Prashant Sharma, PhD

Associate Professor, Physics

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On leave, Spring 2022


  • PhD, Boston University
  • MS, Banaras Hindu University, India
  • BS, Banaras Hindu University, India

Research Interests

  • Physics of low-dimensional systems
  • Spintronics and nanotechnology
  • Physics of strongly correlated condensed matter systems

Employment History

  • 2013-2016
    Department Chair of Physics, Suffolk University
  • 2006-Present
    Assistant Professor of Physics, Suffolk University
  • 2008
    Visiting Professor, Harish Chandra Research Institute, India
  • 2006-2004
    Postdoctoral Associate, Argonne National Laboratory, IL
  • 2004-2002
    Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University, NY
  • 1995-2002
    PhD Candidate, Boston University, MA
  • 1995-1994
    Research Fellow of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Indian Institute of Technology, India
  • 1994
    K.S. Krishnan Research Fellow in Physics, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, India


  • U. Hizi, Prashant Sharma, and C.L. Henley, Semiclassical ordering in the large-n pyrochlore antiferromagnet, Physical Review Letters, 95: 167203 (2005). Article Cited by: 7
  • Prashant Sharma, How to Create a Spin Current, Science, 307, 531 (2005). Article Cited by: 15
  • Prashant Sharma and Piet W. Brouwer, Mesoscopic effects in adiabatic spin pumping, Physical Review Letters, 91: 166801 (2003). Article Cited by: 42
  • Prashant Sharma and Claudio Chamon, Quantum pump for spin and charge transport in a Luttinger liquid, Physical Review Letters, 87: 096401 (2001). Article Cited by: 74

Talks and Conferences

  • Workshop for New Physics Faculty, Organized by American Association of Physics Teachers and National Science Foundation, Washington D.C., November 2008
  • Annual Meeting of the American Association for Advancement of Science, Waimea, June 2008
  • Nanotechnology Conference of the Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI), Boston, June 2008
  • American Physical Society Meeting, Baltimore, March 2006
  • 55th meeting of Nobel laureates at Lindau, Germany, June 2005

Professional Activities

Reviewer/Referee for:

  • American Physical Society Journals: Physical Review Letters and Physical Review B
  • National Science Foundation: Research Grants in Condensed Matter Physics

Other Activities

  • Society of Physics Students (American Institute of Physics student body) Advisor of the Suffolk Chapter that won the 2008 Sigma Pi Sigma Undergraduate Research Award
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Courses Taught

  • CI-187 Think Small: Change the World
  • SCI-201 Physics for Future Presidents
  • SF-1162 Space Missions