Nitesh Kumar
    Assistant Professor, SNBNCBS

   Telephone +91-33-2335 5706/07/08 (extn: 214)

Educational Background:

  • Master of Science: Chemistry and Physics of Materials unit, JNCASR, Bangalore (2010)
  • PhD: Chemistry and Physics of Materials unit, JNCASR, Bangalore (2014)

Professional Background:

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, JNCASR, Bangalore (2014-2015)

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany (2015-2021)

  • Assistant Professor, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata (2021 - present)

Research Interests:


  • Single crystal growth of quantum materials
  • Electrical transport properties of topological materials
  • Dirac and Weyl semimetals, large magnetoresistance and high mobility materials

  • Fermiology of metals by Shubnikov-de Haas and de Haas-nav Alphen effect
  • Anomalous Hall effect and Quantum anomalous Hall effect in ferromagnetic metals












































Significant Recent Publications: 

    [Google Scholar]

  • Nitesh Kumar, S. N. Guin, K. Manna, C. Shekhar, C. Felser, Topological quantum materials from the viewpoint of chemistry Chem. Rev., 121, 5, 2780 (2021).
  • Nitesh Kumar, M. Yao, J. Nayak, M. G. Vergniory et al. Signatures of six-fold degenerate exotic fermions in a superconducting metal PdSb2. Adv. Mater., 32, 1906046 (2020).
  • G. S. Thakur, Praveen Vir, S. N. Guin, C. Shekhar, R. Weihrich, Y. Sun, Nitesh Kumar and C. Felser, Intrinsic Anomalous Hall Effect in Ni-Substituted Magnetic Weyl Semimetal Co3Sn2S2Chem. Mater., 32, 1612 (2020).
  • Gooth, B. Bradlyn, S. Honnali, C. Schindler, Nitesh Kumar, J. Noky, Y. Qi, C. Shekhar, Y. Sun, Z. Wang, B. A. Bernevig and C. Felser, Axionic charge-density wave in the Weyl semimetal (TaSe4)2I. Nature, 575, 315 (2019).
  • Nitesh Kumar, Y. Sun, M. Nicklas, S. J. Watzman, O. Young, I. Leermakers et al., Extremely high conductivity observed in the triple point topological metal MoP. Nat. Commun., 10, 2475 (2019).
  • E. Liu, Y. Sun, Nitesh Kumar, L. Muechler, A. Sun, L. Jiao, S.-Y. Yang, D. Liu et al., Giant anomalous Hall effect in a ferromagnetic Kagomé-lattice semimetal. Nat. Phys. 14, 1125 (2018).
  • C. Shekhar, Nitesh Kumar, V. Grinenko, S. Singh, R. Sarkar, H. Luetkens et al., Anomalous Hall effect in Weyl semimetal half Heusler compounds RPtBi (R = Gd and Nd). Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.115, 9140 (2018).
  • Nitesh Kumar, Y. Sun, N. Xu, K. Manna, M. Yao, V. Süss, I. Leermakers, O. Young et al., Extremely high magnetoresistance and conductivity in the type-II Weyl semimetals WP2 and MoP2. Nat. Commun. 8, 1642 (2017).
  • J. Gooth, F. Menges, Nitesh Kumar, V. Süβ, C. Shekhar, Y. Sun et al., Thermal and electrical signatures of a hydrodynamic electron fluid in tungsten diphosphide. Nat. Commun. 9, 4093 (2018).
  • Nitesh Kumar, S. N. Guin, C. Felser and C. Shekhar, Planar Hall effect in the Weyl semimetal GdPtBi. Phys. Rev. B (Rapid Communication) 98, 041103(R) (2018).
  • Nitesh Kumar, C. Shekhar, J. Klotz, J. Wosnitza, C. Felser, Magnetic field induced strong valley polarization in the three-dimensional topological semimetal LaBi. Phys. Rev. B (Rapid Communication) 96, 161103 (2017).
  • Nitesh Kumar, K. Manna, Y. Qi, S.-C. Wu, L. Wang, B. Yan, C. Felser, C. Shekhar, Unusual magnetotransport from Si-square nets in topological semimetal HfSiS. Phys. Rev. B (Rapid Communication) 95, 121109 (2017).
  • Nitesh Kumar, C. Shekhar, M. Wang, Y. Chen, H. Borrmann, C. Felser, Large out-of-plane and linear in-plane magnetoresistance in layered hafnium pentatelluride. Phys. Rev. B95, 155128 (2017).
  • J. Nayak, S.-C. Wu, Nitesh Kumar, C. Shekhar, S. Singh, J. Fink, E. E. Rienks, G. H. Fecher et al., Multiple Dirac cones at the surface of the topological metal LaBi. Nat. Commun. 8, 13942 (2017).
  • Nitesh Kumar, C. Shekhar, S.-C. Wu, I. Leermakers, O. Young, U. Zeitler, B. Yan, C. Felser, Observation of pseudo-two-dimensional electron transport in the rock salt-type topological semimetal LaBi. Phys. Rev. B (Rapid Communication) 93, 241106 (2016).
  • F. Arnold, C. Shekhar, S.-C. Wu, Y. Sun, R. D. Dos Reis, Nitesh Kumar, M. Naumann, M. O. Ajeesh et al., Negative magnetoresistance without well-defined chirality in the Weyl semimetal TaP. Nat. Commun. 7, 11615 (2016).












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