Prof. Ramaprabhu S.
Emeritus Professor

Head, Alternative Energy and Nanotechnology Laboratory (AENL)
Nano-Functional Materials Technology Centre (NFMTC)
Department of Physics, IIT Madras,
Chennai 600036
Phone: (O) + 91 44 22574862 (R) + 91 44 22576862
Fax: (O) + 91 44 22570509/4852
Email: ramp@iitm.ac.in.

Research scholars

dipshika

Dipsikha Ganguly

Applications of nanomaterials in fuel cells and battery applications.
dipsikha@physics.iitm.ac.in

nisha

Nisha Ranjan

Nanofluid and Nanolubricant.
ranjannisha28@gmail.com

vetri

Vetrivel S

Design and Development of Flexible Polymer Nano composite Based Strain Sensors and Gas sensors.
mrvetrivels@gmail.com

sana

Sana Fathima

Nanomaterials for Biosensors.
sanaftk@gmail.com

abhijith

Abhijit

Theoretical and Experimental Studies on Battery Cathode Materials. abhijithvg1992@gmail.com

Arijit Mondal

Arijit Mondal

Ferro Electric Supercapacitor

Abhaya Prasada Mohapatra

Abhaya Prasada Mohapatra

High Entropy Alloys and Applications

guru

Guruprasad Hegde

Eelctrocatalysis, Lithium Air Battery and Sodium-ion Battery.
guruprasad.s.hegde@gmail.com

mamta

Mamta

Applications of electrospun carbon nanofibres for supercapacitor, water purification.
mamtamenia@gmail.com

anamika

Anamika Ghosh

Study of nanomaterials for flexible bio sensing and biomedical applications.
nmkghosh04@gmail.com

Dhanya

Dhanya A R

Hydrogen storage and fuel cell.
dhanya.dhans.ar.8@gmail.com.

Raghunath Sahoo

Raghunath Sahoo

Nanomaterials for EMI Shielding. sahoor7@gmail.com

shubhang_srivastava

Shubhang Srivastava

PEMFC and Nano coolants.

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PROJECT OFFICERS

lavanya1

Dr. Lavanya

Project Officer

Aashish

Dr. A Aashish

Project Officer

project staff

rama

Rama

Synthesis of Reduced Graphene oxide and Nitrogen Dopped Graphene.

kannadasan

Kannadasan

Project Technician.

Krithika

Krithika

Synthesis of Nanomaterials

shiyamala

Shiyamala Devi

Synthesis of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNT) and Graphene Quantum Dots.

SANTHIYA

Santhiya

Project Technician.

dumm4

Gowtham

Project Technician.

ALUMNI

keasavan

Dr. T. R. Kesavan

Hydrogen absorption in cubic Laves phase Zr based alloys (1998).

 

mani

Dr. N. Mani

Hydrogen absorption studies in Zr/Mm based AB2 , AB3 , AB5 alloys (2004). Managing Director, R&D, Ingsman Energy and Fuelcell Research organization, Chennai.

kandavel

Dr. M. Kandavel

Hydrogen absorption studies in Ti/Zr and Mg based nanomaterials (2005). Program Manager For CDT in Sustainable Hydrogen, University of Nottingham.

krishnakumar

Dr. M. Krishna Kumar

Photo Electrochemical – photovoltaic production of Hydrogen and hydrogen sensors (2008). Scientist I, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Singapore.

rakhi

Dr. R. B. Rakhi

Nanostructured materials for energy and biological related applications (2009). Best thesis Laskar Award in Physics-2009.  UGC Assistant Prof., University of Kerala.

imran

Dr. R. Imran Jafri

Synthesis of Carbon based nanomaterials and their application in Fuel cells and Supercapacitors (2011). Best thesis Laskar Award in Physics 2011. Assistant Professor Christ University, Bangalore.

tessy

Dr. Tessy Theres Baby

Carbon based nano materials for field emission, Bio sensors and nanofluids applications (2012). Bhagyalakshmi & Krishna Ayengar Award 2012. Research Scientist, KIT, Germany.

eshwar

Dr. Eswaraiah V

Carbon nano structures reinforced polymer composites for EMI shielding, Nanolubricant and their mechanical properties (2013). Research Assistant Professor, SRM University, Chennai.

adarshkaniyur

Dr. Adarsh Kaniyoor

Carbon nanostructured ensembles for photo voltaics & gas sensing applications (2013).Best thesis Laskar Award in Physics-2013. Bhagyalakshmi & Krishna Ayengar Award 2013. Research Associate at University of Cambridge.

tamilrasan

Dr. Tamilarasan P.

Synthesis of ionic liquid functionalized carbon nanomaterials and their applications in super capacitor, carbon dioxide capture and conversion (2014). Best thesis in Ph.D in Energy/Physics, 2014. Scientist, CSIR-CECRI, Karaikudi, India.

pranti

Dr. Pranati Nayak

Applications of Carbon Based Nano Materials in Biosensors and field emission (2015). Best thesis Laskar Award in Physics-2015. Institute research award-2015. Newton Fellow, University of Oxford.

jaideve

Dr. Jaidev H.

Synthesis of metal oxide nanostructures. Nano fluid, Supercapacitor, Photoluminescence, Gas sensors (2016). Assistant Prof., Jabalpur Engineering College, India.

ashok

Dr. Ashok P

Heteroatom doped nancarbon supported noble and non- noble metal as cathode catalyst for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (2017).

sneha

Sneha (MS student)

Synthesis and tribological studies of carbon nanomaterials dispersed oil based lubricant (2017). Research Engineer, Saint Gobain, India.

asalatha

Dr. A.S. Asalatha

Contact metal permeation effects and potential hydrogen storage in carbon-based materials (2018).                                            Institute Research Award-2018.            Research Associate at IIT-Madras.

