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Dr. Amir Ahsan

Assistant Professor, Instructional Faculty
Schmid College of Science and Technology; Mathematics and Computer Science
Office Location: Keck Center for Science and Engineering 351
Phone: (714) 516-5915
Education:
University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Science
University of California, Los Angeles, Master of Science
University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D.

Biography

Research Interests

Physics education; Modeling the mechanics of biopolymers under mechanical and electrical forces through statistical mechanical methods; Modeling the evolutionary dynamics of viruses under various selection pressures.

Publications

Ahsan, Syed Amir, Biopolymers Under Large External Forces and Mean-field RNA Virus Evolutionary Dynamics, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles (2013).

Zhou, C., Reisner, W. W., Staunton, R. J., Ahsan, A., Austin, R.H., Riehn, R., Collapse of DNA in ac Electric Fields, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 248103 (2011).
     
Ahsan, A., Rudnick, J., Bruinsma, R., Soft Elasticity of RNA Gels and negative Poisson Ratio, Phys. Rev. E 76, 061910 (2007).
    
B. Aubert et al. [BaBar Collaboration], Measurement of CP violating asymmetries in B0 decays to CP eigenstates, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 2515 (2001).

B. Aubert et al. [BaBar Collaboration], Observation of CP Violation in the B0 Meson System, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 091801 (2001).

Ahsan, A., Rudnick J., and Bruinsma, R., Elasticity theory of the B-DNA to S-DNA transition, Biophys. J. 74:132–137 (1998).

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Ahsan, Syed Amir, Biopolymers Under Large External Forces and Mean-field RNA Virus Evolutionary Dynamics, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles (2013).
Zhou, C., Reisner, W. W., Staunton, R. J., Ahsan, A., Austin, R.H., Riehn, R., Collapse of DNA in ac Electric Fields, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 248103 (2011).