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I am Ambesh Dixit and did my education i.e, Bachelor and Masters in Physics from University of Allahabad, Allahabad, UP, India. I also served Solid State Physics Laboratory (SSPL), as Scientist B for about three and half years, where I designed and developed a liquid phase epitaxy (LPE) system for development of Hg1-xCxdTe thin films. I also simulated HgCdTe phase diagram for the understanding of its thermodynamic properties, essential to realize the high quality thin films for InfraRed (IR) detectors. I moved to Wayne State University (WSU), Detroit, Michigan, USA and did my Ph.D. in Multifunctional Nitride and Oxide materials. I was the first one to demonstrate the scientific community across the globe that FeVO4 is an intrinsic multiferroic in 2009 and also designed experimental set up and used for controlling the magnetic ordering by external electric field in contrast to the commonly used methodology of controlling ferroelectric ordering by applying external magnetic field.

I joined IIT Jodhpur in July 2011 and created a research group on Multifunctional Materials from Theory to Experiment. The objective of research is Materials’ design and engineering for various applications such as nanostructured materials for alternative energy (both solar photovoltaic and solar thermal) generation and storage, electronic materials for multistate memory devices, and multifunctional materials for strategic applications.

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