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Kamal Butrouna

Kamal Butrouna

Lecturer

College of Arts and Sciences

Chemistry and Physics

Contact Information

Email: khbutrouna@wcu.edu
Phone: 828.227.2984
Office: 301 Natural Science Building

Biography

Philosophy Degree in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, University of Kentucky (December 2014)<br>Dissertation: A Systematic Transport and Thermodynamic Study of Heavy Transition Metal Oxides with Hexagonal Structure<br>Advisers: Dr. Gang Cao and Dr. Lance DeLong<br>Master of Science Degree in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, University of Kentucky (April 2012)<br>Topic: Drastic Impact of Sr Substitution on The Exotic Insulating state in single-crystal BaIrO3:The Magnetic and Physical Properties.<br>Supervisor: Dr. Gang Cao<br>Master of Science Degree in Physics, Laser-Material Applications, University of Tripoli (July 2001)<br>Thesis: Composite Formation on Surface of Hypereutectic Al-Si Alloys by SiC and Cr Using Ruby Laser. Supervisors: Dr. Madani Dakhil and Dr. Kamal Saleeb<br>Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics, University of Tripoli (July 1992)

Education

  • Ph D, University of Kentucky
  • MS, University of Kentucky
  • BS, Foreign Institution

Teaching Interests

Teaching introductory- and upper- level physics courses.<br>Looking to finding an interactive/productive/collaborative learning environment.<br>Experience with e-learning resources and online/hybrid course development.<br>

Research Interests

My Current research focuses on synthesis and study of advanced materials: complex oxide systems, organic/organic-inorganic thin-film semiconductor materials.<br>Knowledge of applying a number of spectroscopic, thermodynamic, and electronic techniques to characterize and study materials.<br>Previous experience of using high power lasers as a tool for material processing; surface treatment and alloying<br>

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