From 10/2003 to 09/2008, Ph.D.
From 02/2009 to 01/2010, Postdoctoral Research Associate
From 02/2010 to 09/2012, Postdoctoral Research Associate
From 10/2012 to till date, Senior Research Associate
From 2015 to 2015, Judging
2015 TTU Undergraduate Research Conference
From 2014 to 2014, Judging/Reviewer
2014 TTU Undergraduate Research Conference
From 2014 to 2015, Vice President TTUPA
Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX
From 2014 to Till Date, Mentor
MentorTech, TTU, Lubbock USA
From 2013 to Till Date, Reviewer
Scientific reviewer of more than 5 journals. Reviewed more than 15 scientific papers.
Theoretical Chemical Physics
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Quantum Control of Molecular Processes
Energy transfer and Line shape theories
P. Kumar, J. Ellis, and B. Poirier, Rovibrational bound states of SO2 isotopologues. I: Total angular momentum J=0-‐10, Chem. Phys. (2015)
P. Kumar, S. Malinovskya, and V. Malinovsky, Optimal control of multilevel quantum systems in the field-‐interaction representation, Phys. Rev. A 90, 033427 (2014).
P. Kumar, S. Malinovskya, I. R. Sola, and V. Malinovsky, Selective creation of maximum coherence in multi-‐level Λ system, Mol. Phys. (2013).
P. Kumar and S. Jang, Emission lineshapes of the B850 band of light-‐harvesting 2 (LH2) complex in purple bacteria: A second order time-‐nonlocal quantum master equation approach, J. Chem. Phys. 138, 135101 (2013).
P. Kumar, S. Malinovskya, and V. Malinovsky, Optimal control of population and coherence in three-‐level Λ systems, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 44, 154010 (2011).
P. Kumar and S. Malinovskaya, Quantum dynamics manipulation using optimal control theory in the presence of the laser field noise, J. Mod. Opt. 57, 1243 (2010).
P. Kumar, S. Sharma, and H. Singh, Optimally controlled vibrational population transfer in a diatomic quantum system, J. Theo. Comp. Chem. 8, 157 (2009).
H. Singh, S. Sharma, P. Kumar, J. Harvey, and G. G. Balint-‐Kurti, Design of the optimal laser fields to control vibrational excitations in carboxy-‐myoglobin, Lect. Notes Comp. Sc. 5102, 387 (2008).
P. Kumar and H. Singh, Controlling dynamics in diatomic systems, J. Chem. Sci. 119, 441 (2007).
M. Sharma, P. Kumar, H. Singh, and T. K. Chakraborty, Preferential Cyclotrimerization of 5-‐(aminomethyl)-‐2-‐furancarboxylic acid (AMFC): Electrostatic and Orbital Interaction Studies, J. Mol. Struct. (Theochem) 764, 109 (2006).
M. Sharma and P. Kumar, Chemical Oscillations II: Mathematical Modelling, RESONANCE 11, 61 (2006).
M. Sharma and P. Kumar, Chemical Oscillations I: Basic Principles and Examples, RESONANCE 11, 43 (2006).
P. Kumar and B. Poirier, Rovibrational bound states of SO2 isotopologues. II: Total angular momentum J=11-‐20, Chem. Phys. (2015).
Jacek Kłos, Millard H. Alexander, Praveen Kumar, Bill Poirier, Bin Jiang, and Hua Guo, New ab initio adiabatic potential energy surfaces and bound state calculations for the singlet ground X̃1A1 and excited C̃1B2(21A′) states of SO2, J. Chem. Phys. 144, 174301 (2016)
Honors and Awards
Monetary awards from Resonance journal: in appreciation of articles contributed.
Visiting fellow, 2008, Bristol University, Bristol, UK (funded by: Royal Society UK).
Best poster presentation award in 16th and 17th Annual National Symposium, Department of Chemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Qualified through National Eligibility Test (NET).
American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting, Waco, Texas, USA, Nov. 16-‐19, 2013.
Physical Chemistry Seminar Series, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA, November 2012.
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Queens College of CUNY, Flushing, NY, USA, August 2011.
Control of Quantum Systems, PEP Seminar Series, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA, September 2009.
18th Annual National Symposium, Department of Chemistry, Panjab University Chandigarh.