Dr. Chandana Rath

Department/School/Unit Name
School of Materials Science and Technology,IIT BHU
Phone No(s): +91 9451058153
Email: crath.mst@iitbhu.ac.in
Area of Interest: Nanomagnetics, Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors, Multiferroics, Ion Irradiation, Semiconducting Nanostructured Materials, Ceramic nanocomposites and thin film.

Dr. (Mrs.) Chandana Rath is a Professor  in the School of Materials Science and Technology. She has done her MSc, MPhil and PhD in Physics from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. She was a post doctoral fellow in Department of Physics, University of Girona, Spain for 2 years. She joined School of Materials Science and Technology in October 2004. She has been received MRSI Medal 2015-Material Research Socity of India. She is the member of MRSI council from 2019 to 2022. She is women Achiever in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) 2021.


Intrested student having CSIR-UGC JRF / DST Inspire fellow can directly contact PI for PhD positions. 

Research Interest:

  • Nanomagnetics
  • Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors
  • Multiferroic Nanomaterials
  • Ion Irradiation
  • Semiconducting Nanostructured Materials and Devices
  • Ceramic Nanocomposites and Thin Film


  • National  collaborations 
  1. Dr. Alok Banerjee
    UGC-DAE CSR, Indore

  2. Dr. D. Kanjila
    Inter University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi

  • International Collaborations
  1. Dr. Yixi Su
    FRMII, Munich, Germany

  2. Dr. Oleg Petracic
    Jeulich Centre for Neutron Science-2, Jeulich, Germany



  1. In-vitro assessment of biocompatibility and antimicrobial properties of 85S bio-glass and SrTiO3 composites. Akhilesh Kumar Yadav, Himanshu Tripathi, Ashutosh Kumar Dubey, Chandana Rath, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2024
  2. Thickness dependent phase transformation and resistive switching performance of HfO2 thin films. Taranga Dehury, Sandeep Kumar, Akhoury Sudhir Kumar Sinha, Mukul Gupta, Chandana Rath, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2024
  3. Drug kinetics and antimicrobial properties of quaternary bioactive glasses 81S(81SiO2-(16-x)CaO-2P2O5-1Na2O-xMgO); an in-vitro study.  Akhilesh Kumar Yadav, Himanshu Tripathi, Sanjna Rajput, Priya Singh, Ashutosh Kumar Dubey, Krishan Kumar, Ruchi Chawla, Chandana Rath, Biomaterials advances, 2024
  4. Fabrication and electrochemical performance of pseudocapacitive ABO2-type AgFeO2@C||K0.4MnO2. xH2O battery-type supercapacitive asymmetric cell for large-scale energy storage applications. Abhay Narayan Singh, Akhilesh Kumar Yadav, Asha Gupta, Chandana Rath, Preetam Singh, Journal of Energy Storage, 2023
  5. Synergistic effect of CoFe2O4–85S nano bio-glass composites for hyperthermia and controlled drug delivery, Akhilesh Kumar Yadav, Himanshu Tripathi, Aiswarjya Bastia, Priya Singh, Ashutosh Kumar Dubey, N.S. Anuraag, N.K. Prasad, Chandana Rath, Materialia, 2023
  6. Ammonia Sensing Behavior of Green- Synthesized ZnO Nanoparticles Using Optical Density as Sensing Parameter. Taranga Dehury , Chandana Rath , and Suranjan Panigrahi, IEEE Sensors Letter2023
  7. Green Synthesis and Sensing Assessment of HfO2 Nanoparticles for Detecting Liquid NH3 Using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy. Taranga Dehury , Chandana Rath , and Suranjan Panigrahi, IEEE Sensors Letter2023
  8. Coexistence of tetragonal and cubic phase induced complex magnetic behaviour in CoMn2 O4 nanoparticles. Sanjna Rajput, Manish Yadav, Taranga Dehury, Akhilesh Kumar Yadav, Pratap Kumar Sahoo and Chandana Rath, Nanotechnology, 2023
  9. Effect of Strontium doping on the electrochemical Pseudocapacitance of Y 1- x Sr x MnO 3-δ perovskites. Abhay Narayan Singh , Krishna Gopal Nigam , Rakesh Mondal , Vishal Kushwaha , Asha Gupta , Chandana Rath and Preetam Singh Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 25 (1), 2023, 326-340
  10. Structural and optical properties along with magnetization reversal and bipolar switching in nanoparticles of CeCr1-xFexO3 (x = 0 and 0.05), Manish Kumar Yadav and Chandana Rath, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Volume 543, 1 February 2022, 168610                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  11. Electrochemical performance of Delafossite, AgFeO2: A Pseudo-capacitive Electrode in Neutral Aqueous Na2SO4 Electrolyte. Abhay Narayan Singh, Rakesh Mondal, Chandana Rath, Preetam Singh
    Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 168(12) 2021 120512.
  12. Structural Transformation, Magnetization reversal and Magnetic switching in Cr doped GdMnOPerovskite. Priyanka Tiwari, Manish Yadav, Aiswarjya Bastia, G.C.Pandey and ChandanaRath, New J. Chem., 2021,45, 22396-22405
  13. Structural transformation, magnetization reversal along with magnetic switching in Cr doped GdMnO3 Perovskite: XRD, EXAFS, Magnetic measurements. Priyanka Tiwari, Manish Yadav, Gaurav Chandra Pandey and Chandana Rath, New J. Chem (Advance Article), 45, 2021, 13608-13619                                                                                          
  14. Structural Transformations and Magnetic Properties of Mixed Spinel-Type NiCr1.7Fe0.3O4 Nanoparticles. Gaurav Chandra PandeyYixi SuChandana RathPhysica status solidi (b) - basic solid state physics 2021, 2100284
  15. Stabilization of cubic phase at room temperature and photoluminescence properties of Dy and Sm codoped HfO2 nanoparticles. Sandeep Kumar, Taranga Dehury and Chandana RathECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, 2021 10 081009                                                                                                                                                  
  16. Laboratory study on the Suitability of Nano-Silica as a Modifier for Asphalt Binders. Mayank, Akhilesh Kumar Yadav, Nikhil Saboo and Chandana Rath, Construction and Building Materials, 302, 2021, 124406
  17. Hysteretic response of bulk magnetostrictive material employing a novel hyperbolic vector generalized magneto-thermoelastic constitutive model. P.K. Singh, S.K. Panda, Chandana RathSensors and ActuatorA: Physical, 331 (2021) 112963                                                  
  18. Structure and Magnetic transitions along with magnetization switching in     nanoparticles of CeCr1-xFexO3 (0 £ x £ 0.1). Manish Yadav, Priyanka Tiwari and Chandana RathJ. Solid State Chemistry 303 (2021) 122537 
  19. Structural Transformation and Band gap Engineering by doping Pr in HfO2 Nanoparticles. Taranga Dehury, Sandeep Kumar and Chandana Rath, Materials Letters, 302(2021), 130413 
  20. Crystal structure, local structure and magnetic properties of NiCr2-xFexO4 (x = 0.3-0.6) spinel. G. C. Pandey, D. Gangwar, H. Tripathi, G. Aquilanti and Chandana RathMaterials Chemistry and Physics, 271 (2021) 124861. 
  21. Structural, optical and magnetic properties of α- and β-MnO2 nanorods. Deepti Gangwar and Chandana RathApplied Surface Science 557 (2021) 149693                                   
  22. Evolution of structural and magnetic properties of Ar2+ ion irradiated TiO2 thin films    annealed under argon atmosphereB Bharati, Chandana RathAIP Advances 11 (3), 2021, 035110; doi: 10.1063/9.0000233
  23.  Effect of Fe-substitution on the cation distribution and magnetic properties of   CoCr2-xFexO(x=0.6 to 1.0) nanoparticles, D. Kumar, G. C. Pandey, A. Banerjee, A. Mahmoud and Chandana RathJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 148 (2021) 109590
  24. Superparamagnetic Manganese Ferrite and Strontium Bioactive Glass Nanocomposites: Enhanced Biocompatibility and Antimicrobial Properties for Hyperthermia Application, Himanshu Tripathi, Gaurav Chandra Pandey, Ashutosh Kumar Dubey, Subham Kumar Shaw, Nand Kishore Prasad, S.P. Singh and Chandana Rath,, Advanced Engineering Materials 23 (1) (2021). 2000275
  25. Spin Dynamics of hydrothermally synthesized a-MnO2 nanowhiskers, Deepti Gangwar and Chandana RathPhys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2020, 22, 14236-14245Multifunctional Hierarchically Architectured ZnO for Luminescence, Photocatalytic, Electrocatalytic, and Energy Storage Applications, V.P. Singh, Mirgender Kumar, B. Purrosottam Reddy, Sunny, R.K. Gangwar and Chandana RathCrystals, 10, 2020, 1025(1-18)
  26.  Stabilization of High-Temperature Cubic Phase at RT in NiCr2-xFexO4 (x = 0-0.2) Nanoparticles: Structural and Optical Studies
  27. Gaurav Chandra Pandey and Chandana Rath, AIP Conference Proceedings 2265, 030145 (2020) https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0016655
  28. Study of Structure, Surface Morphology and Magnetic Properties of 500 keV Ar2+ Ion Irradiated TiO2 Thin Films, B Bharati1 and Chandana RathAIP Conference Proceedings 2265, 030336 (2020); https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0017583
    1.  Enhanced electrochemical property of Dy doped α-MnOnanorods. Deepti Gangwar and Chandana Rath, AIP Conference Proceedings 2265, 030616 (2020); https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0017660
  29. Stabilization of high-temperature cubic phase in NiCr2-xFe(x = 0-0.2) nanoparticles: Structural and optical studies. Gaurav Chandra Pandey and Chandana RathAIP Conference Proceedings 2265, 030145 (2020).

