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     Rakesh Kumar Sahoo

Ph.D. fromIIT Kharagpur - Materials Science Centre
Supervisor(s)  Dr. C. Jacob
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2009 :: In progress
AddressRoom No. A-220, Vidyasagar Hall Of Residence,
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
M.Tech.NIT RourkelaMetallurgical and Materials Engineering2008
M.Sc.Utkal UnivesityPhysics2005
B.Sc.Utkal UnivesityPhysics2003

Research Areas
  • Carbon Nano Structured Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Photovoltaics and Sensors
  • Synthesis of wide band gap semiconductor materials

  • Design and construction of hot wall and cold wall CVD reactors
  • Synthesis of carbon nanostructures (tube, fiber, bridge,ribbon and graphene) by APCVD
  • Thinfilms using sonoelectrochemical, spin coat, sol-gel and RF sputtering
  • Metal deposition by thermal evaporation, e-beam and RF-sputtering
  • Hand on experience in instrumentation, imaging and data analysis of AFM (Nanonics 2000TM system)
  • Hand on experience in instrumentation, imaging and data analysis of SEM (TESCAN) and XRD (Rigaku)
  • Fabrication and Electrical and Optical Characterisations of Organic Photovoltaic/Solar cell
  • Experience in sample characterizations by FESEM, AFM, TEM, XPS,XRD, PL, UV-VIS-NIR and Raman spectro
  • Electrical characterizations like current-voltage,capacitance-voltage, resistivity

  • GATE Fellowship in Physics (2006)

  • Industrial summer project at Larson and Toubro MIPD group Kanshbahal

Teaching Experience
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy(P) at India Institute of Technology Kharagpur 4-Semister (4 terms)

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Institute fellowship for pursuing Ph.D @ IIT Kharagpur (MHRD, Govt. of India)

Papers Published in Journals
  • Influence of annealing temperature on the structural topographical and optical properties of sol- gel derived ZnO thin films by Joydip Sengupta, R.K. Sahoo, K.K. Bardhan, C.D. Mukherjee Materials Letters 65, 2572 (2011)
  • Multiwall and bamboo-like carbon nanotube growth by CVD using a semimetal as a catalyst by R.K. Sahoo, V. Daramalla, C. Jacob Materials Science and Engineering B 177, 79 (2012)
  • Effect of annealing on the structural, topographical and optical properties of sol-gel derived ZnO and AZO thin films by Joydip Sengupta, R.K. Sahoo, K.K. Bardhan, C.D. Mukherjee Materials Letters 83,84 (2012)
  • The effect of growth temperature variation on partially bismuth filled carbon nanotubes synthesis using a soft semi-metallic template by R.K. Sahoo and C. Jacob Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Accepted (2013)
  • Catalyst free growth of CNTs on nanoscale rough surface of silicon substrate by D. Damodar, R. K. Sahoo, C. Jacob AIP Conf. Proc. 1536, 535 (2013)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Semiconducting nano particles in the catalysis of one-dimensional carbon nano structures by R. K. Sahoo, Damodar D and C. Jacob ISJPS-2013, Organized by Department Physics and Meteorology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 25th -28th February (2013)
  • Formation of hybrid graphene-carbon nano fiber structure using a polymer encapsulated multi elemental catalyst by CVD by R.K. Sahoo, C. Jacob, S. B. Sant, P. Jeyapandiarajan and B.S.S. Daniel Molecular Materials Meeting (M3) @ Singapore 2012 8th to 12 Jan (2012)
  • Growth of carbon nanotubes using a multi-metal catalyst by R. K. Sahoo and C. Jacob ISME- 2011 at Pune 23-28 March (2011)
  • Multiwall carbon nanotube growth by CVD using bismuth as a catalyst by R.K.Sahoo, V. Daramalla and C. Jacob NANO-2010, K S R Group of Institutions December 13-16 (2010)

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