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Dr Nilanjan Halder

Associate Professor (Senior Scale)

Department of Physics School of Basic Sciences


    Nilanjan Halder teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students of engineering as well as science departments at MUJ. He is SDC and DRC member of different science and engineering departments.

    Member, Board of Studies; Department of Physics, Manipal University Jaipur

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Subject Subject code Semester
Engineering Physics PY1101 BTech, I/II semester
Introduction to Nanoscience and its applications PY1490 BTech, IV/VI semester, Open Elective
Electronics PY2113 MSc ( Physics), I semester
Quantum Mechanics-I PY2212 MSc (Physics), II semester
Quantum Mechanics-II PY2313 MSc (Physics), III semester
Engineering Physics Lab PY1101 BTech I/II semester
Electronics Lab PY2132 MSc ( Physics), I semester
Solid State Physics Lab PY2331 MSc ( Physics), III semester
Electromagnetism PY 1212 BSc (PCM)


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD (Electronic Science) Compound semiconductors, Solid-State Physical Electronics University of Calcutta 2006
MSc (Applied Physics) Microelectronics SMIT 2001
BSc (Hons) Physics University of Calcutta 1999


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Manipal University Jaipur Associate Professor Academics & Research December 2015-Till present
Manipal University Jaipur Assistant Professor-I Academics & Research August 2011-November 2015
Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT-Bombay, India Research Scientist R&D in the Nanofabrication facility at Centre of Excellence in Nanotechnology. February 2011 - August 2011
Laboratory of Solid-State Physics and Magnetism, KU Leuven, Belgium Associate Academic Staff Research, mentored UG & PG students. March 2010 - December 2010
Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT-Bombay, India Institute post-Doctoral Fellow Research, mentored UG & PG students, training staffs at the Nanofabrication facility. October 2007 - February 2010
Department of Electrical Engineering, Univ. of Nevada Las Vegas, USA Visiting Research Scholar Research, mentored UG & PG students. July 2006 - March 2007


Area of Interest

Semiconductors, Material Science, Nanotechnology, Optoelectronic and Nano-Electronic Devices

Area of Expertise

Material Growth and their Characterization, Nano-Electronic Device Fabrication

Area of Research

Growth/epitaxy of Nano-Materials and Nanostructures , Physics and Technology of Nanoscale Electronic Devices, Optoelectronic and Photovoltaic Devices

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Membership of the Professional Societies :
Life member of MRSI (Material Research Society of India): Membership No.: LMB 21 21
Life member of IAPT (Indian Association of Physics Teachers): Membership No.: 9983, L6300

Professional recognition:

• Visiting Research Scholar at Univ. of Nevada Las Vegas, US (2006-2007) ; Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow at IIT-Bombay (2007-2009) ; Associate Academic Staff at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (2010) ; Research Scientist at Centre for Nanoelectronics, IIT-Bombay (2011)
• Received Rai Bahadur Jogendranath Ghosh Overseas Scholarship (2006-2007) of the Calcutta University (based on doctoral research accomplishments) for pursuing Higher Studies abroad.
• Received 3rd prize (oral presentation) in the National Symposium for Materials Research Scholars (MR-08), Dept. of Metallurgical Eng. and Materials Sc., IIT-Bombay May 17-18, 2008.
• Received DST (GOI) Young Scientist Fast Track Project Proposal Award 2008; Grant: 17 lakh (INR)
• Visited DFG-Center for Functional Nanostructures, Univ. of Karlsruhe, Germany (17-29 Aug. 2009), and Dept. of Physics, Lancaster Univ., UK (28 June -1 July, 2010) for Research/Academic interactions.
• Convened and organized a Workshop titled “Current Trends in Electronic Materials and Devices, 30-31 March, 2012” at School of Engineering, Manipal University Jaipur. The workshop was supported by DST, Govt. of Rajasthan.
• Professionally involved (~3 yrs.) in installation and maintenance of several sophisticated instruments at Center for Nanoelectronics, IIT-Bombay being developed under INUP (Indian Nanousers Program). Also involved in training students/staffs with the instruments.
• Peer Advisor @ reputed institutes: Supervised Post-graduate students in the successful completion of the Master’s project under the Electronic Science program of the University of Calcutta through regular laboratory research work. At IIT-Bombay, during 3.5 yrs tenure as Institute Post Doc, guided a number of Master’s and Doctoral students in their research work in several different capacities.