Badri Vishal, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow in De Wolf Group

Research Interests

Badri's research interest is advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy (HR-TEM, S/TEM, DF/BF, EELS), and Focused Ion Beam (FIB) based study of Perovskite and Silicon Tandem Solar Cells. 

Selected Publications

• Microstructural and magnetic properties of Ni50Mn37/35Sn13/15 Heusler alloy thin film grown by pulsed laser deposition,
B Vishal, U Bhat, H Sharona, A Mukherjee, S Roy, S C Peter, R Datta
Journal of Crystal Growth 546, 125772 (2020).
• Growth of epitaxial ReS2 thin film by pulsed laser deposition,
B Vishal†, H Sharona, U Bhat, A Paul, MB Sreedhara, V Rajaji, S C Sarma, C Narayana, S C Peter, R Datta
Thin Solid Films 685, 81–87 (2019).
• Chemically stabilized epitaxial wurtzite-BN thin film
B Vishal, R Singh, A Chaturvedi, A Sharma, MB Sreedhara, R Sahu, U Bhat, U Ramamurty, R Datta
Superlattices and Microstructures 115, 197-203 (2018).
• Investigation of microstructural details in low thermal conducting thermoelectric Sn1-xSbxTe alloy
B Vishal, R Sahu, U Bhat, R Datta,
Journal of Applied Physics, 122 (5), 055102 (2017).
• The origin of low thermal conductivity in Sn 1− x Sb x Te: Phonon scattering via layered intergrowth nanostructures
A Banik, B Vishal, S Perumal, R Datta, K Biswas
Energy & Environmental Science 9 (6), 2011-2019 (2016).
• Atomic layer deposition of crystalline epitaxial MoS2 nanowall networks exhibiting superior performance in thin-film rechargeable Na-ion batteries
MB Sreedhara, S Gope, B Vishal, R Datta, AJ Bhattacharyya, CNR Rao
Journal of Materials Chemistry A 6 (5), 2302-2310 (2018). 


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Adv. Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, India, Aug 2014- Aug 2020.
  • M.Sc., Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-Delhi), Delhi, India, 2012-2014.
  • B.Sc. (Hons.), Physics, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, India, 2009-2012.

Professional Profile

  • May 2021-: Postdoctoral fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia,
  • Dec 2019- Aug 2020: Research Associate (P), Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Adv.Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, India.

Scientific and Professional Membership

1. Materials Research Society (MRS) - Student member
2. Electron Microscope Society of India (EMSI) – Life member


1. Institute travel grant to attend “2018 MRS Fall Meeting” in Boston, Massachusetts USA.
2. Senior Research Fellow (SRF), [Jun 2016-May 2019], Junior Research Fellow (JRF) [Jun 14- May 16]
3. CSIR-NET-Junior Research Fellowship All India Rank-55 [Jun 2014]
4. CSIR-NET-Junior Research Fellowship All India Rank -117 [Dec 2014]

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Solar Center (KSC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)​

Research Interests Keywords

Transmission Electron Microscopy HRTEM STEM DF EELS Density Functional Theory DFT