Dr. Sultana Nurun Nahar

TEACHING, RESEARCH GUIDANCE & PROGRAM WORKSHOP:


The Ohio State University
Aligarh Muslim University
Cairo University
University of Delhi
Georgia State University
University of Kashmir
Wayne State University
COMPUTATIONAL WORKSHOP


THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY:
 Astronomy Department , The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

  • RESEARCH page

  • TEACHING:

  • Development of Course Curriculum:
    Formulated, along with Anil K. Pradhan, Karen Irving, Adrian Rodgers, the curriculum of the new MEd-STEM program at OSU under the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Award for Faculty Training in STEM Education and Research for Indian Institutions, 2013 (program started in Summer 2014)

  • Taught at OSU "Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy", part of the course, Fall 2006
  • Taught at OSU "Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy", half course, Fall 2004
  • Substitute lecterer at OSU before 2004

  • Co-author of Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy (A.K. Pradhan and S.N. Nahar, Cambridge University press 2011) for graduate students and researchers.

  • CO-SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS/POSTDOCS/RESEARCHERS}:

    - OSU: Max Westphal, Lianshui Zao, J. Peng, Luo Yi, Dr. Sara Lim, Ethan Palay, Micheal Dance, Yasin Gokce, Dr. C. Sur, Dr. M. Montenegro, Dr. G.X. Chen

    - INTERNATIONAL: Dr. Ramadan Semida Helmy (Egypt), Dr. Tahmina Ferdous (Bangladesh), Muhmudul Hasan (Bangladesh), Vahid Reza Adineh (Iran)

    RECOGNITIONS/APPRECIATIONS AT OSU:

  • Outstanding Research Mentor Award,
    - Nomination Acknowledgement letter, Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, OSU, 2012,
    - congratulatory letter from OSU president
    - News in Arts and Sciences Updates: "ASC Faculty and Research Scientist Selected for 2012 Mentoring Awards",
    - OSU Today "Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor, Outstanding Research Mentor Awards"
    - Undergrad Research webpage: Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards and Outstanding Research Mentor Awards (2012):

  • Dr. Max Montenegro (Graduate research): Appreciation letter

  • Ethan Palay (undergraduate research): Appreciation letter



  • ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY:

    Physics Department , Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

  • TEACHING: 2014, 2016, 2017

  • Course lectures

  • TEACHING IN 2014

  • Title of the condensed course:

    "Atomic and Molecular Radiation Physics: Astronomy to Biomedicine", with computational workshop on SUPERSTRUCTURE and R-Matrix codes

    - Syllabus,
    - Exam

  • Joint teaching by Professor S.N. Nahar & Professor A.K. Pradhan (course notice)
    - Under Obama-Singh awarded OSU project on STEM Faculty training in Indian Institutions
    - February 10 - March 11, 2014:

  • Lectures based largely on text book "Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy" (Anil K. Pradhan and Sultana N. Nahar, Cambridge University Press, 2011) and current research interest
  • Program workshop: R-matrix codes, SUPERSTRUCTURE (Workshop pic1, - workshop pic2)

  • Visiting Professor Invitation letter from:
    - "STEM ER Project convener Prof Wasi Haider",
    - Chairman of Department of Physics
  • Circulated Course Announcement in AMU
  • AMU webpage of the course: Radiation Physics: Astronomy to Biomedicine

  • Participation (128 in total): B.Sc., B.tech., Postgraduate M.Sc., M.tech, Researchers, and Faculty members from:
    - Physics
    - Applied Physics
    - Chemistry
    (Exam)

  • Participants with certificates

  • Course and teaching evaluation by participating faculty members and students (includes poems by students)

    RECOGNITIONS:

  • Certificates for participants (sample)

  • Teaching, as one of the reasons, Indian Emblem trophy "for Scientific contributions & role in STEM education & research in India under Obama-Singh project", VC, Aligarh Muslim University, India, March 2014

  • Award ceremony: - Stage, - Speech by VC Zameeruddin Shah, - Speech by Pradhan, - Speech by Nahar
    , VC Zameer Uddin Shah handing over the certificates for the participants, - Certificate
    - Professor Anil Pradhan receives Indian emblem trophy for scientific and STEM ER contributions

  • TEACHING IN 2016

  • Title of the condensed course:

    "Atomic Spectroscopy of Collisional and Radiative Processes in Astrophysical Plasmas" with computational workshops on R-matrix codes and SUPERSTRUCTURE
    - Syllabus,
    - Exam
    - Lectures based largely on text book "Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy" (Anil K. Pradhan and Sultana N. Nahar, Cambridge University Press, 2011) and current research interest

