INST Faculty Directory
Dr. Neha Sardana

 

Scientist B

Educational Qualification:

♦ PhD - Plasmonic Metamaterials,
International Max Planck Research Schools for Science and Technology of Nanostructures,
Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Halle, Germany, 2011- 2015.
♦ Masters - Materials Science and Manufacturing Engineering,
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark, 2009-2010.
♦ B.Tech. - Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R), Roorkee, India, 2005-2009.

Research Interests :

Fabrication and optical characterization of plasmonic metamaterials with a view towards nanodevices.
Designing plasmonic structures for low cost sensing applications.
Targeted metamaterials for clocking device and hyperlens application.
Nanostructured materials for energy harvesting and H2 Storage (+ photophysical studies).
Gels: Aerogels and Hydrogels for plasmonic activity.

Awards & Recognitions :
  • International Travel Support (ITS) for META'15 NYC, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), India 2015.
  • Best Poster Prize, ICLA'15, Bengaluru, India 2015.
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Doctoral Fellowship, Martin Luther University of Halle- Wittenberg - IMPRS, 2011-2014.
  • International Max Planck Research School for Science (IMPRS) and Technology of Nanostructures, Doctoral Scholarship, Max-Plank Halle, 2011.
  • Copenhagen Youth Goodwill Ambassador Corps, Denmark, 2010.
  • Exchange Student, KTH Sweden - IIT Roorkee, Spring 2008.
  • Awarded Scholarship for ISCMP‘07, KTH Sweden, 2007.
Publications :

N. Sardana, V. Talalaev, F. Heyroth, G. Schmidt, C. Bohley, A. Sprafke and J. SchillingLocalized surface plasmon resonance in the IR regime; Optics Express, 24 (1) (2016), 254-261

N. Sardana, T. Birr, S. Schlenker, C. Reinhardt and J. Schilling; Surface plasmons on ordered and bicontinuous spongy nanoporous gold; New Journal of Physics, 16 (6) (2014), 063053.

• M. Schade, , B. Fuhrmann, C. Bohley, S. Schlenker, N. Sardana, H. S. Leipner and J. Schilling; Regular arrays of Al nanoparticles for plasmonic applications; Journal of Applied Physics, 115 (2013) 084309.

N. Sardana, F. Heyroth and J. Schilling; Propagating surface plasmons on nanoporous gold; Journal of the Optical Society of America B 29 (7) (2012) 1778-1783.

• M. Mis, N. Sardana, and S. Seetharaman; The synthesis and characterization of Ni-W-C alloy powders by H2-CH4 reaction with oxides; High Temperature Materials and Processes 27 (4) (2008) 209-222.

Conferences Presented :
  • Chemical Frontiers, Goa, India 2016.
  • META'15, City College of New York, NYC 2015.
  • ICLA'15, Bengaluru, India 2015.
  • Nano IMPRS Halle, Germany 2013.
  • META`13, Sharjah, UAE 2013.
  • DPG´13, Regensburg, Germany 2013.
  • META´12, Paris, France 2012.
  • SPIE´12, Brussels, Belgium 2012.
  • DPG´12, Berlin, Germany 2012.
  • Seetharaman Seminar - Materials Processing towards Properties, Sweden 2010.
Training Programs / Workshops Attended :
  • Knowledge management & knowledge sharing in organizations for scientists and technologists, Aug. 29 - Sept. 2, IIPA-New Delhi 2016.
  • NanoDev 2015, Electronics Dept., July 20-25, PEC university of technology 2015.
  • Sensitization workshop for women, DST, Feb 4, Panjab University 2015.
  • Fabrication of metamaterials, EUPROMETA, June17-21, Uni. of Glasgow, U.K. 2013.
Memberships :
  • Life Member: Materials Research Society of India.
  • Life Member: Powder Metallurgy Association of India.
  • Life Member: Luminescence Society of India.
  • Life Member: Optical Society of India.
Teaching :
  • INS 660: Plasmonics and its applications, INST Autumn 2016.
  • Course part: INS 655: Photoluminescence spectroscopy with emphasis on applications in materials science including nanomaterials, INST Spring 2015-2016.
  • Course part: INS652: Characterization of nanomaterials, INST 2015, 2016.

 

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION :

Tel: 0172 - 2210075
Email Id : nsardana(at)inst(dot)ac(dot)in

Office Address :

Institute of Nano Science & Technology
Habitat Centre, Sector - 64, Phase X, Mohali