Research Highlights / Sensors and Devices


IIT Hyderabad is actively engaged in developing next generation sensor and devices ranging for electrochromic devices, quantum dot solar cells, to biosensors on lab on a chip to Nanomaterials based sensors and devices for applications such as artificial skin. This emerging thrust area has attracted more than INR 3.5 Crores of project funding from various funding agencies.


Faculty Department Representative Project
M. Deepa Chemistry Development of FRET Enhanced Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cell
Chandra Shekhar Sharma Chemical Engineering Direct Recycling of Polystyrene Based Waste Objects using Orange Peel Extract Oil for Oil Spills Remediation
Surendra Kumar Martha Chemistry Feasibility Study for the Development and Realisation of Pouch/Prismatic Sodium Ion Cells for Defense Applications
Somnath Maji Chemistry Designand Synthesis of Molecular Catalysts for Chemical, Electrochemical and Photochemical Water Oxidation, Carbon dioxide Reduction and Proton Reduction and Applications of Molecular Catalysts in Functional Devices for Solar Fuels Production
Shourya Dutta Gupta Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering Spinodal Decomposition in Cu-Ag Alloy Thin Films- A Route to Tunable Plasmonics
Siva Vanjari Electrical Engineering Micromachined Ultra sonic Transducer Arrays for Next Generation Ultrasound Systems
Sushmee Badhulika Electrical Engineering Hybrid Nano Gas Sensor Arrays for Detection of Atmospheric and Green House Gases


Mukkabla, Radha, Manoranjan Ojha, and Melepurath Deepa. “Poly (N-methylpyrrole) barrier coating and SiO2 fillers based gel electrolyte for safe and reversible Li–S batteries.Electrochimica Acta (2019): 135571.

Damodar, Devarakonda, Sourav Ghosh, Malothu Usha Rani, Surendra Kumar Martha, and Atul Suresh Deshpande. “Hard carbon derived from sepals of Palmyra palm fruit calyx as an anode for sodium-ion batteries.Journal of Power Sources 438 (2019): 227008.

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.

Durai, L., Arthi Gopalakrishnan, Nandimalla Vishnu, and Sushmee Badhulika. “Polyaniline sheathed black phosphorous: a novel, advanced platform for electrochemical sensing applications.Electroanalysis (2019).