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Dr. Raghottam Sattigeri

Raghottam M. Sattigeri did his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Physics in 2015 and M.Sc. is Physics (specializing in Nuclear Physics) in 2017 from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India. During his master’s project, he worked on i) sea-level low background counting facilities, ii) identification of radioactive impurities in Uranium rock samples; Borated rubber for reactor facilities, and iii) Neutron detection under the supervision of Prof. Vandana Nanal and Prof. Nand Lal Singh at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India. After his masters, by 2019 he made a shift in his research career and pursued Ph.D. in Physics focused on Condensed Matter Physics under the supervision of Prof. Prafulla Jha, FRSC at The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India. In 2017-18, he served as Student Counsellor Physics at GSFC University, India, from 2019-21 he served as Teaching Assistant at The Maharaja University of Baroda, India and from 2021-22 he served as a Research Fellow in a UGC-DAE-CSR project funded by Government of India. Also, he served as a Coordinator of the Centre for Incubation in Office of Career Advancements for Students at The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India. After completing his Ph.D. in Physics in 2022, he joined as a Postdoctoral fellow in the group ON6.5 headed by Dr. hab. Carmine Autieri at the „International Centre for Interfacing Magnetism and Superconductivity with Topological Matter” (Magtop), a division headed by Prof. Tomasz Dietl at the Instytut Fizyki, Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Poland.

His primary research interests include, density functional theory based first-principles investigations of topological phases in bulk and low dimensional materials, topological heterogenous quantum catalysis, interplay of topology and electron-phonon coupling in bulk materials, and magnetism in topological matter. More recently he is interested in machine learning aided materials discovery using convolutional neural networks and in altermagnetic materials. His secondary research interests include theoretical modelling of nerve membrane and their applications ranging from cellular to network scale.

As of June 2023, he is the author or co-author of over 13 publications in reputed international journals such as, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Scientific Reports, physica status solidi: Rapid Research Letters and Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics; with around 72 citations, h-index of 05 and i-10 index of 01 on Google Scholar. Other information about citation metrics can be found with SCOPUS-ID: 57215416189; ORCID: 0000-0002-6697-1876 and ResearcherID: HDO-4165-2022.

During his bachelors, he received a criterion recognition award from NASA, USA and DLR, Germany (for his literary work), he received two gold medals at university level for academic excellence during B.Sc. and four faculty level awards for academic excellence during M.Sc. He has attended/presented his work at 7 international conferences/workshops and served as a member of organizing committee of the international meeting, “Interfacing magnetism and superconductivity with topological matter” held in Warsaw (Poland) on 17-18 January 2023.

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