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Dr. Rhine Kumar A. K
Assistant Professor

Department of Physics
Cochin University of Science and Technology
Cochin 22, Kerala, India


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Dr. Rhine Kumar A. K joined the Department of Physics, CUSAT as Assistant Professor in June 2017. Before joining Department of Physics, CUSAT, he has worked as DST-Inspire Faculty at Department of Physics, National Institute of technology, Surathkal, Karnataka. He has also worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai during the peroid 2015-2017. Rhine Kumar received his Ph.D degree in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India in 2015. He has received M.Sc degree in Physics from Kannur University, Kannur, Kerala in 2010.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Selected for the DST-INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship Award-July 2016 Session in Physical Sciences.

  • Selected for the SERB Indo-US Postdoctoral Fellowship for the year 2016 supported by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) and Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) (Not availed).

  • Received Indian Physics Association PROF. C. V. K. BABA AWARD for best thesis presentation in Nuclear Physics and presented during DAE-BRNS Symposium on Nuclear Physics, December 7 - 11, 2015.

  • Visiting fellow at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India (Host: Prof. Indranil Mazumdar, TIFR, India.)

  • Ph. D. in Theoretical Nuclear Physics
    Thesis title: “Giant resonances built on excited states of nuclei”
    Supervisor: Prof. P. Arumugam, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India.

  • Recipient of Research Fellowship from MHRD, Government of India.

ACADEMIC RECORD:

  • Ph.D degree in Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India (2015).

  • M.Sc. degree in Physics, Kannur University, Kannur, Kerala, India (2010).

  • B.Sc. degree in Physics, Kannur University, Kannur, Kerala, India (2008).

AREA OF RESEARCH:

  • Nuclear Structure Theory: Giant resonances, nuclear fission, thermal pairing, nuclear level density.

RECENT REFEREED PUBLICATIONS:

  • A. K. Rhine Kumar, P. Arumugam, N. Dinh Dang, I. Mazumdar
    The theoretical study of the giant dipole resonance in 88Mo
    Phys. Rev. C 96, 024322 (2017).

  • C. Ghosh, A. K. Rhine Kumar, Balaram Dey, V. Nanal, R.G. Pillay, P. Arumugam, K.V. Anoop, N. Dokania, Abhijit Garai, Ghnashyam Gupta, E.T. Mirgule, G. Mishra, Debasish Mondal, S. Pal, M.S. Pose, and P.C. Rout
    Giant Dipole Resonance studies in Ba isotopes at E/A ~ 5 MeV
    Phys. Rev. C 96, 014309 (2017).

  • C. Ghosh, G. Mishra, A. K. Rhine Kumar, N. Dokania, V. Nanal, R. G. Pillay, Suresh Kumar, P. C. Rout, Sandeep Joshi, and P. Arumugam
    Temperature dependence of the giant dipole resonance width in 152Gd
    Phys. Rev. C 94, 014318 (2016).

  • A. K. Rhine Kumar and P. Arumugam.
    Reply to “Comment on ‘The thermal shape fluctuations model study of the giant dipole resonance in 152Gd’”
    Phys. Rev. C 94, 049802 (2016).

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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Life member-Indian Physics Association