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Dr. Anupma Thakur

Session: SS1
Title : Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Carbides and Borides for Hydrogen Evolution Electrocatalysis.
Affiliation : Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA.
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Dr. Manish Kumar

Session : SS4
Title : Vanadium dioxide thin films for energy saving smart windows
Affiliation : Pohang Accelerator Laboratory, POSTECH, Pohang 37673, South Korea
Dr. Manish Kumar completed his M.Sc. (Physics) from CDLU Sirsa in 2009. He received his M.Phil. and Ph.D. degree from UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research/DAVV, Indore. Since 2015, he is working as a researcher at Pohang Accelerator Laboratory, POSTECH, South Korea. He has published more than 75 research papers in reputed International journals and 4 book chapters. To present his research work at international level, he has visited counties like USA, Germany, Italy, France and South Korea. He is an Associate Editor in Frontiers in Materials journal. Also, he is a guest Editor in reputed international journals such as Applied Nanoscience, Journal of Electronic Materials, Coatings and Magnetism. Dr. Manish is mainly involved in synchrotron radiation based research and functional oxides thin films.
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Dr. Vikas Sharma

Session : SS2
Title : Transparent Structure: Impact of structure, irradiation and process for advanced applications including Space, BIPV and Tandem geometry.
Affiliation : The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel 9091401
Vikas Sharma has over ten years of research experience with a primary interest in next-generation photovoltaics and transparent electrodes. He is a senior researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Before this, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D), India, after completing his PhD from NIT-Jaipur. During his PhD, he received the prestigious UGC-IUAC beam time award for conducting research with energetic ions beamlines. Further, he also received research excellence travel grants from IIT Bombay and an ITS travel grant from SERB India. His academic research experience in device design and fabrication is in fabricating various energy and optoelectronic thin-film devices such as solar cells, sensors, memristors, light-emitting diodes and electrodes in opaque and transparent modes using a range of materials such as halide perovskite, organic semiconductors, metal oxides, and even advanced materials such as 2D materials. Vikas is a highly cited author with over 800 citations and has published 33 papers (15 as first author and 6 as corresponding author) in peer-reviewed journals like Solar RRL, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Advanced Electronic Materials, Solar Energy, ACS applied electronics materials, RSC Advances, Materials & Design. He has developed research collaborations around the world with eminent scholars of energy and optoelectronics. He is also an active reviewer in prestigious journals such as Nanotechnology, ACS Applied Nano Materials, Material Letters, and ACS Applied Electronic Materials. He has delivered five invited talks and participated in several national and international conferences for outreach activities. Besides his academic credentials, Dr. Vikas also has a proud association with the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun and the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala. Being socially conscious and in the spirit of bringing positive change to society, Vikas is also a member of the Lions Club International and other NGOs.
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Dr. Rojalin Sahu

Session : SS1
Title : A new insight into the ZIF-67 based triboelectric nanogenerator for self-powered robot object recognition
Affiliation : School of Applied Sciences, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar-751024, India
Dr. Rojalin Sahu is currently working as an Associate Professor-II in the Department of Chemistry at KIIT deemed to be University, Bhubnaeswar. She has 12 years of teaching experience and 16 years of research experience. She has completed her M.Sc. and M.Phil. (Utkal University), PhD (IIT Guwahati). She is the recipient of DST young scientist travel award to present a paper at Technical University, Dresden, Germany and CONICET International Post-Doctoral fellowship. Most notably, she has been qualified Radiological Safety Officer (RSO) by BARC, Mumbai. She has been the lead Investigator of a number of externally funded projects (DST, DBT, ICMR, UGC-DAE-CSR, Ministry of Mines and BRNS). She has successfully conducted many National and International conferences as convener. She is also a NABL trained officer for Chemical Testing Laboratories. Her basic areas of research are synthesis and characterization of new Coordination Compounds and their catalytic and biomedical applications; Metal Organic Frameworks and Covalent Organic Frameworks for different application such as energy harvesting, drug delivery, catalysis, NLO, wastewater treatment, etc.
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Dr. Deepak Kumar

