Nitin Batra

PhD Students

Research Interests

Currently, Nitin Batra's research is focused on in-situ tansmission electron microscopy and Nano manipulation of discrete carbon nanomaterials. 

Selected Publications

  • NM Batra, SP Patole, A Abdelkader, DH Anjum, FL Deepak, PMFJ Costa, “Structural changes of electron and ion beam deposited contacts in annealed carbon-based electrical devices”, Nanotechnology, 26 (2015), art. 445301. DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/26/44/445301.
  • EA Anumol, AN Enyashin, NM Batra, PMFJ Costa, FL Deepak, “Advanced electron microscopy study of GdX3@WS2 nanotubes”, Nanoscale, 8 (2016), 12170. DOI: 10.1039/c6nr02710e.
  • FRF Simoes, NM Batra, BH Warsama, CG Canlas, SP Patole, TF Yapici, PMFJ Costa, “Elemental quantification and residues characterisation of wet digested certified and commercial carbon materials”, Analytical Chemistry, 88 (2016), 11783. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b03407.
  • KN Chappanda, S Ilyas, SNR Kazmi, J Holguin, NM Batra, PMFJ Costa, MI Younis, “A single nanocantilever as a reprogrammable universal logic gate”, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, under review.
  • R Sahu, U Bhat, NM Batra, S Horta, B Vishal, S Sarkar, SA Aravindh, SC Peter, IS Roqan, PMFJ Costa, R Datta, “Nature of low-dimensional structural modulations and relative phase stability in MoS2/WS2-ReS2 transition metal dichalcogenide alloys”, Journal of Applied Physics, under review.
  • KN Chappanda, NM Batra, J Holguin, PMFJ Costa, MI Younis, “Fabrication and optimization of MWCNT-based resonators for applications such as nanoelectromechanical computing”, submitted.


  • PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia​, 2015 - Present.
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia​, 2015
  • B.E., Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU), India, 2011

Professional Profile

  • 2012-2013: Engineer, Advanced Materials Research Group, R&D Division, Electrical Research and Development Association (ERDA), Vadodara, India
  • 2011-2012: Technical Trainee, Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar, India

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • Materials Research Society (MRS)


  • 3rd place at poster competition in ACS (American Chemical society), KAUST research conference on Applied Functional Materials Chemistry, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2014
  • 1st place at IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers) scientific photo competition, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2014
  • KAUST Fellowship, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2013
  • 1st place for mechanical calculator making event in Techfest at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India, 2010

KAUST Affiliations

Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)