Master of Science: Dept. of Physics,
IISc, Bangalore (1993).
PhD: Department of Physics, IISc,
DAE - Raja Ramanna Prize Lecture in
Physics for 2013
TWOWS Prize for young woman scientist
in Physics/Mathematics in Asia region for 2010.
NASI-SCOPUS young scientist award in
Physics for 2010.
Executive Board member, MRSI Kolkata
Council member, MRSI.
1998-2000: Post-doctoral Researcher at
JRCAT, Tsukuba, Japan.
2000-2003: Post-doctoral Researcher at
National Renewable Energy Lab, Denver, CO – USA.
2003-2005: Assistant Professor, IIT
Madras, Chennai, India.
2005-2009 : Reader, S.N. Bose National
Center for Basic Sciences
2009-present : Associate Professor ,
S.N. Bose National Center for Basic Sciences
Main area of work
Electronic, magnetic, structural,
optical and mechanical properties of systems at the
Charge, orbital and magnetic ordering
in p and d band systems
Models for magnetism in transition
metal compounds, dilute magnetic semiconductors
Calculation of various spectral
The role of Passivants on the Stoichiometry of CdSe and GaAs Nanocrystals, S. Debnath, R. Cherian and Priya Mahadevan, J. Phys. Chem. C (in press).
Orbital ordering induced ferroelectricity in SrCrO3, Kapil Gupta, Priya Mahadevan, Phivos Mavropoulos, Marjana Lezaic, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 077601 (2013).
Ultranarrow and Widely Tunable Mn2+-Induced Photoluminescence from Single Mn-Doped Nanocrystals of ZnS-CdS Alloys, Abhijit Hazarika, Arunasish Layek, Suman De, Angshuman Nag, Saikat Debnath, Priya Mahadevan, Arindam Chowdhury, and D. D. Sarma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 267401 (2013).
Effective mass driven structural transition in Mn-doped nanoplatelet,
Celine Gerard, Ruma Das, Priya Mahadevan and D.D. Sarma, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 4, 1023 (2013).
Indirect to Direct Band Gap transition under uniaxial strain in layered ZnO,
Bipul Rakshit and Priya Mahadevan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 143116 (2013).
Ferroelectric distortions in doped ferroelectrics: BaTiO3:M (M=V-Fe)
Hirak Kumar Chandra, Kapil Gupta, Ashis Kumar Nandy, and Priya Mahadevan, PRB 87, 214110 (2013).
Route to high Neel
temperatures in 4d and 5d oxides, S. Middey, Ashis Nandy,
Shishir Pandey, Priya Mahadevan and D.D. Sarma, Phys. Rev.
B 86, 104406 (2012).
Defect induced local moment in ZnO as a consequence of Stoner mechanism, Hirak Kumar Chandra and Priya Mahadevan, Solid State Commun. 152, 762 (2012).
The Spin and orbital physics
of the alkali superoxides (A p-band orbital ordering),
Ashis Nandy, Priya Mahadevan and D.D. Sarma in Concepts
and Methods in Modern Theoretical Chemistry: Electronic
Structure and Reactivity, Ed. P. Chattaraj and S. Ghosh
Formation and the stability of
the oxides of K, Ashis Nandy, Priya Mahadevan and D.D.
Sarma, Mol. Sim. 38, 1308 (2012)
K$_2$O$_2$ : The most stable
oxide of K, A.K. Nandy, Priya Mahadevan and D.D.
Sarma, Phys. Rev. B. 84, 035116 (2011).
Stability of the bulk phase of layered ZnO, B. Rakshit and Priya Mahadevan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 085508 (2011).
Dependence of magnetism on
the GdFeO3 distortion in the t2g system ARuO3 (A=Sr, Ca),
S. Middey, Priya Mahadevan and D.D. Sarma, Phys. Rev. B
83, 014416 (2011).
Size dependence of the bulk
modulus of semiconductor nanocrystals from
first-principles calculations, R. Cherian, C. Gerard,
Priya Mahadevan, N.T. Cuong and R. Maezono, Phys. Rev. B
82, 235321 (2010).
Absence of rippling in
graphene under biaxial tensile strain, Bipul Rakshit and
Priya Mahadevan, Phys. Rev. B 82, 153407 (2010).
KO2: Realization of orbital
ordering in a p-orbital system, A.K. Nandy, Priya
Mahadevan, P. Sen and D.D. Sarma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105,
Charge ordering induced
ferromagnetic insulator : K2Cr8O16, Priya Mahadevan,
Abhinav Kumar, D. Choudhury and D.D. Sarma, Phys. Rev.
Lett. 104, 256401 (2010).