Dinesh K. Pandya

Dinesh K. Pandya
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016
Tel: +91-11-2659 1347 (O)
Fax: +91-11-2658 1114 (O)

Areas of Interest:

Nanoscale magnetic films, Nanogranular structures, Nanomultilayers and Nanowires, Materials issues in spin-polarized electron and thermal transport, Materials engineering of transparent conducting oxides.


I. I. T. Delhi, Thin Film Technology, Ph.D. 1975 “Obliquely Deposited Amorphous Ge Thin Films”
Delhi University, M.Sc. Physics (1970); B.Sc. (Hons.) Physics (1968)


  • I. I. T. Delhi, Professor of Physics (1990 - Present); Assistant Professor (1981–1990)
  • I. I. T. Delhi, Lectutrer, Center of Energy Studies (1977 - 1981)
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, I. I. T. Delhi, National Project” Thin Film Solar Cells” (1975 - 1977)
  • Synthesis of ultrathin films and multilayers, Doped metal oxides, Thin film solar cells, Electronic and optical characterization of semiconductor films, X-ray reflectance analysis of nanolayers and interfaces.


Full Publications List

Book Chapter

Chemical Solution Deposition of Inorganic Films, K.L. Chopra, R.C. Kainthla, D.K. Pandya and A.P. Thakoor, in Physics of Thin Films, Vol. 12, Eds. G. Hass, M.H. Francombe, and J.L. Vossen (Academic Press, N.Y. 1982) Chapter 3, p. 168-235.

Recent Refereed Journal Articles

  • Tunneling behavior of ion-assist ion-beam sputtered CoFe/MgO/NiFe magnetic tunnel junctions, Materials Research Bulletin 47 (Sept. 2012) in press
  • Electric field driven growth of tin oxide thin films, Energy Procedia 15 (2012) 318-324.
  • Surface plasmon enhanced bandgap emission of electrochemically grown ZnO nanorods using Au nanoparticles, Thin Solid Films 520 (May 2012) 4646-4649.
  • Reduction in anti-ferromagnetic interactions in ion-beam deposited Fe3O4 thin films, J. Appl. Phys. 111 (April 2012) 073901.
  • Positive exchange bias in ion-beam sputtered IrMn/CoFeb system grown on CoFe seed layer, Nanoscience Nanotechnology Lett. 4 (2012) 651-655.

Most Cited Refereed Journal Articles in different areas

  • Transparent Conductors - A Status Review, K.L. Chopra, S. Major and D.K. Pandya, Thin Solid Films 102 (1983) 1-46. 1570 times
  • Growth Kinetics and Polymorphism of Chemically Deposited CdS Films, Indrajeet Kaur, D. K. Pandya and K.L. Chopra, J. Electrochem. Society 127 (1980) 943-48. 263 times
  • Solution Growth of CdSe and PbSe Films, R. C. Kainthla, D. K. Pandya and K.L. Chopra, J. Electrochem. Society 127 (1980) 277-83. 133 times
  • Obliquely Deposited Amorphous Ge Films-I: Growth and Structure, D. K. Pandya, A.C. Rastogi and K. L. Chopra, J. Appl. Phys. 46 (1975) 405-411. 76 times
  • Photocontraction effect in amorphous in Se1–X GeX films, B. Singh, S. Rajagopalan, P. K. Bhat, D. K. Pandya and K. L. Chopra, Solid State Communications 29 (1979) 167-169. 60 times
  • Electroless Deposition of Epitaxial Pb1-XHgXS Films, N.C. Sharma, D. K. Pandya, H.K. Sehgal and K.L. Chopra, Thin Solid Films 59 (1979) 157-64. 40 times
  • Electrical and Optical Properties of Single Phase CuInS2 Films Prepared by Spray Pyrolysis, A.N. Tiwari, D.K. Pandya and K.L. Chopra, Thin Solid Films 130 (1985) 217-230. 38 times
  • Observation of room temperature Ferromagnetism in nanocrystalline ZnO:Co system, Kanwal Preet Bhatti, Shankhmala Kundu, Sujeet Chaudhary, Subhash. C. Kashyap and Dinesh K Pandya, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39 (Dec. 2006) 4909-14. 25 times
  • Cobalt Substituted SnO2 Thin Films – A Transparent Feromagnetic Semiconductor, K. Gopinadhan. Dinesh K. Pandya, Subhash C. Kashyap and Sujeet Chaudhary, J. Appl. Phys. 99 (June 2006) 126106. 24 times
  • Intrinsic and Extrinsic Origin of Room Temperature Ferromagnetism in ZnO:Co (5 at%), Kanwal P. Bhatti, S. Chaudhary, Dinesh K Pandya, Subhash C Kashyap, J. Appl. Phys. 101 (May 2007) 103919. 21 times

International Collaborations:

  • Prof. J. P. Ansermet, Center for Nanoscale Physics, EPFL, Switzerland.
  • Prof. J. Narayan, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, NCSU, Raleigh, USA.
  • Prof. M. Wuttig, Physics-I, RWTH, Achen, Germany.
  • Prof. Istvan Vajda, Department of Electrical Machines and Drives, BUTE, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Prof. J. I. B. Wilson, Department Of Physics, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Prof. J Vedel, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Paris, Paris, France.