Faculty

Dr Jatis Kumar Dash received his PhD (in 2012) from Institute of Physics (IOP), Bhubaneswar under the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India. Then he moved to Dept. of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), New York, USA for his postdoctoral research (2012-2015). He joined Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea as a Korea research Fellow (KRF) awarded by the National Research Foundation, Korea in the year 2016. Dr Dash is currently working an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics, SRM University-AP, Amaravati.

His research areas mainly focus on experimental Condensed matter Physics, in particular, surface and interface Physics, epitaxial growth of large area two-dimensional (2D) materials (TMDs, TMOs and Mxenes) heterostructures and their device applications, i.e. field-effect transistors (FETs), photodetectors, sensors, supercapacitors etc.

Dr Pranab Mandal obtained his PhD (in 2012) from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India. Then he went to the University of Liverpool, UK and worked as a postdoctoral research associate (2012-2017).Dr. Mandal is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics, SRM University-AP, Amaravati.

His research areas include piezoelectric and ferroelectrics, Magnetoelectric, multiferroics, Complex magnetism, High-k dielectrics, and thermoelectric materials.

Dr Sabyasachi Mukhopadhyay did his PhD (in 2012) from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India. He joinedWeizmann Institute of Science, Israel for his postdoctoral research (2013-2016) and he was a recipient of a PBC PD Fellowship for 2013. He also worked as a Visiting Scientist in innovation Lab GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany. Dr Mukhopadhyay is currently appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics, SRM University-AP, Amaravati.

His research interests include developing advanced instrumentation and electronic characterisation techniques to understand electron transport processes across various molecules and thin films towards efficient energy conversion applications.

Dr Gangi Reddy Salla got his PhD (in 2016) from Physical Research laboratory, Ahmedabad, India. He has postdoctoral research experience from the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan. 

Dr Gangi ReddyjoinedDepartment of Physics, SRM University-AP, Amaravati as an Assistant Professor.

His main research focus lies in classical and quantum optical vortex beams, free space optical communication with vector vortex beams, Polarization speckles and Mueller polarimetry.

Dr Laxmi Narayana Patro obtained his PhD (in 2011) from IIT Madras, India. He worked in Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea (March 2012-August 2013) and University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany (2014-2016) as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. He has two years of teaching experience from GITAM University, Bangalore, India. 

Dr Laxmi Narayana Patro joined the Department of Physics, SRM University-AP, Amaravati as an Assistant Professor.

His key areas of research include fast ion conducting materials and their applications in solid state ionic devices, ionic liquids, glasses, impedance spectroscopy, high field ionic conductivity (nonlinear ionic conductivity).

Dr Goutam Kumar Dalapati received M.Sc. degree in electronics science from the University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India, in 2000. He has been awarded PhD from the Jadavpur University, Calcutta, in 2005.

From 2004 to 2005, he had worked as Research Associate at the Microelectronics Technology Group, School of Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Engineering, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, U.K. He has also worked as postdoctoral fellow at Silicon Nano Device Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, on advanced gate stack using high-κ gate dielectrics and high mobility channel materials. During 2007-2018, he was attached with the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR, (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) Singapore as a scientist.

Dr Goutam Kumar Dalapati joined the Department of Physics, SRM University-AP, Amaravati as an Associate Professor.

His key research interests and current industrial engagements are in the areas of thin film technology, smart coating for energy saving window, renewable energy, and flexible electronics. His research works focus on the development of thin film solar cells, heat mirror, heterogeneous integration, surface passivation, optical and electronic devices.

Dr Mallikarjuna Rao Motapothula did his PhD (in 2013) from National University of Singapore, Singapore. He joined Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute (NUSNNI), Singapore (2013-2017) and Uppsala University, Sweden (2017-2018) for his postdoctoral research. He is a recipient of the prestigious DST-Inspire Faculty award (2018-2023). He worked at Department of Physics, University of Hyderabad for a brief period (6 months) before joining SRM. He also worked as a technical consultant to the development of an educational website on Radiation Damage in materials in the Knowledge Portal of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (2014-15). Dr Mallikarjuna is currently appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics, SRM University-AP, Amaravati.

His research focuses on Soft ionization mass spectroscopy (In-situ quantification of ppt level gaseous molecules in ambient air), Functional epitaxial oxide thin films, fabrication and imaging of surface and sub-surface nanostructures using low, medium and high energy focused ion beams.  Ion beam analysis, Sub-nm depth resolution backscattering spectrometry, Ion induced desorption and photon emission for embedded trace impurities, Experimental deduction of accurate inter-atomic potentials, stopping powers, elemental imaging of biological cells. Ion Channeling in nano-structures.

Dr Vivek Kumar Anand did his PhD in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 2008. He worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Max-Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany (2008-2009), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (2009-2010), Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, UK (2010) and Ames National Laboratory, Ames, Iowa, USA (2010-2013). He worked as a Scientist at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Berlin, Germany (2013-2018). He also worked as a Visiting Scientist at EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland for a short period of three months before joining SRM University. Dr Anand joined the Department of Physics, SRM University-AP, Amaravati in May 2019 as an Associate Professor.

He works in the field of low-temperature physics focusing on magnetic, superconducting and strongly correlated electron properties of novel materials and complex electron systems. He is an expert in growing high-quality single crystals. He also uses microscopic tools like neutron scattering and muon spin relaxation in his research activities.

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