Prof. Ranjit Thapa is a full professor in the Department of Physics, SRM University -AP. In parallel, he is the Dean (i/c) – The school of Engineering And Sciences (SEAS) of SRM University-AP. Prof. Ranjit has been conducting research on Computational Material Science technologies for the past fourteen years. He received the Young Associate Award in the year 2016 from the Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore, for his outstanding research in Computational Materials Science. He was also chosen for BRNS’ Young Scientist’s Research Award (YSRA) in the year 2018. He is awarded the Best Researcher Award 2020 of SRM university-AP. He has published 139 research articles in highly reputed international journals. His current h-index is 32, with a total citation of more than 3500. Currently, he is developing a “Materials database” under the funded projects. He has guided eight PhD students to date. In 2016 under his leadership SRM Institute of Science and Technology established a High-performance computer centre on the Chennai campus.
Prof. Ranjit’s research works are primarily focused on First-principles theory-based investigation. The main contributions are: “Bond Exchange Spillover Mechanism”, “Homonuclear B-B and B-B-B bond as a catalytic centre”, “inverse catalyst”, and “electronic and structural descriptor”. He published his research work in the journals such as Nano-Micro Letters (2023), Chemical Science (2022), PNAS (2022), Advanced Functional Materials (2022, 2015), ACS Nano (2022, 2021), Journal of Materials Chemistry A (2022, 2021, 2015, 2014); Applied Catalyst B: Environmental (2021), CARBON (2023, 2021, 2020, 2019); Journal of Power Sources (2020, 2020); Advanced Materials Technology (2019); SMALL (2018), Nano Energy (2018), ACS Applied Materials & Interface, (2023, 2016, 2015), ACS Catalysis, (2014), Nature Communications (2013).