Thirupathaiah Setti
   Assistant Professor, SNBNCBS
   Telephone +91-33-2335 5706/07/08 (extn: 229)

*One postdoc position is currently available:*

*A recent PhD holder with an experience in materials synthesis using solid-state reaction route
is highly encouraged to apply for the postdoc position.
Experience in making inter-metallic compounds and/or single crystal growth is preferable.*

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D. in Solid State Physics, Technical University Berlin, Germany (2008-2011)
  • M.S. in Material Science, University of Rennes1, France (2007-2008)
  • M.Sc. in Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India (2005-2007)
  • B. Sc. J. B. Degree College, S. V. University, Andhra Pradesh (2001-2004)
  • Professional Background:

  • Assistant Professor, SNBNCBS (April, 2018 - Present)
  • Visiting Scientist, IFW Dresden, Germany (2017-2018)
  • INSPIRE Faculty Fellow, Indian Institute of Science, India (2014-2018)
  • Postdoctoral at University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany (2013)
  • Postdoctoral at IFW Dresden, Germany (2011-2012)
  • Important awards and fellowship of academies:

  • DST INSPIRE Faculty award (2014).
  • Erasmus-Mundus European Fellowship (2007)
  • Best student award for the college top score in physics in B.Sc. (2004)
  • Best student award for the college top score in mathematics in B.Sc. (2004)
  • Best student award for the college top score in 1st BSc. (2002)
  • Best student award for the college top score in 12th standard (1998)
  • Research interests :

  • Structural and physical properties studies of Topological systems, High-Tc superconductors, Quantum Spin liquids, Metal-insulator transition-metal oxides and other emerging exotic systems.
  • Electronic structure studies using photoemission spectroscopy (PES) and density functional theory (DFT)


      Significant Recent Publications:

    • Spectroscopic evidence of topological phase transition in 3D Dirac semimetal Cd3(As1−xPx)2, S. Thirupathaiah, I. Morozov, Y. Kushnirenko, A. V. Fedorov, E. Haubold, T. K. Kim, G. Shipunov, A. Maksutova, O. Kataeva, S. Aswartham, B. Büchner, S. V. Borisenko,  arXiv:1802.08668 (under review).
    • Possible origin of linear magnetoresistance: Observation of Dirac surface states in layered PtBi2, S. Thirupathaiah, Y. Kushnirenko, E. Haubold, A. V. Fedorov, E. D. L. Rienks, T. K. Kim, A. N. Yaresko, C. G. F. Blum, S. Aswartham, B. Büchner, S. V. Borisenko, Phys. Rev. B 97, 035133 (2018).
    • Temperature independent band structure of WTe2 as observed from ARPES, S. Thirupathaiah, Rajveer Jha, Banabir Pal, J. S. Matias, P. Kumar Das, I. Vobornik, R. A. Ribeiro, D. D. Sarma, Phys. Rev. B 96, 165149 (2017).
    • MoTe2: An uncompensated semimetal with extremely large magnetoresistance, S. Thirupathaiah, Rajveer Jha, Banabir Pal, J. S. Matias, P. Kumar Das, P. K. Sivakumar, I. Vobornik, N. C. Plumb, M. Shi, R. A. Ribeiro, and D. D. Sarma, Phys. Rev. B 95, 241105 (R) (2017).
    • Unusual Dirac fermions on the surface of noncentrosymmetric α-BiPd superconductor,  S. Thirupathaiah, S. Ghosh, R. Jha, E. D. L. Rienks, Kapildeb Dolui, V. V. Ravi Kishore, B. B¨uchner, Tanmoy Das, V. P. S. Awana, D. D. Sarma, and J. Fink, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 177001(2016).
    • Effect of impurity substitution on band structure and mass renormalization of the correlated FeTe0.5Se0.5 superconductor, S. Thirupathaiah, J. Fink, P. K. Maheswari, V. V. Ravi Kishore, Z.-H. Liu, E. D. L. Rienks, B. Büchner, V. P. S. Awana, and D. D. Sarma, Phys. Rev. B 93, 205143 (2016).
    • Why Tc of (CaFeAs)10Pt3.58As8 is twice as high as (CaFe0.95Pt0.05As)10Pt3As8, S. Thirupathaiah, T. Stürzer, V. B. Zabolotnyy, D. Johrendt, B.Büchner, S. V. Borisenko, Phys. Rev. B 88, 140505 (R) (2013).
    • Weak-coupling superconductivity in the electron doped NaFe0.95Co0.05As revealed by ARPES,  S. Thirupathaiah,  D. V. Evtushinsky, J. Maletz, V. B. Zabolotnyy, A. A. Kordyuk, T. K. Kim, S. Wurmehl, M. Roslova, I. Morozov, B. Büchner, S. V. Borisenko,  Phys. Rev. B 86, 214508 (2012).
    • Dissimilarities between the electronic structure of chemically doped and chemically pressurized iron pnictides from an angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy study, S. Thirupathaiah, E.D.L. Rienks, H.S. Jeevan, R. Ovsyannikov, E. Slooten, J. Kaas, E. van Heumen, S. de Jong, H.A. Duerr, K. Siemensmeyer, R. Follath, P. Gegenwart, M.S. Golden, J. Fink, Phys. Rev. B 84, 014531(2011).
    • Orbital character variation of the Fermi surface and doping dependent changes of the dimensionality in BaFe2-xCoxAs2 from angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, S. Thirupathaiah, S. de Jong, R. Ovsyannikov, H. A. Durr, A. Varykhalov, R. Follath, Y. Huang, R. Huisman, M. S. Golden, Yu-Zhong Zhang, H. O. Jeschke, R. Valenti, A. Erb, A. Gloskovskii, and J. Fink, Phys. Rev. B 81, 104512 (2010)

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