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Dr. V. J. Surya

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D

Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Surya has started working in the Department of Nanotechnology and SRM Research Institute, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) from October 2016 onwards. Her research activity has started with the project entitled “Interaction of molecules with carbon nanotubes and functionalization for hydrogen storage” during her Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) course (July 2007 - June 2008). After completion of M. Phil. course, She has worked as a project fellow in Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD) Project from July 2008 -July 2009. Followed by that, She has worked as Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in CSIR Emeritus Scientist Scheme Project entitled, “Investigation of functionalized Nanostructured Carbon materials as possible hydrogen storage medium”. (August 2009 – March 2012). From 2013 to 2016 (September), She has worked as a post doctoral researcher in Tohoku University, Japan on high-efficiency rare element extraction technology Project. This project deals with the modeling and simulations of ionic liquids for metal extraction. In SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), she is leading Novel, Advanced, and Applied Materials (NAAM) Research Group. (Location: Sir C.V. Raman Research Park)

Education 

  • Ph.D. (Physics), School of Physics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India, 2012
  • M.Phil. (Physics), School of Physics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India, 2008
  • M.Sc. (Physics), School of Physics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India, 2007
  • B.Sc. (Physics), Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu, India, 2005

Academic experience

  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Nanotechnology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), Kattankulathur, India, October 2016 onwards
  • Post doctoral Researcher, New Industry Creation Hatchery Center (NICHe), Tohoku University, Japan, 2013-2016.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Kongunadu College of Engineering and Technology, Trichirapalli, India, 2012-2013.
  • Visiting Ph.D. student, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan, 2010.

Achievements and Awards

  • University First rank and Gold Medalist in B.Sc., Bharathidasan University, 2005
  • Topper in M.Sc., Physics Madurai Kamaraj University, 2007.
  • Post Graduate Meritorious Fellowship from University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India (2005-2007).

Memberships 

  • Asian Consortium on Computational Materials Science-ACCMS (Life time).
  • Nanosociety of Japan, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

News

  • Master student, Mr. Syamlal has visited Shizuoka university, Japan through Sakura exchange program from SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) during Sep 10-16, 2017
  • Master Student, Mr. Syamlal has got best poster award for his project during the sciconnect in SRMIST in April 2018
  • Master Student, Mr. Alex Sam has got best poster award for his project during the sciconnect in SRMIST in April 2019. This work is carried out with my experimental collaborator Dr. Yuvaraj, Group leader of Lab SEED, SRMIST.
  • Master students, Ms. Rupa and Ms. Shiva have done project both experimentally and computationally. Their results are much appreciated by the Jury (June 2020).

 

Main theme: Computational materials science

Applications: I am working on the following applications using various primary and advanced computational techniques/tools.

  • Carbon Nanomaterials and its applications,
  • 2D materials and functionalization and their applications,
  • Hydrogen/Gas storage,
  • Gas sensors,
  • Chemical sensors,
  • Biosensors,
  • Ionic liquids and applications
  • Drug delivery

Dr. Surya is the Group leader of Novel, Advanced and Applied Materials (NAAM) Research Group. The following people are the members of NAAM research group, 

Doctoral Students

1. Ms. Elakia - from  2017

2. Mr. Gobinath - from 2017

3. Mr. Rence P. Reji - from 2020

4. Mr. N.D. Senthil Ram - from 2020

5. Mr.C.B.Sarath Kumar- from 2021

Master students

1. Mr. Mayank (( from 2020 onwards)

2. Mr. Roshal P S( from 2021 onwards)

B.Sc. students

1. Mr. Tripurari Rai ( from 2020 onwards)

2. Ms. Kajal Rajbhar (from 2020 onwards)

3. Ms. Infant Mercy (from 2020 onwards)

 

Alumni - Project students

Master students

M.Sc. Physics

1. Mr. Syamlal (graduated on May 2018)

2. Mr.M.J. Swamynathan (graduated on May 2019)

3.. Mr. Alex Sam (graduated on May 2019)

4. Ms. Rupavarshini (graduated on May 2020)

5. Mr. G. Shiva ((graduated on May 2020)

Bachelor Students

B.Sc.

