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Dr. Sanjay Singh
Assistant Professor
School of Materials Science and Technology,IIT BHU
ssingh.mst@iitbhu.ac.in
9755204156
Area of Interest: 
Magnetic shape memory alloys, Caloric materials, Magneto-structural transitions, Aperiodic crystallography, X-ray and neutron diffraction, Magnetism, Spintronics, Multiferroic Device

 Dr. Sanjay Singh is an assistant professor of School of Material Science and Technology, IIT-BHU. He did his M. Sc. from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya , Indore (2006) and PhD from UGC-DAE CSR, Indore (2012).  He was post doctoral fellow at Photon Factory, KEK, Japan (2012-2013) posted by Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata.  He worked as Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow in University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany and Max-Planck Institute for chemical physics of Solids (MPI-CPfS) Dresden, Germany (2014-2016) and as Max Planck Fellow in MPI-CPfS, Dresden, Germany (2016) before he joined in SMST at 2016. He has published more than 40 papers in peer reviewed international journals. 

2018: Young Scientist Medal of Indian National Science Academy (INSA)

2017: Ramanujan Fellowship by Science and Engineering Research Board- Department of
Science and Technology, Government of India.
 
2017: Invited speaker at Microsymposium on Magnetic order and its consequences at
International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) held in Hyderabaad, India (August2017).
 
2016: “Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award for Research” by Honourable Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh state Government. The award carries 1 Lakh INR.
 
 2013: Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship award from Humboldt Foundation Germany.
 
2013: Inspire Faculty award by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

2009: Best oral presentation award in “International Conference on Active/smart material January 7-9, 2009, Madurai, India.

