Group Leader

Dr Mahesh Kumar

Associate Professor
Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur
NH-62 Nagaur Road Karwar, Jodhpur
India 342037
email: mkumar@iitj.ac.in

Editorial Positions

Editorial Board member of Nanotechnology, IOP Publisher ( May 2022 – Present )
Associate Editor, IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE Publisher ( June 2021 – Present )
Executive Editorial Board Member of Nano Express, IOP Publisher ( July 2020 – Present )

Fellow/ Memberships of Academies

Fellow of Institute of Physics (FInstP), UK (2022)
Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) (2021)
Member of National Academy of Sciences India (2018)
Member of Global Young Academy (2017)
IEEE Senior Member (2016)
Founding Member of Indian National Young Academy of Sciences (INYAS) (2015-2020)

Research Positions

Associate Professor ( March 2019 – Present )
Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, India
Fulbright Fellow ( March 2022 – July 2022 )
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
Visiting Professor( Feb 2022- March 2022 )
University of Stuttgart, Germany
Assistant Professor ( March 2013- March 2019 )
Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, India
BASE Fellow (March 2018 – June 2018 )
South Dakota State University, USA
Visiting Scientist ( May 2015 – July 2015 )
University of Paderborn, Germany
Member (Research Staff) ( Oct 2005 – March 2013 )
Central Research Lab, Bharat Electronics Ltd. Bangalore, India

Administrative Positions

Head ( Sept 2022 – Aug 2024 )
Center for Research and Development of Scientific Instruments, IIT Jodhpur
Head ( Sept 2019 – Aug 2022 )
Center for Advanced Scientific Equipment, IIT Jodhpur
Chair ( Feb 2018- Feb 2020 )
Indian National Young Academy of Science

Education

PhD in Engineering 
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India
M.Tech in Solid State Materials
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
M.Sc in Physics
University of Rajasthan Jaipur, India

Conference/Symposium organised

Chair, International Union of Materials Research Societies-International Conference in Asia – 2022 (IUMRS-ICA 2022) will be held at IIT Jodhpur. ( 19-23 Dec 2022 )
Chair of Synergistic Training program Utilizing the Scientific and Technological Infrastructure (STUTI) will be held at IIT Jodhpur. ( 8-14 Aug 2022 )
Co-chair of Nitride Electronics theme at the 32nd AGM of MRSI and the Third Indian Materials Conclave held in virtual mode at IIT Madras. ( 20-23 Dec 2021 )
Co-Lead Local Organising Committee of GYA Annual General Meeting and International Conference of Young Scientists topic “Heal the Earth: Sustainable Development Goals in a Changing World”. [e-AGM & e-conference]. ( 8-12 June 2020 )
Chair of 5th General Body Meeting of Indian National Young Academy of Science held at INSA New Delhi. ( 20-21 Feb 2020 )
Convener of Local Organising Committee of 64th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2019 held at IIT Jodhpur. ( 18-22 Dec 2019 )
Chair INYAS and Co-convener of National Frontiers of Science (NatFOS 2019) Brainstorming Meeting held at Samod Palace, Jaipur. ( 6-8 Nov 2019 )
Convener of Symposium on 2D Materials and Devices held at IIT Jodhpur. ( 27-28 Sept 2019 )
Chair of 4th General Body Meeting of Indian National Young Academy of Science held at INSA New Delhi. ( 21-22 Feb 2019 )
Co-chair of Nitride Electronics theme at The 30th AGM of MRSI and the First Indian Materials Conclave held at IISc Bangalore. ( 12-15 Feb 2019)
Chair INYAS and Co-convener of 1st Indian National Young Academy of Science – Frontiers of Science (INYAS-FoS) Brainstorming Meeting held at Pragati Resorts Hyderabad. ( 9-12 Dec 2018 )
Co-chair of Nitride Electronics theme at 3rd International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials (IUMRS-ICYRAM 2016) held at IISc Bangalore. ( 11-15 Dec 2016 )
Member of organising Committee of Conference on Emerging Materials (CEMAT 2016) held at IISc Bangalore ( 18-19 July 2016 )
Convener of National Conference on Semiconductor Materials and Devices (NCSMD 2016) held at IIT Jodhpur ( 4-6 March 2016 )

Courses Organised

Functional Materials course through Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) with Prof Qiquan Qiao, Syracuse University, USA ( 21-26 Feb 2022 )
Fundamentals of Photovoltaics course through Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) with Prof Matjaz Valant, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia ( 14-19 Feb 2022 )
Nano-Sensors course through AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Programme ( 5-9 Aug 2021 )