    - Under Obama-Singh awarded OSU project on STEM Faculty training in Indian Institutions
    - February 20 - March 11, 2016:

  • Visiting Professor Invitation letter from:
    - "STEM ER Project and Physics Department"
  • Course: Notice from Physics Chair

  • Registered (130 in tota, 128 in the list + 2 addedl): B.Sc., B.tech., Postgraduate M.Sc., M.tech, Researchers, and Faculty members from:
    - Physics
    - Chemistry
    - Computer Science
  • Group in a class. 80 recevied completion certificates

  • Program workshop: R-matrix codes, SUPERSTRUCTURE

  • Class in progress, - Workshop pic1, - workshop pic2, - Professor Tauheed Ahmad and Hala are helping
  • Course Exam in progress
  • Sultana with students by the Physics Department notice board
    - With a student in front of Sultana's office in the Physics Department,
    - Sultana and Prof. Qudsia Tahseen of Zoology, in Sultana's office

    RECOGNITION:

  • VC Zameer Uddin Shah released of the course certificates on Science Day celebration

  • Participants with certificates

  • Top three highest scorers recived prizes
    - 1st and 2nd positions were scored by Prof. Sayed Jabeen and Abdul Wajid
    - 3rd position was scored by Suhail Ahmad Siddiqui

  • Course and teaching evaluation by participating faculty members and students
    - Message from Abdul Wajid


  • TEACHING IN 2017

  • Title of the condensed course:

    "Atomic, Molecular and Laser Physics" & - Computational Workshop: Superstructure & R-matrix Codes

    - Syllabus (incldes computational workshops),
    - Lectures based largely on text book "Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy" (Anil K. Pradhan and Sultana N. Nahar, Cambridge University Press, 2011) and current research interest

  • Under Obama-Singh awarded OSU project on STEM Faculty training in Indian Institutions
    - Visiting Professor Invitation letter from: - "STEM ER Project and Physics Department"
    - And as an Adjunct Faculty of the Physics Department, Aligarh Muslim University
    - February 20 - March 11, 2016:

  • Participants are mainly M.Sc. students, Registered about 50

  • Program workshop: R-matrix codes, SUPERSTRUCTURE

  • Class in progress, - Workshop pic, -
    - Office: Sultana and Prof. Qudsia Tahseen of Zoology


    CAIRO UNIVERSITY:
     Physics Department , CAIRO UNIVERSITY, Giza, Egypt

  • TEACHING: 2013, 2015, 2016


  • TEACHING IN 2013

  • Title of the condensed course:
    "Atomic Spectroscopy and Opacity" with:
  • Program workshops: R-matrix codes and SUPERSTRUCTURE

  • Invitation Letter of visiting professor, Dean Professor Gamal Abd El Nassar, Faculty of Science, Cairo i University, 2013
  • Syllabus, Exam

  • Teaching under the MOA between the Ohio State University and Cairo University
    - February 16 - March 8, 2013:

  • Lectures based on text book "Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy", Anil K. Pradhan and Sultana N. Nahar (Cambridge University Press, 2011)

  • Circulated Course Announcement in Arabic

  • Participation (41 in total): Postgraduate Students, Researchers, and Faculty members from:
    - Cairo University: Astronomy, Physics, NILES,
    - Al Azhar University,
    - Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority,
    - Menoufiya University,
    - Minya University,
    - National Research Center,
    - Zewail City of Science and Technology

  • Course evaluation by participant faculty members and students (only the written ones)

  • Course pictures

    TEACHING RECOGNITIONS AT CAIRO UNIVERSITY:

  • Certificates for participants (before the last revision), March 2013

  • Award to Nahar: "Shield of Faculty of Science", Cairo University, for Initiating STEM program in Physics, and "Excellence, devotion and care in the lecture course provided during Spring 2013",
    - Certificate, at the Celebrating Event of "Thanks for Loyalty", March 2, 2013,


  • TEACHING IN 2015

  • Title of the condensed course:
    "Atomic Spectroscopy and Collisional Excitations in Plasmas" with
    Program workshops: R-matrix codes and SUPERSTRUCTURE

  • Invitation Letter of a visiting professor, Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University
  • Syllabus, Exam

  • Teaching under the MOA between the Ohio State University and Cairo University
    - March 28- April 16, 2015:

  • Lectures based on text book "Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy", Anil K. Pradhan and Sultana N. Nahar (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
  • Circulated at a number of institutions as well as Course Poster posted on campus,, at entrance of Dean of Faculty of Science building, main Physics building, Physics Annex, Astronomy Department

