Short CV/Education and training

    studied Physics at Presidency University, Kolkata, India

    PhD in Physics, University of Madras, India

    Visiting Scientist at the Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

    Post Doc, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR),Mumbai, India

    PostDoc/Senior Researcher at the MESA+Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, the Netherlands

  • 2009
    Rosalind Franklin Fellow and Assistant Professor (tenure track): University of Groningen, the Netherlands

  • since 2013
    Associate Professor in ‘Spintronics of Functional Materials’ at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • NWO-VIDI, NWO-nano (FOM), NWO-DST and Dieptestrategie projects

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the American Physical Society

  • Member of the American Chemical Society

  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

  • Life Member of the Indian Physics Association

Other activities:

  • Member of the Abstract selection Committee, Physics@FOM-Veldhoven

  • Chairperson, Organizing Committee, Biennial meeting of the

    Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, Vlieland.

  • Local Organizing Committee, Osaka-EU Core-to-Core meeting, University of Groningen

  • Member of the Physics Colloquium Committee, University of Groningen

  • Member of FOM Program Committee, Physics@FOM-Veldhoven

  • Scientific Committee ‘Towards Oxide-based Electronics’, European Materials Research Society (EMRS)

Professional service and management:

  • Member of the Program Committee Nanoscience (Top Master’s in Nanoscience), Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, 2014-present

  • Member of the Education Curriculum Committee, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Groningen, 2011-present

  • Editor Book ‘Oxide devices: spin and charge transport’ Pan Stanford

    Publishing (ongoing), 2015/2016

  • Reviewer FP-6:ERA-Net

  • Reviewer FOM-Projectruimte

  • Reviewer and Independent Expert for FP7-ICT-2011-8-ICTcall

  • External Reviewer for CNRS proposals, France

  • Reviewer for The Royal Society of New Zealand

  • Frequent reviewer for Nature Physics, Physical Review Letters, Applied Physics Letters, Physical Review B, Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, Journal of Applied Physics, Europhysics Letters, Solid State Communications, IEEE journals, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B.

Additional qualifications

Invited/Plenary talks:

  • 580 WE-Hereaus Seminar on Oxide Spintronics, Bad Honnef, Germany, 2015

  • Spintronics session of SPIE 2015 Nanoscience+Engineering conference, San Jose, USA, 2015

  • European Materials Research Society Meeting, France, 2015

  • Masterclass on ‘Spintronics’ at IMEC-Leuven, Belgium, 2015

  • 5th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials, Aveiro, Portugal, 2014

  • NXP-Semiconductors (Nijmegen), 2014

  • Hitachi Global (HGST) San Jose, USA, 2014

  • Multifunctional Materials Workshop (DARPA), MFM-9, Shimla, India, 2014

  • Focus Session Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, FOM-Veldhoven, 2014

  • University of Twente, 2014

  • Institute of Materials Research & Engineering, Singapore, 2013

  • Colloquium: Presidency University, Kolkata, India, 2013

  • IISc (Indian Institute of Science), Bangalore, India, 2013

  • Plenary speaker, 2nd Osaka University and University of Groningen Jointsymposium, Osaka, Japan, 2012

  • At Special Session ‘Spintronics’ at the IEDM conference (based on the International Roadmap for Semiconductors, ITRS) at San Francisco, USA, 2012

  • Core-to-Core Symposium (Osaka-EU), Groningen, 2012

  • IMS Colloquium, University of Twente, 2012

  • S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, India, 2012

  • Physics Colloquium, University of Groningen, 2011

  • Summer School Lecture at the Ameland PhD workshop, 2011

  • ‘Oxide Spintronics’ in Spintronics session of SPIE Nanoscience+Engineering conference, San Jose, USA, 2011

  • Colloquium, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 2011

  • 3rd International Conference on Magnetism & Magnetic Materials, Kolkata, India, 2010

  • 2nd NWO-NRF Korean Dutch Workshop on ‘Trends in Spintronics’, Eindhoven, 2010

  • ‘Beyond Moore-how will physics contribute to future electronics?’ The Netherlands-UK-China Frontiers of Science Symposium organized by KNAW-CAS-The Royal Society, Beijing, China, 2009

  • MESA+ Colloquium, University of Twente, 2007

  • International Symposium on Advances in Superconductivity and Magnetism: Materials, Mechanisms and Devices (ASMM2D-2001), Mangalore, India, 2001


  • Awarded BKO (Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs), 2015

Teaching duties:

  • Lecturer in ‘Spintronics’ in Device Physics (Bachelor 3rd year)

  • Lecturer in Ethics and Scientific Integrity (Top Masters, PhD -Graduate School)

  • Course lecturer in ‘Magnetotransport properties of nanoscale materials’ in Nanophysics and nanotechnology

  • Lecturer in course Moderne ontwikkelingen

  • Course coordinator and lecturer in ‘Nanoprobing and nanofabrication’ in Track Nanofysica (Bachelor)


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