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Dr. Shrawan Kr Mishra
Assistant Professor
School of Material Science & Technology
shrawan.mst@iitbhu.ac.in
+91-9129113336
Area of Interest: 
Energy Efficient Quantum Materials, Phase Change Materials, Magnetic Materials, Confined Magnetism, Magnetic thin films, Memory Devices, Spintronics, Charge, Lattice, and Spin Dynamics.

Dr. Shrawan Mishra is an assistant professor of School of Materials Science and Technology, IIT-BHU. He did his M. Tech. in Materials Science and Technology from IIT-Kharagpur (2006) and Ph.D. in Natural Science from Technical University of Berlin, Germany (2010). He was awarded ALS Director postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA (2012-2014). Subsequently, he joined Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2016) as a visiting postdoc in-group of Prof. Golden, before he joined SMST in November 2016. 

Group Leader: Dr. Shrawan Mishra

       We highly encourage application for PhD position. JRF/DST Inspire Fellowship holders can directly contact the Group Leader.
 

Research Scholar
Name & Roll No. Profile Image Research Interest Qualification & Affiliation Contact Details
 
Mr. Shyam Babu
(16111010)
Skyrmionic Host Materials & Related Compounds M.Sc. (Physics),
University of Allahabad
shyamb.rs.mst16@iitbhu.ac.in
+91-8687372438
Mr. Raman Hissariya
(18111009)
Emergent Spin Related Phenomena M.Tech. (Materials Science),
SMST, IIT (BHU)
ramanhissariya.rs.mst18@iitbhu.ac.in
+91-8562814869
Ms. Rajnandini Sharma

(18111007)

Magnetic Nanoskyrmions & its Applications M.Sc. (Physics),
DST Inspire Fellow,
DAVV Indore (M.P.)
rajnandinisharma.rs.mst18@iitbhu.ac.in
+91-8827346690
Mr. Pawan Kumar Ojha

(18111503)

Neuromorphic Devices/Near-Field Microscopy (SNOM) M.Tech. (Materials Science & Engineering),
MNIT Jaipur
pawankr.ojha.rs.mst18@iitbhu.ac.in
+91-9166885555
Mr. Brijesh Kumar Singh
(18111501)
Spin Pumping Related Phenomena,
FMR and MOKE Microscopy
M.Sc. (Materials Science),
Centre of Materials Sciences,
University of Allahabad
brijeshkr.singh.rs.mst18@itbhu.ac.in
+91-7668040667
Ms. Nidhi Chaubey Nanoscale Interfacial Magnetic Skyrmions and its Applications in Memory Devices M.Tech. (Materials Science and Technology),
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal
ncnidhichaubey@gmail.com
+91-8765622328
M.Tech. Students
Mr. Akash Khansili

(18112001)

Quantum Spin Heavy Fermion Materials B.Tech (Materials Science),
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
akashkhansili.mst18@itbhu.ac.in
+91-9917452450
Mr. Rohit Raj

(18112009)

Realization of Spin Wave Dynamics (Magnonics) B.Tech. (Nanotechnology),
Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ), Ranchi
rohitraj.mst18@itbhu.ac.in
+91-9155968037
IDD Students
Mr. Mrigank Gaur

(5th Year)

Skyrmions & Micromagnetic Simulations Senior Undergraduate, Material Sc. & Tech.,
IIT (BHU), Varanasi
mrigank.gaur.mst15@itbhu.ac.in
+91-7233951415

 

Interns
Name Internship Duration Qualification & Affiliation Contact Details
Mr. Ritik Khandelwal June-July, 2019 B.Tech (6th Semester),
(Metallurgical & Materials Engineering),
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
khandelwalritik301196@gmail.com,
+91-7558621710
Mr. Swarnim Neema June, 2019 B.Tech,
(Electronics and Communication Engineering),
BML Munjal University, Gurugram, Haryana
swarnim.neema.17ece@bml.edu.in,
+91-7000145866
Mr. Rohit Raj May-June, 2017 B.Tech
(Nanotechnology),
Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ), Ranchi
rohitraj.mst18@itbhu.ac.in
+91-9155968037

 

Alumni
Name Thesis Title Submission Year Current position
Mr. Anand Kumar, M.Tech. Synthesis and Characterization of Mn-Doped SmFeO3 2018 Currently PhD Student @Metallurgical Engineering, IIT BHU, Varanasi, India
Mr. Navaneeth Nageli, IDD Synthesis and Characterization of NiO Nanoparticles 2018 Currently with Virtusa Consultancy, Hyderabad, India
Mr. Raman Hissariya, M.Tech. Size Effect in Physical Properties of Mixed Phase La2NiMnO6 2018 Currently PhD Student @SMST, IIT BHU, Varanasi, India
Mr. Shantanu Singh, M.Tech. Mott Materials for Neuromorphic Devices 2019 Currently PhD Student @University of Southern California, USA
Mr. Aakash, IDD Spintronics and Materials for Neuromorphic Computing, Micromagnetic Simulation 2019 Senior Analyst @JP Morgan Chase and Co., Bangalore, India

 

Our research group is a highly integrated at various levels with more general characterization and measurement techniques like x-ray and neutron scattering and spectroscopy, magnetotransport,  magnetization measurements, magnetic imaging, and laser spectroscopy. In a series of projects, we focus on the study of high-quality thin films and multilayers, and single crystals as our study materials. Some of these systems are patterned at the micrometre and sub-micrometre scale using lithographic methods.  In the second series of projects, our group concentrates on exploring the reduced dimensions, and the spatial confinement gives rise to modified or new physical properties in various nanostructures grown by self-assembly. These confined systems include magnetic nanoparticles, metallic nanoclusters and biomolecular assemblies. Below is the few thrust topics that we interested in:

 

  • Magnetic Materials and Confined Magnetism
  • Magnetic Imaging and Magnetospectroscopy
  • X-ray and Neutron Diffraction /Scattering Techniques
  • Energy Efficient Quantum Materials and Phase Change Materials
  • Mulfiferroics and Magneto-optical Materials
  • Smart Materials and Sensors
  • Spin Related Phenomena at Low Temperatures
  • Charge, Lattice, and Spin Dynamics 
  • Magnetic Memory and Spintronic devices
  •  Sample growth by solid-state reactions, and thin film depositions like magnetron sputtering & PLD.
  •  X-ray diffraction, other structural characterization methods like AFM, and TEM.
  •  Conventional magnetometry like SQUID, vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM), magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE), and imaging techniques.
  •  Soft X-rays based absorption spectroscopy, resonant scattering, element specific magnetic imaging, and coherent X-rays based speckle metrology.  
  •  Neutron Diffraction and Small Angle Scattering .

2010-2016:

1. S. K. Mishra, F. Radu, H. A. Dürr, and W. Eberhardt,
Training-induced positive exchange bias in NiFe/IrMn bilayers
, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102,177208 (2009).

 
2. F. Radu, S. K. Mishra, I. Zizak, A. I. Erko, H. A. Dürr, W. Eberhardt, G. Nowak, S. Buschhorn, H. Zabel, K. Zhernenkov, M. Wolff, D. Schmitz, E. Schierle, E. Dudzik, R. Feyerherm,
Origin of the reduced exchange bias in an epitaxial FeNi(111)/CoO(111) bilayer
, Phys. Rev. B 79, 184425 (2009).

 
3S. K. Mishra, F. Radu, S. Valencia, E. Schierle, D. Schmitz, H. A. Dürr, and W. Eberhardt,
Dual behavior of antiferromagnetic uncompensated spins in NiFe/IrMn exchange biased bilayer,  Phys. Rev. B 81, 212404 (2010).

 
4. F. Kronast, J. Schlichting, F. Radu, S. K. Mishra, T. Noll, and H. A. Dürr, 
Spin-resolved photoemission microscopy and magnetic imaging in applied magnetic fields
Surf.,  Interface Anal. 42, 1532 (2010).

 
5. S. K. Mishra, D. Mazumdar, K. Tarafdar, Lin-Wang Wang, S. D. Kevan, C. Sanchez Hanke, A. Gupta, S. Roy, Altered magnetism and new electronic length scales in magneto-electric La2/3Sr1/3MnO3/BiFeO3 heterointerface
, New J. Phys. 15, 113042 (2013).

 
6. M. C. Langner, S. Roy, S. K. Mishra, J. C. T. Lee, X. W. Shi, M. A. Hossain, Y. D. Chuang, S. Seki, Y. Tokura, S. D. Kevan, and R. W. Schoenlein,
Coupled skyrmion sublattices in Cu2OSeO3revealed by resonant soft x-ray scattering
, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 167202 (2014).

 
7. M. C. Langner, S. Roy, A. Kemper, Y.-D. Chuang, S. K. Mishra, R. Versteeg, Y. Zhu, M.P. Hertlein, T.E. Glover, K. Dumesnil, and R. W. Schoenlein,
Scattering bottleneck for spin dynamics in metallic helical antiferromagnetic Dysprosium, 
Phys. Rev. B 92, 184423 (2015).

 
8. J. C. T Lee, J. Chess, S. A. Montoya, X. Shi, N. Tamura, S. K. Mishra, P. Fischer, Benjamin Mc- Morran, S. K. Sinha, E. Fullerton, S. D. Kevan, and S. Roy,
 Synthesizing Skyrmion molecules in Fe-Gd thin films,
 Appl. Phys. Lett. 109, 022402 (2016).


2017-onwards:

1. S. K. Mishra, Emergent Interfacial Magnetic Skyrmions as Its Technical Importance. Res. Dev. Material Sci. 1(1). RDMS. 000503  (2017).
 
2. S. V. Ramankutty, J. Henke, A. Schiphorst, R. Nutakki, S. Bron, G. Araizi-Kanoutas, S. K. Mishra, Lei Li, Y. K. Huang, T. K. Kim, M. Hoesch, C. Schlueter, T.-L. Lee, A. de Visser, Zhicheng Zhong, Jasper van Wezel, E. van Heumen and M. S. Golden, Electronic structure of the candidate 2D Dirac semimetal SrMnSb2: a combined experimental and theoretical study, SciPost Phys. 4, 010 (2018).
 
3.
J. C. T Lee*, S. K. Mishra*, V. S. Bhat, R. Streubel, B. Farmer, X. Shi, L. E. De Long, I. McNulty, P. Fischer, S. D. Kevan, S. Roy, Textured heterogeneity in square artificial spin ice, Phys. Rev. B 99, 024406 (2019). (*Equal contribution)
 
4. S. Babu, K. Prokes, Y. K. Huang, F. Radu, S. K. Mishra, Magnetic-field-induced incommensurate to collinear spin order transition in NiBr2, J. Appl. Phys. 125, 093902 (2019).(corresponding author)

5. S. K. Mishra, Noncollinear effective anisotropes in exchange coupled NiFe/IrMn bilayers,  Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 488, 165374 (2019). (corresponding author)

6. G. Campi, N. Poccia, B. Joseph, A. Bianconi, S. K. Mishra, J. Lee, S. Roy, A. A. Nugroho, M. Buchholz, M. Braden, C. Trabant, A. Zozulya, L.Müller, J. Viefhaus, C. Schüßler-Langeheine, M. Sprung, A. Ricci" Direct Visualization of Spatial Inhomogeneity of Spin Stripes Order in La1.72Sr0.28NiO4" Condens. Matter 4(3), 77 (2019).

7. P. T. P. Le, K. Hofhuis, A. Rana, M. Huijben,  H. Hilgenkamp, G. Rijnders, J. E. ten Elshof, G. Koster, N. Gauquelin, G. Lumbeeck, C. Schüßler‐Langeheine, H. Popescu, F. Fortuna, S. Smit, X. H. Verbeek, G. Araizi‐Kanoutas, S. K. Mishra, Igor Vaskivskyi, Hermann A. Dürr, and Mark S. Golden, "Tailoring Vanadium Dioxide Film Orientation Using Nanosheets: a Combined Microscopy, Diffraction, Transport, and Soft X‐Ray in Transmission Study" Advanced Functional Materials, 30, 1900028 (2019).

Regular Courses:
MS503: Electrical and electronics ceramics (Jan 2017-July 2017)
MS334: Organic Electronics & Organic Conductors (Jan 2017-July 2017)
MS533: Nanostructured Materials (July 2017-Dec 2017)
MS534: Functional Materials (July 2017-Dec 2017)
MS102: Practices in Materials Science and Engineering (Jan 2018-June 2018)
MS201: Phase Diagrams & Phase Transformations (July 2018-Dec 2018)
MS333: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (July 2018-Dec 2018)
MS533: Nanostructure and Nano Materials (July 2018-Dec 2018)

MS102: Practices in Materials Science and Engineering (Jan 2019-June 2019)​
MS201: Phase Diagrams & Phase Transformations (July 2019-Dec 2019)

Lab Courses:
UG and PG labs.
MS251: Microstructure of Engineering Materials

Summer Courses:
MS2102: Phase Diagram and Phase Transformation (June 2017)
MS4114: Materials Characterization (June 2017)
MS333:  Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (June 2019)
MS302 : Physical Behavior of Materials (June 2019)

1. Fellowship, MHRD, Government of India, (2004-2006)
2. Advanced Light Source Director Postdoc Fellowship, Department of Energy, California, USA, (
Oct, 2012 –Nov, 2014)
 

Project Funded by IIT (BHU):

1. Emergent Phenomena Induced by Spin-Orbit Coupling at Magnetic Interface
    Funding Agency: IIT BHU, Varanasi,
    Funding Amount- Rs. 10 Lakh,
    Period: March 2017 - March 2018.

2. Designing a Linear GMR Sensor for Ultra-Low Field Sensors
    Funding Agency: IIT BHU, Varanasi,
    Funding Amount- Rs. 4.5 Lakh,
    Period: July 2018 - July 2019.

Sponsored Projects:

1. Mott Transistors Based Neuromorphic Memory Devices
    Funding Agency: DST, India (under special call of Device Development Program),
    Funding Amount- Rs. 101 Lakh,
    Period: Sep 2018 - Sep 2021.

2. Nanoscale Interfacial Magnetic Skyrmions and its Applications in Memory Devices
    Funding Agency: Nanomission, DST, India,
    Funding Amount- Rs. 103 Lakh,
    Period: Feb 2019 - Feb 2022.

3. Development of High Strength Ceramic Magnet for Rotating Machine Applications
    Dr. Pradip Kumar Roy, (PI), Department of Ceramic Engineering, IIT BHU, Varanasi, India,
    Dr. Shrawan Mishra, (Co-PI), Assistant Professor, School of Materials Science and Technology, IIT BHU, Varanasi, India,
    Dr. Mohammad Imteyaz Ahmad, (Co-PI), Assistant Professor, Ceramic Engineering, IIT BHU, Varanasi, India.
    Funding Agency: IMPRINT-2, SERB, India
    Funding Amount- Rs. 40 Lakh,
    Period: Oct 2019 - Oct 2022.