Jasnamol Palakkal - University of Göttingen

Thin Films (DS), Surface Science (O)

Position Junior Professor

Institute of Materials Physics
Georg-August-University of Göttingen
Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1
37077 Göttingen


Thin Films, Surface Science, Perovskites, Magnetism, Energy Conversion

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Thin Film (DS),Surface Science (O)


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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.

Short Bio: 

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