Dr. M. Senthil Pandian

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Dr. Muthu Senthil Pandian

Email:senthilpandianm@ssn.edu.in

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Dr. Muthu Senthil Pandian, Research Scientist in the SSN Research Centre has 12 years of research experience in the field of Crystal Growth, Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC) and Perovskite Solar Cells (PSC). He has finished his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Physics from The American College, Madurai. He obtained his Ph.D. from Anna University, Chennai. He was one of the team members who grew the 1350 mm length and 55 diameter longest single crystal. He has published 72 Papers in Referred International Journals and 35 Papers in AIP and Materials Today Proceedings. More than 450 papers have been presented by his Ph.D. students in the various National/International conferences. As an appreciation of his commendable work, he has received 22 National and International Awards including IACG – Prof. P. Ramasamy National Award, ISPA – Prof. S. Gunasekaran Award, Young Scientist Award, Young Researcher Award, Young Achiever Award, Best Faculty Researcher Award, Best Outgoing Project Award, Best Innovative Researcher Award, Best Research Scholar Award, Best Crystal Display Award, Best Indigenous Product Presentation Award etc. He has delivered 71 Invited Lectures in International/National Conferences/Seminars. He is a recognized supervisor of Anna University, Chennai and currently guiding 7 Full-Time Ph.D. Scholars. He is a Chief Editor of Indian Association for Crystal Growth (IACG), News Letter and Editorial Board Member in several International Journals.

Area of Specialization 

  • Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC), Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells (QDSSC), Nanomaterials and Thin Films
  • Crystal Growth by Solution and Melt techniques, Organic and Semi-Organic crystals for nonlinear optical (NLO) and ferroelectric applications

Research Projects, Publications and Ph.D. Guidance

Projects Received                                                   :           16  (SERB, DST-SERI, BRNS, UGC-DAE CSR, Recycle3, Canada and SSNI)
Awards Received                                                    :           22
International Journal Publications                    :           72
Conference Proceedings                                       :           29 (AIP, Materials Today, Energy Proceedia)
National/International Conference Papers      :           325
Invited/Special Lectures presented                   :           71
National Laboratory Visit                                    :           06
CCDC Filed                                                             :           15
National Seminars/Symposium organized      :           05
Citations for the Journal Publications              :           977
h-Index                                                                    :           17
i10-Index                                                                 :           27
Ph.D. Guidance (Anna University)                    :           Supervising 7 Full-Time Ph.D. Scholars   

 

Research Projects 

            * External Projects received as a PI               :   4 (DST, SERB, BRNS)
               Total budget for the Projects                        :   Rs.164.90 lakh

            * External Projects received as a Co-PI         :   2 (DST, Recycle3, Canada)
               Total budget for the Projects                        :   Rs.100.60 lakh 

            * Internal Projects received as a PI                :   7 (SSN Trust)
               Total budget for the Projects                       :   Rs.19.50 lakh

            * Internal Projects received as a Co-PI         :   4 (SSN Trust)
               Total budget for the Projects                       :   Rs.4.25 lakh

 

