Aloke Kanjilal | Department of Physics

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Dr. Aloke Kanjilal
Aloke
Kanjilal
Professor
Department of Physics
School of Natural Sciences (SoNS)
A017A
Block-A, Shiv Nadar University
Dadri Uttar Pradesh
India
91-0120-7170100
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Prof. Aloke Kanjilal is an expert in thin film deposition and characterization. He has made fundamental contributions in various fields ranging from memory to optoelectronic devices. His expertise in materials synthesis and various analyses techniques for studying morphological, structural, chemical, electronic, transport and optical properties in variety of materials are the advantage for successful execution of various frontline problems. He received extensive experience in growth and modification of materials by ion beam technique from the time of his PhD at the Department of Physics in Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He was also engaged in developing low-energy ion-beam facilities, and has been involved in understanding the mechanism behind the formation of ion beam induced self-organized nanopatterns on semiconductors and other materials surfaces. He is a recipient of prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship and has been elected as a Member of National Academy of Sciences India (MNASc). He is also an Alumni of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany, and is Lifetime Members of Indian Physics Association (IPA), Materials Research Society of India (MRSI),  Ion Beam Society of India (IBSI), Indian Physics Teachers Association (IPTA), Electron Microscope Society of India (EMSI). He published more than 85 articles in reputed international journals and conferences on novel experimental results and ideas of processing and characterization of nanoscale materials and devices. He has two German patents. He is at present actively working on oxide materials and their uses in resistive switching devices, sensors, radiation detectors, light emitting devices, and solar cells.

Educational Qualifications 
1994
B.Sc. Physics (Hons.)
The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India
1997
M.Sc. in Physics
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India
2002
Ph.D. in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India
Work Experience 
09/01
11/02
Assistant Research Professor ,
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Aarhus,
Denmark
01/03
11/03
Post Doctoral Fellow ,
Nanomaterials Laboratory, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS),
Tsukuba, Japan
07/04
11/06
Research Scientist,
LOTUS Surface Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Rome “La Sapienza”,
Rome, Italy
12/06
09/09
Alexander von Humboldt research fellow,
Semiconductor Materials Division, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf (HZDR),
Dresden, Germany
06/10
08/12
Postdoctoral Research Associate,
CMUXE, School of Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University,
Purdue, Indiana
09/12
03/19
Associate Professor,
Department of Physics, School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar University,
Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
04/19Present
Professor,
Department of Physics, School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar University,
Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
I currently work here
Teaching & Research Interests: 

Research Interests

My research interests are interdisciplinary in nature that deals with a variety of outstanding problems in science and technology. The effort is centred on physics and engineering, involving ideas, techniques, and conundrums from other fields such as material science, ion beam physics, optics, magnetism and chemistry. The motivations are the following:

