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Dr. Roopam Gaur | Electroceramics | Women Researcher Award

Jawaharlal Nehru University- India

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Roopam Gaur’s journey in academia began with a strong foundation in the physical sciences. She completed her B.Sc. in Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science from St. Francis Degree College for Women, Hyderabad, Osmania University, with an impressive 81.72% in 2009. She further honed her expertise by obtaining an M.Sc. in Physics from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi, in 2011. Her academic excellence culminated in a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Delhi, awarded in 2018, where her thesis focused on the “Synthesis and Characterization of Alkaline Niobate Based Lead-Free Piezoceramics.”

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Gaur’s professional trajectory is marked by diverse and impactful roles. She is currently a DST INSPIRE Faculty at the Special Center for Nanoscience, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Previously, she served as a DST Women Scientist A at JNU, leading a significant project on lead-free ferroelectric ceramics for energy applications. Her career includes roles as a post-doctoral research fellow, both under the CSIR-RA scheme and independently, focusing on electrocaloric effects in ferroelectric materials. Additionally, she has held teaching positions as an Assistant Professor and Guest Lecturer at various prestigious institutions, including Kalindi College and Jamia Millia Islamia University.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Gaur’s research is centered on the fabrication and characterization of smart materials for energy conversion, harvesting, and storage. She has significant expertise in synthesizing ferroelectric and antiferroelectric materials using various techniques, including solid-state reactions, sol-gel, and hydrothermal methods. Her research has led to the publication of 17 research papers, with 13 as the first author. She has presented her findings at numerous national and international conferences, further cementing her reputation in the scientific community.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Gaur’s contributions have been recognized through several prestigious awards and fellowships. Notably, she received a travel grant from the Department of Science and Technology (DST) to attend the WASET conference in Paris in 2015. She has also been a recipient of the DST Women Scientist A fellowship, which highlights her significant role in advancing research in materials science. Her achievements in research are complemented by her success in securing competitive fellowships, such as the CSIR-NET, GATE, and JEST.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Gaur’s work in materials science, particularly in developing lead-free ferroelectric ceramics, has significant implications for energy harvesting and storage technologies. Her research has contributed to the understanding and advancement of electrocaloric materials, which have potential applications in cooling devices and other energy-efficient technologies. As a mentor and educator, she has guided numerous students and research scholars, fostering the next generation of scientists.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Gaur continues to push the boundaries of materials science research. Her ongoing projects at JNU aim to develop advanced materials for sustainable energy solutions. Her legacy is one of innovation, excellence, and dedication to scientific advancement. As she moves forward, her contributions are expected to drive significant breakthroughs in the field of smart materials and their applications in energy technologies.


A total of 134  citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations         134
  • h-index            8
  • i10-index         7
Notable Publications 
Effect of sintering temperature on the microstructural, dielectric, ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties of (Na0. 5K0. 5) NbO3 ceramics prepared from nanoscale powders

C Jiten, R Gaur, R Laishram, KC Singh
Ceramics International
Significantly enhanced UV-light-driven photocatalytic performance of ferroelectric (K0. 5Na0. 5) NbO3: Effect of corona-poling and particle size

VS Kujur, R Gaur, V Gupta, S Singh
Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Enhanced ferroelectric and electrocaloric properties in CuO-modified lead-free (Na0. 5K0. 5) NbO3 ceramics for solid-state cooling application

R Gaur, N Sharma, S Kharbanda, S Singh
Materials Science and Engineering:
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
Antiferroelectric-like double hysteresis loops in Ag-doped K0. 5 Na0. 5NbO3 ceramics

R Gaur, S Singh
Materials Chemistry and Physics
Improved energy-storage performance with superior thermal stability of [(Bi0. 5Na0. 5) TiO3](1-x)–[Ba (Ni0. 5Nb0. 5) O3] x relaxor ferroelectric ceramics

D Das, R Gaur, S Singh
Ceramics International
Investigation of magnetic behavior of non-stoichiometric Co1. 75Mn0. 5Fe0. 75Si and Co1. 5MnFe0. 5Si compositions associated with their Co2FeSi and Co2MnSi parent alloys

B Govind, A Kumar, S Bano, RA Yadav, R Gaur, K Bir, S Singh, …
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials.
Roopam Gaur | Electroceramics | Women Researcher Award