Dr. Shrawan Kr Mishra

Associate Professor
Department/School/Unit Name
School of Material Science & Technology
Phone No(s): 0542-716-5503
Email: shrawan.mst@iitbhu.ac.in
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 associate professor at the SMST, IIT-BHU. He earned his M. Tech. in Materials Science and Technology from IIT-Kharagpur (2006) and Ph.D. in Natural Science from the 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 worked at Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2016) as a visiting postdoc in the group of Prof. Golden, before joining SMST, IIT (BHU) in November 2016. He is the recipient of the prestigious Sakura research grant (2020-2021) awarded by the Science and Technology 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 (shrawan.mst@iitbhu.ac.in).

Research Scholar
Name & Roll No. Profile Image Research Interest Qualification & Affiliation Contact Details
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. 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
Ms. Nitipriya Tripathi
  SOT based magnetic memory devices M.Sc. (Physics),
DST Inspire Fellow,
Ewing Christian College (University of Allahabad)
M.Tech. Students

Mr. Omkar Jaiswal


  ST-FMR of magnetic thin films

B. Tech. Electrical and Electronics Engineering(EE) , VIT Vellore , Tamil Nadu.


Mr. Abhas Kumar Mishra

( 22112001)

  Spin-orbit coupling in non-collinear antiferromagnetic materials.

B.Tech, Electrical Engineering, The University of Lucknow, Faculty of Engineering, Lucknow

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. Shidhant Jaiswal

Mr. Arkprava Mandal

Mr. D Rakesh

Ms. Neha

Mr. Prashant Pandey, IDD


Ferromagnetic resonance study of garnet films 

Use of Python for electrical characterization of oxide materials and its applications in sensors.

VO2 thin films

 X-ray spectroscopic calculations of transition metals

Magnetic skyrmions in thin films 







Mr. Mohit Verma, IDD Phase change materials 2021  
Mr. Arun Patro, M. Tech. Magnetic Skyrmions  2021  
Mr. Biswaroop Burman, M.Tech. XAS and its simulation 2021 Tata Steel
Dr. Shyam Babu, PhD Noncollinear magnetic materials for energy-efficient storage devices 2021 Assistant Professor, Raja Harpal Singh Mahavidyalaya, Singramau, Jaunpur
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


The quantum materials research group is highly interested in various levels of general characterization and measurement techniques like x-ray and neutron scattering and spectroscopy, magneto-transport, magnetization measurements, magnetic imaging, and laser spectroscopy. In a series of projects, we focus on the study of high-quality thin films 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,  the 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 are the few thrust topics that we are 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 McMorran, 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).

9.O. Krupin , G. L. Dakovski, B. J. Kim, J. W. Kim, Jungho Kim, S. Mishra, Yi-De Chuang, C. R. Serrao, W-S Lee, W. F. Schlotter, M. P. Minitti, D. Zhu, D. Fritz, M. Chollet, R. Ramesh, S. L. Molodtsov, J. J, Turner," Ultrafast dynamics of localized magnetic moments in the unconventional Mott insulator Sr2IrO4",  J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 28 32LT01 (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).

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," Materials Today: Proceedings  2214-7853 (2020).

13. Pratik Shinde,   Shyam Babu,   Shrawan Kumar Mishra,   Dattatray J Late,   Chandra Sekhar Rout and  Manoj Kumar Singh "Tuning the Synergistic Effects of MoS2 and Spinel NiFe2ONanostructures for High-Performance Energy Storage and Conversion Applications" Sustainable Energy Fuels, 10,1039 (2021).

14. Keshav Kumar, Shrawan Kumar Mishra, Sanjay Singh, Ivan Baev, Michael Martins, Fabio Orlandi, Pascal Manuel, Dhananjai Pandey, " Evidence for Conical Magnetic Structure in M-Type BaFe12O19 Hexaferrite: A Combined Single-Crystal X-ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism and Neutron Diffraction Study" Physica status solidi (RRL) 10,1002  2000506 (2021).

