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Venus Dillu

Assistant Professor, Physics

venus.dillu@sharda.ac.in

About

Dr Venus Dillu is an Assistant Professor in Department of Physics, School of Basic Sciences and Research, Sharda University. She obtained her doctorate on the topic ‘Integrated Plasmonic Waveguides and Devices under the supervision of Prof R K Sinha, from Applied Physics Department, Delhi Technological University, Delhi in 2016. She has research papers published to her credit in reputed international journals like Journal of Applied Physics, Plasmonics etc. Her research work is centered towards the field of Photonics and Optics. She has expertise of research in the fields of Plasmonic devices and sensors, LASER, Fiber-Optics, Non-linear Optics and meta-materials.

She also has experimental research experience in paints and surface science technologies through her engagement as a part of her M.Tech project at Central Electro Chemical Research Institute, CSIR Lab at Karaikudi. Tamil Nadu, India before joining for PhD.

She has attended reputed Siegman International School on Lasers organized by The OSA Foundation at Stanford University, USA and Indo-UK Seminar on Computational Photonics organized by the Royal Society & DST at IIT Delhi. She was awarded various Officer Travel Grants from international optical societies OSA and SPIE to present her papers at FiO, Rochester, USA and at Optics & Photonics, San Diego, CA, USA. She has also received OSA Foundation Student Travel Grant to present her paper at FiO, Florida, USA. She has an Indian patent filed for her invention ‘System and method for detecting, identifying and classifying cancer cells.

She has won many awards and recognitions in various national and international conferences and seminars like OSA Foundation Award, USA; Paper Presentation Award, China; Poster Presentation Award (ICOL), India etc. She also received Silver Medal for her M.Tech degree received from NIT, Jamshedpur. She received her MSc (Physics) from St Johns College, Agra and BSc (Honours) Physics degree from Miranda House, University of Delhi. She is a member of the Optical Society and the SPIE.

She has cultivated a strong passion for learning and teaching Physics.

In addition to being an ardent debater, basket-ball player and painter, she has leadership qualities and was the Head Girl in school. 

Her inspiration personalities include Lord Jesus Christ for His sacrificial love towards humanity, Sir Isaac Newton for his scientific passion, Albert Einstein for bringing science to a new pinnacle of fame, Jagdish Chardra Bose for numerous inventions with limited resources and Marie Curie for showing a glimpse to the world what a woman scientist can achieve in Science.

Experience
  • Teaching 3 years

  • Research 6 Years

Qualification
  • PhD
  • MTech
  • MSc
Award & Recognition

  • OSA Foundation Award
  • OSI Paper Presentation Award
  • OSA and SPIE Officer Travel Grant

