He is the Programme Leader of Materials Science Group. He has played a key role in setting up of materials science beamline and many in-situ/on-line facilities including in-situ STM, on-line ERDA and in-situ XRD facilities.
His areas of research are:
Ion beam induced modification of carbon based 2-D materials and nanostructures
Ion beam induced modification of surfaces and interfaces.
He is incharge of Structure and Spectroscopy lab. He is involved in the development and utility of the facilities of spectroscopic and structural characterizations like PL, IL, UV-Visible, micro-Raman, FTIR and X-ray diffraction (XRD). His research interests are in the ionmatter interactions, synthesis and tailoring of nanocomposites, organic-inorganic hybrids, wide band gap semiconducting materials and defects in insulators for optoelectronic/ Photovoltaic applications.
He is in-charge of Materials synthesis and microscopy laboratories and works in the fields of thin films, surfaces and nanotechnology. His research interests include growth of thin films using plasma based deposition techniques, modification of their structural, surface and optical properties using ion beams techniques, and tuning their properties for sensor applications.
He was involved in establishment of in-situ X-ray Diffractometer facility in the particle accelerator beam line which is a unique facility in the international scenario. His research area is Nuclear Energy Materials which includes nano-materials for energy applications; development of advanced ceramic and high entropy alloys as well as their performance evaluation under the extreme environment of high temperature and radiation.
He is involved in many characterizations in Transport lab including Temperature ependent resistivity, Temp. Dependent Dielectric measurement, Room Temperature Hall Effect, Semiconductor Analyzer (IV-CV), Thermoelectric and Susceptibility measurement among others. His research interest is in electrical and transport measurements at low temperature.
He is working as INSPIRE FACULTY at IUAC after completing his PhD degree from Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 2013, and joining as R.A. in IUAC in 2013. His research interests include wide band gap semi-conductors (GaN, ZnO, 2D materials) based devices, surface and interface passivation, ion irradiation and thermoelectric. He has developed measurement setups for Seebeck Coefficient, Deep level transient spectroscopy, 1/f noise. His expertise is in device fabrication and Transport Measurements in micro/nano devices, in-situ (beam line) measurements, DLTS, 1/f Noise, AFM/STM.
He is working as Research Associate at IUAC after completing his post doc from Diagnostic Neutral Beam group, Institute for Plasma research and doctorate from IUAC on topic: “Ion Beam Induced Studies in Graphene”.
His areas of research interest are
Tuning of electrical properties of 2D materials.
Simulation of energetic neutron irradiation effects using ion beam in ceramics material for fusion reactor applications.
Ion beam induced modifications in 2D materials (graphene, graphene oxide MoS2 etc) He has expertize in Raman spectroscopy, Electrical properties measurements and surface probe and electron microscopy of two dimensional materials and in use of FISPACT software for transmutation and activity calculations, Specter code for dpa calculations and Thermal spike code for simulation of ion track formation .
He is working as Research Associate at IUAC after completing his doctorate from Panjab University Chandigarh in 2019 on the topic “Investigation of Light Trapping by Plasmonic Nanostructure In Flexible Photovoltaic Cell”. Before this, He worked at Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO-CSIR), Chandigarh in widespread research field entitled “Enhancement of Microelectronics, Photonics & Biotechnology via Noble Metal Nanoparticles”. His research interests are Synchrotron radiation and Swift-Heavy Ion-beam based in-situ Fabrication and Characterization of Plasmonic Nanostructures for Energy Harvesting applications. His expertise is in Real-time Detection and Tuning of Optical Properties of Plasmonic Nanostructure using SAXS, WAXS, XAFS, X-rays Nano-Tomography and X-rays dosimetry.