  1. Title: Fabrications of stable Perovskite solar cells using inorganic hole transport materials
    Principal Investigator: Dr. M. Senthil Pandian
    Co-Principal Investigator: Prof. P. Ramasamy
    Budget: Rs.78.0 lakhs
    Agency: DST-SERI
    Duration: 3 years (2017-2020) 
  2. Title: High quality unidirectional 4-nitrophenol derivative single crystals for SHG device applications
    Principal Investigator: Dr. M. Senthil Pandian
    Co-Investigator: Prof. P. Ramasamy
    Collaborator: Dr. Sunil Verma, Scientific Officer-G, RRCAT, Indore
    Budget: Rs.29.65 lakhs
    Agency: BRNS
    Duration: 3 years (2016-2019)
  3. Title: Device quality and bulk size high performance thermoelectric silver bismuth sulfide (AgBiS₂) and silver bismuth selenide (AgBiSe₂) single crystals for thermoelectric (TE) applications
    Principal Investigator: Dr. M. Senthil Pandian
    Budget: Rs.40.7 lakhs
    Agency: SERB
    Duration: 3 years (2019-2022)
  4. Title: Unidirectional and bulk growth of high quality nonlinear optical (NLO) 2-amino-5-nitropyridinium (2A5NP) derivative single crystals for Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) device applications
    Principal Investigator: Dr. M. Senthil Pandian
    Budget: Rs.16.60 lakhs
    Agency: DST-SERB
    Duration: 4 years (2013-2017)
  5. Title: Fabrication of perovskite solar cell using different electron and hole transport materials
    Principal Investigator: Dr. M. Senthil Pandian
    Budget: Rs.2.80 lakhs
    Agency: SSN Institutions; Scheme: SSN Internally Funded Projects  
    Duration: 1 year (2016-2018)
  6. Title: Preparation of one dimensional ZnO nanostructures for organic-inorganic perovskite solar cells
    Principal Investigator: Dr. M. Senthil Pandian
    Budget: Rs.3.5 lakhs
    Agency: SSN Institutions; Scheme: SSN Internally Funded Projects   
    Duration: 1 year (2015-2016)
  7. Title: Fabrications of dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC) for stability enhancement and improved performance
    Principal Investigator: Dr. M.Senthil Pandian
    Budget: Rs.5.0 lakhs
    Agency: SSN Institutions; Scheme: SSN Internally Funded Projects  
    Duration: 1 year (2012-2013)
  8. Title: Stability aspects of Dyes and Electrolytes
    Principal Investigator: Dr. M. Senthil Pandian
    Budget: Rs.4.0 lakhs
    Agency: SSN Institutions; Scheme: SSN Internally Funded Projects  
    Duration: 1 year (2013-2014)
  9. Title: Preparation of Cadmium derivative QDs for applications in Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells (QDSSCs)
    Principal Investigator: Dr. M. Senthil Pandian
    Budget: Rs.3.70 lakhs
    Agency: SSN Institutions; Scheme: SSN Internally Funded Projects  
    Duration: 1 year (2014-2015)
  10. Title: Fabrications of solid state dye sensitized solar cells (SS-DSSC) for stability enhancement and improved performance
    Principal Investigator: Prof. P. Ramasamy
    Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. M. Senthil Pandian
    Budget: Rs.73.0 lakhsAgency: DST-SERI
    Duration: 3 years (2014-2017)
  11. Title: Design and development of disc-shape donors and inorganic acceptors for hybrid organic/inorganic solar cells
    Principal Investigator: Prof. P. Ramasamy
    Co-Principal Investigators: Dr. M. Senthil Pandian, Dr. P. Balaji Bhargav, Dr. R. Govindaraj, Dr. S. Arun Karthick
    Budget: Rs.27.6 lakhs
    Agency: Recycle3, Canada
    Duration: 2 years (2019-2020)
  12. Title: Preparation of different Quantum Dots (QDs) and TiO2 nanostructures and their application in Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells (QDSSC)
    Principal Investigator: Dr. M. Senthil Pandian
    Co-Investigator: Dr. V. Thiyagarajan, EEE
    Budget: Rs.0.25 lakhs
    Agency: SSN Institutions; Scheme: SSN Internally Funded Student Projects 
    Duration: 1 year (2015-2016)
  13. Title: Electrical, Optical, Structural and thermal properties of high quality unidirectional 4-nitrophenol derivative single crystals for SHG device applications 
    Principal Investigator: Dr. M. Senthil Pandian
    Co-Investigator: Dr. V. Thiyagarajan, EEE
    Budget: Rs.0.25 lakhs
    Agency: SSN Institutions; Scheme: SSN Internally Funded Student Projects  
    Duration: 1 year (2015-2016)
  14. Title: Fabrication of dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC) using different TiO2 nanostructures for improved performance
    Principal Investigator: Dr. V. Thiyagarajan, EEE
    Co-Investigator: Dr. M. Senthil Pandian
    Budget: Rs.0.25 lakhs
    Agency: SSN Institutions; Scheme: SSN Internally Funded Student Projects  
    Duration: 1 year (2015-2016)
  15. Title: Reduction of screening effect on ZnO nanostructure based nanogenerator with self powered gas sensor
    Principal Investigator: Mrs. S. Kirubaveni, ECE
    Co-Investigator: Dr. M. Senthil Pandian
    Budget: Rs.0.25 lakhs
    Agency: SSN Institutions; Scheme: SSN Internally Funded Student Projects 
    Duration: 1 year (2016-2017)
  16. Title: Fabrication of self-powered ZnO based VOC sensor
    Principal Investigator: Ms. S. Kirubaveni, ECE
    Co-Investigator: Dr. M. Senthil Pandiand
    Budget: Rs.3.50 lakhs
    Agency: SSN Institutions; Scheme: SSN Internally Funded Faculty Projects  
    Duration: 1 year (2017-2018)
  17. Title: Single and double layer structured nanocrystalline TiO2 composites as high performance photoanodes for dye sensitized solar cells
    Principal Investigator: Dr. D. Gnana Prakash, Chemical
    Co-Investigator: Dr. M. Senthil Pandian
    Budget: Rs.0.25 lakhs
    Agency: SSN Institutions; Scheme: SSN Internally Funded Faculty Projects  
    Duration: 1 year (2017-2018)                                                            

