جامعة الملك عبدالعزيز

KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY

physics department

 

 

 

History of the Department



At King Abdulaziz University, KAU, the physics department has high prestige and value since its establishment through these long years. Yet, the department is still based on leading research and innovation. Their faculty members contributed to raising the department's reputation within a leading institution of higher education in Saudi Arabia and giving educational opportunities for many prominent and talented students studying in the department.

The Department of Physics was founded with the Faculty of Science establishment in 1973 (1393 AH), including the Astronomy Division until 1978 (1399 AH), and then the Astronomy Division became an independent department and entirely separated from the Department of Physics.
The department grants a Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc.) and Master of Science degree (M.Sc.) from its establishment. In 2010, the department beginning to awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.). The reasons for establishing the department are the following:

1. In 1974, the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia determined to consolidate the university with the government, transforming it into a public university.
2. To teach Physics to students at KAU and develop their critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and conduct research.
3. To contribute to resolving scientific, environmental, and industrial difficulties facing the development plans in Saudi Arabia or globally.
4. To prepare Physicists and contribute to impacting the community, the economy, and future careers.


List  of  former  Chairmans of  Physics  Department


Prof. Abdel   Al-Fattah  Al-nadi

1973-1974*


Prof. Fathi   Ahmed  Al-Budaiwi

1974-1975*


Dr. Fawaz   Abdullsattar  Al-Hasani

1975-1976*


Prof. AbdulAziz   Ali  Muhammad

1976-1977*


Dr. khalid   Ali  Kamakhi

1977-1979*


Prof. Ali   Helmy  Moussa

1979-1981*


Prof. Mohammed   Ahmed  Al-harbi

1981-1984


Prof. Othman   Hassan  Al-Mufti

1984-1986


Prof. Mohammed   Ahmed  Al-harbi

1986-1989


Dr. Saud   Jameel  Yaghmour

1989-1990


Dr. Ghali   Ghazi  Al-Barakati

1990-1992


Dr. Ali   Mohammed  Alsanoosi

1992-1995


Prof. Fahad   Masoud  Al-marzouki

1995-2000


Dr. Mohammed   Riyadh  Arafah

2000-2002


Prof. Farag   Saeed  Al-hazmi

2002-2008


Prof. Fahad   Masoud  Al-marzouki

2008-2016

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