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Goutam Sheet

Goutam is the principal investigator of SpIN group at IISER-Mohali. He obtained his PhD degree from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in 2007. Goutam attended Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratories for postdoctoral research before joining IISER Mohali in May, 2012. His principal research interest includes the experimental investigation of the topologically non-trivial systems (like topological insulators, topological superconductors, Weyl semimetals, Dirac semimetals etc.) using scanning probe microscopy and transport spectroscopy at ultra-low temperatures and high magnetic fields.


Monika Moun

Monika received her doctorate from IIT Delhi and joined SpIN group in 2020. She is working on atomic force microscopy along with its different modes such as kelvin probe force microscopy, conducting AFM and piezo force microscopy. Monika likes reading novels.


Deepti Rana

Deepti completed her master’s from Panjab University and joined the group as a PhD student in 2018. Her research aims at studying the transport properties of topologically non-trivial systems, both experimentally and theoretically. Reading literature is Deepti’s hobby.


Monika Bhakar

Monika earned her M.Sc from Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar and joined IISER PhD programme in 2018. Her research project is to fabricate types of artificial lattices using thin film deposition techniques alongside electron beam lithography and then to study their properties using AFM and MFM. Monika loves to cook food, especially with dairy products.



Mona did her graduation and masters from Panjab University, Chandigarh, and joined SpIN Lab in 2019. She is presently working with a dilution refrigerator for ultra-low-temperature measurements. Mona likes to play badminton.


Nikhlesh Mehta

After completing his master’s from Kumaun University Nainital, Nikhlesh joined the PhD programme in IISER in 2019. He is currently working in point contact spectroscopy down to sub-Kelvin temperature. Nikhlesh enjoys playing cricket.

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Mohd Monish

Monish completed his M.Sc from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and joined the group in 2021. He likes travelling, especially in coastal areas.


Ghulam Mohmad

Ghulam completed his M.Sc from IIT Bombay and joined the group in 2021. He likes playing cricket, travelling and running.

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Pooja received her doctorate from JUIT Waknaghat (HP) and joined SpIN group in September 2022. She is working on pulsed laser deposition (PLD) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). Her PhD research interests were in the synthesis of nanoparticles by wet chemical approach and fabrication of hydrogen gas sensor devices. She also gained experience in teaching as Assistant Professor (Khalsa college Ldh.) and managed network expert (Freelancer, Chegg). She was active in sports as NCC cadet (C certificate holder) and got ‘College Colour’ in 2013.

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Neeraj is pursuing his MSc. From IISER Mohali. He joined SpIN group in mid 2022 for MS-Thesis project. Currently, he is working on Andreev reflection spectroscopy. He likes to play badminton.

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