Summary of publications: 

Total publications: 101

h-index: 30

Sum of Times Cited > 2800

Google Scholar link: scholar.google.co.in/citations

Researchgate link: www.researchgate.net/profile/Pankaj_Poddar

Journals at a glance:

Contributions in Chemistry/Materials journals:

JACS: 1, Advanced Functional Materials: 1, Chemistry of Materials: 1, Journal of Materials Chemistry: 3, Nanoscale: 2, Chemical Communications: 3, J. Physical Chemistry C & B: 16, Inorganic Chemistry: 2, Crystal Growth & Design: 7 , RSC Advances: 3, ChemPhysChem: 1, ChemPlusChem: 1, Journal of Nanoparticle Research: 1, J. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 2, Journal of Solid State Chemistry: 1

Contributions in Physics/Engineering Journals:

Phys. Rev. Lett. : 1, Phy Rev B (including Rapid Comm.): 3, EuroPhysics Letters: 1, Nanotechnology: 1, J. Phy. Condensed Matter C & D: 2, Applied Physics Letters: 3, Journal of Applied Physics: 9, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics: 1, Applied Physics A: 1, Materials Science & Engineering B: 1, Applied Surface Science: 1, IEEE Transactions in Nanotechnology: 1, Solid State Communications: 1, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials: 1

Contributions in Life Science/Pharma journals:

PlosOne: 2, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease: 1, Materials Science & Engineering C: 1, Applied Biochem and Biotechnology: 1, AAPS Pharmatech: 1
 


1. Materials for magnetic applications

Physical Review Letters 2005, 95, 227205,
Advanced Functional Materials, 2006, 16, 71 (Cited 19 times)
Physical Review B, 2002, 65, 172405 (Cited 91 times)
Physical Review B (Rapid communications), 2002, 66, 060403 (Cited 108 times)
Physical Review B, 2003, 68, 214409 (Cited 38 times)
Euro Physics Letters, 64, 98 (2003) (Cited 13 times)
Journal of Materials Chemistry, 15, 810 (2005) (Cited 88 times)
Applied Physics Letters, 2006, 89, 023107 (Cited 17 times)
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2007, 111, 14060 (Cited 14 times)
J. Phys. Chem. C, 113, 3426 (2009)
Nanotechnology, 15, S570 (2004) (Cited 38 times)
J. Appl. Physics, 104, 063901 (2008) 4, 192. (Cited 11 times)
Journal of Applied Physics 95, 1439 (2004) (Cited 116 times)
Journal of Applied Physics, 107, 09A902 (2010)
Journal of Applied Physics, 97, 10C912, (2005)
Journal of Applied Physics, 97, 10C104 (2005). (Cited 15 times)
Synthetic metals, 151, 211,2005. (Cited 58 times)
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 288C, 443 (2005) (Cited 36 times)
J. Magn. Magn. Mater., 307, 227(2005) (Cited 46 times)
IEEE Transactions in Nanotechnology, 4, 59 (2005)
Journal of Solid State Chemistry 184, 391-400, 2011 (Cited 47 times)
Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 4, 192 (2004) (Cited 16 times)
Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 8, 4086–4091 (2008)
Materials Science & Engineering B, 106, 95 (2004) (Cited 15 times)
Current Science, 79, 99 (2000)

2. Coordination polymers and related materials (magnetism):

Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 591-599 (Cited 30 times)
Chem. Comm., 2011, 47, 11008-11010 (Cited 21 times)
Chemical Communication, 24, 2806.( 2004) (Cited 118 times)
Inorganic Chemistry, 50, 3855–3865 (2011) (Cited 45 times)
Inorganic Chemistry, 2012, 51, 8317
Crystal Growth & Design 2011, 11 (4), pp 1215–1222 (Cited 16 times)
Crystal Growth & Design, 11, 139-146, 2011
Crystal Growth & Design, 10 (6), pp 2475–2478 (2010). (Cited 19 times)
Cryst. Growth Des. 2012, 12, 1571−1578
Crystal Growth & Design, 10 (6), pp 2475–2478 (2010).
Crystal Growth & Design 6, 1453, 2006 (Cited 28 times)
Cryst. Growth Des., 2012, 12 (1), pp 12–17

3. Ferroelectric materials

Journal of American Chemical Society, 2006, 128, 11958 (Cited 103 times)
International Journal of Nanotechnology, 7, 919 (2010).

4. Multiferroic materials

J. Phys. Chem. C, 114 (5), pp 2108–2115 (2010) (Cited 76 times)
J. Phys. Chem. C, 114 (28), 12104-12109 (2010)
J. Applied Physics, 107, 013912, (2010) (Cited 10 times)
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2010, 114 (29), 12432-12439 (Cited 27 times)
J. Phys. Chem. C 2011, 115, 2954–2960
J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116, 19503
Solid State Communications, 2011, 151, 55-60.
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2013, 46, 045301
Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 2011, 13, 1019.
Journal of Applied Physics, 2011, 109, 064309.
J. Appl. Phys. 2011, 110, 124301.

5. Plasmonic materials and quantum clusters

Nanoscale 2013, 5, 1882-1893
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2007, 111, 6933 (Cited 15 times)
J. Phys. Chem. C, 113, 3478 (2009)
J. Phys. Chem. C, 113, 21493–21500, (2009) (Cited 10 times)
Applied Surface Science, Volume 257, Issue 16, Pages 7184-7189 2011
Current Nanoscience, 2012, 8, 130-140
Nano Research, 2014.

6. Biogenic materials

Chemistry of Materials, 2008, 20, 1484-1491 (Cited 24 times)
J. Mater. Chem. 2007, 17, 3910
Materials Science & Engineering C, 33 (2013) 1247–1253
Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanomanufacturing, Vol. 3, pp. 1–7, 2013

7. Semiconducting materials

Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2005, 109, 15221 (Cited 21 times)
Applied Physics Letters, 2005, 87, 062506 (Cited 31 times)
RSC Advances, 2013, 3, 1933-1940
RSC Advances, 2013. 3, 10363-10369

 

8. Phosphors (rare earth fluorides)

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 19189.

9. Characterization of materials using various advanced techniques

Chem. Commun., 6, 712-714 (2008) (Cited 9 times)
J. Phys. Chem. B, 113, 7927, (2009)
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2012, 116, 14533–14540
PLoS ONE 4(11): e7718. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007718, 2009
Applied Physics Letters, 101, 104102 (2012)
Journal of Electron Microscopy, 57, 113 (2008) (Cited 10 times)
AAPS PharmSciTech 10, 547-558 (2009)
Applied Biochem and Biotechnology, 157, 463-472 (2008)


Professional Experience:

  • July 2009-continued Senior scientist National Chemical Laboratory, Pune-411 008, India

  • April 2005- June 2009 Scientist National Chemical Laboratory, Pune-411 008, India

  • October 2002-March 2005 Post Doctoral Fellow (Collaborator: Prof. S. Hariharan) Functional Materials Laboratory, Department of Physics University of South Florida, Tampa, Fl

  • December 2000-September 2002 Post Doctoral Fellow (Collaborator: Prof. Gil Markovich) Department of Chemical Physics, School of Chemistry Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, 69978 Tel Aviv, Israel


Educational Qualification:

  • 1993 B.Sc. (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Jaipur (M. S.J. College), India.

  • 1995 M.Sc. (Physics) from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur (M.S.J. College, Bharatpur), India.