  • Participation: Postgraduate Students, Researchers, and Faculty members from:
    - Cairo University: Astronomy, Physics, NILES,
    - Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority,
    - German University in Cairo
    - Ministry of Enviromental Research
    - National Research Center,
    - National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics,
    - Zewail City of Science and Technology

  • Copies of Certificates of a number of participants

  • Course evaluation by participant faculty members and students

  • Class and lectures :

  • Top scored students: Nader, Dalia, Rasha, with Physics Chair Prof Khaled, Prof Lotfia El Nadi, at certificate ceremony, April 16, 2015
  • Recoginition to Zher Samak, Ph.D. student at CairoUniversity for her sincerity and devotion for the course
  • Class in Prof Moktar Hall (with students outside the entrance)", Class, lecture
  • Computer workshop 1 Computer workshop 2
  • My office with Professor Lotfia El Nadi

    TEACHING RECOGNITIONS AT CAIRO UNIVERSITY:

  • "Shield of Faculty of Science" and Certificate of Recognition for "Her contributing and supporting activities of Faculty of Science, Cario University", Dean Prof Elsayed Fahiem, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt, April 18, 2015
  • Special Prof Lotfia El Nadi 80th birthday medal gift to her best friends and colleagues, April 2015

  • A gift of the holy Quran in an decorated wooden box from participants of the course, My pictured cup made by Nejma (on the left) of NILES, more gifts from Ola and Mona of NRIAG


  • TEACHING IN 2016

  • Title of the condensed course:
    "Astrophysical Atomic Processes, Opacity, \& Cancer Treatment with X-rays" & Computational workshops with R-matrix Codes \& SUPERSTRUCTURE"

  • Invitation Letter of a visiting professor, Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University
  • Syllabus, Exam (with answers)

  • Teaching under the MOA between the Ohio State University and Cairo University
    - October 22 - November 11, 2016

  • Lectures based on text book "Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy", Anil K. Pradhan and Sultana N. Nahar (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
  • Circulated at a number of institutions as well as Course Poster posted in Physics Department,, - Lecture, - Computational workshop, - Break and discussions, - Exam,

  • Participation: Postgraduate Students, Researchers, and Faculty members from:
    - Cairo University: Astronomy, Physics, NILES,
    - German University in Cairo
    - 6th October University

  • RECOGNITION

  • Certificate Ceremony: Participants with the Dean of Faculty of Science Prof. El-Sayed Fahim,
    - the topmost scorers of the course, L-R: Mansour (2), Ahmed (3), Prof. Lotfia, Dean Prof Fahim, Rasha (4), Dana (1)
    - Gift from the office of the Dean of Faculty of Science "Cairo University Dome keys" to the top scorers,
    - Refreshments, November 2016

  • Copy of a Certificate

  • Course evaluation by participant faculty members and students

  • NEWS:
  • Web news course at OH-TECH: "Recent workshop illustrates OSC’s support"




  • UNIVERSITY OF DELHI:
     Dept of Physics and Astrophysics , University of Delhi, Delhi 110007, India

  • RESEARCH COLLABORATION MEETING IN 2016:

  • 3 days visit of Delhi University during Feb 17-19, 2016 included

    - Discussions on atomic collisions and programs with Prof Man Mohan's group (Anil Pradhan, Sultana Nahar, and Hala from OSU)

    - Research collaboration and proposals in a general meeting of atomic physicists of Delhi University

    - American Physical Society

  • TEACHING IN 2014:

  • Condensed course title:
    "Atomic and Molecular Radiation Physics: Astronomy to Biomedicine"
  • Program workshop: R-matrix codes, SUPERSTRUCTURE
  • Syllabus,
  • Exam

  • Joint teaching by Professor A.K. Pradhan & Professor S.N. Nahar

    - Under US India Education Fundation
    - February 10 - March 5, 2014:

  • Lectures based largely on text book "Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy" (Anil K. Pradhan and Sultana N. Nahar, Cambridge University Press, 2011) and current research interest
  • Delhi campus: With Professor Man Mohan of University of Delhi outside our UD office which was used by Professor Krishnan, who co-experimented on spectroscopy with C.V. Raman who later recieved Nobel proze for the work, as the foundation of National Physical Laboratory during 1947 - 1950,
    - Physics varenda,
    - outside the computer lab

  • Visiting Faculty Invitation letter from: Professor A. Mukherjee, Head, Department of Physics and Astrophysics,

