Aufau International Award 2016 | Young Scientist | Physical Sciences
Dr. M. Senthil Pandian

Research Scientist

Photovoltaic Devices Laboratory

SSN Institutions

Tamilnadu, India


Dr.M.Senthil Pandian, Research Scientist in the Photovoltaic Devices Laboratory, SSN Research Centre has 8 years of research experience in the field of Crystal Growth and Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC). He has finished his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Physics from The American College, Madurai. He obtained his Ph.D. from Anna University, Chennai. His Ph.D. areas of specialization are unidirectional growth of nonlinear optical (NLO) and ferroelectric single crystals and their characterizations for SHG and ferroelectric applications. He was one of the team members who grew the 1350 mm length and 55 diameter nonlinear optical longest benzophenone single crystal. He was awarded as a project fellow in a World’s Longest Crystal Growth project and latter he got a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in SSN Institutions for 2 years. During his Ph.D. work, he has done parts of his research work in association with various National Laboratories like National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, UGC-DAE CSR, Indore, DAE-RRCAT, Indore, University of Hyderabad, Kakatiya University, Warangal etc.

He has got 11 projects from DST-SERB, DST-SERI, BRNS, UGC-DAE CSR, SSN Internally Funded Faculty Projects and SSN Internally Funded Student Projects. Currently he is supervising 5 Ph.D. Full-Time Scholars and he is Co-Supervising 6 Full-Time Ph.D. Scholars. He has published 21 papers in International Peer Reviewed Journals and 7 papers in AIP Proceedings, Materials Today proceedings and Energy Proceedia. He has presented more than 150 papers in International/National Conferences/Workshops/Seminars in which he got Young Scientist Award, Young Researcher Awards, Best Innovative Researcher Award, Best Indigenous Product Presentation Award, Best Crystal Display Award and many Best Oral and Poster Presentation Awards. As an appreciation of his commendable work, he has received Best Researcher Award in the year of 2009 and 2012 from SSN Institutions on National Science Day programme. He has given 28 Invited Lectures in various National Conferences/Seminars/ Workshops. He is a Editor of Indian Association for Crystal Growth (IACG) and he is a reviewer in several International Peer Reviewed Journals. He is/was an Advisory Committee member in many International/National Conferences/Seminars/Workshops.