Dr. P. Suresh
Dr. P. Suresh

Assistant Professor (O.G)

Area: Physics
Affiliation: Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Humanities, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), Kattankulathur.



Materials Science

Materials Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2013



University of Madras, Chennai, 2007



Periyar University, Salem, 2005

Other Details:


  • Physics: Semiconductor Physics (18PYB103J)

Research Interests

  • Thermoelectric Materials and Devices
  • Magnetic Refrigeration
  • Gas Sensor etc

Selected Publications

  • R. Suresh, V. Ponnuswamy, C. Sankar, M. Manickam, S. Venkatesan,  S. Perumal, NiOnanoflakes: Effect of anions on the structural, optical, morphological and magnetic properties,  J. Magn. Magn. Mater.,441, 787-794, 2017. (IF: 2.33; citations: 1)
  • R. S. Nathiya,  S. Perumal,  V. Murugesan,  V. Raj,  Expired  drugs:  Environmentally  safe  inhibitors  for aluminium corrosion in 1M H2SO4.  J. Bio TriboCorros., 4 (1), 4, 2018. (IF: -; citations: 0)
  • R. S. Nathiya,  S. Perumal, V. Murugesan, P. M. Anbarasan,  V. Raj,  Agarose as an Efficient Inhibitor for Aluminium Corrosion in Acidic Medium: An Experimental and Theoretical Study .  J. Bio TriboCorros.,3, 44, 2017. (IF: -; citations: 1)
  • M. Samanta, S. Roychowdhury, J.  Ghatak, S. Perumal  and K.  Biswas,  Ultrahigh Average Thermoelectric Figure  of  Merit,  Low  Lattice  Thermal  Conductivity  and  Enhanced  Micro-hardness  in  Nanostructured (GeTe)x(AgSbSe2)100-x, Chem. Eur. J., 23, 1-7, 2017. (IF: 5.317; citations: 4)
  • S. Perumal, S. R. Choudury, K. Biswas, High Performance thermoelectric materials and devices based on GeTe, J. Mater. Chem. C., 4, 7520-7536, 2016. (IF: 5.256; citations: 30)
  • S. Perumal,  S.  R.  Choudury,  K.  Biswas,  Reduction  of  thermal  conductivity  through  nanostructuring enhances the thermoelectric  figure of  merit in Ge1-xBixTe,  Inorg. Chem. Front.,  3,  125-132,  2016.  (IF:4.036; citations: 16)
  • U.  Ail,  S.  Gorsse,  S. Perumal,  M.  Prakasam,  A.  M.  Umarji,  S.  Vives,  P.  Bellanger,  R.  Decourt ,  Thermal conductivity of β-FeSi2/Si endogenous composites formed by the eutectoid decomposition of α -Fe2Si5,J. Mater. Sci., 50, 6713-6718, 2015. (IF: 2.599; citations: 10)
  • R. Mariappan, V. Ponnuswamy, P. Suresh, N. Ashok, P. Jayamurugan, A. Chandra Bose, Influence of film thickness  on  the  properties  of  sprayed  ZnO  thin  films  for  gas  sensor  applications,  Superlattice  andMicrostructures. 71, 238-249, 2014. (IF: 2.123; citations: 25)
  • R. Mariappan, V. Ponnuswamy, R. Suresh, P.Suresh, A. Chandra Bose, M. Ragavendar, Role of substrate temperature on the properties of Na-doped ZnO thin film nanorods and performance of ammonia gas sensors using nebulizer spray pyrolysis,  J. Alloys and Compds., 582,387, 2014. (IF: 3.133; citations: 23)
  • R. Mariappan, V. Ponnuswamy, P. Suresh,  R. Suresh,  M. Ragavendar, A. Chandra Bose,  Nanostructured CexZn1−xO thin films: Influence of Ce doping on the structural, optical and electrical properties,  J.  Alloysand Compds., 588, 170-176, 2014. (IF: 3.133; citations: 8)
  • S. Perumal, S. Gorsse, U. Ail, M. Prakasam, B. Chevalier and A. M. Umarji ,  Thermoelectric properties of Chromium  Disilicide prepared by mechanical alloying,  J.  Mater. Sci.,  48,  6018-6024,  2013.  (IF:  2.599; citations: 18)
  • S. Perumal,  S.  Gorsse,  U.  Ail,  R.  Decourt  and  A.  M.  Umarji,  Effect  of  composition  on  thermoelectric properties of polycrystalline CrSi2, J. Electron. Mater., 42, 1042-1048, 2013. (IF: 1.579; citations: 8)
  • S. Perumal, S.  Gorsse, U. Ail, B. Chevalier, R. Decourt and A. M. Umarji, Effect of co-substitution of Mn and Al on Thermoelectric Properties of  Chromium Disilicide,  J. Mater. Sci.,  48, 227,  2013.  (IF:  2.599; citations: 18)
