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Himanshu Fulara
Assistant Professor
himanshu.fulara[at]ph.iitr.ac.in
+91-1332-285773
https://sites.google.com/view/himanshufulara
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Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Applied Spintronics & Nanomagnetism, Energy-efficient Nanoscale Devices: Spin-Torque and Spin Hall Nano-Oscillators, Micromagnetic Simulations, Brain-Inspired Computing, Magnetic Thin Films and Multilayers
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Educational Details
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
2014
Ph. D., Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
Professional Background
Senior Researcher
01 Jul 2019 - 30 Jun 2021
University of Gothenburg
Visiting Researcher
01 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
NanOsc AB, Sweden
Postdoctoral Scholar
01 Apr 2017 - 31 Mar 2019
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Assistant Professor
04 Sep 2015 - 02 Feb 2017
Galgotias University, India
Postdoctoral Researcher
01 Aug 2014 - 31 Jul 2015
Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics Halle, Germany
Research
Projects
TOPIC START DATE FIELD DESCRIPTION FINANCIAL OUTLAY FUNDING AGENCY OTHER OFFICERS
Novel spin-orbit materials and emergent phenomena for next-generation spin current-driven nanodevices 05 Feb 2024 Applied Spintronics INR 33.11 lakh SERB Sole PI
Magneto-dynamical Properties of Ultra-Thin Magnetic Thin Films 19 Oct 2022 Applied Spintronics INR 20 lakh SRIC, IIT Roorkee Sole PI




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Peer-reviewed International Journals:

[Including Nature Materials (1), Nature Nanotechnology (1), Science Advances (1), Nature Communications (2), Advanced Materials (1), Nano Letters (1), Physical Review Applied (3), Applied Physics Letters (5)]

#After joining IIT Roorkee

  1. Arunima TM and Himanshu Fulara*, "Controllable frequency tunability and parabolic-like threshold current behavior in spin Hall nano-oscillators", [Physical Review Materials (Under revision) (2024)]. arXiv preprint arXiv:2402.01570 (2024).

  2. Hardepinder Singh, Mukul Gupta, Hind Prakash, Hardeep Kumar*, and Himanshu Fulara*, "Role of spin-glass like interfaces in exchange-biased MnN/Fe thin films grown on W buffer layers", [Applied Physics Letters (Under revision)  (2024)]
  3. Nilamani Behera, Avinash Kumar Chaurasiya, Victor H. González, Artem Litvinenko, Lakhan Bainsla, Akash Kumar, Roman Khymyn, Ahmad A. Awad, Himanshu Fulara, and Johan Åkerman, “Ultra-Low Current 10 nm Spin Hall Nano-Oscillators”, Advanced Materials 36 2305002 (2024).

  4. Akash Kumar, Himanshu Fulara, Roman Khymyn, Artem Litvinenko, Mohammad Zahedinejad, Mona Rajabali, Xiaotian Zhao, Nilamani Behera, Afshin Houshang, Ahmad A Awad, Johan Åkerman, "Robust mutual synchronization in long spin Hall nano-oscillator chains", Nano Letters 23, 6720–6726 (2023)

  5. Mona Rajabali, Roman Ovcharov, Roman Khymyn, Himanshu Fulara, Akash Kumar, Artem Litvinenko, Mohammad Zahedinejad, Afshin Houshang, Ahmad A. Awad, and Johan Åkerman, " Injection Locking of Linearlike and Soliton Spin-Wave Modes in Nanoconstriction Spin Hall Nano-oscillators", Physical Review Applied 19, 034070 (2023).

  6. Victor H. Gonzalez, Roman Khymyn, Himanshu Fulara, Ahmad A. Awad, and Johan Åkerman, "Voltage control of frequency, effective damping, and threshold current in nano-constriction-based spin Hall nano-oscillators" Appl. Phys. Lett. 121, 252404 (2022).

  7. Nilamani Behera, Himanshu Fulara*, Lakhan Bainsla, Akash Kumar, Mohammad Zahedinejad, Afshin Houshang, Johan Åkerman*, "Energy-efficient W100-xTax/Co-Fe-B/MgO spin Hall nano-oscillators," Physical Review Applied 18, 024017 (2022). [*Corresponding Author]

  8. Lakhan Bainsla, Akash Kumar, Ahmad A. Awad, Chunlei Wang, Mohammad Zahedinejad, Nilamani Behera, Himanshu Fulara, Roman Khymyn, Afshin Houshang, Jonas Weissenrieder, Johan Åkerman, "Ultrathin ferrimagnetic GdFeCo films with low damping," Advanced Functional Materials 32, 2111693 (2022).

