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Name: Fuad H. Rawwagah 


Mailing Address:


Physics Department, Yarmouk University

Irbid, 211-63, Jordan


Office Location: PHYS 341

Phone: +962-2-721-1111, ext. 3777



  1. Ph.D. (Physics), University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 2004. Dissertation: “Investigations of Nonlinear Dynamics in Class-B Two-mode Ring Lasers”
  2. M.A. (Physics), University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 2000.
  3. M.S. (Physics) Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan, 1994. Thesis: “Mössbauer Spectroscopy of Fe-Ni Alloys”.
  4. B.S. (Physics), Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan, 1990.


  1. Assistant Professor, Physics Department, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan, August 2004 to date.
  2. Visiting Assistant Professor, Physics Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Jan. 2010- Aug. 2015.
  3. Visiting Assistant Professor, Physics Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, second summer sessions of years 2006-2009.
  4. Research Associate, Physics Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Sept. 2005 - Feb. 2006.
  5. Research Assistant, Center for Theoretical and Applied Physical Sciences (CTAPS), Yarmouk University, Feb. 1994 – Jan. 1999.

Teaching Experience

Taught several undergraduate and graduate courses at Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan and at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. I have taught undergraduate courses with labs such as Optics and UPIII. I prepared the setup for every lab experiment and took data before the lab met. This enabled me to anticipate problems or difficulties students may encounter. I managed to synchronize the lab with the lecture and prepare students for each experiment and refer to experimental results and compare it with the theoretical discussions in the lecture. I was the first instructor to teach online physics course at University of Arkansas. During the orientation to online teaching we were informed that we should expect lower evaluations and reviews from students. However, evaluation scores and reviews I received for the three online classes I have taught so far have been very good and better than expected.


The following is a list of courses I have taught to date: 

Yarmouk University 

  • General Physics I, II, and III.
  • Modern Physics I and II.
  • Electromagnetic Theory I.
  • Advanced Electromagnetic Theory I.
  • Intermediate Physics Lab.
  • Classical Mechanics I.

University of Arkansas

  • Physics and Human Affairs.
  • University Physics I and II.
  • University Physics III and Lab.
  • College Physics I and II.
  • Online College Physics I and II.
  • Optics and Optics Lab​.

Teaching Environments 

  • Blackboard (Advanced)
  • Moodle (Advanced)
  • MasteringPhysics (Advanced)
  • Several Testing software packages including Exam View, TestGen, Diploma, and Respondus Exam Tool (Advanced).
  • Camtasia Studio application for creating video tutorials and online lectures (Advanced).

Software Packages Useful for Teaching and Research 

  • Mathematica: Advanced programming including 2-D and 3-D graphing, animations, solving linear and non-linear equations, etc.
  • Mathcad (Advanced)
  • Smart Draw (Advanced)
  • FrontPage Web authoring (Intermediate) 

Programming Packages 

  • QuickBasic 4.5 (Advanced programming including instrument interfacing using GPIB and HPIB Command Library routines.)
  • Visual Basic (Intermediate)
  • FORTRAN 77 (Advanced programming using different math libraries).
  • C and C++ (Intermediate)


Committee Membership 

Served as the departmental member of the Honors Thesis Committee of the following projects: 

  1. Co-Advsior of Master Thesis of Reham Alghazo, Physics Department, Yarmouk University, (2018).
  2. New Methods of Total Internal Reflection Microscopy, submitted by Derrek Wilson, Physics Department, University of Arkansas (2011)
  3. ​​Retrofitting a Monochromator for High-Pressure Raman and Optical Studies of Glass-Forming Liquids, submitted by Jennifer Stabach, Physics Department, University of Arkansas (2013).

Research Interests 

  • Non-Linear and Chaotic Dynamics in Lasers
  • Mössbauer Spectroscopy.
  • Plasma Physics. 


