PEOPLE Faculty

Chairman

V . Venkataraman
Professor & Chairman

Physics and Technology of Semiconductors and their Heterostructures, Transport in high electric and magnetic fields, Optical spectroscopy, Bio-MEMS devices for DNA analysis.

Phone: 080- 2293 3286, 2293 2316
User ID: venki
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~venki

Professors

Arnab Rai Choudhuri
Professor

Plasma astrophysics.  The origin of solar magnetic cycle. Formation of sunspots. Magnetic fields of neutron stars and pulsars.

Phone: 080 - 2293 3284, 080-2360 3481
User ID: arnab
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~arnab/

Chandan Dasgupta
Professor

Dynamics and equilibrium properties of supercooled liquids, vortex matter in high-temperature superconductors, dynamics of non-equilibrium systems, neural networks.

Phone: 080- 2293 3278, 2360 3924
User ID: cdgupta
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~cdgupta

Chanda J Jog
Professor

Galactic Dynamics: Lopsided spiral galaxies, verical structure of galaxies, warps, density profile of dark matter halo. Interacting galaxies: Dynamics and evolution of mergers of galaxies, starburst galaxies. Dynamics of interstellar molecular gas clouds.

Phone: 080- 2293 3285, 2360 7703
User ID: cjjog
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~cjjog

H.R Krishnamurthy
Professor

Theoretical condensed matter physics, especially quantum many body theory and statistical physics. Specifically, Quantum Impurity Physics, Strongly Correlated Electron Systems such as Manganites, Cuprates, etc., Models and Mechanisms of Metal-Insulator Transitions, Tunneling in Quantum Dots.

Phone: 080- 2293 2314, 2315
User ID: hrkrish
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~hrkrish

Rahul Pandit
Professor

Condensed-matter theory, statistical mechanics of soft-matter systems, spatiotemporal chaos, turbulence (fluid, passive-scalar, MHD, drag reduction), cardiac arrhythmias, and strongly correlated bosonic and fermionic systems.

Phone: 080- 2293 2249
User ID: rahul
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~rahul

Sriram Ramaswamy
Professor

Soft matter, nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, biological physics: sedimentation, rheochaos, granular matter, confined fluids, the statistical hydrodynamics of active, living matter.

Phone: +91 (80) 2293-3283 or 2360-2698
User ID: sriram
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~sriram

Ajay Kumar Sood
Professor

Optical Spectroscopy, Soft condensed matter, Nano systems

Phone: 080 – 2293 2964, 2360 2238
User ID: asood
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~asood

Vasant Natarajan
Professor

Laser cooling and trapping of atoms, high-resolution laser spectroscopy, absolute frequency measurements of optical transitions, hyperfine-structure measurements, quantum optics, search for a permanent atomic electric-dipole moment, optical tweezers.

Phone: +91-80-2293 2717, 2360 2237
User ID: vasant
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~vasant

Reghu Menon
Professor

Conducting polymers, organic semiconductors, polymer and organic electronics, metal-insulator transition, charge transport and spin dynamics in conducting polymers

Phone: 91-80- 2293 2725 , 2293 2859
User ID: rmenon
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~rmenon

Rajan Kanhirodan
Professor

Computed Tomography, Diffuse Optical Tomography, Ultrasound Modulated DOT, Image Reconstruction, Positron Emission Tomography, Phase Imaging, Multimedia Image Processing, High Performance Computing, Digital and Embedded Systems.

Phone: 080- 2293 3280
User ID: rajan
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~rajan

Vijay B. Shenoy
Professor

Physics of strongly correlated materials (High Tc superconductivity, Manganites), Nanoscience with focus on correlation effects in nanosystems.

Tel:+91 80 2293-2888, 2360-2315
Email-id: shenoy
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~shenoy

K.S.R. Koteswara Rao
Professor

Semiconductors: Growth and Characterization of Semiconductor Hetero-structures, Nano-Structrures and Defects in Semiconductors, Photoluminescence, Deep level transient spectroscopy, Light Bean Induced Current for defect mapping.

Phone: +91-80-2293 2866, 2293 2316
User ID: ksrkrao
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~ksrkrao

Jaydeep Basu
Professor

Rheology of Low Dimensional Particulate Systems; Glass Transition in Soft-Nano Materials; Synchrotron X-ray and Neutron Scattering/Spectroscopy; Optical Excitations in Nanoparticles - Exciton-Plasmon Interaction; Nano-Optics - Nano Photonics & Nano Plasmonics.

Phone: 080- 2293 3281, 2293 2759
User ID: basu
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~basu

Jainendra K. Jain
Infosys Chair Professor

Theoretical condensed matter physics

Phone:
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Web: http://www.phys.psu.edu/people/jkj2

Associate Professors

Prabal K Maiti
Associate Professor

Multiscale Modeling of Soft and Bio -materials, Computational Materials science, Computational Nanotechnology, Biophysics.

Phone: 080- 2293 2865, 2360 7301
User ID: maiti
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~maiti

Arindam Ghosh
Associate Professor

Physics at low dimensions: Interaction in quantum dots and quantum wires, single-electron transport, many-body charge and spin-effects in nanostructures, noise and fluctuations.

Phone: 080- 2293 3288
User ID: arindam
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~arindam

Banibrata Mukhopadhyay
Associate Professor

Physics of compact objects, astrophysical fluid dynamics andaccretion disk theory, nuclear astrophysics, astroparticle physicsand cosmology, field theory in curved space-time.

Phone: 080- 2293 2799, 2360 7704
User ID: bm
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~bm

P.S. Anil Kumar
Associate Professor

Spintronics, magnetic nano-structures, surface and thin film magnetism, magneto- transport in metallic multilayers and oxides, spin-polarized electron scattering.

Phone: 080-2293 2632
User ID: anil
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~anil

K.P. Ramesh
Associate Professor

NMR/NQR in solids Transparent glass ceramics, Conducting polymers, FE and AFE mixed systems, Optical and resonance studies in borate glasses.

Phone: 080 - 2293 3335, 2293 2722
User ID: kpramesh
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~kpramesh

Subroto Mukerjee
Associate Professor

Theoretical condensed matter physics: Transport in strongly correlated systems in particular thermoelectricity; transport in correlated molecular systems and quantum dots; physics of correlated cold-atomic systems, spinor condensates, optical lattices; statics and dynamics of lower dimensional systems, dynamics near quantum critical points, entanglement in quantum critical states.

Tel:+91 80 2293-2864
Email-id: smukerjee
Web:http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~smukerjee

Chief Research Scientists

Prasad Vishnu Bhotla
Chief Research Scientist

"Electrical charge transport studies of carbon nanofibres, nanoparticles, nanotubes at low temperatures and high magnetic fields. Decoration of carbon nanotubes and zinc oxide materials with metal particles. Metal-Insulator transitions in carbon materials. Electron field emission studies on zinc oxide capped carbon nanotubes and polymer composites. Carbon-Polymer nano-composites for gas sensing and electromagnetic shielding applications"

Materials: Carbon nanoparticles, Fibers, Nanotubes, Zinc oxide particles, Nanowires, Polymer composites.

Phone: 080- 2293 2313
User ID: vishnu
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~vishnu/

Suja Elizabeth
Chief Research Scientist

Crystal growth and characterization; phase transitions; multiferroics; magnetic materials; oxides; CMR manganites; spintronics; non-linear optical phenomena.

Phone: 080- 2293 3461, 2293 2721
User ID: liz
Web:

Principal Research Scientists

K. Ramesh
Principal Research Scientist

Amorphous Semiconductors, Properties of glasses in the extended glass forming region, pressure induced semiconductor –metal transition, Carbon nano materials.

Phone: 080- 2293 2716, 2293 2748
User ID: kramesh
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~kramesh/

D. Victor Suvisesha Muthu
Principal Research Scientist

Raman Spectroscopy, High pressure Raman, IR, Optical absorption and X-ray techniques and Tip-enhanced Raman scattering.

Phone: 080- 2293 2579
User ID: victor
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~victor/

R. Ganesan
Principal Research Scientist

Chalcogenide glassy materials and Multilayers chalcogenide thin films

Phone: 080- 2293 3287 (Lab)
User ID: gans
Web:

Assistant Professors

Tarun Deep Saini
Assistant Professor

Cosmology: Dark energy, Gravitational lensing, Structure formation in the Universe, Large scale structure in the Universe.

Tel:+91 80 2293-2866
Email-id: tarun
Web:http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~tarun

Prateek Sharma
Assistant Professor

Clusters of galaxies, accretion physics, computational astrophysics, plasma astrophysics.

Tel:91-80- 2293 3375
Email-id: prateek
Web:http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~prateek

Aveek Bid
Assistant Professor

Mesoscopic Physics - charge and statistics; phase coherent transport; conductance fluctuations in low dimensional systems; transport in strongly correlated oxides.

Tel:
Email-id: aveek.bid
Web:http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~aveek.bid

Manish Jain
Assistant Professor

Theoretical investigations of structural, electronic, and optical properties of materials from first principles using density functional theory and many-body perturbation theory. Application of these methods to calculate experimentally observable properties of defects in solids. Development of new methods to calculate material properties.

Tel:+91 80 2293-2858
Email-id: mjain
Web:http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~mjain

Anindya Das
Assistant Professor

Transport properties of mesoscopic structures in reduced dimensions: one-dimensional carbon nanotube (CNT); semiconductor nanowires; zero-dimensional quantum dots; two-dimensional graphene; 2D and 3D topological insulators.