Session : SS3
Title : Sodium-ion conducting polymer gel electrolytes
Affiliation : Electronics and Mechanical Engineering School (Affiliated to Gujarat Technological University), Vadodara,Gujarat-390008, India
Dr. Deepak Kumar received his Ph.D. degree in the field of "Gel polymer electrolytes for sodium battery" from the University of Delhi in 2011. He was awarded NET-JRF (Physics) in 2008 and GATE in 2007. After selection through UPSC, he is working as Assistant Professor at Electronics and Mechanical Engineering School Vadodara (Affiliated to Gujarat Technological University), Under Ministry of Defence (Army), Government of India, since August 2014. He is the recipient of a National Award, namely the "Visvesvaraya Best Teacher Award-2021," by the All-Indian Council of Technical Education, Government of India. He is a member of the Materials Research Society of India and the Indian Science Congress. Despite his short scientific career, he has published over 40 scientific papers in SCI-index journals with highest impact factor of 20 and average impact factor of ~3. He has guided 26 students for their M.E. degree research dissertations till now. 01 Ph.D. student was awarded the Ph.D. degree under his guidance, and currently he is guiding 05 Ph.D. students. He is a reviewer for more than 30 Elsevier/Springer international journals. He had delivered invited talks at more than 16 national and international conferences. He is currently working on a research project entitled "Developing polymer gel electrolytes and sulfur-cathodes for sodium-sulfur batteries operating at room temperature’’ worth Rs. 25 lacs by the Science and Engineering Research Board, Delhi (India). His current research interests are mainly focused on developing polymer-based electrolytes for sodium, magnesium batteries and electric double layer capacitor.
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Dr. S Janakiraman

Session : SS3
Title : Ceramic Composite Separator Electrolyte System for High Temperature Lithium Ion Batteries
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology Indore
Dr. S Janakiraman holds a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, and a Master's from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka Surathkal, India. He received his Bachelor's degree from K. S. R. M College of Engineering, Cuddapah in Mechanical Engineering. He worked as a research associate in the materials research center at the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India from January to November 2021 . He is currently working as Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering department at the Indian Institute of Technology Indore from November 2021. Before joining IIT Kharagpur he has also served as Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India for 2 years. Dr. Janakiraman has been involved in research on composites, surface modifications, lithium, sodium, and magnesium ion rechargeable batteries over a decade. He has done extensive research in the area of new battery separator electrolyte systems for rechargeable batteries. He filed an Indian patent from one of his Ph. D work and was part of two other Indian patents filed from his research group. He has authored over 17 international journal articles, 3 conference proceedings, 2 book chapters, and 2 books. His articles appeared in high-impact Journals like the Journal of power sources, Electrochimica Acta, Ceramics International, Solid-state Ionics, and the Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, etc. He is having an H-index of 12 on google scholar and his research has been cited by many international researchers all over the world. In addition, he represented his research work twice at renowned international conferences held in the USA and France during his Ph.D. course. He was awarded a research associate fellowship in the year 2020 by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India for carrying the research work on new battery materials for rechargeable batteries. He has vast experience in research on rechargeable batteries for over 10 years.
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Dr. Parmod Kumar

Session : SS7
Title : Photocatalytic Degradation of Some Oxides
Affiliation : J. C. Bose University of Science and technology, YMCA, Faridabad-121006, Haryana
Dr. Parmod Kumar has been working as an Assistant Professor at J. C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA Faridabad since 2020. Dr. Kumar did his Masters in Physics from Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra in 2009 and Masters in Nanotechnology from NIT Kurukshetra in 2011. After that, he completed a Ph.D. in Physics from IIT Delhi in Dec. 2014. Dr. Kumar got an opportunity to work at University of Leipzig, Germany as a DAAD fellow during his doctoral degree. He served as Postdoctoral fellow at Inter University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi from Jan 2015 to March 2016. After that he received the prestigious DST-INSPIRE Faculty award and worked at DCRUST Murthal for a period of 3 years. He has completed 4 research project received from UGC/DST. He is the Co-coordinator of the ongoing PURSE project worth 7 crore awarded by DST, New Delhi Dr. Kumar has published more than 65 research articles in reputed journals . He is also the editor of 2 books in SPRINGER and ELSEVIER.
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Dr. Sachin Gupta

