Our Faculty

Head of the Discipline

Dr. Krushna R. Mavani

Email: krushna[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 732 4306 923

Research Interests:

Thin films and Multilayers


Metal-Insulator Transition


Dr. Subhendu Rakshit

Email: rakshit[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 732 4306 737

Office: Manganese 509B

Research Interests:

Particle physics phenomenology

Neutrino physics

Higgs search at LHC

Dark matter

Dr. Sarika Jalan

Email: sarika[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 732 4306 738

Research Interests:

Complex Systems and nonlinear dynamics

Systems biology, Spectral graph theory, Applications of Random matrix theory to biological and social systems,

Synchronization, Coupled chaotic, Delayed networks, Extreme events, Adaptation and Evolution

Dr. Ankhi Roy
Associate Professor

Email: ankhi[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 732 4306 903

Office: Chromium 315

Research Interests:

Hadron Physics

Physics beyond Standard Model

Multivariate Analysis Techniques to analyse rare decay modes

Dr. Raghunath Sahoo
Associate Professor

Email: raghunath[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 732 4306 736

Research Interests:

Experimental High Energy Nuclear Physics (Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions: Quark-Gluon Plasma)

Phenomenology of Quark-Gluon Plasma, Global Properties and Heavy Flavors

Dr. Preeti A. Bhobe
Associate Professor

Email: pbhobe[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 732 4306 907

Research Interests:

Experimental Condensed Matter Physics: Study of crystal and electronic structure,

magnetic properties of functional materials

X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS)

Photoemission Spectroscopy (PES)

Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Associate Professor

Email: rajeshkumar[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 732 4306 901

Research Interests:

Experimental Solid State Physics

Organic and Inorganic Semiconductors


Dr. Somaditya Sen
Associate Professor

Email: sens[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 732 4306 960

Research Interests:

Experimental Condensed matter physics: structure correlated physical properties, Ferroelectrics,

magnetic materials, multiferroics, Magneto-dielectrics, Optoelectronic materials,

Light/Gas Sensing materials, Nanomaterials to Single crystals, Simple and Complex oxides: Titanates,

Manganites, Vanadates, Dielectric Resonator Antennas, Energy materials.

Dr. Pankaj R.Sagdeo
Associate Professor

Email: prs[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 732 4306 919

Research Interests:

In house development of scientific instruments.

To search for the novel experimental technique and or methodology for material characterization.

Dr. Sudeshna Chattopadhyay
Associate Professor

Email: sudeshna[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 732 4306 544

Research Interests:

Surfaces and interfaces

Soft matter and nanomaterials

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Dr. Manavendra N.Mahato
Associate Professor

Email: manav[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 732 4306 ---

Office: Chromium 307

Research Interests:

Gauge/gravity correspondence

String Theory

General relativity

Dr. Sudip Chakraborty
Assistant Professor

Email: sudip[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 9679261562

Office: Manganese 510

Research Interests:

Condensed Matter Theory and Computational Materials Physics

Development of Codes relevant to DFT for Energy Scavenging

Computational High Pressure Physics, Structural and Phase Transition

Hybrid Perovskites and 2D Materials for Solar Cell, Catalysis and Battery

Dr. Srimanta Pakhira
Assistant Professor

Email: spakhira[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 7324306830

Research Interests:

Computational Materials Physics and Condensed Matter Nanoscience

Porous Materials and Their Applications in Gas Storage, Separation, Adsorption and Drug Delivery

in Metal-Organic Frameworks and Covalent Organic Frameworks.

Alkali-ion Battery, Novel Batteries Technology, Renewable Energy Materials, Solar Cells,

Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDs), H2 and O2 Evolution Reactions, O2 and CO2 Reduction Reactions.

Electrocatalysts, Photocatalysts, Novel 2D Materials, Zeolite, and Alkane Cracking in Oil Refining Technology.