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Academic Positions

  • Present Dec 2012

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Roorkee

  • Oct 2012 Sep 2012

    Research Assistant Professor

    University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA

  • Aug 2012 Dec 2011

    Post Doctoral Researcher

    Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA

  • Fall 2011 Spring 2008

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. Fall 2011

    Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering

    Florida International University (FIU), Miami, Florida, USA

  • M.Tech.May 2000

    Materials & Metallurgical Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India

  • B.E.June 1998

    Metallurgical Engineering

    Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur, India

Honors/Awards

  • 2012
    Winner of ASM International Student Paper Contest
    Won 2012 ASM International Student Paper Contest by ASM International (awarded during MS&T 2012, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Oct. 7-11, 2012).
  • 2011
    Winner of TMS Student Best Paper Contest
    Won TMS Student Best Paper Contest 2011 – Graduate Level – 2nd Place (awarded during TMS 2012 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, Mar. 11-15, 2012).
  • 2011
    Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) Award
    Awarded Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) Award 2011-Saphire by Basic Science Division, American Ceramic Society (awarded during MS&T 2011, Columbus, OH, USA, Oct. 16-20, 2011). (ACerS Bulletin, Vol. 91, No. 1, January 2012, p. 8)
  • 2011
    The Best Junior Researcher Award
    Awarded Second prize in The Best Junior Researcher Award in 2011 Nanomaterials Symposium, TMS 2011, San Diego, USA, 27 Feb -3 March, 2011.
  • 2011
    Best Doctoral Graduate
    Awarded “Best Doctoral Graduate” among all departments of College of Engineering, Florida International University, in Fall 2011 Commencement, Dec. 12, 2011.
  • 2011
    Student Board Member in ASM International - Board of Trustees,
    Selected as Student Board Member in ASM International - Board of Trustees, 2010-11. (http://www.asminternational.org/content/docs/Lahiri.pdf)

Funding

S.NO Funding Agency Fund Granted (Rs.) Status Research Area Investigators
1 SRIC, IITR (Faculty Initiation Grant) 10,00,000 2013-2016 Ultra-High Current-Density Field Emission System Indranil Lahiri as PI
2 Naval Research Board, India 24,96,000 Sanctioned, not yet started 2D and 3D Field Emitters Indranil Lahiri as PI

Lab Members

    PhD

  • Gurjinder Kaur

    Synthesis of graphene on different materials through CVD technique and their characterization by Raman Spectroscopy and HRTEM; Effect of texture on properties of Graphene.

  • Raj Kumar

    Synthesis and development of nanomaterials for solar cell application.

  • Vijayesh Kumar

    Synthesis of boron nitride nanostructures and their potential application in composites, piezoelectric cells and bioimaging.

  • Pramod Kumar

    Synthesis of carbon nanomaterials, graphene, carbon nanotubes, and thin films; Optical properties of carbon nanomaterials for solar cell application.

  • MTech

  • Amit Kumar Tripathi

    Carbon Nano materials, Material science ,corrosion testing and heat transfer.

  • Vaibhav Jain

    Enhancement of field emission properties of carbon nanotubes by producing three dimensional hierarchical structure.In this experiment I am trying to grow copper nanowire on copper substrate by reduction of copper oxide then catalyst deposition for carbon nanotube growth for field emission test.

  • Krishna Saini

    Field emission from 3-D hierarchical CNT structures.Research related to related to increase the field emission characteristics of various carbon nanotube based devices by increasing its surface area

  • BTech

  • Akshay Singhal

    My current research focuses on graphene nanotechnology and functional nano-materials based device fabrication.I am also interested in water purification and disaster management.

  • Hemant Charaya

    My work is in linear / non- linear optical properties of metallic nanostructures, optoelectronic properties of graphene based materials

  • Siddharth Jain

    My research is in graphene nanotechnology and functional nano-materials based device fabrication

  • Sudheer Korlam

    My work is primarily focused on synthesis and application of Carbon nanotubes for various purposes. I am also interested in Graphene and it's potential applications in the field of Energy Storage.

  • Arvind Dasgupta

    My work is primarily focused on the optimization of the growth of Carbon Nanotubes on Metal Foams by Chemical Vapour Deposition and development of solar cells using electro deposited Zinc Oxide films and thermally reduced Graphene Oxide.

