Dr. Yashwant Singh

INSA Senior Scientist
Ph D (Calcutta University)
Contact Information:

Office:
Department of Physics
Banaras Hindu University
VARANASI-221005, India

Residence:  
N-8/236 R-54 Ganesh Dham Colony
Nevada, Varanasi 221005 (India)
0542-2307308; 6701562
9415991459 (mobile)
Email Id:ysingh@bhu.ac.in, singh.yas44@gmail.com

 
 
Academic Qualifications:
 
  • B.Sc. with Honours in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry, Gorakhpur University (First in merit list) 1962
  • M.Sc. in Physics, Gorakhpur University (First in merit list) 1964
  • D. Phil in Physics, Calcutta University (Worked at I.A.C.S., Kolkata) 1969
 
PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
Position Institution Duration
Lecturer Banaras Hindu University April 1970 - May 1976
Reader Banaras Hindu University June 1976 - Jan. 1985
Professor Banaras Hindu University February 1985 - July 2006
 
OVERSEAS VISITS:
Institution Duration of visit Position
IBM Research Laboratory San Jose, California, U.S.A. July 1976 - December 1977 Visiting Scientist on World Trade Post-Doctoral Fellowship
University of Illinois Urbana, Illinois, U.S.A. August 1982 - July 1984 Visiting Faculty member
University of Guelph Ontario, Canada May - October 1988 Visiting Professor
University of Guelph Ontario, Canada May - July 1989 Visiting Professor
 
PARTICULARS OF MEMBERSHIPS IN ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL BODIES:
  • Fellow of Academies
  • (i) Indian Academy of Sciences (Bangalore) 1991 (ii) Indian National Science Academy (New Delhi) 2006 (iii) National Academy of Sciences, India (Allahabad) 2014
  • Member, Editorial Board:
  • 1. Pramana, Journal of Physics (1995-98; 2013- ) 2. Indian Journal of Physics (1998 -2005)
  • Member of Planning Advisory Committee on Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science, Department of Science and Technology. Govt. of India, New Delhi (1998-2001)
  • External Expert in Special Committee of School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (1995-98)
  • External Expert for UGC, SAP programme of
  • -Sardar Patel University 
    -Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    -Aligarh Muslim University 
    -Utkal University, Bhubneshwar
  • Raja Ramanna Fellow - 2007-2010
  • Professor Emeritus BHU - 2007-2014
  • ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Head, Department of Physics, B.H.U. 1 Feb. 2002 - 31 Jan., 2005
  • Coordinator, Centre of Advanced Studies, Department of Physics, B.H.U. 2005 - 2006
  • TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

    Have taught several courses of undergraduate and post-graduate classes:        44 Years

    EXPERIENCE OF GUIDING RESEARCH: 44 Years

  • Number of students received Ph.D. degrees                          16
  • Number of students working at present                                  02
  • PUBLICATIONS:

  • Number of research papers published in reputed Journals- 121
  • Number of Review Articles - 09
  • HIGHLIGHTS OF RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS:

    Research interest covers the area of classical and semiclassical fluids, interfacial phenomena, behavior of confined liquids, phase transitions, electron localization in liquid like medium, liquid crystals, polymers and biological systems. Important contributions have been made to the following topics of Soft Condensed Matter Physics

    A. Effect of multi-polar correlations on properties of molecular liquids.
    B. Quantum corrections to pair correlation functions and to the thermodynamic properties of fluids.
    C. Theory for liquid-vapour and solid-liquid interfaces
    D. Theory for electron localization in liquids.
    E. Density functional theory for glass transition.
    F. First - principle theory for freezing of molecular liquids into liquid crystalline phases.
    G. Density functional theory for the elastic constants and the flexoelectric effects of liquid crystals.
    H. Theory for transitions involving collapse, segregation, entanglements, adsorption of polymers in random media.
    I. Theory for freezing of liquids into crystalline solids in two- and three-dimensions.
    J. Thermal and force - induced unzipping of DNA.
    K. Theory for bubble dynamics in DNA.

    CURRENT RESEARCH INTEREST:

    1. Unified theory for liquids and solids: liquid-solid and solid-solid transitions.
    2. Molecular theory for liquid crystals.
    3. Effect of dimensionality and confinement of properties of liquids and on freezing transitions.
    4. Dynamical density functional theory for systems in non-equilibrium.
    5. Stochastic modelling and analysis of intra - cellular transport.

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