Sultana Nahar, Ph.D.

Research Professor, Department of Astronomy

Sultana Nahar, Ph.D., serves as a senior research professor in the Department of Astronomy at The Ohio State University. Her research focuses on atomic processes in astronomy: photoionization, electron-ion recombination, photoexcitation and particle collisions. Her scholarly contributions include the development of the unified method for total electron-ion recombination, theoretical spectroscopy for the Breit-Pauli R-matrix method and the resonant nano-plasma theranostics (RNPT) method for more efficient use of X-rays in cancer dianostics and therapy. Because of her extensive study of iron ions, Nahar is known as the Iron Lady. Prior to her position at Ohio State, Nahar held a postdoctoral position at Georgia State University.

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