Session : SS2
Title : Two-dimensional MoS2 field effect transistor with PMA electrodes
Affiliation : Bennett University, Noida
Dr. Sachin Gupta is currently working as an assistant professor at Bennett Uni. (Times of India Group), Greater Noida. Dr. Gupta did his Ph. D from department of Physics, IIT Bombay. After his PhD, He moved to Japan, where he did his first postdoc at Tohoku university, Japan. After that he joined Kyoto University Japan for his second postdoc. He also worked there as an assistant professor for a year. Before joining Bennett uni., Dr. Gupta was working as a research scientist at university of Leeds, UK. He has published 40+ research papers in leading peer reviewed international journals. Dr. Gupta has been awarded Ramanujan fellowship and DST INSPIRE faculty awards.
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Dr. Neeti Tripathi

Session : SS07
Title : Development a solid-state triplet-triplet annihilation based near infrared-to-visible upconversion system for broad band excitation
Affiliation : Nanomaterials Research Institute (NMRI), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Kansai Centre, 1-8-31,Midorigaoka,Ikeda,Osaka 563-8577, Japan
Dr. Neeti Tripathi is a research scientist at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Kansai Center, Japan. She obtained B.Sc. from Kanpur University, M. Sc. from Lucknow University and M. Phil (Physics) from Agra University, India. She completed her Ph.D. (Physics) from Delhi University India in 2013, following which she held Junior research fellowship (JRF) by Inter-University Accelerator Center (IUAC), and Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST), Osaka and National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, JAPAN. Later she received DST-Inspire Faculty award by Department of Science and Technology (DST), India and served as DST-Inspire Faculty at National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Delhi and Doon University, Dehradun, INDIA. During her research career, she worked on transparent conducting oxides, fluorescent materials, ceramics and lead-halide perovskites solar cells. She is currently focusing on the development of near infrared (NIR)-to-visible materials for broad band excitations, using Triplet-Triplet annihilation upconversion (TTA-UC) mechanism and investigating the fundamental insight of energy transfer dynamics using laser spectroscopies. Her group employs an interdisciplinary approach to facilitate the rational design of PbS quantum dot- based hybrid upconversion system in solid-state, that can harness low energy NIR photons in order to improve the performance
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Dr. Piyush Kumar

Session : SS01
Title : Advancing Biofuel Production through Recyclable Catalytic Magnetic Nanoparticle Grafted with β-glucosidase
Affiliation : Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Uttarakhand India
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Dr. Jae Yeon Park

Session : SS04
Title : X-ray imaging for battery materials
Affiliation : Radiation Fusion Technology Research Division / Advanced Radiation Technoloty Institute (ARTI), Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), Republic of Korea
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Dr. Aga Shahee

Session : SS01
Title: Experimental Discovery of the Linear Magnetoelectric Effect in the Topological Magnon Antiferromagnet Cu3TeO6
Affiliation : Centre for Interdisciplinary Research & Innovations, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, J&K, India
Dr. Aga Shahee is a condensed matter experimentalist and a prestigious Ramanujan faculty fellow at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation (CIRI), University of Kashmir, India. He possesses a strong academic background in physics, having earned his M.Sc. in Physics with a gold medal from the University of Kashmir. He completed his Ph.D. at the UGC DAE Consortium for Scientific Research in Indore, where he conducted research as a recipient of CSIR JRF and SRF grants. Dr. Shahee has over 8 years of post-Ph.D. expertise and has worked at some of the world's leading universities and institutions, including JGU-Mainz in Germany, Seoul National University in South Korea, and IIT Bombay in India. His research delves into the intricate domain of strongly correlated electronic systems and quantum materials, with a specific emphasis on multifunctional magnetoelectric and spintronic properties. With an impressive publication record of 48 contributions in esteemed journals, Dr. Shahee continues to make remarkable advancements in the field of condensed matter physics
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Dr. D. Parajuli

