Research Agenda: The aim of my group is to produce thin films of magnetic, optoelectronic, and catalyst materials using methods like hybrid molecular beam epitaxy-pulsed laser deposition (MBE-PLD) and metal-organic aerosol deposition. We are preparing materials aiming at functional properties and correlating their structure to the functionalities. We make detailed structural characterization of the thin film surface and interface by x-ray diffraction (XRD), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and atomic force microscopy (AFM). We perform spectroscopic ellipsometry, photo/electrocatalytic measurements, magnetic characterization, and magnetotransport measurements on thin films to investigate their optoelectronic, magnetic, and energy conversion functionalities.
Since 09/2022: Junior Professor, Complex Thin Film Systems / Advanced Epitaxy, Institute of Materials Physics, Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
12/2019 - 08/2022: Principal Investigator, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Individual Research Grant (Basismodul and Eigene Stelle), TU Darmstadt
08/2019 - 11/2019: Career Bridging Grant, Ingenium, TU Darmstadt, Germany
08/2018 - 07/2019: 'Future Talents' postdoctoral fellowship, Ingenium, TU Darmstadt, Germany
02/2018 - 06/2018: Senior Project Assistant (Research), CSIR - NIIST, Trivandrum, India
10/2016 - 11/2016 & 11/2015 - 12/2015: Visiting researcher (India-Slovenia bilateral project on 'Hole Doped Double Perovskites for Sensor and Spintronics Applications'), Materials Research Laboratory, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia
01/2012 - 01/2018. Junior and Senior Research Fellow (Ph.D.), AcSIR-Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research, CSIR - NIIST campus, Trivandrum, India