Faculty Profile

Dr. Ashok Kumar
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
School of Basic Sciences
Central University of Punjab
Bathinda- 151001
Email Id: ashokphy@cup.edu.in, ashok.1777@yahoo.com
Office: +91-164-2864218
Mobile: +91-9877944514
 
Education :
Degree Subject University/Institution Year
Ph.D. Physics Himachal Pradesh University Shimla 2013
M.Sc. Physics                      Himachal Pradesh University Shimla 2008
Experience:
S.No. Position Organisation Period
1. Assistant Professor Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, Punjab July 2015 to present
2. UGC-D S Kothari Post-Doctoral Fellow Panjab University Chandigarh May 2014-July 2015
3. Visiting Instructor Michigan Technological University, MI, USA August 2013- December 2013
4. Visiting Scientist Michigan Technological University, MI, USA May 2019-June 2019
Research Index:
  1. h-index: 21                                                
  2.  i-10 index: 31   
  3.  Citations: 1700+                      

Source (Google Scholar on 09/10/2020):
https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=i59k6UcAAAAJ&hl=en

  1. Cumulative Impact Factor (CIF) of Research Publications: 172.611                  
  2. Average Impact Factor (AIF) : ~3.5
Professional Recognitions
  1. Member (co-opted)-Board of Studies (Jan. 2020-Jan. 2022): Department of Physics, CUPB
  2. Member-School Board (Oct. 2019-Oct.2021): School of Engineering and Technology, CUPB
  3. Member-Board of Studies (Jan. 2018-Jan. 2020): Department of Physical Sciences, CUPB
  4. Member (Special Invitee)-Board of Studies (Sept. 2015-Sept. 2017): Centre for Physical Sciences, CUPB
  5. Member-Academic and Administrative Committee (Jul. 2015 to till date): Department of Physics, CUPB
  6. Member-Curriculum Development Committee (July 2015 to till date): Department of Physics, CUPB
Awards/Scholarships:
  1. Research Award-2020: Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, Punjab, India
  2. Research Award-2018: Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, Punjab, India
  3. Best Poster Award-2018: DAE Solid State Physics Symposium
  4. Best Poster Award-2017: DAE Solid State Physics Symposium
  5. Young Scientist Award-2015: Punjab Academy of Sciences, Punjab, India
  6. D S Kothari Post-Doctoral Fellowship – 2014: University Grants Commission, New Delhi
  7. International Travel Award – 2012: Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
  8. Senior Research Fellowship – 2012: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi
  9. Junior Research Fellowship – 2010: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi
  10. CSIR – NET – 2009                                        
  11. GATE – 2009
Teaching Assignments:
PG Level: Quantum Mechanics-I; Quantum Mechanics-II; Statistical Mechanics; Nuclear Physics; Advanced Solid State Physics; Computational Methods in Physics; Quantum, Atomic and Molecular Physics
Ph. D Level: Condensed Matter Physics; Density Functional Theory and Applications
Area of Research :
Condensed Matter Physics: Theoretical and Computational Materials Science
Modelling of Materials using Density Functional Theory: Properties, Predictions and Applications
Research Index:
Source (December 2020) ID h-index Citations
Google Scholar i59k6UcAAAAJ 21 1850+
Web of Science ABB-4280-2020 20 1400+
Scopus 55574185779 20 1400+
Research Publications in Journals:
Sr. No.

Cumulative Impact Factor (CIF) of Research Publications: 176.80
Average Impact Factor (AIF) : ~3.5

