IISER Bhopal

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Nirmal Ganguli
Assistant Professor

Academic Details

  • Jan 2016 - present : Assistant Professor, Physics, IISER Bhopal, India.
  • Jan 2015 - Jan 2016 : Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Nov 2011 - Nov 2014 : Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • 2012 : PhD, IIT Bombay, India (A part of the research work done at IACS, Kolkata, India)
  • 2007 : MSc, IIT Bombay, India


  • I work on theoretical condensed matter physics with primary focus on computational study of materials properties. Below are some of my research interests:
  • Materials:
    Thin films and heterostructures
    2-dimensional materials
    Bulk materials
  • Physical Properties:
    Electronic structure
    Magnetic properties
    Optical properties
    Mechanical properties
  • Simulation tools:
    Density Functional Theory (DFT) and beyond
    Quantum Monte Carlo

Nirmal Ganguli
Assistant Professor

# Authors Title Journals Year
1 Suman Rooj
Jayita Chakraborty
Nirmal Ganguli
Hexagonal MnTe with Antiferromagnetic Spin Splitting and Hidden Rashba-Dresselhaus Interaction for Antiferromagnetic Spintronics Advanced Physics Research 2023
2 Avishek Singh
Jayita Chakraborty
Nirmal Ganguli
Implications of electron and hole doping on the magnetic properties of spin-orbit entangled Ca4IrO6 from DFT calculations Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 2022
3 Vivek Kumar
Nirmal Ganguli
Rashba-like spin-orbit interaction and spin texture at the KTaO3(001) surface from DFT calculations Physical Review B 2022
4 Jayita Chakraborty
Nirmal Ganguli
Perovskite oxide heterojunction for Rashba-Dresselhaus assisted antiferromagnetic spintronics Physical Review B 2020
5 Yuqiang Gao
Nirmal Ganguli
Paul J Kelly
Itinerant ferromagnetism in p-doped monolayers of MoS2 Physical Review B, Rapid Communication 2019
6 Jayita Chakraborty
Indra Dasgupta
Electronic, magnetic and ferroelectric properties of rhombohedral AgFeO2: An ab initio study Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 2019
7 Jayita Chakraborty
Ab initio calculations on three dimensional antiferromagnet Cu3TeO6 Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 2019
8 A. Wilders
Nirmal Ganguli
Preeti Khare
S. R. Mohapatra
A. K. Singh
V. Siruguri
S. D. Kaushik
Neutron diffraction and short range ordering study in multiferroic Bi2Fe4O9 Materials Research Express 2019
9 Parbati Basu
Jayita Chakraborty
Nirmal Ganguli
Khushi Mukherjee
Krishnendu Acharya
Biswarup Satpati
Sudipta Khamrui
Suman Mandal
Debmalya Banerjee
Dipak Goswami
Padinharu Madathil Gopalakrishnan Nambissan
Kuntal Chatterjee
Defect Engineered MoS2 Nanostructures for ROS Generation in Dark: Anti-pollutant and Anti-fungal Performances ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2019
10 Yuqiang Gao
Nirmal Ganguli
Paul J Kelly
DFT study of itinerant ferromagnetism in p-doped monolayers of MoS2 Physical Review B 2019
11 Jayita Chakraborty
Electronic and magnetic properties of magnetoelectric compound Ca2CoSi2O7: An ab initio study Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 2018
12 Jayita Chakraborty
Interplay of covalency, spin-orbit coupling, and geometric frustration in the d3.5 system Ba3LiIr2O9 Physical Review B 2018
13 Manashi Mandal
Sourav Marik
K. P. Sajilesh
Deepak Singh
Jayita Chakraborty
Nirmal Ganguli
R. P. Singh
Enhancement of the superconducting transition temperature by Re doping in Weyl semimetal MoTe2 Physical Review Materials 2018
14 Jayita Chakraborty
Electronic and magnetic properties of low-dimensional system Co2TeO3Cl2 Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 2017
15 Siba Prasad Bera
Vijay Singh Parmar
Jayita Chakraborty
Soumava Biswas
Nirmal Ganguli
Sanjit Konar
Channel-Assisted Proton Conduction Behavior in Hydroxyl-Rich Lanthanide-Based Magnetic Metal-Organic Frameworks Inorganic Chemistry 2017
16 Nirmal Ganguli
Chol-Sam Jong
Arup Chakraborty
I. Dasgupta
A comparative study of magnetic and optical properties of Mn-, Gd-, and Nd-doped ZnO nanowires International Journal of Modern Physics B 2016
17 Nirmal Ganguli
Paul J. Kelly
Tuning Ferromagnetism at Interfaces Between Insulating Perovskite Oxides Physical Review Letters 2014
18 Nirmal Ganguli
S. Acharya
I. Dasgupta
First-principles study of the electronic structure of CdS/ZnSe coupled quantum dots Physical Review B 2014
19 Tanusri Saha-Dasgupta
Nirmal Ganguli
Jayita Chakraborty
Indra Dasgupta
Role of Te in the low-dimensional multiferroic material FeTe2O5Br Physical Review B 2013
20 N. Arul Murugan
Indra Dasgupta
Arup Chakraborty
Nirmal Ganguli
Jacob Kongsted
Hans Ã…gren
How Crucial Are Finite Temperature and Solvent Effects on Structure and Absorption Spectra of Si10 The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2012
21 Nirmal Ganguli
K. V. Shanavas
Indra Dasgupta
Magnetic properties of Mn-doped Ge46 and Ba8Ge46 clathrates Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 2012
22 D. D. Sarma
I. Dasgupta
Nirmal Ganguli
Sucheta Sengupta
Somobrata Acharya
Long-Range Visible Fluorescence Tunability Using Component-Modulated Coupled Quantum Dots Advanced Materials 2011
23 Nirmal Ganguli
Indra Dasgupta
Biplab Sanyal
Electronic structure and magnetism of transition metal doped Zn12O12 clusters: Role of defects Journal of Applied Physics 2010
24 Debjani Karmakar
T. V. Chandrasekhar Rao
Y. V. Yakhmi
A. Yaresko
V. N. Antonov
R. M. Kadam
S. K. Mandal
R. Adhikari
A. K. Das
T. K. Nath
Nirmal Ganguli
I. Dasgupta
G. P. Das
Electronic structure and magnetic properties of (Fe,Co)-codoped ZnO: Theory and experiment Physical Review B 2010
25 Nirmal Ganguli
Indra Dasgupta
Biplab Sanyal
The making of ferromagnetic Fe doped ZnO nanoclusters Applied Physics Letters 2009