Dr. V. Gunasekaran

Dr. V. Gunasekaran

Name: Dr. V. Gunasekaran
Designation: Assistant Professor
Phone: 04366-277230
Email: gunasekaran@cutn.ac.in


Biographic Sketch:
Dr. V. Gunasekaran completed his PhD (specialization: Materials Science/Nanotechnology) from Jeju National University, South Korea in the year 2011. He is now working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science, School of Technology, Central University of Tamil Nadu. He received his Master’s degree in Materials Science from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. He worked as Sr.Assistant Professor in the Department of Nanosciences and Technology, Karunya University, Coimbatore for 5 years. He has received a prestigious JSPS Post-doctoral international research fellowship from Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan; subsequently, he worked in the Solid State Electronics Lab, Research Institute of Electrical Communication (RIEC), Tohoku University, Japan for 2 years. Previously he worked as Sr.Technical Staff at M/s LMW Ltd, Coimbatore for 9 years. In 2019, He has been got selected as INSA-Visiting Scientist to visit the University of Szeged, Hungary to carry out international bilateral collaborative research. He has received several awards such as Best Teacher National Award, Best Researcher award, Best Research Paper Award, Best PhD Thesis Award, Best Outgoing Student Award in PhD, Best Poster Awards and Brain Korea-21 (BK-21) award for research. He has got 4 major Research projects worth of Rs. 75 Lakhs from UGC, UGC-DAE-CRS, and DST-SERB. He has guided 3 PhD scholars and more than 35 Master's students so far. 2 more PhD scholars working under his supervision. He has published more than 77 research articles in highly reputed international journals and 7 book chapters so far. He has delivered invited talks as a resource person in various national and international conferences. His broad research areas are 2D nanomaterials, Graphene/Graphene-oxide, MEMS/NEMS devices, Super-capacitors, Low-dimensional nanostructures electrical transport studies and photocatalysis for waste-water treatment. He has visited many countries such as Korea, Japan, Singapore, Romania, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and Malaysia etc. He has been serving in NSS in last 12 years and he is NSS Programme Coordinator of Central University of Tamil Nadu since Jan 2021.

Research Highlights :

Dr. V. Gunasekaran, is mainly focusing on the development of 2D carbon nanostructured materials such as graphene, and graphene-oxide, graphdiyne and hybrid nanostructures for clean energy applications such as photocatalysis, electrocatalysis (Hydrogen Evolution Reaction and Oxygen Evolution Reaction) as well as Electrochemical Supercapacitors for energy storage. His lab is equipped with a basic infrastructure facility to prepare various nanomaterials for clean energy generation applications. His research group develops various novel materials for the above-said applications.  In addition, his lab provides a good platform to students to learn/training in materials synthesis procedures and characterization, particularly for Postgraduate students like MTech (Materials science) and PhD scholars for their project work. Also, his lab will have a plan to set up a quantitative measurement system for Hydrogen energy production. 

Recent Publications :

1.Nithya Selvaraju, S. Yuvaraj, V. Gunasekaran*, “Enhanced Green H2 generation using biomass-derived nitrogen-doped carbon dots incorporated with rare earth metal hydroxide (Gd(OH)3) nanorods”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Accepted (Article in Press) IF: 7.1 ISSN:  0360-3199,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2023.03.319

2.Nithya Selvaraju, Jaganathan Murugan, Senthilnathan Selvaraj, Neeraj Singhal, Gunasekaran Venugopal*, “Electrocatalytic Performance of green synthesized nitrogen-doped carbon dots toward              clean energy H2 generation”, Materials Letters, 341, 134255 (2023) IF: 3.423 ISSN: 0167-577X, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2023.134255

3.Nithya Selvaraju, Kennedy Ravichandran, V. Gunasekaran*, “A short review of kinetic parameters of carbon quantum dots for electrocatalytic Hydrogen evolution reaction,”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 48, 3807-3823 (2023) IF: 7.1   ISSN:  0360-3199, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2022.10.203

4.M.Vigneshwaran, M. Gobinath, K. Ramji, V.J. Surya, V. Gunasekaran*, S. Yuvaraj, "Highly selective toluene adsorption studies of holey graphene oxide thin film using scanning Kelvin Probe", Materials Letters, 340, 134124 (2023)   IF: 3.09 ISSN: 0167-577X,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2023.134124

5.Nithya Selvaraju, Pitchaipillai Sankar Ganesh, Veeramurali Palrasu, Gunasekaran Venugopal*, Vanitha Mariappan, “Evaluation of antimicrobial and antibiofilm activity of Citrus medica Fruit juice based Carbon dots against Pseudomonas aeruginosa”, ACS Omega, 7(41), 36227 (2022).    IF: 4.1   ISSN:  2470-1343, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.2c03465

6.Nithya Selvaraju, S. Senthilnathan, S. Neeraj, M.Vigneshwaran, S. Yuvaraj, R. Kaushik, V. Gunasekaran*, “Electron Transfer behavior of green synthesized carbon quantum dot sensor towards VOC and heavy metal ion sensing,”, Materials Science & Engineering B, 282, 115792 (2022). IF: 3.4  ISSN :  0921-5107, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mseb.2022.115792

7. S. Neeraj, S. Senthilnathan, S. Yuvaraj, V. Gunasekaran*, “Study of Photocatalytic Degradation Efficiency of rGO/ZnO Nano-Photocatalyst and their Performance Analysis”, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 10, 107293 (2022). IF: 7.9  ISSN:  2213-3437,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2022.107293

8.S.Rajasekaran, Haitham Hadidi, Mohammed Tharwan, Ali Alnujaie, Jabril A. Khamaj, V. Gunasekaran*, “Raman Spectroscopy assisted characterisation of nanoform MoS2 Thin film Transistor”, Scanning,  10, 3255615 (2022). IF: 1.9   ISSN:  1932-8745, https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/3255615

9.T. Sakthivel, Parthiban Pazhamalai, Vigneswaran Mohan, Durairaj, K. Karthikeyan, Yuvaraj Sivalingam, Sang-Jae Kim, V. Gunasekaran*, “Ferroelectric Semiconductor BaTiO3-Ag2O nanohybrid as an effective photocatalytic material”, Chemosphere, 292, 133398 (2022). IF: 7.083    ISSN: 0045-6535,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.133398

10.M. Vigneshwaran, M. Gobinath, C. David, R. Kumaresan, V.J. Surya, V. Gunasekaran, S. Yuvaraj, "Photo-enhanced Acetone Adsorption on δ-MnO2 Nanoparticles: A Step towards Non-invasive Detection of Diabetes Mellitus", Materials Letters, 306, 130944 (2022)   IF: 3.09  ISSN: 0167-577X, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2021.130944

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