Awards Received 

  1. ISPA – Prof. S. Gunasekaran Award – 2019 for the efforts and Outstanding Contributions in the field of Crystal Growth in the PG and Research Department of Physics, Government Arts College, Tiruvannamalai-606603, Tamilnadu, India on September 26-27, 2019. The award carries a Certificate and a Shield.
  2. Best Faculty Researcher Award-2019 in the SSN Research Day from SSN College of Engineering, Chennai-603 110, Tamilnadu, India on April 5th 2019. As a mark of honoring the Scientists on the National Science Day on 28th February (in commemoration of the renowned physicist and Nobel Laureate Sir C.V. Raman),    Dr. M. Senthil Pandian is honored with the Best Faculty Researcher Award-2019. The award carries a Certificate and a Cash Prize.
  3. IACG – Prof. P. Ramasamy National Award for Crystal Growth – 2019 for the efforts and Outstanding Contributions in the field of Crystal Growth in the Department of Physics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore-641046, Tamilnadu, India on January 28-30, 2019. The award carries a Certificate, a Shield and Rs.10,000/= Cash Prize.
  4. Highly Cited Author – Received Certificate of Appreciation in Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) September 18th 2019. As one of the corresponding authors (Dr. M. Senthil Pandian) of the highly cited papers published in the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) journals. His article rank in the top ten percent by citations in the field mentioned below in 2018. Title of the paper: Growth and characterization of semi-organic third order nonlinear optical (NLO) potassium 3,5-dinitrobenzoate (KDNB) single crystals.
  5. Best Faculty Researcher Award-2018 in the SSN Research Day from SSN College of Engineering, Chennai-603 110, Tamilnadu, India on March 26th 2018. As a mark of honoring the Scientists on the National Science Day on 28th February (in commemoration of the renowned physicist and Nobel Laureate Sir C.V. Raman),    Dr. M. Senthil Pandian is honored with the Best Faculty Researcher Award-2018. The award carries a Certificate and a Cash Prize.
  6. Best Poster Presentation Award-2018 in the 63rd DAE Solid State Physics Symposium (SSPS-2018) held at Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar-400085, Haryana on December 18-22, 2018.
  7. Best Poster Presentation Award-2017 in the 62nd DAE Solid State Physics Symposium (SSPS-2017) held at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai-400085, Maharastra on December 26-30, 2017.
  8. Young Scientist Award-2016 for the efforts and Outstanding Contributions in the field of Crystal Growth, Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC) and Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells (QDSSC). The award carries a Certificate, a Shield and a Cash Prize. This programme is organized by Chemical Science Review Letters journal. The Aufau International Award is celebrated on 4th June 2016 at Hotel Silver Palace, Salem-636009, Tamilnadu, India.
  9. Best Out Coming Project Award-2016 for the efforts and Outstanding Contributions in the field of Dye Sensitized and Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells. His project is awarded out of 23 SSN internally funded faculty projects. He has received this award from the 10th SSN Research Day held during 31st March 2016 organized by SSN Institutions, Chennai-603110, Tamilnadu, India.
  10. Young Scientist Award-2016 for the efforts and Outstanding Contributions in the field of Crystal Growth. He has received this award from the 2nd National Conference on Nano Photonics (NCNP-2016) held during 18-19 March 2016 organized by School of Physics, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli-620024, Tamilnadu, India.
  11. Best Innovative Researcher Award-2014 for the Outstanding and Innovative Research in Solar Cells and Crystal Growth. As a mark of honoring the Scientists on the National Science Day on 28th February 2014 (in commemoration of the renowned physicist and Nobel Laureate Sir C.V. Raman), Dr. M. Senthil Pandian is honored with the Best Innovative Researcher Award. The award carries a Certificate, a Shield and a Cash Prize. This programme is organized by Department of Human Resource Management, Noorul Islam University, Kumaracoil-629 180, Tamilnadu, India. This programme was sponsored by IEEE and Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi.
  12. Young Researcher Award-2013 for the efforts and Outstanding Contributions in the field of Solar Cells and Crystal Growth. He has received this award from the National Conference on Recent Trends in Advanced Materials (NCRTAM-2013) held during 16-17 December 2013 organized by GRD Centre for Materials Research, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore-641 004, Tamilnadu, India.
  13. Young Researcher Award-2013 for the Outstanding Performance in the field of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC) and Crystal Growth. He has received this award from the National Conference on Advanced Materials and Application (NCAMA-2013) held at Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli-620 015, Tamilnadu during April 4-5, 2013. This award was given by Optical Society of America (OSA) and SPIE-Student Chapter.
  14. Best Paper Presentation Award in the 18th National Convention of Electrochemists (NCE-18) on Emerging trends in Electrochemical Engineering, Science and Technology (ETEST-2014) at Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai-625 021, Tamilnadu during July 23-24, 2014. This programme was organized by Society for Advancement of Electrochemical Science and Technology, Karaikudi and CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi and MK University.
  15. Best Oral Presentation Award in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on Recent Trends in Crystal Growth and Nano Materials held at Department of Physics, National College, Tiruchirappalli-620 001, Tamilnadu during March 13-15, 2013.
  16. Best Research Scholar Award-2012 in the SSN Research Day from SSN College of Engineering, Chennai-603 110 on March 26, 2012. As a mark of honoring the Scientists on the National Science Day on 28th February (in commemoration of the renowned physicist and Nobel Laureate Sir C.V. Raman), M. Senthil Pandian is honored with the Best Researcher Award. The award carries a Certificate and a Cash Prize.
  17. Best Oral Presentation Award in the XVI National Seminar on Crystal Growth (NSCG-XVI) held at Department of Physics, Aditanar College of Arts and Science, Tiruchendur-628 216, Tamilnadu during January 19-21, 2012.
  18. Best Oral Presentation Award in the XV National Seminar on Crystal Growth (NSCG-XV) held at PSN College of Engineering and Technology, Tirunelveli-627 152, Tamilnadu during February 23-25, 2011.
  19. Best Indigenous Product Presentation Award in the II National Conference on Advanced Materials (NCAM-II) held at PSN College of Engineering and Technology, Tirunelveli-627 152, Tamilnadu on August 25-27, 2010.
  20. Best Crystal Display Award in the National Seminar on Crystal Growth-XIV (NSCG-XIV) held at School of Advanced Sciences, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University, Vellore-632 014, Tamilnadu during March 10-12, 2010.
  21. Best Researcher Award-2009 in the SSN Research Day from SSN College of Engineering, Chennai-603 110, Tamilnadu, India on March 11th 2009. As a mark of honoring the Scientists on the National Science Day on 28th February (in commemoration of the renowned physicist and Nobel Laureate Sir C.V. Raman), M. Senthil Pandian is honored with the Best Researcher Award. The award carries a Certificate and a Cash Prize.
  22. Best Oral Presentation Award in the National Seminar on Crystal Growth of Laser and Nonlinear Optical Materials (NSCGOM-2008) held at Department of Physics, National College, Trichirappalli-620 001, Tamilnadu during September 25-26, 2008.

