Dr. T. Rajagopalan
Dr. T. Rajagopalan currently serves as Associate Professor at Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, School of Engineering. His areas of research include Synthesis, Processing, Characterization and Application Development of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene.
Dr. Rajagopalan has recently joined Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering. Prior to joining Amrita in May 2014, Dr. Rajagopalan was a Research Assistant Professor in University of Missouri (MU) – Columbia, USA since October 2007 after pursuing a post doctoral fellowship in the same University from June 2006 to Sept 2007.
He also worked as a Senior Project Manager in NEMS/MEMS Works LLC in 2012-13. During this period, he worked on a number of research projects related to the synthesis, characterization, testing and application aspects of nanoenergetic materials.
He has authored/co-authored more than 10 publications on various aspects related to nanoenergetic materials in prestigious international journals such as Combustion and Flame, Journal of Propulsion and Power, Langmuir etc. These works have resulted in two US patents besides several invention disclosures.
Previously, he also worked at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Ben Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel as a visiting scientist from Jan 2004 to May 2006, with the research focused on the synthesis and characterization of a host of nanomaterials including carbon nanotubes and cadmium sulfide nanostructures. One of these works on the alignment of carbon nanotubes in liquid crystal matrix appeared in noteworthy chemistry in the American Chemical Society (ACS) homepage.
From 2001 to 2003, he worked on the development of new generation interleveland intermetal low k dielectric materials for ultra-large scale integration (ULSI) devices and the research was funded by IBM and Tokyo Electron America among others. He received Ph.D. on the study of Chalcogenide thin films as ‘phase change optical recording material’ from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and M.Sc.in Physics from Loyola College, Chennai in 2001 and 1989 respectively.
Dr. Rajagopalan has authored/co-authored more than 35 peer-reviewed papers in international journals with a citation count of more than 750 till date. He has also recently authored a book chapter on Energetic Materials published by CRC Press. Besides, he has delivered several oral and poster presentations at national and international conferences.
Dr. Rajagopalan’s current research interests include nanomaterials’ synthesis, characterization and testing for application-specific performance, specifically carbon nanotubes and graphene. Besides he is a regular reviewer for international journals like Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, Combustion and Flame, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Journal of Applied Physics, Chemistry of Materials, etc. He is a member of ACS and Materials Research Society (MRS). He was a core-member of the technology team at MU that received the Nanotech Briefs’ Nano50 - 2007 Technology Award for pioneering work on Nanoengineered Superthermites and Shock Wave and Energy Generation.