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Dr. Chandan Upadhyay
Associate Professor
School of Materials Science and Technology, IIT(BHU), Varanasi
Area of Interest: 
Quantum Materials, Ferroic and Multiferroic Materials, Magnetism in Low Dimensional System, Multifunctional Materials, Organic Electronics

Research Interests: 
Static and dynamic magnetic properties of Nanoparticles
Quantum Materials
Computational Materials Science
Synthesis, Characterization and Physical Properties of Nanostructures,


1. FRICTION REDUCING COATING ON ORTHODONTIC WIRES; Application No. 201911013104, April 2019.

55. A reversible and efficient probe for dual mode recognition of Al3+ and Cu2+ with logic gate behaviour: Crystal structure, theoretical and in-vivo bio-imaging investigations P Yadav, R Kumar, S Srikrishna, AK Pandey, LH Choudhury, Chandan Upadhyay, Vinod P Singh, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 267, 120552 (2022)

54. Frequency upconversion, paramagnetic behavior and biocompatibility of Gd2O3: Er3+/Yb3+ nanorods S Singh, G Kedawat, JH Park, B Ghorai, UK Ghorai, Chandan Upadhyay, B. A. Kaipparettu, B. K. Gupta, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology 8, 100081 (2021)

53. Optical and Magnetic Properties of Cubic Double Perovskites Ba2RSbO6 (R= Dy, Gd) Coordinated to Lattice Dynamical and Crystal‐Field Computations, YM Jana, S Nandi, AA Biswas, HC Gupta, R Upadhyay, Chandan Upadhyay, D. Samanta, physica status solidi (b), 2100460 (2021)

52. Physico-chemical characterization of kajjali, black sulphide of mercury, with respect to the role of sulfur in its formation and structure N Joshi, MK Dash, Chandan Upadhyay, V Jindal, PK Panda, M Shukla
Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine 12 (4), 590-600 (2021)

51. Probing into Bifunctional Luminomagnetic Upconverting Nanorods for External Magnetic Tracking Applications S Singh, B Ghorai, P Kumar Yadav, U Kumar Ghorai, Chandan Upadhyay, Bipin Kumar Gupta; ChemistrySelect; 5 (39), 12159-12167 (2020)

50. Robust spin-ice freezing in magnetically frustrated Ho2GexTi2-xO7 pyrochlore; M Shukla, R Upadhyay, M Tolkiehn, Chandan Upadhyay
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 2020

49. Synthesis of uniformly dispersed large area polymer/AgNPs thin film at Air-liquid interface for electronic application, R Mishra, RK Pandey, S Jana, Chandan Upadhyay, R Prakash Materials Today Communications, 101191 Doi: 

48. Role of Chemical Pressure on Optical and Electronic Structure of Ho2GexTi2-xO7 M. Shukla, S. Banik, R. Pandey, Chandan Upadhyay, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 32 (11) 115501 (2020) 

47. Signature of Correlated Quantum Tunneling and Thermal dephasing in Quantum-Classical Coupled Ho2Ti2O7 and Dy2Ti2O7 Spin Ices PK Yadav, Chandan Upadhyay, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 166133 (2019)

46. Effect of B-site substitution on structural, magnetic and optical properties of Ho2Ti2O7 pyrochlore oxide, PK Yadav, P Singh, M Shukla, S Banik, Chandan Upadhyay, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 109267 (2019)

45. Evidence for pressure induced polarization rotation, octahedral tilting and reentrant ferroelectric phase in tetragonal (Pb0.5Bi0.5)(Ti0.5Fe0.5)O3,  P Singh, Chandan Upadhyay, Z KonÔpková, HP Liermann, D Pandey, Phys. Rev. Materials 3, 094405 (2019)

