Mahmoud El Korek

Mahmoud El Korek
Faculty: ScienceDepartment: PhysicsPosition: Professor of PhysicsOffice Number: B117 (A2 building)Phone: +961 7 985 858Ext: 3304E-mail: mahmoud.korek@bau.edu.lb

Biography

The “Diplôme de Doctorat in physics” is obtained from Claude Bernard University, Lyon, France, on the subject “contribution to the study of the potential energy curves of different electronic states of the molecule CO. The subject of the PhD thesis is the “ explicit formulation of the rotational effect in the vibration rotation wavefunction of a diatomic molecule: The harmonic rotational functions” from Claude Bernard University, Lyon, France.

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Teaching

Previous courses

Undergraduate:

Electricity and magnetism, General physics, Modern physics, Classical mechanics, Mathematics for physists, Statistical physics, Quantum physics I and II, Atomic physics, Molecular physics, Electromagnetic theory, Numerical Analysis, Scientific Language programming.

Post Graduate:


- Advanced Quantum physics, Molecular spectroscopy, Quantum field theory
- Bose Einstein Condensate

Spring 2015/2016

Research

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.


Publications

Recent Publications

110. 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

111. 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

112. 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

113.    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
          
114.  Wael Chmaisani, Nayla El-Kork, and Mahmoud Korek Theoretical electronic structure of the NaBe molecule Chem.  Phys. 491 (2017) 33–41

115.  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

116. 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, https://doi.org/10.1139/cjp-2016-0879

117. Khalil Badreddine and Mahmoud Korek Theoretical Electronic Structure of the Cadmium Monohalide Molecules CdX (X = F, Cl, Br, I) AIP Advances, (2017) Accepted

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

Abstracts & Presentations

Recent Abstracts and Presentations

Boushra Rafai and Mahmoud Korek* Theoretical calculations of the low-lying electronic states of the  Molecule SrCl Frontiers in theoretical and Applied Physics  Feb.22-25 (2017) -  Charjah UAE

Wael Chmaisani and Mahmoud Korek* Electronic structure with rovibrational and dipole moment calculations of the MgRb molecule Frontiers in theoretical and Applied Physics  Feb.22-25 (2017) -  Charjah UAE

Sahar Kontar, Mahmoud Korek, Nayla El-Kork Electronic structure of the KSr molecule with Franck-Condon factor and dipole moment calculations Frontiers in theoretical and Applied Physics  Feb.22-25 (2017) -  Charjah UAE

Activities

- Member of the Executive Committee of the Lebanese association for the advancement of science LAAS.

- Member of the Abet Committees in the University

- Member of the Faculty council.

Awards

1990           The Research Award in Natural Sciences
                   from the American University of Beirut,