Nausheen Shah

Nausheen Shah

Associate Professor


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Physics & Astronomy

Nausheen Shah

Associate Professor, Wayne State Univ. 2022-Present

Assistant Professor, Wayne State Univ. 2015-2022

Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ. of Michigan 2012-2015

Postdoctoral Fellow, Fermilab, 2009-2012

Ph.D University of Chicago, 2009.  

Prof. Shah began her studies in theoretical particle physics at the University of Chicago working on extensions of the Standard Model, hypothesizing the existence of extra dimensions. As a Postdoctoral Fellow, Prof. Shah was heavily involved in studying the phenomena that may be observed at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN if there exists a fundamental symmetry in nature called Supersymmetery, concentrating on possible connection between Higgs physics and Dark Matter. As faculty at Wayne State University she continues to pursue these ideas.

Prof. Shah was the recipient of the GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) fellowship awarded by the Department of Education (2007) and the recipient of the Bloomenthal fellowship (2008) for excellence in research by the University of Chicago. 


Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Theoretical High Energy Particle Physics: Beyond the Standard Model model building and assoictaed phenomenology, focusing on Higgs and Dark Matter


Ph. D, Physics, University of Chicago, 2009

Awards and grants

 • Wayne State University

  •  Junior Faculty Award, Academy of Scholars, WSU, 2022.
  •  Profiles in Warrior Strong, Board of Governors Recognition, WSU, 2021.
  •  Richard J. Barber Faculty Award, Dept. of Physics, 2019.

• Aspen Center for Physics

  •  Sloan Foundation Award, 2022.
  •  Paula Johnson Family Gift Award, 2021.
  •  Paula Johnson Family Gift Award, 2018.

• University of Chicago

  •  Bloomenthal Research Fellow, Dept. of Physics, 2008 - 9.
  •  GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) Teaching Fellow, Dept. of Education, 2007 - 8.

• George Mason University

  •  Dean’s Scholar, 1998 - 2001.
  •  Outstanding Physics Senior Award, 2001.
  •  Outstanding Physics Junior Award, 2000.
  •  Member Sigma Pi Sigma, 2000.
  •  Member National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 1999.

Selected publications

See list of Publications on INSPIRE.

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Courses taught by Nausheen Shah

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022