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Rajiv RP Singh
Professor, Department of Physics
University of California, USA
Dr. Rajiv R. P. Singh is a Professor of Physics at the University of California at Davis. He received a B. Sc. in Physics from IIT Kharagpur, M. Sc. in Physics from Delhi University, and a Ph.D in Physics from State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1986. He was awarded the Institute Silver Medal at IIT Kharagpur (1980), the K.S. Krishnan Gold Medal at Delhi University (1982) and the T.A. Pond Prize at Stony Brook (1983). He was then a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University (1986-1987), at the University of Maryland (1987-1988) and at AT&T Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey (1988-1989). He joined the Physics faculty at the University of California at Davis in 1989, where he is currently a Full Professor. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University and Gordon Godfrey and at University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He became a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2006.
Dr. Singh′s research has been in the area of Condensed Matter Physics and Statistical Mechanics. He has developed various computational approaches to study Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena in Idealized Statistical Models and Real Materials. These include studies of spin-glasses and random-magnets, quantum antiferromagnets, doped Mott insulators and high temperature superconductors. More recently he has also been interested in studies of Biological Physics, where his research is focussed on protein folding and aggregation and on the electronic properties of DNA and its potential applications.