Dr. Raj Kumar


Assistant Professor


Nuclear Physics



Contact No.: +91-9646847454


Done Ph.D in Nuclear Physics from Panjab University, Chandigarh. I also went to Italy as a Postdoctoral fellow at University and INFN of Padova

Research Projects:

SEED Money Project (2017)

DST Young Scientist Project (2016)

Publications and other Research Outputs

  • I. Sharma, Raj Kumar, and M. K. Sharma, Probing the role of Skyrme interactions on the fission dynamics of 6Li+238U reaction, Eur. Phys. J. A 53, 140 (2017).

  • Raj Kumar, J. A. Lay, and A. Vitturi, Nuclear fusion as a probe for octupole deformation in 224Ra, Phys. Rev. C 92, 054604 (2015).

  • D. Jain, M. K. Sharma, Rajni, Raj Kumar, and R. K. Gupta, Systematic analysis of hot Yb* isotopes using energy density formalism, Eur. Phys. J. A 50, 155 (2014).

  • Rajni, Raj Kumar, and M. K. Sharma, Formation and decay of 200Pb* using different incoming channels, Phys. Rev. C 90, 044604 (2014).

  • Raj Kumar and D. Jain, Entrance channel effect with stable and radioactive beams using dynamical cluster decay model, Nucl. Phys. A 929, 169 (2014).

  • Raj Kumar, J. A. Lay, and A. Vitturi, Enhanced sub-barrier fusion for proton halo nuclei, Phys. Rev. C 89, 027601 (2014).

  • G. Kaur, D. Jain, Raj Kumar, and M. K. Sharma, Formation and decay cross sections of 66As* formed in an exotic proton-halo 8B induced reaction, Nucl. Phys. A 916, 260 (2013).

  • D. Jain, Raj Kumar, and M. K. Sharma, Effect of deformation and orientation on interaction barrier and fusion cross-sections using various proximity potentials, Nucl. Phys. A 915, 106 (2013).

  • Raj Kumar, K. Sandhu, M. K. Sharma, and R. K. Gupta, Fusion-evaporation residues and α-decay chains of the superheavy element Z=115 formed in the 243Am + 48Ca reaction using the dynamical cluster-decay model, Phys. Rev. C, 87, 054610 (2013).

  • D. Jain, Raj Kumar, and M. K. Sharma, Reaction dynamics of Pt* isotopes formed using stable and radioactive Sn beams, Phys. Rev. C 87, 044612 (2013).

  • Raj Kumar, Cluster radioactivity using various versions of nuclear proximity potentials, Phys. Rev. C 86, 044612 (2012).

  • G. Sawhney, Raj Kumar and M. K. Sharma, Decay of 241Pu* formed in 9Be + 232Th around the Coulomb barrier using static and dynamic deformations, Phys. Rev. C 86, 034613 (2012).

  • M. Bansal, S. Chopra, R. K. Gupta, Raj Kumar and M. K. Sharma, Dynamical cluster-decay model using various formulations of a proximity potential for compact non-coplanar nuclei: Application to the 64Ni +100Mo reaction, Phys. Rev. C 86,034604 (2012).

  • Raj Kumar and M. K. Sharma, Systematic study of various proximity potentials in 208Pb-daughter cluster radioactivity, Phys. Rev. C 85, 054612 (2012).

  • D. Jain, Raj Kumar, M. K. Sharma and R. K. Gupta,, Skyrme forces and the fusion-fission dynamics of 132Sn+64Ni→196Pt* reaction,Phys. Rev. C 85, 024615 (2012).

  • M. Kaur, Raj Kumar and M. K. Sharma, Systematic study of the decay of 118,122Ba* formed in 78,82Kr induced reactions at Elab=5.5 MeV/nucleon, Phys. Rev. C 85, 014609 (2012).

Awards and Honours

  • SEED Money Project, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology (2017).

  • Young Scientist, DST, Govt. of India (2016).

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University and INFN of Padova, Italy (2013) & (2014).

  • Dr. D. S. Kothari Post Doctoral Fellowship, UGC- India (2012).

  • Referee for Nuclear Physics A (Elsevier).

  • Referee for Results in Physics (Elsevier).

  • Senior Research Fellow (Open) by CSIR, New Delhi (2009).

  • CSIR-UGC NET- [December 2010 (AIR-0036), June 2010 (AIR-0061).]

  • GATE (2007) qualified.

  • Prize for Oral Presentation in CHASCON2010, Chandigarh, India.

  • Tritya Sopan of “Bharat Scouts and Guides”, Chandigarh, Punjab (1996).

Description of Research Interests

I am working on the theory of nuclear structure, heavy ion reactions and channel couplings at low energies and clustering phenomena in the excited compound nucleus, which has direct implication to astrophysics problems. The work done by me so far has the potential of getting extended in many other directions for obtaining a good understanding of nuclear structure in general and nuclear dynamics in particular.