Our Faculty

Head of the Discipline

Dr. Krushna R. Mavani

Email: krushna[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 732 4306700 ext 923

Office: Hydrogen building

Research Interests:

Thin films and Multilayers


Metal-Insulator Transition


Dr. Subhendu Rakshit

Email: rakshit[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 732 4306700 ext 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 4306700 ext 851

Office: Manganese 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: +91 732 4306700 ext 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 4306700 ext 736

Office: Manganese 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: +91 732 4306700 ext 907

Office: Manganese 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: +91 732 4306700 ext 901

Office: Hydrogen Building

Research Interests:

Experimental Solid State Physics

Organic and Inorganic Semiconductors


Dr. Somaditya Sen
Associate Professor

Email: sens[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 732 4306700 ext 960

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. Pankaj R.Sagdeo
Associate Professor

Email: prs[at]iiti.ac.in

Phone: +91 732 4306700 ext 919

Office: Hydrogen building

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 4306700 ext 544

Office: Aluminium building

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 4306700 ext 315

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,
+91 732 4306700 ext 318

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 7324306700 ext 830

Office: Chromium 618

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 7324306700 ext 319

Office: Chromium 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 7324306700 ext 329

Office: Chromium 614

Research Interests:

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

Topics in gravitational and black hole physics