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Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Singh
Associate Professor & Coordinator
School of Materials Science and Technology, IIT BHU
aksingh.mst@iitbhu.ac.in
+91-9415619018
Area of Interest: 
Smart Materials, Structural Phase Transitions, Synthesis and Characterization of Advanced Ceramics

Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Singh is Associate Professor and Coordinator of School of Materials Science & Technology. Dr. Singh joined School of Materials Science and Technology as Assistant Professor in 2005. He completed his Ph.D. (Materials Science & Technology) in year 2006 and M.Tech. in 2000 in Materials Technology with BHU Gold Medal from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Dr. Singh has received Master in Physics from Banaras Hindu University in 1998.
 

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  • Structure Property Correlations in Materials
  • Dielectric, Relaxor Ferroelectric and Piezoelectric Materials
  • X-ray and Neutron Powder Diffraction Analysis
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Advanced Materials
  • CMR Manganite Materials
  • Photovoltaic Solar Cell Materials
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Materials
  • Phosphor Materials

Awards:
1)  Awarded BHU Gold Medal for standing first in M. Tech. Materials Technology
2)  Received Best Poster Paper award for the Poster presented in15th Annual General Meeting of Materials Research Society of India held at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi during
February, 2004.
3)  Received Best Poster Paper award for the Poster presented in17th Annual General Meeting of Materials Research Society of India held at Lucknow University, Lucknow, 2006.
4)  Awarded Best poster paper award in the International Conference in Asia of International Union of Materials Research Society (IUMRS-ICA 2013), held at IISc, Bangalore during 16th to 20th 
December, 2014.
5)  Awarded “1st Prize for oral presentation in National Seminar on Crystallography (NSC43B) held at Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat during 1st to 3rd 
September, 2014.
Workshop(s)/Conference(s)/TraininngCourse(s) Organized:
1) QIP Short term course on “Geometrical and Mathematical Crystallography with Applications to Structural Studies”: Co-convener (Feb. 2016)
2) 45th National Seminar on Crystallography (NSC45): Convener (July 2017)

 
 

