QUALIFICATION : 2013-present: Submitted Ph.D thesis in Physics, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur. Dissertation Title: CdS, Ag2S and HgS based nanowires: synthesis, characterization and supercapacitor application Using cost effective method for the synthesis of metal chalcogenide nanowires Studying their application in the field of supercapacitors 2008-2010 : Post- graduation from Department of Physics, Nagpur University 2005-2008 : Graduation from St. Francis De Sales College, Nagpur.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE : 2 years experience as a Lab Engineer in R&D. 3 years experience as an Assistant Professor (Contributory). 2014-2017: Assistant Professor (Contributory) in Department of Physics, Shivaji Science College, Nagpur 2010 – 2012: R&D project ‘Characterization and Simulation of Nano Devices’ in Department of Electronics Engineering, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur. Designation: Lab Engineer Responsibilities: Conducting lab sessions for M.Tech students using simulation tools
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE : Post graduation project on characterization and synthesis of luminescent materials K2LaX5 with cerium doping Simulation of nanomaterials and studying their characteristics.
PUBLICATIONS : Nikila Nair, Sutripto Majumder and Babasaheb R. Sankapal, ‘Pseudocapacitive behavior of unidirectional CdS nanoforest in 3D architecture through solution chemistry’, Chemical Physics Letters, 659, 105–111, 2016. Impact Factor: 1.860
Nikila Nair and Babasaheb R. Sankapal ‘Cationic-exchange approach for conversion of two dimensional CdS to two dimensional Ag2S nanowires with an intermediate core–shell nanostructure towards supercapacitor application’, New Journal of Chemistry, 40, 10144-10152, 2016. Impact Factor: 3.277
Nikila Nair and Babasaheb R. Sankapal ‘Nested CdS@HgS core-shell nanowires as supercapacitive faradaic electrode through simple solution chemistry’ Nano-Structures and Nano-Objects, 10, 159-166, 2017.
EXTENSION ACTIVITIES : Conferences
Oral presentation in ‘National Conference on Advanced Functional Materials’ January 2013, Department of Chemistry, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur.
Poster presentation in ‘Fourth International Conference on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites (ICNM-2017)’, February 2017, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IIUCNN), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala.
Poster presentation in ‘International Conference on Advanced Rechargeable Batteries & allied Materials – 2017 (ICARBM-2017)’, March 2017, C-MET, Pune.
Participated in workshop on ‘Sono Process Engineering & Reactors for nanomaterials’ February 2013, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Telangana.
‘Materials: Synthesis to Diverse Applications (MSDA-2013)’, December 2013, Department of Applied Physics, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur.
‘Science for National Development (SND-2015)’, March 2015, Department of Applied Physics, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur.
RECOGNITIONS : Second prize winner in SHANTABAI SHEKHDAR INTERCOLLEGIATE SCIENCE TALK.
Prize winner in monthly quiz for mathematic society.
First prize winner in MATHEMATIC SEMINAR during B.Sc-I and B.Sc-III.
Second prize winner in MATHEMATIC SEMINAR during B.Sc-II.
Joint secretary in MATHEMATIC SOCIETY during B.Sc-I.
Vice-President in MATHEMATIC SOCIETY during B.Sc-III.
Secretary of Physics society during M.Sc-II.
ANY OTHER INFORMATIONS : Computer Skills
Operating Systems : Windows XP/ 2007
Office Applications : Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word.
Gender : Female
Date of Birth : 24.06.1987 Cast : Hindu Nair
Nationality : Kerala – India Marital Status: Married
Languages Known : English, Hindi, Malayalam and Marathi