Murtaza Bohra Associate Professor Department of Physics

Murtaza Bohra is an Associate Professor with MEC in the Physics department. His research primarily focuses on low dimension magnetism and transport properties of ultra-thin films, nano particles and their heterostructures. Strain engineered multiferroric and magnetic exchange bias based devices.

Dr. Murtaza Bohra holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT) Bombay, Powai, India.

  • Education

    2008: Ph.D. (Experimental Condensed Matter Physics), IIT-Bombay, India

    1999: M.Sc. (Physics), M. L. S. University Udaipur & B.Ed.-2000, University of Jammu, India

    1997: B.Sc., M. L. S. University, Udaipur, India

  • Research

    Research Project(s)

    • Indo-Taiwan bilateral research project by DST, India and MOST, Taiwan in between 2020-2022 with grant ~₹2500000 on Photovoltaic Solar cell using BiFeO3 thin layers (approved)
    • Indo-Bulgaria bilateral research project by DST, India and BGN, Bulgaria in between 2020-2021 with grant ~₹1500000 on Exploiting the Zn-ferrite thin films material as an assortment of spintronics devices (approved)
    • Internal seed research grants by MEC in between 2018-2020 of worth of ~₹400000 for project on Photovoltaic Solar cell

    Patent

    Jeong-hwan Kim, Murtaza Bohra, Vidya Dhar Singh, Antony Douglas Galea, Panagiotis Grammatikopoulos and Mukhles Ibrahim Sowwan. “Controllable and reversible pH-responsive rollable 2D nanostructures”. US 2017/0066178A1. Issued March 9, 2017.

