Armen N. Kocharian

California State University, Los Angeles, USA

Armen N. Kocharian received his Solid State Physics Diploma (summa cum laude) from Moscow State University and Candidate of Science Ph.D. degree in theoretical physics from the Tamms Department of Theoretical Physics, the Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow, in 1972 and 1977, respectively. Kocharian earned the D.S. degree from Yerevan Physics Institute, Theoretical Division, Yerevan in 1991, where he was the Principle Investigator of a number of projects on applications of synchrotron radiation sources for studies of solid materials. Dr. Kocharian was invited to work as a Visiting Professor at the Union College, Schenectady, USA, in 1993. Since 1996, Professor Kocharian was working at the Department of Physics in California State University, Northridge (CSUN) in the Material Computational Center on a wide variety of problems in theoretical physics developing exact techniques to study electronic, magnetic, and optical properties in heterojunctions and inhomogeneous materials, including phase separation instabilities, magnetism in transition metals and compounds, spintronics, lattice spin, and electron nanoclusters. Since 2006 Dr. Kocharian has been a Professor at the Department of Physics in California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA), Calif, USA. Among his major current accomplishments is the development of bottom up approach from exact calculations in finite size clusters for understanding of fundamental microscopic phenomena, such as phase separation instabilities, Bose Einstein condensation, superfluidity, superconductivity, ferromagnetism in nanomaterials, spin-dependent scattering, entanglement, and phase transitions in nanoelements. Dr. Kocharian is a peer reviewer of a number of international journals and member of advisory board of the international conferences. He has published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and proceedings of international conferences.

Biography Updated on 28 November 2011

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