Amit Kumar Agarwal

PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics


Research Interest



  • PhD (2005-09), Center for High Energy Physics, IISc, Bangalore.
    Thesis Title:Transport in quasi-one-dimensional quantum systems.
    Thesis Supervisor: Prof.Diptiman Sen.
  • M.S. (2002-2005), Dept. of Physics, IISc, Bangalore.
    Project Title: Effect of interaction and a static impurity on the conductance of a one dimensional quantum wire.
    Project Advisor: Prof. Diptiman Sen
  • B.Sc. - Physics Honors (1999 - 2002): Kirori Mal College, Delhi University, Delhi.



  • Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Many body Physics, Condensed matter theory, Transport in low dimensional systems etc.


  • Agarwal, M. Polini, R. Fazio and G. Vignale, Persistent spin oscillations in a spin-orbit coupled superconductor, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 077004 (2011)

  • Agarwal, S. Chesi, T. Jungwirth, J. Sinova, G. Vignale and M. Polini, Plasmon mass and Drude weight in strongly spin-orbit-coupled two-dimensional electron gases, Phys. Rev. B 83, 115135 (2011).

  • Agarwal, S. Das, S. Rao and D. Sen, Enhancement of tunneling density of states at a junction of three Luttinger liquid wires, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 026401 (2009).

  • Agarwal and D. Sen, Charge transport in a Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid: effects of pumping and bias, Phys. Rev. B 76, 035308 (2007)

  • Agarwal and D. Sen, Equation of motion approach to non-adiabatic quantum charge pumping, J. Phys. Condens. Matter 19, 046205 (2007)


  • NASI-Young Scientist platinum Jubilee Award for the year 2013, by the National Academy of Science India, Allahabad, India.

  • INSPIRE (Innovation in science pursuit and inspired research) faculty fellowship for the period of 2012-2017, by Indian National Science academy (INSA) and Dept. of Science and Technology (DST), India.

  • Kumari L. A. Meera Memorial Medal (theoretical physics) for 2010 - 11, for the best Ph.D. thesis in Physics and Centre for High Energy Physics combined, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.

  • Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship, European Union (Italy), 2009 - 2012.

  • Senior research fellowship by CSIR, India, 2007 - 2009.Junior research fellowship by CSIR, India, 2005 - 2007.Integrated Ph.D. scholarship from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India), 2002 - 2005.



Department of Physics
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

Lab info :Theory and Simulation Lab, Old Core Labs Building, IIT Kanpur

Office Phone: 0512-259-6981 (O)

Email: amitag[AT]

  • Physics, Theoretical physics, Condensed matter, Solid state Physics, Mesoscopic Physics, Low dimensional systems, Many body physics.


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