Research Thrust Areas / Nano-X


The ability to control and manipulate atoms/molecules makes nanotechnology extremely versatile with potentially unlimited applications. Given the variety of disciplines spanned by this technology, IIT Hyderabad calls this thrust area Nano-X. IITH is conducting state-of-the-art research in both fundamental and applied areas of nanotechnology that is aided by its excellent experimental facilities that includes a clean room facility, SEM, TEM, EDA tools etc. The Fabless Chip Design Incubator is a shining example of IITH’s expertise in Nano-X. This is further underlined by project funding in excess of INR 5 Crores.


Faculty Department Representative Project
Shiv Govind Singh Electrical Engineering Low Temperature and Low Pressure CU-CU Fine Pitch Bonding for Vertical (3-D) Integration
Chandra Shekhar Sharma Chemical Engineering Direct Recycling of Polystyrene Based Waste Objects using Orange Peel Extract Oil for Oil Spills Remediation
Shourya Dutta Gupta Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering Spinodal Decomposition in Cu-Ag Alloy Thin Films- A Route to Tunable Plasmonics
Ch. Subrahmanyam Chemistry Transformation of Greenhouse Gases into Clean Fuels by Low Temperature Plasma Catalysis
Siva Vanjar Electrical Engineering Micromachined Ultra sonic Transducer Arrays for Next Generation Ultrasound Systems
Viswanath Chintapenta Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Bio-mechanical Simulations of Resuscitation
Shishir Kumar Electrical Engineering
Ranjith Ramadurai Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering Investigations on Influence of Cationic Ordering, Anisotropy, and Strain in Functional Domains of Multiferroic Relaxor Thin Films and Bulk Ceramics for Magneto-di electric based Device Applications
Sushmee Badhulika Electrical Engineering Low Cost, Low Power Water Purification Technique using Graphene based Electrode
Kaushik Naya Electrical Engineering


Durai, Lignesh, Chang Yi Kong, and Sushmee Badhulika. “One-step solvothermal synthesis of nanoflake-nanorod WS2 hybrid for non-enzymatic detection of uric acid and quercetin in blood serum.Materials Science and Engineering: C 107 (2020): 110217.

Kanaparthi, Srinivasulu, and Shiv Govind Singh. “Chemiresistive Sensor Based on Zinc Oxide Nanoflakes for CO2 Detection.ACS Applied Nano Materials 2, no. 2 (2019): 700-706.

Fan, Zhiyuan, Shourya Dutta-Gupta, Ran Gladstone, Simeon Trendafilov, Melissa Bosch, Minwoo Jung, Ganjigunte R. Swathi Iyer et al. “Electrically defined topological interface states of graphene surface plasmons based on a gate-tunable quantum Bragg grating.Nanophotonics 8, no. 8 (2019): 1417-1431.

Supraja, Patta, Suryasnata Tripathy, Siva Rama Krishna Vanjari, Vikrant Singh, and Shiv Govind Singh. “Electrospun tin (IV) oxide nanofiber based electrochemical sensor for ultra-sensitive and selective detection of atrazine in water at trace levels.Biosensors and Bioelectronics (2019): 111441.

Singh, Davinder, B. Mallesham, Akshay Deshinge, Kunal Joshi, R. Ranjith, and Viswanath Balakrishnan. “Nanomechanical behavior of Pb (Fe0. 5− xScxNb0. 5) O3 multiferroic ceramics.Materials Research Express 5, no. 11 (2018): 116303. Harvard

Venkateswarlu, Sankatali, Akhil Sudarsanan, Shiv Govind Singh, and Kaushik Nayak. “Ambient temperature-induced device self-heating effects on multi-fin Si n-FinFET performance.IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 65, no. 7 (2018): 2721-2728.

Kumar, Shishir, Rudra Pratap, and Srinivasan Raghavan. “Ultrahigh fluid diffusivity in graphene-lined nanochannels.Applied Physics Letters 108, no. 9 (2016): 091606.