  1. Incommensurately modulated phase and charge ordering transition in nanocrystalline Nd0.5Sr0.5MnO3 perovskite; Uma Shankar, Rishikesh Pandey and Akhilesh Kumar Singh; J. Appl. Phys. 123, 124301-124311 (2018).
  2. Energy transfer dynamics and time resolved photoluminescence in BaWO4:Eu3+nanophosphors synthesized by mechanical activation; Paramananda Jena, Santosh K. Gupta, Narendra Kumar Verma, Akhilesh Kumar Singh and R. M. Kadam; New J. Chem. 41, 8947-8958 (2017).
  3. Origin of ferroelectric P-E loop in cubic compositions and structure of poled (1-x)Bi(Mg1/2Zr1/2)O3-xPbTiO3piezoceramics; Ashutosh Upadhyay, Rishikesh Pandey and Akhilesh Kumar Singh; J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 100, 1743-1750 (2017).
  4. Electric field induced structural transformations across the Morphotropic Phase boundary of (1-x)Bi(Mg1/2Ti1/2)O3-xPbTiO3 piezoceramics; Ashutosh Upadhyay and Akhilesh Kumar Singh; Scripta Materilia 115, 71-74 (2016).
  5. Investigation of Crystal Structure of SrLa(FeTi)O6 and BaLa(FeTi)O6 Perovskites by Rietveld Refinement; Uma Shankar, Puneet Agrwal, Rishikesh Pandey and Akhilesh Kumar Singh; Solid State Sciences 52, 78-82 (2016).
  6. Origin of Suppression of Charge Ordering Transition in Nanocrystalline Ln0.5Ca0.5MnO3 (Ln = La, Nd, Pr) Ceramics; Uma Shankar and Akhilesh Kumar SinghJ. Phys. Chem. C 119, 28620-28630 (2015).
  7. Grain size dependent phase stabilities and presence of a monoclinic (Pm) phase in the morphotropic phase boundary region of (1-x)Bi(Mg1/2Ti1/2)O3-xPbTiO3 piezoceramics; Ashutosh Upadhyay, Akhilesh Kumar Singh; J . Appl. Phys. 117, 144102 (2015).
  8. Electric field induced cubic to monoclinic phase transition in multiferroic 0.65Bi(Ni1/2Ti1/2)O3-0.35PbTiO3 solid solution; Rishikesh Pandey and Akhilesh Kumar Singh; Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 162901 (2014).  
  9. Phase Coexistence and the Structure of the MPB Region in (1-x)Bi(Mg1/2Zr1/2)O3- xPbTiO3 Solid Solution; Rishikesh Pandey, Ashish Tiwari, Ashutosh Upadhyay and Akhilesh Kumar SinghActa Materilia 76, 198-206 (2014).   
  10. Structural analysis of nanostructured iron antimonate by experimental and quantum chemical simulation and its LPG sensing; Satyendra Singh, Vineet Gupta, B.C. Yadav, Poonam Tandon, Akhilesh Kumar SinghSensors and Actuators B 195, 373-381 (2014).
  11. Electronic structure and stability of hydrogen defects in diamond and boron doped diamond: A density functional theory study; A Upadhyay, Akhilesh Kumar Singh, A. Kumar; Computational Materials Science 89, 257-263 (2014).
  12. Presence of a Monoclinic (Pm) Phase in the Morphotropic Phase Boundary Region  of Multiferroic (1-x) Bi(Ni1/2Ti1/2)O3-xPbTiO3 Solid Solution: A Rietveld Study;  Rishikesh Pandey and Akhilesh Kumar Singh; J . Appl. Phys.  Vol. 116, 044102 (2014).
  13. Structural and dielectric characterization on multiferroic xNi0.9Zn0.1Fe2O4/(1-x) PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3 particulate composite; Rishikesh Pandey, Braj Raj Meena and Akhilesh Kumar SinghJournal of Alloys and Compounds 593,  224-229 (2014).
  14. Absence of Tetragonal Distortion in (1-x)SrTiO3-xBi(Zn1/2Ti1/2)O3 Solid Solution; Rishikesh Pandey, Ravi Kiran Pillutla, Uma Shankar and Akhilesh Kumar Singh; J . Appl. Phys.  113, 184109 (2013).
  15. Low temperature phase transition studies on Pb(Mg0.5W0.5)O3 ceramic;  A. K. Singh, Akhilesh Kumar Singh;  Solid State Sciences 14,  100-105 (2012).
International Refereed Journals:  
  1. Incommensurately modulated phase and charge ordering transition in nanocrystalline Nd0.5Sr0.5MnO3 perovskite; Uma Shankar, Rishikesh Pandey and Akhilesh Kumar Singh; J. Appl. Phys. 123, 124301-124311 (2018).
  2. Hydrothermal synthesis and characterization of apatite type lanthanum silicate ceramic (La10Si6O27) for SOFC electrolyte application; Paramananda Jena, Pankaj Kumar Patro, Amit Sinha, Raja Kishora Lenka, Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Tarasankar Mahata and Pankaj Kumar Sinha; Energy Technol. (Accepted) 2018.
  3. Energy transfer dynamics and time resolved photoluminescence in BaWO4:Eu3+nanophosphors synthesized by mechanical activation; Paramananda Jena, Santosh K. Gupta, Narendra Kumar Verma, Akhilesh Kumar Singh and R. M. Kadam; New J. Chem. 41, 8947-8958 (2017).
  4. Synthesis and Structural Investigations on Multiferroic Ba1-xSrxMnO3 Perovskite Manganites, Dinesh Kumar, Chandra Bhal Singh, Narendra Kumar Verma, Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Ferroelectrics 518, 191-195 (2017).
