Skip Navigation
Maya Abi Akl

Maya Abi Akl

Technical Laboratory Coordinator

Office Number: 317B
Office Phone: +974.4423.0202

Maya is currently teaching labs and recitations for different courses in Physics. She is a member of the research group at Texas A&M University at Qatar participating in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) CERN, where she works on the simulation and data analysis of Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM). She is also working on the Monte Carlo (MC) simulation of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) for medical applications. 


• M.S., Physics, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
• B.S., Physics, Lebanese University, Lebanon


• Physics Laboratory Coordinator at Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2009 – present
• Graduate Research Assistant at the American University of Beirut, 2007 – 2009
• Physics Lab Instructor at the American University of Beirut, 2006 – 2008


2017 STAR award for outstanding service and achievement, Texas A&M University at Qatar


1. M. Abi Akl, O. Bouhali, A. Castaneda, Y. Maghrbi, T. Mohamed, “Uniformity studies in large area triple-GEM based detectors”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2016.06.026. (2016)

2. M. Abi Akl, M. Tabbal, W. Kassem, “Crystalline phase control and growth selectivity of β-MnO2 thin films by remote plasma assisted pulsed laser deposition”, Thin Solid Films, DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2016.06.034. (2016)

3. Bassem M. Sabra, Charbel Saliba, Maya Abi Akl, Gilbert Chahine, “The black hole-dark matter halo connection”, The Astrophysical Journal, DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/803/1/5. (2015)

4. M. Roumie, B. Abdel Samad, M. Tabbal, M. Abi-Akl, M.-F. Blanc-Mignon, B. Nsouli, “Effect of deposition temperature on the properties of sputtered YIG films grown on quartz”, Materials Chemistry and Physics, DOI: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2010.06.017. (2010)