Prashant Sharma, PhD

Associate Professor 
Department of Physics






Phone: 617-573-8013
Fax: 617-305-3286
Office: Somerset Building, Rm. 530


  • 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


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

Selected Publications

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

Courses Taught

PHYS-151/L151 University Physics I and laboratory
PHYS-152/L152 University Physics II and laboratory
PHYS-215 Nanomaterials and the Energy Problem
PHYS-310 Special Topics in Mathematical Physics
PHYS-331 Mathematical Methods of Physics
PHYS-411 Senior Project in Physics
PHYS-461/462 Quantum Mechanics I & II