 44. Janus shaped plasmonic-magnetic silver-magnetite nanostructures for multimodal applications, P Singh, P Bharti, A Gangwar, NK Prasad, Chandan Upadhyay, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics 58, 105001 (2019)
43. Dielectric relaxations in Ho2Ti2O7 and Dy2Ti2O7 pyrochlores, PK Yadav, M Tolkiehn, Chandan Upadhyay, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 134, 201-208 (2019)
42. Quantum Criticality in geometrically frustrated Ho2Ti2O7 and Dy2Ti2O7 spin ices, PK Yadav, Chandan Upadhyay Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 482, 44-49 (2019)
41. Effect of A-site Fe substitution on the magnetic behavior of Dy2Ti2O7 Spin Ice, PK Yadav, PK Harijan, A Tripathi, Chandan Upadhyay, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 481, 221-226 (2019)
40. Di and Tetranuclear Cu(II) Complexes with Simple 2-Aminoethylpyridine: Magnetic Properties, Phosphodiester Hydrolysis, DNA Binding/Cleavage, Cytotoxicity and Catecholase Activity, P Sureshbabu, QM Junaid, Chandan Upadhyay, W Victoria, V Pitchavel, S. Natarajan, S. Sabiah Polyhedron 164, 202-218 (2019)
39.  Néel transition in the multiferroic BiFeO3-0.25PbTiO3 nanoparticles with anomalous size effect PK Harijan, A Singh, Chandan Upadhyay, D Pandey Journal of Applied Physics 125 (2), 02410 (2019)
38. Signatures of consolidated superparamagnetic and spin-glass behavior in magnetite-silver core-shell nanoparticles P Singh, M Shukla, Chandan Upadhyay Nanoscale 10, 22583-22592 (2018)
37.  Photoluminescence behaviour of a stimuli responsive Schiff base: Aggregation induced emission and piezochromism P Yadav, AK Singh, Chandan Upadhyay, VP Singh, Dyes and Pigments 160, 731-739 (2018)
36. Novel facets of multifunctional Ag@Fe3O4 core-shell nanoparticles for multimodal imaging applications, P Singh, BK Gupta, NK Prasad, PK Yadav, Chandan Upadhyay Journal of Applied Physics 124 (7), 074901 (2018).
35. Fine tuning of size and morphology of magnetite nanoparticles synthesized by microemulsion, P. Singh, Chandan Upadhyay, AIP Conference Proceedings 1953 (1), 030051 (2018).
34. Role of Silver Nanoshells on Structural and Magnetic Behavior of Fe3O4 nanoparticles, P Singh, Chandan Upadhyay, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. 458, 39–47 (2018).
33. Size selectivity of magnetite core-(Ag/Au) shell nanoparticles for multimodal imaging applications         P. Singh, Chandan Upadhyay, Materials Research Express 4 (2017), 105401
32. Self‐Assembly of Solution‐Processable Polyindole via Langmuir‐Blodgett Technique: An Insight to Layer‐Dependent Charge Transport and Electronic Parameters, R Mishra, RK Pandey, Chandan Upadhyay, R Prakash;  ChemistrySelect 2 (2017), 6009-6015
31.  DDAB‐Triggered, Size‐Sorted, Instant Phase‐Switching of Silver Nanoparticles, R Mishra, S Mishra, Chandan Upadhyay, R Prakash, ChemistrySelect 2 (2017), 3028-3034

30. Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using prunus amygdalus extract and their antimicrobial activity, S.K. Srikar, D.D. Giri, Chandan Upadhyay, P.K. Mishra, S.N. Upadhyay, Advanced Materials Research, 1119 (2015), 165. Doi:10.4028/

29. Urease Immobilized Fluorescent Gold Nanoparticles for Urea Sensing, UK Parashar, NR Nirala, Chandan Upadhyay, PS Saxena, A Srivastava, Applied biochemistry and biotechnology 176 (2015), 480
 28.  Surface plasmon coupled metal enhanced spectral and charge transport properties of Poly (3, 3 ″′-dialkylquarterthiophene) Langmuir Schaefer film, RK Pandey, SK Yadav, Chandan Upadhyay, R Prakash, H Mishra, Nanoscale 7 (2015), 6083

27.  Extraordinary enhancement of Néel transition temperature in nanoparticles of multiferroic tetragonal compositions of (1−x)BiFeO3-xPbTiO3 solid solutions, Chandan Upadhyay, PK Harijan, A Senyshyn, R Ranganathan, Dhananjai Pandey, Applied Physics Letters 106 (2015), 093103.

26. Molecular self ordering and charge transport in layer by layer deposited poly (3, 3’-dialkylquarterthiophene) films formed by Langmuir-Schaefer technique, RK Pandey, AK Singh, Chandan Upadhyay, R Prakash, Journal of Applied Physics 116 (2014), 094311

25.  Mössbauerite, Fe3+O4(OH)8[CO3]·3H2O, the fully oxidized ‘green rust’ mineral from Mont Saint-Michel Bay, France, J.-M. R. Génin, S. J. Mills, A. G. Christy, O. Guérin, A. J. Herbillon, E. Kuzmann, G. Ona-Nguema, C. Ruby, Chandan . Upadhyay,  Mineralogical Magazine 78 (2014) 447 DOI: 10.1180/minmag.2014.078.2.14

24.  Pressure Dependent Surface Morphology and Raman Studies of Semicrystalline Poly(indole-5-carboxylic acid) by Langmuir Blodgett Technique, Rajiv K. Pandey, Chandan Upadhyay and  Rajiv Prakash, RSC Adv., 3 (36), (2013) 15712, DOI: 10.1039/C3RA41895B

23.  Redox topotactic reactions in FeII− III (oxy)hydroxycarbonate new minerals related to fougèrite in gleysols: “trébeurdenite and mössbauerite” Jean-Marie R. Génin, O. Guérin, A. J. Herbillon, E. Kuzmann, S. J. Mills, G. Morin, G. Ona-Nguema, C. Ruby, Chandan Upadhyay, Hyperfine Interaction 204  (2012) 71

22.  Cation distribution of Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 nanoparticles, R. K. Singh, Chandan Upadhyay, S. Layek, A. Yadav; International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology 2, (2010) 104

21.     Effect of size and synthesis route on the magnetic properties of chemically prepared nanosize ZnFe2O4, Chandan Upadhyay, H.C. Verma, V. Sathe and A.V. Pimpale;  Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic materials 312, (2007) 271.                                     

20. Structure and thermodynamics of ferrous, stoichiometric and ferric oxyhydroxycarbonate green rusts; redox flexibility and fougerite mineral, JMR. Génin,  C. Ruby, Chandan UpadhyaySolid state science  8, (2006) 1330.

19. Speciation of iron; characterisation and structure of green rusts and FeII–III oxyhydroxycarbonate fougerite ; Jean-Marie R. Génin, Mustapha Abdelmoula, Christian Ruby and Chandan Upadhyay; Comptes Rendus Geosciences  338, (2006), 402.

18. In Situ Redox Flexibility of FeII-III Oxyhydroxycarbonate Green Rust and Fougerite, christian Ruby, Chandan Upadhyay, Antoine Géhin, Georges Ona-Nguema, and Jean-Marie R. Génin; Environmental Science & Technology 40, (2006) 4696

17.  Fougerite and FeII- III hydroxycarbonate green rust; ordering, deprotonation and/or cation substitution;structure of hydrotalcite-like compounds and mythic ferrosic hydroxide Fe(OH)(2+x) ; JMR Génin, R. Aïssa, M. Abdelmoula, O. Benali, V. Ernstsen, G.O. Nguema, Chandan Upadhyay and Christian Ruby; Solid state science  7, (2005) 545

16.  Effect of Ni Doping on the Properties of Fine Magnetite Particles,  M. Mohapatra, B. Pandey, Chandan Upadhyay, S. Anand, R.P. Das, H.C. Verma;  Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic materials 295, (2005) 44.

