Research & Collaboration

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The department has a well-established laboratory to prepare thin films and nanomaterials by physical and chemical methods. Departmental laboratory is equipped with sophisticated instruments like, atomic force microscope, spectrophotometer, Raman Spectrometer, Hall effect measurement system and photoluminescence arrangement. The department has received funds more than Rs. 3 Crore from different government funding agencies like DST, UGC, CSIR, AICTE and also from international funding agencies.

Coimbatore Institute of Technology and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL)(previously known as Bergen University College) started joint academic and research collaboration activities in the year 2010 and the first MoU between the two institutions was signed in the year 2011. The research groups at HVL and CIT started working jointly in the area of modeling, synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for solar cell applications.

In 2015, the Project Advanced Nano materials for Clean Energy Applications (INCP-2014/10045) with a grant of 1 050 000 Norwegian Kroners was sanctioned by Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SiU) and this further strengthened the collaboration between the two institutions. The INCP project, paved way for considerable increase in the mobility of Master, PhD students and academic staff between the two institutions and has also resulted in good number of research publications. As a part of this collaboration we have organized five international conferences so far.

All these activities made us to win the UTFORSK long term project entitled ‘Nanomaterials for Energy and Health Applications with ICT as Enabling Technology’ with a grant of 2 000 000 Norwegian Kroners. The academic and research activities between the two institutions is moving ahead in a blissful manner and this has helped us to win funding’s from INCP program (2015-2017), UTFORSK (2017-2020) and from NFR, NANO2021 (2013,2015) to arrange international conferences.

Recently we have received a collaborative research project from Diku-Norwegian Agency for International Co-operation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education entitled “Higher Education and Research on Advanced Materials for Clean Energy Technologies” 2021-2024, Amount: 29,99,854 Norwegian kroner (NOK).

List of candidates pursuing Ph.D. in Department of Physics

S. No. Name of the Scholar Name of the guide Month & Year of registration
1. N. Rajiv Chandar Dr.S.Agilan Jan 2011
2. K. Kannan Dr.S.Agilan Jan 2012
3. D.Vinoth Pandi Dr.N.Muthukumarasamy Jan 2015
4. S.Yuvaraj Dr.C.P.Yoganand Jul 2015
5. S.R.Akshaya Dr.T.Venkatachalam Jan 2017
6. P.Pavithrakumar Dr. S. Agilan Jan 2017
7. M.Shobana Dr.P.Balraju Jan 2017
8. P. Mykelraj Dr.C.P.Yoganand Jan 2017
9. C.Sandhiya Dr. T. Venkatachalam Jul 2017
10. N. Jeevitha Dr.P.Suresh Jul 2017
11. M. JayaPrakash Dr. S. Agilan Jul 2018
12. V.Saraswathy Dr. S. Agilan July 2019

