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Prof. L. P. Purohit

Session: SS02
Title : Rare Earth and Transition Metal Codoped Metal Oxide Nanocomposites for Optoelectronic Applications
Affiliation : Semiconductor Research Lab, Department of Physics, Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar (UK), India
Prof L. P. Purohit is working as a Senior Professor in the Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar (India). Main research work was carried out in the area of metal oxide semiconductor nanocomposites for application in electronic gas sensors, UV Photodetectors, photocatalytics, and photovoltaics. Supervised 20 research scholars leading to Ph.D. degree. Published more than 140 research articles in International Journals of repute. Delivered more than 60 invited talks and chaired technical sessions in various national and international conferences/seminars/symposia in India and abroad. Member of the Board of Studies and Research Degree Committees of many Indian Universities. Reviewer of reputed research journals published by Elsevier, Springer, IEEE etc. Working as Executive member of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) Regional Chapter UK, Member of Board of Management as UGC nominee of autonomous colleges in India, expert member in different universities, state public service commissions, Department of Science and Technology etc.
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Prof. Aloke Kanjilal

Title: ZnO@SiC composites for frontier applications
Affiliation : Department of Physics, School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence, Delhi-NCR, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh 201314, India
Prof. Aloke Kanjilal is a full Professor in the Department of Physics at Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, and an expert in material processing and characterization. He has made fundamental contributions in various fields including memory devices to photocatalysis. His expertise in materials synthesis and various analyses techniques for studying morphological, structural, chemical, electronic, transport and optical properties in variety of materials are the advantage for successful execution of various frontline problems. He received extensive experience in growth and modification of materials under extreme environment, which includes ion beam technique from the time of his PhD at IIT Delhi. He has developed an indigenous RF/DC magnetron sputtering system from his recently concluded DST-EMR project. He also developed a technologically advanced indigenous TL/OSL Reader in collaboration with BARC for radiation dosimetry as a part of his DAE-BRNS project. He is a recipient of prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, and received an equipment grant from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for developing a high-end static and dynamic contact angle measurement system after joining at Shiv Nadar University. Under his present SERB-CRG project he is developing novel composite materials for optoelectronic applications. He published more than 112 articles in reputed international journals and has two German patents.
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Dr. Sesha Srinivasan

Session: SS06
Title : Materials Innovations for Energy Storage, Energy Savings and Environmental Sustainability
Affiliation : Department of Engineering Physics, Florida Polytechnic University, 4700 Research Way, Lakeland, FL 33805-8531
Dr. Sesha Srinivasan is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Physics at Florida Polytechnic University, Florida, USA. Dr. Srinivasan is the Fulbright Specialist (2021-2025) visitor to the Institucion Universitaria Pascual Bravo, Medellin, Colombia on an exchange project related to International Linkages to Materials and Energy master’s degree program. He is the President of the Florida Academy of Sciences (FAS), Career Mentoring Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), and an elected Zone Councilor for the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society. He has a decade of teaching experience in US Higher Education and more than two decades of research experience in frontier research areas nanotechnologies, renewable energy, hydrogen technologies, wastewater remediation via solar photocatalysis, thermal and thermochemical energy storage, thermochromic materials for energy savings applications, and development and characterization of multi-functional materials. Dr. Srinivasan received his Ph.D. in Physics from the group of Late (Padmasree) Professor O.N. Srivastava, Banaras Hindu University, India on the research area to develop hydrogen storage materials for an alternative fuel (Hydrogen) driven for vehicular applications. He has been awarded three US patents on Hydrogen storage nanomaterials’ developments, and on wastewater remediation via solar photocatalysis, and one patent is currently pending which is on the solar photodegradation of thermochromic materials. He has edited books and published ten book chapters and review articles, more than 130 peer-reviewed journal publications, and many more conference proceedings. He served as the Chair of the College of Natural Sciences at Florida Polytechnic University from Fall 2020 till Summer 2021. Dr. Srinivasan has served as a reviewer in the panel review committee of the National Science Foundation (NSF), US Department of Energy (DOE), NDSEG, and panelist for Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) and Irish Research Council (IRC). He is the faculty advisor and mentor for the students’ focused professional societies such as Society of Physics Students, American Institute of Physics, American Physical Society-National Mentoring Community. He also serves as the steering committee member of the Florida Association of Nanotechnology (FAN), Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC) and an affiliated faculty of Clean Energy Research Center, USF. Dr. Sesha Srinivasan was the keynote speaker of the “Planet Earth” at the 94th Indian Science Congress (ISC) that was held at Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India. He has been nominated as one of the Keynote Speakers for the 2024 Indian Science Congress at Lucknow, India. Dr. Srinivasan can be reached at ssrinivasan@floridapoly.edu.
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Prof. Mmantsae Diale

Title : Growth and characterization of all-inorganic halide perovskites for improved stability in solar cells.
Affiliation : Full Professor of Physics, SARCHI: Clean and Green Energy Department of Physics, University of Pretoria Pretoria, South Africa
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Dr. Trilok Singh

Session: SS02
Title : A Paradigm Shifts in Efficiency and Stability of Thin Films Solar Cells.
Affiliation : Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, 110016
Dr. Trilok Singh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Energy Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He earned his Ph.D. in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi. He served as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cologne, Germany where he explored the area of energy harvesting devices. He moved to Japan through international postdoctoral researcher through Japan Society for the Promotion of Science fellowship (JSPS). He is head of Functional Materials and Device Laboratory, and his research group focuses on the development of smart energy generation and storage devices.
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Dr. Anurag Gaur

Session : SS02
Title : Energy Conversion and Storage Devices: Hydroelectric Cell and Hybrid Supercapacitors
Affiliation : Netaji Subhas University of Technology, New Delhi, India
Dr. Anurag Gaur received his Ph.D. degree from IIT Roorkee in 2007 and presently working as an Associate Professor in Department of Physics, Netaji Subhas University of Technology, New Delhi. Before joining this university, Dr Gaur served for National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra. Dr Gaur has research work on Functional Nanomaterials, Energy Storage Devices and Spintronics. He has published more than 150 research papers in reputed research journals in India and abroad. He has handled 08 research project funded by Department of Science & Technology, Govt of India, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi and Department of Atomic Energy, Govt of India. He was awarded young scientist research project award by Department of Science & Technology, Govt of India and listed in the Marquis “Who's Who in the World” magazine in 2011 as a distinguish achiever Published by United State of America in 2011. He had supervised 08 Ph.D. and 60 M.Tech theses. Dr Gaur is the Editor of Applied Science Letter and reviewer of various international research journals including AIP, Elsevier, IOP, Springer Journals. He has also written three books on Energy storage and conversion devices. He is also the life member of Material Research Society of India, Indian Science Congress and American Chemical Society. He has delivered more than 40 invited talks in India and abroad on different topics and also visited various countries including Australia, Singapore, Switzerland, France, U.K., Japan etc. for academic and research assignments.
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Dr. Shailesh Upreti

Session : SS03
Title : Digital DNA: Synchronizing Molecules to Machines to Build Smart Gigafactories
Affiliation : CEO C4V New York, USA
Shailesh Upreti is an IIT Delhi Alumni and former team member of Professor Stan Whittingham, Nobel Laureate, the inventor of Li-ion battery. With 23+ years of experience in developing strategies to advance technologies, his scientific and entrepreneurial work has triggered and influenced many projects in academia as well as in industry. Mr. Upreti is well known in the industry for establishing and stabilizing an ex-Asia supply chain that includes 200+ global brands. Mr. Upreti is currently the CEO of C4V and Chairman of iM3NY, the largest home grown Gigafactory started initial production recently in North America. Mr. Upreti’s expertise lies in bridging the gap between meaningful findings from early stage development and commercialization. Mr. Upreti has received Entrepreneur of the Year award from the New York State Government for his leadership in establishing a Li-ion battery-manufacturing ecosystem. He has won several other awards including a $500,000.00 cash prize in one of the largest clean tech business competitions, 50 most influential entrepreneurs in the Energy space and most recently the tech-innovation award of the year.
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Dr. Jai Prakash

Session : SS07
Title : Multifunctional Materials: Synthesis and Applications
Affiliation : Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology Hamirpur, Hamirpur-177005 (H.P) India
Dr. Jai Prakash is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, NIT Hamirpur. Previously, He worked as ‘INSPIRE Faculty’ in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India (2016-2018). His Ph. D (2007-2012), carried out at and sponsored by IUAC (formerly, Nuclear Science Center), New Delhi, was awarded by CCS University, Meerut (India). He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at INRS-EMT, Quebec (Canada), Aix-Marseille University (France), Universite Libre de Bruselles (Belgium) and University of the Free State, (South Africa). He has received several National and International scientific awards including DAAD Academic Award (2018), Merit Scholarship Award (ranked# 1) (2017) from Quebec Govt. (Canada), Promising Young Researcher Award (2016) from NRF (South Africa), Prestigious INSPIRE faculty award (2015-2016) and Young Scientist Fast Track (2012) award from DST (India), Guest scientist (2014) from NIMS (Japan), and Senior Research Fellow (2011) from CSIR (India). He has published more than 100 research articles including book/chapters in international scientific peer reviewed journals. Some selected publications in higher impact factor journals are J. Materials Chemistry A & C, ACS Appl. Materials Interface, Carbon, Inter. Reviews in Phys. Chem., Energy Storage Materials, Molecular System Design and Eng. (MSDE), Adv. Energy Materials etc. have gained attention worldwide. Recently, he has been listed among World’s Top 2% Scientists List created by Stanford University (2021, 2022 & 2023). Recently, he was selected as MSDE Emerging investigator (2023). He is serving as guest editor in several journals and also as “Associate Editor” in Frontiers of Environmental Chemistry journal. His major research fields are functional nanomaterials, surface science, ion beam modifications of nanomaterials and Chemistry of materials. His highly interdisciplinary research includes synthesis/characterizations of plasmonic, polymers, metal-oxides semiconductors nanomaterials, their nanocomposites for sensing, solar cell, optical, photocatalysis, SERS related environmental and energy applications
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Dr. Gunasekaran Venugopal

Session : SS02
Title : Green H2 Generation using Biomass-derived nanostructures in Direct Sea Water
Affiliation : Advanced Nanomaterials Lab, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur- 610005 Tamil Nadu
Dr. GUNASEKARAN VENUGOPAL, is working as Senior Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science at Central University of Tamil Nadu. Earlier he worked as JSPS Post-doctoral research Fellow at Tohoku University, Japan from 2014 to 2016. He also worked in Karunya University as Assistant Professor in Nanotechnology from 2011 to 2014. In 2019, he has been awarded with INSA-visiting Scientist Award and subsequently, he visited the University of Szeged, Hungary to pursue research. He has completed his Masters degree in Materials Science from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, he got his PhD degree (Specialisation: Materials science and Nanotechnology) at Jeju National University, Korea. He got Best PhD thesis award from Korea. He has received several awards such as Best Teaching Faculty National Award, Best Researcher Award, Best Teacher award, Best Achievers awards. He has got 4 major sponsored projects worth for 75 Lakhs from DST, UGC and UGC-DAE. He has published 77 international articles and 7 book chapters. He has guided 3 PhD scholars and 35 PG students for their Projects. His research interests are including research on 2D Nanomaterials for various engineering applications such as Waste water treatments, Supercapacitors/Clean Energy storage and harvesting applications.
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Dr. Ankush Vij

Session : SS04
Title : Synthesis and synchrotron based characterization of nanomaterials for white LEDs
Affiliation : Department of Physics and Astrophysics, Central University, Haryana
Dr. Ankush Vij is presently working as Associate Professor in Dept of Physics & Astrophysics, Central University of Haryana, Mahendergarh. Prior to this, Dr. Vij worked in UPES Dehradun, NIT Hamirpur, Amity University Haryana and Korea Institute of Science Technology (KIST) Seoul in various capacities. His research interests include nanomaterials for applications in solid state lighting, energy harvesting, sensors, radiation dosimetry etc. He has experience of working in accelerator facilities like Pohang Light Source South Korea, Taiwan Light Source Taiwan, RRCAT Indore, IUAC New Delhi. He received Visiting Scientist Award from KIST Seoul to work at X-ray Open Lab and Pohang Accelerator Lab. He served as Guest Editor in international journal Applied Nanoscience (Springer). He has published around 100 research articles so far in international journals of repute. Four scholars have been awarded and five scholars are pursuing their PhDs under his supervision. Dr Vij has been involved in many research projects funded by various Govt./Industry/ International agencies. He has delivered several invited talks within India and abroad. He has organized several workshops and conferences based on materials science and their applications, and also holds the responsibility of President, Physics Association of Central University of Haryana.
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Prof. Sanjeev K. Sharma

Session : SS02
Title : C-based TiO2 hybrid nanocomposites for Photocatalytic H2 production
Affiliation : Biomaterials and Sensor Laboratory, Department of Physics, CCS University Meerut Campus, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh 250004, India
Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma is currently working in the position of Professor at the Department of Physics, CCS University, Meerut, UP 250004, India. He has a research/teaching experience of more than 18 years and worked at several prestigious institutes globally. He has completed his Ph. D from the University of Delhi, India in 2005 and investigated physical and electrical properties of a-Si:H thin films. After PhD, He joined as a Post-Doctoral researcher at Chonnam National University, South Korea, in 2006 and worked on the mechanical properties of TGO films. Dr. Sharma worked at a position of Research/Assistant/Associate professor in South Korea for more than 12 years. Dr. Sharma earned the best professor award in 2012 in South Korea. Recently, he has been awarded the best professor title for the highest impact factor publication at CCS University, Meerut. He has earned 8 Patents (published/granted) and published more than 138 SCI/SCIE/proceeding research articles. His areas of research interest are biogenic materials, Chemo-/Bio-/Gas-sensors, wastewater treatment/H 2 production via catalysis, and Semiconductor devices. He has published 4 book chapters. He is an expert reviewer of ACS, RSC, AIP, IOP, Elsevier, Wiley of more than 63 International Journals. He has delivered more than 40 invited talks globally. He has supervised more than 15 Ph. D students in India and abroad. He is a life member of American Nano Society, USA; Semiconductor Society of India; International Association of Engineers, UK. He is an Associate Editor of “Frontier in Energy Research”, Switzerland and Section Editor: Current Indian Science - Bentham Science, Netherland.
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Dr. Asanov Igor

Session: SS04
Title : XAFS and XPS study of osmium alloys
Affiliation : Nikolaev institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russi
Dr. Asanov Igor is an expert in X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and electronic structure of materials. His experience includes the experimental and theoretical studies of electronic structure of wide class of compounds including nanocomposites and carbon-based nanomaterials (graphene compounds, especially fluorides and oxides, nanotubes, fullerenes), inorganic complexes, and so on. He developed some approaches for analysis of experimental data including angle-resolved XPS for element in-depth distribution, chemometrics procedures for XPS, XAS data analysis. He has extensive skills and experience with laboratory and synchrotron facilities. It works on large experimental datasets such as a combination of XRD, XPS, Auger, XAFS, Raman, etc. and their joint analysis. He is the author of over 120 research works. He worked in Samsung Advance Institute of Technology (SAIT), Samsung Electro-Mechanics South Korea, gave a course of lectures and practical classes in an international workshop on “Characterizing nanomaterials through X-ray photoemission spectroscopy" at the Chandigarh University under GIAN India. Now he carries out his research at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, gives lectures at the Novosibirsk State University.