Functional Materials & Devices Lab


FMD Lab at a Glance

'Atom to Device'

Functional Materials & Devices Laboratory is based in the School Of Physics, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), India. Our research is strategically focused on three main research themes: New Functional Materials, Device Applications, and Sustainability. The group and the institute are home to a wide range of thin-film growth and nanofabrication equipment as well as a diverse suite of magnetic, electronic, and structural characterization techniques. Our present research encompasses fundamental research in materials engineering, spintronics, ion-tronics, and Quantum Materials.


We have three PhD positions in the following areas: Quantum Materials, Spintronics, Oxide memristors for Non-volatile memory (NVM)

Starting August 2023   ||  Application Link  || Contact Dr. Tuhin Maity for more details

05.06.2023: New paper published in Physical Review B on magneto caloric. Congratulation to Wasim and Manisha.

25.05.2023: Tuhin has become Life Member of Materials Research Society of India (MRSI)

01.05.2023: Tuhin has published a new paper in APL Materials on voltage control of magnetism for memory and neuromorphic applications in collaboration with the University of Cambridge. 

24.02.2023: Congratulations to Manisha for winning poster presentation award once again in Frontier Symposium in Physics 2023 (FS-PHY 2023) at our institute IISER-Thiruvanantapuram. 

20.02.2023: The group attended the 14th Annual International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM) in RAK-UAE and presented their works. They had a great time meeting eminent scientists, attending talks, royal banquet dinner, and enjoying RAK and Dubai.

22.12.2022: The group attended IUMRS 2022 conference in IIT Jodhpur. PhD and iPhD students presented their work and get a chance to meet and interact with Prof Judith Driscoll.

19.12.2022: Tuhin joined his mentor Prof Judith Driscoll from Cambridge at IUMRS 2022 conference in IIT Jodhpur. She received MRSI Silver Jubilee International Medal. 

30.10.2022: Dr Tuhin Maity of the School of Physics has received the “Royal Society International Exchange Award” with Dr Giuliana Di Martino of the University of Cambridge for a project on a new magneto-ionic memory. This award will stimulate novel research on the emerging area of energy-efficient RAM for the next two years and bilateral visits to strengthen collaborations between IISER-TVM and the University of Cambridge.