Faculty & Staff

Hossein Mahzoon
Visiting Assistant Professor

M- 8:30-10 & 1:30-2:30 / T- 8:30-11:30 / R 12:30-4:00
WF 8:30-10 & 11:30-12:30 &1:30-2:30 


Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis     (Dec 2015)                            

Professional History

2017-          Visiting Assistant Professor, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

2016-2017   Postdoctoral research associate, Department of Physic and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI  


Fall 2017           PHYS100(Conceptual Physics & Lab)
                          PHYS185(College Physics I & Lab)

Spring 2018      PHYS185(College Physics I & Lab)
                          PHYS186(College Physics II & Lab)

Research Interest

My main research interest is developing a unied understanding and description of nuclear structure and nuclear reactions. Both in my PhD work where I engaged mostly in theory and partly in experiment, and my PostDoc I have had the opportunity to investigate those properties.

Non-Local Dispersive Optical Model (DOM)The nonlocal DOM is an extension of the original optical model developed by Mahaux and Sartor. It describes and predicts the bound-state quantities such as particle number, charge density, high momenta components, the ground-state energy, as well as available experimental scattering data for positive energies. Nonlocal potentials generate different distorted waves than traditionally employed local potentials. I am therefore interested in utilizing such DOM ingredients like overlap functions and distorted waves in the analysis of transfer reactions.

Non-equilibrium Green's Function (NGF) :Non-equilibrium Green’s Function method is a powerful tool for studying the evolution of quantum many-body systems. Different types of correlations can be systematically incorporated within the formalism. The time evolution of the singleparticle Green’s functions is described in terms of the Kadano-Baym equations. 

Selected Publications

M. H. Mahzoon, M. C. Atkinson, R. J. Charity and W. H. Dickhoff, "Neutron skin thickness of 48Ca from a nonlocal Dispersive Optical-Model analysis",
Phys. Rev. Lett. , 119, 222503 (2017). 

M. H. Mahzoon, R. J. Charity, W. H. Dickhoff, H. Dussan, S. J. Waldecker, "Forging the link between nuclear reactions and nuclear structure" , 
Phys. Rev. Lett. , 112,  162503 (2014).

W. H. Dickhoff, R. J. Charity, M. H. Mahzoon, "Novel applications of the dispersive optical model", 
J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 44 no.3, 033001 (2017).

M. F. Jager, R. J. Charity, J. M. Elson, J. Manfredi, M. H. Mahzoon, L. G. Sobotka, M. McCleskey, R. G. Pizzone, B.T. Roeder, A. Spiridon, E. Simmons, L Trache, M Kurokawa, "Two-proton decay of 12O and its isobaric analog state in 12N", 
Phys. Rev. C, 86, 011304 (2013).                                                       

Ross, L. J. Titus, F. M. Nunes, M. H. Mahzoon, W. H. Dickhoff, and R. J. Charity, "Effects of nonlocal potentials on (p,d) transfer reactions", 
Phys. Rev. C, 92, 044607 (2015)