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M.Tech (SSEM)
M.Tech (Photonics)
Physics Association
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List of students doing Project outside IIT-R
International Meeting on Energy Storage Devices (IMESD-2018) during 10-12 December, 2018
B Tech Engg Physics students IIT Roorkee exhibiting their activities in the Lab
Dr.Davinder Kaur
Davinder Kaur Professor dkaurfph[at] 9760031912
Areas of Interest
  • Nanoscale Thin Films & Devices, Memory Devices, Shape Memory Alloys,MFTJs, Piezo MEMS Materials, Superhard Nanocomposites
  • Electronic Materials, 2D thin film multilayers,Superconducting Resonators, Sensors, Memory Switching
Professional Background
April 2014PresentProfessorDepartment of Physics, I.I.T Roorkee
Dec 2009 April 2014Associate ProfessorDepartment of Physics, I.I.T Roorkee
Dec 2001Dec 2009Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Physics, I.I.T Roorkee
Oct 1991Dec 2001LecturerDepartment of Physics, G.N.D.University, Amritsar
July 1997August1998Gestafesson FellowRoyal Institute of Science & Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
May 1997June 1997Visiting ScientistAtomic Institute Vienna, Austria
March1999Oct 1999Post Doc FellowImperial College, London, U.K.
April 1998May 1998Guest ScientistOak Ridge National lab, USA
May 2004July 2004Visiting ScientistT.I.F.R Mumbai (multiple times)
Honors and Awards
Shastri Indo-Canadian Fellowship AwardUniversity of Alberta,Canada2017
VNMM Research Award for Innovative Research Work on Nanostructured Thin Films IITRoorkee2012
Major Research Project of Rs. 4.84 Crore from MIT India to Work on Nanotechnology Initiative Ministry of Information Technology,India2008
• Star Performer for Best Performance in Teaching & ResearchI.I.T Roorkee2003-2004
• Best Poster Paper Award in International Conference IUMRS-ICAM Material Research Society2007
Research Assistance in Superconducting Coated ConductorsImperial College London, UK1999
• Scroll of Merit from Indian Cryogenics Council For Best Research Work on High-Tc SQUIDsNational Physical Laboratory1990
• Gestafesson Fellowship Royal Institute of Science & Technology, Stockholm Sweden 1997
Commonwealth FellowshipQueen's University of Belfast, Ireland, U.K.1995
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 AgencyYear
Multiferroic heterostructures on Silicon for MERAM Memory Applications (Rs.50.87 Lacs)DST2017
Nanostructured Multiferroic Thin Films and Multilavers for RT Etectronic (Rs.47.99 Lacs)DRDO2015
Synthesis & Characterization Of Functional Nanostructures For MEMS & Optoelectronics(Rs.4.84 Crore)MIT2013
Fabrication of SMA/PZT Heterostructures for Smart Systems (Rs.9.89 Lacs)DRDO2011
Functional Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Characterization & Applications (Rs.94.15 Lacs)DST2009
Fabrication of Superhard Nanocomposite Coatings of Transition Metal Nitrides(Rs. 9.89 LacsDRDO2007
Development of High-Tc Superconducting Coated Conductors (Rs. 12.26 Lacs) CSIR2006
To Study Mechanical Properties Of Nanophase Materials (Rs. 24.00 Lacs) DST2005
Nanostructured Hydrophobic Coatings (Rs. 16.10 Lacs )CSIR2009
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
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Synthesis & Characterization of Nanocrystalline Transition metal oxide thin filmsPreetam SinghA2008 Award
Shape Memory Alloy Thin films & HeterostructuresAshvani KumarA2009 Award
Nanomaterials :Synthesis, Properties and ApplicationsAshish KumarA2009 Award
Functional Oxide Thin Films : Synthesis , Characterization & PropertiesAjay kaushalA2010 Award
Synthesis & Characterization of Chromium based hard coatingsHetal N ShahA2011 Award
Synthesis, characterization & Ion irradiation of Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloy Thin FilmsRitu VishnoiA2011 Award
Preparation & characterization of AgInSe2 Thin films Dinesh PathakA2011 Award
Pulsed Laser Deposition of Double Perovskite thin filmsDeepak KumarA2012 Award
NiTi/PZT Heterostructures: Synthesis, Characterization and ApplicationsNitin ChoudharyA2013 Award
Lead Free Ferroelectric thin films & HeterostructuresChandanA2014 Award
Synthesis and Characterization of Ni-Mn-X (X: In, Sb) FSMA Thin Films Harish Sharma AkkeraA2016 Award
Refereed Journal Papers

Research Papers Published In Full in Refereed Journals : 139

Papers Presented In National/InternationalConferences :    87

Scientific/TechnicalReports :                                                   05

InvitedTalks: :                                                                            31

Citations: 2260 ;     h-index: 25 ;     i10-index: 62

Total Publications in Refereed Journals: 133

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Exchange bias effect in NiMnSb/CrN heterostructures deposited by magnetron sputtering (Harish Sharma, Rahul Barman, N. Kaur, Nitin Choudhary, and Davinder Kaur);  Journal of Applied Physics 113, 17D723 May (2013) .                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NiTi/Pb(Zr 0.52Ti 0.48)O3 thin film heterostructures for vibration damping in MEMS;  (Nitin Choudhary, D.K. Kharat, J.Van     Humbeeck, Davinder Kaur);  Sensors and Actuators A 193 April (2013) 30–34.   

Magnetron sputtered Cu3N/NiTiCu shape memory thin film heterostructures for MEMS applications;  (N. Kaur, N.Choudhary, R.     N. Goyal, S. Viladkar, I.Matai, P.Gopinath and  Davinder kaur); Journal of  Nanoparticle Research (2013) 1468