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