Neeraj Khare

Prof. Neeraj Khare

Professor, Department of Physics

Indian Insitute of Technology Delhi


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Dr. Neeraj Khare is currently Professor in Physics Department and Coordinator, Nanoscale Research Facility at IIT Delhi. He received his Ph.D. (Physics) from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi in 1986 and MSc (Physics) from Allahabad University, Allahabad. After PhD, he joined Physics Department, Avadh University, Faizabad (1987-1988). He visited Department of Chemical Physics Application, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy as ICTP fellow (1988). Subsequently, he joined National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi in Superconductivity Group as Scientist in Dec. 1988. He joined IIT Delhi in Physics Department in Oct 2005. He had various visiting positions at Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK, IBM, T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA, Department of Physics and Applied Physics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Novosbrisk, Russia, Pohang University, Korea and NUS, Singapore. His research interests are in the area of fabrication and study of semiconducting, magnetic, ferroelectric, superconducting nanostructure/nanocomposites and exploring its potential for novel applications such as for enhanced photodegradation of organic dyes in industrial waste water, photoelectrochemical water splitting for H2 production, nanogenerator for harnessing mechanical energy, thermoelectric devices, solar cells, resistive switching memories, Superhydrophobic surfaces, Josephson junction and superconducting quantum devices (SQUID). He has published more than 200 papers in international journals, seven patents and has edited three books including a book on “High Temperature Superconductor Electronics”. He is recipient of MRSI-ICSC Award, Platinum Jubilee lecture award of Material Science Section of Indian Science Congress Association, Material Research Society of India (MRSI) Medal award, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Young Scientist award and Indian Science Congress Association Young Scientist award. He is a Fellow of Institute of Physics (IOP), UK, fellow of National Academy of Sciences India (NASI) and fellow of Asia Pacific Academy of Materials, member of editorial board of Superconductor Science and Technology (2005-2008) and member of editorial board of Current Physics Application from 2017.