Impact Factor
(2019)
Year-2020
51. “First Principles Study of the Hexagonal T-phase PdSe2 Monolayer and its Application in Solar Cell”  Mukesh Jakhar, Jaspreet Singh, Ashok Kumar,  Ravindra Pandey, J. Phys. Chem. C  124 26565 (2020) 4.189
50. “Strain Modulated Carrier Mobility and Optical Properties of Graphene Nanowiggles” Rajesh Thakur, P. K. Ahluwalia, Ashok Kumar,  Raman Sharma, Nanotechnology  31 505202 (2020) 3.551
49. “Size-dependent Electronic, Mechanical and Optical Properties of Noble Metal Nanoribbons” Pooja Kapoor, Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia, Materials Science and Engineering: B  262 114786 (2020) 4.706
48. “Stacking-dependent Electronic Properties of Aluminene based Multilayer van der Waals Heterostructures” Dhanshree Pandey, Ashok Kumar, Aparna Chakrabarti, Ravindra Pandey, Computational Materials Science  185 109952 (2020) 2.863
47. “Optical Absorbance in Multilayer Two-dimensional Materials: Graphene and Antimonene” Ashok Kumar, Geeta Sachdeva, Ravindra Pandey, Shashi P. Karna, Applied Physics Letters  116 263102 (2020) 3.597
46. “Novel Phosphorus-based 2D Allotropes with Ultra-high Mobility” Sumandeep Kaur, Ashok Kumar, Sunita Srivastava, K. Tankeshwar, Ravindra Pandey, Nanotechnology  31 325702 (2020) 3.551
45. “Stability, Electronic and Mechanical Properties of Chalcogen (Se and Te) Monolayers” Jaspreet Singh, Pooja Jamdagni, Mukesh Jakhar,  Ashok Kumar,  Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.  22 5749  (2020). 3.430
44. “Electronic Structure and Carrier Mobilities of Twisted Graphene Helix” Rajesh Thakur, P. K. Ahluwalia, Ashok Kumar, Brij Mohan, Raman Sharma, Physica E 124 114280 (2020)   3.570
Year-2019
43. “Pressure and Electric Field Tuning of Schottky Contacts in PdSe2/ZT-MoSe2 van der Waals Heterostructure” Mukesh Jakhar, Jaspreet Singh, Ashok Kumar , K. Tankeshwar, Nanotechnology  31 145710 (2019) 3.551
42. “Superior Mechanical and Electronic Properties of Novel 2D Allotropes of As and Sb Monolayers” Pooja Jamdagni, Anil Thakur, Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia, Ravindra Pandey, J. Phys. Chem. C  123 27214 (2019) 4.189
41. “Strain Tunable Schottky Barriers and Tunneling Characteristics of Borophene/MX2 van der Waals Heterostructures” Neha Katoch, Ashok Kumar, Raman Sharma, P. K. Ahluwalia, Jagdish Kumar, Physica E 120 113842 (2019)   3.570
40. “Electronic Transport and Thermoelectric Performance of Defected Monolayer MoS2” Munish Sharma, Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia, Physica E, 107 117 (2019) 3.570
Year-2018
39. “2D Layered Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (MoS2): Synthesis, Applications and Theoretical Aspects” Arun Kumar Singh, P. Kumar, D. J. Late, Ashok Kumar, S. Patel, Jai Singh,  Applied Materials Today 13 242 (2018) ) (Review Article) 8.352
38. “Si and Ge based Metallic Core/Shell Nanowires for Nano-electronic Device Applications” Prabal Dev Bhuyan, Ashok Kumar, Yogesh Sonvane , P. N. Gajjar, Reeta Magri and Sanjeev K. Gupta,   Sci. Rep.  8 16885  (2018). 3.998
37. “Two Dimensional Allotropes of Arsenene with a Wide Range of High and Anisotropic Carrier Mobility” Pooja Jamdagni, Anil Thakur, Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia and Ravindra Pandey,  Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.  20 29939  (2018). 3.430
36. “Monolayer, Bilayer, and Heterostructures of Green Phosphorene for Water Splitting and Photovoltaics” Sumandeep Kaur, Ashok Kumar, Sunita Srivastava, K. Tankeshwar, Ravindra Pandey, J. Phys. Chem. C  122 26032  (2018). 4.189
35. “Free-standing Pt and Pd Nanowires: Strain-modulated Stability and Magnetic and Thermoelectric Properties” Shivam Kansara, Sanjeev K. Gupta, Yogesh Sonvane, Ashok Kumar, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.  20 28114  (2018). 3.430
34. “Highly Infrared Sensitive VO2 Nanowires for a Nano-optical Device” Prabal Dev Bhuyan, Sanjeev K. Gupta,  Ashok Kumar, Yogesh Sonvane, P. N. Gajjar, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.  20 11109  (2018). 3.430
33. “Stability and Carrier Transport Properties of Phosphorene-based Polymorphic Nanoribbons” Sumandeep Kaur, Ashok Kumar, Sunita Srivastava, Ravindra Pandey, K. Tankeshwar, Nanotechnology  29 155701  (2018). 3.551
32. “Alloyed Monolayers of Cu, Ag, Au and Pt in Hexagonal Phase: A Comprehensive First Principles Study” Pooja Kapoor, Arun Kumar,  Munish Sharma, Jagdish Kumar, Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia, Materials Science & Engineering B  228 84-90  (2018). 4.706
Year-2017
31. “Stability and Electronic Properties of Hybrid SnO Bilayers: SnO/Graphene and SnO/BN” Qing Guo, Gaoxue Wang, Ashok Kumar,  Ravindra Pandey Nanotechnology 28 475708 (2017). 3.551
30. “Tunnelling Characterstics of Stone-Wales Defects in Monolayers of Sn and Group-V Elements” Pooja Jamdagni, Ashok Kumar, Anil Thakur, Ravindra Pandey, P. K. Ahluwalia Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 29 395501 (2017). 2.707
29. “van der Waals Heterostructures based on Allotropes of Phosphorene and MoSe2” Sumandeep Kaur, Ashok Kumar, Sunita Srivastava, K. Tankeshwar Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 19 22023-22032 (2017). 3.430
28. “Size Dependent Tunnel Diode Effects in Gold Tipped CdSe Nanodumbbells”Deepashri Saraf, Ashok Kumar, Dilip Kanhere, Anjali Kashirsagar  Journal of Chemical Physics 146 054703 (2017) 2.991
27. “Ultra-narrow Blue Phosphorene Nanoribbons for Tunable Optoelectronics” Ram Swaroop, P. K. Ahluwalia, K. Tankeshwar,  Ashok Kumar RSC Advances 7 2992 (2017) 3.119
26. “Electronic Properties and STM Images of Vacancy Clusters and Chains in Functionalized Silicene and Germanene” Pooja Jamdagni, Ashok Kumar, Anil Thakur, Munish Sharma, P. K. Ahluwalia Physica E  85 65-73 (2017) 3.570
