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Dr. Chandan Bera


Thermal and electronic transport, Nanotechnology, Computational Nanoscience; Thermoelectrics, and renewable energy.


Research Interest

  • Thermal and electronic transport.
  • Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology, Computational Nanoscience.
  • Thermoelectrics, Renewable energy.

Research Highlights

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Post Doc Fellows

  • Dr R Lenin

    Email: lenin.pdf1711@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: NPDF1901

    Working Since Jan, 2019

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  1. Thermoelectric figure of merit and thermal conductivity of Type-I clathrate alloy nanowires: Prabhjot Kaur, Gerog K. H. Madsen, (2019) MRS Communications, 9: 370. DOI: 10.1557/mrc.2018.242

  2. Role of nanoparticle interaction in magnetic heating: R. Lenin, A. Singh, (2019) MRS Communications, 9(3): 1034. DOI: 10.1557/mrc.2019.83

  3. Conversion of waste tin containers to highly efficient photocatalyst based on SnO2-Fe3O4 heterostructures: Mayanglambam Manolata Devi, H Singh, Kuljeet Kaur, Ankita Gupta,Ashok Kumar Ganguli ,Menaka Jha, (2019) Waste Management, 87: 719. DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2019.03.007

  4. Multiple helimagnetic phases in triclinic CuSeO3:  R. Tomar, S. Kakkar,S. Goyal,M. M. Devi,C. Bera,S. Chakraverty, (2019) Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 497: 165945. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2019.165945

  5. Multiple helimagnetic phases in triclinic CuSeO3: Ruchi Tomar, Sonali Kakkar, Saveena Goyal, M. Manolata Devi,S. Chakraverty, (2019) Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 497: 165945. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2019.165945

  6. Electronic structure modification of the KTaO3 single-crystal surface by Ar+ bombardment: N. Wadehra,R. Tomar,S. Halder,M. Sharma,I. Singh,N. Jena,B. Prakash,A. D. Sarkar,C. Bera,A. Venkatesan,S. Chakraverty, (2017) Physical Review B, 96: 115423(6). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.96.115423

  7. Ar+ bombardment induced electronic band modifications in KTaO3 single crystal surfaces: N Wadehra, R. Tomar, S. Halder, M. Sharma, I. Singh, N.Jena,Bhanu Prakash,A. Venkateshan,S Chakraverty, (2017) Physical Review B,, 96: 115423.

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

  9. Mechanism of Nanoparticle-Mediated Enhanced Energy Transfer during High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Sonication: Surendra Devarakonda, Vishal Kumar, Ashok K Ganguli, Rupak K Banerjee, (2017) Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, . DOI: 10.1039/C7CP03542J

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

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

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

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

  14. Theoretical and experimental investigations of the thermoelectric properties of Bi2S3: Radoslaw Chmielowski, Daniel Péré, Ingo Opahle, Wenjie Xie, Stéphane Jacob, Frédéric Capet, Pascal Roussel, Anke Weidenkaff, Georg K. H. Madsen, Gilles Dennler, (2015) J. Appl. Phys, 117: 125103. DOI: 10.1063/1.4916528

  15. Integrated computational materials discovery of Silver doped Tin Sulfide as a thermoelectric material: S. Jacob, I. Opahle, N.S. H. Gunda, R. Chmielowski, G. Dennler, G. K. H. Madesn, (2014) Physical chemistry chemical physics, 16: 19894. DOI: 10.1039/C4CP02871F

  16. Monte Carlo simulation of thermal conductivity of Si nanowire: An investigation on the phonon confinement effect on the thermal transport: Chandan Bera, (2012) J. Appl. Phys., 112: 074323. DOI: 10.1063/1.4757633

  17. Marked effects of alloying on the thermal conductivity of nanoporous materials: Natalio Mingo, Sebastian Volz, (2010) Phys. Rev. Letters, 104: 115502. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.115502

  18. Thermoelectric properties of nano structured Si1-xGex and potential for further improvement: Mathieu soulier, Christelle Navone, Julia Simon, Sebastian Volz, Natalio Mingo, (2010) J. Appl. Phys, 108: 124306. DOI: 10.1063/1.3518579

  19. Thierry Fournier, Natalio Mingo and Olivier Bourgeois. Blocking phonons via nanoscale geometrical design: Jean-Savin Heron,hierry Fournier,Natalio Mingo,Olivier Bourgeois, (2010) Phys. Rev. B, 82: 155458. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.82.155458

  20. Revisiting the thermal conductivity of nanoporous materials.: Natalio Mingo, Sebastian Volz, (2009) Proceedings of the ASME Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference 2009, MNHMT2009, 3: 177-181. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.115502

  1. European patent Title: Thermoelectric material and method of fabrication, File date:10.04.15, Application no: EP20150305539, (2015) .


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  • 2010

    PhD Ecole Centrale Paris, France.

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

  • 2007

    M.Sc in Physics

    Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. India 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

  • 2005

    B.Sc in Physics

    with Mathematics and Chemistry University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India

  • Postdoctoral fellow:ICAMS, RUB,, Germany (December 2012 to April 2014 )

  • Postdoctoral fellow:LAMCOS,, INSA-Lyon (June 2012 to November 2012 )

  • Postdoctoral Fellow:EEWS, KAIST (June 2011 to April 2012 )

Awards & Honours

Professional Recognitions

  • JAM

  • GATE