About Group Leader

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor (Research)- Dept. of Physics and Nanotechnology & SRM Research Institute, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India- From 2017 June

  • Postdoc – Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA - From 2015 June to 2017 May, Supervisor: Prof. Sokrates T. Pantelides

  • Visiting Scientist – Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA – From 2015 June to 2017 May, Supervisor: Dr. Albina Y. Borisevich

  • Postdoc –School of Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA- From 2011 April to 2015 May: Supervisor: Prof. Craig J. Fennie.

  • Visiting Research Scholar: Uppsala University, Sweden, August 2010 - December 2010, Supervisor: Prof. Biplab Sanyal,

  • Research Scholar, Dept. of Materials Science, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Jadavpur, Kolkata, W.B. India, Sept. 2004 - July 2010 & January 2011 - March 2011 (as Research Associate) Supervisor: Prof. G. P. Das

  • Assistant Teacher, Salt Lake Point School, Kolkata, March 2004 - Sept. 2004

Education:

  • Ph.D. (Physics/Computational Materials Science), March, 2011 – Department of Materials Science, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Jadavpur Kolkata, West Bengal India. Degree awarded by Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India,

  • M.Sc. in Applied Physics (Specialization in Materials Physics), December, 2003 - Dept. of Physics, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, West Bengal, INDIA (Presently know as Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology)

  • B.Sc. Physics (Hons.), 2001, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, INDIA.

Awards and Achievements:

  • May 2016- August 2017: As principal investigator, project titled ‘Engineering multifunctionality in oxide heterostructures’ awarded 2M Titan supercomputer core hours by Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF)

Keynote Speaker:

  • ”Machine learning approach towards designing and prediction of next generation energy storage materials”, DST Industry Academia Conclave on Energy Storage, November 30, 2019 Prabha Bhawan, MNIT Jaipur, India.

Convener of the International Workshop:

  • International Workshop on Evolution of Electronic Structure Theory and Experimental Realization (EESTER 2018)’ jointly organised with the Dept. of Physics, IIT Madras. Conducted during 11-13 September at SRM IST KTR and 14-15 September 2018 at IIT Madras.,

http://www.srmuniv.ac.in/eester-2018/

Total 34 invited speakers (from India, USA, Japan, Korea and Sweden) and180 participants attended the workshop.

Teaching Certification and Training:

  • Certification for 'University-wide Teaching Conference', February 28, 2015, organised by The Center for Teaching Excellence, Cornell University, USA

  • Hands on training of 'course design' and 'teaching methodologies' by The Center for Teaching Excellence, Cornell University, USA

Teaching at SRMIST:

(ODD : July -December, EVEN: January - June)


  • ODD Semester, 2020-2021: 1. Atomistic Modeling (Elective Course, B.Tech, 3rd year) (in online mode)


  • Even Semester 2019-2020:

1. Modeling and Computational Tools (18NTC108T), B.Tech. 2 year, 4th Semester

2. Nanoelectronics Simulation Laboratory (15NT304L), Core Course, B.Tech, 3rd year


    • ODD Semester, 2019-2020: 1. Atomistic Modeling (Elective Course, B.Tech, 3rd year)


    • Even Semester 2018-2019:

1. Introduction to Nanotechnology (Core Course, MSc., 1st year)

2. Molecular and Nanoelectronics Simulation Laboratory (Core Course, M.Tech, 1st year)


    • Odd Semester 2018-2019: 1. Computational Physics (Course Code 17PPH3EC), 2nd year M.Sc.


    • Even Semester 2017-2018:

1.Computational Physics (Elective Course, B.Sc, 3rd year)

2. Nanoelectronics Simulation Laboratory (Core Course, B.Tech, 3rd year).


  • Odd Semester 2017-2018: 1st year B.Tech. Materials Science (Theory and Lab, Course code 15PY102L) (student feedback score 8.98/10)

Current Activities:

Reviewer for the Journals:

  1. Physical Review Letters (Nature Indexed Journal)

  2. Physical Review B (Nature Indexed Journal)

  3. Journal of American Chemical Society,(Nature Indexed Journal)

  4. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (Nature Indexed Journal)

  5. Journal of Physical Chemistry C (Nature Indexed Journal)

  6. Journal of Applied Physics (Nature Indexed Journal)

  7. Journal of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

  8. Journal of Alloys and Compounds,

  9. International Journal of Modern Physics B,

  10. JMMM.

  11. Physica B

Invited Talks, International:

2. ”Functional Materials by Design”, February 2, 2017, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. (Colloquium Talk)

1.”Engineering magnetoelectric coupling at room temperature in perovskite oxides”− ENN Las Vegas Meeting 2016, Theoretic Understanding on Spin Phenomena, Oct 10-14, 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Invited Talks, National:

  • 2020

15. "Design of functional oxides guided by first-principles calculations and machine learning", Dynamics in Functional Materials, Indo-Sweden Conference, February, 12-14th, 2020, Goa, India

