Assist Prof Dr. SUJIT DAS | Ferroelectric | Young Scientist Award

Indian Institute of Science | India


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Early Academic Pursuits:

Dr. Sujit Das initiated his academic journey by completing a Bachelor of Science in Physics at Calcutta University, Kolkata, India, from 2006 to 2009. He continued his pursuit of knowledge with a Master of Science in Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, from 2009 to 2011. His Master's project focused on the preparation and magnetic studies of Co-doped BiFeO3 multiferroic nanoparticles. Driven by a passion for research, he pursued a Ph.D. at The Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research in Dresden (IFW Dresden) and Martin Luther University (MLU) Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, from 2012 to 2016, under the guidance of Prof. Kathrin Dörr. His doctoral research delved into the magnetic order at coherent oxide interfaces.

Professional Endeavors:

Dr. Sujit Das embarked on his postdoctoral journey at UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA, as a Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Fellow in the Ramesh Group, where he investigated ferroic topology, ferroelectric quantum materials, and low-energy ferroelectric devices from January 2017 to January 2020. Following this, he continued his tenure at UC Berkeley as a Senior Scientist (Research Assistant Professor) in the Ramesh Group from February 2020 to February 2021. His expertise then took him to France, where he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS Thales from March 2021 to January 2022. Currently, he serves as an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, starting from February 2022.

Contributions and Research Focus:

Dr. Das's research journey spans multiple continents and institutions, showcasing his dedication to the field of physics, particularly in ferroic topology and quantum materials. His doctoral work on magnetic order at coherent oxide interfaces laid the foundation for his subsequent contributions to the understanding of ferroelectric quantum materials. The diverse projects and collaborations throughout his postdoctoral positions further attest to the breadth and depth of his research focus.

Accolades and Recognition:

Dr. Sujit Das's academic achievements and research contributions have been recognized through prestigious fellowships and funding programs. His Ph.D. was supported by German government fellowships TVL 75% and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) within the Collaborative Research Center SFB 762 "Functionality of Oxide Interfaces." Additionally, his postdoctoral position at UC Berkeley was under the esteemed "Gordon-Betty Moore" funding program.

Impact and Influence:

Through his positions at UC Berkeley and CNRS Thales, Dr. Das has not only contributed to cutting-edge research but has also played a role in supervising and collaborating with fellow researchers, including master's students, Ph.D. candidates, and postdocs. This collaborative and mentorship approach showcases his impact on the broader academic community.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

Dr. Sujit Das's research track record demonstrates his capacity to deliver impactful contributions to the field of physics. As an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, his current role positions him to continue making significant strides in research and education, leaving a lasting legacy in the realms of ferroic topology and quantum materials.

Notable Publication:

Subterahertz collective dynamics of polar vortices  2021 (55)

Observation of room-temperature polar skyrmions  2019 (374)

Spatially resolved steady-state negative capacitance  2019 (236)

Optical creation of a supercrystal with three-dimensional nanoscale periodicity  2019 (97)

Ultralow Voltage Manipulation of Ferromagnetism  2020 (37)



Assist Prof Dr. SUJIT DAS | Ferroelectric | Young Scientist Award

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