Physics - Research

The Discipline of Physics at IIT Palakkad engages in research in the forefront of experimental and theoretical physics. The research interests and expertise of the members of the Discipline cover a wide range of areas.


PhD Students: Aathira Murali, Revathy B. S., Diljith T., Ranjuna M. K. , Siji S. Saju, Jeena S. K., Manju C., Swathi T. S., Reshna Elsa Philip, Asha Ann Abraham, Nikhil Joseph Joy, Shivakrishna P., Shivadas P., Indrajit Bhattacharjee, Jithin G. Krishnan

Project JRFs: Harikrishnan K. J., Surabhi R S

PostDocs: Nisha Gupta

Staff: Lidhiyal Leena A., Veena P., Karthikeyan M.

Sponsored projects

  1. Project Title: Characterizing quantum computers: Entanglement in noisy quantum error correcting codes
    Project Number: 2020-060-PHY-AKP-SERB-SP
    Sanctioned Budget: Rs. 22,66,771/-
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Amit Kumar Pal  
    Funding Agency: Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) -  Start-Up Research Grant (SRG)
  2. Project Title: Magneto-transport studies in 2D Materials
    Project Number: 2020-057-PHY-JKB-SERB-SP
    Sanctioned Budget: Rs. 45,28,383/-
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Jayakumar Balakrishnan
    Funding Agency: Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) -  Core Research Grant (CRG)
  3. Project Title: Discovery, single crystal synthesis and investigation of anisotropic physical properties of novel spin-orbit materials
    Project Number: 2018-010-PY-SOM-DST-SP
    Sanctioned Budget: Rs. 35,00,000/-
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Soham Manni
    Funding Agency: DST INSPIRE
  4. Project Title: Single crystal growth and investigation of topological materials
    Project Number: 2021-066-PHY-MON-DST-SP
    Sanctioned Budget: Rs. 35,00,000/-
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Moumita Nandi
    Funding Agency: DST INSPIRE
  5. Project Title: “Mesoscale modeling of amorphous solids for large scale simulations"
    Project Number: DST/NSM/R&D_HPC_Applications/2021/29
    Sanctioned Budget: Rs. 45,81,000
    Co-Investigator: Dr. Vishwas V.
    Funding Agency: DST National Supercomputing Mission.
  6. Project Title: Mechanistic correlation between homeostatic pressure and metastatic competence in cancer cells.
    Project Number: ECR/2016/001986
    Sanctioned Budget: Rs. 48,72,800
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Bibhu Ranjan Sarangi.
    Funding Agency: Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB)

Research Lab: For conducting advanced research, IIT Palakkad has set-up different central facilities namely Chandra High-Performance Computing Cluster, Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF) and Central Micro Fabrication Facility (CMFF), Central facilities in Materials and Manufacturing, and Data Mining. This facility houses state-of-the-art equipments like XRD, SEM with e-beam lithography attachment, Mask Aligner, Raman spectrophotometer, 12 T VTI (base temp: 300mK), Sputtering system, Glovebox, Furnaces (tube and box, arc melting etc) of different working temperature ranges.

Events: The  Discipline hosts regular research seminars and colloquia in order to expose the students to the state-of-the-art in research topics.  Also, a series of in-house seminars on topics of interest to the Discipline members are conducted. For details on the upcoming research seminars and colloquia, visit our  Discipline of Physics Webpage.