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USC Lancaster reopened for in-person classes on August 20, 2020. Face coverings are required on-campus and social distancing is encouraged among members of the campus community. The semester will be offered in an accelerated format, with in-person instruction ending on Nov. 24. In addition, classes will be held on many traditional holidays and breaks to allow for the semester to end earlier than usual. Classes will be held remotely on General Election Day (Nov. 3), Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Fall break will also be cancelled with face-to-face instruction being held on Oct. 15-16. Frequently check this COVID-19 link. and the gray boxes below to stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates.

Faculty and Staff

Nahid Swails, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor of Physics
Department: Math, Science, Nursing, and Public Health
USC Lancaster
Email: shayestn@email.sc.edu
Phone: 803-313-7029
Fax: 803-313-7106
Office: Bradley 214
Office Hours: Due to the need to maintain social-distancing protocols, no in-person office hours will be held this semester. Virtual office hours will be held virtually (by appointment)
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Nahid Swails, Instructor of Physics

Background

Dr. Nahid Swails is Assistant Professor of Physics in the department of Math, Nursing, Science and Public health at University of South Carolina Lancaster. Before joining USCL in 2018, she received her B.Sc. in Nuclear Physics from Isfahan University of Technology, her M.Sc. in Computational Physics from Sharekrord University and her Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics from University of South Carolina, Columbia. Dr. Swails's research interests lie in the nanotechnology, fabrication of small sized material, superconductivity, thin films, semiconductors, characterization of novel materials, mathematical modeling area and additive manufacturing. She has published 14 peer reviewed articles (3 after joining USCL) which been cited more than 90 times. She has reviewed more than 50 articles for more than 10 journals. She is also devoted to enhancing teaching and learning of Physics.

Research

Selected Publications:

  1. Ravichander, B.B., Farhang, B., Swails, N., Amerinatanzi, A. and Moghaddam, N.S., (2020, April). Analysis of the deviation in properties of selective laser melted samples fabricated by varying process parameters. Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials IX (Vol. 11377, p. 113771A). International Society for Optics and Photonics.
  2. Srivathsan, S., Ravichander, B.B., Moghaddam, N.S., Swails, N. and Amerinatanzi, A.,( 2020, April). Investigation of the strength of different porous lattice structures manufactured using selective laser melting. Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials IX (Vol. 11377, p. 113771B). International Society for Optics and Photonics.
  3. Thakare, S., Ravichander, B.B., Swails, N., Moghaddam, N.S. and Amerinatanzi, A., (2020, April). The effect of support structure geometry on surface topography of selectively laser melted parts. In Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials IX (Vol. 11377, p. 113771D). International Society for Optics and Photonics.
  4. Dean, C. L., Kunchur, M. N., Shahesteh-Mogaddam, N., Varner, S. D., Knight, J. M., Ivlev, B. I. & Sou, I. K. (2017, May). Superconductivity and oscillatory magnetoresistance at a topological-insulator/chalcogenide interface. AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1832, No. 1, p. 020001). AIP Publishing.
  5. Kunchur, M. N., Dean, C. L., Moghadam, N. S., Knight, J. M., He, Q. L., Liu, H., …& Gurevich, A. (2015). Current-induced depairing in the Bi2Te3/FeTe interfacial superconductor. Physical Review B, 92(9), 094502.
  6. Kunchur, M. N., Dean, C., Liang, M., Moghaddam, N. S., Guarino, A., Nigro, A., ... & Leo, A. (2013). Depairing current density of Nd2− x Cex CuO4− δ superconducting films. Physica C: Superconductivity, 495, 66-68.
  7. Rahmani, M., Ahmadi, M. T., Shayesteh, N., Amin, N. A., Rahmani, K., & Ismail, R. (2011, September). Current-voltage modeling of bilayer graphene nanoribbon schottky diode. In Micro and Nanoelectronics (RSM), 2011 IEEE Regional Symposium on (pp. 256-258). IEEE.
  8. Rahmani, M., Ahmadi, M. T., Webb, J. F., Shayesteh, N., Mousavi, S. M., Sadeghi, H., & Ismail, R. (2012, November). Trilayer graphene nanoribbon carrier statistics in degenerate and non-degenerate limits. In N. Barsoum, D. Faiman, & P. Vasant (Eds.), AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1499, No. 1, pp. 272-275). AIP.
  9. Moghaddam, N. S., Ahmadi, M. T., Webb, J. F., Rahmani, M., Sadegi, H., Musavi, M., & Ismail, R. (2012, November). Modeling of graphene nano-ribbon Schottky diodes in the parabolic band structure limit. In N. Barsoum, D. Faiman, & P. Vasant (Eds.), AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1499, No. 1, pp. 268-271). AIP.
  10. Moghaddam, N. S., Ahmadi, M. T., Rahmani, M., Amin, N. A., Moghaddam, H. S., & Ismail, R. (2011, September). Monolayer graphene nanoribbon pn junction. In Micro and Nanoelectronics (RSM), 2011 IEEE Regional Symposium on (pp. 253-255). IEEE.

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