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Dr. Tista Basak

Assistant Professor, Physics
M.Sc. (Physics) (Mumbai Univ.), Ph.D (Physics) (BARC/Mumbai Univ.), Post-Doctorate (IIT Bombay)
Specialization : Condensed Matter Physics



• Ph.D (Physics), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.

• M.Sc (Physics), Mumbai University.

• Maharashtra State Eligibility Test (SET) Qualified.

• B.Sc (Physics), Mumbai University.

Academic Experience

·Working at Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering as Full Time Assistant Professor in Basic Science and Humanities Department from July 2015 to till date.

·Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow at IIT Bombay from 2013-15.

·Visiting Scientist, Institut Laue-Langevin (France).

Current Membership or Professional Organizations

Life member of Indian Neutron Scattering Society (ISNS).

Honors and Awards

1.Conferred "Early Career Research Award” for the period (2017-2020) by Department of Science and Technology-Science and Engineering Research Board (DST-SERB), Goverment of India.

2.Conferred "Best Research Commendation Award” by Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering at the annual convocation of the year (2017-18).

3.Received best research paper award at International conference on Emanations in Modern Technology and Engineering (ICEMTE-2017).

4.IIT – Bombay Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

5.DAE Fellowship for doctoral studies.

6.Awarded "Merit Certificate” in National Graduate Physics Examination (NGPE).

7.Reviewer of journals published by Royal Society of Chemistry (London). I have reviewed papers from journals such as Nanoscale, Journal of Physical Chemistry and Infrared Physics & Technology, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy.

Service Activities

  • Department level responsibilities - Designed physics curriculum as per AICTE norms for the academic year 2018 – 19 for BTech and physics laboratory experiments for the academic years 2018 – 19 and 2017-18.

·School level responsibilities / initiatives - Team member of IPR cell of MPSTME, Mumbai.

Positions Held :

  • Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow, IIT Bombay.

·Visiting Scientist, Institut Laue-Langevin (France).


External Invitations and Guest Speaker:

·Gave invited talk at Indo-US Science and Technology Forum Workshop on "The Physics and Chemistry of Graphene and other single and bilayer materials including MoS2 and Phosphorene” at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

  • Gave talks at ASM 2019, IIT Delhi.

Publication in Last Five Years: (09, Only important publications are shown)

  • "Vibrational properties and phonon anharmonicity in ZnS1− xSex: Inelastic neutron scattering, Raman scattering, X-ray diffraction measurements and lattice dynamical studies”, Tista Basak, Mala N Rao, SL Chaplot, Nilesh Salke, Rekha Rao, R Dhanasekaran, AK Rajarajan, S Rols, R Mittal, VB Jayakrishnan, PU Sastry, Physica B: Condensed Matter 433, 149-156, 2014.
  • "Lattice dynamics of the model percolation-type (Zn, Be) Se alloy: Inelastic neutron scattering, ab initio study, and shell-model calculations”, MN Rao, D Lamago, A Ivanov, M d’Astuto, AV Postnikov, R Hajj Hussein, Tista Basak, SL Chaplot, F Firszt, W Paszkowicz, SK Deb, O Pagès, Physical Review B 89 (15), 155201, 2014.
  • "Theory of linear optical absorption in diamond-shaped graphene quantum dots”, Tista Basak, H Chakraborty, A Shukla, Physical Review B 92 (20), 205404, 2015.
  • "Optical signatures of electric-field-driven magnetic phase transitions in graphene quantum dots”, Tista Basak, A Shukla, Physical Review B 93 (23), 235432, 2016.
  • "Electron correlation effects and two-photon absorption in diamond shaped graphene quantum dots”, Tista Basak, Tushima Basak and A. Shukla, Physical Review B 98, 035401 (2018).

Recent Professional Development Activities (Past 5 Years)

·Training Course on Advanced Simulation Methods: DFT, MD and Beyond Basic Principles and Modern Insights (ASM2019) organized by IIT Delhi.

·NPTEL-AICTE Faculty Development Programme on "Computational Chemistry and Classical Molecular Dynamics” organized by IIT Madras.

·Faculty Development Programme (FDP101X) on "Foundation Program in ICT for Education” organized by IIT Bombay.

·Faculty Development Programme "ET601TX: Educational Technology for Engineering Teachers” organized by IIT Bombay.

·ISTE Short Term Training Programme on "Engineering Physics” organized by IIT Bombay.

·Faculty Development Program on "Innovations Towards Learner Centric Pedagogy”, conducted by MPSTME, Mumbai.

·Faculty Development Program on "Microteaching”, conducted by MPSTME, Mumbai.

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