Sankar Moni Borah

Sankar Moni Borah

Scientific Officer

MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)

Plasma Physics, Materials Science

Department of Applied Sciences
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014
Email:- sankarmoni@gauhati.ac.in

Ph.D. degree in Physics from Gauhati University, Guwahati. 
Thesis title: “Characteristics of reactive discharge in DC magnetron plasma”

Master of Science in Physics from Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Bachelor of Science from Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) in Science under AHSEC from Cotton College, Guwahati.

High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) under SEBA from Don Bosco High School, Guwahati securing Star marks.

·       Received second best presentation award at the National Conference on Plasma Physics and Non Linear Dynamics (NCPPND -17), JIS University, Kolkata, India.

·       Received Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India partial international travel support to attend Joint ITER-IAEA-ICTP advanced workshop on fusion and plasma physics at International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy.

·    Selected for Department of Science and Technology (DST) international travel fellowship to attend Gordon Research Conference on Plasma Processing Science, Colby Sawyer College, New London, USA.

·       Received Council of Scientific & Industrial Research Senior Research Fellowship (CSIR-SRF) from Human Resource Development Group (HRDG), Government of India.

·     Received DST-ICTP international travel fellowship to attend International Workshop on the Frontiers of Modern Plasma Physics, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy.

·     Received Senior Research Fellowship under Department of Science and Technology, Government of India funded project at the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati, India.

·     Received Junior Research Fellowship under Department of Science and Technology, Government of India funded project at the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati, India.

·       Qualified “Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)” in physics.

·        Received “Chief Minister’s special post metric merit scholarship”.

Google Scholar link: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=UEtInlsAAAAJ&hl=en

(a) In cited journals:

(1)  “Study of Electrical Transport and Magnetic Properties in CaMn1-x CuxO3
M. Kar, S. M. Borah and S. Ravi, Materials Science and Engineering: B, 129(1-3) 54 2006.
(2) “Optimization of plasma parameters for high rate deposition of titanium nitride films as protective coating on bell-metal by reactive sputtering in cylindrical magnetron device”
S. M. Borah, A. R. Pal, H. Bailung and J. Chutia, Applied Surface Science, 254 5760 2008.
(3) “Study on the influence of nitrogen on titanium nitride in a DC magnetron sputtering plasma system
S. M. Borah, H. Bailung, A. R. Pal and J. Chutia, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 41 195205 2008.
(4) “Titanium nitride nano-structure by DC magnetron sputtering plasma”
S. M. Borah, A. R. Pal, H. Bailung and J. Chutia, Indian Journal of Physics, 82(2) 235 2008.
(5) “Hardness study of titanium nitride thin films deposited on bell-metal by cylindrical magnetron sputtering”
S. M. Borah, A. R. Pal, H. Bailung and J. Chutia, Indian Journal of Physics, 82(6) 741 2008.
(6) “Neutron powder diffraction studies in CaMn1-x CuxO3 (x = 0, 0.2)”
S. Ravi, M. Kar, S. M. Borah, and P. S. R. Krishna, Crystal Research and Technology, 43(12) 1318 2008.
(7)  “Study of the sheath potential structure using emissive probe in dc magnetron plasma”
S. M. Borah, H. Bailung and J. Chutia, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 208 012128 2010.
(8) “Decorative titanium nitride coloured coatings on bell-metal by reactive cylindrical magnetron sputtering”
S. M. Borah, H. Bailung and J. Chutia, Progress in Color, Colorants and Coatings, 3 74 2010.
 (9) “Effect of E×B electron drift and plasma discharge in dc magnetron sputtering plasma”
S. M. Borah, A. R. Pal, H. Bailung and J. Chutia, Chinese Physics B, 20(1) 014701 2011.
(10) “Optically definable reaction-diffusion-driven pattern generation of Ag-Au nanoparticles on templated surfaces
S. K. Gogoi, S. M. BorahK. K. Dey, A. Paul and A. Chattopadhyay, Langmuir, 27(20) 12263 2011.
(11) “Direct current magnetron glow discharge plasma characteristics study for controlled deposition of titanium nitride thin film”
S. M. Borah, Journal of Materials, vol. 2013, Article ID 852859, 6 pages, 2013.
(12) “Study on the influence of magnetic field on different plasma parameters in cylindrical magnetron sputtering plasma for film deposition”
S. M. Borah, Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 6(S3) 50-54 2013.
(13) “An efficient experimental remedy to protect bell-metal from losing its bright golden colour
S. M. Borah, Journal of Physical Science and Application, USA, ISSN 2159-5348, 4 (7), 440 - 443 2014.
(14) “Study of hysteresis behaviour in reactive sputtering of cylindrical magnetron plasma”
H. Kakati and S. M. Borah, Chinese Physics B, 24(12) 125201-(1-8) 2015. 
(15) Study of structural and optical properties of undoped and Cu doped ZnO nanostructures(NSs) in PVP matrix by wet chemical route
M. K. Debanath, S. M. Borah and S. Karmakar, Journal of Basic and Applied Engineering Research, 2(20) 1740-1744 2015.
(16) Study of structural, optical and antibacterial properties of starch-capped Cu doped ZnO nanoparticles (NPs)
 M. K. Debanath, R. K. Saha, S. M. Borah, E. Saikia and K. K. Saikia, Advanced Materials Proceedings, ISSN 2002-4428, Vol. 3(1) 36-40 2018.
(17) “A DFT study of structural, electronic and optical properties of heteroatom doped monolayer graphene”
Samir Thakur, Sankar M. Borah and Nirab C. Adhikary, Optik, 168 228-236 2018.

