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Nanotechnology Research Center

About

The Nanotechnology Research Center (NRC) is established with the aim of excelling to create the state-of-the-art facilities for nanotechnology research, development and products. The NRC is committed to the responsible development of nanotechnology as an important part of its environmental, health and safety research strategy. Our centre is designing and synthesizing a diverse range of materials- polymers, inorganic nanocrystals and thin-films and studying their structure and properties using state-of-the-art characterization methods. NRC has been equipped with multiple facilities covering contemporary equipment for fabrication/growth and characterization of cutting-edge nanostructured materials. We focus on breakthrough research in the following areas:

  • Fabrication of thermoelectric materials and devices
    The thermoelectric materials have gained much attention as a promising technology for recovering electricity from waste heat and hence reduce the global warming. We design, fabricate and characterize various thermoelectric materials like PbTe, Bi2Te3, Sb2Te3 and Ca2Se for real time application in various devices. For room temperature thermoelectric applications, we are exploring the conductive polymers incorporated with inorganic nanofillers like PANI/GO, PANI/CNT.
  • 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDs) materials, Van der Walls heterostructure materials for optoelectronics and flexible transparent conducting materials for photovoltaics
    Large scale synthesis of 2D transition metal di-cholcogenides such as MoS2, WS2, MoSe2, WSe2 and its applications in optoelectronics. We have designed and developed the growth-process for the production of wafer-scale spatially homogeneous thickness controlled atomically thin transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) which are most needed for the modern electronic devices. We are also working on flexible transparent conducting materials such as ITO and ZnO and their applications in photovoltaics.
  • High voltage, high and stable capacity cathode and anode nanomaterials with different morphology for Li and Na ion batteries
    Fabrication of high quality epitaxial thin films of cathode (LiCoO2, LiMn2O4 etc.), anode (LiTi2O4, Si, Li2Ti4O7 etc.) and solid electrolyte materials (LiLaTiO3, Li7La3Zr2O12) for Li ion batteries.
  • Magnetoelectric multiferroic single phase, composite materials and thin films
    Multiferroic thin films, Rare earth doped Ni ferrite materials, Nanocrystalline perovskite and double perovskite oxides, Semiconducting thin films, Magnetostrictive materials, Anomalous Hall effect. Recently we visualized the n-p junction formation associated with oxygen vacancy migration in Ca-doped BiFeO3 (BCFO) thin films through spatially resolved scanning photocurrent mapping.
  • Magnetic nanoparticles/ nanostructures growth and characterization materials
    Magnetic anisotropy studies in rare earth transition metal based thin films, Magnetoreactance and Magnetoresistance materials
  • Pulsed Laser deposition based epitaxial thin films
  • Growth of Nanofibers using electrospinning
  • Intermetallic and Metal alloys

Dean

Dr. D. John Thiruvadigal

Dr. D. John Thiruvadigal

Professor & Dean (Sciences)

Faculty of Engineering & Technology

SRM Institute of Science and Technology

(formerly known as SRM University), SRM Nagar

Kattankulathur-603203

Faculty members

Dr. M. Navaneethan, Ph.D

Dr. M. Navaneethan, Ph.D

Research Assistant Professor

SRM IST,Department of Nanotechnology,

Main Campus, SRMIST,Chennai-603203, India

Phone: +91-8754420369

Email: navaneethan.m@ktr.srmuniv.ac.in

Dr. K. Kamala Bharathi, Ph.D

Dr. K. Kamala Bharathi, Ph.D

Assistant Professor (Research)

Department of Physics

NRC, SRMIST, Chennai-603203, India

Phone: +919677641987

Email: kamalabharathi.k@ktr.srmuniv.ac.in

Dr. E. Senthil Kumar,, Ph.D

Dr. E. Senthil Kumar, Ph.D

Assistant Professor (Research)

Department of Physics

NRC, SRMIST, Chennai-603203, India

Phone: 9843915660

Email: senthilkumar.e@ktr.srmuniv.ac.in

Post-doctoral Fellows

Dr. Jagadish Kumar G. Ph.D

Dr. Jagadish Kumar G. Ph.D

Nanotechnology Research Centre

SRMIST, Chennai-603203, India

Phone: +91-8318691298

Email: jagadisg@srmist.edu.in

Dr. M. Navaneethan, Ph.D

Dr. T. Manimozhi Ph.D

Nanotechnology Research Centre

SRMIST, Chennai-603203, India

Phone: +91-8056567100

Email: manimozt@srmist.edu.in

Junior Research Fellows

Sruthy Subash

Mrs. Sruthy Subash

Nanotechnology Research Centre

SRMIST, Chennai-603203, India

Phone: +91-8281487194

Email: sruthysubash194@gmail.com

Jayaseelan

Mr. Jayaseelan V.

Nanotechnology Research Centre

SRMIST, Chennai-603203, India

Phone: +91-7868822867

Email: jayaseev@srmist.edu.in

Dr. M. Navaneethan, Ph.D

Ms. M. Arockia Jenisha

Nanotechnology Research Centre

SRMIST, Chennai-603203, India

Phone: +91-8903518669

Email: arockiam@srmist.edu.in

Udhayakumar

Mr. S. Udhayakumar

Nanotechnology Research Centre

SRMIST, Chennai-603203, India

Phone: +91-9047362676

Email: udhayaks1@srmist.edu.in

Dr. M. Navaneethan, Ph.D

Mr. Simon Sajan John

Nanotechnology Research Centre

SRMIST, Chennai-603203, India

Phone: +91-8056196936

Email: simonsaj1@srmist.edu.in

sreevidya

Ms. Sreevidya. U

Nanotechnology Research Centre

SRMIST, Chennai-603203, India

Phone: +91-9744052051

Email: sreevidu1@srmist.edu.in

Scientific Officers

murali

Mr. G. Murali

Ph: 9965408766

Instruments handling: FESEM, EDAX

Suresh

Mr. S. Suresh

Ph: 9942530485

Instruments handling: VSM, UV- VIS

Spectrophotometer, FTIR

seenivasan

Mr. P. Seenivasan

Ph: 9047757076

Instruments handling: XPS, XRD

Department of Nanotechnology, Main Campus, SRMIST,Chennai-603203, India

prabhu

Mr. S. Prabhu

Ph: 9597472878

Instruments handling: XPS, XRD

Ramachandran

Mr. K. Ramachandran

Ph: 9500641684

Instruments handling: FESEM, GCMS

munusamy

Mr. S. Umashankar

Ph:8870741362

Instruments handling: VSM, UV- VIS Spectrophotometer, and FTIR

Office Assistants

munusamy

Mr. T. Munusamy

Soundarya

Mrs. V. Soundarya