Publications in International Peer Reviewed Journals 

1. Growth of TGS single crystal by conventional and SR method and its analysis on the basis of mechanical, thermal, optical and etching studies
M. Senthil Pandian, N. Balamurugan, V. Ganesh, P.V. Raja Shekar, K. Kishan Rao,
P. Ramasamy, Materials Letters, Vol.62, pp.3830-3832, August 2008.

2. Characterization of <010> directed KAP single crystals grown by Sankaranarayanan- Ramasamy (SR) method
M. Senthil Pandian, N. Balamurugan, G. Bhagavannarayana, P. Ramasamy
Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol.310, pp.4143-4147, August 2008.

3. Growth and characterization of solution grown tetra glycine barium chloride (TGBC) single crystals
M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol.310, pp.2563-2568, May 2008.

4. Unidirectional growth of <001> tetra glycine barium chloride (TGBC) single crystal by Sankaranarayanan-Ramasamy method
M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy,
Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol.311, pp.944-947, January 2009.

5. Unidirectional growth of sulphamic acid single crystal and its quality analysis using etching, microhardness, HRXRD, UV-Visible and Thermogravimetric – Differential thermal characterizations
M. Senthil Pandian, Urit Charoen In, P. Ramasamy, Prapun Manyum, M. Lenin,
N. Balamurugan, Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol.312, pp.397-401, January 2010.

6. Conventional slow evaporation and Sankaranarayanan-Ramasamy (SR) method grown diglycine zinc chloride (DGZC) single crystal and its comparative study
M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol.312, pp.413-419, January 2010.

7. Studies on conventional and Sankaranarayanan-Ramasamy method (SR) grown ferroelectric glycine phosphite single crystals
M. Senthil Pandian, N. Pattanaboonmee, P. Ramasamy, P. Manyum
Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol.314, pp.207-212, January 2011.

8. A comparative investigation of (010) ferroelectric triglycine sulfate (TGS) crystals grown by conventional slow evaporation and unidirectional method
M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy, Binay Kumar
Materials Research Bulletin, Vol.47, pp.1587-1597, June 2012.

9. Sodium sulfanilate dehydrate (SSDH) single crystals grown by conventional slow evaporation and Sankaranarayanan-Ramasamy method & its comparative characterization analysis
M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Materials Chemistry and Physics, Vol.132, pp.1019-1028, February 2012.

10. The growth of benzophenone crystals by Sankaranarayanan-Ramasamy (SR) method and slow evaporation solution technique (SEST): A comparative investigation
M. Senthil Pandian, K. Boopathi, P. Ramasamy, G. Bhagavannarayana
Materials Research Bulletin, Vol.47, pp.826-835, March 2012.

11. Synthesis and characterization of Cadmium sulfide (CdS) quantum dots for quantum dot sensitized solar cells applications
K. Veerathangam, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
International Journal of Chem Tech Research, Vol.6, pp.5396-5399, November 2014.

12. Synthesis of titanium dioxide nano structures and their effects on current voltage (I-V) performance in dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC)
R. Govindaraj, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
International Journal of Chem Tech Research, Vol.6; Issue.13, pp.5220-5225, October 2014.

13. Unidirectional growth of <001> triglycine zinc chloride crystal by Sankaranarayanan- Ramasamy (SR) method and its characterizations
K. Aravinth, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy,
Spectrochemica Acta Part-A: Molecular and Bio Molecular Spectroscopy, Vol.138, pp.811-817, March 2015.

14. Synthesis of porous titanium dioxide nanorods/nano particles and their properties for dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC)
R. Govindaraj, M. Senthil Pandian, G. Senthil Murugan, Sumita Mukhopaday,
P. Ramasamy
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, pp.1-5, January 2015.
Citations-12; Impact Factor: 2.3

15. Sol-gel synthesised mesoporous anatase titanium dioxide nano particles for dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC) applications
R. Govindaraj, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy, Sumita Mukhopadhyay
Bulletin of Materials Science, Vol.38, pp.291-296, October 2015.

