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     Aparabal Kumar

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur - Materials Science Centre
Supervisor(s)  Prof. Pallab Banerji
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2013 :: In progress
AddressA-323, Vidyasagar Hall of Residence, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur - 721302 (India)
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
10Board of High School and Intermediate Education Uttar PradeshHindi, English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Computer2003
12Board of High School and Intermediate Education Uttar PradeshGeneral Hindi, English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry2005
B.Sc.Harish Chandra Post Graduate College Varanasi (Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Jaunpur) Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry2008
M.Sc.University of Allahabad, AllahabadPhysics2011
M.Tech.Indian Institute of Technology KharagpurMaterials Science and Engineering2013

Research Areas
  • Thermoelectrics, Transport phenomenon in Energy materials

  • Bulk Crystal Growth (Melt Growth Technique)
  • Spark Plasma Sintering
  • Temperature Dependent Electrical Resistivity and Seebeck Coefficient (using ZEM - 3HR)
  • Hall Measurement
  • Temperature Dependent Thermal Transport Measurements (Hot Disk)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Spin Coating and Thermal Evaporation
  • Structural Characterization Techniques (XRD, TEM, FESEM, XPS etc.)

  • Science quiz (second position) prize in 2009 organized by Department of Physics, University of Allahabad
  • Qualified GATE - 2011 in Physics

Teaching Experience
  • M.Tech. Semiconductor Lab.(P) at Materials Science Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur June 2013 - till date (3 terms)

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India - GATE 2011

Papers Published in Journals
  • Effect of Zn substitution at a Cu site on the transport behavior and thermoelectric properties in Cu3SbSe4 by Aparabal Kumar, P. Dhama, Deepash S. Saini, and P. Banerji RSC Advances 6, 5528 (2016)
  • 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)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Effects of Sn and Bi co-doping on the microstructure and thermoelectric properties in Cu3SbSe4 by Aparabal Kumar, P. Dhama, and P. Banerji ISSMD-4, 2017 held at School of Materials Science and Nanotechnology Jadavpur University, Kolkata  (2017)
  • Enhanced thermoelectric properties in Cu3SbSe4 by nanoinclusion of CuSbSe2 by Aparabal Kumar and P. Banerji ICMS 2017 held at Department of Physics, Tripura University  (2017)
  • Effect of Cu Deficiency on the Transport Behavior and Thermoelectric Properties in Cu3SbSe4 by Aparabal Kumar, P. Dhama, and P. Banerji 61st DAE - SSPS 2016 held in KIIT University, Bhubaneswar  (2016)
  • Enhanced thermoelectric properties in Cu3SbSe3/Cu3SbSe4 nanocomposite by Aparabal Kumar, P. Dhama, and P. Banerji ICFM 2016 held at Materials Science Centre, IIT Kharagpur  (2016)
  • Enhanced thermoelectric performance in Bi and Ge co-doped Cu3SbSe4 for renewable energy applications by Aparabal Kumar and P. Banerji Young Scientists Concave held on 8-11 December 2016 at CSIR-NPL, New Delhi in IISF-2016  (2016)
  • Effects of varying Bi composition on the electrical transport and thermoelectric properties in p-type Cu3Sb1-xBixSe4 by Aparabal Kumar and P. Banerji ICAMMP-IV 2016 held at Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Kharagpur  (2016)
  • Effects of Pb doping on the electrical transport and thermoelectric properties of p-type Cu3SbSe4 by Aparabal Kumar and P. Banerji EMRS 2016 Spring Meeting held in Lille, France  (2016)
  • Synthesis and characterization of Cu3SbSe4 to study the effect of annealing on its thermoelectric properties by Aparabal Kumar, P. Banerji EMRS 2015 Fall Meeting held at Warsaw University of Technology, Poland  (2015)

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