  5. Facile Synthesis of MoSx and MoSx-rGO Composite: Excellent Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction; Sourav Ghosh, Uday Pratap Azad, Ashish Kumar Singh, Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Rajiv Prakash; Chemistry Select 2, 11590-11598 (2017).
  6. Presence of a monoclinic (Cc) phase in the (1-x)BiFeO3-xCaTiO3 solid solution nanoparticles: A Rietveld study; Vijay Kumar, Akhilesh Kumar Singh, and Satyendra Singh; J. Appl. Phys. 122, 204101 (2017).
  7. Origin of ferroelectric P-E loop in cubic compositions and structure of poled (1-x)Bi(Mg1/2Zr1/2)O3-xPbTiO3piezoceramics; Ashutosh Upadhyay, Rishikesh Pandey and Akhilesh Kumar Singh; J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 100, 1743-1750 (2017).
  8. Enhanced Quantum Cutting via Li+ Doping from a Bi3+/Yb3+ Codoped Gadolinium Tungstate Phosphor; R.V. Yadav, R.S. Yadav, A. Bahadur, Akhilesh Kumar Singh, and S. B. Rai, Inorganic Chemistry 55, 10928-10935 (2016).
  9. New Lead-free (1-x)BaTiO3-xBi(Mg1/2Zr1/2)O3 Solid Solution with Morphotropic Phase Boundary and Diffuse Phase Transition; Shashwat Anand, Rishikesh Pandey, Uma Shankar, and Akhilesh Kumar Singh; J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 99, 3651-3658 (2016).
  10. Electric field induced structural transformations across the Morphotropic Phase boundary of (1-x)Bi(Mg1/2Ti1/2)O3-xPbTiO3 piezoceramics; Ashutosh Upadhyay and Akhilesh Kumar Singh; Scripta Materialia 115, 71-74 (2016).
  11. Investigation of Crystal Structure of SrLa(FeTi)O6 and BaLa(FeTi)O6 Perovskites by Rietveld Refinement; Uma Shankar, Puneet Agrwal, Rishikesh Pandey and Akhilesh Kumar Singh; Solid State Sciences 52, 78-82 (2016).
  12. Origin of Suppression of Charge Ordering Transition in Nanocrystalline Ln0.5Ca0.5MnO3 (Ln = La, Nd, Pr) Ceramics; Uma Shankar and Akhilesh Kumar Singh; J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 28620-28630 (2015).
  13. Grain size dependent phase stabilities and presence of a monoclinic (Pm) phase in the morphotropic phase boundary region of (1−x)Bi(Mg1/2Ti1/2)O3-xPbTiO3 piezoceramics; Akhilesh Kumar Singh; J . Appl. Phys. 117, 144102 (2015).
  14. Electric field induced cubic to monoclinic phase transition in multiferroic 0.65Bi (Ni1/2Ti1/2)O3-0.35 PbTiO3 solid solution; Rishikesh Pandey and Akhilesh Kumar Singh; Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 162901 (2014).  
  15. Presence of a Monoclinic (Pm) Phase in the Morphotropic Phase Boundary Regionof Multiferroic (1-x)Bi(Ni1/2Ti1/2)O3-xPbTiO3 Solid Solution: A Rietveld Study; Rishikesh Pandey and Akhilesh Kumar Singh; J . Appl. Phys. 116, 044102 (2014).
  16. Electronic structure and stability of hydrogen defects in diamond and boron dopeddiamond: A density functional theory study; A Upadhyay, Akhilesh Kumar Singh, A Kumar; Computational Materials Science 89, 257-263 (2014).
  17. Phase Coexistence and the Structure of the MPB Region in (1-x)Bi(Mg1/2Zr1/2)O3- xPbTiO3 Solid Solution; Rishikesh Pandey, Ashish Tiwari, Ashutosh Upadhyay and Akhilesh Kumar Singh; Acta Materialia 76, 198-206 (2014)
  18. Structural analysis of nanostructured iron antimonate by experimental and quantum chemical simulation and its LPG sensing; Satyendra Singh, Vineet Gupta, B.C. Yadav, Poonam Tandon, Akhilesh Kumar Singh; Sensors and Actuators B 195, 373-381 (2014).
  19. Structural and dielectric characterization on multiferroic xNi0.9Zn0.1Fe2O4/(1-x)PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3 particulate composite; Rishikesh Pandey, Braj Raj Meena and Akhilesh Kumar Singh; Journal of Alloys and Compounds 593, 224-229 (2014).
  20. Absence of Tetragonal Distortion in (1-x)SrTiO3-xBi(Zn1/2Ti1/2)O3 Solid Solution; Rishikesh Pandey, Ravi Kiran Pillutla, Uma Shankar and Akhilesh Kumar Singh; J . Appl. Phys.  113, 184109 (2013).
  21. Low temperature phase transition studies on Pb(Mg0.5W0.5)O3 ceramic; A.K. Singh, Akhilesh Kumar Singh; J. Solid State Science 14, 100-105 (2012).
  22. Ground state of (Pb0.94Sr0.06)(Zr0.530Ti0.470)O3 in the morphotropic phase boundary region: Evidence for a monoclinic space group; R.S. Solanki, A. K. Singh, S. K. Mishra, S. J. Kennedy, T. Suzuki, Y. Kuroiwa, C. Moriyoshi, and D. Pandey; Phys. Rev. B 84, 144116 (2011).
  23. X-ray diffraction and dielectric studies across morphotropic phase boundary in (1-x)[Pb(Mg0.5W0.5)O3]-xPbTiO3 Ceramics; A. K. Singh and Akhilesh Kumar Singh ; Journal of Alloys and Compounds 509, 5167-5172 (2011).
  24. Specific interactions in partially miscible polycarbonate (PC)/poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) blends;A.K. Singh, R.K. Mishra, R. Prakash, P. Maiti, Akhilesh Kumar Singh and D. Pandey; Chem. Phys. Lett. 846, 32-36 (2010).
