FACULTY PROFILE

Dr.S.Rajesh

Dr.S.Rajesh – Professor and Head

Dr.S.Rajesh has obtained Ph.D in physics from Bharathiar University in the field of thin film solar cells in the year 2002. Has research experience in the fields of thin films and nanomaterials. He has filed patent for his projects. He has guided several Ph.D, M.Tech and M.Sc projects. Has research collaboration with international and national universities. Norweign technical university and Bergen University are the few to name. He has much number of international high impact journal publications and conference proceedings to his credit. He has presented several research papers in international and national conferences in and abroad. He also has the teaching experiences in the various departments like Electronics and Instrumentation, Nanoscience and Technology and Electronics and communications apart from Physics. He is also a member in various academic committees of the university.

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Dr.M.Harish

Dr.M.Haris – Associate Professor

Dr.M.Haris joined Department of Applied Physics in Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences in the year 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. He has guided several Ph.D, M.Tech and M.Sc projects. He has research collaboration with international and national universities.

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Dr.D.Khanna

Dr.D.Khanna - Assistant Professor

Dr.D.Khanna joined Department of Applied Physics in 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 behaviour of naturally occurring radionuclides and anthropogenic radionuclides in the environment and polymers for electrolytes and radiation protection. He is guiding many research scholars in the field of radiation physics.

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Dr.B.Vidhya

Dr.B.Vidhya – Assistant Professor

Dr. B. Vidhya joined Department of Applied Physics in Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences in the year 2011. She completed her doctorate in science with specialization in electrical engineering - solid state electronics from the Centre for Investigation and Advanced Studies of National Polytechnique Institute (CINVESTAV-IPN). For her doctoral thesis she worked on the synthesis of CuInGaSe2 nanoparticles by ball milling and deposition of the same for solar cell fabrication. Her research areas include thin films, nanoparticles-synthesis and characterization, solar cells. She has guided many research scholars in the Photocatalitic field. She has funded projects and also filed patents of her project works. She has significant number of publications in reputed journals.

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Dr. M. Senthil Kumar

Dr. M. Senthil Kumar – Assistant Professor

Dr. M. Senthilkumar joined Department of Applied Physics in Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences in the year 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. He is guiding many research scholars and M.Sc students. He has presented several research papers in international and national conferences.

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Dr. A. Sakunthala

Dr. A. Sakunthala – Assistant Professor

Dr.A.Sakunthala joined Department of Applied Physics in Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences in the year 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 University. She has completed research projects funded by Department of Atomic Energy – Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences and Department of Science and Technology. She has guided many research scholars and M.Sc students. She has funded projects and filed patents for her research works. She has large number of publications in high impact factor international journals.

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Dr. A. Abiram

Dr. A. Abiram – Assistant Professor

Dr. A. Abiram joined Department of Applied Physics in Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences in the year 2012. His field of specialization is molecular modelling 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. He has many publications in international reputed journals. He is guiding many research scholars and M.Sc students.

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Dr. R. Jeba Beula

Dr. R. Jeba Beula – Assistant Professor

Dr. R. Jeba Beula joined Department of Applied Physics in Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences in the year 2008. She did her post graduate degree from Sarah Tucker College, Tirunelveli and her M.phill in Manonmaniyam Sundaranar University in the field of Multiferroics. She has completed her Ph.D in the Department of Physics, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences. Her areas of research interest are thin films, Nanomaterial Synthesis and third generation solar cells. She has publications in reputed journals. She has guided many M.Sc. students.

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TECHNICAL STAFF

Mr.R. Gnanaseelan

Mr.R. Gnanaseelan – Lab Technician (SG)

He has 24 years of experience as a technician in Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences. He is well experienced in handling lab instruments and maintains them in perfect working conditions.

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Mr. S. Santha Kumar

Mr. S. Santha Kumar – Lab Technician (Grade-I)

He has 16 years of experience as a technician in Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences. He is well experienced in maintaining the lab instruments in perfect working conditions. He is a trained technician to handle electronics equipment.

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