Master of Science: School of Physical Sciences, JNU, New Delhi 2003.
PhD: SSCU, IISc, Bangalore (2009).
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University Princeton (2009-2012)
Assistant Professor, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Calcutta (2012 - present)
Main area of work
Study of electronic properties of strongly correlated low dimensional systems.
Developing and implementing numerical methods including DMRG methods, exact diagonalization and quantum Monte Carlo methods for solving strogly correlated model Hamiltonians.
Transport properties of metal-organic and organic-organic interfaces.
Study of electronic potential energy surfaces in biological systems.
Significant recent publications:
Spin parity and broken symmetry in finite spin-1/2 chains with frustrated
exchange:quantum transition from high to low spin, MANORANJAN KUMAR,
and Z. G. Soos, Phys. Rev. B 85, 144415 (2012) .
Density Matrix Renormalization Group Algorithm for Bethe Lattices of Spin 1/2 or
1 Sites with Heisenberg Antiferromagnetic Exchange, MANORANJAN KUMAR, S. Ramasesha,
and Z. G. Soos, Phys. Rev. B 85, 134415 (2012).
Field driven quantum critical transition in LiCuSbO4, an S=1/2 1D
frustrated chain magnet S. E. Dutton, MANORANJAN KUMAR, M. Mourigal,
Z. G. Soos, C. L. Broholm, J. Wen, N. H. Andersen, Q. Huang, M. Zbiri,
R. Toft-Petersen and R. J. Cava Phys. Rev. Lett. (2012).
A Density Matrix Renormalization Group Method Study of Optical Properties of
Porphines and Metalloporphines, MANORANJAN KUMAR, Y. Anusooya Pati, S. Ramasesha,
J. Chem. Phys. 136, 014112 (2012).
Profiles of work function shifts and collective charge transfer in
submonolayer metalorganic films, Benjamin J. Topham, MANORANJAN KUMAR and
Zoltan G. Soos, Advanced Functional Materials 21, 1931 (2011).
Modified density matrix renormalization group algorithm for the
zigzag spin- 1/2 chain with frustrated antiferromagnetic exchange:
Comparison with field theory at large J2/J1,MANORANJAN KUMAR, Zoltan G. Soos,
Diptiman Sen, and S. Ramasesha, Phys. Rev. B 81, 104406 (2010).
Dimerization transition of alkali-TCNQ salts:Charge degrees of
freedom near the CDW boundary, MANORANJAN KUMAR, S. Ramasesha, R.A.
Pascal Jr. and Z.G. Soos, Euro Phys. Lett., 37001, 83, (2008). (Editorís choice).