Manoranjan Kumar
   Professor & Head of the Department, SNBNCBS

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Educational Background:

  • Master of Science: School of Physical Sciences, JNU, New Delhi 2003.

  • PhD: SSCU, IISc, Bangalore (2009).
  • Professional Background:

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University Princeton (2009-2012)

  • Assistant Professor, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Calcutta (2012 - present)
  • Main area of work

  • Study of electronic properties of strongly correlated low dimensional systems.

  • Developing and implementing numerical methods including DMRG methods, exact diagonalization and quantum Monte Carlo methods for solving strogly correlated model Hamiltonians.

  • Transport properties of metal-organic and organic-organic interfaces.

  • Study of electronic potential energy surfaces in biological systems.

        Significant recent publications:

    • Degeneracies and exotic phases in an isotropic frustrated spin-1/2 chain, Aslam Parvej and Manoranjan Kumar Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 401, 96 (2016) doi:10.1016/j.jmmm.2015.10.017.
    • Level crossing, spin structure factor and quantum phases of the frustrated spin-1/2 chain with first and second neighbor exchange, Manoranjan Kumar, Aslam Parvej and Zoltan G Soos J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 27, 316001 (2015).
    • Cooperativity in spin-crossover transition in metalorganic complexes: Interplay of magnetic and elastic interactions, Hrishit Banerjee, Manoranjan Kumar, and Tanusri Saha-Dasgupta, Phys. Rev. , B 90, 174433 (2014).
    • Decoupled phase of frustrated spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic chains with and without long-range order in the ground state, Manoranjan Kumar and Z. G. Soos, Phys. Rev. B 88, 134412 (2013).
    • Spin-flop and antiferromagnetic phases of the ferromagnetic half-twist ladder compounds Ba3Cu3In4O12 and Ba3Cu3Sc4O12, Manoranjan Kumar S E Dutton R J Cava and Z G Soos J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 25 136004 (2013).
    • Spin parity and broken symmetry in finite spin-1/2 chains with frustrated exchange: quantum transition from high to low spin, MANORANJAN KUMAR, and Z. G. Soos, Phys. Rev. B 85, 144415 (2012) .
    • Density Matrix Renormalization Group Algorithm for Bethe Lattices of Spin 1/2 or 1 Sites with Heisenberg Antiferromagnetic Exchange, MANORANJAN KUMAR, S. Ramasesha, and Z. G. Soos, Phys. Rev. B 85, 134415 (2012).
    • Field driven quantum critical transition in LiCuSbO4, an S=1/2 1D frustrated chain magnet S. E. Dutton, MANORANJAN KUMAR, M. Mourigal, Z. G. Soos, C. L. Broholm, J. Wen, N. H. Andersen, Q. Huang, M. Zbiri, R. Toft-Petersen and R. J. Cava Phys. Rev. Lett. (2012).
    • A Density Matrix Renormalization Group Method Study of Optical Properties of Porphines and Metalloporphines, MANORANJAN KUMAR, Y. Anusooya Pati, S. Ramasesha, J. Chem. Phys. 136, 014112 (2012).
    • Profiles of work function shifts and collective charge transfer in submonolayer metalorganic films, Benjamin J. Topham, MANORANJAN KUMAR and Zoltan G. Soos, Advanced Functional Materials 21, 1931 (2011).
    • Modified density matrix renormalization group algorithm for the zigzag spin- 1/2 chain with frustrated antiferromagnetic exchange: Comparison with field theory at large J2/J1, MANORANJAN KUMAR, Zoltan G. Soos, Diptiman Sen, and S. Ramasesha, Phys. Rev. B 81, 104406 (2010).
    • Dimerization transition of alkali-TCNQ salts:Charge degrees of freedom near the CDW boundary, MANORANJAN KUMAR, S. Ramasesha, R.A. Pascal Jr. and Z.G. Soos, Euro Phys. Lett., 37001, 83, (2008). (Editor's choice).
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