Dr Souvik Paul
Assistant Professor Grade I (Physics)

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Research in materials science has always played a pivotal role in technological advancements, ranging from the discovery of new materials with desired properties to revolutionizing industries such as electronics, energy, and healthcare. Over the years, Density Functional Theory (DFT) has emerged as a powerful and versatile tool that has enlarged the scope of materials science.  DFT is a quantum mechanical technique that allows us to precisely compute and comprehend the behaviour of electrons in materials. It provides a useful framework for studying the electronic, magnetic, and various other properties of materials at the atomic level. The advent of high-performance computing facilities and integration of DFT formalism with advanced computational technique, makes it a cornerstone of modern computational materials science.

Motivated by a passion for materials science, my research is focused on extending our knowledge of materials at microscopic level and predicting novel materials using DFT

Research interests:

Prof. Stefan Heinze, University of Kiel, Germany
Prof. Stefan Blügel, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany