Nano-Optics & Devices Lab

Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad

We are currently looking for potential PhD students interested in joining the lab to work on various facets of nanoplasmonics. Further details about PhD admissions can be found at MSME department’s PhD admissions 2022. Students with CSIR/DST scholarships can apply throughout the year for a position in the lab!

We are an active group in the department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering at IIT Hyderabad. Our aim is to explore and understand nano-scale optical phenomena occurring in plasmonic and photonic systems and exploit them for various applications. Some of the areas that we are currently exploring are:

  1. Biosensing (for disease diagnostics and environmental remediation)
  2. Optical modulators (using 2d-Materials and flexible substrates)
  3. New alloys for plasmonic applications

Further details can be found on the Research Areas page.

We are grateful for funding from IIT Hyderabad, SERB, DST-Nanomission and JICA.


25 August 2022
Paper on controlled assembly of gold nanoparticles in resonant apertures was published in Nanotechnology. (Click here)
25 August 2022
Paper on the effect of microstructure of Ag-Cu alloy thin films on its plasmonic response has been published in Journal of Physical Chemistry C. (Click here)
1 August 2022
Reshma I. R. has just joined the group as a PhD student in the ID PhD program of IIT Hyderabad.
7 March 2022
Ms. Pravallika B. has been awarded the Best Student Poster award-IEEE WRAP 2022 organized by IIT Bombay.
15 October 2021
Mr. S. Govardhan Reddy has been awarded the Best Innovative Thesis award (B.Tech.) for the year 2021 by the Indian National Academy of Enineering (INAE)

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Open positions

Open projects

Lab locations

  • MSME-111 - Optical spectroscopy
  • MSME-410 - Chemical synthesis and nanoparticle characterization
  • MSME-111 and MSME 412 - Thin film deposition