Dr.Davinder Kaur - Department of Physics,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Dr.Davinder Kaur
Davinder Kaur Professor davinder.kaur@ph.iitr.ac.in 9760031912
Areas of Interest
  • Nanoscale Thin Films & Devices, Memory Devices, Shape Memory Alloys,MFTJs, Piezo MEMS Materials, Superhard Nanocomposites, Electronic Materials, 2D thin film heterostructures,Superconducting Resonators, Sensors, Memory Switching, Energy Devices, Supercapacitors, Solar Cells
Professional Background
2014-01-01OngoingProfessorDepartment of Physics, I.I.T Roorkee
2009-01-015 years Associate ProfessorDepartment of Physics, I.I.T Roorkee
2001-01-018 years Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Physics, I.I.T Roorkee
1991-01-0110 years LecturerDepartment of Physics, G.N.D.University, Amritsar
1997-01-01OngoingGestafesson FellowRoyal Institute of Science & Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
1997-01-01Visiting ScientistAtomic Institute Vienna, Austria
1998-01-01Guest ScientistOak Ridge National lab, USA
2004-01-01Visiting ScientistT.I.F.R Mumbai (multiple times)
Multiple Posts
2017-01-012 years Chairman DRC, Department of PhysicsIIT Roorkee
2018-01-011 year • Member, DFAC-IFAC CommitteeIIT Roorkee
2012-01-012 years Member, Institute Academic Programme Committee (IAPT) IIT Roorkee
2015-01-012 years Coordinator MTech (SSEM)IIT Roorkee
2002-01-012 years Warden, Sarojini BhawanIIT Roorkee
2002-01-012 years Faculty AdviserIIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
Shastri Indo Canadian SMP Award MEMS DEVICES in collaboration with University of Waterloo, Canada2020
Silver Medal in Women's Badminton Championship at InterIIT Sports Meet IIT Kharagpur2019
Best Poster Paper Award in 4 th IEEE ICEE International Conference on Emerging Electronics IISc Bangalore2018
VNMM Research Award for Innovative Research Work on Nanostructured Thin Films IITRoorkee2012
Shastri Indo-Canadian Fellowship AwardUniversity of Alberta,Canada2017
Major Research Project of Rs. 4.84 Crore from MIT India to Work on Nanotechnology Initiative Ministry of Information Technology,India2013
• Star Performer for Best Performance in Teaching & ResearchI.I.T Roorkee2004
• Best Poster Paper Award in International Conference IUMRS-ICAM Material Research Society2007
Research Assistance in Superconducting Coated ConductorsImperial College London, UK1999
• Gestafesson Fellowship Royal Institute of Science & Technology, Stockholm Sweden 1997
Commonwealth FellowshipQueen's University of Belfast, Ireland, U.K.1995
• Scroll of Merit from Indian Cryogenics Council For Best Research Work on High-Tc SQUIDsNational Physical Laboratory1990
Educational Details
B.Sc. (Hons)PhysicsUniversity of Delhi1986
M.Sc.Physics (Electronics)University of Delhi1988
Ph.D.High Temperature Super ConductivityNPL & Delhi University1993
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
Fabrication of High Quality Nanostructured Piezoelectric Thin Films for MEMS Devices DRDO2019-01Ongoing
Multiferroic heterostructures on Silicon for MERAM Memory Applications (Rs.50.87 Lacs)DST2017-01Ongoing
Nanostructured Multiferroic Thin Films and Multilavers for RT Etectronic (Rs.47.99 Lacs)DRDO2015-01Ongoing
Synthesis & Characterization Of Functional Nanostructures For MEMS & Optoelectronics(Rs.4.84 Crore)MIT2013-017 years 7 months
Fabrication of SMA/PZT Heterostructures for Smart Systems (Rs.9.89 Lacs)DRDO2011-019 years 7 months
Functional Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Characterization & Applications (Rs.94.15 Lacs)DST2009-0111 years 7 months
Fabrication of Superhard Nanocomposite Coatings of Transition Metal Nitrides(Rs. 9.89 LacsDRDO2007-0113 years 7 months
Development of High-Tc Superconducting Coated Conductors (Rs. 12.26 Lacs) CSIR2006-0114 years 7 months
To Study Mechanical Properties Of Nanophase Materials (Rs. 24.00 Lacs) DST2005-0115 years 7 months
Nanostructured Hydrophobic Coatings (Rs. 16.10 Lacs )CSIR2009-0111 years 7 months
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Nanoscience & TechnologyIPH-301B.TechSpring
Advanced Characterization TechniquesPHN-617M.Sc.Autumn
Semiconductor Microelectronic TechnologyPHN 714M.TechSpring
Semiconductor Materials & DevicesPHN-703M.TechAutumn
NanomaterialsIPH 02B.TechSpring
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Synthesis & Characterization of Nanocrystalline Transition metal oxide thin filmsPreetam SinghO2020-08
Shape Memory Alloy Thin films & HeterostructuresAshvani KumarO2020-08
Nanomaterials :Synthesis, Properties and ApplicationsAshish KumarO2020-08
Functional Oxide Thin Films : Synthesis , Characterization & PropertiesAjay kaushalO2020-08
Synthesis & Characterization of Chromium based hard coatingsHetal N ShahO2020-08
Synthesis, characterization & Ion irradiation of Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloy Thin FilmsRitu VishnoiO2020-08
Preparation & characterization of AgInSe2 Thin films Dinesh PathakO2020-08
Pulsed Laser Deposition of Double Perovskite thin filmsDeepak KumarO2020-08
NiTi/PZT Heterostructures: Synthesis, Characterization and ApplicationsNitin ChoudharyO2020-08
Lead Free Ferroelectric thin films & HeterostructuresChandanO2020-08
Synthesis and Characterization of Ni-Mn-X (X: In, Sb) FSMA Thin Films Harish Sharma AkkeraO2020-08
Multiferroic Thin Films: Growth, Characterization and Applications Rahul BarmanO2020-08
FSMA Based Multiferroic Heterostructures for Device ApplicationsKirandeep SinghO2020-08
SiC Based Nanocomposite Thin Films for device applicationsNarendra SinghO2020-08
Resistive Switching in Metal Nitride Thin FilmsRavi PrakashO2020-08
Magnetron Sputtered metal nitride thin films for device applicationsAkhilesh PandeyO2020-08
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
TU Darmstadt, GermanyResearch Collaboration2019-01-01
University of Warsaw, PolandResearch Collaboration2019-01-01
University of Alberta, CanadaVisiting Professor2017-01-01
National Physical Labotatory, New Delhi, IndiaInvited Talk2017-01-01
Solid State Physics Research Laboratory (SSPL) DRDO New Delhi.Invited Talk2017-01-01
Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart, GermanyResearch Collaboration2016-01-01
Technical University, Berlin, GermanyResearch Collaboration and Conference2016-01-01
Delhi University, IndiaInvited Talk2016-01-01
Jamia Islamia University, New DelhiInvited Talk2016-01-01
Solid State Physics Research Laboratory (SSPL) DRDO New Delhi.Invited Talk2015-01-01
Delhi University, IndiaInvited Talk2014-01-01
University of Athens, GreeceResearch Collaboration and Invited Talk2013-01-01
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), SwitzerlandResearch Collaboration2013-01-01
University of Chicago, USAInvited Talk2013-01-01
University of San Diego, California, USAResearch Collaboration and Invited Talk2011-01-01
University of Ottawa, CanadaInvited Talk2010-01-01
University of Stanford, California, USAResearch Collaboration and Conference2009-01-01
Refereed Journal Papers

