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                            Contact Address
                       CMR Institute of Technology
                      132 AECS layout, IT Park Road,
                      Bangalore 560037
                      Email: chaitanya.l@cmrit.ac.in

                      Tel (office): 080 28524477, 28524466
                               Mobile: 9620827294, 9741327294

      PhD (IISc, Bangalore)                                   Courses Offered

      Associate Professor,                                              Engineering Chemistry
      Department of Chemistry                     
 Dr. Chaitanya joined Institute                                   Research Interests: Nanosystems & Electron transport 
 in 2013.                                                Electronic & Spintronic materials, Photoactive Nanocomposites & Thin films
                                                             Structural studies, Transport measurements & Spectroscopy                                                                          

  Experience/ Academics

  2013 Jan-present: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, CMR Institute of Technology, Bangalore

  2011 Jan-Aug: Assistant Professor, Centre for Nanoscience, Amrita Institute of Medical Science and Research, Kochi

  2007-2010: Postdoctoral Researcher at National Nanotechnology Laboratory, Lecce, Italy

  2005-2006: Visiting Scientist, Francis Bitter Magnet Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

  2000-2005: PhD in Solid State Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

  1997-2000: Master of Science in Chemical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

  1994-1997: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Maharaja's College for Women, University of Kerala.


  Research Highlights
 We study the potential of metal oxides as thin films and nanocrystals in resistive switching and spintronic applications; 
 We also explore the design of patterned layered structures and nanocrystal assembly for these studies. Parallely, studies are 
 pursued on metal oxide nanocomposites for photovoltaic and photocatalytic applications. Recently, I have also gained interest 
 in the development of electrochemical biosensors for pollutant detection in water and environmental remediation.




  Development of Metal-oxide Heterostructures for Nanoelectronic and Photocatalytic Applications (2015-2018)
                          - Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
   Spintronic Studies on Nanostructured Ferrites and their Selected Composites (2015-2018)
                          - Department of Science and Technology, Government of India