15.   Anomalous  change  in  electron  density  at  nuclear  sites  in  nanosize  zinc  ferrite,  Chandan Upadhyay and H.C. Verma; Applied Physics Letters 85, (2004) 2074.

14.  Cationic distribution in Nanosized Ni-Zn Ferrites, Chandan Upadhyay, H.C. Verma and S. Anand Journal of Applied Physics 95, (2004)  5746.

13. Identification of positron trapping sites in nanocrystalline ZnFe2O4 by coincidence Doppler broadening measurements P. M. G Nambissan, Chandan Upadhyay, H. C. Verma; Materials Science Forum  445, (2004) 162.

12.  Positron lifetime spectroscopic studies of nanocrystalline ZnFe2O4, P.M.G. Nambissan, Chandan Upadhyay, and H.C. Verma; Journal of Applied Physics 93, (2003) 6320.
11.  Effect of addition of Cu(II), Ni(II) and Co(II) ions on conversion of crystalline goethite to magnetite in NH3–FeSO4–H2O medium, M. Mohapatra, S. Anand, R. P. Das, Chandan Upadhyay and H. C. Verma; International Journal of Mineral Processing 69, (2003) 75

10.  Magnetic  properties  of  a  partially  inverted  zinc ferrite synthesized by a new coprecipitation technique using urea; A. Kundu, Chandan Upadhyay and H. C. Verma; Physics Letters A 311, (2003) 410.

9.   Effect of preparation conditions on formation of nanophase Ni–Zn ferrites through hydrothermal technique, Chandan Upadhyay, Devabrata Mishra, H. C. Verma, S. Anand and R. P. Das; Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 260, (2003) 188.

8.   Evidence of impact at Permian-Triassic boundary as revealed by Mössbauer Spectroscopy, H.C. Verma, Chandan Upadhyay , R.P. Tripathi, N. Bhandari, A.D. Shukla; Hyperfine Interactions 141-142, (2002) 357.

7.   Thermal decomposition pattern and particle size determination of iron minerals associated with Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary at Gubbio, H.C. Verma, Chandan Upadhyay, Amita Tripathi, R.P Tripathi and N. Bhandari; Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37, (2002) 901.

6.   Global Appearance of magnetic and superparamagnetic iron phase in K/T boundary clays, N.Bhandari, H.C. Verma, Chandan Upadhyay, Amita Tripathi and R.P. Tripathi; Geol. Soc. Amer. Spl. Pap 351, (2002) 445.

5.   Preparation and characterization of Cu(II), Ni(II) or Co(II) ion-doped goethite samples and their conversion to magnetite in NH3–FeSO4–H2O medium, M. Mohapatra, S. Anand, R. P. Das, Chandan Upadhyay and H. C. Verma; Hydrometallurgy 66, (2002) 125.

4.   Aqueous reduction of crystalline goethite under ammoniacal conditions, M. Mohapatra, S. Anand, R. P. Das, Chandan Upadhyay and H. C. Verma; Hydrometallurgy 65, (2002) 227.

3.   Cation Distribution in Co-Ti doped Barium Hexaferrite, Chandan Upadhyay, H.C. Verma, D.K. Rai and J.Kumar;  Indian J. Physics  75A (4), (2001) 405

2.   Mössbauer studies of nanosize Mn1-xZnxFe2O4, Chandan Upadhyay, H.C. Verma, C. Rath, K.K.  Sahu, S. anand, R.P. Das and N.C. Mishra; Journal of Alloy & Compound 326, (2001) 94.

