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Dr. Shrawan Kr Mishra
Assistant Professor
School of Material Science & Technology
Area of Interest: 
Energy Efficient Quantum Materials, Phase Change Materials, Magnetic Materials, Confined Magnetism, Magnetic thin films, Memory Devices, Spintronics, Charge, Lattice, and Spin Dynamics.

Dr. Shrawan Mishra is an assistant professor of School of Materials Science and Technology, IIT-BHU. He did his M. Tech. in Materials Science and Technology from IIT-Kharagpur (2006) and Ph.D. in Natural Science from Technical University of Berlin, Germany (2010). He was awarded ALS Director postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA (2012-2014). Subsequently, he joined Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2016) as a visiting postdoc in-group of Prof. Golden, before he joined SMST in November 2016. He is recipient of prestigious Sakura research grant (2020-2021) awarded by Science and Tecchnology Agency, Gov. of Japan for research on magnetic materials.

Group Leader: Dr. Shrawan Mishra

       We highly encourage application for PhD position. JRF/DST Inspire Fellowship holders can directly contact the Group Leader.

Research Scholar
Name & Roll No. Profile Image Research Interest Qualification & Affiliation Contact Details
Mr. Shyam Babu
Skyrmionic Host Materials & Related Compounds M.Sc. (Physics),
University of Allahabad
Mr. Raman Hissariya
Emergent Spin Related Phenomena M.Tech. (Materials Science),
Ms. Rajnandini Sharma


Magnetic Nanoskyrmions & its Applications M.Sc. (Physics),
DST Inspire Fellow,
DAVV Indore (M.P.)
Mr. Brijesh Kumar Singh
Spin Pumping Related Phenomena,
FMR and MOKE Spectroscopy
M.Sc. (Materials Science),
Centre of Materials Sciences,
University of Allahabad
Mr. Pawan Kumar Ojha


Neuromorphic Devices/Near-Field Microscopy (SNOM) M.Tech. (Materials Science & Engineering),
MNIT Jaipur
Ms. Nidhi Chaubey
Nanoscale Interfacial Magnetic Skyrmions and its Applications in Memory Devices M.Tech. (Materials Science and Technology),
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal
Mr. Ashish Maurya
  M.Sc. (Chemistry),
DST Inspire Fellow,
National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur
Ms. Nitipriya Tripathi
  M.Sc. (Physics),
DST Inspire Fellow,
Ewing Christian College (University of Allahabad)
M.Tech. Students
Mr. Arun Kumar Patro


Spin Helix in Single Layer Materials B.Tech (Metallurgical & Materials Engineering),
VSSUT, Burla, Odisha
Mr. Biswaroop Burman


Perpendicular Magnetic Anisotropy B.TECH (Metallurgical Engineering) JNTUK- UCEV, Andhra Pradesh
IDD Students


Name Internship Duration Qualification & Affiliation Contact Details
Mr. Ritik Khandelwal June-July, 2019 B.Tech (6th Semester),
(Metallurgical & Materials Engineering),
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur,
Mr. Swarnim Neema June, 2019 B.Tech,
(Electronics and Communication Engineering),
BML Munjal University, Gurugram, Haryana,
Mr. Rohit Raj May-June, 2017 B.Tech
Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ), Ranchi


Name Thesis Title Submission Year Current position
Mr. Anand Kumar, M.Tech. Synthesis and Characterization of Mn-Doped SmFeO3 2018 Currently PhD Student @Metallurgical Engineering, IIT BHU, Varanasi, India
Mr. Navaneeth Nageli, IDD Synthesis and Characterization of NiO Nanoparticles 2018 Currently with Virtusa Consultancy, Hyderabad, India
Mr. Raman Hissariya, M.Tech.
Size Effect in Physical Properties of Mixed Phase La2NiMnO6 2018 Currently PhD Student @SMST, IIT BHU, Varanasi, India
Mr. Shantanu Singh, M.Tech.
Mott Materials for Neuromorphic Devices 2019 Currently PhD Student @University of Southern California, USA
Mr. Aakash, IDD Spintronics and Materials for Neuromorphic Computing, Micromagnetic Simulation 2019 Senior Analyst @JP Morgan Chase and Co., Bangalore, India
Mr. Aakash Khansili, M.Tech.
Quantum Spin Heavy Fermion Materials 2020 PhD Student @Deaprtment of Physics,
AlbaNova University Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden
Mr. Rohit Raj, M.Tech.
Realization of Spin Wave Dynamics (Magnonics) 2020 update awaits
Mr. Mrigank Gaur, IDD
Skyrmions & Micromagnetic Simulations 2020 Decision Analytics Associate,
ZS Associates, Pune