16. Investigations of tungsten carbide nano structures treated with different temperatures as counter electrodes for dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC) applications
P. Vijayakumar, M. Senthil Pandian, S.P. Lim, A. Pandikumar, N.M. Huang,
S. Mukhopadhyay, P. Ramasamy
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, pp.7977-7986, July 2015.

17. Synthesis and characterizations of large surface tungsten oxide nano particles as a novel counter electrode for dye sensitized solar cell
P. Vijayakumar, M. Senthil Pandian, Sumita Mukhopadhyay, P. Ramasamy
Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, Vol.75, pp.487-494, September 2015.

18. Facile synthesis of tungsten carbide nanorods and its application as counter electrode in dye sensitized solar cells
P. Vijayakumar, M. Senthil Pandian, S.P. Lim, A. Pandikumar, N.M. Huang,
S. Mukhopadhyay, P. Ramasamy
Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, Vol.39, pp.292-299, November 2015.

19. Growth of organic nonlinear optical (NLO) Ammonium D,L-tartrate (AMT) single crystal by conventional and unidirectional method and its XRD, etching, laser damge threshold, microhardness, UV-Vis NIR and photo acoustic characterizations
V. Sivasubramani, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy,
Materials Research Innovation, Vol.20, pp.67-75, February 2016.

20. Synthesis of 2-cyano 3-(4 dimethylaminophenyl) prop 2-enoic acid dye derived from 4- dimethylaminobenzaldehyde and methyl cyanoacetate and its properties S. Kotteswaran, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy Materials Research Innovations, Vol.20, pp.112-116, March 2016.

21. Influence of zirconium dioxide and titanium dioxide binders on the photovoltaic perofrmance of dye sensitized solar cell tungsten carbide nanorods based counter electrode
P. Vijayakumar, A. Pandikumar, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Electrochimica Acta, Vol.211, pp.375-384, September 2016.

22. Mesoporous TiO2 microsphere synthesised via a facile hydrothermal method for dye sensitized solar cell
N. Santhosh, R. Govindaraj, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy, Sumita Mukhopadhay
Journal of Porous Materials, Vol.23, pp.1-7, May 2016.

23. Growth and characterization of semi-organic third order nonlinear optical (NLO) potassium 3,5-dinitrobenzoate (KDNB) single crystals
P. Karuppasamy, V. Sivasubramani, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
RSC Advances, Vol.6, pp.109105-109123, 2016.

24. Growth of organic nonlinear optical 4-hydroxy L-Proline (HLP) single crystal by conventional solution method and its structural, vibrational, optical and mechanical characterizations
N. Prabavathi, R. Jayanthi, V. Sivasubramani, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Materials Research Innovations, Vol.21, pp.189-194, July 2017.

25. Bulk growth of organic nonlinear optical (NLO) L-arginine 4-nitrophenolate 4- nitrophenol dihydrate (LAPP) single crystals by Sankaranarayanan-Ramasamy (SR) method
V. Sivasubramani, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Materials Research Innovations, Vol.21, pp.426-433, November 2017.

26. Growth of ethyl 2-cyano 3-(4-(dimethylamino) phenyl) acrylate single crystal and its structural, optical, thermal and electrical characterisations
S. Kotteswaran, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Materials Research Innovations, Vol.21, pp.401-406, November 2017.

27. Preparation of one dimensional titanium dioxide nanowires using electrospinning process for dye-sensitized solar cells
C. Brundha, R. Govindaraj, N. Santhosh, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy, S. Karuppuchamy, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Vol.28, pp.11509-11514, August 2017.

28. A facile one-step synthesis and fabrication of hexagonal palladium-carbon nanocubes (H- Pd/C NCs) and their application as an efficient counter electrode for dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC)
P. Vijayakumar, M. Senthil Pandian, A. Pandikumar, P. Ramasamy
Ceramic International, Vol.43, pp.8466-8474, August 2017.

29. Crystal growth and characterization of third order nonlinear optical piperazinium bis (4- hydroxybenzenesulphonate) (P4HBS) single crystal
P. Karuppasamy, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol.473, pp.39-54, September 2017.

30. Synthesis of nanocrystalline TiO2 nanorods via hydrothermal method: An efficient photoanode material for dye sensitized solar cells
R. Govindaraj, N. Santhosh, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol.468, pp.125-128, June 2017.

31. Monocrystal growth and characterization study of α- and γ-polymorph of glycine to explore superior performance of γ-glycine crystal
Mohd Anis, M. Senthil Pandian, M.I. Baig, P. Ramasamy, G.G. Mulley
Materials Research Innovations, Vol.5, pp.1-6, May 2017.

32. Electrochemical interfacial charge transfer dynamics and photovoltaic performances of nanofibrous vanadium derivatives based platinum free counter electrodes in dye sensitized solar cells
P. Vijayakumar, M. Senthil Pandian, A. Pandikumar, P. Ramasamy
Materials Science and Engineering. B, Vol.222, pp.7-17, August 2017.

