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PhD Student

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MS (Chemical Engineering), 2004, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, USA.
B Tech (Chemical Engineering), 2001, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India.

Saritha received her Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering from the JNT University (India) and Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Louisiana (USA). During her Masters degree she worked for the Department of Chemical Engineering and Louisiana Accelerator Centre as a research assistant. She worked majorly with the nano-particles and semiconducting nano-materials. Later in 2005 she joined as a research assistant with Dr. Sri Bandyopadhyay in the School of Materials Science and Engineering in UNSW. She worked with cerium oxide nano-particles, focusing on the synthesis and characterization.

Research Project
Saritha is working with Dr. Julie Cairney on “Quantifying the role of impurities in nano-crystalline (nc) metal alloys”. She is studying the fundamental role of impurity pinning of grain boundaries in nc-materials and design of the nc-alloys with enhanced mechanical properties though precise doping with elements generally considered as processing impurities.

Selected publications

  1. S.K. Samudrala, S. Bandyopadhyay, Development of Hybrid Nanocomposites for Electronic Applications in ‘Hybrid Nanocomposites for Nanotechnology: Electronic, Optical, Magnetic and Biomedical Aplications’, (editor: Lhadi Merhari), Springer, 2009 (ISBN: 978-0-387-72398-3)
  2. S. Bandyopadhyay, S.K. Samudrala, A.K. Bhowmick, S.K. Gupta, Applications of Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) in the field of nanomaterials and nanocomposites, in ‘Functional Nanostructures Processing, Characterization, and Applications’ (editor: Sudipta Seal), Springer, 2008 (ISBN: 978-0-387-35463-7)

    S. Das, S. Chakraborty, O. Parkash, D. Kumar, S. Bandyopadhyay, S.K. Samudrala, A. Sena, H.S. Maiti, Vanadium doped tin dioxide as a novel sulfur dioxide sensor, Talanta 75 (2008) 385–389
  3. J.Sarkar, G.G.Khan, A.Basumallick, N.R.Bandyopadhyay, S.K.Samudrala, S.Bandyopadhyay: Synthesis of ordered nano porous alumina template for quasi one – dimensional nanostructure fabrication, Journal of The Institution of Engineers (I), Vol.88 (2007), pp.27-31

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