Our research group is a highly integrated at various levels with more general characterization and measurement techniques like x-ray and neutron scattering and spectroscopy, magnetotransport,  magnetization measurements, magnetic imaging, and laser spectroscopy. In a series of projects, we focus on the study of high-quality thin films and multilayers, and single crystals as our study materials. Some of these systems are patterned at the micrometre and sub-micrometre scale using lithographic methods.  In the second series of projects, our group concentrates on exploring the reduced dimensions, and the spatial confinement gives rise to modified or new physical properties in various nanostructures grown by self-assembly. These confined systems include magnetic nanoparticles, metallic nanoclusters and biomolecular assemblies. Below is the few thrust topics that we interested in:


  • Magnetic Materials and Confined Magnetism
  • Magnetic Imaging and Magnetospectroscopy
  • X-ray and Neutron Diffraction /Scattering Techniques
  • Energy Efficient Quantum Materials and Phase Change Materials
  • Mulfiferroics and Magneto-optical Materials
  • Smart Materials and Sensors
  • Spin Related Phenomena at Low Temperatures
  • Charge, Lattice, and Spin Dynamics 
  • Magnetic Memory and Spintronic devices
  •  Sample growth by solid-state reactions, and thin film depositions like magnetron sputtering & PLD.
  •  X-ray diffraction, other structural characterization methods like AFM, and TEM.
  •  Conventional magnetometry like SQUID, vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM), magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE), and imaging techniques.
  •  Soft X-rays based absorption spectroscopy, resonant scattering, element specific magnetic imaging, and coherent X-rays based speckle metrology.  
  •  Neutron Diffraction and Small Angle Scattering .


1. S. K. Mishra, F. Radu, H. A. Dürr, and W. Eberhardt, "Training-induced positive exchange bias in NiFe/IrMn bilayers", Phys. Rev. Lett. 102,177208 (2009).
2. F. Radu, S. K. Mishra, I. Zizak, A. I. Erko, H. A. Dürr, W. Eberhardt, G. Nowak, S. Buschhorn, H. Zabel, K. Zhernenkov, M. Wolff, D. Schmitz, E. Schierle, E. Dudzik, R. Feyerherm, "Origin of the reduced exchange bias in an epitaxial FeNi(111)/CoO(111) bilayer", Phys. Rev. B 79, 184425 (2009).

3. S. K. Mishra, F. Radu, S. Valencia, E. Schierle, D. Schmitz, H. A. Dürr, and W. Eberhardt, "Dual behavior of antiferromagnetic uncompensated spins in NiFe/IrMn exchange biased bilayer",  Phys. Rev. B 81, 212404 (2010).
4. F. Kronast, J. Schlichting, F. Radu, S. K. Mishra, T. Noll, and H. A. Dürr, "Spin-resolved photoemission microscopy and magnetic imaging in applied magnetic fields", Surf. Interface Anal. 42, 1532 (2010).
5. S. K. Mishra, D. Mazumdar, K. Tarafdar, Lin-Wang Wang, S. D. Kevan, C. Sanchez Hanke, A. Gupta, S. Roy, "Altered magnetism and new electronic length scales in magneto-electric La2/3Sr1/3MnO3/BiFeO3 heterointerface", New J. Phys. 15, 113042 (2013).
6. M. C. Langner, S. Roy, S. K. Mishra, J. C. T. Lee, X. W. Shi, M. A. Hossain, Y. D. Chuang, S. Seki, Y. Tokura, S. D. Kevan, and R. W. Schoenlein, "Coupled skyrmion sublattices in Cu2OSeOrevealed by resonant soft x-ray scattering", Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 167202 (2014).
7. M. C. Langner, S. Roy, A. Kemper, Y.-D. Chuang, S. K. Mishra, R. Versteeg, Y. Zhu, M. P. Hertlein, T. E. Glover, K. Dumesnil, and R. W. Schoenlein, "Scattering bottleneck for spin dynamics in metallic helical antiferromagnetic Dysprosium", Phys. Rev. B 92, 184423 (2015).
8. J. C. T Lee, J. Chess, S. A. Montoya, X. Shi, N. Tamura, S. K. Mishra, P. Fischer, Benjamin Mc-Morran, S. K. Sinha, E. Fullerton, S. D. Kevan, and S. Roy, "Synthesizing Skyrmion molecules in Fe-Gd thin films", Appl. Phys. Lett. 109, 022402 (2016).


