I obtained my PhD degree in 1996 from Thin Films Laboratory, Physics Department, IIT Delhi, in the area of low temperature magneto-optical properties of thin films of Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors. I joined IGCAR, Kalpakkam as Visiting scientist in 1996 and as Scientific Officer in 1998. I am also a faculty of Homi Bhabha National Institute. I have published over 50 papers in international journals and conferences. My area of research is Computational Materials Science. I am interested in structural aspects of the materials and how they affect the material properties. Specifically, I am interested in phase transitions at high pressures and temperatures, optical properties of materials, magnetic ordering and its effect on the properties of materials, effects of radiation damage in alloys. I use Density Functional and Molecular Dynamics methods to compute the properties of materials. As a consequence, I am also interested in development of good interatomic potentials for use in classical molecular dynamics computations.
Biography Updated on 28 May 2013