English CV



PhD. in Physics with minor in Electrical Engineering (1999)

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, USA

Master Degree in Physics (1995)

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, USA

Teaching Certificate (1989)

Birzeit University, Birzeit, West Bank

Bachelor Degree in Physics (1987)

Birzeit University, Birzeit, West Bank





 Professor at Electrical and Computer Engineering department (January 2013 – present)

Associate Professor at Electrical and Computer Engineering department (January 2008 – January 2013)

Quality unit representative at the Electrical Engineering Department (2004 – Present)

Vice Dean for external relations (2007 – 2011)

Academic and external relations coordinator (Jan. 15, 2007 – Aug. 15, 2007)

Assistant Professor at Electrical and Computer Engineering department (August, 2001-2007)

Quality assurance member at the quality unit (2004 – 2007)

Islamic University of Gaza

Training specialist (August, 2000 – August, 2001)

Academy for Educational Development

Volunteer at the Palestine Academy for Science and Technology

Post- doc. (July, 1999- Dec., 1999)

Max Planck Institute for nuclear physics

Teaching and research assistant (August, 1993- July, 1999)

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, U.S.A

Teaching and research assistant (January, 1987- August, 1993)

Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine



Research Interest

  1. Present the application of MTMs in the structure of the optical waveguides to realize integrated non reciprocal devices like isolators. The role of the MTMs parameters on the guided dispersion characteristic of the waveguide isolator is investigated by introducing several sets of negative permittivity and permeability with their products kept the same.


  1. Optical sensor behavior under different stress effects. The effect of thermal-stress on the optical performance of nonlinear symmetrical sensor is studied. The mathematical forms of the dispersion equation and thermal stress sensitivity are analytically derived and plotted numerically. It is found that the thermal sensitivity of the sensor can be controlled by tuning the core size, by changing loading materials, and by carefully selecting the materials.


  1. Study propagation of light through the proposed structure of the optical waveguide. Different factor has been taken into account to study waveguide structure. As an example, the behavior of electromagnetic field in a medium possessing a dielectric constant which is sinusoidally stratified along one coordinate sandwiched between a nonlinear cladding and a linear dielectric substrate. A first area of application is concerned with TE wave propagation through a compressible medium which is influenced by acoustic or other mechanical wave. As an   example, the results are applicable to acoustically modulated plasma media in range of frequencies above plasma frequency. A second area of application regards the stratified medium as a first step in analysis of a sinusoidally modulated dielectric slab antenna. The power has been calculated by using Mathieu equation and using perturbation methods (Whittaker’s Method, and Multiple Scale Method). A simple numerical method has also been applied based on Mathieu function approach. Numerical results have been presented, we found that the approximate techniques are much easier and faster, and the considered wave guide structure represents a band reject filter.


  1. Utilizing numerical simulations based on Monte Carlo Potts model to study the microstructural evolution in two-phase polycrystalline materials. These materials are composed of small grained which are “glued” together by interatomic forces. Polycrystals are intrinsically unstable. The instability is produced by grain boundary curvatures which lead to grain boundary migration. This boundary migration leads to minimization of interfacial energy and increasing the grain size. These changes affect physical and mechanical properties of materials such as their strength and creep resistance. Therefore understanding the microstructural evolution is very important in many practical and theoretical applications. Understanding the microstructural evolution in metals and ceramics helps to control the properties of these materials and enhance their performance in industrial applications.