1. Ms. Keerthana (B.Sc. Physics - graduated on May 2018)

2. Ms. Rupavarshini (B.Sc. Physics - graduated on May 2018)

3. Mr. G. Shiva (B.Sc. Physics - graduated on May 2018)

4. Ms. Aline Durom Mary ( B.Sc. Physics - graduated on May 2019)

5. Mr. Mayank (B.Sc. Physics - graduated on May 2019)

6. Mr. Avinash U. (B.Sc. Physics - graduated on May 2020)

7. Mr. R. Kumaresan (B.Sc. Physics - graduated on May 2020)

B.Tech. Students

1. Mr. Brijmohan Sahani (B. Tech. Nanotechnology - graduated on May 2018)

2. Mr. Rudransh Takur (Intern) odd semester 2017-2018

 

 

Main Collaborators

Computational

              1. Prof. Kombiah Iyakutti,

Professor of Emeritus,

Department of Physics and Nanotechnology,

SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University),

Kattankulathur,

Tamil Nadu, India.     

2. Prof. Yoshiyuki Kawazoe,

New Industry Creation Hatchery Center (NICHe),

Tohoku University,

Sendai, Japan.

3. Prof. Rodion V. Beluslodov,

Collaborative Research Center on Energy Materials,

Institute for Materials Research,

Tohoku University,

Sendai, Japan.

Experimental

             1. Dr. S. Yuvaraj,

Research Assistant Professor

Laboratory of Sensors, Energy, and Electronic devices (Lab SEED), 

Department of Physics and Nanotechnology, 

SRM Institute of Science and Technology, 

Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India.

 

 

Selected recent publications
  • G Venugopal, Y Sivalingam, K Krishnamoorthy, VJY Surya, MK Devaraju, Sang-Jae Kim, Observation of anomalous transport characteristics in graphene-oxide thinfilms, Materials Chemistry and Physics 213, 89-94, 2018.
  • V Gunasekaran, MK Devaraju, S Yuvaraj, VJY Surya, V Singh, K Karthikeyan, S-J Kim, Electrical transport properties of two-dimensional MoS2 nanosheets synthesized by novel method,  Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 66, 81-86, 2017.
  • S Ahadian, U Naito, VJ Surya, S Darvishi, M Estili, X Liang, K Nakajima, Hitoshi Shiku, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, Tomokazu Matsue, Fabrication of poly (ethylene glycol) hydrogels containing vertically and horizontally aligned graphene using dielectrophoresis: An experimental and modeling study, Carbon 123, 460-470, 2017.
  • Y. Sivalingam, P. Elumalai, S.V.J. Yuvaraj, G. Magna, V. J. Sowmya, R. Paolesse, Ki- W. Chi, Y. Kawazoe, and C. Di Natale, Interaction of VOCs with Pyrene Tetratopic Ligands Layered on ZnO Nanorods under Visible Light, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 324,62-69, 2016.
  • K. Iyakutti, E. Mathan Kumar, Ranjit Thapa, R. Rajeswarapalanichamy, V. J. Surya, and Y. Kawazoe, Effect of multiple defects and substituted impurities on the band structure of graphene: a DFT study, J. Mater. Sci: Mater. Electron, doi:10.1007/s10854-016-5401-9.
  • K. Iyakutti, E. Mathan Kumar, I. Lakshmi, Ranjit Thapa, R. Rajeswarapalanichamy, V. J. Surya, and Y. Kawazoe, Effect of surface doping on the band structure of graphene: a DFT study, J. Mater. Sci: Mater. Electron 27, 2728-2740, 2016.
  • Surya V. J. Yuvaraj, Ravil K. Zhdanov, Rodion V. Belosludov, Vladimir R. Belosludov, Oleg S. Subbotin, Kiyoshi Kanie, Kenji Funaki, Atsushi Muramatsu, Takashi Nakamura, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, Solvation Mechanism of Task-Specific Ionic Liquids in Water: A Combined Investigation Using Classical Molecular Dynamics and Density Functional Theory, J. Phys. Chem. B 119, 12894−12904, 2015.
  • S. Ahadian, M. Estili, V. J. Surya, J. Ramón-Azcón, X. Liang, H. Shiku, M. Ramalingam, T. Matsue, Y. Sakka, H. Bae, K. Nakajima, Y. Kawazoe, A. Khademhosseini, Facile and green production of aqueous graphene dispersions for biomedical applications, Nanoscale 7, 6436-6443, 2015.
  • S. Sinthika, E. Mathan Kumar, V. J. Surya, Y. Kawazoe, Noejung Park, K. Iyakutti and  Ranjit Thapa, Activation of CO and CO2 on homonuclear boron bonds of fullerene-like BN cages: first principles study, Scientific Reports 5, 17460, 2015.
  • K. Iyakutti, E. Mathan Kumar, R. Thapa, V. J. Surya, and Y. Kawazoe, Electronic properties of heterostructures of graphene with boron, nitrogen and boron nitride – A first principles study, International Journal of ChemTech Research 7, 685-689, 2015.

