Thursday, 24 May 2012

Bio-data( Curriculum Vitae)

Updated: January 1, 2017

BIO-DATA ( Curriculum Vitae) OF SUDHANSHU S. JHA (S.S. JHA)

Name                                       SUDHANSHU S. JHA
                                             (Other Names: S. S. Jha; Sudhanshu Shekhar Jha)

Date & Place of Birth   :        December 25, 1940;
        At & P.O. :VIJAY NAGAR,
        Banka, 813102, Bihar, India.
Nationality                         :        India

Visiting Positions held at Present,    
and  after October 31, 2002:  
                                                      (i)Honorary  Professor( Distinguished Guest Faculty),
                                                      UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic 
                                                      Sciences, University of Mumbai                                                                                                        Vidyanagari
                                                      Campus, Kalina, Mumbai 400 098, India.
                                                      ( May 1, 2013 to present )

                                                   (ii) Distinguished Guest Professor,
                                                         Department of Physics,
                                                         Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay,
                                                         Powai, Mumbai 400 076, India.
                                                        (November 1, 2002 to June 30, 2012)  
                                                       Also, Raja Ramanna Fellow( DAE, BRNS)
                                                        at IIT Bombay from 2003 to 2008.
                                                      (iii) Honorary Professor,
                                                            Tata Institute of Fundamental Research 
                                                            1  Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai
                                                            400 005.
                                                      (iv)(a)Visiting Faculty : Department of                                                                                                         Physics,
                                                                 Michigan State University, 
                                                                 East Lansing, MI 48824, USA.
                                                                (Short Summer Visits: 2005, 2006,                                                                     2007, 2010).
                                                            (b) Short Academic Visits: Department of                                                                                              Physics,
                                                                  Oklahoma State University,
                                                                  Stillwater, OK 74078 , USA ,
                                                                  ( 2013,2014 ).     
Retired from Regular Position
on October 31, 2002,  as:      Director & Distinguished Professor,
                                               Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR),
                                                        Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba,
                                                       Mumbai 400 005, India.

Residential & Mailing
Address (Present)             :  402 Vigyanshila,
                                                    Juhu-Versova Link Road,
                                                    Seven Bungalows, Andheri (West),
                                                    Mumbai 400 061, India.

                                                    Tel: ++91-22-2632- 7413 ;++91-9892498234(mobile)


Education                               :

Stanford  University(USA)
(Thesis Advisor: Prof. F. Bloch)
Stanford (USA)
B.Sc. (Hons.)
Physics (Honors),
Mathematics & Chemistry
Science College, Patna Univ.(India)


Academic Honors and Awards        :

(i)S.S. Bhatnagar Prize in Physical Sciences (CSIR, New Delhi) in 1979.
(ii)C.V. Raman Birth Centenary Medal (IACS, Calcutta) in 1988.
(iii)Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Lectureship (INSA, New Delhi) in 1991.
(iv)S.N. Bose Medal for Theoretical Physics (INSA, New Delhi) in 1992.
(v)Honorary Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore 560 064 (1994 --2001).
(vi)Doctor of Science (h.c.), University of Burdwan, 2001.
(vii)C.V. Raman Birth Centenary Award (Indian Science Congress Assoc., Kolkata),
at the Lucknow session, 2001-02.

Fellowships of Professional Societies and Academies:

(i)Fellow of the American Physical Society, USA, since 1989.
(ii)Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi (FNA), since 1979.
(iii)Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore (FASc), since 1974.
(iv)Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad (FNASc), since 1989.
(v)Fellow of the Maharashtra Academy of Sciences, since 1998.
(vi)Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World,(FTWAS), Trieste, Italy, since 1999.