  1. P. Devi, C. Salazar Mejía, M. Ghorbani Zavareh, K. K. Dubey, Pallavi Kushwaha,Y. Skourski, C. Felser, M. Nicklas, and Sanjay Singh*, Improved magnetostructural and magnetocaloric reversibility in magnetic Ni-Mn-In shape-memory Heusler alloy by optimizing the geometric compatibility condition. Phys. Rev. Materials 3, 062401(R) (2019)
  2. Shamim S. K., P.  Devi, Sanjay Singh and S. K. Pandey, Exploring the best scenario for understanding the high temperature thermoelectric behaviour of Fe2VAl, Mater. Res. Express 6, 026302 (2019).
  3. P. Devi, M. Ghorbani Zavareh, C. Salazar Mejía, K. Hofmann, B. Albert, C. Felser, M. Nicklas, and Sanjay Singh*, Reversible adiabatic temperature change in the shape memory Heusler alloy Ni2.2Mn0.8Ga: An effect of structural compatibility, Phys. Rev. Materials 2, 122401(R) 2018.
  4. P. Devi, Sanjay Singh, B. Dutta, K. Manna, S.W. D'Souza, Y. Ikeda, E. Suard, V. Petricek, P. Simon, P. Werner, S. Chadhov, Stuart S.P. Parkin, C. Felser, D. Pandey, Adaptive modulation in the Ni2Mn1.4In0.6 magnetic shape-memory Heusler alloyPhys. Rev. B  97, 224102 (2018).
  5. A. S. Sukhanov, Sanjay Singh, L. Caron, Th. Hansen, A. Hoser, V. Kumar, H.. Borrmann, A. Fitch, P. Devi, K. Manna, C. Felser, D.S. Inosov, Gradual pressure-induced change in the magnetic structure of the noncollinear antiferromagnet Mn3Ge, Phys. Rev.  B 97, 214402 (2018).
  6. Sanjay Singh, B. Dutta, S. W. D’Souza, M. G. Zavareh, P. Devi, A. S. Gibbs, T.  Hickel, S. Chadov, C. Felser and D. Pandey, Nature Commun.  8, 1006 (2017).                          
  7. Jayita Nayak, Shu-Chun Wu, Nitesh Kumar, Chandra Shekhar, Sanjay Singh, Jorg Fink, Emile E.D. Rienks, Gerhard H. Fecher, Stuart S.P. Parkin, Binghai  Yan & Claudia Felser, Nature Commun.  8, 13942 (2017).          
  8. C. Nethravathi, C. Rajamathi,  S. Singh, M. Rajamathi, C.  Felser,  RSC Advances 7, 1413 - 1417 (2017)
  9.  L. Caron, B. Dutta, P. Devi, M. Ghorbani Zavareh, T. Hickel, R. Cabassi, F. Bolzoni, S. Fabbrici, F. Albertini, C. Felser, and Sanjay SinghPhys. Rev. B 96, 054105 (2017).
  10. S. Arumugam,  U. Devarajan,  S. Esakki Muthu, Sanjay Singh, R. Thiyagarajan, M. Manivel Raja, N.V. Rama Rao, Alok Banerjee, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 442, 460 (2017).                           
  11. Sanjay Singh, S. W. D’Souza, J. Nayak, E. Suard, L. Chapon, A. Senyshyn, V. Petricek, Y.  Skourski, M. Nicklas, C. Felser & S. Chadov, Nature Commun.  7, 12671 (2016).              
  12. Sanjay Singh, Luana Caron, Sunil Wilfred D'Souza, Tina Fichtner, Giacomo Porcari, Simone Fabbrici, Chandra Shekhar , Stanislav Chadov , Massimo Solzi , and Claudia Felser, Advanced Materials 28, 3321 (2016).
  13. Sanjay Singh, R. Rawat, S. E. Muthu, S. W. D’Souza, E. Suard, A. Senyshyn, S. Banik, P. Rajput, S. Bharadwaj, A. M. Awasthi, R. Ranjan, S. Arumugam, D. Schlagel T. Lograsso, Aparna Chakrabarti, and S. R. Barman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 246601 (2012).
  14.   J. Nayak, M. Maniraj, Abhishek Rai, Sanjay Singh, Parasmani Rajput, A. Gloskovskii, J. Zegenhagen, D. L. Schlagel, T. A. Lograsso, K. Horn, and S. R. Barman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 216403 (2012).
  15.    L. Caron, B. Dutta, P. Devi, M. Ghorbani Zavareh, T. Hickel, R. Cabassi, F. Bolzoni, S. Fabbrici, F. Albertini, C. Felser, and Sanjay SinghPhys. Rev. B 96, 054105 (2017).
  16. Sanjay Singh, S. W. D’Souza, J. Nayak,  L. Caron,  E. Suard,  S. Chadov,  and C. Felser, Phys. Rev. B 93, 134102 (2016).      
  17. Sanjay Singh, J. Bednarcik, S. R. Barman, C. Felser, and  D. Pandey, Phys. Rev. B, 92, 054112 (2015).
  18. Sanjay Singh, Pallavi Kushwaha, F. Scheibel, Hanns-Peter Liermann, S. R. Barman, M. Acet, C. Felser, and D. Pandey, Phys. Rev. B 92, 020105 (R) (2015).
  19. Sanjay Singh, V. Petricek,  P. Rajput, A. H. Hill, E. Suard, S. R. Barman, and Dhananjai Pandey, Phys.  Rev. B 90, 014109 (2014).
  20. R. Bindu, Sanjay Singh, Navneet Singh, R. Ranjan, Kalobaran Maiti, A. H. Hill, and S. R. Barman,  Phys. Rev. B 86, 140104 (R) (2012).
  21. S. R. Barman,  Aparna Chakrabarti,  Sanjay Singh,  S. Banik,  S. Bhardwaj,  P. L. Paulose,  B. A. Chalke,  A. K. Panda, A. Mitra, and A. M. Awasthi, Phys. Rev. B 78, 134406 (2008).
  22. A. K. Shukla, R. S. Dhaka, S. W. D’Souza, Sanjay Singh, K. Horn, D. Wu, T. A. Lograsso, M.Krajčí, J. Hafner, and S. R. Barman, Phys. Rev. B 79, 134206 (2009).
  23. S. Banik, R. Rawat, P. K. Mukhopadhyay, B. L. Ahuja, A. Chakrabarti, P. L. Paulose, Sanjay Singh, A.K. Singh, D. Pandey, and S. R. Barman, Phys. Rev. B 77, 224417 (2008).   
  24. Sanjay Singh, S. W. D'Souza, K. Mukherjee, P. Kushwaha, S. R. Barman, Sandeep Agarwal, P. K. Mukhopadhyay, Aparna Chakrabarti, and E. V. Sampathkumaran, Appl. Phys. Lett.  104, 231909 (2014).    
  25. Sanjay Singh, S. Esakki Muthu, A. Senyshyn, P. Rajput, E. Suard, S. Arumugam, and S. R. Barman, Appl. Phys. Lett.  104, 051905 (2014).             
  26. Sanjay Singh, K. R. A. Ziebeck, E. Suard,  P. Rajput, S. Bharadwaj, A. M. Awasthi,  and S. R. Barman, Appl. Phys. Lett.  101, 171904 (2012).     
  27. Sanjay Singh, Rajeev Rawat and S. R. Barman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99,   021902 (2011).
  28. Sanjay Singh, M. Maniraj, S. W. D’Souza, R. Ranjan, and S. R. Barman, Appl. Phys. Lett.  96, 081904 (2010).
  29. D. K.  Misra, A. Rajput, A. Bhardwaj, N. S.  Chauhan, Sanjay Singh, Appl. Phys. Lett. 106 (10), 103901 (2015).
  30. U. Devarajan, S. Esakki Muthu, S. Arumugam, Sanjay Singh, and S. R. Barman, J. Appl. Phys. 114, 053906 (2013).     
  31. M. Siewert, M. E. Gruner, A. Dannenberg, A. Chakrabarti, H. C. Herper, M. Wuttig, S. R. Barman, Sanjay Singh, A. Al-Zubi, T. Hickel, J. Neugebauer, M. Gillessen, R. Dronskowski , and P. Entel , Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 191904 (2011).
  32. U. Devarajan, Sanjay Singh, S. Esakki Muthu, G. Kalai Selvan, P. Sivaprakash, S. Roy Barman, and S. Arumugam, Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 252401 (2014).
  33. Sanjay Singh, J Nayak, Abhishek Rai, Parasmani Rajput, Adrian H Hill, S R Barman and Dhananjai Pandey, J. Phys. Condens. Matter. (FTCIOP select) 25, 212203 (2013).
  34. B. L. Ahuja,  Alpa Dashora, N. L. Heda, K. R. Priolkar, L. Vadkhiya, M. Itou, Nelson Lobo, Y. Sakurai, Aparna Chakrabarti, Sanjay Singh and S. R. Barman, J. Phys. Condens. Matter. 22, 446001 (2010).
  35. S. Banik, Sanjay Singh, R. Rawat, P. K. Mukhopadhyay, B. L. Ahuja, A. M. Awasthi, S. R. Barman, and E. V. Sampathkumaran, J. Appl. Phys. 106, 103919 (2009).
  36. R. Ranjan, Sanjay Singh, H. Boysen, D. Trots, S. Banik, A. M. Awasthi, P. K. Mukhopadhyay, and S. R. Barman, J. Appl. Phys. 106, 033510 (2009).         
  37. S. Arumugam,  U. Devarajan,  S. Esakki Muthu, Sanjay Singh, R. Thiyagarajan, M. Manivel Raja, N.V. Rama Rao, Alok Banerjee, Jour. Alloys and Comp. 442, 460 (2017).      
  38. S. Esakki Muthu, M. Kanagaraj, Sanjay Singh, P.U. Sastry, G. Ravikumar, N.V. Rama Rao, M. Manivel Raja, S. Arumugam, Jour. Alloys and Comp.584, 175 (2014).       
  39. S Esakki Muthu, Sanjay Singh, R Thiyagarajan, G Kalai Selvan, N V Rama Rao, M Manivel Raja and S Arumugam, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46, 205001 (2013).      
  40. MManiraj,  S. W. D’Souza, J. Nayak,  Abhishek Rai,  Sanjay Singh,  B. N. Raja Sekhar, and S. R. Barman, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82, 093901 (2011).
  41. D. K. Misra, A. Bhardwaj and Sanjay SinghJ. Mater. Chem. A, 2, 11913 (2014).    
  42. PallabBag, Sanjay Singh, P.D.Babu, V. Siruguri, RajeevRawat Physica B 448 50–52 (2014).
  43. Sanjay Singh, S. Bhardwaj, A. K. Panda, V. K. Ahire, A. Mitra, A. M. Awasthi, and S.R. Barman, Materials Science Forum, 635, 43 (2010).    
  44. S. W. D’Souza, R.S. Dhaka, A. Rai, M. Maniraj, J. Nayak, Sanjay Singh, D.L. Schlagel, T.A. Lograsso, A. Chakrabarti and S. R. Barman, Materials Science Forum 684, 215 (2011).
  45. Sanjay Singh, S. R. Barman and Dhananjai Pandey, Z. Kristallogr. 230 (1), 13-22 (2015).       

