Prof. Neeraj Khare

Prof. Neeraj Khare
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas,New Delhi-110016
Tel:+91-11-2659 1352 (O)

Areas of Interest:

Nano-structure functional oxides, Dilute magnetic semiconductor (DMS) oxides, colossal magnetoresistance materials, High-Tc superconductors, SQUIDs, borocarbide Superconductors and solar cells.

About Prof. Neeraj Khare

Neeraj Khare received his PhD (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 had various visiting positions at Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK (2004-2005), IBM, T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA (1993-1994), Department of Physics and Applied Physics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK (1990-1991), Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Novosbrisk, Russia (1991) and Institute of Low Temperature Physics and Engineering, Kharkov, Ukraine (1991). He joined IIT Delhi as Associate Professor in Physics department in Oct 2005. He is internationally known for his research contributions on understanding the role of grain boundaries in high-Tc superconductors, borocarbide superconductors and colossal magnetoresistance materials. He has extensively studied tunneling and quantum interference effect in high-Tc superconductors and developed the first high-Tc SQUID in the country which operates at 77K. He has demonstrated the potentiality of the device in basic and applied research studies. His research highlights on magnetoresistive oxides includes carrier transport mechanisms, origin and reduction of conduction noise and destabilization of charge ordering. He has published over 100 research papers in referred journals and books, and has edited a ?Handbook on High-Temperature Superconductor Electronics? (publisher: Marcel Dekker, USA 2003). His current research interests are in the area of nano-structure functional oxides, dilute magnetic semiconductor oxides, colossal magnetoresistance materials, MgB2 superconductors and SQUIDs. He is recipient of Super Achiever of India award (2005) by Friendship Forum of India, Platinum Jubilee lecture award of Material Science Section of Indian Science Congress Association (2005-2006), Bharat Excellence award (2004) by Friendship Forum of India. Rajib Goyal prize for young Scientist in the area of Physics (2002), Material Research Society of India (MRSI) Medal award (1998), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Young Scientist award (1991), Indian Science Congress Association Young Scientist award (1983). He has received first prize in 23rd All India Hindi Competition for article in Science and Technology organized by Kendriya Sachivalaya, Hindi Parishad (2000) and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) "Vigyan Chinta Lekh Mala" award for his popular Scientific articles in Hindi (2000, 2001). He is a Fellow of Institute of Physics (IOP), UK, member of editorial board of Superconductor Science and Technology from 2005, co-chairman of International conference on electro-active polymers (2007). He has been President of Material Science Section of Indian Science Congress Association (2004-2005).