Dr. Kaustav Mukherjee

Dr. Kaustav Mukherjee

EMail: kaustav[at]iitmandi[dot]ac[dot]in
Address:School of Basic Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Mandi
Kamand, Mandi - 175 005,
Himachal Pradesh, India
Phone : 01905-267043

Education

  • Ph.D. (in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics): UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore, India.
  • M.Sc. (in Physics): Calcutta University, Kolkata, India.

Areas of Interest

  • Magnetic, transport and thermodynamic properties of oxides and rare earth intermetallics; nanostructured magnetic oxides and intermetallics; low dimensional and frustrated magnetic compounds; functional materials like mutiferroics, magnetic refrigerant materials, materials exhibiting colossal magnetoresistance, shape memory alloys

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, School of Basic Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India [from April 2013]
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan [2012-2013]
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India [2009-2012]

Awards

  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Osaka University, Japan (funded by NEDO), 2012
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, TIFR, India, 2009
  • SRF, CSIR-India, 2004
  • JRF, UGC-India, India 2003
  • GATE, India, 2002
  • JRF, CSIR-India, 2002

Publications in Referred Journal

  • Enhancement of magnetic ordering temperature and magnetodielectric coupling by hole doping in a multiferroic DyFe0.5Cr0.5O3
    Mohit K. Sharma, Tathamay Basu, K. Mukherjee and E. V. Sampathkumaran
    J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 29, 085801 (2017)

  • Metal-insulator transition in Ba3Fe1-xRu2+xO9: Interplay between site disorder, chemical percolation, and electronic structure
    S. Middey, Payel Aich, C. Meneghini, K. Mukherjee, E. V. Sampathkumaran, V. Siruguri, P. Mahadevan, and Sugata Ray
    Phys. Rev. B 94, 184424 (2016)

  • Effect of rare-earth (Er and Gd) substitution on the magnetic and multiferroic properties of DyFe0.5Cr0.5O3
    Mohit K. Sharma, Tathamay Basu, K. Mukherjee and E. V. Sampathkumaran
    J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 28, 426003 (2016)

  • Exchange bias in a mixed metal oxide based magnetocaloric compound YFe0.5Cr0.5O3
    Mohit K Sharma, Karan Singh and K Mukherjee
    J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 414, 116 (2016)

  • Peculiar magnetic and magnetodielectric coupling behavior of single crystalline Ca3CoRhO6, a triangular lattice spin-chain system
    Tathamay Basu, Kartik K Iyer, Kiran Singh, K. Mukherjee, P.L. Paulose and E.V. Sampathkumaran
    Appl. Phys. Letts. 105, 102912 (2014)

  • Magnetic properties and magnetocaloric effect in Pt doped Ni-Mn-Ga
    Sanjay Singh, S. W. D'Souza, K. Mukherjee, P. Kushwaha, S. R. Barman, S. Agarwal, P. K. Mukhopadhyay, Aparna Chakrabarti and E. V. Sampathkumaran
    Appl. Phys. Letts. 104, 231909 (2014)

  • Observation of different spin behavior with temperature variation and Cr substitution in a multiferroic compound YMn2O5
    K. Mukherjee, Kranti Kumar and A. Banerjee
    Solid State Commun. 153, 66 (2013)

  • On the correlation between supercooling, superheating and kinetic arrest in a magnetic glass Pr0.5Ca0.5Mn0.975Al0.025O3
    K. Mukherjee, Kranti Kumar, A. Banerjee and P. Chaddah
    Eur. Phys. J. B , 86, 21 (2013)

  • The nature of 4f magnetism in the diluted ferromagnetic Kondo lattice, CeIr2B2
    K. Mukherjee, Kartik K. Iyer, and E. V. Sampathkumaran
    J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 24, 266006 (2012)

  • Magnetic anomaly in CeIn2
    K. Mukherjee, Kartik K Iyer and E.V. Sampathkumaran
    J. Phys. Condens. Matter 24, 096006 (2012)