 

    Papers presented in conferences: 

  1. Sanjay Singh, Rajeev Rawat and S. R. Barman, AIP Conf. Proc. 1349, 1017 (2011).    
  2. Sanjay Singh, S. Banik,  S.Bhardwaj, P. L. Paulose, B. A. Chalke, A. K. Panda, A. Mitra, A. M. Awasthi,  and S. R. Barman, Proceedings of the DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 53, 1267 (2008).     
  3. A. K. Shukla, R. S. Dhaka, S. W. D’Souza,  Sanjay Singh,  D. Wu, T. A. Lograsso,  and S. R. Barman,  Proceedings of the DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 53, 767 (2008).

 

 

1. Sanjay Singh, B. Dutta, S. W. D’Souza, M. G. Zavareh, P. Devi, A. S. Gibbs, T.  Hickel, S. Chadov, C. Felser and D. Pandey, Nature Commun.  8, 1006 (2017).                          
2. Jayita Nayak, Shu-Chun Wu, Nitesh Kumar, Chandra Shekhar, Sanjay Singh, Jorg Fink, Emile E.D. Rienks, Gerhard H. Fecher, Stuart S.P. Parkin, Binghai  Yan & Claudia Felser, Nature Commun.  8, 13942 (2017). 
3. Sanjay Singh, S. W. D’Souza, J. Nayak, E. Suard, L. Chapon, A. Senyshyn, V. Petricek, Y.  Skourski, M. Nicklas, C. Felser & S. Chadov, Nature Commun.  7, 12671 (2016).            
4. Sanjay Singh, Luana Caron, Sunil Wilfred D'Souza, Tina Fichtner, Giacomo Porcari, Simone Fabbrici, Chandra Shekhar , Stanislav Chadov , Massimo Solzi , and Claudia Felser, Advanced Materials 28, 3321 (2016).
5. Sanjay Singh, R. Rawat, S. E. Muthu, S. W. D’Souza, E. Suard, A. Senyshyn, S. Banik, P. Rajput, S. Bharadwaj, A. M. Awasthi, R. Ranjan, S. Arumugam, D. Schlagel T. Lograsso, Aparna Chakrabarti, and S. R. Barman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 246601 (2012).

 
Group Leader: Dr. Sanjay Singh
S.No.
Name and Roll No.
Photo
Thesis/Project Title
 Email ID
1.
 
Mr. Anupam Kumar Singh
Ph.D.
16111003
 
PDF analysis of Caloric Materials and Related Compounds
2.
 
 
Mr. Krishna Kant Dubey
 Ph.D.
18111003

 

 Hysteresis Control in Shape Memory Alloys
3.  Ms. Nisha Shahi
Ph. D.
18111005
Skyrmions nishashahi.rs.mst18@itbhu.ac.in 
4.  Ms. Shipra Gupta
   Ph.D.
18111010
Antiferromagnetic Spintronics shpiragupta.rs.mst18@itbhu.ac.in
5.  Mr. Gaurav Kumar Shukla
Ph.D.
18111502
Thermoelectric Materials gauravkr.shukla.rs.mst18@itbhu.ac.in
6.
Mr. Vikas Singh
M.Tech.
17112011
 
Structural and Magnetic Properties of  Fe2P 
7.
 
Ms. Payal Chaudhary
IDD
14114008

 

Topological Materials

1. Ramanujan Fellowship research Grant~ Rs 35 Lakhs, form SERB, India, November 2017 - October 2022).  (Principal Investigator)

2.  Designing Heusler alloys for magnetic refrigeration, Funding Agency-Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), India (Seed Money Grant~ Rs 10 Lakhs). (Principal Investigator)

3.   Elastocaloric effect measurement setup to study caloric effect in shape memory alloys, Funding Agency-UGC-DAE CSR (grant~11 Lakhs) , Indore, India (Principal Investigator).

