Lab Head and PI

Dr. Srimanta Pakhira

Dr. Srimanta Pakhira

Dr Srimanta Pakhira

Lab. Head and PI

Assistant Professor and Ramanujan Faculty Fellow

Alexander von Humboldt, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science ,

Early Career Research, and  Ramanujan Faculty Awardee

Discipline of Physics and Discipline of Metallurgy Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS), 

Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IITI), Chromium Building, 618-1D,

Khandwa Road, Simrol,  Indore-453552, India.

Phone No.: 07324306830      Emails: spakhira@iiti.ac.in

Webpagehttps://spakhirafsu.wixsite.com/acmslab

https://sites.google.com/view/dr-pakhiras-research-group

About PI

PROFESSIONAL TEACHING AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, Discipline of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore

Simrol Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore, MP, INDIA

August 2019 – Current

Ramanujan Faculty Fellow, Discipline of Metallurgy Engineering and Materials Science,

IIT Indore, Simrol Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore, MP, INDIA

January 2018 – Current

Postdoctoral  Research Associate, Condensed Matter Theory,

Florida State University (FSU), Tallahassee, Florida, USA

And, Condensed Matter Science, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, FSU, Tallahassee, Florida, USA

December 2015 – January 2018

 

Postdoctoral  Research Associate, University of California, Berkeley, CA (Affiliated), USA

and, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA, USA

September 2014 – September 2017

Postdoctoral  Research Associate, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow

September 2014 – December 2015

 

Postdoctoral  Research Associate, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

and, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA, USA.

August 2013 – September 2014

 

Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Calcutta, India

Postdoctoral Research Theoretical and Computational Physics,

September 2012 – August 2013

 

EDUCATION

Ph. D.(Sc.) in Materials Science and Physics, 2008-2013

Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) and Jadavpur University, Jadavpur, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Thesis Title: Theoretical Study of Structure, Interaction and Dissociation of van der Waals Complexes

 

M. Sc. in Physics (First Class), 2006-2008

University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal. India

 

B. Sc. (Hons) in Physics (First Class), 2003-2006

University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal. India

 

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONOURS

Early Career Research Award (ECRA) from the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India. (Principal Investigator– INR 55.0 Lakhs)

Ramanujan Fellowship (2017) from the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, India (Principal Investigator– INR 120.0 Lakhs)

 

· Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (2017), Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (AvH) International Post-doctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researcher, Govt. of Germany, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Germany.

· Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (2014), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) International Post-doctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researcher, Govt. of Japan, Nagoya University, Japan.

Ph.D. Scholars

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Ms. Nilima Sinha

Research Topic: Construction of Porous Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and Covalent- Organic Frameworks (COFs) Materials and Its Applications

Email: phd1801205003@iiti.ac.in

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Mr. Mayank Singh

Research Topic: Energy storage devices

E-mail: phd1901105005@iiti.ac.in

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Mr. Vikash Kumar

Research Topic: Development of 2D Materials and Applications

E-mail: phd2001151017@iiti.ac.in

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Ms. Himani Joshi

Research Topic: Hydrogen and Carbon Dioxide Storage in MOFs and COFs

E-mail: phd2001251004@iiti.ac.in

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Mr. Dikeshwar Halba

Research Topic: Carbon Nanotubes and N-doped Carbon Nanotubes

E-mail: phd2101151002@iiti.ac.in

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Mr. Ashok Singh

Research Topic: 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides Materials for Catalysis

E-mail: phd2101151013@iiti.ac.in

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Mr. Shrish Nath Upadhyay

Research Topic: Development of Novel Materials for Energy Applications

E-mail: phd1901105009@iiti.ac.in

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Ms. Moupia Mukherjee

Research Topic: Soft Materials

E-mail: phd1901105005@iiti.ac.in

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Mr. Akash Jena

Research Topic: Development of Novel Materials for Next Generation Alkali-ion battery

E-mail: phd2001151006@iiti.ac.in

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Ms. Kahkasha Parveen

Research Topic: Hydrogen-storage in MOFs and COFs

E-mail: phd2101151004@iiti.ac.in

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Ms. Ekta Choudhary

Research Topic: 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides Materials for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction

E-mail: phd2101151021@iiti.ac.in

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Mr. Lokesh Yadav

Research Topic: Perovskite Material

E-mail: phd2101151006@iiti.ac.in

Post-Graduate

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Mr. Adhyayan Boora 

Research Topic:  3D Perovskite Material in VASP

E-mail: msc2003151001@iiti.ac.in

Alumni

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Mr. Indraneel Deshpande

Research Topic:  A Computational study on  Metal-Organic-Framework and covalent-Organic Framework 

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Mr. Sai Murali, B. Tech.

Research Topic:  Perovskite Electrocatalyst 

E-mail: putchasai23@gmail.com

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Mr. Joy Ekka, M.Sc.

Research Topic:  Electronic Structures and Properties of 2D Layer Structure Materials with Their Applications

E-mail: ekkajoy.ekka6@gmail.com

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Mr. Ayush Singhal, B. Tech.

Research Topic:  Novel Type Perovskite Material

E-mail: ayushsinghal1298@gmail.com

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Mr. Bunty Verma, M.Sc.

Research Topic:  A Theoretical Development of Novel Type Perovskite Electrocatalyst 

E-mail:vermabunty38@gmail.com

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Mr. Rupak Das, M. Sc.

Research Topic:  2D Material for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction

E-mail: