Susmit Kumar

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Phone 22857014
Room ØU 51
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 26 Kjemibygningen 0371 Oslo Norway
Postal address Sem Sælandsvei 26 Kjemibygningen

Academic interests

I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at Nanostructures and Fucntional Materials (NAFUMA), Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo. Topics include,

  1. Low-temperature magnetic, transport and thermodynamic characterization of Ruddlesden-Popper phases of nickelates and cobaltates
  2. MnA's intermetallics doped with Cr for possible application as a barocaloric material for solid state refrigeration
  3. Studying metal-into-metal inter-diffusion in model systems for making custom bimetallic alloy model catalysts     

Additionally, I support numerous Ph.D., master and undergraduate students on physical property measurements of functional oxide and intermetallic materials.

Research Interests

  • Low dimensional systems (Spintronics and Superconductivity)

  • Semiconductor Technology

  • Quantum Information Processing (Experimental)
  • Spintronics and Nanoelectronics
  • Superconductivity
  • Superalloys
  • Additive Manufacturing (Novel powder processing)
  • Calorics
  • Thin-films
  • Nanoparticles and its applications 


  • Postdoctoral Researcher at Institute of Molecular Sciences (ICMol), University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain (January 2012 – June 2013)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher at CNR - Institute of Nanoscience (CNR-Nano) at Lecce, Italy (April 2011 – November 2011)
  • Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (Applied Physics) at CNR - Institute of Nanoscience and University of Salento, Lecce, Italy (2008-2011)
  • M.Res. in Nanoscience to Nanotechnology at Swansea University, Wales, United Kingdom (2005 - 2007)
  • B.Eng. in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) at the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India (2001 - 2005Background


    Tags: SMN, Nanotechnology, Thin films, Nafuma, Kjemi, Magnetism, Spintronics, Diffusion, Materials Science, PPMS, VSM, Cryogenics


    • Fjellvåg, Asbjørn Slagtern; Fjellvåg, Øystein; Kumar, Susmit; Ruud, Amund & Sjåstad, Anja Olafsen (2021). Interplay of valence states and magnetic interactions in the perovskite system LaNi1–xRhxO3. Journal of Solid State Chemistry.  ISSN 0022-4596.  298 . doi: 10.1016/j.jssc.2021.122124 Show summary
    • Periyasamy, Manimuthu; Patra, Lokanath; Fjellvåg, Øystein; Ravindran, Ponniah; Sørby, Magnus Helgerud; Kumar, Susmit; Sjåstad, Anja Olafsen & Fjellvåg, Helmer (2021). Effect of electron doping on the crystal structure and physical properties of an n = 3 Ruddlesden-Popper compound La4Ni3O10. ACS Applied Electronic Materials.  ISSN 2637-6113.  3(6), s 2671- 2684 . doi: 10.1021/acsaelm.1c00270
    • Pal, Santosh Kumar; Frommen, Christoph; Kumar, Susmit; Hauback, Bjørn; Fjellvåg, Helmer & Helgesen, Geir (2020). Enhancing giant magnetocaloric effect near room temperature by inducing magnetostructural coupling in Cu-doped MnCoGe. Materials & design.  ISSN 0264-1275.  195, s 1- 11 . doi: 10.1016/j.matdes.2020.109036 Full text in Research Archive.
    • Kumar, Susmit; Fjellvåg, Øystein; Sjåstad, Anja Olafsen & Fjellvåg, Helmer (2019). Physical properties of Ruddlesden-Popper (n = 3) nickelate: La4Ni3O10. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials.  ISSN 0304-8853.  496 . doi: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2019.165915 Full text in Research Archive.
    • Kumar, Susmit; Waller, David; Fjellvåg, Helmer & Sjåstad, Anja Olafsen (2019). Development of custom made bimetallic alloy model systems based on platinum-rhodium for heterogeneous catalysis. Journal of Alloys and Compounds.  ISSN 0925-8388.  786, s 1021- 1029 . doi: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.02.026 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
    • Pal, Santosh Kumar; Frommen, Christoph; Kumar, Susmit; Hauback, Bjørn; Fjellvåg, Helmer; Woodcock, T. G.; Nielsch, K & Helgesen, Geir (2019). Comparative phase transformation and magnetocaloric effect study of Co and Mn substitution by Cu in MnCoGe compounds. Journal of Alloys and Compounds.  ISSN 0925-8388.  775, s 22- 29 . doi: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2018.10.040 Full text in Research Archive.
    • Samarasingha, Pushpaka; Andersen, Niels Højmark; Sørby, Magnus Helgerud; Kumar, Susmit; Nilsen, Ola & Fjellvåg, Helmer (2016). Neutron diffraction and Raman analysis of LiMn1.5Ni0.5O4 spinel type oxides for use as lithium ion battery cathode and their capacity enhancements. Solid State Ionics.  ISSN 0167-2738.  284, s 28- 36 . doi: 10.1016/j.ssi.2015.11.018
    • Nagell, Marius Uv; Kumar, Susmit; Sørby, Magnus Helgerud; Fjellvåg, Helmer & Sjåstad, Anja Olafsen (2015). Structural and magnetic aspects of La4(Co1-xNix)3O10+δ (0 ≤ x ≤ 1). Phase Transitions.  ISSN 0141-1594.  88(10), s 979- 990 . doi: 10.1080/01411594.2015.1007374 Full text in Research Archive.
    • Pinilla-Cienfuegos, Elena; Kumar, Susmit; Manas-Valero, Samuel; Canet-Ferrer, Josep; Catala, Laure; Mallah, Talal; Forment-Aliaga, Alicia & Coronado, Eugenio (2015). Imaging the magnetic reversal of isolated and organized molecular-based nanoparticles using magnetic force microscopy. Particle & Particle Systems Characterization.  ISSN 0934-0866.  32(6), s 693- 700 . doi: 10.1002/ppsc.201400224

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    • Kumar, Susmit; Nagell, Marius Uv; Sjåstad, Anja Olafsen & Fjellvåg, Helmer (2017). Low-dimensional Ruddlesden-Popper nickelates La4(NixCo1-x)3O10: Effect of cobalt doping on physical properties and dimensionality.
    • Kumar, Susmit; Sørby, Magnus Helgerud; Fjellvåg, Helmer & Sjåstad, Anja Olafsen (2014). Crystal structure and magnetic properties of La4(Co1-xNix)3O10+δ (0 <= x <= 1).

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    Published Nov. 29, 2013 1:18 PM - Last modified Dec. 5, 2020 6:17 PM