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Dr. Chandan Upadhyay
Associate Professor
School of Materials Science and Technology, IIT(BHU), Varanasi
Area of Interest: 
Ferroic and Multiferroic Materials, Magnetism in Low Dimensional System, Multifunctional Materials, Organic Electronics

Role of Silver Nanoshells on Structural and Magnetic Behavior of Fe3O4 nanoparticles,
P Singh, Chandan Upadhyay,
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Nature of ferroelectric transitions in spin ice Ho2Ti2O7 and Dy2Ti2O7
PK Yadav, C Upadhyay
arXiv preprint arXiv:1711.08630
Size selectivity of magnetite core-(Ag/Au) shell nanoparticles for multimodal imaging applications
P Singh, C Upadhyay
Materials Research Express 4 (10), 105401
Self‐Assembly of Solution‐Processable Polyindole via Langmuir‐Blodgett Technique: An Insight to Layer‐Dependent Charge Transport and Electronic Parameters
R Mishra, RK Pandey, C Upadhyay, R Prakash
ChemistrySelect 2 (21), 6009-6015
DDAB‐Triggered, Size‐Sorted, Instant Phase‐Switching of Silver Nanoparticles
R Mishra, S Mishra, C Upadhyay, R Prakash
ChemistrySelect 2 (10), 3028-3034
Urease Immobilized Fluorescent Gold Nanoparticles for Urea Sensing
UK Parashar, NR Nirala, C Upadhyay, PS Saxena, A Srivastava
Applied biochemistry and biotechnology 176 (2), 480-492
Extraordinary enhancement of Néel transition temperature in nanoparticles of multiferroic tetragonal compositions of (1− x) BiFeO3-xPbTiO3 solid solutions
C Upadhyay, PK Harijan, A Senyshyn, R Ranganathan, D Pandey
Applied physics letters 106 (9), 093103
Surface plasmon coupled metal enhanced spectral and charge transport properties of poly (3, 3′′′-dialkylquarterthiophene) Langmuir Schaefer films
RK Pandey, SK Yadav, C Upadhyay, R Prakash, H Mishra
Nanoscale 7 (14), 6083-6092
Molecular self ordering and charge transport in layer by layer deposited poly (3, 3‴-dialkylquarterthiophene) films formed by Langmuir-Schaefer technique
RK Pandey, AK Singh, C Upadhyay, R Prakash
Journal of Applied Physics 116 (9), 094311
Extraordinary Tunability of the Superexchange Interactions in Nanoparticles of the Multiferroic 0.50BiFeO3-0.50PbTiO3
C Upadhyay, PK Harijan, A Senyshyn, R Ranganathan, D Pandey
arXiv preprint arXiv:1407.6485
Mössbauerite, Fe3+ 6O4 (OH) 8 [CO3]· 3H2O, the fully oxidized'green rust'mineral from Mont Saint-Michel Bay, France
JMR Génin, SJ Mills, AG Christy, O Guérin, AJ Herbillon, E Kuzmann, ...
Mineralogical Magazine 78 (2), 447-465
Pressure dependent surface morphology and Raman studies of semicrystalline poly (indole-5-carboxylic acid) by the Langmuir–Blodgett technique
RK Pandey, C Upadhyay, R Prakash
RSC Advances 3 (36), 15712-15718
Redox topotactic reactions in FeII− III (oxy) hydroxycarbonate new minerals related to fougèrite in gleysols:“trébeurdenite and mössbauerite”
JMR Génin, O Guérin, AJ Herbillon, E Kuzmann, SJ Mills, G Morin, ...
Hyperfine interactions 204 (1-3), 71-81
Cation distribution of Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 nanoparticles
RK Singh, C Upadhyay, S Layek, A Yadav
International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology 2 (8)
Raman and Mössbauer Spectroscopic Characterisation of Sulfate Minerals from the Mars Analogue Sites at Rio Tinto and Jaroso Ravine, Spain
F Rull, I Fleischer, J Martinez-Frias, A Sanz, C Upadhyay, G Klingelhöfer
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 39, 1616
Effect of size and synthesis route on the magnetic properties of chemically prepared nanosize ZnFe2O4
C Upadhyay, HC Verma, V Sathe, AV Pimpale
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 312 (2), 271-279
Classification of Martian Jarosite
C Upadhyay, G Klingelhöfer, I Fleischer, D Schröder, D Rodionov, ...
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 38, 1835
Status of the APXS experiment on ROSETTA
J Sanchez, J Lopez, C Schroeder, M Blumers, I Fleischer, M Hahn, ...
Verhandlungen der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft 42 (4)
Moessbauer-Spectrometer MIMOS II: Future applications
G Klingelhoefer, M Blumers, C Schroeder, I Fleischer, JG Lopez, ...
Verhandlungen der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft 42 (4)
Structure and thermodynamics of ferrous, stoichiometric and ferric oxyhydroxycarbonate green rusts; redox flexibility and fougerite mineral
