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     Afzal Khan

Supervisor(s)  PROF. CHACKO JACOB
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2010 :: Completed in 2016
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
M.Tech.Jamia Millia Islamia, New DelhiNanotechnology2010
M.Sc.Lucknow UniversityPhysics (Spl. in electronics)2007
B.Sc.Lucknow UniversityPhysics-Maths2005

Research Areas
  • Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology
  • Surface Science and Engineering
  • Superhydrophobic Surfaces and Electrowetting
  • Growth and characterization of one dimensional 3C-SiC nanostructures
  • Growth and characterization of polycrystalline 3C-SiC films

  • Assembly and operation of hot and cold wall APCVD system
  • Growth of one dimensional nanostructures of 3C-SiC and carbon using hot and cold wall CVD
  • Homo and hetero epitaxial growth of thin films
  • Thin film deposition by CVD, thermal, e-beam evaporation, DC-RF sputtering and spin coating
  • Bulk micromachining
  • Synthesis of nanomaterials by sol-gel and co-precipitation method

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Institute Scholarship (MHRD) 2010-2015
  • Maulana Azad National Fellowship (UGC) 2013-2014

Papers Published in Journals
  • Fabrication and performance study of BST/Teflon nanocomposite thin film for low voltage electrowetting devices by Shiraz Sohail, Ershad Ali Mistri, Afzal Khan, Susanta Banerjee and Karabi Biswas Sensors and Actuators A 238, 122-132 (2016)
  • Adhesion of Water Droplets by Low Voltage Electrowetting on a Superhydrophobic Surface of a 3C-SiC Nanorod Network by Afzal Khan, Shiraz Sohail and Chacko Jacob Materials Research Express 2 (12), 125004 (1-8) (2015)
  • The Fabrication of Stable Superhydrophobic Surfaces Using a Thin Au/Pd Coating over a Hydrophilic 3C-SiC Nanorod Network by Afzal Khan, Shiraz Sohail and Chacko Jacob Applied Surface Science 353, 964-972 (2015)
  • Decoration of Hierarchical Au/Pd Nanostructures on 3C-SiC Nanorods by Afzal Khan and Chacko Jacob Materials Letters 148, 50-54 (2015)
  • Random and Self-Aligned Growth of 3C-SiC Nanorods via VLS-VS Mechanism on the Same Silicon Substrate by Afzal Khan and Chacko Jacob Materials Letters 135, 103-106 (2014)
  • Position Dependent Growth of Polycrystalline Cubic-SiC Film in a Cold-Wall Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Vapour Deposition Reactor by Afzal Khan Science of Advanced Materials 6, 1286-1292 (2014)
  • Low voltage electrowetting-on-dielectric (EWOD) actuation using nanocomposite thin film by Shiraz Sohail, Ershad Ali Mistri, Afzal Khan, Susanta Banerjee and Karabi Biswas Indian Patent Application 466/KOL (2014)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • New Insight into the CVD Growth of One Dimensional Nanostructures of Silicon Carbide by Afzal Khan and Chacko Jacob International Symposium for Research Scholars on Metallurgy, Materials Science and Engineering (ISRS 2014), 11-13 December, IIT Madras Oral (2014)
  • Growth of 3C-SiC Nanorods Using Various Catalysts by CVD by Afzal Khan and Chacko Jacob International Conference on Functional Materials, 5-7 February, IIT Kharagpur Poster (2014)
  • Growth and Characterization of 3C-SiC Nanorods Using Au as a Catalyst by Afzal Khan and Chacko Jacob IUMRS-ICA, 16-20th December, IISc Bangalore Oral (2013)
  • Catalytic Growth of 3C-SiC Nanorods-Structural and Optical Characterization by Afzal Khan and Chacko Jacob Conf. Proc., 10-13th December, 17th IWPSD 543-545 (2013)
  • Growth and Characterization of Cubic-SiC 1D Nanostructures Using Chemically Synthesized Au Nanoparticles by Afzal Khan, Shyamal Mandal and Chacko Jacob ICANN, 1-3rd December, IIT Guwahati Oral (2013)
  • Growth and Characterization of Poly 3C-SiC Films using a Single Source Precursor by Afzal Khan and Chacko Jacob India Singapore Joint Physics Symposium (ISJPS) Poster (2013)

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