25. “Electronic, Mechanical and Dielectric Properties of Two-Dimensional Atomic Layers of Noble Metals” Pooja Kapoor, Jagdish Kumar, Arun Kumar, Ashok Kumar,  P. K. Ahluwalia, Journal of Electronic Materials 46 651  (2017) 1.774
Year-2016
24. “2D-HfS2 as an Efficient Photocatalyst for Water Splitting” Deobrat Singh, Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, Yogesh Kumar Sonvane, Ashok Kumar, Rajeev Ahuja, Catalysis Science & Technology 6 6605 (2016) 5.721
23. “Tunable Electronic and Dielectric Properties of β-phosphorene Nanoflakes for Optoelectronic Applications” Pradeep Bhatia, Ram Swaroop  Ashok Kumar RSC Advances  6 101835  (2016) 3.119
22. “Electronic Structure Engineering of Various Structural Phases of Phosphorene” Sumandeep Kaur, Ashok Kumar, Sunita Srivastava, K. Tankeshwar, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18 18312 (2016) 3.430
21. “Optical Fingerprints and Electronic Transport Properties of DNA Bases Adsorbed on Monolayer MoS2 Munish Sharma, Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia,  RSC Advances 6 60223 (2016) 3.119
Year-2015
20. “Pressure and Electric Field Induced Metallization in Phase Engineered ZrX2 (X = S, Se, Te) Bilayers” Ashok Kumar, Haiying He, Ravindra Pandey, P. K. Ahluwalia, K. Tankeshwar Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17 19215 (2015) 3.430
19. “Electronic, Dielectric and Mechanical Properties of MoS2/SiC Hybrid Bilayer: A First Principle Study” Munish Sharma, Pooja Jamdagni, Ashok Kumar, P . K. Ahluwalia Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures 71 49 (2015) 3.570
18. “Stability and Electronic Properties of SiGe-based 2D Layered Structures” Pooja Jamdagni, Ashok Kumar, Anil Thakur, Ravindra Pandey, P. K. Ahluwalia Materials Research Express 2 016301 (2015) 1.929
Year-2014
17. “Electronic Stability and Transport Properties of Atomic wires Anchored on the MoS2 MonolayerAshok Kumar, Douglas Banyai, P. K. Ahluwalia, Ravindra Pandey Shashi P. Karna Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 16 20157 (2014) 3.430
16. Electronic and Optical Properties of Silicene under Uni-axial and Bi-axial Mechanical Strains: A First Principle Study” Brij Mohan, Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia  Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures 61 40 (2014) 3.570
15. Strain and Electric Field Induced Electronic Properties of Two-Dimensional Hybrid Bilayers of Transition-metal Dichalcogenides” Munish Sharma, Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia Journal of Applied Physics 116 063711 (2014) 2.286
14. Topology Dependent Electronic and Dielectric Properties of Free Standing Alloyed Ultrathin Nanowires of Noble Metals” Arun Kumar, Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures 62 136 (2014) 3.570
13. Strain Engineering of Dirac Cones in Graphyne” Gaoxue Wang, Mingsu Si, Ashok Kumar, Ravindra Pandey  Applied Physics Letters 104 213107 (2014) 3.597
12. Electronic and Dielectric Properties of Silicene Functionalized with Monomers, Dimers and Trimers of B, C and N Atoms” Brij Mohan, Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia RSC Advances 4 31700 (2014) 3.119
11. “Electronic Transport and Dielectric Properties of Low-Dimensional Structures of Layered Transition Metal Dichalcogenides”  Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia Journal of Alloys and Compounds 587 459 (2014) 4.650
Year-2013
10. “A First Principle Calculation of Electronic and Dielectric Properties of Electrically Gated Mono and Bilayer Silecene” Brij Mohan, Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures 53 233 (2013) 3.570
9. “Effect of Quantum Confinement on Electronic and Dielectric Properties of NbX2 (X= S, Se,Te)” Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 550 283 (2013) 4.650
8. “Mechanical Strain Dependent Electronic and Dielectric Properties of Two-Dimensional Honeycomb Structure of MoX2 (X=S,Se,Te)”  Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia  Physica B: Condensed Matter 419 66 (2013) 1.902
7. “Semiconductor to Metal Transition in Bilayer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides MX2 (M=Mo,W; X=S,Se,Te) Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering 21 065015 (2013) 1.874
Year-2012
6. “Ab-initio Study of Structural, Electronic and Dielectric Properties of Free Standing Nanowires of Noble Metals” Arun Kumar, Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures 46 259 (2012) 3.570
5. “First Principle Study of Interband Transitions and Electron Energy Loss in Mono and Bilayer Graphene: Effect of External Electric Field” Brij Mohan, Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures 44 1670 (2012) 3.570
4. “Tunable Dielectric Response of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides MX2 (M = Mo, W; X= S, Se,Te)” Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia  Physica B: Condensed Matter 407 4627 (2012) 1.902
3. “A First Principle Comparative Study of Electronic and Optical Properties of 1H-MoS2 and 2H-MoS2” Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia  Materials Chemistry and Physics 135 755 (2012) 3.408
2. “Electronic Structure of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides Monolayers 1H-MX2 (M=Mo,W; X=S,Se,Te) from Ab-initio Theory: New Direct Band Gap Semiconductors” Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia   European Physical Journal B 85 186 (2012 1.347
Year-2011
1. “Ab-initio Study of Platinum Induced Reconstructions on Ge(001)-(1×2) Surface” Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia  Physica B: Condensed Matter 406 4691 (2011) 1.902
Research Projects:

