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Ben Yu-Kuang Hu 

Professor of Physics 
Condensed Matter Theory 


Telephone: (330) 972 - 8093 
Fax: (330) 972 - 6918 
E-Mail: byhu (followed by "@uakron.edu")


Office Hours (Spring 2014):  Tuesday: 3:00 p.m. -- 4:00 p.m., Thursday: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., or by appointment
Teaching (Spring 2014): 
  • Physics 262, Physics for Life Sciences 2, section 001 (MWF 12:05 - 12:55 pm)
  • Physics 262, Physics for Life Sciences 2, section 801 (TuTh 5:10 - 6:25 pm)
  • Physics 431/531, Mechanics 1 (MWF 11:00 - 11:50 am)
  • Physics 262, Laboratory coordinator (Lab TA Meeting F 10:00 - 10:45 am)

  • Students -- for course material, go to the Springboard site for the course, through your MyAkron account.

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Positions

  • 2013 - present: Professor, University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • 2002 - 2013: Associate Professor, University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • 2008,2010 August: Visiting Professor, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland
  • 2006 - 2007: Visiting Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • 1998 - 2002: Assistant Professor, University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • 1996 - 1998: Associate Research Professor, Danmarks Teksniske Universitet, Lyngby, Denmark
  • 1993 - 1996: Assistant Research Professor, Danmarks Teksniske Universitet, Lyngby, Denmark
  • 1990 - 1993: Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Education


Research: 
  • Electronic Properties of Graphene
  • Frictional Drag in Coupled Quantum Wells
  • Physics Education


Selected Recent Publications: 
  • Ben Yu-Kuang Hu, "Deriving the Work Done by an Inverse Square Force in Non-Calculus-Based Introductory Physics Courses," Eur. J. Phys. Ed. 3, 7-11 (2012).
    Pdf Reprint
  • Ben Yu-Kuang Hu, "Introducing electromagnetic field momentum," Eur. J. Phys. 33, 873-881 (2012).
    Pdf Reprint
  • Ben Yu-Kuang Hu, "Rolling of asymmetric discs on an inclined plane," Eur. J. Phys. 32, L51-L54 (2011).
    Pdf Reprint
  • Ben Yu-Kuang Hu, "Spherical volume averages of static electric and magnetic fields using Coulomb and Biot.Savart laws" Eur. J. Phys. 30 L29-L34 (2009).
    Pdf Reprint
  • Ben Yu-Kuang Hu, "Relativistic momentum and kinetic energy, and E = mc2" Eur. J. Phys. 30, 325-330 (2009).
    Pdf Reprint
  • Ben Yu-Kuang Hu, E. H. Hwang and S. Das Sarma, "Density of States of Disordered Graphene," Phys. Rev. B 78 , 165411 (2008).
    Pdf Reprint
  • Wang-Kong Tse, Ben Yu-Kuang Hu, and S. Das Sarma, "Chirality-Induced Dynamic Kohn Anomalies in Graphene," Phys. Rev. Lett. 101 , 066401 (2008).
    Pdf Reprint
  • Ben Yu-Kuang Hu, "Relativistic transformation of perpendicular velocity components from the constancy of the speed of light," Amer. J. Phys. 76, 691 (2008).
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  • E. H. Hwang, Ben Yu-Kuang Hu, and S. Das Sarma, "Many-body exchange-correlation effects in graphene," Physica E 40, 1653 (2008).
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  • E. H. Hwang, Ben Yu-Kuang Hu, and S. Das Sarma, "Density Dependent Exchange Contribution to ∂μ/∂n and Compressibility in Graphene," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 226801 (2007).
    Pdf Reprint
  • E. H. Hwang, Ben Yu-Kuang Hu, and S. Das Sarma, "Inelastic carrier lifetime in graphene," Phys. Rev. B 76, 115434 (2007).
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  • Wang-Kong Tse, Ben Yu-Kuang Hu, and S. Das Sarma, "Theory of Coulomb drag in graphene," Phys. Rev. B 76, 081401(R) (2007).
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  • Audrius Alkauskas, Karsten Flensberg, Ben Yu-Kuang Hu, and Antti-Pekka Jauho, "Sign reversal of drag in bilayer systems with in-plane periodic potential modulation," Phys. Rev. B 66, 201304(R) (2002).
    Pdf Reprint
  • Ben Yu-Kuang Hu, "Solving boundary-value electrostatics problems using Green's reciprocity theorem," American J. Phys. 69, 280 (2001).
    Pdf preprint
  • Ben Yu-Kuang Hu, "Averages of static electric and magnetic fields over a spherical region: a derivation based on the mean-value theorem," American J. Phys. 68, 1058 (2000).
    Pdf preprint
  • Ben Yu-Kuang Hu, "Prospecting for the superfluid transition in electron--hole coupled quantum wells using Coulomb drag." Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 820 (2000)  
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