Dr. Sharmin Sultana Associate Professor, Department of Physics

Research Interest


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.



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).



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