4.  Minimizing hysteresis in magnetic shape memory Heusler alloys for reversible magnetocaloric effect, SERB-DST (grant~49 Lakhs), India. (Principal Investigator)

1.
Sample Preparation Unit
 
 
2.
X-ray Diffractometer
Rigaku, CuKÞ, 18kW, Rotating Anode
Hight Temperature attachment: 300K-1700K
Low Temperature attachment: 11K-300K
 
 
3.
Physical Properties Measurement System
Quantum Design DynaCool
VSM: 1.6K-1000K (sensitivity 10-6 emu), 9 Tesla
AC magnetic susceptibility: 10Hz-10KHz, 1.8K-400K
Specific Heat (1.8K-400K), and Multifunction probe 
 
 
4.
 
Cryogen-Free Measurement System
1.8K-325K, 7 Tesla

 
 
 
5.
Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer
TA Instruments 
 
 

PhD positions are available for students who have already qualified  CSIR(JRF) or  having DST Inspire fellowship. Application with detailed CV can be send to Principle Investigator (email: ssingh.mst@iitbhu.ac.in). Position for GATE qualified students will be open soon. 

  • Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany
  • Institute of Laue Langevin , Grenoble, France
  • Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Max Planck Institute for Iron Research, Düsseldorf Germany
  • Technical University Dresden, Germany
  • IMEM-CNR, Parma, Italy
  • Institute of Physics, Praha, Czech Republic
  • European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France
  • Rutherford Appleton Laboratory,  Didcot, UK
  • UGC-DAE-CSR,  Indore, India
  • Bharathidasan University
  • TIFR, Mumbai
  • IISER, Pune
  • IISER, Bhopal
  • IIT, Mandi​ 
  • IIT, Delhi

1. Powder Diffraction and Total Scattering Beamline P02.1, DESY, Hamburg, Germany from  22/11/2018 to 26/11/2018

2. Powder Diffraction and Total Scattering Beamline P02.1, DESY, Hamburg, Germany from  29/05/18 to 05/06/18

3.High-energy X-ray diffraction (XRD)  beamline P07, DESY, Hamburg, Germany from 02/07/17 to 06/07/17

4.Powder Diffraction and Total Scattering Beamline P02.1, DESY, Hamburg, Germany from 07/05/17 to 16/05/17

5.High Intensity two axis difractometer D20, Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France from 16/02/2017 to 20/02/2017

6.High resolution neutron diffraction diffractometer D2B, Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France 19/09/2016 to 21/09/2016 

7.High-energy X-ray diffraction (XRD)  beamline P07,  DESY, Hamburg, Germany from 22-Sep-2016 to 25-Sep-2016

8.High resolution neutron diffraction diffractometer D2B, Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France from 07/07/2016 to 10/07/2016

9.High resolution neutron powder diffrractometer, ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Source, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Oxford, Didcot, UK from 24/10/16 to 28/10/16

10.MuSR spectrometer, EMU, ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Source, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Oxford, Didcot, UK from 25/04/16 to 28/04/16

11.Hot neutron four circle diffrractometer D9, Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France from 13/10/2015 To: 24/10/2015

12.High resolution neutron diffraction diffractometer D2B, Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France from 02/07/2015 to 09/07/2015

13.Powder Diffraction and Total Scattering Beamline P02.1, DESY, Hamburg, Germany from 22-Jun-2015 to 24-Jun-2015

14.Powder Diffraction and Total Scattering Beamline P02.1, DESY, Hamburg, Germany from 27-Jan-2014 to 29-Jan-2014

15.Powder Diffraction and Total Scattering Beamline P02.1, DESY, Hamburg, Germany from 08-Nov-2013 to 11-Nov-2013  

16.Indian Beamline (BL-16), Photon Factory, KEK, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken, JAPAN from January 2013 to Dec 2013.

17.High resolution neutron diffraction diffractometer D2B, Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France from 01/08/2011 to 06/08/2011

18.High resolution x-ray diffraction beamline ID31, ESRF, Grenoble France from 22/06/2011 to 24/06/2011.

19.Hard X-ray photoemission beamline  ID32, ESRF, Grenoble France from 15/06/2011 to 21/06/2011

20.Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France during Jan 23-31, 2011

21.High resolution neutron diffraction diffractometer D2B, Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France during 22/11/2010 to 30/11/2010