Nanostructured  Materials  Group

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Dr. C. Subramaniam

Assistant Professor

Email : csubbu[at]

Academic Background

  • B.Sc. Loyola College (Autonomous), Chennai (2001).

  • M.Sc. Indian Institute of Technology Madras .

  • Ph.D. Indian Institute of Technology Madras (Integrated Ph.D.) with Prof. T. Pradeep (2008).

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 2008-2010.

  • Partner Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 2010-2014.

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Technology Research Association for Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes (TASC), Japan 2010-2014.

Dr. Vishwanath Kalyani

Education :  Ph.D. (2012) University of Genoa, Italy
     M. Sc. (2006) University of Solapur, Maharashtra
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Research Interest :  Nanomaterials, Hybrid polymers, Catalysis.
Representative Publications 
1. Vishwanath Kalyani, Vikram Singh, V.S.V.Satyanarayana, Chillukattil P. Pradeep*, Subrata Ghosh, Kenneth E. Gonsalves, New Polyoxometalates Containing Hybrid Polymers and Their Potential for Nanopatterning, Chem. Eur. J . 2014 , 20 ,1-10.
2. Vishwanath Kalyani, Bogdan Vasile, Adelina Ianculescu, Maria Teresa Buscaglia, Vincenzo Buscaglia*, and Paolo Nanni, Hydrothermal synthesis of SrTiO3 mesocrystals: single crystal to mesocrystal transformation induced by topochemical reactions, Crystal Growth & Design. 2012, 12, 4450 - 4456.
3. V. S. V. Satyanarayana, Vikram Singh, Vishwanath Kalyani, Chullikkattil P. Pradeep, Satinder Sharma, Subrata Ghosh,* Kenneth E Gonsalves,* A Hybrid polymeric material bearing ferrocene-based pendant organometallic functionality: synthesis and applications in nano-patterning using EUV lithography, RSC Advances 2014, 4, 59817-59820.
4. Maria Teresa Buscaglia, Mohamed Sennour, Vincenzo Buscaglia*, Carlo Bottino, Vishwanath Kalyani, and Paolo Nanni, Formation of Bi4Ti3O12 One-Dimensional Structures by Solid-State Reactive Diffusion. From Core-Shell Templates to Nanorods and Nanotubes, Crystal Growth & Design. 2011, 11, 4, 1394 -1401.
5. Lalita. B. Kunde, Swapana. M. Gade, Vishwanath Kalyani, S. P. Gupte.* Dibutyltin oxide catalyzed aminolysis of oxalate to carbamate, oxamate and derivatives of imidazolidinetrion, Appl. Organometal. Chem. 2010, 24, 402-407.

Dr. Pramiti Hui

Education :  Postdoc (2015-16) Complutense University of Madrid,
    : Ph.D. (2015) University of Hyderabad, India
    : M.Sc (2008) Banaras Hindu University, India
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Research Interest : Nano-/Micro-Scale Materials: synthesis,
characterization, optical Wave Guiding, device fabrication. .
Representative Publications 
1. Hui, P., Khaja. Md. Arif, and Chandrasekar, R. "Syntheses, Optical and Intramolecular Magnetic Properties of Mono- and Di-Radicals Based on Nitronyl Nitroxide and Oxoverdazyl Groups Appended to 2,6-Bispyrazolylpyridine Core" Org. Biomol. Chem. 2012, 10, 2439-2446.
2. Basak, S.; Hui, P.; Chandrasekar, R. Regio-Selective Synthesis of Brominated and Iodinated 2?,6?-Bispyrazolyl Pyridine Units. Synthesis, 2009, 23, 4042-4048.
3. Basak, S.; Hui, P.; Boodida, S.; Chandrasekar, R. Micro-Patterning of Metallo-Polymers: Syntheses of Back-to-back Coupled Octylated 2,6- Bis(pyrazolyl)pyridines Ligands and their Solution Processable Coordination Polymers. J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 3620-3626 .
4. Hui, P. and Chandrasekar, R. "Shape-Defined and Shape-Shifting Paramagnetic Organic Nano-/Micro-Structures Derived from Doublet State Nitronyl Nitroxide Radical"Chem. Plus. Chem. 2012, 12, 1051. (Cover Picture Article) .
5. Hui, P. and Chandrasekar, R. Light Propagation in High-Spin Organic Microtubes Self-Assembled from Shape Persistant Macrocycles Carrying Oxo-Verdazyl Biradicals" Adv. Mater. 2013, 25, 2963 .
6. Basak, S.; Hui, P.; Chandrasekar, R. Flexible and Optically Transparent Polymer Embedded Nano/Micro Scale Spin Cross-Over Fe(II) Complex Patterns/Arrays. Chem. Mater. 2013, 25, 3408-3413 .
7. Ielasi,G.; Hui, P.; Palacio,C.; Muñ E.; Orellana, G. Silane Control of the Electron Injection and Oxygen Sensitivity of Dye-Silane-GaN Hybrid Materials for Luminescent Chemical Sensing. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 2018, 254, 926-934 .

Dr. Mrinalini Walwalkar

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Maku Moronshing

Education :  M.Tech    (2013) - Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
     M.Sc   (2010) - Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
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Research Interest :  Polymer Nano Composites; Carbon Nano Materials

Mihir Kumar Jha

Education :  M.Sc    (2015) - Indian Institute of Technology Madras
     B.Sc   (2013) - University of North Bengal
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Research Interest :  Wearable electronics using nanostructured materials

Jayeeta Saha

Education :  M.Sc    (2015) - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
     B.Sc   (2013) - Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, WB
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Research Interest :  Synthesis and application of 2D nanomaterials

Sudeshna Mondal

Education :  M.Sc    (2015) - Indian Institute of Technology Madras
     B.Sc   (2013) - Jadavpur University, Kolkata, WB
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Research Interest :  Synthesis and application of 2D nanomaterials

Itisha Dwivedi

Education :  Integrated M.Sc.(2016)- University of Hyderabad
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Research Interest :  Unconventional nanodevices and their applications.

Ananya Sah

Education :  M.Sc    (2017) - Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
     B.Sc   (2015) - Presidency University Kolkata
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Research Interest :  Nanomaterials; Polymer Nanocomposites

Poulomi Nandi

Education :  M.Sc   (2018)- Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
     B.Sc.   (2016)- St. Xavier's College, Kolkata
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Research Interest : Electrodes and electrolytes for solid-state energy storage


Education :  M.Sc  (2017)- Central University of Haryana, Mahendergarh
     B.Sc.  (2015)- Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak
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Research Interest : Multifunctional smart surfaces using nanomaterials

Shraddha Shinde

Education :  M.Sc   (2017)- Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
     B.Sc.   (2015) - Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded
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Research Interest : Nanomaterial composites for heat storage and recovery applications

Raksha Jain

Education :  M.Sc    (2017 - present) - IIT Bombay
     B.Sc (Hons.)  (2014 - 2017) - Miranda House, Delhi University
Research Interest :  Electrocatalysis of nanostructured materials

Deepti Taneja

Education :  M.Sc    (2017 - present) - IIT Bombay
     B.Sc (Hons.)  (2014 - 2017) - Miranda House, Delhi University
Research Interest :  Strain sensors and supercapacitors based on nanostructured materials


Education :  M.Sc   
Research Interest
1. Deep Banerjee (Project assistant)  
2. Ranadeb Ball  
Mohit Kumar  
Souradeep Gupta  
Tanya Jain  
Priya Rathi  (Ph.D at Washington University in St. Louis)  
Vishnu Nair  (Doing PhD at University of Chicago)  
Indrajit Palani   (IRCC internship student)  
Manoj Sai  (Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Education, Puttaparthi)  
Vikas Tard (4 Yr BS)
Shyama, A. - M.Sc. Amrita Vshwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University)
  • Prof. T. Pradeep (Institute Chair Professor, IIT Madras, India)

  • Prof. Kenji Hata (Director, Nanotube Research Center, AIST Tsukuba Japan)

  • Prof. Yoke Khin Yap (Professor, Michigan Technological University)

  • Prof. John R. Reynolds (Professor, Georgia Tech)

  • Dr. Vivek Pachauri (Post-doctoral fellow, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany)

  • Prof. Hirofumi Tanaka (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)