INST Faculty Directory

Dr. Kiran Shankar Hazra

Scientist C

♦ M.Sc&Ph.D Dual Degree -Physics Department, IIT Bombay, India (July, 2005-Dec. 2011)

♦ B.Sc (Physics Hons.) – Burdwan University, India

Positions Held/Research Experience

♦ Postdoctoral Researcher -University of California, Los Angeles, USA(Jan, 2012- Dec, 2013)

♦ Ph.D Research fellow- Physics Department , IIT Bombay, India(July 2007-Dec. 2011)

♦ Visiting Research Scholar - Nanotechnology   Integrated Bio-Engineering Centre (NIBAC), University of Ulster, UK

Research interests

♦ Nanomaterials:Optical and electronic property study of nanomaterials such as Graphene, CNT,

♦ Nano-Sensors and Nano-Devices:Nanofabrication of opto-electronic devices such as electron accelerators chip, field emission based flat panal X-ray source, bolometric sensors etc.

♦ Nano-composites:Applications of nanocomposites inenergy devices, flexible electronics, nano-filteration and  coating technology

Recent Publications
1. Thinning of multilayer graphene to monolayer graphene in a plasma environment, K S Hazra, J Rafiee, M A Rafiee, A Mathur, S S Roy, J McLauhglin, N Koratkar and D SMisra, Nanotechnology , 22 , 025704, 2011. (this paper has been featured in Nature India)

2. Tailoring the electrostatic screening effect during field emission from hollow multiwalled carbon nanotube pillars, Kiran Shankar Hazra,Tanuj Gigras and D. S Misra, Appl. Phys. Lett.98, 123116 , 2011

3. Improved Field emission from multiwall carbon nanotubes with nano-size defects produced by ultra-low energy ion bombardment,Kiran Shankar Hazra, N Koratkar and D S Misra,Carbon, 49, 4760-4766 ,2011Description:

4.The role of tunneling barrier modification for the saturation current of carbon nanotube field emission in strong electric field,Kiran Shankar Hazra, Vishal Jain and D.S. Misra,Chemical physics letter, 502, 194-197, 2011

5. Dramatic Enhancement of the Emission Current Density from Carbon Nanotube Based Nanosize Tips with Extremely Low Onset Fields, Kiran Shankar Hazra, Padmnabh Rai, Dipti Ranjan Mohapatra, Neha Kulshrestha, Reeti Bajpai, Soumyendu Roy and D. S. Misra,  ACS Nano, 3, 2617, 2009.

6. Controlled Growth of Semiconducting Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube, Soumyendu Roy, ReetiBajpai, KS Hazra, PadmnabhRai, N Kulsrestha, DS Misra, International Journal of Nanoscience, 1, 35-38, 2011.

7. Enhancement of Field Emission Characteristics in Aligned Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes due to 70 MeV Ni6+ Ion Irradiation, Chakraborty, Brahmananda; Satpati, B.; Modak, P.; Hazra, K. S.; Rai, P.; Roy, S.; Avasthi, D. K.; Misra, D. S.; Banerjee, S.International Journal of Nanoscience, 10, 1057, 2011

8. A comparative study of the growth, microstructural and electrical properties of multiwall CNTs grown by thermal and microwave plasma enhanced CVD methods, A Mathur, S Wadhwa, M Tweedie, KS Hazra, C Dickinson, SS Roy, DS Misra, JA McLaughlin, Physica E44, 29–36, 2011.

9. Enhanced Field Emission and Improved Supercapacitor Obtained from Plasma-Modified Bucky Paper Soumyendu Roy , Reeti Bajpai , Navneet Soin , Preeti Bajpai , Kiran S. Hazra , Neha Kulshrestha , Susanta Sinha Roy , James A. McLaughlin , and D. S. Misra,Small, 7, 688–693, 2011

10. Enhancement of Field Emission Characteristics of Carbon Nanotubes on Oxidation, AshishMathur, SusantaSinha Roy, Sekhar Chandra Ray, Kiran Shankar Hazra, Jeremy Hamilton, Calum Dickinson, James McLaughlin, Devi Shankar Misra, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2011, 11,7011-7014.

11. Substrate Effects on the Growth of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes by Thermal Chemical Vapor Deposition, AshishMathur, SusantaSinha Roy, ShikhaWadhwa, Sekhar Chandra Ray, KiranHazra, Devi Shankar Misra, Sushanta Kumar Mitra, James Mclaughlin, Thomas Thundat, Advanced Science Letters, 7, 21-26, 2012

12.Oxygen plasma assisted end-opening and field emission enhancement in vertically aligned multiwall carbon nanotubes, A Mathur, SS Roy, KS Hazra, S Wadhwa, SC Ray, SK Mitra, DS Misra, JA McLaughlin, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 134, 425-429, 2012

13. Healing of Broken Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes Using Very Low Energy Electrons in SEM; A Route Towards Complete Recovery,NehaKulshrestha, AbhishekMisra, Kiran Shankar Hazra, Soumyendu Roy, ReetiBajpai, Dipti Ranjan Mohapatra, and D. S. Misra, ACS Nano, 5, 1724–1730, 2011

14. Effect of top metal contact on electrical transport through individual multiwalled carbon nanotubes, NehaKulshrestha, AbhishekMisra, SenthilSrinivasan, Kiran Shankar Hazra, ReetiBajpai, Soumyendu Roy, GayatriVaidya, and D. S. Misra, Applied physics letter, 97, 222102, 2010

15. Correlation between the saturation of emission current and defect co-ordination number for irradiated aligned multiwalled carbon nanotubes, B. Chakraborty, P. Rai, K. S. Hazra, D. R. Mohapatra, D.S. Misra and S. Banerjee, Chem. Phy.Lett.495, 266-269, 2010.

16. Nanotip formation on a carbon nanotube pillar array for field emission application, Padmnabh Rai, Dipti R. Mohapatra, K. S. Hazra, D. S. Misra, and S. P. Tiwari, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 131921, 2008.

17. Appearance of Radial breathing modes in Raman spectra of multi-walled carbon nanotubes upon laser illumination, Padmnabh Rai, Dipti R. Mohapatra, K. S. Hazra,D. S. Misra, Jay Ghatak, and P.V. Satyam, Chem. Phys. Lett.455, 83, 2008.

18.Growth of Carbon Nanotube Arrays using Nanosphere Lithography and Their Application in Field Emission Devices, A Mathur, S. S. Roy, K. S. Hazra, D. S. Misra, and J. A. McLaughlin, Diamond Rel. Mat. 19,  914-917, 2010.

19. Enhanced and Stable Field Emission from in Situ Nitrogen-Doped Few-Layered GrapheneNanoflakes, Navneet Soin, Susanta Sinha Roy, Soumyendu Roy, Kiran Shankar Hazra, Devi S. Misra, Teck H. Lim, Crispin J. Hetherington, and James A. McLaughlin, J. Phy. Chem. C,  115, 5366–5372 , 2011

20. Facile one-step transfer process of graphene, Bajpai R, Roy S, Jain L, Kulshrestha N, Hazra KS, Misra DS. Nanotechnology. 22, 225606, 2011

21. Vertically aligned graphene based non-cryogenic bolometer, Kiran Shankar Hazra, N. Sion, Anil Yadav, James McLauhglin, Devi ShankerMisra, G Travish 2013, arXiv:1301.1302

Conferences Proceedings & Posters
1. Experimental progress towards laser acceleration of relativistic electrons with the Micro Accelerator Platform, Esin B Sozer, Josh McNeur, Kiran S Hazra, Gil Travish, Brian Matthews, Rodney Yoder, Pulsed Power Conference (PPC) 19th IEEE, 1-5, 2013, USA

2. Experimental Progress Towards a Resonant Slab-symmetric Dielectric Laser Accelerator, G. Travish, J. McNeur, J. Zhou, G. Liu, E. Sozer, K. S. Hazra, H. Yin, International Particle Accelerator Conference, 2738-2740, 2012, USA

3. Experimental Search For Acceleration in the Micro-accelerator Platform, Josh McNeur, Kiran Shankar Hazra, Brian Matthews, EsinBengisuSozer, Gil Travish (UCLA, Los Angeles), Rodney Yoder (Goucher College, Baltimore), Robert Joel England, BehnamMontazeri, Ken Soong, Ziran Wu (SLAC, Menlo Park, California), Edgar Peralta (Stanford University, Stanford, California), International Particle Accelerator Conference,1307-1309, 2013, China

4. Numerical Modeling and E`xperimental Data Analysis for Dielectric Laser Accelerators, EsinBengisuSozer, Kiran Shankar Hazra, Josh McNeur (UCLA, Los Angeles), Rodney Yoder (Goucher College, Baltimore), Robert Joel England, Ken Soong (SLAC, Menlo Park, California), Edgar Peralta (Stanford University, Stanford, California), Gil Travish (UCLA, Los Angeles, California), International Particle Accelerator Conference,1310-1312, 2013, China

5. Induced defects creation of carbon nanotube due to the formation of field emitter nanotips by plasma.

6. treatment technique,K.S. Hazra, P. Rai, D. R. Mohapatra, N. Kulsrestha, R. Bajpai, S. Roy, D. S. Misra (Presented at ICONSAT 2010), IIT Bombay, INDIA  (international conf.)