UGC-BSR-FRPS (Feb.2018-Feb.2020): “First Principles Investigations of van der Waals Heterostructures of Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides”.

Research Guidance:

Ph. D Students (ongoing-03):

  1. Mukesh Jakhar (UGC-NET-JRF)
  2. Jaspreet Singh (CSIR-NET-JRF)
  3. Poonam Chauhan (CSIR-NET-JRF)

Ph. D Students (completed-01):

  1. Dr. Sumandeep Kaur (in Co-supervision)
    Title of Thesis: First Principles Investigations of Phosphorene Based Heterostructures

M.Phil. Students (Completed-02)

  1. Ramswaroop (currently Ph.D. candidate at CUPB)
  2. Pradeep Bhatia (currently Ph.D. candidate at SLIET)

M.Sc. Students (completed-20)
Year-2020:

  1. Attiqullah Abid
  2. Md. Khalid Ansari
  3. Deepanshu Kharol
  4. Rajshree Gautam
  5. Priyanka Rani
  6. Poonam Kumari

Year-2019:

  1. Jaspreet Singh 
  2. Tavinder Singh
  3. Rajshree Parida
  4. Praveen Kumar Jat    
  5. Ravi
  6. Shibani Choudhury                      

Year-2018:

  1. Ashirbad Padhan
  2. Debalina Chakraborthy
  3. Moumita Mukherjee

Year-2017:   

  1. Ganesh Kumar Nayak    
  2. Shilpa Singh
  3. Esharat Mushtaq

Year-2016:

  1. Geeta Sachdeva
  2. Chandra Kumar Srivastava
Research Publications as Book Chapter:
  1. Tunable Electronic and Dielectric Properties of Molybdenum DisulphideAshok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia  Vol. 21 of the series Lecture Notes in Nanoscale Science and Technology, pp 53-76 Publisher: Springer International Publishing Switzerland ISBN: 978-3-319-02849-1 (2014)
Research Publications in Conference Proceedings (AIP Only) :
  1. “2D and 1D Heterostructures based on ZT-MoSe2 and PdSe2”, Mukesh Jakhar, Jaspreet Singh, Sunita Srivastava, Ashok Kumar, AIP Conference Proceedings 2265 030692 (2020).
  2. “Anisotropic and High Carrier Mobility of 2D α-Te” Jaspreet Singh, Mukesh Jakhar, Ashok Kumar, K. Tankeshwar, AIP Conference Proceedings 2265 030693 (2020).
  3. “Stability and Electronic Properties of Two Dimensional Pentagonal Layers of Palladium Chalcogenides”,  Ashok Kumar, Mukesh Jakhar, Sunita Srivastava, K. Tankeshwar, AIP Conference Proceedings 2115 030387 (2019).
  4. “Stability, Electronic and Optical Properties of In-plane WSe2 Heterophase Nano-ribbons”, Ankush Bharti, Neha Katoch, Ashok Kumar, Raman Sharma, P K Ahluwalia  AIP Conference Proceedings 2115 030360 (2019).
  5. “Stability and Electronic Structure of Tricycle-type Allotropes of Pnictogen Monolayers”, Pooja Jamdagni, Anil Thakur,  Ashok Kumar, P K Ahluwalia  AIP Conference Proceedings 2115 030377 (2019).
  6. “Strain Controlled Electronic and Transport Properties of Si-C Atomic Wire”, Rajesh Thakur,  Ashok Kumar, P K Ahluwalia, Raman Sharma, AIP Conference Proceedings 2115 030374 (2019).
  7. “Tuning of Schottky Barriers in Borophene/MoS2 Van der Waals Heterostructure by External Electric Field”, Neha Katoch, Rajesh Thakur,  Ashok Kumar, P K Ahluwalia, Jagdish Kumar, AIP Conference Proceedings 2115 030362 (2019).
  8. “Stability and Tunable Electronic Structure of Planar Phosphorus Nanotubes”, Shilpa Singh, Sumandeep Kaur, Sanjeev K Gupta,  Ashok Kumar, Sunita Srivastava,  AIP Conference Proceedings 2115 030383 (2019). (Also received Best Poster Award in DAESSPS-2018)).
  9. “Adsorption of Nucleobases on Different Allotropes of Phosphorene”, Mukesh Jakhar,  Ashok Kumar, Sunita Srivastava, Prakash Parida, K. Tankeshwar, AIP Conference Proceedings 2115 030361 (2019).
  10. “Energetics and Electronic Structure of Novel Hybrid Dumbbell Monolayers”, Sumandeep Kaur, Jaspreet Singh,  Ashok Kumar, Sunita Srivastava, K. Tankeshwar, AIP Conference Proceedings 2115 030382 (2019).
  11. “Electronic Properties of ZnPSe3-MoS2 van der Waals Heterostructure”, Munish Sharma, Ashok Kumar and P. K. Ahluwalia, AIP Conference Proceedings 1942 120019 (2018). (Also received Best Poster Award in DAESSPS-2017).
  12. “Electronic Structure and Simulated STM Images of Non-honeycomb Phosphorene Allotropes”, Sumandeep Kaur, Ashok Kumar, Sunita Srivastava, K. Tankeshwar, AIP Conference Proceedings 1942 080020 (2018).
  13. “Armchair and Zigzag Nanoribbons of Gold and Silver: A DFT Study”, Pooja Kapoor, Munish Sharma, Ashok Kumar and P. K. Ahluwalia, AIP Conference Proceedings 1942 050050 (2018).
  14. “Electronic and Transport Properties of 1D Aluminium at Atomic Scale” Prabal Dev Bhuyan, Sanjeev K. Gupta, Yogesh Sonvane and  Ashok Kumar, AIP Conference Proceedings 1942 110026 (2018).
  15. “Electronic Properties of Phosphorene/MoSe2 Vertical Heterostructure” Sumandeep Kaur, Ashok Kumar, Sunita Srivastava, K. Tankeshwar, AIP Conference Proceedings 1832 050049 (2017).
  16. “Electronic Properties of Ultrathin 1D and 2D Alloyed Nanostructures of Stanene” Geeta Sachdeva, Chandra Kumar, K. Tankeshwar, Ashok Kumar, AIP Conference Proceedings 1832 090049 (2017).
  17. “First Principles Study of Electronic and Thermoelectric Performance of Li Intercalated MoSe2 Nanotube” Munish Sharma, Ashok Kumar, Ravindra Pandey, P. K. Ahluwalia AIP Conference Proceedings 1832 140036 (2017).
  18. “Energetics and electronic properties of Pt wires of different topologies on monolayer MoSe2” Pooja Jamdagni, Ashok Kumar, Anil Thakur, Ravindra Pandey, P. K. Ahluwalia AIP Conference Proceeding 1731 090028 (2016).
  19. “Electronic properties of phosphorenegraphene heterostructures effect of eternal electric field” Sumandeep Kaur, Ashok Kumar, Sunita Srivastava, K. Tankeshwar AIP Conference Proceeding 1731 050012 (2016).
  20. “Stability, structural and electronic properties of benzene molecule adsorbed on free standing Au layer” Neha Katoch, Pooja Kapoor, Munish Sharma, Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia AIP Conference Proceeding 1731 090039 (2016).
  21. “Topological insulator behavior of WS2 monolayer with square-octagon ring structure” Ashok Kumar, Ravindra Pandey, P. K. Ahluwalia, K. Tankeshwar AIP Conference Proceeding 1731 140049 (2016).
  22. “Interactions of gas molecules with monolayer MoSe2: A first principle study” Munish Sharma, Pooja Jamdagni,  Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia  AIP Conference Proceeding 1731 140045 (2016)
  23. “Structural, electronic and magnetic properties of Au-based monolayer derivatives in honeycomb structure” Pooja Kapoor, Munish Sharma, Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia AIP Conference Proceeding 1731 050080 (2016)
  24. “Shape-dependent electronic properties of blue phosphorene nano-flakes” Pradeep Bhatia, Ram Swaroop Ashok Kumar AIP Conference Proceeding 1728 020598 (2016)
  25. Electronic properties and mechanical strength of β-phosphorene nano-ribbons” Ram Swaroop, Pradeep Bhatia, Ashok Kumar AIP Conference Proceeding 1728 020600 (2016)
  26. “Electronic and Mechanical Properties of Hybrid Graphene/h-BN Nanoribbons” Pooja Jamdagni,  Ashok Kumar, Munish sharma, Anil Thakur, P K Ahluwalia AIP Conference Proceeding 1665 090023 (2015)
  27. “Electronic and Dielectric Properties of Vacancy Clusters as Quantum Dot in Silicene” Brij Mohan, Munish sharma, Ashok Kumar,  P K Ahluwalia AIP Conference Proceeding 1665 090041 (2015)
  28. “Shape and Edge Dependent Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Silicene Nanoflakes” Brij Mohan, Pooja Jamdagni, Ashok Kumar,  P K Ahluwalia AIP Conference Proceeding 1665 140041 (2015)
  29. “Stability and Electronic Properties of SiC Nanowire Adsorbed on MoS2 Monolayer”  Munish Sharma, Pooja Jamdagni, Ashok Kumar,  P K Ahluwalia AIP Conference Proceeding 1665 140023 (2015)
  30. “Semiconductor-to-metal Phase Transition in Monolayer ZrS2: GGA+U Study” Ashok Kumar Haiying He Ravindra Pandey P. K. Ahluwalia K. Tankeshwar AIP Conference Proceeding 1665 090016 (2015)
  31. “Electronic and Dielectric Properties of MoS2-MoX2 Heterostructures” Munish Sharma Pooja Jamdagni, Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia AIP Conference Proceeding 1661 080028 (2015)
  32. “Electronic, Mechanical and Dielectric Properties of Silicane under Tensile Strain” Pooja Jamdagni, Ashok Kumar, Munish Sharma, Anil Thakur,        P. K. Ahluwalia AIP Conference Proceeding 1661 080007 (2015)
  33. First principle study of manganese doped cadmium sulphide sheet” Sanjeev Kumar, Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia AIP Conference Proceeding 1591 1732 (2014)
  34. Structural and electronic properties of free standing one-sided and two-sided hydrogenated silicene: A first principle study” Brij Mohan, Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia AIP Conference Proceeding 1591 1714 (2014)
  35. Band gap engineering in nano structured graphane by applying elastic strain” Naveen Kumar, J. D. Sharma, Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia AIP Conference Proceeding 1512 192 (2013)
