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  • Research

    The Department is involved in quality research in multidisciplinary areas. Research work in the department can be broadly be classified in following groups,

    • Astronomy and Cosmology
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Nuclear and Particle Physics
    • Optical and Plasma Physics
    • Statistical Physics and Complex Systems
    Various research groups along with their members are listed as follows,
     
     
     
     Astronomy and Cosmology:
    • Biswanath Layek : Phase transitions in the early universe, Baryogenesis, Lithium problem in Big Bang Nucleosythesis (BBN)
    • Kaushar Vaidya : Observational Astronomy, Star formation
    • Tapomoy Guha Sarkar : Cosmological structure formation, Understanding of the nature of Dark energy

    Brief presentation of the activities of the Astro club can be downloaded from here

     
     
    Atomic and Molecular Physics:
    • D.D. Pant : Excited state dynamics, surface second harmonic generation, fluorescence up-conversion.
    • Rakesh Choubisa : Study of ionization differential cross-section and its applications
     
     
    Experimental Condensed Matter Physics : 

     Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics :
    • Navin Singh : DNA protein interaction, biopolymer zipping unzipping transition dynamics
    • Debashis Bandyopadhyay : Nanoclusters and cluster assembly, Alloys phase diagram, superatoms, Li-ion batteries, Catalysis, H2 storage, TM@Si,Ge clusters
    • J.N. Bandyopadhyay : Floquet Engineered Materials
    • Niladri Sarkar : Nanostructured Transport, Physics of Nanoscale Devices, Electronic Transport of Mesoscopic Systems
    • R.R. Mishra : CNT, CNT-FET
    • Rakesh Choubisa : Multiple scattering in solid, Plasmon in solid
     Nuclear and Particle Physics: 
    • Biswanath Layek : QCD Phenomenology, QGP physics in the context of URHIC
    • Madhukar Mishra : Particle physics beyond standard model, QGP, Heavy ion collision, AdS/CFT correspondence and its application to QCD
    • Rishikesh Vaidya : Particle physics beyond standard model including supersymmetry, neutrino physics and flavor physics
     Optical and Plasma Physics :
    • Amol Holkundkar : Laser Plasma Interaction, Atomic clusters, Particle acceleration, Particles-in-cell simulations, High Harmonic Generation and Attosecond Physics
    • J.N. Bandyopadhyay : High Harmonic Generation and Attosecond Physics

    Statistical Physics and Complex Systems:
    • J.N. Bandyopadhyay : Quantum nonlinear dynamical systems and random matrix analysis
    • Niladri Sarkar : Application of Markov chain, Mesoscopic and Atomistic transport
    • Rakesh Choubisa : Application of non-linear discrete maps in cryptography
    • Navin Singh : Phase transitions in biological systems, Breaking of polymer networks


  • Funded Projects

    RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENTS

    Projects (Individual level) details: 

    Title

    Sponsoring Agency

    Amount

    P.I.

    Duration

    UV-Guided study of Blue straggler stars in open clusters and galactic fields

    DOS-ISRO

    17.72 lacs

    Dr. Kaushar Vaidya

    2019-2022

    Investigation on Langmuir-Blodgett films of pristine and functionalized single walled carbon nanotubes and application

    SERB-CRG

    Rs. 45.7 lacs

    Dr. Raj Kumar Gupta

    2019-2022


    Investigation of Elastic and Inelastic Dephasing in CNT-FET


    DST-SERB

    Rs 18.25 Lacs

    Dr Niladri Sarkar (PI), Dr Navneet Gupta


    2019-2022


    Substrate supported transition metal doped alkaline earth clusters as hydrogen storage materials and their applications in hydrogen fuel cell

    DST-SERB

    Rs. 20.57 Lacs

    Debashis Bandyopadhyay

    2018-2021

    Study of electronic transport behavior of CNT based FETs

    DRDO-New-Delhi

    Rs 20.69 Lacs


    Dr Navneet Gupta (PI)

    Dr Niladri Sarkar (Co-PI)


    2018-2021

    Statistical Mechanics of Biopolymers in Confined Geometry

    DST-SERB

    EMR

    23.42 lacs

    Dr. Navin Singh

    2018-2021

    Electro-optical response of nematic liquid crystals doped with nanorods

    DST-SERB

    EMR

    Rs.39.2lacs

    Dr. Manjuladevi. V

    2017-2020

    ongoing

    Theoretical Study of Electron impact double ionization of atoms and molecules

    DST - SERB

    Rs. 22.63 lacs

    Dr. Rakesh Choubisa

    2017-2020

    Studies on Quarkonium Suppression in Asymmetric Nuclear Collision at LHC

    DST - SERB

    Rs. 15.85 lacs

    Dr. Madhukar Mishra

    2017-2020

    Dynamical and Topological Properties of Floquet Systems: A comparative study of perturbative schemes

    DST - SERB

    Rs. 19.12 lacs

    Dr. J.N. Bandyopadhyay (PI), Dr. T. G. Sarkar (Co-PI)

    2017-2020

    Generation and Characterization of Attosecond Pulses with Specific Polarization and its Applications

    DST - SERB

    Rs. 19.7 lacs

    Dr. Amol Holkundkar (PI), Dr. J.N. Bandyopadhyay (Co-PI)

