Vijay Singh

Curriculum Vitae

Current Research Interests:

  1. Research in Digital Materials (Nanostructural Semiconductors), Quantum Physics and Science Education.
  2. Promoting Research in Undergraduate Community. A large number of students, several undergraduates, have their maiden international publication under his guidance. (See Maiden Publications with Students)
  3. Solving and Designing Challenging Problems in Physics. He has also been associated with several national talent tests such as Indian Institute of Technology - Joint Entrance Exam (IIT-JEE), Physics Olympiad, Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test (NEST), National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), among others.

Dr. Vijay A. Singh obtained his Ph. D. degree from State University of New York, Albany, USA in 1978 for research on the electronic structure of disordered materials under Prof. Laura Roth. He simultaneously carried out research in deep defects in semiconductors and path integral methods in quantum physics.


Over 150 Publications in Peer Reviewed Technical Journals. In addition, he has over fifteen (25) review articles and four (4) books published. (See Publications page in CV)

National Coordinator:

  • Science Olympiads (November 2003 to 2015) [Olympiads INSA Article]
  • NIUS (2004-2012) [NIUS writeup]
  • Organised over fifty (50) workshops for teachers and over hundred (100) enrichment camps for students of Higher Secondary School and Undergraduate students across the nation.





Worked at






Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai, India


  • Institute for the Study of Defects in Solids, Albany (1979-1980)
  • Solar Energy Research Institute, Colorado, USA (1980-1982) [Now, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)] 

  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India (1983)

  • Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur, India (1984-2004)

  • Adjunct Professor, Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai University, 2011 to present

  • Adjunct Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-B), Bombay, 2011 to present



  • General Electric Research Laboratories, Schenectady, USA (1979)

  • A.T. & T. Bell Labs, Murray Hill, USA (1985)


Visiting Professor

  • State University of New York at Albany, USA (1990 - 1991)

Chief Editor

  • Bulletin - Indian Association of Physics Teachers (1997 - 2001)



Invited Talks and

Abstracts at Conferences


  • Over Two Hundred (250)

  • Chaired over twenty sessions including the Gordon Research Conference on Defects, New Hampshire, USA (1985)

Thesis Advisor of:

His first two Ph.D. students were women:

  1. Dr. Kajoli Banerjee (1988) [now Researcher at John Welch Technology Centre, Bangalore]
  2. Dr. Amita Das (1990) [now Professor at Institute of Plasma Research (IPR), Gujarat]
His Ph. D. students also include Drs. Gurunandan Bhat, George C. John, Vivek Ranjan, Rajan Pandey and Praveen Pathak among others. (See Publications in CV)

Course Coordinator:

He has taught almost every course at the undergraduate and the masters level physics. He has also taught elective courses such as disordered systems, many body theory, path integral and and also interdisciplinary courses such as quantum chemistry, biophysics and physics educations research. He has taught these subjects at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Kanpur, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Bombay, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) and SUNY Albany USA, among others. (See Courses Taught in CV)