Research

  • Dillu, V. and Sinha, R. K. (2014) ‘Surface plasmon polariton band gap enabled plasmonic Mach Zehnder interferometer Design analysis and application, Plasmonics9 (3) pp. 527-535. http//dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11468-013-9652-5
  • Dillu, V. and Sinha, R. K. (2013) ‘Enhanced Fano resonance in silver ellipsoidal plasmonic crystal cavity, Journal of Applied Physics, 114, pp. 234305. http//dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4851775
  • Dillu, V., Shruti, Srivastava, T. and Sinha, R. K. (2013) ‘Propagation characteristics of silver nanorods based compact waveguides for plasmonic circuitry, Physica E 48, pp.75-79. http//dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physe.2012.11.025
  • Dillu, V. and Sinha, R. K. (2014, December) ‘Ag-GaAs-Ag quantum nano-lenses system for plexcitonic interaction, In Photonics 2014 12thInternational Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics © OSA 2014 (T3A.42).
  • http//dx.doi.org/10.1364/PHOTONICS.2014.T3A.42
  • Dillu, V., Rani, P., and Sinha, R. K. (2014, September) ‘Field enhanced plexcitonic coupling between InAs quantum dot and silver film highly sensitive plasmonic composite, In SPIE NanoScience+ Engineering (pp. 91630W-91630W). International Society for Optics and Photonics. 
  • http//dx. doi10.1117/12.2061914
  • Rani, P., Kalra, Y., Dillu, V., and Sinha, R. K. (2014, September) ‘Photonic crystal based nano-displacement sensor, In SPIE Optical Engineering+ Applications (pp. 92000Q-92000Q). International Society for Optics and Photonics. 
  • http//dx. doi10.1117/12.2061627
  • Dillu, V., and Sinha, R. K. (2014, March) ‘Quantum size effects on plasmonic band gap of silver nanodisk heptamer, In ICOL-2014, International Conference on Optics and Optoelectronics, XXXVIII Symposium of Optical Society of India, IRDE, Dehradun, India. Received OSI ‘Excellent Paper Presentation for the paper presented.
  • Dillu, V., and Sinha, R. K. (2013, December) Surface enhanced plasmonic coupling via localized silver nanoparticles between silicon slabs. In Workshop on Recent Advances in Photonics (WRAP), 2013 (pp. 1-2). IEEE 
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  • Dillu, V., and Sinha, R. K. (2013, October) ‘Tuning Fano resonance in plasmonic nanocavity for enhanced transmission in Kang, I., Reitze, D., Alic, N. and Hagan, D (eds) Frontiers in Optics 2013, October 6-10, 2013, Orlando, Florida, United States, OSA Technical Digest, Optical Society of America, pp. FTh3E-5. Received ‘OSA Foundation Award. 
  • http//dx.doi.org/10.1364/FIO.2013.FTh3E.5
  • Dillu, V., Shruti, S., and Sinha, R. K. (2013, September) ‘Fano resonance in silver nanoparticles in SOI structure design of plasmonic nano switch, in Stockman, M. I. (eds) SPIE Optics +Photonics (NanoScience+ Engineering) August 25-29, 2013, San Diego, California, United States, International Society for Optics and Photonics, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8809, pp. 88091U. 
  • http//dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2023931
  • Dillu, V., Singh, S., and Sinha, R. K. (2012, October) ‘Subwavelength plasmonic metallic nanopillar based coupler, in Stockman, M. I. (eds) SPIE Optics +Photonics (NanoScience+ Engineering), August 19-23, 2012, San Diego, California, United States, International Society for Optics and Photonics Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8457, pp. 845726.
  • http//dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.929910
  • Singh, S., Dillu, V., and Sinha, R. K. (2012, October) ‘Hybrid metal-photonic crystal waveguide and cavities, in Stockman, M. I. (eds) SPIE Optics +Photonics (NanoScience+ Engineering), August 19-23, 2012, San Diego, California, United States, International Society for Optics and Photonics, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8457, pp. 84573J.
  • http//dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.929794
  • Dillu, V., and Sinha, R. K. (2012, September) ‘Arrayed silver nanopillarsbased plasmonic nano-cavity for telecom wavelength, presented in IONS-ASIA-3 held during 14-16 Sept. 2012, CIOMP, Changchun, China. Received ‘Second Prize for Poster presentation.
  • Dillu, V., Singh, S., and Sinha, R. K. (2011, September) ‘Design and analysis of subwavelength plasmonic waveguide array, in Stockman, M. I. (eds) SPIE Optics +Photonics (Photonic Devices+Applications), August 21-25, 2011, San Diego, California, United States, International Society for Optics and Photonics, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8096, pp. 80962F.
  • http//dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.892906
  • Singh, S., Dillu, V., and Sinha, R. K. (2011, September) ‘Infiltrated plasmonic photonic crystal cavity for sensing, in Yin, S. and Guo, R. (eds) SPIE Optics +Photonics (Photonic Devices+ Applications), August 21-25, 2011, San Diego, California, United States, International Society for Optics and Photonics, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8120, pp. 81201F
  • http//dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.893754
  • Singh, S., Dillu, V., Sinha, R. K. and Bhattacharyya, R. (2011, September) ‘Terahertz wave propagation in surface plasmon photonic crystal, in Yin, S. and Guo, R. (eds) SPIE Optics +Photonics (Photonic Devices+ Applications), August 21-25, 2011, San Diego, California, United States, International Society for Optics and Photonics, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8120, pp. 81200S. 
  • http//dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.892903
  • Singh, S., Dillu, V., Bhattacharyya, R., and Sinha, R. K. (2010, December) ‘One-dimensional tunable surface plasmonic photonic crystal cavity, in Khijwania, S. K., Gupta, B. D., Pal, B. P., and Sharma, A. (eds) Photonics 2010 Tenth International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics, December 11-15, 2010, IIT Guwahati, India, International Society for Optics and Photonics, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8173, pp. 81731J.
  • http//dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.899932

Certifications

  • LASER Siegman School at Stanford University
  • DST SERC School on Guided Wave Optics

Area of Intrest

Optical communication and optical devices with unique applications such as ultra-sensitive, ultra-compact waveguides with high efficiency, Sensors, Plasmonic integrated waveguides and devices, Nanophotonic devices, Lab on chip, Lasers; Polymers Interpenetrating polymers, conducting polymers; Solar cells Plasmonic solar cells, Perovskite materials based solar cells, Supercapacitors etc.