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Somnath Bhowmick

Ph.D (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)

Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Research Interest



  • Ph. D, Indiann Institute of Science, Bangalore (2010)
    Thesis Title:Graphene Nanostructures: A Theoretical Study of Electronic, Magnetic and Structural Properties
    Supervisor:Vijay B Shenoy
  • M. Sc, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (2005)
  • B. Tech, Calcutta University (2003)



Structure and Properties of Materials 

  • Boundaries for Efficient Use of Electron Vortex Beams to Measure Magnetic Properties, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 105504 (2013)
  • Sensory-organ-like response determines the magnetism of zigzag-edged honeycomb nanoribbons, Phys. Rev. B 87, 085412 (2013)
  • Polymorphism of Two-Dimensional Boron, Nano Lett., 2012, 12 (5), pp 2441–2445
  • BN White Graphene with "Colorful" Edges: The Energies and Morphology, Nano Lett., 2011, 11 (8), pp 3113–3116
  • Weber-Fechner type nonlinear behavior in zigzag edge graphene nanoribbons, Phys. Rev. B 82, 155448 (2010)


Samtel Centre for Display Technologies 

  • Post doctoral research associate, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
  • Post doctoral research associate, Uppsala University, Sweden




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Kanpur 208016

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