Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh

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

Biography

Dr. Singh is PhD in Experimental Nuclear Physics from the Aligarh University and the Inter-University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), New Delhi. He received "Prof. C. V. K. Baba Award" for his PhD Thesis in 2008 from the Indian Physics Association (IPA). He has been awarded INFN-International-Fellowship at the Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro (LNL), Italy in 2009 after a postdoctoral stay at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. During his stay at LNL Italy, he worked on fusion at extreme sub-barrier energies and (multi)-nucleon transfer reactions using electrostatic separator and PRISMA spectrometer. He has been working as Visiting Scientist at GSI - Helmholtz Centre for Heavy-Ion Research GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany before joining the Department of Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology Ropar. He has been the spokesperson of several scientific projects at various national/international facilities. He is a member of NuStAR collaboration for the Facility for Anti-proton and Ion Research (FAIR) at Darmstadt in Germany.

 

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Areas of Research

Physics projects:
Low energy Incomplete fusion (i.e., Elab = 3-7 MeV/nucleon)
Few (multi)-nucleon transfer reactions from well below to above barrier energies.
Sub-barrier fusion
Nuclear spectroscopy using Coulomb excitations, (multi)-nucleon transfer and fusion-evaporations reactions
Fusion (and/or Incomplete Fusion)-Fission reactions
Instrumentation Projects:
Super-precise gamma-scanner
Low-background detection system for Neutrino-less Double-Beta Decay studies

Education

April 2009 | Ph. D. Experimental Nuclear Physics | Aligarh University / Inter-University Accelerator Center (IUAC), New Delhi, India
June 2005 | M. Phil. Experimental Nuclear Physics | Aligarh University, India

Work Experience

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

Selected Publications/Patents

Systematic study of low-energy incomplete fusion: Role of entrance channel parameters, Abhishek Yadav, Pushpendra P. Singh, Mohd. Shuaib, et al., Physical Review C 96, 044614 (2017)
Fission-like events in 12C+169Tm at low excitation energies, Arshiya Sood, Pushpendra P. Singh, Rudra N. Sahoo, Pawan Kumar, et al., Physical Review C 96, 014620 (2017)
Pre-compound emission in low-energy heavy-ion interactions, Manoj Kumar Sharma, Pushpendra P. Singh, Vijay Raj Sharma, Mohd. Shuaib, et al., Physical Review C 94, 044617 (2016)
Incomplete fusion in 16O+159Tb, Vijay R. Sharma, Pushpendra P. Singh, M. Shuaib, et al., Nuclear Physics A 946, 182 - 193 (2016)
Pre-equilibrium emission at low energies in 12C- and 16O-induced reactions, Manoj K. Sharma, Pushendra P. Singh, Devendra P. Singh, et al., Physical Review C91, 014603 (2015)
Influence of a one-neutron-excess projectile on low energy incomplete fusion, Vijay R. Sharma, Abhishek Yadav, Pushpendra P. Singh, et al., Physical Review C 89, 024608 (2014)
Effect of α-Q value on incomplete fusion, Abhishek Yadav, Vijay R. Sharma, Pushpendra P. Singh, et al., Physical Review C 86, 014603 (2012)
Forward-recoil-range distributions at Elab≈7 MeV/nucleon, D. P. Singh, Unnati, Pushpendra P. Singh, et al., Physical Review C 81, 054607 (2010)
Probing of incomplete fusion dynamics by spin-distribution measurement, Pushpendra P. Singh, B. P. Singh, M. K. Sharma, et al., Physics Letters B 671, 20-24 (2009)
Role of high l-values in the onset of incomplete fusion, Pushpendra P. Singh, Abhishek Yadav, D. P. Singh, et al., Physical Review C 80, 064603 (2009)
Disentangling of full and partial linear momentum transfer events in 16O+169Tm system, Unnati, Pushpendra P. Singh, et al., Physical Review C 80, 024613 (2009)
Spin distribution studies: A sensitive probe for incomplete fusion reaction dynamics, Pushpendra P. Singh, B. P. Singh, M. K. Sharma, et al., Physical Review C78, 017602 (2008)
Observation of large incomplete fusion fraction at E/A~5-7 MeV, Pushpendra P. Singh, B. P. Singh, et al., Physical Review C77, 014607 (2008)
Observation of complete- and incomplete-fusion components in 159Tb,169Tm(16O,x) reactions, Pushpendra P. Singh, M. K. Sharma, Unnati, et al., European Physical Journal A 34, 29-39 (2007)

Other Information

Prof. C.V.K. Baba Award 2008: Indian Physics Association (IPA) for best Ph.D. Thesis in Nuclear Physics. Details here.