  30. Enhanced electrochemical property of Dy doped α-MnO2 nanorods. Deepti Gangwar and Chandana Rath. AIP Conference Proceedings 2265, 030616 (2020).

  31. ​Study of structure, surface morphology and magnetic properties of 500 keV Ar2+ ion irradiated TiO2 thin films. B. Bharati and Chandana Rath. AIP Conference Proceedings 2265, 030336 (2020).

  32. ​Spin dynamics of Hydrothermally Synthesized δ-MnO2 Nanowhiskers. Deepti Gangwar , Chandana Rath . Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 22 (2020) 14236.

  33. Evidence of anomalous conventional and spontaneous exchange bias, high coercivity in Fe doped NiCr2O4 spinel. GC Pandey , K​Nemkovski , Y Su , Chandana RathDalton Transactions. ;49 (2020) 4502-17.

  34. Superparamagnetic manganese ferrite and strontium bioactive glass nanocomposites: Enhanced biocompatibility and antimicrobial properties for hyperthermia application. Tripathi H, Pandey GC, Dubey A, Shaw SK, Prasad NK, Singh SP, Rath CAdvanced Engineering Materials; 7 (2020) 2000275.

  35. ​Unusual structural transformation and photocatalytic activity of Mn doped TiO2 nanoparticles under sunlight; B. Bharati, N.C. Mishra, A.S.K. Sinha and Chandana RathMaterials Research Bulletin; 123 (2020) 110710.

  36. ​Electrochemical and magnetic properties of a-MnO2 nanorods; Deepti Gangwar and Chandana RathJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials; 497 (2020) 166074.

  37. Probing structural transformation and optical and magnetic properties in Cr doped GdMnO3: Jahn–Teller distortion, photoluminescence and magnetic switching effect; Priyanka Tiwari, Sandeep Kumar and Chandana RathRSC Advances; 9 (2019) 39871-39882.

  38. Oxygen Vacancy Mediated Stabilization of Cubic Phase at Room Temperature and Resistive Switching Effect in Sm- and Dy-Doped HfOThin Film; Sandeep Kumar and Chandana RathPhysica Status Solidi A; (2019) 1900756.

  39. ​Effect of Dy on electrochemical supercapacitive​ behaviour ​​of a-MnOnanorods; Deepti Gangwar, Priyanka Tiwari, ​Ajay Kumar, ​Rajiv Prakash and Chandana RathElectrochimica Acta; ​​​328 (2019) 135027.

