Alpa Dashora
UGC Assistant Professor
Alpa Dashora | cbs.ac.in

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Physics, M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur (2011)
  • M.Sc. In Physics, M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur (2008)

Positions:

  • UGC Assistant Professor at UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Science, Mumbai (From October 2016 to till date)
  • DST INSPIRE Faculty at UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Science, Mumbai (From April 2015 to October 2016)
  • DST Young Scientist at Department of Physics, University of Mumbai, Mumbai (From June 2012 to April 2015)
  • Post-doctoral Fellow at Department of Physics, University of Mumbai, Mumbai (From April 2012 to June 2012)
  • Research Associate at Department of Physics, M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur (May 2011 to March 2012)

Research Interests:

  • Computational condensed matter physics; Density functional theory
  • Design of new efficient photocatalytic and photovolatic materials
  • Study of spin and orbital magnetic moment of full and half Heusler alloys, ferrites
  • 2D-semiconductor materials
  • H-storage materials

Selected Refereed Publications:

In Book

  • Compton Scattering
    B.L Ahuja and Alpa Dashora
    In: Saleem Hashmi (editor-in-chief), Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering. Oxford: Elsevier; 2016. pp. 1-8. ISBN: 978-0-12-803581-8
    DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-803581-8.03487-1

In International Journals

  • Study of 2D MXene Cr2C material for hydrogen storage using density functional theory
    A. Yadav, Alpa Dashora, N. Patel, A. Miotello, M. Press, D.C. Kothari
    Applied Surface Science 389, 88 (2016). (Impact Factor: 3.15).
  • Co-Ni-B nanocatalyst for efficient hydrogen evolution reaction in wide pH range
    S. Gupta, N. Patel, R. Fernandes, R. Kadrekar, Alpa Dashora, A.K. Yadav, D. Bhattacharyya, S.N. Jha, A. Miotello and D.C. Kothari
    Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 192, 126 (2016) (Impact Factor: 8.328).
  • Efficient Co-B-codoped TiO2 photocatalyst for degradation of organic water pollutant under visible light
    R. Jaiswal, N. Patel, Alpa Dashora, R. Fernandes, M. Yadav, R. Edla, R.S. Varma, D.C. Kothari, B.L. Ahuja and A. Miotello
    Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 183, 242 (2016) (Impact Factor: 8.328).
  • Experimental and theoretical investigations on the activity and stability of substitutional and interstitial boron in TiO2 photocatalyst
    N. Patel, Alpa Dashora, R. Jaiswal, R. Fernandes, M. Yadav, D.C. Kothari, B.L. Ahuja, and A. Miotello
    J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 18581 (2015) (Impact Factor: 4.509)
  • Rapid hydrogenation of amorphous TiO2 to produce efficient H-doped anatase for photocatalytic water splitting
    E. Binetti, Z. El Koura, N. Patel, Alpa Dashora, A. Miotello
    Applied Catalysis A: General 500, 69 (2015) (Impact Factor: 4.012)
  • Temperature dependent spin and orbital magnetization in TbCo2: Magnetic Compton scattering and first - principles investigation
    B.L. Ahuja, H.S. Mund, J. Sahariya, Alpa Dashora, M. Haldar, S.M. Yusuf, M. Itou and Y. Sakurai
    J. Alloys Comp. 633, 430 (2015). (Impact Factor: 3.014)
  • Copper and nitrogen co-doped TiO2 photocatalyst with enhanced optical absorption and catalytic activity
    R. Jaiswal, J. Bharamble, N. Patel, Alpa Dashora, D.C. Kothari and A. Miotello
    Applied Catalysis B: Environment 168, 333 (2015). (Impact Factor: 8.328)
  • Temperature dependent spin magnetization density in Mn rich Ni-Mn-Sn shape memory alloy by magnetic Compton scattering
    B.L. Ahuja, Alpa Dashora, H.S. Mund, K.R. Priolkar, S.M. Yusuf, M. Itou and Y. Sakurai
    Euro Physics Lett. 107, 27005 (2014). (Impact Factor: 1.963)
  • Electronic and optical properties of MoS2-WS2 multi-layers: First principles study
    U. Ahuja, Alpa Dashora, H. Tiwari, D.C. Kothari and K. Venugopalan
    Comput. Mater. Sci. 92, 451 (2014). (Impact Factor: 1.878)
  • Formation of an intermediate band in the energy gap of TiO2 by Cu-N-codoping: First principles study and experimental evidence
    Alpa Dashora, N. Patel, D.C. Kothari, B.L. Ahuja and A. Miotello
    Sol. Eng. Mater. Sol. Cell 125, 120 (2014). (Impact Factor: 4.732)
  • Magnetic properties of NiFe2-xRExO4 (RE = Dy, Gd) using magnetic Compton scattering
    J. Sahariya, H.S. Mund, A. Sharma, Alpa Dashora, M. Itou, Y. Sakurai, and B. L. Ahuja
    J. Mag. Magn. Mater. 360, 113 (2014) (Impact Factor: 2.357)
  • Efficient photocatalytic degradation of organic water pollutants using V-N-codoped TiO2 thin films
    N. Patel, R. Jaiswal, T. Warang, G. Scarduelli, Alpa Dashora, B.L. Ahuja, D.C. Kothari and A. Miotello
    Applied Catalysis B: Environment 150-151, 74 (2014). (Impact Factor: 8.328)
  • Electronic and optical properties of MoS2 (0001) thin films: Feasibility for solar cells
    Alpa Dashora, U. Ahuja and K. Venugopalan
    Comput. Mater. Sci. 69, 216 (2013). (Impact Factor: 2.086)
  • Study of spin and orbital magnetization in Dy- and Gd-doped Co ferrite using magnetic Compton scattering
    H.S. Mund, J. Sahariya, R.J. Choudhary, D.M. Phase, Alpa Dashora, M. Itou, Y. Sakurai, and B.L. Ahuja
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 232403 (2013). (Impact Factor: 3.142)
  • Feasibility of magnetic Compton scattering in measurement of small spin moments: A study on LaFe1-xNixO3 (x=0.4 and 0.5)
    Alpa Dashora, J. Sahariya, R.J. Choudhary, D.M. Phase, M. Itou, Y. Sakurai and B.L. Ahuja
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 142403 (2013). (Impact Factor: 3.142)
  • Use of chalcopyrite semiconductors CuXSe2 (X=Al, Ga and In) in solar cells: A theoretical study
    A. Soni, Alpa Dashora, V. Gupta, C.M. Arora and B.L. Ahuja
    Int. J. Sustainable Energy 32, 18 (2013). (ISSN: 1478-6451)
  • Evaluation of orbital moment in Ni-Zn ferrites: A magnetic Compton scattering study
    B.L. Ahuja, H.S. Mund, S. Tiwari, J. Sahariya, Alpa Dashora, M. Itou and Y. Sakurai
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 132410 (2012). (Impact Factor: 3.142)
  • Enhancement of ferromagnetism in Ni excess Cu1-xNixMnSb half Heusler alloys
    B.L. Ahuja, Alpa Dashora, S. Tiwari, H.S. Mund, M. Halder, S.M. Yusuf, M. Itou and Y. Sakurai
    J. Appl. Phys. 111, 033914 (2012). (Impact Factor: 2.210)
  • Nature of bonding in CaTiO3 and SrTiO3: A Compton scattering study
    K.C. Bhamu, Alpa Dashora, G. Arora and B.L. Ahuja
    Rad. Phys. Chem. 81, 728 (2012). (Impact Factor: 1.375)
  • Electronic structure, optical properties and Compton profiles of Bi2S3 and Bi2Se3
    Y. Sharma, P. Srivastava, Alpa Dashora, L. Vadkhiya, M.K. Bhayani, A.R. Jani and B.L. Ahuja