    2017-2020


    Soft Computing framework based Integrated Multi Sensor Array for Water Quality Assessment: Targeting Fluoride as major parameter

    DST-WTI

    Rs. 40 lacs

    Dr. K K Gupta (PI), Dr. R. K. Gupta (Co-PI)

    2017-2019

    Surface Plasmon Resonance Instrument

    DST-IDP

    Rs. 56 lacs

    Dr. Raj Kumar Gupta(PI)

    Dr. Manjuladevi. V(Co-PI)

    2017-2019

    EXAFS Investigations on Polymer nanocomposites

    DAE CRS

    Rs 11 lacs

    Dr. Anshuman Dalvi

    (2017-20)

    Extn requested

    Development of surface

    plasmon resonance with

    a novel optical design.

    DST IDP

    Rs. 25.6 lacs

    Dr. Raj Kumar Gupta

    (Co-PI: Manjuladevi.V)

    2010-2013

    Detection of contaminants in water using functional ultrathin films

    BITS Pilani

    Rs. 9.35 lacs

    Dr. Raj Gupta and Co.PI. Dr. Paritosh Skukla

    2014-2017

    Steady state measurements of

    Fluorescent molecules in

    restricted environments

    UGC

    Rs. 11.63 lacs

    Dr. D. D. Pant

    2012-2015

    Time-resolved Spectroscopy of Fluorescent Molecules in Micellar Systems.

    DST Major project

    Rs. 53.09 lacs

    Dr. D. D. Pant

    2014-2017

    Investigations on QuarkGgluon

    Plasma through quarkonia suppression in QCD matter.

    DST

    Rs. 11.40 lacs

    Dr. Madhukar Mishra


    Study of Indus Valley Scripts Through Linguistic and Markov Chain Methods

    Indian National Science Academy

    Rs. 6.8 lacs

    Dr. Niladri Sarkar

    2012-2015


    A multiple-scattering computing

    platform for nanomaerials


    Marie Curie International

    Research Staff Exchange Scheme

    (IRSES) of the European

    Commission (EC) (7th

    Framework Programme (FP-7))









    Dr. Rakesh Choubisa



    2012-2016

    The study of post-reionization HI distribution using the redshifted 21-cm signal and Ly-alpha forest towards understanding cosmic acceleration

    DST fast track

    Rs 10.38 lacs

    Dr. Tapomoy Guha Sarkar


    Study of laser interaction with atomic clusters and preformed plasmas

    DST Fast Track

    Rs. 15 lacs

    Dr. Amol Holkundkar

    2014-2017

    Studies on electo-optic efect of liquid crystals

    DST Fast Track

    Rs. 14.1 lacs

    Dr. Manjuladevi. V

    2009-2012

    Design and characterization of electrochromic rear view mirrors using conducting polymers

    DST's Instrument Development Programme

    Rs. 39 lacs

    PI: Dr. S. SindhuCO-PI: Dr. Manjuladevi V.

    2012-14






    Preparation and CharacterizationThin films of electrochromic polymer and fabrication of smart pixel display

    CSIR

    15.32

    Dr S Sindhu

    2012-2016

    Li+ NASICON-Polymer Hybrid Composites for Solid State Supercapacitor Applications

    DST SERB CRG

    43.97 Lacs

    A Dalvi

    2019-2022

    Investigations on Li+ ion conducting glass-ceramics containing NASICON structured nano crystallites.

    DST SERB

    37.65 Lacs

    A Dalvi

    2016-19

    Thermodynamic studies of force induced transitions in DNA in crowded environment

    DST-SERB

    Rs. 18.66 lacs

    Dr. Navin Singh


    Preparation and characterization of thin films of dibenzyl substituted Poly (3,4-Propylene dioxythiophene (PRODOT) onto glass and polymeric substrates, its feasibility for use in electrochromic device


    DST-Fast Track

    Rs 17.39L

    Sindhu S

    2008-2011

    Development of Transparent Conducting Coatings on Flexible Substrates for Electro-chromic Devices


    DST

    1Rs 16.88L

    Sindhu S (C0-PI)

    NarasimaRao, IISC (PI)

    201-2013

    Crystallization studies on AgI & CuI based superionic glasses

    DST Fast Track


    Dr. Anshuman Dalvi

    2007-2010

    Study of spin polarization of electrons in the relativistic (e,3e) process in atom

    DST Fast Track


    Dr. Rakesh Choubisa

    2008-2011

    Force induced unzipping in biopolymers

    UGC-Major


    Dr. Navin Singh

    2009-2012

    Electromagnetic Characterization of Three Dimensional Targets with Plasma Cladding for Stealth Technology using RC-FDTD


    BITS-Pilani Seed Grant Scheme

    Rs 5.2 Lacs


    Dr Niladri Sarkar

    2013-2015

    Growth and Characterization of Substrate Supported Transition Metal Nanostructures Useful for Catalytic, Electronic and Sensor Applications


    BITS Research Initiation Grant

    Rs. 2 lacs

    Dr. Subhashis Gangopadhyay



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    Coordinator: Dr. R. R. Mishra
    Deputy Coordinator: Dr. Raj Kumar Gupta
    DST

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