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     Pankaj Kumar Rawat

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur - Materials Science Centre
Supervisor(s)  Prof. Pallab Banerji
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2011 :: In progress
AddressA-321, VS Hall, IIT Kharagpur
Phone+919547892003
Emailpankaj.rawat@iitkgp.ac.in
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
M.Tech.Indian Institute of Technology KharagpurMaterials Science and Engineering with specialization in Semiconductors2011
M.Sc.Kumaun University Nainital, UttarakhandPhysics with specialization in Electronics2008

Research Areas
  • Thermoelectric Materials, Transport phenomenon in Narrow Band-gap Semiconductors

Skills
  • Temperature Dependent Electrical Measurements
  • Bulk Crystal Growth
  • Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) Technique
  • Thin Film Growth by Spin Coating Technique
  • Zone Refinement Process
  • Thermal Measurements by LASER Flash Thermal Diffusivity Method and Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  • Structural Characterization Techniques such as TEM, XRD, SEM, XPS etc.
  • Thermal Measurements by Hot Disk Method

Awards
  • Congratulated at 305th Senate Meeting of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur- 2013 for winning the Best poster award in ISJPS-2013
  • Best poster award in 6th India-Singapore Joint Physics Symposium on Physics of Advanced Materials- 2013
  • Qualified GATE-2009 in Physics with All India Rank-130 and Percentile-97.58
  • DST- fellowship Award 2009
  • Qualified National Eligibility Test (JRF) in Physical Sciences- 2008

Teaching Experience
  • M.Tech. Semiconductor Lab.(P) at Materials Science Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur July 2011- till date (3 terms)

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India -Scholarship
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) - Junior research fellowship (JRF)
  • Department of Science and Technology - ARIES research fellowship- 2009

Papers Published in Journals
  • Effect of Microstructure and Metal-Oxide Barriers on Carrier Transport in Top-Down Processed Low Dense Nanograined n-type PbTe by P. K. Rawat, and P. Banerji RSC Advances Accepted (2014)
  • Exploration of Zn Resonance Levels and Thermoelectric Properties in I-Doped PbTe with ZnTe Nanostructures by P. K. Rawat, B. Paul, and P. Banerji ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 6, 3995 (2014)
  • Carrier transport phenomenon and thermoelectric properties in melt-grown tellurium doped n-type Bi0.88Sb0.12 alloy by Aparabal Kumar, P. K. Rawat, P. Banerji Mat. Sci. Eng. B 186, 112 (2014)
  • Impurity-band induced transport phenomenon and thermoelectric properties in Yb doped PbTe1-xIx by P. K. Rawat, B. Paul, and P. Banerji Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15, 16686 (2013)
  • Thermoelectric properties of PbSe0.5Te0.5 - x PbI2 with endotaxial nanostructures, a promising n type thermoelectric material by P. K. Rawat, B. Paul, and P. Banerji Nanotechnology 24, 215401 (2013)
  • Lead telluride based thermoelectrics- Approaches for higher efficiency, Book Chapter by P. K. Rawat, B. Paul, and P. Banerji Energy Book Series - FORMATEX RESEARCH CENTER, Spain Volume 1 (2013)
  • Role of coherent nanostructures and mass fluctuation on thermoelectric properties in iodine doped PbSe0.5Te0.5 by P. K. Rawat, and P. Banerji Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Book Chapter Springer International Publisher (2013)
  • Enhanced thermoelectric properties of Pb0.90Sn0.10Te by Yb by P. K. Rawat, B. Paul, and P. Banerji AIP Conference Proceedings 1512, 1022 (2013)
  • Endotaxial nanostructures and mass fluctuation drive up thermoelectric efficiency by News article nanotechweb.org/cws/article/lab/54137 -- (2013)
  • An alternative approach for optimal carrier concentration towards ideal thermoelectric performance by P. K. Rawat, B. Paul, and P. Banerji physica status solidi (RRL) 6, 481 (2012)
  • Dramatic increment in thermoelectric power factor in PbTe-Cr co-doped with iodine by B. Paul, P. K. Rawat, and P. Banerji Applied Physics Letters 98, 262101 (2011)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Effect of Fermi level pinning and redistribution of charge carriers by Yb-impurity band on Thermoelectric transport in PbTe1-xIx by P. K. Rawat, and P. Banerji 4th Molecular Materials Meeting (M3)- An International conference on Sustainable Materials and Technologies (Biopolis, Singapore). --- (2014)
  • Compensation of excess carrier concentration by impurity levels- an alternative approach for higher thermoelectric efficiency by P. K. Rawat, B. Paul, and P. Banerji European Materials Research Society (EMRS) 2013 Spring Meeting (Strasbourg, France). -- (2013)
  • Role of coherent nanostructures and mass fluctuation on thermoelectric properties in iodine doped PbTe0.5Se0.5 by P. K. Rawat, and P. Banerji International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices (Amity University Noida, India). -- (2013)
  • Frontiers of Materials Science (winter school-2013), organized by ICMS, JNCASR, University of Cambridge, and SSL by P. K. Rawat winter school-2013 -- (2013)
  • Dopant dependent thermoelectric properties of Pb0.98Mn0.02Te-Na by P. K. Rawat, B. Paul, and P. Banerji 6th India-Singapore Joint Physics Symposium on Physics of Advanced Materials -- (2013)
  • Enhanced Thermoelectric Properties of Pb0.90Sn0.10Te by Yb Doping by P. K. Rawat, B. Paul, and P. Banerji 57th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium -- (2012)
  • Resonant state effects of Ytterbium in PbTe-Sn thermoelectric material by P. K. Rawat, B. Paul, and P. Banerji 1st Indo-US workshop on thermoelectrics -- (2011)
  • Anomalous enhancement of thermoelectric power factor by Fermi level tuning in PbTe-Cr co-doped with iodine by P. K. Rawat, B. Paul, and P. Banerji International conference on theoretical and applied physics -- (2011)

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