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Dr. J. Archana

Ph.D

Research Assistant Professor


Dr. J. Archana is a Research Assistant Professor of the Research Institute and Department of Physics and Nanotechnology, SRM University from March 2016. She mainly focusses on the development of novel nanostructured materials for energy applications such as dye-sensitized solar cells, perovskite solar cells and thermoelectric devices.

Educational Qualifications 

  • 2010-2013    Ph. D  (Nanotechnology) Shizuoka University, Hamamatsu, Japan. 
  • 2007-2008    M. Phil. (Physics), Mother Theresa University, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • 2005-2007    M.Sc. (Physics), Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor in SRM University since March 2016 to till date
  • Senior Researcher Shizuoka University, Japan from December 2015 to February 2015
  • JSPS Fellow Shizuoka University, Japan from November 2013 to November 2015

Awards and Honors 

  • Young Scientist Research Award - DAE- BRNS
  • JSPS Fellowship Award - Government of Japan for 2013- 2015. 
  • Outstanding Researcher Award – 2013, Shizuoka University, Japan.
  • Horri Award for outstanding contribution to Academic Research – 2013, Shizuoka University, Japan.
  • Young Researcher Award by ASIA NANO 2010, TOKYO, 1-3rd November 2010.
  • MEXT research fellowship - Government of Japan, October 2011- September 2013.
  • Best Poster Award by 4th International Seminar on Green Energy Conversion, Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan. August 26-27, 2015.
  • Best paper award by ICONN 2013, SRM University, Chennai, India 18-20th March 2013.
  • Best poster award by CHINA NANO 2009 at Beijing, China, 1-3rd September 2009.

 

Research Interests 

  • Semiconductor nanostructures – Preparation, properties, and applications.
  • Dye-sensitized solar cells and Perovskite solar cells
  • Wet chemical and hydrothermal synthesis of metal oxides, metal chalcogenides nanostructures, and their applications.
  • Surface passivation of Semiconductor nanostructures using organic ligands.
  • Thin film preparation by spray deposition, drop-casting and Doctor blade techniques.
  • Synthesis of nanostructured thermoelectric materials.

Research Facilities 

  • Wet chemical lab
  • Furnace (Annealing)
  • Automated Spray Deposition System 

Group Leader

  •  Dr. J. Archana

Doctoral Students 

  • Ms. R. Abinaya  
  • Mr. Nithyanandh  
  • Mr. Kavirajan 
  • Mr. Silambarasan

International journals: 41                  

h index : 11                     i10 index: 13

List of Publications

  1. M. Sabarinathan, M. Omprakash, S. Harish, M. Navaneethan, J. Archana, S. Ponnusamy, H. Ikeda, T. Takeuchi, C. Muthamizhchelvan, Y. Hayakawa, “Enhancement of power factor by energy filtering effect in hierarchical BiSbTe3 nanostructures for thermoelectric applications” Applied Surface Science, 2017 (Article in press). [IF-3.150]
  2. M. Navaneethan, S. Nithiyananth, R. Abinaya, S. Harish, J. Archana, L. Sudha, S. Ponnusamy,  C. Muthamizhchelvan, H. Ikeda,                   Y. Hayakawa, “Hydrothermal growth of highly monodispersed TiO2 nanoparticles: Functional properties and dye-sensitized solar cell performance” Applied Surface Science, 2017 (Article in press). [IF-3.150]
  3. S. Harish, J. Archana, M. Sabarinathan, M. Navaneethan, A. Silambarasan, K.D. Nisha, S. Ponnusamy, C. Muthamizhchelvan, H. Ikeda, D.K. Aswal, Y. Hayakawa, “Controlled structural and compositional characteristic of visible light active ZnO/CuO photocatalyst for the degradation of organic pollutant” Applied Surface Science, 2017 (Article in press). [IF-3.150]
  4. V. Pandiyarasan, S. Suhasini, J. Archana, M. Navaneethan, M. Abhijit, Y. Hayakawa, H. Ikeda, “Fabrication of hierarchical ZnO nanostructures on cotton fabric for wearable device applications” Applied Surface Science, 2017 (Article in press). [IF-3.150]
  5. V. Pandiyarasan, J. Archana, A. Pavithra, V. Ashwin, M. Navaneethan, Y. Hayakawa, H. Ikeda, “Hydrothermal growth of reduced graphene oxide on cotton fabric for enhanced ultraviolet protection applications” Materials Letters 188 (2017) 123–126 [IF-2.489]
  6. T. Logu, K. Sankarasubramanian, P. Soundarrajan, J. Archana, Y. Hayakawa, K. Sethuraman, “Vanadium doping induces surface morphological changes of CuInS2 thin films deposited by chemical spray pyrolysis Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 122 (2016) 230–240 [IF-3.682]
  7. A. Divya, T. Mathavan, J. Archana, A. Ramasubbu, A. Milton Franklin Benial, M.A. Jothirajan” Induced Aggregation of Steric Stabilizing Anionic-Rich 2-Amino-3-Chloro-5-Trifluoromethyl Pyridine on CeO2 QDs: Surface Charge and Electro-Osmotic Flow Analysis” Journal of physical chemistry C, 2016, 120 (46), 26544–26555 [IF-4.85]
  8. M. Sabarinathan, S. Harish, J. Archana, M. Navaneethan, H. Ikeda, Y. Hayakawa, “Controlled exfoliation of monodispersed MoS2 layered nanostructures by ligand-assisted hydrothermal approach for the realization of ultrafast degradation of organic pollutant” RSC Advances, 6 (2016) 109495-109505. [IF-3.289]
  9. S. Harish, J. Archana, M. Navaneethan, A. Silambarasan, K.D. Nisha, S. Ponnusamy, C. Muthamizhchelvan, H. Ikeda, D.K. Aswal, Y. Hayakawa, “Enhanced visible light induced photocatalytic activity on the degradation of organic pollutants by SnO nanoparticle decorated hierarchical ZnO nanostructures” RSC Advances, 6 (2016) 89721. [IF-3.289]
  10. J. Archana, S. Harish, M. Sabarinathan, M. Navaneethan, S. Ponnusamy,  C. Muthamizhchelvan, M. Shimomura, H. Ikeda, D.K. Aswal, Y. Hayakawa, “Highly efficient dye-sensitized solar cell performance from template derived high surface area mesoporous TiO2 nano spheres” RSC Advances, 6 (2016) 68092. [IF-3.289]
  11. J. Archana, M. Navaneethan and Y. Hayakawa, “Morphological transformation of ZnO nanoparticle to nanorods via solid–solid interaction at high temperature annealing and functional properties”, Scripta Materialia, 113 (2016) 163–166. [IF-3.224]
  12. S. Harish, M. Navaneethan, J. Archana, A. Silambarasan, S. Ponnusamy,   C. Muthamizhchelvan and  Y. Hayakawa, “Controlled synthesis of organic ligand passivated ZnO nanostructures and their photocatalytic activity under visible light irradiation” Dalton Transactions, 44 (2015) 10490-10498. [IF-4.197]
  13. M. Navaneethan, M. Sabarinathan, S. Harish, J. Archana, S. Ponnusamy,   C. Muthamizhchelvan, and Y. Hayakawa, “Chemical synthesis and functional properties of multi-ligands passivated lead sulfide nanoparticles” Mater. Lett., 158 (2015) 75-79. [IF-2.489]
  14. S. Harish, M. Navaneethan, J. Archana, S. Ponnusamy, C. Muthamizhchelvan and Y. Hayakawa, “Chemical synthesis and properties of spindle-like CuO nanostructures with porous nature” Mater. Lett., 139 (2015) 59–62. [IF-2.489]
  15. G. Arthi, J. Archana, M. Navaneethan, S. Ponnusamy, Y. Hayakawa, C. Muthamizhchelvan, Solvothermal growth of diethylamine capped TiO2 nanoparticles and functional properties, J. Mater. Sci: Mater. Electron. 26 (2015) 2380-2383.  [IF-1.569]
  16. K. Sankarasubramanian, M. Sampath, J. Archana, K. Sethu Raman, K. Ramamurthi and   Y. Hayakawa, “Influence of substrate temperature on ethanol sensing properties of CdO thin films prepared by facile spray pyrolysis method” J. Mater Sci: Mater Electron 26 (2015) 955-961. [IF-1.569]
  17. S. Harish, A. Silambarasan, M. Navaneethan, J. Archana, S. Ponnusamy, C. Muthamizhchelvan, Y. Hayakawa, “ZnO: SnO nanorods and nanosheets and their enhanced photocatalytic activity under visible light irradiation” AIP Conference Proceedings 1665 (2015) 050135.
  18. G. Arthi, J. Archana, M. Navaneethan, S. Ponnusamy, Y. Hayakawa, C. Muthamizhchelvan, Synthesis of TiO2 nanotubes from prepared TiO2 nanoparticles by hydrothermal route and dye sensitized solar cell characteristics, Int. J. ChemTech Res.,7(3), (2014-2015) 1563-1568.
  19. T. Mathavan,  J. Archana, Y. Hayakawa, K. Anitha, M. A. Jothirajan, A. Divya, Milton A. Franklin Benial, “Chemical synthesis of ZnO/PANI nanocomposite and functional properties” Int. J. ChemTech Res.,7(3), (2014) 1253-1258.
  20. S. Harish, M. Navaneethan, J. Archana, S. Ponnusamy, C. Muthamizhchelvan and Y. Hayakawa, “Controlled synthesis and morphological investigation of self-assembled CuO nanostructures” Mater. Lett., 121 (2014) 129-132. [IF-2.489]
  21. R. Karthikeyan, M. Navaneethan, J. Archana, D. Thangaraju, M. Arivanandhan and  Y. Hayakawa, “Shape controlled synthesis of hierarchical nickel sulfide by the hydrothermal method” Dalton Trans., 43, (2014) 17445-17452. [IF-4.197]
  22. J. Archana, M. Sabarinathan, M. Navaneethan, S. Ponnusamy, C. Muthamizhchelvan, and                  Y. Hayakawa, “Chemical synthesis and functional properties of hexamethylenetetramine capped ZnSe nanorods” Mater. Lett., 125 (2014) 32-35. [IF-2.489]
  23. M. Navaneethan, J. Archana, and Y. Hayakawa, “Morphological evolution of monodispersed ZnO nanorods to 3 dimensional hierarchical flowers by hydrothermal growth” CrystEngComm , 15 (2013) 8246-8249. [IF-4.034]
  24. R. Annie Sujatha, M. Navaneethan, J. Archana, P. Stalin Joseph, S. Ponnusamy, C. Muthamizhchelvan and Y.Hayakawa, “Chemical synthesis and functional properties of monodispersed lanthanum phosphate nanorods” Mater. Lett., 112 (2013) 16-19. [IF-2.489]
  25. J. Archana, M. Navaneethan and Y. Hayakawa, Solvothermal growth of high surface area mesoporous anatase TiO2 nanospheres and investigation of dye-sensitized solar cell properties Journal of Power Sources 242(2013) 803-810. [IF-6.217]
  26. J. Archana, M. Navaneethan, T. Prakash, S. Ponnusamy, C. Muthamizhchelvan and                                     Y. Hayakawa, Chemical Synthesis and functional properties of magnesium doped ZnSe nanoparticles”, Mater. Lett., 100 (2013) 54-57. [IF-2.489]
  27. J. Archana, M. Navaneethan and Y. Hayakawa, Hydrothermal growth of monodispersed rutile TiO2 nanorods and functional propertiesMater.  Lett.  98 (2013) 38-41. [IF-2.489]