Nature of Academic Work  :
 (i) Integrated M.Sc. Teaching: May 1, 2013- Present: UM -DAE Centre for Excellence
                                                      in Basic Sciences, Mumbai .
                                                      Taught course of  lectures on:
                                                      Advanced Classical Mechanics;  ......
(ii)M.Sc. / B.Tech. Teaching : November 1, 2002 to June 30, 2012: IIT Bombay, Mumbai .
                                                   Taught course of lectures on:
                                                   Condensed Matter Theory; Statistical Mechanics;
                                                   Advanced Statistical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics ; 
                                                   Physics of Quantum Computing and Information; 
                                                   Electromagnetic Theory II(Classical Electrodynamics).

     (iii)Post-M.Sc (Ph.D.students) : 1965-1997: TIFR, Mumbai.
                                                           Taught several course of  lectures on many different
                                                           subjects at the TIFR Ph.D. Graduate School. 

(b) Research: (Since 1960)   :
     Research Areas and Topics      :
     Condensed matter theory, including superconductivity and semiconductor physics; Nuclear magnetic resonance; Modes and instabilities in  plasmas; Nonlinear optics; Ultra-fast optical processes in semiconductors; Raman scattering; Photonics; Quantum computing; Stability and nature of the ground state of systems of Fermi particles with no electric charge.
    Was a  Recognised Teacher for M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees of the Bombay (Mumbai) University. All students of S.S. Jha have obtained their Ph.D. Degree from the University of Mumbai.

Research Publications  :        Approx. 155 (Separate List)

Positions Held (before Nov 1, 2002):

TIFR, Mumbai
July 1, 1997October 31, 2002
Distinguished Professor
TIFR, Mumbai
Feb. 1, 1990October 31, 2002
Reader/Associate Professor/ Professor/Senior Professor
TIFR, Mumbai
1969 – 1990
Research Fellow
(on leave from TIFR)
IBM Research Centre,
Yorktown Heights, NY
1968 – 1969
Research Fellow
(on leave from TIFR)
Harvard University,  USA
(Prof. N. Bloembergen's Lab.)
1967 -- 1968
Research Fellow/Fellow
TIFR, Mumbai
1965 – 1967
Research Assistant/Research Associate
(on leave from TIFR)
Stanford University, USA
1960 – 1965
Research Assistant
TIFR, Mumbai
1958 – 1960
AEET ( now, BARC), Mumbai
1957— 1958

Other Activities and Contributions:
    (1) Member, Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet (SAC-C), Government of
     India, 1997—98.
    (2) Chairman, Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS, DAE), Mumbai, 1993-97.
    (3) Member, Scientific Council, Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced
       Research (IFCPAR), New Delhi, 1993—96.
    (4) Vice-President, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, 1989—91.
    (5) Member, Council, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, 1989—94.
    (6) Member, Council, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, 1999—2001.
    (7) Dean, Physics Faculty, TIFR, 1983--87.
    (8) Chairman, Ph.D. Graduate Studies Committee, TIFR, 1969--74.
    (9) Member, Governing Body & Council, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy &  
              Astrophysics, Pune, 1995--98.
 (10) Member, General Body, Centre for Soft Matter Research, Bangalore, 1994—.
    (11) Member, Academic Advisory Committee, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for the    
      Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, May 1994—2001.
    (12) Chairman, Governing Council, Society for Applied Microwave Electronics &
       Engineering & Research (SAMEER), Mumbai, 1997--99.
    (13) Member, Governing Council, Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, 1996--2000.
    (14) Chairman, Governing Council, Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, 2001—2007.
    (15)  Member, Governing Board, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, 1997--
    (16)  Member, Governing Council, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Calcutta, 1998—
    (17) Chairman, Governing Board , UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific
          Research, Indore, 2002- 2008.
     Also, served on various Expert Committees, Working Groups, Panels, Advisory Boards, etc., for many academic institutions; and  for CSIR, New Delhi; DST, New Delhi; DAE, Mumbai; UGC, New Delhi; Planning Commission, New Delhi. Served on editorial boards, and as referees for various professional journals in Physics.

Other Visiting Positions/Visits (for more than 3 months) during 1969-2002:

      (i)  Visiting Faculty Member at IBM Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York,
        during June 1979 to February 1981 ( on leave from TIFR).

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