Dr. Suman Kalyan Pal
Professor of Physics
School of Physical Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi
Welcome to the School of Physical Sciences (SPS), IIT Mandi. Formed in 2022 after the dissolution of the School of Basic Sciences (SBS), the mission of SPS is to establish itself as an internationally recognised fraternity of academics contributing to knowledge creation in cutting-edge themes of the physical sciences; training future scientists and engineers via rigorous academic programs.
Currently, eighteen bright faculty along with over fifty research scholars, conduct research in cutting-edge themes of physics ranging from the physics of atoms, molecules, and quarks to the dynamics of black holes and the early universe, from exploring exotic states of matter to the physics of polymers and glasses. We offer a vibrant research ambience with state-of-the-art experimental and high-performance computing facilities.
We also conduct teaching programs at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and research levels. Students engage in research at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, often serving as authors in research publications and frequently presenting their research at national and international conferences. Many of our alums have made us proud with their outstanding academic and research achievements. We aim to foster a friendly and diverse environment in our school, striving for excellence, equity, and inclusiveness.
We wish you an enjoyable experience. Feel free to drop us a message in case you have any queries.
Dr. Suman Kalyan Pal,
(Chairperson, SPS IIT Mandi)
Dr. Gargee Sharma and their collaborators publish their research in NPJ Quantum Materials.
Mr. Adesh Singh and Dr. Gargee Sharma publish their research in Physical Review B.
Prof. Subhendra Mohanty, IIT Kanpur interacts with the students of Engineering Physics on 21st September 2023
Ms. Manshi Rani from Dr. Kaustav Mukherjee's group has been selected for the prestigious Prime Minister's Research Fellowship (PMRF) under the Lateral Entry Scheme, in Cycle 11.
Ms. Divya Rawat, PhD scholar with Dr. Ajay Soni, won the best poster presentation award in The International Conference on Advanced Materials for Better Tomorrow (AMBT 2023), held at the Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University.
Kushavah, D., Dr. Suman Kalyan Pal and their collaborators have published their research on "Ultrafast and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Two-Dimensional Mo-doped Dual Phase Inorganic Lead Halide Perovskite" in J. Phys. Chem. C
Kundar, M, Dr. Suman Kalyan Pal and their collaborators have published their research on "Stable Perovskite Solar Cells Based on Direct Surface Passivation Employing 2D Perovskites" in Solar RRL
M Bharath, Dr. R Bindu and their collaborators have published their research on "Pseudogap in BaPbxBi1-xO3 (x=0.7, 0.75 and 1.0)" in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Azaz Ahmad from Gargee Sharma's group presents his research in IPS Meeting Singapore 2023.
Celebration of the Teacher's Day, 2023
On the occasion of Teachers Day Celebrations, Dr. Nirmalya Kajuri was honored with the Best Teacher Award.
Kewal Singh Rana, Dr. Ajay Soni and their collaborators have published their research on "Interaction of acoustic and optical phonons in a soft-bonded Cu-Se framework of large unit cell minerals with anionic disorders" in Phys. Rev. B
Kewal Singh Rana, Dr. Ajay Soni and their collaborators have published their research on "Extended Antibonding States and Phonon Localization Induce Ultralow Thermal Conductivity in Low Dimensional Metal Halide" in Advanced Functional Materials
Dr. Ajay Soni became a Member of Royal Society of Chemistry, London, UK.
Kewal Singh Rana, Dr. Ajay Soni have published their research on "Thermoelectricity in Ag/Cu-based complex crystal structure minerals with inherent low thermal conductivity" in Oxford Open Materials Science
Mr. Sunilkumar V from Dr. Arko Roy's group got selected in the Les Houches predoc school on Ultracold Molecules.
Ranbir Singh, Dr. Suman Kalyan Pal and their collaborators have published their research on "Bandgap Engineered Double-Cation/Double-Halide Quasi-Cubic Perovskite for Highly Efficient (>36%) Indoor Photovoltaics" in Optics Letters
Akansha Verma, Dr. Suman Kalyan Pal and their collaborators have published their research on "Defect-mediated saturable absorption and carrier dynamics in tin (II) monosulfide quantum dots" in Optics Letters
Dheeraj Ranaut from Dr. Kaustav Mukherjee's group has successfully defended his doctoral dissertation.
Adesh Singh and Dr. Gargee Sharma published their research on "Geometrical transport in pseudospin-1 fermions" in Physical Review B.
Dr. Hari Varma has been appointed as associate editor of Indian Association for Physics Teachers (IAPT)
Dheeraj Ranaut from Dr. K. Mukherjee's group has got International Travel Support (ITS) from SERB, India to attend International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron System (SCES) in Seoul, South Korea (2023)
Gurpreet Kaur and Dr. K. Mukherjee has published their research on "Structure driven magnetic properties and magnetodielectric coupling in a mixed metal oxide NdCr0.5Co0.5O3" in Physica Scripta (2023)
A Thuppilakkadan, Hari R Varma and their collaborators have published their research on "Modifications in the angular photoemission time delay in : Coulomb confinement resonance as an amplifier of the spin-orbit-interaction-activated interchaneel coupling" in Physical Review A.
Rasheed Shaik, Hari R. Varma and their collaborators have published their research on Plasmonic resonant intercluster coulombic decay in Phys. Rev. Lett.
Jaskirat Brar, Dr. Bindu Radhamany and their collaborators have published their research on "Lattice effects on the physical properties of half-doped perovskite ruthenates" in J..Phys: Condens. Matter.
Swati Pathak, Dr. Bindu Radhamany and their collaborators have published their research on "Orbital hybridisation effects in B2 phase Cr doped Co2MnAl" in J..Phys: Condens. Matter.