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Bhanu Prakash

Scientist C
Current Position:

Currently working as a ‘Scientist C’ in Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali (An Autonomous Institution of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India).

Educational Qualification:

♦ Bachelor of Science (Physics Honors), Hans Raj College, University of Delhi, India.

♦ Master of Science (Physics), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.

Positions Held/Research Experience:

♦ Scientist B, Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali, India.

♦ Project Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.

♦ Senior Project Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.

Research Interest:

♦ The research is focused on experimental microfluidics and micro-nano fabrication for sensing applications. To combine surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) with microfluidics for different device based applications is the prime focus. The work is focused towards developing sensors for food safety, environmental safety and in particular homeland security applications. Synthesis of novel nanostructures using microfluidic route for photocatalytic and photovoltaic applications is ongoing work. My research involves thin film deposition, lithography, bonding, dry (plasma) as well as wet etching, laser/focused ion beam assisted etching, deep reactive ion etching and working in a clean room environment. Apart from this, in collaboration, we are also working on 2D electron gas system at oxide interfaces with Dr. Suvankar Chakraverty.

Recent Publications:

Ruchi Tomar, Neha Wadehra, Vaishali Budhiraja, Bhanu Prakash* and S. Chakraverty!, "Realization of single terminated surface of perovskite oxide single crystals and their band profile: (LaAlO3)0.3(Sr2AlTaO6)0.7, SrTiO3 and KTaO3 case study", Applied Surface Science (Accepted 2017).

N Wadehra, R. Tomar, S. Halder, M. Sharma, I. Singh, N.Jena, B. Prakash, A. D. Sarkar, C. Bera, A. Venkatesan, and S. Chakraverty, Ar+ bombardment induced electronic band modifications in KTaO3 single crystal surfaces, Physical Review B (Accepted 2017)

Arabinda Baruah, Amandeep Jindal, Chhayakanta Acharya, Bhanu Prakash, Suddhasatwa Basu and Ashok K. Ganguli, "Microfluidic reactors for the morphology controlled synthesis and photocatalytic study of ZnO nanostructures", Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 27, 035013, 2017.

Neha Wadehra, Ruby Gupta, Bhanu Prakash, Deepika Sharma and S Chakraverty, "Biocompatible ferrite nanoparticles for hyperthermia: effect of polydispersity, anisotropy energy and inter-particle interaction", Materials Research Express, 4, 025037, 2017.

Sucheta De, , Jarnail Singh, Bhanu Prakash, Suvankar Chakraverty and Kaushik Ghosh, "Graphene/Nanoporous-Silica Heterostructure based Hydrophobic Antireflective Coating", Materials Today Communications, 8, 41, 2016

Bhanu Prakash and S. Chakraverty, "Realization of atomically flat steps and terraces like surface of SrTiO3 (001) single crystal by hot water etching and high temperature annealing", Solid State Communications, 213, 28, 2015

Bhanu Prakash* and S. Chakraverty, "Realization of single-terminated nano step-and terrace-like surface of SrTiO3 single crystals", Current Science, VOL. 108, 2015

Bhanu Prakash and S. Dhamodaran, “Surface-enhanced Raman scattering from semi-continuous silver film templates etched by focused ion beams”, Journal of Nanophotonics, Vol. 4, 049504.

Academic Awards and Other Achievements:

♦ Member of Indian Nanoelectronics User Program (INUP), IIT Bombay and IISc Bangalore, for basic and advance training.

♦ Recipient of Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award (Year 2014) at the third national innovation competition organized by ‘Society for Research Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI)’ awarded by National Research Professor and President of Global Research Alliance, Dr. R. A. Mashelkar.

♦ Received Certificate of Merit for the academic excellence and awarded ‘Sh. Jiwa Ram Shakuntala Kaushal Prize’ and ‘Smt. Lajwanti and Rajrani Memorial Prize’ both in the year 2007 in Hans Raj College (University of Delhi), India.

♦ Received Certificate of Merit for the award of ‘Shri J. P. Guha’ scholarship in Hans Raj College (Delhi University), India in the academic year 2007-2008.

♦ Placed among Top 10% in National Graduate Physics Examination conducted by ‘Indian Association of Physics Teachers’ (IAPT-2008).

Conferences and Workshops:

“Seventh ISSS International Conference on Smart Materials Structures & Systems ( ISSS 2014 )” held on 08th - 11th July, 2014 in IISc Bangalore, India.

“Advanced Materials: Current Trends and Future Prospects” held on 28th - 31st May, 2014 in Manali, India.

“International Conference on Nano Science and Technology- ICONSAT 2014” held on 3rd -5th March, 2014 in Punjab University, India.

“XVI International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices” held on 19th -22nd Dec., 2011 in I.I.T. Kanpur, India.

 “INDO-US Meeting on New Functional Materials” held on 2nd- 7th June, 2011 in Manali, India.

"Workshop on Engineering at Nanoscale: From Materials to Bio-sensors” held on 10th-12th December, 2012 in I.I.T. Indore, India.

 “Workshop on Microfluidics and Microdevices” held on 21 April, 2012 in I.I.T. Kanpur, India.

Computational Skills and Other Information:
  • Programming: FORTRAN, Pascal.
  • Software Packages: COMSOL Multiphysics, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
  • Operating Environment: Windows, Linux.


Tel: 0172 - 2210075 (Ext. 320)
Email Id : bhanup(at)inst(dot)ac(dot)in

Office Address :

Faraday Laboratory,

Institute of Nano Science & Technology,

Habitat Centre, Phase - 10, Sector - 64, Mohali,

Punjab (India) - 160062