Priya Mahadevan
   Senior Professor & Head of the Department
   Telephone +91-33-2335 5706/07/08

Educational Background:

  • Master of Science: Dept. of Physics, IISc, Bangalore(1993).
  • PhD: Department of Physics, IISc, Bangalore (1998).

Awards/Professional Activities:

  • Editorial Advisory Board member , ACS Energy Letters (2021-2023)
  • MAdvisory Editorial Board member, JMMM (2021-2025).
  • Member, IUPAP Commission on Computational Physics (2015- )
  • MRSI Medal 2015
  • Elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, 2014
  • DAE - Raja Ramanna Prize Lecture in Physics for 2013
  • TWOWS Prize for young woman scientist in Physics/Mathematics in Asia region for 2010
  • NASI-SCOPUS young scientist award in Physics for 2010
  • Council member, MRSI (2012-2015

Professional Background:

  • 1998-2000: Post-doctoral Researcher at JRCAT, Tsukuba, Japan.
  • 2000-2003: Post-doctoral Researcher at National Renewable Energy Lab, Denver, CO – USA.
  • 2003-2005: Assistant Professor, IIT Madras, Chennai, India
  • 2005-2009 : Reader, S.N. Bose National Center for Basic Sciences
  • 2009-2012 : Associate Professor, S.N.Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
  • 2013-present : Professor, S.N.Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences

Main area of work

  • Electronic, magnetic, structural, optical and mechanical properties of systems at the nanoscale
  • Charge, orbital and magnetic ordering in p and d band systems
  • Models for magnetism in transition metal compounds, dilute magnetic semiconductors
  • Calculation of various spectral functions

Significant recent publications:

  • Designing a lower bandgap bulk ferroelectric material with a sizable polarization at the room temperature, S. Das, S. Ghara, Priya Mahadevan, S. Athinarayanan, J. Gopalakrishnan and D.D. Sarma, ACS Energy Lett. (in Press)
  • HyPe-2017: A Discussion Meeting on Hybrid Perovskites, Priya Mahadevan, ACS Energy Lett. 3, 733 (2018).







  • Structural distortions in monolayers of binary semiconductors, Poonam Kumari, Saikat Debnath and Priya Mahadevan, Phys. Rev B 97, 041404 (2018)
  • Role of the A-site cation in determining the properties of hybrid perovskites of the form CH3NH3PbBr3, S. Sarkar and Priya Mahadevan, Phys. Rev. B 95 214118 (2017)
  • Quantum confinement : A route to enhance the Curie temperature of Mn doped GaAs, B. Mandal, Hirak Kumar Chandra, Poonam Kumari and Priya Mahadevan, Phys. Rev. B 96, 014430 (2017).
  • Doping a Dipole into an incipient ferroelectric: A route to relaxor ferroelectrics, N Vijay Prakash Chaudhary, S. Sarkar, N. Sharma, Ashis K Kundu, K.S.R. Menon, A. Das, Priya Mahadevan and A. Venimadhav, Phys. Rev. B 96, 024107 (2017).
  • Doping an antiferromagnetic insulator: A route to an antiferromagnetic metallic phase, Shishir Kumar Pandey, Priya Mahadevan and D.D. Sarma, Europhys. Lett. 117, 57003 (2017).
  • Driving force for the martensitic transformation in Ni2Mn1+xSn1-x, Soumyadipta Pal, Sagar Sarkar, S.K. Pandey, C. Maji and Priya Mahadevan, Phys. Rev. B 94, 115143 (2016).
  • Size of the Organic Cation Tunes the Band Gap of Colloidal Organolead Bromide Perovskite Nanocrystals, M. Mittal, A. Jana, Sagar Sarkar, Priya Mahadevan and Sameer Sapra, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 7, 3270 (2016).
  • Physics of Ultrathin Films and Heterostructures of Rare-Earth Nickelates, S. Middey, J. Chakhalian, Priya Mahadevan, J.W. Freeland, A.J. Millis and D.D. Sarma, Ann. Rev of Mater. Res. 46, 1 (2016).
  • Electronic structure of Mn0.25TaS2, S. Debnath and P. Mahadevan, J. Elect. Spec. and Rel. Phenom. 208, 74 (2016).
  • Metal-insulator transition in Ba3Fe1-xRu2+xO9: Interplay between site disorder, chemical percolation and electronic structure, S. Middey, P. Aich, C. Meneghini, K. Mukherjee, E.V. Sampathkumaran, V. Siriguri, Priya Mahadevan and S. Ray, Phys. Rev. B 94, 184424 (2016).
  • Site occupancy trend of Co in Ni2MnIn: an ab-initio approach, S. Pal, PriyaMahadevan and C. Biswas, AIP Conf. Proceedings, 1665, 090020 (2016).
  • A model for the direct to indirect band gap transition in monolayer MoSe2, R. Das and P. Mahadevan , Pramana 84, 1033 (2015)
  • Electronic Structure Evolution across the Peierls metal-insulator transition in a correlated ferromagnetic insulator, P.A. Bhobe, A. Kumar, M. Taguchi, R. Eguchi, M. Matsunami, Y. Takata, A.K. Nandy, P. Mahadevan, D.D. Sarma, A. Neroni, E. Sasioglu, M. Lezaic, M. Oura, Y. Senba, H. Ohashi, K. Ishizaka, M. Okawa, S. Shin, K. Tamasaku, Y. Kohmura, M. Yabashi, T. Ishikawa, K. Hasegawa, M. Isobe, Y. Ueda, A. Chainani, Phys. Rev. X 5, 041004 (2015)
  • Strain induced metal-insulator transition in ultrathin films of SrRuO3, Kapil Gupta, Basudeb Mandal and Priya Mahadevan , Phys. Rev. B 90, 125109 (2014)
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