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Dr. Jayakumar Balakrishnan
Asst. Professor
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a) Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, IIT Palakkad (July 2017 - till date)

b) Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, IIT Patna (Dec 2015 - July 2017)

c) DST INSPIRE Faculty, Department of Physics, IIT Patna ( July 2014 - Dec 2015)

d) Research Associate, Department of Physics, National University of Singapore ( Aug  2013 -July 2014)

e) Assistant System Engineer, Tata Consultancy Services (Aug 2006-July 2008)


a) PhD - National University of Singapore (Degree Awarded: Feb 2014)
b) M.Sc - Indian Institute of Technology Madras (2006)
c) B.Sc - Government College Madappally (2004)
d) Plus Two:  Government Sanskrit Higher Secondary School, Vadakara (2001)

Research Interests:

a) Electrical- and Magneto- transport studies in 2D materials

b)Transport studies in perovskite and hybrid/heterostructures of perovskite - 2D materials


Academic Year: 2017-18  (@ IIT Palakkad)

a) Odd Semester :   PH1010-B.Tech First Year Physics Theory course 
                                 PH1030 - B.Tech First Year Physics Lab Course
b) Even Semester 2: PH1020 - B.Tech First Year (Sem 2) Physics Theory course
Academic Year 2016-17 ( @ IIT Patna)
a) Odd Semester:   NT501-  Concepts of  Nanomaterials (Theory)
                                NT505 - Nanoscale Measurement and Analysis Laboratory (Lab)
                                PH110 - B. Tech First Year Physics Lab (Lab, Overall Lab Coordinator)
b) Even Semester: PH 515 - MEMS and NEMS (Theory)
Academic Year 2015-16 ( @ IIT Patna)
a) Odd Semester:   NT501-  Concepts of  Nanomaterials (Theory)
                                PH101T - B. Tech First Year Physics Theory Tutorial (Tutorial)
b) Even Semester: PH 515 - MEMS and NEMS (Theory)
Research Group

PhD Students:

a) Ms. Ranjuna M K 

b) Ms. Lidhyal Leena (Joint Supervison: Prof. S. Kasiviswanathan, IIT Madras)

c) Ms. Karuna Kumari (Joint Supervision: Dr. Ajay D Thajur & Dr. Soumya J Ray, IIT Patna)


Former Students (Completed):


a). Mr. Shwetank  (2018): Present Position : Scientist ISRO (joining soon)


II). M.Tech  FYP

a). Ms. Vaishali Chauhan (2017); Thesis Title: "Thermal Conductivity Measurement in Gold Nanoparticle Decorated H-BN by Raman spectroscopy"

     Present Position : PhD Student, IIT Bombay

b) Mr. Anand Kumar Upadhyay (2017); Thesis Tilte: "Design, Simulation and Fabrication of MEMS Based Piezoresistive Accelerometer"  (Joint Supevision: Dr. Ajay D Thakur (IIT Patna), and Dr. Ravindra Mukhiya (CSIR-CEERI Pilani))

    Present Position: Scientist CSIR-CEERI Pilani

c) Ms. Sonu Bishnoi (2016); Thesis Title: "2D Material/Perovskite hybrid"

    Present Position :  PhD Student, IIT Patna

d) Ms. Upasana Sahu (2016): Thesis Title: "YBCO-LSMO heterostructure" (Joint Supervision: Dr. Ajay D Thakur (IIT Patna))

   Present Position: PhD Student, IIT Delhi

Research Area
Experimental Condensed Matter Physics - 2D Materials and Perovskites
Additional Information
Externally Funded Project:

a) Title: Spin Transport in Graphene/LSMO heterostructures

Funding Agency : DST Nanomission

Duration: 3 years

Status: Ongoing

b) Title: DST INSPIRE Faculty

Funding Agency: DST

Duration: 5 years

Status: Ongoing

In-preparation/Submitted/Under Review Manuscripts

1. Fowler-Nordheim tunneling and resistive switching in LSMO-Graphene nanocomposites", Karuna Kumari, Sonu Bishnoi, Ashutosh Kumar, Dinesh K Kotnees, Soumya J Ray, Ajay D Thakur and Jayakumar Balakrishnan (in-preparation)


Recent Publications

Pranay Ranjan, Shweta Agarwal, Apurva Sinha, T Rajagopala Rao, Jayakumar Balakrishnan and Ajay D Thakur
Scientific Reports (2018)
Pranay Ranjan, Jayakumar Balakrishnan, Ajay D Thakur
AIP Conference Proceedings 1953 030029 (2018)
Pranay Ranjan,Tulika, Ranjit Laha, Jayakumar Balakrishnan
Journal of Raman spectroscopy 48 586-591 (2017)
C T Cherian, F Giustiniano, I Martin-Fernandez, H Anderson, J Balakrishnan and B Ozyimaz
Small 11 189-194 (2015)
J Y Tan, A Avsar, J Balakrishnan, G K W Koon, T Taychatanapat, E C T O'Farrel, K Watanabe, T Taniguchi, G Eda, A H CastroNeto and B Ozyilmaz
Applied Physics Letters 104 183504 (2014)