Sc.B., Physics, Brown University, 1974
A. M., Physics, Harvard University, 1976
Ph.D., Physics, Harvard University, 1980
Phase transitions and critical phenomena, particularly
the effects of disordered geometry on the universal and non-universal
behaviors exhibited by systems at or near a critical point. Current
projects include the study of transport and vibrational spectrum
of disordered systems, and statistics of self-avoiding walks.
Specific examples: high density percolation and quantum percolation,
and statistics of interacting polymers. Examples of method used:
Monte Carlo simulations and eigenvalue analysis by Arnoldi methods.
We now calculate the conductance of such networks directly using
Sang-Bub Lee, Donald J. Jacobs, Jangnyeol Moon,
Achille Giacometti, Danny Rintoul, Sonali Mukherjee,
Eduardo Cuansing, Md. Fhokrul Islam
Awards and Honors
Gordon Bell Prize (for practical scientific and engineering
application of parallel computing), IEEE, 1992.
Professor of Physics Purdue University, 1995 -
(Associate Department Head, 2007 - 2013)
- Associate Professor, Purdue University, 1989 - 1995
- Assistant Professor, Purdue University, 1984 - 1989
- Assistant Research Physicist,1982 - 1983
Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, 1980 - 1982 Baker Laboratory, Cornell University
- Visiting Professor, College de France, Paris, France,
- Visiting Professor, Theoretical Physics Institute, Univ.
of Minnesota, 1989
- Visiting Professor, HLRZ, KFA - Juelich, Germany, 1992
Professional and Scholarly Activities
Member, Graduate School Minority Advisory Committee;
College of Science Graduate Education Policy and Curriculum Committee;
chair, Physics Department Graduate Oversight Committee;
chair, Physics Department Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
- "Modeling Gaussian-to-self-avoiding-walk crossover for stiff chain polymers",
Md. Fhokrul Islam and H. Nakanishi, Physical Review E, vol. 74, 051107 (2006).
- "Quantum interference effects in particle transport through square lattices",
E. Cuansing and H. Nakanishi, Physical Review E, vol. 70, 066142 (2004).
- "Structure and diffusion time scales of disordered clusters",
E. Cuansing and H. Nakanishi, Physica A, vol. 322, 1-4 (2003).
- "Iterated Fully Coordinated Percolation on a Square Lattice",
E. Cuansing and H. Nakanishi, J. Stat. Physics, vol. 105, 659-675 (2001).
- "Scaling for vibrational modes of fractals tethered at the boundaries", S. Mukherjee and H. Nakanishi, Physica A, vol. 294, 123-138 (2001).
Publications that might be of general interest:
- "Quantum Percolation in Two Dimensions",
H. Nakanishi and Md. Fhokrul Islam, in Springer Lecture Notes on
"Quantum and Semi-classical Percolation and Breakdown", eds. Sen, Bardhan, and Chakrabarti (2009).
- "Computational Physics", 2nd Edition, Nicholas J. Giordano and H. Nakanishi, Pearson Prentice-Hall (2005).
- "On the Effectiveness of Superconcurrent Computations on Heterogeneous
H. Nakanishi, V. Rego, and V. Sunderam, J. Par. Dist. Computing, vol. 24,
- "Random and self-avoiding walks in disordered media", H. Nakanishi, in
"Annual Reviews of
Computational Physics" Vol.I, Ed. D. Stauffer (World Scientific, Singapore,
- "Anomalous Diffusion in Disordered Clusters", in "On Clusters and
Clustering: From Atoms to Fractals", ed. P. J. Reynolds,
Elsevier Science Publishers (1993).