Plasma Physics Laser-matter Interactions Electromagnetics and Microwaves Photonics and Plasmas
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.
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.
The generation and application of femtosecond duration radiation bursts from laser-plasma accelerators.
The development of laser-based probes for precision agriculture.
Simulations of intense laser-matter interactions using Particle-in-Cell codes.
Open positions for students and postdoctoral fellows will be listed here along with preferred experience and deadlines.