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Dr. Soham Manni
Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, IIT Palakkad, Kerala, India (August, 2018 - Present)

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at TIFR, Mumbai, India  (August, 2017 - August, 2018 ).

Postdoctoral Research Associate at Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University, USA. (January, 2015 - July, 2017).

Scientific Researcher at University of Augsburg, Germany (June, 2014 - August, 2014).


Ph.D. in Physics from Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany on 2014.

M.Sc. in Physics from IIT Roorkee, India on 2010.

B.Sc. with Physics Honours from University of Calcutta, India on 2008.


Research Interests

  • Discovery, design and single crystal growth of correlated electron materials having novel electronic and magnetic ground states. 
  • Structural, magnetic, transport and thermodynamic measurements in extreme condition, down to mK temperature.

Current topics of interest

  • Spin-orbit materials e.g. Ruthenate and Iridate.
  • Magnetic Topological materials for Magnonics
  • Spintronics Materials and possible device application.
  • Charge Density Wave Materials.

Research Grant

INSPIRE Faculty Award : Oct'18 - Oct'23

Research Facilities

  • Crystal Growth Facilities:
    • 1300oC Chamber furnace with programmable PID temperature Controller [Nabertherm]
    • 1200oC Two-zone Gradient Tube furnace with with programmable PID temperature Controller (possibility of controlled atmosphere) [Carbolite Gero]
    • Mono Arc melting Furnace.
    • Quartz Tube Sealing station.
    • Weighing balance, Centrifuge etc.
  • Measurement Facilities

PH4601 - Magnetic Materials and its Applications (B.Tech GCE)

PH1130 - B.Tech Physics lab

PH1020 - Physics II (B.Tech)

PH5003- Electromagnetic Theory (M.Sc.)

PH5101, PH 5102- M.Sc. Physics Lab

PH6001- Experimental Techniques in Physics (PG Elective)

PH6003-Magnetism in Materials (PG Elective)

Research Group

Current Members:

  • PhD. Students:

           Ms. Asha Ann Abraham : Spin Orbit Mott Insulator

           Ms. Reshna Elsaphilip : Heusler and Inverse Heusler Spintronics

  • M.Sc. Students:

          Mr. Sathishkumar and Mr. Som Subhra Guria


  • M.Sc. Students
    •  Mr. Abinash Das and Mr. Ved Krishna [2021]
    •  Mr. Ashutosh Kumar and Mr. Rahul Kumar [2022]


Research Area
Experimental Condensed Matter Physics- Magnetism and Superconductivity
Material Science - Single crystal growth
Additional Information

Nila Campus, Hill Top, Lab 5

Phone No. : +91 4923226 325

Workshop/Conference/Seminar participation :
  • Invited Lecture (Single Crystal Synthesis Techniques): Faculty Development Program, Mechanical Engineering Department, NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad, Kerala on January, 2020.

  • Invited Lecture National Conference -AMTEA-2019; at Ansar Women's College, Thrissur, Kerala  February, 2019; Title: Frustrated Magnetism.

Recent Publications

Elizabeth R. Louden, Soham Manni, Judah E. Van Zandt, Allan W. D. Leishman, Valentin Taufour, Sergey L. Bud’ko, Lisa DeBeer-Schmitt, Dirk Honecker, Charles D. Dewhurst, Paul C. Canfield and Morten R. Eskildsen
J. Appl. Cryst. 55 693-701 (2022)
Supriya Mandal, Lucky N. Kapoor, Sanat Ghosh, John Jesudasan, Soham Manni, A. Thamizhavel, Pratap Raychaudhuri, Vibhor Singh, and Mandar M. Deshmukh
Applied Physics Letters 117 263101 (2020)
Lucky N. Kapoor, Supriya Mandal, Pratap Chandra Adak, Meghan Patankar, Soham Manni, Arumugam Thamizhavel, Mandar M. Deshmukh
Advanced Materials (2020)
S Choi, S Manni, J Singleton, CV Topping, T Lancaster, SJ Blundell, DT Adroja, V Zapf, P Gegenwart, R Coldea
Physical Review B 99 054426 (2019)
S. Manni, A. Thamizhavel, and S. K. Dhar
AIP Advances 9, (2019). 9 035021 (2019)