Physics Faculty of Science
Dr. Adel G A Diyaf
Doctor of Phiosophy
My professional career has been characterized by academic administration and leadership, amidst physics research and multidisciplinary teaching. As soon as I obtained my bachelor's degree from the Department of Physics at the Faculty of Science, University of Tripoli in 1997, I was selected to work as a teaching assistant in the Department of Physics. At the same time, I developed some administrative abilities by working in Examination Office and in academic supervision for undergraduate students. After my master's degree at the University of Tripoli in 2007, I became an Assistant Lecturer, which was another chance for me to develop my administrative skills as I joined the Study and Examination Committee in the Department of Physics to help in supervising the educational process in the Department. I received a scholarship to complete my PhD studies in solid-state physics, specifically semiconductors, from 2010-2014. I studied flexible solar cells at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, and during this time was also awarded support from Power Textiles to develop flexible solar cells. Despite this, I have always believed in cross-disciplinary education; upon returning to the University of Tripoli, I joined the Department of Physics but taught physics courses to students at the Colleges of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. As an assistant professor, I also currently teach renewable energies courses in the only multidisciplinary graduate program at the University of Tripoli: the Masters of Energy Management program at the College of Engineering. In 2014, I joined the Study and Examination Office in the Department of Physics. In 2016, I was put in charge of this Office. This allowed me to develop administrative and leadership skills. With my success in managing the Examination Office, I was elected to head the Department of Physics at the Faculty of Science in 2017. My main responsibilities were to lead, manage and follow up on the duties of the faculty and technicians in the Department of Physics. I was also tasked with ensuring good professional practices, standards, and quality of teaching and learning as well as the development of the Department of Physics. I held and led periodic department meetings, and was responsible for approving official documents and results. Since the end 2019, I have been the Director of the International Cooperation Office at the University of Tripoli. One of my main responsibilities is to lead the Office, establish contacts, and develop cooperation with local, regional, and international bodies and organizations working in the field of higher education. Our office reports directly to the President of the University, facilitating and streamlining all contact with international institutions, e.g., for TEMPUS and ENBRAIN funded by the European Commission, or WHEEL funded by Erasmus+).
Doctor of Phiosophy
Director of International Cooperation Office at the University of Tripoli - UoTDirector of International Cooperation Office