Welcome to my homepage! Here you will find glimpses of my academic journey to understand the nature of things. I have been studying the exotic properties of graphene and two-dimensional systems spanning diverse topics in condensed matter physics including electronic, thermal and mechanical properties. Among the research problems I have studied at IIT Madras include the snap-through instability of atom-thin membranes over corrugated surfaces, the electromechanics of 2D systems, the ability to engineer in graphene both ultralow as well as ultrahigh thermal conductivities, and last but not the least, the physics of water and ions under confinement. Over the past decade, I have also taught a broad spectrum of theory courses at IIT Madras – to list them as complementing pairs: ‘classical’ and ‘quantum’ physics; ‘mathematical’ physics and ‘experimental’ physics, ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ condensed matter physics.

Recent Highlights

  • Resonance Raman Spectroscopy of Twisted Interfaces in Turbostratic Multilayer Graphene, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 2024 Link
  • Percolative proton transport in hexagonal boron nitride membranes with edge-functionalization, Nanoscale Advances, 2023 Link
  • Nanoconfined water behaves distinctly differently in a hydrophilic environment than in a hydrophobic one, PCCP, 2022 Link
  • The above work has been featured in the back cover of Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. Link to Cover Artwork
  • Heat transport in a multilayer graphene with multiple twist angles, Carbon, 2023. Link
  • Intercalated water modified the (electro-)mechanical properties of layered graphene oxide films, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 2022. Link
  • Links to my talks

    Mechanical Instabilities and Transport Phenomena in 2D systems

    Paradigms in Heat Transport in Graphene and its Nanostructures