Ilham Al-Qaradawi

Professor of Physics at Qatar University

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, The Institute of Physics (IOP), FInstP, UK
Chartered Physicist, CPhys.
Member of The American Physical Society (APS), USA
Member of The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), USA
Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), USA
Member of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), USA
Member of The European Physical Society (EPS), France
Member of the Women in Nuclear (WiN) Global, World Nuclear Association (WNA)
Member of the Advisory Committee for the World Nuclear University School on Radiation Technologies.
Member of the World Council on Isotopes (WCI).


Prof. Ilham Al-Qaradawi is professor of Physics at Qatar University and Adjunct Professor of Physics at Texas A&M University in Qatar. She received her Ph.D. working in the field of positron physics from University of London, UK in 1991.

Over the past decade, she has established a positron laboratory at Qatar University and successfully built the first slow positron beam in the Middle East. She has also established an environmental radiation measurement laboratory. Dr. Al-Qaradawi is involved with Europe's CERN in the Antihydrogen experiment AEGIS. She is the founder of the Qatar Physics Society. Dr. Ilham Al-Qaradawi is a fellow of the institute of Physics and a member of many international societies. She also sits on the advisory committee of the World Nuclear University Radiation Technology Summer School and the World Council on Isotopes, and has lectured in the World Nuclear University Summer Institute for the past four years.

Prof. Ilham Al-Qaradawi has been awarded many awards for excellence in research, for Arab Women in Science and outstanding contribution to science. She has had many appearances on Al-Jazeera channel and several other TV channels and newspapers and magazines.

She has been listed by the Arabian Business magazine as one of the 50 most influential people in the State of Qatar and one of the 500 most influential Arabs in the world for the year 2012 and 2013 and one of the top 28 Arab scientists in the world and by CEO Middle East magazine as one of the100 Most Powerful Arab Women for the year 2012.



1991 PhD: Positron Physics, University of London, Royal Holloway College
1984 MSc: Nuclear and Particle Physics, University of London
1981 BSc: Physics, Qatar University

Research Interests:

Positron physics and its applications
Defects in materials and characterisation
Environmental radiation physics
Modern trends in physics education

Professional Experience

2013 Graduate Faculty with Co-Supervisory Status, Material Science and Technology Program, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.

2011 Adjunct Professor of Physics, Texas A&M University Qatar, Doha, Qatar.
2009 Professor of Physics, Physics Department, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.
2003 Associate Professor, Physics Department, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.
1999 Research Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London (UCL), London, UK.
1991Assistant Professor, Physics Department, University of Qatar, Doha, Qatar.
1984 Lecturer, Physics Department, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.
1981 Teaching Assistant, Physics Department, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.

List of Recent Media Appearances

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