Ali Hassanali



A little about me:


I've had the previlege of living and traveling in different parts of the world. I was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. I then moved to Nairobi, Kenya when I was just over a year old which is where I did my primary and secondary education. I moved to the US for my undergraduate studies where I got my Bachelors at Purdue University. I subsequently moved to the Ohio-State University where I got my PhD in Biophysics.

I spent three years as a postdoc working with Michele Parrinello in the beautiful city of Lugano and am now based in Trieste working in the CMSP section at ICTP.

I am married to Rubab Mavani with whom I have two beautiful kids, Bilal and Aaayah.

When I am not thinking about the complex properties and behaviour of water, I enjoy long-distance running. I have now run the Trieste Marathon twice and am looking forward to doing many more.


Ali Hassanali

CMSP, ICTP Strada Costiera 11, 34151 Trieste, Italy

phone: +39 040 2240 175






The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics ( ICTP )

Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics ( CMSP )