Dr. Parswajit Kalita
Assistant Professor  

  • Papers published in journals:07
  • Papers presented in conferences:11
  • Citations: 32
  • Google Scholar - https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=nLsRH0wAAAAJ&hl=en

    Academic Background 

  • Ph.D. (Physics), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 2020.
  • M.Sc. (Physics), University of Delhi, 2014.
  • B.Sc. (Physics), University of Delhi, 2012. 

    Career Graph:

  • After completing PhD in February 2020, worked as an ‘IRD Early Doc Fellow’ from March to May 2020 in the Dept. of Physics, IIT Delhi.
  • Raman-Charpak Fellow (visiting PhD student) at CSNSM, Universite Paris Sud, France from March 2017 – September 2017.
  • Assistant Professor; Dept. of Physics, UPES Dehradun; since October 2020.  

    Honours and Achievements:

  • Graduate Student Award; 2019 E-MRS Spring Meeting; 2019
  • Raman Charpak Fellowship; Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (IFCPAR / CEFIPRA); 2016
  • Best Presentation Award; 3rd Departmental Symposium on “Advances in Physics”, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi; 2019.
  • Best Oral Presentation; International Conference on Ion Beams in Materials Engineering & Characterization (IBMEC 2018); 2018
  • Research Excellence International Travel Award; Indian Institute of Technology Delhi; 2019


  • Contribution: 7 journal publications till date, 6 of them being as the 1st author.
  • Research presented at several reputed international conferences (e.g. 2019 EMRS Spring Meeting, 2018 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit; REI-2017 etc.).
  • Interests: Ion irradiation of materials for energy applications;
  • Radiation tolerance of nuclear materials;
    Materials for energy.

    Recent Publications:

  • P. Kalita, R. Shukla, S. Ghosh, S. Srivastava, N. Pathak, P. Kulriya, V. Grover, D.K. Avasthi, A.K. Tyagi; Insights into the effect of particle size on the low energy radiation response of ceria; Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2020), 124, 28, 15489-15499
  • P. Kalita, S. Saini, P. Rajput, S.N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, S. Ojha, D.K. Avasthi, S. Bhattacharya, S. Ghosh; Oxygen vacancy mediated cubic phase stabilization at room temperature in pure nano-crystalline zirconia films: a combined experimental and first-principles based investigation; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2019), 21, 22482
  • P. Kalita, S. Ghosh, U.B. Singh, P.K. Kulriya, V. Grover, R. Shukla, A.K. Tyagi, G. Sattonnay, D.K. Avasthi; Investigating the effect of material microstructure and irradiation temperature on the radiation tolerance of yttria stabilized zirconia against high energy heavy ions; Journal of Applied Physics 125 (2019) 115902
  • P. Kalita, S. Ghosh, G. Sattonnay, U.B. Singh, I. Monnet, D.K. Avasthi; Radiation response of nano-crystalline cubic zirconia: comparison between nuclear energy loss and electronic energy loss regimes; Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 435 (2018) 19 – 24
  • P. Kalita, S. Ghosh, G. Sattonnay, U.B. Singh, V. Grover, R. Shukla, S. Amirthapandian, R. Meena, A.K. Tyagi, D.K. Avasthi; Role of temperature in the radiation stability of yttria stabilized zirconia under swift heavy ion irradiation: a study from the perspective of nuclear reactor applications; Journal of Applied Physics 122 (2017) 025902
  • P. Kalita, S. Ghosh, D.K. Avasthi; Low energy radiation stability of nano-crystalline cubic zirconia films; Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 379 (2016) 116 − 118

 Personal interests

Cricket, Reading, Cycling, Watching movies & TV series.