  1. F. Rawwagah, “Coupling of upper hybrid surface plasmon modes in magnetoplasma waveguide structure”, Jordan Journal of Physics, accepted July 2020.
  2. F. Rawwagah, M. Al-Ali, A. Al-Khateeb, M. Bawa'aneh, “Collisional and resonance absorption of electromagnetic waves in a weakly collisional, inhomogeneous magnetoplasma slab”, Advanced Electromagnetics, vol. 9, no. 2 (2020) 25.
  3. E. Yasin, A. AlKhateeb, F. Rawwagah, A. Abuzir, “On the coupling of forward and backward slow waves supported by the waveguide configuration of a dielectric sandwiched between two plasma slabs”, Advanced Electromagnetics, vol. 9, no. 1 (2020) 95. 
  4. A. Lehlooh, R. Alghazo, F. Rawwagah, A. Hammoudeh, S. Mahmood, “Mössbauer spectroscopy study of Y-type Hexaferrite (Ba2Co2Fe12O22) prepared by the coprecipitation method”, Hyperfine Interactions, vol. 241 (2020) 12. 
  5. F. H. Rawwagah, A-F. Lehlooh, S. H. Mahmood, S. Mahmoud, A-R. El-Ali, M. R. Said, I. Odeh, I. Abu-aljarayesh, “Fabrication and Characterization of Fe100-xNix Nanoparticles in the Invar Region”, Jordan Journal of Physics vol. 5, no. 1, (2012) 9. 
  6. M.K. AlSugheir, A.S. Sandouqa, B.R. Joudeh, S. Al-Omari, M. Awawdeh, F. Rawwagah, “Bose–Einstein condensation and heat capacity of spin-polarized atomic hydrogen”, Physica B: Physics of Condensed Matter, vol.  405, Issue 9, (2010) 2171.
  7. F. Rawwagah, Baolong Lu, Surendra Singh, “Synchronized and unsynchronized chaos in a modulated bidirectional ring laser”, Phys. Rev. A, vol. 75, (2007) 043811.   
  8. F. Rawwagah, Surendra Singh, “Nonlinear dynamics of a modulated bidirectional solid-state ring laser”, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, vol. 23, Issue 9, (2006) 1785. 
  9. Mortazavi M., Rawwagah F., Singh S., “Measurements of intensity fluctuations in a laser with a saturable absorber”, Phys. Rev. A, vol. 65 (2002) 025803. 
  10. J. Shobaki, F. Rawwagah, I. Abu-Aljarayesh, N A.Yusuf., “Numerical calculation of the temperature variation of the optical anisotropy in magnetic fluids”, J. Magn. Mag. Matt. Vol. 159 (1996) 367.  
  11. J. Shobaki, S. Musameh, F. Rawwagah, N.A.Yusuf., “Numerical calculation of the magneto-dielectric anisotropy effect in magnetic fluids”, Physical Review B  vol. 54, no. 18, (1996) 13063.  
  12. S.H. Mahmood, F. Rawwagah, A. Lehlooh, S. Mahmoud, “Mössbauer Spectroscopy of Fe-Ni Alloys”, Abhath Al-Yarmouk vol. 4, no. 1-B, (1995) 61.  

​Scientific Activities

  1. Third Tech Summit Conference, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, April 18, 2003.
  2. Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, Sep. 29 - Oct. 4, 2002.
  3. Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California, Oct 14 - 18, 2001.
  4. Regional College on Microprocessor-Based Real-Time Systems in Physics for Central-Eastern European and Mediterranean Countries organized by the The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)  with Co-operation with the United Nation University (UNU),  Trieste, Italy, Feb. 24 - March 21, 1997.
  5. First Workshop on the Use of Computers and Multimedia in Physics Teaching, Physics Department, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan, April  8-10, 1996.

Awards and Scholarships

  1. One Year Fellowship of the World Laboratory based in Lausanne, Switzerland 2000-2001.
  2. Four Year Scholarship, from Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan, 1999-2003.