TEACHING

 

Ras B. Pandey

 

Over the years, I have taught a range of courses (most offered). In addition to traditional course (classroom teaching) and supervision, we involved students in productive research, not only graduate students (see below) but also undergraduate (E. Willett and R.B. Pandey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 3414 (1990)) and high school (A. Mielke and R.B.  Pandey, Physica A 251, 430 (1998)) students when opportunity occurs. I have continued to participate in numerous graduate committees in Chemistry, Physics, Polymer Science, and Scientific Computing.

 

 

Spring Semester 2006 teaching (sample):

o      Two undergraduate introductory physics laboratory sections (PHY111L, PHY112L)

o      Two graduate courses "Data Analysis" (COS702) and "Data Handling" (COS703)

o      Research in Physics (PHY691)

o      Research in Computational Physics (PHY791)

o      Dissertation (SC898)

o      Supervised one undergraduate and two graduate students in modeling thin film growth.

 

I have taught following undergraduate and graduate courses in addition to supervision of independent studies, graduate research, theses, and dissertations.

 

Undergraduate Courses:

o      Introductory Physics (PHY103, PHY103L)

o      General Physics (PHY111, PHY111L, PHY112, PHY112L – without calculus)

o      General Physics (PHY201, PHY201L - with calculus)

o      Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (PHY332)

o      Mechanics (PHY350, PHY351)

o      Elementary Modern Physics (PHY361)

o      Electricity and Magnetism (PHY421)

o      Fundamentals of Solid State Physics (PHY464)

o      Nuclear Physics (PHY465)

o      Undergraduate Research (PHY499)

 

Graduate Courses:

o      Fundamentals of Solid State Physics (PHY564)

o      Nuclear Physics (PHY565)

o      Electricity and Magnetism (PHY602)

o      Statistical Physics (PHY603)

o      Research in Physics (PHY691)

o      Independent Study - Special Topics (PHY697)

o      Thesis (PHY698)

o      Computational Methods for Physical Systems (SC710)

o      Research in Scientific Computing (SC791)

o      Independent Study - Special Topics (SC797)

o      Dissertation (SC898)

 

 

THESES & DISSERTATION:

 

o      Chaired three MS theses in Physics (Song-Ping Gao, Sai Yu, Yan He).

 

Songping Gao, Thesis: Conductivity of a two-dimensional lattice fluid in a charge density gradient, 1990. Publication:Transport properties of an interacting-lattice-gas in a charge density gradient by Monte Carlo simulation’, R.B. Pandey and S. Gao, Phys. Rev. A 43, 4365 (1991).

 

Sai Yu, Thesis: Transport properties of a two-dimensional random percolating system in a charge density gradient, 1990. Publication:A computer-simulation study for the permeability of an interacting lattice gas through a percolating system’, R.B. Pandey and S. Yu, J. Phys. A24, 3959 (1991)

 

Yan He, Thesis: Monte Carlo studies of driven diffusive interacting lattice gas, 1993. Publication: ‘Driven diffusion, Kawasaki dynamics, mixing, and spatial ordering in an interacting lattice gas, Y. He and R.B. Pandey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 565 (1993).

 

 

 

o      Chaired six Ph.D. dissertations (Grace M. Foo, Yimin Liu, J.L. Becklehimer, Luis Cueva-Parra, Frank Bentrem, Shihai Yang) in "Scientific Computing”.

 

Grace M. Foo

Dissertation: Transport and conformation of driven polymer chains in porous media, 1996.

Publications:

o      Computer simulation study of the permeability of driven polymers through porous media, G.M. Foo and R.B. Pandey, Phys. Rev. E 51, 5738 (1995).

o      Dynamics of interacting polymer chains and solvents, R.B. Pandey, A.T. Bernardes, G.M. Foo, and D. Stauffer, J. Chem. Phys. 105, 1682 (1996).

o      Dynamics and conformation of polymer chains in a porous medium, G.M. Foo, R.B. Pandey, and D. Stauffer, Phys. Rev. E 53, 5738 (1996).

o      Conformation and dynamics of interacting polymer chains in a porous medium, G.M. Foo and R.B. Pandey, Physica A 241, 500 (1997).

o      Conformation of interacting polymer chains: effects of temperature, bias, polymer concentration, and porosity, G.M. Foo and R.B. Pandey, Phys. Rev. E 55, 4433 (1997).

