Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh

Asst. Professor - Experimental Nuclear Physics
Department of Physics
pps(at)iitrpr.ac.in | Phone: +91-1881-24-2122 (office) | Room #217


Dr. Singh is PhD in Experimental Nuclear Physics from the Aligarh University and the Inter-University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), New Delhi. The Indian Physics Association (IPA) conferred "Prof. C. V. K. Baba Award 2008" for his PhD work. In July 2009, he moved to the Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro (LNL), Italy on an international INFN-Fellowship after a short postdoctoral stay at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. During his stay at LNL, Dr. Singh has worked on fusion at extreme sub-barrier energies and (multi)-nucleon transfer reactions using Electrostatic separator and PRISMA spectrometer. He worked as a visiting Scientist at GSI - Helmholtz Centre for Heavy-Ion Research GmbH in Germany before joining IIT Ropar. Dr. Singh has been the spokesperson of a variety of collaborative experiments at various national and international accelerator facilities. Some of his scientific contributions include: "the understanding of reaction dependent entry state population in low energy nuclear reactions", "Reconciliation of Famous Mass-asymmetry Systematics", "Alpha-Q-value systematics" and very "First Observation of Extreme Sub-barrier Fusion Hindrance for positive Q-value systems". He is a member of NuStAR collaboration for the Facility for Anti-proton and Ion Research (FAIR) at Darmstadt in Germany.


List of Publications: International Journals  /  click here    |   National / International Conferences /  click here


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Areas of Research

Accelerator based Nuclear Reactions, Astrophysics and Spectroscopy study:
- Fusion (and/or Incomplete Fusion)-Fission reactions
- Low energy Incomplete fusion (i.e., Elab = 3-7 MeV/nucleon)
- Fusion at extreme sub-barrier energies
- Few (multi)-nucleon transfer reactions from well below to above barrier energies.
- Nuclear spectroscopy using Coulomb excitations, (multi)-nucleon transfer and fusion-evaporations reactions


Ph. D. Experimental Nuclear Physics, April 2009, Thesis Title: Probing of Incomplete fusion dynamics at energies ≈4-7 MeV/nucleon, Aligarh University / Inter-University Accelerator Center (IUAC), New Delhi, India
M. Phil. Experimental Nuclear Physics, June 2005, Thesis Title: A study of complete and incomplete fusion in some heavy ion induced reactions, Aligarh University, India

Work Experience

Assistant Professor: Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Rupnagar, Punjab, India (December 2013 – present)
Visiting Scientist: Gamma-Spectroscopy Department, GSI - Helmholtz Centre for Heavy-Ion Research GmbH, Darmstadt – Germany (July 2011 – November 2013)
INFN-International Fellow: PRISMA Group, INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro (LNL) – Italy (July 2009 – June 2011)
Visiting Fellow: Department of Nuclear and Atomic Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai – India (April 2009 – June 2009)

Other Information

Prof. C.V.K. Baba Award 2008: Award is given by Indian Physics Association (IPA) to a best Ph.D. Thesis in Nuclear Physics selected by a group of experts in an open defence held every year during the Nuclear Physics Symposium organized by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Government of India (click here).