  • Synthesis and (structural, optical, transport or magnetic) characterization of nanostructures (such as quantum dots, nanotubes, nanowires, nanorods, nanocrystals etc.), thin films and/or low-dimensional heterostructures, and composite materials.
  • Integration of the nanoscale materials including 2D materials for developing powerful electronic, photonic, optoelectronic and magnetic devices.
  • Processing of emerging materials, and to carry out interdisciplinary research in the broad areas of flexible electronics, nuclear reactors and renewable energy with special emphasis on photovoltaic materials and radiation detectors.
  • Defect engineering at surfaces and interfaces of thin films for exploring novel physical properties.
  • Materials under extreme environment including ion beam exposure.
Research Areas 
Conferences (Select): 
  • Blue-violet electroluminescence of Er-doped SiO2 with Ge nanocrystals” on 19th Feb. 2015 at Current Trend in Condensed Matter Physics organized by National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar, India (Contributory invited talk).
  • Extreme ultraviolet reflectivity of Ru mirrors: Effect of secondary electrons” on 23rd June, 2015 at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), Kolkata (Invited talk).
  • Ion beam engineered self-organized nano-channels in TiO2 layers for resistive switching application” at Low Energy Ion Beam Facility Workshop at Inter University Accelerator Centre (IUAC) on 3rd November, 2015 (Invited talk).
  • Ion beam produced TiOx nanochannels for developing resistive switching memory devices” at International Conference on Nanostructuring by Ion Beams (ICNIB-2015) in Agra on 24 November 2015 (Invited talk).
  • Ion beam technique for developing nanoscale resistive switching devices” at 2nd National Workshop on Ion Beam Induced Growth and Engineering of Materials (IBIGEM-2016) at Kurukshetra University on 5th March 2016 (Invited talk).
  • Development of Resistive Switching Devices by Ion Beams-1 & 2” at International Workshop on Ion Beams in Materials Science on 25 and 27th September, 2016 at Inter University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), New Delhi (Invited talk).
  • Self-organized TiOx nano-channels for memory application” in an international conference, called International Conference on Functional Oxides and Nanomaterials (ICFON-2016) on 11th November 2016 at Saurashtra University, Rajkot (Invited talk).
  • Self-organized nanochannels in TiO2 films for resistive switching device application” in International Conference on Thin Films (ICTF-2017) at National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi from 11-17th November, 2017 (Oral).
  • Application of metal oxide nanostructures for ion beam dosimetry” in a thematic workshop on Techniques & Instrumentation in Materials Research (TIMR) organized jointly by UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research (CSR), Indore and Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), Indore at UGC-DAE CSR during August 21-22, 2017 (Invited talk).
  • Ion beam engineering of TiO2-based resistive switching devices” in an International Conference on Nanostructures by Ion Beam (ICNIB 2017) at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyaalya (DAVV) (University), during October 11-13, 2017 (Invited talk).
  • Challenges in silicon solar cells and their modifications by ion beams” in the International School on Ion Beams in Energy Materials (IBEM) at IUAC, New Delhi on 13th July, 2018 (Invited talk).
  • Implanted ion species driven controlling performance of TiO2-based resistive random access memory devices” in the 5th International conference on Ion Beams in Materials Engineering and Characterizations, held at IUAC, New Delhi on 9-12 Oct 2018 (Invited talk).
  • Ion beam engineered TiO2 films for resistive random access memory devices” in the Two Day National Conference on Recent Advances in Condensed Matter Physics, held at Kurukshetra University on 12-13 Oct 2018 (Invited talk).
  • Ion beam engineering of nanoscale resistive random access memory devices” in the International Conference on Emerging Advanced Nanomaterials (ICEAN-2018) held at Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Center, Newcastle, Australia from 30th Oct. to 2nd Nov. 2018 (Invited talk).
  • Thermoluminescent nanostructured alumina for ion beam dosimetry” in the International Conference on Physics, Society and Technology 2019 (ICPST-2019) held at Delhi University on 17-19 Jan. 2019 (Invited talk).
  • “Self-assembled Nanoscale Resistive Switching Devices” in the International Symposium on Advances in Functional & Biological Materials (ISAFBM-2019) organized by Humboldt Academy Lucknow and Physics Department, University of Lucknow and held at Hilton Garden Inn., Gomti Nagar, Vibhuti Khand, Lucknow on 28th Feb. 2019 (Invited talk & Session Chair).
  • Investigation of chemical and electronic properties of low dimensional TiO2 films” in Indus Synchrotron User’s Meeting (ISUM) at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyaalya (DAVV University), during March 27-30, 2019.(Invited talk)
  • Advancement in memory devices in defence perspective” at Joint Cypher Bureau (JCB) laboratory of DRDO, M G Marg, Civil Lines, Delhi on 28th Aug. 2019 (Guest Lecture).
  • Exploration of metal oxide microstructures in futuristic devices” in the 12th Asia-Pacific Microscopy Conference (APMC12), held at the Hyderabad international convention centre from 3-7 Feb. 2020 (Contributory Invited talk).
  • Establishing the potential of anodized and thin film alumina for radiation dosimetry” in the International Web Conference on Recent Advances in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology for High-end Applications (IWCRANHA-2020), organized by Department of Applied Science and Humanities, Assam University Silchar from July 25-26, 2020 (Invited talk).
  • Fundamentals and frontier applications of low dimensional semiconductors” in the Short Term Course through Virtual Mode on the “Journey from Semiconductor Physics to Smart Devices to Intelligent Automation” organized by NIT Srinagar in collaboration with Semiconductor Society of India during 1-5 May 2021 (Invited Lecture).
Awards(Selected): 
2013

Self-organized nanochannels in TiO2 films for resistive switching device application” in International Conference on Thin Films (ICTF-2017) at National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi (Best Paper Presentation Award).

2010

Research Excellence Award for the FY2013-14 from Shiv Nadar University, India

2002

Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn, Germany

1999

Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia (INFM) Research Scientist Fellowship granted by INFM-CNR, Italy

1998

3rd prize for poster presentation for the title Silicon dioxide layers with embedded germanium nanocrystals in 1st annual iNANO meeting, University of Aarhus, Denmark

1991

Merit-Cum-Means award granted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India

Scholarly Activity

Journal Publications (submitted)

  • Annealing temperature driven near surface crystallization with improved luminescence in self-patterned alumina films” S. Pal, S. Bhowmick, S. A. Khan, A. Claverie, D. Kanjilal, A. K. Bakshi, A. Kanjilal, J. Mater. Sci.: Mater. Electron. 32, 11709 (2021).  
  • Carbon doping induced defect centers in anodized alumina with enhanced optically stimulated luminescence” S. Bhowmick, S. Pal, A. Singh, S. A. Khan, D. R. Mishra, R. J. Choudhary, D. M. Phase, T. K. Chini, A. K. Bakshi,  A. Kanjilal, J. Mater. Sci.: Mater. Electron. 32, 10635 (2021).
  • Metal-induced progressive alteration of conducting states in memristors for implementing an efficient analog memory: A DFT Supported Experimental Approach” D. Das, A. Barman, P. K. Sarkar, P. Rajput, S. N. Jha, R. Hübner, D. Kanjilal, P. Johari, A. Kanjilal, J. Mater. Chem. C 9, 3136 (2021).
  • Unveiling Temperature Mediated Dual-band Edge in TiO2 Nanotubes with Enhanced Photocatalytic Effect” S. Bhowmick, R. Sen, C. P. Saini, M. Gupta, D. M. Phase, R. Singhal, A. Kanjilal, J. Phys. Chem. C 125, 4846 (2021).
  • Induced Vacancy Assisted Filamentary Resistive Switching Device Based On RbPbI3-xClx Perovskite for RRAM Application” U. Das, D. Das, B. Paul, T. Rabha, S. Pattanayak, A. Kanjilal, S. Bhattacharjee, P. Sarkar, A. Roy, ACS Appl. Mater. Interf. 12, 41718 (2020).
  •  “Unravelling oxygen driven α to β phase transformation in tungsten” A. Chattaraj, M. Balal, A. K. Yadav, S. R. Barman, A. K. Sinha, S. N. Jha, S. Joulie, V. Serin, A. Claverie, V. Kumar, A. Kanjilal, Scientific Reports 10, 14718 (2020).
  •  “Dynamic Surface evolution and scaling studies on TiO2 thin films by Ti+ ion implantation” A. K. Manna, A. Kanjilal, D. Kanjilal, S. Varma, Nucl. Inst. Meth. Phys. Res. B 474, 68 (2020).
  • Single-step grown boron doped nanocrystalline diamond-carbon nanograss hybrid as an efficient supercapacitor electrode” D. Banerjee, K. J. Sankaran, S. Deshmukh, M. Ficek, C. J. Yeh, J. Ryl, I. N. Lin, R. Bogdanowickz, A. Kanjilal, K. Haenan, S. S. Roy, Nanoscale 12, 10117 (2020).
  • Synergistic Effect of Singly Charged Oxygen Vacancies and Ligand-Field for Regulating Transport Properties of Resistive Switching Memories” D. Das, A. Barman, S. Kumar, A. K. Sinha, M. Gupta, R. Singhal, P. Johari, A. Kanjilal, J. Phys. Chem. C 123, 26812 (2019).
  • Revealing carbon mediated luminescence centers with enhanced lifetime in porous alumina” S. Bhowmick, S. Pal, A. Singh, M. Gupta, D. M. Phase, A. K. Singh, A. Kanjilal, J. Appl. Phys. 126, 164904 (2019).
  • Tailoring superhydrophobic ZnO nanorods on Si pyramids with enhanced visible range antireflection property” D. Sharma, S. Bhowmick, A. Das, A. Kanjilal, C. P. Saini, Mater. Res. Expr. 6, 095047 (2019).
  • 3D Hierarchical Boron Doped Diamond-Multilayered Graphene Nanowalls as an Efficient Supercapacitor Electrode” D. Banerjee, K. J. Sankaran, S. Deshmukh, M. Ficek, G. Bhattacharya, J. Ryl, D. M. Phase, M. Gupta, R. Bogdanowicz, I-N. Lin, A. Kanjilal, K. Haenen, S. S. Roy, J. Phys. Chem. C 123, 15458 (2019).
  • Probing the impact of surface reactivity on charge transport in dimensional phase changed tungsten films” A. Chattaraj, S. Khan, Ł. Walczak, A. Kanjilal, J. Mater. Sci.: Mater. Electron. 30, 8278 (2019).
  •  “Resistive switching in reactive electrode-based memristor: Engineering bulk defects and interface inhomogeneity through bias characteristics” A. Kumar, M. Das, P. Sharma, V. Garg, B. S. Sengar, A. Barman, A. Kanjilal, A. Kranti, S. Mukherjee, Semicond. Sci. Technol 34, 035014 (2019).
  • Probing the impact of energetic argon ions on the structural properties of ZnO:Al/TiO2 heterostructures” C. P. Saini, A. Barman, N. Kumar, R. Cours, S. Joulie, V. Serin, A. Claverie, A. K. Sinha, D. Kanjilal, A. Kanjilal, J. Appl. Phys. 124, 155305 (2018).
  • The effect of Ti+ implantation on the Anatase-Rutile Phase Transformation and Resistive Switching properties of TiO2 thin films” A. Manna, A. Barman, S. R. Joshi, B. Satpati, P. Dash, A. Chattaraj, S. K. Srivastaava, P. K. Sahoo, A. Kanjilal, D. Kanjilal, S. Varma, J. Appl. Phys. 124, 155303 (2018).
  • Carbon doping controlled thermoluminescent defect centers in nanoporous alumina for ion beam dosimetry” S. Bhowmick, S. Pal, D. Das, S.A. Khan, V.K. Singh, S.R. Barman, D. Kanjilal, R. Hübner, A. Kanjilal, J. Appl. Phys. 124, 134902 (2018).
  • Oxygen mediated phase transformation in room temperature grown TiO2 thin films with enhanced photocatalytic activity” D. Banerjee, A. Barman, S. Deshmukh, C. P. Saini, G. Maity, S. K. Pradhan, M. Gupta, D. M. Phase, S. S. Roy, A. Kanjilal, Appl. Phys. Lett. 113, 084103 (2018).
  • Resistive Switching Behavior in Oxygen Ion Irradiated TiO2-x Films” A. Barman, C. P. Saini, P. Sarkar, G. Bhattacharjee, G. Bhattacharya, S. Srivastava, B, Satpati, D. Kanjilal, S. Ghosh, S. Dhar, A. Kanjilal J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 51, 065306 (2018).
  •  “Nanoscale evidence of self-recovery of resistive switching in TiO2 films” A. Barman, C. P. Saini, D. Das, S. Dhar, M. Singh, A. K. Sinha, D. Kanjilal, M. Gupta, D. Phase, A. Kanjilal, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys.  50, 475304 (2017).
  •  “Impact of Self-Trapped Excitons on Blue Photoluminescence in TiO2 Nanorods on Chemically Etched Si Pyramids” C. P. Saini, A. Barman, D. Banerjee, O. Grynko, S. Prucnal, M. Gupta, D. Phase, A. K. Sinha, D. Kanjilal, W. Skorupa, A. Kanjilal, J. Phys. Chem. C 121, 11448 (2017).
  • Role of Oxygen Vacancy on the Hydrophobic Behavior of TiO2 Nanorods on Chemically Etched Si Pyramids” C. P. Saini, A. Barman, D. Das, B. Satpati, S. R. Bhattacharyya, D. Kanjilal, A. Ponomaryov, S. Zvyagin, A. Kanjilal, J. Phys. Chem. C 121, 278 (2017).
  • Ion irradiation induced modifications of P3HT: A donor material for organic photovoltaic devices” T. Sharma, R. Singhal, R. Vishnoi, G. B. V. S. Lakshmi, S. Chand, S. K. Biswas, D. K. Avasthi, A. Kanjilal, Vacuum 135, 73 (2017).
  • Multilevel programming in NiOy/NiOx bilayer resistive switching devices” P. Sarkar, S. Bhattacharjee, A. Barman, A. Kanjilal, Asim Roy, Nanotechnology 27, 435701 (2016).
  • Probing electron density across Ar+ irradiation-induced self-organized TiO2-x nanochannels for memory application” A. Barman, C.P. Saini, P. Sarkar, A. Roy, B. Satpati, D. Kanjilal, S.K. Ghosh, S. Dhar, and A. Kanjilal, Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 244104 (2016).
  •  “Self-decorated Au nanoparticles on antireflective Si pyramids with improved hydrophobicity” C. P. Saini, A. Barman, M. Kumar, B. Satpati, T. Som, A. Kanjilal, J. Appl. Phys. 113, 134904 (2016).
  • Defect-engineered optical bandgap in self-assembled TiO2 nanorods on Si pyramids” C. P. Saini, A. Barman, B. Satpati, S. R. Bhattacharyya, D. Kanjilal, A. Kanjilal, Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 011907 (2016).
  •  “Self-organized titanium oxide nano-channels for resistive memory application” A. Barman, C. P. Saini, P. Sarkar, B. Satpati, S. R. Bhattacharyya, D. Kabiraj, D. Kanjilal, S. Dhar, A. Kanjilal, J. Appl. Phys. 118, 224903 (2015).
  •  “Thickness-dependent blue shift in the excitonic peak of conformally grown ZnO:Al on ion-beam fabricated self-organized Si ripples” T. Basu, M. Kumar, S. Nandy, B. Satpati, C. Saini, A. Kanjilal, T. Som, J. Appl. Phys. 118, 104903 (2015).
  • 60 keV Ar+-ion induced modification of microstructural, compositional, and vibrational properties of InSb” D. P. Datta, S. K. Garg, B. Satpati, P. K. Sahoo, A. Kanjilal, S. Dhara, D. Kanjilal, T. Som, J. Appl. Phys. 116, 143502 (2014).
  • Improved broadband antireflection in Schottky-like junction of conformal Al-doped ZnO layer on chemically textured Si surfaces” C. P. Saini, A. Barman, M. Kumar, P. K. Sahoo, T. Som, A. Kanjilal, Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 123901 (2014).
  • Tailoring room temperature photoluminescence of antireflective silicon nanofacets” T. Basu, M. Kumar, A. Kanjilal, J. Ghatak, P. K. Sahoo, T. Som, J. Appl. Phys. 116, 114309 (2014).
  • Argon-ion-induced formation of nanoporous GaSb layer: Microstructure, infrared luminescence and vibrational properties” D. P. Datta, A. Kanjilal, B. Satpati, S. Dhara, T. D. Das, P. K. Sahoo, D. Kanjilal, T. Som, J. Appl. Phys. 116 , 033514 (2014).
  • Tunable antireflection from conformal Al-doped ZnO films on
    nanofaceted Si templates
    ” T. Basu, M. Kumar, P. K. Sahoo, A. Kanjilal, T. Som, Nanoscale Res. Lett. 9, 192 (2014).
  • Temporal evolution of nanoporous layer in off-normally ion irradiated GaSb” D. P. Datta, A. Kanjilal, S. K. Garg, P. K. Sahoo, D. Kanjilal, T. Som, J. Appl. Phys. 115, 123515 (2014).
  • Electron irradiation-enhanced water and hydrocarbon adsorption in EUV lithography devices” A. Al-Ajlony, A. Kanjilal, M. Catalfano, S. S. Harilal, A. Hassanein, Appl. Surf. Sci. 289, 358 (2014).
  • “Effect of grain-boundaries on electrical properties of n-ZnO:Al/p-Si heterojunction diodes” M. Kumar, A. Kanjilal, T. Som, AIP Advances 3, 092126 (2013).
  • “Primary electron energy dependent flashover in surface polarity on Au films” M. Catalfano, A. Kanjilal, A. Al-Ajlony, S. S. Harilal, A. Hassanein, J. Appl. Phys. 113, 173702 (2013).

Conference Publications

  • “Evolution of porous network in GaSb under normally incident 60 keV Ar+-ion irradiation” D. P. Datta, A. Kanjilal, S. K. Garg, S. Chatterjee, P. K. Sahoo, D. Kanjilal, T. Som, Appl. Surf. Sci. 310, 189 (2014).
  • “Low energy electron bombardment induced surface contamination of Ru mirrors”, A. Al-Ajlony, A. Kanjilal, M. Catalfano, S. S. Harilal, A. Hassanein, B. Rice, Proc. SPIE 8322, 832232 (2012).
  • “Mirror contamination and secondary electron effects during EUV reflectivity analysis”, M. Catalfano, A. Kanjilal, A. Al-Ajlony, S. S. Harilal, A. Hassanein, B. Rice, Proc. SPIE 8322, 832233 (2012).
  • “Structural characterization of Er implanted, Ge-rich SiO2 layers using slow positron implantation spectroscopy”, W. Anwand, A. Kanjilal, G. Brauer, A.Wagner, M. Butterling, T. E. Cowan, L. Rebohle, W. Skorupa, Mater. Sci. Forum 666, 41 (2011).
  • “The inverse energy transfer between Ge nanocrystals and erbium in SiO2 and its dependence on microstructure”, L. Rebohle, A. Kanjilal, W. Skorupa, M. Helm, Opt. Mater. 33, 1075 (2011).

