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Dr. Kiran Shankar Hazra

Associate Professor (Scientist-E)

2D Semiconductors and Heterostructures. Opto-electronic devices such as Photodetectors, SERS substrate,  Bolometric sensors, FET based bio and chemical sensing. Contact engineering and multifunctionalty in 2D Heterostructures; Designing Electron/Hole trap systems. Low energy radiation detection by non-cryogenic bolometers. Atomic interface imaging by Raman and SPM techniques. Nano-composites and 3D printing:Applications in energy devices, flexible electronics and biomedical applications.


Research Interest

  • 2D semiconductors and Heterostructures: Multifunctional materials, Contact engineering 

    Bolometric sensors for low energy radiations (THz range)

    Nanostructured 2D materials: Properties of Artificial Edges

    SERS and FET based biosensors

    Medical device development on mobile platform 

    Understanding Light to matter interaction 

Research Highlights

  • Anirban et al. have demonstrated the existence of reversible pressure-induced partial phase transition in few-layer Black Phosphorus (BP),  probed by high-pressure Raman spectroscopy. The study reveals the existence of a metastable state, where both Black Phosphorus (orthorhombic) and Blue Phosphorus (rhombohedral) phases can coexist. 
    Nano Letters, 2020
  • Renu et. al. have demonstrated an experimental and computational investigation on the effect of the external direction-dependent electric field on the phonon characteristics and electronic band structure of MoS2. They have presented a systematic correlation in the lattice perturbation brought about by the external electric field with the phonon characteristics and electronic band structure of MoS2.

    Journal of Applied Physics, 2020, 127, 14510
  • Anirban et al. have developed a novel metal free SERS substarte on Nano-structured layered Black Phosphorus by fabricating hotspot array, where a controlled nano-patterning process has been demonstrated using low power focused Laser irradiation.

    Nanoscale, 2019, 11, 16245
  • Renu et. al. have demonstrated a hybrid SERS platform of MoS2 nanostructure decorated with gold nanoparticles, where direct laser writing is used to engineer the artificial edges on the surface of MoS2 to create localized hotspots with remarkable precision and control. 

    ACS Nano 2020, 14, 5, 6258–6268

PhD Students


    Email: neeshu.ph20264@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH20264

    Working Since Jan, 2021
  • Mr. Akash Kumar Maharana

    Email: akash.ph19224@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH19224

    Working Since Aug, 2019
  • Sushree Tapaswini Dash

    Email: sushree.ph19225@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH19225

    Working Since Aug, 2019
  • Ms. Pinki

    Email: pinki.ph18209@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH18209

    Working Since Aug, 2018
  • Ms. Manpreet Kaur

    Email: manpreet.ph19214@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH19214

    Working Since Aug, 2019
  • Ms. Jyoti Saini

    Email: jyoti.ph19235@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH19235

    Working Since Aug, 2019
  • Ms.Mamta

    Email: mamta.ph17216@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH17216

    Working Since Jan, 2018

PhD Students

  • Mr. Anirban Kundu

    Email: anirbank1991@gmail.com

    Reg. No.: PH14217

  • Ms. Renu Rani

    Email: renu.ph14222@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH14222

  1. Reversible Pressure-Induced Partial Phase Transition in Few-Layer Black Phosphorus: Anirban Kundu,Damien Tristant,Natalya Sheremetyeva,Anthony Yoshimura,Abraao Torres Dias,Kiran Shankar Hazra*,Vincent Meunier*,Pascal Puech*, (2020) Nano Letters, . DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c01784

  2. Sculpting Artificial Edges in Monolayer MoS2 for Controlled Formation of Surface-Enhanced Raman Hotspots: Renu Rani, Anthony Yoshimura, Shreeja Das, Mihir Ranjan Sahoo, Anirban Kundu, Kisor K. Sahu, Vincent Meunier, Saroj K. Nayak, Nikhil Koratkar*, and Kiran Shankar Hazra*, (2020) ACS Nano, 14: 6258–6268. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c02418

  3. Impact of transverse and vertical gate electric field on vibrational and electronic properties of MoS2: Renu Rani, Nityasagar Jena, Anirban Kundu, Abir De Sarkar*, Kiran Shankar Hazra*, (2020) Journal of Applied Physics, 127: 145101. DOI: 10.1063/1.5131845

  4. Controlled nanofabrication of metal-free SERS substrate on few layered black phosphorus by low power focused laser irradiation: Anirban Kundu, Renu Rani,Kiran Shankar Hazra*, (2019) Nanoscale, 11: 16245-16252.

