Dr Hitesh Sharma

The research interest of his group lies in theoretical investigation of structural, electronic and magnetic properties of the condensed matter and material at nanoscale. He has focused mainly on the carbon nanostructures (Fullerenes, Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene), pure and doped Nanoclusters, Spintronics in dilute magnetic semiconductors (II-VI), improving Hydrogen storage in complex metal hydrides and development of Graphene-based gas sensors. He has published more than 60 research papers in SCI journals, authored 2 research books and guided more than 07/10 PhD/PG thesis

Dr Amit Sarin

Dr. Sarin has research interests in the field of Renewable Energy and Materials Science. He has worked on issues related to stability of fuels synthesized from oils and in the field of chalcogenide glasses. He has published more than 50 research papers in high impact factors journals of Elsevier, Springer, ACS and presented work in many conferences. One of his papers is among the top 25 research papers of journal “Energy” of Elsevier. He is also in the reviewer board of journals of Elsevier, Springer, RSC and ACS. He has also reviewed the books of Pearson and Wiley. Dr. Amit Sarin received Outstanding Reviewer Certification from Journal “Fuel” of Elsevier.

Dr. Maninder Kaur:


Dr. Maninder Kaur started her research career in Experimental Nuclear Physics from Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh and obtained her Doctorate degree in 2015.  During her Ph.D. she was selected for a research project under IUAC, New Delhi and later was also awarded UGC-Meritorious fellowship in 2012. Dr. Maninder Kaur has specialization in experimental nuclear physics. Some of her main research interests are:

  • Fusion dynamics of heavy ion induced nuclear reactions
  • Investigation of shell closure on fusion-fission dynamics
  • Detector development for nuclear physics experiments
  • Synthesis of super-heavy elements


In her Ph.D., she investigated the effect of entrance channel mass asymmetry on fusion dynamics by populating same compound system through mass asymmetric and mass symmetric channel. She explained the observed deviations of mass symmetric systems at high excitation energies from theoretical predictions using light particle spectra, spin distribution and cross-sections as probes.  It was conjectured that the observed deviations are due to the delay in the shape equilibration of the compound system populated through the mass symmetric entrance channel.

Besides the experimental field, she has also expertise in different theoretical codes of nuclear reactions

Dr Varinderjit Singh

Dr Varinderjit Singh is an experimental nuclear physicist who is actively working on following problems: Fusion dynamics of neutron-rich light and mid mass nuclei, Nuclear reactions related to Astrophysics interest, Detector development for nuclear physics experiments, Investigation of fusion-fission dynamics, Synthesis of super-heavy elements.

During his stay at Indiana University, he worked on the investigation of fusion reactions of Astrophysical interest. A dedicated detector setup was developed for such studies. During their investigation, they reported the first experimental observation of fusion enhancement for neutron-rich light nuclei. In Jan 2020, he is appointed as Visiting Faculty at Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, USA for one year.

Dr Neetika

In the recent few years, Light front holography has emerged as an important approach based on the AdS/CFT correspondence between the string theory on a higher-dimensional anti-de Sitter (AdS) space to the conformal field theory (CFT). In particular, it is based on a mapping of string modes in the AdS fifth dimension to hadron light-front wave functions (LFWFs) in physical space-time and led to a semiclassical approximation for strongly-coupled QFTs, such as, Quantum Chromodynamics. She has applied the idea of matching the electromagnetic current element of AdS modes to the light-front QCD to constrain the information about the GPDs, Electromagnetic form factors, Charge and magnetization densities, their DGLAP evolution to investigate the light-front quark models. Further, she is using the holography based light-front wavefunctions for the light vector mesons with the Color Glass Condensate dipole cross-section to predict the rate for diffractive vector meson production.