P.I. Dr. Farida Selim

Bowling Green State University, OH, USA

Dr. Selim has a broad research program in the field of oxides and wide band gap materials. Her research covers a wide range of topics in semiconductors and dielectrics including synthesis, thin film technology, optoelectronics, transport properties, and defect studies. She is expert on positron annihilation and luminescence spectroscopies and has been very active in developing new techniques and building instrumentation for defect and luminescence measurements.

Selim has earned international recognition in a number of scientific communities that has been reflected in selecting her to be:

  1. One of the 13 members of the International Scientific Committee of Positron and Positronium Chemistry since November 2014.
  2. Member of the advisory committee of Positron Studies of Defects (PSD).
  3. One of the members of the International Advisory Committee of International Conference on Positron Annihilation "ICPA".

Selim is editor of scientific book, author of 104 peer reviewed articles and two book chapters and sole inventor of five patents, 2 issued in 2016 and 3 pending, in addition to her significant invention at the beginning of her career “Accelerator based positron annihilation spectroscopy” technique which extends positron annihilation spectroscopy to numerous new fields in materials science. The technique is known today as Gamma induced positron spectroscopy (GIPS); it has been recently adopted to build a unique materials research facility at the superconducting accelerator facility in Dresden, Germany. ELBE – Center for High-Power Radiation Sources - Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, HZDR.

Farida Selim gives a talk

Dr. Farida A. Selim


Department of Physics and Astronomy, Center for Photo- chemical Sciences.
Bowling Green State University, Overman Hall 172

+1 (419) 372-9956

Our major research projects include

  • Fundamental and applied research on wide band gap materials. Synthesis and characterization.
  • Defect studies and radiation damage. We are experienced in following metods: XRD, PALS, DBR, FTIR.

Latest Posts

International Conference on Positron Annihilation ICPA-18

21 April, 2018

The International Conference for Positron Annihilation will be held in Orlando, FL on August 19-24, 2018. Continue reading →

Postdoc Position at SelimLab

27 February, 2018

We are looking for a postdoc with experience in one or more of following areas. Positron annihilation spectroscopy, metal-organic chemical vapour deposition, luminescence techniques including photo- and thermoluminescence, device fabrication, vacuum technologies and electron guns. Continue reading →

Tao-Eldrup positronium bubble model

19 April, 2017

Tao-Eldrup model provides a simple but widely used correlation between the ortho-positronium bubble size and its lifetime in solid media. Continue reading →