Recipient of several distinguished honors and awards and Professor of Theoretical Physics at UJ, Prof. Humam Ghassib earned a BSc Hons in Physics in1971, and a PhD in theoretical physics in 1974, both from the University of Manchester, UK.
After earning his PhD, Professor Ghassib joined the University of Jordan and was promoted to full professor in 1986. He held several key positions at UJ including Chairman of the Department of Physics, 1986-88, Dean of Scientific Research, 1990-94, Editor-in-Chief of The Cultural Journal, 1989-99, and of the refereed research journal “Dirasat,” 1990-94
Prof. Ghassib was the Director of Studies and Programs, and Deputy Secretary General of the Arab Thought Forum (ATF), 1999-2009, ATF Secretary General, 2009-11, Editor-in-Chief of the ATF journal “Al Muntada,” 1999-11, and advisor to HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, 1999-11.
He is a highly accomplished scholar with numerous published research articles in international peer reviewed journals, and has supervised the research work of tens of graduate students. He was a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow at Cornell University, 1983-84, an Associate of the Abdul Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, 1977-90, and a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1981. He has also been a member of the Jordan Academy of Arabic since 1984, and a Fellow of The Academy of Sciences for The Developing World [formerly, Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)] since 1988.
Prof. Ghassib is the recipient of several distinguished honors and awards including Abdul Hameed Shoman Prize for Young Arab Scientists in Fundamental Sciences, 1986, Al-Hussein Order of Merit for Distinguished Contribution, 2nd order, 1998, and 1st order, 2000, and the Innovation Prize in Theoretical Physics, Arab Thought Foundation, 2006.
His research interests include low and ultralow temperature physics; many-body theory; liquid He-3 and He-4; He-3 – He-4 mixtures; quantum fluids; thin films and low-dimensional systems; superfluidity; nanophysics; trapped Bose and Fermi gases; physics education; histor