33. Photovoltaic performance of Ag-doped CdS quantum dots for Solar Cell application
K. Veerathangam, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Materials Research Bulletin, Vol.94, pp.371-377, October 2017.

34. Spectral, optical, thermal and electrochemical characterizations of organic nonlinear optical (NLO) triphenylamine single crystal
S. Kotteswaran, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, Vol.19, pp.543-549, July 2017.

35. Effect of Dimethylaminophenyl and Thienyl donor groups on Zn-Porphyrin for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) Applications
S. Kotteswaran, V. Mohan Kumar, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Inorganic Chemica Acta, Vol.467, pp.256-263, October 2017.

36. Synthesis, crystal growth, physicochemical properties and quantum chemical investigations on D-π-A type organic single crystal: 2-amino-5-nitropyridinium phenolsulfonate (2A5NPP) for nonlinear optical (NLO) applications
V. Sivasubramani, V. Mohan Kumar, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
RSC, Crystal Engineering and Communications, Vol.19, pp.5662-5678, 2017.

37. Bulk growth of organic 4-hydroxy l-proline (HLP) single crystals grown by conventional slow evaporation and Sankaranarayanan–Ramasamy (SR) method
L. Jayanthi, N. Prabavathi, V. Sivasubramani, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy, S.A. Martin Britto Dhas
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Vol.28, pp.15354-15369, October 2017.

38. Nonlinear optical and microscopic analysis of Cu2+ doped zinc thiourea chloride (ZTC) mono crystal
S.P. Ramteke, Mohd Anis, M. Senthil Pandian, S. Kalainathan, M.I. Baig,
P. Ramasamy, G.G. Muley
Optics and Laser Technology, Vol.99, pp.197-2020, February 2017.

39. Hydrothermally derived nanoporous titanium dioxide nanorods/nanoparticles and their influence in dye-sensitized solar cell as a photo anode
R. Govindaraj, N. Santhosh, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Chemical Physics Letters, Vol.689, pp.19-25, December 2017.

40. Crystal growth and characterization of semi-organic 2-amino-5-nitropyridinium bromide (2A5NPBr) single crystals for third-order nonlinear optical (NLO) applications
V. Sivasubramani, A. Raja, P. Karuppasamy, K. Ramachandran, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Applied Physics-A, Vol.123, pp.780-794, December 2017.

41. Crystal growth, structural, optical, thermal and dielectric studies of nonlinear optical 2- amino-5-nitropyridinium nitrate (2A5NPN) single crystals
V. Sivasubramani, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Materials Research Innovation, Vol.22, pp.128-136, April 2018.

42. Crystal growth and characterization of an efficient semi-organic nonlinear optical Donor- π-Acceptor single crystal: 2-amino-5-nitropyridinium nitrate (2A5NPN) grown by slow evaporation solution technique (SEST)
V. Sivasubramani, V. Mohan Kumar, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy, S.A.M. Britto Dhas
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Vol.29, pp.2091-2109, February 2018.

43. Size dependent photovoltaic performance of cadmium sulfide (CdS) quantum dots for solar cell applications
K. Veerathangam, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol.735, pp.202-208, February 2018.

44. Fabrication of stable dye-sensitized solar cell with hydrothermally synthesized titanium dioxide nanorods as a photoanode material
R. Govindaraj, N. Santhosh, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Vol.29, pp.3736-3743, March 2018.

45. Investigation of suitable binders combination and electrochemical charge transfer dynamics of vanadium carbide nanoparticles based counter electrode in Pt free dye sensitized solar cell
P. Vijayakumar, R. Govindaraj, N. Santhosh, A. Pandikumar, M. Senthil Pandian,
P. Ramasamy
Journal of Materials Science, Vol.53, pp.4444-4445, March 2018.

46. The effect of different π-bridge configuration on bi-anchored triphenylamine and phenyl modified triphenylamine based dyes for dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC) application:
a theoretical approach
P. Pounraj, V. Mohan Kumar, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modeling, Vol.79, pp.235-253, January 2018.

47. Growth and characterization of semi-organic nonlinear optical (NLO) Guanidinium trichloroacetate (GTCA) single crystal
P. Karuppasamy, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy, S.K. Das
Optik: International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, Vol.156, pp.707-719, March 2018.

48. Effect of flavone and isoflavone in the triphenylamine-based sensitizers for dye- sensitized solar cell applications: DFT and TD-DFT approach
V. Mohan Kumar, P. Poun Raj, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
SILICON, Springer Journals, Article in Press, September 2018.

49. Preparation of Titanium Dioxide Nanorods/Nanoparticles Via One-Step Hydrothermal Method and Their Influence as a Photoanode Material in Nanocrystalline Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell
R. Govindaraj, N. Santhosh, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Applied Surface Science, Vol.449, pp.166-173, August 2018

50. Optimizing structural, microhardness, surface growth mechanism, luminescence and thermal traits of KH2PO4 crystal exploiting multidirectional H-bonding quality of dopant tartaric acid
Mohd Anis, M.I. Baig, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy, S. Alfaify, V. Ganesh,
G.G. Muley, P. Ramasamy, H.A. Ghramh
Crystal Research and Technology, Vol.53, pp.1700165, 2018.

51. Directional growth, physicochemical and quantum chemical investigations on Pyridinium
2-carboxylate: 4-nitrophenol (P2C4N) single crystal for nonlinear optical (NLO) applications
V. Sivasubramani, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy, D. Sajan, J. George
RSC – New Journal of Chemistry, Vol.42, pp.4261-4277, 2018.

52. Influence of SILAR deposition cycles in CdS quantum dot-sensitized solar cells
K. Veerathangam, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Vol.29, pp.7318-7324, May 2018.

53. Synthesis, optical, electrochemical and photovoltaic properties of donor modified organic dyes for dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) applications
S. Kotteswaran, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Vol.29, pp.6672-6678, April 2018.

54. Photovoltaic performance of Pb-doped CdS quantum dots for solar cell applications
K. Veerathangam, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Materials Letters, Vol.220, pp.74-77, March 2018.

55. Computational modelling on donor configuration for wide solar energy capture
V. Mohankumar, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Materials Letters, Vol.219, pp.216-219, May 2018.

56. Investigations on 4-Methyl Benzophenone (4MB) single crystal grown by Czochralski method and its characterization
K. Ramachandran, P. Vijayakumar, A. Raja, V. Mohankumar, G. Vinitha M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Vol.29, pp.8571-8583, May 2018.

57. Crystal growth, structural, optical, thermal, mechanical, laser damage threshold and electrical properties of triphenylphosphine oxide 4-nitrophenol (TP4N) single crystals for nonlinear optical applications
P. Karuppasamy, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy, Sunil Verma
Optical Materials, Vol.79, pp.152-171, May 2018.

58. Synthesis, growth, structural, optical, thermal, laser damage threshold and computational perspectives of 4-nitropheno l 4-aminobenzoic acid monohydrate (4NPABA) single crystal
P. Karuppasamy, T. Kamalesh, V. Mohan Kumar, S. Abdul Kalam, M. Senthil Pandian,
P. Ramasamy, Sunil Verma, S. Venugopal Rao
Journal of Molecular Structure, Vol.1176, pp.254-265, December 2018.

59. Investigation on the performance of reduced graphene oxide as counter electrode in dye sensitized solar cell applications
P. Vijaya Kumar, S. Kannadasan, C. Balaji, M. Senthil Pandian, A. Pandikumar,
P. Ramasamy
Physica Status Solidi. A, Vol.215, pp.1800298-1800305, September 2018.

60. Enhanced performance of 4,4′-bipyridine-doped PVDF/KI/I2 based solid state polymer electrolyte for dye-sensitized solar cell applications
S. Kannadasan, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Vol.29, pp.18074-18081, November 2018.

61. Improvement in power conversion efficiencies of benzoguanamine-doped solid state polymer electrolytes for dye sensitized solar cell applications
S. Kannadasan, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Materials Science – Poland, Article in Press, October 2018.

62. Synthesis, crystal growth, structure and characterization of a novel third order nonlinear optical organic single crystal: 2-Amino 4,6-Dimethyl Pyrimidine 4-nitrophenol
P. Karuppasamy, T. Kamalesh, K. Anitha, S. Abdul Kalam, Muthu Senthil Pandian,
P. Ramasamy, Sunil Verma, S. Venugopal Rao
Optical Materials, Vol.84, pp.475-489, October 2018.

63. Fabrication of Hole-Transport-Free Perovskite Solar Cells Using 5-Ammonium Valeric Acid Iodide as additive and Carbon as Counter Electrode
N. Santhosh, R. Govindaraj, P. Pounraj, R. Sitaraman, M. Senthil Pandian,
P. Ramasamy
Materials Letters, Vol.236, pp.706-709, February 2019.

64. Donor functionalized quinoline based organic sensitizers for dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC) applications: DFT and TD-DFT investigations
P. Pounraj, V. Mohan Kumar, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Journal of Molecular Modeling, Vol.24, pp.343-352, December 2018.

65. Growth, Structural, Optical, Thermal, Laser Damage Threshold and Theoretical Investigations of Organic Nonlinear Optical 2-Aminopyridinium 4-Nitrophenolate 4- Nitrophenol (2AP4N) single crystal
P. Karuppasamy, T. Kamalesh, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Vol.30, pp.1553-1570, January 2019.

66. Theoretical investigation on flavones and isoflavones added triphenylamine based sensitizers for DSSC application
V. Mohan Kumar, P. Pounraj, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Brazilian Journal of Physics, Vol.49, pp.103-112, February 2019.

67. Influence of 4,4′-bipyridine doped polyvinylidine fluoride/potassium iodide/iodine solid polymer electrolytes for dye-sensitized solar cell applications
S. Kannadasan, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Materials Letters, Vol.238, pp.167-170, March 2019.

