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Dr. Shrawan Kr Mishra
Assistant Professor
School of Material Science & Technology
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 Kr Mishra

Name & Roll No. Profile Image Research Interest Qualification & Affiliation Contact Details
Research Scholar
Mr. Shyam Babu
Skyrmionic Host Materials & Related Compounds M.Sc. (Physics),
University of Allahabad
Mr. Raman Hissariya
Emergent Spin Related Phenomena M.Tech. (Materials Science),
Ms. Rajnandini Sharma
Magnetic Nanoskyrmions & its Applications M.Sc. (Physics),
DST Inspire Fellow,
DAVV Indore (M.P.)
Mr. Pawan Kumar Ojha
Neuromorphic Devices/Near-Field Microscopy (SNOM) M.Tech. (Materials Science & Engineering),
MNIT Jaipur
M.Tech. Students
Mr. Shantanu Singh
Mott Materials for Neuromorphic Devices B.Tech. (Metallurgy and Materials Engineering),
NIFFT, Ranchi
Mr. Akash Khansili
Quantum spin heavy fermion materials B.Tech (Materials Science),
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
Mr. Rohit Raj
Realization of spin wave dynamics (Magnonics) B.Tech. (Nanotechnology),
Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ), Ranchi
IDD Students
Mr. Aakash
(5th Year)
Spintronics and Materials for Neuromorphic computing, Micromagnetic Simulation Senior Undergraduate, Material Sc. & Tech.,
IIT (BHU), Varanasi
Mr. Mrigank Gaur
(4th Year)
Skyrmions & Micromagnetic Simulations Senior Undergraduate, Material Sc. & Tech.,
IIT (BHU), Varanasi
+91-7233 951415


Name Thesis Title Submission Year Current position
Mr. Anand Kumar Synthesis and Characterization of Mn-doped SmFeO3 2018 Currently PhD student@Metallurgical Engineering, IIT BHU
Mr. Navaneeth Nageli Synthesis and Characterization of NiO Nanoparticles 2018 Currently with Virtusa Consultancy, Hyderabad
Mr. Raman Hissariya Size Effect in Physical Properties of Mixed Phase La2NiMnO6 2018 Currently PhD student@SMST, IIT BHU

We always seek and welcome applications for the Ph.D. positions from students who have already CSIR(JRF)/GATE qualified. DST Inspire fellowship holders and highly motivated students in our thrust areas can send their CV to Principal Investigator.


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 magnetomety 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 .

1S. 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).


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)​

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

1. Emergent phenomena induced by spin-orbit coupling at magnetic interface
    Funding Agency: IIT BHU, Varanasi, Period: March 2017- March 2018,  Funding Amount- Rs. 10 Lakh.

 2. Designing a linear GMR sensor for ultra-low field sensors
     Funding Agency: IIT BHU, Varanasi  Period: July 2018-July 2019, 
Funding Amount- Rs. 4.5 Lakh.   

3. Mott transistors based Neuromorphic memory devices
Funding Agency: DST, India (under special call of Device Development Program)  Period: Sep 2018-Sep 2021, 
 Funding Amount- Rs. 101 Lakh.

4. Nanoscale interfacial magnetic skyrmions and its applications in memory devices
    Funding Agency: Nanomission, DST, India    Period: Feb 2019 - Feb 2022, Funding Amount- Rs. 103 Lakh.​​​