1. S. K. Mishra, "Emergent Interfacial Magnetic Skyrmions as Its Technical Importance", Res. Dev. Material Sci. 1(1). RDMS. 000503  (2017).
2. S. V. Ramankutty, J. Henke, A. Schiphorst, R. Nutakki, S. Bron, G. Araizi-Kanoutas, S. K. Mishra, Lei Li, Y. K. Huang, T. K. Kim, M. Hoesch, C. Schlueter, T.-L. Lee, A. de Visser, Zhicheng Zhong, Jasper van Wezel, E. van Heumen and M. S. Golden, "Electronic structure of the candidate 2D Dirac semimetal SrMnSb2: a combined experimental and theoretical study", SciPost Phys. 4, 010 (2018).
J. C. T Lee*, S. K. Mishra*, V. S. Bhat, R. Streubel, B. Farmer, X. Shi, L. E. De Long, I. McNulty, P. Fischer, S. D. Kevan, S. Roy, "Textured heterogeneity in square artificial spin ice", Phys. Rev. B 99, 024406 (2019). (*Equal contribution)
4. S. Babu, K. Prokes, Y. K. Huang, F. Radu, S. K. Mishra, "Magnetic-field-induced incommensurate to collinear spin order transition in NiBr2", J. Appl. Phys. 125, 093902 (2019). (corresponding author)

5. S. K. Mishra, "Noncollinear effective anisotropes in exchange coupled NiFe/IrMn bilayers", J. Magn. Magn. Mater​., 488, 165374 (2019). (corresponding author)

6. G. Campi, N. Poccia, B. Joseph, A. Bianconi, S. K. Mishra, J. Lee, S. Roy, A. A. Nugroho, M. Buchholz, M. Braden, C. Trabant, A. Zozulya, L. Müller, J. Viefhaus, C. Schüßler-Langeheine, M. Sprung, A. Ricci, "Direct Visualization of Spatial Inhomogeneity of Spin Stripes Order in La1.72Sr0.28NiO4", Condens. Matter., 4(3), 77 (2019).

7. P. T. P. Le, K. Hofhuis, A. Rana, M. Huijben,  H. Hilgenkamp, G. Rijnders, J. E. ten Elshof, G. Koster, N. Gauquelin, G. Lumbeeck, C. Schüßler‐Langeheine, H. Popescu, F. Fortuna, S. Smit, X. H. Verbeek, G. Araizi‐Kanoutas, S. K. Mishra, Igor Vaskivskyi, Hermann A. Dürr, and Mark S. Golden, "Tailoring Vanadium Dioxide Film Orientation Using Nanosheets: a Combined Microscopy, Diffraction, Transport, and Soft X‐Ray in Transmission Study" Adv. Funct. Mater​., 30, 1900028 (2019).

8. Georgios Araizi-Kanoutas, Jaap Geessinck, Nicolas Gauquelin, Steef Smit, Xanthe H. Verbeek,  Shrawan K. Mishra, Peter Bencok, Christoph Schlueter,Tien-Lin Lee, Dileep Krishnan, Jarmo Fatermans, Jo Verbeeck, Guus Rijnders, Gertjan Koster, and Mark S. Golden, "Co valence transformation in isopolar LaCoO3/LaTiO3 perovskite heterostructures via interfacial engineering", Phys. Rev. Mater. 4, 026001 (2020).

9. K. Chen, C. Luo, B. B. Chen, R. M. Abrudan, G. Koster, S. K. Mishra, and F. Radu​, "Charge-transfer-induced interfacial ferromagnetism in La0.7Sr0.3MnO3/NdNiO3​", Phys. Rev. Mater. 4, 054408​ (2020).

