School of Natural Sciences
Department of Physics

Profile of Faculty

Dr. Jayanta Kumar Baral


UGC - Assistant Professor
Department of Physics

Educational Qualification:   M.Sc (Physics, & specialization: Electronics); Ph.D
  1. CNRS fellow at University of Strasbourg, FRANCE: (2014 – 2016).
  2. Post-Doctoral research Associate, University of Massachusetts (UMass), Amherst, USA: (2012 – 2014).
  3. Post-Doctoral research Fellow, Concordia Univ., & Univ of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM), CANADA: (2009 – 2011).
  4. Junior Research Fellow (JRF), Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay (IITB), Mumbai: (2003 – 2004).
  5. Recipient of Best Presentation award in “NanoTechnology in North Europe (NTNE 2006)” conference, Helsinki, FINLAND, 16 – 18 May 2006.
Area of Interest   Polymer and Organic Nano-Electronics; Floating Gate Memory devices; Photovoltaics; Sensors; Device Physics; Disorder Organic Semiconductors & Materials Science;
Courses Taught: (in CUJ only )  

Electronics; Classical Electrodynamics; Electricity & Magnetism

Contact:   09078694831
Articles Published/ Accepted:  
  1. H. S. Majumdar, J. K. Baral, R. Österbacka, O. Ikkala, & H. Stubb, "Fullerene–based Bistable Devices and Associated Negative–Differential–Resistance effect", Organic Electronics 06 (04), 188 – 192, (2005).
  2. H. S. Majumdar, J. K. Baral, A. Laiho, J. Ruokolainen, O. Ikkala, & R. Österbacka, “Comment on Memory Effect and Negative Differential Resistance by Electrode–induced Two–Dimensional Single–Electron Tunneling in Molecular and Organic Electronic Devices”, Advanced Materials 18 (21), 2805 – 2806, (2006).
  3. J. K. Baral, H. S. Majumdar, A. Laiho, H. Jiang, E. I. Kauppinen, R. H. A. Ras, J. Ruokolainen, O. Ikkala, & R. Österbacka, “Organic Memory using [6,6]–phenyl–C61 butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM): Morphology, Thickness and Concentration Dependence Studies”, Nanotechnology 19 (03), 035203, (2008). This paper has been highlighted on cover gallery of NanoTechWeb can be found on
  4. D. Wei, J. K. Baral, R. Österbacka, & A. Ivaska, “Memory Effect in Ionic Liquid Matrix containing Single Walled Carbon Canotubes and Polystyrene”, Nanotechnology 19 (05), 055203, (2008).
  5. D. Wei, J. K. Baral, R. Österbacka, & A. Ivaska, “Electrochemical Fabrication of Nonvolatile Memory Device based on Polyaniline and Gold Nanoparticles”, J. Mater. Chem. 18 (16), 1853 – 1857, (2008). This paper has been appeared on Front Cover Gallery of J. Mater. Chem.
  6. A. Laiho, H. S. Majumdar, J. K. Baral, F. Jansson, R. Österbacka, & O. Ikkala, “Tuning the Electrical Switching of Polymer/Fullerene Nanocomposite Thin Film Devices by Control of Morphology”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 203309, (2008).
  7. J. K. Baral, R. Izquierdo, M. Packirisamy, & V. –V. Truong, “Improved Polymer Solar Cell Performance by Engineering of Cathode Interface”, Euro. Phys. J. - Appl. Phys. 55 (03), 30202, (2011).
  8. D. Wang, J. K. Baral, H. Zhao, B. A. Gonfa, V. –V. Truong, M. A. Elkhakani, R. Izquierdo, & D. Ma, “Controlled Fabrication of PbS Quantum–Dot/Carbon–Nanotube Nano–Architecture and its Significant Contribution to Near Infrared Photon–to–Current Conversion”, Advanced Functional Materials 21 (21), 4010–4018, (2011).
  9. L. Zhang, N. S. Colella, F. Liu, S. Trahan, J. K. Baral, H. H. Winter, S. C. B. Mannsfeld, & A. L. Briseño, “Synthesis, Electronic Structure, Molecular Packing/Morphology Evolution, and Carrier Mobilities of Pure Oligo-/Poly(alkylthiophenes)”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. (JACS) 135 (02), 844–854, (2012).
  10. F. Liu, C. Wang, J. K. Baral, L. Zhang, J. J. Watkins, A. L. Briseño, & T. P. Russell, “Relating Chemical Structure to Device Performance via Morphology Control in Diketopyrrolopyrrole-Based Low Band Gap Polymers”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. (JACS) 135 (51), 19248−19259, (2013).
  11. M. R. Beaulieu §, J. K. Baral §, N. R. Hendricks, Y. Tang, A. L. Briseño, & J. J. Watkins, “Solution Processable High Dielectric Constant (k) Nanocomposites based on ZrO2 Nanoparticles for Flexible Organic Transistors”, ACS – Appl. Materials & Interfaces (AMI) 05 (24), 13096−13103, (2013). § Equal Contribution.
  12. J. K. Baral, A. Sharma, D. Wang, D. Ma, V. –V. Truong, & R. Izquierdo, “Enhanced Photovoltaic Conversion Efficiency in Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells upon Incorporating Nanohybridized PbS Quantum Dots/Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes”, Euro. Phys. J. - Appl. Phys. 65 (01), 10201, (2014).
  13. R. Österbacka, J. K. Baral, H. S. Majumdar, F. Jansson, A. Laiho, R. H. A. Ras, J. Ruokolainen, O. Ikkala, H. Jiang, & E. Kauppinen, "Organic memory devices using the negative differential resistance effect" 2008 APS March Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, vol. 53 (02), (2008). Abstracts (of Papers of the APS) ID: BAPS.2008.MAR.V22.13.
  14. A. Laiho, J. K. Baral, H. S. Majumdar, D. Tobjörk, J. Ruokolainen, R. Österbacka, & O. Ikkala, “Imaging and Elemental Analysis of Polymer/Fullerene Nanocomposite Memory Devices” MRS Spring 2008 Symposium, San Francisco, California, USA, MRS Bulletin, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., vol. 1071, F04 – 04, (2008).
  15. A. Y. Mahmoud, J. Zhang, J. K. Baral, R. Izquierdo, D. Ma, M. Packirisamy, & V. –V. Truong, “Low Density of Gold Nanorods in the Anodic Layer for Enhancing the Efficiency of Organic Solar Cells”, Photonics North (May) 2011, Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA, International Society for Optical Engineering and Photonics, – Proc. SPIE. 8007, 80071V, (2011).



Seminar/Workshop/Conference Participation:  

International conference:

  1. E-MRS conference in Strasbourg, France (2008).
  2. “NanoTechnology in North Europe (NTNE 2006)” conference, Helsinki, Finland, 16 – 18 May 2006.
  3. MRS Boston, Massachusetts, USA (Spring Meeting 2012).
  4. Molecular Electronics conference in Strasbourg, France (August 2014)