JMR Génin, C Ruby, C Upadhyay
Solid State Sciences 8 (11), 1330-1343
In situ redox flexibility of FeII-III oxyhydroxycarbonate green rust and fougerite
C Ruby, C Upadhyay, A Géhin, G Ona-Nguema, JMR GÉnin
Environmental science & technology 40 (15), 4696-4702
Speciation of iron; characterisation and structure of green rusts and Fe II–III oxyhydroxycarbonate fougerite
JMR Génin, M Abdelmoula, C Ruby, C Upadhyay
Comptes Rendus Geoscience 338 (6), 402-419
Effect of Ni doping on the properties of fine magnetite particles
M Mohapatra, B Pandey, C Upadhyay, S Anand, RP Das, HC Verma
Journal of magnetism and magnetic materials 295 (1), 44-50
Fougerite and Fe II–III hydroxycarbonate green rust; ordering, deprotonation and/or cation substitution; structure of hydrotalcite-like compounds and mythic ferrosic h...
JMR Génin, R Aïssa, A Géhin, M Abdelmoula, O Benali, V Ernstsen, ...
Solid State Sciences 7 (5), 545-572
Anomalous change in electron density at nuclear sites in nanosize zinc ferrite
C Upadhyay, HC Verma
Applied physics letters 85 (11), 2074-2076
Cation distribution in nanosized Ni–Zn ferrites
C Upadhyay, HC Verma, S Anand
Journal of applied physics 95 (10), 5746-5751
Identification of Positron Trapping Sites in Nanocrystalline ZnFe2O4 by Coincidence Doppler Broadening...
PMG Nambissan, C Upadhyay, HC Verma
Materials Science Forum 445, 162-164
Identification of positron trapping sites in nanocrystalline ZnFe2O4 by coincidence Doppler broadening measurements
PMG Nambissan, C Upadhyay, HC Verma
Materials Science Forum 445, 162-164
Magnetic properties of a partially inverted zinc ferrite synthesized by a new coprecipitation technique using urea
A Kundu, C Upadhyay, HC Verma
Physics Letters A 311 (4), 410-415
Positron lifetime spectroscopic studies of nanocrystalline ZnFe2O4
PMG Nambissan, C Upadhyay, HC Verma
Journal of applied Physics 93 (10), 6320-6326
Effect of addition of Cu (II), Ni (II) and Co (II) ions on conversion of crystalline goethite to magnetite in NH 3–FeSO 4–H 2 O medium
M Mohapatra, S Anand, RP Das, C Upadhyay, HC Verma
International Journal of Mineral Processing 69 (1), 75-86
Effect of preparation conditions on formation of nanophase Ni–Zn ferrites through hydrothermal technique
C Upadhyay, D Mishra, HC Verma, S Anand, RP Das
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 260 (1), 188-194
Preparation and characterization of Cu (II), Ni (II) or Co (II) ion-doped goethite samples and their conversion to magnetite in NH3–FeSO 4–H2O medium
M Mohapatra, S Anand, RP Das, C Upadhyay, HC Verma
Hydrometallurgy 66 (1), 125-134
Aqueous reduction of crystalline goethite under ammoniacal conditions
M Mohapatra, S Anand, RP Das, C Upadhyay, HC Verma
Hydrometallurgy 65 (2), 227-235
Thermal decomposition pattern and particle size estimation of iron minerals associated with the Cretaceous‐Tertiary boundary at Gubbio
HC Verma, C Upadhyay, A Tripathi, RP Tripathi, N Bhandari
Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37 (7), 901-909
Evidence of impact at the Permian/Triassic Boundary from Mössbauer spectroscopy
HC Verma, C Upadhyay, RP Tripathi, AD Shukla, N Bhandari
Hyperfine interactions 141 (1), 357-360
Global occurrence of magnetic and superparamagnetic iron phases in Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary clays
N Bhandari, HC Verma, C Upadhyay, A Tripathi, RP Tripathi
Mössbauer studies of nanosize Mn 1− x Zn x Fe 2 O 4
C Upadhyay, HC Verma, C Rath, KK Sahu, S Anand, RP Das, NC Mishra
Journal of alloys and compounds 326 (1), 94-97
Mössbauer Spectroscopy of K/T Boundary Clays: Characterstics of Iron Bearing Minerals
N Bhandari, HC Verama, A Tripathi, C Upadhyay, RP Tripathi
Catastrophic events and mass extinctions: Impacts and beyond
Nano-sized iron phases at the K/T and P/T boundaries revealed by Mössbauer spectroscopy
HC Verma, C Upadhyay, RP Tripathi, A Tripathi, AD Shukla, N Bhandari
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 32
Site preferences for cobalt and cobalt-titanium in substituted barium ferrites
C Upadhyay, DK Rai, HC Verma, J Kumar
Appearance of superparamagnetism on heating nanosize Mn 0.65 Zn 0.35 Fe 2 O 4
C Rath, NC Mishra, S Anand, RP Das, KK Sahu, C Upadhyay, HC Verma
Applied Physics Letters 76 (4), 475-477

