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    Nanotechnology Laboratory

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    Nanotechnology Laboratory

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    Nanotechnology Laboratory

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    Infrastructure

    Nanotechnology Laboratory

A BRIEF PRESENTATION ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

 

Department of Nanotechnology was established in the year 2009. The Department offers B. Tech (Nanotechnology), M.Tech. (Nanotechnology), M.Phil (Biotechnology) and Ph.D. program in Nanotechnology & Biotechnology under the Faculty of Technology with advanced teaching learning process, mainly emphasizing on the concepts that can be applied to all fields of Engineering and Medicine. The unique feature of the Department is that it is functioning with young and dynamic faculty members. The faculty involve in various advanced research activities such as Nano Materials / Sensors, Hybrid Functional Materials, Drug Delivery Systems, Nano Carbon Materials, Graphene & Derivatives, Magnetic Nano Materials, Nano Biotechnology and Catalysis. The Department is well equipped with facilities necessary for nanotechnology research & undertakes consultancy.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

The department has received research grants from VSSC, DST, DAE, TNSCST to a sum of 87 lakhs. In 2018 the department was selected for the DST-FIST program and got sanctioned 77 lakhs which is utilized for the purchase of BRUKER D2 PHASER XRD Machine.

PUBLICATIONS

The research outcomes of the department are published in high impact journals. A total of 212 research articles are published from the department in SCl/SCOPUS indexed journals with 1304 Citations and an average impact factor of 3.128 in SCI journals.

STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENTS

Students of Department of Nanotechnology has received many awards such as Triple Academy Summer Fellowship – 2016, 2017, 2018, 85th Rank Nationally in GATE Examinations - 2017, IAS-INSA-NASI Summer Research Fellowship, Students Project Scheme funding from Tamilnadu State Council For Science and Technology (TNSCST), Chennai.

EPARTMENT RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS

Ø  Indian Institute of Sciences, MCBL, Bangalore.

Ø  Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,  Mumbai.

Ø  Biosciences Unit, Swansea University UK.

Ø  Ijeju National University South Korea.

Ø  National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore.

Ø  Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-M), Chennai.

Ø  Neuroscience Research Lab, Indianapolis University, USA.

Ø  Central Electro Chemical Research Institute, Karaikudi.

Ø  Nanoscale Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, UK.

Ø  Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Anna University, Trichy.

Ø  Department of Physics, A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College, Thanjavur.

Ø  International Centre for Nanobiotechnology, M.S. University, Tirunelveli.

Ø  School of Biotechnology, University of Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir .

Ø  Plant Biotechnology lab, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Tiruvananthapuram.

 

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE FACULTY MEMBERS AND THE STUDENTS

 

FACULTY ACHIEVEMENTS

Dr. P. K. Praseetha

      Received a Project worth Rs 3 Lakhs from TNSCST for a duration of 1.5 years during the academic year 2019-2020.

      Regular Reviewer for Elsevier and Springer Publishers.

Dr.  S. Balamurugan

      Awarded as an Outstanding Reviewer by Elsevier publisher for reviewing articles for Materials Letters (2015)

      Awarded as an Outstanding Reviewer by Elsevier publisher for reviewing articles for Materials Research Bulletin (2014)

      Awarded (twice) as an Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Research Fellow by Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Foundation, GERMANY (2008 -2010)

      NIMS Post – doctoral research fellowship awarded by National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, JAPAN (2004 - 2007)

      MEXT (Monbusho) special researcher fellowship awarded by Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology, Government of Japan (2002 – 2004) Editorial board member of 32 International journals

      Regular Reviewer for Elsevier and Springer Publishers.

Dr.  R.  S.  Rimal  Isaac

      Filed a Patent With title “BIO SYNTHESIZED GOLD NANO FORMULATION” on 31-12-2019 with the Indian Patent Office.

