Muslema Pervin

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Muslema Pervin
Faculty Specialist I - Lecturer
(269) 387-4955
2224 Everett Tower, Mail Stop 5252
Mailing address: 
Department of Physics
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5252 USA
  • Ph.D., Nuclear Physics, Florida State University, 2005
  • M.Sc., Physics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1997
  • B.S., Physics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1994
Teaching interests: 
  • University Physics I and II
Research interests: 
  • Nuclear reaction: coulomb dissociation of 8B
  • Electroweak (E1, E2, M1) transitions in light nuclei
  • Mass spectrum and weak decays of light and heavy baryons

Dr. Muslema Pervin is an instructor in the Department of Physics at Western Michigan University. Born in Bangladesh, she attended the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, earning B.Sc. (with honors) and M.Sc. degrees in physics. As part of her master’s thesis, she researched CP violation in neutral K and B meson decays using the Standard model of electroweak theory. During 1998-99, Muslema continued her research as a research fellow at the University Grants Commission, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

In 1999, Muslema moved to the U.S. and joined Southern Illinois University as a graduate student, then transferred to Florida State University, where she received her Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear physics in 2005. Her thesis focused on baryon structure and semileptonic decays of heavy baryons.

After completing her Ph.D. Muslema joined the Physics Division of Argonne National Laboratory as a postdoctoral research fellow—the first female member of the theoretical physics group there. Her research interest was in ab-initio calculations of electroweak matrix elements of light nuclei using the Green’s function Monte Carlo techniques.

In 2009, Muslema joined the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University as a research associate in the nuclear theory group, with work focused on nuclear reaction theory. Before joining the WMU Department of Physics in 2015, Muslema taught undergraduate physics courses at Kalamazoo College and Grand Valley State University.  

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