Head of Department

Vice – Rector for Graduate Studies and Research – Najran University

 

Name: Mohammad Sultan Mousa Al-Assiri

Nationality : Saudi

Marital Status : Married

Academic Status : Professor of Solid State Physics – Atomic structure.

Emai: msassiri@nu.edu.sa

msassiri@gmail.com

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Academic Degrees :

B.Sc.: College of Education - King Saud University - Abha Branch Saudi

Arabia - 10/7/1984.

M.Sc.: College of Science - King Saud University - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

15 / 4 / 1989.

Ph.D.: College of Science - Sheffield University - Sheffield / UK - 7/1/ 1994.

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Employment History :

Professor at Najran university 3 – 7- 2011.

Professor at king khalid university 4 – 1- 2009 – 2 – 7 - 2011

Associate professor at king khalid university 16 – 8 – 2000.

Assistant Professor at King Khalid University 2 – 2- 1999.

Assistant Professor at King Saud University 27 – 3- 1994 – 1- 2 -1999.

Lecturer at King Saud University 5 -7 – 1989 – 26 -3- 1994.

Teaching Assistant at King Saud University 28 – 7 – 1984 – 4 – 7 – 1989.

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Administrative Assignments:

Vice – Rector for Graduate Studies and Research – Najran University 3 – 7-2011.

Dean of Faculty of Science King Khalid University 13 -7- 2010 -- 2-7 - 2011.

Dean of the information technology – King khalid university 17 -8 -2006 -12 -7 2010 .

Dean of the Student’s affairs - King Khalid University -

18 – 8 – 2001--5 -7 – 2005.

Vice Dean for of the Student’s affairs - King Khalid

University 11 – 2- 2000 – 4 – 7 – 2005.

Vice Dean of Admission and Registration and Student’s Affairs, -

King Saud university – Abha Branch 23 – 11 – 1995 – 29 – 10 – 1997.

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Scholarships and Awards:

Scholarships from King Saud university towards MSc.

Scholarships from King Saud university towards Ph.D degree.

British council post-doctoral summer Research award, 1997.

Visiting researcher to Sheffield University, UK. 1995.

Visiting researcher to Sheffield University, UK. 1997.

Sabbatical leave from King Khalid University, 2006.

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Conferences:

* International Symposium on Metastable, Mechanically Alloyed and

Nanocrystalline materials (ISMANAM 2001) UK 2000.

Type of participation: presented paper.

* International Symposium on Metastable, Mechanically Alloyed and

Nanocrystalline materials (ISMANAM 2002) USA 2001.

Type of participation: presented two papers.

* First annual meeting of Saudi Physical society 2003.

Type of participation: presented paper.

* Second annual meeting of Saudi Physical society 2004.

Type of participation: presented paper.

* Third annual meeting of Saudi Physical society 2006.

Type of participation: presented paper.

* International Symposium on Metastable, Mechanically Alloyed and

Nanocrystalline materials (ISMANAM 2006) Warsaw, Boland, August

2006.

Type of participation: presented paper.

* International Symposium on Metastable, Mechanically Alloyed and

Nanocrystalline materials (ISMANAM 2007) Greece, Athens, 2007.

Type of participation: Attending

Fifth annual meeting of Saudi Physical society 2010.

Type of participation: presented paper.

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Symposia : 

*- Applied circle program "Leadership and strategic Change"KKU

Abha, 10-11 Sep. 2003.

Type of participation: Training.

*- Meeting during establishment of the national center of Math.&

Physics at King Abdulaziz city of science and technology at

Riyadh 2004.

*-Workshop on Nanotechnologies and Applications At National

Nanotechnology Center KACST Riyadh 29-31, 2006.

Type of participation: attending.

*-Workshop on X-ray and Crystallography, KACST Riyadh, 2008.

*-Training Workshop to operate Transmission Scanning Microscope

SEM for 5 days Abha 2005.

*- Training PMP 2008, abha

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Theses Supervision:

* Supervisor On MSc student (Abdulaziz Alolah) Title of his theses:

"Studies of Structures and Crystallization Kinetics of some Early-late-

transition metals Prepared by Mechanical Alloying Method".

* Supervisor On MSc student (Abdulaziz Al-mogeeth), Title of his theses:

"Structure and Physical properties of lithium vanadate materials for

lithium batteries produced by the sol gel nanocrystalline films method".

* Supervisor On MSc student (Arif Al- Syadi), Title of his theses:

"Studies of some physical properties of nanocrystallized glass-ceramic"

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Membership of Scientific Associations : 

*Saudi Society of Physical Sciences.

*Hasan ibn Al-Haitham Society at Physics

Department.

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Committees :

1- Member of the referee committees for Abha Prize- University

Activities- for the academic year 1415-1416 H (1994-1995).

2- Representative for the Science Departments to the interview

Committee for the new students, second semester 1415-1416 H (1994-1995).

3- Member of the Executive committee for Abha Prize-

University Activities- for the academic year 1416-1418 H

(1995-1997).

4- Member of the Seminar Committee – Department of Physics, King

Khalid University.

5- Secretary of the Examination Committee for the first semester 1418-

1419, College of Education, King Saud University.

6- Secretary of the B. Sc. Plan Committee, Department of

Physics College of Science – King Khalid University.

7- Member of the Committee for mission and training and

assigning and selecting lectures and teaching assistants, King

Khalid University.

8- Member of the committee for the Department of Physics

equipments requirements.

9- Member of the University Research Center.

 

10- Chairman of examination board committee- College of

Science, King Khalid University for tow semesters (2000-

2002).

11- Member departmental committee for laboratories

improvement and modernization - College of Science -

King Khalid University 2003.

12- Member of the interviewing committee of new applicants,

demonstrators, and lecturers for the college of science.

13- Committee to study the quotation for the College of Science,

requirements of instruments for 2007, King Khalid

University.

14- Committee for planning and designing courses for the

Physics Department - College of Science- King Khalid

University.

15- Interviewing committee for master student –department of

physics, college of science, King Khalid University.

16- Member of constructing committee of Saudi society of

physical sciences.

17- Member of permanent committee for students' affair.

18- Member of several sub committees coming out of Students

committee affair.

19- Member of supervision committee for annual lab

requirements of girls lab, King Khalid University.

20- Member of supervision committee for all colleges in King

Khalid University

20- Committee for planning and designing studying plan for the

College of Science- King Khalid University.

21- Member of the gifted students committee 17/ 2/ 2008, King

Khalid University.

22- Member of the information technology committee 25/2/

2008, King Khalid University.

23- Member of the gulf gate for scientific research.

24- Chairman of the electronic government unit, King Khalid

University.

25- Chairman of the improvement committee for financial and

management programs, 2008, King Khalid University.

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Councils :

1. Member of Najran University council 3 – 7- 2011 till now.

2. Chairman of the Scientific Council of the University of Najran 3- 7- 2011.

3. Member of King Khalid University council 13 – 7- 2010—2- 7- 2011.

4. King Khalid University advisory council 13 – 7 – 2010 – 2 – 7 -2011.

5. Member of the College of Science Councils – King Khalid University13 – 7 – 2010 – 2 – 7 -2011.

6. Member of the Research Center - College of Science – King Khalid University three years from 7 – 11 - 2007.

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Research Interests:

· Structural studies of some disordered materials, and nano-scale materials consisting of metals prepared by several techniques, such as:

o Melt spinning technique,

o Mechanical alloying,

o Solid-gas reaction,

· Good experience for using many instruments to study the kinetics, thermal and the structure of the studied materials, such as:

o X-ray diffraction,

o Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC),

o Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA),

o Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA),

o Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM),

o Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM),

o Infrared (IR), and ac and dc conductivity.

o small angle neutron scattering,

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PUBLICATIONS:

M.S. Al-Assiri "Characterization and electrical properties of

V2O5–CuO–P2O5 glasses" Physica B: Condensed Matter, Volume 403, Issue 17, 1 August 2008, Pages 2684-2689 .

