Dr. Puneet Sharma


Associate Professor


Nanomagnetism, Magnetic materials: Hexaferrites, Multiferroics, Magnetic thin films, Engineering Materials



Contact No.: 9779533474


Dr. Puneet Sharma, Associate Professor in School of Physics & Materials Science, joined Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology as an Assistant Professor in 2008. He has completed his Ph.D. from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala in 2004 and thereafter joined State University of Maringa, Brazil as a Postdoctoral fellow in 2005. He has joined, Department ofPhysics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan as a postdoctoral fellow and worked for 2 years. He has more than 40 research publications in reputed International journals. He has got several research projects and has guided 4 Ph.D. students and several are pursuing in his research group.

Research Projects

  • Synthesis and Characterization of Multiferroic AFe2O4-BiFeO3 (A= Co, Ni, Zn) Nanocomposite Thin/Thick films sponsored by UGC (Grant: 10.27 Lacs)

  • Preparation and Characterization of Barium Hexaferrite (BaFe12O19) thick films for micro/millimeter wave device application sponsored by CSIR (Grant:16 Lacs)

  • Development of M-type Hexaferrite films for microwave device applications sponsored by DST (Grant: 49.46 Lacs)

Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies :

  • Life Member of Magnetic Society of Taiwan

  • Life Member of Magnetic Society of India

  • Life Member of Materials Research Society of India

Publications and other Research Outputs


  1. Chhavi Pahwa, Santoshkumar Mahadevan, Sukhleen Bindra, Puneet Sharma, Structural magnetic and microwave properties of exchange coupled and non-exchange coupled BaFe12O19/NiFe2O4 nanocomposites, J. Alloys Comp. Accepted (2017).

  2. Shivani Jindal, Kamaldeep Kaur, N.K. Verma, and Puneet Sharma, Effect of Tb3+ ions substitution on structural, optical and magnetic properties of CdS nanoparticles, J Mater Sci: Mater Electron, Accepted (2017).

  3. Khushboo, Nikhar Bhargawa, Khayti Anand, Praveen Malik, Puneet Sharma, Divya Jayoti, K. K. Raina, Dielectric and polarization switching studies in nickel nanoparticles dispersed ferroelectric liquid crystal mixtures, Integrated Ferroelectrics, Accepted (2017).

  4. Santhoshkumar Mahadevan, Chhavi Pahwa, Sukhleen Bindra Narang, Puneet Sharma, Structural, dielectric and magnetic properties of BaFe12-xAlxO19 hexaferrite thick films, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 441, 465 -474 (2017).

  5. Khushboo, Praveen Malik, Divya Jayoti, Puneet Sharma, and K. K. Raina, Textural and optical studies of magneto-mesogen material for display applications, Molecular crystals and liquid crystals, vol. 647, 201-206 (2017)

  6. Khushboo, P. Sharma , P. Malik and K. K Raina, Textural, thermal, optical and electrical properties of Iron nanoparticles dispersed 4′-(Hexyloxy)-4-biphenylcarbonitrile liquid crystal mixture, Liquid Crystals, 2017 doi.org/10.1080/02678292.2017.1328747.

  7. Mintu Tyagi, Puneet Sharma, Mukesh Kumari, Megha Thakur, Magnetoelectric Effect in Lead Free Piezoelectric Bi1/2Na1/2TiO3 - Modified CFO Based Magnetostrictive (Co0.6Zn0.4Fe1.7 Mn0.3O4) Particulate Nanocomposite Prepared by sol-gel Method, J. Magn. Magn. Mater 426 (15) 753 -756 (2017).

  8. Mintu Tyagi, Puneet Sharma, Mukesh Kumari, Megha Thakur, Improved magnetoelectric effect in lead free [72.5(Bi1/2Na1/2TiO3)-22.5(Bi1/2K1/2TiO3)-5(BiMg1/2Ti1/2O3)] - CoFe2O4 particulate nanocomposites prepared by sol-gel method J Mater Sci: Mater Electron, Volume 28 (3), 2812 -2816 (2017).

  9. Khushboo, Puneet Sharma, Praveen Malik and K.K. Raina, Electro-optic, dielectric and optical studies of NiFe2O4- ferroelectric liquid crystal: a soft magnetoelectric material. Liquid Crystals 43(11), 1671-1681 (2016).

  10. Samiksha Verma, 678 , 284 -289 (2016).

  11. Shiwani Sharma, Alok Mishra, P. Saravanan, O. P. Pandey and Puneet Sharma, Effect of Gd - substitution on the ferroelectric and magnetic properties of BiFeO3 processed by high-energy ball milling, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 418, 188 -193 (2016).

