Partha Pratim Das


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Professional Experience: 

Total 6 years and at NITK 1 year

Contact Details


daspm [at]


+91-824-2474000 Extn. 3284
Academic Background

• Ph.D (Electrical Engineering): University of Cincinnati, USA (2012)
• M.Sc.(Physics) : University of Delhi, India (2006)
• BSc (Physics) : University of Gauhati, India (2003)

Areas of Interest

• Semiconductor physics
• Nanoelectronics, Micro- and nanofabrication
• Low dimensional systems

Significant Projects

Worked on project ”All-electric Datta-Das SpinFET” while pursuing PhD (Funded by National Science Foundation, USA)

Significant Publications

1. P. P. Das, K. B. Chetry, N. Bhandari, J. Wan, M. Cahay, R. S. Newrock, and S. T. Herbert, Understanding the anomalous conductance plateauin asymmetrically biased InAs/In0.52Al0.48Asquantum point contact ― a step towards a tunable all electric spin valve, Applied Physics Letters 99, 122105 (2011).
(Also selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, vol. 24, issue 14 (2011) (jointly by AIP and APS), as a frontier area of research).
2. P. P. Das, N. K. Bhandari, J. Wan, J. Charles, M. Cahay, K. B. Chetry, R. S.Newrockand S. T. Herbert,Influenceof surface scattering on the anomalous conductance plateaus in an asymmetrically biased InAs/In0.52Al0.48As quantum point contact, Nanotechnology 23 (2012) 215201.
(Featured article in IOP:
3. N. Bhandari, P. P. Das, M. Cahay, R. S. Newrock, and S. T. Herbert, Spin polarization in a AlGaAs/GaAs quantum point contact with in-plane side gates, Applied Physics Letters 101, 102401 (2012).
4. J. Wan, M. Cahay, P. P. Das and R. S. Newrock, Influence of Impurity Scattering on the Conductance Anomalies of Quantum Point Contacts with Lateral Spin-Orbit Coupling, Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO), 2011 11th IEEE Conference, Page(s): 1395 – 1398.
5. Book chapter: J. Wan, J. Charles, M. Cahay, P.P. Das, N. Bhandari, R. Newrock, ”Influence of Impurity and Dangling Bond Scattering on the Conductance Anomalies of Side Gated Quantum Point Contacts, Invited Book Chapter on Nanoelectronic Device Applications Handbook, James Morris & Krzysztof Iniewski (editors), CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group ISBN: 978-1466565234
(Amazon link:


1. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter, The Netherlands to work on Graphene during Sept 2012-Jan 2013, in the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
2. Best poster award at the 2011 MMM Conference at Scottsdale, AZ, USA.
3. Research Assistantship, School of Electronics and Computing Systems, University of Cincinnati, USA to work as Graduate Student during 2008-2012.
4. Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India (CSIR) in 2006.
5. First Class 3rd position with Distinction marks at BSc (Physics) from Gauhati University, India in 2003.


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Department of Physics, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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