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Mahmoud El Korek


Physics


mahmoud.korek@bau.edu.lb


07 985080 Ex: 3304


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Mahmoud El Korek

Professor of Nano Physics


Mahmoud EL Korek is a full professor at the Physics Department of Beirut Arab University. Dr. Mahmoud received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree from University Claude Bernard–Lyon I, France. His doctoral thesis work on the theoretical calculation of the problem of the vibrational and rotational motion of the diatomic molecule by introducing the canonical functions approach. From 1987-1993 he joined the American University of Beirut and worked on the dipole moment and matrix elements calculations where he received in 1990 the Research Award in Natural Sciences from the American University of Beirut. In 1994 Dr Korek joined Beirut Arab University and supervised a research group in molecular physics. He received grants from Cedre project (Collaboration between Lebanon and France) and from CNRS-L (The National Council for Scientific Research). His research interests cover the field of the electronic structure, the problem of vibration-rotation, and the dipole moment calculation of diatomic molecule. He has published over 121 papers in the field, two books, with the contribution with large number of conferences and the supervision of more than 89 master and PhD thesis.

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Teaching

Fall 2015/2016:

  • Statistical Physics
  • Electromagnetism Research
  • Topic Solid State Physics I
  • Biological Physics (Health Sciences)
  • Advanced Electrodynamics
  • Superconductivity and applications

Spring 2015/2016:

  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Quantum Physics II
  • Molecular Physics
  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics II
  • Advanced Quantum Field Theory II

Fall 2016/2017:

  • Principles of Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics II
  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics I
  • Advanced Quantum Field Theory I

Spring 2016/2017:

  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Molecular Physics
  • Computational Physics
  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics II
  • Advanced Quantum Field Theory II

Fall 2017/2018:

  • Principles of Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics II
  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics I
  • Adv.Quantum Field Theory I

Spring 2017/2018:

  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Computational Physics
  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics II
  • Selected Topics in molecular Physics
  • Advanced Quantum Field Theory II

Research

1. Research Interests

In my research work, I introduced a new approach in the perturbation theory (canonical functions) for the solution of the Schrödinger equation for the calculation of the vibrational energy levels for the ground and excited electronic states, the rotational and the centrifugal constants, the Franck-Condon factor and the matrix elements of molecules in the Raman and infrared transitions. Researches on ultracold molecules and Bose-Einstein condensate materials are of a current and great challenge in the spectroscopic studies because of their importance in the cooling and trapping of atoms and molecules, their role in high precision spectroscopy and Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC). They may also allow for the study of collective quantum effects in molecular systems. After the success in laser cooling in 1997 I started in collaboration with the Laboratory of Ionic and Molecular Spectroscopy in Claude Bernard University Lyon I France (LASIM) a project of theoretical studies on a series of diatomic molecules and molecular ions for the determination, for the ground and excited states, the spectroscopic constants, rovibrational studies, the potential energy curves, the static and transition dipole moment, Franck-Condon factor, the radiation lifetime and the oscillator strength of the studied molecules.

