• Department HOD

    Dr. Dambarudhar Mohanta

    Associate Professor

    • Research area : Nanoscience Soft Condensed Matter Physics Radiation Induced Effects
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    • Phone : (03712) 275558
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    Our Group Publications


    • PhD (Physics) from Tezpur University, 2004
    • MSc (Physics) from Utkal University, 1994

    Teaching Courses

    • PH506: Physics of Thin Films
    • PH517: Physics of Solid State Devices
    • PH513: Photonic Devices
    • PH511: Advanced Materials Science
    Academic Recognition
    • Member of the Accelerator User Committee, IUAC, New Delhi (2015-2017).
    • Indo-US Fellowship from IUSSTF, New Delhi to work at Harvard University, USA (2012-13).
    • MRSI Best Paper Award-2012 by Material Research Society of India among the papers published in 2011. Bull. Mater Sci. 34 (3), 435-442 (2011).
    • BOYSCAST fellowship from DST, New Delhi to work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA (2007-08).
    • Teacher Fellowship from the Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore to work at SN Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata (2006).
    • Teacher Fellowship from Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad (2003).
    • Central organizing committee member of "Condensed Matter Days"
    • Member of the Editorial Board for journal "Current Nanomaterials"
    • Life member of Indian Physics Association (IPA), Indian Physical Society (IPS), and Material Research Society of India (MRSI); Member of American Physical Society (APS).
    Research Interest
    • Quantum dots and bio-conjugation, ion channels, optoelectronic and photonic responses of semiconductor and rare earth nanostructures, novel ferrofluids, interaction of nanosystems with energetic radiation.
    Recent Publications
    • Noticeable red emission and Raman active modes in nanoscale gadolinium oxyfluoride (Gd4O3F6) systems with Eu3+ inclusion, S. Hazarika, D.Mohanta, Appl. Phys. A 123(5): 382 (2017). DOI:10.1007/s00339-017-0987-1
    •  Inorganic fullerene type WS2 nanoparticles: processing, characterization and its photocatalytic performance on Malachite Green, S.J. Hazarika, D.Mohanta, Appl. Phys. A 123(5):381 (2017). DOI:10.1007/s00339-017-0965-7
    • Anomalous carrier life-time relaxation mediated by head group interaction in surface anchored MnSe quantum dots conjugated with albumin proteins, R. Sarma, D. Mohanta, Mater. Chem. Phys. 187, 46-53 (2017). DOI:10.1016/j.matchemphys.2016.11.043
    • Sol-hydrothermally derived gadolinium oxide (Gd2O3) nanorods and tamarind-like shape evolution under 80 MeV C6+ ion impact, S. Hazarika,D. Mohanta, Rad. Effects and Defects in Solids. 171, 925-935 (2016).  DOI:10.1080/10420150.2016.1259238
    • Evaluation of optoelectronic response and Raman active modes in Tb3+ and Eu3+ doped gadolinium oxide (Gd2O3) nano particle systems, N. Paul, D. Mohanta, Appl. Phys. A 122 (9):845 (2016). DOI:10.1007/s00339-016-0347-6
    • Limiting hydrophobic behavior and reflectance response of dragonfly and damselfly wings, Swati N Aideo, D.Mohanta, Appl. Surf. Sci. 387(30), 609-616  (2016). DOI:10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.06.049
    • Studies on electrophoretically deposited nanostructured barium titanate systems and carrier transport phenomena, M. Borah, D. Mohanta, Appl. Phys. A 122(6):627 (2016). DOI :10.1007/s00339-016-0136-2
    • Interrelated emission and spin-spin relaxation feature mediated by Vo+ defects in Gd2O3 nanorods subjected to swift ion impact,  S. Hazarika, D. Mohanta, Phil. Mag. Lett. 96(04), 157-164 (2016). DOI:10.1080/09500839.2016.1184344
    • Black titania: effect of hydrogenation on structural and thermal stability of nanotitania, R.Khanam, D.Taparia, B.Mondal, D.Mohanta, Appl. Phys. A, 122(2):92 (2016). DOI: 10.1007/s00339-016-9618-5
    • Oriented attachment (OA) mediated characteristic growth of Gd2O3 nanorods from nanoparticle seeds, S. Hazarika, D. Mohanta, J. Rare Earth, 34(2), 158-165 (2016). DOI: 10.1016/S1002-0721(16)60009-1