Office: 2158 NPB

James Dufty

Professor Emeritus


PhD Lehigh University (1967)

Research Group

Condensed Matter Theory

Research Interest

The general area of research is non equilibrium statistical mechanics of classical and quantum systems far from equilibrium. Specific areas of current interest are dynamics and rheology of granular media, electron dynamics in plasmas and semiconductors, metastable state and glassy dynamics, and multi-scale models for fracture in materials science. The approach is theoretical, with closely coordinated collaborations for complementary numerical simulation. This research is currently supported by grants from the National Science, Department of Energy, and NATO.

Select Publications

“Granular Fluids”, James W. Dufty in Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science, R. Meyers, ed. (Springer, Heidelberg, to be published 2009); arXiv:0709.0479

“Multiscale Modeling of Materials - Concepts and Illustration”, Aditi Mallik, Keith Runge, James Dufty, and Hai-Ping Cheng, J. Chem. Phys. 127, 224707 (2007); cond-mat/0507558.

“Quantum Kinetic Theory of Metal Clusters in an Intense Electromagnetic Field I”, M. Bonitz and J. Dufty, Cond. Matt. Phys. 7, 483-525 (2004), cond-mat./0409415.

Dufty J. "Electron Dynamics in Semi-conductors", in Dynamics: Models and Kinetic Methods for Non-Equilibrium Many Body Systems edited by J. Karkheck, NATO ASI Series (Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2000).

Dufty JW and Schmitz R. "Dynamics of Metastable States - Mode Coupling Theory and Beyond", Transport Theory and Statistical Physics 24, 903 (1995).