MESA+ University of Twente
Interfaces and correlated electrons

Curriculum Vitae - Abhimanyu Rana

EXPERIENCE

Postdoctoral Researcher (Jan 2015-Present) at University of Twente and FOM, Netherlands

Postdoctoral fellow (Aug 2012- Dec 2014) at National University of Singapore

PhD Researcher (Aug 2008- May 2012) at National Chemical Laboratory & University of Pune, India

Visiting Fellow (2011) at University of New South Wales, Australia

OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

Reviewer of Scientific Reports (Nature), Applied Physics Letters (AIP), Journal of Applied Physics (AIP), Journal of Materials Chemistry (RSC), RSC Advances, Organic Electronics (Elsevier).

Member of American Physical Society, American Chemical Society and Material Research Society

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. in Physics (2012) from University of Pune (UOP), India

Work Place: Department of Physics, UOP and National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

Title: Heterostructures and Interfaces of Spintronic Oxides: Tunneling and Resistance Switching Studies.

M.Sc. in Physics (2004) from Gurukula Kangari University , India

Dissertation work: National Physical Laboratory, India

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015) by Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM), Netherlands

Best poster award (2010) in international conference “NTAFM” held at NCL, Pune

Best poser award (2010) in physical and materials chemistry on National Science Day at NCL Pune

Junior and Senior Research Fellowship (2005 & 2007) by Defense R & D Organization (DRDO)

PUBLICATIONS

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Correlation of nanoscale behaviour of forces and macroscale surface wettability, A. Rana, A. Patra, M. Annamalai, A. Srivastava, S. Ghosh, K. Stoerzinger, Y. Lee, P. Pattader, N. Satyanarayana, K. Gopinadhan, M. Dykas, K. Poddar, S. Saha, T. Sarkar, B. Kumar, C. Bhatia, L. Giordano, Y. S.-Horn, T. Venkatesan in Nanoscale (2016) DOI: 10.1039/C6NR02076C

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Scaling behavior of the resistive switching in epitaxial bismuth ferrite heterostructures, A. Rana, H. Lu, K. Bogle, Q. Zhang, R. Vasudevan, V. Thakare, A. Gruverman, S. Ogale, N. Valanoor, Advanced Functional Materials 24, 3962 (2014)

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Nanoscale modulation of electronic states across unit cell steps on the surface of an epitaxial colossal magnetoresistance manganite film, A. Rana, K. Bogle, O. Game, S. Patil, N. Valanoor, S. Ogale, Applied Physics Letters 96, 263108 ( 2010)

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High sensitivity low field magnetically gated resistive switching in CoFe2O4/La0.66Sr0.34MnO3 heterostructure, V. Thakare, G. Xing, H. Peng, A. Rana, O. Game, P. A. Kumar, A. Banpurkar, Y. Kolekar, K. Ghosh, T. Wu, D. D. Sarma, S. Ogale, Applied Physics Letters, 100, 172412 (2012)

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Effect of Nb and Ta Substitution on Donor Electron Transport and Ultrafast Carrier Dynamics in Anatase TiO2 Thin Films, K. Gopinadhan, B. Kumar, N. Palina, M. Motapathula, I. Pallecchi, T. P. Sarkar, Y. Zhihua, J. Q. Chen, A. Annadi, A. Rana, A. Srivastava, D. M, J. Chen, Ariando, S. Dhar, A. Rusydi and T. Venkatesan, Journal of Materials Chemistry C 3, 6329 (2015)

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Enhanced efficiency of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells using High Surface Area Thin Anatase TiO2 Nanoleaves, V. Dhas, S. Muduli , S. Agarkar, A. Rana, B. Hannoyer, R. Banerjee, S. Ogale, Solar Energy 85, 1213 (2011)

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From Graphite Oxide to Highly Water Dispersible Functionalized Graphene by Single Step Plant Extract Induced De-oxygenation, D. Mhamane, W. Fawzy, A. Rana, M. Dubey, C. Rode, B. Lefez, B. Hannoyer and S. Ogale, Green Chemistry 13, 1990 (2011)

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Lamellar Melting, Not Crystal Motion, Results in Softening of Polyoxymethylene on Heating, G. Kumaraswamy, N. Surve, R. Mathew, A. Rana, S. Jha, N. Bulakh, A. Nisal, T. G. Ajithkumar, P. Rajamohanan and R. Ratnagiri, Macromolecules 45, 5967 (2012)

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Field effect device based on non-percolating PVDF/MWCNT nanocomposite channel layer, C. Chanmal, M. Deo, A. Rana, J. Jog, S. Ogale, Solid State Communication 151, 1612 (2011)

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Quantum dot bio-conjugate: As a western blot probe for highly sensitive detection of cellular proteins, S. Kale, A. Kale, H. Gholap, A. Rana, R. Desai, S. Ogale , P. Shastry, Journal of Nanoparticle Research 14, 732 (2012)

Manuscripts submitted/near submission/under preparation

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Multilevel resistive switching in vanadium oxide (VO2) thin films: Mott versus Joule heating mechanisms, A. Rana, C. Li, G. Koster, H. Hilgenkamp near submission

2.