  • Contrasting magnetic behavior of fine particles of some Kondo Lattices
    K. Mukherjee, Kartik K Iyer and E.V. Sampathkumaran
    Solid State Commun. 152, 606 (2012)

  • Magnetic anomalies in single crystalline Tb5Si3
    Kartik K. Iyer, K. Mukherjee, P.L. Paulose, E.V. Sampathkumarana, Y. Xu, W. Loser
    Solid State Commun. 152, 522 (2012)

  • 4f-hybridization effect on the magnetism of Nd2PdSi3
    K. Mukherjee, Tathamay Basu, Kartik K. Iyer, and E.V. Sampathkumaran
    Phys. Rev. B 84, 184415 (2011)

  • A first-order magnetic phase transition near 15 K with novel magnetic-field-induced effects in Er5Si3
    Niharika Mohapatra, K. Mukherjee, Kartik K Iyer and E. V. Sampathkumaran
    J. Phys. Condens. Matter 23, 496001 (2011)

  • Magnetocaloric effect in Tb5Si3: Sign reversal and non-monotonic variation with temperature and implications
    Niharika Mohapatra, Sitikantha D Das, K. Mukherjee and E. V. Sampathkumaran
    Solid State Commun. 151, 1340 (2011)

  • Glasslike ordering and spatial inhomogeneity of magnetic structure in Ba3FeRu2O9: Role of Fe/Ru site disorder
    Srimanta Middey, Sugata Ray, K. Mukherjee, P. L. Paulose, E. V. Sampathkumaran, C. Meneghini, S. D. Kaushik, V. Siruguri, K. Kovnir and D. D. Sarma
    Phys. Rev. B. 83, 144419 (2011)

  • Evolution of a metastable phase with magnetic phase-coexistence phenomenon and its unusual sensitivity to magnetic-field cycling in the alloys, Tb5-xLuxSi3 (x <= 0.7)
    K. Mukherjee, Kartik K Iyer and E.V. Sampathkumaran
    J. Phys. Cond Mat 23, 206002 (2011)

  • Magnetism of nano particles of Kondo lattices, obtained by high-energy ball-milling
    E.V. Sampathkumaran, K. Mukherjee, Kartik K Iyer, Niharika Mohapatra and Sitikantha D. Das
    J. Phys. Cond Mat 23, 094209 (2011)

  • Enhanced electrical resistance at the field-induced magnetic transitions in some non-stoichiometric and stoichiometic Tb-based ternary germanides
    K. Mukherjee, Kartik K Iyer and E.V. Sampathkumaran
    J. Phys. Condens. Matter 23, 066003 (2011)

  • Magnetic behavior of bulk and fine particles of RCr2Si2C (R= La, Ce) compounds: Possible magnetic ordering from Cr
    K. Mukherjee, Kartik K Iyer and E.V. Sampathkumaran
    J. Phys. Condens. Matter 22, 295603 (2010)

  • Synthesis of fine particles of a geometrically frustrated spin-chain system, Ca3Co2O6, through a pyrophoric route and its magnetic behavior
    K. Mukherjee and E.V. Sampathkumaran
    J of Alloy and Compounds 498, 1 (2010)

  • Ferromagnetic feature from Mn near room temperature in the fine particles of GdMn2Ge2and TbMn2Ge2
    K. Mukherjee, Kartik K Iyer, E.V. Sampathkumaran
    Europhys. Letts. 90, 17007 (2010)

  • An anomalous butterfly-shaped magnetoresistance loop in an alloy, Tb4LuSi3
    K. Mukherjee, Sitikantha D Das, Niharika Mohapatra, Kartik K Iyer, E.V. Sampathkumaran
    Phys. Rev. B. 81, 184434 (2010)

  • Influence of pressure on the magnetic behavior and the anomalous magnetoresistance in Tb5Si3
    Niharika Mohapatra, Sitikantha D. Das, K. Mukherjee, Kartik K. Iyer, and E. V. Sampathkumaran
    Phys. Rev. B 80, 214425 (2009)

