Faculty

Kuntal Roy (Ph.D. Purdue/VCU, USA)
Assistant Professor
Nanoelectronics, Spintronics and Nanomagnetics
kuntal[AT]iiserb.ac.in
+91 755 269 1473
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  • Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal, India (from Aug 2017)
  • Post-Doctoral Associate, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA (May 2013 – Aug 2017)
  • Post-Doctoral Associate, Applied and Engineering Physics (AEP) Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA (October 2012 - April 2013)
  • PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond, Virginia, USA (Fall 2010 - Summer 2012)
  • PhD Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA (Fall 2008 - Summer 2010) (transferred to VCU)
  • MSc, Embedded Systems Design, ALaRI (Advanced Learning and Research Institute), Lugano, Switzerland [Degree provided by ETH, Zurich, Switzerland and Politecnico di Milano, Italy] (Marks: 9.42/10, Rank in class: 1/20) [Sep, 2006 - July, 2008]
  • BE, Electronics and Tele-Communication Engineering (ETCE) Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata (same as Calcutta), India (87.88%, GPA: 4.9/5, Rank in class: 4/60) [1999-2003]

Professional Experience

  • IBM India Pvt. Ltd. [10th Jul 2006 - 20th Sep 2006], Kolkata, India as Application Programmer
  • TATA Consultancy Services (Radio Frequency Identification - Center of Excellence (RFID-CoE) group) [4th Jul, 2005 - 23rd Jun, 2006], Kolkata, India as Assistant System Engineer
  • Interra Information Technologies [4th Aug, 2003 - 23rd Jun, 2005], Kolkata, India as Member of Technical Staff
  • Nanoscale Science and Engineering.
  • Spintronics and Nanomagnetics.
  • Multiferroic Materials and Composites
  • Topological Insulators
  • Giant Spin Hall Effect
  • Skyrmions
  • Energy Conversion (Photovoltaics/Thermoelectrics)
  • Low-Dimensional Nanoelectronics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Ultrasensitive sensors
  • Neuromorphic Devices and Computing
  • Quantum Computing

News

  • Landauer limit in magnetostrictive particles, IOPscience LabTalk (05 Dec 2014)
  • One possible way for future computers ..., the Britannica Book of the Year 2012 (Page 290) by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
  • Switching up spin, Nature, Research Highlights (Physics) 476, 375 (25 Aug 2011)
  • Strain and spin may enable ultra-low-energy computing, Physics News Highlights of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), 15 Aug 2011
  • Strain and spin could drive ultralow energy computers, PhysicsWorld (27 Jan 2011)
  • Strain and spin could drive ultralow energy computers, NanoTechWeb (27 Jan 2011)
  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Marquis who's who in the world
  • Assistantships for PhD studies in USA
  • Scholarship for MSc studies in Switzerland

Interested candidates (with backgrounds in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, Nanoscience etc.) willing to pursue PhD or PostDoc can send their CV and research interest to kuntal@iiserb.ac.in. The research works, but not limited to, are on the following.


  • Nanoscale Science and Engineering
  • Spintronics and Nanomagnetics
  • Multiferroic Materials and Composites
  • Topological Insulators
  • Giant Spin Hall Effect
  • Skyrmions
  • Energy Conversion (Photovoltaics/Thermoelectrics)
  • Low-Dimensional Nanoelectronics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Ultrasensitive sensors
  • Neuromorphic Devices and Computing
  • Quantum Computing
Invited
  • K. Roy, Recent developments on ultra-low-energy, area-efficient, and fast spin-devices and spin-circuits, Collaborative Conference on Materials Research (CCMR), Jeju island, South Korea, Jun 26-30, 2017 [invited]
  • K. Roy, Recent developments on ultra-low-energy, area-efficient, and fast spin-devices and spin-circuits, International Conference on Small Science (ICSS), San Sebastian, Spain, May 9-13, 2017 [invited, could not go]
  • K. Roy, Recent developments on ultra-low-energy, area-efficient, and fast spin-devices and spin-circuits, EMN Summer Meeting, Havana, Cuba, May 4-7, 2017 [invited, could not go]
  • K. Roy, Ultra-fast spintronics with optical magnetization switching, EMN Meeting on Optoelectronics, Victoria, Canada, Apr 19, 2017 [invited]
  • K. Roy, Spintronics: Recent developments and future perspectives on ultra-low-energy, area-efficient, and ultra-fast spin-devices and spin-circuits, EMN Meeting on Spintronics, Las Vegas, USA, Oct 12, 2016 [invited]
  • K. Roy, Spin-Circuit Models for Spin-Pumping: Understanding and Proposing Experiments, EMN Meeting on Magnetic Materials (Spintronics), Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA, Mar 22, 2016 [invited]
  • K. Roy, Ultra-low-energy straintronics using multiferroic composites, Proc. of SPIE Nanoscience (Spintronics section), San Diego, California, USA, Aug 17, 2014 [invited paper]
  • K. Roy, Voltage-controlled magnetic anisotropy in multiferroic composites, eWorkshop at FAME (one of six centers of STARnet, a SRC program sponsored by MARCO and DARPA), USA, Feb 12, 2014
  • K. Roy, An ultra-low-energy computing paradigm using multiferroic composites, presented at Spintronics IRG meeting, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, October 2012
  • K. Roy, An ultra-low-energy computing paradigm using multiferroic composites, Worldwide University Network International Conference on Spintronics (WUN SPIN), Sydney, Australia, July 2012 (invited, could not go)
  • K. Roy, Hybrid spintronics and straintronics: An ultra-low energy computing paradigm, NRI Annual Review, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA, Jun 2012
Contributed
  • K. Roy, Spintronics: Recent developments on ultra-low-energy, area-efficient, and fast spin-devices and spin-circuits, Nanotech 2017, TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo, Washington DC, USA, May 17, 2017
  • K. Roy, Spin circuit representation of spin-torque ferromagnetic resonance, American Physical Society (APS) March 2017 Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Mar 16, 2017
  • K. Roy, Spin Circuit Representation of Spin Pumping in Topological Insulators, American Physical Society (APS) March 2016 Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Mar 16, 2016
  • K. Roy, Spin Circuit Representation for Spin Pumping Phenomena, American Physical Society (APS) March 2015 Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA, Mar 6, 2015
  • K. Roy, Ultra-low-energy straintronics using multiferroic composites, Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting (Advanced Devices section), San Francisco, California, USA, Apr 23, 2014
  • K. Roy, Ultra-low-energy analog straintronics using multiferroic composites, FAME (one of six centers of STARnet, a SRC program sponsored by MARCO and DARPA) Annual Review, Los Angeles, California, USA, Oct 15, 2013
  • K. Roy, Phenomenological study of switching in strongly coupled multiferroics, American Physical Society (APS) March 2013 Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2013
  • K. Roy, Phenomenological study of switching in strongly coupled multiferroics, Ferroelectrics 2013, Ames, Iowa, USA, January 2013
  • K. Roy, Hybrid spintronics and straintronics: An ultra-low energy computing paradigm, Presented at American Physical Society (APS) March 2012 Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Mar 2012
  • K. Roy et al, Hybrid Spintronics and Straintronics: A New Technology for Ultra-Low Energy Computing and Signal Processing Beyond the Year 2020, NSF Conference, Arlington, Virginia, USA, Dec 2011