Prof.M S Ramachandra Rao

FInstP Department of Physics,
Nano Functional Materials Technology and Materials Science Research Centre,
Head, Indian Solar Energy Harnessing Centre (ISEHC)
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Chennai – 600036.
[FInstP: Fellow of Institute of Physics (IoP), UK]

"My research group has numerous ongoing research activities on the physics and applications of 'Nanostructured thins film and nanomaterials' and 'Advance materials'. Our research areas include, growth of ZnO nanostructures and doped ZnO for white light emission and UV detection; Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs)-understanding the physics of small magnetic particles and applications of MNPs in magnetic hypothermia and water purification; Fabrications of magnetic tunnel junctions; magnetoelectric coupling studies in multiferroics;Nanocrystalline diamond (NCD) wear resistant coatings on WC dies, end mills etc. for industrial applications; Nanosystems (nanotitania and CIS) for alternative photovoltaic applications."

Editorial Board Member (from India) of Journal of Physics D. Applied Physics,Institute of Physics (IoP), UK.
Section Editor (from January 2015) of “Condensed matter, interfaces and related nanostructures section”; J. Phys.D. Appl. Phys. Institute of Physics (IoP), UK.








Technology Transfers
  • present

    Professor @ Department of physics,IIT Madras
    DAAD STAR Professor (2010) Visiting Faculty : Walther Meissner Institute, Garching, Germany

  • 2015-2018

    Visiting Faculty : Information Science and Department of Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan (December 2015 to February 2016).

    Visiting Faculty : Department of Physics, Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Tokyo.

    MRSI (Materials Research Society of India) Council Member (2015-2018).

  • 2009-2012

    Visiting Faculty : Department of Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan

  • 2007-2008

    Erasmus Mundus Professor : University of Montpellier, France; University of Rennes, France; (2007 – present) Technical University of Munich, Germany [Duties: Teaching the Master’s

  • 2003-2004

    Visiting Faculty : Thin film group, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

  • 1993-1994

    Visiting Fellow : Solid State Electronics Group, Tata Institute of Fundamental (1993-’94) Research (TIFR), Bombay

  • 1991-1993

    Research Associate : Materials Science Research Centre, IIT Madras (‘91 – ’93)

  • 1990-1991

    Research Scientist : Solid State Physics labs, CNRS Bellevue, France (‘90 –’91)