  12. Shiwani Sharma, P. Saravanan, O. P. Pandey and Puneet Sharma, Grain size distribution dependent magnetic and ferroelectric properties in sol -gel driven BiFeO3 thin films, J Mater Sci: Mater Electron, 27 (6) 5909-5915 (2016).

  13. Shiwani Sharma, P. Saravanan, O.P. Pandey, V.T.P. Vinod, Miroslav Černík and Puneet Sharma, Magnetic behaviour of sol -gel driven BiFeO3 thin films with different grain size distribution, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 401,180 -187 (2016).

  14. Khushboo, Puneet Sharma, Praveen Malik and K.K. Raina, Dielectric and electro-optical studies of a nickel-ferrite-nanoparticle doped ferroelectric liquid crystal mixture, Phase Transitions 89(2) 144-154 (2016).

  15. Mintu Tyagi, Ratnamala Chatterjee and Puneet Sharma, Structural, optical and ferroelectric behavior of pure BiFeO3 thin films synthesized by the sol -gel method, J Mater Sci: Mater Electron, DOI 10.1007/s10854-014-2639-y (2015).

  16. Mintu Tyagi, Mukesh Kumari, Ratnamala Chatterjee and Puneet Sharma, Large magnetoelectric response in modified BNT based ternary piezoelectric [72.5(Bi1/2Na1/2TiO3)-22.5(Bi1/2K1/2TiO3)-5(BiMg1/2Ti1/2O3)]-magnetostrictive (NiFe2O4) particulate (0-3) composites, Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 202904 (2015).

  17. T. C. Yang, Y. S. Cheng, Y. C. Ju, Y. T. Lin, C. F. Huang, H. C. Lu, S. F. Wang, Puneet Sharma and A. Cheng, Effects of Thickness Ratio of Co to Pt Layer on Magnetic Properties and Microstructure of [Co/Pt] Multilayer Films, IEEE Trans. Magn. 51, 2301904 (2015).

  18. T. H. You, Y. S. Chen, Y. C. Ju, Y. T. Lin, H. C. Lu, S. F. Wang and Puneet Sharma, and An-Cheng Sun, Enhanced Perpendicular Magnetic Anisotropy of Co-Rich Type Co -Pt Film by Inserting Pt Underlayer, IEEE Trans. Magn. 51, 3201804 (2015).

  19. Mintu Tyagi, Ratnamala Chattarjee and Puneet Sharma, Improved dielectric and magnetic properties of multiferroic BiFeO3 -NiFe2O4 nanocomposite thin films, J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol. 74, 692, (2015).

  20. Y.S. Chen, A. C. Sun, H.Y. Lee, H. C. Lu, S. F. Wang and Puneet Sharma, Enhanced coercively of HCP Co -Pt alloy thin films on a glass substrate at room temperature for patterned media, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 391, 12 -16 (2015).

  21. Samiksha Verma, S. K. Dhawan, Andrea Paesano Jrc, O.P. Pandey and Puneet Sharma, Structural, magnetic and microwave properties of barium hexaferrite thick films with different Fe/Ba mole ratio, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 396, 308 -312 (2015).

  22. Mintu Tyagi, Mukesh Kumari, Ratnamala Chatterjee, An-Cheng Sun and Puneet Sharma, Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Multiferroic (1-x) BiFeO3-xCoFe2O4 nanocomposite thin films derived by Sol-gel process, IEEE Trans. Magn. 1, 2500704 (2014).

  23. M. Tyagi, Mukesh Kumari,R. Chatterjee and Puneet Sharma, Raman scattering spectra, magnetic and ferroelectric properties of BiFeO3-CoFe2O4 nano-composite thin films structure, Physica B. 448, 128 -131(2014).

  24. Samiksha Verma, Puneet Sharma, O.P. Pandey, Andrea Paesano Jr., An-Cheng Sun, Structure and Magnetic Properties of Ba1-xLaxFe12O19 Prepared by Ba1-xLaxFe2O4, IEEE Trans. Magn. 50, 2101004-1 - 2101004-4 (2014).

  25. Samiksha Verma, Puneet Sharma, O.P. Pandey, Andrea Paesano Jr., An-Cheng Sun, Comparison of structural and magnetic properties of La3+ substituted BaFe12O19 prepared by different substitution methods, Physica B 448, 57 -59 (2014).

  26. Jen-Hwa Hsu, An-Cheng Sun and Puneet Sharma, Lateral grain size effect on exchange bias in polycrystalline NiFe/FeMn bilayer films, Thin Solid Films, 542, 87 -90 (2013).

