Dr Pushpendra P Singh
Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh
Assistant Professor
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Biography

Pushpendra P. Singh earned his PhD degree in Experimental Nuclear Physics from the Aligarh Muslim University and the Inter-University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi. He received "Prof. C. V. K. Baba Best PhD Thesis Award - 2008" from the Indian Physics Association. He has been awarded INFN-International-Fellowship at the Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Italy in 2009 after a postdoctoral stay at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. During his stay at LNL, he worked on sub-barrier fusion and (multi)-nucleon transfer reactions using an electrostatic separator and PRISMA spectrometer in the research group of Prof. Dr. Alberto M. Stefanini. After a term at Legnaro in 2011, he joined the GSI - Helmholtz Centre for Heavy-Ion Research GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany as visiting scientist in nuclear spectroscopy group led by Prof. Dr. Juergen Gerl. At GSI, he has been associated with the Lund-York-Cologne-Calorimeter (LYCCA) and the Advanced GAmma Tracking Array (AGATA). He joined Department of Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology Ropar in December 2013. He is a member of NuStAR collaboration for the Facility for Anti-proton and Ion Research (FAIR) at Darmstadt in Germany, and collaborates with the scientists from JINR Dubna (Russia), TU Darmstadt (Germany), ANL (USA), LASTI (University of Hyogo, Japan), Aksaray University (Turkey), IUAC (New Delhi), TIFR (Mumbai), and AMU (Aligarh)He has been/is the principal investigator of a number of scientific projects approved by the national/international funding agencies, and is the author of > 60 research papers in high ranking international journals. He is Project Director and Principal Investigator of iHub - AWaDH (Agriculture & Water Technology Development Hub) established by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, at IIT Ropar in the framework of National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (NM-ICPS), and founder director of the IIT Ropar - Technology and Innovation Foundation (a section - 8 company).

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Area of Research

Experimental Nuclear Physics & Its Societal Applications


Education

  • April 2009  |  Ph. D. (Experimental Nuclear Physics), Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh / Inter-University Accelerator Center (IUAC), New Delhi, India
  • June 2005  |  M. Phil. (Experimental Nuclear Physics) Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, 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 Division, 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 | DNAP, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai – India


Other Information

  • Prof. C. V. K. Baba Award 2008: Indian Physics Association (IPA) for best PhD Thesis in Nuclear Physics.
  • INFN international fellow (2009)
  • Life member: Indian Physics Association
  • Reviewer of Physical Review C / Letters, Physics Letters B, Physics Communications, Journal of Physics G, EPJA, Nuclear Instruments and Methods A.

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Research

  • Accelerator-based low-energy nuclear reactions studies
  • Rare-decay measurement towards the Neutrino-less Double-Beta Decay studies
  • Nuclear instrumentation for societal applications

Group Member

PhD Scholars / Project Fellows / PostDocs

  • Malika Kaushik, 
  • Arzoo Sharma,
  • Swati Thakur,
  • Subham Kumar, 
  • Sanjeet S. Kaintura, 
  • Aman Jot,
  • Soni Devi,
  • Katyayni Tiwari,
  • Priyanka Raizada

Lab Facility

  • ILMI - Infrastructure for Low-background Measurements & Investigations: Carbon Fiber HPGe detectors, X-Cooler III Electro-Mechanical Cooler, MBS based DAQ system (GSI Germany). 
  • RUDRRA: Ropar Unified Detectors for Reaction Residue Analysis: p/n-type (100cc) HPGe detectors, Digital/Analog DAQ system. 
  • NuStAR: Detector Scanner and Gamma-Camera for Interdisciplinary Application (under development).

Publications

1. Disentangling complete and incomplete fusion events in 12C + 169Tm reaction by spin-distribution measurements
Arshiya Sood, Swati Thakur, Arzoo Sharma, Vijay R Sharma, Abhishek Yadav, Manoj K Sharma, B P Singh, R Kumar, R K Bhowmik , Dr. Pushpendra P. SinghDr. Pushpendra P. Singh
Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics 48, 025105
1. Fusion of the Borromean nucleus 9Be with a 197Au target at near-barrier energies
Malika Kaushik, G. Gupta, Swati Thakur, H. Krishnamoorthy, , Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh, , V. V. Parkar, V. Nanal, A. Shrivastava, , Prof. R. G. Pillay, , K. Mahata, K. Ramachandran, S. Pal, C. S. Palshetkar, and S. K. Pandit
Physical Review C  101, 034611

