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I introduce myself as Koyal Suman Samantaray, a third-year Ph.D. student from the Dept. of Physics at IIT Indore working under the supervision of Dr. Somaditya Sen.


I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the field of experimental condensed matter physics. I am working on structure-property correlation, energy storage, and the electrocaloric effect of ferroelectric ceramic materials. The analysis of valence state, phonon modes, and bandgap is done to understand the behavior of the materials in detail. I am also working on the thin film device fabrication of lead-free ceramics and its application as a piezoelectric energy harvester. I am also exploring the piezo-photocatalysis application of nanostructured materials grown using the hydrothermal method.

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PhD, Department of Physics

Indian Institute of Technology, Indore, India

5 yrs Integrated MSc in Physics

Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha

Intermediate in Science

BJB junior College, Bhubaneswar, Odisha


Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Cuttack, Odisha


2020 (May)

Awarded with Most Prestigious fellowship in India ( Prime Minister Research Fellowship- PMRF) to pursue PhD degree (2019-2023)


2016-17, 2015-16

Awarded for best in academic performance