7. Selective growth of carbon nanotube for Micro-Pillar formation and their field emission study, Kiran Shankar Hazra, PadmnabhRai, Dipti R. Mohapatra, and D. S. Misra, Solid State Physics 53, 1263 (2008) , DAE (national conf.)

8. Electron irradiation induced stuructural changes in nickel nanorods encapsulated in carbon nanotubes, N. Kulshrestha, K.S. Hazra, S. Roy, R. Bajpai, D.R. Mohapatra, D.S. Misra, Nanotech 2010 Vol. 1, 976 (international conf.).

9. Patterned  growth of carbon nanotubes arrays and their application in field emission devices .Mathur, A, Roy, S.S, Hazra , K.S, Misra, D.S and McLaughlin In: International Workshop on nanotechnology-enables Sensors & Diagnostics, Dublin, Ireland. (international conf.)

10. Raman spectroscopic investigation of the chirality of single-walled carbon nanotubes, produced by microwave plasma chemical vapor deposition, Kiran Shankar Hazra, Padmnabh Rai, Dipti R. Mohapatra, and D. S. Misra, Solid State Physics 52, 339 (2007). DAE (national conf.)

11. Growth of carbon nanotubes arrays using nanosphere lithography and their application in field emission devices.Mathur, A, Roy, SS, Hazra, KS, Misra, DS and McLaughlin, In: 20th European Conference on Diamond, Diamond-Like Materials, Carbon Nanotubes and Nitrides, Athens, Greece. (international conf.)

12. Raman and infrared spectra of isotopically controlled single crystal diamonds, Dipti Ranjan Mohapatra, PadmnabhRai, K. S. Hazra, R. bajpai, N. Kulshrestha, and D.S Misra, Presented at International Conference on Physics at Surface and Interfaces (PSI 2009), Puri, Orissa, India. (international conf.)

13. Effect of Nitrogen addition on the morphology of chemical vapor deposited single crystal diamond, DiptiRanjanMohapatra, PadmnabhRai, K.S. Hazra, and D.S. Misra, Solid State Physics 53, (2008). DAE (national conf.)

14. Diameter control of multi-walled carbon nanotubes by growth temperature in thermal chemical vapor deposition, Padmnabh Rai, Dipti R. Mohapatra, K. S. Hazra, and D. S. Misra, Presented at International Conference on Nano Science and Technology (ICONSAT 2008), Kalpakkam-603 102, India. (international conf.)

15. Field Emission from Carbon Nanotubes Grown at Different Temperature, PadmnabhRai, Dipti R. Mohapatra, K. S. Hazra, AbhaMisra, Pawan K. Tyagi, and D. S. Misra, Solid State Physics 52, 335 DAE (national conf.)

16. Tempereture dependent photoluminescence spectroscopy in chemical vapor deposited diamond film, Dipti R. Mohapatra, Padmnabh Rai, Abha Misra, K. S. Hazra, P. K. Tyagi, and D.S. Misra, Solid State Physics 52, 975 (2007). DAE (national conf.)

17. Structural Changes In Nickel Nanaorods Encapsulated In Carbon Nanotubes By 200 KV Electron Irradiation In TEM, NehaKulshrestha, KS Hazra, S Roy, R Bajpai, D R Mohapatra, DS, AIP Conference Proceedings, 1313, 259 (international conf.)


♦ “Device having aligned carbon nanotube”; D. S Misra and Kiran Shankar Hazra.(US patent; Patent. No. 8198794, Date June 12, 2012)

Press Coverage

1. Nature India:“GrapheneNanomesh”

2. VerticalNews

3. APS News "Chip-scale Accelerators Verge on Breakthrough"

Journal Referee
  • Regular reviewer of Elsevier journal “CARBON” (impact factor 4.5)
    (Reviewed 9 research papers till date)


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

Office Address :

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