 

Yimin Liu

Dissertation: Computer simulation studies of phase behavior in polymeric gels, 1997.

Publications:

o      Kinetics of gelation growth in a sol-gel transition by a computer-simulation model, Y. Liu and R.B. Pandey, J. Phys. II 4, 865 (1994).

o      Sol-gel transitions in thermoreversible gels: Onset of gelation and melting, Y. Liu and R.B. Pandey, J. Chem. Phys. 105, 825 (1996).

o      Inhomogeneity in gelation and nonuniversality of Sol-to-Gel transition by a computer simulation model, Y. Liu and R.B. Pandey, Phys. Rev. E 54, 6609 (1996).

 

Jeffrey L. Becklehimer

Dissertation: Hybrid lattice gas simulations of flow through porous media, 1998

Publications:

o      A computer-simulation study of sticks percolation, J. Becklehimer and R.B. Pandey, Physica A 187, 71 (1992).

o      Percolation of chains and jamming coverage in two dimensions by computer-simulation, J.L. Becklehimer and R.B. Pandey,J. Stat. Phys. 75, 765 (1994).

o      Computer simulation study of the permeability of a porous sediment model, R.B. Pandey and J.L. Becklehimer, Phys. Rev. E51, 3341 (1995).

o      A hybrid computer simulation approach to shock propagation in fluid through porous media, R.B. Pandey and J.L. Becklehimer, Physica A 219, 121 (1995).

 

Luis A. Cueva-Parra

Dissertation: Multi-component fluid flow through porous media by interacting lattice gas computer simulation, 2003

Publications:

o      Density Profile and Flow of Miscible Fluid with Dissimilar Constituent Masses, R.B. Pandey, D. Stauffer, R. Seyfarth, Luis A. Cueva, J.F. Gettrust, and Warren Wood, Physica A 310, 325 (2002)

o      Self-organized phase segregation in a driven flow of dissimilar particles mixtures, R.B. Pandey, J.F. Gettrust, R. Seyfarth, and L.A. Cueva-Parra, Int. J. Mod. Phys. C 14, 955 (2003).

 

Frank W. Bentrem

Dissertation: Growth of polymer films by driven deposition: Monte Carlo simulations, 2004

Publications:

o      Roughening, deroughening, and nonuniversal scaling of the interface width in electrophoretic deposition of polymer chains,F.W. Bentrem, R.B. Pandey, and F. Family, Phys. Rev. E 62, 914 (2000).

o      Interface relaxation in electrophoretic deposition of polymer chains: Effects of segmental dynamics, molecular weight, and field, Frank W. Bentrem, Jun Xie, and R.B. Pandey, Phys. Rev. E 65, 041606 (2002)

o      Density and conformation with relaxed substrate, bulk, and interface in electrophoretic deposition of polymer chains,Frank W. Bentrem, Jun Xie, and R. B. Pandey, J. Mol. Structure: THEOCHEM 592, 95 (2002)

o      Thermal roughening and deroughening at polymer interfaces in electrophoretic deposition, Frank W. Bentrem and R.B. Pandey, Macromolecules 38, 992 (2005)

 

Shihai Yang

Dissertation:  Computer simulation study of waterborne two-component polyurethane film formation, 2007

Publications:

o      Film Growth and Surface Roughness with Effective Fluctuating Covalent Bonds in Evaporating Aqueous Solution of Reactive Hydrophobic and Polar Groups: A Computer Simulation Model, Shihai Yang, Adam Seyfarth, Sam Bateman, and R. B. Pandey, Macromol. Theory Simul. 15, 263 (2006)

o      Monte Carlo simulation of a film growth with reactive hydrophobic, polar, and aqueous components by a covalent bond-fluctuating model, S. Yang and R.B. Pandey, J. Chem. Phys. 126, 174708 (2007)