M. M. El-Desoky and M. S. Al-Assiri, Structural and poloronic transport properties of semiconducting CuO – V2O5 – TeO2 glasses, Mat. Sci. And Eng. B, Volume 137, Issues 1-3, 25 February 2007, Pages 237-246.

M. S. Al-Assiri , A. Alola, A. Al-Hajry and M. Bououdina "Investigation of the structure, microstructure and thermal kinetics of Cu45+xTi55-x alloys prepared by mechanical alloying technique " J. Rev. Adv. Mater. Sci. 18 (2008) 241-247.

A. A. Soliman, S. Al-Heniti, A. Al-Hajry, M. S. Al-Assiri and G. Al- Barakati “Crystallization kinetics of melt-spun Fe83B17 metallic glass” J0urnal of Thermochimica Acta 413 (2004) 57-62 .

M. S. Al-Assiri, "Study of the structure and crystallization kinetics of mechanically alloyed Hf-Co system ", J. of Al-Azhar Bultien of science, accepted 23/3/ 2008.

M. S. Al-Assiri , S. A. Salem and M. M. El-Desoky, “Effect of iron doping on the characterization and transport properties of calcium phosphate glassy semiconductors”, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 67 (2006)1873 .

M. S. Al-Assiri, “Atomic and Large Scale Structure of Cu58Zr42 System” J. of King khalid university, accepted for publication 4/5/2008.

Al-Hajry , M. S. Al-Assiri , S. Enzo , J. Hefne , S. Al-Heniti , N.Cowlam and A. Al-Shahrani " Structural studies of Hf50Co50 alloys prepared by mechanical alloying" J. of metastable and Nanocrystalline Vol. 10 (2001) 343-349.

M . S. Al-Assiri ,N. M. Tashtoush and M. M. El-Desoky, Physical properties of uncoventional binary sodium bismuthate glasses, Phys. Stat. Sol. (a), (2008) 1-6.

A. Al-Hajry M. S. Al-Assiri, S.Al-Heniti,, S. Enzo, J. Hefne , A. Al-Shahrani and A. E. Al-Salami "Structural investigation of CuZr prepared by mechanical alloying" " J. of metastable and Nanocrystalline Vol. 13 (2002)pp. 205-210.

A. Al-Salami, M. S. Al-Assiri , A. Al-Hajry, M. A. Ahmad and S. Taha "The Effect of Curing Time and Porosity on the Microstructure of Hydrated products in Some Blended Cement Pastes " Journal of Sil. Ind. Vol. 72 Nr 9-10, (2007) 163 – 170.

M. S. Al-Assiri, A. Al-Hajry, J. Hefne, S. Enzo, N. Cowlam, A. Al-Shahrani and A. E. Al-salami “Structural studies of the amorphization reaction of ZrRh alloys prepared by mechanical alloying” J. of metastable and Nanocrystalline Vol. 10 (2001)pp. 379-384.

A. Al-Hajry M. S. Al-Assiri, , S. Enzo, N. Cowlam, J. Hefne , L. Jones, F. Delogu and H. Brequel “A neutron small angle scattering study of Hf Pd system” J. of metastable and Nanocrystalline Vol. 13 (2002)pp. 211-216.

A. Al-Hajry1, A Umar, M. Vaseem, M. S. Al-Assiri, F. Tantawy, M. Boudina, S. Al-Heniti,Y.B. Hahn “Low-temperature Growth and Properties of Flower-shaped β-Ni(OH)2 and NiO Structures composed of Thin Nanosheets Networks” J. Superlattices and Microstructures 44 (2008) 216–222.

M. S. Al-Assiri, A. Al-hajry, N. Cowlam and A. Al-Shahrani, "Small angle neutron scattering studies of the amorphization reaction Zr4Pd-H(D) system" Physica B 270 (1999) 125-130.

M. S. Al-Assiri, A. Al-hajry “Atomic and Large Scale Structure of Metastable Crystalline and Amorphous Zr75Ni25 System” Physics of Low-Dimensional Structure, Vol. 11/12 (1999) pp. 97-106.

