Srikrishnaa Jayaraman

Mohanpur (West Bengal), India /

+91 9094342220

English, Tamil, Hindi

Eligible for JRF fellowship
funded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India

funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India

Areas of Interest: Soft Condensed Matter Physics, Physics of Biological Systems, Elasticity and Hydrodynamics, Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and Statistical Mechanics, High Temperature Superconductivity

Hobbies: Jogging, Cooking, YouTube, TV shows, Movies and Books. Avid cricket fan and a fan of Borussia Dortmund football club.

Relevant Courses

Condensed Matter Physics theory and laboratory, Soft Condensed Matter Physics, Biophysics, Superconductivity, Statistical Mechanics, Evolutionary Dynamics, Quantum Mechanics, Mathematical Methods in Physics, Quantum Field Theory and Electricity, Magnetism and Optics


Programming: Python, MATLAB, Java, C, C++

Web Design: HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL


Organiser of Cryptek '17 - an international online cryptography puzzle solving quiz event.

Secretary of AARSHI (2017) - Dramatics Club of IISER Kolkata. Performed in the play "Wedding Album" by Girish Karnad (2016). Directed the play "Are You Watching Me?" by Tony Frier (2018).

Center topper (Kolkata) of Mimamsa '17, the annual science quiz competition held by IISER, Pune.

Work Experience

MS Thesis - Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
May 2019 - June 2020

Ultrafast Charge Carrier Dynamics of Silver Nanowires [pdf]

Ultrafast charge carrier dynamics studies in several materials have given important insights into the relaxation dynamics of carriers and possible band structure of the material. These studies have led to the effective utilization of these materials in the real world. Nanostructures are ubiquitous in material sciences due to a high degree of control in the structure during fabrication and their vast scope of applications. At the nanoscale, the charge carrier dynamics vary significantly from the bulk matter counterpart; hence it be-comes important to study the ultrafast carrier dynamics of these structures as well. Several studies on metal and semiconductor nanostructures have shown that carrier dynamics are very sensitive to the nanostructure size and shape. This results in a high degree of tunability in the nanostructures for diverse applications. An attempt to study ultrafast carrier dynamics of silver nanowires (AgNW) using pump probe spectroscopy is explained. Numerical simulations of nanoparticle and nanorod pump probe behaviour based on Mie theory and two temperature model were performed. The simulations show that the value of the negative absorption maxima tends to increase when the pump wavelength is decreased and the decay time of the pump probe absorbance signal tends to decrease with pump fluence. Finally, single beam transmitted light microscopy was performed on MoS2 powder sample.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Kamaraju Natarajan, Ultrafast THz group, IISER Kolkata.

October 2019 - November 2019
Advanced Condensed Matter Physics Semester Project

Integer Quantum Hall Effect [pdf]

Course Instructor: Dr. Siddhartha Lal, IISER Kolkata.

August 2019 - November 2019
Independent Study Project

Quantum Weak Measurement and its Implementation in Optical Systems [ppt,pdf]

Principal Investigator: Dr. Nirmalya Ghosh, BioNaP group, IISER Kolkata.

September 2018 - November 2018
Advanced Electricity, Magnetism and Optics Semester Project

Aharanov-Bohm Effect [pdf]

Course Instructor: Dr. P. K. Panigrahi, IISER Kolkata.

March 2018 - April 2018
Advanced Quantum Mechanics Semester Project

Nonspreading Wave Packets in Free Space - Airy Wave Packets [pdf]

Course Instructor: Dr. P. K. Panigrahi, IISER Kolkata

Summer Internship
May 2018 - July 2018
Max-Planck-Institut Für Kernphysik, Heidelberg

TNSA and Mathematical Modelling of Plasma [pdf]

Principal Investigator: Dr. Adriana Pálffy, Theoretical Quantum Dynamics and Quantum Electrodynamics Group, MPIK Heidelberg

Teaching Assistantships

Spring 2020

Thermal Physics: Basic thermal physics course for students of physics in their second year

Course Instructor: Dr. Arindam Kundagrami, IISER Kolkata

Autumn 2019

Physics Laboratory III: Basic optics and modern physics lab course for students of physics in their second year

Course Instructors: Dr. Nirmalya Ghosh and Dr. Chiranjib Mitra, IISER Kolkata


20-23 May 2019

Contemporary Trends in Optics (Co-Opt 2019) held at IISER Kolkata. Organised by SPIE Student Chapter IISER-K and OSA Student Chapter IISER-K.

12-16 December 2015

Vijyoshi 2015 held in Kolkata. Organised by KVPY and INSPIRE. Funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India


Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata
August 2015 - July 2020

Bachelor - Master Dual Degree in Science (Physics Major)

CGPA - 8.25 (on a scale of 10)

Chettinad Hari Shree Vidyalayam, Chennai

Class 12 - 96.4%, Indian School Certificate (ISC)

Chettinad Hari Shree Vidyalayam, Chennai

Class 10 - 92.3%, Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE)