School of Advanced Sciences (SAS) | PHYSICS

Professional Activities

The division frequently organizes conferences and workshops to provide opportunities for the students to participate, get trained and interact with experts in frontier areas of research and for keeping abreast of the latest.

Conferences Organised

Guest Lecture

Invited Lectures

  1. “Energy materials and future directions: Special emphasis on highly efficient solid oxide cells (SOC)”, by Atanu Dutta, in International online faculty development program on Emerging trends in science and technology, Department of physics, Easwari Engineering College, Chennai on 5th July, 2021.
  2. “Nanomechanical properties of wide band gap semiconductors”, by R. Navamathavan in National Seminar on Materials Synthesize and Characterization Techniques, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Academy of Maritime Education and Training (AMET), Chennai on 23rd June, 2021.
  3. “Doing Research: A unique journey of forbearance: Philosophy, Methods and Data”, by Atanu Dutta, in the training program on Research Methodology, organized by Dean research, Loyola College, in collaboration with LISSTAR, Loyola College, Chennai, 26th March, 2021.
  4. “Highly Efficient Photocatalytic Water Splitting by using Multiband Nanoscale Semiconductor Heterostructures”, by Navamathavan R in the six-day International Workshop on “Smart Materials Sensors and Energy Devices (SMSED – 2020) during 25th -30th May, 2020.
  5. “How to write research papers, Research -A life beyond boundaries” by L. John Kennedy in St. Peter’s Institute of Higher Education and Research,Avadi, Chennai on 28th January, 2020
  6. “Introduction to Nanomaterials and Nano technology”, by Navamathavan R for M.Sc Physics students, Department of Physics, Government arts college, Nandanam,Chennai-35 on 19th December, 2019.
  7. “New Perspectives of Nanotechnology in Agriculture Sector”, by L. John Kennedy in Poompuhar College (Autonomous) Melaiyur, Nagapattinam Dist on 13th December, 2019
  8. “Applications of quantum physics” by L. John Kennedy in S. A. Engineering College, Avadi, Chennai on 26th September, 2019
  9. “How research experience can grow exponentially”, by G.Vinitha, One Day Workshop on Advanced Theoretical Methods for Material characterization WATMMC-201, PG-Department of Physics, King Nandhivarman College of Arts and Science, Thellar on 12th September, 2019
  10. “Smart Materials for energy and environment”, by Atanu Dutta, One Day Workshop on Advanced Theoretical Methods for Material characterization WATMMC-201, PG-Department of Physics, King Nandhivarman College of Arts and Science,Thellar on 12th September, 2019
  11. “Investing Quality time for research”, by N.Manikandan, One Day Workshop on Advanced Theoretical Methods for Material characterization WATMMC-201, PG-Department of Physics, King Nandhivarman College of Arts and Science,Thellar on 12th September, 2019.
  12. “Recent Advancements in photonic materials”, by R. Navamathavan at the One Day National Level Workshop on Energy and Environment (NLWEE-2019), PG and Research Department of Physics Paavendhar College of Arts & Science, Attur, Salem, 28th February, 2019.
  13. “Impact and influence of physical sciences in modern society”, by L. John Kennedy, Chief Guest for National Science Day in Nehru art and Science College, Coimbatore on 28th February, 2019.
  14. “Nanomechanical properties of wide bandgap semiconductors: Experimental and theoretical Perspective”, by R. Navamathavan in the International Symposium on Modeling of Crystal Growth Processes and Devices (MCGPD-2019), SSN Institution, Chennai during 26th – 28th , February 2019.
  15. “X-ray diffraction studies and their calculations”, by L. John Kennedy in Loyola College on 31st January, 2019.
  16. “Fundamentals and application of UV – Visible spectroscopy for solids and liquids”, by L. John Kennedy in Loyola College on 29th January, 2019
  17. “Non linear optics and its applications”, by G.Vinitha, 23rd National Seminar on Crystal Growth and Applications (NSCGA-2019) at Department of Physics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore during 28th – 30th January, 2019.
  18. “Chaos in double pendulum: Experimental characterization”, in UG lab by Nirmal Thyagu in the IAPT Regional Chapter-13 Second Annual Meet held at Central University of Tamil Nadu, Tiruvarur during 18th -19th January, 2019.
  19. “Photocatalytic degradation of toxic dye using nano structured magnetically separable spinel ferrites”, by L. John Kennedy in Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed college for women, Chennai on 14th December, 2018.
  20. “Lanthanum Gallate: A Versatile Electrolyte for High Temperature Applications”, Invited lecture by Atanu Dutta in the 7th DAB – BRNS sponsored Interdisciplinary Symposium on Materials Chemistry (ISMC-2018) at DAE Convention Centre, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai-400094 during 4th -8th December, 2018.
  21. “III-V nitride based semiconductor nanowires: Growth, properties and applications”, by R.Navamathavan in the Three day International workshop on Smart Materials Sensors and Energy Devices (SMSED – 2018), Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam – 603110, Chennai during 6th – 8th December, 2018.
  22. “Wastewater treatment using nanoparticles”, by L. John Kennedy in SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam – 603 110 on 30th November, 2018.
  23. “Project writing & Funding agencies”, by L. John Kennedy in DRBCCC Hindu College, Chennai on 17th November, 2018.
  24. “Advanced growth and characterization techniques of nanomaterials”, by R. Navamathavan in the one-day National level workshop on Advanced Techniques in Materials Science and its Applications (ATMSA-18), Department of Science and Humanities, Bharathiar Institute of Engineering for Women, Deviyakurichi – 636 116, Attur, Salem on 10th November, 2018.
  25. Nanoferrites for dying wastewater treatment” by L. John Kennedy in Gonzaga college of arts and science for women, Kathampallam, Elathagiri, Krishnagiri District on 15th October, 2016
  26. Industry Invited lecture by Atanu Dutta at Birla Carbon, Unit: Hi-Tech Carbon, Gummidipoondi K-16, Phase II, Sipcot Industrial Complex, PO – Gummidipoondi, Tiruvallur – 601 201, Tamilnadu on 16th September, 2018.
  27. Invited talk by Arun Kumar Sharma in PSC-2018 at SMIT Sikkim during 24th -26th August, 2018.
  28. “Persistent homology to characterize dynamics-a statistical analysis”, by Nirmal Thyagu in the Dynamics of Complex Systems Workshop at ICTS, Bangalore during 26th – 30th June, 2018.
  29. Invited talk through Skype by Arun Sarma in the Workshop on “Experimental Techniques in Physics” by the Institute of Advanced Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat on 8th June, 2018.
  30. “Introduction to Latex”, by Sanjit Das in the Workshop on One Day Hands-On training on Latex Conducted by Mathematics Division, VIT Chennai on 7th May, 2018.
  31. Valedictory address by L. John Kennedy as a chief guest in the ELECTROFEST-2018 at DRBCCC Hindu College, Pattabiram, Chennai on 2nd February, 2018.
  32. “Chaos in Experimental systems”, by Nirmal Thyagu in DST SERB school on Nonlinear Dynamics held at SP Pune University, Pune during 8th -10th January, 2018.
  33. “Hierarchical porous carbon from wet blue leather waste for supercapacitor applications” by L. John Kennedy at Brunel University, London on 5th January, 2018
  34. “21st Century teaching & challenges”, by L. John Kennedy in Sathya Sai B.Ed College, Avadi on 16th December, 2017
  35. “Challenging research focuses on wide bandgap semiconductors”, by R. Navamathavan, Department of Physics, Presidency College, Chennai on 15th December, 2017.
  36. “Natural sciences-life beyond boundaries by L. John Kennedy in Queen Mary’s College,Chennai-4 on 21st September, 2017
  37. “New directions in light matter interaction”, by G. Vinitha at Valliammal Engineering College on 18th September, 2017.
  38. “Fun with nanophotonics”, by R. Navamathavan, Nanoscience Workshop, VIT University, Chennai on 6th September. 2017
  39. “Natural sciences – a gift to humanity”, by L. John Kennedy, Chief Guest for the inauguration of the Physical Science Association and Inaugural lecture in Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed college for women, Chennai on 29th July, 2017
  40. Invited lecture by L. John Kennedy in SERB sponsored seminar on eco-friendly water defluoridation – IFET college of engineering on 1st April, 2017
  41. “Nonlinear optical materials for device applications”, by G. Vinitha in 21st national seminar on crystal growth and applications (XXI NSCGA-2017), Trichy during 6th –8th March, 2017.
  42. Invited lecture by Atanu Dutta in Dr. P. Sagayaraj Endowment Lecture at the Department of Physics, Loyola College, Chennai on 6, March 2017
  43. Magnetically separable zinc-doped cobalt ferrite nanostructuredspinels for the degradation of rhodamine-B under visible-light: kinetics and mechanism”, by L. John Kennedy at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) -Madras, Chennai on 4th November, 2016.
  44. “Research – A life beyond boundaries”, by L. John Kennedy at APRC, Sacred Hearts College, Tiruapattur on 25th July, 2016.
  45. “Recent developments in nanostructure-based light emitting diodes”, by R. Navamathavan in the One-day National level Workshop on Future in Photonics, SPIE Student Chapter, VIT University, Chennai, 11th March, 2016.
  46. “Fabrication techniques of Micro and Nano devices”, by N. Punithavelan in one day Workshop on Micro and Nano Devices at Department of Physics, Devanga Arts College, Aruppukottai on 25th December, 2015.
  47. “III-V Nitride Nanostructured Semiconductors for Optoelectronic Applications”, by R. Navamathavan in the One-day Workshop on Advanced Optics & Photonics for Science and Engineering Applications, SPIE Student Chapter, VIT University, Chennai, on 28th August, 2015.

Conference Lectures

  1. “MeV Scale SIMP Dark Matter, Neutrino mass and Leptogenesis”, by Ayon Patra in Anomalies 2020 International Conference, IIT Hyderabad on 13th September, 2020.
  2. “Recent Developments in ZnO based Thin Film Transistors” , by R. Navamathavan in the 4th International Conference on Recent Trends in Applied Science and Technology (ICRTAST- 2020), In Association with Elavenil Science Association, Indian Science and Technology Association (ISTA) Indian Association for Crystal Growth (IACG), Indian Spectrophysics Association (ISPA), Department of Physics, Bharathidasan University, Thrichy, Tamil Nadu, India during 26th – 29th December, 2020
  3. “Plasma Processing of Low Dielectric Constant Materials for Interconnect Applications”, by Navamathavan R in the International Conference on Advanced Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications (ICAMEA-2020) during 20th – 21st February, 2020
  4. “Nanoindentation studies of wide bandgap semiconductors”, by R. Navamathavan in the 3rd International Conference on Recent Trends in Applied Science and Technology (ICRTAST-2019), SSN Research Centre, SSN Institutions, Chennai-603110, Tamil Nadu, INDIA, In Association with Elavenil Science Association, Indian Science and Technology Association (ISTA) Indian Association for Crystal Growth (IACG), Indian Spectrophysics Association (ISPA) during 19th – 21st September, 2019.
  5. “Semiconductor Nanowire Light Emitting Diodes: A Progress towards the Fabrication of Large Scale Nanodevices”, by R.Navamathavan at the International Conference on Advanced Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications (AMEEA-2019), Department of Physics, Government Arts College, Dharmapuri-636 705, In Association with Indian Science and Technology Association & Elavenil Organization during 22nd – 24th August, 2019.
  6. “Scalable nanostructures for photonic device applications”, by R. Navamathavan, at the International Conference on Emerging Materials and Modeling (ICEMM – 2019), K.S. Rangasamy College of Arts and Science (Autonomous), K.S.R Kalvi Nagar, Tiruchengode – 637 215, India during 07th – 09th January, 2019.
  7. “Characteristic behaviour of plasma fluctuations inside plasma bubble in presence of magnetic field due to the formation of potential well”, by Bornali Sarma in the 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Plasma Physics at Kanazawa, Japan, during 12th – 17th November, 2018.
  8. “Developments of III – V nitride-based nanostructures for blue LEDs and future prospects”, by R. Navamathavan in the 2nd International Conference of Materials and Technology – Synthesis, Processing and Applications (ICMAT – SPA-2018) at the Department of Physics, Sri S. Ramasamy Naidu Memorial College, Sattur – 626 203, during 20th – 21st February, 2018.
  9. “Development of III-V nitride-based nanostructures for optoelectronic devices”, by R. Navamathavan in the 5th International Conference on Nanomaterial’s and Nanocomposites (ICNN – 2018) (Special Emphasis on Health, Energy and Environment) at VIT Chennai during 8th – 9th February, 2018
  10. Inviited lecture by Atanu Dutta in the Fourth International Conference on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites (ICNM 2017) at Kottayam, Kerala, India during 10th -12th February, 2017
  11. “Nonlinear optics”, by G.Vinitha, in 2nd International Conference on Nanophotonics (NCNP2016), during 7th -9th December, 2016
  12. “Plasma sputtering process of copper deposition on polyester/silk blended fabrics for preparation of self-cleaning and antibacterial fabrics”, by Bornali Sarma in the International conference on Polymers & Composite Materials-2016, at Hangzhou (Wuhan Advanced Materials Society), China during 20 th-23rd May, 2016

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