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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. Maharaja College (B.Sc., Physics Honors), 1979
  2. Indian Institute of Technology (M.Sc., Physics), 1981
  3. Stony Brook University (Ph.D., Physics), 1985


Condensed Matter Physics
  • Theoretical

Honors and Awards

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Erwin W. Mueller Professor, Penn State University, 1998
  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 1997
  • Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1996
  • Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 1991

Selected Publications

  1. "Composite Fermions," J.K. Jain, Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  2. "Fractional Angular Momentum in Cold Atom Systems," Y. Zhang, G.J. Sreejith, N. D. Gemelke, J. K. Jain, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 160404 (2014). 
  3. "Enigmatic 4/11 State: A Prototype for Unconventional Fractional Quantum Hall Effect," S. Mukherjee et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 016801 (2014).
  4. "Competing Crystal Phases in the Lowest Landau Level," A. C. Archer, K. Park and J. K. Jain, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 146804 (2013).
  5. "Phase Diagram of Two-Component Fractional Quantum Hall Effect," A. C. Archer, J. K. Jain, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 246801 (2013).
  6. 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).
  7. "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).
  8. "Superconducting proximity e ffect 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).
  9. "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).
  10. "Multicomponent fractional quantum Hall eff ect in graphene: SU(4) versus SU(2)," C. Toke and J.K. Jain, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 24, 235601 (2012).
  11. "Topological Anderson Insulator," Jian Li, Rui-Lin Chu, J. K. Jain, and Shun-Qing Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 136806 (2009).
  12. "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