  27. Puneet Sharma, A study of Hybrid bonded magnets of Sm-Co and Sr-ferrite using a mixture design, J. Appl. Phys. 111, 07B510 (2012).

  28. Puneet Sharma, Jen-Hwa Hsu, and Amitabh Verma, Implementing Mixture Design to Predict Magnetic Properties of Hybrid-Bonded Magnets, IEEE Trans. Magn. 44, 4262 (2008).

  29. An-Cheng Sun, Y. C. Tsai, Jen-Hwa Hsu, P. C. Kuo, H. L. Huang, and Puneet Sharma, Percolated perpendicular medium of FePt-MgO/MgO bilayer films for ultra-high magnetic recording, Physica Status Solidi (c) 4, 4487 (2007)

  30. J. H. Hsu, S. H. Hung, Subhayan Biswas, Puneet Sharma and J. G. Lin, Enhancement of ordering temperatures of La0.67Ca0.33MnO3 thin films by adding Ho atoms, Physica Status Solidi (b), 244, 4558 (2007).

  31. Puneet Sharma, R. A. Rocha, S. N. de Medeiros, A. Paesano Jr, B. Hallouche, Structural, Mössbauer and Magnetic Studies on Mn-substituted Barium Hexaferrites Prepared by High Energy Ball Milling, Hyperfine interactions 175, 77 (2007).

  32. C. K. Matsuda, R. Barco, Puneet. Sharma, V. Biondo, A. Paesano Jr., J. B. M. da Cunha and B. Hallouche, Iron Containing Pyrochlores: Structural and Magnetic Characterization, - Hyperfine Interactions 175, 55(2007).

  33. Puneet Sharma, R.A. Rocha, S.N. Medeiros, B. Hallouche and A. Paesano Jr., Structural and magnetic studies on mechanosynthesized BaFe12−xMnxO19 J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 316, 29 (2007).

  34. Puneet Sharma, R. A. Rocha, S. N. de Medeiros and A. Paesano Jr.,Structural and magnetic studies on Barium Hexaferrite prepared by mechano-synthesis and conventional Route, J. Alloys & Compd. 443, 37 (2007).

  35. Puneet Sharma, A. Verma, R.K. Sidhu and O.P. Pandey, Effect of processing parameters on the magnetic properties of strontium ferrite sintered magnets using Taguchi orthogonal array design, J. Magn. Magn. Mater.307 , 157 (2006).

  36. Anterpreet Singh, Puneet Sharma, Sukhleen Bindra and O.P. Pandey, AC conductivity and dielectric properties for Sr1-xLaxFe12O19 ferrites, European Physical Journal: Appl. Phys. 33, 189 (2006).

  37. Puneet Sharma, A. Verma, R.K. Sidhu and O.P. Pandey, Process parameter selection for strontium ferrite sintered magnets using Taguchi L-9 orthogonal array design, J. Mater. Processing & Technol. 168, 147 (2005).

  38. Puneet Sharma, A. Verma, R.K. Sidhu and O.P. Pandey, Influence of Nd3+ and Sm3+ substitution on the magnetic properties strontium ferrite sintered magnets, J. Alloys & Compd. 361, 257 (2003).

  39. B. V. Krishna, V.N. Misra, P.S. Mukherjee and Puneet Sharma, Microstructure and properties of flame sprayed tungsten carbide coatings, International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 20, 355 (2002).

  40. B. Vamsi Krishna, R.K. Sidhu and Puneet Sharma, Failure analysis of fuel injector in diesel engine, Transaction Indian institute of Metal, 54, 279 (2001).

  41. Puneet Sharma, O.P. Pandey, and A.Verma; Strontium ferrite permanent magnet: An Overview”, Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences, 7, 364 (2000).


  1. Khushboo, Puneet Sharma, Praveen Malik, K. K. Raina, Dielectric studies of iron nanoparticles-ferroelectric liquid crystal mixture, AIP conference proceeding 1728, 020670 (2016).

  2. Samiksha Verma, O. P. Pandey, and Puneet Sharma, Comparison between structure and magnetic properties of BaFe12O19 prepared by two different techniques, AIP Conference Proceedings, 1536, 993 (2013).

Awards and Honours :

CNPq Brazil fellowship, NSC Taiwan fellowship.

Description of Research Interests

Research interests of Dr. Puneet Sharma encompass materials design and the study of processing, structure and magnetism in a wide range of magnetic materials which includes, hexaferrites, spinel ferrite, and magnetoelectric materials.