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MAY THE PEACE AND BLESSINGS OF GOD BE UPON YOU. I am a physicist, educator and researcher. Beside physics, I am interested in the intellectual history of the Islamic civilization. For me life consists of three fronts. They are the home front, the work place and the spiritual frontiers. Feel free to browse if you are a curious visitor.


Ph.D. Columbia University  
M.Phil. Columbia University
M.S. University of Alabama
B.Sc. Honors, Dhaka University Bangladesh
H.S.C. (Higher Secondary Certificate) Board of Education, Comilla Faujdarhat Cadet College
S.S.C. (Secondary School Certificate) Board of Education, Dhaka


 Chairman (1999-2002) and 2009-2011 Department of Physics State University of New York, Potsdam  

Professor (1997- ) Department of Physics, State University of New York
Assistant Professor Department of Physics at San Diego State University California 1983-85 
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics and University of Colorado, Boulder 1981-83
Graduate Research Assistant, Columbia Radiation Laboratories, Columbia University 1979-81 
Head Teaching Assistant & Faculty Fellow Department of Physics at Columbia University 1977-79 
Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics at University of Alabama 1975-77 

 Research Interests
Studies of Magnetic Optical Rotation (Faraday Effect) & Magnetic Circular Dichroism 
Intellectual History of the Islamic Civilization
7-Up   Courses of my Interest

bulletPHYSICS 490 & 491 Quantum Mechanics I & II 

bulletPHYSICS 480 & 481 Electromagnetic Theory I & II 

PHYSICS 450 Condensed Matter Physics 

PHYSICS 360 & 361 Advanced Physical Laboratories I & II 

PHYSICS 370 Mathematical Physics 

PHYSICS 335 Astronomy 

PHYSICS 306 Modern Physics 

PHYSICS 305 Electricity, Magnetism and Optics 

PHYSICS 202 College Physics II 

PHYSICS 111 Laser & Light

PHYSICS 101 College Physics I  



Publications and Scholarly Work
"Beyond Ordinary Light", M Azad Islam, Whittier Publications, Inc. Island Park New York 2003 ISBN 1-57604-164-6
"Test Yourself Physics I,"M Azad Islam, Published by NTC Learning Works, Chicago Illinois 1999 ISBN 0-8442-2377-8
Magnetic Circular Dichroism of Excimer molecules, M.A. Islam, A. Kponou, B. Suleman and W. Happer, Physical Review Letters, vol. 47, 643 (1981) 
Operating E/n and metastable production in the positive column of an H2-Ar discharge, M.A. Islam and A.V. Phelps, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, vol. 33, no. 2, 147 (1988) 
Time Dependent Effects in Faraday Rotation in Pulsed Magnetic Fields: an Explanation, J.A. Davis, M.A. Islam and R.A. Lilly, Applied Optics, vol. 24, 1780 (1985) 
bulletCharge Control Mechanism in MODFET's: A Theoretical Analysis, A.N. Khondker, A.F.M. Anwar, M.A. Islam, L. Limoncelli and D. Wilson, IEEE Transaction Electron Device, vol. ED-33, no. 11, 1825 (1986) 
bulletExplanation of Hysteresis Effects in Faraday Rotation, J.A. Davis, R.A. Lilly and M.A. Islam, Journal of the Optical Society of America A, vol. 1, No. 12, 1258 (1984) 
bulletElectron impact dissociation coefficient of hydrogen molecules in a Ar-H2 discharge, M.A. Islam and A.V. Phelps, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astroics, Boulder, Colorado unpublished(1983)
          bulletPhotoelectric studies of gallium monosulphide single crystals, G.A. Gamal and M. Azad Islam; European Physical
Jounal Phys. J. Appl. Physvol 32, 1–5 (2005) 
bulletA new measuring technique of Faraday Rotation, Steven Blusk and M.A. Islam, Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Symposium, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1988 
bulletFaraday Effect Measurements, S. R. Blusk and M. A. Islam, Eighth Annual Rochester Symposium for Physics Students, Physics Department at University of Rochester, 1988 
bulletVisiting Scholar, Laser Workshop for Undergraduate Faculty, Department of Physics at Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, 1989 
bulletAlhazen in Medieval Optics, National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar: Islam and Scientific Traditions, Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, New York, 1993 
bulletVisiting Scholar, Advanced Undergraduate Experimental ics Workshop, Physics Department at M.I.T., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1993 
bulletVisiting Scholar, Research Techniques for Undergraduate Faculty at Small Observatories, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts, 1995 

bullet Faculty Adviser: Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society

bullet Volunteer: Muslim Students Association of Northern New York


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