Dr. Paul E. Parris





Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter Physics

Research Interests:

Hopping transport in disordered media, charge and energy transport in organic molecular solids, photo-injected charge transport in molecularly-doped polymers, classical and quantum random walks, diffusion limited reactions, Foerster-Dexter energy transfer, non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, electrons, excitons, phonons, vibrons, librons, and polarons --¿anything that moves and theoretical reasons why they may or may not¿.



  • 1984: PhD in Physics: University of Rochester, NY

Selected Publications

  • A.P. Tyutnev, P.E. Parris, V.S. Saenko, Non-dispersive carrier transport in molecularly doped polymers and the convection-diffusion equation, Chemical Physics 457, 122 (2015).
  • S. DeBievre and P.E. Parris, “Equilibration, generalized equipartition, and diffusion in dynamical Lorentz gases,” J. Stat. Phys. 142, 356 (2011).
  • P.E. Parris, V.M. Kenkre, and D. H. Dunlap, “Nature of Charge Carriers in Disordered Molecular Solids: Are Polarons Compatible with Observations?” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 126601 (2001).
  • J R. Raffaelle, H.U. Anderson, D. M. Sparlin, and P.E. Parris, “Evidence for a crossover from multiple-trapping to percolation in the high-temperature conductivity of Mn-doped LaCrO3,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 1383 (1990).
  • P.E. Parris, “One-dimensional trapping kinetics at zero temperature,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 62, 1392 (1989).


Graduate Quantum Mechanics I and II (Physics 6201 and 6301)