  28. T. Prakash, M. Navaneethan, J. Archana, S. Ponnusamy C. Muthamizhchelvan, and Y. Hayakawa, “Preparation of N-methylaniline capped mesoporous TiO2 spheres by simple wet chemical method”, Mater. Res. Bulletin. 48 (2013) 1541–1544.    [IF-2.288]
  29. G. Arthi, J. Archana, M. Navaneethan, S. Ponnusamy C. Muthamizhchelvan, and  Y. Hayakawa, “Hydrothermal growth of ligand-passivated high-surface-area TiO2 nanoparticles and dye-sensitized solar cell characteristics”, Scripta Mater. 68 (2013) 396–399. [IF-3.224]
  30. M. Navaneethan, J. Archana, M. Arivanandhan, Y. Hayakawa, “Functional properties of amine-passivated ZnO nanostructures and dye-sensitized solar cell characteristics”, Chem. Engg. J. 213 (2012) 70-77. [IF-4.321]
  31. T. Prakash, M. Navaneethan, J. Archana, S. Ponnusamy C. Muthamizhchelvan, and  Y. Hayakawa, “Synthesis of TiO2 nanoparticles with mesoporous spherical morphology by a wet chemical method” Mater.  Lett.  82 (2012) 208-210.   [IF-2.489]
  32. J. Archana, M. Navaneethan, Y. Hayakawa, S. Ponnusamy and C. Muthamizhchelvan, “Effects of multiple organic ligands on size uniformity and optical properties of ZnSe quantum dots” Mater. Res. Bulletin. 47 (2012)1892-1897. [IF-2.288]
  33. J. Archana, M. Navaneethan, S. Ponnusamy, Y. Hayakawa and C. Muthamizhchelvan “Chemical synthesis of monodispersed ZnSe nanowires and its functional properties” Mater.  Lett.  81 (2012) 59-61. [IF-2.489]
  34. M. Navaneethan, J. Archana, M. Arivanandhan, Y. Hayakawa, “Chemical synthesis of ZnO thin hexagonal nanodisks and dye-sensitized solar cell performance”, Phys. Status. Solidi. Rapid Research Letters. 6-3 (2012) 120-122. [IF-2.33]
  35. M. Navaneethan, J. Archana, K. D. Nisha, S. Ponnusamy, M. Arivanandhan, Y. Hayakawa,                   C. Muthamizhchelvan, “Organic ligand assisted low temperature synthesis of lead sulfide nanocubes and its optical properties”, Mater. Lett. 71 (2012) 44-47. [IF-2.489]
  36. M. Navaneethan, J. Archana, K. D. Nisha, S. Ponnusamy, Y. Hayakawa, C. Muthamizhchelvan, “Synthesis of highly size confined ZnS quantum dots and its functional characteristics.  Mater. Lett. 68 (2012) 78-81. [IF-2.489]
  37. M. Navaneethan, J. Archana, K. D. Nisha, S. Ponnusamy, M. Arivanandhan, Y. Hayakawa,                  C. Muthamizhchelvan, “Synthesis of wurtzite ZnS nanorods by microwave assisted chemical route”, Mater. Lett. 66 (2012) 276-279. [IF-2.489]
  38. J. Archana, M. Navaneethan, S. Ponnusamy, Y. Hayakawa, C. Muthamizhchelvan, “Organic Molecules passivated Mn doped Zinc Selenide quantum dots and its properties” Appl. Surf. Sci. 257 (2011) 7699-7703.
  39. M. Navaneethan, J. Archana, K. D. Nisha, S. Ponnusamy, Y. Hayakawa, C. Muthamizhchelvan,Temperature dependence of morphology, structural and optical properties of ZnS nanostructures synthesized by wet chemical route”, J. Alloys. Compd. 506 (2010) 249–252. [IF-2.99]
  40. J. Archana, M. Navaneethan, S. Ponnusamy, Y. Hayakawa, C. Muthamizhchelvan, “Synthesis of organic ligand passivated Zinc selenide nanorods via wet chemical route”, Mater. Lett. 64 (2010) 2094–2097.  [IF-2.489]
  41.  J. Archana, M. Navaneethan, S. Ponnusamy, Y. Hayakawa, C. Muthamizhchelvan, “Optical, structural and surface morphological studies of bean-like triethylamine capped Zinc selenide nanostructures”, Mater. Lett.63 (2009) 1931–1934.  [IF-2.489]

  • Societal Impacts of Nanotechnology (NT2101) – M. Tech
  • Industrial Applications of Nanotechnology (NT2006) – M. Tech

Interested candidates can send their resume to archana.j@ktr.srmuniv.ac.in

M.Sc, M. Tech and B. Tech Students can meet for the internal projects

Contact:
Dr. J. Archana
Research Assistant Professor
Research Institute and Department of Physics and Nanotechnology
R-3, 13th floor, Central library building
SRM University, Kattankulathur-603203, Tamilnadu, India
Email: archana.j@ktr.srmuniv.ac.in
Phone: 044-2471 7903