1.   Appearance of Superparamagnetism on heating nanosize Mn0.65Zn0.35Fe2O4; Chandana Rath, N. C. Mishra, S.A. Anand, R.P. Das, K.K. Sahu, Chandan Upadhyay and H.C. Verma; Applied Physics Letters 76, (2000) 475.
General Articles
1.   Magnetic Nanoparticles: Issues and Perspective, H.C. Verma and Chandan Upadhyay; Directions 6(2) (2004) 63.
Conferences/Symposia/Workshops Presentations:  (Partial)
20.  Effect of small B site Fe stuffing on crystal structure and low temperature spin dynamics of Ho2Ti2O7 Spin ice, P. Yadav and Chandan Upadhyay, National Seminar of Crystallography-45, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi.
19. Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using prunus amygdalus extract and their antimicrobial activity, S.K. Srikar, D.D. Giri, C. Upadhyay, P.K. Mishra, S.N. Upadhyay, International Conference on Key Emerging Materials (ICKEM), March 21-23, 2015, Singapore.
18. Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using a single step method, S.K. Srikar, D.D. Giri, C. Upadhyay, P.K. Mishra, S.N. Upadhyay, International Conference on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology (ICETB), November 6-9, 2014, Delhi India.
17.  A unique approach to the synthesis of Graphene Oxide Paper and its surface decoration with various Nanoparticles for potential applications. S. Umrao, S. Abraham, Chandan Upadhyay, B.P. Asthana and A. Srivastava, International Conference and Workshop on Nanostructured Ceramics and other Nanomaterials (ICWNCN), March 13-16, 2012, Delhi India. 

16.  Raman and Mössbauer spectroscopic characterisation of sulphate minerals from the mars analogue sites at Rio-Tinto and Jarso ravine Spain. F. Rull, I. Fleischer, J. Martinez-Frias, A. Sanz, C. Upadhyay and G. Klingelhöfer 39th Luner and planetary science conference March 10-14, 2008 Houston Texas USA.

15. Jarosite at meridiani planum and weathering rinds at gusev crater: interpretation of Mössbauer spectra obtained during the mars exploration rover mission, G. Klingelhoefer, I. Fleischer, C. Upadhyay, D. Rodionov, C. Schroder, M. blumers, R.V. Morris, M. Pathofer, R. Jung-Pothmann, N. Tahir, T. Hager and W. Tremel; International Conference on Application of Mössbauer Effect (ICAME-2007) October 14-19 (2007) IIT Kanpur (India).

 14.  Formation BaCO3 nanoparticles in C12E5 stabilised microemulsions: The role of pre-structures G. Shanmugavadivelu, Chandan Upadhyay and W. F.C. Sager; 43rd Meeting of the German Colloid Society, October 8-10, 2007 Mainz, Germany. (Poster)

13.  Crystallization  of  BaCO3  nanoparticles   in   nonionic   water-in-oil   Microemulsions,  G. Shanmugavadivelu, Chandan Upadhyay, W. F.C. Sager, 21st  Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS 2007). September 10-14, 2007, Geneva, Switzerland. (Poster)

12.  Ergebnisse der Mars-Exploration-Rover Mössbauer- Spektrometer aus dem Jahr 2006; I. Fleischer, C. Schröder, D. Rodionov, M. Blumers, Jordi G. Lopez, J. F. Sanchez, M. Hahn, Chandan Upadhyay and G Klingelhöfer DPG Conferences, March 26-30, 2007 Regensburg, Germany. (Poster)

11.  Weathering of iron-bearing minerals and rocks under extraterrestrial conditions investigated by Mössbauer spectroscopy, XRD, XRF, and other methods, Klingelhöfer, G., C. Schröder, W. Tremel, I. Fleischer, and Chandan. Upadhyay (2007), 4th Colloquium of the SPP 1115 “Mars and the Terrestrial Planets”, February 19-20, 2007 Berlin, Germany. (Poster)

10  Classification of Martian Jarosite. Chandan Upadhyay, G. Klingelhöfer, I. Fleischer,  C. Schröder, D. Rodionov, M. Panthöfer, R. Jung-Pothmann, N. Tahir, T. Hager and W. Tremel, 38th Luner and planetary science conference March 12-16, 2007 Houston Texas USA.

