PhD Student Fellow
Currently I am a PhD student at Graphene Labs- Italian Institute of Technology and Department of Physics, University of Genova. My research focuses on developing novel strategies combining graphene and gold plasmonic fractal nanoantennas for enhanced light-matter interaction. My areas of expertise include Graphene, Plasmonics, Micro/Nanofabrication, Nanoelectronics, Nanophotonics and Optoelectronics.
I have obtained my Master degree (5 years integrated MSc in Photonics) from International School of Photonics, Cochin University of Science and Technology; with a highly interdisciplinary curriculum combining Material science, Optics, Quantum mechanics, Nano and bio-photonics, semiconductor electronics etc.
♦ Dec 2014- Aug 2018: Tunable plasmonic devices using graphene/gold nano-fractals. Supervisor: Dr. Vittorio Pellegrini, Director, GrapheneLabs, IIT, Genova, Italy.
♦ Dec 2013- May 2014: Fabrication and study of plasmonic dichroism in silver, gold and alloy nanoparticles. Supervisor: Prof. Ewa Goldys (Director, MQ BioFocus Research Centre, Department of Physics and Astronomy) at Macquarie university, Sydney, and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia.
♦ May- Jul 2013: Raman studies of graphene oxide thin films after sonication induced defect formation. Supervisor: Dr. Manu Jaiswal, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M), Chennai, Tamilnadu.
♦ May- Jul 2012: Capacitance-Voltage studies and Mott- Schottky analysis of P3HT based organic bulk hetero junction solar cells under dark and illuminated ambience. Supervisor: Prof. Manoj A G Namboothiry, Assistant Professor, School of Physics, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
♦ Dec 2011- Apr 2012: Fabrication, characterization and study of photodarkening effect in Ge20Ga5Sb10S65 chalcogenide glass. Supervisor: Prof. Sheenu Thomas, Associate Professor, International School of Photonics, Cochin University of Science and Technology.
De Nicola, F., Puthiya Purayil, N. S., Spirito, D., Miscuglio, M., Tantussi, F., Tomadin, A., ... & Pellegrini, V. (2018). Multiband Plasmonic Sierpinski Carpet Fractal Antennas. ACS Photonics.