Jayita Nayak

PhD (Devi Ahilya Viswavidyalaya Indore)

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics


Research Interest



  • PhD (Physics), Devi Ahilya Viswavidyalaya, Indore, 2015
  • M.Sc., (Physics), The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, 2007.
  • B.Sc., M. U. C. Women’s College under The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, 2005.



  • 06/2018-02/2019: Post doctoral researcher (Advisor: Dr. Inna Vishik) in University of California, Davis.      

  • 04/2015 -05/2018:  Post doctoral researcher (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Claudia Felser, Director and Dr. Gerhard H. Fecher) in Max Plank Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Germany

  • 02/2009-08/2014:  Ph. D. (Physics) thesis work was conducted in Surface Physics Lab in UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore. Degree awarded by Devi Ahilya Viswavidyalaya, Indore on 31/03/2015.
    Thesis title: “Study of electronic structure and morphology of different ternary materials and adlayers”

  • 08/2008-02/2009: Joined as a researcher in S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences.

  • 2005-2007:   M. Sc (Physics) from The University of Burdwan, West Bengal.

  • 2002-2005:  B. Sc (Phys. Hons.) from M. U. C. Women’s College under The University of Burdwan, West Bengal.

  • Multiple Dirac cones at the surface of the topological metal LaBi, Jayita Nayak, S. -C Wu, Nitesh Kumar, Chandra Shekhar, S. Singh, J. Fink, E. D. L. Rienks, B. Yan,  G. H. Fecher, Claudia Felser,  Nature Communications  8, 13942 (2017).

  • Room-temperature tetragonal non-collinear Heusler antiferromagnet Pt2MnGa, Sanjay Singh, S.W. D’Souza, J. Nayak, E. Suard, L. Chapon, A. Senyshyn, V. Petricek, Y. Skourski, M. Nicklas, C. Felser & S. Chadov, Nature Communications, 7, 12671 (2016).

  • Observation of a remarkable reduction of correlation effects in BaCr2As2 by ARPES, Jayita Nayak, Kai Filsinger, Gerhard H. Fecher, Stanislav Chadov, Ján Minár, Emile E. D.  Rienks, Bernd Büchner,  Jörg Fink, and Claudia Felser, PNAS 114,  12425 (2017).

  • Bulk electronic structure of quasicrystals, J. Nayak, M. Maniraj, A. Rai, S. Singh, P. Rajput, A. Gloskovskii, J. Zegenhagen, D. L. Schlagel, T. A. Lograsso, K. Horn, and S. R. Barman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 216403 (2012).

  • Bulk electronic structure of Zn-Mg-Y and Zn-Mg-Dy icosahedral quasicrystals, J. Nayak, M. Maniraj, A. Gloskovskii, M. Krajci, S. Sebastian, I. R. Fisher, K. Horn, and S. R. Barman, Phys. Rev. B 91, 235116 (2015).

  • Temperature induced modification of Dirac cone in Bi2Te2Se tetradymite topological Insulators, Jayita Nayak, Gerhard H. Fecher, Siham Ouardi, Chandra Shekhar, Christian Tusche, Shigenori Ueda, Eiji Ikenaga, and Claudia Felser, Phys. Rev. B 98, 075206 (2018).

  • 2008: Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) qualified with all India rank 80

  • 2008: Junior Research Fellowship sponsored by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India.

  • 2006: National Eligibility Test (LS) organized by University Grants Commission (UGC), India.


Office – SL 217
Department of Physics
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

Office Phone: 0512-259-6557 (O)

Email: jnayak[AT]iitk.ac.in, jayitanayak[AT]gmail.com


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