Sanjeev K. Nayak, Ph.D.

Education: Ph.D. Physics, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, 2012

Bio: Before Sanjeev joined the research group in September 2015 as a post-doctoral research fellow and later becoming a research scientist in 2020, he held a research associate position at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany. There, he worked on collaborative research projects with the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics and University of Leipzig. He expertise in materials modeling include density functional theory using Monte Carlo method and phenomenological models for thermodynamics of materials properties.

Current Research: Modeling Al-Co-Ce ternary intermetallics, Interface physics of base metals, Thermochemistry theory of materials

Favorite Computer Command: open (Mac)

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ORCID: 0000-0002-9465-7593

Sanjeev Nayak on Nov. 16, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Prediction of GP-zone morphology in Al from first-principles modeling - see Scripta Materialia 162, 235 (2019).

Prediction of GP-zone morphology in Al from first-principles modeling - see Scripta Materialia 162, 235 (2019).


Analysis of phonon modes depict transformation pathway for monoclinic to tetragonal structure in layered Bi4Ti2O12 oxide - see Physical Review B 96, 134114 (2017).



Novel Al-X Alloys with Improved Hardness
C. J Hung, S. K. Nayak, Y. Sun, C. Fennessy, V. K. Vedula, S. Tulyani, S. – W. Lee, S. P. Alpay, and R. J. Hebert, Materials and Design 192, 108699 (2020)

Electronic and optical properties of zinc based hybrid organic-inorganic compounds
T. Sahoo, U. A. Anene, S. K. Nayak and S. P. Alpay, Mater. Res. Express 7, 035701 (2020)

Structural optimization and exchange-correlation functionals
T. K. Reid,  S. P. Alpay,  A. V. Balatsky and S. K. Nayak, Phys. Rev. B 101, 085140 (2020)

Atomistic Origins of Guinier-Preston Zone Formation and Morphology in Al-Cu and Al-Ag Alloys from First Principles
S. K. Nayak, C. Hung, R. J. Hebert, and S. P. Alpay, Scripta Materialia 162, 235 (2019).

Polarization Rotation in Bi4Ti3O12 by Isovalent Doping at the Fluorite Sublattice
K. Co, F. Sun, S. P. Alpay, and S. K. Nayak, Phys Rev. B. 99, 014101 (2019).

Insight into point defects and impurities in Titanium from first principles
S. K. Nayak, C. J. Hung, V. Sharma, S. P. Alpay, A. M. Dongare, W. J. Brindley, R. J. Hebert, npj Comp. Mater. 4, 11 (2018).

Soft Phonon Mode Dynamics and Phase Transitions in Aurivillius Type Structures
D. Maurya, F. Sun, D. George, S. K. Nayak, A. Pramanick, M. G. Kang, H. C, Song, A. Charkhesht, S. P. Alpay, G. A. Khodaparast, N. Q. Vinh, and S. Priya, Phys. Rev. B 96, 134114 (2017).