Company: Physics Department, University of Memphis
Location: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Muhammad Shah Jahan, PhD, Professor at University of Memphis, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Physics.
Dr. Jahan has been a full professor of the University of Memphis since 1988, and concurrently works as a consultant for RTI International in North Carolina. He enjoyed physics from an early age, and though he was open to and encourage to try chemistry, his passions pointed him always back to physics. Dr. Jahan now holds a patent for the detection of surface impurity phases in high-temperature superconductors using thermally simulated luminescence, and established the ESR free radical research and service center at the University of Memphis. He is a recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and appeared in the second edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
Originally from Rajshahi, Bangladesh, Dr. Jahan attended the University of Rajshahi to earn a MSc in 1965, and traveled to the U.S. in 1972 to earn a PhD from the University of Alabama in 1977. He was a lecturer back in Bangladesh, and taught with the University of Khartoum until 1980, when he joined the University of Alabama as a research associate and the University of Memphis as an assistant professor. Over the course of his career, Dr. Jahan has been a visiting staff member and consultant with the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and has contributed to scientific literature. He holds memberships in numerous societies, including the American Physical Society and the American Chemical Society.
Dr. Jahan has received numerous awards and grants for his work, including a 2015 Travel Enrichment Award from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Memphis, numerous research grants from the Naval Surface Weapon Center, and a 1972 to 1977 Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship. He has also been active in his civic community as a member of the board of trustees of the House of Mannan Charitable Trust, and as a former master auditor of the Tennessee Board of Regents. In his free time, Dr. Jahan enjoys visiting sites of natural beauty, and creates them with his hobby of gardening.
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