  • R.  Mariappan,  V.  Ponnuswamy,  P. Suresh,  R.  Suresh,  M.  Ragavendar,  and  C.  Seker,  Deposition  and characterization  of  pure  and  Cd  doped  SnO  2  thin  films  by  the  nebulizer  spray  pyrolysis  (NSP) technique, Mater. Sci. in Semiconductor Processing, 16, 825-832, 2013. (IF: 2.359; citations: 19)
  • R.  Mariappan,  V.  Ponnuswamy,  P.  Suresh,  R.  Suresh,  M.  Ragavendar,  Nanostructured  GdxZn1-xO  thinfilms by nebulizer spray pyrolysis technique: Role of doping concentration on the structural and opticalproperties, Superlattices and Microstructures,  59 ,47-59, 2013. (IF: 2.123; citations: 16)
  • R. Mariappan, V. Ponnuswamy,  P. Suresh,  Effect of doping concentration on the structural and optical properties  of  pure  and  tin  doped  zinc  oxide  thin  films  by  nebulizer  spray  pyrolysis  (NSP)  technique,Superlattices and Microstructures, 52, 500, 2012. (IF: 2.123; citations: 67)
  • R.  Mariappan,  V.  Ponnuswamy,  S.  M.  Mohan,  P. Suresh,  R.  Suresh,  The  effect  of  potential  on electrodeposited  CdSe thin films,  Mater. Sci. in Semiconductor Processing,  15,  174,  2012.  (IF:  2.359; citations: 10)
  • Suresh. P, A. M. Umarji,  Thermoelectric properties of Nanostructured CrSi2-xAlx, AIP Proc.,  429,  1349, 2011. (IF: -; citations: 1)
  • S.  Perumal,  P.  Bellare,  U.  S.  Sandhya,  U.  Waghmare,  K.  Biswas,  Low  Thermal  Conductivity  and  High  Thermoelectric  performance  in  Sb  and  Bi  co-doped  GeTe:  Complemetary  Effect  of  Band  Convergence  and Nanostructuring. Chem. Mater., 29, 10426-10435, 2017. (IF: 9.466; citations: 2)
  • S. Roychowdhury, R. Panigrahi, S. Perumal, and K. Biswas,  Ultrahigh Thermoelectric Figure of Merit and Enhanced  Mechanical  Stability  of  p‑type  AgSb1−xZnxTe2,  ACS  Energy  Lett.,  2,  349-356,  2017.  (IF:  -; citations: 11)
  • A. Banik, B.Vishal,  S. Perumal, R.  Datta,  and K.  Biswas; The origin  of low thermal conductivity in Sn1-xSbxTe: phonon scattering  via  layered intergrowth nanostructures,  Energy Environ. Sci.,  9,  2011-2019,2016. (IF: 29.518; citations: 49)
  • S. Perumal,  S.  R.  Choudury,  D.  S.  Negi,  R.  Datta,  K.  Biswas,  High  Thermoelectric  performance  and Enhanced  Mechanical  Stability  in  Pb-free  p-type  Ge1-xSbxTe,  Chem.  Mater.,  27,  7171-7178,  2015.  (IF:9.466; citations: 52)
  • S.Perumal,  S.  Gorsse,  U.  Ail,  M.  Prakasam,  S.  Vives,  A.  M.  Umarji;  Low  thermal  conductivity of endogenous manganese silicide/Si composites for thermoelectricity, Mater. Lett., 155, 41-43, 2015. (IF:2.572; citations: 9)

Work in Progress

  • Exploring low and high-temperature thermoelectric Materials for Power Generation and Refrigeration, Design and Fabrication of transport property measurement systems, and understanding physics behind sintering techniques

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Nanotechnology, SRM IST, Katankulathur from 2018

Other Professional Experience

  • Research Associate,NCU, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Jakkur, Bangalore, India (June 2016- June 2018)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Energy Science, SKKU, Suwon, South Korea (January 2016 -May 2016)
  • Research Associate,NCU, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Jakkur, Bangalore, India (December 2014- January 2016)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory CRISMAT, ENSICAEN, Caen, France (October, 2013-October, 2014)
  • Institute Junior and Senior Research Associate, Materials Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (August, 2012- October, 2013)
  • Junior Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow, MHRD, Materials Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2007-2012)