PRIJI1

Dr. Priji C

Study of electrochemical characteristics of carbon nanocomposites for fuel cell and sodium ion battery applications (2019). Best thesis in Ph.D in Energy/Physics – 2019 (Mrs. Abayambal & Natrajan Award).

sandhiyarani1

Dr. Sandhyarani M.

Carbon Hybrid Nanocomposites for energy storage energy conservation and environmental applications (2020)

ajay2

Dr. Ajay Piriya V.S.

Design of Electrode Materials for the Advancement of Sodium-ion/sulfur, Iron ion and Aluminium ion Batteries (2020).
Institute Research Award-2019.                 Best thesis in Ph.D in Energy/Physics-2020. Best thesis in the area of Environment-Friendly Technologies-2020 (GE Ecomagination Excellence Award). Post Doctoral Research Fellow at University College London.

saismruti

Dr. Sai Smruti Samantaray

Nanostructured Alloy- Reduced Graphene Oxide Composites for Energy Storage Applications (2020). Bhagyalakshmi & Krishna Ayengar Award 2020. Post Doctoral Research Fellow at TNN’s Laboratory, TIFR.

 

sivakumar

Dr. R. Sivakumar

Hydrogen absorption studies in Zr based AB3 alloys (2000). Associate Professor, Dept of Physics, Pondicherry University.

shaijumno

Dr. M. M. Shaijumon

Synthesis of carbon nanotubes and energy-related applications (2005). Associate Professor, IISER Thiruvananthapuram.

leelamohanreddy

Dr. A. Leela Mohana Reddy

Nanostructured materials for optical switches and Fuel cells (2007). Associate Professor, Wayne State University, USA.
Bhagyalakshmi & Krishna Ayengar Award – 2007.

srinivas

Dr. G. Srinivas

Effect of hydrogen on the thermo-power and magnetocaloric effect in materials (2008).  Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept of Chemistry, University College London.

neetu

Dr. Neetu Jha

Carbon nanotubes based direct methanol fuel cells and biosensor applications (2009). UGC Assistant Prof., Institute Of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.

ashish

Dr. Ashish Kumar Mishra

Environmental applications of metal oxide/polymer-carbon based nanocomposites (2011). Best thesis Laskar Award in Physics 2012. Assistant Professor, IIT – BHU, Varanasi.

jyormathi

Dr. Jyothirmayee Aravind S S

Carbon based nano materials for fuel cells, Bio sensors and nanofluids applications (2012).
Postdoctoral fellow, University of Wyoming, USA.

basanth

Dr. Basanth. S. Kalanoor

Optical nonlinearity and dynamics of the graphene composites and laser dyes on picoseconds time scale (2013). Postdoctoral fellow, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

vinayan

Dr. Vinayan B P

Carbon based nano materials for fuel Cell, hydrogen storage and Lithium ion battery application (2013). Best thesis Laskar Award in Physics 2013. Alexander Von Humboldt fellow. Research Scientist, Helmholtz-Institute Ulm (HIU), Germany.   

divya

Dr. Divya P.

Carbon based nano materials for fuel Cell, hydrogen storage and drug delivery applications (2015).

mridula

Dr. Mridula Baro H.

Applications of nanomaterial in Solar Cell and hydrogen sensors, nanofluid technology (2015). Assistant Prof., Cotton University, Guwahati.

madhumitha

Dr. Madhumita Sahoo

Applications of nanomaterials in nanofluids, fuel cell and Li-ion battery (2016). Institute Research Award-2016. Best thesis Laskar Award in Physics -2017. Post doctoral fellow, University of Manchester, UK.

divya_1

Dr.Divya N

Investigation of carbon heterostructures for photovoltaic application & hydrogen induced properties of TiO2 nanocomposites (2017). Research Associate, IISER -Pune, India.

rashimi1

Dr. Rashmi Chandrabhan Shende

Thermo optical, Tribological & electrochemical studies on novel carbon nanocomposites for energy applications (2017). Institute Research Award-2017. Best thesis Laskar Award in Physics -2018. Researcher at Graphene Lab, TATA Steel.

arpita

Dr. Arpita Ghosh

Investigation of Electrochemical Properties of Carbon Nanostructures in Conjunction with Metal based Composites Towards Energy Conversion and Storage Applications (2018). Institute Research Award 2018. Post Doctoral Fellow at Sorbonne University, France.

Sreethama1

Dr. Sreetama Ghosh

Carbon capture and electrochemical CO2 reduction utilizing metal oxide and metal carbide based carbon nanocomposites (2019). Institute Research award – 2019,  Bhagyalakshmi & Krishna Ayengar Award – 2019. Post Doctoral Fellow at Chalmers University of Technology-Sweden.

vasumathy1

Dr. Vasumathy Ravishankar

Studies on Ion Transport Through Graphene Oxide Membranes (2020).                        Post Doctoral Fellow at IISc Bangalore.

meenakshi

Dr. Meenakshi Seshadhri

Synthesis and Applications of Carbon Based Nanocomposites for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Devices (2020). Institute Research Award-2020. Post Doctoral Fellow at IT, Czech Academy of Sciences.

vani

Dr. Vani R

Mechanically stable, Self humidifying, Eco-friendly and Economical membranes for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (2020).

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