  • 2000 Ph. D. (Physical Sciences) from School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi –110067, India


Experimental skills available in the group: 

  • Advanced microscopy methods: Piezoresponse force microscopy, force spectroscopy, electric force microscopy (cellular interaction, polymer nanocomposites), electron microscopy.                                                                       

  • Optical methods: Spectroscopic ellipsometry, Raman spectroscopy (from liquid nitrogen to 600o C)                                                                                               

  • Magnetism methods: Low temperature (2 K - 400 K) and high magnetic field setup (9 Tesla):  Vibrating sample magnetometry, SQUID magnetometry, AC susceptometry.                                                                                                                                                                        

  • Impedance/resisitivity methods: Impedance spectroscopy down to 2 K, magnetoimpedance (9 Tesla), magnetoresistance, Hall effect.                                                                                                                                                                                             

  • Thermal measurement: Specific heat capacity, thermoelectric figure of merit, thermal conductivity, magnetoheat capacity                                          

  • Self-assembly methods: Langmuir Blodgett method 


Honors/Distinctions/Awards/Significant Achievements:

• Highlighted by the American Chemical Society among Authors of High Quality Research in ACS Journals in India (2012)

• Scientist of the Year Award in 2010 at National Chemical Laboratory Instituted by NCL Research Foundation- R A Mashelkar Endowment Fund.

• Discussion Leader of a session on “Spin-Polarized Materials” at 2010 Gordon Conference on Magnetic Nanostructure held at Maine, USA from August 8th – 13th, 2010.

• Young Scientist Award in Physical Sciences for the year 2008 instituted by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India.

• Received “National Merit Scholarship” from 1990--95 from Deptt. of Education, Government of India.

• First position (Rajasthan state) in National Graduate Level Physics Examination -1993, Conducted by Indian Association of Physics Teachers.

• Received Junior Research Fellowship from 1995--97 and Senior Research Fellowship from 1997-2000 from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi through its entrance examination.


Invited talks:

2015

  1. Invited lecture at one-day symposium on “Nanotechnology-based Drug Delivery: Opportunities & Challenges” on 11th April 2015 organized by Maliba Pharmacy College, Uka Tarsadia University, Bardoli, Surat, Gujrat sponsored by GUJCOST.
  2. Invited lecture at Department of Physics, Veer Narmad South Gujrat University titled  “Future of energy on our planet”, on 10th April 2015.
  3. Two lectures in the “National Training Programme on Advances in New and Renewable Energy Materials and Technology (ANREMT-2015)”, on March 23rd, 2015, organized by department of applied physics, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad-826004, Jharkhand sponsored by MNRE, Govt. of India.
  4. Invited lecture on March 3rd 2015 at National Conference on Microscopy & Advances in Material Sciences (NCMAMS-2015) organized by Department of Physics, University of Jammu, Jammu-180006, India (March 2nd to March 4th, 2015).
  5. Invited lecture on March 1st, 2015, at third annual session of Rajasthan Science Congress (RSCIII) held at Manipal University, Jaipur from February 28th to March 2nd, 2015 focussed on Science, Technology & Innovation for FEW(Food, energy and water) Security in Next Decade”.                                                                                                                                                                    2014
  6.  Invited lecture on 19th December 2014 at3rd National seminar on physics of materials and materials based device fabrication-2014 (3rd NSPM-MDF-2014) organized by Department of Physics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur during 19th & 20th December 2014.
  7. Invited lecture on 7th November 2014 at National Conference on Nano- and Functional materials (NFM-2014) organized by the Department of Chemistry, Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani.
  8. Invited lecture at National Conference on Recent trends in Science and Technology RTST2014, on November, 2014 organized by the department of chemistry, Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur.
  9. Invited lecture on 18th September 2014 in National Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, organized by Center for Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CRNN), University of Calcutta on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the University of Calcutta during 18th to 19th September 2014.
  10. Invited talk on 4th September 2014 in the National workshop on XRD techniques for materials characterization (X’Raydiate 2014) organized by the Department of Physics, Saurashtra University, Rajkot from September 4th-5th, 2014.
  11. Two invited lectures (in materials and life sciences theme) in the International Conference on Electron Microscopy & 35th annual meeting of electron microscope society of India (EMSI) held from July 9th to 11th, 2014 at University of Delhi, India.
  12. Chief guest lecture and series of two lectures at Department of Chemical Engineering, Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune on 23rd June, 2014.
  13. Invited lecture on 3rd June 2014, in TEQIP sponsored Faculty Development Program on “A Workshop on Characterization of Macro-, Micro- and Nanomaterials” during June 2-6, 2014 organized by Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science, College of Engineering, Pune.
  14.  Invited lecture on 7th April 2014 at TEQIP sponsored workshop under faculty development programme during 7th April to 11th April 2014. The title of the workshop is “Nanomaterial characterization and Applications in devices” organized by the department of physics, college of engineering, Pune.
  15. The MRSI medal lecture on 14th February 2014 organized by the Materials Research Society of India (25th Annual General Body Meeting) at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
  16. Lecture on 10th February 2014 at D Y Patil Institute of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Pune, india  
  17. Golden Jubilee Lecture, organized by department of physics, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapally on 30th January 2014.
  18.  Lecture in “National Symposium on Current Trends in Chemical and Nano Sciences (CTCNS-2014), 17-18 January, 2014 organized by Department of Chemistry, Shivaji University, Kolhapur on 17th January, 2014.
  19. Lecture on 16th January 2014 in the “Advanced Workshop on Dielectric Spectroscopy” jointly organized by Defense Institute of Technology, Pune and Sinsil International” 15-16 January 2014.                                                                                                       2013
  20. One lecture at Indian Institute of Technology-Mandi, in 2nd National symposium on nanobiotechnology organized by Department of Chemistry on 9th December 2013.
  21. Two lectures at the workshop in Electron Microscopy organized by Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology-Mandi from 10-11, December, 2013.
  22. Chief guest and Invited lecture at TEQIP-II sponsored Faculty Development programme on December 2nd, 2013 at Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science, College of Engineering Pune.
  23. Invited lecture on 28th November 2013, Department of Chemistry, University of Pune in Faculty Refresher Course organized by the UGC-academic staff college.
  24. A popular talk on 20th October 2013 to school kids titled: “How to experience the world beyond our senses- down to atomic level? organized by the Exciting Science Group under an outreach programme at NCL venture center, Pune.
  25. Invited talk and Chief guest at Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology- Trichy on 16th July 2013 in their Faculty Development Program on Physics for Emerging Technologies.
  26. Session Co-organizer and invited talk in “SEM & SPM in Life Sciences”, and another invited talk in the session on microstructural changes in metals & semiconductors at International Conference on Electron Microscopy and XXXIV Annual meeting of the electron microscope society of India (EMSI) from July 3rd to 5th, 2013, Jointly organized by Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), Kolkata and East Zone Chapter of EMSI.
  27. Invited talk at Delhi University, “National Seminar on Frontiers of Condensed Matter Physics" organized by Department of Physics, from 12th to 14th April 2013.
  28. Invited talk at Delhi University, in the conference organized by University of Delhi (M.Tech. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Program), on the “Progress of Academics and Industry in the Development of Nanotechnology” from 21st to 22nd March 2013.
  29. Invited talk at National Physical Laboratory, in the 1st National Seminar on Standardization for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology", organized by the Director, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi along with DST on 25-26 february 2013.
  30. Invited talk at Bristol University in “International conference on Nanomaterial Futures”, organised by Department of Physics, University of Bristol, UK and Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials in Bristol from February 17th to 20th, 2013.
  31. Invited lecture at the Department of Microbiology Modern college of Arts, Science and Commerce, Shivajinagar, Pune-5 in Lecture Series on “Nanotechnology in Microbiology” on 12th February, 2013.
  32. Invited talk at Physics Department, University of Pune in the National Conference on Functional Materials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications”, on January 31st, 2013.                                                                                                                2012
  33. Invited lecture at National Conference on Biodiversity and It’s Role in Modern World, October 12th to 13th, 2012 organized by UGC at SMA Science College, Shirpur, District Dhule, Maharashtra.
  34. Two lectures at a Refresher Course organized at Department of physics, University of Pune, from Monday, 08 October, 2012 to Saturday, 28 October, 2012.
  35. Invited lecture on Electron Microscopy at Banasthali University, Rajasthan in a workshop on materials characterization techniques organized under “Consolidation of University Research for Innovation and Excellence (CURIE)” programme for improving research and development facilities in Women universities funded by DST, India on 3rd October 2012.
  36. Chief guest and invited speaker at National Conference on Nanotechnology in Maharashtra Mahavidyalaya, Nilanga, Dist: Latur (M. S.) from 07th to 08th Sept. 2012.
  37. Invited talk during “NANOTECHNOLOGY-Faculty Development Programme” organized by Visveswaraya Technological University (VTU) jointly with Vision Group on Science & Technology, Govt. of Karnataka in association with Department of Biotechnology of Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Davangere, on 14th April 2012 at VTU, Belgaum, Karnataka.     2011
  38. Chief guest and Keynote address at first national conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamental & Applications at Vinayakrao Patil college Vaijapur 29th January 2011.
  39. Chief guest and Inaugural address at workshop on "Nanotechnology: Upshots in Interdisciplinary Research" during 02 - 06 August 2011 organized at Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Engineering and Science, IPS Academy, Indore.
  40. Two lectures at “Faculty Development Programme on “DERIVATISATION OF NANO MATERIAL FOR DRUG DELIVERY AND BIO.MEDICAL APPLICATIONS.” funded by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi” from 12th July 2011 to 25th July 2011, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPS), SIKSHA O ANUSANDHAN UNIVERSITY, Kalinga Nagar, SUM Hospital Road,  Ghatikia, Bhubaneswar – 751003,Orissa, India.
  41. Two lectures at the refresher course in chemistry organized by UGC-academic staff college, Goa University, India  from 31.3.2011 to 21.4.2011.
  42. Lecture at “SPS@25: Looking Forward” a conference organized by the School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi from 10th – 11th March 2011 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee.
  43. Two invited lectures at Symposium on "Chemistry in human well-being: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges" held from 4th – 5th March 2011 in the department of chemistry, Goa University.
  44. Lecture at conference on “Frontiers in Physics-IV”, Department of Physics, Fergusson College Pune,  February 8th, 2011.            2010
  45. Lead lecture and session chair at National Symposium on “Molecular Approaches for Management of Fungal Diseases of Crop Plants” during 27-30, December, 2010 at Indian Institute of Horticulture Research, Bangalore.
  46. Invited for two lectures at “National Workshop on Characterization and Properties of Exotic Materials Physics Department (UGC Centre for Advanced Studies), University of Allahabad, Allahabad January 10 - 12, 2011 organized by MRSI-Allahabad Chapter & Allahabad University.
  47. Discussion Leader at the Gordon Conference on Magnetic Nanostructure held in USA in August 2010.
  48. Invited speaker, session chair, valedictory session member at “National Seminar on Frontiers of Condensed Matter Physics”, March 27th, 2010, Department of Physics, Aligarh Muslim University.
  49. Keynote speaker in National Seminar on Applications of Nanotechnology in Biomedical Sciences at Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, A.P. on March 6, 2010.
