Dr. Suresh C. Sharma
Professor of Physics
PhD, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Faculty Research Page
Experimental Condensed Matter Group
Location: Room 335 CPB
Experimental investigations of phase transition phenomena, fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, semiconductors, diamond films, surfaces, superconductivity, polymers.
American Physical Society, Division of Condensed Matter Physics
Texas Section of the American Physical Society
Materials Research Society
American Vacuum Society
SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering
Electro-optical Properties of Materials
Properties of Materials Under High Pressure & High Temperature Conditions
Low-Energy Positron and Positronium Physics
Surface Physics, Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena
Defects in Semiconductors, Diamond Films, MBE of III-V Compound Semiconductors
"Apparatus and Method for Rapid and Nondestructive Determination of Lattice Defects in Semiconductor Materials", U. S. Patent No. 5,406,085 (1995).
"Radiation detector Using Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal Cell", U.S. Patent No. 6, 683, 309 (2004).
"Semiconductor Chip-Based Radiation Detector", Filed, March, 2003.
"Switchable Holographic Gratings", with Robert A. Ramsey, Filed, October, 2004.
Electro-Optical Properties of Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystals
Optical and Electronic properties of Fullerenes under high pressure
Defects in Materials
Surfaces and Physisorption
Classical Mechanics (Goldstein)
Physics of Materials (Hummel)
Physics of Semiconductor Processing and Characterization
Quantum Mechanics I (Cohen-Tannoudji, Diu, Laloe, vol 1)
Quantum Mechanics II (Cohen-Tannoudji, Diu, Laloe, vol 2)
Solid State Physics, I (Ashcroft and Mermin)
Solid State Physics, II (Ashcroft and Mermin)
Special Topics in Physics
Statistical Mechanics (Huang)
Advanced Mechanics (Fowles)
Astrophysics (Goldberg and Scadron)
Cosmic Evolution (Silk)
General Technical Physics I (Serway and Beichner)
General Technical Physics II (Serway and Beichner)
Introduction to Modern Physics (Tipler)
Introduction to Nuclear Physics (Meyerhof)
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics.(Liboff)
Introductory Astronomy I (Abell)
Introductory Astronomy II (Abell)
Solid State Physics (Kittel)
Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics (Reif)
New Course Development
Undergraduate: "Cosmic Evolution"
Graduate: "Methods of Experimental Physics"
"Physics of Semiconductor Processing and Characterization"