  40. Effect of Fe on Jahn-Teller distortion and magnetic transitions in GdMn1-xFexO3 (x= 0.3 and 0.5); Priyanka Tiwari and Chandana RathPhysica B: Condensed matter; 570 (2019) 172-175

  41. Structural and magnetic phase transitions along with optical properties in GdMn1-xFexO3 Perovskite;  Priyanka Tiwari, Sandeep Kumar and Chandana RathJournal of Applied Physics 126 (2019) 045102.

  42. ​Enhancement of Curie- and spin-spiral temperatures with doping Fe in multiferroic CoCr2O4  nanoparticles; Durgesh Kumar, K. Nemkovski, Y. Su, Chandana RathJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 488 (2019) 165378.

  43. Structural Phase Transition and Spontaneous Exchange Bias in NiCr1.9Fe0.1O4 nanoparticles: XRD, EXAFS and Magnetic Measurements; G. C. Pandey, G. Aquilanti, P.U. Sastry and C. RathCeramics International 45 (2019) 13874-13882 .

  44. Latent Fingerprint Imaging using Dy and Sm Codoped HfO2 Nanophosphors: Structure and Luminescence Properties; Sandeep Kumar, Chandana RathParticle & Particle systems Characterization 1900048 (2019)1-11. 

  45. Structural, physico-mechanical and in-vitro bioactivity studies on SiO2-CaO-P2O5-SrO-Al2O3 bioactive glasses; Himanshu Tripathi, Chandana Rath, Arepalli Sampath Kumar, Partha Pratim Manna, S.P. Singh; Materials science and Engeneering C  94 (2019) 279-290.

  46. Study of exchange bias and memory effect in core shell CoCr2O4 nanoparticles; G. Jagadish Kumar, Chandana RathJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 466 (2018) 69-74. 

  47. Effect of 500 keV Ar2+ Ion Irradiation on Structural and Magnetic Properties of TiOThin Films Annealed at 900 C; B Bharati, NC Mishra, C RathApplied Surface Science 455 (2018) 717-723.              

  48. Cationic distribution and magnetic properties of Zn-substituted CoCr2O4 nanoparticles; G. Jagadish Kumar, Alok Banerjee, A. S. K. Sinha, Y. Su, K. Nemkovski, C Rath ; Journal of Applied Physics 123 (2018) 223905-12.

  49. Study of Structural and Magnetic Properties of Mn - doped TiO2 nanoparticles; B. Bharati, Chandana RathAIP Conference Proceeding 1942 (2018) 050134-4.

  50. Monoclinic to cubic phase transformation and photoluminescence properties in Hf1-xSmxO2 (x= 0 - 0.12) nanoparticles; Sandeep Kumar, S.B. Rai and Chandana Rath; Journal of Applied Physics 123 (2018) 055108-8.

  51. 500 keV Ar2+ ion Irradiation Induced Anatase to Brookite Phase Transformation and Ferromagnetism at Room Temperature in TiO2 Thin Films; B. Bharati, N. C. Mishra, D. Kanjilal and Chandana Rath; Applied Surface Science 428 (2018) 723-729.

  52. Multifunctional Role of Dysprosium in HfO2: Stabilization of High Temperature Cubic Phase,Magnetic and Photoluminescence Properties; Sandeep Kumar, S. B. Rai and Chandana Rath; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 19 (2017) 18957 – 18967

  53. Cation Distribution Dependent Magnetic Properties in CoCr2-xFexO4 (x= 0.1 to 0.5): EXAFS, Mӧssbauer and Magnetic Measurements; D. Kumar , A. Banerjee, A. Mahmoud and Chandana Rath; Dalton Transactions 46 (2017) 10300-10314.

  54. ​Evolution of structure and magnetic properties of stoichiometry and oxygen rich LaMnO3 nanoparticle; Priyanka Tiwari and ​Chandana Rath; Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 441 (2017) 635 – 641.

  55. Enhanced Photocatalytic Degradation of Dyes under Sunlight using Biocompatible TiO2 Nanoparticles; B. Bharati, A. K. Sonkar, N. Singh, D. Dash and Chandana Rath; Materials Research Express 4 (2017) 085503-14.

  56. Swift heavy ion irradiation induced structural phase transitions in BaTiO3: An in-situ x-ray diffraction study ; RS Solanki, JP Patel, Chandana Rath, PK Kulriya, DK Avasthi, D. Pandey; arXiv preprint arXiv:1703.02262.

  57. Structural and Magnetic Properties Of LaMnONanoparticles With Varying La Concentration; Priyanka Tiwari and Chandana  Rath; AIP Conference Proceedings 1832 (2017) 050099-4.

  58.  Effect of size reduction on cation distribution and magnetic transitions in CoCr2O4 multiferroic: EXAFS, magnetic and diffused neutron scattering measurements; Jagadish Galivarapu, D. Kumar, A. Banerjee, V. Sathe, Giuliana Aquilanti and Chandana Rath; RSC Advances 6 (2016) 63809-63819.

  59. Size dependent magnetic transitions in CoFe0.1Cr1.9O4 nanoparticles studied by magnetic and neutron polarisation analysis; Durgesh Kumar, Jagadish Galivarapu, Alok Banerjee, Kirill Nemkovski, Yixi Su and Chandana Rath; Nanotechnology 27 (2016) 175702 (10pp).

  60. Magnetic Transitions in Chemically Synthesized Nanoparticles of CoCr2O;  Jagadish. K. Galivarapu, D. Kumar, A. Banerjee and Chandana Rath; IEEE Trans. Magnetics 52(8) (2016) 6000506-7.

  61. Passivation of Native Defects of ZnO by doping Mg Detected through Various Spectroscopic; Techniques V. P. Singh and Chandana Rath; RSC Advances 5 (2015) 44390 – 44397.

  62. Defects Induced Phase Transformation & Anomalous Luminescent Properties in ZnO and SrAl2OComposites; V. P. Singh, P. Mohanty, S. P. Lochab and Chandana Rath; RSC Advances 4 (69), 2014, 36765 – 36770.

  63. Synthesis of SrAl2O4 and ZnO composites: Structure and Optical Properties; V.P.Singh and Chandana RathAdvanced Science Letters 20 (3-4), 2014, 748-750.

  64. Evolution of structural and magnetic properties of Co doped TiO2 thin films irradiated with 100 MeV Ag7+ ions; P Mohanty, V P Singh, N C Mishra, S Ojha, D Kanjilal and Chandana Rath; J. Physics D: Applied Physics 47 (2014) 315001-8.

  65. Tuning of magnetic transition temperatures in nanoparticles of CoCr2Omultiferroic by B-site mixing; D. Kumar, P. Mohanty, V.P. Singh, A.Banerjee, V. Ganeshan and Chandana Rath; Materials Research Bulletin 54 (2014) 78–83.

  66. Stabilization of High Temperature Hexagonal Phase of SrAl2O4 at Room Temperature: Role of ZnO; V. P. Singh, S.B. Rai, H. Misra and Chandana Rath; Dalton Transactions  43 (14) (2014) 5309 – 5316.

  67. Evidence of Room temperature ferromagnetism in Argon/Oxygen annealed TiO2 thin film deposited by electron beam evaporation technique; P. Mohanty, D. Kabiraj, R. K. Mandal, P. Kulriya, A.S. K. Sinha, Chandana RathJ. Magn. Magn. Mater 355 (2014) 240-245.

  68. Defects in Zn1-x-yCoxMgyO Nanoparticles: Probed by XRD, RAMAN and PAS Technique; V.P. Singh, R.K. Singh, D. Das and Chandana Rath; Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 16 (2013) 659-666.

  69. TiO2 Nanowires Grown from Nanoparticles: Structure and Charge Density Study; P Mohanty, S Saravanakumar, R Saravanan and Chandana Rath; J. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 13 (2013) 1-7.

  70. Room Temperature Ferromagnetism in Ti0.985Co0.015O2-δ Thin Films Grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition Technique; P Mohanty, V.Ganeshan, and Chandana RathMaterials Science Forum Vol. 760 (2013) 1-7.

  71. Studies on intrinsic defects related to Zn vacancy in ZnO nanoparticles; V.P. Singh, D. Das and Chandana Rath; Materials Research Bulletin 48 (2013) 682-686.

  72. Stabilisation of SrAl 2 O 4 hexagonal phase at RT in ZnO-SrAl 2 O 4 nanocomposite; V P Singh, SB Rai, H Mishra, C RathAIP Conference Proceedings 1512 (1), 56-57.

  73. Studies on Defects in Co and Mg co-doped ZnO Nanoparticles Using XRD, RAMAN and PAS Techniques; V.P. Singh, R.K. Singh, D. Das and Chandana RathNanoscience and Nanotechnology 2(5) 2012.

  74. Detection of Defects in ZnO Nanoparticles by Spectroscopic Measurements; V. P. Singh, R. K. Singh, D. Das, and Chandana Rath; AIP conference Proceeding   1461 (2012) 205.

  75. Oxygen vacancy induced phase formation and room temperature ferromagnetism in TiO2 and Cobalt doped TiOthin films; P. Mohanty, N.C. Mishra, R. Choudhury, A. Banerjee, T. Shripathy, N.P. Lalla, S Annapoorni and Chandana Rath; J. Physics D: Applied Physics 45 (2012) 325301-8.

  76. Evolution of microstructure and crack pattern in NiO thin films under 200 MeV Au ion irradiation; P. Mallick, D.C. Agarwal, Chandana Rath, D.Behera, D.K. Avasthi, D. Kanjilal and N.C. Mishra; Radiation Physics and Chemistry 81 (2012) 647-651.

  77. Effect of oxygen vacancy on magnetic properties of Ti1-xCoxOnanoparticles; P. Mohanty, P. Mallick, N.C. Mishra, A. Banerjee, T. Shripathi and Chandana Rath; International J. Nanotechnology and Applications 5(4) (2011) 383-393.

  78. Magnetic Phase Transitions in Cobalt Chromite Nanoparticles; Chandana Rath and P. Mohant; J. of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 24 (2011) 629-633.

  79. Magnetic Properties of nanoparticles of Cobalt Chromite; Chandana Rath, P. Mohanty and A. Banerjee; J. Magn. Magn. Mater 323 (2011) 1698-1702.

  80. Surface smoothing of NiO thin films under swift heavy ion irradiation; P Mallick, Chandana Rath, Jai Prakash, D.K. Mishra, R.J. Choudhary, D.M. Phase, a. Tripathy, D K Avasthi, D Kanjilal and N C Mishra, Int. J. Mater. Sci. 5 (2010) 723.

  81. Observation of grain growth in swift heavy ion irradiated NiO thin films; P Mallick, Chandana Rath, J K Dash, R Biswal, D C Agarwal, D Behera, D K Avasthi, D Kanjilal, P V Satyam and N C Mishra,Indian J. Physics 84(10) (2010) 1399.

  82. Antiferro to superparamagnetic transition on Mn doping in NiO; P. Mallick, Chandana Rath, A. Banerjee and N. C. Mishra; Solid State Communication 150 (2010) 1342.

  83. Grain growth and crack formation in NiO thin films by swift heavy ion irradiationP. Mallick, R. Biswal, Chandana Rath, D.C. Agarwal, D.K. Avasthi, D. Kanjilal, P.V. Satyam and N.C. Mishra; Nuclear Instrumentation and Methods B 268 (2010) 470-475.

  84. UV-visible studies of Nickel Oxide thin film grown by thermal oxidation of Nickel; P. Mohanty, Chandana Rath, P. Mallick, R. Biswal and N.C. Mishra; Physical B: Condensed Matter 405 (2010) 2711-2714.

  85. Swift heavy ion irradiation induced modification of the microstructure of NiO thin films; P. Mallick, Chandana Rath, Jai Prakass, D.K. Mishra, R.J. Choudhary, D.M. Phase, A. Tripathy, D.K. Avasthi, D. Kanjilal and N.C. Mishra; Nuclear Instrumentation and Methods B 268 (2010) 1613-1617.

  86. Appearance of Superparamagnetic Phase below Curie Temperature in Cobalt Chromite Nanoparticles; Lawerence Kumar, P. Mohanty, T. Shripathi and Chandana RathNanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters 1 (2009) 199-203.

  87. Anomalous x-ray diffraction peak broadening and lattice strains in Zn1-xCoxO dilute magnetic semiconductor; Chandana Rath, P. Mallick, Dhananjai Pandey, D. Sa, A. Banerjee and N.C. Mishra; J. Phys. Condense Matter 21 (2009) 075801-075805.

  88. Oxygen vacancy induced structural phase transformation in TiO2 nanoparticles; Chandana Rath, P. Mohanty, A. C. Pandey and N.C. Mishra; J. Physics D: Applied Physics 42 (2009) 205101-205107.

  89. Evolution of Phase Purity and Texture on annealing of BiFeO3 Thin Film Prepared by Sol-Gel Technique; Priyadarshini Dash, B.N. Dash, Haripriya Rath, Chandana Rath and N.C. Mishra; Indian J. of Physics 83 (4) (2009) 485-491.

  90. Evolution of surface morphology of NiO thin films under swift heavy ion irradiation; P. Mallick, Chandana Rath, S. Mazumdar, R. Biswal, DC. Agrawal, Shikha Verma, D.K. Avasthi, P.V. Satyam and N. C. Mishra; Applied Surface Science 256 (2009) 521-523.

  91. Structural and Magnetic Properties of  Fe doped NiO; P Mallick, Chandana Rath, R Biswal and N C Mishra; Indian J. of Physics 83 (4) (2009) 517-523.

  92. Effect of cobalt substitution on microstructure and magnetic properties in ZnO nanoparticles; Chandana Rath, Sonal Singh, P. Mallick, D. Pandey, N.P. Lalla and N.C. Mishra; Indian Journal of Physics 83 (4) (2009) 415-421.

  93. Effect of Fe and Co doping on the structural and magnetic properties of NiO; P. Mallick, Chandana Rath, R. Biswal, A. Banerjee and N. C. Mishra; Ind. J. Cryogenics 33(2-4), 2008 52-56.

  94. Swift Heavy Ion Irradiation induced texturing in NiO thin film; P. Mallick, D.C. Agarwal, Chandana Rath, R. Biswal, D. Behera, D.K. Avasthi; D. Kanjilal, P.V. Satyam and N.C. Mishra; Nuclear Instrumentation and Methods B 266, (2008) 3332-3335.

  95. Microstructure and magnetic properties of nanoparticles of cobalt doped ZnO; Chandana Rath, P. Mallick, Alok Banerjee, N.P. Lalla and N.C. Mishra; Ind. J. Cryogenics 33(2-4), 2008 42-45.

  96. Kinetic study of the oxide-assisted catalyst-free synthesis of Silicon nitride nanowires; J. Farjas, Chandana Rath, A. Pinyol, P. Roura and E. Bertran; Phys. Stat. Solidi  (a), 203(6), (2006) 1307.

  97. Calorimetry of dehydrogenation and dangling-bond recombination in several hydrogenated amorphous silicon materials; P. Roura, J. Farjas, Chandana Rath, J. Serra-Miralles, E. Bertrana and P.Roca i Cabarrocas; Physics Review B 73 (2006) 085203.

  98. Thermally induced structural transformations on Polymorphous Silicon; Chandana Rath, J. Farjas, P.Roura, F. Kali and P. Roca i Cabarrocas; J. Materials Res. 20(9) (2005) 2562-2567.

  99. Si3N4 single-crystal nanowires grown from silicon micro and nanoparticles near the threshold of passive oxidation; J. Farjas, Chandana Rath, A. Pinyol, P. Roura and E. Bertran; Applied Physics Letter 87 (2005), 192111.

  100. Gas renewal in the horizontal furnance of a thermobalance; Chandana Rath, J. Farjas a P. Roura; Thermo Chimica Acta, 412 (2004), 113-119.

  101. Crystallization kinetics of hydrogenated amorphous silicon thick films grown by plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition; J. Farjas, Chandana Rath, P.Roura and P. Roca i Cabarroca; Applied Surface Science 238 (2004) 165-168.

  102. Si-N nanowire (whisker) formation at low temperature from Silicon nano and microparticles; Chandana Rath, A. Pinyol, J. Farjas, P.Roura and E.Bertran;  Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 789 (2004) N3.20.1-N3.20.5.

  103. Thermal transition behavior of  iron oxide-polypyrrole nanocomposites; Komilla Suri, S. Annapoorni, R.P. Tandon, C. Rath, V.K. Aggrawal; Current Applied Physics 3 (2003) 209-213.

  104. Dependence on cation size distribution of particle size, lattice parameter and magnetic properties in nano-size Mn-Zn ferrite; Chandana Rath, K.K. Sahu, S.D. Kulkarni, S. Anand, S.K. Date and R.P. Das, N.C. Mishra; J. Applied Physics 91 (4), 2002, 2211-2215.

  105. Mossbauer studies of nanosize Mn1-xZnxFe2O4; C. Upadhyay, H.C. Verma, C. Rath, K.K. Sahu, S. Anand, R.P. Das, N.C. Mishra; Journal of Alloys and Compounds 326 (2001) 94-97.

  106. Appearance of superparamagnetism on heating nanosize Mn0.65Zn0.35Fe2O4; Chandana Rath, N.C. Mishra, S. Anand, R.P. Das, K.K. Sahu, Chandan Upadhyay and H. C. Verma; Appl. Phys. Letter 76(4) (2000) 475-477.

  107. Preparation and Characterization of Nanosize Mn-Zn Ferrite; C. Rath, K.K. Sahu, S. Anand, S.K. Date, N.C. Mishra, R.P. Das; J. Magn. Magn. Mater 202(1), 1999, 77-84 .

  108. Microstructure dependent coercivity in monodispersed hematite particles; Chandana Rath, K.K. Sahu, S.D. Kulkarni, S. Anand, S.K. Date and R.P. Das, N.C. Mishra; Appl. Phys. Letter 75 (1999) 4171-4173.

  109. Microstructural and Magnetic Studies on Hydrothermally Prepared Hematite; K.K. Sahu, C. Rath, N.C. Mishra, S. Anand and R.P. Das; J. Colloid Interface Sci185 (1997) 402.

  110. Magnetic Coating on Hematite in a-Fe2O3-BaCl2 Mixed System; C. Rath, N.C. Mishra, K.K. Sahu and R.P. Das ; Indian J. Phys. 71A (1997)307.

  111. Intra-granular Annealing of Disordered Sub-particles in Hematite Grain; C. Rath, K.K. Sahu, N.C. Mishra, R.P. Das and K. Patnaik; Material Science Forum 223-224 (1996) 287.

  1. A Bioactive glass nanocomposite and a method of preparation thereof. Chandana Rath and Akhilesh Kumar Yadav. Patent File No. 202411021185

  2. High-performance aqueous asymmetric supercapacitor device using ABO 2 -type pseudocapacitor electrodes.
    Abhay Narayan Singh, Chandana Rath, Preetam Singh Patent filed on March 06, 2023

  3. Latent fingerprint imaging using rare earth doped HfO2 nanophosphors synthesized through  sol-gel technique, Sandeep Kumar, Chandana Rath. Patent file no-201911042913 dated  October 22, 2019.

  4. A novel method to prepare TiO2 nanoparticles through a hydrothermal route, Chandana Rath File No: 3022/DEL/2015  dated September 23, 2015.

  5. A new process for hydrothermal preparation of Mn-Zn Ferrites. Chandana. Rath, K.K. Sahu, N.C. Mishra, S. Anand and R.P. Das, Indian Patent no: 216921 (2007)

Young Research Award -1998 (Material Science) in International Union of Materials Research Society IUMRS-ICA (Bangalore) India.

MRSI Medal 2015-Material Research Socity of India

Women Achiever in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) 2021.

Best Poster Award

  1. "Study on Monoclinic to high Temperature Cubic Structural Transformation in Dy and/or Sm Doped HfO2 Nanoparticles".         Sandeep Kumar and Chandana Rath Best Poster Award  National Confrence on Advanced Nanomaterials and their Applications, Department of Physics at Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, Prayagraj, Dec 21-23, 20 
  2. "Memory effect and exchange bias phenomenon in core-shell CoCr2Onanoparticles" Jagadish Kumar G. and Chandana Rath Dr. K. Venkatesan Best Poster Award 45th National Seminar on Crystallography, School of Materials Science and Technology, IIT(BHU) July 09-13, 2017. 
  3. "Structural and Magnetic properties of LaMnO3 Nanoparticles with varying La concentration" Priyanka Tiwari, Chandana Rath International conference on nanotechnology for better living, Department of Physics, NIT Srinagar  and IIT, Kanpur, Srinagar, May 25-29, 2016.
  4. "Evolution of Transport and Magnetic Behaviour in Epitaxial Ti1-xCoxO2-δ Thin Films under Swift Heavy Ion Irradiation” Chandana Rath, P. Mohanty, N. C. Mishra, R. J. Choudhary, R. Rawat International Conference on Swift Heavy Ions in Materials Engineering and Characterization (SHIMEC), Inter University Accelerator Center (IUAC), New Delhi. 14-17 October 2014.
  5. "Effect of Oxygen Vacancy in Phase Transformation and Magnetic Properties of Ti1-xCoxO2 (x-0, 0.01, 0.03 and 0.05) Nanaoparticles" P. Mohanty and Chandana Rath National Conference on Experimental Tools for Materials Science Research State of Art, Department of Physics, Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Banaras Hindu University 3-4 December 2010.
  6. "Defects Studies in ZnO Doped With Mg and/or Co Nanoparticles" V. P. Singh, Chandana Rath  6th National Conference On Thermo Physical Properties (NCTP), Department of Applied Physics, IT-BHU,                                 October 11-13, 2011.
  7. "Room Temperature Ferromagnetism:  TixCo1-xO2-δ (x=0, 0.015) Thin Film grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition" Chandana Rath, P. Mohanty, N. C. Mishra, R. J. Chaoudhary A. Banerjee, T. Shripathi, N. P.  Lalla Conference Cum Workshop on Electron Microscopy (CWEM), Metallurgical Engineering, IIT(BHU) December 6-8, 2012.
  1. Multifunctional Nanostructured Mn/Fe doped CeCrO3 for Photocatalyst and Magnetic Switching, Core Research Grant, SERB - 49Lakhs(2022-2025)
  2. Investigation of structural transformation in Rare earth doped HfO2 by X-ray absorption spectroscopy, UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore, 2020-2023 (Travel as per actual + 1.25 Lakhs)
  3. FIST-II support to SMST, IIT (BHU) Varanasi as Co-PI Funding Agency: Department of Science and Technology, India Period: 2019-2024
  4. Project on polarised neutron reflectrometry of HfO2 thin films deposited through MBE and E-beam evaporation techniques: Nanoscience Foundries and Fine Analysis, Europe2017

  5. ​Project on “Interconnect Materials for Fuel Cell”: Centre for Energy and Resources Development, IIT(BHU) : 2016-2018: 12 Lakhs

  6. Project on ‘Physical Properties of undoped and doped HfO2 thin films deposited by Physical Vapour Deposition Technique” IIT (BHU) 201615 Lakhs

  7. Collaborative Research project entitled “Cation distribution in A and B sites of Fe substituted CoCr2O4 multiferroi by EXAFS”: UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore, 2015: 1.5 Lakhs + TA,DA of PI and student for availing synchrotron beam time at RRCAT, Indore and UGC-DAE-CSR, Indore

  8. Neutron diffraction studies on Nanoparticles of Cobalt Chromite by A/B site mixing – 12.3 Lakhs –UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research,  Mumbai -2015

  9. Magnetic Properties of Nanoparticles of CoCr2-xFexO4 Multiferroic: UGC, UPE scheme, BHU 2013 - 0.825 Lakhs

  10. Growth of Nanowires and Nanotubes of Transition Metal Doped TiO2: Structure, Properties and Photocatalytic Application: University Grant Commission, New Delhi 2012 ~ 11.5 Lakhs

  11.  Size dependent electric, magnetic and magnetoelectric coupling behaviour in Chromite Spinels : Department of Science and Technology 2011 ~ 22.0 Lakhs

  12.  Evolution of Magnetism with Oxygen Deficiency in Cobalt Doped TiO2 Diluted Magnetic Semiconductor: UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore, 2007 ~ 7.06 Lakhs

  13. Synthesis and characterization of thin film and sheets of ferrite nanocomposites: Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University 2005 – 0.5 Lakh

Current PhD students

Sr.No Name and Enrollment Year Photo Research Interest Contact Information

Mr. Manish yadav

July 2017

Size Dependent Structural and Magnetic property of ABO3 type   Ceramics manishyadav.rs.mst17@itbhu.ac.in

Mr. Abhay Narayan Singh

July 2017

Nanostructured materials for supercapacitor abhay.ahraura@gmail.com

Mr. Taranga Dehury

July 2018

Structural, Optical, Magnetic Properties and Applications of   Nanostructured Hafnium  Oxide (HfO2) tarangadehury@gmail.com  

Mr. akhilesh Kumar Yadav

July 2019

Bioactive Glasses Ceramics, nanofibers, scaffolds akhileshkumaryadav.rs.mst19@itbhu.ac.in

Ms. Sanjna Rajput

December 2019

Synthesis, properties and  application of CoMn2O4 Spinel  Compound sanjnarajput.rs.mst19@itbhu.ac.in

Mr. Keshav Kumar

December 2020

Structural and physical properties of nanomaterial perovskite oxide,Thin films


Ms. Aiswarjya Bastia

December 2020

FDTO, magnetic materials, nanomaterials aiswarjyabastia.rs.mst20@itbhu.ac.in

Mr. Deepankar Das

July 2021



Current Project Students

1. Ms. Lekshmi S Kumar   strucural and magnetic properties of ABO3 system lekshmi.jrf.mst23@itbhu.ac.in


Current M.Tech and IDD Students

     1. Vishesh Tiku

     2. Sumit Kumar Singh


List of Alumni

     PDF Awarded 


1. Himanshu Tripathi 

  Enrollment Year: July 2017

Research Interests: 
Synthesis and Characterization of the multifunctional bioactive glasses and glass ceramics scaffolds for biomedical applications.


      PhD Thesis Awarded /  Submitted

1.  Mr. Praveen Kumar Singh

Title of the Thesis:

Fracture Mechanics Analysis of Giant Magnetostrictive Material in the Coupled Magneto - Elastic Field 

2.   Dr. Gaurav Chandra Pandey

      Degree Awarded : 2022

Title of the Thesis:

Crystal Structure, Local Structure and Magnetic Properties of Nanoparticles of NiCr2-xFeO4(x = 0.0 - 0.6)

3.   Dr. Sakshi Gupta

       Degree Awarded : 2021

Title of the Thesis:

A Comparative Evaluation of Dexamethasone Coated Bioglass Nanofibre, Bioglass Nanofibre and Platelet Rich Fibrin as a Scaffold in Endodontic Regeneration Therapy.

4.   Dr. Deepti Gangwar

      Degree Awarded : 2021

Title of the Thesis: 

Structural, Magnetic and Electrochemical Properties of Multifunctional Nanostructured Polymorphs of MnO2 and Dy Doped MnO2

5.   Dr. Sandeep Kumar  

      Degree Awarded : 2019

Title of the Thesis: 

Structure, Magnetic, Optical and Electrical Properties of Multifunctional Nanostructured Dy and/or Sm Doped HfO2.

6.   Dr. Priyanka Tiwari

     Degree Awarded : 2019

Title of the Thesis: 

Structure Jahn-Teller Distortion, Magnetic and Optical Properties of   Fe/Cr Doped RMnO(R=La, Gd) Perovskite

7.   Dr. B. Bharati

     Degree Awarded : 2019

Title of the Thesis: 

Studies on Structural, Magnetic and Photocatalytic Properties of Mn Doped TiO2 Nanoparticles and Irradiated TiO2 Thin Films

8.   Dr. Jagadish Kumar G.

      Degree Awarded : 2018

Title of the Thesis: 

Size and Composition Dependent Microstructure and Magnetic Properties of ZnxCo1-xCr2O4 (x=0 to 0.8)

9.   Dr. Durgesh Kumar

      Degree Awarded : 2018

Title of the Thesis: 

Studies on microstructure and magnetic properties of Fe doped CoCr2O: Effect of size and composite.

10.   Dr. Pankaj Mohanty

      Degree Awarded : 2015

Title of the Thesis: 

Structure, Magnetic and Transport Properties of Nanostructured Ti1-xCoxO2-d : Effect of Ion Irradiation

11.   Dr. Vinay Pratap Singh

      Degree Awarded : 2015

Title of the Thesis: 

Studies on Intrinsic Defects in ZnO, Doped/Codoped ZnO and ZnO-SrAl2OComposites

12. Dr. Pravanjan Malick

      Degree Awarded : 2012

Title of the Thesis: 

Evolution of Structural and Magnetic Properties in Nickel Oxide by doping and Ion Irradiation


Sl. No.

Name of the student

Title of the thesis

Year (Degree Awarded)

1. Pratik Pradeep Devlekar Synthesis and structural analysis of (Na3Cr2(PO4)3 + Polyaniline) composite material for Pseudocapacitor 2023


Mr. Sarthak Parte

Structural and Electrical Characterisation of Dysprosium doped ZnO nanoparticle for varistor application



Mr. Rahul Yadav Studies on Photocatalytic degradation using CuO Nanomaterial and CuO-ZnO composite 2023
4. Ms. Sreja Nath Chowdhary Synthesis and characterizations of superparamagnetic CoFe2O4 nanoparticles. 2022
5. Dinesh Singh Synthesis and Characterization of AlFeO 3 Perovskite type materials 2022
6. Dharmendra Kumar Synthesis and characterization of AlCrO 3 Perovskite type material- 2022
7. Mr. Kumar Kartikey Report on ZnO based dilute magnetic semiconductors 2021
8. Mr. Anurag Kamal Recent developments on Supercapacitors 2021
9. Mr. Anirudh Ingle Oxide and composite materials for supercapacitor applications 2021
10. Mr. Puligattu Sreevatsav An Overview on Perovskite oxides for Supercapacitor application 2021
11. Mr. Subham jaiswal Synthesis and Structural characterization of Bioactive glass through Sol-gel technique. 2020
12. Mr. Naveen Saroj Structure and Photocatalytic degradation of sol-gel synthesized TiO2 2020


Mr. Madhusudan Manna

Structural Transformation, Photoluminescence and Photocatalytic Activity of Pr Doped ZrO2 Nano-Ceramics


14. Mr. Asish Minz Synthesis and Characterizations of Fe doped LaCrO3 Interconnect Material- 2019


Mr. Mayank Prakash

Effect of TiO2 Phase in Graphene-TiO2 Composite for Super-Capacitor Application



Mr. Raghava

Synthesis and Characterization of Cobalt doped Nickel Ferrite



Mr. Dibyaratnam Samarlia

Synthesis, Characterization and study of phase transformation in Ni doped Copper Chromite nanoparticles



Mr. Saurav Suman

Study of structural, Magnetic and Electrical properties of Iron doped Cobalt Chromite Nanoparticles



Ms. Sonali Agarwal

Synthesis and Characterization of Cr doped Lanthanum Ferrite (LaFeO3)



Mr. Hariome Saran Gupta

Fabrication of PMMA and ZnO-CuO Composite for Industrial Application



Mr. Johnson Frank Guria

Synthesis and Electromagnetic Absorption Properties of Strontium Hexaferrite



Mr. Ajay Kumar Gautam

Synthesis and Luminescence investigations of Eu and Mn doped Calcium aluminate Phosphors



Mr. Swaroop Kumar Behera

Luminescent properties of Eu-doped Strontium Aluminate Nanophosphors



Mr. Chinmayee Nayak

Chemical Synthesis of Co++ Anchored Polyindole for Charge Storage Application



Mr. Ankit Kumar Sonkar

Biomedical applications of TiO2 Nanoparticles



Mr. Shiv Kumar

Cladding of Mild steel by Welding and Allied Processes



Mr. Kapil Vaswani

Synthesis and Characterizations of ZnO and Zn3N4 thin films



Ms. B. Bharati

Photocatalytic Degradation of different dyes using TiO2 nanoparticles



Ms. Priyanka Tiwari

Studies on Rare earth Managnite



Ms. Surabhi Mor

Effect of Lithium and/or Titanium doping on dielectric cnstsnt of Nickel Oxide



Ms. Farheen Anjum

Synthesis and transport properties of Nickel Chromite nanoparticle



Mr. Ankit Maheswari

Syntheis and characterization of Eu doped SAO, Yb doped SAO, Eu doped ZnO, Yb doped ZnO, Eu doped SAO-ZnO, Yb doped SAO-ZnO phosphors



Mr. Purohit Laxank Manoharlal

Investigations on structural, dielectric and optical properties of V/Li doped ZnO nanoparticles



Mr. Abhishek Singh

Synthesis and Characterization of Iron doped Cobalt Chromite



Mr. Jagmohan Singh Butola

Studies on dilute magnetic semiconductors



Mr. Uma Shankar

Synthesis and characterization of ceramic-polymer nanocomposite



Mr. Vinay Pratap Singh

Synthesis and characterization of doped transition metal oxide



Mr. Vamsi Krishna

Synthesis and Characterization of ZnO-polymer nanocomposite



Mr. Bala

Studies on ZnO and Fe2O3 based polymer nanocomposites



Mr. Lawerence Kumar

Studies on Nanomaterials of Magnetic Ceramics



Mr. Amlan Rooj

Synthesis and characterization of multiferroic Mn substituted Bismuth Ferrite      (BiFe1-xMnxO3)



S.No. Name of the Facility & Specification Photograph
 1. Electron beam with thermal vapour deposition system
(Manisha Vacuum Equipments pvt. Lmt.)
UV – Vis Spectrophotometer (200-800)nm
3. Impedance analyzer interface
(50 – 600)˚C
 (Newtons4th Ltd.) UK
4. Low Temperature Resistivity Measurment Setup
(1 - 10M)Hz, (10- 300)K

5. Hydrothermal Setup
6. Photocatalytic Reactor
7. Apex Spin Coater
8. Centrifuge

High Temperature Programmable Furnace

Temperature (Upto 1150°C)


Tubular Furnace 

Temperature (Upto 800°C)

  1. Visited Petra, Germany from 7-10 th October 2022 for EXAFS measurement using P64 beamline.
  2. Visited Purdue University, USA from 14 th July to 14 th August 2022 under SERB OVDF exchange program.
  3. Visiting  Jülich  Centre for Neutron Science at MLZ -JULICH, Garching, Munich, Germany for research work from Oct 17-18 2018.
  4. ​Visiting Department of Physics and Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Girona, Spain for collaborative work from 18/12/2017 to 30/12/2017.
  5. Visiting FRM II, Munich, Germany from 21.05.2017 to 30.05.2017 to perform Diffused Neutron Scattering (DNS) experiment using neutron source.
  6. Visiting International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy to attend an International workshop on “Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Photo-induced Electronic Excitations”  from 08.05.2017 to 12.05.2017.
  7. Visiting Syncrotron source of Elettra, Italy from 11.12.2016 to 19.12.2016 to do experiments using EXAFS technique.
  8. Visiting Jeulich centre for neutron science (JCNS2), Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Germany from 15.09.2014 to 24.09.2014 for measurements and analysis of  magneto-electric and diffused neutron scattering.
  9. Visiting FRM II, Munich, Germany from 15.05.2013 to 27.05.2013 to perform Diffused Neutron Scattering (DNS) experiment using neutron source.
  10. Visiting Elettra, Italy from 27.05.2011 to 02.06.2011 to do experiments using EXAFS technique.
  11. International Conference on Superconductivity and Magnetsim April 25-30, 2010 Ankara University, Antalya, Turkey.
  12. Visiting CNRS, Paris, France for measurements from Dec 7-14, 2002.
  13. Post doctoral Fellow in University of Girona, Girona, Spain July 2002-Dec2003.
  14. International Conference on ferrites (ICF-8) , Kyoto, Japan (2000).