List of candidates awarded Ph.D. in Department of Physics


1  M. Thambidurai Dr. N. Muthukumarasamy

& Dr. S. Agilan

CdS Quantum dot sensitized ZnO nanorods for solar cell applications and studies on Fe, Co and Ni doped nanoparticles 09-12-2011
2  M. Chandramohan  Dr. T. Venkatachalam Investigation and development of CIGS thin films 03-08-2012
3  C.K. Senthilkumaran  Dr. S. Agilan Investigations on selenium and copper nanoparticles for biological applications 25-07-2013
4  K. Sakthivel  Dr. T. Venkatachalam Fabrication and characterization of TiO2 based dye sensitized solar cells 07-04-2014
5  N. Gokilamani  Dr. N. Muthukumarasamy Natural dye sensitized nanocrystalline TiO2 thin films for solar cell applications 15-09-2014
6  A. Ranjitha  Dr. N. Muthukumarasamy Quantum dot sensitized nanocrystalline doped-TiO2 thin films for solar cell applications 04-05-2015
7  M. Raja  Dr. N. Muthukumarasamy CdS quantum dot sensitized ZnO nanostructure thin films for solar cell applications 16-07-2015
8  V. Chitra  Dr. S. Vasantha Fabrication and characteristics of pulse electrodeposited CIS and CIGS nanocrystalline thin films 16-07-2015
9  N. M. Ganesan  Dr. N. Muthukumarasamy Preparation and characterization of nanocrystalline TiO2 thin films for photocatalytic applications 12-02-2016
10  D. Geethalakshmi  Dr. N. Muthukumarasamy Studies on PANI-HCl, PANI-CSA and hybrid PANI/TiO2 thin films for BHJ solar cell applications 17-02-2016
11  M. Saravanakumar  Dr. S. Agilan Structural, optical and magnetic properties of SnO2 and transition metal (Mn, Co And Cr) doped SnO2 nano particles 15-04-2016
12  S.Shanthi  Dr. N. Muthukumarasamy Studies on ZnO, Mn doped ZnO, Co doped ZnO, Gd doped ZnO and Mn-N co doped ZnO nanocrystalline thin films 15-06-2016
13  J. Shana  Dr. T. Venkatachalam Ingenious techniques for secure and privacy preserving frequent item set generation for in-house and outsourced data mining 25-07-2016
14  E.P. Subramaniam  Dr. N. Muthukumarasamy Preparation and characterization of CZTS nanoparticles and nanocrystalline thin films for solar cell applications 24-08-2016
15  C. Selvakumar  Dr. T. Venkatachalam Design and fabrication of closed space vacuum deposition unit and investigation of prepared CdSnTe2 thin films 27-10-2016
16  T. Mahalingam  Dr. T. Venkatachalam Synthesis and characterization of intermolecular hydrogen bonded liquid crystals 25-11-2016
17  P.M. Ponnusamy  Dr. S. Agilan Structural, optical and magnetic properties of NiO and transition metal (Cr, Co and Fe) doped NiO nanoparticles 28-12-2016
18  D. Sudha Devi  Dr. K. Thilgavathy Design and development of efficient protocols for adaptive multilevel security in cloud data storage using elliptic curve cryptography 30-12-2016
19  P. Aruna  Dr. S. Vasantha Certain investigations on swarm Intelligence based virtual mission allocation and consolidation algorithms for efficient usage of power and resource in cloud competing environment 13-04-2017
20  Y. Akila  Dr. N. Muthukumarasamy Studies on TiO2 nanorods for solar cell application 22-06-2017
21  N. Prabhu  Dr. S. Agilan Preparation and characterization of tungsten oxide (WO3) nanoparticles for solar cell applications 28-06-2017
22  R. Renugadevi  Dr. T. Venkatachalam A study on TiO2 and Cobalt(II), Nickel(II) and Copper(II) doped TiO2 nanofilms for their photocatalytic behaviour 24-08-2017
23  P. Selvakumar  Dr. T. Venkatachalam New series of mononuclear Ruthenium(II) complexes encompassing S-Allyldithiocarbazate derivatives: synthesis, spectral and biological studies 20-10-2017
24  R. Kavitha  Dr.K.Sakthivel Synthesis and characterization of CdTe, Zn doped CdTe, Pb doped CdTe and Mn doped CdTe nanoparticles prepared by microwave assisted solvothermal method 18-12-2017
25  S. Sikappi  Dr. S. Vasantha Compressing of DICOM fIle using uniform spatial pattern run length encoding 19-01-2018
26  P. Naresh Kumar  Dr.K.Sakthivel Green synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles for Solar cell application 13-03-2018
27  S. Keerthana  Dr.S. Agilan Synthesis and characterization of zeolite (NaA, NaY, KA) materials for adsorption of automobile exhaust gases (CO2, CO, HC, NO) 30-07-2018
28  G. Rajesh  Dr. N. Muthukumarasamy Solution processed synthesis of CZTS quantum dots and nanostructured CZTS thinfilms for solar cell application 28-08-2018
29 B. Gayathri  Dr. N. Muthukumarasamy Synthesis, characterization of HAp, Mg Hap and Zn-HAp nanoparticles and their coatings on 316L SS and titanium alloy for biomedical application 24.01.2019
30 R. G. Sethuraman Dr. T. Venkatachalam Synthesis, characterization and photocatalytic application of electrospin CuO, Zn:CuO, Mn:CuO and Ni:CuO nanofibers 04.03.2019
31 N. Priya Dr. S. Vasantha Effective modelling of aggregated intrusion detection system for performance enhancement 30.05.2019
32 C. Sathya Dr. S. Agilan Efficient and enhanced byzantine fault detection and tolerance algorithms for cloud computing services 16.09.2019
33 P. Rupa Dr. T. Venkatachalam Studies on air pollution tolerance index of plants around different industrial areas in Coimbatore 04.10.2019
34 B. Punithaveni Dr. K. Thilagavathy Investigations on certain pyridine based organic single crystal complexes for optoelectronic applications 18.10.2019
35 I. Muralisankar Dr. S. Agilan Study on synthesis of paraffin wax derived graphene/ metal oxide nano composites and application in basic dye removal from water 10.01.2020
36 L. Yamuna Devi Dr. K. Thilagavathy Enhancement of remote data possession checking protocol for efficient cloud data integrity verification 22.07.2020
37 G. Johnsy Arputhavalli Dr. S. Agilan Fabrication and characterization of Co-Ni-Al ferromagnetic shape memory alloys and thin films for actuator based applications 07.08.2020
38 K. Ravikumar Dr. S. Agilan Investigations on metal doped (M:Sr, Zr and W) tinoxide (SnO2) thin films for Schottky barrier diode (Al/M:SnO2/p-Si) application 19.08.2020
39 M.R. Venkat Raman Dr. N.Muthukumarasamy Studies on TiO2 and modified TiO2 based photoanodes for dye-sensitized solar cells 03.09.2020
40 M. Umarani Dr. T. Venkatachalam Realization of fault detection using remote testing 07.10.2020
41 P. Selvakumar Dr. N.Muthukumarasamy Methylammonium lead halide-based perovskite solar cells 21.10.2020