2. Recent Publications

  1. M. Korek, S. Hammoud, and T. Harb Theoretical calculation of the low laying electronic states of the molecular ion RbH+ Int. J. Quant. Chem. 110, 787 (2010)
  2. A. Hamdan, M. Korek Theoretical calculation of the low-lying sextet electronic states of CrF molecule Chem. Phys. ( 2009) Chem. Phys. 369 (2010) 13–18
  3. Bassel Abdel Samad, Marie Francoise Blanc mignon, Mohamed Roumie, Ali Siblini, Jean Pierre Chatelon, Mahmoud Korek. PHYSICO-CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF MULTILAYER YIG THIN FILM DEPOSITED BY RF SPUTTERING. Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 50, 10502 (2010) 
  4. M. Korek, M. Rida, A. Jbara Theoretical Calculation of the Low Laying Electronic States of the Molecular Ion KH+ with spin-orbit effects J. Mol. Struct. THEOCHEM 949, 70 (2010)
  5. M. Korek, A. Farhat, and S. N. Abdul-Al Theoretical calculation of the low-lying electronic states of the molecule YS J. Theo. Comp. Chem., 9, 597 (2010).
  6. A. Hamdan, and M.Korek Theoretical Calculation of the low lying Quartet States of the CrF Molecule Can. J. Chem. Vol. 89(10), p: 1304 - 1311 (2011)
  7. A. Hamdan, M. Korek Theoretical calculation of the low-lying quartet electronic states of CrCl molecule Int. J. of Quant. Chem., Vol 111, 2960–2965 (2011)
  8. A. Hamdan, M. Korek Spin–Orbit Electronic Structure of the ScBr Molecule J. Mod. Phys. 2, 1172-1177 (2011)
  9. A. Mawassi, R. Awad, M. Roumie, M. Korek, and I. Hassan Effect of ZnO monoxide addition on the superconducting properties of the (Bi, Pb) Phase. Advanced Material Research 324, 241-244 (2011)
  10. Mahmoud Korek, Sara El Atwani, Rasha Abou Arkoub, and Hadeel Razzouk The low lying excited electronic states of an alkali-earth compounds Advanced Material Research 324, 282-285 (2011)
  11. F El Haj Hassan, B Al Shafaay, H Meradji, S Ghemid3, H Belkhir and M Korek Ab initio study of the fundamental properties of HgSe, HgTe and their HgSexTe1−x alloys Phys. Scr. 84 (2011) 065601 (7pp)
  12. A. Hamdan, M. Korek Theoretical calculation of the low-lying sextet electronic states of CrCl molecule Int. J. Quant. Chem. 112, 1235–1242 (2012)
  13. A. Farhat, M. Korek, M. A. L. Marques, S. N. Abdul-Al Ab initio calculation of the low-lying electronic states of the molecule ZrN Can. J. Chem 90, 631–639 (2012)
  14. Khalil Badreddine, Nayla El-Kork, and Mahmoud Korek Electronic structure with rovibrationl and dipole moment study of the NiO molecule J. Mod. Phys. 3, 839-849 (2012)
  15. A. Farhat, M. Korek , S.N. Abdul-Al d, M.A.L. Marques Electronic structure with spin orbit calculations of the low-lying electronic states of the molecule YS Chem. Phy. 412, 109–116 (2013)
  16. S. N. Tohme, M. Korek Electronic structure and rovibrational calculation of the low-lying states of the RbYb molecule Chem. Phys. 410, 37–44 (2013)
  17. Khalil Badreddine, Nayla El-Kork, Mahmoud Korek Theoretical Study with Rovibrational and Dipole Moment Calculation of the SiO Molecule J. Mod. Phys. 4, 82-93 ( 2013)
  18. Khalil Badreddine, Nayla El-Kork, and Mahmoud Korek Electronic Structure of the Nanodiatomic Compounds CdS J. Phys. Sci. &Appl. 3, 27-32 (2013)
  19. M. Korek and H. Hammour Electronic structure with rovibrational and dipole moment calculations of the LaS molecule Phys. Rev. & Res. Int. 3, 176-190 (2013)
  20. M. Korek, Nayla El-Kork, A. N. Moussa, and A. Bentiba Theoretical study with rovibrational and dipole moment calculation of the LaO molecule Chem. Phys. Lett. 575, 115-121 (2013)
  21. M. Korek, H. Abdel Nabi, and N. Elkork Molecular electronic structure of nanodiatomic metal oxide IEEE, Ohio State University, COLUMBUS OHIO (2013)
  22. M. Roumie, S. Marhaba, , R. Awad, M. Korek, I. Hassan, A. Mawassi Effect of Fe2O3 Nano-Oxide Addition on the Superconducting Properties of the (Bi,Pb)-2223 Phase Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism , 27, 143-153 (2014)
  23. B. Al Shafaay, F. El Haj Hassan, M. Korek First principle investigation of mercury chalcogenides and their HgSxSe1_x and HgSxTe1_x ternary alloys Computational Materials Science 83 (2014) 107–113
