R. Prasad

PhD (University of Roorkee)

Professor, Department of Physics


Research Interest



  • PhD, (Physics) 1976 University of Roorkee
    Thesis Title:Electronic properties of copper and nickel
    Thesis Supervisor:Prof. S. K. Joshi
  • M.Sc., (Physics) 1971 University of Roorkee



Condensed matter physics, Electronic structure of solids, Computer simulation methods, Classical mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Mean-field theories of disorder 

  • Electronic Structure of Materials , Text book for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group (2013)

  • Room Temperature Nanoscale Ferroelectricity in Magnetoelectric GaFeO3 Epitaxial Thin Films, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS,111, 087601 (2013).

  • Non-linear composition dependence of the Fermi surface dimensions in alpha-phase copper-germanium alloys, Phys. Rev. Lett. 48, 113(1982)

  • Observation of Tamm-type state on Cu90Al10(100) surface: Disorder effects and bulk electronic structure of alloy, Phys. Rev. Lett. 47, 1223 (1981).

  • Fermi Surface, Ground State Electronic Structure and Positron Experiments in YBa2Cu3O7, Phys. Rev. Lett. 61, 2480 (1988).


  • Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India, 2006

  • Associate Member, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (1992-98)

  • Director's Commendation for Best Instructor for 'General Physics I' in 1994

  • Director's Commendation for Best Instructor for 'Electronic Structure of Materials' in 2010

  • Director's Commendation for Best Instructor for 'Survey of Classical Physics I' in 2012

  • Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India



Department of Physics
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

Office Phone: 0512-259-7065 / 7092 (O)

Email: rprasad[AT]iitk.ac.in


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