Badri Vishal

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral fellow



Al-Kindi Building 5, Level 3, Office 3254-WS21

Contact Information:

Dr. Badri Vishal 

Postdoctoral Fellow

KPV- KAUST Solar Center, Office 3254-WS21

4700 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Thuwal 23955-6900, KSA.

Al-Kindi Building 5, Level 3, Area 1 

Ph. +91 810-5651-1277 (Mob.); +966 (0)54-535-0597(Off.)


Badri Vishal received his Ph.D. from JNCASR, Banglore India in 2020 in materials science after finishing his M.Sc in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, India (IIT-Delhi). His research will be focused on advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Focused Ion Beam (FIB) based study of  Perovskite and Silicon Tandem Solar Cells.


Research Interests

  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM): HR-TEM, S/TEM, DF/BF, EELS.
  • Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations.

Selected Publications

  1. B Vishal, U Bhat, H Sharona, A Mukherjee, S Roy, S C Peter, R Datta, Microstructural and magnetic properties of Ni50Mn37/35Sn13/15 Heusler alloy thin film grown by pulsed laser deposition,  Journal of Crystal Growth 546, 125772 (2020).
  2. B Vishal, H Sharona, U Bhat, A Paul, MB Sreedhara, V Rajaji, S C Sarma, C Narayana, S C Peter, R Datta Growth of epitaxial ReS2 thin film by pulsed laser deposition, Thin Solid Films 685, 81–87 (2019).
  3. B Vishal, R Singh, A Chaturvedi, A Sharma, MB Sreedhara, R Sahu, U Bhat, U Ramamurty, R Datta, Chemically stabilized epitaxial wurtzite-BN thin film, Superlattices and Microstructures 115, 197-203 (2018). 
  4. B Vishal, R Sahu, U Bhat, R Datta, Investigation of microstructural details in low thermal conducting thermoelectric Sn1-xSbxTe alloy, Journal of Applied Physics, 122 (5), 055102 (2017). 
  5. A Banik, B Vishal, S Perumal, R Datta, K Biswas, The origin of low thermal conductivity in Sn 1− x Sb x Te: Phonon scattering via layered intergrowth nanostructures, Energy & Environmental Science 9 (6), 2011-2019 (2016).
  6. MB Sreedhara, S Gope, B Vishal, R Datta, AJ Bhattacharyya, CNR Rao, Atomic layer deposition of crystalline epitaxial MoS2 nanowall networks exhibiting superior performance in thin-film rechargeable Na-ion batteriesJournal of Materials Chemistry A6 (5), 2302-2310 (2018).



  • May 2021 Postdoctoral Researcher. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia.
  • Aug 2014 - Aug 2020 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Adv. Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, India.
  • 2012-2014 M.Sc. Physics. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Delhi, India (IIT-Delhi).
  • 2009-2012 B.Sc. (Hons.) Physics.  Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. (BHU). 

Scientific and Professional Membership

  1. Market Research Society (MRS)- Student member
  2. Electron Microscope Society of India (EMSI) – Life member


  1. Institute travel grant to attend “2018 MRS Fall Meeting” at Boston, Massachusetts USA. 
  2. Senior Research Fellow (SRF), [Jun 2016-May 2019], Junior Research Fellow (JRF) [Jun 14- May 16]
  3. CSIR-NET-Junior Research Fellowship All India Rank-55 [Jun 2014]
  4. CSIR-NET-Junior Research Fellowship All India Rank -117 [Dec 2014]

Non-KAUST Affiliations

KAUST Solar Center (KSC)​

Research Interests Keywords

Density functional theory