• MIT Campus, Manipal, Karnataka State. Pin 576104

    India

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Personal profile

Research interests

• Alternative and renewable energy: supercapacitors, QW solar cells, water splitting, thermoelectrics.

• III-Nitrides, semiconducting oxides.

• Nonlinear optics.

Professional Information

Associate Professor 

Awards and recognition

Visiting Researcher, National University of Science and Technology/Ministry of Education and Science, Russia, 2014
• National Postdoctoral Fellowship from DST, Govt. of India, 2016
• Young Scientist Grant, Ministry of Education and Science, Russia, 2014
• Institute Fellowship, NITK Surathkal/Ministry of Human Resources Development, India, 2008

Creative Works

Research Grants
• Co-PI: Development of a Needle-free Non-Invasive Transdermal Glucose Monitoring Device via Graphene based Miniaturized Pixel Array Platform, Ministry of Education, Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration, INR 55,73,295-Ongoing, 2023-25
• PI: Investigation of mechanical properties of AIN thin films on Si for low frequency piezoelectric energy
harvesters, MAHE-Seed Money Grant, INR 85,000-Ongoing, 2022-24.
• PI: Scandium doped AlN: A combined experimental and DFT studies for piezoelectric device applications- MAHE Intra Mural Grant, INR 5,98,000-Ongoing, 2022-25.
• PI: Realization of high Scandium concentration in AlScN, MAHE-support grant for extra mural projects, INR 10,50,000-Ongoing, 2021-22.
• PI: SAT Z’PiezoS: Scandium doped AlN Thin Films for Zero-power Piezoelectric Sensors, DST-SERB India, INR 32,06,000-Ongoing, 2020-22.
• PI: Materials for high-efficiency QW solar cells: A case study of GaAs/GaBiAs quantum well structures,
(Short-term Visiting Grant), Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation RUB 8,00,000 - Completed, 2018-20
• PI: Development of LED structures based on the GaN Nanowall network active layers (NPDF Grant), DSTSERB India, INR 19,20,000-Completed, 2016-18
• Co-PI: Photovoltaic properties of resonant tunneling quantum well structures, (Young Scientist Grant), Ministry
of Education and Science of Russian Federation, RUB 38,00,000-Completed, 2014-16

Experience

• 07/2023-till date        Associate Professor, at Department of Physics, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 576 104, India
• 09/2021-07/2023     Assistant Professor-Selection Grade, at Department of Physics, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 576 104, India
• 11/2018-09/2021     Assistant Professor/Asst. Prof.-Senior Scale at Department of Physics, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 576 104, India
• 02/2018-11/2018     Instructor-UG programme at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru 560 012, India
• 07/2016-02/2018     National Postdoctoral Fellow at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru 560 064, India
• 10/2014-07/2016     Assistant Professor at National University of Science and Technology, Moscow 119 049, Russia
• 04/2013-07/2014     Research Associate at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru, 560 064, India
• 09/2007-06/2008     Lecturer at S. D. M. Institute of Technology, Ujire 575 240, India

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

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