Ahmed Ismail


225 Physical Sciences Building
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078

Phone: 405-744-1611

Email: aismail3@okstate.edu


Professional Positions

Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University, 2019-

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Pittsburgh, 2016-2019

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Argonne National Laboratory and University of Illinois at Chicago, 2013-2016


Ph.D., Stanford University, Physics, 2013.

M.Sc., Carleton University, Physics, 2008.

B.Sc., Carleton University, Mathematics and Physics, 2006.


I am broadly interested in particle physics beyond the Standard Model, and especially in phenomenology, the interface between theory and experimental data. My work involves making predictions for models of new physics at a variety of experiments, from high energy machines such as the Large Hadron Collider to low energy facilities such as the Fermilab Short-Baseline Neutrino Program.

Recent publications

B. Batell, J. Berger and A. Ismail, Probing the Higgs Portal at the Fermilab Short-Baseline Neutrino Experiments, Phys. Rev. D 100, 115039 (2019) [arXiv:1909.11670 [hep-ph]]

T. Han, A. Ismail and B. Shams Es Haghi, SUSY Signals from QCD Production at the Upgraded LHC, Phys. Lett. B 793, 354 (2019) [arXiv:1902.05109 [hep-ph]]

Full list of publications on INSPIRE

Selected talks

Probing the Higgs Portal at the Fermilab Short-Baseline Neutrino Experiments, Dark Matter as a Portal to New Physics, Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics, January 2020

SMEFT at NLO for the Drell-Yan Process, In Search of New Physics using SMEFT, Argonne National Laboratory, October 2019


In Fall 2020, I will be teaching PHYS 2114, University Physics II.


The OSU high energy theory group is accepting graduate students! Applications for Fall 2021 admission will be accepted starting in October, and are due on February 1. See the Department of Physics for more information on applying. We're interested in prospective students with strong undergraduate backgrounds and an interest in particle theory; if this is you, please feel free to get in touch.

Undergraduate students with strong preparation in physics and math are invited to email to discuss research possibilities. The Department of Physics REU program typically has openings in high energy theory for advanced students.