Faculty Members


Subject-wise List


Ajay K. Sood, F.R.S.

Distinguished Honorary Professor (Ph.D., IISc, 1982)
Email: asood[AT]physics.iisc.ernet.in
Ph: XXXX (O - FB 377)
Areas of Interest: Colloids, Surfactant based systems like lyotropic liquid crystals, micelles, membranes, vesicles, Gels; DNA.

Dynamic light scattering, Rheology, Electric Field effects, Optical microscopy, SAXS and SANS, Coherent x-ray scattering, X-ray fluorescence correlation spectroscopy.

Density functional theory, computer simulations: Monte- Carlo, Brownian dynamics and Molecular dynamics.




Aditya H. Kelkar

Assistant Professor (Ph.D. TIFR, 2009)
mail: akelkar[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 7985/7986 (O - NL-105)
Areas of Interest: Experimental atomic collision physics, heavy ions and electron collisions, accelerator physics





Anjan Kumar Gupta

Professor (Ph.D., Kentucky, 2001)
Email: anjankg[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph:7549 (O - SL217)
Areas of Interest: Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Superconductivity





Amit Agarwal

Associate Professor (Ph.D., IISc, 2009)
Email: amitag[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 6981 (O - FB386)
Areas of Interest: quantum many-body effects, low-dimensional quantum systems





Amit Dutta

Professor (Ph.D., SINP, 2000)
Email: dutta[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 7471 (O - FB484)
Areas of Interest: Quantum phase transitions





Anand Kumar Jha

Associate Professor (PhD, University of Rochester, USA; 2009)
Email: akjha[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 7014 (O - FB351)
Areas of Interest: Quantum-optics





Arjun Bagchi

Assistant Professor (Ph.D., HRI, 2010)
Email: abagchi[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 6928(O - FB374)
Areas of Interest: Theoretical High Energy Physics, String Theory





Arijit Kundu

Assistant Professor (Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany, 2012)
Email: kundua[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph:7065 (O - FB373)
Areas of Interest: Equilibrium and non-equilibrium quantum transport. Topological systems in condensed matter.





Asima Pradhan

Professor (Ph.D., CUNY, 1991)
Email: asima[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 7691/7971 (O - SL111)
Areas of Interest: Medical Applications of Lasers





Avinash Singh

Professor (Ph.D., Urbana-Champaign, 1987)
Email: avinas[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 7047 (O - FB376)
Areas of Interest: Strongly-correlated Systems





Debashish Chowdhury

Professor (Ph.D., IIT Kanpur, 1984)
Email: debch[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 7039 (O - FB385)
Areas of Interest: Statistical and Biological Physics





Dipankar Chakrabarti

Associate Professor (Ph.D., SINP, 2004)
Email: dipankar[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 6696 (O - FB489)
Areas of Interest: Quantum Chromodynamics, Lattice Gauge Theory and Lightcone Field Theories





Diptarka Das

Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2014)
Email: didas[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 2057 (O -FB-329 )
Areas of Interest: Conformal field theories, Non-equilibrium physics, String theory





Gautam Sengupta

Professor (Ph.D., IOP,Bhubaneswar, 1992)
Email: sengupta[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 7139 (O - FB473)
Areas of Interest: String Theory & Quantum Gravity





Harshawardhan Wanare

Professor (Ph.D., Hyderabad, 1998)
Email: hwanare[AT]iitk.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Non-linear optics, imaging





Joydeep Chakrabortty

Associate Professor (Ph.D, HRI, 2011)
email: joydeep[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 7083 (O - FB-372)
Areas of Interest: Particle Physics (Theory and Phenomenology); Main interest: Unification of fundamental forces, Supersymmetry, Supergravity





K. P. Rajeev

Professor (Ph.D., IISc, 1992)
Email: kpraj[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 7929 (O - SL107A)
Areas of Interest: Low Temperature Physics





Kaushik Bhattacharya

Associate Professor (Ph.D., Jadavpur, 2005)
Email: kaushikb[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 7306 (O - FB387)
Areas of Interest: Cosmology, Particle Physics






Associate Professor (Ph.D., Max-Planck Institute, Germany, 2007)
Email: kcharya[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 7968 (O -SL-201)
Areas of Interest: Soft Matter Physics





Mahendra K. Verma

Professor (Ph.D., Maryland, 1994)
Email: mkv[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 7396 (O - FB476)
Areas of Interest: Nonlinear Physics, Magnetohydrodynamics





Manas Khan

Assistant Professor (Ph.D., IISc, 2011)
Email: mkhan[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 6885 (FB 488)
Areas of Interest: Statistical Physics of Soft and Active Matter (Experiment, Modeling and Computation), Optical Trapping and Micromanipulation, Brownian dynamics simulation





Manoj K. Harbola

Professor (Ph.D., CUNY, 1989)
Email: mkh[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph:7823 (O - FB488)
Areas of Interest: Atomic and Molecular Physics





Nilay Kundu

Assistant Professor (Ph.D., TIFR, 2014)
Email: nilayhep[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 6801 (IME Building Room no.-313)
Areas of Interest: Theoretical High Energy Physics, String Theory





Pankaj Jain

Professor (Ph.D., Syracuse, 1988)
Email: pkjain[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 7663 (O - FB474)
Areas of Interest: Cosmology, Particle Physics





R. Vijaya (HOD)

Professor (Ph.D., IIT Madras)
Email: rvijaya[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph:7552(O - SL217)
Areas of Interest: Fiber optics, Nonlinear optics and Photonic band gap structures





Rajeev Gupta

Professor (Ph.D., IISc, 2001)
Email: guptaraj[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 6095(O - ACMS-203A)
Areas of Interest: Optical spectroscopy and phases





S. Anantha Ramakrishna

Professor (Ph.D., RRI, 2001)
Email: sar[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 7449 (O - SL217)
Areas of Interest: Photonics & Waves in Random Media





Sagar Chakraborty

Associate Professor (Ph.D., SN Bose, 2008)
Email: sagarc[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 6584 (O - FB487)
Areas of Interest: Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos Theory, Evolutionary Game Theory, Turbulence





Saikat Ghosh

Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Cornell University, USA)
Email: gsaikat[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 6971 (O -FB 475)
Areas of Interest: Quantum Optics
Group Website: https://sites.google.com/site/saikatghoshiitk/home





Satyajit Banerjee

Professor (Ph.D., TIFR, 2000)
Email: satyajit[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 7559 (O - SL108)
Areas of Interest: Superconductivity, Magneto-optics





Saurabh Mani Tripathi

Assistant Professor (PhD, IIT Delhi, 2010)
email: smt[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 6871 (O - CL103C)
Areas of Interest: Fiber and Integrated Optics.





Shibabrata Nandi

Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2009)
Email: snandi[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 7947 (O - SL204)
Areas of Interest: Strongly-Correlated Electron Systems, Superconductivity, Magnetism, X-ray and Neutron scattering techniques




Soumik Mukhopadhyay

Associate Professor (Ph.D., Jadavpur University, India)
Email: soumikm[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 6276 (O - SL217G)
Areas of Interest: Spintronics, Nanomagnetism, Physics of complex oxide materials





Sudeep Bhattacharjee

Professor (Ph.D., RIKEN, 1999)
Email: sudeepb[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 7602 (O - CNF)
Areas of Interest: Plasma Physics, Focused ion beams from intense plasmas, Interaction of multi-element ion beams with matter, Physics of nano-scale systems




Supratik Banerjee

Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay, France)
Email:  sbanerjee[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 2013 (O - FB388)
Areas of Interest: Turbulence in fluids, Physics of space and astrophysical plasmas




Tarun Kanti Ghosh

Professor (Ph.D., IMSc, 2003)
Email: tkghosh[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 7276 (O - FB352)
Areas of Interest: Utra-cold atomic gases, Nanoscopic physics





Tapobrata Sarkar

Professor (Ph.D., IMSc, 2001)
Email: tapo[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 7464 (O - FB476)
Areas of Interest: String Theory & Quantum Gravity





V. Subrahmanyam

Professor (Ph.D., TIFR, 1991)
Email: vmani[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 7912 (O - SL217)
Areas of Interest: Strongly-correlated Systems, Quantum Computation





Y. N. Mohapatra

Professor (Ph.D., IISc, 1989 )
Email: ynm[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 7033/7802/7538 (O - SL105B)
Areas of Interest: Semiconductor Physics, Material Science





Zakir Hossain

Professor (Ph.D., TIFR, 1997)
Email: zakir[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: 7464 (O - SL113)
Areas of Interest: Superconductivity, Strongly-correlated electron systems