Bhagwati Prasad

Assistant Professor

C-201, Department of Materials Engineering
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore-560012, INDIA

Tel: +91-80-2293 2679
Group Wesite:


  • Ph. D. (Materials Science) 2015, University of Cambridge, UK
  • M. Tech. (Materials Science), 2008, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India


  • Assistant Professor; Materials Engineering Department, IISc Bangalore, India; October 2021 – Present.
  • Principal Research Scientist; Western Digital, San Jose, USA; November 2018 – October 2021.
  • Sr. Postdoctoral Researcher; University of California, Berkeley, USA; November 2016 – October 2018.
  • Scientist; Max Planck Institute for Solid-State Research, Stuttgart, Germany; May 2015 – October 2016.
  • Researcher (Sr. Manager); Tata Steel Limited, Jamshedpur, India; July 2008- October 2011.


  • Nehru Trust for Cambridge University Fellowship (2011-2014)- University of Cambridge, UK.
  • St John’s College, Cambridge University Fellowship (2011 -2014) - University of Cambridge, UK.
  • Academic Excellence Award (2007-2008): M.Tech. programme at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Fellowship (India) (2006-2008): Awarded for qualifying the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE); All India Rank-61.
  • University Grants Commission (UGC), India: Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) (2005): Awarded for being in the topper’s list of the National Eligibility Test (NET) qualified candidates in Physics.

Research Interests

  • Electronic and Magnetic Materials
  • Spintronics, Iontronics, Ferroelectrics and Magnetoelectrics
  • AI Hardware materials and devices
  • Neuromorphic computing
  • Non-volatile memory and DNA Storage
  • 3D sensors for Virtual and Augmented realities

Scientific Credentials

  • Publications: 30+ Research papers published in reputed refereed journals (Nature, Nature Materials, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, Nature Communications, Science Advances, Applied Physics Letters, etc.)
  • Patents - 34: 30 US Patents and 4 Indian Patents
  • Conferences and Presentations:
    • Research work presented at 20 international conferences – Invited (6), Oral (9) and Posters (5) Presentations
    • 15+ Invited and organization level talks – at Western Digital, San Jose (Invited); IBM Research – Almaden (Invited-Colloquium); MIT, US (Invited) (2); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, US (Invited); Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart, Germany (Invited); University of Cambridge, UK; University of California, Berkeley; Tata Steel and IIT Kanpur
  • Article Reviewed: 25+ (Nature publishing group journals, Wiley journals, American Institute of Physics journals, Elsevier journals, Taylor and Francis Ltd. Journals, and MDPI journals)
  • Memberships: IEEE, IEEE magnetics society, St John’s College, University of Cambridge (Life time), Indian Physics Association (Life time), Cambridge Philosophical Society (1012-2015) and Institute of Physics (2012-2016)
  • Scientific Community Services:
    • Vice Chair Programme at IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section: January 2021 to present
    • Guest Editor at APL Materials (Special topic: Materials Challenges for Nonvolatile Memory): April 2021- September 2021

Selected Recent Publications

  1. Bhagwati Prasad*, et. al., “Large tunnel electroresistance with ultrathin Hf0.5Zr0.5O2 ferroelectric tunnel barriers”, Advanced Electrotonic Materials (2021).
  2. PB Meisenheimer, RA Steinhardt, SH Sung, LD Williams, S Zhuang, ME Nowakowski, S Novakov, MM Torunbalci, B Prasad, et. al. “Enhanced magnetostriction and magnetoelectric switching in composite multiferroics through epitaxial stabilization”, Nature Communication (2021).
  3. Sujit Das, Zijian Hong, VA Stoica, MAP Gonçalves, Yu-Tsun Shao, Eric Parsonnet, Eric J Marksz, Sahar Saremi, MR McCarter, A Reynoso, Christian J Long, Aaron M Hagerstrom, D Meyers, V Ravi, B Prasad, et. al. , “ Local negative permittivity and topological phase transition in polar skyrmions” Nature Materials (2021).
  4. Bhagwati Prasad*,, “Ultralow Voltage Manipulation of Ferromagnetism”, Advanced Materials (2020).
  5. Yen-Lin Huang, Dmitri Nikonov, Christopher Addiego, Rajesh V Chopdekar, Bhagwati Prasad,, “Manipulating magnetoelectric energy landscape in multiferroics”, Nature Communication (2020).
  6. Petrucio Barrozo, Didrik René Småbråten, Yun‐Long Tang, Bhagwati Prasad,, “Defect‐Enhanced Polarization Switching in the Improper Ferroelectric LuFeO3”, Advanced Materials (2020).
  7. Sasikanth Manipatruni, Dmitri E. Nikonov, Chia-Ching Lin, Tanay Gosavi, Huichu Li, Bhagwati Prasad, Yen Lin Huang, Ramamoorthy Ramesh, Ian A. Young, “Scalable Energy-Efficient Magnetoelectric Spin-Orbit Charge Logic”, Nature (2019).
  8. Ajay K. Yadav, Kayla X. Nguyen, Zijian Hong, Pablo García-Fernández, Pablo Aguado-Puente, Christopher T. Nelson, Sujit Das, Bhagwati Prasad,, “Spatially Resolved Steady State Negative Capacitance”, Nature (2019).
  9. S. Das, Y. L. Tang, Z. Hong, M. A. P. Gonçalves, M. R. McCarter, F. Gómez-Ortiz, S.-L. Hsu, C. Klewe, P. Shafer, E. Arenholz, V. A. Stoica, C. Ophus, J. F. Liu, C. T. Nelson, S. Saremi, B. Prasad,, “Observation of room-temperature polar skyrmions”, Nature (2019).
  10. Bhagwati. Prasad, G. Pfanzelt, E. F.-Tsirakis, M.J. Zachman, L.F. Fitting Kourkoutis, J. Mannhart, “Integrated circuits comprising patterned functional liquids”, Advanced Materials (2018).
  11. Sasikanth Manipatruni, Dmitri E. Nikonov, Chia-Ching Lin, Bhagwati Prasad, Yen Lin Huang, Anoop R. Damodaran, Zuhuang Chen, Ramamoorthy Ramesh and Ian A. Young, “Voltage Control of Unidirectional Anisotropy in Ferromagnet-Multiferroic System”, Science Advances (2018).
  12. H. S. Alagoz, B. Prasad, J. Jeon, M. G. Blamire, K. H. Chow and J. Jung, “Phase shift of oscillatory magnetoresistance in a double-cross thin film structure of La0.3Pr0.4Ca0.3MnO3 via strain-engineered elongation of electronic domains”, Physical Review B, (2018).
  13. Bhagwati Prasad*, W. Zhang, J. Jian, H. Wang and M. G. Blamire; “Strongly bias-dependent tunnel magnetoresistance in manganite spin filter tunnel junctions”, Advanced Materials (2015).
  14. Bhagwati Prasad*, M. Egilmez, F. Schoofs, T. Fix, M. E. Vickers, W. Zhang, J. Jian, H. Wang and M. G. Blamire; “Nanopillar spin filter tunnel junctions with manganite barriers”, Nano Letters (2014).
  15. T. Fix, E.-M. Choi, J. W. A. Robinson, S. B. Lee, A. Chen, Bhagwati Prasad, H. Wang, M. G. Blamire, and J. L. MacManus-Driscoll; “Electric-field control of ferromagnetism in a nanocomposite via a ZnO phase”, Nano Letters (2013).