PhD Alumni

Education/ Work
Post doctoral fellow JNCASR ( July 2015- May 2016)
Ph.D, JNCASR, 2015
Five years Integrated M.Sc in Physics, University of Mysore, 2004-2009
My research interest are:
Device physics and optoelectronics properties in non-fullerene based organic solar cells; Ultrafast transient spectroscopy to probe photo charge generation and recombination dynamics, Near field scanning optical microscopy(NSOM) and Atomic force microscopy(AFM) to characterize structural and interfacial properties, Correlation of optoelectronics properties with nanoscale morphology; Integrating and advancing near-field optical microscopy with ultrafast spectroscopy for mapping charge generation and transport in semiconducting nanostructures.

P.hD.-”Dielectric and Interface Engineering Strategies for polymer Field Effect Transistors”-JNCASR,2014
M.Sc. (Physics), Sri Sathya Sai University, 2009
B.Sc. (Physics), Sri Sathya Sai University, 2007

My research interest is focused on understanding the interfaces in organic field effect transistor to enhance the performance parameters.

We work to understand the basic physics of transport in these interesting organic molecules and tune the transport mechanism using the field effect transistor configuration. In addition we also fabricate fast switching high performance polymer logic circuits to realize the full potential of flexible organic electronics.

Apart from the small academic life at lab I enjoy long hours on the basketball court .

Integrated PhD, 2007-2014
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research

My MS-PhD research in Molecular Electronics Lab was focused on optoelectronic polymer devices for artificial retina applications. I developed device structures based on polymer semiconductors which could be used as novel color-sensors, and whose optoelectronic response mimicked natural visual systems. I then interfaced these structures with in-vitro retina models and showed their use as artificial photoreceptors for retinal prosthesis.

Along with my research, I am interested in playing sports like Badminton and Table Tennis, and learning Indian classical music and dance.

P.hD.-”Light Harvesting Strategies for Large Area, Stable and Efficient Organic Solar Cells”-JNCASR,2013

Explorer on the intersection between optics, imaging, sensing and health diagnostics.

P.hD.-”Transport Dynamic and Fluctuations in Active Bulk Heterojunction Polymer Solar Cells”-JNCASR,2011

I am interested in organic electronic devices, Currently working on organic nano particle synthesis and device fabrication techniques. Electronic properties study of nano materials such as self-asesmbly of nano particles, binary nano particle composite for organic solar cells and other electronic application. Controlling morphologies of active layer composite materials from nano to mesoscale level are currently under investigation.

Currently I am exploring underneath physics of redox chemical reactions in biological processes. Apart from academic life, I enjoy reading, traveling and chemistry of cooking.

Over past one decade, I have been mostly working in the field of organic solar cells. I have strong interest in exploring new materials for device application, controlling and studying nanomorphology of thin films, studying device physics and charge transport physics. Apart from research, I like doing sports.

My research involves the study of the synergistic processes occurring between an optically active membrane protein and conjugated polymers.

(Material Characterization Division) at PerkinElmer India
Bengaluru, Karnataka, IndiaResearch
PerkinElmer, Inc.
JPK Instruments AG,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning

Assistant Professor
IIT (Mumbai)

Assistant Professor
Electrical Engineering Dept., IIT (Madras)

Dr Manoj A G Namboothiry
Assistant Professor
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Research Scientist CSIRO
Clayton , Victoria , Australia

Dept. of Physics and Nanotechnology, Kattankulathur
SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur
chennai, Tamilnadu 603203

I am the first research student at MEL lab

M.S/ M.S(Engg.) by Research Alumni

M.S(Engg.)- “Noise Spectroscopy of Polymer Field Effect Transistors”-JNCASR,2015
B.E. (Electronics and Comm), B.I.T Mesra (Ranchi), 2013

Work is focused on organic semiconductor devices. Aim is to gain a deeper insight into the charge transport mechanism in these devices and correlate external factors which affect them.

B.Sc. , Panjab University, 2011

My research interest is focused on understanding the neural functions and their interfacing them with polymers.

Cambridge Univ. UK

PhD in Semiconductor Physics
Cavendish Labs, Cambridge-2014

Dissertation: Laterally confined THz sources and graphene based THz optics

MS (Engg)by Research in Material Science-JNCASR,2009

BTech, Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Vellore Institute Of Technology, 2007

Trained as an experimental physicist, I love to design, build and test. During my doctoral studies, I worked on closing the THz gap by designing optical elements such as lasers, filters and modulators using low dimensional materials. My current focus is on building machine vision systems guided by the depth information that can be captured using commercial sensors.

R & D Assistant Alumni

Research Associate JNCASR (Dec 2015 to Aug 2016)
Ph.D., Department of Materials Science & Engineering, IIT Kanpur, India (2016)
Senior Software Engineer, Wipro Technologies, Bangalore, India (2007-2008)
M. Tech. (Applied Optics), Department of Physics, IIT Delhi, India (2007)
M.Sc. (Physics), University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India (2005)
B.Sc., University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India (2002)
My interest lies in charge transport mechanism in Organic Semiconductors (especially OLEDs and OPVs). During my PhD, I have worked on enhancement of light extraction efficiency of OLEDs using microlens array. I have developed a novel and cost effective method to enhance the light extraction efficiency. I have also studied the effect of electric field annealing on trap states and OLED device performance. Other than studies, I love to sing, play cricket and badminton, write hindi poems.

Research Associate JNCASR (2015-2016)
Ph.D (Nanotechnology), SASTRA University, Thanjavur (2016)
M.Sc – Jawaharlal Nehru Technological Unviersity, Hyderabad (2009)
B.Sc – Nizam College, Osmania Unviversity, Hyderabad (2007)

Conducting polymers, biomaterials fabrication and study cell-biomaterial interactions for neural regeneration applications.