  36. Electronic structure and electron energy loss spectra of armchair and zigzag edged buckled silicene nano-ribbons” Brij Mohan, Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia AIP Conference Proceeding 1512 378 (2013)
  37. Mechanically strained tuning of the electronic and dielectric properties of monolayer honeycomb structure of tungsten disulphide (WS2)Ashok Kumar,  Brij Mohan,   Arun Kumar,  P. K. Ahluwalia AIP Conference Proceeding 1512 1242 (2013)
  38. Electronic and optical properties of free standing Pt nanowires using localized basis sets” Arun Kumar, Ashok Kumar, P. K. Ahluwalia AIP Conference Proceeding 1447 831 (2012)
  39. Electronic structure and optical conductivity of two dimensional (2D) MoS2: Pseudopotential DFT versus full potential calculationsAshok Kumar, Jagdish Kumar,   P. K. Ahluwalia AIP Conference Proceeding 1447 1269 (2012)
  40. Ab‐initio Study of Structural and Electronic Properties of Homo and Hetro Platinum Dimers on Ge (001)‐(2×1) SurfaceAshok Kumar, Brij Mohan, P. K. Ahluwalia AIP Conference Proceeding 1393 195 (2011)
  41. Dimer Induced Reconstruction and Metallicity of Ge (001) Surface: Ab‐initio SIESTA StudyAshok Kumar, Jagdish Kumar,   P. K. Ahluwalia AIP Conference Proceeding 1349 629 (2011)
  42. Surface relaxation and electronic states of Pt (111) surface with varying slab thicknessAshok Kumar, Shanta Mullik,   P. K. Ahluwalia AIP Conference Proceeding 1349 693 (2011)
Peer Recognitions/Invited Talks:
  1. Resource Person: AICTE Training & Learning (ATAL) Sponsored Faculty Development Program (FDP) on “Materials Modelling for Nano-Electronic Devices (MMNED-2020)” organized by Shri Shankaracharya Technical Campus-SSGI, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh (Nov. 02-06, 2020).
  2. Popular Science Lecture: “Ultrathin Materials in the Flatland” a webinar at Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Haryana (Sept 02, 2020).
  3. Invited Talk: “Materials Beyond Graphene in 2D Flatland” in Webinar Series on Advances in Material Science & Technology (WSAMST) at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India (June 22-26,2020).
  4. Resource Person: Workshop on “In Silico Quantum Modelling Studies (IQMS-2019)” organized by Inter University Accelerator Centre, Delhi (Nov. 25-29, 2019). 
  5. Resource Person: Workshop on “Materials Modeling for Device Applications” organized by Shri Shankaracharya Technical Campus-SSGI, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh (Feb. 18-23, 2019). 
  6. Resource Person: National Workshop on “In Silico Approach for Modelling of New Materials: Methodology & Applications” organized by Department of Physics and Astronomical Sciences, Central University of Himachal Pradesh (Jan. 14-20, 2019). 
  7. Invited Talk: “Two-dimensional Materials Beyond Graphene: Transition Metal Dichalcogenides” in National Conference on Reaching the Unreached through Science and Technology (ISCA-2018) at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India.
  8. Resource Person: National Workshop on “Transport Phenomenon in Low Dimensional Systems and First Principles Simulation of Condensed Matter Systems” at Post-graduate Department of Physics, DAV College Jalandhar, Punjab (Sept. 29-Oct. 05, 2016).  
  9. Invited Talk: “MoS2: A Promising Layered Material beyond Graphene” in International Conference on Transport Properties in Low Dimensional Systems: Experiment and Simulation (TransLES 2014), DST Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Guwahati, Assam, India.
  10. Invited Talk: “Ultrathin Metallic Nanowires on Monolayer MoS2” in International Workshop on Materials Modeling and Simulations (IWMMS-2014), Budelkhand University Jhansi, M. P., India.

