Associate Professor, Physics and Engineering
Serving as an associate professor in the physics and engineering department, Ashwani Kumar joined the Monmouth faculty in July 2011. He has taught classes in physics, mathematics, quantum and classical mechanics, and astronomy.
Ashwani earned his undergraduate degree from Government College for Men in 1997, before completing his masters of science at Panjab University in 1999, both in his native country of India. Ashwani earned a doctorate from Florida State University, studying condensed matter and material physics in relation to superconductivity and quantum phase transitions in geometrically constrained systems. He then spent two years conducting research in postdoctoral program at Purdue University.
Low-dimensional superconductivity and Quantum Hall effect.
B.S. — Government College for Men, 1997
M.S. — Panjab University, 1999
Ph.D. — Florida State University, 2009
Phys 325: Solid State Physics
Phys 311: Mathematical Methods
Phys 310: Quantum Mechanics
Phys 280: Modern Physics
Phys 209: Statics
Phys 208: Classical Mechanics
Phys 130 wL: College Physics
Phys 103 wL: Astronomy
Ashwani Kumar, H. J. Gardner, L. Yu, and P. Xiong, Superconductor –insulator transitions in ultrathin a-Pb films: comparison of the effects of disorder, magnetic field, and magnetic impurity, Conductor-insulator quantum phase transitions, chapter 14, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-959259-3 (Spetember 2012)
H J Gardner, A. Kumar, L. Yu , P. Xiong, M.P. Warusawithana, L. Wang, O. Vafek, D.G. Schlom S. Thiel, C. Richter, and J. Mannhart , Enhancement of superconductivity by parallel magnetic field in two dimensional superconductors, Nature Physics 7, pp 895-900 (2011).
A. Kumar, M.J. Manfra, L.N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, and G.A. Csáthy, Nonconventional odd-denominator fractional quantum Hall states in the second Landau level, Phys. Rev. Lett. Vol 105, pp 246808 (2010)