Armen N. KOCHARIAN
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, PHYSICS Dept.,,
Name: Armen N. Kocharian
My specialty is in the area of modern solid-state physics, high temperature superconductivity, magnetism, applications of synchrotron radiations in studies of material characteristics in extreme conditions of interstitial space. I was a Principal Investigator of a number of funding projects in the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Moscow, Institute of Atomic Energy in Yerevan, and was honored in 1991 by a Doctor of Sciences degree. Since 1972 I was working on the problem of high temperature superconductivity in the Lebedev Physics Institute at the Tamm's Department of Theoretical Physics under the supervision of the Nobel Prize Laureate, V. L. Ginzburg. I earned my Ph.D. in 1977 from Lebedev Physics Institute working with Dr. Khomskii and received my B.S./M.S. from Lomonosov University in Moscow, majoring in Physics and Mathematics.
From 1984 to 1993 I was a Senior Scientist in the Institute of Atomic Energy in Armenia, where I was responsible for the development of various programs in applications of synchrotron radiation sources for studies of solid state physics, properties of novel high temperature superconductors, electronic phase transitions in rare-earth and transition metal compounds. Since 1984 I was appointed as Professor in General Physics Department at the Armenia University in Yerevan, where I have developed a contemporary educational program and introduced new tutorials and textbooks for graduates in the areas of Quantum Magnetism and Superconductivity.
In 1993 I was invited to work in the United States, particularly at Union College (Schenectady, NY) to join the Department of Physics as a Research Professor. There I developed a theory of orbital ordering and mixed valence states in extreme external conditions (temperature, pressure, composition of material) and studied the finite size effects in small clusters of atoms in the presence of strong magnetic field. Since 1996 I was invited by CSUN to work as a Research Associate in the Material Computational Center where I worked on different projects on electron correlations in solid materials. I have developed theory of electron correlations for accurate calculations of the electronic properties of novel magnetic and superconducting materials.
Currently I am an Adjunct Professor and Part Time Faculty at the Department of Physics at CSUN and Pierce College, where I am involved in teaching the number of lecture courses and laboratory sessions in general physics. Also at CSUN I am pursuing my research work in theoretical and computational physics in collaboration with my colleagues, Dr. C. Yang, You-Ling Chiang at the Tamkang University in Taiwan by applying newly developed many body self-consistent perturbation theory beyond the existing self-consisting theories for studies of Fermi and Luttinger liquids, high temperature superconductivity, the BCS-Bose condensation crossover, etc.
I have around 30 years of professional experience in the area of Applied and Theoretical Physics, Material Sciences and have published more than 100 papers in refereed scientific periodicals.
Last Updated: October 11, 2003