Dr. Vidya Nand Singh
Senior Scientist
Indian Reference Materials division
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Brief Biodata:

• DP/DU No. and Name :

Electron and Ion microscopy section (7.01)

• Educational Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Physics

Degree Subject University/Institute Year

Solid State Physics BHU, Varanasi 1998

Solid State Materials IIT Delhi 1999
Ph.D. Experimetnal Condensed Matter Physics, Nanomaterials IIT Delhi 2005

• Academics/Research Experience:

Year Duration Research field Institute ( in India/Abroad) Fellowship
06-07-2015 to till date

4 years

Standard materials, gas sensing, thermoelectric materials NPL India Senior Scientist 
06-07-2011 to 05-07-2015 4 years

Electron microscopy NPL India Scientist 
2005-2011 Five years HRTEM IIT Delhi Sr. Project Scientist
2005-2006 6 months Setting up CVD systems IIT Delhi Project Scientist
2005-2005 6 months Gas sensing IIT Delhi RA

• Date of Joining NPL:


• No. of Publications:

170 (in SCI Journals)

SCI Journals Conference/ proceedings Book/Book Chapter Total
170 10



• No. of Patents :


• Current Activity :

(Not more than 50 words)

Currently I am looking after the electron microscopy facility and working on improving the efficiency of the different types of solar cells like CIGS, a-Si and inorganic nanorod based, thermoelectric materials and gas sensing.

• Honours and Award:

• PhD dissertation is published as a book by Lambert Academic Publishing. Reviewer of Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical

• Reviewer of nearly 15 journals

• Three papers have been published as a news articles in Nature Asia and Nature India

• Received 1 best poster award

• Gate Scholarship: 1998- 1999

• Any other information: