Kartick Tarafder


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Friday, July 3, 2015

Professional Experience: 

Assistant Professor: BITS-Pilani Hyderabad (2013-2015)
Post-Doc1: Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Sweden (2008-2011)
Post-Doc2: Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, USA(2011-2013)

Contact Details




+91-824-2474000 Extn. 3927


Academic Background

M.Sc in Applied Mathematics (1st class First), Calcutta University (2001-2003)
PhD : Theoretical condensed matter physics, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basics Sciences, Kolkata (2003-2008)

Areas of Interest

• Semiconductor multi-layers, quantum dots for solar cell application
• Inorganic/organic spintronics
• Electronic structure calculations, phase stability, magnetic, optical and magneto optical properties in disordered alloys.
• Quantum materials and Topological insulators
• First principles studies on high-Tc superconductors.

Significant Projects

* “Atomistic Modeling of Metal Organic Compunds: Towards molecular spintronics “ from DST-SERB
* Erasmus Mundus Action 2, NAMASTE India-Project grant for Indo-EU exchange program
* “Development and characterization of Advances solar cells” from the Vision Group on Science and Technology, Govt of Karnataka, INDIA (VGST )

Supervision of Ph.D

4 (completed)
3 ( On going)

Significant Publications

* Nayana Devaraj and Kartick Tarafder* “Spin-Transport through Van der Waals Heterojunctions Based on 2D-Ferromagnet and Transition Metal Dichalcogenides: A Study from First-Principles Calculations” Advanced theory and simulations (2022) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/adts.202200178

* Nayana Devaraj, Kartick Tarafder*, “Large magnetoresistance in a Co/MoS2/Graphene/MoS2/Co magnetic tunnel junction” Physical Review B Vol-103(16) Pages-165407 (2021)

* Indukuru Ramesh Reddy, Peter M. Oppeneer and Kartick Tarafder*. “Pressure-driven structural and spin-state transition in a Hofmann clathrate coordination polymer” Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Vol. 524, Pages 167637 (2021)

* Sulakshana Shenoy and Kartick Tarafder*. “Enhanced photocatalytic efficiency of layered CdS/CdSe heterostructures: Insights from first-principles electronic structure calculations.” Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, vol:32(27), page:275501, (2020)

* Sruthi T and Kartick Tarafder*. “Route to achieving enhanced quantum capacitance in functionalized graphene-based supercapacitor electrodes.” Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter,vol: 31(47), page:475502, 2019.

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• Gold Medal in M.Sc (Applied Mathematics, Calcutta university)(2003)
• Swedish Institute fellowship (2006)
• Carl Trygger foundation fellowship for post doctoral research in Sweden (2008)


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Dr. N. K. Udayashankar, Professor and Head
Department of Physics, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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