  24. H. Jawhari, M. Korek, R. Awad and M. R. Sakr Theoretical electronic structure of the lowest-lying electronic states of the CaCl molecule App. Phys. Res. Vol. 6, No. 4; (2014) 97-105
  25. H. Jawhari and M. Korek Theoretical electronic structure of the lowest-lying electronic states of the CaBr molecule App. Phys. Res. Vol. 6, No. 2; (2014) 69-81
  26. M. Korek, J. Srour, and N. Elkork Molecular electronic structure of nanodiatomic metal oxide IEEE, Toronto, Canada (2014)
  27. F. Jardali, M. Korek, G Younes Electronic Structure and Rovibrational Calculation of the Low-Lying Electronic States of the SrF Molecule Can. J. Phys., 92, 1223 (2014)
  28. S. Mahmoud and M. Korek Theoretical Calculation of the Low-Lying Electronic States of the Molecule LaH Can. J. Chem., 92 ( 9 ) 855 - 861 (2014)
  29. Salman Mahmoud, Mikhael Bechelany, Philippe Miele, and Mahmoud Korek Theoretical calculation of the low-lying electronic states of the molecule BN J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Trans. JQSRT, 151, 58 (2015)
  30. S. N. Tohme and M. Korek and R.awad Electronic Structure and Rovibrational Calculation of the Low-Lying States of the Molecule LiYb J. Chem. Physics 142, 114312 (2015)
  31. S. N. Tohme and M. Korek Theoretical study of the electronic structure with dipole moment calculations of the BaF molecule J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Trans. JQSRT, 167 (2015) 82–96.
  32. S. Kontar, M. Korek*, Theoretical calculation of the electronic states below 326000cm-1 of the NaHe molecule Can. J. Phys. 2015, 93(12): 1606-1614, 10.1139/cjp-2014-0696
  33. S. Elmoussaoui and M. Korek Theoretical study with dipole moment calculation of the low-lying electronic states of the molecule ZnI J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Trans. JQSRT 161 (2015) 131–135
  34. Soumaya Elmoussaoui, Mahmoud Korek Electronic structure with dipole moment calculation of the low-lying electronic states of ZnBr molecule Computational and Theoretical Chemistry 1068 (2015) 42–46
  35. S. Al Shawa, M. Korek,* and G. Younes Theoretical calculation of the Low-Lying Electronic States of the Molecule BaS J. Mod. Phys. (2015) 6, 610-621
  36. M. Korek and R. Halabi Electronic structure with rovibrational an dipole moment calculation of the molecule ScS J. Mod. Phys. (2015) 6, 546-552
  37. Samir N. Tohme, Mahmoud Korek Electronic structure with vibration–rotation study of the NaYb molecule Chemical Physics Letters 638 (2015) 216–226
  38. Sally El Shawa, Nayla Elkork, M. Korek Theoretical study with dipole moment calculation of the molecule BF Nanotechnology Reviews: Published Online: 08/06/2015
  39. Mahdi Mansour, Nayla El-Kork, and M. Korek Theoretical Study of the Triplet Electronic States of the BP Molecule J. Mod. Phys. 6 (2015) 1156-1161
  40. Mahdi Mansour, Nayla El-Kork, and M. Korek Ab-initio calculations of 27 Electronic States of the BP+ Ion-Molecule J. Mod. Phys. 6 (2015) 1780-1788
  41. D. K. Kaeen, M. Korek, S. N. Abdulal, and R. Awad. Theoretical calculation with rovibrational and dipole moments of the Low-Lying electronic states of the molecule PbO Journal of Modern Physics 6 (2015) 1171-1183
  42. D. K. Kaeen, M. Korek, S. N. Abdulal, and R. Awad. Electronic structure of the cesium oxide molecule CsO Journal of Modern Physics 6 (2015) 1889-1894
  43. Rawad Halabi and Mahmoud Korek Theoretical calculation of the low-lying electronic states of the Molecule ScSe Journal of Modern Physics 6 (2015) 2290-2296
  44. Karam Hamdan1, Ghassan Younes1 & Mahmoud Korek1 Dipole Moment and Electronic Structure Calculations of the Electronic States of the Molecule SiC below 97000cm-1 Modern Applied Science; Vol. 10, No. 11; 2016
  45. Karam Hamdan1, Ghassan Younes1 & Mahmoud Korek1 Dipole Moment and Electronic Structure Calculations of the Electronic States of the molecular ion SiN+ Applied Physics Research; Vol. 8, No. 4; 2016
  46. K. Mourad, M. Korek, and S. N. Abdulal Electronic structure with rovibrational calculation of the low-lying electronic States of the AsCl molecule Journal Molecular Modeling (2016) 22: 45
  47. Samir N. Tohme, Mahmoud Korek Electronic structure calculation of the KYb molecule with dipole moments, polarizabilities, and ro-vibrational studies Computational and Theoretical Chemistry 1078 (2016) 65–71
  48. Rawad Halabi and Mahmoud Korek Ab Initio Calculation of the Electronic States of ScTe Molecule below 19,500 cm−1 Journal of Modern Physics 7 (2016), 106-113
  49. Soumaya Elmoussaoui, Nayla El-Kork, and Mahmoud Korek Electronic structure of ZnCl molecule with rovibrational and ionicity studies of the ZnX (X=F, Cl, Br, I) compounds Computational and Theoretical Chemistry 1090 (2016) 94–104
  50. Soumaya Elmoussaoui, Nayla El-Kork, and Mahmoud Korek* Electronic structure with dipole moment calculation of the low-lying electronic states of ZnF molecule Can. J. Chem., 95, 22-27 (2017), 10.1139/cjc-2016-0058
  51. Khaled A. Mourad, Saleh N. Abdulal, and Mahmoud Korek Electronic structure with rovibrational and dipole moment calculation of the diatomic molecules AsBr and AsI Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, Volume 1103, 1 March 2017, 63-70
  52. Nayla El-Kork, Nariman Abu el kher, Farah Korjieh, John Anwar Chtay, Mahmoud Korek Electronic structure of the polar molecules XF (X: Be, Mg, Ca) with rovibrational and dipole moment calculations Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 177 (2017) 170–196
  53. Dunia Houalla, Wael Chmaisani, Nayla El-Kork, Mahmoud Korek Electronic structure calculation of the MgAlk (Alk= K, Rb, Cs) molecules for laser cooling experiments Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, 1108 (2017) 103–110
  54. Wael Chmaisani, Nayla El-Kork, and Mahmoud Korek Theoretical electronic structure of the NaBe molecule Chem. Phys. 491 (2017) 33–41
  55. S. Kontar, M. Korek Electronic structure with dipole moment calculation of the low-lying electronic states of the KHe molecule J. Struct. Chem. 58 (1) 23-29 (2017), DOI 10.1134/S0022476617010048
  56. Mohamed Khatib, Mahmoud Korek Electronic structure of SrO molecules with dipole moments and ro-vibrational calculations Canadian Journal of Physics, 2017, 95(6): 610-620,
  57. Khalil Badreddine and Mahmoud Korek Theoretical Electronic Structure of the Cadmium Monohalide Molecules CdX (X = F, Cl, Br, I) AIP Advances 7, 105320 (2017)
  58. Soumaya Elmoussaoui, Wael Chmaisani, Mahmoud Korek Theoretical electronic structure with dipole moment and rovibrational calculation of the low-lying electronic states of the HgF molecule Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer 201 (2017) 64–74
  59. Dunia Houalla, Sahar Kassem, Wael Chmaisani, and Mahmoud Korek Electronic structure with dipole moment and rovibrational calculations of the MgLi and MgNa Molecules Can. J. Phys. (2017) Accepted
  60. Mohamed Khatib and Mahmoud Korek Electronic Structure of the BaO Molecule with Dipole Moments and Ro-Vibrational Calculations Spectrochimica Acta Part A:Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy192 (2018) 401–410
  61. Israa Zeid, Tanya Atallah, Sahar Kontar, Wael Chmaisani, Nayla El-Kork, and Mahmoud Korek Theoretical electronic structure of the molecules SrX (X=Li, Na, K) toward laser cooling study Computational and Theoretical Chemistry 1126 (2018) 16–32

3. Books

  1. Title of the book: New Quantum Chemistry Research Title of the chapter: electronic transition moment with spin-orbit coupling of the molecular ion LiRb+ Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 400 Oser Avenue, Suite 1600 Hauppauge, NY 11788
  2. Title of the book: Quantum Frontiers of Atoms and Molecules Title of the chapter: Theoretical calculation of the low laying electronic states of the molecular ion CsH+ with spin-orbit effects Publisher: Hindawi Publisher, New York 

Activities

Member of the Executive board of the Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science