Professor Shaaban Khalil

academic title

Director of Center for Fundamental Physics

Contact Information

Email: skhalil@zewailcity.edu.eg

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Ms Suzy Naguib
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Professor Shaaban Khalil is the founding director of the Center for Fundamental Physics at Zewail City of Science and Technology. He 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.

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) in Italy. He was a research fellow at the Institute of Particle Physics Phenomenology in 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, United Kingdom.

His research has been widely recognized and he has received several local and international awards. He obtained 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.

In 2016, Khalil was invited to give a plenary talk at the 38th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP 2016), held in Chicago from August 3 to 10, 2016.

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) in Italy. He was a research fellow at the Institute of Particle Physics Phenomenology in Durham University, at Sussex University and at Madrid University. His pioneering work enabled him to obtain, in 2006, a Doctor of Science degree from Ain Shams University, refereed by the Royal Society, United Kingdom.

Khalil is well known for his outstanding contributions to understanding new phenomena beyond the standard model of particle physics.

 

Awards

Khalil's research has been widely recognized and he has received several local and international awards. He obtained 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.