Piyush joined Crozier Research Group in December 2018 as a PhD student. His keen interest in the field of electron microscopy led him to the group. His project involves characterization and study of photocatalytic activities of mixed metal oxides using in situ electron microscopy and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS). He is also working on studying oxygen vacancy defects and dopant migration in metal oxide materials with high time resolution imaging and EELS.
He finished B.Tech from National Institute of Technology Durgapur and M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi. His M.Tech dissertation was titled “Surface engineering: Modification of Surface Morphology by Severe Plastic Deformation and Surface Coating”. In this study, he characterized ultrasonically shot peened samples with X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy coupled with image simulations. Convergent beam electron diffraction technique was used to understand the effect of residual strain and its evolution with shot peening. The findings were presented at the conference of Electron Microscopy Society of India (EMSI) 2017.
In his free time Piyush likes cooking, reading books, playing tennis, and traveling.
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