Sumanta Kumar Sahu

Employee Details

Sumanta Sahu
Name Sumanta Kumar Sahu
Designation Lecturer in Physics
Date of Joining 27-12-2019
Qualification  MSc


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Subject of Interest

  • Condensed Matter Physics, Non-linear Dynamics, Solar Cells
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Courses Teaching/Taught

  • UG level Solid State Physics, Analog Systems and Applications, Electricity and Magnetism
  • PG level Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Basic Solid State Physics, Quantum Mechanics


  • 2016 – 2018 Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
    Master of Science in Physics, specializing in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
    Thesis: Magneto-transport properties of Weyl semimetal Tungsten Ditelluride W T e2
    Supervisor: Prof. Satyabrata Patnaik
    FGPA: 7.18/9.00, equivalent to 76.8%
  • 2013 – 2016  Govt. College Autonomous, now Kalahandi University, Bhawanipatna, Odisha
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours), Physics with Mathematics
    Percentage: 82.4%, Distinction


National Level Examinations
Jun 2017 Joint CSIR-UGC Exam, NET with JRF, Rank: 210
Dec 2017 Joint CSIR-UGC Exam, NET, Rank: 128
2018 GATE Physics Exam, Score: 524, Rank: 615
2019 GATE Physics Exam, Score: 490, Rank: 746


Other Academic Certifications

  • PH526X: Using Python for Research: successfully completed the course offered by HarvardX, an online learning initiative of Harvard University
  • Advanced Course on Special theory of Relativity, a 3-months online course offered by Centre for Continuing Education, IIT Kanpur with performance marked outstanding
  • Two semester course-work at IIT Madras during Pre-PhD
    Courses: Solar Cells, Physics and Technology of Thin Films, Characterization of Materials and Physical Measurements, FEP, FTP
    CGPA: 8.59


Research Experience

  • May-July 2017: Summer Research Fellowship Program, IIT Ropar, Punjab
    Project title: Higher order stop gaps in self-assembled Photonic Crystals
    Supervisor: Dr. Rajesh V. Nair
    Sponsored by IASc Bengaluru, INSA New Delhi and NASI Allahabad
  • 2018 Master’s project work in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
    Project title: Magneto-transport properties of Weyl semimetal Tungsten Ditelluride
    W T e2
    Supervisor: Prof. Satyabrata Patnaik, JNU


Coding Works

  • Shockley-Queisser detailed balance limit of efficiency for p-n junction Solar Cells
    Reproduced the results from Shockley, W. & Queisser, H. J. Detailed balance limit of efficiency of p-n junction solar cells. J. Appl. Phys. 32, 510–519 (1961)
  • Monte Carlo simulation and single Histogram Method
    Monte Carlo simulation was performed to compute various thermodynamic quantities like magnetization, average energy and specific heat for 8 × 8 spin lattice as a function of temperature.
    Employing single Histogram method and taking a single Monte Carlo observable data, the observable was extrapolated over significant temperature range.
    Agreement between the two methods was observed.
  • Chaotic systems and Lyapunov exponents
    Numerically calculated the lyapunov exponents for Lorenz system and Rossler system using python codes.


Technical Skills

  • Languages Python, FORTRAN (basic knowledge), LATEX
  • OS Linux (Ubuntu), Windows
  • Softwares Libre Office, MS Office, Origin, Jupyter Lab and Others
  • Typing English typing 50+ words per minute (W.P.M.)


Language Proficiency

  • English Professional working proficiency
  • Hindi Bilingual proficiency
  • Odia Native proficiency


Webinar Organised

  • Webinar entitled Mysteries in Quantum World
    08th Jan 2021,
    Role: Coordinator, Technical Person
  • An international webinar on Nuclear Energy: Prospects and Challenges jointly
    with the Department of Chemistry, Rayagada Autonomous College.
    24th Oct 2020,
    Role: Organising Secretary , Technical Person


Workshop/FDP/Webinar Participation

  • One week faculty development program (FDP) on “Open Source Learning Management System: Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Leaning Environment (MOODLE)” organized by Department of Electronics Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in association with Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT Bombay
  • Two-days online workshop on “Online Assessment and Evaluation” organized by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Two-days online Professional Development Program for University and College teachers on “E-Content Development for MOOC and Online Teaching” organized by UGC-HRDC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  • Two-days workshop on “Empowering Teaching through Online Mode” organized by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Two-days webinar on “Material Science, Technology & Society” organized by School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Two-days workshop on “Perovskite Solar Cells” organized by National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE), IIT Bombay
  • One-day ISMANAM-2019 Pre-Conference Workshop on Advances in NanoScale Materials Characterization by National Facility for Atom Probe Tomography (NFAPT), IIT Madras
  • Two-days workshop on “Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)” organized by Park Systems at IIT Madras
  • Webinar on Wonders of Physics conducted by Anandpur Degree College, Odisha.


Additional Information

  • Ranked 1 in JNU all India Entrance Examination (JNUEE), 2016 in Physics
  • Hands on experience in operating X-Ray Diffractometer (Rigaku SmartLab)