M. Shamsuzzoha Basunia is a Physicist Research Scientist at LBNL and working within the Nuclear Data Program (NDP), Nuclear Science Division, LBNL, also known as Isotopes Project, since 2003. He is involved mainly with nuclear structure data evaluation and partially with experiments using the 88-inch cyclotron at LBNL. Evaluated nuclear structure data are published in the Nuclear Data Sheets journal and stored in the Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data Evaluation File (ENSDF) retrievable at the NNDC website.
He served as the Nuclear Structure and Decay Data group chair of the US Nuclear Data Program (USDNP) in the past. On experimental part, Dr. Basunia has measured nuclear reaction cross sections by activation technique, surrogate technique, and partial gamma-ray cross-section measurement technique for basic and applied interests. Dr. Basunia’s current interests are the inspection and improvement of nuclear decay data from the ongoing experiments by members of NDP at the 88-inch cyclotron, LBNL or elsewhere and collaboration with experimentalists from other countries like Bangladesh, India, Germany, etc. along with the mentoring activities of nuclear structure data evaluation.
Recently, a manuscript titled “Resolution of a discrepancy in the γ-ray emission probability from the β decay of 137Ceg” has been submitted to PRC for publication. Dr. Basunia earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002, analyzing elemental data of air particulate matter, collected between mid-sixties to mid-seventies within the Arctic Circle, using neutron activation technique. Earlier, he worked as a researcher at the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) and conducted research activities using the D-T neutron Generator and Nuclear Research Reactor at BAEC.