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School of Physical Sciences
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
Thiruvananthapuram

Research and Publications

Research & Publications

     we investigate physical (morphological, electrical, electronic, optical, mechanical) and chemical properties of surfaces and interfaces with high spatial and temporal resolution

from Metal - Semiconductor interfaces to surface coupled charge oscillations - Surface Plasmons and biological systems like cells and much more - a diverse range of micro to nanoscale systems. 

​the prime inhabitant of our bag of tricks is a Scanning Probe Microscope and its avatars: the Scanning Tunnelling Microscope and Atomic Force Microscope, with them and other quaint tools we probe and comprehend Nature - in the nanoscale and try to push the limits of the invisible unknown a bit away 

Strain engineered enhancement in optical and electrical properties of TMDC

Light emission spectra

Finite Temperature Current Fluctuations

and STM Light Emission

Updates

Arijit earns his Doctorate

Shahna graduates with a BS-MS degree

STARS Grant to investigate Excitons in TMDCs

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Meet the Group

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I graduated from Presidency College, Calcutta, Physics (Hons), batch of 1996. Later joined the Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore as an Integrated PhD student, and graduated in 2005. Following a maiden post-doctoral stint at the School of Maths and Physics, Queen's University Belfast (UK), I joined the School of Physical Sciences at IISER TVM in 2010.   

j.mitra @ iisertvm.ac.in

Curriculum Vitae

Research Associates

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Arijit Kayal

Research Interests: Scanning probe microscopy, Opto-electronic properties of 2D materials, Nanoscale tunable reduction of Graphene Oxide for device fabrication

Graduate Students

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Harikrishnan G

Research Interests:  Opto-electronic investigations and applications of Metal-oxide-Metal Schottky junctions, Engineering transparent conducting systems

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Arun M

Research Interests:  Probing Optical Nonlinearities and Opto-electronics in ENZ systems.

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Kritika Sharu

Research Interests:  Light-matter interactions in plasmon-semiconductor hybrids, 1/f noise spectroscopy of transparent conducting oxides and plasmonic metal-insulator composites

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Shashwata Chattopadhyay

Research Interests:  Scanning tunnelling microscopy of Self Assembled Monolayers, Metal non-metal composite materials and their behaviour near percolation threshold, ENZ materials.

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Sraboni Dey

Research Interests:  Light-matter interactions in conducting oxides and 2D materials

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Soumyadip Hazra

Research Interests: Opto-electronic properties of nanocomposites, electrical noise measurement of metals, insulators and semiconductors.

Major & Minor Students

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Shahma Subair

Major Project Sudent

Past Members

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Vijith Kalathingal

Post doctoral fellow at NUSNNI, National University of Singapore

 

 

​PhD Thesis: STM Light Emission : The Physics of a Nanoscale Plasmonic Light Source

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Kingshuk Bandopadhyay

Post doctoral fellow at Jagiellonian University, Poland

PhD Thesis: Defect driven Optoelectronic properties of Unintentionally doped ZnO Nanostructures and related Devices

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Navas M P

Post doctoral fellow at Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS), India

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Robins Kurian

​Research Interests: Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Light-matter interaction at plasmonic tunnel junctions.

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Krishna Nand Prajapati

Postdoctoral fellow at IIT Bombay, India

PhD Thesis: ZnO emission: from Photoluminescence to Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

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Ben Johns

Postdoctoral fellow at IISER Mohali, India

PhD Thesis:  Infrared Photonics of Epsilon-Near-Zero Thin Films

Shehna

Shehna

Alphin

Alphin

Sreehari

Sreehari

anoop

anoop

Sabuj

Sabuj

Miliya

Miliya

Sharath

Sharath

Kanchan

Kanchan

Prateek

Prateek

Abu

Abu

Reshmi

Reshmi

Narmadha

Narmadha

Gautam

Gautam

Bobby

Bobby

Nithin

Nithin

Sruthi

Sruthi

Prangshu

Prangshu

Mithun Thampi

Mithun Thampi

Sisira

Sisira

Dinumol

Dinumol

Atul Mohan

Atul Mohan

Animakshi

Animakshi

Naren Thejaswi

Naren Thejaswi

Hareesh

Hareesh

Prashant

Prashant

L - R (top) Shehna Mysin (Major 22-23), Alphin, Sreehari (Major 2021-22), Anoop, Sabuj Mondal, Miliya KM (Major 2020-21), Sharath Sasikumar (Major 2019-20), Kanchan Soni, Pratik Kumar, Abu ALex Aravindanath (Major 2017-18), Rashmi Parvathi, Narmada Naidu (Minor 2018), Gautam Mitra, Boby C Joseph (Major 2016-17), Nikhil, Sruthi V R (Minor 2017), Pranshu Mandal (Major 2015-16)​​ Mithun Thampi, Sisira K (Major 2014-15) Dinumol Devasia (Minor 2015)  Atul Mohan (Major 2013-14) Animakshi Bhushan, Narain Thejaswi S,​ Harish Lingam (Minor 2013)​ Prashant Pathak (Major 2012-13)

Teaching

Teaching

Electromagnetism
PHY121

introductory course on electricity and magnetism

Classical
Mechanics
PHY312

intremediate course on analytical mechanics

electronics I
PHY313

introductory course on basics of electronics 

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statistical
mechanics
PHY 321

intermediate course in statistical mechanics

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Experimental
methods
PHY 412

advanced course in experimental methods and analysis

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Advanced Physics
LABs
PHY 315/325

advanced experiments in undergraduate/graduate level course

Plasmonics & Nanophotonics

advanced course in light matter interactions

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semiconductor
physics 
PHY 421

advanced course on transport & optical properties

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Teaching Resources & Interesting Links

Openings

  • Post Doctoral Positions

 1 funded position to work in any area of mutual interest​

 1 funded position to work in the area of 2D materials: STARS (MoE, IISc) funded project

 Candidates interested in applying for independent post-doctoral fellowships in any area of mutual interest

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 Selected National Post Doctoral Fellowships in India (click to access websites)

  1. SERB: National Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme

  2. UGC: D.S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme 

  3. UGC: Fellowship Research Grants

  4. DST Women Scientist scheme 

  5. WISE Post-Doctoral Fellowship (WISE-PDF)

 

  • Junior Research Fellow (CSIR/UGC NET Qualified)

 Candidates with CSIR/UGC JRF fellowships or equivalent are welcome to apply throughout the year.

 Contact us if you are interested and want to work with us. Contact details given below. 

Contact

School of Physical Sciences

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram

Maruthamala P.O. Kerala 695551, India

Thank you for contacting us.

+91 (0)471 277 8140

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