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Ongoing research and more

Short CV

2017 - 2018 Project Assistant        

Quantum Transport (QTran) Lab, School of Physics (SoP), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM), Kerala, India

2012 - 2017 BM-MS dual degree (Physics) SoP, IISER-TVM, Kerala, India


(a) The schematic of the fabricated suspended TI-nanojunction device

(b) SEM image of suspended Al-Bi2Se3-Al-junctions on sapphire substrate

(c) Conductance spectrum showing MAR features from a suspended junction and Δ’ corresponds to the induced superconducting gap in the Bi2Se3 nanobelt.


Malayalam (Mother tongue), English (Fluent),

Tamil and Hindi (Intermediate).



Pencil drawing



Exploring new places


Publications in International Journals:

Topological insulator nanoribbon Josephson junctions: Evidence for size effects in transport properties, Gunta Kunakova, Ananthu P. Surendran,  Domenico Montemurro,  Matteo Salvato, Dmitry Golubev, Jana Andzane, Donats Erts, Thilo Bauch, and  Floriana Lombardi, Journal of Applied Physics 128, 194304 (2020),

Tailoring superconductivity in large-area monolayer NbSe2 via self-assembled molecular adlayers, Francesco Calavalle, Paul Dreher, Ananthu P. Surdendran,Wen Wan, Melanie Timpel,Roberto Verucchi,Celia Rogero, Thilo Bauch, Floriana Lombardi, Fèlix Casanova, Marco Vittorio Nardi, Miguel M. Ugeda, Luis E. Hueso and Marco Gobbi, Nano Lett 2021, 21, 1, 136–143,

[1] Sharma, C. H., Surendran, A. P., Varghese, A. and Thalakulam, M., Stable and scalable 1T MoS2 with low temperature-coefficient of resistance, Scientific Reports 8, 12463 (2018).

[2] Sharma, C. H., Surendran, A. P., Varma, S. S. and Thalakulam, M., 2D superconductivity and vortex dynamics in 1T-MoS2, Commun Phys 1, 90 (2018) arXiv:1805.07560v1 [cond-mat.mes-hall].

Conference presentations

Extracting the current phase relation of such nanoribbon based junctions using an asymmetric DC-SQUID layout, 2021Virtual MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, April 21, 2021. 10-minute presentation.

Current-Phase Relation in Topological Insulator-Superconductor Hybrid Junctions, ESONN'19 Grenoble, France, 25 August - 14 September 2019, Poster

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