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Essaid Zerrad, PhD

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ezerrad [at] desu.edu 


PhD. Atomic Physics, University of Connecticut (1998)

M.S. University of Connecticut (1993)

Research Interests

  • Scattering Theory / Generalized Hartree-Fock Theory of Collisions
  • Laser induced breakdown of Solids

Brief Non-technical Description of Research

Recent advances in laser cooling and trapping of ultracold systems have evolved into cutting edge research in the field of Atomic and Molecular Physics. As experiments of trapping atoms and ions became more sophisticated and advanced, the field of quantum information processing (QIP) started to attract intense interest. Our group focuses on theoretical studies of the basic atomic/molecular processes of such ultracold gas system. 

Recent Courses Taught

  • Mathematical Methods of Physics IV (26-667)
  • General Physics 26-202
  • Modern Physics 26- 361
  • Quantum Physics 26- 362

Selected Recent Publications

  1. “ Self-Consistent Field Theory of Ionization Collisions”, E. Zerrad.  Journal of Modern Physics, 2017, 8, 1521-1536
  2. “Dispersive Optical Solitons with Schrödinger-HirotaEquation Using Undetermined Coefficients”, E. Zerrad et al . J. Comput. Theor. Nanosci. 2016, Vol. 13, No. 8 1546-1955/2016/13/5288/006.
  3. “Optical Solitons with Parabolic Law Nonlinearity and Time-Dependent Coefficients by G′/G-Expansion Scheme”.  E. Zerrad et al.  Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience 13(7):4699-4702 · 2016, 1546-1955/2015/12/5630/006