Dr. (Ms.) Nidhi Singh
Sr. Scientist
Physics of Energy Harvesting
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Brief Biodata:
  • 1. DP/DU No. and Name: 2.06 (Metals & Alloys Group/Materials Physics and Engg.)
  • 2. Name: Dr. Nidhi Singh
  • 3. Current Position and address : Senior Scientist
    Room No. 19, HEPP Building ,
    CSIR-National Physical Laboratory
    Dr. K.S.Krishnan Marg
    New Delhi-110012
    Phone: 011-45608559
  • 4. Educational Qualification:
  • DegreeSubjectUniversity/InstituteYear


    Mechanical/Physical Metallurgy Thesis topic: Microstructure, tensile properties and LCF behaviour of Titanium Alloy IMI834

    Metallurgical Engineering, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 005, UP, India



    Physics Sp.( Solid state physics)

    Dept. of Physics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 005, UP, India


    B.Sc. (Hons.),


    Faculty of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 005, UP, India


    5. Academics/Research Experience:

  • Year


    Research field

    Institute in India/Abroad


    2011- Contd

    3 Year

    Rare earth free Permanent magnets

    National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi

    Sr. Scientist

    2009- 2011

    2 year

    Synthesis and characterization of Al Nanocomposite by PM route.

    National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi


    2008- 2009

    11 months

    Mechanical Behaviour, Microstructure, Heat Treatment, Surface Modification, Corrosion

    National Metallurgical Laboratory, CSIR Madras Complex, Chennai


    2006- 2008

    19 months


    National Metallurgical Laboratory, CSIR Madras Complex, Chennai

    Quick Higher Fellow

    2003 – 2005

    20 months

    Heat Treatment, Microstructure, Mechanical Behaviour

    ENS Mines de Paris, Centre des Matériaux, EVRY, FRANCE

    Foreign Visiting Scientist (PDF)

    1997 – 2000

    3 years


    Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering, B.H.U., Varanasi-221 005, UP, INDIA

    Project Scientist

  • 6. Date of Joining NPL: 9th Feb. 2009

    7. No. of Publications:
  • SCI Journals

    Conference/ proceedings







    8. No. of Patents : Applied

    9. Current Activity :

    The main objective of this activity is to synthesis Rare-Earth Free Permanent Magnetic Material e.g. MnAl, Mn-Bi-Fe, manganese antimonide etc. employing arc melting, Melt spinning, conventional melting, high energy ball milling and spark plasma sintering techniques.
    Efforts have been made to synthesize single phase MnBiFe alloy essentially using melt spinning technique and annealing. As melt spun MnBiFe alloy gives better properties than as arc melted alloy. Optimization of annealing parameter by controlling annealing temperature and time resulted in a BHmax around 2MGOe.

    10. Honours and Awards : NIL

    11. Any other information :
          Workshop/Trainings Attended

    1. Workshop on Material Characterization Techniques (WMCT-2009), NPL, New Delhi, 13-17 July 2009
    2. Advances in Surface Engineering, organized by Institution of Engineers, Chennai, 11-12, July, 2008.
    3. Five days course attended on the topic: CFD - Turbulent Flows and Modelling CFD Centre, IIT Madras, Chennai - 36, June 4 - 8, 2007

    Student Guided: Five + One undergoing (M.Tech/M.Sc)