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Research Interests

Ferroelectrics, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Local electrochemistry in Batteries & Fuel cells, Nonlinear Optics

Other

Funded Research Projects

Quantitative Hall Voltage mapping at conducting Ferroelectric domain walls: A novel approach to extracting conduction mechanisms on the nanoscale (PI ), Funded by EPSRC (Grant No. EP/S037179/1), 2019-20

- Far-from-Equilibrium Processing of ferroelectric thin films on glass and polymeric substrates
  (PI, £0.3M, The joint proposal across three countries is funded for $ 1M in total)
  Funded by DELNI/SFI/NSF (Grant No. USI 082), 2016-19

- Investigating Pressure induced conducting states on the nanoscale : A novel approach to
  nano-circuitry (PI, £ 100K ), Funded by EPSRC (Grant No. EP/N018389/1), 2016-17

-Probing local ionic transport in Li-ion battery cathodes (PI, £13K)
 Funded by Royal Society (Grant No.  Royal Society RG130604), 2014-15

 


 

 

Teaching

PHY 4029 (Synoptic Physics), 2014-

PHY 3012 (Solid State Physics), 2015

PHY 9032 (Materials Characterisation, Online MSc Course), 2015-

PHY 9033 (Materials Characterisation Case Study, Online MSc Course), 2015-

Physics Level 1,2 and 3 Labs for undergraduate students, 2013-

5 Level 4 MSci Projects, 2013-

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Selected Projects 2014 2019

Selected Research Output 2006 2019

190 Citations (Scopus)

Measuring oxygen reduction/evolution reactions on the nanoscale

Kumar, A., Ciucci, F., Morozovska, A. N., Kalinin, S. V. & Jesse, S., Sep 2011, In : Nature chemistry. 3, 9, p. 707-713 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

86 Citations (Scopus)

Intermittency, quasiperiodicity and chaos in probe-induced ferroelectric domain switching

Ievlev, A. V., Jesse, S., Morozovska, A. N., Strelcov, E., Eliseev, E. A., Pershin, Y. V., Kumar, A., Shur, V. Y. & Kalinin, S. V., Jan 2014, In : Nature Physics. 10, p. 59-66 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

intermittency
chaos
probes
nanofabrication
continuous spectra
68 Citations (Scopus)

Thermotropic phase boundaries in classic ferroelectrics

Lummen, T. T. A., Gu, Y., Wang, J., Lei, S., Xue, F., Kumar, A., Barnes, A. T., Barnes, E., Denev, S., Belianinov, A., Holt, M., Morozovska, A. N., Kalinin, S. V., Chen, L-Q. & Gopalan, V., 20 Jan 2014, In : Nature Communications. 5, 3172.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Phase boundaries
Ferroelectric materials
symmetry
coefficients
Hot Temperature
737 Citations (Scopus)

A Strain-Driven Morphotropic Phase Boundary in BiFeO3

Zeches, R. J., Rossell, M. D., Zhang, J. X., Hatt, A. J., He, Q., Yang, C. -H., Kumar, A., Wang, C. H., Melville, A., Adamo, C., Sheng, G., Chu, Y. -H., Ihlefeld, J. F., Erni, R., Ederer, C., Gopalan, V., Chen, L. Q., Schlom, D. G., Spaldin, N. A., Martin, L. W. & 1 othersRamesh, R., 13 Nov 2009, In : Science. 326, 5955, p. 977-980 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prizes

2011 Microscopy Today Innovation Award

Amit Kumar (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Innovation

UNSW Vice-Chancellor's Fellowship

Amit Kumar (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Wales

Selected Activities 2006 2019

Materials Research Society Spring Meeting 2014

Amit Kumar (Invited speaker)
22 Apr 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Nanoscale (Journal)

Amit Kumar (Peer reviewer)
2014 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Applied Physics Letters (Journal)

Amit Kumar (Peer reviewer)
20102013

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Press / Media

Researchers explore Li-air Battery reversibility on the nanoscale (2012)

Amit Kumar

08/08/2012

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Microscopy generates a new view of fuel cells

Amit Kumar

15/08/2011

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Study finds magnetic properties in “non-magnetic” materials

Amit Kumar

10/10/2008

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Thesis

Hall Potential Mapping of Conducting Ferroelectric Domain Walls

Author: Campbell, M., Sep 2017

Supervisor: Gregg, J. (Supervisor) & Kumar, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Microstructural Dynamics Induced by Nanoscale Stress in Ferroelectrics

Author: Edwards, D., May 2018

Supervisor: Gregg, J. (Supervisor) & Kumar, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Nanoscale Stress-Induced Conducting States in Functional Oxides

Author: Browne, N., Jul 2018

Supervisor: Kumar, A. (Supervisor) & Gregg, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy