Alan Wuosmaa

Research Interests

Nuclear structure studies with exotic-beam nucleon transfer reactions, clustering phenomena in light nuclei, investigation of astrophysical nucleosynthesis through the interactions of exotic nuclear species, development of advanced instrumentation for nuclear physics, relativistic heavy-ion interactions, heavy-ion reaction mechanisms.



  • Ph.D., Nuclear Physics, University of Pennsylvania, 1988
  • B.A., Physics, University of Pennsylvania, 1983


  • 2014-present: Professor, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut
  • 2002-2013: Professor, Department of Physics, Western Michigan University
  • 1992-2002: Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 1991-1992: Enrico Fermi Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 1989-1991: Postdoctoral Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 1988-1989: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania

Professional Societies

  • American Physical Society


  • 1991, Enrico Fermi Fellowship, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 1999, Argonne Performance Award, Argonne National Laboratory