Research Areas

Undergraduates get unprecedented support to conduct research in a wide range of fields including fabrication two-dimensional (2D) materials and their electronic devices,material genomics, applied photonics and optical communications, piezoelectricity and ferroelectricity, high-k dielectrics, thermoelectric devices, molecular electronics, photovoltaic devices and energy applications. The Department of Physics encourages research in experimental and .computational physics as well as future-oriented topics like renewable energies and supercapacitors.

Advanced materials and device physics

Group members: Dr. Gautam Dalapati, Dr. Sabyasachi Mukhopadhyay, Dr. Pranab Mandal, Dr. Jatis Dash, Dr. L N Patro, Dr. Mallikarjuna Rao, Dr. Siddhartha Ghosh

Following research areas are explored under this group

  1. Interfacial Interaction at solid/liquid phase boundary to develop smart surfaces
  2. Fabrication of 2D Materials for Energy and Electronic Applications
  3. Synthesis of 2D Piezoelectric Materials for nanogenerators
  4. Charge transport through various Thin films
  5. Electron Transport across Multi-dimensional Molecular Junctions
  6. Development of solid electrolytes for all-solid-state Na and F-ion batteries
  7. CO2 reduction into useful fuels via photocatalytic process

Pilot scale production of ethylene using gas diffusion electrodes

Laser Physics and Photonics

Group Member: Dr. Gangireddy Salla

Computational Physics

Group members: Prof. Ranjit Thapa, Dr. Soumyajyoti Biswas, Dr. Supravat Dey

The following areas are investigated:

  1. Electronic structure calculations, Predictions of catalysis for ORR/OER/HER/NRR, CO oxidation and CO2 hydrogenation using QM/ML approach.
  2. Statistical physics of disordered systems, fracture models, Monte Carlo simulations and machine learning. Socio-, Econophysics. 
  3. Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics, Stochastic Processes, Biological Physics, and Active-matter

High Energy Physics

Group Member: Dr. Amit Chakraborty

High Energy Physics (HEP) is the study of the most fundamental building blocks of nature and to know how it works at the smallest and largest energy scales. Our research efforts aim to understand the nature of space and time, the fundamental forces governing the interactions at the sub-atomic level, and thereby look for new discoveries at various ongoing and proposed experiments.