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Assist Prof Dr. Chitra | Materials Science | Young Scientist Award

Jamia Hamdard- India

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Chitra’s academic journey began with a solid foundation in physics. She completed her B.Sc. (H) in Physics from Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, with an impressive 82.7%. Her passion for the subject led her to pursue an M.Sc. in Physics at the University of Delhi, where she achieved a 69.2%. Following her master’s degree, she obtained a B.Ed from MDU, Rohtak, showcasing her commitment to both learning and teaching. Dr. Chitra’s academic excellence was evident early on, as she consistently scored high marks throughout her schooling, securing 91% in STD XII and 86.2% in STD X.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Chitra’s professional career is marked by significant teaching and research positions. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. Before this, she held visiting faculty positions at GB Pant College of Engineering, DSEU, and Jamia Hamdard. She also contributed to academia as a Guest Lecturer at Hansraj College, University of Delhi. Her teaching experience spans various prestigious institutions, reflecting her versatility and dedication as an educator.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Chitra’s research focuses on the electrical properties of modified barium titanate-based lead-free piezoceramics. Her Ph.D. thesis, under the supervision of Dr. K. Chandramani Singh, delved into this specialized area, contributing valuable insights into the field of materials science. Her postdoctoral research at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Sciences (IACS) in Kolkata further explored the electrocaloric response in thin films and bulk materials, adding depth to her expertise.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout her academic and professional career, Dr. Chitra has been recognized for her excellence. She secured the prestigious CSIR-NET for lectureship and JRF in December 2014, with an impressive All India Rank (AIR) of 51. Her outstanding performance in competitive exams continued with a 99.92 percentile and AIR 67 in GATE 2015, and a 97.74 percentile and AIR 107 in JEST 2015. These accolades underscore her proficiency and dedication to her field.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Chitra has made a significant impact in the academic community through her teaching and research. As an educator, she has guided numerous students, fostering their interest in physics and engineering. Her research contributions have advanced the understanding of piezoceramics and electrocaloric materials, influencing future studies and applications in materials science.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Chitra’s journey is a testament to her dedication, intellectual curiosity, and commitment to education and research. Her work in the field of physics and materials science has already left a lasting mark, and her ongoing efforts as an educator and researcher promise to further enhance her legacy. As she continues to teach and explore new research avenues, Dr. Chitra is poised to make even more significant contributions to her field, inspiring future generations of scientists and engineers.


A total of 69  citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations         69
  • h-index           4
  • i10-index        3
Notable Publications 
Compositional optimization of lead-free (Ba1-xCax)(Ti1-ySny) O3 ceramics: a structural and electrical perspective

KC Singh
Journal of Alloys and Compounds
Particle-size-induced high piezoelectricity in (Ba0. 88Ca0. 12)(Ti0. 94Sn0. 06) O3 piezoceramics prepared from nanopowders

R Laishram, S Rajput, KC Singh
Journal of Alloys and Compounds
Impact of crystal structure and microstructure on electrical properties of Ho doped lead-free BCST piezoceramics

A Khandelwal, R Gupta, R Laishram, KC Singh
Ceramics International
Dysprosium doping on structural and electrical properties of lead free (Ba0.7Ca0.3)(Ti0.92Sn0.08)O3 ceramic system

Chitra, KC Singh
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
Structural, dielectric and ferroelectric properties of dysprosium doped (Ba0.7Ca 0.3)(Ti0.92 Sn0.08)O3 lead free ceramics

Chitra, KC Singh
Multiphase design induced improved electrical response in BNZ modified (K0.485Na0.485Li0.03)(Nb0.96Sb0.04)O3 piezoceramics with high Curie temperature

S Rawat, Chitra, R Laishram, R Gaur, S Singh, KC Singh
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
Lead-free (Ba0. 88Ca0. 12)(Ti0. 94Sn0. 06) O3 piezoceramics: A comprehensive analysis of the phase evolution and enhancement of electrical properties induced by high energy …

S Rawat, S Agarwal, KC Singh
Materials Chemistry and Physics
Large electrocaloric effect across the non-hysteretic electrostructural phase transition in lead-free (Ba0. 88Ca0. 12)(Ti0. 94Sn0. 06) O3 ceramics

S Chatterjee, S Barman, S Rawat, KC Singh, D Mukherjee
Materials Research Bulletin
Chitra | Materials Science | Young Scientist Award