Trinanjan Datta

Associate Professor

Trinanjan Datta

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Science and Mathematics
Department of Chemistry and Physics

Bio

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 (SoTL).

Education

  • 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 1111L

    Intro to Physics I Lab
  • PHYS 2211

    Principles of Physics I
  • PHYS 4990

    Undergrad Research
  • PHYS 3990

    Undergraduate Research
  • PHSC 1011

    Physical Science
  • CURS 4990

    Undergrad Research III
  • PHYS 2212

    Principles of Physics II
  • PHYS 4310

    Thermal Physics

Teaching Interests

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

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Indirect K-edge bimagnon resonant inelastic x-ray scattering spectrum of α-FeTe, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Magnon-phonon coupling effects on the indirect K-edge resonant inelastic x-ray scattering spectrum of a two-dimensional Heisenberg antiferromagnet, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • 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

Research Interests

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

Department Service

  • Physics Assessment Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Public Relations and Seminars 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Undergraduate research committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Materials Research Seminar Series 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair

College Service

  • COSM Pamplin Travel and Research Fund 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Augusta University Board of Directors 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Chair
  • 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