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MPRI (Materials Physics Research Institute)

Active Researchers

Prof. Somnath Bhattacharyya

My research interests include: Quantum transport properties and nano-electronics - Nano-Carbon based quantum devices for information science, Low-dimensional Carbon superlattice & fast nano-electronic devices, Carbon nanotubes & semiconductor nanowires: Optoelectronics, Quantum Transport properties of Nano-crystalline diamond, Electronic properties of Amorphous low-dimensional carbon thin films


Prof. Darrell Comins

Prof Commins is Chairman, Materials Physics Research Institute, Director, Optical Spectroscopy Laboratory and Director, Raman and Luminescence Laboratory.


Prof. Trevor Derry

Research Interests: Ion implantation, ion beam analysis and surface studies.


Dr. Jonathan Keartland

Research Interests: Application of magnetic resonance techniques to solid systems including diamond, carbon nanomaterials and molecular solids; Physics Education


Mr. Lesias Kotane

Research Interests: Organic photovoltaics; Elastic properties of solids; Physics education


Dr. Marjorie Mujaji

Research Interests:
(i) Absorption spectroscopy and site-selective laser spectroscopy of defects in solids
(ii) Raman spectroscopy of superionic conductors


Prof. Deena Naidoo

Research Interests: Radioactive Mossbauer Spectroscopy; Transmission Mossbauer spectroscopy (Room Temperature and in-situ); Room Temperature Conversion Electron Mossbauer Spectroscopy (CEMS)


Dr. Bhekumusa Mathe

Research Interests: Hard and superhard materials study; Zinc Oxide nanorods study; ReB2 intrigue.


Prof. Elias Sideras-Haddad

Research Interests: Nuclear Structure; Nuclear-Solid State Physics.


Mr. Ibrahim Usman

Research Interests: Development of new materials for sensor and solar cell applications.


Dr. Daniel Wamwangi




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