Find more on: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=KO55jD4AAAAJ&hl=en 

Academic Year 2020- 2021  (Even Semester)

to be updated

Academic Year 2020- 2021  (Odd Semester)

1. Course: Heat and Thermodynamics

Course Code: UPY18301

Class: II B.Sc. Physics

2.Course: Sensors

Course Code: 18PPH3ED

Classes: II M.Sc. Physics

 

Academic Year 2019- 2020 onwards (Even Semester)

1. Course: Computational Physics

Course Code: UPY15E06

Class: III B.Sc. Physics

2.Course: Introduction to Nanotechnology

Course Code: 18PPH2NA

Classes: I M.Sc. Mathematics 

 

Academic Year 2017- 2018 (Even Semester)

1. Course: Laser Physics and Spectroscopy

Course Code: UPY15401

Class: II B.Sc. Physics

 

Academic Year 2017- 2018 (Odd Semester)

1. Course: Heat and Thermodynamics

Course Code: UPY15301

Class: II B.Sc. Physics

2. Course: Energy Physics

Course Code: UPY15E81

Class: II B.Sc. Chemistry

 

Academic Year 2017-2018 (even Semester)

1. Course: Laser Physics and Spectroscopy

Course Code: UPY15401

Class: II B.Sc. Physics

2. Course: Introduction to Nanotechnology

Course Code: 17PPH3NA

Classes: I M.Sc. Mathematics and I M. Sc. Chemistry

 

Academic Year 2016-2017 (Even Semester)

1. Course: Introduction to Nanotechnology

Course Code: PPY15E81

Class: I M.Sc. Mathematics

2. Course: Materials Science

Course Code: 15PY102L

Class: I B.Tech.

3. Course: Physics Laboratory

 Course Code:15PY101L

 Class: I B.Tech.

 

 

Opportunities: 

Ph.D. : Graduated Master (M.Sc. Physics/Nanoscience and Nanotechnology/ M.Tech. Nanotechnology) students, who have more interest to work in computational materials science related to research areas as mentioned in my profile can email me. Candidates who have experience working in VASP, Gaussian16, Quantum Espresso and other DFT related softwares, classical molecular dynamics are most welcome.  

Can apply for Ph.D. : https://www.srmist.edu.in/admission-india/how-apply-phd (check for timelines. applications will be open twice in an academic year (April/May/June and october/november)

Master/UG projects: Undergraduate (B.Sc. and B.Tech.) and post graduate students (M.Sc. and M.Tech.), who are interested to do projects in materials science and applications and also in computational materials science can approach me. 

Post doc: Candidates interested to apply for NPDF (National PDF) in theme of computational materials science can contact me. Check DST-SERB site for the call

Contact:

Dr. V.J.Surya,
Research Assistant Professor,
Department of Physics and Nanotechnology,
Room. 720, 7th floor, Sir C. V. Raman Research Park (near Tech park)
SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University),
Kattankulathur-603203
Tamil Nadu
E-mail: suryaj@ srmist.edu.in