National Institute Of Technology,Kurukshetra

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

Faculty

Name : Ashavani Kumar
Designation : Professor
Qualification : M.Sc. Physics, M.Phil. & Ph.D. (Aligarh Muslim University)
Current Address :

Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, 136119 Haryana (INDIA)


Phone 1 (office) : 01744233495, 9896121499
Phone 2 (office) : 9896121499
Email : ashavani@yahoo.com

Area Of Intrest :

Nanotechnology/Nanomaterials:

  • Engineering of energy band gap for semiconductor nanomaterials, sensing materials for the development of various nanosensors, Development of composite materials for defence applications  etc.
  • Photo catalytic studies using dyes, pesticides for various nanomaterials etc.

Nuclear Physics; High Energy Physics; Cosmic Rays Physics:

Study of heavy ions characteristics in polymers,

Study of fragmentation cross sections by relativistic and high energy heavy ions using Nuclear Track Detectors

Study of fission induced by neutrons and alpha particles at moderate energy

Trace analysis of Uranium, Thorium etc.

Measurements of Radiations such as Radon and Thoron gases, etc. using track etch detectors.

Study of neutrino physics, scanning of nuclear emulsion etc.

Experience :

Prof. Ashavani Kumar has about 28 years of teaching and research experience in high energy physics and about 8 years in nanoscience & Technology. Dr. Kumar works at various positions in National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra (Institution of National Importance), Sant Longowal Institute of Engg. & Tech., (SLIET; a Central Govt. Institute), Longowal, & INFN Sezione de Bologna, University of Bologna, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy etc. Dr. Kumar guided 05 Ph.D. and 07 more are currently doing for their Ph.D. degree.

Dr. Kumar guided 40 M.Tech. students for their degree in Master of Technology in Instrumentation, Nanotechnology and Materials Science and Nanotechnology. Moreover, Dr. Kumar is having research collaborations with SASE, DRDO, Chandigarh and CSIO & NPL CSIR laboratories in India and also with INFN, University of Bologna, Italy.

Dr. Kumar is having various administrative experiences like Head of Physics Department, Chief Warden Senior Boys Hostels, Prof. Incharge Security, Prof. Incharge Student’s welfare, Prof. Incharge Sanitation and Cleanliness of the campus, warden for various hostels and many more.

Presently, Dr. Kumar is working as Head of a School of Material science and Technology, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra.

Prof. Kumar organized 4 national conferences and remains member of organizational team for more that 10 national and international conferences.

International Academic Visits:  

France: Laboratoire de Physique et Métrologie des Oscillateurs at Université de Franche-Comté in 1998

Italy: Department of Physics, Sezione de Bologna, University of Bologna, Italy during 2001-2003, 2004, 2005, 2007

Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2012

USA: Seatle - Washington, Raleigh, San Antonio – Texas in 2012, 2013, 2016

Canada: Mc. Gill University, Montreal – Quebac in 2016

Administrative Experience:

  • Coordinator (HOD) of School of Materials Science & Technology, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra since January 2017 to continue
  • Head of Physics Department during 2014 to 2016
  • Co-Coordinator of School of Materials Science & Technology, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra during 2012-2016
  • Prof. Incharge Security

Social Welfare:

President, Faculty Club for Faculty & Officers at NIT, Kurukshetra since 2012 to continue

President Faculty Association (NITTAK), Kurukshetra since 2016 to continue

Vice President Faculty Association (NITTAK), Kurukshetra since 2015 to 2016

Vice President Faculty Association (NITTAK), Kurukshetra since 2010 to 2011

RESEARCH SPECIALITIES:

Nanotechnology/Nanomaterials:

  • Engineering of energy band gap for semiconductor nanomaterials, sensing materials for the development of various nanosensors etc.
  • Photo catalytic studies using dyes, pesticides for various nanomaterials etc.

Nuclear Physics; High Energy Physics; Cosmic Rays Physics:

Study of heavy ions characteristics in polymers,

Study of fragmentation cross sections by relativistic and high energy heavy ions using Nuclear Track Detectors

Study of fission induced by neutrons and alpha particles at moderate energy

Trace analysis of Uranium, Thorium etc.

Measurements of Radiations such as Radon and Thoron gases, etc. using track etch detectors.

Study of neutrino physics, scanning of nuclear emulsion etc.

AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS:

  • Awarded International Post Doctoral Fellowship from the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy under TRIL Scheme in 2007 for two months to work at University of Bologna and INFN Section, ITALY.
  • Awarded International Post Doctoral Fellowship from the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy under TRIL Scheme in 2006 for two months to work at University of Bologna and INFN Section, ITALY.
  • Awarded International Post Doctoral Fellowship from National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN-Fellowships), Govt. of Italy under FAI grant in 2005 for two months to work at University of Bologna and INFN Section, ITALY.
  • Awarded International Post Doctoral Fellowship from the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy under TRIL Scheme in 2004 for one month to work at University of Bologna and INFN Section, ITALY.
  • Awarded International Post Doctoral Fellowship from National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN-Fellowships), Govt. of Italy under FAI grant in 2004 for one month to work at University of Bologna and INFN Section, ITALY.
  • Awarded International Post Doctoral Fellowship in Experimental Physics (OPEN) by National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN-Fellowships), Govt. of Italy during 2001 to 2003 for two years to work at University of Bologna and INFN Section, ITALY.
  • Awarded C.S.I.R. (Project) - JRF/SRF during the study period of M.Phil. & Ph.D.
  • Awarded Scholarships (Ekkikrit - State level) during college education
  • Awarded Scholarships (State level) during school education

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT:

Coordinator (as Head), School of Materials Science & Technology, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra (Institution of National Importance), Govt. of India

Head of Physics Department: December 2014 to 2016, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra (Institution of National Importance), Govt. of IndiaProfessor of Physics: August 22, 2013 to continue, at Dept. of Physics, NIT Kurukshetra

Associate Professor (Direct): February 26, 2008 to August 22, 2013, and

Associate Professor (in new scale): January 01, 2006 to February 25, 2008, at Department of Physics, Sant Longowal Institute of Engg. & Tech., Longowal

Assistant Professor: October 16, 2004 to February 25, 2008, at Department of Physics,

Sant Longowal Institute of Eng. & Tech., Longowal (Government of India)

Lecturer (Sr. Scale) of Physics: October 16, 1999 to October 15, 2004 at Department of Physics,

Sant Longowal Institute of Eng. & Tech., Longowal (Government of India).

Lecturer: October 16, 1995 to October 15, 1999.

Senior Research Fellow in C.S.I.R. : During M. Phil & Ph.D., Degrees

(Govt. of India) Research Project

LANGUAGE:Fluent in English, Hindi, Also, Speaking level (good) Italian, Punjabi, Urdu

Other :

Research Publications

Journals: 

  • International 95
  • National 06

Conference / Seminar / Symposia etc.:

  • International: More than 70
  • National: More than 100

Awards : Fellowship of Professional Societies etc.: 06

Ph.D Supervised :

  1. Completed: 05
  2. In progress: 07

M.Tech Dissertations:

  1. Completed:     40
  2. In progress:    06

Sponsored R & D Projects :

Name of The Project

Sponsering Agency

Total Cost

Study of high energy ions fragmentation and their applications in hadrontherapy and space radiation

 Department of Science and Technology, (DST) MHRD, New Delhi

15.50 Lacs

Research Collaborations :SASE, DRDO, Chandigarh and CSIO Chandigarh & NPL CSIR laboratories in India and also with INFN, University of Bologna, Italy.