Evolution of the subband structure of SrCuO2-capped LaAlO3-SrTiO3 interfaces, mediated by back-gate voltage, A.E.M. Smink, L. Tang, J. Geessinck, A.S. Rana, A. Rastogi, M. Huijben, G. Rijnders, G. Koster, W.G. van der Wiel, H. Hilgenkamp, J.C. Maan, A. McCollam, U. Zeitler, and A. Brinkman near submission

3.

Surface mid-gap states and a large effective mass in anatase TaxTi1-xO2: role of polarons, A, Rana, T. Sarkar, S. Sahah, X. Hai, M. Motapothula, A. Srivastava, K. Gopinadhan, B. Kumar, A. Ariando, L. Ping and T. Venkatesan under preparation.

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Enhanced catalytic activity for fast degradation of water pollutant dyes using CuO nanopetals, G. Lakhotiya, S. Bajaj, A. Nayak, P. Tekade, A. Rana, D. Pradhana, under review

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Quantum oscillations in optically induced high mobility LaAlO3-SrTiO3 interfaces, I. Leermakers, A. Rana, A. Brinkman, H. Hilgenkamp, J.C. Maan, and U. Zeitler, under preparation

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Metallic surface state in fully strained tetragonal La-doped Barium Iridate film on SrTiO3, H. J. H. Ma, Ping Yang, A. Rana, M. Motapothula, Z. S. Lim, T. Venkatesan, Ariando under preparation

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Femtosecond laser spectroscopy investigations and enhanced water splitting in laser annealed WO3 thin film, B. Kumar, M. M. Dykas, M. Motapothula, A. Patra, J. Q. Chen, T. P. Sarkar, S. Saha, A. Rana, S. Mathew, K. Gopinadhan, T. Venkatesan under preparation

Patent:

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High Sensitive Magnetic Tunable Resistive Switching, S. B. Ogale, D. D. Sarma; A. Rana, V. Thakare, P. A. Kumar US Patent filed (US20140287534 A1

CONFERENCES

Invited Talk

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Electric Field Effects in Oxides Hetero-Interfaces with Bismuth Ferrite, ­A. Rana at Indo-Italian 2nd bilateral workshop Nanoscale Excitation in Emergent Materials (NEEM 2015), sponsored by the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Accademia dei Lincei in Rome, Italy

Contributory Talks

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Resistive switching in vanadium oxide (VO2) thin films, Abhimanyu Rana, Chuan Li, Gertjan Koster, Hans Hilgenkamp, accepted in CMD-26 organized by European Physical Society in Netherlands (2016)

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Probing the Strong Electronic Correlations in Metal Oxides Thin Films: Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy Studies, A. Rana, T. Sarkar, X. Hai, K. Gopinadhan, A. Srivastava, S. Saha, A. Ariando, L. K. Ping, T. Venkatesan, in ICMAT-2013 organized by MRS-Singapore (2013)

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Scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy studies across unit cell step in epitaxial thin film of CMR manganite, A. Rana, K. Bogle, S. Patil, N. Valanoor and S. Ogale, at 11th Joint MMM/Inermag conference-2010 organized by IEEE & AIP in Washington DC, USA (2010)

Selected posters

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Probing the Nanoscale Behaviour of Forces for Macroscale Surface Wettability, A. Rana, A. Patra, M. Annamalai, A. Srivastava, S. Ghosh, K. Stoerzinger, Y. Lee, P. Pattader, N. Satyanarayana, K. Gopinadhan, M. Dykas, K. Poddar, S. Saha, T. Sarkar, B. Kumar, C. Bhatia, L. Giordano, Y. S.-Horn, T. Venkatesan, at ICMAT-2015 Singapore (Awarded for best poster)

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Resistive Switching in Multiferroic Heterostructures: Understanding Film Thickness dependences, A. Rana, H. Lu, K. Bogle, R. Vasudevan, V. Thakare, A. Gruverman, S. Ogale, N. Valanoor, at Workshop of Oxide Electronics (WOE)-2013 at NUS Singapore

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Defects and Doping Induced Strong Correlations in Metal Oxides Thin Films: Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy Studies, A. Rana, T. Sarkar, S. Saha, X. Hai, A. Srivastava, K. Gopinadhan, A. Ariando, L. K. Ping, T Venkatesan, at WOE-2013 at NUS Singapore

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Scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy studies of CMR manganite thin films A. Rana, K. Bogle, S. Patil, N. Valanoor and S. Ogale, at NTAFM-2009 at NCL India (Awarded for best poster)