Dr. Sunil Singh Kushvaha
Senior Scientist
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Brief Biodata:

Name: Dr. Sunil Singh Kushvaha

Designation: Senior Scientist and Assistant Professor (AcSIR)

Division: Electrical and Electronics Metrology

Email: kushvahas@nplindia.org

Sub-Division: Quantum Resistance Metrology and 2D Physics Group

Phone: +91-11-45609329 Fax: +91-11-45609310 (O)

Educational Qualifications:

Degree Subject University/Institute Year
Ph. D. Physics National University of Singapore,  Singapore 2008
M. Tech. Solid State Materials

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,

New Delhi, India

M. Sc. Physics Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India 2000

Academics/Research Experience:

Year Duration   Research field   University / Institute   Position
Sept 2015 - Till date Growth and characterization of Magnetic topological Insulators and III-nitrides film and heterostructures CSIR - NPL, Delhi India. Senior Scientist
Sept 2011 4 Years GaN based LED and solar cell devices, MBE system,  Laser MBE, UHV-STM/AFM Physics of Energy Harvesting, CSIR - NPL, Delhi India. Scientist
Dec 2008 - Aug 2011 2 Years 
9 months
Thermoelectric power measurements using UHV-AFM technique, Superlubricity machine A*-STAR, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore Scientist 1
July 2007 - Nov 2008 1 Year 
5 months
Magnetic nanostructures, MFM, SEMPA, Four-nanoprobes, SP-STM Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, NUS, Singapore Post-doc

No. of Publications:

    SCI Journals      Conference proceedings       Books      Total
          51                     10  5 Book Chapters         66

Current Activity :

  • Growth and characterization of magnetic doped topological insulators, Magneto-transport studies on graphene and various 2D materials, III-Nitride based 2DEG, Maintenance and upgradation of QHR based primary resistance metrology.

  • Indigenous development of Quantum Hall devices for primary resistance standards

  • Principal Investigator of SERB-DST funded project “Structure/microstructure-magnetotransport correlations in sputtered magnetically doped Bi2Se3 Topological Insulator thin films” for QHR applications.

Honours and Award:

  • Early Career Research Award for SERB-DST, May 2018

  • NUS Research Fellowship (July 2007-Nov 2008)

  • NUS Research scholarship (August 2003 – July 2007).

  • Institute scholarship granted by Govt. of India (2001-2002).

  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) - 2001, with 93.36 percentile.

  • Qualified in national level CSIR-UGC(JRF) examination in July 2001.

  • 04 Best Poster Awards in International and National Conferences/Symposiums

Any other information:

Reviewer of various journals: Nanotechnology, ACS Appl. Mater. Interface, RSC Adv., Appl. Phys. Lett., J. Appl. Phys., J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys, Semicond. Sci. Tech, Mater. Res. Exp., J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol., Journal of Nanomaterials, Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences.


  • Life Member, Material Research Society, India.

  • Life Member, Indian Physics Association, India.

  • Member, Material Research Society, Singapore (2003-2013).