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Dr. Ajit Kumar Patra

Ph.D (Physics): IFW Dresden, Germany


Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

· Magnetic thin films and multilayers

· Materials for energy harvesting

· Heusler Alloys 

Professor, Physics, Central University of Rajasthan (August 2020-present)

Associate Professor, Physics, Central University of Rajasthan (2017-2020)

Assistant Professor, Physics, Central University of Rajasthan (2012-2017)

Research Visit, IFW Dresden, Germany (June-July 2017), (September-October 2015)

Postdoctoral Research Associate, National University of Singapore (2011-2012)

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Konstanz Germany (2008-2011)

Ph.D., Leibniz-Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) Dresden, International Max Planck Reserach School, Dresden, TU Dresden, Germany

M.Tech., Solid State Technology, Department of Physics, IIT Kharagpur

M.Sc., & M.Phil., Physics, Sambalpur University, Odisha

  • Magnetic thin films and multilayers
  • Materials for energy harvesting
  • Heusler alloys & Transition metal oxides
S. No. Authors Title of Article Journal/Conference Details Journal/Conference Publication Year
1 1. Abhinav Kumar Khorwal, Sujoy Saha, A. V. Lukoyanov, Ajit K Patra Signatures of nearly compensated magnetism and spin glass behaviour in highly frustrated β-Mn type Mn50Fe25+xAl25-x Heusler alloys Journal of Chemical Physics Journal 2024
2 2. Shubhra Dash, M. Vasundhara, Ajit K. Patra Observation of weak ferromagnetism in the antiferromagnetic host and large electronic heat capacity in ß-Mn-type structured Mn3Al alloy Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 589, 171474 (2024) Journal 2024


  • Exploring the Functionalities of Novel Heusler Alloys by Employing Neutron Diffraction (UGC-DAE Indore)


  • Expolaration of Skyrmion Materials (Funding agency: SERB-CRG)
  • Magnetic and spectral properties of novel Mn-based Heusler alloys for magnetoelectronics applications: (Funding Agency DST - RFBR (Indo-Russia) Joint Call)
  • Magnetic and transport properties of Cr based thin films (Funding agency: UGC, New Delhi)
  • Structural and magnetic properties of Mn based thin films with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy for spintronic applications (Funding agency: SERB, DST New Delhi)
  • Effect of swift heavy ion irradiation on the magnetic and transport properties of Huesler alloys (Funding agency: IUAC New Delhi)
  • Probing electronic structure of Cobaltite thin films (UGC-DAE Indore)


  • (Invited lecture) International Conference on Sustainable Development in Chemical and Material Sciences (SDCMS) on 4th - 5thApril 2024 organized by Department of Chemistry and Chemical Sciences of the Central University of Jammu
  • (Invited lecture) International Conference on Frontiers in Materials Engineering (ICFME-2022), organized by Department of Metallurgy Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) IIT indore , December 14 – 16, 2022
  • (Invited lecture) 3rd Workshop cum course (Self financed) on “Advanced Materials and Instrumentation Based Engineering” organized by the Department of Applied Sciences, Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad, from 16th to 20th April, 2021.
  • (Invited Lecture) online refresher course in Physics conducted by the UGC-HRDC Sambalpur University Odisha from 10.02.2021 to 23.02.2021
  • (Invited Lecture) TEQIP sponsored One week SHORT TERM COURSE in Online mode on “RECENT ADVANCES IN OPTICAL AND MAGNETIC MATERIALS” held during 14–18th December, 2020 at NIT Uttrakhand
  • (invited talk) Webinar on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM-2020),organized by the Department of Physics, Pondicherry University, Puducherry from 23-24th November 2020.
  • (Invited talk) 3rd International Conference on Advanced Functional Materials (ICAFM- 2019) organized CSIR-NIIST Thiruvananthapuram during 9-10 December 2019
  • A one day UGC Workshop on " Training of Teachers (ToT)" on 28th August 2019 organized by UGC-HRDC, Gujarat University
  • Indus Synchrotrons User's Meeting (ISUM) held at UGC-DAE CSR, Indore, during 27-29 March, 2019
  • (Invited talk) 3rd International Conference on Soft Materials organized by MNIT Jaipur during 09-14 December 2018.
  • (Invited talk) National Conference on Applied Materials organized by Center for Applied Chemistry, Central University of Gujarat, India from  6-7 April, 2018.
  • National Symposium on Emerging Trends in Applied Chemical Sciences (STACS-2016) organized by Department of Chemistry, Central University of Rajasthan on 18th March 2016
  • (Invited talk) Recent Advances in Chemical Sciences (RAICS 2015) organized by Department of Chemistry, MNIT Jaipur, Rajasthan India to be held during 21st – 23rd August 2015.
  • (Invited talk) Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing” (CAMP- 2015) organized MNIT Jaipur, Rajasthan India held during 02 – 04 December 2015.
  • First meeting of the Ambassadors’ club at University of Konstanz, Germany from 17 to 20 November 2015.
  • International Conferences “ Constructions of Multiculturalism: identity and Diversity in European Histroy” from 16-19 September 2015 at the Charles University in Prague organized by University of Konstanz, Germany to strengthen the International Research Alumni Network.
  • Indo-Japan Workshop on Magnetism at Nanoscale (IJWMN), NISER Bhubaneswar, India during 09th to 12th January 2015.
  • International Conference on Condensed Matter Physics (ICCMP-2014) held at Himachal Pradesh University Shimla, Shimla India 4th to 6th November 2014.
  • DAE-BRNS 7th National Symposium on Pulsed Laser Deposition of Thin Films and Nanostructured Materials (PLD 2013) held at IIT Kharagpur, India November 14-16, 2013.
  • One day orientation workshop on “Best Teaching Practices” at Central University of Rajasthan.
  • (Invited talk) International symposium on Science of Clusters, Nanoparticles and Nanoscale materials (SOCNAM-2013) organized by Department of Physics, Central University of Rajasthan at Holiday Inn Jaipur 4th-7th March 2013.


  • UGC-DAE CSR, Mumbai Centre, Department of Physics, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, and Department of Physics, Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer, organizined an awareness meeting on the utilization of advanced research facilities through different centres of UGC-DAE CSR and some largescale facilities of DAE, 4th August 2021 (online mode)
  • Organized National Webinar Series on Experimental & Computational Tools for Materials Research (ECTMR) June 01 – 08, 2020, Discipline of Natural Sciences, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing Jabalpur (IIITDMJ), Jabalpur, M. P. & Department of Physics, Central University of Rajasthan (CURAJ), Bandarsindri, Kishangarh, Rajasthan
  • Three day’s training program on MOOCs from March 12 to 14, 2018 under Teaching Learning Centre, CURaj
  • Four weeks induction training program for faculty of HEIs from 1-26 May 2018 under  Teaching Learning Centre, CURaj
  • Two days workshop on UGC QUALITY MANDATE in HEIs on 9th & 10th September 2018 under  Teaching Learning Centre, CURaj
  • National Symposium on Technologically Advanced Functional Materials (NSTAFM-2017) organized by Department of Physics, Central University of Rajasthan, March 16-17, 2017 (Convener).
  • Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing (CAMP 2015) organized by MNIT Jaipur from 2nd to 4th December 2015 (National Organizing Committee member).
  • One day workshop on “Pace Setting Role of Central Institutions” to prepare the policy documents for the New Education Policy initiated by MHRD New Delhi, at Central University of Rajasthan 26th August 2015.
  • Indian academy of Sciences sponsored 68th Refresher course in Experimental Physics from 10th-25th March 2015 organized by Department of Physics, Central University of Rajasthan
  • International Symposium on Nanoscale Science of Clusters, Nanoparticles and Nanoscale-Materials SOCNAM-2013 held at Jaipur 4th-7th March 2013 organized by Department of Physics, Central University of Rajasthan
  • National Science Day- an open house event for school children and university students on the theme of education for sustainable development on 28th February 2014 (Organizing secretary and treasurer)
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