  • Magnetic and electrical transport anomalies of RMAs2 (R = Pr and Sm, M = Ag and Au)
    K. Mukherjee, E V Sampathkumaran, D Rutzinger, Th Doert and M Ruck
    J. Phys. Condens. Matter 21, 506004 (2009)

  • Excess specific heat and evidence of zero-point entropy in magnetic glassy state of half-doped manganites
    A. Banerjee, R. Rawat, K. Mukherjee, and P. Chaddah
    Phys Rev. B 79, 212403 (2009)

  • Selective substitution in the orbital domains of a low doped manganite: an investigation from Griffiths phenomenon and modification of glassy features
    K. Mukherjee and A. Banerjee
    J. Phys. Condens. Matter 21, 106001 (2009)

  • Changeover from Glassy ferromagnetism of the orbital domain state to long range ferromagnetic ordering in La0.9Sr0.1MnO3
    K. Mukherjee and A. Banerjee
    Phys Rev. B 77, 024430 (2008)

  • Anomalous first-order transition in Nd0.5Sr0.5MnO3: an interplay between kinetic arrest and thermodynamic transitions
    R. Rawat, K. Mukherjee, Kranti Kumar, A. Banerjee, and P. Chaddah
    J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 19, 256211 (2007)

  • Ferromagnetic ground state of the robust charge-ordered manganite Pr0.5Ca0.5MnO3 obtained by minimal Al substitution
    A. Banerjee, K. Mukherjee, Kranti Kumar and P. Chaddah
    Phys Rev. B 74, 224445 (2006)


Presentation in International/National Conferences

  • Investigation of thermodynamic properties of multiferroic YBaCuFeO5
    Surrender Lal, K. Mukherjee and C. S. Yadav
    DAE Solid State Physics Symposium: Dec 2016, Bhubaneswar, India

  • Observation of Large Magnetodielectric Coupling in multiferroic Dy0.8Ca0.2Fe0.5Cr0.5O3
    Mohit K. Sharma, Tathamay Basu, K. Mukherjee and E. V. Sampathkumaran
    DAE Solid State Physics Symposium: Dec 2016, Bhubaneswar, India

  • Observation of relaxor-like ferroelectric properties in Sr-doped YBaCuFeO5 multiferroic material
    Surender Lal, Sanjay Upadhyay, C. S. Yadav and K. Mukherjee
    International Conference on Technologically Advanced Materials and Asian Meeting on Ferroelectricity: Nov 2016, New Delhi, India

  • Tuning of magnetoelctric coupling strength by Er substitution in DyFe0.5Cr0.5O3
    Mohit K. Sharma, Tathamay Basu, K. Mukherjee and E. V. Sampathkumaran
    International Conference on Technologically Advanced Materials and Asian Meeting on Ferroelectricity: Nov 2016, New Delhi, India

  • Field and bias dependence of high frequency magnetic noise in perpendicularly magnetized TMR nanopillars
    S. Yamashita, K. Mukherjee, K. Konishi, S. Miwa, D. Saida, N. Shimomura, C. Kamata, E. Kitagawa, J. Ito, H. Yoda and Y. Suzuki
    8th International Symposium on Metallic Multilayers MML: May 2013, Kyoto, Japan

  • Robust Nature of Frustrated Antiferromagnetism in ACrO2 (A=Pd/Li) Compounds
    A.K. Singh, Tathamay Basu, Kartik. K. Iyer, K. Mukherjee, P.L. Paulose, Echur.V. Sampathkumaran
    International Conference on Recent Trends in Applied Physics and Material Science: Feb 2013, Bikaner, India
    AIP Conf. Proc. 1536, 1039 (2013)

  • Magnetic Study under External High Pressure and Magnetic Field in Low Dimensional Honeycomb Lattice In3Cu2VO9
    Kartik. K. Iyer, Tathamay Basu, A.K. Singh, K. Mukherjee, P.L. Paulose, Echur. V. Sampathkumaran
    International Conference on Recent Trends in Applied Physics and Material Science: Feb 2013, Bikaner, India
    AIP Conf. Proc. 1536, 1049 (2013)

  • Switching current and energy barrier analysis of dynamic switching in perpendicular MTJ
    D. Saida, N. Shimomura, M. Amano, E. Kitagawa, S. Kashiwada, C. Kamata, T. Daibou, S. Yamashita, K. Mukherjee, S. Miwa, Y. Suzuki, J. Ito, S. Fujita and H. Yoda
    12th Joint MMM-Intermag Conference: Jan 2013, Chicago, USA

  • Observation of Spin Glass-Like Behavior in Fine Particles of Nd2PdSi3
    K. Mukherjee, Tathamay Basu, Kartik K. Iyer and E. V. Sampathkumaran
    DAE Solid State Physics Symposium: Dec 2011, Chennai, India
    AIP Conf. Proc. 1447, 1097 (2012)

  • Magnetoresistance behavior and Magnetocaloric effect in Er5Si3
    Niharika Mohapatra, K. Mukherjee, K. K. Iyer, and E. V. Sampathkumaran
    DAE Solid State Physics Symposium: Dec 2011, Chennai, India
    AIP Conf. Proc. 1447, 1165 (2012)

  • Strong Nd4f hybridization effect in Ge doped Nd2PdSi3
    Tathamay Basu, Sangeeta Thakur, Nishaina Sahadev, Deep Narayan Biswas, Ganesh Adhikary,
    K. Mukherjee, E. V. Sampathkumaran, and Kalobaran Maiti
    AIP Conf. Proc. 1447, 883 (2012)

  • 4f-hybridization effects on the magnetism of doped Nd2PdSi3: an anomalous magnetic compound
    K. Mukherjee, Tathamay Basu and E. V. Sampathkumaran
    International conference on Strongly Correlated Electron System: Aug 2011, Cambridge, UK

  • Transport and magnetic behavior under pressure and high-resolution photoemission studies of Ce2Rh0.7Co0.3Si3, an alloy on the verge of quantum critical point
    K. Mukherjee, Kartik K Iyer, Swapnil Patil, K, Maiti, and E.V. Sampathkumaran
    International conference on Strongly Correlated Electron System: Jun 2010, Santa Fe, USA. Journal of Physics : Conference Series 273, 012010 (2011)

  • Observation of re-entrant spin glass like behaviour in 2.5% Ga doped La0.9Sr0.1MnO3
    K. Mukherjee and A. Banerjee
    DAE Solid State Physics Symposium: Dec 2007, Mysore, India

  • Influence of Non-stoichiometry on Structure, Magnetism and Transport of La0.9Sr0.1MnO3+δ
    K. Mukherjee, Kranti Kumar and A. Banerjee
    DAE Solid State Physics Symposium: Dec 2004, Amritsar, India

  • Transport and Magnetism in Al substituted La0.9Sr0.1MnO3+δ
    K. Mukherjee, Kranti Kumar, Sunil Nair, A. Niazi and A. Banerjee
    DAE Solid State Physics Symposium: Dec 2003, Gwalior, India

Teaching

  • IC-222P - Physics Practicum for B. Tech students
  • PH-501 - Solid State Physics for B.Tech students
  • IC201P - Design Practicum for B. Tech students (as a Faculty mentor)
  • PH-514 - Electronics for I-Ph. D students in Physics
  • PH-515P - Physics Laboratory for I-Ph. D students in Physics

Research Scholars

  • Mohit K. Sharma (Aug 2013 - )
  • Surrender Lal (Jointly with Dr. C. S. Yadav) (Feb 2014 -)
  • Karan Singh (Dec 2014 - )
  • Kavita Yadav (Aug 2016 - )

Other activities

    Administrative Responsibilities
  • Member of Course Proposal Committee
  • Faculty in-charge for common office of faculties
  • Member of Academic Advisory Purchase Committee
  • Member of Student/Hostel Related Purchase Committee
  • Chair/Member of PhD Selection Committee in Physics
  • Assistant Warden of Prashar Hostel (2013-2016)
  • Member of Advance Material Research Center (AMRC) Purchase Committee (2013-2016)
  • Member of Safety Committee (2014-2016)
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