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Dr. A A Mamun

Jahangirnagar University


A A Mamun, Professor of Physics, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 31 December 1966. He completed his B. Sc. (Hons.) and M. Sc. (Thesis) in physics from Jahangirnagar University, and secured first class first position in both the B. Sc. (Hons.) and M. Sc. (Thesis) Examinations. He successfully completed his Ph. D. in plasma physics from the University of St Andrews (UK) under a very prestigious scholarship, Commonwealth Scholarship that he was awarded (by an international open competition) by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (UK). His Ph. D. thesis was mainly concerned with nonlinear structures in both space and laboratory plasmas. One part of his Ph. D. thesis mainly presented the theoretical prediction of the existence of density cavitons (new nonlinear phenomena) observed by the Freja Satellite and Viking Spacecraft, and the other part of it presented highly nonlinear dust-acoustic waves in dusty plasmas, which are relevant to space as well as laboratory dusty plasmas. The results of his Ph. D. research works (published in some prestigious international journals) had made Dr. Mamun very well-known to the plasma physics community very quickly. Prof. Mamun, for his outstanding contribution in dusty plasma physics, was awarded a number of very prestigious post-doctoral fellowships (by international open competition), e. g. Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship by the AvH Foundation (Germany), Commonwealth Post-doctoral Research Fellowship by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (UK), the Max Planck Research Fellowship by the Max Plank Institute (Germany), etc. to carry out the advanced research in dusty or complex plasma physics in Germany, UK, etc. He has also been appointed the Regular Associate of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Trieste, Italy) twice to update his scientific knowledge by making scientific visits to this Centre time to time. 

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Plasma Physics: Nonlinear electrostatic/electromagnetic waves and structures; Collective processes; Nonlinear effects in laser-plasma interaction processes, etc.

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