Amina Hussein, PhD

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


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept
11-368 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5


Area of Study / Keywords

Plasma Physics Laser-matter Interactions


Dr. Hussein received a BSc Hons. in Physics from McGill University in 2013, a MS in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University in 2015, and 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. 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.


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 current research interests include understanding exotic states of matter generated using high-intensity laser pulses, the generation and application of femtosecond duration radiation bursts from laser-plasma accelerators, and the development of laser-based probes for precision agriculture.


ECE 209 - Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

Physical concepts of passive circuit elements, Kirchhoff's laws and DC circuit equations. Energy concepts, time domain analysis of AC circuits. Impedance, complex numbers and phasor algebra. AC power concepts, resonance, three phase circuits, introduction to machines. Credit may be obtained in only one of ECE 209, E E 239, ECE 202, or E E 240, unless approved by the Department.

Winter Term 2021

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