Durga Paudyal

Assistant Scientist III
Address
252 Spedding Hall
The Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA 50011-3020
Phone 515-294-2041
Fax 515-294-9579
Email dpaudyal@iastate.edu

Research Interests

  • First principles electronic structure theory
  • Electronic, magnetic and magnetostructural properties of extraordinary responsive magnetic rare earth materials from first principles calculations
  • Finite temperature and field dependent magnetothermodynamic modeling of complex magnetic rare earth materials using outputs from first principles calculations
  • Phase stability analysis of rare earth based alloys and compounds

        Project Affiliations:

(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Condensed Matter Physics, S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (Jadavpur University), Kolkata, India, 2005
  • Post M. Sc. Physics, S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India, 2000
  • M. Sc. Physics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1995

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2008 - present Assistant Scientist III, Ames Laboratory, US DOE, Iowa State University
  • 2004 - 2008 Post Doctoral Research Associate, Ames Laboratory, US DOE, Iowa State University
  • 1995 - 1999 Lecturer of Physics, Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 2011 Invited speaker: Invited for a invited talk at the Annual Meeting of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
  • 2010 Judge of Post Doctorate Research: Judging member for the best oral and poster presentations in the first Iowa State University Post Doctorate Research Day
  • 2010 Editor of Conference Proceeding: Thermag IV the 4th International Conference of IIR on Magnetic Refrigeration at Room Temperature
  • 2009 Conference Session Chair: Thermag III the 3rd International Conference of IIR on Magnetic Refrigeration at Room Temperature
  • 2009 Peer reviewing for conference proceeding: Thermag III, the 3rd International Conference of IIR on Magnetic Refrigeration at Room Temperature
  • Peer reviewing for book chapters: Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths
  • Peer reviewing for scientific journals: Physical Review B, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, ACS (American Chemical Society) Nano

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

2008
Tarafder K; Rahaman M; Paudyal D; Sanyal B; Eriksson O; Mookerjee A . 2008. Study of phase stability in a class of binary alloys using augmented space recursion based orbital peeling technique. Physica B-Condensed Matter. 403:4111-4119. abstract
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Paudyal D; Mudryk Y; Lee Y B; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A J; Harmon B N . 2008. Understanding the extraordinary magnetoelastic behavior in GdNi. Physical Review B. 78:184436. abstract
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2007
Paudyal D; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A; Harmon B N . 2007. Magnetism of Gd5Ge4 from first principles. Physical Review B. 75:094427. abstract
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