  9. AV Chumak, P Kabos, M Wu, C Abert, C Adelmann, A Adeyeye, J Åkerman, FG Aliev, A Anane, A Awad, CH Back, A Barman, GEW Bauer, M Becherer, EN Beginin, VASV Bittencourt, YM Blanter, P Bortolotti, I Boventer, DA Bozhko, SA Bunyaev, JJ Carmiggelt, RR Cheenikundil, F Ciubotaru, S Cotofana, G Csaba, OV Dobrovolskiy, C Dubs, M Elyasi, KG Fripp, H Fulara et al., "Roadmap on Spin-Wave Computing", IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 58, 1-72 (2022).

  10. A. Houshang, M. Zahedinejad, S. Muralidhar, J. Checinski, R. Khymyn, M. Rajabali, Himanshu Fulara, A. A. Awad, M. Dvornik and J. Åkerman, “Phase-binarized spin Hall nano-oscillator arrays: Towards spin Hall Ising machines”, Physical Review Applied 17, 014003 (2022).

  11. M. Zahedinejad, Himanshu Fulara, R. Khymyn, A. Houshang, M. Dvornik, S. Fukami, S. Kanai, H. Ohno, and J. Åkerman, “Memristive control of mutual SHNO synchronization for neuromorphic computing", Nature Materials 21, 81-87 (2022).
    [Multiple international news outlets highlighted the research.]
    [A commentary highlighting the future prospects of this work was published in Nature Materials]

    #Before joining IIT Roorkee

  12. M. Haidar, H. Mazraati, P. Dürrenfeld, Himanshu Fulara, M. Ranjbar, and J. Åkerman, “Compositional effect on auto-oscillation behavior of Ni100-xFex/Pt spin Hall nano-oscillators”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 118, 012406 (2021) 
                         
  13. Himanshu Fulara*, M. Zahedinejad, R. Khymyn, M. Dvornik, S. Fukami, S. Kanai, H. Ohno, and J. Åkerman*, “Giant voltage-controlled modulation of spin Hall nano-oscillator damping”, Nature Communications 11, 4006 (2020). [*Corresponding Author]       
    [Multiple international news outlets highlighted the research.] 

  14. M. Zahedinejad, A. A. Awad, S. Muralidhar, R. Khymyn, Himanshu Fulara, H. Mazraati, M. Dvornik, and J. Åkerman, “Two-dimensional mutually synchronized spin Hall nano-oscillator arrays for neuromorphic computing”, Nature Nanotechnology 15, 47–52 (2020)
                    
  15. Himanshu Fulara, M. Zahedinejad, R. Khymyn, A. A. Awad, S. Muralidhar, M. Dvornik, and J. Åkerman, “Spin-orbit torque—driven propagating spin waves”, Science Advances 5, eaax8467 (2019)
                                        
  16. A. Houshang, R. Khymyn, Himanshu Fulara, A. Gangwar, M. Haidar, S. R. Etesami, R. Ferreira, P. P. Freitas, M. Dvornik, R. K. Dumas, J. Åkerman, “Spin transfer torque driven higher-order propagating spin waves in nano-contact magnetic tunnel junctions,” Nature Communications 9, 4374 (2018)

  17. M. Zahedinejad, H. Mazraati, Himanshu Fulara, J. Yue, S. Jiang, A. A. Awad, and J. Åkerman, “CMOS compatible W/CoFeB/MgO spin Hall nano-oscillators with wide frequency tunability,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 112, 132404 (2018).   
             
  18. M. M. Otrokov, A. Ernst, K. Mohseni, Himanshu Fulara, S. Roy, G. R. Castro, J. Rubio-Zuazo, A. G. Ryabishchenkova, K. A. Kokh, O. E. Tereshchenko, Z. S. Aliev, M. B. Babanly, E. V. Chulkov, H. L. Meyerheim, and S. S. P. Parkin, “Geometric and electronic structure of the Cs-doped Bi2Se3(0001) surface,” Phys. Rev. B 95, 205429 (2017)
                                                                                   
  19. Himanshu Fulara, Sujeet Chaudhary, Subhash C. Kashyap, and Simon Granville, “Enhancement of exchange bias and training effect in ion-beam sputtered Fe46Mn54/Ni81Fe19 bilayers,” J. Appl. Phys. 115, 043910 (2014).    
          
  20. Himanshu Fulara, Sujeet Chaudhary, and Subhash C. Kashyap, “Biaxial anisotropy driven asymmetric kinked magnetization reversal in exchange-biased IrMn/NiFe bilayers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 052405 (2013).

  21. Himanshu Fulara, Sujeet Chaudhary, and Subhash C. Kashyap, “Influence of strong anisotropy of CoFe layer on the reversal asymmetry and training effect in Ir22Mn78/Co60Fe40 bilayers,” J. Appl. Phys. 113, 043914 (2013).   
          
  22. Himanshu Fulara, Sujeet Chaudhary, and Subhash C. Kashyap, “Interdependence of reversal asymmetry and training effect in Ir22Mn78/Ni81Fe19 bilayers probed with magnetoresistance,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 142408 (2012).  
                        
  23. L. Kipgen, Himanshu Fulara, M. Raju, and Sujeet Chaudhary, “In-plane magnetic anisotropy and coercive field dependence upon thickness of CoFeB,” J. Magn. Mag. Mater. 324, 3118 (2012).
                                                  
  24. Himanshu Fulara, Sujeet Chaudhary, Subhash C. Kashyap, and D. K. Pandya, “Positive exchange bias in ion-beam sputtered IrMn/CoFeB system grown on CoFe seed layer,” Nanosci. Nanotechnol. Lett. 4, 651-655 (2012).
                 
  25. Himanshu Fulara, Sujeet Chaudhary, Subhash C. Kashyap, and D. K. Pandya, “Positive exchange bias in as-deposited ion-beam sputtered IrMn/CoFeB system,”  J. Appl. Phys. 110, 093916 (2011).

Full Papers in Conference Proceedings:

  1. Himanshu Fulara, Sujeet Chaudhary, and Subhash Kashyap, “Magnetoresistance investigations in exchange-biased IrMn/NiFe bilayers,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1512, 1178 (2013).

  2. Chandra Prakash, Rajagopal Srivatsan, Himanshu Fulara, and Sujeet Chaudhary, “Tailoring the hysteresis loop of the Si/Cu(10nm)/FeMn(10-30nm)/CoFeB(10nm) bilayer system,” Advanced Materials Research Vols. 622-623, pp 695-699 (2013).

  3. Himanshu Fulara, Sujeet Chaudhary, Subhash C. Kashyap, and Dinesh Pandya, “Effect of seed layer thickness on the magnetic properties of Sputter deposited and magnetically annealed FM/AF system for exchange coupled magnetic tunnel junctions”, Processing and Fabrication of Advanced materials (PFAM-XIX), Aukland (New Zealand), Jan 15-18, 2011, #181 p1314-1319.

  4. Himanshu Fulara, M. Raju, Sujeet Chaudhary, Subhash C. Kashyap, and D. K. Pandya, “Magnetic properties of sputtered IrMn/CoFeB nanometric bilayers for exchange biased magnetic tunnel junctions,” NSTI-Nanotech 2010, Jun 21- 24, 2010, Anaheim (USA), Vol. 1, Ch. 1, Nanoscale Material Characterization, #1573 (2010) p133-136.
Honors And Awards
Honors
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
2017
Postdoctoral Scholarship
Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics Halle, Germany
2014
Max-Planck Postdoctoral Fellowship
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
2013
Winner Best Project Award, I2 tech 2013 Open House Day
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
2013
Merit Prize, National Science Day - 2013: Best Speaker Award at the Institute Level
Joint CSIR-UGC, Govt. of India
2011
Senior Research Fellowship
Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India
2009
All India Rank - 65, Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST - 2009)
Joint CSIR-UGC, Govt. of India
2008
Junior Research Fellowship and Lectureship
Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements
Semiconductor Devices and Applications ( PH-401 )
Autumn
Elements of Condensed Matter Physics ( PH-206 )
Spring
Semiconductor Devices and Applications ( PHN-513 )
Autumn
Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Mechanics ( PHN-006 )
Spring
Mechanics ( PHN-001 )
Autumn
Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Mechanics ( PHN-006 )
Spring
Introduction to Physical Science/Engineering Physics ( PHN-101a/b )
Autumn
Mechanics ( PHN-001 )
Autumn
Students
SuperVisions
Magnetic skyrmions in spin Hall nanodevices
01 Jul 2022 - Present
Other Supervisors: None, Scholar: Hind Prakash
Nano-constriction based spin Hall nano-oscillators
01 Jan 2022 - Present
Other Supervisors: None, Scholar: Arunima TM
Miscellaneous
Administrative Positions
DFSC Member (Physics Department)
22 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2025
IIT Roorkee
Co-ordinator for Tinkering & Mentoring (TMI-101), Department of Physics
21 Apr 2023 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Member, Departmental Research Committee (DRC)
01 Nov 2022 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Member, Anti Ragging Squads
01 Oct 2022 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Professor-in-charge, Condensed Matter Physics Lab
01 Jul 2022 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Member, Science Day Committee 2022
31 Dec 2021 - 28 Feb 2022
Department of Physics, IIT Roorkee
DFSC Member (ECE Department)
25 Jan 2022 - Present
Department of Physics, IIT Roorkee
Coordinator-BSMS (Physics), 2022-2026
01 Aug 2022 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Department Web Management Committee (DWMC) Member
13 Sep 2021 - Present
Department of Physics, IIT roorkee
Co-chair (CMP Group), PhD Screening Committee
28 Oct 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
Department of Physics, IIT Roorkee
Invitations
Topic Organization Date
Invited talk at Online Spintronics Workshop (OSW-2022)
Department of Physics, IIT Delhi (INDIA) July 2022
Invited Talk at APS March Meeting 2022 (Focus Session)
APS March Meeting 2022, Chicago Illinois, (USA)
March 2022
Invited Lecture at one Week Short Term Course (STC)  on "Smart Materials: Processing and Applications"
Department of Physics, NIT Uttarakhand, (INDIA)
Nov 2021
Invited Lecture at National Webinar on Energy Efficient Innovations and Applications 
Maitreyi College, Delhi University, (INDIA) June 2021
Invited Talk at Webinar Series on Spintronics (W2S Seminar) 
NISER Bhubaneswar, (INDIA) April 2021
Invited Talk at The 4th Symposium for The Core Research Cluster for Spintronics
Tohoku University, (JAPAN) February 2021
Invited Symposium Talk at MMM 2020 Virtual Conference 65th Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Palm Beach, Florida (USA) November 2020
Invited Tlk at INTERMAG 2020, (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
2020 International Magnetics Conference, Montréal, (CANADA) May 2020
Invited Talk at APS March Meeting 2020 (Focus Session)
APS March Meeting 2020, Denver, Colorado, (USA) March 2020
Invited Oral Presentation at XXth International Workshop on Physics of Semiconductor Devices (IWPSD-2019) 
IWPSD-2019, Novotel Hotel And Residences, Kolkata, (INDIA) December 2019
Invited Talk at VR Neuromorphic Project meeting
Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), Stockholm, (SWEDEN) November 2019 
Invited Lecture at Soban Singh Jeena Campus Almora
Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand (INDIA)
October 2014
Invited Talk at Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics Halle
Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics Halle, (GERMANY) May 2014
Participation in Conferences/Workshops
Name Place Sponsered by Date

Contributory Talk at International Conference on Magnetic Materials and Applications (ICMAGMA-2023)

Hyderabad (INDIA)

IIT Roorkee Dec 2023
Contributory Talk at Advances in Magnetics (IEEE-AIM 2021) Virtual Meeting Moena (TN), (ITALY) University of Gothenburg, Sweden June 2021
Contributory Talk at Joint European Magnetic Symposia (JEMS-2020) Lisbon, (PORTUGAL). University of Gothenburg, Sweden December 2020
Contributory Talk at the 2019 Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM 2019) Las Vegas (USA). University of Gothenburg, Sweden November 2019
Contributory Talk at 9th Joint European Magnetic Symposia (JEMS-2018)  Mainz, (GERMANY) University of Gothenburg, Sweden September 2018
Contributory Talk at International Conference on Magnetism and Spintronics (SOL-SKYMAG 2018)  San Sebastian, (SPAIN) University of Gothenburg, Sweden June 2018
Contributory Talk at One-Day Trends in Magnetism Meeting Uppsala, (SWEDEN) University of Gothenburg, Sweden January 2018
Contributory Talk at International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICNN-2013) Lucknow, U.P., (INDIA) IIT Delhi, India November 2013
Contributory Talk at 12th Joint MMM/Intermag Conference  Chicago, Illinois (USA). DST & IIT Delhi, India January 2013
Contributory Talk at National Seminar on Advanced Materials & Devices (NSAMD-2011)  Sonepat (INDIA) IIT Delhi, India July 2011
Contributory Talk at International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT-2011) 
Suntec (SINGAPORE). IIT Delhi, India June 2011