Thin film growth and engineering. Chemical synthesis for nanofluids, Sol-gel sciences and ceramics. Thermo-chemical analysis of both solids and liquids. Heat transfer technology for liquid coolants and solids. Science and application of insulators, conductors, semiconductors and ferroics.
Goals: Investigation of materials for energy storage and conversion, alternative cooling devices and low energy or low power consuming electronics.
Specialties: Chemical synthesis for nano structural materials (free standing as well as supported) and their structural, electrical and optical characterization for thermo-mechanical and electronic applications.