Dhananjay Kumar


Dhananjay Kumar
McNair Hall 621
Ph.D.Chemistry / Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
B.S.Chemistry / Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University
M.S.Chemistry / Magadh University


Dr. Dhananjay Kumar is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University (NCAT). He also holds a joint faculty position with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He has developed a pulsed laser deposition assisted synthesis method for self-assembly of nanophase materials. This method is generic in nature and has been applied to the self-assembly of magnetic, superconducting, optical, and super-hard nanomaterials. He is actively engaged in professional societies such as MRS, APS, and EMRS.

Research Interests

Thin films, Condensed matters, Nanoscale materials, Alternative Energy

Recent Publications

  • Manosi Roy, Sergey Yarmolenko, Elizabeth Lane, Rahul Ponnam, Muchha Reddy (2019). (Quantum interference effects in titanium nitride films at low temperatures). 681, pp. 1-5 ). Thin Solid Films .
  • A Majumdar, Abebe Kebede, Muchha Reddy, Surabhi Shaji (2019). (Magnetic and Electrical Properties of Fe90Ta10 Thin Films). 489, pp. 165446 ). Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials.
  • Surabhi Shaji, Muchha Reddy, Svitlana Fialkova, Dhananjay Kumar (2019). (Morphological data on soft ferromagnetic Fe90Ta10 thin films). 27, pp. 104714 ). Data in brief .
  • Panupong Jaipan, Chandra Nannuri, Nikhil Mucha, Mayur Singh, Zhigang Xu, Adele Moatti, Jay Narayan, Svitlana Fialkova, Ruben Kotoka, Sergey Yarmolenko, Onome Scott-Emuakpor, Christian Binek, Abebe Kebede, Dhananjay Kumar, Dhananjay Kumar, Panupong Jaipan, Zhigang Xu, Sergey Yarmolenko, Abebe Kebede (2018). (Influence of Gold Catalyst on the Growth o Titanium Nitride Nanowires). (5) 7, pp. 720-725 ). MATERIALS FOCUS.
  • Panupong Jaipan, Chandra Nannuri, Muchha Reddy, Mayur Singh, Zhigang Xu, Adeke Moatti, Jay Narayan, Svitlana Fialkova, Ruben Kotoka, Dhananjay Kumar, Panupong Jaipan, Muchha Reddy, Zhigang Xu, Dhananjay Kumar (2018). (Influence of Gold Catalyst on the Growth of Titanium Nitride Nanowires ). (5) 7, pp. 6 ). Material Focus.
  • Abebe Kebede, Panupong Jaipan, Svitlana Fialkova, Sergey Yarmolenko, Zhigang Xu, Dhananjay Kumar (2018). (Influence of Gold Catalyst on the Growth o Titanium Nitride Nanowires). (5) 7, pp. 720-725 ). MATERIALS FOCUS.
  • A Bhaumik, S Nori, R Sachan, S Gupta, D Kumar, A Majumdar, J Narayan, A Bhaumik, S Nori (2018). (Room-Temperature ferromagnetism and Etraordinary Hall Effect in nanostructured Q-carbon: implications for potential spintronic devices). 1(2), pp. 807-819 ). ACS Applied Nano Materials.
  • Zanshe Thompson, Shekh Rahman, Sergey Yarmolenko, Jagannathan Sankar, Dhananjay Kumar, Narayan Bhattarai, Zanshe Thompson, Jagannathan Sankar, Dhananjay Kumar, Narayan Bhattarai, Sergey Yarmolenko (2017). (Fabrication and Characterization of Magnesium Ferrite-Based PCL/Aloe Vera Nanofibers). (8) 10, pp. 937 ). Materials.
  • Namik Temizer, Sudhakar Nori, Dhananjay Kumar, Jagdish Narayan, Namik Temizer, Sudhakar Nori (2016). (Defect mediated room temperature ferromagnetism and resistance minima study in epitaxial ZnGa0.002Al0.02O transparent conducting oxide films). 49, pp. 345302 ). Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics.
