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Dr. V. M. Nandakumaran

Principal, Professor

Dr. V. M. Nandakumaran currently serves as Principal in School of Arts & Sciences, Amritapuri.

Qualification: BSc, MSc, Ph.D
nandakumaran@am.amrita.edu
Research Interest: Chaos in Laser Systems, Non Linear Dynamics & Chaos, Synchronization of Chaotic Systems

Bio

Dr. V. M. Nandakumaran received his Ph. D. from Indian Institute of Science in the area of theoretical condensed matter physics. Prior to that he did his M. Sc. in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. His current areas of research are Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos and Synchronization of Coupled Chaotic Systems. He has published 2 books and about 42 papers in top journals.

Dr V. M. Nandakumaran has taught at University of Calicut and at CUSAT, Kochi for the past 32 years. He also played a leading role in the development of the School of Photonics at CUSAT, heading it as its Director for four years. He was also the Principal Co-ordinator of ISP-MHO Project (NUFFIC) of the Netherlands “To develop the infrastructure facilites of the International School of Photonics”.

He has successfully guided 12 Ph. D. s and has also supervised the project works of several MPhil, MSc and MTech students over the last several years.

Dr V. M. Nandakumaran has considerable international experience also. He was Visiting Scientist at Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands from 1999 to 2003, Associate at the Inter University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Visitor at International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy etc.

Education

YEAR DEGREE/PROGRAM INSTITUTION
1979 PhD in Theoretical condensed matter Physics Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
1971 MSc in Physics Indian Institute of Technology Madras
1969 BSc (special) Kerala University, Kerala

 

Publications

Conference Paper

Universal Properties in a Modulated Logistic Map

Authors : Dr. V. M. Nandakumaran, Harikrishnan, K. P

Publisher : Proc.Int.Conf.on Mathematical Modelling in Science and Technology

ROLE OF ACOUSTIC PLASMONS IN CERAMIC SUPERCONDUCTORS

Authors : Dr. V. M. Nandakumaran

Publisher : Proceedings of the International Symposium on High Temperature Superconductivity, 6-8 July 1988, Department of Physics, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India

Journal Article

Soliton Resonances in Helium Films

Authors : Dr. V. M. Nandakumaran, J. Sreekumar

Publisher : Physics Letters A

Invariant density for a class of initial distributions under quadratic mapping

Authors : Dr. V. M. Nandakumaran

Publisher : Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General

Universal Behaviour in a “Modulated” Logistic Map

Authors : Dr. V. M. Nandakumaran, K. P. Harikrishnan

Publisher : Physics Letters A

An Analogue of the Logistic Map in Two Dimensions

Authors : Dr. V. M. Nandakumaran, K. P. Harikrishnan

Publisher : Physics Letters A

Two Dimensional Large Amplitude Quasi Solitons in Thin Helium Films

Authors : Dr. V. M. Nandakumaran, J. Sreekumar

Publisher : Modern Physics Letters B

Dynamics of Solitons on 4He Films

Authors : Dr. V. M. Nandakumaran, Sreekumar, J

Publisher : Symmetries and Singularity Structures

Stability of periodic orbits of coupled-map lattices

Authors : Dr. V. M. Nandakumaran, R. E. Amritkar, Gade, P. M., Gangal, A. D

Publisher : Physical Review A

Density of states in high – Tc superconductors

Authors : Dr. V. M. Nandakumaran, S. V. Vettoor

Publisher : Physica C: Superconductivity

The Quantum Effects in Quadratically Damped Systems

Authors : Dr. V. M. Nandakumaran, G. Ambika

Publisher : Physics Letters A

Dynamics of the logistic map under discrete parametric perturbation

Authors : Dr. V. M. Nandakumaran, P. P. Saratchandran, Ambika, G

Publisher : Pramana

Chaotic Encryption using long-wavelength Directly Modulated Semiconductor Lasers

Authors : Dr. V. M. Nandakumaran, V. Bindu

Publisher : Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics

Synchronization and Control of Chaos in Coupled chaotic Multimode Nd: YAG Lasers

Authors : Dr. V. M. Nandakumaran, M. R. Parvathi, Krishna, B. M., Rajesh, S., John, M. P.

Publisher : Physics Letters A

Professional Appointments

Year Affiliation
June 2016 – Present Principal, Amrita School of Arts & Sciences Amritapuri Campus
July 2010 – Present Professor, Dept. of Physics, Amrita School of Arts & Sciences Amritapuri Campus
August 2009 – April 2010 Professor, International School of Photonics, Cochin University of Science & Technology
August 2008 – July 2009 Professor, IISER-TVM (on deputation from CUSAT)
May 2000 – August 2003 Director, International School of Photonics.
March 1995 – May 2000 Professor, International School of Photonics, Cochin University of Science & Technology
July 1987 – July 1993 Reader, Department of Physics, Cochin University of Science & Technology
July 1979 – July 1987 Lecturer, Department of Physics, Cochin University of Science & Technology
July 1978 – July 1979 Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Calicut
Research Project
  • Principal Co-ordinator, ISP-MHO Project (NUFFIC) of the Netherlands “To develop the infrastructure facilites of the International School of Photonics” Amount: Approx Rs 40 Million 1999-2003.
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