    Sol. State Sci. 14, 241 (2012). (Impact Factor: 1.671)
  • On the role of Al doping in La0.7Ca0.3MnO3: A magnetic Compton scattering study
    B.L. Ahuja, S. Tiwari, Alpa Dashora, H.S. Mund, J. Sahariya, D.M. Phase, R.J. Choudhary, A. Banerjee, M. Itou and Y. Sakurai
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 062512 (2011). (Impact Factor: 3.142).
  • Electronic properties and magnetic Compton scattering studies of full Heusler alloy Co2MnSi
    Alpa Dashora, B.L. Ahuja, A. Vinesh, N. Lakshmi, M. Itou and Y. Sakurai
    J. Appl. Phys. 110, 013920 (2011). (Impact Factor: 2.185)
  • Electronic and optical modeling of solar cell compounds CuGaSe2 and CuInSe2
    A. Soni, Alpa Dashora, V. Gupta, C.M. Arora, M. Rérat, B.L. Ahuja and R. Pandey
    J. Electronic Mater. 40, 2197 (2011). (Impact Factor: 1.675).
  • Compton scattering studies and electronic properties of cerium
    G. Choudhary, V. Raykar, Alpa Dashora, J. Sahariya and B.L. Ahuja
    J. Rare Earths 29, 804 (2011). (Impact Factor: 1.363).
  • Electronic structure and Compton profiles of CdO and HgO
    G. Choudhary, V. Raykar, S. Tiwari, Alpa Dashora and B.L. Ahuja
    Phys. Status Sol. (b) 248, 212 (2011). (Impact Factor: 1.489).
  • High energy Compton scattering study of TiC and TiN
    R. Joshi, K.C. Bhamu, Alpa Dashora and B.L. Ahuja
    Appl. Rad. Isotopes 69, 756 (2011). (Impact Factor: 1.056)
  • Reversal of orbital magnetic moment on substitution of Bi in multiferroic Co2MnO4: A magnetic Compton scattering study
    B.L. Ahuja, Alpa Dashora, N.L. Heda, S. Tiwari, N.E. Rajeevan, M. Itou, Y. Sakurai and R. Kumar
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 212502 (2010). (Impact Factor: 3.142)
  • Temperature dependent spin momentum densities in Ni-Mn-In alloys
    B.L. Ahuja, Alpa Dashora, N.L. Heda, K.R. Priolkar, L. Vadkhiya, M. Itou, N. Lobo, Y. Sakurai, A. Chakrabarti, S. Singh and S.R. Barman
    J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 22, 446001 (2010). (Impact Factor: 2.223).
  • Electronic structure and optical properties of CuGaS2 and CuInS2 solar cell materials
    A. Soni, V. Gupta, C. M. Arora, Alpa Dashora and B. L. Ahuja
    Solar Energy 84, 1481 (2010). (Impact Factor: 3.541).
  • Electronic structure, Compton profiles and optical properties of TaC and TaN
    Alpa Dashora and B.L. Ahuja
    Rad. Phys. Chem. 79, 1103 (2010). (Impact Factor: 1.375).
  • Electronic structure of Cr–Al alloy: Theory and experiment
    Alpa Dashora and B.L. Ahuja
    J. Alloys Compounds 501, 1 (2010). (Impact Factor: 2.726)
  • Electronic properties and Compton profiles of molybdenum dichalcogenides
    N.L. Heda, Alpa Dashora, A. Marwal, Y. Sharma, S.K. Srivastava, G. Ahmed, R. Jain and B.L. Ahuja
    J. Phys. Chem. Solids 71, 187 (2010). (Impact Factor: 1.594)
  • Electronic properties and Compton profiles of silver iodide
    Alpa Dashora, A. Marwal, K.R. Soni and B.L. Ahuja
    Pramana- J. Physics 74, 1017 (2010).
  • Compton profiles and electronic structure of HgBr2 and HgI2
    G. Ahmed, Alpa Dashora, M. Sharma and B.L. Ahuja
    App. Rad. Isotopes 68, 286 (2010). (Impact Factor: 1.179)
  • Magnetic and electronic properties of NiAs-type chromium chalcogenides
    L. Vadkhiya, Alpa Dashora, M.K. Bhayani, A.R. Jani and B.L. Ahuja
    J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 322, 2857 (2010). (Impact Factor: 2.357)

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