M. S. Al-Assiri, X-ray diffraction studies of the amorphous Hf63Pd37 System Egyptian Journal of Solids, vol. 22, No. 1, (1999 ) 123 - 131.

S. Abboudy, A. Al-hajry, A. Al-Shahrani, M. S. Al-Assiri, L. bulnasr, S weyllam and A. W. Brinkman, "Influence of substrate temperature on the electrical behaviour of zinc stannate thin films deposited by electron beam evaporation technique" IL NUOVO CIMENTO Vol. 20 D, N. 12 (1998).

M. S. Al-Assiri, “ Small Angle Neutron Scattering Studies of the Crystal and Amorphous Zirconium-based Alloys” Phys. of Low- Dim. Struct., 3/4 ( 2000)pp. 1-12. 

A. Kamli, S. Abboudy and M. S. Al-Assiri, “Effect of Impurities on Dipole Emission Rate in Doped Photonic Structures”, Phys. Low-Dim. Struc. ½ (1998) 231 - 236.

M. S. Al-Assiri, A. Al-Hajry, J. Hefne, A. Al-Shahrani, S. Abboudy, S. Al-Heniti, N. Cowlam, “ Structural and Thermal Studies of HfPd System Prepared by Mechanical Alloying “ Journal of metastable and Nanocrystalline Vol. 8 (2000)pp. 732-737.

M. Al-Assiri, H. Al-Gharni, A. Alola, A. Al-Hajry, F. El-Tantawy, M. Bououdina, S. Al-Heniti, Ahmad Umar, M. Vaseem and Y. B. Hahn, “Synthesis and characterization of ZnO structures containing the nanoscale regime” International Journal of Nanomanufacturing (accepted, 2008).

M.S. Al-Assiri, M.M. El-Desoky, A. Al-Hajrya, A. Al-Shahrani, A.M. Al- Mogeeth and A.A. Bahgat "Study of nanostructural behavior and transport properties of BaTiO3 doped vanadate glasses and glass–ceramics dispersed with ferroelectri nanocrystals" Physica B 404 (2009) 1437 – 1445.

M. S. Al-Assiri, M. M. El-Desoky, A. Alyamani, A. Al-Hajry, A. Al-Mogeeth, and A. A. Bahgat "Spectroscopic study of nanocrystalline V2O5,n H2O films doped with Li ions" Journal of Optics & Laser Technology 42 ( 2010) 994 - 1003.

M. S. Al-Assiri, M. M. El-Desoky, A. Alyamani, A. Al-Hajry, A. Al-Mogeeth, and A. A. Bahgat "Structural and transport properties of Li-intercalated vanadium pentoxide nanocrystalline films" Journal of Philosophical Magazine (2010) 1 – 19.

Atif M. Ali, A. Al-Hajry and M. S. Al-Assiri "Improved luminescence properties of nanocrystalline silicon films deposited by plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition technique at low temperature" J. Nano and Biomaterials, Vol. X, No. Y, xxxx (in press).

A. M. Ali, T. Inokuma, A. Al-Hajry and M. S. Al-Assiri "INFLUENCE OF UV IRRADIATION ON OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF NANOCRYSTALLINE SILICON THIN FILMS accepted in European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) conference (France), June 8 to 12, 2009. 

M.S. Al-Assiri and M.M. El-Desoky " Correlation between nanostructural and electrical properties of barium

titanate-based glass–ceramic nano-composites" Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 509 (2011) 8937 – 8943.

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Research Projects:

1- Ferroelectric behaviour and electrical properties of barium titanate – based glass ceramic nanocrystals.

2- Nanocrystallization as a method of improvement of electrical properties of PbO2- Fe2O3 –TeO2 glasses.

3- Hydrothermally grown ZnO flowers for Environmental Remediation and Clean Energy Applications.

4- Low-temperature growth of well-crystalline Co3O4 hexagonal nanodisks as anode material for lithium-ion batteries.