Patent

  • Verfahren zur Herstellung von SiC basierenden Dünnfilm Solarzellen mit erhöhter Effizienz” by M. Voelskow, A. Kanjilal and W. Skorupa, Deutsches Patent und Markenamt, Bundesrepublik Deutschland, DE 10 2009 055 215 A1 2011.09.29.
  • Verfahren zur Herstellung von Halbleiterstrukturen auf Silizium-Germanium-Basis mit erhöhter Effizienz” by M. Voelskow, A. Kanjilal and W. Skorupa, Deutsches Patent und Markenamt, Bundesrepublik Deutschland, DE 10 2008 035 846 A1 2010.02.04.

Conference/Symposium

  • Fundamentals and frontier applications of low dimensional semiconductors” in the Short Term Course through Virtual Mode on the “Journey from Semiconductor Physics to Smart Devices to Intelligent Automation” organized by NIT Srinagar in collaboration with Semiconductor Society of India during 1-5 May 2021 (Invited Lecture).
  • Establishing the potential of anodized and thin film alumina for radiation dosimetry” in the International Web Conference on Recent Advances in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology for High-end Applications (IWCRANHA-2020), organized by Department of Applied Science and Humanities, Assam University Silchar from July 25-26, 2020.
  • Exploration of metal oxide microstructures in futuristic devices” in the 12th Asia-Pacific Microscopy Conference (APMC12), held at the Hyderabad international convention centre from 3-7 Feb. 2020.
  • Investigation of chemical and electronic properties of low dimensional TiO2 films” in Indus Synchrotron User’s Meeting (ISUM) at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyaalya (DAVV University), during March 27-30, 2019.
  • “Self-assembled Nanoscale Resistive Switching Devices” in the International Symposium on Advances in Functional & Biological Materials (ISAFBM-2019) organized by Humboldt Academy Lucknow and Physics Department, University of Lucknow and held at Hilton Garden Inn., Gomti Nagar, Vibhuti Khand, Lucknow on 28th Feb. 2019.
  • Thermoluminescent nanostructured alumina for ion beam dosimetry” in the International Conference on Physics, Society and Technology 2019 (ICPST-2019) held at Delhi University on 17-19 Jan. 2019.
  • Ion beam engineered TiO2 films for resistive random access memory devices” in the Two Day National Conference on Recent Advances in Condensed Matter Physics, held at Kurukshetra University on 12-13 Oct 2018.
  • Implanted ion species driven controlling performance of TiO2-based resistive random access memory devices” in the 5th International conference on Ion Beams in Materials Engineering and Characterizations, held at IUAC, New Delhi on 9-12 Oct 2018.
  • Challenges in silicon solar cells and their modifications by ion beams” in the International School on Ion Beams in Energy Materials (IBEM) at IUAC, New Delhi on 13th July, 2018 (Invited lecture).
  • Energy gap modulation in amorphous titanium dioxide films by pulsed electron deposition” in XIX International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices (IWPSD-2017) at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi from 11-15th December, 2017.
  • Self-organized nanochannels in TiO2 films for resistive switching device application” in International Conference on Thin Films (ICTF-2017) at National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi from 11-17th November, 2017.
  • Ion beam engineering of TiO2-based resistive switching devices” in an International Conference on Nanostructures by Ion Beam (ICNIB 2017) at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyaalya (DAVV) (University), during October 11-13, 2017.
  • "Bipolar Resistive Switching in Nanoscale titanium oxide thin films after Ion Implantation" by A. Manna, A. Barman, P. Dash, S. Srivastava, P. Sahoo, A. Kanjilal, D. Kanjilal, and S. Varma, at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyaalya (DAVV) (University), during October 11-13, 2017.
  • Controlling thermoluminescence of porous alumina by carbon implantation” S. Bhowmick, S. Pal, D. Das, J. Asirvatham, S. A. Khan, M. Gupta, D. M. Phase, S. R. Barman, D. Kanjilal, R. Huebner, and A. Kanjilal, at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyaalya (DAVV) (University), during October 11-13, 2017.
  • Application of metal oxide nanostructures for ion beam dosimetry” in a thematic workshop on Techniques & Instrumentation in Materials Research (TIMR) organized jointly by UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research (CSR), Indore and Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), Indore at UGC-DAE CSR during August 21-22, 2017.
  • American Physical Society (APS) Conference, 13-17 March, 2017, New Orleans, USA.
  •  “Self-organized TiOx nano-channels for memory application” in an international conference, called International Conference on Functional Oxides and Nanomaterials (ICFON-2016) on 11th November 2016 at Saurashtra University.
  • Ion Beam in Materials Engineering and Characterization (IBMEC)-2016 on 30th September 2016 at Inter University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), New Delhi, India.
  • International Workshop on Ion Beams in Materials Science on 25 and 27th September, 2016 at Inter University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), New Delhi Delhi, India.
  • Material Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, Mar. 28-April 1, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  • National workshop on Ion Beam Induced Growth and Engineering of Materials (IBIGEM-2016) at Kurukshetra University on 5th March 2016.
  • International Conference on Nanostructuring by Ion Beams (ICNIB-2015) in Agra, India during November 23-25, 2015.
  • Low Energy Ion Beam Facility Workshop at Inter University Accelerator Centre (IUAC) from November 3-4, 2015.
  • 18th International Conference on Radiation Effects in Insulators (REI-18) in Jaipur, India during 26-31 October 2015.
  • International conference on Current Trend in Condensed Matter Physics, Feb. 19-22, 2015, National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar, India.
  • National Symposium on Opportunities and Challenges in Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, April 17-19, 2014, Shiv Nadar University, Near Greater Noida, UP, India.
  • 3rd International Conference on Physics at Surfaces and Interfaces (PSI2014), Feb. 24-27, 2014, Puri, Odisha
  • First National Conference on the “Materials Genome”, March 8-10, 2013, Shiv Nadar University, Near Greater Noida, UP, India (Oral).

Projects

  • Equipment subsidy awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn, Germany in 2015 (PI)
  • DST-SERB Extramural research (EMR) grant awarded by DST India in 2014 (PI).
  • Research grant awarded by BRNS ATC, DAE Mumbai in 2017 (PI).
  • Individual research grant awarded by UGC-DAE CSR, Indore in 2016 (PI).
  • DST-Solar Energy Research Initiative (SERI) awarded by DST India in 2017 (Co-PI).
  • DST-SERB Extramural research (EMR) grant awarded by DST India in 2017 (Co-PI).

A. PhD students:

(a) Completed:

  • Dr. Chetan Prakash Saini - awarded PhD in 2018 
  • Dr. Arabinda Barman - awarded PhD in 2018 
  • Dr. Debosmita Banerjee (Co-supervisor) - awarded PhD in 2021
  • Dr. Sangita Bhowmick - awarded PhD in 2021

 (b) Continuing:

  • Mr. Dip Das 
  • Ms. Ananya Chattaraj 
  • Mr. Joshua Asirvatham 
  • Mr. Bisweswar Santra
  • Mr. Atanu Samanta

B. Research Associates/Postdoctoral Fellows:

  • Dr. Saptarshi Pal (April 2017 - December 2019)

C. Opportunities for Undergraduate Research (OUR) students:

  • Mr. Abhishek Dubey, BSc Physics (Research) student [2017-18]
  • Mr. Himshikhar Mazumdar, BSc Physics (Research) student [2017-18]
  • Mr. Mayank Garg, BSc Physics (Research) student [2017-18, 2018-19]
  • Mr. Antariksh Parichha, BSc Physics (Research) student [2018-19]
  • Ms. Sayantika Mandal [2019-2020]

D. Final year BSc Physics (Research) thesis:

  • Mr. Ritwik Jay, 4th year BSc Physics (Research) student [2018-2019]
  • Mr. Mayank Garg, BSc Physics (Research) student [2019-2020]
  • Ms. Mrinalini Chatterjee, BSc Physics (Research) student [2019-2020]
  • Mr. Yaajnu Subramanian, BSc Physics (Research) student
  • Ms. Vibhooti Shekhawat, BSc Physics (Research) student

E. Summer internship

  • Ms. Keshvi Tuteja from Miranda House, New Delhi (going to join Master in Physics in the middle of 2019 at the University of Bonn, Germany) [2018].
  • Mr. Utsav Singh from The Emerald Heights International School, Indore [2019].