  • H Song, D. Maurya, J. Chun, Y. Zhou, M. Song, D. Gray, N. Yamoah, D Kumar, A McDannald, M Jain, S Priya, H Song, D. Maurya (2016). (Modulated Magneto-Thermal Response of La0.85Sr0.15MnO3 and (Ni0.6Cu0.2Zn0.2) Fe2O4 Composites for Thermal Energy Harvesters). (EHS-2016-0016) DOI 10.1515/ehs-2016-0016, pp. 9 ). Energy Harvesting and Systems .
  • Narayan Bhattarai, Mrs Lambeth, Dhananjay Kumar, Cindy Waters, Devdas Pai, Matthew McCullough, Caroline Booth, Narayan Bhattarai, Mrs Lambeth, Dhananjay Kumar, Devdas Pai, Caroline Booth (2016). (Enhancing Undergraduate Students’ Learning and Research Experiences through Hands on Experiments on Bio-nanoengineering). 26, pp. 1 ). age.
  • Ruben Kotoka, Nana Kwame Yammoah, Kwadwo Mensah-Darkwa, Timothy Moses, Dhananjay Kumar, Ruben Kotoka, Nana Kwame Yammoah (2016). (Electrochemical corrosion behavior of silver doped tricalcium phosphate). 292, pp. 99-109 ). Surface & Coatings Technology.
  • E Mitchell, F De Souza, R Gupta, P Khol, D Kumar, F De Souza, E Mitchell (2015). (Probing on the hydrothermally synthesized iron oxide nanoparticles for ultra-capacitor applications). 272, pp. 295 ). Powder Technology .
  • Man Yang, Zhigang Xu, Salil Desai, Dhananjay Kumar, Jagannathan Sankar, Man Yang, Salil Desai, Jagannathan Sankar, Dhananjay Kumar (2015). (Fabrication of Micro Single Chamber Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Using Photolithography and Pulsed Laser Deposition). (2) 12, ). J. Fuel Cell Sci. Technol .
  • S Singamaneni, J Prater, S Nori, D Kumar, B Lee, V Misra, J Narayan, S Singamaneni, J Prater (2015). (Ferroelectric and magnetic properties of multiferroic BiFeO3-La0.7Sr0.3MnO3). 117, pp. 17D908 ). Journal of Applied Physics .
  • Z Jin, S Nori, Y-F. Lee, F Wu, D Kumar, J Narayan, J Prater, K Kim, S Nori, Z Jin (2015). (Strain induced room temperature ferromagnetism in epitaxial Magnesium Oxide thin films). 118, pp. 165309 ). Journal of Applied Physics.
  • Sally Ibrahim, Svitlana Fialkova, Kwadwo Mensah-Darkwa, Sergey Yarmolenko, Dhananjay Kumar, Sally Ibrahim, Sergey Yarmolenko, Dhananjay Kumar (2014). (Influence of substrate temperature and post annealing on morphology and magnetic properties of pulsed laser deposited Fe 50-Ni 50 films). 1675, pp. mrss14-1675-k13-42 ). MRS Proceedings.
  • S. Rao, J Prater, Fan Wub, S Nori, Dhananjay Kumar, J Narayan, S. Rao, Dhananjay Kumar (2014). (Integration of epitaxial permalloy on Si (100) through domain matching epitaxy paradigm). 18, pp. 1-5 ). Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, 18, 1–5 (2014). .
  • S Rao, J Prater, F Wu, S Nori, D Kumar, L Yue, S Liou, J Narayan, S Rao, J Prater (2014). (Positive exchange bias in epitaxial permalloy/MgO integrated with Si (100)). 18, pp. 140 ). Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science.
  • R Gupta, J Candler, D Kumar, B Gupta, P Kahol, R Gupta, J Candler (2014). (Probing on growth and characterizations of SnFe2O4 epitaxial thin films on MgAl2O4 substrate). 1, pp. 1 ). Frontiers in Materials: Thin solid films.