Reviewer of Research Journals:

Chemical Society Reviews; Nature Communications; Nano Letters; Nanoscale; Journal of Physical Chemistry Letter; ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces; Journal of Materials Chemistry C; Journal of Physical Chemistry C; Journal of Chemical Physics; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics; Nanotechnology; RSC Advances; Journal of Alloys and Compounds; Applied Surface Science;  Journal of Materials Science; Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter.  

Participation in Schools/Workshops/Orientation Programmes/FDP:
  1. “FDP on Data Science” Dec. 16-19, 2019, under ATAL Academy, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, India.
  2. “FDP on Artificial Intelligence” Dec. 09-13, 2019, under ATAL Academy, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, India.
  3. “STC on Python Programming” Jul. 22-26, 2019, under AICTE-NITTTR, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, India.
  4. “National Workshop on Recent Advances in Environmental Studies” March 25-29, 2019, under PMMMNMTT, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, India.
  5. “Orientation Programme-27” Nov 20-Dec 16, 2017, Human Recourse Development Centre GJUS&T, Hisar, Haryana, India.
  6. “International Workshop on Materials Modeling and Simulations (IWMMS)” June 24-28, 2013, Sri Shankaryacharya Group of Institute, Bhilai, Chattisgarh, India.
  7. “School and Workshop on Electronic Structure Calculations” May 29-June 4, 2013, The Lake Resort, Naukuchiatal (Nainital), Uttarakhand (Organized by Inter University Accelerator Center (IUAC) New Delhi), India.
  8. “International Summer School on New Trends in Computational Approaches for Many Body Systems” May 28-June 08, 2012, University de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.
  9. “National Workshop on Advanced Characterization and Simulation Techniques (ACST-2012)” March 12-17, 2012, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India.
  10. “Seminar cum Workshop on First Principle and Other Simulation Methods in Condensed Matter Physics”  March 22-29, 2010, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, H.P., India.
Key Research Interests and Highlights:
  1. Prediction, stability, mechanical and electronic properties of novel 2D materials
  2. Optoelectronics of Multilayer materials
  3. Strain ansd defects engineering
  4. Nanoscale device modelling
  5. Energy storage applications of 2D materials