Research Papers Published In Full in Refereed Journals : 162

Papers Presented In National/InternationalConferences :    91

Scientific/TechnicalReports :                                                   05

InvitedTalks: :                                                                            35

Citations: 3447 ;     h-index: 31 ;     i10-index: 99



Magnetic field tunable Shape Memory Alloy based Piezo-Resonator Shuvam Pawar, Jitendra Singh, and Davinder Kaur IEEE Electronic Device Letter, EDL  41,  2, 2020   [Impact Factor: 3.753

Anuj Kumar, Chandra Kant Suman and Davinder Kaur   Room-temperature magnetoelectricity and magnetic field sensing characteristics of 2–2 phase connected Ni–Mn–In/PLZT layered multiferroic heterostructure,  J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 53, 055304- 055312 (2020)      [Impact Factor: 2.829]

Anuj Kumar, Ankur Goswami, Kirandeep Singh, Ryan McGee, Thomas Thundat, and Davinder Kaur    Magnetoelectric Coupling in Ni−Mn−In/PLZT Artificial Multiferroic Heterostructure and Its Application in Mid-IR Photothermal Modulation by External Magnetic Field    ACS Appl. Electron. Mater. 1, 2226−2235 (2019)

Shubham Sharma, Anuj Kumar, Davinder Kaur    White light-modulated bipolar resistive switching characteristics of Cu/MoS2 NRs/Pt MIM structure   Applied Physics Letters 115, 052108 (2019) [Impact Factor: 3.521

R Prakash, A Kumar, A Pandey, Davinder Kaur Binder free and high performance of sputtered tungsten nitride thin film electrode for supercapacitor deviceInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy 44 10823-10832 (2019)  [Impact Factor: 4.084]

Shuvam Pawar, Anuj Kumar, Kirandeep Singh,, Davinder Kaur High magnetoelectric coupling in Siintegrated AlN/NiMnIn thin film double layers at room temperature Applied Physics Letters 113, 242902 (2018)  [Impact Factor: 3.521]

Anuj Kumar, Shuvam Pawar, Shubham Sharma, Davinder Kaur  Bipolar resistive switching behavior in MoS2 nanosheets fabricated on ferromagnetic shape memory alloy  Applied Physics Letters 112 (26), 262106 (2018) [Impact Factor: 3.521]

Narendra Singh, Davinder Kaur  Origin of tri-state resistive switching characteristics in SiCN thin films for high-temperature ReRAM applications  Applied Physics Letters 113 (16), 162103 (2018) [Impact Factor: 3.521]

Narendra Singh, Arvind Kumar, Davinder Kaur  Hydrogen gas sensing properties of platinum decorated silicon carbide (Pt/SiC)  Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 262, 162-170 (2018)  [Impact Factor: 6.393]

Ravi Prakash, Arvind Kumar, Davinder Kaur  Pd capped W2N nano porous thin films for remarkable room temperature hydrogen gas sensing performance  Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 277, 665-672 (2018)   [Impact Factor: 6.393]

Shubham Sharma, Arvind Kumar, Narendra Singh, Davinder Kaur Excellent room temperature ammonia gas sensing properties of n-MoS2/p-CuO heterojunction nanoworms Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 275, 499-507 (2018) [Impact Factor: 6.393]

Exchange bias effect in Ni50Mn35In15/BiFeO3 heterostructure thin film  Harish Sharma Akkera, Davinder Kaur Materials Letters 217, 64-66 (2018)  [Impact Factor: 3.019]

Shuvam Pawar, Kirandeep Singh, Shubham Sharma, Akhilesh Pandey, Shankar Dutta, Davinder Kaur Growth assessment and scrutinize dielectric reliability of c-axis oriented insulating AlN thin films in MIM structures for microelectronics applications    Materials Chemistry and Physics 219, 74-81 (2018)  [Impact Factor: 2.781]

Narendra Singh, Kirandeep Singh,  Davinder Kaur   Electric field involved transport at elevated temperature in nanocrystalline silicon carbide nitride (nc-SiCN) thin films for harsh environment applications    Current Applied Physics 18 (2), 220-225 (2018)    [Impact Factor: 2.01]

Kirandeep Singh, Davinder Kaur  Four logic states of tunneling magnetoelectroresistance in ferromagnetic shape memory alloy based multiferroic tunnel junctions Applied Physics Letters 111, 022902 ( 2017) [Impact Factor: 3.521]

Narendra Singh, Kirandeep Singh, Davinder Kaur Bipolar resistive switching characteristics of silicon carbide nitride (SiCN)-based devices for nonvolatile memory applications Ceramics International 43, 8970–8974 (2017)  [Impact Factor: 3.450]

Kirandeep Singh and Davinder Kaur Vertically arrays of Si-LaNiO3/BiFeO3/Au core-shell nano-capacitors for prominent  coupled electro-optic effect Journal of Applied Physics 121, 114103 -11(2017)   [Impact Factor: 2.328]

Room-temperature giant magnetomechanical electric cross-coupling in Si-integrated PZT/ NiMnIn  multiferroic heterostructures Kirandeep Singh and Davinder Kaur; J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 50 (2017) 145002.

Piezoelectric control of magnetoelectric coupling driven non-volatile memory switching and self cooling effects in FE/FSMA            multiferroic heterostructure, (Kirandeep Singh and Davinder Kaur); Journal of Applied Physics 121, (2017) 0841041-12

Ravi Prakash, Bhawani Pratap Singh Rathore and Davinder Kaur  Effect of top electrode material on resistive switching properties of WN based thin films for non volatile memory application. Journal of Alloys and Compounds 726, 693-697 (2017)  [Impact Factor: 4.175]

Influence of barrier thickness on FSMA based  multiferroic tunnel junctions Rahul Barman, Davinder Kaur   Ceramics International 43  15654-15658 ( 2017)  Impact Factor: 3.450]

Room temperature magnetocaloric effect in Ni-Mn-In-Cr ferromagnetic shape memory alloy thin films; (Harish Sharma Akkera, Inderdeep Singh, Davinder Kaur);  Journal of Magnetism & Magnetic Materials 424, (2017) 194-198 

Multiferroic tunnel junction of Ni50.3Mn36.9Sb12.8/BiFeO3/Ni50.3Mn36.9Sb12.8 for magneto-electric  random access memory devices;  Rahul Barman and Davinder Kaur;   Applied Physics Letter 108, (2016) 092404 - 092409

Shape Memory alloy thin films and heterostructures for MEMS applicationsNitin Choudhary, Davinder Kaur;  Sensors & Actuators: A. Physical  242 (2016) 162-181 

Improved photovoltaic effect in CuO/Zn1xMgxO heterojunction solar cell by pulsed laser deposition; Rashmi Bhardwaj, Rahul Barman, Davinder Kaur; Materials Letters 185 (2016) 230–234.

Quantification of Charge to Strain Mediated Interface Coupling Transfiguration in FE/FSMA Heterostructures; Kirandeep Singh, Davinder Kaur; Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 49 (2016) 035004 . 

 Improved electrical transport properties in high quality nanocrystalline silicon carbide (nc-SiC) thin films for microelectronic applicationsNarendra Singh, Kirandeep Singh, Akhilesh Pandey, Davinder Kaur;  Materials Letters 164 (2016) 28-31.

Tunable multiferroic properties of Mn substituted BiFeO3 thin films; Kirandeep Singh, S.K.Singh, Davinder Kaur; Ceramic International 42 (2016) 13333-14298.

 Dislocation density investigation on MOCVD-grown GaN epitaxial layers using wet  selective etching     Akhilesh Pandey,  Brajesh S. Yadav, D. V. Sridhara Rao, Davinder Kaur, Ashok Kumar Kapoor; Applied Physics  A (2016) 122:614

Growth and evolution of residual stress of AlN films on silicon (100) wafer; Akhilesh Pandey , Shankar Dutta, Ravi Prakash , Sandeep Dalal , R. Raman , A.K. Kapoor, Davinder Kaur;  Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 52 (2016) 16–23.

