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Dr. Asha R. Pai

Asst. Professor

Dr. Asha R. Pai currently serves as Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr.) at the Department for Physics, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus.

Qualification: B.Ed., BSc, MSc, Ph.D
asharp@am.amrita.edu

Bio

Dr. Asha R. Pai received her Ph. D. from the department of Physics in 2016 and continues to serve as Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr.) at the Department for Physics, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus. Her major research focus was on the synthesis and characterization and investigation of the influences of various synthesis techniques on properties of different nano materials like metal oxides, carbon based materials, core shell nano structures, etc. She has worked on natural Dye sensitized solar cells and Immunosensor and has various papers on the topic. She also owns the credit of Indian Patent (626/CHE/2014) “Method of preparing reduced graphene oxide” and holds the position of peer-reviewed of various reputed journals to her credit. Presently her work is focused on biosynthesis giving thrust to nano magnetic composites, Nano-bio photonics and organic electronics materials.

Publications

Conference Paper

Study of Conversion Efficiency of Dye sensitized solar cells using Nanocrystalline ZrO2-TiO2 binary oxide sensitized with Chlorophyll dye extracted from the leaves of Chromolaena Odorata as photo electrodes and reduced graphene oxide as counter electrodes

Authors : Dr. Asha R. Pai

Publisher : International Conference on Nanomaterial for Frontier Applications Indo-Norwegian Workshop on Advanced Materials for Solar cell Applications, ICNFA 2013 (Oral Presentation)

A Novel route to reduced graphene oxide using pencil graphite: its characterization and application in immunosensor

Authors : Dr. Asha R. Pai

Publisher : International conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, ICONN- 2013 (Oral presentation)

Synthesis of Reduced Graphene oxide using a Novel exfoliation techniques and its characterizations

Authors : Dr. Asha R. Pai

Publisher : Second International Symposium on Semiconductor Materials and Devices, ISSMD-2 (Poster presentation)

Synthesis and Characterization of Graphite oxide from Pencil lead

Authors : Dr. Asha R. Pai

Publisher : International Conference on Nanomaterial and Nanotechnology, ICNANO – 2011 (Poster Presentation)

Biosynthesis of ZnO@Ag from Gracinia Cambogia linn and its structural Characterisation using XPS (Poster)

Authors : Prof. Bipin Nair, Dr. Asha R. Pai, Parvathy

Publisher : 5th International conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology-ICONN 2019

Journal Article

Patents

Method of preparing reduced graphene oxide

Authors : Dr. Asha R. Pai

Publisher : Indian Patent, No. 626/ CHE/ 2014, Patent filed: February 2014

Honors and Awards
  • Elsevier Outstanding contribution in Reviewing
    Solar Energy Journal, 2018
  • State Level Eligibility test for Assistant Professorship
    SLET- 2016 Tamil Nadu
  • Certificate of Appreciation
    Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus
  • Certificate of Appreciation (Amala Bharatam clean up drive Nov 2012)
    Govt. of Kerala
  • State Eligibility test – SET- 2005
    Kerala
Research Experience
Title – Nanomaterial- synthesis, characterisation and application to Dye sensitised solar cells and immunosensor
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Bipin Nair
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri (2016)
Principle Investigator — Studies on Surface and electrical properties of graphene/graphene oxide-nano metal/ metal oxide hybrid materials for the application in immune sensor
Funded by Government of India Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)National Mission on Education Through Information and Communication Technology (NME-ICT) (No. F.5-29/2007-DL)
Indian Nano electronic Users Program (INUP),
Center for excellence in Nanoelectronics, IIT Bombay
Workshop
  • “Nanocrystalline ZrO2-PEG thin films sensitized with natural dye chlorophyll extracted from green leaves of Chromolaena Odorata”, Annual Nanophotonics Workshop 2009, 27th – 28th February, 2009.  (Poster presentation)
Conferences and Workshops Attended
  • Science Academies, 61st Refresher course in experimental physics, Dept. of Physics, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, 16th June – 1st July, 2014. (State)
  • Two Week ISTE – Workshop on Introduction to Research Methodology, 25th June – 4th July 2012, (National)
  • INUP Hands-on training workshop, CEN, IIT Bombay, 23rd – 27th April 2012, (National)
  • NANOBIO-2012, ACNSMM, Kochi, 21st -23rd February, 2012 (International conference).
  • Lecture Workshop on Recent trends in Chemical Sciences, Dept. of Chemistry, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, 26th – 27th August, 2011.
  • Proteomics and Genomics Workshop, Amrita School of Biotechnology and Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore, Amritapuri, 18th – 19th November 2011.
  • 21st Kerala Science Congress, Kollam, 28th – 31st January 2009 (State)
  • National Seminar on Women in Science: A career in Science, CUSAT, Kochi, 5th April, 2008 (National)
  • International Conference on Solar Cells (IC- SOLACE 2008), Dept. of Physics, CUSAT, Kochi, 21st – 23rd January, 2008 (International conference)
  • National Conference on Thermo Physical Properties, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, 20th – 24th September, 2007. (National)
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