Perovskite Materials Laboratory

Functional Oxides Research Group (FORG)

Welcome to Prof. P. Murugavel’s Research Group – Perovskite Materials Laboratory

Prof. P Murugavel is an Experimental Condensed Matter Physicist whose research interests are driven by current experimental observations that challenge the standard paradigms of ferroelectric and magnetoelectric oxides in bulk and thin film geometry. Currently our group focus on investigating the fundamental and multifunctional aspects of ferroelectric oxides and their interface related phenomena pertaining to multiferroics, photovoltaics, electrocaloric, energy storage, triboelectric and flexo-electrocaloric applications.

          We have formed Functional Oxides Research Group (FORG) with seven faculty members which is a Centre for Research under the Institute of Eminence.


  •  Multiferroic systems
  •  Magnetoelectric layered and bulk composite systems
  •  Ferroelectric photovoltaics
  •  Oxide interface related phenomenon
  •  Triboelectric Nanogenerators
  •  Photo-ferroelectric effect
  •  Pyroelectric, electrocaloric and flexo-electrocaloric phenomena
  •  Ferroelectrics for energy storage and supercapacitor applications

Contact us

HSB 256, Perovskite Materials Laboratory
Functional Oxides Research Group
Department of Physics
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India – 600036.

91-44-22574897 (Office) 91-44-22578442 (Lab)