10. S. Babu, B. K. Singh, & S. K. Mishra, "Site-substitution effect on skyrmion phases of Cd2+-Cu2OSeO3 nanocrystallites", Mater. Res. Express 7, 105002 (2020).

11. Keshav Kumar, Shrawan Kumar Mishra, Ivan Baev, Michael Martins, & Dhananjai Pandey, "Evidence for the coexistence of spin-glass and ferrimagnetic phases in BaFe12O19 due to basal plane freezing", Chem. Commun., 1359-7345 (2020), Advance Article.

12. Brijesh Kumar Singh, Shrawan Kumar Mishra, "Microstructure and surface morphology of YIG and 2 wt% Ce-doped YIG thin films synthesized via sol-gel method," matpr, 2214-7853 (2020).

Regular Courses:
MS503: Electrical and electronics ceramics (Jan 2017-July 2017)
MS334: Organic Electronics & Organic Conductors (Jan 2017-July 2017)
MS533: Nanostructured Materials (July 2017-Dec 2017)
MS534: Functional Materials (July 2017-Dec 2017)
MS102: Practices in Materials Science and Engineering (Jan 2018-June 2018)
MS201: Phase Diagrams & Phase Transformations (July 2018-Dec 2018)
MS333: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (July 2018-Dec 2018)
MS533: Nanostructure and Nano Materials (July 2018-Dec 2018)

MS102: Practices in Materials Science and Engineering (Jan 2019-June 2019)​
MS201: Phase Diagrams & Phase Transformations (July 2019-Dec 2019)

Lab Courses:
UG and PG labs.
MS251: Microstructure of Engineering Materials

Summer Courses:
MS2102: Phase Diagram and Phase Transformation (June 2017)
MS4114: Materials Characterization (June 2017)
MS333:  Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (June 2019)
MS302 : Physical Behavior of Materials (June 2019)

1. Fellowship, MHRD, Government of India, (2004-2006).

2. Advanced Light Source Director Postdoc Fellowship, Department of Energy, California, USA, (Oct, 2012 –Nov, 2014).

3. Sakura Grant to Dr. Shrawan Mishra, A team lead by Dr. Shrawan Mishra, (SMST) awarded with Sakura grant, founded by Science and Technology Agency, Government of Japan. This grant allow team to collaborate with National Institute of Materials Science Tsukuba, Tokiyo, Japan for research on magnetic materials.

Project Funded by IIT (BHU):

1. Emergent Phenomena Induced by Spin-Orbit Coupling at Magnetic Interface
    Funding Agency: IIT BHU, Varanasi,
    Funding Amount- Rs. 10 Lakh,
    Period: March 2017 - March 2018.

2. Designing a Linear GMR Sensor for Ultra-Low Field Sensors
    Funding Agency: IIT BHU, Varanasi,
    Funding Amount- Rs. 4.5 Lakh,
    Period: July 2018 - July 2019.

Sponsored Projects:

1. Mott Transistors Based Neuromorphic Memory Devices
    Funding Agency: DST, India (under special call of Device Development Program),
    Funding Amount- Rs. 101 Lakh,
    Period: Sep 2018 - Sep 2021.

2. Nanoscale Interfacial Magnetic Skyrmions and its Applications in Memory Devices
    Funding Agency: Nanomission, DST, India,
    Funding Amount- Rs. 103 Lakh,
    Period: Feb 2019 - Feb 2022.

3. Development of High Strength Ceramic Magnet for Rotating Machine Applications
    Dr. Pradip Kumar Roy, (PI), Department of Ceramic Engineering, IIT BHU, Varanasi, India,
    Dr. Shrawan Mishra, (Co-PI), Assistant Professor, School of Materials Science and Technology, IIT BHU, Varanasi, India,
    Dr. Mohammad Imteyaz Ahmad, (Co-PI), Assistant Professor, Ceramic Engineering, IIT BHU, Varanasi, India.
    Funding Agency: IMPRINT-2, SERB, India
    Funding Amount- Rs. 40 Lakh,
    Period: Oct 2019 - Oct 2022.

4. Sakura Grant to Dr. Shrawan Mishra, A team lead by Dr. Shrawan Mishra, (SMST) awarded with Sakura grant, founded by Science and Technology Agency, Government of Japan. This grant allow team to collaborate with National Institute of Materials Science Tsukuba, Tokiyo, Japan for research on magnetic materials.