PEOPLE Faculty

Chairman

Prabal K Maiti
Professor & Chairman

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

Phone: 080- 2293 2314, 2293 2315
User ID: maiti AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.in/~maiti

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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.in/~arnab/

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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.in/~cjjog

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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.in/~sriram

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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.in/~vasant

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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~venki

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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.in/~basu

Prabal K Maiti
Professor

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

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

P.S. Anil Kumar
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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.in/~anil

Arindam Ghosh
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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.in/~arindam

Banibrata Mukhopadhyay
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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.in/~bm

Jainendra K. Jain
Infosys Chair Professor

Theoretical condensed matter physics

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

Associate Professors

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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web:http://www.physics.iisc.ac.in/~smukerjee

Ramesh Chandra Mallik
Associate 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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.in/~rcmallik

Prateek Sharma
Associate Professor

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

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

Aveek Bid
Associate 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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web:http://www.physics.iisc.ac.in/~aveek.bid

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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.in/~liz/

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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.in/~victor/

R. Ganesan
Principal Research Scientist

Chalcogenide glassy materials and Multilayers chalcogenide thin films

Phone: 080- 2293 3287 (Lab)
User ID: gans AT iisc.ac.in
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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web:http://www.physics.iisc.ac.in/~tarun

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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web:http://www.physics.iisc.ac.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:Office: +91 80-2293-2525 / +91 80-2293-2600

Tel:Lab: +91 80-2293-3530

Email-id: anindya AT iisc.ac.in
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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web:http://www.cense.iisc.ac.in/people/faculty/ambarish.htm

Prerna Sharma
Assistant Professor

Soft Condensed Matter

Phone:
User ID: prerna AT iisc.ac.in
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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.tanmoydas.com/

Srimanta Middey
Assistant Professor

Emergent phenomena in oxide heterostructures; Strongly correlated systems; Metal-insulator transitions; Superconductivity; Magnetism; X-ray spectroscopy and scattering

Phone: +91 (80) 2293-2861
User ID: smiddey AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://srimantamiddey.wixsite.com/middeygroup

Sumilan Banerjee
Assistant Professor

Thermalization, quantum chaos and localization in quantum many-body systems; Quantum phase transitions in interacting disordered systems; Superconductivity, magnetism and unconventional metallic states in correlated electronic materials ? cuprates, oxide interfaces; Chiral magnetism and skyrmions.

Phone: +91 (80) 2293-2557
User ID: sumilan AT iisc.ac.in
Web:http://www.physics.iisc.ac.in/~sumilan

Rajeev Kumar Jain
Assistant Professor

Theoretical cosmology, Inflation and alternatives, Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), Primordial magnetic fields, Non-gaussianities, Effective field theory of gravity, Modified gravity, Dark energy

Phone: +91 (80) 2293-3618
User ID: rkjain AT iisc.ac.in

Animesh Kuley
Assistant Professor

Plasma Physics, Radio frequent heating and current drive, Parametric decay instability, Transport, Massively parallel computing, Particle in cell simulation.

Phone: +91 (80) 2293-3618
User ID: akuley AT iisc.ac.in
Web:http://www.physics.iisc.ac.in/~akuley

DST-INSPIRE Faculty

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: sarathlal AT iisc.ac.in
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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.in/~krishna

Technical Officers

V C Srinivas
Technical Officer

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

Associated Faculty Members

H.L. Bhat
Retired Professor

Crystal Growth & Characterization

Phone: 080- 2293 2721
User ID: hlbhat AT iisc.ac.in
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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web:http://www.physics.iisc.ac.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.ac.in/skrishan

Krityunjai Prasad Sinha
Emeritus Professor

Phone: (080)2351-8553
User ID: sinha
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://nrc.iisc.ac.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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.in/~sangu

Ajay Kumar Sood
Honorary Professor

Optical Spectroscopy, Soft condensed matter, Nano systems

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

Chandan Dasgupta
Honorary 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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.in/~cdgupta

H.R Krishnamurthy
Honorary 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 AT iisc.ac.in
Web: http://www.physics.iisc.ac.in/~hrkrish

 

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