Career Profile

2014-Department Chair
2012Senior Professor (TIFR)
2005Professor (TIFR)
1999Associate Professor (TIFR)
1988-1990Post Doctoral Associate at University of Florida (Gainesville)
1987Joined TIFR as a junior academic staff member
1986Ph. D. ( Title of Thesis : Some effects of limiting the long-range order in ferroelectric and ferromagnetic oxides. )
1981Joined Tata Institute of Fundamental Research as Graduate Student
1980M. Sc. In Physics (Special: Solid State Physics), Jadavpur University
1977B. Sc. With Physics (Honours), Chemistry and Maths, Jadavpur University

Academic involvements

  • Member of the Council of the National Mission on Nanoscience & Technology of DST, Govt. of India (2014-)
  • Member of the Internal Working Group of DAE on Materials Science & Technology (2008-)
  • Member of the International Committee on Nanostructured Materials (1998-2008)
  • Member of the Council of the Indian Physical Society (1996-98, 2002, 2009)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Elected Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (2015)
  • National Research Award in Nanoscience and Technology (2010)
  • Materials Research Society of India Medal (2004)
  • N S Satya Murthy Memorial Award of the Indian Physics Association for original contribution to Physics by an Indian scientist below 35 (1991)
  • Indian Physical Society Award at the 8th National Young Physicist's Colloquium (1990)
  • University Gold Medals for standing First in B.Sc. and M.Sc. examinations