68. Growth and characterization of 4-methyl-3- nitrobenzoic acid (4M3N) single crystal by using vertical transparent Bridgman-Stockbarger method for NLO applications
K. Ramachandran, A. Raja, V. Mohan Kumar, M. Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Physica: B: Condensed Matter, Vol.562, pp.82-93, June 2019.

69. Growth of High-Quality Organic Single Crystal of 2-Aminopyridinium 4-Nitrophenolate 4-Nitrophenol (2AP4N) by a Novel Rotational Sankaranarayanan Ramasamy (RSR) method
P. Karuppasamy, T. Kamalesh, Muthu Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy, Sunil Verma
Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol.518, pp.59-72, July 2019.

70. Tuning the lifetime from molecular engineering of carbazole donor based by metal-free organic dyes for dye sensitized solar cells – A computational approach
V. Mohan Kumar, P. Poun Raj, Muthu Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Journal of Molecular Structure, Vol.1195, pp.494-505, November 2019.

71. Experimental and theoretical approach of organic 4,4′- dimethylbenzophenone (DMBP) single crystal for NLO application
K. Ramachandran, V. Mohan Kumar, A. Raja, Muthu Senthil Pandian, P. Ramasamy
Optics and Laser Technology, Vol.119, pp.105640-105646, November 2019.

72. Investigation on the impact of xylenol orange dye on the growth and properties of unidirectional grown KDP crystals for photonic applications
A. Saranraj, S. Sahaya Jude Dhas, M. Jose, P. Karuppasamy, Muthu Senthil Pandian,
P. Ramasamy, S.A. Martin Britto Dhas
Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol.523, pp., October 2019.

Organized Conferences/Seminars

  • Co-Convenor in XVIII National Seminar on Crystal Growth (XVIII NSCG-2014), February 24-26, 2014, Centre for Crystal Growth, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai-603110, Tamilnadu.
  • Co-Convenor in XXI National Seminar on Crystal Growth and Applications (XXI NSCGA-2017), March 6-8, 2017, PG and Research Department of Physics, National College, Tiruchirappalli-620001, Tamilnadu.
  • Co-Convenor in XXII National Seminar on Crystal Growth and Applications (XXII NSCGA-2018), January 29-31, 2018, Department of Physics, Sacret Heart College (Autonomous), Tirpattur-635601, Vellore District, Tamilnadu.
  • Organizing Secretary in International Symposium on Modeling of Crystal Growth Processes and Devices (MCGPD-2019), February 26-28, 2019, SSN Research Centre, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai-603110, Tamilnadu.
  • Co-Convenor in Third International Conference on Recent Trends in Applied Science and Technology (ICRTAST-2019), September 19-21, 2019, SSN Research Centre, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai-603110, Tamilnadu.

Editorial Board

 

  1. Editor – Indian Association for Crystal Growth (IACG), News Letter – (http://www.ia-cg.com/index.html)
  1. Associate Editor –      Nanoscale Reports –  (https://journals.eleyon.org/index.php/nr/about/editorialTeam)
  1. Associate Editor – Science and Technological Research Journal – (http://www.elavenil.com/strj/english/siteinfo/editorialboard.html)
  1. Editorial Member – Royal Book Publications – (http://royalbookpublishing.com/ourteam.html)        
  1. Editorial Member – Journal of Physics, Chemistry and Nanotechnology – (http://www.mspscientificpublications.com/jpcnt.php)
  1. Editorial Member – International Journal of Research in Science and Technology – (http://www.ijrst.com/index.php)
  1. Editorial Member – International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences and Technology – (http://www.irapub.com/page.php?jID=33/&pageid=1)
  1. Editorial Member – Oriental Journal of Physical Sciences – (http://www.orientjphysicalsciences.org/)
  1. Editorial Member – Journal of Innovative Nobel Research – (https://privee05.wixsite.com/nobel-research-b1/editorial-borad)
  1. Guest Editor –    Journal of Advances in Optoelectronics – (https://www.hindawi.com/)

Professional Body Membership

  1. Life Member, International Organization for Crystal Growth (IOCG)
  2. Life Member and Editor, Indian Association for Crystal Growth (IACG)

  3. Member, Review Committee in Solid State Physics Symposium (SSPS)    
    (Reviewer for Manuscript and Poster Evaluation in “Section H – Single Crystal Growth“)
    i.          SSPS-2015, 21-25 December 2015, Amity University, Noida, U.P.
    ii.         SSPS-2016, 26-30 December 2016, KIIT University, Odissa
    iii.       SSPS-2017, 26-30 December 2017, BARC, Mumbai
    iv         SSPS-2018, 18-22 December 2018, Guru Jambheshwar University, Haryana
    v.         SSPS-2019, 18-22 December 2019, IIT Jodhpur, Rajasthan
  4. Life Member, International Organization of Scientific Research and Development (IOSRD), Taiwan
  5. Executive Member, Indian Science and Technology Association (ISTA)
  6. Executive Member and Associate Editor, Elavenil Science Association (ESA)
  7. Life Member, AUFAU Periodicals (Chemical Science Review Letters)
  8. Life Member, Indian Spectophysics Association (ISPA)
 

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