Dr. Sharmin Sultana
Dr. Sharmin Sultana Professor, Department of Physics

PROFILE


SHORT BIOGRAPHY

RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF EXPERTISE

My main research focuses on the theoretical study of Nonlinear Wave Dynamics (electrostatic/electromagnetic wave in the form of localized nonlinear wavepackets and solitary excitations (solitons), and shock structures) in plasma medium, with emphasis on applications in Plasma Modeling; space, astrophysical and laboratory plasmas; relativistic/ultra-relativistic plasmas; strongly/weakly coupled dusty plasmas and laser produced laboratory plasmas. The research related to the following topics can be seen in the link here.

Mathematical Modeling, Nonlinear Dynamics & Applications:

Modeling of nonlinear wave propagation in dispersive media, taking into account: nonlinearity & dispersion laws; forcing & dissipative effects; modulational instability and wave coupling.

Nonlinear PDEs – Soliton and shock theory (formal): stability, conservation properties, interactions, effect of perturbations. Generic paradigms include: Korteweg de Vries (KdV), KdV Burgers, Burgers, nonlinear Schrödinger (NLS); in higher dimensionality: modified KdV, Gardner, Zakharov-Kuznetsov (ZK) equation(s).

My recent interests are to analyze the nonlinear envelope mode in dissipative plasma medium, usually modeled by modified nonlinear Schrödinger equations (named as Complex Ginzburg-Landau equation); large amplitude solitary excitations in self-gravitational strongly coupled plasmas, modeled via the pseudo-potential approach.

Nonlinear Waves and Instabilities in Plasmas:

Nonlinear excitations, solitons and associated nonlinear instabilities, modulated envelope wave packets, modulational instability.

Electrostatic and electromagnetic waves in Space and laboratory plasmas: electron-positron plasmas, pair ion plasmas, multi-ion plasmas, two-electron temperature plasmas.

Nonlinear phenomena in rotational compact astrophysical objects: degenerate quantum plasmas, electron-positron plasmas, electron-positron-ion plasmas in neutron stars, white dwarf stars, etc.

Dusty Plasmas (Complex Plasmas):

Opposite polarity dusty plasmas: wave propagation, dispersion properties, instabilities, and electrostatic interaction laws.

Strongly coupled dusty plasmas: nonlinear wave propagation including self-gravitational effect.

RESEARCH INTEREST

Mathematical Modeling, Nonlinear Dynamics & Applications, Nonlinear Waves and Instabilities in Plasmas, Dusty Plasmas (Complex Plasmas).

JOURNAL PAPER

First Authored Articles

  1. S. Sultana and I. Kourakis: Phys. Plasmas (USA) 22, 102302 (2015).
  2. S. Sultana, S. Islam and A. A. Mamun: Astrophys. Space Sci. (Netherlands) 351, 581-589 (2014).
  3. S. Sultana and A. A. Mamun: Astrophys. Space Sci. (Netherlands) 349, 229-238 (2014). 
  4. S. Sultana, I. Kourakis…… : Plasma Phys.Control. Fusion (UK) 54, 105016 (2012).
  5. S. Sultana and I. Kourakis: Eur. Phys. J. D. (Verlag) 66, 1-12 (2012). 
  6. S. Sultana, G. Sari,…..: Phys. Plasmas (USA) 19, 012310 (2012). 
  7. S. Sultana and I. Kourakis: Plasma Phys.Control. Fusion (UK) 53, 045003 S2011).
  8. S. Sultana and I. Kourakis: Phys. Plasmas (USA) 17, 032310 (2010).

