Name: Armen N. Kocharian
Citizenship: USA
Marital Status: Married
Sex: Male
Languages: English, Armenian, Russian.
Hobbies: Chess, painting



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.  

D.Sc.: Applied Physics, Institute of Atomic Energy, Yerevan, Armenia, 1991 Thesis: Cooperative effects in the system of strongly correlated electrons
Ph.D.: Semiconductors, Tamm's Department, Lebedev Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia, 1977 Thesis: Electron Properties of materials with localized and itinerant electrons
M.S.: Summa Cum Laude: Quantum Physics, Lomonosov University, Moscow, Russia, 1972 Thesis: The influence of the unfilled narrow band in transition and rare-earth metals on a superconductivity
STRATHMORE'S WHO'S WHO. Awarded from the Strathmore's Who's Who publications Board, 2003/2004.
LUCIE PACKARD FOUNDATRION GRANT. Awarded from the Gordon Research Conference On Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, Colby College, Maine, 2002
INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR Awarded from International Biographical Center of Cambridge, England, 2001
WHO IS WHO IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Awarded from the Marquis Who's Who publications Board, Fifth Edition, 2000/2001.
HONORARY SCHOLAR DIPLOMA IN RESIDENCE Awarded from the New York University, New York, 1994.
PERSONAL FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT Granted from the Union College, Schenectady, New York, 1993.
MEYER FOUNDATION AWARD Honored from the American Physical Society, New York, 1993.
Professional society memberships
American Physical Society, Armenian Physical Society, Topical Group in Magnetism, New York Academy of Sciences, Council on Physics and Chemistry of Rare-Earth Semiconductors
Peer Reviewer of the Int. J. of Modern Physics, Int. J. of Physics: Condensed Matter, Int. J: Superconductor Science & Technology (SuST)

Last Updated: October 11, 2003