Muhammad Fraz Bashir

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Muhammad Fraz Bashir
Postdoctoral Research Associate
5068 ECE Building
306 North Wright Street
Urbana Illinois 61801

Profile

Education

  • Ph. D. Plasma Physics (2014), "Drift effects on the Plasma Waves" Government College University Lahore, Pakistan
  • MS Plasma Physics (2010), Government college University Lahore, Pakistan
  • M. Sc. Physics (2008), Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan

Academic Positions

  • Tenured Track Assistant Professor (2014-2017), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Lahore, Pakistan
  • Research Officer (2012-2014), Salam Chair in Physics, Govt. College University Lahore, Pakistan
  • Exchange PhD Student (2012), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Visiting Lecturer (2011-2014), Punjab University College for Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan

Research Statement

My primary research area is to understand the Sun-Earth system based on the study of plasma waves and instabilities for their possible role in predicting/modeling the space weather, quantifying the particle acceleration and plasma transport and explanation of the coronal heating problem. I am currently focusing to quantify the effects of the inductive electric field in the terrestrial magnetosphere using the Space Weather Modeling Framework (SWMF) and theoretical modeling the different magnetospheric processes through the effect of heavy ions on plasma waves and instabilities by using kinetic theory.

Research Interests

  • Plasma Waves and Instabilities
  • Space Weather Modeling

Selected Articles in Journals

  • A new N+ band of electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves in multi-ion cold plasmas, M. F. Bashir and R. Ilie, Geophys. Res. Lett. 45, (2018).
  • Spatial damping of parallel propagating electromagnetic waves in magnetized plasmas, T. H. Khokhar, M. F. Bashir, P. H. Yoon, R. A. Lopez and G. Murtaza, Phys. Plasmas, 25, 084501 (2018).
  • Kinetic instability of electrostatic ion cyclotron waves in inter-penetrating plasmas, M. F. Bashir, R. Ilie and G. Murtaza, Phys. Plasmas, 25, 052114 (2018).
  • Anomalous skin effects in anisotropic kappa distributed plasmas, T. H. Khokhar , M. F. Bashir and G. Murtaza, Phys. Plasmas, 24, 072105 (2017).
  • Asymmetric drift instability of magnetosonic wave in anisotropic low beta plasmas, M. F. Bashir and Lunjin Chen, Phys. Plasmas, 23, 102107 (2016).
  • On the dispersion of geodesic acoustic modes, A. I. Smolyakov, M. F. Bashir, A. G. Elfimov, M. Yagi and N. Miyato, Plasma Phys. Rep. 42, 407 (2016).
  • Drift wave stabilized by an additional streaming ion or plasma population, M. F. Bashir and J. Vranjes, Phys. Rev. E 91, 033113 (2015).
  • Effect of anisotropic dust pressure and superthermal electrons on propagation and stability of dust acoustic solitary waves, M. F. Bashir, E. E. Behery and W. F. El-Taibany, Phys. Plasmas 22, 062112 (2015).
  • Kinetic instability of drift magnetosonic wave in anisotropic low beta plasmas, H. Naim, M. F. Bashir, J. Vranjes and G. Murtaza, Phys. Plasmas, 22, 062117 (2015).
  • Electromagnetic effects on geodesic acoustic mode, M. F. Bashir, A. I. Smolyakov, A. G. Elfimov and A. V. Melnikov, Phys. Plasmas 21, 082507 (2014).
  • Relativistic Bernstein mode instability, M. F. Bashir, N. Noreen, G. Murtaza and P. H. Yoon, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 56, 055009 (2014).
  • On the ordinary mode instability for low beta plasmas, F. Hadi, M. F. Bashir, A. Qamar, P. H. Yoon and R. Schlickeiser, Phys. Plasmas 21, 052111 (2014).
  • On the drift magnetosonic waves in anisotropic low beta plasmas, H. Naim, M.F. Bashir and G. Murtaza, Phys. Plasmas 21, 102112 (2014).
  • Drift kinetic Alfvén wave in temperature anisotropic plasma, H. Naim, M. F. Bashir and G. Murtaza, Phys. Plasmas 21, 032120 (2014).
  • Whistler Instability in a semi-relativistic Bi-Maxwellian Plasma, M. F. Bashir, S. Zaheer, Z. Iqbal and G. Murtaza, Phys. Lett. A 377, 2378 (2013).
  • Drift effects on Geodesic Acoustic modes, R. J. F. Sgalla, A. I. Smolyakov, A. G. Elfimov and M. F. Bashir, Phys. Lett. A 377, 303 (2013).
  • Stability analysis of self-gravitational electrostatic drift waves for a streaming non-uniform quantum dusty magneto-plasma, M. F. Bashir, M. Jamil, G. Murtaza, M. Salimullah and H. A. Shah, Phys. Plasmas 19, 043701 (2012).
  • Effect of temperature anisotropy on various modes and instabilities for a non-relativistic Maxwellian Plasma, M. F. Bashir and G. Murtaza, Braz. J. Phys. 42 , 487 (2012).
  • Perpendicularly propagating modes for a weakly magnetized relativistic degenerate electron plasma, G. Abbas, M. F. Bashir, G. Murtaza, Phys. Plasmas 19, 072121, (2012).
  • Study of high frequency parallel propagating modes in a weakly magnetized relativistic degenerate electron plasma, G. Abbas,M. F. Bashir, M. Aliand G. Murtaza, Phys. Plasmas 19, 032103 (2012).
  • Anomalous skin effects in relativistic parallel propagating weakly magnetized electron plasma waves, G. Abbas,M. F. Bashir and G. Murtaza, Phys. Plasmas 18, 102115 (2011).
  • Alfvenic modes in a bi-Maxwellian electron-ion plasma, M. F. Bashir, Z. Iqbal, I. Aslam and G. Murtaza , Phys. Plasmas 17, 102112 (2010).

