Zakir Hossain

PhD (TIFR Mumbai)

Professor, Department of Physics




  • PhD (Physics), T.I.F.R., Mumbai 1997 Post M.Sc Associate in PhysicsS. I.N.P., Calcutta 1990
  • M.Sc. (Physics), University Of Calcutta, 1988
  • B.Sc. (Hons. in Physics), University of Burdwan, 1986



  • Synthesis and Investigation of Yb-based Strongly Correlated Electron Systems Funding Agency: BRNS, Dept. of Atomic Energy, Mumbai Amount: Rs. 28 lacs Duration: 2007-2010 (completed) PI: Zakir Hossain, Co-PI: K.P. Rajeev, PC: S. Ramakrishnan (TIFR) Oxide based functional thin film nanostructures for spintronics and quantum informatics

  • Funding Agency: Department of Informtion Technology Sanctioned amount: Rs. 2.2 Crore Duration: 2007-2011 Chief Investigator: Zakir Hossain PI: R.C. Budhani, Co-PIs: Ashish Garg and Zakir Hossain

  • Bulk superconductivity at an elevated temperature (Tc = 12 K) in a nickel containing alloy system Y-Ni-B-C, R. Nagarajan, C. Mazumdar, Z. Hossain, S.K. Dhar, K.V. Gopalakrishnan, L.C. Gupta, C. Godart, B.D. Padalia, R. Vijayaraghavan, Physical Review Letters, 72 (1994) 274.

  • Yb-based heavy-fermion metal situated close to a quantum critical point, Z. Hossain, C. Geibel, F. Weickert, T. Radu, Y. Tokiwa, H. Jeevan, P. Gegenwart, F. Steglich, Physical Review B vol. 72, 1 Sept. 2005, p 94411.

  • Heavy Fermion behaviour in PrRh2B2C: An excitonic mass enhancement, V. K. Anand, Z. Hossain, G. Chen, M. Nicklas, C. Geibel Physical Review B Volume: 79 Issue: Article Number: 113107 (2009)

  • Reentrant Superconductivity in Eu(Fe1-xIrx)2As2, U.B. Paramanik, Debarchan Das, R. Prasad and Z. Hossain J. Phys.: Condensed Matter 25 (2013) 265701.


  • National Scholarship by Government of India during 1986- 1988.

  • JSPS fellowship, Japan to work with Prof. T. Takabatake.

  • Postdoctoral fellowship from Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden to work with Dr. C. Geibel and Prof. F. Steglich.



Department of Physics
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

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