Moataz Khalifa Assistant Professor and Director of Data Education

Moataz Khalifa

Teleford Library A302A
Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. in Physics from Virginia Tech in nanolithography using atomic force microscopes and self-assembled polyelectrolytes.


Ph.D. in Physics - Virginia Tech
M.S. in Physics -  Virginia Tech
M.S. in Physics - American University in Cairo
B.S. in Physics - 
American University in Cairo


Current research interests include:

  1. Applications of Data Science in Economics
  2. Random Effect Probit Models in Demand Forecasting
  3. Machine learning
  4. Predictive Modeling
  5. Autonomous Robotics
  6. Nanolithography using atomic force microscopes
  7. Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) quantitative models for transmission electron microscopes
  8. Density functional theory


Robotics (CS 250)

Selected Publications

  • Ashry, Islam; Zhang, Baigang; Khalifa, Moataz; Calderone, Joseph; Santos, Webster; Heflin, James; Robinson, Hans; Xu, Yong. Fluorescence Lifetime Based Characterization of Active and Tunable Plasmonic Nanostructures. Opt. Exp. 22, (2014) 20720-20726
  • Jonathan S. Metzman, Jason I. Ridley, Moataz Khalifa, Alfred L. Ritter, James R. Heflin. Stable Anti-reflection Coatings via the Self-Assembly Encapsulation of Silica Nanoparticles by Diazo- Resins. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 87 (2015) 271-277