Dr. Kaufman has joined Cleveland State University in 1985 and is full professor since 1995. From 2000 to 2012 he chaired the Physics Department. In 2021 he became Professor Emeritus.
Dr. Kaufman’s research in statistical physics covers topics in: superconductivity, magnetism, multicritical points, liquids, polymers and hierarchical and fractal lattices, sociophysics.
For the last dozen of years, he has also collaborated on several National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health funded research projects at the interface of statistical physics with cognitive science, health science, urban studies, and engineering. His publications were referenced 2800 times and their Hirsch index is 27. Student involvement is a common thread through all his research activities.