Dr. Satyabrata Patnaik

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Scholar
Field of Specialization: Materials Science (Energy)
Name: Dr. Satyabrata Patnaik
Official Address and Designation: Associate Professor
School of Physical Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
New Delhi 110 067
Telephone (O): 91-11-26704783
E-mail: spatnaik@mail.jnu.ac.in
Duration of Grant: Eight months
Project Title: Synthesis and characterization of nano-scale magneto-electric devices
Abstract of Project :
Transition metal oxides exhibit a spectrum of physical properties as a function of external variables such as temperature, magnetic field, electric field, light and pressure. Consequently, they have formed the basis of numerous functional devices. In this context, for my Fulbright- Nehru project, I will study multiferroicity in BiFeO3 and its composite variants. Using off-axis sputtering techniques I propose to grow nano-scale magneto-electric devices whereby magnetism can be controlled by electric field and vice-versa at room temperature. The potential technological applications of such devices include high density non-volatile memory devices, solar photovoltaics and next generation actuators and transducers.

Academic Background :
Ph.D. Physics IIT Kanpur 2000
M.Tech. Nuclear Engg. and Tech. IIT Kanpur 1993
M.Sc. Physics IIT Delhi 1991
Professional Background :
Associate Professor SPS, JNU New Delhi 2008- till date
Associate Professor SPS, JNU New Delhi 2002-2008
Dr. Satyabrata Patnaik