Bhavya Bhushan

Associate Professor

Dr. Bhavya Bhushan completed BSc Hons and MSc in Physics from T. M. Bhagalpur University with specialization in Solid State Physics. She obtained PhD degree in Physics form Jadavpur University. She has also a receipant of DST International Travel Grant and CSIR SRF. Before joining KIIT in 2012, she worked as Assistant Professor (on contract) at Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi. She has completed one research project from SERB-DST and actively involved in several other collaborative research projects. Three students have obtained Ph.D. degree under her supervision and all are well placed in institutions of repute as BARC, IISER etc. She is a life member of Materials Research Society of India and Indian Science Congress Association. She is also serving as Reviewer for prestigious journals of Elsevier and Springer publications.

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Educational Qualification
2011 Ph.D. Physics, UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research and Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (Degree awarded on Dec. 2, 2011)Thesis Title: ‘Some iron containing multiferroic nanoparticles: Synthesis and characterization’ Supervisor: Dr. Dipankar Das, UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Kolkata Co- Supervisor: Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Department of Physics, Jadavpur University 2004 M.Sc. Physics (1st class), T. M. Bhagalpur University, Bihar, India Specialization: Solid State Physics 2002 B. Sc. (Honours) Physics (1st class), B. R. M. College, T. M. Bhagalpur University, Bihar, India 1998 I. Sc. (Std. XII) (1st class), B. R. M. College, Munger, Bihar, India 1996 SSC (Std. X) (1st class), M. S. V. Mandir, CBSE, Bihar, India

Research Interests
Magnetic and optical nanomaterials, Advanced functional materials

1) Synthesis of Oxide and Fluoride Based Multiferroic Nanoparticles for Possible Applications in Photocatalysis and Opto-electronic Devices (PI- B. Bhushan) funded by DST, sanctioned amount 17 lacks. SB/FTP/PS-031/2013

Administrative Responsibility
Superintendent, Girls Hostel, KIIT-DU

Awards & Honours
• Senior Research Fellowship by CSIR (2010) • DST foreign travel grant (2009)

1) Life Member, Materials Research Society of India (LMB 2045) 2) Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association ()

Outreach Activity
Filed a patent titled “Zero rpm-Synthesized Tunable Plasmonic Hollow Silver Nanoshells in the Second Near-IR Window for Enhanced Solar-Catalysis” Application No.201931047638 A, Date of filing of Application :21/11/2019 Art of Giving
Journals/Conferences :
1. S.K. Patra, B.K .Dadhich, B. Bhushan, R.K. Choubey, A. Priyam, Nonlinear Absorption and Refraction of Highly Monodisperse and Luminescent ZnTe Quantum Dots and Its Self-Assembled Nanostructures: Implications for Optoelectronic Devices, ACS Omega, 2021, 6, 31375 (Impact Factor: 3.5)
2. A. Puhan, B. Bhushan, S. S. Meena, A. K. Nayak, D. Rout, Surface engineered Tb and Co co-doped BiFeO3 nanoparticles for enhanced photocatalytic and magnetic properties, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 2021, 32, 7956-7972. (Impact Factor: 2.4)
3. B.K .Dadhich, S. Bhattacharya, S. Ballav, B. Bhushan, P.K. Datta, A. Priyam, Femtosecond-Laser-Induced Saturable Absorption and Optical Limiting of Hollow Silver Nanocubes: Implications for Optical Switching and Bioimaging, ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2020, 3, 11620-11629 (Impact Factor: 5.1)

4. AK Sinha, B. Bhushan*, N Gupta, S Sen, CL Prajapat, J Nuwad, P Bhatt, SK Mishra, SS Meena, A Priyam, Effect of cobalt-doping on dielectric, magnetic and optical properties of BiFeO3 nanocrystals synthesized by sol – gel technique, Solid State Sciences, 2020, 102, 106168 (Impact Factor: 3.0)

5. AK Sinha, B. Bhushan*, RK Sharma, S Sen, BP Mandal, SS Meena, P Bhatt, CL Prajapat, A Priyam, SK Mishra, SC Gadkari, “Enhanced dielectric, magnetic and optical properties of Cr-doped BiFeO3 multiferroic nanoparticles synthesized by sol-gel route”, Results in Physics, 2019, 13, 102299. (Impact Factor: 4.5)

6. B. K. Dadhich, B. Bhushan and A. Priyam, “Hollow Silver Nanostructures: The Role of Capping Agents in Tailoring the Shape, Structure, and Plasmonic Properties”, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 2019, DOI: 10.1017/S1431927619000473 (Impact Factor: 4.1)

7. A Puhan, AK Nayak, B Bhushan, S Praharaj, SS Meena, D Rout, “Enhanced electrical, magnetic and optical behaviour of Cr doped Bi0. 98Ho0. 02FeO3 nanoparticles”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2019, 796, 229-236 (Impact Factor: 5.3)

8. A Puhan, B Bhushan, S Satpathy, SS Meena, AK Nayak, D Rout “Facile single phase synthesis of Sr, Co co-doped BiFeO3 nanoparticles for boosting photocatalytic and magnetic properties”, Applied Surface Science, 2019, 493, 593-604(Impact Factor:6.7)

9. B. K. Dadhich, B.Bhushan, A.Saha and A. Priyam, “Folate-Directed Shape-Transformative Synthesis of Hollow Silver Nanocubes: Plasmon Tunability, Growth Kinetics, and Catalytic Applications” ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2018, 1, 4294–4305. (Impact Factor: 5.1)

10. B.K. Dadhich, I. Kumar, R.K. Choubey, B. Bhushan and A. Priyam, Shape and Size Dependent Nonlinear Refraction and Absorption in Citrate-stabilized, Near-IR Plasmonic Silver Nanopyramids, Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 2017, 16, 1556-1562 (Impact Factor: 4.0)

Books :
1.B. Bhushan and A. Priyam, “Aliovalent Doping of Multiferroic BiFeO3 Nanoparticles for Enhanced Functionality”, in “Smart Ceramics”, Edited by Ajay K. Mishra, Pan Stanford, New York, 2018. Pages 187-223. ISBN: 978-135-1671-64-4