    • Feb. 2012-May 2014: Researcher at Nano particles By Design Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Okinawa, Japan
    • Oct. 2009-Feb. 2012: Post doctoral research fellow at National Sun Yat-Sen University Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    • April 2009-Sep. 2009: Project scientist at IIT-Kanpur, India
    • April 2008- March 2009: Post doctoral research fellow at École des Mines de Nancy, France
    • Aug. 2004-Dec.2007: Senior Research Fellow at IIT-Bombay, India
    • Aug. 2002-Jul.2004: Junior Research Fellow at IIT-Bombay, India
  • Awards
    • Qualified the National-Level Joint CSIR-UGC Test (NET) for Lectureship - 2001
    • Qualified the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering in Physics (GATE)-2002 with all India rank, AIR 98
    • Qualified the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) - 2002
    • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) awarded by Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) Government of India (2004-2007).
    • French-Indo post doctoral fellowship (2008-2009) by Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research ( )
    • National Science Council (NSC), Taiwan Post doctoral fellowship (2009-2012)
    • Best poster award by DAE, India 2008
  • Publications
    • Growth, structure and thermal stability of quasicrystalline Al-Pd-Mn-Ga thin films, Murtaza Bohra, TM Pavan, Vincent Fournée, RK Mandal, Applied Surface Science, 144494 (2019) in press (IF=5.5)
    • Anomalous electric transport across Verwey transition in nanocrystalline Fe3O4 thin films, Murtaza Bohra, D.R. Chowdhury, V. Singh and J. F. Bobo, Journal of Applied Physics, 125, 013901(2019)
    • A Short Review on Verwey Transition in Nanostructured Fe3O4 Materials, Murtaza Bohra, Nishit Agrawal, and Vidyadhar Singh, Journal of Nanomaterials, Article ID 8457383, 18 pages (2019)
    • Tuning the onset of ferromagnetism in heterogeneous bimetallic nanoparticles by gas phase doping Murtaza Bohra, Panagiotis Grammatikopoulos,Vidyadhar Singh, Junlei Zhao, Evropi Toulkeridou, Stephan Steinhauer, Joseph Kioseoglou, Jean-François Bobo, Kai Nordlund, Flyura Djurabekova and Mukhles Sowwan, Physics Review Material, 1, 066001 (2017)
    • Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of Multifunctional Magnetic Nanostructures, V. Singh, R. Madugundo, A. Annadi, B. Bhoi, K. D.Chandrasekhar, Murtaza Bohra, Journal of anomaterials Volume, Article ID 2638715, 2 pages (2017)
    • Origin of abnormal structural transformation in a (BiPb)Fe3O4/SrRuO3/SrTiO3 hetero-structure probed by Rutherford backscattering, Murtaza Bohra, Kartikeya Negi, Varun Karthik Y. S., Hsiung Chou, X. Wang, and W. K. Chu, Nature Publishing Group’s Scientific reports, 7(1), 4501 (2017) (IF = 5.5)
    • Large magnetocaloric effect at Verwey point in nanocrystalline Fe3O4thin films Murtaza Bohra, S.C. Sahoo, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 699, 1118 (2017) (IF = 3.2)
    • Control of Surface Segregation in Bimetallic NiCr Nanoalloys Immersed in Ag Matrix Murtaza Bohra, Vidyadhar Singh, Panagiotis Grammatikopoulos, Evropi Toulkeridou, Rosa E Diaz, Jean-François Bobo, Mukhles Sowwan, Nature Publishing Group’s Scientific reports, 6, 19153 (2016)
    • Characterizing the phase purity of nanocrystalline Fe3O4 thin films using Verwey transition Murtaza Bohra, K Eswar Prasad, Ravi Bollina, SC Sahoo, Naresh Kumar, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 418, 137 (2016) (IF = 2)
    • Surface Segregation in Chromium-Doped NiCr Alloy Nanoparticles and Its Effect on Their Magnetic Behavior M Bohra, P Grammatikopoulos, RE Diaz, V Singh, J Zhao, JF Bobo, Chemistry of Materials 27 (9), 3216 (2015) (IF =9.4)
    • Nanocrystalline zinc ferrite films studied by magneto-optical spectroscopy E Lišková-Jakubisová, Š Višňovský, P Široký, D Hrabovský, J Pištora, M Bohra, Journal of Applied Physics 117 (17), 17B726 (2015) (IF = 2.2)
    • Smart Composite Nanosheets with Adaptive Optical Properties JH Kim, M Bohra, V Singh, C Cassidy, M Sowwan, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 6 (16), 13339 (2014) (IF = 6.7)
