Research Associates

 
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Dr. Manish Kumar Mohanta

Research Associate

Email: manish.ph16239@inst.ac.in

M.Sc. : IIT-ISM Dhanbad

Ph.D. : INST-IISER Mohali

Dr. Manish Kumar Mohanta joined Prof. Abir De Sarkar's Computational Nanoscience research group as a PhD student (CSIR-JRF) in January 2018. Prior to that, he did experimental work for about a year, as per his initial assignment at INST, Mohali.

He has done his M.Sc. (2015-2017) in Applied Physics from IIT (ISM) Dhanbad.

Dr. Manish's research mainly focuses on the theoretical modeling of applied nanomaterials to investigate electronic, optical, mechanical, and thermal transport properties for device-based applications using first-principles density functional theory based approaches.

Upon completion of his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Abir De Sarkar, he has been awarded a Ph.D. degree on 24th May 2022 from INST-IISER Mohali

 

Ph.D. Students

Mr. Raihan Ahammed completed his M.Sc. (2012-2014) in Physics from IIT Madras and B.Sc. (2010-2012) from Narendrapur Ramkrishna Mission under Calcutta University. He joined Prof. Abir De Sarkar's group in 2018 as a Ph.D. student. 

Research Interest: Mr. Raihan, among other things, works intensively on computational modeling of two-dimensional materials and their hetero-structures to study nano-piezotronic and opto-electronic properties.

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Mr. Raihan Ahammed

SRF

Email: raihan.ph18203@inst.ac.in

M.Sc. (Physics) : IIT Madras

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Mr. Pradip Nandi did his M.Sc. (2015-2017) in Physics from IIT Guwahati and B.Sc. (2012-2015) from Bankura Christian College under Burdwan University, West Bengal.

He is currently working on several projects mainly focusing on piezoelectronics in 2D materials.

Mr. Pradip Nandi, SRF

Email: pradip.ph19226@inst.ac.in

M.Sc. (Physics): IIT Guwahati

Ms. Anu Arora joined Prof. Abir De Sarkar's group as a CSIR-JRF in 2020 upon the successful completion of her M.Sc. (2017-2019) in Physics from University Of Delhi and B.Sc. (2014-2017) from Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, University Of Delhi.

She is currently working on different kinds of energy conversion in low dimensional materials.

Ms. Anu Arora

Ms. Anu Arora

CSIR-SRF

M.Sc. (Physics): Delhi University

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Mr. Amal Kishore, SRF

M.Sc. (Physics): NIT Durgapur

Mr. Amal Kishore has received his M.Sc. (2016-2018) in Physics from NIT Durgapur and B.Sc. (2013-2016) from Shivaji College, University of Delhi. He joined Prof. Abir De Sarkar's group as a Ph.D. student in 2020.

Research Interest: Ab initio insights into energy harvesting at the nanoscale

Ms. Fathima has received her M.Sc. in Physics from Central University, Kerala and B.Sc. from Sree Narayana College for Women (SNCW), Kollam, Kerala. 

She is now a Ph.D. student at INST under the supervision of Prof. Abir De Sarkar. 

Research InterestNanohybrid materials for low-power digital data processing and memory devices

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Ms. Fathima, DST-Inspire Fellow (JRF)

M.Sc. (Physics): Central University of Kerala

Ms. Harshita Seksaria, JRF

Ms. Harshita,

CSIR- JRF

M.Sc. (Physics): Rajasthan University

Ms. Harshita Seksaria has received her M.Sc. degree in Physics from S.S. Jain Subodh PG autonomous college Jaipur and B.Sc. from SRKPGC Kishangarh.  

Research InterestExploring & Tweaking 2D semiconducting materials

Mr. Nilakantha Tripathy has received his M.Sc. (2014-2016) degree in Physics from Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) and B.Sc. (2011-2014) from Ravenshaw University. Prior to joining Ph.D. in INST, he worked as a project assistant for 2 years in the field of Computational Physics at Centre for Modelling and Simulation, SPPU.

Research InterestNanohybrid materials for low-power digital data processing and memory devices

Mr. Nilakantha Tripathy

Mr. Nilakantha,

CSIR-JRF

M.Sc. (Physics): Pune University

Alumni

Ms. Arneet Kaur did M.Sc. in Physics from Kurukshetra University, Haryana, and B.Sc. from DAV College, Ambala.

Research Interest: 2D semiconducting materials

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Ms. Arneet Kaur

NET-UGC-JRF

M.Sc. (Physics): Kurukshetra University, Haryana

 

Alumni

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Dr. Nityasagar Jena, Ph.D.

Graphene Flagship Postdoctoral Fellow, Europe

Research Interest:

2D transition-metal dichalcogenide monolayers and their Janus structures for next-generation electronics and energy conversion: an ab-initio study

Academic background:

Dr. Nityasagar Jena completed his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Abir De Sarkar in August 2020. He has joined a coveted postdoctoral position on a Graphene Flagship project spanning across Germany, France and Belgium. It happens to be the biggest scientific research initiative in Europe with a budget of > €11 billion.

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Dr. Dimple, Ph.D.

CNRS Postdoctoral Fellow

 Nancy, France

Research Interest:

Ab initio investigation on (i) scavenging waste heat into electricity, (ii) Solar energy harvesting in artificial photosynthesis and (iii) piezoelectric properties in 2D nanomaterials

Academic background:

Dr. Dimple completed his Ph.D. from IISER (INST), Mohali under the supervision of Prof. Abir De Sarkar in November 2019. He had joined Prof. De Abir Sarkar's group as a JRF in August 2014 upon the completion of his M.Sc. in Physics from NIT Jalandhar. He is currently a CNRS Postdoctoral Fellow at Nancy, France

Dr. Ashima Rawat received her M.Sc. in Physics (2014-2016) from Punjab University and B.Sc. (2011-2014) from Punjab University. After the successful completion of her M.Sc., she joined Prof. Abir De Sarkar's research group as a JRF in August, 2016.  She has been awarded a Ph.D. degree on 24th July 2021 from INST-IISER Mohali.  After a brief stint as a Guest Faculty at NIT Kurukshetra, she is heading off to join the Michigan Technological University, USA as a postdoctoral fellow.  

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Dr. Ashima Rawat

Postdoctoral Fellow,

Michigan Technological University, USA

Research Interest:

Ab initio studies on activation and conversion of hydrocarbons and CO2 molecules on nanomaterials

 

Academic Background:

Dr. Seema Gautam joined Prof. Abir De Sarkar's group at INST, Mohali as a National Posdoctoral Fellow and worked broadly on conversion of hydrocarbons and CO2 molecules on nanomaterials, from August 2015 to April 2019. 

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Dr. Seema Gautam, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Chandigarh University

Awarded National Postdoctoral Fellowship, DST

Govt. of India