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. 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

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

      *Pilot scale production of ethylene using gas diffusion electrodes

Laser Physics and Photonics

Group Members: Dr. Gangireddy Salla, Dr Ravi Jadav

Following research areas are explored under this group

  • Optical information processing
  • Digital Holography
  • Computational optical imaging

High Energy Physics

Group Members: Dr. Amit Chakraborty, Dr Johannes Krischer

  • 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. 

Computational Materials and Soft Matter Physics

Group members: Prof Ranjit Thapa, Dr Soumyajyoti Biswas, Dr Supravat Dey, Dr Pankaj Bhalla, and Dr Debabrata Pramanik

  • Theory of Catalysis: Quantum mechanics and Machine Learning
  • Statistical physics of fracture of disordered materials; Complex systems: socio & econophysics
  • Soft matter and biophysics, rare event sampling
  • Topological quantum materials, transport/ optical properties of 2D materials