Structural, corrosion, and mechanical properties of sputtered deposited chromium tungsten nitride  (Cr1-xWxN) nanocomposite thin films; Ravi Prakash, R. Jayaganthan and Davinder Kaur;  Advanced Material Letters  7 (2016) 100-150

Effect of Cr addition on the structural, magnetic and mechanical properties of magnetron sputtered Ni–Mn–In  ferromagnetic shape memory alloy thin films; Harish Sharma Akkera, Davinder Kaur; Applied Physics  A (2016) 122:996

Direct and converse magneto-electric coupling in ferromagnetic shape memory alloys based thin film multiferroic                           heterostructures;  (Kirandeep Singh and Davinder Kaur);  Applied Physics Letter 107, (2015) 262901-262905.

Manifestation of martensitic phase transformation and magneto-caloric properties in high quality magnetron sputtered                    Ni- Mn-In/Si ultra thin films;  (Kirandeep Singh, Davinder Kaur);   Sensors & Actuators: A. Physical  236 (2015) 247-256                 

 Structural phase transition and enhanced ferroelectricity in Bi(Fe1-xMnx)O3 thin films deposited by Pulsed Laser deposition          (Rahul  Barman, S.K. Singh,  Davinder Kaur);  Thin Solid Films 594 (2015) 80-87

 Structural and Optical properties of (ool) oriented Vanadium Pentaoxide Nanorods; (Vibhu Goyal, Nitin Choudhary, Kirandeep        Singh, Davinder Kaur);  Nanomaterials and Energy 3 February  (2015) 1-10  

 Vibration Damping Materials and Their Applications in Nano/Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems;  (Nitin Choudhary and                  Davinder Kaur); Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 15, March  (2015) 1907-1924   

Martensitic phase transformation of  magnetron sputtered nanostructured ferromagnetic  shape memory alloy thin films; (Harish      Sharma , Inderdeep Singh and Davinder Kaur);  Journal of Alloys and Compounds 642 (2015) 53–62

Martensitic phase transformations and magnetocaloric effect in Al co-sputtered Ni–Mn–Sb alloy  thin films;  (Harish  Sharma          Akkera, Nitin Choudhary and Davinder Kaur); Materials Sci and Engineering B 198 (2015) 113–119  

Leakage current behavior of BiFeO3/BiMnO3 multilayer fabricated by pulsed laser deposition;  (Rahul Barman, Davinder             Kaur);  Journal of Alloys and Compounds 644 May (2015) 506–512.

Strain mediated coupling in magnetron sputtered multiferroic PZT/Ni-Mn-In/Si  heterostructure;  (Kirandeep Singh,  Sushil Kumar Singh and Davinder Kaur);   Journal of Applied Physics 116, September (2014) 114103-9   

Enhanced exchange bias in magnetron-sputtered Ni–Mn–Sb–Al ferromagnetic shape memory thin films;  (Rahul  Barman,             Sushil Kumar Singh, Davinder Kaur);  Current Applied Physics14 December (2014 )1755-1759

Room temperature nanoindentation creep of nanograined NiTiW shape memory alloy thin films;  (Navjot Kaur, Davinder Kaur);     Surface Coating  Technology  260 December (2014) 260-2 

NiTiCu/AlN/NiTiCu shape memory thin film heterostructures for vibration damping in MEMS;  (Navjot Kaur, Davinder Kaur);         Journal of Alloys and Compounds 590 March (2014) 116–124.      

Electrical transport behavior of lead-free BZT-BCT thin film grown on LaNiO3/Si by laser   deposition;  (Chandan Bhardwaj, Davinder Kaur);  Journal of Alloys and Compounds 595 (2014) 158-163      




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