INST Faculty Directory
Dr. Chandan Bera

Assistant Professor (Scientist D)

Educational Qualification:

Ecole Centrale Paris, France.
2007-2010 Thesis: Thermoelectric Properties of Nanocomposite Materials.
Supervisor: Sebastian Volz, EM2C, Ecole Centrale Paris, France
Natalio Mingo, CEA Grenoble, LITEN, Grenbole, France

M.Sc in Physics
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. India
2005-2007 Thesis: Synthesis and Characterization of non-linear optical properties of Indium arsenide quantum dots embedded in Silicon matrix.
Supervisor: B.P. Singh, Physics department, IIT Bombay, Mumbai

B.Sc in Physics
2002-2005 with Mathematics and Chemistry
University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India

Positions Held ::

Dec 2012 – April 2014,  Postdoctoral fellow at ICAMS, RUB, Germany
June 2012 – Nov 2012 Postdoctoral fellow at LAMCOS, INSA-Lyon

June 2011- Apr 2012 Postdoctoral Fellow at EEWS, KAIST

Mar - May 2011 Visiting Scientist at CAMCS, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata

Research interests :

♦ Thermal and electronic transport.

♦ Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology, Computational Nanoscience.

♦ Thermoelectrics, Renewable energy.

Publications :

1. Chandan Bera, Natalio Mingo, Sebastian Volz, Revisiting the thermal conductivity of nanoporous materials. Proceedings of the ASME Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference 2009, MNHMT2009 3, pp. 177-181.

2. Chandan Bera, Natalio Mingo and Sebastian Volz. Marked effects of alloying on the thermal conductivity of nanoporous materials. Phys. Rev. Letters., 104, 115502, 2010.

3. Jean-Savin Heron, Chandan Bera, Thierry Fournier, Natalio Mingo and Olivier Bourgeois. Blocking phonons via nanoscale geometrical design. Phys. Rev. B 82, 155458 , 2010.

4. Chandan Bera, Mathieu soulier, Christelle Navone, Julia Simon, Sebastian Volz, Natalio Mingo. Thermoelectric properties of nano structured Si1-xGex and potential for further improvement. J. Appl. Phys. 108, 124306 , 2010.

5. Chandan Bera, Monte Carlo simulation of thermal conductivity of Si nanowire: An investigation on the phonon confinement effect on the thermal transport , J. Appl. Phys. 112, 074323, 2012.

6. Chandan Bera, S. Jacob, I. Opahle, N.S. H. Gunda, R. Chmielowski, G. Dennler, G. K. H. Madesn, Integrated computational materials discovery of Silver doped Tin Sulfide as a thermoelectric material, Physical chemistry chemical physics, 16, 19894, 2014.

7. Radoslaw Chmielowski, Daniel Péré, Chandan Bera, Ingo Opahle, Wenjie Xie, Stéphane Jacob, Frédéric Capet,
Pascal Roussel, Anke Weidenkaff, Georg K. H. Madsen, and Gilles Dennler, Theoretical and experimental investigations of the thermoelectric properties of Bi2S3, J. Appl. Phys. 117, 125103, 2015.

8. G. K. H. Madsen, A. Katre, Chandan Bera, Calculating the thermal conductivity of the silicon clathrates using the quasi-harmonic approximation. Phys. Status Solidi A (2015). doi: 10.1002/pssa.201532615

9. Kumar, S., AP Singh, Chandan Bera, M Thirumal, BR Mehta, AK Ganguli, Visible-Light-Driven Photoelectrochemical and Photocatalytic Performance of NaNbO3/Ag2S Core–Shell Heterostructures. ChemSusChem (2016). doi:10.1002/cssc.201600397

10. V. Kumar, S. B. Devarakonda, R. K. Banerjee, A. K. Ganguli, Chandan Bera, Contribution of ultrasound absorption in nanoparticles for hyperthermia application, Proceedings of the Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference (SB3C), National Harbor, MD, 2016.

11. P. Kaur, S. Chakraverty, A. K. Ganguli, Chandan Bera, High anisotropic thermoelectric effect in palladium phosphide sulphide, Phys. Status Solidi B (2017). doi: 10.1002/pssb.201700021

12. Chandan Bera, Surendra Devarakonda, Vishal Kumar, Ashok K Ganguli, Rupak K Banerjee, Mechanism of Nanoparticle-Mediated Enhanced Energy Transfer during High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Sonication, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, (2017).

13. Prabhjot Kaur, Chandan Bera, Effect of alloying on thermal conductivity and thermoelectric properties of CoAsS and CoSbS, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, (2017), DOI: 10.1039/C7CP05170K

14. Neha Wadehra, Ruchi Tomar, Soumyadip Halder, Minaxi Sharma, Inderjit Singh, Nityasagar Jena, Bhanu Prakash, Abir De Sarkar, Chandan Bera, Ananth Venkatesan, S. Chakraverty, Electronic structure modification of the KTaO 3 single-crystal surface by Ar+ bombardment, Phys. Rev. B 96, 115423 , 2017.

15. Mayanglambam Manolata Devi, H Singh, Kuljeet Kaur, Ankita Gupta,Chandan Bera, Ashok Kumar Ganguli and Menaka Jha , Conversion of waste tin containers to highly efficient photocatalyst based on SnO2-Fe3O4 heterostructures, Waste Management, 87, 719, 2019.

16. Prabhjot Kaur, Gerog K. H. Madsen, Chandan Bera, Thermoelectric figure of merit and thermal conductivity of Type-I clathrate alloy nanowires, MRS Communications, 9, 370, 2019.

17. R. Lenin, A. Singh, and Chandan Bera, Role of nanoparticle interaction in magnetic heating. MRS Communications, 9(3), 1034, 2019.

18. Ruchi Tomar, Sonali Kakkar, Saveena Goyal, M. Manolata Devi, Chandan Bera, S. Chakraverty, Multiple helimagnetic phases in triclinic CuSeO3, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 497, 165945, 2020.

19. RaveenaGupta, BaljinderKaur, JesúsCarrete, Chandan Bera*, A theoretical model of the thermoelectric properties of SnSxSe1-xand how to further enhance its thermoelectric performance, J. Appl. Phys., 126, 225105, 2019.


European patent Title: Thermoelectric material and method of fabrication, File date:10.04.15, Application no: EP20150305539.


Tel: 0172 - 2210075
Email Id : chandan(at)inst(dot)ac(dot)in

Office Address :

Institute of Nano Science & Technology
Habitat Centre, Sector - 64, Phase X, Mohali