Jayant Kumar Ph.D.

Position Department / Business Unit
Professor Physics, Director of Center for Advanced Materials Department of Physics
Institution Disciplines
University of Massachusetts Lowell Physics
City State / Provence
Lowell Massachusetts
Country Website
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Ph.D. (Physics) Rutgers University, January 1983

Career Highlights

2001-Present Director, Center for Advanced Materials
09/93-Present Professor of Physics, University of Massachusetts
03/99-04/99 Visiting Professor Engineering and Agriculture
02/93-05/93 Visiting Professor RIKEN (Institute of Physical
and Chemical Research) Wako-shi, Japan
01/90-08/9 Associate Professor of Physics, University of
Massachusetts Lowell
09/87-12/89 Adjunct Professor of Physics, University of
Lowell. Established a laboratory for the
& investigation of optical and electronic
phenomena in new polymeric materials.
1985-1987 Research Faculty, University of Southern
California, Department of Electrical Engineering
and Center for Photonic Technology, supervising
research and providing laboratory instruction for
graduate students
1983-1985 Research Associate, Argonne National Laboratory,
1982-19 Visiting Lecturer, Rutgers University, teaching
graduate courses.

Professional Societies
Member of professional societies such as the American Physical
Society, the Materials Research Society and the Optical Society of


Invited to RIKEN, the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research,
Japan, as a Visiting Professor for the Spring 93 semester, to
start a collaborative research program with the University of
Massachusetts Lowell in the area of nonlinear optics of organic

Invited to chair a session on " Photo-refraction in Polymers" at
the Annual meeting of Optical Society of America, Toronto 1993.
Awarded the outstanding Graduate Faculty Award 1993 Graduate
Student Association UMass Lowell.

Invited as guest lecturer at the MIT Materials Science Summer
School for scientists from Industry in 1988 and 1989. Invited by
the Japanese Institute of Physical and Chemical Research as an
expert on photorefractive materials and Nonlinear Optics in 1993.
Thesis supervisor of Dr. Xinli Jiang whose Ph. D thesis got the
outstanding Ph.D thesis award in the sciences and engineering in
the whole UMass system in 1999.

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