Abha’s group works on various aspects of nano and micro systems to study interfaces between different physical phenomena at nanoscale. Multidimensional carbon lattices including graphene, carbon nanotubes and quantum dots are being investigated for optoelectronic, gas sensing, self powered as well as actuation devices at large scale. The device design paradigm is established through bio mimicking of natural systems for self sustained network where two dimensional van der Waals interfaces are largely utilised for spontaneous conduction mechanism. Environmental monitoring through gas detection involves high detection rate and detectvity through novel discovered concepts that uses multifunctional approach to establish atom-molecular interaction effective at wider band of change in surroundings.
Abha Misra obtained her B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in Physics from Kanpur University, and PhD in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay). She was employed as a postdoctoral associate at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA from 2007-2010. She joined the Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, IISc in 2010 as an Assistant Professor, where she is currently an Associate Professor.