fellows

  • Ahmad Moursy
  • Waleed Abdallah


Graduate Students

  • Jaouad El Falaki, PhD
  • Mustafa Amin. M.Sc.



  • Suzy Naguib