Session : SS06
Title : Investigation into the Microscopic Spectroscopic and Electrical Properties of Biowaste Electrode Materials Employed in Supercapattery Applications
Affiliation : Research Center for Applied Science & Technology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Dr. Deependra Parajuli is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal since 2002 AD. He is working in the field of Material Science (energy efficient devices, solar materials, energy storage devices, hydrogen energy materials, etc.), characterization, and analysis in both experimental and computational approaches with the help of sophisticated apparatuses and software packages like XRD, SEM-EDS, TEM, FTIR, VSM, BET, WIEN2K, QE, TBLMTO, PC1D, PVSYST, etc. He is working as a research scientist at the Research Center for Applied Science and Technology, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal. He had his Ph.D. Degree from the Department of Physics, College of Science and Technology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India. He has supervised more than 30 Master’s and Bachelor-degree students and is supervising more than 12 such students along with a couple of Ph.D. students. He has received several prestigious Medals and Awards from the different ministries of Nepal and other international agencies. He has published more than 150 research articles, general articles, research books, and books with high indices including in Nature Journals. He is the former Vice-President of the Nepal Physical Society. He is the president of the Nepalese Society of Spectroscopy and Microscopy (NSM). He has selected, trained, and made participated the Nepali Team in the Physics and Science Olympiads in more than 15 countries. He has organized and participated in several conferences, seminars, and workshops as a keynote speaker, invited speaker, and presenter. He is a reviewer of several highly indexed journals and a sub-editor of the Journal of Nepal Physical Society. He is the Member Secretary of the Association of Science Societies of Nepal and President, of the Society of Microscopy and Spectroscopy, Nepal. He is a senior member of IEEE. He is an appointed academician of Putalibazaar Municipality, Nepal. He is the principal investigator of some projects funded by the University Grants Commission-Nepal along with the local and central government of Nepal. He is a sports Expert in Martial Art. He is interested in multidisciplinary research contributing to entrepreneurship and job creation
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Dr. Braj Bhusan Singh

Session : SS01
Title : Pollycrystalline Topological Insulator for spin to charge current conversion
Affiliation : Department of Physics, Harcourt Butler Technical University (HBTU), Nawabganj, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 208002, India
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Dr. Surbhi Gupta

Session : SS02
Title : Multiferroics Photovoltaics
Affiliation : Department of Physics, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology-Allahabad, Prayagraj211004, Uttar Pradesh, India
Dr. Surbhi Gupta is presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, Motilal Nehru National Institute oF technology, Allahabad. Her major research field includes Spin-transport behaviour, magneto-dynamics studies in different magnetic/non-magnetic hetero-structures, ferroelectric photovoltaics and multiferroics. She completed her Ph.D in condense matter physics from Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi. Before joining as faculty in MNNIT, she worked as post-doc in different institutes including University of Puerto Rico, US, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
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Dr. Monu Misra

Session : SS04
Title : Oxygen chemisorption induced perturbations in the electronic properties of epitaxial AlN and AlxGa1-xN films
Affiliation : Department of Physics, Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi, New Delhi 110003, India.
Dr. Monu Mishra is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Physics at Dyal Singh College University of Delhi. His research interest and expertise include surface & interface science, photoemission spectroscopy, semiconductor physics and sensing devices. Dr. Mishra has published 55 research articles in SCI journals with over 1400 citations. He has been awarded with many best poster and best oral presentation awards at national/international conferences. Besides this, Dr. Mishra is also a recipient of numerous prestigious awards and fellowships namely; DS Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship (UGC, India), ROW Fellowship - 2020 (TU Munich, Germany), Young Scientist at Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings - 2019 (Lindau, Germany), Graduate Research Award – 2018 (American Vacuum Society, USA), Best Paper Award (Applied Surface Science, Elsevier), ESONN Fellowship - 2018 (UGA Grenoble, France), DST - ITS (2017), ICTP Travel Fellowship (ICTP, Italy) etc.