Dr. VPS Awana

Senior principal Scientist

National Physical Laboratory. New Delhi, India




Dr. VPS Awana had his Ph.D. degree in High Tc superconductivity of Cuprates in 1994 from NPL New Delhi India, later he had several postdocs/visiting Scientist assignments at Brasil, Germany, Australia, and Japan before joining as a Scientist in NPL India in early 2003. Presently He is Senior Principal Scientist in NPL India. Dr. Awana received several awards for his research work on superconducting materials including INSA (Ind. Nat. Sci. Acad.) Young Sci. medal (1998), MRSI (Mat. Res. Soc. India) Medal-2010, DAE (Dept. Atomic Energy) India Outstanding Investigator-2012 and more recently Fellow APAM (Asia Pacific Academy of Materials) -2015. He is one of the Co-editors of J. Sup. Novel Mag. and advisory board member of Mat. Res. Exp. Dr. Awana has published above 410 SCI journal articles with above 5550 citations and h-index of 38. His expertise is mainly superconducting and other functional materials including Topological insulators and allied quantum materials. 

Area of Interests

Experimental Condensed matter Physics: Superconductivity, Magnetic and Topological Materials