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Dr. Chandana Rath
Associate Professor
School of Materials Science and Technology,IIT BHU
Area of Interest: 
Nanomagnetics, Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors, Multiferroics, Ion Irradiation, Semiconducting Nanostructured Materials, Ceramic nanocomposites and thin film.

Dr. (Mrs.) Chandana Rath is an Associate 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.

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

    Complete list of publications:

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

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

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

  4. 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. Rath; Ceramics International 45 (2019) 13874-13882 .

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

  6. 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.

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

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

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. ​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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Structural and Magnetic Properties Of LaMnO3 Nanoparticles With Varying La Concentration; Priyanka Tiwari and Chandana  Rath; AIP Conference Proceedings 1832 (2017) 050099-4.

  19.  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.

  20. 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).

  21. Magnetic Transitions in Chemically Synthesized Nanoparticles of CoCr2O4 ;  Jagadish. K. Galivarapu, D. Kumar, A. Banerjee and Chandana Rath; IEEE Trans. Magnetics 52(8) (2016) 6000506-7.

  22. 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.

  23. Defects Induced Phase Transformation & Anomalous Luminescent Properties in ZnO and SrAl2O4 Composites; V. P. Singh, P. Mohanty, S. P. Lochab and Chandana Rath; RSC Advances 4 (69), 2014, 36765 – 36770.

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

  25. 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.

  26. Tuning of magnetic transition temperatures in nanoparticles of CoCr2O4 multiferroic 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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 Rath; J. Magn. Magn. Mater 355 (2014) 240-245.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

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

  32. 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.

  33. 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 Rath; AIP Conference Proceedings 1512 (1), 56-57.

  34. 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 Rath; Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2(5) 2012.

  35. 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.

  36. Oxygen vacancy induced phase formation and room temperature ferromagnetism in TiO2 and Cobalt doped TiO2 thin 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.

  37. 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.

  38. Effect of oxygen vacancy on magnetic properties of Ti1-xCoxO2 nanoparticles; P. Mohanty, P. Mallick, N.C. Mishra, A. Banerjee, T. Shripathi and Chandana Rath; International J. Nanotechnology and Applications 5(4) (2011) 383-393.

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

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

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. Grain growth and crack formation in NiO thin films by swift heavy ion irradiation; P. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

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

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  60. 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.

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

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. 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.

  68. 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 .

  69. 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.

  70. 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 Sci. 185 (1997) 402.

  71. 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.

  72. 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 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)

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

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

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, 2018. 

  1. 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. 
  1. 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.

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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. Project on polarised neutron reflectrometry of HfO2 thin films deposited through MBE and E-beam evaporation techniques: Nanoscience Foundries and Fine Analysis, Europe2017

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

  3. Project on ‘Physical Properties of undoped and doped HfO2 thin films deposited by Physical Vapour Deposition Technique” IIT (BHU) 2016: 15 Lakhs

  4. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Current PDF Student:

 Dr. Himanshu Tripathi
 Research Interests: 

 Synthesis and Characterization of the multifunctional bioactive glasses and glass   ceramics   scaffolds for biomedical applications.
 Enrollment Year: July 2017


Current Ph.D students:


 B. Bharati
 Research Interests:
Studies on Structure, Magnetic and Photocatalytic Properties of Mn Doped   TiO2 Nanoparticles and Irradiated TiO2 Thin Films.

 Enrollment Year: July 2014



 Sandeep Kumar
 Research Interests:

 Structure, Magnetic, Optical and Electrical Properties of Multifunctional   Nanostructured Dy and/or Sm Doped HfO2.
 Enrollment Year: July 2014


 Priyanka Tiwari
 Research Interests:
Structure Jahn-Teller Distortion, Magnetic and Optical Properties of Fe/Cr   Doped RMnO(R=La, Gd) Perovskite.
 Enrollment Year: July 2014                               

 Gaurav Chandra Pandey
 Research Interests:

 Microstructure and Magnetic Properties in Chromites.
 Enrollment Year: Dec 2015           

 Deepti Gangwar
 Research Interests:

 Microstructure and functional properties of functional oxides.
 Enrollment Year: July 2016

   Abhay Narayan Singh
 Research Interests:

 Nanostructured Material for Sensors.
 Enrollment Year: July 2017

 Manish Yadav
 Research Interests:

 Size Dependent Structural and Magnetic Property of ABO3 type   Ceramics 
 Enrollment Year: July 2017


 Taranga Dehury
 Research Interests:
 Structural, Optical, Magnetic Properties and Applications of   Nanostructured Hafnium Oxide (HfO2)
Enrollment Year: July 2018   




 List of Ph.D. and M.Tech. Thesis Awarded


Sl. No. Name of the student Title of the thesis Year (Degree Awarded)
Ph.D. Thesis
1. Mr. Jagadish Kumar G. Size and Composition Dependent Microstructure and Magnetic Properties of ZnxCo1-xCr2O4 (x=0 to 0.8) 2019
2. Mr. Durgesh Kumar Studies on microstructure and magnetic properties of Fe doped CoCr2O4: Effect of size and composition. 2019
Mr. Pankaj Mohanty Structure, Magnetic and Transport Properties of Nanostructured Ti1-xCoxO2-d: Effect of Ion Irradiation”  
Mr. Vinay Pratap Singh Thesis “Studies on Intrinsic Defects in ZnO, Doped/Codoped ZnO and ZnO-SrAl2O4 Composites”  
Mr. Pravanjan Malick “Evolution of Structural and Magnetic Properties in Nickel Oxide by doping and Ion Irradiation”  
M.Tech / IDD Thesis
1. Mr. Madhusudan Manna Structural Transformation, Photoluminescence and Photocatalytic Activity of Pr Doped ZrO2 Nano-Ceramics 2019
2. Mr. Mayank Prakash Effect of TiO2 Phase in Graphene-TiO2 Composite for Super-Capacitor Application 2018
3. Mr. Raghava Synthesis and Characterization of Cobalt doped Nickel Ferrite 2018
4. Mr. Dibyaratnam Samarlia Synthesis, Characterization and study of phase transformation in Ni doped Copper Chromite nanoparticles 2018
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 2013
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)
Available Facilities
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 analysis interface
(50 – 600)˚C
 (Newtons4th Ltd.)
4. Low Temperature Resistivity Measurment Setup
(1 - 10M)Hz, (10- 300)K



  1. Visiting  Jülich  Centre for Neutron Science at MLZ -JULICH, Garching, Munich, Germany for research work from Oct 17-18 2018.
  2. ​Visiting Department of Physics and Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Girona, Spain for collaborative work from 18/12/2017 to 30/12/2017.
  3. Visiting FRM II, Munich, Germany from 21.05.2017 to 30.05.2017 to perform Diffused Neutron Scattering (DNS) experiment using neutron source.
  4. 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.
  5. Visiting Syncrotron source of Elettra, Italy from 11.12.2016 to 19.12.2016 to do experiments using EXAFS technique.
  6. 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.
  7. Visiting FRM II, Munich, Germany from 15.05.2013 to 27.05.2013 to perform Diffused Neutron Scattering (DNS) experiment using neutron source.
  8. Visiting Elettra, Italy from 27.05.2011 to 02.06.2011 to do experiments using EXAFS technique.
  9. International Conference on Superconductivity and Magnetsim April 25-30, 2010 Ankara University, Antalya, Turkey.
  10. Visiting CNRS, Paris, France for measurements from Dec 7-14, 2002.
  11. Post doctoral Fellow in University of Girona, Girona, Spain July 2002-Dec2003.
  12. International Conference on ferrites (ICF-8) , Kyoto, Japan (2000).


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Teacher’s Day Celebration