  • Circulated Course Announcement in Delhi University

  • Participation (87 in total): B.Sc., B.tech., Postgraduate M.Sc., M.tech, Researchers, and Faculty members from:
    - Various colleges of DU
    - Int. Un.Accl. Centre,(IUAC)

  • Course evaluation by participants of the course

    RECOGNITIONS:

  • Certificates for participants, - Signing by Physics Chair Amitabha Mukherjee,
    - certificate (sample),
    - Top 3 scorers



  • GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY:
     Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Taught undergraduate course: "Modern Physics", Fall 1989



  • UNIVERSITY OF KASHMIR:
     Department of Physics , University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Kashmir

  • Conducted workshop: "ATOMIC STRUCTURE AND TRANSITONS: THEORY & COMPUTATION USING SUPERSTRUCTURE PROGRAM", March 25, 2016

  • Invitation letter from the Vice Chancellor Professor Khurshid Andrabi", 2016

  • Announcement of the workshop
  • Researchers, students, faculty members from Departments
    - Physics
    - Chemistry
    registered for the workshop. Coordinator: Prof. Ghulam Nabi Dhar

  • Lectures on the theory: Introduction by Physics Chair Manzoor Malik, - Lecture, - Discussions
  • Computer lab: with students, - faculty members

    RECOGNITION:

  • Participants: Certificate of completion", signing of certificates, April, 2016


    WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITy:
     Department of Physics and Astronomy , Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

  • Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate Laboratories and Quiz sections, Fall 1979 - Spring 1984

    RECOGNITION:

  • Daniel R. Gustafson Memorial Teaching Award to a graduate student for excellence in teaching, Wayne State University, January 1984


  • COMPUTATIONAL WORKSHOP:

  • My computational workshop includes

    - i) Atomic structure calculations using code SUPERSTRUCTURE (SS)
    - ii) R-matrix code for atomic processes

  • PROGRAMS, INSTRUCTIONS TO RUN THEM, AND EXAMPLES FOR TUTORIALS ARE ACCESSIBLE BELOW

  • i) Atomic structure calculations using code SUPERSTRUCTURE (SS):

  • ATOMIC STRUCTURE AND TRANSITIONS: THEORY
  • "USING SUPERSTRUCTURE PROGRAM (Notes in running-sscode.pdf on running the program, input and output files)
    - "SuperStructureII.pdf" = Detailed theoretical background of SS

  • "struct.f" = SS program to compute energy, transitions, & other quantities
    - "runss"= script to compile "struct.f and create executable "sructx"
    - "rss"= script to run SS
    - "ssin.ar17" = input file for energy and transitions of Ar XVIIl
    - "ssout.bp.ar17" = output file of SS containing all information on energies and various transitions
    - "sspnl.ar17" = fort.7 (actual output) of SS run containing potential and orbial wavefunctions of the atomic system

  • ii) R-matrix code for atomic processes

  • running-rmatrixcode.pdf = notes on running the R-matrix codes for collision strength.
  • bprm-cpc95.pdf = published paper describing the theory and R-matrx codes
  • The example input and output files are for O III

  • rstg1.f = Program for stage 1
    - stg1.inp.eie.o3 = Input file for stage 1
    - zsspnl.o3 = Input file for stage 1
    - stg1.out.eie.o3 = output file of stage 1
  • stglib.f = Program with library routines to be compiled with STG2, RECUPD+RECMOD, STGH
  • rstg2.f = Program for stage 2
    - stg2.inp.eie.o3 = Input file for stage 2
    - stg2.out.eie.o3 = output file of stage 2
  • recupd.f = 1st file of stage RECUPD for fine structure splitting in intermediate coupling
  • recmod.f = 2nd file of stage RECUPD for fine structure splitting in intermediate coupling
    - recupd.inp.eie.o3 = input file for stage RECUPD for O III
    - recupd.out.eie.o3 = output file for stage RECUPD for O III
  • rstgh.f = Program for stage H
    - stgh.inp.eie.o3 = input file for stage H
    - stgh.out.eie.o3 = output file of stage H
    - H.DAT (binary) = output Hamiltonian matrix file H.DAT of stage H. STGF uses this file to compute collision strength
  • psbprm - contains command lines for compilation and making executable of STG1, STG2, RECUPD+RECMOD, STGH
  • stgf.f = Program for stage F
  • psbpas - contains command line for compilation and making executable of STGF
    - stgf.inp.eie.o3 = Input file for stage F
    - stgf.out.eie.o3 = Output file of stage F
    - OMEGA = file contraining the collision strengths for electron impact excitation (EIE)


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