Department of Nano Science and Material


Minor/Major (previous/ present /future)

Dr Pragati Kumar (Ongoing/approved Projects)

(1) UGC Start up Grant (10 Lakhs) for"Development of Nanostructures based optical sensor"

(2) SERB Early Career Grant [File No. ECR/2016/001468] (40 Lakhs) for
"Fabrication of Inorganic/Organic Heterojunctions for Optoelectronic Devices".

(3) IUAC-UFR (6 Lakhs)

Ion beam induce modification of luminescence activators doped CdS thin films.

(4) CUJ-Startup (2 Lakhs)

Synthesis and Characterization of undoped/doped nanostructures.

Reseach Publications (Since July 2016):

 1. Target swapping in PLD: An efficient approach for CdS/SiO2 and CdS:Ag(1%)/SiO2 nanocomposite thin films with enhanced luminescent properties.

Nupur Saxena*, Pragati Kumar*, Vinay Gupta; Journal of Luminescence 186 (2017) 62–67

2. Radiation stability of CBD grown nanocrystalline CdS films against ion beam irradiation for solar cell applications.

Nupur Saxena*, Pragati Kumar*, Vinay Gupta, D. Kanjilal; Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 29 (2018) 11013–11019 

3. Ion beam assisted fortification of photoconduction and photosensitivity.

Pragati Kumar*,Nupur Saxena*, F. Singh, Vinay Gupta; Sensors and Actuators 279 (2018)343–350

4. Morphological evolution in nanocrystalline CdS thin films from flowers to salt rock like structures.

Nupur Saxena* , Tania Kalsi, Prateek Uttam, Pragati Kumar*Optical Materials 84 (2018) 625–630

Dr Tanuj Kumar (Ongoing/approved Projects)

1. Dr. Tanuj Kumar, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Nano Science and Materials, CentralUniversity of Jammu, Jammu received Young Scientist Award from Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Delhi.

Project No.: YSS/2015/001982/PMS  Title: Fabrication and electron transport characteristics of silicon nanowires 
Amount Sanctioned: ₹ 14.3 lakhs Duration: 3 years.

2. Dr. Tanuj Kumar has also received an IUAC-UFR project from Inter University
Accelerator Centre (IUAC), Delhi.

Project No.: IUAC/59311 Title: Importance of Amorphous/Crystalline Interface in Nanoscale Surface Pattering of

Si (100) using Ion Beam 
Amount Sanctioned: ₹ 12 lakhs
Duration: 3 years.

Dr Pawan Kumar (Ongoing/approved Projects)

1. “Development of Novel NMOF Based Sensors for Volatile Organic Compounds for practical applications” Under Start Up Research Grant (Young Scientist) by Science and Engineering Research Board, New Delhi
Project Cost: ₹ 24,51,000/- Duration: 3 Years

2. “Development of a novel sensing technique for organic pesticides in various media based on nanocrystal metal organic frameworks (NMOF) using parallel analysis with thermal desorption-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (TD-GC-MS)’ Under
Empowerment And Equity Opportunities For Excellence in Science by Science and Engineering Research Board, New Delhi
Project Cost: ₹ 49,99,200/- Duration: 4 Years

3. ‘Novel practical sensing technique for VOCs in various real media using nanocrystal metal organic frameworks’ Under UGC-FRPS Start-Up Grant by UGC, New Delhi
Project Cost : ₹ 10,00,000/- Duration : 2 Years