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Madan M. Kaila

BSc Hons (Physics) Delhi University
Msc (Nuclear Physics) Delhi University
PhD Condensed Matter (Solid-state Physics) University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Post Doctorate UNSW

Department and Research Groups

Condensed Matter Physics/Soft Condensed Matter/Neuroscience

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Several years of, teaching experience, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in major physics (medical physics) and service physics (biosciences and engineering) programs and research experience.

Research Interests


Quantum Neuroscience

The human model of the brain has progressed significantly over the last decade or so. This is result of accelerated research efforts in neuroscience all over the world in the recent years. The conventional magnetic resonance imaging (single quantum identity of spins) using static magnetic fields < 7T has played major role in imaging and its application to the development of brain science. Intermolecular multi-quantum coherence imaging (iMQCI) of the brain has helped sort out lots of mysteries of the brain functions. It is because to acquire the microscopic level (micron to mm scale) of imaging details, one is after, it puts lot of technological constrains on the MRI machine. Nevertheless one can see a systematic progress in that direction in the MRI research. Other than the basic research in the brain science, there are other benefits proceeding from this research. The microscopic imaging allows diagnostics of brain tumors at the molecular level. This allows better understanding of the physics and chemistry of the events happened at the region of interest (ROI) which led to the creation of diseased cells. Thus one can extrapolate its origin and suggest advise for prevention of the tumors. The researcher at present is interested in modeling of the brain using computational techniques (Mathematics, Metlab, etc), through quantum nature of events happening in the brain in space and time. Later collaboration with a hospital or a brain (neuroscience) research institute is envisioned by the researcher.


1. Book : Madan Kaila and Rakhi Kaila, ‘Quantum magnetic Resonance Imaging Diagnostics Of Human Brain Disorders‘ Published, 2010, Elesevier, ISBN: 978-0-12-384711-9.

2. Molecular Imaging of the Brain Using:Multi-Quantum Coherence and Diagnostics of Brain Disorders, 2012, Springer Verlag, USA, ISBN: 978-3-642-30301-2 ISBN(eBook): 978-3-642-30302-9

3. Book, Madan Kaila and Rakhi Kaila,‘Sodium Quantum Magnetic Resonance Imaging Diagnostics Of Human Brain Tumors‘, under writing

Previous Research Interests

Renewable Energy Sources, Solar Thermo-Electricity Generation, Thermal Sensors using high temperature superconductors, Thermal Conduction, Climate Science, Environment Science, etc.

Publications (Sole)

1. M. M. Kaila, ' Hot Electron Non Equilibrium High Temperature Superconductor THz Radiation Sensing and The Integrated Electron Cooling ', Chapter in a Book, published, 2006, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, USA.

2. M. M. Kaila, High Temperature Superconductor THz Thermal Sensors and Coolers, J. Superconductivity :incorporating Novel Magnetism, 2005, 18, pp 427-431.

4. M M. Kaila, A YBaCuo-BiSb Photo-Thermoelectric Sensor: Mathematical Modeling of Normalised Detectivity of, Physica C, 2004, 406, pp 205-209.

5. M M. Kaila, Simulated Operational Characteristics of A High-Tc Terahertz(THz) Thermal Sensor, J. Superconductivity, 2004, 17, pp 339-343.

6. M M. Kaila, Computational Analysis of electron-phonon cooling for a high temperature superconductor terhahertz thermal sensor, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 2004, 17, pp 140-142.

7. M. M. Kaila, A High Temperature Superconductor (HTSC) Hot Electron ( HE) THz Heterodyne Thermal Sensor (HTS) : Computational Analysis of Conversion gain in, J. Suprconductivity, 2002, 15, pp 185-190.

8. M. M. Kaila, Dynamical Theory of responsivity and response time of a high temperature supercondutcor photo-thermolectrical bolometer, Physica C 382, 2002, pp 298-302.

