Vaibhav Singh Bhugra

Vaibhav Singh Bhugra is a PhD student in the Thomas Nann research group. Born in India, he did his Bachelor's and Master's in Nanotechnology at Amity University, Noida, India. He has worked mainly on metal oxide thin films and nanoparticles using variety of physical and chemical techniques.

His research interests include synthesis and characterisation of nanomaterials and the application of his research is broadly in the area of energy conversion and storage using hybrid nanomaterials like core-shell nanoparticles.

He likes to travel a lot and is very social person. He loves to play basketball and cricket. When lazy, watching movies is his favourite past time. 


His research is based on magnetoelectric oupling of materials in developing strain-mediated composites formed by single-phase compounds with large magnetic and piezoelectric responses, for example, by the converse piezoelectric effect that induces an inverse magnetostriction in core-shell nanoparticles.


The potential applications include energy harvesting, data storage, magnetic sensing, and nanoelectronics.

Thomas Nann Research group

University of Newcastle, Australia
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand