Dr. E. Manikandan

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Prof. Dr. E. Manikandan has obtained PhD degree from one of the world premier research centers in India i.e., the famous IGCAR (Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research) Kalpakkam-Jointly with Annamalai University Collaborative mode). He’s completed M.Sc; M.Phil, P.G.D.S.T (Software Technology) degrees from Bharathidasan & Pondicherry Central University with University Top Rank Holder. Currently working as an Associate Professor in the department/Centre for Nanoscience & Technology, Pondicherry Central University, Puducherry, India. Dr. Mani has a key component for developing the atomic-nuclear based accelerator spectroscopy of ion-beam techniques i.e., ‘Proton Induced X-ray Emission / Proton Induced Gamma-ray Emissions known as ‘(PIXE / PIGE)’ fingerprint techniques” and high-resolution RBS (Rutherford-backscattering spectroscopy) and low & high energy implantations for materials processing for the formation of various micro, nanostructures and their fundamental functionalities. During his research period mostly concentrated materials (Energy & Environmental) analysis by Atomic-Nuclear Spectroscopic Measurements & Radiometric Investigations by non-destructive technique (NDT) mode.

Simultaneously, Dr Mani’s concentrated materials like: nano-metal-oxides/ sulphide thin-films and carbon ancestor materials for Energy & Bio-Medical Applications jointly worked with Europe, USA, Brazil & South African-CSIR leading research laboratories.

His multipolar scientific & technical knowledge has been made him for a great scientist in the recent field of nano-sciences and nanotechnology. He’s jointly working with the leading research with the international co-operation of India Brazil South Africa (IBSA) & Brazil Russia India China South Africa (BRICS) role.

Recently, Dr. Mani honored by UNESCO – UNISA Africa, as a ‘Senior Fellow of Chair in Nanosciences & Nanotechnology’ as well as the “NANO sciences African NETwork: NANO-AFNET” both are UN (United Nation) recognized platforms with full & sustainable resources. Respectively, he owns the Young Achiever Award (YAA) at CSIR-2010 at National Centre for Nanostructured Materials, Pretoria for rapid research publications and 2018-Young Scientist Award during the International conference @ ICRAM-2018 at National College, Trichy Sponsored by DST-CSIR, India.

He’s published more than (>150) international journals publications; holding 4-Patents; 8 Books chapters  His international Scopus research index: 55 more than 8705 citations of his peer reviewed research published papers. So far, Dr Mani handled 3-Major & 2-Minor institutional projects, and guided > 40U.G.;25 P.G. students project completed in Nano Materials Sciences. Currently, Dr. Mani’s guiding 2-PG, 1-PhD students under his guidance in Pondicherry University. Dr. Mani has become a visiting honorary professor at South African, Russian & Brazilian Universities. His research credentials found by the following scientific resources:

  • Associate Professor

maninano@pondiuni.ac.in; maniphysics@gmail.com

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Notable Publications

Ultrananocrystalline diamond-like carbon (UN-DLC) assembled on epitaxial ZnO film by PLD technique and SIMS Raman Rutherford spectroscopic fingerprint investigation. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 2021, 52(11), pp. 1838–1846.

Noble Metal Ion Embedded Nanocomposite Glass Materials for Optical Functionality of UV–Visible Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) X-ray and Electron Microscopic Studies: An Overview. Plasmonics, 2021, 16(5), pp.

Nanoparticles and Bacterial Interaction of Host-Pathogens and the Detection Enhancement of Biomolecules by Fluorescence Raman Spectroscopic Investigation. Engineered Science, 2022, 20, pp. 341–351.

High-Temperature Laser-Assisted Synthesis of Boron Nanorods, Nanowires, and Bamboo-Like Nanotubes. Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science, 2023, 220(1), 2200464.

Enhancement of the isopropanol gas sensing performance of SnO2/ZnO core/shell nanocomposites. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2017, 5(10), pp. 2662–2668.

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