Anjana Asthana

Anjana Asthana


  • Research Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Electron Microscopy
  • X-ray Diffraction
  • Solid State Physics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Electronic Materials

Research Interests

  • Nanomaterials, Semiconductors, Superconductors, Giant Magnetoresistance Materials, Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Characterization by SEM, TEM, X-ray Diffraction, Raman Spectroscopy and Photoluminescence Spectroscopy
  • Applications of Nanomaterials in Electronics, Energy Harvesting and Quantum Switching
  • In-Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • Mechanics of Nanomaterials and Composites
  • Electron Transport Properties of Nanomaterials and Composites


  • Boyi Hao, Anjana Asthana, Paniz K. Hazaveh, Paul L. Bergstrom, Douglas Banyai, Madhusudan A. Savaikar, John A. Jaszczak & Yoke Khin Yap; New Flexible Channels for Room Temperature Tunneling Field Effect Transistors, Scientific Reports, 6(2016)20293
  • A. Asthana, Y. K .Yap, R. S. Yassar, Reza, 2014, “Field Emission from Zinc Oxide Nanobelts” Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 15 (2015) 2277
  • A. Asthana, H. A. Ardakani, Y. K. Yap and R. S. Yassar; Real time observation of mechanically triggered piezoelectric current in individual ZnO nanobelts. J. Mater.  Chem. C 2 (2014), 3995
  • A. Asthana, T. Shokuhfar, Q. Gao, P. A. Heiden, R. S. Yassar “Deformation-Driven  Electrical Transport in Amorphous TiO2 Nanotubes”  Appl. Phys. A 109 (2012) 127
  • A. Asthana, K. Momeni and R. S. Yassar, A. Prasad and Y. K. Yap “A study on the correlation of crystal defect and band gap properties of ZnO nanobelts” Appl. Phys. A 105 909 (2011).
  • A. Asthana, K. Momeni, A. Prasad, and Y. K. Yap and R. S. Yassar “In Situ Observation of Size Scale Effects on the Mechanical Properties of ZnO Nanowires” Nanotechnology 22 245101(2011).
  • A. Asthana, T. Shokuhfar, Q. Gao, P. Heiden, C. Friedrich, R. S. Yassar “A Study on the Modulation Electrical Transport; by; Mechanical Straining of Individual Titanium di Oxide Nanotube” Applied Phys. Lett, 97 (2010) 1.
  • A. Asthana, T. Shokuhfar, Q. Gao, P. A. Heiden, C. Friedrich, and R. S. Yassar ” A real time observation of phase transition of anatase TiO2 nanotubes into rutile particles by in situ Joule heating inside transmission electron microscope” Adv. Sci. Lett. 3, 557 (2010).