Dr. Chandan Upadhyay is an Associate Professor in the School of Materials Science and Technology. Dr. Upadhyay has received Master in Physics from Banaras Hindu University in 1998,  and Ph.D. in Physics in 2004  from Indian  Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He had his post-doctoral fellowship at "Laboratory of Chemical Physics and Microbiology for Environment " UMR-7564, CNRS-University of Henri Poincaré Nancy1, France; Mars-Mössbauer Group, Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Johannes Gutenburg-Universität Mainz, Germany and IFF –Soft matter divison, Forschungszentrum, Jülich, Germany. He joined School of Materials Science and Technology in February 2008.   

Research Interests

Synthesis, Characterization and Physical Properties of Nanostructures,
Ferroic and Multiferroic Materials
Static and dynamic magnetic properties of Nanoparticles
Self-assembly of Supra Molecules and their electronic properties
Computational studies of Nanostructures

Current Research Group

Name & Roll No. Research Interests Contact
PhD Students
Mr. Pappu Kumar Harijan
Multiferroic Nanoparticles
Ms. Pinki Singh
Multifunctional Nano particles for multimodal applications.
Mr. Pramod Kumar Yadav
Strongly correlated quantum systems with competing or frustrated interaction.
Ms. Manjari Shukla
Study of spin disordered systems.
Mr.Abhishek Tripathi
Study of magnetic interactions in low dimensional magnetic materials.
M. Tech. Students
Fine tuning of parameters for synthesis of core-shell nanoparticles.


