Student working on a research project.

Theoretical Physics

Prof Surajit Sen has broad interests that span nonlinear and statistical physics, study of conflicts and battles, learning and related processes, materials science etc. He came to UB in 1993. He enjoys teaching a freshman level class every Spring and a graduate class every Fall. He has published some 140+ refereed papers, has a patent, several provisionals, and has edited some volumes. He lectures widely on his work. His accomplishments have been recognized by his election as a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Prof Sen enjoys working with students at all levels. He has mentored 7 PhD students, advises 4 currently and has mentored some 35 or so undergrads over the years. Some of these students have gone on to become professors at MIT, Stanford, etc.

His present work is mostly focused on how to absorb wasted energy such as road noise, factory noise, etc and make use of it. He is also active in studying properties of nanoparticles through heavy duty Molecular Dynamics simulations.
If you are interested in working with him, drop him an email at

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Physics
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Surajit Sen
Department: Physics