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Dr. Rajni K. S.

Associate Professor

Dr. Rajni K. S. currently serves as Associate Professor in Physics, Department of Sciences, School of Engineering, Coimbatore. Her areas of research include Thin Film Physics.

Qualification: MPhil, Ph.D
ks_rajani@cb.amrita.edu
Research Interest: Thin Film Physics

Bio

Dr. K. S. Rajni did her M. Phil from Bharathiar University, India and completed her Doctoral dissertation in Physics from Bharathiyar University, India.

Her M. Phil. work was based on Characterization of CdS Thin Films Prepared by Spray Pyrolysis Technique. Her doctoral studies were focused on Preparation of Photo Electro Chemical (PEC) Cells based on CdSe, InSe Doped CdSe and ZnSe Doped CdSe Thin Films by Electron Beam Evaporation Technique.

Dr. Rajni is guiding a number of undergraduate & postgraduate student projects and Ph. D. research scholars. She currently researches on Dye Sensitized Solar Cell using Naturally Available Organic Materials as Sensitiser.

She involved in the project titled, Developing Nano Electrodes and Membrane for Direct Methanol and Ethanol Fuel Cells – Preliminary Studies.

Workshops Attended

  • Participated in Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) sponsored two day workshop on Macro-Nanotechnology for societal cause conducted by PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore during October 4 – 5, 2012.
  • Attended DST sponsored two day national workshop on Exigent Apprehensions in Scaling up & Stacking Fuel Cells, during June 22 – 23, 2012 at Department of Automobile Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.
  • Participated in DST PURSE sponsored national workshop on Advanced Instruments for Characterization at Department of Nanosciences and Technology, Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore.
  • Attended in DAE-BRANS theme meeting on Materials Chemistry (TMMC-2012), UGC-DAE CSR during Feb 13 – 15, 2012 at Kalpakkam,Tamil Nadu.
  • Attended a two day workshop on Fuel Cell Technology at National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala during June 11- 12, 2011.
  • Participated in fifth NIAS- DST workshop on Nano Technology: Dimensions of Nano Science, Nano Technology & Society for Women Scientists & Technologists during Dec 14 – 18, 2009 at National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.

Invited Talks

  • Delivered a talk on Quantum confinement in Fifth NIAS- DST Workshop on Nano Technology: Dimensions of Nanoscience, Nanotechnology & Society for Women Scientists & Technologists at National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.

 

Publications

Conference Paper

Study of Heat Transfer Characteristics of Nanofluids in an Automotive Radiator

Authors : Senthilkumar D., Dr. Rajni K. S., R. Harsh, Srivastav, H., Balakrishnan, P., Saini, V. and Dr. Thirumalini S.

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Conference Proceedings

Synthesis and Characterisation of Copper Substituted Cobalt Ferrite Nanoparticles by Sol-Gel Auto Combustion Route

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S., A Anugraha; V K Lakshmi; Gangothri S Kumar; T Raguram;

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, IOP Publishing

Annealing Effect of Magnesium Tin Oxide Thin Films Prepared by Nebulizer Spray Pyrolysis Technique for DSSC applications

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S., G Kiruthiga Prabhu; T Raguram;

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, IOP Publishing

Structural and Magnetic properties of Cobalt Ferrite (CoFe2O4) Nanoparticles by Sol-Gel Technique using Yeast

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S., H Vignesh; V Vishnu; P Balakumar; T Raguram;

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, IOP Publishing

Preparation and Characterisation of PVA$\mathplus$TiO2 Nanofiber by Electrospinning Technique

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S., Silpa Kurian; C Amrita; T Raguram;

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, IOP Publishing

Structural, Optical, Functional, Morphological and Compositional Analysis of Ni – doped TiO2 Nanofibers Prepared by Electrospinning Technique

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S., C Amritha; Silpa Kurian; T Raguram;

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, IOP Publishing

Structural and Magnetic Studies of Zinc Substituted Cobalt Ferrite Nanoparticles prepared by Sol–Gel Technique

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S., V K Lakshmi; Gangothri S Kumar; A Anugraha; T Raguram;

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Synthesis and characterization of Mg doped TiO2 nanoparticles for photocatalytic applications

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S., K. Athira; K.T. Merin; T. Raguram;

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings

Structural Investigations of CdSe and Indium Selenide Doped CdSe Films

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S., S., V. V., and M., J.

