Nanostructured  Materials  Group

- where science is religion and lab the temple

Dr. C. Subramaniam

Associate 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. Ananya Chowdhury

Education :  Ph.D. (2021) Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
     M. Sc. (2015) Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
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Research Interest : Nanomaterials, Energy Applications, Supercapacitors, Electrocatalysis .
Representative Publications 
1. Ananya Chowdhury, Sudipta Biswas, Debabrata Mandal and Amreesh Chandra, Facile strategy of using conductive additive supported NaMnPO4 nanoparticles for delivering high performance Na-ion supercapacitor, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2022, 902, 163733.
2. Ananya Chowdhury, Sudipta Biswas, Abyaya Dhar, Poornachandra Shekhar Burada and Amreesh Chandra, Stable Na-ion supercapacitor under non-ambient conditions using maricite-NaMnPO4 nanoparticles, Journal of Power Sources, 2021, 516, 230679.
3. Ananya Chowdhury, Joyanti Haldar, Sudipta Biswas, Vikas Sharma, Abyaya Dhar, Baranidharan Sundaram, Brajesh Dubey, Poornachandra Sekhar Burada and Amreesh Chandra, High performance magnetic pseudocapacitors- Direct corelation between specific capacitance and diffusion coefficients, Electrochimica Acta, 2021, 397, 139252.
4. Ananya Chowdhury, Sudipta Biswas, Trilok Singh and Amreesh Chandra, Redox mediator induced enhanced electrochemical reactions at the electrode-electrolyte interface: Making sodium ion supercapacitors a competitive technology, Electrochemical Science Advances, 2021, e2100030.
5. Ananya Chowdhury, Abyaya Dhar, Sudipta Biswas, Vikas Sharma, Poornachandra Shekhar Burada and Amreesh Chandra, Theoretical model for magnetic supercapacitors -From electrode material to electrolyte ion dependence, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2020, 124, 26613.
6. Ananya Chowdhury, Rakesh Shukla, Vikas Sharma, Suman Neogy, Amreesh Chandra, Vinita Grover and Avesh Tyagi, Controlling reaction kinetics of layered zinc vanadate having brucite-like Zn-O layers supported by pyrovanadate pillars for use in supercapacitors, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2020, 829, 154479.

 Dr. Seemesh Bhaskar

Education :  Ph.D. (2021) Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, India
     M. Sc. (2018) Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, India
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Research Interest :  Plasmonics, Photonic Crystals, Biosensors, Nano-Engineering, Materials Chemistry.
Research Experience :  Indian Institute of Science (IISc): Optofluidics and Nanoscience SASTRA university: Surface Enhanced-Raman Scattering (SERS) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay: Raman spectroscopy Centre for Incubation, Innovation, Research and Consultancy: Antimicrobial and anticancer study .
Awards :  Dr. K. V. Rao Scientific Society (KVRSS) research award; Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research (AWSAR); Young Achiever Award; MSc & BSc Chemistry Gold Medal; DST Inspire Fellowship & Scholarship
Representative Publications 
1. Bhaskar, S., Singh, A. K., Das, P., Jana, P., Kanvah, S., Bhaktha BN, S., Ramamurthy, S. S. Superior Resonant Nanocavities Engineering on Photonic Crystal-Coupled Emission Platform for Detection of Femtomolar Iodide and Zeptomolar Cortisol. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12(30), 34323-34336. [Impact Factor: 9.229]
2. Bhaskar, S., Das, P., Moronshing, M., Rai, A., Subramaniam, C., Bhaktha, S. B., Ramamurthy, S. S. Photoplasmonic assembly of dielectric-metal, Nd2O3-Gold soret nanointerfaces for dequenching the luminophore emission. Nanophotonics, 2021, 20210124. [Impact Factor: 8.902]
3. Bhaskar, S., Das, P., Srinivasan, V., Bhaktha BN, S., Ramamurthy, S. S. Bloch Surface Waves and Internal Optical Modes-Driven Photonic Crystal-Coupled Emission Platform for Femtomolar Detection of Aluminum Ions. J. Phys. Chem. C 2020, 124(13), 7341-7352. [Impact Factor: 4.126]
4. Bhaskar, S., Moronshing, M., Srinivasan, V., Badiya, P. K., Subramaniam, C., Ramamurthy, S. S. Silver-Soret Nanoparticles for Femtomolar Sensing of Glutathione in a Surface Plasmon-Coupled Emission Platform. ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2020, 3(5), 4329-4341. [Impact Factor: 5.097]
5. Bhaskar, S., Visweswar Kambhampati, N. S., Ganesh, K. M., Srinivasan, V., Ramamurthy, S. S. Metal-Free, Graphene Oxide-Based Tunable Soliton and Plasmon Engineering for Biosensing Applications. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13(14), 17046-1706. [Impact Factor: 9.229]