Microemulsion method for mesoscopic materials

Member, Academic Senate, IIT(BHU) (2012-2017) 
Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Review Committee (UG-CRC), IIT(BHU)
Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Monitoring Committee (UG-CMC), IIT (BHU)
Member, Humanities Core Group, IIT (BHU) 
Member, Web Management and E-mail Services, committee (WMES), IIT (BHU) [2013-Feb 2106]
Member, Undergraduate Manual Drafting Committee, IIT (BHU) [2012-2013]
Convener, Department Undergraduate Committee, SMST, IIT (BHU) (2014-2016)
Convener, School Faculty Council (2014-2016)
Member, Department Postgraduate Committee, SMST, IIT (BHU)
Member, Department Undergraduate Committee, SMST, IIT (BHU)
Department Research Council, SMST, IT-BHU  (2011-2012)
Department Purchase Committee, SMST, IIT -BHU (2008- onwards)
Sports council, Student Gymkhana, IT-BHU (2008-2010)  
Co-opted Member
Department Research Council, SMST, IT-BHU  (2008-2011) 
Other Responsibilities
Secretary (Academic Affairs), Physics Society; Dept. of Physics IIT Kanpur – 2001.
Student Member, Senate Post Graduate Committee; IIT Kanpur – 2001- 2002.

Doctor of Philosophy : One (Completed: Co-Supervisor),  Seven (on going)

Title: “Self assembly of poly (3, 3’’’-dialkylquaterthiophene) through facile techniques and its device application.”  by Rajiv Pandey
Master of Dental Surgery: Three (completed), 

  1. Title: Evaluation of tribology of nanoparticles coated TMA orthodontic wire in stainless steel brackets under dry and Wet conditions: An in-vitro study by Dr. Shruti Sharma
  2. Title: An Evaluation of abrasive effects of tooth brushes and tooth pastes on orthodontic materials and natural tooth under simulated conditions by Dr. Sunil Kumar Rath
  3. Studies on Surface Modification of Orthodontic wires by Nanoparticle: A case study in context of SS/TMA wires by Dr. Bimlesh Singh

Master of Technology: Sixteen (completed), Three (on going)  

  1. Synthesis of self Assembled Nanoparticles, by Ms. Shilpee Jain
  2. Optical Properties of Photonic Bandgap Materials with defects of different materials & Grading Profiles, by Ms. Sarita Bharti
  3. Synthesis and characterization of Organic Multilayer and Dye Sensitized Photovoltaic Cells, by Mr. Parikshit S. Bhandiwad
  4. Synthesis and Characterization of Core-Shell Magnetic Nanoparticles, by Mr. Sachin Kumar
  5. Preparation of Fe3O4 Polyaniline nanocomposite for EMI Shielding application, by Mr. Apoorav Joshi
  6. Studies of Multifunctional Materials as Imaging Agents, by Ms. Pragya Shukla
  7. Role of synthesis parameter on morphology of g-Fe2O3,  by Mr. Ashok Kr. Naik
  8. Synthesis and Characterization of (Magnetite/Silver) Core /Shell Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications, by Ms. Seema Shankhwar
  9. Structural Health Monitoring using Piezoelectric Sensor, by Mr. Saurabh Katiyar
  10. Particle size dependent structural studies in distorted spinels, by Ms. Pragya Singh
  11. Microwave absorption in Ni-Zn ferrite nano particles, by Mr. Abhimanyu Arunkumar Shah
  12. Graphene based supercapacitor and its characterizations by Mr. Prashant Singh
  13. Size and Morphology Control of Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 by  B. Rakesh
  14. Development of magnetic nanoparticles conducting polymer composite for Microwave absorption by  Devansh Sharma
  15. Synthesis and structural characterization of assymmteric Nicle-Zinc ferrites by Rupam Kumari
  16. Corrsion inhibition studies on mild steel using some drugs having electron denoting groups and comparision with theoratical results. by Kamal Kishore

1. Title:  Synthesis of Ni-Zn, Co-Zn and Ni-Co-Zn ferrites and studies effect of shape, size and composition on their microwave properties as PI.
Funding Agency: DRDO (Defense Lab, Jodhpur) Period: 2012-2015
2. Title: DNA Based Molecular Electronics as Co-PI 
Funding Agency: Department of Bio-Technology Period: 2013-2016

3. Title: Study of relaxation mechanism of magnetic nanoparticles
Funding Agency: Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Period: 2017-2019