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S Shankara Narayanan

Assistant Professor, Physics

shankara.narayanan@sharda.ac.in

About

Dr. S Shankara Narayanan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, School of Basic Sciences and Research, Sharda University. He obtained his doctorate on the topic ‘Ultrafast spectroscopy and biocompatibility of nanocrystals under the supervision of Prof Samir Kumar Pal, from S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, in 2009. He has been awarded JRF and SRF from CSIR, India during his Ph.D. He also has 3.5 years of postdoctoral research experience in the study of anisotropic nanocrystals such as gold nanorods and gold nanoprisms and nanoplasmonics. He has demonstrated the ability to communicate in English to scientific audiences and having the credit of presenting posters and delivering talks in several national and international conferences together with a contribution of 20 peer-reviewed research papers published in renowned international journals and 5 filed patents. His research work is focused in the field of Nanotechnology, Materials Science and Biophysics. He has the expertise of research in the optical spectroscopic studies of nanocrystals, biophysical studies of Protein-DNA interactions, development of gas sensors and thermal energy storage using phase change materials. He has attended reputed International Conferences and presented papers.  He received his MSc Physics and BSc Physics (Honours) degree from the University of Delhi. He has a strong passion for learning and teaching Physics.

Experience

Professional Experience

Postdoctoral research:

  • Linköping University, Sweden:  January 2009 January 2011
  • Centre d'Elaboration de Materiaux et d'Etudes Structurales (CEMES), Toulouse France: April 2011 – October 2012

Assistant Professor: 

  • DIT School of Engineering, Greater Noida, U.P. (February 2013 – July 2013)
  • Amity Institute for Advanced Research and Studies (Materials & Devices), Amity University, Noida, U.P. (July 2013 – August 2018)
  • IILM College of Engineering and Technology, Greater Noida, U.P. (August 2018 – April 2019)
  • Department of Physics, School of Basic Sciences and Research, Sharda University, Greater Noida, U.P. (July 2019 – Till date)
Qualification
  • Ph.D in Physics
  • M.Sc in Physics
Award & Recognition

  • Awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in PHYSICAL SCIENCES under the CSIR Fellowship Scheme in JOINT CSIR-UGC TEST FOR JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (JRF) AND ELIGIBILITY FOR LECTURESHIP (NET) in 2004.
  • Awarded Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) in PHYSICAL SCIENCES under the CSIR Fellowship Scheme in 2007.
  • Awarded the best poster presentation award on my work entitled “Structural and Functional Characterization of Enzyme-Quantum Dot Conjugates” in the BOSEFEST 2008, 30-31 January, 2008 held at S N Bose Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • Awarded Visiting Postdoc Scholarship funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, Sweden from 2009-2010.
  • Contributed to the design of new courses and technology based on thermal energy storage (Phase Change Material-based Hand glove, water-heating system and Helmet). Our groups research on PCM-based Helmet was published in Dainik Jagran Newspaper in 2018

Research

Research and Publications:

  • "Synthesis and Characterization of Biocompatible Bimetallic-Semi-Aromatic Polyester Hybrid Nanocomposite”. Rohit Kumar, Piyush Kumar Gupta, Soumya Pandit, Niraj Kumar Jha, Janne Ruokolainen, Kavindra Kumar Kesari, Pravin P. Patil, S. Shankara Narayanan. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2021, 127845, In Press.
  • Assessment of Annual Effective Dose from Equilibrium Equivalent Concentration of 222RN and 220RN in Northern Zone of Punjab (India)”. Pargin Bangotra, Pragya Pandit, S. Shankara Narayanan, Pramod K Singh, Manish Sharma, R.M Mehra, Rohit Mehra, Meenakshi Arora Test Engineering & Management 83, 9116-9121 (2020)
  • A concise review on performance improvement of solar stills. Narayanan, S.S., Yadav, A. & Khaled, M.N. SN Appl. Sci. 2, 511 (2020).
  • Thermal properties of nano-graphite-embedded magnesium chloride hexahydrate phase change composites.  A Yadav, B Barman, A Kardam, SS Narayanan, A Verma, VK Jain Energy & Environment 28 (7), 2017, 651-660.
  • Development of sunlight-driven eutectic phase change material nanocomposite for applications in solar water heating SS Narayanan, A Kardam, V Kumar, N Bhardwaj, D Madhwal, P Shukla, A Kumar, A Verma, VK Jain Resource-Efficient Technologies 3 (3), 2017, 272-279.
  • A Review on Thermophysical Properties of Nanoparticle-Enhanced Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage A Yadav, B Barman, V Kumar, A Kardam, SS Narayanan, A Verma, D Madhwal, P Shukla, VK Jain Recent Trends in Materials and Devices, 37-47, 2017, Springer Cham.
  • Solar thermal charging properties of graphene oxide embedded myristic acid composites phase change material  A Yadav, B Barman, V Kumar, A Kardam, SS Narayanan, A Verma, D Madhwal, P Shukla, VK Jain AIP conference proceedings 1731 (1), 2016, 030030.
  • Ultrafast thermal charging of inorganic nano-phase change material composites for solar thermal energy storage A Kardam, SS Narayanan, N Bhardwaj, D Madhwal, P Shukla, A Verma, VK Jain RSC Advances 5 (70), 2015, 56541-56548.
  • Selection of Arginine-Rich Anti-Gold Antibodies Engineered for Plasmonic Colloid Self-Assembly P Jain, A Soshee, SS Narayanan, J Sharma, C Girard, E Dujardin, C Nizak Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118 (26), 2014, 14502–14510.
  • Time-resolved photoluminescence decay characteristics of bovine serum albumin-conjugated semiconductor nanocrystallites D Mohanta, SS Narayanan, SK Pal, AK Raychaudhuri Journal of Experimental Nanoscience 4(2), 2009, 177-191.
  • Ultrafast energy transfer from 3-mercaptopropionic acid-capped CdSe/ZnS QDs to dye-labelled DNA,  SS Narayanan, SS Sinha, PK Verma, SK Pal Chemical Physics Letters 463 (1-3), 2008, 160-165.11.
  • Fluorescence dynamics of bovine serum albumin (BSA) conjugated CdZnS nanocrystallites D Mohanta, SS Narayanan, SK Pal, AK Raychaudhuri The European Physical Journal-Applied Physics 43 (2), 2008, 263-268.
  • Sensitized Emission from a Chemotherapeutic drug Conjugated to CdSe/ZnS QDs SS Narayanan, SS Sinha, SK Pal Journal of Physical Chemistry C 112, 2008, 12716-12720.
  • Structural and Functional Characterization of Luminescent Silver-Protein Nanobioconjugates SS Narayanan, SK Pal The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 112 (13), 2008, 4874-4879
  • Validation and divergence of the activation energy barrier crossing transition at AOT/lecithin reverse micellar interface SS Narayanan, SS Sinha, R Sarkar, SK Pal The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 112 (10), 2008, 2859-2867
  • Luminescence Depolarization Dynamics of Quantum Dots: Is it Hydrodynamic Rotation or Exciton Migration? SS Narayanan, R Sarkar, SS Sinha, F Dias, A Monkman, SK Pal The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 112 (9), 2008, 3423-3428
  • Picosecond to Nanosecond reorganization of water in AOT/lecithin Mixed Reverse Micelles of different morphology SS Narayanan, SS Sinha, R Sarkar, SK Pal Chemical Physics Letters 452 (1-3), 2008, 99-104
  • Direct Conjugation of semiconductor nanocrystals to a globular protein to study protein-folding intermediates R Sarkar, SS Narayanan, LO Pålsson, F Dias, A Monkman, SK Pal The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 111 (42), 2007, 12294-12298
  • Structural and Functional Characterization of Enzyme-Quantum Dot Conjugates: Covalent Attachment of CdS Nanocrystal to alpha-Chymotrypsin SS Narayanan, R Sarkar, SK Pal The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 111 (31), 2007, 11539-11543.
  • Size and Shape-dependent Electron-Hole Relaxation Dynamics in CdS Nanocrystals R Sarkar, AK Shaw, SS Narayanan, C Rothe, S Hintschich, A Monkman, SK Pal Optical Materials 29 (11), 2007, 1310-1320
  • Nonspecific Protein-DNA Interactions: Complexation of alpha-chymotrypsin with a Genomic DNA SS Narayanan, SK Pal Langmuir 23 (12), 2007, 6712-6718
  • Aggregated CdS Quantum Dots: Host of Biomolecular Ligands SS Narayanan, SK Pal The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 110 (48), 2006, 24403-24409
  • Direct Observation of Protein Folding in Nanoenvironments using a Molecular Ruler R Sarkar, AK Shaw, SS Narayanan, F Dias, A Monkman, SK Pal Biophysical chemistry 123 (1), 2006, 40-48.

Funded Research Project

  • Title: Design of drug-loaded nanoparticles of different sizes and shapes for applications in detection and imaging of cancer cells via active targeted drug delivery.
  • Funding Agency: Seed Fund Scheme by Sharda University, Greater Noida, U.P.
  • Role: Principal Investigator
  • Duration: (March 2020 to April 2022)
  • Sanctioned Amount: Rs 2 Lakhs

Book Chapters

  • Rupesh Kumar Basniwal, Vinod Kumar Jain, S Shankara Narayanan (2021). ‘Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications, Rajneesh Prajapat (ed.) Fundamentals of Medical Biotechnology. New York: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 86-98.
  • Rupesh Kumar Basniwal, S Shankara Narayanan and Vinod Kumar Jain (2021). ‘Glycerol Materials Impact on Growth of Microalgae for Sustainable Renewable Energy Production,

Thesis Supervised

  • Presently Supervising: 2 PhDs (1 Full time & 1 Part time)

Patents Published: 

  • Anti-microbial chitosan-based nanoparticles composition and method for fabrication thereof. Piyush K Gupta, Soumya Pandit, Rekha Gahtori, Siva Chander, Hem C. Joshi, S Shankara Narayanan and Mohit Sahni.
  • Application of Low-cost plant part-derived carbon dots as sustainable anode catalyst in Microbial Fuel Cells for improved power output. S Shankara Narayanan, Soumya Pandit, Vivek Sharma, Piyush K Gupta, Ram Prasad, Kanupriya and Ankit Kumar.
  • PCU@C-Ag/AgCl Nanoparticles as an Antibacterial Material. Piyush Kumar Gupta, Soumya Pandit, Shaily Chauhan, Rekha Gahtori, Siva Chander Chabattula, Hem Chandra Joshi, S Shankara Narayanan, Mohit Sahni, R. Ranjithkumar and P. Senthilkumar.

Certifications

  • Associate Board member of Journal " Current Alternative Energy " since Aug 2020.

Area of Interest

  • Experimental Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Semiconductor QDs and Carbon dots)
  • Solar thermal energy storage using Phase Change Materials
  • Nanoplasmonics
  • Fabrication of Sensors
  • Water Decontamination and purification