Center for Astro, Particle, and Planetary Physics Group Photo

The Center's core team is diverse and includes: 

  • local Physics and Mathematics faculty members, researchers and PhD students at NYU Abu Dhabi
  • faculty from at the the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics at NYU New York
  • international faculty members from the NYU Global Network


Principal Investigator

Co-Principal Investigators

Ingyin Zaw

Program Head, Physics; Associate Professor of Physics


Adriano Di Giovanni

Assistant Professor, Physics, Gran Sasso Science Institute

CASS Fellows


  • Kevin Alabarta, Postdoctoral Associate
  • Abdulla Alhosani, Research Assistant
  • Lolowa AlKindi, Research Assistant 
  • Jwaher Alnaqbi, Research Assistant 
  • Aisha Al Yazeedi, Research Assistant
  • Jasmina Blecic, Research Associate 
  • Daniel Bramich, Research Scientist
  • Carlo Cannarozzo, Postdoctral Associate 
  • Yanping Chen, Research Associate
  • Samuele Crespi, Postdoctoral Associate
  • Mitali Damle, Postdoctoral Associate 
  • Nikolaos Georgakarakos, Research Associate
  • Ivan Katkov, Postdoctoral Associate
  • Laura Manenti, Research Scientist
  • Matteo Nori, Postdoctoral Associate
  • Payaswini Saikia, Postdoctoral Associate
  • Nadine Soliman, Research Assistant


  • Moaz Abdelmaguid, PhD student
  • Cian Leo Blake, Post-graduation Practical Training Program
  • Changhyun Cho, PhD student
  • Sana Elgamal, Post-graduation Practical Training Program
  • Isaac Sarnoff, PhD student
  • Stefan Waterval, PhD student
  • Jin, Zehao, PhD student
  • Harper Cho, Undergraduate Capstone student
  • Sana Elgamal, Undergraduate Capstone student
  • Kacper Lecki, Post-graduation Practical Training Program
  • Solstice Luo, Student Assistantship 
  • Umang Mishra, Post-graduation Practical Training Program
  • Dulce Maria Pop-Bonini, Student Assistantship 
  • Fahad Rizwan, Student Assistantship 
  • Ramon Wrzosek, Post-graduation Practical Training Program
  • Pavle Vulanovic, Post-graduation Practical Training Program