 Dr. Sudeshna Thombare

Education :   Post-Doctoral Fellow (2009-2012)- School of Material Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
     Ph.D (2003-2010)- Department of Physics, North Maharashtra University, Maharashtra, India.
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Research Interest : Energy Storage, Corrosion Protection, Conducting Polymers .
Research Experience : Research Professor (2012-2014)- Department of Advanced Materials Chemistry, Korea University, Republic of Korea.

Representative Publications 
1. K.N. Chaudhari, Sudeshna Chaudhari, J.S. Yu, Synthesis and supercapacitor performance of Au-nanoparticle decorated MWCNT. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 2016, 761, 98-105.
2. N.K. Chaudhari, Sudeshna Chaudhari, J.S. Yu, Cube-like αFe2O3 Supported on Ordered Multimodal Porous Carbon as High Performance Electrode Material for Supercapacitors, ChemSusChem. 2014, 7(11) 3102-3111.
3. D.S. Yang, Sudeshna Chaudhari, K.P. Rajesh, J.S. Yu, Preparation of Nitrogen-Doped Porous Carbon Nanofibers and the Effect of Porosity, Electrical Conductivity, and Nitrogen Content on Their Oxygen Reduction Performance. ChemCatChem. 2014, 6 (5), 1236-1244.
4. Sudeshna Chaudhari, M. Srinivasan, 1D hollow α-Fe2O3 electrospun nanofibers as high performance anode material for lithium ion batteries. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2012, 22(43), 23049-23056.
5. Sudeshna Chaudhari, P.P. Patil, Inhibition of nickel coated mild steel corrosion by electrosynthesized polyaniline coatings. Electrochimica acta. 2011, 56 (8), 3049-3059.

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. 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.

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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.

Paulomi 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.

Gitika Rani Saha

Education :   M.Tech. (2018) -Indian school of mines - IIT Dhanbad
B.Tech. Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata

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Research Interest :  Development of nanostructured carbon supports and nanocatalysts for sustainable heterogeneous organic catalysis.

Vibhav Damodar

Education :   M.Sc. (2018) NITK Surathkal
B.Sc. (2016) Payannur College Payyanur

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Research Interest :  Development of Point-of-Care Electrochemical Sensors..

Nikita Chitre

Education :   M.Sc. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
B.Sc. (2016) Birla College,University of Mumbai

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Research Interest :  Development of pristine Graphene and its composite coatings to increase the corrosion resistance of metals. Mechanistic investigation of corrosion using Electrochemistry coupled with Raman spectroscopy.

Mohammed Aslam

Education :   M.Sc. National Institute of Technology, Karnataka
B.Sc. PSMO College, Calicut University

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Dipin T.

Education :   M.Sc. National Institute of Technology, Calicut
B.Sc. Farook College, Calicut University

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Research Interest :  Organic electrochemical transistor.

Sayantani Sur

Education :  M.Sc   
Research Interest :  .

Shain Sagar Mollick

Education :  M.Sc   
     B.Sc (Hons.)  
Research Interest
1. Deep Banerjee (Project assistant)  
2. Ranadeb Ball  

Post-Doctoral Researchers :

Dr. Rajeshkhanna Gadam - Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology, Warrangal  

Doctoral Students :

Dr. Jayeeta Saha -  
Dr. Mihir Kumar Jha - Development Editor, American Chemical Society  
Dr. Sudeshna Mondal - Applied Materials  
Dr. Maku Moronshing - Post-doctoral Fellow, Southern University of Science and Technology,Shenzhen , China  
Banti Barman  
Amardeep Kumar  
Deepti Taneja - works at Aarti Industries, Vapi, Gujrat  
Raksha Jain - works at Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd, Japan  
Abhudhya -  
Ranadeb Ball- Ph. D at University of pennsylvania, Phildelphia, USA  
Deep Banerjee - Ph. D at Kitakyushu Institute of Technology (KYUTECH Wakamatsu, Japan)  
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)