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Dr Srijita Nundy

Dr Srijita Nundy

Postdoctoral Researcher

 Environment and Sustainability Institute 

 

Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Overview

I am a material scientist with expertise in various material synthesis and characterization techniques. My current work involves the synthesis and development of advanced novel materials using green synthesis processes along with their in-depth characterization and corresponding device fabrication for the wide interdisciplinary field of application including energy conversion and storage, solar cells, photocatalysis, water-splitting, hydrogen fuel generation, anti-soiling coatings, and wastewater management, which would directly help in acquiring a sustainable society.

During my Ph.D., I developed cost-effective, highly sensitive, and selective room temperature-based metal oxide gas sensors for detecting toxic NOX in the atmosphere which causes health hazards and even death. I also developed biosensors for the detection of Bisphenol A, a pollutant coming from plastics, involved synthesizing magnetic nanoparticles coated with anti-BPA antibody by covalent immobilization and competitive assay. Additionally, I have experience in the development of multiferroics doped with rare earth metals for magnetic applications.  

Qualifications

2017-2020: Ph.D. Advanced Materials Science and Engineering

Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea

Thesis title: Employment of 3-D hierarchical nanostructured Zinc Oxide (ZnO) for gas sensors: Morphology, microstructure, and gas sensing behavior

 

2013-2015: M.Sc. in Physics

School of Material Science and Nanotechnology, Shoolini University, Himachal Pradesh, India

Thesis title: Synthesis, Characterization, and property investigation of rare earth metals doped multiferroics.

 

2010-2013: B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics

Department of Physics, Scottish Church College, Calcutta University, Kolkata, India

Career

2016-2017: Physics Researcher (R&D)

Onnuritech, KEPCO, Hanam-si, South Korea

Develop a handheld Raman spectrometer accompanied by imaging processing and navigation software

 

2017: Semiconductor researcher (R&D)

Samsung Electronics, Suwon, South Korea          

Developing techniques to prevent grain growth in amorphous silicon for TFT fabrication

 

2014-2015: Exchange research program

Chung yang Christian University, Taiwan

Synthesis, Characterization, and property investigation of rare earth metals doped multiferroics

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Research

Research interests

  • Development of novel materials for photocatalysis, water splitting, hydrogen fuel generation 
  • Development of Perovskite and novel innovative materials for Solar cell
  • Synthesis of hydrophilic and hydrophobic materials for self-cleaning coatings
  • Development of 2D and 3D hierarchical nanostructured materials (MOS: ZnO, TiO2, WO3, HfO2, SnO2, etc.) for sensor applications: Gas sensors
  • 2D material (rGO, MOS2) development: Batteries and sensors applications
  • Synthesis and characterization of Advanced Materials (Multiferroics)
  • Nanomaterial synthesis and nanodevice fabrication
  • Smart Sensor Systems for Environmental Monitoring (Gas and humidity)
  • Switchable material for building-window application
  • Graphene-based materials for Wastewater management
  • Dielectric materials for electrochemical activity
  • Development of Biosensors
  • Synthesis-deposition techniques: Hydrothermal, Sol-gel, Sputtering, Chemical vapor deposition, Spray Pyrolysis

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