Amit Agarwal
Assistant Professor
Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur
Kanpur, India

I am a theoretical condensed matter physicist and I work on quantum many body effects and transport properties of low dimensional quantum systems. Currently, I am in the process of establishing my research group in the Physics department of the Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur. We like to call ourselves the Quantum Transport and Theory group (QTT group). 

I was a Marie Curie postdoctoral researcher, with Prof. Rosario Fazio and Dr. Marco Polini,  at the  QTI group at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa (Italy) as a  We  investigated a European Union (FP7) project titled 'SemiSpinNet'.  A major part of our work involved studying 'quantum many-body effects in two dimensional electron gases in the presence of strong spin-orbit coupling '.

I received my Ph.D degree (2005-2009) from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore (India), working in CHEP with Prof. Diptiman Sen on 'Transport properties of quasi-one-dimensional quantum systems '. Most of the work was focussed on interacting one-dimensional quantum wires (Luttinger Liquids), quantum Hall edge channels, and problems related to quantum charge pumping. My thesis was awarded the Kumari L. A. Meera Memorial Medal (theoretical physics)  for the best Ph.D thesis  in Physics and Centre for High Energy Physics combined, Indian Institute of Science - Bangalore (India), for the period of 2009-2011.

I received my Masters degree (2002-2005) in physical sciences from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore (India). My M.S. project done in collaboration with Prof. Diptiman Sen and was titled 'Effects of interaction and a static impurity on the conductance of a one dimensional quantum wire' .

My undergraduate studies (1999-2002) were done at Kirori Mal College, Delhi University.  I was awarded the N. S. Khare award for academic excellence in B.Sc. (Hons.) - Physics,  by Kirori Mal College, Delhi University (India).

I was born in Chirkunda - Dhanbad (India) in 1980 and my schooling was done at the De Nobili School (Mugma branch) till 1998.