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • A new N+ Band for electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves in the inner magnetosphere, GEM Summer Workshop 2018 at Santa Fe, USA, 17-23 June, 2018.
  • Effect of Heavy ions on Low Frequency waves in the Earth’s Magnetopshere, American Geophysical Fall Meeting 2017 at New Orleans, USA, 11-15 December, 2017.
  • Electron and ion Bernstein waves in Saturnian Magnetosphere, American Geophysical Fall Meeting 2017 at New Orleans, USA, 11-15 December, 2017.
  • Marginal Instability Threshold of Magnetosonic Waves in Kappa Distributed Plasma, American Geophysical Fall Meeting 2017 at New Orleans, USA, 11-15 December, 2017.
  • Drift Kinetic Alfven Waves in Non-Extensively Distributed Plasma, American Geophysical Fall Meeting 2017 at New Orleans, USA, 11-15 December, 2017.
  • Keeping Ahead: A Look at Plasma Physics in Pakistan, One day Symposium on Plasma Science and Technology, GC University Faisalabad, Pakistan on 22 February, 2017.
  • Marginal Instability Threshold Condition of Magnetosonic Waves in Kappa Distributed plasma, American Geophysical Fall Meeting 2016 at San Francisco, USA, 12-16 December, 2016.
  • Marginal Instability Threshold Condition of Ordinary Mode for Anisotropic Kappa Distributions, American Geophysical Fall Meeting 2016 at San Francisco, USA, 12-16 December, 2016.
  • Asymmetric Instabilities of Electromagnetic waves in anisotropic inhomogeneous space plasma, 14th National Symposium on Frontiers in Physics, GC University Lahore, Pakistan on 23-25 November, 2016.
  • Study of electron-driven kinetic instabilities in Solar wind, 8th International Scientific spring-2016, National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan on 07-11 March, 2016.
  • Obliquely propagating Electrostatic Waves in a Magnetized Plasma for different types of kappa distribution, American Geophysical Fall Meeting 2016 at San Francisco, USA, 14-18 December, 2015.
  • Waves and instabilities in Space Plasmas (Invited talk), 3rd National Conference on Space Science, University of Karachi, Pakistan on 05-06 October, 2015.
  • On the ordinary mode instability for non-extensive anisotropic distribution (Invited talk), International Scientific Spring 2015, NCP Islamabad, Pakistan on 20 March, 2015.
  • On the Ordinary mode instability for non-extensive distribution, AGU Fall Meeting 2014, 03-07 December, 2014, San Francisco, USA
  • Obliquely propagating electrostatic waves in anisotropic non-Maxwellian Plasma distributions, International Scientific Spring 2014, NCP Islamabad, Pakistan on 10 March, 2014.
  • Drift Effects on Geodesic Acoustic |Mode in Tokamak plasmas, 38th International Nathiagali Summer College-2013, Nathiagali, Pakistan on 05 July, 2013.
  • Geodesic Acoustic Mode in Inhomogeneous Tokamak Plasmas, International Scientific Spring 2013, NCP Islamabad, Pakistan on 11 March, 2013.
  • Bernstein wave in a relativistic plasma with arbitrary energy anisotropy, AGU Fall Meeting 2012, 03-07 December, 2012, San Francisco, USA
  • Stability analysis of Bernstein wave in relativistic Plasma, International Workshop on Plasma Science, COMSTECH Islamabad, Pakistan on 19 November, 2012
  • Alfvenic modes in a bi-Maxwellian electron-ion plasma, PPS: Conference on the needs of Contemporary Physics, the Department of Physics, University of Gujrat, Pakistan on 16 November, 2011
  • Effect of temperature anisotropy on various modes and instabilities for non-relativistic Bi-Maxwellian Plasma, 48th Culham International Plasma Physics Summer School, 11-22 July, 2011, Oxford , UK.

Professional Societies

  • Pakistan Physical Society
  • American Physical Society
  • American Geophysical Union

Honors

  • Junior Research Associate, Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste (ASICTP), Italy (2018-2023)

Research Honors

  • Approved Ph.D. Supervisor (2016)
  • Productive Scientist of Pakistan ( Ranked 135th) (2016)
  • COMSATS Research Productivity Award (2014-2017)

Other Honors

  • Canadian Commonwealth Fellowship (2011)
  • Lloyd V. Berkner Fellowship (2012)