Amina Hussein, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept

Contact

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept
Email
aehussei@ualberta.ca
Address
11-368 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

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Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Plasma Physics Laser-matter Interactions Electromagnetics and Microwaves Photonics and Plasmas


About

Dr. Hussein received a PhD in Applied Physics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2019, where she was a member of the Gérard Mourou Center for Ultrafast Optical Science, a MS in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University in 2015 and a BSc Hons. in Physics from McGill University in 2013. Dr. Hussein was a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of California Irvine from 2019-2020. She joined the faculty of Electrical & Computer Engineering as an Assistant Professor in 2020.


Research

Dr. Hussein conducts research in high-intensity laser-matter interaction, including laser-driven beam and radiation sources, with applications in fundamental physics, industry and medicine. Her research program is supported by the NSERC Discovery Grants program, and current research interests include:

Understanding exotic states of matter generated using high-intensity laser pulses.

  • Recent experiments conducted using the ALEPH laser at Colorado State in December 2020 through facility access and research support from the US Department of Energy Office (DOE) of Fusion Energy Sciences, LaserNetUS.

The generation and application of femtosecond duration radiation bursts from laser-plasma accelerators.

  • Upcoming experiments for high-resolution X-ray imaging of porosity evolution in additively manufactured materials to be conducted using the ALLS facility at INRS through support from US Department of Energy Office (DOE) of Fusion Energy Sciences, LaserNetUS.

The development of laser-based probes for precision agriculture.

  • Supported by Alberta Innovates, Smart Agriculture and Food Digitization and Automation Challenge

Simulations of intense laser-matter interactions using Particle-in-Cell codes.

  • Resources awarded in the 2020 Compute Canada competition.

Open positions for students and postdoctoral fellows will be listed here along with preferred experience and deadlines.