    • A facile single-step synthesis of ternary multicore magneto-plasmonic nanoparticles M Benelmekki, M Bohra, JH Kim, RE Diaz, J Vernieres, Nanoscale 6 (7), 3532 (2014) (IF = 7.4)
    • Influence of packaging on the surface oxidation and magnetic properties of cobalt nanocrystals M Bohra, V Singh, M Sowwan, JF Bobo, CJ Chung, B Clemens, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 47 (30), 305002 (2014) (IF = 2.7)
    • In-situ Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy Annealing Studies of Ni1-xCrx Nanocluster and Correlation with Magnetic Properties RE Diaz, M Bohra, V Singh, M Sowwan, Microscopy and Microanalysis 20 (S3), 1664 (2014)
    • Assembly of tantalum porous films with graded oxidation profile from size-selected nanoparticles V Singh, P Grammatikopoulos, C Cassidy, M Benelmekki, M Bohra, Journal of Nanoparticle Research 16 (5),1-10 (2014) (IF = 2.27)
    • Low Temperature Magnetization Studies of Nanocrystalline Zn-Ferrite Thin Films M Bohra, S Prasad, N Venkataramani, SC Sahoo, N Kumar, R Krishnan, Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on 49 (7), 4249 (2013) (IF = 1.2)
    • The ferroelectricity of Bi0.9Pb0.1FeO3 films grown on atomic flat SrRuO3/SrTiO3 substrates H Chou, KC Liu, CT Wu, CP Wu, M Bohra, A Pyatakov, YC Chen, CC Yu, Journal of Applied Physics 113 (17), 17D914 (2013) (IF = 2.2)
    • High symmetric SrRuO3 (001) thin films: perfectly lattice-matched electrodes for multiferroic BiFeO3, Murtaza Bohra, C.P. Wu, H. J. Yeh and H.Chou, J.Appl.Phys.,13,17D913 (2013)
    • Facile Single-Step Synthesis of Ternary Multicore Magneto-Plasmonic Nanoclusters, Maria Benelmekki, Murtaza Bohra and M. Sowwan Nanoscale-2014 DOI: 10.1039/C3NR06114K
    • Low temperature magnetization studies of nanocrystalline Zn-ferrite thin films Murtaza Bohra, N. Venkataramani, S. Prasad, S.C. Sahoo, N. Kumar and R. Krishnan, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 49, 4249 (2013)
    • The ferro electricity of Bi0.9Pb0.1FeO3 films grown on atomic flat SrRuO3/SrTiO3 substrates, H. Chou, K C Liu, C T Wu, C p Wu, Murtaza Bohra, A.Pyatakov, Yi-Chun Chen, Chin-Chung Yu, S.J.Sun, J. Appl. Phys., 113 (2013)
    • Size-controlled deposition of Ag and Si nanoparticle structures with gas- aggregated sputtering, C Cassidy, V Singh, Z Hawash, M Bohra, JH Kim, M Sowwan, MRS Online Proceedings Library 1546, mrss13-1546-l06-44
    • Structural, tribological and resistivity studies of Ga substituted (Al71-xGax)Pd21Mn8 icosahedral and other intermetallic phases, Murtaza Bohra, M. C. de Weerd, V. Fournee, R. K. Mandal, N. K. Mukhopadhyay, R. Chatterjee and G. V. S. Sastry, Journal of alloy and compound, 551, 274 (2013)
    • Surface morphology of films grown by size-selected Ta nanoparticles, V. Singh, C. Cassidy, M. Bohra, A. Galea, Z. Hawash and M. Sowwan, Advanced Materials Research, 647, 732 (2013)
    • Strain relaxation in BiFeO3/SrRuO3/(001)SrTiO3 heterostructure, Murtaza Bohra, C. P. Wu, H. J. Yeh, and H. Chou, J. Appl. Phys. 111,07D904 (2012)
    • Structural expansion and suppressing of spiral spin state in Pb-doped BiFeO3 (00l) epitaxial thin films, Murtaza bohra, C. P. Wu , H. J. Yeh , W. C. Chen , J. W. Lin, J. G. Lin, J.Appl. Phys. 111, 07D917(2012)
    • Strain relaxation in atomically flat SrRu1-xO3/(001)SrTiO3 layers Grown by Off-axis RF-sputtering, Murtaza Bohra, C. P. Wu, H. J. Yeh and H. Chou, IEEE Transactions onMagnetics, 48(11), 4566 (2012)
    • Narrow ferromagnetic resonance linewidth polycrystalline Zn-ferrite thin films, Murtaza Bohra, Shiva Prasad, N. Venkataraman, Naresh Kumar, S.C. Sahoo and R.Krishnan, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 47, 345(2011)
    • Substrate Temperature Dependent Anomalous Magnetic Behavior in CoFe2O4 Thin Film, S. Sahoo, N. Venkataramani, S. Prasad, Murtaza Bohra, and R. Krishnan, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 47, 337 (2011)
    • Magnetic Properties of Nanocrystalline CoFe2O4/ZnFe2O4 Bilayers,S.C. Sahoo, N. Venkataramani, S. Prasad, Murtaza Bohra, and R. Krishnan, Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism. (2011): DOI: 10.1007/s10948-011-1237-y
    • Thickness dependent anomalous magnetic behavior in pulsed-laser deposited cobalt ferrite thin film, S.C. Sahoo, N. Venkataramani, S. Prasad, Murtaza Bohra, R. Krishnan, Appl. Phys. A 106, 931(2011)
    • Role of Ru vacancies in the magnetism of strain relaxed SrRuO3 films on SrTiO3 -- substrates, Murtaza Bohra, C. P. Wu, H. J. Yeh, and H. Chou, J. Appl. Phys. 109, 07D728- (2011)
    • Stability of non-thermodynamic equilibrium cation distribution frozen during pulsed laser deposition of Co-ferrite thin films, S.C. Sahoo, N. Venkataramani, S. Prasad, Murtaza Bohra, R. Krishnan, Appl. Phys. A, 98, 889 (2010)
    • Pulse Laser Deposited Nano-crystalline Cobalt Ferrite Thin Films, S.C. Sahoo, N. Venkataramani, Shiva Prasad, Murtaza Bohra and R. Krishnan, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol, 10, 3112 (2010)
    • In-plane magnetization with high coercivity in terbium iron garnet thin films deposited on Pt/Si substrate by PLD, Naresh Kumar, Richa Bhargava, Sanjeev Kumar and Murtaza Bohra, J. Magn. Mater, 322, 1727 (2010)
    • Magnetic properties of magnetite thin films close to the Verwey transition, Murtaza Bohra, Shiva Prasad, N. Venketaramani, N. Kumar, S.C. Sahoo, R. Krishnan, J. Magn. Mater, 321, 3738 (2009)
    • The influence of substrate temperature and annealing on the properties of pulsed laser deposited YIG films on fused quartz substrate, Naresh Kumar, Shiva Prasad, D.S. Misra, N. Venkataramani, Murtaza Bohra, R. Krishnan, J. Magn. Mater, 320, 2233 (2008)
    • Magnetic Properties of Pulsed Laser Deposited Cobalt Ferrite Thin Films, Subasa C. Sahoo, N. Venkataramani, Shiva Prasad, Murtaza Bohra and R. Krishnan Solid State Physics (India), 53,677 (2008)
    • RF-sputter deposited nanocrystalline (110) magnetite thin film from ?-Fe2O3 target, Murtaza Bohra, Shiva Prasad, N. Venkataraman, Naresh Kumar, S.C. Sahoo and R.Krishnan, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol, 7, 2055 (2007)
    • Study of pulsed laser deposited magnetite thin film, Murtaza Bohra, Shiva Prasad, N. Venkataraman, Naresh Kumar, S.C. Sahoo and R.Krishnan, J. Magn. Mater. 310, 2242 (2007)
    • Large room temperature magnetization in nanocrystalline zinc ferrite thin films, Murtaza Bohra, Shiva Prasad, N. Venkataramani, Naresh Kumar, S.C. Sahoo and R. Krishnan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 262506 (2006)
    • Growth of Cobalt Ferrite Thin Film by Pulsed Laser Ablation, S. Sahoo, Murtaza Bohra, Shiva Prasad, Naresh Kumar, N. Venkataramani, D. S. Misra and R. Krishnan, Solid State Physics (India), 51,477 (2006)
    • Sputter deposition of Fe3O4 thin films using ?-Fe2O3 target, Murtaza Bohra, Naresh Kumar, D. S. Misra, N. Venkataramani, Shiva Prasad and R.Krishnan, Solid State Physics (India), 50, 481(2005)
    • Deposition of Fe3O4 thin films at low temperature by using Pulsed Laser Deposition, Murtaza Bohra, Naresh Kumar, D. S. Misra, N. Venkataramani, Shiva Prasad and R.Krishnan, Solid State Physics (India), 49, 518 (2004)
    • Oriented Strontium ferrite thin films deposited by pulsed laser deposition, Naresh Kumar, Murtaza Bohra, D. S. Misra, A. K. Nigam, N. Venkataramani, Shiva Prasad and R. Krishnan, Solid State Physics (India), 49,516 (2004)

    Book Chapter

    “Nanostructured Magnetite Thin Films: an avenue for Spintronics” in “Frontier of Nanoscience’ (Elsevier), Authors: Murtaza Bohra and Nishit Agrawal (2018).

  • Experience

    Visiting professor abroad

    • CNRS-Centre d’Elaboration de Materiaux et d’Etudes Structurales (CEMES), 29 rue Jeanne Marvig, 31055 Cedex 4 Toulouse, France (during May-July 2018)
    • Nanoparticles Design Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, 1919-1 Tancha Onna-Son, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan (during Dec 2014, July 2017, July 2019)
    • Department of Physics, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, 804, Taiwan (during Jun 2017)

    • Assistant for laboratory course for bachelor and master students (2002-2007)

    • Lecturer of Physics at junior level college (2001-2002)