About me

I am originally from Halba, a northern city in Lebanon. I was born and raised in Zgharta, another northern town in Lebanon, where I spent the first 17 years of my life.

In 2012, I got a B.Sc. in Physics from Université Saint Joseph de Beyrouth. In 2014, I obtained an M.Sc. in Astrophysics after pursuing a joint graduate program between Notre Dame University - Louaize and Université Saint Joseph de Beyrouth. It is at that time when my fascination in Black Holes and AGN started. 

In 2014, I moved to Italy to begin my PhD at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste. In September 2018, I obtained my PhD in Astrophysics and I moved to the USA as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Michigan (UMich) in Ann Arbor, joining Jon M. Miller's team.

In 2020, during my second year of postdoc at UMich, the Covid-19 pandemic hit Planet Earth and changed all our views and perspective on life and science. Starting January 2021, I have joined the Athena/X-IFU science team as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (IRAP) in Toulouse - France. In 2023, I moved to Rome as a postdoctoral fellow at Università degli Studi Roma Tre.