  5. Vertically Aligned Few-Layered Graphene-Based Non-Cryogenic Bolometer: Anil K Yadav, Saba Mehsar Khan, Anirban Kundu, Renu Rani, Navneet Soin, James McLaughlin, Devi Shanker Misra,Kiran Shankar Hazra*, (2019) C—Journal of Carbon Research, 5: 23.

  6. Ultralong cycle life and outstanding capacitive performance of 10.8 V metal-free micro-supercapacitor with highly conducting and robust laser-irradiated graphene for integrated storage device: Navpreet Kamboj, Taniya Purkait, Manisha Das, Subhajit Sarkar, Kiran Shankar Hazra, Ramendra Sundar Dey*, (2019) Energy & Environmental Science, 12: 2507-2517. DOI: 10.1039/C9EE01458F

  7. Ultrafast Carrier Dynamics of the Exciton and Trion in MoS2 Monolayers Followed by Dissociation Dynamics in Au@MoS2 2D Heterointerfaces: Tanmay Goswami, Renu Rani, Kiran Shankar Hazra,Hirendra N Ghosh*, (2019) The journal of physical chemistry letters, 10: 3057-3063. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01022

  8. Spectral dependent white light reflection mapping of MoS2 flake for improving accuracy of conventional optical thickness profiling: Renu Rani, Anirban Kundu,Kiran Shankar Hazra*, (2019) Optical Materials, 90: 46-50.

  9. Modulating capacitive response of MoS2 flake by controlled nanostructuring through focused laser irradiation: Renu Rani, Anirban Kundu, Mohammad Balal, Goutam Sheet,Kiran Shankar Hazra*, (2018) Nanotechnology, 29: 345302.

  10. Controlled formation of nanostructures on MoS2 layers by focused laser irradiation: Renu Rani, Dimple, Nityasagar Jena, Anirban Kundu,Kiran Shankar Hazra*,Abir De Sarkar*, (2017) Applied Physics Letters, 110: 083101. DOI: 10.1063/1.4976692

  11. Graphene oxide demonstrates experimental confirmation of Abraham pressure on solid surface: Anirban Kundu, Renu Rani,Kiran Shankar Hazra*, (2017) Scientific reports, 7: 42538.

  12. Controlling the morphology and efficiency of nanostructured molybdenum nitride electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction: Kasinath Ojha, Soumen Saha, Bharat Kumar, Kiran Shankar Hazra, Ashok K Ganguli, (2016) ChemCatChem, 8: 1218-1225.

  13. Oxygen plasma assisted end-opening and field emission enhancement in vertically aligned multiwall carbon nanotubes: A Mathur, SS Roy, KS Hazra, S Wadhwa, SC Ray, SK Mitra, DS Misra, JA McLaughlin, (2012) Materials Chemistry and Physics, 134: 425-429.

  14. Substrate Effects on the Growth of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes by Thermal Chemical Vapor Deposition: Ashish Mathur, Susanta Sinha Roy, Shikha Wadhwa, Sekhar Chandra Ray, Kiran Hazra, Devi Shankar Misra, Sushanta Kumar Mitra, James McLaughlin, (2012) Advanced Science Letters, 7: 21-26.

  15. Improved field emission from multiwall carbon nanotubes with nano-size defects produced by ultra-low energy ion bombardment: Kiran S Hazra, Nikhil A Koratkar, Devi S Misra, (2011) Carbon, 49: 4760-4766.

  16. A comparative study of the growth, microstructural and electrical properties of multiwall CNTs grown by thermal and microwave plasma enhanced CVD methods: A Mathur, S Wadhwa, M Tweedie, KS Hazra, C Dickinson, SS Roy, SK Mitra, DS Misra, JA McLaughlin, (2011) Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 44: 29-36.

  17. Enhancement of Field Emission Characteristics in Aligned Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes due to 70 MeV Ni6+ Ion Irradiation: Brahmananda Chakraborty, B Satpati, P Modak, KS Hazra, P Rai, S Roy, DK Avasthi, DS Misra, S Banerjee, (2011) International Journal of Nanoscience, 10: 1057-1060.