2. Evidence of narrow range high spin population in incomplete fusion
Arshiya Sood, Pawan Kumar, Rudra N. Sahoo, , Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh, A. Yadav, V. R. Sharma, M. K. Sharma, R. Kumar, R. P. Singh, S. Muralithar, B. P. Singh, and R. K. Bhowmik , 
Acta Physica Polonica B  51, 775

3. Self-supporting thin Tin targets fabricated by ultra-high vacuum evaporation for heavy-ion induced reactions
Arshiya Sood, G. R. Umapathy, A. Sharma, S. R. Abhilash, S. Ojha, D. Kabiraj, A. Banerjee,, Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh
Vacuum 172, 109107

4. A systematic experimental study of pre-compound emission in alpha – particle induced reactions on odd mass nuclei A = 103 – 123
M. K. Sharma, Mahesh Kumar, Mohd. Shuaib, Ishfaq Majeed, M. Shariq Asnain, Vijay R. Sharma, Abhishek Yadav, Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh, Devendra P. Singh, B. P. Singh and R. Prasad, 
Eur. Phys. J. A  56, 247

5. Activity induced in different rare earth materials using heavy ion oxygen beam; thin layer activation analysis
Varun Vijay Savadi, D.P. Singh, S.K. Joshi, I. Majeed, Md. Shuaib, V.R. Sharma, A. Yadav, R. Kumar, Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh, Unnati, M.K. Sharma, S. Pandey, B.P. Singh, R. Prasad, 
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 479, 102–109
1. Insights into the low energy incomplete fusion
Rudra N. Sahoo, Malika Kaushik, Arshiya Sood, Pawan Kumar, V. R. Sharma, A. Yadav, Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh, M. K. Sharma, R. Kumar, B. P. Singh, S. Aydin, R. Prasad, 
Nuclear Physics A  983, 145 - 165

2. Fabrication of thin 130Te target foils for sub-barrier fusion studies
Rudra N. Sahoo, Naga Jyothi, Arshiya Sood, S. R. Abhilash, G. R. Umapathy, D. Kabiraj, Sunil Ojha, P.V. Madhusudhan Rao, Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh
Nuclear Instruments and Methods A 935, 103 – 109

3. Entrance channel effects on fission fragment mass distribution in 12C+169Tm system
Arshiya Sood, Pawan Kumar, Rudra N. Sahoo, Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh, Abhishek Yadav, V. R. Sharma, M. K. Sharma, D. P. Singh, U. Gupta, S. Aydin, R. Kumar, B. P. Singh, and R. Prasad, 
Acta Physica Polonica B 50 (3), 291


5. Quasi shell gap at 23F
Pawan Kumar, Kanhaiya Jha, , Prof. P. K. RainaDr. Pushpendra P. Singh
Nuclear Physics A  983, 210-222

6. Sub-barrier fusion in the 37Cl+130Te system
Rudra N. Sahoo, Malika Kaushik, Arshiya Sood, Pawan Kumar, Arzoo Sharma, Swati Thakur, Dr. Pushpendra P. SinghProf. P. K. Raina, Md. M. Shaikh, R. Biswas, A. Yadav, J. Gehlot, S. Nath, N. Madhavan, V. Srivastava, M. K. Sharma, B. P. Singh, R. Prasad, A. Rani, A. Banerjee, U. Gupta, N. K. Deb, and B. J. Roy
Physical Review C  99, 024607
1. Entrance Channel Effect on Incomplete Fusion
Rudra N. Sahoo, Malika Kaushik, Arshiya Sood, Pawan Kumar, Vijay R. Sharma, Abhishek Yadav, Mohd Shuaib, D. P. Singh, Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh, Unnati Gupta, Manoj K. Sharma, R. Kumar, B.P. Singh, S. Aydin, H. J. Wollersheim, R. Prasad, 
Acta Physica Polonica B 49 (3), 585
1. Fission-like events in 12C+169Tm at low excitation energies
Arshiya Sood, Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh,  Rudra N. Sahoo, Pawan Kumar, Abhishek Yadav, Vijay R. Sharma, Mohd. Shuaib, Manoj K. Sharma, Devendra P. Singh, Unnati Gupta, R. Kumar, S. Aydin, B. P. Singh, H. J. Wollersheim, and R. Prasad, 
Phys. Rev. C 96, 014620

2. Systematic study of low-energy incomplete fusion: Role of entrance channel parameters
Abhishek Yadav , Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh, Mohd. Shuaib, V. R. Sharma, Indu Bala, Unnati, S. Gupta, D. P. Singh, M. K. Sharma, R. Kumar, S. Murlithar, R. P. Singh, B. P. Singh, and R. Prasad , 
Physical Review C 96, 044614
1. Incomplete fusion studies in the 19F+159Tb system at low energies and its correlation with various systematics
Mohd. Shuaib, Vijay R. Sharma, Abhishek Yadav , Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh,  Manoj Kumar Sharma, Devendra P. Singh, R. Kumar, R. P. Singh, S. Muralithar, B. P. Singh, and R. Prasad, 
Phys. Rev. C 94, 014613

2. Incomplete fusion in 16O+159Tb
Vijay R. Sharma , Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh, Mohd. Shuaib, Abhishek Yadav, Indu Bala, Manoj K. Sharma, S. Gupta, D. P. Singh, R. Kumar, S. Muralithar, R. P. Singh, B. P. Singh, R. Prasad, and R. K. Bhowmik, 
Nuclear Physics A  946, 182
1. Low energy incomplete fusion and role of input angular momenta
R. Kumar, Vijay R. Sharma, A. Yadav, , Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh, , S. Appanababu, A. Aggarwal, B.P. Singh, S. Mukherjee, S. Muralithar, R. Ali, and R.K. Bhowmik, 
Acta Physica Polonica B 46, 453

2. Spin distribution measurements in 16O+159Tb system: incomplete fusion reactions
Vijay R. Sharma, Abhishek Yadav, , Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh, , Indu Bala, Devendra P. Singh, Sunita Gupta, M. K. Sharma, R. Kumar, S. Muralithar, R. P. Singh, B. P. Singh, R. K. Bhowmik, and R. Prasad, 
Journal of Physics G: Nucl. Part. Phys.  42, 055113 (featured on cover page)

3. Experimental study of cross sections in the C12+Al27 system at ~ 3-7MeV/nucleon relevant to the incomplete fusion process
Manoj Kumar Sharma, Abhishek Yadav, Vijay Raj Sharma, Devendra P. Singh,, Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh, , Unnati, Indu Bala, Rakesh Kumar, B. P. Singh, and R. Prasad, 
Physical Review C  91, 024608

4. Systematic study of pre-equilibrium emission at low energies in 12C- and 16O-induced reactions
Manoj Kumar Sharma, , Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh, , Devendra P. Singh, Abhishek Yadav, Vijay Raj Sharma, Indu Bala, Rakesh Kumar, Unnati, B. P. Singh, and R. Prasad, 
Physical Review C 91, 014603
1. Experimental study of incomplete fusion reactions in the 16O + 130Te system below 6 MeV/nucleon
Devendra P. Singh, Vijay R. Sharma, Abhishek Yadav, , Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh, , Unnati, M. K. Sharma, R. Kumar, B. P. Singh, and R. Prasad, 
Phys. Rev. C 89, 024612

2. Experimental study of incomplete fusion reactions in the 16O + 130Te system below 6 MeV/nucleon
Devendra P. Singh, Vijay R. Sharma, Abhishek Yadav, Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh, Unnati, M. K. Sharma, R. Kumar, B. P. Singh, and R. Prasad, 
PHYSICAL REVIEW C  89, 024612

Open Position

Following are the ongoing R & D projects. If you are interested in any of these projects, and if you are UGC-CSIR JRF or DST-INSPIRE, contact us at: pps@iitrpr.ac.in

Accelerator based Nuclear Reactions Studies:

  • Fusion (and/or incomplete fusion) - fission reactions.
  • Breakup & incomplete fusion reactions at low incident energies.
  • Interplay of fusion and transfer at extreme sub-barrier energies. 

Instrumentation:

  • Development of Ultra-Low-Background counting facility for rare-decay studies.
  • Development of gamma-camera / scanner for inter-disciplinary applications.

Teaching

PH101 | Physics for Engineers

PH424 | Nuclear and Particle Physics* (Developed jointly with Prof. P. K.  Raina)

PH454 | Fundamentals of Nuclear Energy*

PH422 | Experimental Methods (Developed jointly with Dr. Rajesh V. Nair, Dr. Mukesh Kumar and Dr. K. C. Jena)

PH460 | Errors and Numerics*

PH513 | Numerical Methods & Programming * (Developed jointly with Dr. S. Dasgupta)

PH555 | Nuclear Reactions & Instability*

PH556 | Particle and Radiation Detectors*

PH557 | Data Reduction & Measurement Techniques*

PH558 | Nuclear Scattering and Heavy-Ion Reactions*

PH619 | Particle Physics* (Developed jointly with Prof. P. K.  Raina)

PH620 | Nuclear Models* (Developed jointly with Prof. P. K.  Raina)

Courses marked with star (*) are independently developed at IIT Ropar.