Profile of Dr. B. Geetha Priyadarshini

Professional Brief

 

Academic Profile

Doctor in Philosophy (Specialization: Shape memory alloy thin films), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, West Bengal, India.
M.Sc, Materials Science, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
B.Sc, Applied Science, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor (Senior Grade), Department of Physics, PSG College of Technology
Assistant Professor (Senior Grade) in Materials Science, PSG institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore
Assistant Professor in Materials Science , PSG institute of Advanced Studies
Assistant Professor, KPR Institute of Technology, Coimbatore
Post-doctoral Research Associate, Thin Film Lab, Dept. of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Institute Research Scholar, IIT Kharagpur

Teaching

Nanotechnology for energy systems (15LN27)
Micro-Electro-Mechanical systems(15OH22)
Analytical Techniques in Materials Characterization (15OH20)

Area of Interest

  • Thermoelectric thin films
  • Nanostructured thin film solar cells
  • Nanocomposite coatings for cutting tools
  • Nanocrystalline shape memory alloys
  • Thin film metallic glasses

Honors, Awards & Grants

Recipient of Best outgoing student award- 2007 among the students of M.Sc. Materials Science.
2007
Qualified GATE-2007 with All India ranking of 60 conducted by Indian institute of Technology – Kanpur.
2007
MHRD sponsored Institute fellowship for Ph.D programme, IIT Kharagpur
2007
Recipient of institute assistantship provided by IIT Kharagpur for attending 140th Annual Meeting-TMS 2011 International conference at San Diego, California, USA.
2011
Awarded First prize in poster presentation at 2nd Research Scholars Day’, IIT Kharagpur.

Sponsored Research Projects

S. No Title of the project Role Funding agency and year of sanction Budget Lakhs Duration
and status
1 Fabrication and Characterizations of Nano-structured thin film thermoelectric devices for waste heat recovery PI DRDO-CVRDE, Chennai 21.92 2016-2019
Ongoing
2 High Speed Machining of aerospace alloys using PVD coated cutters Co-PI DRDO-DRDL, Hyderabad 9.1 Completed
3 Development of Cutting Tool Inserts Superimposed with WS₂based Nano-Composite Solid Lubricant Coatings for Dry Machining of Ti 6Al4V alloys PI DST-SERB 46.46 2018-2021
(Ongoing)
4 Development of novel thermoelectric module using doped and nanostructured ZnO based materials for energy generation Co-PI DST-SERB 55 2018-2021
(Ongoing)

Facilities at Nanostructured Surfaces and Thin Film group

  • Multi-source Physical Vapor Deposition Systems equipped in Class 10,000 clean room (Model-TF 600, HHV, India)
  • Spray Pyrolysis set up (Holmarc, India)
  • Seebeck measurement set-up (Indigenous)
  • High Performance Digital Multimeter (Techtronix)

Reviewer Services

  • Materials Science Engineering B
  • Metallurgical & Materials Transaction
  • Surface Reviews and Letters
  • Plasma Science and Technology
  • Bulletin of Materials Science

General Professional Activities

  • External Thesis Examiner (M.Tech Nanoscience and Technology)
  • External Viva Voce Examiner (B.E/B.Tech)
  • Session Chairperson in Indo-US bilateral workshop on nanotechnology for clean energy generation and storage funded by IUSSTF, Conducted during Jan 10-12th 2018
  • Organizing member in 4th PSG-CNSE Seminar Series on Solar Energy Systems, Innovations & Business Entrepreneurship 2016”
  • Organizing member in “Seminar on materials, processes and devices for flexible electronics 2015”.

Collaborators

S. No Name Location Collaborator (Academic/Industrial)
1 Prof. B. R. Mehta IIT Delhi Academic Collaborator
2 Dr. Joydip Joardar Scientist-E, ARCI, Hyderabad Academic Collaborator
3 Dr. Shampa Aich IIT Kharagpur Academic Collaborator
4 Dr. M. Ramachandra Rao IIT Madras Academic Collaborator
5 Dr. Joydip Joardar Scientist-E, ARCI, Hyderabad Academic Collaborator
6 Dr. Sivaprahasam Scientist-E, ARCI-Chennai Academic Collaborator
7 Dr. Thirugnasambandam G.M Amrita University Academic Collaborator
8 Mrs. Dhanalakshmi Sathish Kumar Scientist–E DRDO CVRDE, Chennai Academic Collaborator
9 Dr. Gomathi Sivakumar IIST, Trivandrum Academic Collaborator
10 Dr. Gomathi Sivakumar IIST, Trivandrum Academic Collaborator
11 M/s. Kennametals Bangalore Industrial Collaborator
12 M/s. Rover components Ltd. Coimbatore Industrial Collaborator

Publications

“An Investigation on Phase Formations and Microstructures of Ni-rich Ni-Ti Shape Memory Alloy Thin Films”
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, S. Aich, M. Chakraborty
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A | 2011 | 42, 3284
“Structural and morphological investigations on DC-magnetron sputtered nickel films deposited on Si (100)”
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, S. Aich, M. Chakraborty
Journal of Materials Science | 2011 | 46, 2860
“Role of substrate-bias during single and co-sputter deposition of Ni, Ti and Ni-Ti thin films"
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, Manoj Gupta, S. Ghosh, M. Chakraborty, S. Aich
Surface Engineering | 2013 | 29 (9) 689
“Substrate bias voltage and deposition temperature dependence on properties of rf-Magnetron Sputtered Titanium Films on silicon (100)"
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, S. Aich, M. Chakraborty
Bulletin of Materials Science | 2014 | 37 (7)1691
“On the microstructure and interfacial properties of sputtered Nickel thin film on Si (100)"
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, S. Aich, M. Chakraborty
Bulletin of Materials Science | 2014 | 37 (6), 1265
“An Amorphous Barium titanate thin-films improves the light trapping Si solar cells”
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, A K Sharma, B R Mehta
RSC Advances | 2015 | 5, 59881-59886
“Resputtering effect on nanocrystalline Ni-Ti alloy films”
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, S. Aich, M. Chakraborty
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A (In press) | 2015 |
Design of multifunctional Coatings for Terrestrial Solar Glass Panel
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, A.K. Sharma
Bulletin of Materials Science (In Press) | 2015 |
Performance evaluation on high speed machining of custom 465 steel
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, Prasath, V., Krishnaraj, V., Kanchana, J., Tewari, A.
Materials Today | 2017 | Proceedings, 4(10), pp.10810-10815
Phase Competition Induced Bio-Electrochemical Resistance and Bio-Compatibility Effect in Nanocrystalline Zr x–Cu100- x Thin Films
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, Nallasivam, V., Varadarajan, M., Leobeemrao, V.P., Bose, S., Venugopal, E., Rajendran, S., Angleo, P.C.,
Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology | 2018 | 18(7), pp.4534-4543

Conferences

“A comparative study on interfacial reactions of sputter-deposited Ni on Si (100) substrate processed by in-situ heating and post-deposition annealing”
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, Shampa Aich, Madhusudan Chakraborty
Conference proceedings of International Symposium on Materials Chemistry, BARC, Mumbai, India | 2008
“Effect of deposition parameters on sputter-deposited Nickel and Titanium thin films on Silicon substrates”
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, Shampa Aich, Madhusudan Chakraborty
Conference proceedings of 63rd NMD-ATM 2009, Salt lake, Kolkata | 2009
“Structural characterization of magnetron sputtered Nickel and Titanium thin films for functional applications”
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, Shampa Aich
Conference proceedings NMD-ATM, IISC Bangalore, India | 2010
“Investigations of co-sputter deposited NiTi shape memory films on Silicon and Quartz substrates,
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, Esakkiraja. N, S. Aich, M. Chakraborty
Conference proceedings NMD-ATM, IISC Bangalore, India | 2010
Influence of Deposition Parameters on the Structural Properties of RF-Magnetron Sputtered Ti Thin Films grown on Si (100)”
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, S. Aich, M. Chakraborty
Conference proceedings International Symposium for Research Scholars (ISRS), IIT Madras, Chennai, India | 2010
Microstructural and compositional properties of co-sputtered Ni-Ti shape memory alloy films
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, Shampa Aich, Madhusudan Chakraborty
Conference proceedings of 98th Indian Science Congress, Chennai | 2011
“Studies on Ni-Ti Thin Films grown by Bias Assisted Magnetron Sputtering”
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, Shampa Aich, Madhusudan Chakraborty
Materials Processing and Energy Materials, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA Presented in 140th TMS 2011 Annual Technical Meeting, Held in San Diego, California, USA 2011). | 2011 | Volume 1 pp. 77–86
“Formation of Crystalline and Amorphous Phases During Deposition of NixTi1-x Thin Film on Si Substrate – Interpretation of Experimental Results using Molecular Dynamics Simulations
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, Shampa Aich, Sudipto Ghosh, Madhusudan Chakraborty
Conference proceedings of 141st TMS 2012 Annual Technical Meeting, Florida, USA. | 2012
Nanocrystallization in Magnetron Sputtered Ni-Ti thin films
B. Geetha Priyadarshini,
Conference proceedings of 69th NMD-ATM 2015, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu | 2015
“Deposition and Characterization of Copper-Zirconium Thin Film Metallic Glass Coatings using magnetron co-sputtering technique”
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, N. Vignesh, V. Madhuri, P.C. Angelo
Conference proceedings of 69th NMD-ATM 2015, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu | 2015
Design, optimization and processing of Si3N4 layer for wear resistant Ti-Al-N/Si3N4 nanocomposite coatings
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, Balaji N, Prasath V, Kanchana J, Krishnaraj V, Radhakrishnan P
Conference proceedings of 69th NMD-ATM 2015, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu | 2015
“Performance evaluation on High speed machining of Custom 465 steel”
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, PrasathV, KrishnarajV, Kanchana J, Ashish Tewari
International Conference on Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, Management and Thermal Sciences (AMMMT – 2016), Siddaganga Institute of Technology (SIT), Tumkur, Karnataka | 2016 | September 23 - 24
“Innovative new generation coated cutting tools”
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, PrasathV, Kanchana J, Krishnaraj V,Geetha Priyadarshini B.
Inclusive Manufacturing Forum (IMF)2017, National Institute of Advanced studies(NIAS-IISC) Bangalore | 2017 | April 06 - 08
“Machining of Custom 465 aerospace alloy using TiAlN coated carbide inserts under dry environment”
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, PrasathV, Kanchana J, Krishnaraj V
National conference on Innovations in Mechanical Engineering (NCIME), Karunya University | 2017 | 43922
“Thin Film Thermoelectric Materials: Conversion of Waste Heat into Electrical Energy Intended for Combat Vehicle Exhaust”
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, P. Thondaiman
Future Technologies For Combat Vehicles, CVRDE-Avadi | 2017 | March 24 - 25
“Enhanced Light Trapping in Hydrothermally Etched Glass Substrate using ultrapure water”
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, D. Sivagami
Poster presentation in 4th International conference on Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (ICONN-2017) at SRM university | 2017 | August 09 - 11
“Alkaline etching of soda lime glass surface for improved optical performance”
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, D. Sivagami
Poster presentation in National conference on Advances Materials (NCAM-2017) at PSG College of Technology | 2017 | December 12 - 13
“Comparison studies on morphology and optical properties of thin film CdS by chemical bath deposition and spin coating technique”
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, D. Sivagami
poster presentation in 29th Annual general meeting of MRSI and National Symposium on “Advances in functional and exotic materials at Trichy – Chapter | 2018 | February 14 - 16
Wear Behviour In Milling Hardened Custom 465 Steel
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, Krishnaraj Vijayan, Prasath V, Kanchana J
Presentation at Global Congress On Manufacturing & Management (GCMM2018), Brisbane | 2018 | December 05 - 07
”Optimization Of Process Parameters For Milling Hardened Custom 465 Steel”
B. Geetha Priyadarshini, Kanchana J, Prasath V, Krishnaraj Vijayan
Presentation at Global Congress On Manufacturing & Management (GCMM2018), Brisbane, Australia. | 2018 | December 05 - 07

Research Scholars

Pursuing at Present D. Sivagami
Designation : PhD scholar (Bharathiyar University)
Research title: Multifunctional anti-reflective glass surface
Email: dsg@psgias.ac.in
Pursuing at Present V. Shaleni
Designation : Junior Research Fellow-DRDO CVRDE
Research title : Thin film thermoelectrics
E-mail : vsi@psgias.ac.in
Pursuing at Present Bibeye Jahaziel
Designation : Junior Research Fellow-DST-SERB
Research title : Solid lubricant coatings
E-mail : bij@psgias.ac.in
Pursuing at Present Ashwani S Kumar
Designation : Research Scholar (Anna University)
Research title : Modeling studies on cutting tool interfaces
E-mail : aswanis.kumar26@gmail.com