Our Faculty

Head of the Department

Dr. Pankaj R.Sagdeo
Associate Professor

Email: prs[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 731-660-3317

Office: Chromium (1D) 508

Research Interests:

In house development of scientific instruments.

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


Dr. Krushna R. Mavani

Email: krushna[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 731-660-3318

Office: Chromium (1D) 312

Research Interests:

Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

Structural, Electronic, Magnetic and optical properties and their correlations

Thin Films and Multilayers

Terahertz Spectroscopy


Dr. Subhendu Rakshit

Email: rakshit[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 731-660-3137

Office: Chromium (1D) 309

Research Interests:

Particle physics phenomenology

Neutrino physics

Higgs search at LHC

Dark matter

Dr. Sarika Jalan

Email: sarika[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 731-660-3302

Office: Manganese (1E) 508

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: +91 731-660-3314

Office: Chromium (1D) 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: +91 731-660-3329

Office: Manganese (1E) 510A

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: +91 731-660-3316

Office: Manganese (1E) 302A

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: +91 731-660-3313

Office: Scandium (1A) 211

Research Interests:

Experimental Solid State Physics

Organic and Inorganic Semiconductors


Dr. Somaditya Sen
Associate Professor

Email: sens[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 731-660-3324

Office: Aluminium building

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. Sudeshna Chattopadhyay
Associate Professor

Email: sudeshna[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 731-660-3260

Office: Aluminium building

Research Interests:

Surfaces and interfaces

Soft matter and nanomaterials

mahato 1
Dr. Manavendra N.Mahato
Associate Professor

Email: manav[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 731-660-3201

Office: Chromium (1D) 307

Research Interests:

Gauge/gravity correspondence

String Theory

General relativity

Dr. Sudip Chakraborty
Assistant Professor

Email: sudip[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 731-660-3203

Office: Chromium (1D) 605

Research Interests:

Condensed Matter Theory and Computational Materials Physics

Development of Standalone Codes and Solvers relevant to DFT for Energy Scavenging

Computational High Pressure Physics, Structural and Phase Transition

Hybrid Perovskites and 2D Materials for Solar Cells, LEDs, Catalysis and Battery

Rashba-Dresselhaus Physics, Theory of Toplogical Insulators and Majorana Fermions

Dr. Srimanta Pakhira
Assistant Professor

Email: spakhira[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 731-660-3298

Office: Chromium (1D) 611

Research Interests:

Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and Condensed Matter Nanoscience

Theory and Computations, Applications of Density Functional Theory (DFT)

Strong Correlation Effects in Electronic Materials

Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Perovskites and Theory of Novel 2D Materials

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

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

Dr. Dipankar Das
Assistant Professor

Email: d.das[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 731-660-3204

Office: Chromium (1D) 609

Research Interests:

Particle physics phenomenology

(Phenomenology of the Higgs boson, Flavor Physics, Interplay between Neutrino mass and Dark Matter)

Dr. Debajyoti Sarkar
Assistant Professor

Email: dsarkar[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 731-660-3211

Office: Chromium (1D) 614

Research Interests:

AdS/CFT duality and its applications in strongly coupled field theory, quantum information.

Topics in gravitational and black hole physics