15. Alessandro Ricci, Nicola Poccia, Gaetano Campi, Shrawan Mishra, Leonard Müller, Boby Joseph, Bo Shi, Alexey Zozulya, Marcel Buchholz, Christoph Trabant, James C. T. Lee, Jens Viefhaus, Jeroen B. Goedkoop, Agustinus Agung Nugroho, Markus Braden, Sujoy Roy, Michael Sprung, Christian Schüßler-Langeheine, " Measurement of spin dynamics in a layered nickelate using x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy: Evidence for intrinsic destabilization of incommensurate stripes at low temperatures" Phys. Rev. Lett. 175, 057001 (2021).

16. R. Hissariya, S. Babu, S. Ram, and S. K. Mishra, "Spin-up conversion, exchange-interactions, and tailored magnetic properties in core-shell La2NiMnO6 of small crystallites" Nanotechnology 32, 435702 (2021).

17. P. K. Ojha, R.Sharma, R.Hissariya, S.Babu, E.Ketkar, S.Singh, S.Neema, A.Rana, N.Pal, V.G.Sathe, S.K.Mishra, "Observation of V–V dimers softening and distinct length scales in nanostructured VO2 thin filmsJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 163,110564 (2022).

18.  Rajnandini Sharma and Shrawan Mishra, "Interfacial skyrmion in magnetic thin films and its applications"Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 551, 169107 (2022).

19. R. Hissariya, and S. K. Mishra, "Antisites driven magnetic transition study in La2NiMnO6", J. Phys.: Conf.  Ser.  2070  012060 (2021).

20. P. K. Ojha, and S. K. Mishra, "Synthesis & characterization of nanostructure VO2 thin films", J. Phys.: Conf.  Ser.  2070  012098 (2021).
21. Rajnandini Sharma, S. K. Mishra, "The micromagnetic study of stabilizing parameters for the interfacial skyrmions",Materials Today: Proceedings, 80, 1205, (2023).

22. R. Hissariya, V.G. Sathe, S.K. Mishra ,"Antisite disorder mediated exchange bias effect and spin-glass state in La2−𝑥Sm𝑥NiMnO6"  Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 578, 170769 (2023).
23. R. Sharma, P.K. Ojha, S.K. Mishra, "Magnetic energy dissipative factors of spin-coated Y3Fe5O12 thin films"  Thin Solid Films 764,139625 (2023).

24. R. Hissariya, R. Sharma, S.K. Mishra,"Antisites disorder mediated magnetization relaxation and polydispersity in La2NiMnO6 crystallites"Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 181, 111549 (2023).

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)
MS533: Nanostructured and Nanomaterials (July 2019-Dec 2019)
MS102: Practices in Materials Science and Engineering (Jan 2020-June 2020)​
MS202:  Polymeric Materials (Jan 2020-June 2020)
MS502:  Polymeric Materials (Jan 2020-June 2020)
MS201: Phase Diagrams & Phase Transformations (July 2020-Dec 2020)
MS233: Mechanical Behaviour of Materials (July 2020-Dec 2020)
MS 402: Composite Materials
MS 202: Polymeric Materials (Jan 2021-June 2021)
MS 502: Polymeric Materials (Jan 2021-June 2021)
MS 355: Energy Materials (Jan 2021-June 2021)
MS 505: Energy Materials (Jan 2021-June 2021)
MS 201: Phase Diagrams & Phase Transformations (July 2021-Dec 2021)
MS 521: Elements of crystallography (July 2021-Dec 2021)
MS402: Composite Materials (Jan 2022-July 2022)
MS202/502: Polymeric Materials  (Jan 2022-July 2022)

Lab Courses:
UG and PG labs.
MS251: Microstructure of Engineering Materials
MS 233: Mechanical Properties of Materials
MS291: Exploratory Project

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 led by Dr. Shrawan Mishra, (SMST) awarded with Sakura grant, funded by Science and Technology Agency, Government of Japan. This grant allows the team to collaborate with the National Institute of Materials Science Tsukuba, Tokyo, 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 the 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 led by Dr. Shrawan Mishra, (SMST) awarded with Sakura grant, funded by Science and Technology Agency, Government of Japan. This grant allows the team to collaborate with the National Institute of Materials Science Tsukuba, Tokyo, Japan for research on magnetic materials.