  25. Dielectric and Piezoelectric properties of (1-x)[Pb(Mg0.5W0.5)O3]-xPbTiO3 Ceramics; A. K. Singh and Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Integrated Ferroelectrics 117, 129-138 (2010).
  26. Growth and morphological aspects of Pb[(Sc1/2Nb1/2)0.58Ti0.42]O3 single crystals by slow cooling technique; S.V. Rajasekaran, Akhilesh Kumar Singh and R. Jayavel; J. Cryst. Growth, 310, 1093-1098 (2008).
  27. Stability of ferroic phases in the highly piezoelectric Pb (ZrxTi1-x) O3 ceramics; Acta Cryst. A 64, 192-203 (2008).
  28. Origin of high piezoelectric response of Pb(ZrxTi1-x)O3 at the morphotropic phase boundary: Role of elastic instability; Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Sunil Kumar Mishra, Ragini, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 022910 (1-3) (2008).
  29. Magnetoresistance behavior of ferromagnetic shape memory alloy Ni1.75Mn1.25Ga;S. Banik, R. Rawat, P. K. Mukhopadhyay, B. L. Ahuja, Aparna Chakrabarti, P. L. Paulose, Sanjay Singh, Akhilesh Kumar Singh, D. Pandey, and S. R. Barman; Phys. Rev. B 77, 224417 (2008).
  30. Evidence for a monoclinic MA to tetragonal morphotropic phase transition in(1-x)[Pb(Fe1/2Nb1/2)O3]–xPbTiO3 ceramics; Satendra Pal Singh, Akhilesh Kumar Singh and DhananjaiPandey; J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 19, 036217-036225 (2007).
  31. Dielectric relaxation and phase transitions at cryogenic temperatures in  0.65Pb(Ni1/3Nb2/3)O3−0.35PbTiO3 ceramics; Satendra Pal Singh, Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Dhananjai  Pandey and S.M. Yusuf; Phys. Rev. B 76, 054102 (1-8) (2007)          .
  32. High-resolution synchrotron x-ray diffraction study of Zr-rich compositions ofPb(ZrxTi1-x)O3 (0.525£x£0.60: Evidence for the absence of the rhombohedral phase; Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Dhananjai  Pandey, Shonghak Yoon, Sunggi Baik and Namsoo Shin; Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 192904 (1-3) (2007).
  33. Evolution of Short-Range to Long-Range Monoclinic Order of MB Type with Decreasing Temperature in 0.75[Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3]-0.25PbTiO3; Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Dhananjai Pandey and Oksana Zaharko; J. Appl. Phys. 99, 076105 (1-3) (2006)
  34. Powder  Neutron Diffraction Study of Phase Transitions in and a New Phase Diagram of   (1-x)[Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3]-xPbTiO3; Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Dhananjai Pandey and Oksana Zaharko; Phys. Rev. B 74, 024101 (1-18) (2006).
  35. Comparison of the Cc and R3c Space Groups for the Superlattice Phase of Pb(Zr0.520­Ti0.48)O3; Rajeev Ranjan, Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Ragini and Dhananjai Pandey; Phys. Rev. B 71, 092101 (1-4) (2005).
  36. Barrier Layer Formation and PTCR Effect in (1-x) [Pb(Fe1/2Nb1/2)O3]-xPbTiO3 (x = 0.13) Ceramics; Satendra Pal Singh, Akhilesh Kumar Singh and Dhananjai Pandey; Ferroelectrics 324, 49-53 (2005).
  37. onoclinic Phases in the Pb(ZrxTi1-x)O3 Ceramics, Dhananjai Pandey, Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Rajeev Ranjan and Ragini; Ferroelectrics 325, 35-42 (2005).
  38. On the Discovery of two new Monoclinic Phases in the Morphotropic Phase Boundary Region of Pb[(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3]-xPbTiO3 Ceramics; Akhilesh Kumar Singh and Dhananjai Pandey; Ferroelectrics 326,91-99 (2005).
  39. Evidence for MB and MC Phases in the Morphotropic Phase Boundary Region of(1-x)[Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3]-xPbTiO3 : A Rietveld Study; Akhilesh Kumar Singh and Dhananjai Pandey; Phys. Rev. B 67, 064102 (1-12) (2003).
  40.   Confirmation of MB type Monoclinic Phase in Pb[(Mg1/3Nb2/3)0.71Ti0.29]O3 : A Powder Neutron Diffraction Study; Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Dhananjai Pandey and Oksana Zaharko; Phys. Rev. B 68, 172103 (1-4) (2003).  
  41. Crystallographic Phases, Phase Transitions and Barrier Layer Formation in(1-x)[Pb(Fe1/2Nb1/2)O3]-xPbTiO3; Satendra Pal Singh, Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Dhananjai Pandey, H. Sharma and Om Parkash; J. Materials Res. 18, 2677-2687 (2003).
  42. Structure and the Location of the Morphotropic Phase Boundary Region in(1-x)[Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3]-xPbTiO3; Akhilesh Kumar Singh and Dhananjai Pandey; J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 13, L931-L936 (2001).
 
Papers published in Conference Proceedings
  1. Akhilesh Kumar Singh, S.K. Mishra and Dhananjai Pandey; Synthesis of Pyrochlore Phase Free PMN-PT by a Novel Method; Naval Materials: Present and Futuristic Trends, Edited by M.B. Deshmukh, B.C. Chakraborty, J.Rangarajan and P. Shivaraman, (Published by Naval Research Board, New Delhi), pp. 306-311, (2000).
  2. Dhananjai Pandey, Akhilesh Kumar Singh and Ragini, “Recent Modifications to the Phase Diagram of Pb(ZrxTi1-x)O3 Ceramics (invited talk) Proc. of International Symposium on Recent Advances in Inorganic Materials, Edited by D. Bahadur, S. Vitta and O. Prakash, Narosa publishing house, New Delhi, pp. 46-52, (2004).
  3. Synthesis and structural characterization of highly tetragonal (1-x)Bi(Zn1/2Ti1/2)O3-xPbTiO3 piezoceramics; Jyoti Sharma, Rishikesh Pandey, and Akhilesh Kumar Singh; AIP Conf. Proc. 1512, 92-93 (2013).
  4. Synthesis and structural studies on (1- x) Bi (Mg1/2Ti1/2) O3-xPbTiO3 piezoceramics; Ashutosh Upadhyay, Rishikesh Pandey, Shashwat Anand, and Akhilesh Kumar Singh, AIP Conf. Proc. 1591, 79-80 (2014).
  5. Crystallite Size and Strain Analysis of Nanocrystalline La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 Perovskite by Williamson-Hall Plot Method; Dinesh Kumar, Narendra Kumar Verma, Chandra Bhal Singh, Akhilesh Kumar Singh; AIP Conf. Proc. 1942, 050024-4 (2018).
  6. Synthesis and Structural Studies on Cerium Substituted La0.4Ca0.6MnO3 as Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Electrode Material; Monika Singh, Dinesh Kumar, Akhilesh Kumar Singh; AIP Conf. Proc. 1924, 140068-4 (2018).
  7. Crystallite Size Effect on Lattice Strain and Crystal Structure of Ba1/4Sr3/4MnO3 Layered Perovskite Manganite; Dinesh Kumar, Monika Singh, Akhilesh Kumar Singh; AIP Conf. Proc. 1953, 030185-4 (2018).
  8. Synthesis, Structural and Semiconducting Properties of Ba(Cu1/3 Sb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 Solid Solutions; Chandra Bhal Singh, Dinesh Kumar, Narendra Kumar Verma, Akhilesh Kumar Singh; AIP Conf. Proc. 1953,  050041-4 (2018).
  9. Effect of Grain Size on Structural and Dielectric Properties of Barium Titanate Piezoceramics Synthesized by High Energy Ball Milling; Narendra Kumar Verma, Sandeep Kumar Singh Patel, Dinesh Kumar, Chandra Bhal Singh, Akhilesh Kumar Singh; AIP Conf. Proc. 1953,  050075-4 (2018).
  10. Synthesis, Structural and Optical Properties of (ALa)(FeMn)O6 (A = Ba and Sr) Double Perovskites;  Dinesh Kumar, Vaddugandla Sudarshan, Akhilesh Kumar Singh; AIP Conf. Proc. 1953, 080010-4 (2018).
  11. Evolution of Structural Characteristics of Nd0.7Ba0.3MnO3 Perovskite Manganite as a Function of Crystallite Size; Dinesh Kumar, Narendra Kumar Verma, Chandra Bhal Singh, Akhilesh Kumar Singh; AIP Conf. Proc. (Accepted) (2018).
 
Group Information:-
Our group is active in the broad area of Electrical and Magnetic Materials, Thin films, Devices and Nanomaterials. Of current interest to our group's activities are Ferroelectric, Piezoelectric, Ferromagnetic, Bulk & Nanocrystalline Ferroic Perovskites, Advanced Electroceramics, Phosphor Materials, Bulk & Nanocrystalline Manganites, Materials for Supercapacitors and Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel cells.

 

S. No. Name & Roll No. Photo Name of the Thesis/ Research Interest Google Scholar, Research Gate & Email
Research Scholar
1. Mr. Narendra Kumar Verma
(13111005)
Research Interest:
Bulk and Nanocrystlline Piezoceramics & Phosphor Materials

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2. Mr. Chandra Bhal Singh
(13111503)
Research Interest:
Advanced Electroceramics & Energy Materials, Thin Film Devices
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3. Mr. Dinesh Kumar
(13111504)
Research Interest:
Structural and Magnetic Phase Transitions in Bulk & Nanocrystalline Manganites and SOFCs
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dineshiitbhu@gmail.com
4. Ms. Monika Singh
(15111004)
Research Interest:
Bulk & Nano-crystalline Manganites &  SOFCs
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monikas.rs.mst15@itbhu.ac.in
5. Mr. Ankit Dwivedi
(16111002)
Research Interest:
Dielectric and Super-capacitive Materials
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6. Mr. Pragyanand Prajapati
(16111008)
Research Interest:
Ferroelectric, Photovoltaic Perovskite Materials
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7. Ms. Aishwarya Pandey
(17111002)
Research Interest:
CMR Pervoskite Manganites for energy applications
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8. Ms. Krishna Prajapati
(17111006)
Research Interest:
Multiferroics and Composite Materials
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9. Ms. Pooja Sonkar
(17111008)
Research Interest:
Nano-phosphors Materials for White-LED applications
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Postdoctoral Fellow
1. Dr. Paramananda Jena
(Institute PDF)
Research Interest:
Development of Nanocrystalline Materials for SOFCs, Piezoceramics, Phosphor materials for white light LEDs
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Alumni Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Scholar
1. Dr. Sandeep Kumar Singh Patel
(Ex-DST-SERB PDF)
Current Position:
Assistant Professor at BBRA Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, Bihar
Research Interest:
Diluted magnetic semiconductor, Oxide-based materials as electrochemical super-capacitor electrodes
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2. Dr. Rishikesh Pandey
(09615EN004/Ph.D)
Current Position:
Assistant Professor at Motihari College of Engineering, Motihari, Bihar
Thesis Title:
Studies on (1-x)Bi(Ni1/2Ti1/2)O3-xPbTiO3 based Multiferroic  Solid Solutions and Composites
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3. Dr. Ashutosh Upadhyay
(1115EN003/Ph.D))
Current Position:
PDF at Korea Institute of Materials Science, South Korea
Thesis Title:
Structural and Phase Transitions Studies on (1-x)Bi(Mg1/2B’1/2)O3-xPbTiO3 [B’=Ti, Zr] Piezoceramics
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4. Dr. Uma Shankar
(1115EN008/Ph.D)
Current Position:
PDF at Department of Materials Engineering, IISc, Bengaluru, India
Thesis Title:
Crystal Structure, Phase Coexistence and Phase Transitions in nanocrystalline R0.5A0.5MnO3 (R=La, Nd, Sm and A=Ca, Sr) Perovskites
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 M.Tech. and IDD Students working currently: 4

*Note: Interested students having own fellowship can contact for Ph.D. position...

 

  1. DRDO project on “Development of  Ferroelectric and Rare Earth Manganite Based  Radar Absorbing  Materials for Stealth Applications” (~Rs. 25 lakhs, PI, completed)
  2. DIT-MBIL project on “Development of optically active polymers for data storage applications” (~Rs. 200 lakhs, Co-PI, completed).
  3. Deputy programme coordinator of the UGC-special assistance programme (SAP-DRS, PI, completed).
  4. Indo-Russian project on “Novel multifunctional (magnetic, ferroelectric, and semiconductive) effects in solid solutions of ternary magnetic perovskites” funded by DST – RFBR (~Rs. 11 lakhs, Co-PI, completed).
  5. Indo-Japanese project on “Phase Transition studies on Multiferroic solid solutions of BiFeO3 with other perovskites” funded by DST-JSPS (~Rs. 5.51 lakhs, Co-PI, completed).
List of Ph.D. and M.Tech. Thesis Awarded
 
Sl. No. Name of the student Title of Thesis Year (Degree Awarded)
Ph.D. Thesis
1. Dr. Rishikesh Pandey
 
Studies on ferroelectric- ferromagnetic  composites and solid solutions 2015
2. Dr. Ashutosh Upadhyay Structural and Phase Transitions Studies on (1-x)Bi(Mg1/2B’1/2)O3-xPbTiO3 [B’=Ti, Zr] Piezoceramics 2016
3. Dr. Uma Shankar Crystal Structure, Phase Coexistence and Phase Transitions in nanocrystalline R0.5A0.5MnO3 (R=La, Nd, Sm and A=Ca, Sr) Perovskites 2016
M.Tech. Thesis
1. Mr. Akhilesh Kumar Singh Preparation and characterization of PMW-PT piezoelectric ceramics 2007
2. Ms. Deepa Singh Preparation and Characterization of Half Doped Perovskite Manganites 2008
3. Mr. Braj Raj Meena Synthesis and Characterization of Ferrite/Ferroelectric Composite 2008
4. Mr. Yogesh Pratap Singh Studies on Structural Changes in Nanocrystalline Pr0.5Ca0.5MnO3 Ceramics 2009
5. Mr. Rajesh Katoch Phase Transition Studies on (Pb0.94Sr0.06)[Zr0.53Ti0.47]O3 Ceramics 2009*
Joint supervisor with Prof. D. Pandey
6. Ms. Gunjan Rastogi Phase Transition in nanocrystalline Nd0.5Sr0.5MnO3 2010
7. Mr. Ravi Kiran Pillutla Synthesis and characterization of Bismuth  zinc titanate - strontium titanate ceramics 2010
8. Mr. S. Vignesh Studies on Magnetoresistive Materials 2010
9. Mr. Ashish Tiwary Synthesis and Characterization of  (1-x) Bi(Zn0.5Ti0.5)O3-xPbTiO­3 Piezoelectric Ceramics 2011
10. Mr. Amrit Verma Fuel Cell Electrode Applications of Sm0.5Ca0.5MnO3 Ceramics 2011
11. Ms. Jyoti Sharma Synthesis and Structural Characterization of        (1-x)Bi(Zn0.5Ti0.5)O3-xPbTiO­3 Ceramics 2011
12. Mr. Rakesh Patel Synthesis and structural characterization of (1-x) Bi(Mg0.5-yZnyTi0.5)O3-xPbTiO3 Piezoelectric ceramics 2012
13. Mr. Vipasha Bindal Studies on manganites cathodes for solid oxide fuel cell application 2012*
* Prof. R. Prakash was co-guide
14. Mr. Saurabh Dwivedi Synthesis and Characterization of (1-x) Bi(Mg2/3Sb1/3)O3-xPbTiO3 Piezoelectric Ceramics 2013
15. Ms. Ankita Gupta Studies on Electrode and Electrolyte Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell 2013
16. Mr. P. Amar Teja Effect of Li+ ion on Frequency Up conversion in Yb3+ Sensitized Er3+ Activated MgWO4 2013
17. Mr. Puneet Kumar Agrwal Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Double Perovskites 2013
18. Mr. Akhilesh Gupta Synthesis and Characterization of (1-x) Bi[Mg1/2Sn1/2]O3-xPbTiO3 Ceramics 2014
19. Mr. Rahul Kumar Singh Synthesis and Structural Characterization of (1-x) Bi[Mg3/4W1/4]O3-xPbTiO3 Ceramics 2014
20. Mr. Shaswat Anand Studies on Field-induced and diffuse phase transitions in [x(Na1/2Bi1/2)TiO3-(1-x)BaTiO3] and [(1-x)BaTiO3-xBi(Mg1/2Zr1/2)O3]: Lead free ceramics 2014
21. Mr. Kancherla  Kishore Babu Synthesis, Characterization and Microwave absorption properties of Nanocrystalline perovskites La1-xSrxMnO3 and Bi1-xCaxMnO3 2014
22. Mr. Lakshit Bansal
 
