About Prof. Neeraj Khare
Dr. Neeraj Khare is currently Professor in Physics Department, IIT Delhi. He received his Ph.D. (Physics) from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi in 1986 and MSc (Physics) from Allahabad University, Allahabad. After PhD, he joined Physics department, Avadh University, Faizabad (1987-1988). He visited Department of Chemical Physics Application, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy as ICTP fellow (1988). Subsequently, he joined National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi in Superconductivity Group as Scientist in Dec. 1988. He joined IIT Delhi in Physics Department in Oct 2005. He had various visiting positions at Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK, IBM, T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA, Department of Physics and Applied Physics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Novosbrisk, Russia, Postech, South Korea and NUS, Singapore.
He is internationally known for his research contributions on understanding the role of grain boundaries in high-Tc superconductors, borocarbide superconductors, colossal magnetoresistance materials, and exploring the role of defects/strain in optical and magnetic properties of oxide semiconductor and magnetic materials. He has extensively studied tunnelling and quantum interference effect in high-Tc superconductors and developed the first high-Tc SQUID in the country which operates at 77K. He has published over 160 research papers in referred journals. His current research interests are in the area of nano-structure functional oxides, magnetic oxides, nano composites, 2D materials, superconductors and SQUIDs. He is exploring applications of nano functional materials in the area of photo catalysis, photo electrochemical water splitting, hydrophobic/hydrophilic surfaces, nanogenerators, magnetically tunable microwave filters, magnonics, hybrid solar cells and bio applications such as for hyperthermia.
He is recipient of Platinum Jubilee lecture award of Material Science Section of Indian Science Congress Association (2005-2006). Rajib Goyal prize for young Scientist in the area of Physics (2002), Material Research Society of India (MRSI) Medal award (1998), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Young Scientist award (1991), Indian Science Congress Association Young Scientist award (1983). He is a Fellow of Institute of Physics (IOP), UK, fellow of National Academy of Sciences India (NASI), fellow of Asia Pacific Academy of Materials, Council member of Material Research Society India (MRSI) and member of editorial board of Superconductor Science and Technology (2005-2009). He has been President of Material Science Section of Indian Science Congress Association (2004-2005).