Ajith K M


Associate Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Professional Experience: 

Total 10 Years and at NITK 9 years

Contact Details


ajith[at] nitk.ac.in
ajithkm[at] gmail.com


+91-824-2474000 Extn. 3281


Academic Background

• Ph.D: University of Hyderabad (2008)
• M.Phil: University of Hyderabad (2002)
• M.Sc Physics Gandhigram rural Institute (2000)

Areas of Interest

• Molecular Dynamics
• Density Functional Theory
• Quantum Field Theory
• Gravity

Significant Projects

• Computational studies of thermodynamic and mechanical properties of Boron carbides (PI)
• Application of Silicon Nanowires and Silicon Graphene Nanocomposite as anodes for high capacity Lithium ion battery (Co-PI)

Supervision of Ph.D

• On-going: 5

Significant Publications

1. Vibrational spectra of Ruthenium Carbide structures yielded by the structure search employing evolutionary algorithm​.
G. Harikrishnan, K.M. Ajith, Sharat Chandra and M.C. Valsakumar. Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 40 (2015) 484–490. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mssp.2015.07.006
2. Temperature dependent structural properties and bending rigidity of pristine and defective hexagonal boron nitride.
Siby Thomas, K M Ajith, Sharat Chandra and M C Valsakumar. J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 27 (2015) 315302 (13pp).
3. Bose-Fermi Equivalence in Three-Dimensional Noncommutative space time, K. M. Ajith , E. Harikumar, and M. Sivakumar. Mod. Phys .Lett. A 23,3015 (2008).(Impact factor- 1.6 Springer )
4. Aspects of noncommutative scalar/tensor duality, K. M. Ajith,1, E. Harikumar, Victor O. Rivelles, and M. Sivakumar PHYSICAL REVIEW D 77, 085010 (2008) (Impact factor 5.4, American Physical Society APS Publishing
5. Dual Linearized gravity in arbitrary dimension, Ajith K M, M.Sivakumar, E. Harikumar, Class. Quantum Grav.22(2005) 5385-5395, (Impact factor 3.7 Published by Institute of Physics Publishing UK))
6. Studies on Mechanical Properties of Porous Anodic Alumina Membranes using Microindentation Test.
P. Ramana Reddy, N. K. Udayashankar and Ajith K. M. AIP Conference Proceedings 1665, 050169 (2015).
7. Molecular Dynamics Simulation of the Thermo-mechanical Properties of Monolayer Graphene Sheet.
Siby Thomas*, Ajith K. M. Procedia Materials Science 5 (2014) 489 – 498.


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Department of Physics, NITK, Surathkal
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Karnataka, India.

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