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Staff Record
Research Associate

Mahmuda Afrin Badhan



Postdoctoral Research Associate, Veloce Team


University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America
Ph.D. in Astronomy – August 2019

Ph.D. Dissertation Title: Above the Clouds: 1-D Modeling of Observations of Tidally Locked Extrasolar Worlds

M.Sc. in Astronomy – December 2013


Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States of America

B.A. in Astronomy, B.A. Physics – May 2011; Major GPAs: 4.0, Cumulative GPA: 3.9/4.0 – Magna Cum Laude


Honours, Awards and Memberships: 

GRC Student Travel Grantawarded by SOC to attend the Gordon Research Conference on Origins of Solar Systems

AbSciCon Travel Grantawarded by the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) to attend the AbSciCon 2017 March ’17 

UMCP Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Awardawarded by the Graduate School (GS) to attend the 228th AAS meeting May ’16

1st Place, Physics & Astro, GRAD 2016travel award for best oral presentation in campus-wide thesis competition April ’16

Dean’s Fellowshiprecruitment fellowship awarded by the GS to the top students in the incoming class Fall ’11– Spring ’13

Rogers D. Rusk Memorial Prizedepartmental prize awarded to a major for showing distinction in physics May ’11 

Mount Holyoke Leadership Awards: merit-based scholarship awarded for outstanding H.S. records Fall ’07 – Spring ’11

Honor Societies: ΔΑΠ (Students with Disabilities, 2014—)ΣΞ (Scientific Research, 2011—), ΣΠΣ (Physics, 2010—)