IUG Research and scientific denary research prize 2010

TWAS Medal Lectures 2015 by The world Academy of sciences for advancement of science in developing countries

ISESCO Prize for Science ans Technology 2014





Awards and Fellowships

Zamalah 2014

Max Planck Institute for complex number, Dresden, Germany, summer 09

TWAS- UNESCO associateship 2008-2009

IUG Research and scientific denary research award 2008

Erusmus Mundus II for academic staff award, 2008

Alexander Von Humboldt-Stiftung (2009)

Max Planck Institute for complex systems, Dresden, Germany, summer 08

Max Planck Institute for complex systems, Dresden, Germany, summer 07

Marquis Who’s Who (2006-2007)

DAAD fellowship (summer 2006)

Arab Universities Union Award 2004

State department Grant (2006)

Fulbright Alumni award (2004)

AED Technical Achievement Award (2000)

Postdoc award at Max Planck institute in Heidelberg (1999)

Max Planck institute fellowship (1998)

Fulbright Scholarship (1993-1995)

Student Scholarship at Van der Waals-Zeeman Laboratorium; Holland (1990)




IEEE sensors


Progress in Electromagnetic research and Journal of Electromagnetic waves and application (Pier and Jemwa)

Optics express



Honor Society and Affiliations

ARISE memebership

SPIE membership

Member of TWOWS

IEEE Electroptics membership

Honorary membership in Association of Engineers, Gaza, Palestine



Selected Conferences

The First International Conference on Basic & Applied Sciences (ICBAS),  10-12-October-2010, Al-Azher University, Gaza, Palestine.

The Third International Conference on Engineering and Gaza Reconstruction, Gaza: Islamic University of Gaza, 10-11-October-2010, Palestine.

PICCIT 2010, The 3rd Palestinian International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, 9 March-11 March 2010, Hebron, Palestine.

META’10, 22 – 25 February 2010, Cairo – Egypt.

SPIE Europe-Optical Metrology 2009 International Symposium, 15-18 June 2009, Munich, Germany.

Sensor + Test conference 2009, Opto 2009: 9th international conference on optical technologies for sensing and measurement, 26-28 May 2009, Nümberg exhibition center, Germany.

Third International Conference for Science and Development, 7-8 March 2009 Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza, Palestine.

META’08 Conference, 7-10 May 2008, Marrakesh-Morocco.

Sensor + Test conference 2008, Opto conference 2008, 6-8 May, Nürnberg, Germany.

Second Physics Conference 2007, 7-8 May, 2007,  An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine.

XI International Conference on Physics and Technology of Thin Films (ICPTTF-XI), 7-12 May, 2007, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine.

SENSOR Conference 2007, 22-24 May 2007, Nürnberg, Germany.

The second international conference for science and development, 6-7 March 2007, Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine.

1st International Conference in Laser Science, Engineering & its Applications, 22-26 Jan. 2007, Khartoum, Sudan.

The first international conference of natural and applied sciences, Faculty of applied science, Alaqsa University, May 23-24, 2006, Gaza, Plestine

The First international Conference for Science, May 22-24, 2006, Islamic University of Gaza (IUGAZA), Gaza, Palestine.

The Four Corners Section Meeting (4CF05), department of Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder, October 14-15, 2005, USA.

MRS meeting, Fall 2002, San Francisco, CA, USA.



Selected Publications


هالة الخزندار، تنمية دور الأستاذ الجامعي لتوافق التطور الأكاديمي، مجلة الجودة في التعليم العالي، المجلد الأول، العدد الثالث، 2007 تحت النشر

هالة الخزندار، تقييم الطالب لأداء الأستاذ الجامعي، تجربة ميتشجان، مجلة الجودة في العليم العالي، المجلد الأول – العدد الثاني، 197-202، 2005


El-Khozondar, H., Müller, M., Wellenhofer, C., El-Khozondar, R., Koch, A., “Four-Mode Coupling in Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors using Full Fields of the Fundamental Modes”, Fiber and integrated optics, Vol. 29, No. 5, pp. 420-430, 2010.

El-Khozondar, H., Müller, M., El-Khozondar, R., Koch, A.,”Polarization rotation in twisted polarization maintaining fibers using a fixed reference frame”, Journal of Light Wave Technology 27(24), pp. 5590-5596, 2009.

Müller, M., Buck, T., El-Khozondar, H., Koch, A., “Shear strain influence on fiber bragg grating measurement systems”, Journal of Light Wave Technology 27(23), pp. 5223-5229, 2009.

Müller, M., El-Khozondar, H. J., Bernardini, A., and Koch, A. W. “Transfer Matrix Approach to Four Mode Coupling in Fiber Bragg Gratings”, IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 45(9),1142–1148, 2009.

Müller, M., El-Khozondar, H., Buck, T., and Koch, A., “Analytical solution of four-Mode coupling in shear strain load fiber-bragg-grating sensors”, Optics Letters, Optics Letters 34(17), 2622-2624, 2009.

Khitam Elwasife, Hala J. El-Khozondar, M. Shabat, I. Abdel Aziz, A. Mohamed-Osman, “Some Effects of Electromagnetic Field on Serum Biochemical Parameters in Albino Rats and Therapeutic action of Vitamin C or E”, Islamic university journal for natural science and Engineering, Vol.18, No.2, pp 11 – 22, 2010.

  1. Abdel Aziz, Hala J. El-Khozondar, M. Shabat, Khitam Elwasife, A. Mohamed-Osman, “Effect of electromagnetic field on body weight and blood indices in albino rats and the therapeutic action of vitamin c or e”, Rominian Journal of biophysics, 20(3), pp. 235–244, 2010.

El-Khozondar, H., El-Khozondar, R., Shabat, M., Koch, A., “Metallic nonlinear magnetooptical nonreciprocal isolator”, OPTIK, Elsevier, doi:10.1016/j.ijleo.2010.01.001, 2010.

El-Khozondar, H., Al-Sahhar, Z., Shabat, M., “Electromagnetic Surface Waves of a Ferrite Slab Bounded by Metamaterials”, International journal of electronics and communications (AEU), doi:10.1016/j.aeue.2009.09.003, 2010.

El-Khozondar, H., El-Khozondar, R., Shabat, M., “Coupling efficiency of Magnetooptical Integrated Isolator”, International Journal of Modern Physics B 23, 4675-4683, 2009.

El-Khozondar, R., & El-Khozondar, H, “Numerical modeling of  microstructural evolution in three-phase polycrystalline materials”, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering 34 (1A), 241-252, 2009.


Conference Proceedings:

El-Khozondar, H., Müller, M., Buck, T., El-Khozondar, R., Koch, A., “Experimental investigation of polarization rotation in twisted optical fibers”, In: International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies, Turkey, IEEE , 219-222, 2009.

El-Khozondar, H., El-Khozondar, R., Shabat, M., Koch, A. ” Metallic nonlinear magnetooptical nonreciprocal isolator”,  Poc. Of SPIE Vol. 7390, 739003 1-7, 2009.

El-Khozondar, H., Müller, M., El-Khozondar, R., Shabat, M., Koch, A. “Temperature sensitivity of TE double-negative metamaterial optical sensor”,  Poc. Of SPIE Vol. 7390, 73900A 1-8, 2009.

Müller, M., Buck, T. C., El-Khozondar, H. J., Koch, A. W. ” Measurement Errors from Internal Shear strain within Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor”,  Poc. Of SPIE Vol. 7390, 739007 1-8, 2009.

El-Khozondar, H., El-Khozondar, R., Shabat, M., Koch, A.”Coupling Efficiency of Metamaterial Magnetooptical Integrated Isolator”, Proceedings OPTO 2009 &I RS2 2009, 65-70, 2009.

El-Khozondar, H., El-Khozondar, R., Shabat, M., “Double-Negative Metamaterial Optical waveguide Behavior Subjected to Stress”, Metamaterials III, edited by Nigel P. Johnson, Ekmel ?zbay, Richard W. Ziolkowski, Nikolay I. Zheludev, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 6987, 69871W 1-8, 2008.

El-Khozondar, R., El-Khozondar, H., Shabat, M., “Applications of Metamaterials in Optical Waveguide Isolator”, Metamaterials III, edited by Nigel P. Johnson, Ekmel ?zbay, Richard W. Ziolkowski, Nikolay I. Zheludev, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 6987, 69872A 1-8, 2008.

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