9.  Iron II- III Minerals: International Conference on Application of Mössbauer Effect (ICAME-2005) Sept. 2005, Univ. of Montpellier, France.

8.  Magnetic Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Properties and their Biological Applications. April 2004 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Bombay India

7.  Size dependent cation Inversion in Nanosized ZnFe2O4. Condensed Matter Physics Workshop - March 2003, IIT Kanpur India.

6.  Evidence of impact at Permian-Triassic boundary as revealed by Mössbauer Spectroscopy – International Conference on Application of Mössbauer Effect (ICAME-2001) Sept. 2001 Univ. of Oxford, UK.

5.  Nanoscience: Issues and Perspectives. Conference of Research Students, May 2001, BHU, Varanasi, India.

4.  Magnetic reordering in ultrafine ZnFe2O4. Condensed Matter Physics Workshop - March 2001, IIT Kanpur India.

3.  Unusual magnetic ordering in nanosize zinc ferrite, Material Research Society of India, Annual Meeting, January 2001, SINP Calcutta, India.

2.  Nano-sized iron phases at the K/T and P/T bounderies revealed by Mössbauer Spectroscopy,  H.C. Verma, Chandan. Upadhyay, R.P. Tripathi, A. Tripathi, A.D. Shukla and N.Bhandari, 32nd  Luner and planetary science conference March 12-16, 2007 Houston Texas USA.

1. Mössbauer Spectroscopy of K/T Boundary Clays: Characteristics of Iron Bearing Minerals.  N. Bhandari, H.C. Verma, Amita Tripathi, Chandan. Upadhyay and R.P. Tripathi, catastrophic events and mass extinctions: Impact and Beyond, July 9-12 2000 Vienna, Austria.


Dr. Chandan Upadhyay is an Associate Professor in the School of Materials Science and Technology. Dr. Upadhyay has received Master in Physics from Banaras Hindu University in 1998,  and Ph.D. in Physics in 2004  from Indian  Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He had his post-doctoral fellowship at "Laboratory of Chemical Physics and Microbiology for Environment " UMR-7564, CNRS-University of Henri Poincaré Nancy1, France; Mars-Mössbauer Group, Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Johannes Gutenburg-Universität Mainz, Germany and IFF –Soft matter divison, Forschungszentrum, Jülich, Germany. He joined School of Materials Science and Technology in February 2008.   

Research Interests
Quantum Materials
Ferroic and Multiferroic Materials
Static and dynamic magnetic properties of Nanoparticles
Self-assembly of Supra Molecules and their electronic properties
Computational studies of Nanostructures

Current Research Group

Name & Roll No. Research Interests Contact Status 
PhD Students  
Mr. Pappu Kumar Harijan Multiferroic Nanoparticles Thesis Completed
Ms. Pinki Singh Multifunctional Nano particles for multimodal applications. Thesis Completed 
Mr. Pramod Kumar Yadav Strongly correlated quantum systems with competing or frustrated interaction. Thesis Completed
Ms. Manjari Shukla Study of spin disordered systems. Thesis Completed
Mr.Abhishek Tripathi Study of magnetic interactions in low dimensional magnetic materials. Part-Time 
Mr. Rajnikant Upadhyay Frustrated Magnetism    Ongoing 
Mr. Amit Bar Applications of Layered Double Hydroxides    Ongoing
Ms. Rachana Sain Spin Dynamics of Mesoscopic Magnetic Systems    Ongoing
Mr. Sanjeev Kumar 2-D systems for Water remediation    Ongoing
Mr. Sudarshan Sarkar LDHs for Water remediation    Ongoing
M. Tech. Students  


Mr.Mayank Kumar      

Chairman, Curriculum Review Committee (2019-)

Member (Institute & Departmental Committees) 
Member, Academic Senate, IIT(BHU) (2012-2017)
Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Review Committee (UG-CRC), IIT(BHU) [2014-2019]
Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Monitoring Committee (UG-CMC), IIT (BHU) [2014-2019]
Member, Humanities Core Group, IIT (BHU) [2014-2019]
Member, Department of Architecture, Design and Planning Core Group, IIT (BHU) [2018-2020]
Member, Web Management and E-mail Services, committee (WMES), IIT (BHU) [2013-Feb 2106]
Member, Undergraduate Manual Drafting Committee, IIT (BHU) [2012-2013]
Convener, Department Undergraduate Committee, Department of Architecture, Design and Planning, IIT(BHU) (2019-2020)
Convener, Department Undergraduate Committee, SMST, IIT(BHU) (2014-2016)
Convener, School Faculty Council (2014-2016)
Member, Department Faculty Affairs Committee, SMST, IIT (BHU) (2018-)
Member, Department Faculty Affairs Committee, Department of Architecture, Design and Planning, IIT(BHU) (2019-2020)
Member, Department Postgraduate Committee, SMST, IIT(BHU)
Member, Department Undergraduate Committee, SMST, IIT(BHU)
Department Research Council, SMST, IT-BHU (2011-2012)
Department Purchase Committee, SMST, IIT-BHU [Multiple times]
Sports council, Student Gymkhana, IT-BHU (2008-2010)
Co-opted Member
Department Research Council, SMST, IT-BHU (2008-2011)

Other Responsibilities
Secretary (Academic Affairs), Physics Society; Dept. of Physics IIT Kanpur – 2001.
Student Member, Senate Post Graduate Committee; IIT Kanpur – 2001- 2002.

Events Organized
- Short term course on Materials Characterization for Engineers; IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India 17-21 June 2019: Course Convenor
- Short term course on Materials Characterization for Engineers; IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India 24-29 December 2018: Course Co-Convenor
- Short term course on Geometrical & Mathematical Crystallography with Application to Structural studies; IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India 14-19 February 2017: Course Convenor
- 45th National Seminar on Crystallography, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India 9-12 July 2017: Co-Convenor
- Short term course on Geometrical & Mathematical Crystallography with Application to Structural studies; IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India 14-19 February 2017: Course Convenor
- IUCr School Symmetry Relationships between Crystal Structures with Application to Structural Phase Transitions; IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India 27-31 October 2014: Organising Secretary

Doctor of Philosophy: Six (Completed),  Five (on going)

Title: “Self assembly of poly (3, 3’’’-dialkylquaterthiophene) through facile techniques and its device application.”  by Rajiv Pandey
Title: “Structural and Magnetic studies on Nano-structured (1-x)BiFeO3-xPbTiO3 Multiferroic solid solution” by Pappu Kumar
Title: “Studies on superparamagnetic silver-coated magnetite core-shell nanostructures for multimodal applications” by Pinki Singh
Title: “Development of novel interfacial technique for formation of guided assembly of functional conducting polymers & nanocomposite for device applications” by Richa Mishra
Title: “Study of Dielectric and Magnetic Properties of Magnetically Frustrated R2Ti2O7 (R= Ho, Dy) and Their Doped Derivatives by Pramod Yadav
Title: "Role of Chemical Pressure on the Magnetic and Electronic Properties of Magnetically Frustrated Holmium Titanates and Germanates” by Manjari Shukla

Master of Dental Surgery: Four (completed), Two (Ongoing) 

  1. Title: Evaluation of tribology of nanoparticles coated TMA orthodontic wire in stainless steel brackets under dry and Wet conditions: An in-vitro study by Dr. Shruti Sharma
  2. Title: An Evaluation of abrasive effects of tooth brushes and tooth pastes on orthodontic materials and natural tooth under simulated conditions by Dr. Sunil Kumar Rath
  3. Studies on Surface Modification of Orthodontic wires by Nanoparticle: A case study in context of SS/TMA wires by Dr. Bimlesh Singh
  4. Role of particle size on the frictional behavior of Orthodontic wires by Dr. Indumathi 