Synthesis and Characterization of  Ferroelectric, Ferromagnetic Solid Solution and Composites for Radar absorption 2015
23. Mr. Vaibhav Trivedi
 
Synthesis and Characterization of Nanocrystalline La1-xCaxMnO3 (x=0, 2/3, 1) and La0.95Mn0.95O3 2015
24. Mr. Kuldeep Singh
 
Synthesis and Structural Characterization of (1-x) Bi[Ni1/2Ti1/2]O3-xBaTiO3 Ceramics 2015
25. Mr. Ankur Gangwar
 
Synthesis and Structural Characterization of (1-x) Bi[Zn1/2Zr1/2]O3-xBaTiO3 Ceramics 2015
26. Mr. Ashish Parashar Synthesis and Dielectric Properties Analysis of Epoxy Alumina Nanocomposites 2016
27. Mr. Narendra Singh Patel Synthesis and Characterization of (1-x)Bi(Ni0.5Zr0.5)O3-xBaTiO3 Piezoelectric Ceramics 2016
28. Mr. Deepak Chouhan Synthesis and Study of Structural and Electrical Properties of (1-x) Bi(Ni1/2Ti1/2)O3-(x)PbTiO3 Doped With MnO2 2016
29. Mr. Deepesh Punetha Synthesis and Characterization of Ca and Sr doped Bismuth Manganite as a Thermoelectric Material 2016
30. Ms. Garima Kamde Studies on the effect of Replacing Pb from PbZrNb2O8 and PbTiNb2O8 with Ca and Ba 2016
31. Mr. Nandesh Kumar Gupta Synthesis and Characterization of Ba1-xCaxMnO3 manganite 2017
32. Mr. Prashant Synthesis and Characterization of (1-x)Ba(Cu1/3Sb2/3)O3-xPbTiO3 Ceramics 2017
33. Ms. Senu Meena Synthesis and Characterization of (x)Ba(Cu1/3Nb2/3)O3-(1-x)PbTiO3 2017
34. Mr. V. Sudarshan Synthesis and structural characterization of double perovskite manganites 2017
35. Mr. Dod Vikas Gopalrao Preparation of amorphous Co/Fe hydroxide films using SILAR method and the study of their morphology and electrochemical properties for supercapacitor application 2017

 

 
 
Sl. No. Name of Facility Picture
1. Room temperature powder X-ray diffractometer
(Rigaku, MiniFlex 300/600, Japan)
2. High temperature powder X-ray diffractometer
(Rigaku, SmartLab, Japan, Tmax=1300K)
3. High temperature Impedence Analyzer
(Keysight, Tmax=800°C & f=20Hz-10MHz)
4. DC Poling Unit
(Max. applied dc voltage = 5 kV)
5. Muffle and Programmable furnaces
 (Temp. upto 1500°C)
6.
High Energy Plenary Ball Mill system
(Retsch-PM 400, Gmbh, Germany)
7.
Low Energy Plenary Ball Mill system
(Retsch-PM, Germany)
8.
Hydraulic Press
(Osho Scientific India)
Photograph 1: @ SMST (from left Mr. Dinesh Kumar, Mr. Chandra Bhal Singh, Dr. Rishikesh Pandey, Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Mr. Narendra Kumar Verma, Dr. Uma Shankar and Dr. Ashutosh Upadhyay)
 
Photograph 2: @ JIIT, Noida during national conference AMN-2018 (from left Mr. Dinesh Kumar, Dr. Chandkiram Gautam, Mr. Pragyanand Prajapati, Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Singh and Mr. Narendra Kumar Verma)