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FACULTY


Chairman

H.R Krishnamurthy
Professor & Chairman

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: chairman
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/



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 3282, 2360 8658
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


S. Ramakumar
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


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


V . Venkataraman
Professor
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




Associate Professors

Vijay B. Shenoy
Associate 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
Associate 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


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


Jaydeep Basu
Associate 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


Rajan Kanhirodan
Associate 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


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


Principal Research Scientists

Prasad Vishnu Bhotla
Principal 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/


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:


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:


R. Ganesan
Principal Research Scientist
Chalcogenide glassy materials and Multilayers chalcogenide thin films




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


Suja Elizabeth
Principal 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:


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


Subroto Mukerjee
Assistant 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


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


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


 
Phone:
User ID:
Web:


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.V. Subramanyam
Retired Professor
Carbon, Conducting Polymer, Low Temperature Physics, High Pressure Physics, Superconductivity.


 
Phone: 080- 2293 2525
User ID: svs
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/svs.html


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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