Ramdas Balan
     M.Sc., Ph.D.
     Associate Professor
     Department of Physics
     CMR Institute of Technology
     E-mail ID: ramdas.b@cmrit.ac.in; balan.ramdas@gmail.com
     Mobile No: +91-7760934530



Associate Professor of Physics (Research Faculty), CMR Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India 
      (August 2018 - till date)
Associate Professor of Physics, MVJ College of Engineering, Bangalore, Karnataka, India 
     (July 2013 - July 2018)
Assistant Professor of Physics, HMS Institute of Technology, Tumkur, Karnataka, India 
     (July 2011 - June 2013)
Teaching Cum Research Associate, Department of Physics, VIT University, Vellore, India 
     (Feb 2008 - Dec - 2009)
Junior Research Fellow (JRF) - DRDO Funded Project, VIT University, Vellore, India
     (Jan 2005 - Dec. 2007)
Graduate Trainee, Materials Division, National Aerospace Laboratory  (NAL), Bangalore, Karnataka, India 
     (June 2004 - Dec. 2004)


Ph.D. (Materials Science), VIT University     (2005 - 2011) 
M.Sc  (Materials Science),  Anna University  (2001-2003 )
B.Sc  (Physics), Madras University               (1999 - 2001)

Areas of Research Interest & Teaching

Broad area: Electrical and Optical Properties of Materials

 * Gas Sensor - Resistive type
 * Photoluminescence - Solid state lighting application
 * Photocatalytic materials - dye degradation 
 * Supercapacitors

Teaching - Engineering Physics and Materials Science 


  • Low-temperature synthesis of Ba1-xSrxSnO3 (x=0-1) from molten salt alkali hydroxide flux – Bulletin of Materials Science, 33 (2010) 75-78.
  • Preparation and photocatalytic study of nano cadmium sulphide– Advanced Materials Research, 584 (2012) 406-410.
  • Facile preparation and characterization of nanocrystalline ZnO – International Journal of Science Research, 01 (2013) 417- 419.
  • Facile one-pot low-temperature solid-state approach towards phase transformation of nano CdS – Micro & Nano Letters, 9 (2014) 731-735.
  • Molten salt synthesis of nanocrystalline ZnFe2O4 and its photocatalytic dye degradation studies –  Materials Today: Proceeding,  4 (2017) 11816.
  • Cubic and orthorhombic Cd2SnO4 microcrystals: molten salt synthesis, phase evolution, and dye degradation studies, Mater.Res.Express6(2019)105537

Awards and Membership

  • MRSI best paper award for the publication " Low temperature  ....flux" published in Bulletin of Materials Science in the year 2011, awarded by Materials Research of Society of India (MRSI).
  • Seed Money to Young Scientist award (6 Lakhs grant), year: 2014, VGST, Govt. of Karnataka
Membership: Life member of Materials Research Society of India (MRSI)

Research Guide ship (VTU)

 Ph.D. Scholars 
      Ms. Sindhya Raghunath   
      Ms. Sandhya 
      Mr. Rafeeque 

 Invited talks
  • X-rays and its application,  Science day, Govt.  First grade College- Tiptur, 28th Feb. 2012. 
  • Nanoparticle: Synthesis and Characterization, Sridevi Institute of Engineering and Technology-Tumkur, 21st May 2012.
  • Nanotechnology: Past, Present, and Future, Guest lecture, MVJ College of Engineering- Bangalore, 23rd Feb. 2013.
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, One day Workshop on NanoTechnology, Mechanical Department, AMS Engineering College- Chennai, 10th April 2013.
  • Nanotechnology: Recent and Past, One week workshop on nanomaterials in Science and Engineering, SSIT - Tumkur, 25th March 2014.

Events Attended