Tel:+91 80-2293-3530
Email-id: anindya
Web:https://sites.google.com/site/anindyadasiisc/

Ambarish Ghosh
Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Physics Dept

Superfluid helium, chirality and applied optics, novel nano-materials for applications in biology and soft matter physics

Tel:+91 80 2293 2442
Email-id: ambarish
Web:http://www.cense.iisc.ernet.in/people/faculty/ambarish.htm

Ramesh Chandra Mallik
Assistant Professor

Thermoelectric power and transport properties of semiconductor, skutterudite and clathrate. Study on Thermoelectric Figure of Merit of Multilayer Thin Films. Filler and doping effect on Skutterudites. Design and development of Thermal conductivity of Thin Films using 3 Omega Method. Design and development of Thermoelectric Sensor for Radiation detector.

Phone: +91 (80) 2293-2450
User ID: rcmallik
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~rcmallik

Prerna Sharma
Assistant Professor

Soft Condensed Matter

Phone:
User ID: prerna
Web: https://sites.google.com/site/biocolloids/

Vibhor Singh
Assistant Professor

Cavity-optomechanics, Superconducting quantum circuits, Nanomechanics, Electron transport in low-dimensional systems

Phone: +91 (80) 2293-2720
User ID: v.singh
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~v.singh

Nirupam Roy
Assistant Professor

Astronomy and Astrophysics; Interstellar medium: thermal stability, turbulence, magnetic field, star formation, galactic dynamics; Galactic Novae: evolution of radio emission, accretion/ejection physics; Radio Astronomy: imaging/spectroscopic techniques, observational cosmology

Phone: +91-80-2293-2056
User ID: nroy
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~nroy

Tanmoy Das
Assistant Professor

Correlated and high-Tc superconductivity, Strongly correlated systems, Topological insulators & quantum Hall systems, Spin-orbit density wave.

Phone: +91 (80) 2293-3166
User ID: tnmydas
Web: http://www.tanmoydas.com/

DST-INSPIRE Faculty

Amit Kumar Bhattacharjee

Complex fluids and soft materials - theory and computation: fluctuating dynamics in nematic liquid crystals, fluctuating non-equilibrium thermodynamics of multicomponent liquids and reactive gases under flow, non-Newtonian rheology of glass-forming melts.

Phone:
User ID: amitb
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~amitb

Sarathlal Koyiloth Vayalil

Nanopatterning by low energy ion beams, Patterned magnetic thin films, Engineering of magnetic anisotropy, Grazing incidence small angle X ray scattering.

Phone:91 (80) 2293-2481
User ID: sarathlalkv
Web: https://sites.google.com/site/sarathlalkoyilothvayalil/

J Krishna Murthy

Multiferroics,  Strongly correlated systems, Magnetism at the nanoscale, Multifunctional properties of magnetic oxides, Low temperature physics, Growth and characterization of semiconductor hetrostructures, Interface induced magnetism in magnetic bilayers

Phone:
User ID: krishna
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~krishna

Senior Scientific Officers

M.N Ramanuja
Senior Scientific Officer

Phone: 080- 2293 2722
User ID: mnr
Web:

Technical Officers

V C Srinivas
Technical Officer

Phone: 080- 2293 3390
User ID: srinivas
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~srinivas

Associated Faculty Members

H.L. Bhat
Retired Professor

Crystal Growth & Characterization

Phone: 080- 2293 2721
User ID: hlbhat
Web:

E.S. Raja Gopal
Emeritus Professor

Critical phenomena

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T. V. Ramakrishnan
Distinguished Associate, Centre for Condensed Matter Theory

Physics of electrons, disordered systems, liquids and solids, biological physics

Phone: +91 (80) 2360-0228
User ID:tvrama
Web:http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~tvrama/

Som Krishan
Retired Professor

Non-linear plasma interactions, non-exponetial growing instabilities, laser plasma interactions,plasma turbulence.

Phone:
User ID: skrishan
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/skrishan

Krityunjai Prasad Sinha
Emeritus Professor

Phone: (080)2351-8553
User ID: sinha
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/sinha

Anil Kumar
Honorary Professor

Quantum Computing by NMR in which the group has used transition and spin-selective pulses in one and two dimensional NMR to (i) prepare pseudo-pure states (ii) execute logical gates and (iii) implement Deutsch-Jozse quantum algorithm.

Phone: 080- 2293 2724
User ID: anilnmr
Web: http://nrc.iisc.ernet.in/anil/

S. V. Bhat
INSA Senior Scientist

Experimental studies on strongly correlated electron systems; EPR of CO/OO and CMR manganites; superconductivity, fast ionic conductors; physics of amorphous and supercooled states.

Phone: 080- 2293 2727, 2861, 23600880
User ID: svbhat
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~svbhat

S. Ramakumar
Retired Professor

Denovo design of structural elements of macro-molecules such as proteins utilizing the building blocks approach and x-ray diffraction methods. Structure elucidation of biological catalysts.

Phone: 2293 2312
User ID: ramak
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~dichome/srk.htm

K.S. Sangunni
Retired Professor

Chalcogenide and fluoride glasses, multilayer then films, nano-structures, light induced anisotropies in glasses, optical properties.

Phone: 080- 2293 3279
User ID: sangu
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~sangu

 

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