9. M. M. Kaila, Theoretical Analysis of A High Temperature Superconductor ( HTSC ) Hot Electron Far Infrared Bolometer ( HEFIB ), J. Superconductivity, 2001, 14, pp 569-57.

10. M. M. Kaila, Strain Tuned Electronics in Semiconductors and High Temperature Superconductors, J. Fiz. Mal., 1995, 16, pp 25-28.

11. M. M. Kaila, Dislocation Strain Electron Transport in Superconductors and Superlattice Semiconductors, J. Fiz. Mal. 14, 1993, pp 61-64.

12. M. M. Kaila, Dislocations in III-V Crystals, Proceedings Fourth Asia Pacific Physics Conference, August 13-17, 1990, Seoul Korea, pp 491-494.

13. M. M. Kaila, Electron Mobility in Dislocated-Molecular InSb and GaAs Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics, 1989,27, pp 49-51.

14. M. M. Kaila, Energy Transport Across Solid-Solid Interfaces, Proceedings “7th Miami International Conference on Alternative Energy Source, 9-11 December 1985, pp 139-142, Miami Florida, U.S.A.

15. M. M. Kaila, Energy Transport Across Solid-Solid Interfaces in Energy Systems, Proceedings, International Congress on Renewable Energy Sources, May 18-13, 1986, pp 1305-1316, Madrid.

16. M. M. Kaila, Electronics of Dislocated Semiconductors Proceedings of Regional Conference on Semiconductors and Physics of Materials, 15-19 June, 1987, pp 26-31, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

17 M. M. Kaila, Effect of Magnetic Field on Electrical Effects of Dislocations in InSb, Physica Status Solidi, (a), 1977, 44, 2, 135.

18. Book/Notes : 1990: M. M. Kaila, Optoelectronic Materials Devices and Applications, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.

Publications (Joint)

1. M. M. Kaila and G. J. Russell, Theory of Noise Equivalent Power of a High Temperature Superconductor far-infrared bolometer in a photo-thermoelectrical mode of operation, J. Phys. D. Appl. Phys. , 2000, 33, pp 3107-3111.

2. M. M. Kaila and G. J. Russell, Static Theory of a self-driven photo-thermoelectrical high-temperature superconductor bolometer, J. of Superconductivity, 2000, 13, pp 497-502.

3. M. M. Kaila and G. J. Russell, Dynamical Theory of a High Temperature Superconductor Photo-Thermoelctrical Bolometer, J. Superconductivity, 2000, 13, pp 1025-1030.

4. M. M. Kaila and G. J. Russell, Improved Noise characteristics of a High Temperature Superconductor Far Infrared Bolometer using Photo-Thermolectrical Feedback, COMMAD (Conference on Optoelectronics and Microelectronic Materials and Devices), Dec. 5-8, 2000, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Proceedings IEEE(Pittsway NJ 08855-1331, USA), Proceedings, pp 109-112.

5. M. M. Kaila and G. J. Russell, A Photo-thermoelectrical YBCO: BiSb Thick Film Bolometer, Journal of Physics: D: App. Phys. 1998, 31, pp 1987-89.

6. M. M. Kaila and G. J. Russell, Photo-Thermal Transport Effects in a Thick Film YBCO Bolometer Under Magnetic Fields, J. of Superconductivity, 1998, 11, 3, pp 463-69.

7. M. M. Kaila and G. J. Russell, Photo Thermal Response Of YBCO-Bi Junctions, COMMAD’96, Australian National University, Canberra, Dec 96, Proceedings IEEE(Pittsway NJ 08855-1331, USA). pp 109-112.

8. M. M. Kaila and G. J. Russell, Photo-Thermal Electron Transport in YBCO-Bi Junctions, Supercond. Sc. Technol., 1997, 10, pp 763-65.

9. H. J. Goldsmid, M. M. Kaila and G. L. Paul, Thermal Conductivity of Amorphous Silicon Films (JP) Physica Status Solidi (a), 1983, 76, pp K31-33.