  18. Enhancement of field emission characteristics of carbon nanotubes on oxidation: Ashish Mathur, Susanta Sinha Roy, Sekhar Chandra Ray, Kiran Shankar Hazra, Jeremy Hamilton, Calum Dickinson, James McLaughlin, Devi Shankar Misra, (2011) Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 11: 7011-7014.

  19. Development of Crystallographic Texture and In‐Grain Misorientation in CVD‐Produced Single and Polycrystalline Diamond: Dipti Ranjan Mohapatra, Lokendra Jain, Padmnabh Rai, Kiran Shankar Hazra, Indradev Samajdar, Devi Shanker Misra, (2011) Chemical Vapor Deposition, 17: 107-113.

  20. Enhanced and stable field emission from in situ nitrogen-doped few-layered graphene nanoflakes: Navneet Soin, Susanta Sinha Roy, Soumyendu Roy, Kiran Shankar Hazra, Devi S Misra, Teck H Lim, Crispin J Hetherington, James A McLaughlin, (2011) The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115: 5366-5372.

  21. Facile one-step transfer process of graphene: Reeti Bajpai, Soumyendu Roy, Lokendra Jain, Neha Kulshrestha, Kiran S Hazra, DS Misra, (2011) Nanotechnology, 22: 225606.

  22. Healing of broken multiwalled carbon nanotubes using very low energy electrons in SEM: a route toward complete recovery: Neha Kulshrestha, Abhishek Misra, Kiran Shankar Hazra, Soumyendu Roy, Reeti Bajpai, Dipti Ranjan Mohapatra, DS Misra, (2011) ACS nano, 5: 1724-1730.

  23. Tailoring the electrostatic screening effect during field emission from hollow multiwalled carbon nanotube pillars: Kiran Shankar Hazra, Tanuj Gigras, DS Misra, (2011) Appl. Phys. Lett., 98: 123116. DOI: 10.1063/1.3565243

  24. Enhanced field emission and improved supercapacitor obtained from plasma‐modified bucky paper: Soumyendu Roy, Reeti Bajpai, Navneet Soin, Preeti Bajpai, Kiran S Hazra, Neha Kulshrestha, Susanta Sinha Roy, James A McLaughlin, DS Misra, (2011) Small, 7: 688-693.

  25. Controlled growth of semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotube: Soumyendu Roy, Reeti Bajpai, KS Hazra, Padmnabh Rai, N Kulsrestha, DS Misra, (2011) International Journal of Nanoscience, 10: 35-38.

  26. The role of tunneling barrier modification for the saturation current of carbon nanotube field emission in strong electric field: Kiran Shankar Hazra, Vishal Jain, DS Misra, (2011) Chemical Physics Letters, 502: 194-197.

  27. Thinning of multilayer graphene to monolayer graphene in a plasma environment: KS Hazra, J Rafiee, MA Rafiee, A Mathur, SS Roy, J McLauhglin, N Koratkar, (2010) Nanotechnology, 22: 025704. DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/22/2/025704

  1. Device having aligned carbon nanotube: Devi Shanker Misra, Kiran Shankar Hazra, (2012) US Patent, .


  • Fabricating rGO based highly sensitive non-cryogenic micro-bolometer sensor array for thermal imaging applications 3 Years, DST SERB
    Funding Amount: 33 lakh
    PI: Dr. Kiran Shankar Hazra

  • 2011

    M.Sc&Ph.D Dual Degree

    Physics Department, IIT Bombay, India

  • 2005

    B.Sc (Physics Hons.)

    Burdwan University, India

  • Assistant Professor (Scientist D):Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali (January 2019 to Present till date )

  • Scientist C:Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali (February 2014 to December 2018 )

  • Postdoctoral Researcher:University of California, Los Angeles,, USA (January 2012 to December 2013 )

  • Ph.D Research fellow:Physics Department , IIT Bombay,, India (July 2007 to December 2011 )

  • Visiting Research Scholar:Nanotechnology Integrated Bio-Engineering Centre (NIBAC), University of Ulster,, UK (March 2006 to April 2007 )

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