  50. Dr. R. A. Mashelkar Endowment Fund, NCL Research Foundation Scientist of the Year Award 2010 Lecture 26th February 2010.
  51. Invited talk at “Workshop on Synthesis of Nanomaterials” organized by the Department of Physics, University of Mumbai & Materials Research Society, Mumbai Chapter on 23rd February 2010.
  52. Invited talk at India-Singapore Join Physics Symposium (ISJPS) during 18th -21st February, 2010 at Physics Department, Central University Hyderabad.
  53. Two lectures on smart materials & multiferroics in the CEP course on PZT / Smart Materials / Electroceramics during 01 – 05 February – 2010 at Armament Research and Development Establishment (Defence Research Organization, India).
  54. Invited speaker, session chair, poster review committee member and conference advisory committee member for the National Conference on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology at NIT-Nagpur in 18th -20th January 2010.                                                       2009
  55. Invited talks (two). National Seminar on Photonics and Quantum Structures. November 4-6, 2009. NSPQS-2009 organized by Department of Physics, Tezpur Central University, Napaam, Assam, India.
  56. Lecture Series on Nanoscience on Department of Chemical Engineering, VNIT, Nagpur. October 26th – 27th, 2009. Gave seven lectures.
  57. Invited lecture series (four lectures) from 27th – 28th August 2009 at Indian School of Mines.
  58. Invited lecture at Department of Chemistry, Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology, Rohini, Delhi.
  59. Invited lecture series on “Nanobiotechnology” at National Institute of Technology, Surat.
  60. Invited talk at Conference on Mesogenic and Ferroic Materials (CMFM09)" from January 09 to January 11, 2009 in the Dept. of Physics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.                                                                                                                           2007
  61. Invited Talk at Indo- Brazilian Workshop on “Molecular Materials including Nano-Materials” from October 4th, 2007 to October 6th, 2007.
  62. Seventh talk in the Scientist’s Lecture Series at the Chemical Engineering & Polymer Division, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune- September 2007.
  63. Invited Talk at Department of Physics at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India on July 30th, 2007. Title:  Part-1: "Understanding the mechanism of microbial synthesis of nanomaterials & new concept of Biomilling; Part- 2: "From magnetism to ferroelectricity in sub-10 nm particles.
  64. Invited Talk at School of Physical Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, on July 31th, 2007. Title:  Part-1: "Understanding the mechanism of microbial synthesis of nanomaterials & new concept of Biomilling; Part- 2: "From magnetism to ferroelectricity in sub-10 nm particles.                                                                                                                                                                             2006
  65. Invited speaker at Indo-UK meeting on Nanoscience organized by the British Council from 20-21 November, 2006 at the S.N.Bose National centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata.
  66. Invited talk in Indo-Israel workshop on” From Molecules to composites: interdisciplinary approaches to materials research”, Organized jointly by JNCASR and IISC Bangalore from May 5th- May 8th 2006.
  67. Two invited lectures on “Introduction to Nano-biotechnology” in Department of Botony, University of Pune in the orientation program for college lecturers organized by UGC.
  68. Invited lecture at  CMMP06- “National Conference on Condensed matter and Materials Physics”, January 19-21, 2006 Baroda, GJ.                                                                                                                                                                                                       2005 and earlier
  69. Invited Speaker - “National Workshop on Nanotechnology-NANO 2005” , August 27-28, 2005 Bhilai, Chhatishgarh, India.
  70. Invited talk at Solid State Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN  titled “Magnetic Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Assembly, Magnetic and Transport Properties”,  July 12, 2004.
  71. “Composites of magnetic nanoparticles and polymers: synthesis, properties and applications”           (INVITED TALK -: 80th Annual Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition Florida Section of the American Chemical Society FAME 2004  May 6-8th at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando, Florida).
  72. “Magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of arrays of nanoparticles”, (INVITED TALK) (Particles 2004, Orlando, FL, 6-9 March 2004).
  73. “Langmuir-Blodgett and Spin coating as alternate methods of making films”, March-2004.          An invited lecture to the students of SKINS-IGERT (Sensory Knowledge-based Interface Science- Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training) program which is a National Science Foundation sponsored interdisciplinary graduate program at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
  74. School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, 19th January 2004.
  75. Department of Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India, 20th January 2004.
  76. National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India, 21st January 2004.
  77. Department of Physics, University of Pune, Pune, India, 22nd January 2004.
  78. Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India, 23rd January, 2004
  79. S. N. Bose Institute, Kolkata, India, 3rd February, 2004