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Dr. Shaheen Islam


B.S. Dhaka University (Bangladesh)
M.S. Marquette University
Ph.D. The University of Notre Dame

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(804) 257-5661

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Islam joined Virginia Union University in the fall of 1992 as an associate professor and chair of the Mathematics Department, and was promoted to the rank of professor in May, 2000. Dr. Islam received her PhD from the University of Notre Dame in experimental condensed matter physics. Dr. Islam is actively involved in research and over the years many VUU students worked under her supervision. Her areas of research interest are semiconductor alloys, magnetic material, biological material, catalyst and environmental science. She has been using Xray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS) as an experimental tool to study the local structure of various materials. Most of the XAFS data have been collected at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) at Brookhaven National Laboratory. She is a member of the Participant Research Team (PRT) of National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS). Dr. Islam and her students presented their research findings in many national and international conferences. Dr. Islam has submitted more than 30 grant proposals in the past 20 years, many of which have been funded.


Selected Publications

A. Yang, Z. Chen, S. M. Islam, C. Vittoria, and V. G. Harris (2008) Cation engineering of Cu-ferrite films deposited by alternating target laser ablation deposition, J. Appl. Phys., 103, 07E509.

S. M. Islam, M. B. Liou, V. M. Browning, D. J. Gillespie, W. T. Elam, and V. G. Harris (2000) Structural Evolution of High Energy Ball-Milled nanocrystalline La0.67Ca0.33MnO3-d Using Extended X-ray Absorption Fine structure, in "Cluster & Nanostructure Interfaces", Jena, Rao and Khanna, Eds., published by World Scientific Co., page 61.

S. M. Islam, M. B. Liou, D. J. Fatemi, J. O. Cross, V. G. Harris and W. T. Elam (1999) Evolution of Long Range Order and short Range Order in La0.67Ca0.33MnO3-d During Solid State Transformation Using High Energy Ball Milling, J. Synchrotron Rad. 6, 773.