Publisher : International Conference on Recent trends in Advanced Materials

Effects of Substrate Temperature on the Structural Properties of CdSe and In Doped CdSe Thin Films

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S., S., V. V., and M., J.

Publisher : 7th international conference on MEMS NANO and Smart system

Nanocrystalline CdSe Thin Films Photo Electrochemical (PEC) Solar Cells

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S., S., V. V., and M., J.

Publisher : International Workshop on Applications of Nanotechnology to Energy, Environment and Biotechnology (NANO EEB)

Extraction And Absorption Study Of Natural Plant Dyes For Dssc

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S., Bharath K V; Dr. Rajni K. S.; T.Ramachandran; Showmitra Biswas; Arjun J

Publisher : International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies ICSET-2014

In Doped CdSe Nanocrystalline Thin Film for PEC Solar Cells

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S., S., V. V., and M., J.

Publisher : International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology-ICREU 2012

Conduction Studies on Cadmium Selenide (CdSe) Thin Films,

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S., Bharath K V; T.Ramachandran; Showmitra Biswas; Arjun J

Publisher : International Conference on Thin Films Applications (ICTFA-2013)

Fabrication And Optimization Of Parameters For Dye Sensitized Solar Cell

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S., Sabarinath S; Akilesh D.; Gurusekhar C.; Subaganesh P.; Ramachandran T.

Publisher : International Conference on Nanomaterials for Frontier Applications and Indo-Norwegian Workshop on Advanced Materials for Solar Cell Applications (ICNFA 2013)

Cadmium Selenide (CdSe) PEC (Photo Electro Chemical) Solar Cells

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S., S., V. V., and M., J.

Publisher : International Conference on Renewable Energy Resources for 21st Century - Challenges Opportunities

Microstructural and Optical Investigations of Thermally Evaporated CdSe Thin Film

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S.

Publisher : International conference on Advanced Materials ICAM-2011

Structural and Bandgap Analysis of Electron Beam Evaporated Indium Selenide Nanocrystalline Thin Film

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S.

Publisher : NanoSciTech 2012, International conference on frontiers of nanoscience, nanotechnology and their applications

Raman Spectroscopy Studies of Electron Beam Evaporated CdSe Films Prepared at Different Substrate Temperatures

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S., S., V. V., and M., J.

Publisher : International conference on frontiers in materials science for Energy and Environment

Structural Investigations of Electron Beam Evaporated Indium Selenide Thin Film at Different Thicknesses

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S.

Publisher : DRDO sponsored National Conference on Recent trends in Materials Science - 2011 (NCRTMS-2011)

Structural Properties of Electron Beam Evaporated CdSe Polycrystalline Films

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S., S., V. V., and M., J.

Publisher : UGC Sponsored National Conference on Nanomaterial for Energy Conversion and Conservation (NMCEE'09)

Journal Article

Synthesis and characterisation of undoped and methyl orange (dye) doped L-alanine acetate single crystal

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S., T D, Raguram; Shanmugam, P.; Selvakumar, Meiyazhagan

Publisher : Int. J. of ChemTech Research

Influence of pH on the structural, spectral, optical, morphological and photocatalytic properties of ZrO2 nanoparticles synthesized by sol–gel technique

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S., Dharr, Ashwati; Arjun, A.; Raguram, T.;

Publisher : Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

Structural, Optical, Electrical and Luminescence Properties of Electron Beam Evaporated CdSe:In Films

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S., Syed Ahamed Basheer, M. G.; Vidhya, V. S.; Swaminathan, V.; Thayumanavan, A.; Murali, K. R.; Jayachandran, M.

Publisher : Crystal Research and Technology

Fabrication And Optimization Of Parameters For Dye Sensitized Solar Cell

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S., Sabarinath S; Akilesh D.; Gurusekhar C.; Subaganesh P.; Ramachandran T.

Publisher : International Conference on Nanomaterials for Frontier Applications and Indo-Norwegian Workshop on Advanced Materials for Solar Cell Applications (ICNFA 2013)

Synthesis and Characterization of Nickel-Substituted Cobalt Ferrite Nanoparticles Using Sol–Gel Auto-combustion Method

Authors : Dr. Rajni K. S., Kumar, G.S.; Raguram, T.;

Publisher : Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism

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