IIEST, Shibpur

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

(Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur)

Empowering the nation since 1856

Dr. Sudipta Kanungo

Assistant Professor

Department of Physics

Academic Qualifications

  • Visiting Scientist, RIKEN Centre for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS)- till date, Saitama, Japan
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, RIKEN Centre for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS) July-Oct. 2016, Wako, Japan.
  • Post-Doctoral Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany. (2013-2016)
  • Ph.D in Computational Condensed Matter Physics, S.N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India, (2008-2013). [Thesis: First Principles Study of Novel Materials]
  • M.Sc, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India, (2007) [Specialization: Condensed Matter Physics]
  • B.Sc (Hons), University of Calcutta, Kolkata, (2005).



  1. Mobile: +91-8335813769


  1. Email: s.kanungo@physics.iiests.ac.in , kanungo.phy@gmail.com

Area of Research

  • Density Functional Theory based ab-initio electronic structure calculation and study of magnetic, electronic, structural and optical properties and phase transitions of complex materials.
  • Spin Orbit Coupling driven Magnetic and Topological phases in 5d transition metal oxides.
  • Extracting and tuning effective spin models for low dimensional quantum spin systems.
  • Spin State Transition and Spin Cross Over phenomena in Organo-metallic framework (MOFs).

Courses Undertaken

  • Relativistic Mechanics
  • Foundation of Quantum Theory & Quantum Mechanics
  • Wave and Oscillations
  • UG general laboratory
  • Advanced Condensed Matter Physics (Elective)
  • PG laboratory.
  • Master Projects

Recent Publications (Last 10)

  1. AgRuO3, a Strongly Exchange Coupled Honeycomb Compound Lacking Long Range Magnetic Order. B. E. Prasad, S. Kanungo, M. Jansen, A. C. Komarek, B. Yan, and C. Felser. Chem. Eur. J (2017).
  2. Weak orbital ordering of Ir-t2g states in the double perovskite Sr2CeIrO6. S.Kanungo, K. Mogare, B. Yan, M. Reehuis, A. Hoser, C. Felser, and M. Jansen. Phys. Rev. B 93, 245148 (2016).
  3. Active role of nonmagnetic cations in magnetic interactions for double-perovskite Sr2BOsO6 (B=Y, In, Sc).Sudipta Kanungo, Binghai Yan, Claudia Felser and Martin Jansen. Phys. Rev. B (Rapid Comm.) 93, 161116 (2016).
  4. Na4IrO4: Square-planner coordination of transition metal in d5 configuration due to weak on-site Coulomb interaction. Sudipta Kanungo, Binghai Yan, Patrick Merz, Claudia Felser, Martin Jansen. Angew. Chem. Int Ed. 54, 5417 (2015).
  5. Ab-initio study of low-temperature magnetic properties of double perovskite Sr2FeOsO6. Sudipta Kanungo, Binghai Yan, Martin Jansen, and Claudia Felser. Phys. Rev. B 89, 214414 (2014).
  6. Lattice-Site-Specific Spin Dynamics in Double-perovskite Sr2CoOsO6. B. Yan, A. Paul, S. Kanungo, M. Reehuis, A. Hoser, D. Többens, W. Schnelle, R. Williams, T. Lancaster, F. Xiao, J. Möller, S. Blundell, W. Hayes, C. Felser, and M. Jansen. Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 147202 (2014).
  7. Tuning of magnetic ground state of spin ½ square lattice compound Zn2VO(PO4)2 through chemical substitution. Sudipta Kanungo, Satyaki Kar, T. Saha-Dasgupta. Phys. Rev. B 87, 054431 (2013).
  8. Pressure and Temperature Control of Spin-switchable Metal-organic Coordination Polymers from ab-initio calculations. K. Tarafder, S. Kanungo, P. M. Oppeneer, and T. Saha-Dasgupta. Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 077203 (2012).
  9. First principles study of organic-inorganic hybrid framework Mn(C4H4O4). Sudipta Kanungo and T. Saha-Dasgupta. Phys. Rev. B 84, 134415 (2011).
  10. Pressure driven change in electronic structure of BiCoO3. Sudipta Kanungo and T. Saha-Dasgupta. Phys. Rev. B 83, 104104 (2011).