Trinanjan Datta

Associate Professor

Trinanjan Datta

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Science and Mathematics
Department of Chemistry and Physics


Dr. Trinanjan Datta is an Associate Professor of Physics in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Augusta University. He obtained his PhD from Purdue University (2007) in theoretical condensed matter physics. His research interests include theoretical and computational studies of magnetic systems and the scholarship of teaching and learning.


  • Ph.D., Physics Purdue University, 2007

  • MS, Physics Indian Institute of Technology, 2001

  • BS, Physics University of Calcutta, 1999

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 College of Science and Mathematics Exemplary Teaching Award Augusta University, 2017

  • 2016 College of Science and Mathematics Excellence in Research Award Augusta University, 2016

  • University System of Georgia Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellow University System of Georgia, 2016

  • College of Science Mathematics Outstanding Faculty Award Georgia Regents University, 2015

  • Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) Scholar Award University of California Santa Barbara, 2012

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PHYS 1111

    Introductory Physics I
  • PHYS 2212

    Principles of Physics II
  • PHYS 4990

    Undergrad Research
  • PHSC 1011

    Physical Science
  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I
  • CURS 4990

    Undergrad Research III
  • PHYS 2211

    Principles of Physics I

Teaching Interests

Algebra and Calculus based Introductory Physics Physical Science (in class and online) Thermal Physics Solid State Physics


Selected Recent Publications

  • Spin and quadrupolar orders in the spin-1 bilinear-biquadratic model for iron-based superconductors, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Signatures of indirect K-edge resonant inelastic x-ray scattering on magnetic excitations in triangular lattice antiferromagnet, 2015
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Spectrum splitting of bimagnon excitations in a spatially frustrated Heisenberg antiferromagnet revealed by resonant inelastic x-ray scattering, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Exact solution and high-temperature series expansion study of the one-fifth-depleted square-lattice Ising model, 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Spin transport in the Néel and collinear antiferromagnetic phase of the two dimensional spatial and spin anisotropic Heisenberg model on a square lattice, 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics Theory and Simulation of Magnetic Materials Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Department Service

  • Materials Research Seminar Series 2015 - 2016

    Role: Committee Chair

College Service

  • COSM Pamplin Travel and Research Fund 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Augusta University Board of Directors 2016 - 2018

    Role: Other
  • Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference 2015 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • University Software Services Committee 2017 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • Cyber Security Committee 2015 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • European Physical Journal B 2015 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Modern Physics Letters B 2015 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Physica B 2015 - Present

    Role: Other