Dr. Prashant Kumar Srivastava


Department of Physics


Dr. Prashant Kumar Srivastava obtained his PhD degree in physics from Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India on the topic of “Properties and Signals of QCD Phase Transition, Critical Point and Quark Gluon Plasma” in 2014. After that he worked as a Research Associate at School of Physical Sciences (SPS), NISER, India and Department of Physics, IIT Rorkee. Presently he is working as Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Physics, IIT Ropar and focusing mainly on theoretical understanding of particle production in heavy ion collision experiments. He is also constructing the phenomenological models to study the properties and signals of quark gluon plasma (QGP).

Areas of Research

Theoretical High Energy Physics
Particle production in Heavy Ion Collisions
Phase diagram related with QCD Medium
Properties and Signals of Quark Gluon Plasma as well as Hadron Gas


PhD in Physics : BHU, Varanasi, India
M.Sc. In Physics : BHU, Varanasi, India

Work Experience

Institute Postdoctoral Fellow : Dept. Of Physics, IIT Ropar (from 03rd April 2017 onwards)
Research Associate : Dept. Of Physics, IIT Roorkee (31st Oct 2014 to 31st March 2016)
Research Associate : School of Physical Sciences, NISER, India (01st July 2014 to 30th Oct 2014)

Selected Publications/Patents

Review Article : Charged Hadron Multiplicity Distribution at Relativistic Heavy Ion Colliders Ashwini Kumar, P. K. Srivastava, B. K. Singh, C. P. Singh Advances in High Energy Physics 2013, 352180 (2013).
1. QCD Phase Boundary and Critical Point in a Bag Model Calculation C. P. Singh, P. K. Srivastava, S. K. Tiwari Phys. Rev. D 80, 114508 (2009).
2. QCD Critical Point in a Quasiparticle Model P. K. Srivastava, S. K. Tiwari, C. P. Singh Phys. Rev. D 82, 014023 (2010).
3. A Hybrid Model for QCD Deconfining Phase Boundary P. K. Srivastava, C. P. Singh Phys. Rev. D 85, 114016 (2012).
4. Description of Hot and Dense Hadron Gas Properties in a New Excluded-Volume model S. K. Tiwari, P. K. Srivastava, C. P. Singh Phys. Rev. C 85, 014908 (2012).
5. Colour Screening scenario for quarkonia suppression in a quasiparticle model compared with data obtained from experiments at the CERN SPS, BNL RHIC and CERN LHC P. K. Srivastava, M. Mishra, C. P. Singh Phys. Rev. C 87, 034903 (2013).
6. Electrical Conductivity of an Anisotropic Quark Gluon Plasma: A Quasiparticle Approach P. K. Srivastava, Lata Thakur, B. K. Patra Phys. Rev. C 91, 044903 (2015).
7. A Unified Model for Charmonium Suppression in QGP medium Captain R. Singh, P. K. Srivastava, S. Ganesh, M. Mishra Phys. Rev. C 92, 034916 (2015).
8. Wounded Quarks and Multiplicity at Relativistic Ion Colliders Ashwini Kumar, P. K. Srivastava, B. K. Singh, C. P. Singh Eur. Phys. J. Plus 128, 45 (2013).
9. Shear viscosity η to electrical conductivity σ el ratio for an anisotropic QGP Lata Thakur, P. K. Srivastava, Guru Prakash Kadam, Manu George, Hiranmaya Mishra Phys. Rev. D 95, 096009 (2017).
10. Drag and Diffusion of Heavy Quarks in a hot and anisotropic QCD medium P. K. Srivastava, Binoy Krishna Patra Eur. Phys. J. A 53, 116 (2017).

Other Information

  Award(s) and Recognition(s) :   1. Prof. C. V. K. Baba Award for Best Thesis Presentation in Nuclear Physics 2014 by Indian Physics Association (IPA).   2. Offered Super Postdoc Position at Department of Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China (Not Availed)   3. CSIR JRF in June 2009   4. UGC JRF in Dec 2008