Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Astroparticle Physics, Queen’s University, Canada

M.Sc. in Astroparticle Physics, Queen’s University, Canada

M.Sc. in Physics, University of Jordan, Jordan

B.Sc. in Physics, University of Jordan, Jordan


  • Assistant Professor, Zayed University, Dubai – U.A.E, Jan 2022 – Present

  • Senior Instructor, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi – U.A.E, Aug 2020 – Dec 2021

  • Research Assistant, Queen’s University, Kingston – Canada, Aug 2014 – Aug 2020


Dubai Academic City


+971 4 402 1542

Teaching Areas

- Dark Matter, Detector Testing, Low Energy Calibration, Semiconductors

Research and Professional Activities

Dr. Ghaith earned his Ph.D. from Queen’s University, Canada in 2020 working on the SuperCDMS experiment. His work focused on detector testing, detector calibration tools and data analysis. He joined Zayed University in Spring 2022 and became a Principal Investigator (PI) at the SuperCDMS collaboration since then.

Dr. Ghaith’s research at Zayed University will be supporting the SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment in Canada through working on detector testing techniques in addition to his contributions to the on-site and off-site shift at SNOLAB. Dr. Ghaith is also be leading a research group at Zayed University, the Mars Vacuum Chamber group, to perform a research related to the environment on planet Mars.



  • Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (SuperCDMS) Collaboration (Present)

  • Cryogenic Underground TEst facility (CUTE) Collaboration at SNOLAB (Present)

  • Reviewer: Journal of Low Temperature Detectors (2019-2020)

Google Scholar



  • Ionization yield measurement in a germanium CDMSlite detector using photo-neutron sources, 2022, Phys. Rev. D 105, 122002 – Published 17 June 2022

  • EXCESS workshop: Descriptions of rising low-energy spectra, 2022, arXiv: 2202.05097

  • Constraints on Lightly Ionizing Particles from CDMSlite, 𝑃ℎ𝑦𝑠𝑅𝑒𝑣𝐿𝑒𝑡𝑡. 127.081802, Aug 2021, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.081802

  • Light dark matter search with a high-resolution athermal phonon detector operated above ground, 𝑃ℎ𝑦𝑠𝑅𝑒𝑣𝐿𝑒𝑡𝑡. 127.061801, Aug 2021, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.061801

  • Constraints on low-mass, relic dark matter candidates from a surface-operated SuperCDMS single-charge sensitive detector, 𝑃ℎ𝑦𝑠𝑅𝑒𝑣𝐷. 102, 091101 (2020), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.101.052008

  • New Approaches to Very Low-energy Calibration of Cryogenic Detectors, Journal of Low Temperature Physics, volume 200, pages305–311(2020)

  • Constraints on dark photons and axion-like particles from SuperCDMS Soudan, 𝑃ℎ𝑦𝑠𝑅𝑒𝑣𝐷. 101, 052008 – Published 17 March 2020, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.101.052008

  • Search for Low-Mass Dark Matter with CDMSlite Using a Profile Likelihood Fit, 𝑃ℎ𝑦𝑠𝑅𝑒𝑣𝐷. 99, 062001 – Published 15 March 2019

  • Energy Loss Due to Defect Formation from 206Pb Recoils in SuperCDMS Ge Detectors,, DOI: 10.1063/1.5041457, 𝐴𝑢𝑔, 2018

  • Production Rate Measurement of Tritium and Other Cosmogenic Isotopes in Germanium with CDMSlite, DOI: 10.1016/𝑗.𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑝ℎ𝑦𝑠.2018.08.006, 𝐽𝑢𝑛, 2018

  • First Dark Matter Constraints from a SuperCDMS Single-Charge Sensitive Detector, DOI: 10.1103/𝑃ℎ𝑦𝑠𝑅𝑒𝑣𝐿𝑒𝑡𝑡.121.051301, 𝐴𝑝𝑟, 2018

  • Feasibility Study for an IR-LED-Based Calibration System for SuperCDMS Detectors, Journal of Low Temperature Physics, volume 193, pages827–832(2018)

  • Nuclear-recoil energy scale in CDMS II silicon dark-matter detector, DOI: 10.1016/𝑗.𝑛𝑖𝑚𝑎.2018.07.028, 𝑀𝑎𝑟, 2018

  • Results from the Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (SuperCDMS) experiment at Soudan, DOI: 10.1103/𝑃ℎ𝑦𝑠𝑅𝑒𝑣𝐿𝑒𝑡𝑡.120.061802, 𝐴𝑢𝑔, 2017

  • Low-Mass Dark Matter Search with CDMSlite, DOI: 10.1103/𝑃ℎ𝑦𝑠𝑅𝑒𝑣𝐷.97.022002, 𝐽𝑢𝑙, 2017

  • Projected sensitivity of the SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment, DOI: 10.1103/𝑃ℎ𝑦𝑠𝑅𝑒𝑣𝐷.95.082002, 𝑆𝑒𝑝, 2016

  • New Results from the Search for Low-Mass Weakly Interacting Massive Particles with the CDMS Low Ionization Threshold Experiment, DOI: 10.1103/𝑃ℎ𝑦𝑠𝑅𝑒𝑣𝐿𝑒𝑡𝑡.116.071301, 𝐹𝑒𝑏, 2016

  • WIMP-Search Results from the Second CDMSlite Run, DOI: 10.1103/𝑃ℎ𝑦𝑠𝑅𝑒𝑣𝐿𝑒𝑡𝑡.116.071301, 𝐹𝑒𝑏, 2016