Co-authored Articles

  1. T. I. Rajib, S. Sultana, .......: IEEE Transaction on Plasma Science 99, 1-7 (2017).
  2. M. M. Hossen, L. Nahar, M. S. Alam, S. Sultana, ......: High Energy Density Physics 24, 9-14 (2017).
  3. M. Ferdousi, S. Sultana, …: Eur. Phys. J. D 71 (102), DOI: 10.1140/epjd/e2017-80003-4, (2017).
  4. M. Mobarak Hossen, M. S. Alam, S. Sultana, …: Eur. Phys. J. D 252 (70),  doi:10.1140/epjd/e2016-70328-9, (2017).
  5. M. Mobarak Hossen, M. S. Alam, S. Sultana, …: Phys. Plasmas (USA) 23, 023703 (2016). 
  6. M. Ferdousi, M. R. Miah, S. Sultana,…..: Astrophys. Space Sci. (Netherlands) 66, 1697-1703 (2015).
  7. A. A. Mamun, M. Ferdousi and S. Sultana: Phys. Scripta (Sweden) 90, 088011 (2015). 
  8. M. G. Shah, M. R. Hossen, S. Sultana,….: Chinese Phys. Lett. (China) 32, 085203 (2015). 
  9. S. A. Ema, M. Ferdousi, S. Sultana,….: J. Korean Phys. Soc. (Korea) 66, 1697 (2015). 
  10. M. Ferdousi, S. Sultana and A. A. Mamun: Phys. Plasmas (USA) 22, 032117 (2015). 
  11. S. A. Ema, M. Ferdous, S. Sultana,……..: Euro. Phys. J. Plus (EU) 130, 46 (2015). 
  12. T. I. Rajib, S. Sultana and A. A. Mamun: Astrophys. Space Sci. (Netherlands) 357, 52 (2015). 
  13. M. Ferdousi, M. R. Miah, S. Sultana, …: Braz. J. Phys. (Brazil) 45, 244 (2015). 
  14. M. R. Hossen, M. A. Hossen, S. Sultana,…: Astrophys. Space Sci. (Netherlands) 357, 34 (2015). 
  15. G. Mandal, S. Sultana, A. A. Mamun: Bosons J. Mod. Phys. (India) 2, 97 (2015).
  16. M. R. Hossen, L. Nahar, S. Sultana,…: High Energy Density Phys. (UK) 13, 13 (2014).
  17. N. Y. Tanisha, I. Tasnim, S. Sultana,.....: Astrophys. Space Sci. (Netherlands) 353, 137 (2014). 
  18. M. R. Hossen, L. Nahar, S. Sultana,……: Astrophys. Space Sci. (Netherlands) 353, 123 (2014). 
  19. S. E. Cousens, V. V. Yaroshenko, S. Sultana,…..: Phys Rev. E (USA) 89, 043103 (2014) 
  20. M. Masud, S. Sultana and A. A. Mamun: Astrophys. Space Sci. (Netherlands) 348, 99 (2013).
  21. S. E. Cousens, S. Sultana,…..: Phys Rev. E (USA) 86 (6), 066404 (2012).
  22. I. Kourakis, S. Sultana, ……..: Plasma Phys.Control. Fusion (UK) 54(12), 124001(2012). 
  23. I. Kourakis, S. Sultana and F. Verheest: Astrophys. Space Sci. (Netherlands) 338, 245 (2012).

Short Overview

  • Total Citations: 500+
  • h-index: 13
  • i10-index: 15 
  • Updated information about citation indices can be seen here

CONFERENCE PAPER

Articles in International Conference Proceedings,
  1. G. Williams, S. Sultana, ….. : EPS Conf. Proc. (EU) 32012, 1414-1417 (2012).
  2. S. E. Cousens, S. Sultana,……: EPS Conf. Proc. (EU) P2.146, (2012).
  3. S. Sultana, I. Kourakis, …..: AIP Conf. Proc. (USA) 1397, 435 (2011).
  4. I. Kourakis and S. Sultana: AIP Conf. Proc. (USA) 1397, 86 (2011).
  5. S. Sultana, G. Sarri and I. Kourakis: ICPIG Conf. Proc. (UK) A4, 425 (2011).
  6. N. S. Saini, S. Sultana,…..: AIP Conf. Proc. (USA) 1397, 355 (2011).
  7. S. Sultana and I.Kourakis: EPS Conf. Proc. (EU) P2.411, 21-25 (2010).
  8. S. Sultana, A. Danehkar, …..: EPS Conf. Proc. (EU) P2.410, (2010).

Activity

Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Associate Professor
Period: May 2014 - present

A. Courses Taken:

  1. M. Sc./MPhil Courses: Health and Radiation Physics, Advance Dusty Plasma Physics
  2. B. Sc. Courses: Thermodynamics, Electronics, Electrodynamics & Physics Practical I.

B. Research Activity:

  1. Independent Research (based on the supervision of thesis student):

a.   Five M. Sc. research students had already been supervised.

b.   One M. Phil. and one Ph. D. research students are being supervised.

2. Colaborative Research: I have research collaboration with international research group like theoretical plasma physics group in Centre for Plasma Physics of Queen’s University, Belfast, UK.

C. Participation as Reviewer:

  1. Reviewer of 'Physics of Plasmas' published by the AIP, USA.
  2. Reviewer of 'Physics Letters A' published by Elsevier Science, Netherland.
  3. Reviewer of 'Journal of Plasma Physics' published by Cambridge University Press, UK.
  4. Reviewer of 'Physica Scripta' published by the IoP.
  5. Reviewer of 'Astrophysics & Space Sci.' published by Springer, Netherlands.
  6. Reviewer of 'IEEE Transaction on Plasma Sci.' published by IEEE Inc., USA.
  7. Reviewer of 'Chaos, Solitons & Fractals' published by Elsevier, UK.

D. Attended Conference/Workshop/Summer School:

  1. 7th International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, New Delhi, India (3rd -7th March 2014)
  2. 6th International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, Congress Center Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Richard-Strauss-Platz 1a, 82467 Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany (16 - 20 May 2011)
  3. IoP Annual Plasma Physics Conference, Marine Hotel, North Berwick, UK (4 - 7 April 2011)
  4. The Laser at 50, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University Belfast, UK (13 September).
  5. International Advanced Workshop on the Frontiers of Plasma Physics, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Strada Costiere, Trieste, Italy (5 - 16 July 2010).
  6. European Physical society 37th Conference on Plasma Physics, Dublin City University, Repulic of Ireland (21 -25 June 2010).
  7. 37th IoP annual conference on Plasma Physics at the Low Wood Hotel, Windermere, UK (29 March - 1 April 2010).
  8. Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) Specialist Discussion Meeting, RAS Lecture Theatre, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London on 12th of March 2010.
  9. Summer College on Plasma Physics, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Strada Costiere, Trieste, Italy (10 - 28 August 2009).
  10. 36th IoP annual conference on Plasma Physics at the Centre for Fusion Space and Astrophysics of the University of Warwick, UK (30th March- 2nd April 2009).

E. Presented Poster in Scientific Events: 

  1. Electromagnetic solitary structures in complex plasmas”, S. Sultana, S. Islam, A. A. Mamun, 7th International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, New Delhi, India (3 - 7 March 2014).
  2. Effect of strong electrostatic interactions of micro-particles on the modulational stability of dust acoustic waves”, S. Sultana, I. Kourakis, V. V. Yaroshenko, 6th International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, Congress Center Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Richard-Strauss-Platz 1a, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (16 - 20 May 2011).
  3. Modulational instability and envelope excitations of dust electron-acoustic waves in superthermal dusty plasmas”, N. S. Saini, S. Sultana and I. Kourakis, 6th International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, Congress Center Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Richard-Strauss-Platz 1a, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (16 - 20 May 2011).
  4. Electrostatic shocks in the presence of accelerated (superthermal) electrons”, S. Sultana, G. Sarry and I. Kourakis, IoP Annual Plasma Physics Conference, Marine Hotel, North Berwick, UK (4 - 7 April 2011).
  5. Dissipative modulated electrostatic solitary plasma structures in the presence of a superthermal component”, S. Sultana, I. Kourakis, 37th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics Dublin, UK (21 - 25 June 2010).
  6. Effects of superthermality on nonlinear electrostatic modes in plasmas”, S. Sultana, A. Danehkar, N. S. Saini, M. A. Hellberg, I. Kourakis, 37th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Dublin (21 - 25 June 2010).
  7. Nonlinear Electron-acoustic excitations in the presence of superthermal background electrons”, S. Sultana, A. Danehkar, N. S. Saini, M. A. Hellberg, I. Kourakis, 37th IoP annual conference on Plasma Physics, Windermere (29th March – 1st April 2010).
  8. Electrostatic wavepackets in the presence of superthermal (accelerated) electyrons: modulational instability and envelope soliton modes”, S. Sultana, I. Kourakis, RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting, Burlington House, London (12 March 2010).
  9. Electrostatic electron acoustic envelope soliton in unmagnetized plasma with non-thermal plasma distributions”, S. Sultana, I. Kourakis, the Abdus Salam ICTP, Trieste, Italy (10 - 28 August 2009).
  10. Solitary structures in multicomponent plasmas with superthermal electrons”, N. S. Saini, S. Sultana, A. Sharma, I. Kourakis and M. A. Hellberg, 36th IoP annual conference on Plasma Physics Warwick University, UK (30th March - 2nd April 2009).
  11. Oblique electrostatic pulses in magnetized plasma in the presence of superthermal electrons”, S. Sultana, N. S. Saini, I. Kourakis, 36th IoP annual conference on Plasma Physics UK (30th March - 2nd April 2009).  

 F. Talk/Lecture in Scientific Event:

  1. The 7th International Conference on Physics of Dusty Plasmas (ICPDP), 3 – 7 March 2014, New Delhi, India.

 

Contact

Dr. Sharmin Sultana

Professor
Department of Physics
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
Email: ssultana@juniv.edu