14. ”Design of functional oxides guided by first-principles calculations and machine learning, 2nd Indian Materials Conclave and 31st MRSI-AGM, February, 11-14th, 2020, CSIR- CGCRI-Kolkata, West Bengal, India

13. "First-principles Design of Functional Materials by Multimode Coupling and Machine Learning”, Asian Consortium on Computational Materials Science- International Conference on Materials Genome (ACCMS-ICMG 2020), February, 5-7th 2020, SRM University Amravati, AP, India

12. ”Functional Materials Design by First-principles Calculations and Machine Learning”, February 3, 2020, Galgotias University, Grater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

11. ”First-principles Design of Functional Materials by MultimodeCoupling", International Conference on Functional Materials (ICFM 2020) January 6-8th 2020, IIT KGP, India

  • 2019

10. ”Functional materials design guided by first-principles calculations and machine learning”, SCICON ’19 - 2nd International Conference on Advanced Materials, December 15-17, 2019 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Comimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

9. ”Design of functional oxide materials guided by first-principles calculations and machine learning”, Young Investigator Meet on Quantum Condensed Matter Theory, December 11- 13th 2019, SNBNCBS, Kolkata, India

8. ”Machine learning approach towards designing and prediction of next generation energy storage materials”, Brainstorming sessions on Clean Energy Materials, December 10th, 2019, CSIR-NIIST Thiruvananthapuram, India

7. ”Machine learning approach towards designing and prediction of next generation energy storage materials”, DST Industry Academia Conclave on Energy Storage , November 30, 2019 Prabha Bhawan, MNIT Jaipur, India. (Keynote Speaker)

  • 2018

6. ”First-principles design of Polar Metals” − December 17-19, 2018, SRM IST KTR, Chennai. ”National Conference on Electronic Structure’, Jointly organised by SRM IST and TIFR, Mumbai, India

5. 'Functional •Materials by Multimode Coupling', May 25, 2018, Advances in Materials Research and Simulation, Indian Asscociation for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, Jadavpur, West Bengal, India

  • 2017

4. Functional Materials by Design', July 21, 2017, Workshop on Nano Computing, Vallaiammai Engineering College, Kattankulathur, Tamil Naidu, India

3. Functional Materials by Design', February 15, 2017, IIT Indore, Indore, India

  • 2013

2. 'Designing Magnetoelectric Multiferroics with Perovskite Oxides as Building Blocks' − April 29, 2013, JNCASR, Bangalore, INDIA

1. 'Designing Magnetoelectric Multiferroics from First-principles'− April 26, 2013, Department of Physics, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, West Bengal, INDIA

Contributed Oral Presentations at Conferences

International:

  • • “Electric field control of magnetism and metal-insulator transition in multiferroic superlattices from nonmagnetic polar metals” − APS March meeting 2017, March 13-17, New Orleans, 2017, Louisiana, USA.

  • • “Engineering a ferroelectric superlattice from metallic components”, Fundamental Physics of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials, January 26 - February 1, 2017, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

  • • “Metal-insulator transition and emergence of spontaneous polarization in (La1−xSrxMnO3)m/(LaNiO3)n superlattices constructed from metallic building blocks ” − APS March meeting 2016, March 14 -18, 2016, Baltimore, Maryland. USA

  • • “Design strategy and prediction of new room temperature magnetoelectric multiferroics”, Fundamental Physics of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials, January 25-28, 2015, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Knoxville, TN, USA

  • • “Strain effects on the ferroelectric polarization of hybrid organic in organic perovskite compounds”, APS March meeting 2015, March 2-6, 2015, San Antonio, Texas, USA

  • • "Linear magnetoelectricity at room temperature in perovskite artificial superlattices"−APS March meeting 2014, March 3-7, Denver, 2014, Colorado. USA

  • • "A/A’cation ordering in double perovskites: above room temperature ferroelectricity, weak ferromagnetism and magnetoelectric coupling” − 2013 North American Solid State Chemistry Conference, June 23-26, 2013, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

  • • “Above Room Temperature Ferroelectricity and Weak Ferromagnetism in (LaFeO3)1/(LnFeO3)1 Digital Superlattices” − APS March meeting 2013, March 18 -22, 2013, Baltimore, Maryland. USA

  • • “Designing Functiona lMaterials from Nanostructured to Bulk Superlattices:Afirst-principles approach” − Yong Investigator Meeting, October 6-8, 2012, MIT, Boston, USA

National

  • • “Magnetism in ZnO nanowire with Fe/Co codoping” − Homi Bhabha Centenary DAE- BRNS National Conference, on Spintronic and Magnetoelectronic Materials and Devices, January 8-10, 2009, Toshali Sands, Puri. INDIA

Professional Memberships:

• Member of American Physical Society (since 2012)

• Member of Materials Research Society, USA (2016-2017)