Bushra Hussain, Ph.D.

Lecturer III in Physics
Bushra Hussain
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Natural Sciences
101 Science Faculty Center | 4901 Evergreen Road | Dearborn, MI 48128

Teaching Areas:


Research Areas:

Magnetics nanostructure, Magnetization dynamics, Novel low-dimensional magnetic systems, Quantum theory of condensed matter systems

Biography and Education

Dr. Hussain received her PhD degree in Physics in the area of Medical Physics from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Her previous education included M.S. degree in Physics from Eastern Michigan University and M.Sc. and B.Sc. (Hons), both in Physics, from University of Karachi, Pakistan. She has extensive experience of teaching physics in the USA, Canada, and Pakistan and a record of industrial research.

Her research focus in the five years before joining the faculty of the University of Michigan-Dearborn was in theoretical condensed matter physics, especially the study of magnetization dynamics of low-dimensional magnetic nanostructures. She is looking for students interested to participate in research training in this field.

Selected Publications

Journal Article: B. Hussain and M.G. Cottam, Dipole-exchange spin waves in unsaturated ferromagnetic nanorings with interfacial Dzyaloshinski-Moriya interactions, J. Appl. Phys., 132 193901, 2022.

Journal Article: B. Hussain and M.G. Cottam, Dipole-exchange spin waves in two-dimensional van der Waals ferromagnetic films and stripes, J. Phys.:Condens. Matter., 34 445801, 2022.

Journal Article: B. Hussain, B. Ge and M.G. Cottam, Magnonic bands in periodic arrays of vertically-stacked cylindrical magnetic nanoelements, Solid State Comm., 342 114588, 2022.

Journal Article: B. Hussain and M.G. Cottam, Effects of an external magnetic field on spin waves in finite-length ferromagnetic nanotubes , J. Magn. Mag. Mat., 539 168344, 2021.

Awards and Recognition

• SHARCNET Dedicated Programming Support Award, as a Co-investigator with Dr. M. G. Cottam (2021), Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.

• CIHR strategic training program in vascular research award (2008-2009), Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.

• Graduate Teaching Assistant award (2003-2005), Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA.