I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at Nanostructures and Fucntional Materials (NAFUMA), Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo. Topics include,
- Low-temperature magnetic, transport and thermodynamic characterization of Ruddlesden-Popper phases of nickelates and cobaltates
- MnA's intermetallics doped with Cr for possible application as a barocaloric material for solid state refrigeration
- 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.
Low dimensional systems (Spintronics and Superconductivity)
- Quantum Information Processing (Experimental)
- Spintronics and Nanoelectronics
- Additive Manufacturing (Novel powder processing)
- 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
- 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
- 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).