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Dr. Sunil Chauhan

Assistant Professor, Physics

sunil.chauhan@sharda.ac.in

About

Dr. Sunil Chauhan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, School of Basis Sciences and Research, Sharda University. He received his M. Sc. degree from Department of Physics and Astrophysics, Delhi University and M. Tech (Materials Science) from JIIT, NOIDA. He has completed Ph. D. on Synthesis and Characterizations of Multifunctional Nanostructured Materials from JIIT, NOIDA.

He is actively working on synthesis and characterization of multiferroic materials, functional nano-materials, nano-photocatalyst and dye sensitized solar cell. He has published several peer reviewed papers (43) in reputed international journals and international/national conferences (12). His publications have received more than 956 citations and has  h-index of 15. He has attended several international/national conferences/workshops/schools/hands on training programs and presented his research work.

Experience
  • 5 years (Research)
  •  6 Years (Teaching)
Qualification
  • Ph. D
  • M. Sc (Physics)
  • M. Tech (Materials Science)
Research

Funded Projects:

  • Completed Project, “Synthesis of Alkali ions (Li, Na and K) doped BiFeO3 -Graphene Oxide nanostructured materials for Photo-catalytic and supercapacitor application” Seed Fund Sharda University, Amount- 200000/, November 2018.
  • Ongoing Project, “Synthesis of Alkali ions (Li, Na and K) doped BiFeO₃-Graphene Oxide nanostructured materials for Visible Light Photocatalytic application”, Teachers Associateship for Research Excellence TAR/2019/000210 Science and Engineering Research Board SERB, Amount- 18,30,000/, November 2019

Patents

  • Sunil Chauhan et al, “AN ELECTROSPINNING UNIT FOR PRODUCING NANOFIBERS”, Indian Patent, Application No. 20211159461 A, 2021.
  • Sunil Chauhan, Mohit Sahni, Chief Anand, Babita Tripathi, Ram Chandra Singh, Satyendra Singh, Pankaj Gupta, Manoj Kumar, Munendra Singh, “PHOTOCATALYTIC ACTIVITY OF Na SUBSTITUTED BISMUTH FERRITE NANOPARTICLES AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING THE SAME, Indian Patent, Application No.202111037400 A, 2021.
  • Babita Tripathi, Sunil Chauhan, Mohit Sahni, Ram Chandra Singh,     Manoj Kumar, Pankaj Gupta, Satyendra Singh, “MULTILAYER 2D MOS2 NANOFLOWERS AND PROCESS FOR SYNTHESIZING MOS2 NANOFLOWERS” Indian Patent, Application No. 202111037242 A, 2021.
  • Sonia Rani, Mohit Sahni, Lalit Chauahn, R. M. Mehra, Sunil Chauhan, Pankaj Gupta, Pyush Kumar Gupta, “SMART MONITORING SYSTEM FOR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES” Indian Patent, Application No. 202111031415, 2021.
  • Sristi Aggarwal, Mohit Sahni, Lalit Chauahn, Sunil Chauhan, “SMART Walking ASSISTANCE DEVICE FOR VISUALLY IMPARTED PEOPLE” Indian Patent, Application No. 202111030196, 2021

PUBLICATIONS (INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS)

  • Tripathi B., Pandit S., Sharma A., Chauhan S., et al. “Modification of graphite sheet anode with Iron (II, III) oxide-carbon dots for enhancing the performance of microbial fuel cell”, Catalyst (Accepted) 2022. (I. F. 4.5)
  • Tripathi B., Chauhan S. et. al., “Study of Phase Transition, Magnetic, Optical and Photocatalytic Properties of Ca-Ni doped BiFeO3 Nanoparticles”, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 33,16856–16873 2022. (I. F. 2.77)
  • Kebede, M.T., Devi, S., Dillu, V. and Chauhan, S., “Effects of Sm and Cr co-doping on structural, magnetic, optical, and photocatalytic properties of BiFeO3 nanoparticles”, Materials Science & Engineering B, 283, 115859, 2022. (I. F. 4.051)
  • Kebede, M.T., Devi, S., Dillu, V. and Chauhan, S., “Structural transition and enhanced magnetic, optical, and photocatalytic properties of novel Ce-Ni co-doped BiFeO3 nanoparticles”, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 2022 (Accepted). (I. F. 4.6)
  • Gupta P., Sahni M., Chauhan S., “Cobalt, Nickel and Copper doped non-stoichiometric cadmium gallate as a prominent magnetic and photocatalytic material”, Chemical Physic, 554, 2022, 111414. (I. F. 2.77)
  • Kebede, M.T., Devi, S., Dillu, V. and Chauhan, S., “Influence of novel Cd–Ni co-substitution on structural, magnetic, optical and photocatalytic properties of BiFeO3 nanoparticles. Journal of Alloys and Compounds”, 894, 2022, 162552, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2021.162552. (I. F. 6.37)
  • Kebede, Mekonnen Tefera, Venus Dillu, Sheela Devi, and Sunil Chauhan. "Crystal structure refinement and magnetic properties of Sm3+ doped BiFeO3 nanoparticles." Physica B: Condensed Matter 624 (2022): 413374. (I. F. 2.44)
  • Chauhan, S., Kumar, M., Yousuf, A., Rathi, P., Sahni, M., Singh, S., Effect of Na/Co co-substituted on structural, magnetic, optical and photocatalytic properties of BiFeO3 nanoparticles. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 263, 124402, 2021. (I. F. 4.09)
  • Sahni, M., Mukhopadhyay, S., Mehra, R. M., Chauhan, S., Sati, P. C., Kumar, M., Kumar, N., Effect of Yb/Co co-dopants on surface chemical bonding states of BiFeO3 nanoparticles with promising photocatalytic performance in dye degradation. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 152, 109926, 2021. (I. F. 3.99)
  • Gupta, P., Sahni, M., Chauhan, S., Manifestation of multifunction capabilities by stabilizing cadmium together with zinc and aluminum in spinel oxide. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 32, 15317–15330 (2021). (I. F. 2.47)
  • Gupta, P., Sahni, M., Chauhan, S. “Enhanced photoluminescence properties of rare earth elements doped Y0.50Gd0.50BO3 phosphor and its application in red and green LEDs”, Optik, 240, 166810, 2021. (I. F. 2.44)
  • Dillu, V., Kebede, M. T., Devi, S., Chauhan, S., Synthesis and characterization of samarium substituted bismuth ferrites nanoparticles. Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 34, pp. 813-816, 2021.
  • Kumar, M., Sati, P.C., Kumar, A., Sahni, M., Negi, P., Singh, H., Chauhan, S. and Chaurasia, S.K., “Recent advances on magnetoelectric coupling in BiFeO3: Technological achievements and challenges”, Materials Today: Proceedings, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2020.10.685.
  • Sahni, M., Kumar, S., Chauhan, S., Singh, M., Pandit, S., Sati, P.C., Kumar, M., Kumar, A. and Kumar, N., 2021. Structural, optical and photocatalytic properties of Ni doped BiFeO3 nanoparticles. Materials Today: Proceedings, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2020.10.234.
  • Chauhan, S., Tripathi, B., Kumar, M., Sahni, M., Singh, R. C., Singh, S., Influence of Na substitution on structural, magnetic, optical and photocatalytic properties of bismuth ferrite nanoparticles. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, vol. 31(22), pp. 20191-20209, 2020. (I. F. 2.47)
  • Kebede, M. T., Dillu, V., Devi, S., Chauhan, S., Phase transition and optical properties of samarium-doped BiFeO3 nanoparticles. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, vol. 31(22), pp. 19950-19960, 2020. (I. F. 2.47)
  • Sahni, M., Mukaherjee, S., Hamid, A., Kumar, D., Chauhan, S., & Kumar, N., Structural, optical, magnetic, dielectric, and photocatalytic properties of Sm-and Ni-substituted BiFeO3 nanoparticles. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, vol. 31(10), pp. 7798-7810, 2020. (I. F. 2.47)
  • Sahni, M., Kumar, D., Chauhan, S., Singh, M., Kumar, N., Study of structural, optical and photocatalytic activity of Sm and Ni doped BiFeO3 (BFO) and BFO@ZnO nanostructure. Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 28, pp. 56-60, 2020.
  • Chauhan S., Kumar M., et al. “Ca-Li Substitution driven Structural, Dynamics of Electron Density, Spin Phonon Coupling and Magnetic properties of BiFeO3 nanoparticles” J. Alloys and Compd., vol. 811, pp. 151965, 2019. (I. F. 5.32)
  • Kumar M., Arora M., Chauhan S., Panday H., "Structural, magnetic, dielectric, vibrational and optical properties of Zr substituted Bi0.90Gd0.10FeO3 multiferroics", J. Alloys and Compd., vol. 735, pp. 684-691, 2018. (I. F. 5.32)
  • Kumar M., Arora M., Chauhan S., Joshi S., “Raman spectroscopy probed spin-two phonon coupling and improved magnetic and optical properties in Dy and Zr substituted BiFeO3 nanoparticles” J. Alloys and Compd., vol. 692, pp. 236-242, 2017. (I. F. 5.32)
  • Chauhan S., Kumar M., Pal P., "Substitution driven Structural and Magnetic properties and spin phonon coupling in Sr-doped BiFeO3 nanoparticles", RSC Advances vol. 6, pp. 68028-68040, 2016.
  • Chauhan S., Kumar M., Chhoker S., Katyal S. C. and Singh M., "Substitution driven Structural and Magnetic Transformation in Ca-doped BiFeO3 nanoparticles", RSC Advances vol. 6, pp. 43080-43090, 2016.
  • Chauhan S., Kumar M., Chhoker S., Katyal S. C., " A comparative study on the structural, vibrational, dielectric, magnetic and optical properties of Microcrystalline, Nanocrystalline BiFeO3 and Core-shell Structured BiFeO3@SiO2 Nanocomposites", Journal of Alloys and Compounds vol. 666, pp. 454-467, 2016.
  • Chauhan S., Kumar M., Chhoker S., Katyal S. C., Jewariya M., Suma B. N. and Kunte G., “Structural modification and enhanced magnetic properties with two phonon in Ca-Co codoped BiFeO3 nanoparticles” Ceramics Internationals, Vol. 41, Issue 10, Part B, pp. 14306-14314, 2015.
  • Chauhan S., Kumar M., Chhoker S., Katyal S. C., Singh H., Jewariya M., and Yadav K. L., “Multiferroic, magnetoelectric and optical properties of Mn doped BiFeO3 nanoparticles” Solid State Communications, vol.152, pp. 525-529, 2012.
  • Chauhan S., Arora M., Sati P. C., Chhoker S., Katyal S. C. and Kumar M., “Structural, vibrational, optical, magnetic and dielectric properties Bi1-xBaxFeO3 nanoparticles” Ceramics International vol.39, pp. 6399-6405, 2013.
  • Chauhan S., Kumar M., Chhoker S., Katyal S. C. and Awana V. P. S, “Structural, vibrational, optical and magnetic properties of sol-gel derived Nd doped ZnO Nanoparticles” Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, vol.24, pp. 5102-5110, 2013.
  • Arora M., Chauhan S., Sati P. C. and Kumar M. and Chhoker S., “Structural, magnetic and optical properties of Ho–Co codoped BiFeO3 nanoparticles” Material Letters, vol. 132, pp. 327-330 2014.
  • Arora M., Chauhan S., Sati P. C. and Kumar M. and Chhoker S., “Evidence of spin-two phonon coupling and improved multiferroic behavior of Bi1− xDyxFeO3 nanoparticles” Ceramics Internationals, vol. 40, pp. 13347-13356, 2014.
  • Arora M., Chauhan S., Sati P. C., Kumar M., Chhoker S. and Kotnala R. K., “Spin-phonon coupling and improved multiferroic properties of Zr substituted BiFeO3 nanoparticles” Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics vol. 25, pp. 4286-4299, 2014.
  • Arora M., Chauhan S., Sati P. C. and Kumar M., “Effect of Non-magnetic Ions Substitution on Structural, Magnetic and Optical Properties of BiFeO3 Nanoparticles” Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, vol. 27, pp. 1867-1871, 2014.
  • Sati P. C., Arora M., Chauhan S., Kumar M. and Chhoker S., “ Structural, magnetic, vibrational and impedance properties of Pr and Ti codoped BiFeO3 multiferroic ceramics” Ceramics International, vol. 40, pp. 7805-7816, 2014.  
  • Sati P. C., Arora M., Chauhan S., Kumar M. and Chhoker S., “Effect of Dy substitution on structural, magnetic and optical properties of BiFeO3 ceramics” Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solid, 2013,  vol.75, pp. 105-108, 2014.
  • Sati P. C., Arora M., Chauhan S., Kumar M. and Chhoker S., “Rietveld analysis, magnetic, vibrational and impedance properties of (Bi1-xPrx)(Fe1-xZrx)O3 ceramics” Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics vol.24, pp. 5023-5034, 2013.
  • Arora M., Sati P. C., Chauhan S., Singh H, Yadav K. L., Chhoker S. and Kumar M., “Structural, magnetic and optical properties of Bi(1-x)DyxFeO3 nanoparticles synthesized by sol-gel method” Materials Letters, vol.96, pp. 71-73, 2013.
  • Sati P. C., Arora M., Chauhan S., Chhoker S., and Kumar M., “Structural, magnetic, and optical properties of Pr and Zr codoped BiFeO3 multiferroic ceramics” Journal of Applied Physics, vol.112, pp. 094102-6, 2012.
  • Arora M., Sati P. C., Chauhan S., Chhoker S., Panwar A. K. and Kumar M., “Structural, optical and multiferroic properties of BiFeO3 nanoparticles synthesized by soft chemical route” Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, vol.26, pp. 443-448, 2013.
  • Chauhan S., Kumar M., Anand C., Dillu V., Mazumdar R., and Katyal, S. C., “Antibacterial activity and ferroelectric properties of Nd3+ doped ZnO nanostructured materials” AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 2009, No. 1, p. 020006, 2018.
  • Chauhan S., Kumar M., Pandey H., and Chhoker S., “Effect of Ca and Ni co-substitution on structural and magnetic properties of BiFeO3 nanoparticles” AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 2009,  No. 1, pp. 020032, 2018.
  • Chauhan S., Kumar M., Pandey, H. and Sahni M., “Room temperature multiferroic properties of rapid liquid phase sintered Pb+2 doped bismuth ferrite” AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 2009, No. 1, p. 020005, 2018.
  • Chauhan S., Kumar M. and Katyal S. C., “Band-gap tuning and magnetic properties of heterovalent ions (Ba, Sr and Ca) substituted BiFeO3 nanoparticles” AIP Conference Proceedings vol. 1731, No. 1, p. 130029, 2016.
  • Chauhan S., Kumar M., Chhoker S. and Katyal, S. C., “Size dependent structural, vibrational and magnetic properties of BiFeO3 and core-shell structured BiFeO3@ SiO2 nanoparticles” AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 1591, No. 1, pp. 521-523, 2014.

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS PARTICIPATED

 International conferences

  • Chauhan S., Kumar M., Chhoker S. and Katyal S. C., “Zinc(II) Porphyrins Anchored to ZnO Micro-dendrite Structures and Vertically Aligned ZnO Nanorods  Growth Uniformly on FTO Coated Glass Substrate by Simple Chemical Route for Solar Cell Application” International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICNN-2013), Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) Lucknow, pp-201, November 18-20, 2013.
  • Chauhan S., Kumar M., Chhoker S. and Katyal S. C., “Structural, Raman, Dielectric, Magnetic and Magnetoelectric Properties of Ba and Mn Doped BiFeO3 Nanoparticles” Proceedings of the “International Conf erence on Advanced Nanomaterials & Emerging Engineering Technologies” (ICANMEET-2013) organized by Sathyabama University, Chennai, India in association with DRDO, New Delhi, India, pp-275-278, July 24-26 2013. DOI 10.1109/ICNMEET-2013-6609290.
  • Chauhan S., Kumar M., Chhoker S. and Katyal S. C., “Room-temperature ferromagnetism, structural and optical properties of Nd3+ doped ZnO nanocrysatls” Chemical Constellation Cheminar–2012 (CCC-2012) (An International Conference), NIT Jalandhar, pp-224, September 10-12, 2012.
  • Sati P. C., Arora M., Chauhan S., Chhoker S. and Kumar M., “Phase transformation, raman, magnetic and optical properties of Pr, Ti codoped BiFeO3 multiferroic” Chemical Constellation Cheminar–2012 (CCC-2012) (An International Conference), NIT Jalandhar, pp-116, September 10-12, 2012.
  • Arora M., Sati P. C., Chauhan S., Chhoker S. and Kumar M., “Compositional driven phase transition and optical and multiferroic properties of Gd substituted BiFeO3 nanoparticles” Chemical Constellation Cheminar–2012 (CCC-2012) (An International Conference), NIT Jalandhar, pp-115, September 10-12, 2012.
  • Arora M., Sati P. C., Chauhan S., and Kumar M., “Structural and dielectric properties of Zr doped BiFeO3 nanoparticles” Indo-Japan Conference on Frontier nanomaterials for Energy (FNE-2012), Sharda University, Greater Noida, U.P., VT-15, pp. 94, Jan. 9-11, 2012.
  • Sati P. C., Chauhan S., Arora M., Chhoker S., and Kumar M., “Structural, magnetic and dielectric properties of (Bi1-xPrx)(Fe1-x­Zrx)O3 (x = 0.03, 0.06 and 0.10) multiferroic ceramics” Indo-Japan Conference on Frontier nanomaterials for Energy (FNE-2012), Sharda University, Greater Noida, U.P., VT-17, pp. 96, Jan. 9-11, 2012.
  • Kumar M., Chauhan S., Sahni M., Chhoker S., and Dwivedi, R. K., “Structural, Magnetic, Optical and Multiferroic Properties of Mn Doped BiFeO3 Nanocrystals” International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT-2011), National University of Singapore, Singapore, A2.2-4, pp. 29, June 26-July 1, 2011

National Conferences

  • Chauhan S., Kumar M., Anand C., Dillu V., and Mazumdar R., "Antibacterial Activity and Ferroelectric properties of Nd3+ doped ZnO nanostructured Materials" National Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN-2018), JIIT, NOIDA, March 15-17, 2018.
  • Chauhan S., Kumar M., Chhoker S. and Pandey H., "Effect of Ca and Ni co-substitution on Structural and Magnetic Properties of BiFeO3 Nanoparticles " National Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN-2018), JIIT, NOIDA, March 15-17, 2018.
  • Sahni M., Chauhan S., Kumar M. and Pandey H., "Room Temperature Multiferroic properties of rapid liquid phase sintered Pb+2 doped Bismuth ferrite" National Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN-2018), JIIT, NOIDA, March 15-17, 2018.
  • Chauhan S., Kumar M., and Katyal S. C.," Substitution driven Structural and Magnetic properties and spin phonon coupling in Sr-doped BiFeO3 nanoparticles", National Symposium on Nano Science & Technology to be held at CeNSE, IISc Bangalore, June 29-30, 2016.
  • Chauhan S., Kumar M., and Katyal S. C., “Band-gap Tuning and Magnetic Properties of Heterovalent ions (Ba, Sr and Ca) Substituted BiFeO3 Nanoparticles” 60th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium, Amity University NOIDA, pp-295, December 21-25, 2015.
  • Chauhan S., Kumar M., Chhoker S., and Katyal S. C., “Size Dependent Structural, Vibrational and Magnetic Properties of BiFeO3 and Core-shell Structured BiFeO3@SiO2 Nanoparticles” 58th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium, Thapar University Patiala, pp-98, December 17-21, 2013.
  • Sati P. C., Arora M., Chauhan S., and Kumar M., “Structural, magnetic and dielectric properties of Dy doped BiFeO3 multiferroic ceramics” National Conference on Advances in Physics (NCAP-2012), IIT Roorkee, Feb. 25-26, 2012.
  • Chauhan S., Kumar M., and Chhoker S., “Multiferroic properties of sol-gel derived Ba doped BiFeO3 nanoparticles” National Conference and Workshop on Recent Advances in Modern Communication
    Systems and Nanotechnology (NCMCN – 2011), University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 06-08 Jan. 2011.

Workshops Attended

  • Attended workshop “Radiochemistry and Applications of Radioisotopes”, Sharda University, Greater Noida, 4-8 February 2019.
  • Attended one day workshop “How to plan, write and submit project proposals, 31 Janurary 2019.
  • Attended National Symposium NPCM-2016 "National Symposium on Nano Science & Technology" CeNSE, IISc Banglore, during 29-30 June 2016.
  • Attended NPCM-2015 School on “Pre-Conference School on Neutron as Probes of Condensed Matter (NPCM-2015)” Bhaba Atomic Research Center (BARC), Mumbai, during 27th-31th January 2015.
  • Attended ACNM School and NEEM-2013 workshop on “Advanced Characterization Methods for Nanophase Materials (ACNM) and Nanoscale Excitations in Emergent Materials (NEEM-2013)” Institute of Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar Gujarat, during 22th-26th November 2013.
  • Attended INUP Familiarization Workshop on “Nanofabrication Technologies” in Center for Nanoscience and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, during 29th-31st October 2012.
  • Attended hands on training program “18th INUP Hands-on Training on Biosensors” in Center for Nanoscience and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, during 26th-5th December 2012.
  • Attended Workshop on “Electron and Ion Beam Lithography” in Center for Nanoscience and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, during 3th-4th December 2012.
  • Attended School on “School on Thin Films” in Inter-University Accelerator Center (IUAC), New Delhi, during, 10th-12th, December 2012.

Area of Interest

  • Multiferroic and Multifunctional Nanostructured Materials