Physics and Astronomy

 

Ashraf M. Farahat, PhD

College Professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Okanagan College

Kelowna, BC, Canada

(250) 762-5445 x 4484     (250) 862-2266

afarahat@oakanagan.bc.ca

Education:

PhD of Science (Physics), 2005 : Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, USA

Master of Science (Physics), 1999 : Alexandria University, Egypt

Bachelor of Science (Physics), 1993, Alexandria University, Egypt

 

Teaching: Introductory Astronomy and Physics at both the Kelowna and Vernon campuses.

                    Office: C173 KLO, C331 KAL

Research Interests:

Plasma Physics applications to design an electro-thermal micro thruster system for Nano Satellite. The new thruster design will be used in de-orbiting Nano Satellites after the end of there life time. It will also be used in stabilizing the satellite in its orbit and in precise capturing images at low and near Earth's orbit.

The whole particle/high energy astrophysics including Galactic cosmic-ray production and propagation, particle interactions with fields and matter.

get my short Curriculum Vitae
 

Some related links :
Undergraduate Astronomy 111 - Balloon Experiment

Royal Military College of Canada

UTIAS

Florida Institute of Technology

Cosmic ray / Gamma ray / Neutrino and similar experiments
Structure & Evolution of the Universe: NASA's StarChild, missions and galleries
Hubble Space Telescope
HEASARC: High Energy Astrophysics
Particle Data Group
LBNL & LUNDS isotope project
 

 

PUBLICATIONS AND SYMPOSIA

 Papers published in referred, scholarly journals, major conferences and symposia

[1] Ashraf Farahat, Spatial Distribution of Galactic Cosmic Ray Sources, submitted to the Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, August 2009

[2] M. Jugroot and Ashraf Farahat, Modeling of Plasma and Gas Heating in Microthrusters for Nano-Satellites, 17th Annual Conference of the CFD Society, Ottawa, Canada, May 2009

[3] Ashraf Farahat, Ming Zhang, Hamid Rassoul and J. J. Connell, Cosmic Rays Transport and Production in the Galaxy: A stochastic Propagation Simulation Approach, 2008, ApJ, 681, 1334.

[4] Ashraf Farahat, Hesham Al-Askary, Connection of Cosmic Ray solar cycle with variation of planetary cloud coverage, COSPAR, Montreal, Canada, 2008

[5] Ashraf Farahat, Effect of Technology on Classrooms and Students, 7th Annual Lilly-Transverse City, Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning, Traverse City, MI, October 2007.

[6] Ashraf Farahat, Ming Zhang, Hamid Rassoul and J. J. Connell, Spatial Distribution of Galactic Cosmic Ray Sources, the 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, July 2007.

[7] Ashraf Farahat, The Dependence of the 22Ne/20Ne Ratio on the Distribution of Massive Stars in the Galaxy, the 30th International Cosmic Ray conference, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, July 2007.

[8] Ashraf Farahat, Space Radiation Risks in Deep Space Missions, submitted to the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) Meeting, San Jose, CA, February, 2006

[9] Ashraf Farahat, Radiation Hazard from Galactic Cosmic Rays, submitted to the American Physical Society (APS) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March, 2006

[10] Ashraf Farahat and I. I. Sabeh, New Model for Protons Particle Interplanetary Propagation, SHINE Workshop, Kona, Hawaii, 2005

[11] Ashraf Farahat, Ming Zhang, Hamid Rassoul and J. J. Connell, New Development for Galactic for Cosmic Ray Propagation, 29 International Cosmic Ray Conference, Pune, India, 2005

[12] Ashraf Farahat, Ming Zhang, Hamid Rassoul and J. J. Connell, New Development in Cosmic Ray Propagation Models, COSPIN meeting, Melbourne, Fl, 2005

[13] Ashraf Farahat, “Cosmic Rays Propagation and Interactions”, Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology, May 2005.

[14] Ashraf Farahat, Ming Zhang, Hamid Rassoul and J. J. Connell, Elemental and Isotopic Composition of Galactic Cosmic Rays, Florida Academy of Sciences, Orlando, Fl, 2004

[15] Ashraf Farahat, Ming Zhang, Hamid Rassoul and J. J. Connell, Calculation of Elemental and Isotopic Abundance of Cosmic Rays using Markov Stochastic Method: The effect of the Local Supper Bubble, 28 International Cosmic Ray Conference, Tsukuba, Japan, 2003

[16] Ashraf Farahat, Ming Zhang, Hamid Rassoul and J. J. Connell, New Model for Cosmic Ray Propagation, Florida Academy of Sciences, Orlando, Fl, 2003

[17] Mustafa Ali, Ashraf Farahat, Salah Helmi and Maher Farhoud, Stress Analysis of Polarization Maintaining Optical Fibers by the Finite Element Method, 1999, JER, 55, 117  

[18] Mustafa Ali, Ashraf Farahat, Salah Helmi and Maher Farhoud, Stress Induced Birefergence of Polarization Maintaining Fibers, East Asian Conference on Light-wave Systems, Lasers and Optoelectronics, Malaysia, 1999