Dr. Sanjay Singh awarded with Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam award
Dr. Singh is awarded for his contribution in the field of Heusler alloys. He has investigated Heusler alloys for magnetic shape memory actuators and magnetic refrigeration applications. The magnetic refrigeration based on the magnetocaloric effect represents the most promising alternative to the conventional gas compression refrigeration. The effect can generate large temperature changes around room-temperature, particularly in Heusler materials having both magnetic and structural phase transitions. These transitions are induced by external magnetic fields and can be composition-tuned over wide temperature ranges, making them ideal for cooling applications.