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Leader in Integrated ICT Hardware & Systems

Ansar Masood -

  • IPES

Research themes :

[Magnetic Characterisation of Soft Magnetic Materials] The most commonly used magnetic materials in ICT devices are soft ferromagnetic materials, such as NiFe permalloy. The demand for more efficient and miniaturized high frequency induction based write-head core and integrated microtransformers / inductors is a major challenge. Soft magnetic core being key elements for any of these devices it requires novel and improved high frequency materials to be deposited in a CMOS compatible technique. We can explore an electrodeposition based technique for the preparation of nano-sized magnetic alloys in an amorphous matrix as a novel approach. The goal is to achieve nanostructure of crystalline and amorphous magnetic materials for high frequency applications using some simple techniques and understanding of the properties of these modulated magnetic materials.

Education :

Tuhin received his Bachelors degree in Physics from University of Calcutta, India in 2007. Then he proceeded to pursue a course of study towards Masters Degree in Physics. In 2009 he completed his two-year degree program and was awarded Masters in Science degree in Physics by University of Pune, India. During his Master’s program he joined National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, India (from May’2008 to Jun’2009) to do a research project in nanophysics where he designed and developed a system using various techniques for precise impedance measurement. After a successful completion of his Master’s program he joined NCL to continue his project and gave a successful end. In February’2010 he moved to Germany and joined the Division of Superconductivity and Magnetism, Department of Experimental Physics of Leipzig University, Leipzig as a scientific co-worker. After gaining experience in the field of magnetism, he then decided to undertake a course towards a PhD in Physics and joined Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland in February’2011. 

Experience :

M.Sc. Project student at  Physical Chemistry Division, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India from Jan'2008 to Jun'2009
Project Assistant at Physical Chemistry Division, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India from July'2009 to December'2010
Scientific Cowoker at SUM, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany from February'2010 to February'2011
PhD Student at Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland from February'2011-March'2015.
Post Doctoral Researcher at Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland from march'2015 to date.

Research interests :

[SQUID Magnetometer] Tuhin has a strong interest about the electric and magnetic properties of various permalloy and oxide materials. He is interested in the basic properties as well as the device application of the materials. As an experimentalist he uses various instruments like Pulse Laser Deposition System, Micromanipulator, Vacuum Deposition System, SQUIDE, Impedance Analyzer, Network Analyser, Atomic Force Microscopy (Veeco), SEM, Ellipsometry (J.A.Woolom Co. Inc.), etc. to prepare and characterise various materials. He has backgrounds of LabVIEW and OOMMF. He likes to know about new instruments and learn new programmes related to his research.

Peer reviewers for journals :


Physical Review

Miscellaneous :

1. Best poster award in Tyndall Post Graduate poster competition 2011, Cork, Ireland.

2. Best poster award in Diamond Synchrotron User Meeting 2011, Oxford, UK.

3. Awarded IEEE student travel grant to attend 12th Joint MMM-INTERMAG Conference 2013, Chicago, USA.

4. Selected for IEEE Summer School on magnetism 2013 (Fully funded), Assisi, Italy.

5. Selected for student travel grant to attend JEMS Conference 2013, Rhodes, Greece.

6. Tyndall BOC Bursary Award for best postgraduate student 2013/2014