      Outstanding Young Chemical Engineer 2007 (OYCE 2007) by Indian Institute of Chemical Engineering (IIChE)

       Reviewer of six International journals.

Dr.  S.  Gobalakrishnan

      Young Scientist Fellowship - 2012, Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology

      Reviewer of seven International Journals.

Dr. M. Prabu

      Reviewer of two Funded projects of National Science Centre, Poland

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

v  Ms. Sharin Maria Thomas, of Third year B. Tech (2017-2018) obtained Summer Research Fellowship (IAS, INSA, NASI)

v  Ms. Sana Fathima T.K. secured 85th Rank nationally in GATE Examinations 2017 (Pursuing Integrated Ph. D  atIIT- Madras).

v  Mr. Mansoor Ani Najeeb, Research Scholar received the Maulana Azad Fellowship during his research tenure (2011-2014)

v  Mr. Akhil Vijai of 2011-13 Batch received Students Project Scheme funding from Tamilnadu State Council For Science and Technology (TNSCST), Chennai.

v  Mr. Selvamani S. of Third year B. Tech (2014-2015) obtained Summer Research Fellowship (IAS, INSA, NASI)

v  Best Paper Award for final year B.Tech students (2014-15) Second national level technical symposium -V.V. Technozer 2015.

 

 

NANO CHARACTERIZATION LABORATORY

 

Major Instruments

      XRD- D2 Phaser

      Atomic Force Microscope

      Electro Chemical Work Station

      Particle Size Analyser

      FTIR

      TG-DTA

      Ultra-Pure Water

      UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

      Surface Area Analyzer

      UPS for AFM

 

Advanced Nano materials Research Laboratory

 

Major Instruments

      Near Infra-red Spectrometer

      Photoluminescence Spectrometer

      Glove Box

      Hot air oven

      Ultrasonic water bath

      Tubular Furnace

      Ultra centrifuge

      Electronic balance

      Ball Mill

      Muffle Furnace

 

Nano Applications & Research Laboratory

 

Major Instruments

      Autoclave

      Peristaltic Pump

      Heating Mantel

      Incubator

      Ball Mill

      Laminar Flow Combiner

      Magnetic Stirrer

      Hot Plat Ceramic Top

      Orbital Shaking Incubator

      BH Curve Tracer

      Ultrasonic Probe Sonicator

 

Nanomaterials Synthesis Laboratory

 

Major Instruments

      Digital Electronic Balance

      Hot Air Oven

      Vacuum Pump

      Double Distilled Water Plant,

      Vacuum Oven

      Muffle Furnace

      Spin Coater

      Gun For Liq. Spray

      Air Compressor

      UV Lamp with fittings

      Magnetic Stirrer

      Mechanical Stirrer

      Electric water bath double walled

      Ultrasonic Cleaner

 

Our Courses

Faculty

  • Dr. P. K. Praseetha

    Professor & HOD
  • Dr. S. Balamurugan

    Professor
  • Dr. T.K. Sreeja

    Associate Professor
  • Dr. K. Siva Sankar

    Associate Professor
  • Dr. R. S. Rimal Isaac

    Assistant Professor
  • Dr. M.Prabu

    Assistant Professor
  • Mrs. SAGI RANI C

    Assistant Professor
  • Dr. S. Gobalakrishnan

    Assistant Professor
  • Dr. A. Suman

    Assistant Professor
  • Dr.M.Benjamin

    Assistant Professor
  • Dr.J. Esther

    Assistant Professor

Board of Studies

  • Dr. Praseetha P.K

    Chairman
  • Dr. S. Balamurugan

    Internal Member
  • Dr. Rimal Isaac R.S.

    Internal Member
  • Dr. S.A. Ilangovan

    External Member

    Head, Advanced Energy Systems Division, Energy Systems Group, PCM, VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram

  • Dr. K. Jeyasubramanian

    External Member

    Professor,Department of Nanotechnology, MEPCO Engineering College, Sivakasi.