10. H. J. Goldsmid, and M. M. Kaila, Heat Flow at Pressed Contacts, Australian Journal of Physics, 1980, 22, pp 745-752.

11. H. J. Goldsmid, J. E. Guitronich and M. M. Kaila, Solar Thermoelectric Generation using Bismuth Telluride Alloys (JP) Sol. En., 1980, 24, pp 435-440.

12. M. M. Kaila, L. B. Harris and H. J. Goldsmid, Thermoelectric and Thermomagnetic Properties of Plastically Bent InSb samples, Physica Status Solidi (a), 1976, 37, pp K43-46.

13. M. M. Kaila and H. J. Goldsmid, Thermomagnetic Properties of InSb-In Films (JP),
Physica Status Solidi (a), 1975, 26, pp K167-170.

14. J. R. Drabble, M. M. kaila and H. J. Goldsmid, Measurement of Hall-Coefficient in Short Specimens Using High Resistance Contacts, J. Phys., D: Applied Physics, 1975, 6, pp 790-799.

Papers Conferences / Meetings / Workshops :

1. M. M. Kaila, Presented paper, A simulation for the Effects of Electron and Phonon Specific Heats on the Performance of a HTSC THz Thermal Sensor, Frontiers of Science and Technology Workshop on Soft Condensed Matter and Nanoscale Physics and Thirteenth Gordon Godfrey Workshop on Condensed Matter Theory, 3-4 Dec.03, Coogee, Sydney.

2. M. M. Kaila, Presented paper, Mathematical Modeling of Conversion Gain in a High Temperature Superconductor ( HTSC ) Far Infrared Thermal Detector Operated at 77K, AIP Physics Industry Day, University of Western Sydney, 26/9/01.

3. M. M. Kaila and G. J. Russell, Presented paper, Thermoelectrical-Electrothermal Feedback enhanced Performance Characteristics of a High Temperature Superconductor Far Infrared Bolometer, 24th Annual Condensed Matter Physics Meeting, Feb. 1-4, 2000, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia.

4. M. M. Kaila and G. J. Russell, Presented paper, Application of the New High Temperature Superconductor Materials to Far Infrared Radiation Detection, New Materials Expo, Australian Technology Park, 16th Nov. 1999, Redfern, Sydney.

5. M. M. Kaila and G. J. Russell, Presented paper Photo-Thermoelectrical mm Wave Bolometer, 23rd Condensed Matter Physics Meeting, Wagga, NSW, Auatralia, 2-5 Feb, 1999.

6. M. M. Kaila and G. J. Russell Presented paper Computations of Responsivity and Response Time of a YBCO:BiSb bolometer under Resistance and Temperature Noise Limit, Presented 22nd AIP & NZIP Condensed Matter Physics Meeting, Feb. 1998, Waga-Waga, NSW, Australia.

7. M. M. Kaila and G. J. Russell Presented paper Photo-Thermoelectric Contact-Less YBCO-BiSb Thick Film Bolometer: Design Considerations, 21st AIP & NZIP Condensed Matter Physics Meeting, 3-5 Feb. 1997, Waga-Waga, NSW, Australia.

8. M. M. Kaila and G. J. Russell, Presented paper Optical-Infrared Sensor System Based on A HTSC Bolometer -presented at Meeting on Optical Guided Waves and Devices as well as Novel Applications in Optical Sensing”, Australian National University, 8-11 July, 1997, Canberra.

9. M. M. Kaila and G. J. Russell, Presented paper Optical and Thermal Response of YBCO-Bismuth Junctions’ COMMAD’ (Conference on Optoelectronics and Microelectronic Materials’ and Devices) 96, ANU, Canberra, 8-11, Dec. 1996.

10. M. M. Kaila (sa) Presented paper ‘Thermal Resistance - Electron Phonon Interactions and High Temperature Superconductivity, Workshop on High Temperature superconductivity, October 10-20,1994, National Centre for Theoretical Physics, The Australian National University, Canberra.

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