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Dr. V. J. Surya

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D

Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Surya has joined in the Department of Nanotechnology and SRM Research Institute, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) in October 2016. 

Main theme of her research drive is computational materials science. Her research activity has started with the project entitled “Interaction of molecules with carbon nanotubes and functionalization for hydrogen storage” during her Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) course (July 2007 - June 2008). She have been exposed to basic theory of carbon nanotubes and the methodology of computational research. After completion of M. Phil. course, She has worked as a project fellow in Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD) Project from July 2008 -July 2009. Followed by that, She has worked as Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in CSIR Emeritus Scientist Scheme Project entitled, “Investigation of functionalized Nanostructured Carbon materials as possible hydrogen storage medium”. (August 2009 – March 2012). From 2013 to 2016 (September), She has worked as a post doctoral researcher in Tohoku University, Japan on high-efficiency rare element extraction technology Project. This project deals with the computational simulations on ionic liquids for metal extraction. Along with her own research interests, she always like to tie up with the experimentalists to do collaborative works. In SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), she is leading Novel, Advanced, and Applied Materials (NAAM) Research Group.

Education 

  • Ph.D. (Physics), School of Physics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India, 2012
  • M.Phil. (Physics), School of Physics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India, 2008
  • M.Sc. (Physics), School of Physics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India, 2007
  • B.Sc. (Physics), Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu, India, 2005

Academic experience

  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Nanotechnology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), Kattankulathur, India, October 2016 onwards
  • Post doctoral Researcher, New Industry Creation Hatchery Center (NICHe), Tohoku University, Japan, 2013-2016.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Kongunadu College of Engineering and Technology, Trichirapalli, India, 2012-2013.
  • Visiting Ph.D. student, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan, 2010.

Achievements and Awards

  • University First rank and Gold Medalist in B.Sc., Bharathidasan University, 2005
  • Topper in M.Sc., Madurai Kamaraj University, 2007.
  • Post Graduate Meritorious Fellowship from University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India (2005-2007).

Memberships 

  • Asian Consortium on Computational Materials Science-ACCMS (Life time).
  • Nanosociety of Japan, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

News

  • Master student, Mr. Syamlal has visited Shizuoka university, Japan through Sakura exchange program from SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) during Sep 10-16, 2017

 

  • Carbon Nanomaterials,
  • 2D materials and functionalization,
  • Gas storage,
  • Gas sensors,
  • Chemical sensors,
  • Ionic liquids and applications.

Dr. Surya is the Group leader of Novel, Advanced and Applied Materials (NAAM) Research Group. The following people are the members of NAAM research group, 

Doctoral Students

1. Ms. Elakia - from January 2017

2. Mr. Gobinath - from September 2017

3. Ms. Nishtha Piplani - from September 2017

Master students

1. Mr. Syamlal - from January 2017

B.Tech students

1. Mr. Rudransh Takur (Intern) odd semester 2017-2018

Main Collaborators

1.      Prof. Yoshiyuki Kawazoe,

New Industry Creation Hatchery Center (NICHe),

Tohoku University,

Sendai, Japan.

2.      Prof. Kombiah Iyakutti,

Professor of Emeritus,

Department of Physics and Nanotechnology,

SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University),

Kattankulathur,

Tamil Nadu, India.

3.      Prof. Rodion V. Beluslodov,

Collaborative Research Center on Energy Materials,

Institute for Materials Research,

Tohoku University,

Sendai, Japan.

Recent Publications
  • Y. Sivalingam, P. Elumalai, S.V.J. Yuvaraj, G. Magna, V. J. Sowmya, R. Paolesse, Ki- W. Chi, Y. Kawazoe, and C. Di Natale, Interaction of VOCs with Pyrene Tetratopic Ligands Layered on ZnO Nanorods under Visible Light, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 324,62-69, 2016.
  • K. Iyakutti, E. Mathan Kumar, Ranjit Thapa, R. Rajeswarapalanichamy, V. J. Surya, and Y. Kawazoe, Effect of multiple defects and substituted impurities on the band structure of graphene: a DFT study, J. Mater. Sci: Mater. Electron, doi:10.1007/s10854-016-5401-9.
  • K. Iyakutti, E. Mathan Kumar, I. Lakshmi, Ranjit Thapa, R. Rajeswarapalanichamy, V. J. Surya, and Y. Kawazoe, Effect of surface doping on the band structure of graphene: a DFT study, J. Mater. Sci: Mater. Electron 27, 2728-2740, 2016.
  • Surya V. J. Yuvaraj, Ravil K. Zhdanov, Rodion V. Belosludov, Vladimir R. Belosludov, Oleg S. Subbotin, Kiyoshi Kanie, Kenji Funaki, Atsushi Muramatsu, Takashi Nakamura, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, Solvation Mechanism of Task-Specific Ionic Liquids in Water: A Combined Investigation Using Classical Molecular Dynamics and Density Functional Theory, J. Phys. Chem. B 119, 12894−12904, 2015.
  • S. Ahadian, M. Estili, V. J. Surya, J. Ramón-Azcón, X. Liang, H. Shiku, M. Ramalingam, T. Matsue, Y. Sakka, H. Bae, K. Nakajima, Y. Kawazoe, A. Khademhosseini, Facile and green production of aqueous graphene dispersions for biomedical applications, Nanoscale 7, 6436-6443, 2015.
  • S. Sinthika, E. Mathan Kumar, V. J. Surya, Y. Kawazoe, Noejung Park, K. Iyakutti and  Ranjit Thapa, Activation of CO and CO2 on homonuclear boron bonds of fullerene-like BN cages: first principles study, Scientific Reports 5, 17460, 2015.
  • K. Iyakutti, E. Mathan Kumar, R. Thapa, V. J. Surya, and Y. Kawazoe, Electronic properties of heterostructures of graphene with boron, nitrogen and boron nitride – A first principles study, International Journal of ChemTech Research 7, 685-689, 2015.

Academic Year 2017-2018 (Odd Semester)

1. Course: Heat and Thermodynamics

Course Code: UPY15301

Class: II B.Sc. Physics

 

2. Course: Energy Physics

Course Code: UPY15E81

Class: II B.Sc. Chemistry

 

Academic Year 2016-2017 (Even Semester)

1. Course: Introduction to Nanotechnology

Course Code: PPY15E81

Class: I M.Sc. Mathematics

 

2. Course: Materials Science

Course Code: 15PY102L

Class: I B.Tech.

 

3. Course: Physics Laboratory

    Course Code:15PY101L

    Class: I B.Tech.

 

 

Opportunities:
Motivated young researchers who are interested to work in computational materials science and applications can approach me. Experimentalists can contact me for computational support for their research work.

Contact:

Dr. V.J.Surya,
Research Assistant Professor,
Department of Nanotechnology,
Room 709/A (7th floor - Central library building)
SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University),
Kattankulathur-603203
Tamil Nadu
E-mail: surya.j@ktr.srmuniv.ac.in