Master of Technology: Twenty-four (completed), Three (ongoing)  

1. Synthesis of self Assembled Nanoparticles, by Ms. Shilpee Jain
2. Optical Properties of Photonic Bandgap Materials with defects of different materials & Grading Profiles, by Ms. Sarita Bharti
3. Synthesis and characterization of Organic Multilayer and Dye Sensitized Photovoltaic Cells, by Mr. Parikshit S. Bhandiwad
4. Synthesis and Characterization of Core-Shell Magnetic Nanoparticles, by Mr. Sachin Kumar
5. Preparation of Fe3O4 Polyaniline nanocomposite for EMI Shielding application, by Mr. Apoorav Joshi
6. Studies of Multifunctional Materials as Imaging Agents, by Ms. Pragya Shukla
7. Role of synthesis parameter on morphology of -Fe2O3, by Mr. Ashok Kr. Naik
8. Synthesis and Characterization of (Magnetite/Silver) Core /Shell Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications, by Ms. Seema Shankhwar
9. Structural Health Monitoring using Piezoelectric Sensor, by Mr. Saurabh Katiyar
10. Particle size dependent structural studies in distorted spinels, by Ms. Pragya Singh
11. Microwave absorption in Ni-Zn ferrite nano particles, by Mr. Abhimanyu Arunkumar Shah
12. Graphene based supercapacitor and its characterizations by Mr. Prashant Singh
13. Size and Morphology Control of Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 by B. Rakesh
14. Development of magnetic nanoparticles conducting polymer composite for Microwave absorption by Devansh Sharma
15. Synthesis and structural characterization of asymmetric Nicle-Zinc ferrites by Rupam Kumari
16. Studies on the effect of some plants extract as corrosion inhibitors by Kamal Kishor
17. Microemulsion assisted synthesis and characterization of uncoated and silver coated iron oxide nanoparticle by Purnima Bharti.
18. Electronic structure of RE2XO5 (RE=Ho, Dy; X=Ge, Ti ) by Ayush Voleti
19. Synthesis of Goethite nanoflakes and associated characterizations by Aradhna Tiwari
20. Synthesis and Characterization of Iron-oxy-hydroxides by Ratnadeepa Shingre 
21. Prototype for water remediation using Iron-oxy-hydroxides by Jishnu Rijmon
22. Layered Double Hydroxides for CO2 Capture by Vineeth Raju 
23. Exfoliated Zn-Al Layered Double Hydroxides for Water remediation by Sudarshan Sarkar 
24. Development of Computer Code for Effectiveness of Microwave Absorbing Materials by Koustav Pal

1. Title:  Synthesis of Ni-Zn, Co-Zn and Ni-Co-Zn ferrites and studies effect of shape, size and composition on their microwave properties as PI.
Funding Agency: DLJ, Jodhpur, India Period: 2012-2015
2. Title: DNA Based Molecular Electronics as Co-PI
Funding Agency: Department of Bio-Technology Period: 2013-2016
3. Title: Study of relaxation mechanism of magnetic nanoparticles as PI
Funding Agency: Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Period: 2017-2019
4. Title: Development of a prototype for water remediation using layered double hydroxides as PI
Funding Agency: Design and Innovation Centre, IIT (BHU), Varanasi Period: 2017-2019
5. Title: University with the potential of excellence as Participating Member
Funding Agency: University Grant Commission, Period: 2012-2018
6. Title: Development of Pyrochlore oxides as electrode materials as PI
Funding Agency: CERD, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi Period: 2018-2019
7. Title: FIST-II support to SMST, IIT (BHU) Varanasi as Co-PI
Funding Agency: Department of Science and Technology, India Period: 2019-2024

PhD students and postdocs, having National Fellowships, are invited to join in the subject area of  Nanostructures, Computational Materials Science and Quantum Materials.