S. Sunil Kumar


Assistant Professor

Department of Physics, IISER Tirupati

Email: sunil@iisertirupati.ac.in

Phone: +91 877 2500 449

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Research Interests

Atomic & Molecular Physics [Laboratory Astrophysics, Laboratory Astrochemistry, and Molecular Biophysics]

  • Physics of atomic/molecular ions of astrophysical, biological, and fundamental interest
  • Spectroscopy of trapped and cooled atomic/molecular ions
  • Experimental/theoretical investigations of quantum collisions involving atoms, molecules, and their ions
  • Quantum chemistry of ion-neutral reactions of astrophysical relevance

Educational and Professional Career

  • Ph.D. (Aug 2005 – Nov 2009): Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India

  • Postdoc (Nov 2009 – Oct 2012): University of Paris South XI, Paris, France

  • Postdoc (Jan 2012 – Oct 2014): University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

  • Postdoc (Nov 2014 – May 2017): Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany

  • Assistant Professor (12 June 2017 ~): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati, India

Honours and Awards

  • 2009–2010 best thesis award from the Department of Physics at IIT Madras

Selected Publications


  • PHY 311: Quantum Mechanics I

  • PHY 212: Undergradulate Lab (2nd year)

Open Positions

There is no open position in my group at the moment.

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