Ashok Chatterjee received his M.S. degree from Calcutta University, India, carried out his doctoral work on “large-N expansions” at IACS, Kolkata, India, and received his Ph.D. degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, in 1988. He worked as a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, for about a year and a half, and then joined the University of Hyderabad, India, as a Lecturer in 1990, where he became a Full Professor in 2001. He has worked in several areas of condensed matter physics which include electron-phonon interactions; polarons and bipolarons; low-dimensional systems; many-body theory; nonclassical behavior; thermal expansions and their applications to phase transitions in metals, alloys, magnetic materials, glasses, minerals, and superconductors; strongly correlated Fermi systems; Holstein-Hubbard model; Luttinger liquid; and high Tc-superconductivity. Presently, he is also interested in quantum diffusion, dissipation, localization, and spintronics. He received the Satya Murthy Award of Indian Physics Association for 1992, for his contributions to large-N expansion and its applications to solid -state physics. He has visited several places for scientific collaboration. In 2001, he visited Ankara University as a Consultant under the United Nations International Short-Term Advisory Resources Program of Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey. He visited ISSP, University of Tokyo, Japan, for one year during 2001–2002 as a Foreign Research Fellow under the Centre of Excellence programme of Japan and the Max-Planck Institute for Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany, as a Guest Scientist in 2003, and Bilkent University as a Visiting Professor for two years (2006–2008). Presently, he is a Visiting Professor at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. He is also a Member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Modern Physics B, Modern Physics Letters B, Research Leters in Physics, and Open Condensed Matter Physics Journal.
Biography Updated on 21 May 2008