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Jainendra K Jain

Jainendra K Jain

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  • Evan Pugh University Professor & Erwin Mueller Professor of Physics
305B Osmond
Email: jkj2 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu
Phone: (814) 574-7497


  1. Ph.D., Physics (advisor Philip B. Allen), Stony Brook University, 1985
  2. Master's in Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, 1981
  3. Bachelor's in Physics (Honors), Maharaja College, Jaipur, 1979
  4. High School, Rajkiya Darbar Uchchya Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Sambhar, Rajasthan, 1976


Condensed Matter Physics
  • Theoretical

Honors and Awards

  • Infosys Visiting Chair Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2016-2020
  • Sir J.C. Bose Visiting Chair Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, July-August 2015
  • DST-IISc Centenary Visiting Chair Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2013-2015
  • Evan Pugh University Professor, Penn State University, 2012
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2012 (Citation: "for prediction of composite Fermions")
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 2010
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2008
  • Distinguished Scholar Prize, American Chapter of Indian Physics Association, 2008 (Citation: "For his discovery of composite fermions")
  • Distinguished Postdoctoral Alumnus Award, University of Maryland, 2004
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Society of Physics Students, 2002
  • Oliver E. Buckley Prize, American Physical Society, 2002 (Shared with N. Read and R. L. Willett; Citation: "For theoretical and experimental work establishing the composite fermion model for the half-filled Landau level and other quantized Hall systems")
  • Erwin W. Mueller Professor, Penn State University, 1998
  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 1997 (Citation: "For the Composite Fermion theory of the fractional quantum Hall effect")
  • Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1996
  • Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 1991
  • National Science Talent Scholarship, India, 1976
  • 2nd rank in Rajasthan Board Examination, 11th grade, 1976
  • 3rd rank in Rajasthan Board Examination, 10th grade, 1975

Selected Publications

  1. "Composite Fermions," J.K. Jain, Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  2. "Fractionally charged skyrmions in fractional quantum Hall effect," A. C. Balram, U. Wurstbauer, A. Wojs, A. Pinczuk, J. K. Jain, Nature Commun. 6, 8981 (2015).
  3. "Luttinger Theorem for Strongly Correlated Fermi Liquid of Composite Fermions," Ajit C. Balram, C. Toke and J. K. Jain, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 186805 (2015).
  4. "Fractional Angular Momentum in Cold Atom Systems," Y. Zhang, G.J. Sreejith, N. D. Gemelke, J. K. Jain, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 160404 (2014). 
  5. "Enigmatic 4/11 State: A Prototype for Unconventional Fractional Quantum Hall Effect," S. Mukherjee et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 016801 (2014).
  6. "Competing Crystal Phases in the Lowest Landau Level," A. C. Archer, K. Park and J. K. Jain, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 146804 (2013).
  7. "Phase Diagram of Two-Component Fractional Quantum Hall Effect," A. C. Archer, J. K. Jain, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 246801 (2013).
  8. Role of Exciton Screening in the 7/3 Fractional Quantum Hall Effect," A. C. Balram, Y.-H. Wu, G. J. Sreejith, A. W\'ojs, and J. K. Jain, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 186801 (2013).
  9. "Possible Anti-Pfaffian Pairing of Composite Fermions at 3/8," S. Mukherjee, S.S. Mandal, A. Wojs, J. K. Jain, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 256801 (2012).
  10. "Superconducting proximity effect and possible evidence for Pearl vortices in a candidate topological insulator," Duming Zhang, Jian Wang, Ashley M. DaSilva, Joon Sue Lee, Humberto R. Gutierrez, Moses H. W. Chan, Jainendra Jain, and Nitin Samarth, Phys. Rev. B 84, 165120 (2011).
  11. "Microscopic study of the 2/5 fractional quantum Hall edge," G.J. Sreejith, S. Jolad, D. Sen, and J.K. Jain, Phys. Rev. B 84, 245104 (2011).
  12. "Multicomponent fractional quantum Hall effect in graphene: SU(4) versus SU(2)," C. Toke and J.K. Jain, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 24, 235601 (2012).
  13. "Topological Anderson Insulator," Jian Li, Rui-Lin Chu, J. K. Jain, and Shun-Qing Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 136806 (2009).
  14. "Testing the Topological Nature of the Fractional Quantum Hall Edge," Shivakumar Jolad and Jainendra K. Jain, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 116801 (2009).

Research Interests

Quantum condensed matter theory