Physics & Astro Link

Office: 303 HWWE
Phone: 843.953.7644

Office Hours:
MTWRF: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mani Pokharel

- Teaching -

Fall 2015: PHYS111L - Friday 12:30 - 3:30, HWWE 104

Spring 2016: PHYS102L - Monday 12:30 - 3:30, HWWE 111

Summer-1 2016: PHYS101L - Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:30 - 4:30, HWWE 110

Summer-2 2016: PHYS102L - Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:30 - 4:30, HWWE 104

- About me -

I am an experimental physicist currently working as physics lab manager for the department of Physics and Astronomy here at College of Charleston. I got an M.S. in physics from Western Illinois University, IL and a Ph.D.from Boston College, MA. My research interest is in materials science, especially focused on developing high efficiency thermoelectric materials, performing spectroscopic/microscopic characteroization and studying thermal/electronic/magnetic transport properties.

- Research -

I have been involved in studying thermoelectric properties of the materials in a wide range of temperature 2 K to 1000K, however my research is more focused in investigating strongly correleted materials including narrow gap semiconductors (eg. FeSb2, CrSb2, FeSi), conventional Ce-based heavy fermion compounds (eg. CeAl3, CeCu6, CeB6) and moderately heavy fermion compounds (eg. YbAgCu4, YbCu4.5) which can potentially be used in cryogenic cooling applications . I also have interest in studying electron-phonon interaction and its role in thermoelectric performance of materials. Besides, I also do thermal analysis of the materials using effective medium approach (EMA) combined with Kapitza resistance. I have some interest on AC and DC magnetometry as well. For more information please click the link "CV" below.

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- Other Resources -

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updated: 8 April 2016