(b)In symposiums/workshops/conferences:
(1) “Electrical Resistivity studies on Ca0.95A0.05MnO3 Compounds (A = V, Nb and Sn)
S. M. Borah, M. Kar and S. Ravi, Proceedings of 46th DAE-Solid State Physics Symposium, 46 193 2003.
(2) “Investigation of the properties of an Ar/N2 post magnetron discharge plasma
S. M. Borah, A. R. Pal, J. Chutia and H. Bailung, Proceedings of 20th National Symposium on PLASMA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, “PLASMA 2005”, Kochi, India.
(3) “Morphological study of cylindrical magnetron sputtered titanium nitride thin films”
S. M. Borah, A. R. Pal, H. Bailung and J. Chutia, Proceedings of 21st National Symposium on PLASMA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, “PLASMA 2006”, Jaipur, India.
(4) “Study of E×B electron drift velocity using Mach probe in a cylindrical DC magnetron device”
S. M. Borah, H. Bailung and J. Chutia, Proceedings of 22nd National Symposium on PLASMA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, “PLASMA 2007”, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.
(5) “Characteristics study of reactive discharge in dc magnetron plasma”
 S. M. Borah, H. Bailung and J. Chutia, International Workshop on the Frontiers of Modern Plasma Physics, Trieste, Italy, 2008.
(6)  “OES investigations of reactive dc discharge and its influence on the target for thin film deposition in cylindrical magnetron sputter system”
S. M. Borah, H. Bailung and J. Chutia, 24th National Symposium on PLASMA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, “PLASMA 2009”, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India.
(7) Optical emission spectroscopic study of rf magnetron sputtering plasma for titanium oxide film deposition”
H. Kakati, S. M. Borah, A. R. Pal, H. Bailung and J. Chutia, 24th National Symposium on PLASMA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, “PLASMA 2009”, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India.
(8) “Magnetic field influence on electron energy distribution function in cylindrical magnetron sputtering plasma”
S. M. Borah, H. Bailung and J. Chutia, Proceedings of 25th National Symposium on PLASMA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, “PLASMA 2010”, Guwahati, Assam, India.
(9) “Investigating the role of cathode in the surface modification of bell-metal by magnetron sputtering plasma”
S. M. Borah, H. Bailung and J. Chutia, 20th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Pennsylvania, USA, 2011.
(10) “OES investigations of reactive DC discharge and control of the target for surfac protective thin film deposition in cylindrical magnetron sputter system”
S. M. Borah, Joint ITER-IAEA-ICTP advanced workshop on fusion and palsma physics, Trieste, Italy, 2011.
(11) “Study of structural and optical properties of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles capped with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)”
M. K. Debanath, S. Karmakar and S. M. Borah, Abstracts& Proceedings volume, International Seminar and Workshop on Energy, Sustainability and Development (ISWESD 2012) (Special Focus on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology), Sibsagar College, Assam, India. In collaboration with CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat, (ISBN 978-81-925299-0-5).
(12) “Study of space charge transition during titanium nitride thin film deposition by magnetron sputtering”
S. M. Borah, Proceedings of 27th National Symposium on PLASMA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, “PLASMA 2012”, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India.
(13) “An eco-friendly experimental method of preserving bell-metal from oxidation by DC magnetron sputtering”
S. M. Borah, International Conference on Green Energy and Smart Materials through Science, Technology and Management, “GESM’14”, Gauhati University, Guwahati, India, 2014.
(14) “Study of the structural and optical properties of flower-like ZnO nanostructures”   
M. K. Debanath, S. Karmakar and S. M. Borah, National Seminar on New Advances and Horizons in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NanoSci-2014), IASST, Guwahati, Assam, India, 2014.
(15) In-situ non-destructive optical emission spectroscopic study on the role of reactive gas for direct current magnetron sputtered titanium nitride film deposition
Sankar Moni Borah, National Conference on Plasma Physics and Non Linear Dynamics (NCPPND -17), (23 – 24) March, 2017, JIS University, Kolkata, India.
(16) “Study of radio frequency reactive magnetron sputtering discharge for deposition of corrosion resistant titanium oxide thin film
Sankar Moni Borah, Proceedings of 32nd National Symposium on PLASMA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, “PLASMA 2017”, IPR Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
(17) “Optical emission spectroscopic study on the role of oxygen gas for deposition of titanium oxide film”
Sankar Moni Borah, National Conference on Applied Sciences, Sustainable and Evolving Technologies (ASSET 2018), CIT Kokrajhar, Assam, India.

