Pravarthana
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Research Experience

Ph. D., in Chemistry of Materials (2011 Oct-2014 Nov): Erasmus Mundus PhD Fellow Laboratoire CRISMAT, ENSICAEN, University of Caen BasseNormandie, FranceandLCIS, GREEnMat, University of Liege, Belgium.

Advisor(s): Prof WilfridPrellier and Prof Rudi Cloots

Thesis Title : High-Throughput Synthesis of Functional Oxide Films.

Developed a high-throughput synthesis process, called Combinatorial Substrate Epitaxy (CSE), where an oxide film is grown epitaxially on a polycrystalline substrate.

Illustrated CSE approach in three different physical systems.

(a) Macroscopic property: Thermoelectric Ca3Co4O9 films.

(b) Microscopic property: Ferroelectric BiFeO3/La0.7Sr0.3MnO3heterostructures.

(c) Metastable film:Stabilization of ferroelectricDy2Ti2O7 films in monoclinic phase.

Prepared dense ceramics by conventional and Spark Plasma sintering for CSE approach.

Applied Electron Back Scattering Diffraction-SEM technique for characterization of CSE.

BS-MS Dual degree programme majorinChemistry(2006-2011): M.S. Exam Topper

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, MH, India. CGPA:8.6/10 (8 Semesters).

Advisor(s): Prof SatishOgale and Dr.SeemaVerma.

M.S Thesis Title(2010 May- 2011 March) : Multifunctional magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical application.

Synthesis of monodisperse γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles with tunable surface functionalities.

BS projects(2007, 2008 and 2009 June-July): Synthesis and characterization of doped/un-doped TiO2 nanoparticles by sol-gel and hydrothermal methods for photocatalysis and Dye Senstized Solar Cells applications.