  • Gaurav Modi

    My work is primarily focused on Synthesis of carbon nanostructures and their field emission properties; ZnO nanostructures and its applications.

Past Lab Personnel

    PhD

    MTech

  • Sameer Chouksey

    Si-CNT hybrid structure as Li-ion battery anode material.

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High efficiency lithium ion battery anode based on 2- and 3-dimensional carbon nanotube-metal/alloy substrates

I. Lahiri, W. Choi, C. Kang
Patents US Provisional Patent Appl. No. 61567979 (Filed on December 7, 2011)

High efficiency lithium ion battery anode using interface-controlled binder-free carbon nanotubes grown on metal/alloy substrates

I. Lahiri, W.B. Choi, S.J. Cho
Patents US Provisional Patent Appl. No. 61/222,481 (Filed on July 2, 2009)

Graphene Reinforced Ceramic and Metal Matrix Composites

Indranil Lahiri, Wonbong Choi
Book Chapter W. Choi, J.-W. Lee, CRC Press (Boca Raton, USA) | January 2012 | ISBN: 9781439861875, pp. 263-290.

Graphene and graphene based materials in solar cell application, In “Graphene: Synthesis and applications”

Indranil Lahiri,Wonbong Choi
Book Chapter W. Choi, J.-W. Lee, CRC Press (Boca Raton, USA) | January 2012 | ISBN: 9781439861875, pp. 291-312.

Microstructural Characterization of Mechanically Alloyed Powder by X-ray Diffraction and Atomic Force Microscopy: A case study with Cu-Cr, In “Advances in Materials Science Research. Vol. 3”

Indranil Lahiri
Book Chapter M.C. Wythers, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (NY, USA) |April 2011 | ISBN: 978-1-61728-998-9, pp. 183-203.

Carbon nanotube based 3-dimensional hierarchical field emitter structure.

Indranil Lahiri, Gaurav Mittal, Mamta Khaneja, Krishna Saini
Journal PaperRSC Advances, 5, 2015, 21487-21494.

Recent progress in nanostructured next-generation field emission devices

Indranil Lahiri, Gaurav Mittal
Journal PaperJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 47, 2014, 323001.

Carbon Nanostructures in Lithium Ion Batteries: Past, Present and Future. Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences

Indranil Lahiri, Wonbong Choi
Journal Paper 38, 2013, 128-166.

Three-dimensional metal-graphene-nanotube multifunctional hybrid materials

Indranil Lahiri, Zheng Yan, Lulu Ma, Yu Zhu,Myung Gwan Hahm, Zheng Liu, Shubin Yang, Changsheng Xiang, Wei Lu, Zhiwei Peng, Zhengzong Sun, Carter Kittrell, Jun Lou, Wonbong Choi, Pulickel M. Ajayan, James M. Tour
Journal Paper ACS Nano, 7(1), 2013, 58-64.

Ultra-high current density multiwall carbon nanotube field emitter structure on three-dimensional micro-channeled copper

Indranil Lahiri,Joyce Wong, Zilu Zhou, Wonbong Choi
Journal Paper Applied Physics Letters, 101, 2012, 063110 (5 pages).

Multiwall Carbon Nanotube Based Anodes on 3D Current Collector for Li-Ion Batteries

Indranil Lahiri,Chiwon Kang,Rangasamy Baskaran, Jun Y. Hwang, Won-Gi Kim, Yang-Kook Sun, Rajarshi Banerjee, Wonbong Choi
Journal PaperJournal of Power Sources, 219, 2012, 364-370.

Ultrathin alumina coated carbon nanotubes as negative electrodes for high capacity and safe Li-ion battery

Indranil Lahiri,Seung-Min Oh, Jun Y. Hwang, Chiwon Kang, Hyeongtag Jeon, Rajarshi Banerjee, Yang-Kook Sun, Wonbong Choi
Journal Paper Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 2011, 13621-13626.

Interface control: A modified rooting technique for enhancing field emission from multiwall carbon nanotube based bulk emitters

Indranil Lahiri, Wonbong Choi
Journal Paper Acta Materialia, 59, 2011, 5411-5421.

Carbon Nanotubes: How strong is their bond with the substrate?

Indranil Lahiri, Debrupa Lahiri, Sungho Jin, Arvind Agarwal, Wonbong Choi
Journal PaperACS Nano, 5(2), 2011, 780-787.

An all-graphene based transparent and flexible field emission device

Indranil Lahiri, Ved Prakash Verma, Wonbong Choi
Journal PaperCarbon, 49 (5), 2011, 1614-1619.

Application of carbon nanostructures – Energy to electronics

Indranil Lahiri,Santanu Das, Chiwon Kang, Wonbong Choi
Journal PaperJOM, 63(6), 2011, 70-76.

Synthesis and Characterization of Self-Organized Multilayered Graphene-Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Films

Indranil Lahiri,Santanu Das, Raghunandan Seelaboyina, Ved Verma,un Yeon Hwang, Rajarshi Banerjee, Wonbong Choi
Journal PaperJournal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 2011, 7289-7295.

Controlled Growth of Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes for Unique Nanodevices

Indranil Lahiri,Jun Huang, Unjeong Kim, Bei Wang,Eunhong Lee, Peter C. Eklund, Wonbong Choi
Journal PaperJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 11(1), 2011, 262-269.

High capacity and excellent stability of lithium ion battery anode using interface-controlled binder-free multiwall carbon nanotubes grown on copper

Indranil Lahiri, Sung-Woo Oh, Jun Y. Hwang, Sungjin Cho, Yang K. Sun, Rajarshi Banerjee, Wonbong Choi
Journal PaperACS Nano, 4(6), 2010, 3440-3446.

Enhanced field emission from multi-walled carbon nanotubes grown on pure copper substrate

Indranil Lahiri,Raghunandan Seelaboyina, Jun Y Hwang, Raj Banerjee, Wonbong Choi
Journal PaperCarbon, 48 (5), 2010, 1531-1538.

Prospects of oxide materials in Li-ion batteries

Indranil Lahiri
Journal PaperAmerican Ceramic Society Bulletin, 89 (6), 2010, 17-18.

Effect of bending on the resistivity and Raman spectrum of single-walled carbon nanotubes

Indranil LahiriJun Huang, Bei Wang,Awnish K. Gupta, Peter C. Eklund, Wonbong Choi
Journal Paper Advanced Functional Materials, 20, 2010, 4388-4393.

Large-area graphene on polymer film for flexible and transparent anode in field emission device

Indranil LahiriVed Prakash Verma, Santanu Das, Wonbong Choi
Journal Paper Applied Physics Letters, 96 (20), 2010, 203108 (1-3). Also published in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology, Vol. 21, Issue 22, May 31, 2010.

Carbon Nanotube Embedded Novel 3-Dimensional Alumina Microchannel Cold Cathodes for High Electron Emission

Indranil LahiriRaghunandan Seelaboyina,Wonbong Choi
Journal Paper Nanotechnology, 21 (14), 2010, 145206.

Synthesis of graphene and its applications: a review

Indranil LahiriWonbong Choi,Raghunandan Seelaboyina, Yong Soo Kang
Journal Paper Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences, 35, 2010, 52-71. Most-cited article of the journal till 2014

Currrent Teaching

  • Spring 2015

    NT-604: Physics of Nanomaterials, Centre of Nanotechnology (M. Tech. and PhD)

  • Spring 2015

    MT-402: Mechanical Working of Metals, MMED (4th Year Undergrad.)

  • Autumn 2014

    MT-531: Electronic Materials (M. Tech. and Ph.D. students)

  • Spring 2014

    NT-512: Technology of Nanostructure Fabrication, Centre of Nanotechnology (M. Tech. and PhD)

  • Autumn 2013

    MT-201A: Materials Science and Engineering (2nd Year Undergrad.)

  • Autumn 2013

    MT-220: Materials Characterization Lab.-II (2nd Year Undergrad.)

  • Autumn 2013

    MT-210: Materials Characterization Lab.-I (2nd Year Undergrad.)

  • Spring 2013

    MT-490: Practical Training, MMED (4th Year Undergrad.)