Faculty Profile

The division has nine highly qualified and dedicated faculty members out of which 6 are having doctorate degree. It focuses on research topics like Nanomaterials, Thin films, Solar cells, Crystal growth, Spectroscopy, Solid State Ionics, Radiation physics, Medical Physics and theoretical Physics.

Name Designation Qualification Specilization Email ID
Dr. S. Rajesh Professor & Head Ph.D. Thin Film Solar Cells drsrajesh@karunya.edu
Dr.M.Haris Associate Professor M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D Crystal Growth, Thin Films harismuthiah@karunya.edu
Dr.D.Khanna Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D Environmental Radiation Physics, Medial Physics davidkhanna@karunya.edu
Dr. M. Senthilkumar Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D Crystal Growth, Laser and Biomaterials senthilkumar@karunya.edu
Dr.A.Sakunthala Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D Solid State Ionics sakunthala@karunya.edu
Dr. A. Abiram Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D Molecular Quantum Mechanics abiram@karunya.edu
Dr.Sainta Joster Assistant Professor M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D Thin Films sanita@karunya.edu
Mrs.G.Jhonsy Arputhavalli Assistant Professor M.Sc., M.Phil., (Ph.D) Magnetic Materials johnsyjane@karunya.edu
Mrs.R.Jeba Beula Assistant Professor M.Sc., M.Phil., (Ph.D) Thin Films, Solar Cells beular@karunya.edu
Mrs. T. Merita Anto Britto Assistant Professor M.Sc., M.Phil., (Ph.D) Thin Films merita@karunya.edu

Dr.M.Haris joined Department of Physics in Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences in 2009. He completed his doctorate in semiconductor crystal growth of III-V materials in 2007 from Crystal Growth Centre, Anna University, Chennai. For his doctoral thesis he studied the Czochralski and Bridgman Crystal Growth of InSb, GaSb, InAsSb and InGaAs bulk crystals. Following his Ph.D work, he has visited Department of Chemical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea as a research fellow in 2007. He joined as a post doctoral fellow in Centre for Condensed Matter Physics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan and has experience in Floating Zone crystal growth of superconducting materials.From 2003-2005, he was awarded Monbuka-gakusho fellowship jointly by Ministry of Human Resource Development, India and japanese Government to pursue research work in Research Institute of electronics, Shizuoka University, Hamamatsu, Japan.

Dr.D.Khanna joined Department of Physics, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences in the year 2009. He joined for his doctorate degree in Department of Physics, Bharathiar University soon after he completed masters in physics from the same department in the year 2003. He completed his doctorate in Environmental Radiation Physics in the year 2009. He was studying about the sources and causes of natural background radiation in and around Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant site for his work. His current research interests include studying the behavior of naturally occurring radionuclides and anthropogenic radionuclides in the environment and polymers for electrolytes and radiation protection.

Dr. M. Senthilkumar joined in the department of physics during March 2011. He completed his doctorate with specialization in Crystal Growth and Characterization of NLO and Laser materials in the year 2011 from Crystal Growth Centre, Anna University Chennai. For his doctoral work, his worked is focused towards the growth and characterization of nonlinear optical materials (Borate based single crystals) for frequency conversion and laser applications. Also he studied the theoretical aspects of Lanthanum Calcium Borate (LCB) single crystal by analyzing the sellmeier equations to find the parameters like phase matching angle, second harmonic generation, walk off angle, optical parametric oscillator for efficient frequency conversion and laser output. After his Ph.D work, he joined at Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences.

Dr.A.Sakunthala joined the Department of Physics, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences in 2012. She completed her doctorate in physics (Area of specialization: solid state ionics) in 2010 from Bharathiar University, Tamilnadu, India. With her doctoral thesis, she studied the electrochemical performance of manganese and vanadium based cathode materials for lithium ion battery. During her PhD period, she visited Advanced Batteries Lab, National University of Singapore, Singapore, for six months. Presently she is actively involved in teaching, non-academic and research activities. She is a NSS programme officer in Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences. Currently she runs research projects from Department of Atomic Energy – Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences and from Department of Science and Technology. She has one PhD and one M.Phil Scholars working under her.

Dr. A. Abiram joined in the Department of Physics , Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences from June 2012. His field of specialization is molecular modeling and simulation. He completed his Ph. D in the Department of Physics, Bharathiar University under the supervision of Dr. P. Kolandaivel in the year 2010 and thereafter did his postdoctoral fellowship in the University of Lisbon, Portugal. His area of research interest is molecular dynamics, quantum chemistry, computation and simulation on bio-nano materials. His research involves applying quantum chemical methods such as density functional theory (DFT), ab initio theory, etc, to explore the structure, energetics, thermodynamics and various other properties of various significant biomolecules. In addition, he uses molecular dynamics method to understand the behavior of varied biomolecules and to study their dynamics properties.

Dr.Sainta Joster joined the division of physics in the year 2017. She has completed her Ph.D from the Department of Physics, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore. She has research interests in thin film solar cells. She is handling first year classes for B.Tech students and also principles of renewable energy technology for M.Sc students.

Mrs.G.Jhonsy Arputhavalli joined Department of Physics, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences in 2008. She has 6 years of teaching experience in Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences. She studied TaO Thin Films prepared using Reactive Magnetron Sputtering in the Department of Instrumentation, IISc, Bangalore for her M. Sc project in material science from Thiagarajar College of Engineering. She did her research on the Growth and Characterization of Zn3As2 Layers on GaAs substrates using Liquid Phase Epitaxial Method in Crytal growth center, Anna University, for her M. Phil degree in the year 2008. Currently she is pursuing her research in Ferromagnetic shape memory thin films for sensors and actuators applications from the department of Physics, CIT, Coimbatore. She also contributed a chapter in All‐ in‐ One Anna University syllabus‐ Physics‐ Chapter 5 (Crystal Physics), published by Willey India Pvt.Ltd.

Mrs.R.Jeba beula joined Department of Physics, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences in 2008. She did her post graduate degree from Sarah Tucker College, Tirunalveli and her M.phill in Manonmaniyam Sundaranar University in field of Thin films. Currently she is pursuing her doctoral work in Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences on the topic dye-synthesised solar cell. She has published journal papers and presented her research work in conferences.

Mrs. T. Merita Anto Britto joined the Department of Physics,Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences in the year 2012. She completed her M.Phil., degree from Anna University during the year 2007. She did her project entitled on ‘Electronic Structure and Phase Stability of NaZnAs’ and published a paper in the international Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 20(2008). She is having four years of teaching experience. She is now pursing her Ph.D in field of Nanofludis in Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences.