PRASANTH R Associate Professor

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  • Centre for Green Energy Technology
  • Madanjeet School of Green Energy Technologies
  • prasanth.ravindran@gmail.com,prasanth.get@pondiuni.edu.in

Academic Activity

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 Ph.D Photonic switching in III-V nanostructures Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherland 2004
2 M.Tech Photonics Cochin University of Science and Technology 1997
3 MSc Physics Kerala University 1995

Area of Specializaion

Nanophotonics/NanoPhotovoltaics

Awards / Prizes Conferred

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Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Assistant Professor Center for Green Energy Technology pondicherry university
2 Assistant Professor Amrita Center For Nanoscience Amrita University

Research Experience

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1 Research Associate Peter Debye Institute Utrecht University Phtotonics
2 Assistant Professor Amrita Center For Nanoscience Amrita University Solar Photovoltaics

Industry Experience

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Contribution towards Innovation

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Patent Details

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Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

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Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Significance of chemical engineering in surface wettability tuning and its boiling hydrodynamics: A boiling heat transfer study C G Jothi Prakash; Prasanth Ravindran Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 59, 10, 4210–4218 2020 3.59
2 Tuning the carrier density of TiO2 nanotube arrays by controlling the oxygen vacancies for improved areal capacitance in supercapacitor applications C. ClementRaj, V.Srimurugan,A.Flamina,R.Prasanth Materials chemistry and physics 248, 122925 2020 3.4
3 Approaches to design a surface with tunable wettability: A review on surface properties C G Jothi Prakash; Prasanth Ravindran Journal of Materials Science accepted 2020 3.4
4 Surface engineering of CdTe quantum dots using ethanol as a co-solvent for enhanced current conversion efficiency in QDSSC R. Sundheep, Adersh Asok and R. Prasanth Solar Energy 180, 501-509 2019 4.6
5 Enhanced boiling heat transfer by nano structured surfaces and nanofluids C G Jothi Prakash; Prasanth Ravindran Renewable and sustainable energy review 82(P3), 4028-4043 2018 12.2
6 Review—Advent of TiO2 Nanotubes as Supercapacitor Electrode C. Clement Raj and R. Prasanth J. Electrochem. Soc 165, 9, E345-E358 2018 3.66
7 Fabrication of zero contact angle ultra-super hydrophilic surfaces C.G. Jothi Prakash, C. Clement Raj, R. Prasanth Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 496 300-310 2017 7.5
8 An Insight into the Composite Materials for Passive Sound Absorption Sreeja Rajappan, Premlet Bhaskar, Prasanth Ravindran Asian Journal of Applied sciences 17, 7 , 339-356 2017 1
9 Enhanced interfacial properties of electrochemically deposited ZnO nanrod array electrode K. Selvarani, Shamima Hussain, R.Prasanth Int. J. Electrochem. Sci 12, 6638 – 6652 2017 1.5
10 The Effect of Solvent Dependent local filed factor in the optical properties of CdTe Quantum Dots R. Sundheep and R. Prasanth J. Mater. Sci. Mater. Electron DOI 10.1007/s10854-016-5905-3 2016 2.2
11 Fabrication of cost effective Pt and FTO-free counter electrode for ZnO based dye sensitized solar cell using thermally decomposed Cu2ZnSnS4 nanoparti C Bathina, K Mokurala, P Ravindran, P Bhargava Adv. Mater. Lett 7(8), 100-150 2016 1.5
12 A critical review of recent developments in nanomaterials for photo-electrodes in dye sensitized solar cells Clement Raj C and R.Prasanth J. Power sources 317, 120 2016 8.2
13 Enhancement of electrochemical capacitance by tailoring the geometry of TiO2 nanotube electrodes Clement Raj C, Sundheep. R, R. Prasanth Electrochimica acta 176,1214-20 2015 5.34
14 Transverse Tuning of TiO2 Nanotube Array by Controlling the Electrochemical Charge Transfer Resistance with Potassium Carbonate and Sodium Carbonate C Clement Raj. C, R.Prasanth Journal of The Electrochemical Society 162 (4) E23-E29 2015 3.66
15 Effect of ZnO nanoparticles on nasopharyngeal cancer cells viability and respiration R. Prasanth*, D. Gopinath Applied Physics Letters 102, 113702 2013 3.6
16 Enhanced endocytosis of nano-curcumin in nasopharyngeal cancer cells: AnAtomic Force Microscopy study R. Prasanth*, Greshma Nair, C. M. Girish Applied Physics Letters 99, 163706 2011 3.6
17 Molecular-receptor-specific, non-toxic, near-infrared-emitting Au cluster-protein nanoconjugates for targeted cancer imaging Archana Retnakumari, Sonali Setua, Deepthy Menon, Prasanth Ravindran, Habeeb Muhammed, Thalappil Pradeep, Shantikumar Nair and Manzoor Koyakutty Nanotechnology 21 055103 2010 3.3
18 Electrochemical tuning of titania nanotube morphology in inhibitor electrolytes Anitha V C, Deepthy Menon, Shanti V Nair, R. Prasanth Electrochimica acta 55, 3703, 2010 5.34
19 Single Step Electrospinning of Chitosan/Poly(caprolactone) Nanofibers Using Formic Acid/Acetone Solvent Mixture K. T. Shalumon, K. H. Anulekha, C. M, Girish, R. Prasanth, S. V. Nair & R. Jayakumar Carbohydrate Polymers 80,413, 2010 9.11
20 Atomic Force Microscopic study of Folate Receptors in Live Cells with functionalized tips Girish C, M, Shanti V Nair, R.Prasanth Applied Physics Letters 95, 223703 2009 3.6
21 InAs/InP Self assembled quantum dot: Wavelength tuning and optical nonlinearities Richard Nötzel and Jos E. M. Haverkort, Q. Gong, R. Prasanth , S. Dilna, E. W. Bogaart, J. J. G. M. van der Tol, E. A. Patent Advanced Functional Materials 16, 327–334 2006 15.62
22 InAsP/InGaAS composite quantum well for separate TE and TM gain R. Prasanth*, J.E.M. Haverkort, J.H. Wolter Applied Physics Letters 88, 062108 2006 3.6
23 Electro-absorption and electro-refraction in InAs/GaAs and InAs/InP quantum dots R. Prasanth Journal of Applied Physics 99, 054501 2006 2.14
24 Resonance Enhancement of Optical Second Harmonic Generation in a ZnO nanowire R. Prasanth*, L.K. van Vugt, D.A.M. Vanmaekelbergh, H.C. Gerritson Applied Physics Letters 88, 181501 2006 3.6
25 Exciton polaritons confined in a ZnO nanowire cavity L.K. van Vugt, R. Prasanth, Sven Rühle, H.C. Gettitson, K. L. Kuipers, D.A.M. Vanmaekelbergh Phys. Rev. Lett 97, 147401 2006 8.39
26 All Optical Mach-Zehnder space switch based on InAs Quantum dot R. Prasanth, J.E.M. Haverkort, A. Deepthy, J.J.G.M. van der Tol, E.A. Patent, G.Zhao, Q. Gong, P.J.van Veldhoven, R. Nötzel and J.H. Wolter Applied Physics Letters 84, 4059-4061 2004 3.6
27 Electro refraction in Quantum dots:Dependence on lateral size and shape R.Prasanth, J.E.M.Haverkort, J.H.Wolter IEEE Trans. Nanotech 3, 270-274 2004 2.86
28 A photoacoustic study of the effect of doping concentration on the transport properties of GaAs epitaxial layers Sajan D George, Dilna.S, Prasanth. R, Radhakrishnan,C.P.G.Vallabhan, V.P.N.Nampoori Optical Engineering 42, 5, 1476-1480 2003 1.23
29 Compact polrization-independent Match-Zender space switch combining carrier depletion and the quantum confined stark effect R. Prasanth, J.E.M.Haverkort, J.H.wolter Journal of Quantum Electronics 39, .2,379-383 2003 2.42
30 Low-Crosstalk Penalty MZI Space Switch with a 0.64mm Phase Shifter Using Quantum-Well Elecrorefraction B.H.P.Dorren, J.E.M.Haverkort, R.Prasanth, F.H.Groen, J.H.Wolter IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 3,1,37-39 2001 2.86

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Details of Conference Publication Page Nos. Year
1 QDSSC Efficiency Enhancement through Surface Modification Sundheep R, Aparna Markose, R. Prasanth Online International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics https://www.nan 2020
2 Investigation of wetting characteristics of TiO2 nanotube surface, C. G. Jothi Prakash, R. Prasanth Advanced Materials: Processing and Characterization, AMPC, NIT-Trichy 27-28 2017
3 Photo conversion enhancement with size tuned InAs Quantum Dot in Intrinsic region of the p-i-n Quantum Dot Solar Cell R Sundheep, R Prasanth International Conference on Nanomaterial & Nanotechnology, ICNANOVBRI, Allahabad. 1-3 2017
4 PLQY Enhanced Quantum Dots synthesized via Aqueous method for high efficiency Quantum dot sensitized solar cells R Sundheep, R Prasanth International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, ICMAT,Materials Research Society 1-3 2017

Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Photonic Switching in III/V nanostructures R.Prasanth TU/e 2004 90-386- 1895-6

Chapters in Books

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Edited Books

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Ongoing Projects

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Ongoing Consultancy Works

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Completed Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Fabrication and characterization of InAs based Quantum dot sensitized solar cell CSIR 3 18 2016
2 Fabrication of type II quantum dot structures for efficient and cost effective quantum dot sensitized solar cell UGC 3 14 2016
3 Development of nanotube based surface modification technique to enhance boiling heat transfer/Critical heat flux for advanced thermal-hydraulics applications BRNS 3 27 2015
4 Surface engineering and tuning of ZnO nanorod electrodes for cost effective and efficient solar cells DAE 3 7.5 2015
5 Fabrication of fiber drawing tower NUFFIC 1 40 2003

Completed Consultancy Works

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Career Guidance Offered to students

S.No Name of the Scheme No. of Students Competitive Examinations/ Career Counseling No. of Students Passed No. of Students Placed

List of capability enhancement such as Soft skill development, Remedial coaching, Language lab,
Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,

S.No Name of the Programme/Scheme Date of Implementation No. of Students Enrolled Agencies Involved
1 Data processing in python 07-07-2020 9 CGET

Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2020 M.TECH 5 Department of Green Energy Technology
2 2019 M.TECH 3 Department of Green Energy Technology
3 2018 M.TECH 5 Department of Green Energy Technology
4 2017 M.TECH 6 Department of Green Energy Technology
5 2016 M.TECH 5 Department of Green Energy Technology
6 2015 M.TECH 5 Department of Green Energy Technology
7 2014 M.TECH 5 Department of Green Energy Technology
8 2014 M.TECH 5 Department of Green Energy Technology
9 2013 M.TECH 5 Department of Green Energy Technology
10 2012 M.TECH 3 Department of Green Energy Technology

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Registration Date Registration No. Thesis Title Thesis Submitted Status Thesis Submitted Date Vivavoce Completed Status Date Awarded
1 SUNDHEEP R 2013-08-14 1300159004 Modelling and characterization of Type-II CdTe/CdS core-shell quantum dots for Quantum dot sensitized Solar cell Applications YES 2018-09-28 YES 26-07-2019
2 Selvarani K 2012-08-24 1200159006 Electro chemical fabrication of self seeded ZnO nano rod array electrode and its interfacial characteristics YES 10-08-2018 YES 15-06-2020
3 Clement Raj C 17-08-2011 PU/CGET/Phd/2011-12/152 Electrochemical fine tuning of TiO2 nanotube array and its appplication to green energy harvesting and storage YES 19-03-2016 YES 19-08-2016
4 JOTHI PRAKASH C G 2014-12-19 1400159003 Surface Wettability Dependent Boiling Heat Transfer Performance of TiO2 and Ni/TiO2 Nanotube Surface for Cooling Applications YES 2018-09-28 YES 15-10-2019

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

S.No Scholar Name Designation Funding Agency Fellowship Title Year of Joining Year of Completion
1 Clement Raj C Research Associate CSIR Fabrication and characterization of InAs quantum dot sensitized solar cells 18-08-2016 18-07-2019

Financial assistance availed to attend conferences / workshops and to pay membership fee
of professional bodies during the year

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E-Lecture Details

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Content/Module Title Institution/Platform Year Weblink

Details of Online Education Conducted

S.No Nature of Online Course No. of Sessions Target Group Date
1 google meet 1/week PhD 22-07-2020
2 google meet 1/week M.Tech 22-07-2020

Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

S.No Title of the Paper Conferences/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme Organized by Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Nanotechnology for solar energy harvesting seminar Cochin University National 16-01-2020 16-01-2020 2020
2 Designing of nano systems for photovoltaics seminar Islamia college (autonomous) regional 22-07-2020 22-07-2020 2020
3 “Electronic States in Nanosystems conference Calicut university National 04-12-2019 05-12-2019 2019

Conferences/Seminars Organized

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Workshop Organized

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Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

S.No Name of the Position Agency/Organisation Duration Nature of Duties
1 Board of studies Maharajas College (government autonomous) 3 years Syllabus preparation

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Collaboration with Institution/Industry

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Institution / Industry
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From Date To Date From Date To Date
1 Adersh Asok Scientist NIST NATIONAL Reasearch 01-07-2017 01-07-2019 12-01-2017 12-01-2017 One research paper published in Solar Energy

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