Sanghwa Park

Sanghwa Park

Sanghwa Park

Assistant Professor, Nuclear Physics

244 Hilbun Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Dr. Sanghwa Park is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Mississippi State University. Her research focuses on understanding dynamics of partons and their role in describing the properties of the nucleon using the framework of quantum chromodynamics (QCD).

Teaching Areas

  • PH4433/6433 Computational Physics
  • PH2233 Physics III


  • Ph.D. Physics, Seoul National University, South Korea, 2015
  • B.S. Physics, Chungnam National University, South Korea, 2010


  • 2021-present: Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University
  • 2016-2021: Postdoctoral Researcher, Stony Brook University
  • 2015-2016: Postdoctoral Fellow, RIKEN, Japan

Research Interests

  • Structure of the nucleon, Quantum Chromodynamics

Recent Publications

  • Accurate Determination of the Neutron Skin Thickness of 208Pb through Parity-Violation in Electron Scattering, D. Adhikari et al. (PREX Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 126 (2021), 172502
  • Probing Gluon Spin-Momentum Correlations in Transversely Polarized Protons through Midrapidity Isolated Direct Photons in p+p Collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 200 GeV, U.A. Acharya et al (PHENIX Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 127 (2021) 16, 162001
  • Transverse single-spin asymmetries of midrapidity π0 and η mesons in polarized p+p collisions at √s= 200 GeV, U.A. Acharya et al. (PHENIX Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 103 (2021), 052009
  • Measurement of charged pion double spin asymmetries at midrapidity in longitudinally polarized p+p collisions at √s= 510 GeV, U.A. Acharya (PHENIX Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 102 (2020) 032001
  • Cross section and longitudinal single-spin asymmetry AL for forward W±→μ±ν production in polarized p+p collisions at √s= 510 GeV, A. Adare et al (PHENIX Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 98 032007
  • Nuclear dependence of transverse single-spin asymmetry of charged hadrons at forward rapidity in polarized p+p, p+Al, and p+Au collisions at √sNN= 200 GeV, C. Aidala (PHENIX Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 122001
  • Inclusive cross section and double-helicity asymmetry forπ0production at midrapidity in p+pcollisions at √s= 510 GeV, A. Adare et al. (PHENIX Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 93, 011501

Honors/Professional Activities

  • EIC Users Group Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, 2020-present
  • Center for Frontier in Nuclear Science, Seminar organizer, 2020-present
  • PHENIX Collaboration, Spin Physics Working Group Convener, 2016-present
  • PHENIX Collaboration Executive Council, 2017-2019