(i) Life member of Plasma Science Society of India (PSSI).
(ii) Member of International Plasma Chemistry Society.
(iii) Member of Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies (AAPPS).
(iv) Academic Editor of Asian Journal of Physical and Chemical Sciences, SCIENCEDOMAIN International. 
 
Reviewer in :
 
(i) Journal of Applied Physics, American Institute of Physics (AIP).
(ii) Physical Science International Journal, SCIENCEDOMAIN International.
(iii) British Journal of Applied Science and Technology, SCIENCEDOMAIN International.
(iv) American Chemical Science Journal, SCIENCEDOMAIN International.
(v) Asian Journal of Physical and Chemical Sciences, SCIENCEDOMAIN International.  

 

 

1) Inter University Consortium – Department of Atomic Energy Facilities (IUC-DAEF) funded project at Physics Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.
Duration : 2002 to 2004.
Title : “Neutron diffraction studies on Ca(Cu1-xMnx)O3 compounds”.
Supervisor : Dr. S. Ravi, Associate Professor, Physics Department, IIT Guwahati.

2) Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (DST, GoI) funded project at Material Sciences Division, Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Paschim Boragaon, Guwahati.
Duration : 2004 to 2008.
Title : “ Study of Post Magnetron Discharge Plasma”.
Principal Investigator : Prof. Joyanti Chutia, Head, Material Sciences Division, IASST.
Principal Co-investigator : Dr. Heremba Bailung, Associate Professor, Material Sciences Division, IASST.

3) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Senior Research Fellow (CSIR-SRF), Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India. 
Duration : 2008 to 2009.
Title : “Study on the transitional effect from metallic to reactive mode for protective coatings of titanium nitride on bell-metal and its correlation on the plasma properties by cylindrical magnetron sputtering”.

4) Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (DST, GoI) funded project at Chemistry Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.
Duration : 2010 to 2011.
Title : “Newer methods of growth, assembly and patterning of nanoparticles”.
Supervisor : Dr. Anumita Paul, Associate Professor, Chemistry Department, IIT Guwahati.

Presently, there are four (4) research scholars working with me. 

I am also the co-guide for one (1) research scholar.

·     Co-convenor of editorial board of the Local Organising Committee of International Conference on Green Energy and Smart Materials through Science, Technology and Management (GESM’14).

·     Member of the organising team for the Orientation Programme for BS, B Tech, MS and M Tech courses in 2015, 2017.

·      Coordinator for Foundation Day celebration of Gauhati University, 2017.

·     Member of the committee to take care of the recipients of Honoris Causa at the 26th Convocation of Gauhati University.

·     Liaison Officer for Bharat Ratna Prof. C. N. R. Rao during Prof. Rao’s visit to Gauhati University in February, 2017.

·      Executive committee member of GUOA for the year 2017-18.

·      Involved in the conduct of GU-RET examination 2017.

·      Involved in the conduct of B.Tech. (Lateral) Entrance examination for 2016, 2017.

·     Member of the GU organising team for the launch of the Bharat Yatra programme in NE India by Shri Kailash Satyarthi in 2017.

·     Member of the volunteer supervision committee for the Civic Reception of the Honourable President of India in 2017.

·     Convenor of the delegates receiving sub-committee for the East Zone Inter University Youth Festival 2017-18 (Pragjyoti Mahotsova).

·      Member of the transport sub-committee for “Conclave on Brahmaputra River Basin” held at GU in 2018.

·      Member of the committee to formulate the modalities and functioning of B Tech and M Tech admission for 2018.

·      Member of the committee for refreshment, lunch for members of EC and Peer team during NAAC Peer Team Visit, 2018.

·     Member of the committee for collection and lifting of scrap materials in different offices, academic department and hostels of Gauhati University.

·      Sports Secretary and Executive committee member of GUOA for the year 2018-19.

·       Member of GUIST NBA (National Board of Accreditation) Cell.

 

Represented the Assam state team in the “Sub – junior National Championship” in Basketball.  

Represented the Gauhati University team in the “East Zone Championship” and the Senior District team in the “Senior Inter District Nuruddin Ahmed Trophy” in Cricket.

Champion in both Singles and Doubles for two consecutive years (2017 & 2018) in the K. N. Das Memorial Badminton Tournament organized by GUOA.