Dr. I. A. Palani, completed his Ph.D in Department of Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras, India in 2010. He was working as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan. He has been serving in IIT Indore as an Assistant Professor from January, 2012.

Email: palaniia @ iiti.ac.in

Phone:   +91-732-4240 740

Research Interests

  1. Post Doctoral Researcher Laser Laboratory, Graduate school of Information science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan    September 2010- December 2011

Work Experience

Office: PF-20B



[1] S Shiva, IA Palani, SK Mishra, CP Paul, LM Kukreja  “Investigations on the influence of composition in the development of Ni–Ti shape memory alloy using laser based additive manufacturing” Optics & Laser Technology 69, 44-51, 2015

[2] S Pathak, NK Jain, IA Palani Process Performance Comparison of ECH and PECH for Quality Enhancement of Bevel Gears Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 1-6,2015

[3] A Bilgaiyan, T Dixit, IA Palani, V Singh, Improved Photoresponse of Hybrid ZnO/P3HT Bilayered Photodetector Obtained Through Oriented Growth of ZnO Nanorod Arrays and the Use of Hole Injection Layer, Journal of Electronic Materials, 1-7,2015

[4]  T Dixit, IA Palani, V Singh, Investigation on the influence of dichromate ion on the ZnO nano-dumbbells and ZnCr2O4 nano-walls,Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 26 (2), 821-829.

[5] T Dixit, A Bilgaiyan, IA Palani, V Singh , Influence of Parametric Variations on Hydrothermal Growth of ZnO nanostructures for Hybrid Polymer/ ZnO based Photodetector Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,2015

[6] T Dixit, A Bilgaiyan, IA Palani, D Nakamura, T Okada, V Singh,Influence of Potassium Permanganate in the Anisotropic Growth and Enhanced UV Emission of ZnO Nanostructures using Hydrothermal Process for Optoelectronic Applications, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology,2015.

[7] S Pathak, NK Jain, IA Palani,On Use of Pulsed-Electrochemical Honing to Improve Micro-Geometry of Bevel Gears, Materials and Manufacturing Processes 29 (11-12), 1461-1469

[8] T Nath, A Kasliwal, K Kulkarni, R Singh, R Khatri, G Raut, A Kumar,I.A.Palani, Investigation on the Laser Based Actuation of Single way Trained SMA Sheet and their Application for the Development of Micro Positioning Stage, Applied Mechanics and Materials 766, 427-431

[9] B.Venkataramesh, P.Emmanuel, N.J.Vasa, I.A.Palani, “Influence of grit count and sintering temperature on pulsed laser deposition of SiC thin films”, International Journal of Advance Manufacturing Technologies, Springer series, DOI 10.1007/s00170-014-5622-0, 30thMarch 2014.

[10] G.Amutha, I.A.Palani, N.J.Vasa, M.Singaperumal, T.Okada,” Investigations on nano- and pico-second laser based annealing combined texturing of amorphous silicon thin films for photovoltaic applications “Journal of Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering Vol 7, 2013, 206-218.

[11]. I.A.Palani, D. Nakamura, K. Okazaki, M. Highasiata, T. Okada, “Structural and optical properties of SbAl co-doped ZnO nanowires synthesized using Nanoparticle Assisted Pulsed Laser Deposition (NAPLD) with Sb as catalyst”,  Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 527, 25 June 2012, Pg,112-116.

[12]. Palani, I. A. D, Nakamura, K.Okazaki, K.Sakai, Higashihata, M, T.Okada “Influence of Sb in synthesize of ZnO nanowire using sandwich type substrate in carbothermal evaporation method” Applied Surface Science Volume 258, Issue 8, 1 February 2012, Pages 3611-3616

[13]. I.A. Palani, . D, Nakamura, K.Okazaki, Higashihata, M, T.Okada “Influence of Sb as a catalyst in the growth of ZnO nano wires and nano sheets using Nanoparticle-Assisted Pulsed-Laser Deposition (NAPLD)” Material Science and Engineering B (Accepted, doi:10.1016/j.mseb.2011.09.017).

[14] I.A.Palani, N.J.Vasa, M.Singaperumal, T.Okada Influence of laser wavelength and beam profile on Nd3+:YAG laser assisted formation of polycrystalline Si films”, Thin solid films (2010), Vol 518, pp 4071.

[15] I.A.Palani, N.J.Vasa, M.Singaperumal, T.Okada “Investigation on laser-annealing and subsequent laser-nanotexturing of amorphous silicon (a-Si) films for photovoltaic application”, Journal of laser micro and Nano Engineering (2010),Vol 5, pp 150- 156. (Cited in Electronics News magazine August 2010 1ssue).

[16] I.A.Palani , Nilesh.J.Vasa , M. Singaperumal “Crystallization and ablation in annealing of amorphous-Si thin-film on glass andcrystalline-Si substrates irradiated by third harmonics of Nd3+:YAG laser”: International Journal of material Science in semiconductor processing (2008), Vol 11, pp 107-116. (Top 10 most downloadable paper)

[17] I.A.Palani , N.J.Vasa, S.Kanmanisubbu, J.Ramkumar & M.Singaperumal “Laser based surface processing of engineering materials -state of art”: International Journal of design and manufacturing technologies ( July 2008), Vol 2, pp 1- 9

[18] N.J.Vasa, I.A.Palani, M.Singaperumal, T.Okada “Influence of Nd3+:YAG Laser Beam Profiles on Annealing and Nano-Texturing of Amorphous-Silicon Thin Films”, Transactions of the Materials Research Society of Japan (Accepted) .

[19] N.J.Vasa, I.A.Palani, M.Singaperumal, T.Okada “Nd3+:YAG laser assisted doping and simultaneous texturization of amorphous Si film for a tandem photovoltaic cell” Journal of optics and precision Engineering , Vol.19, 9, pp. 2263-2270.

[20]. D. Nakamura, K. Okazaki, I.A. Palani, M. Higashihata, T. Okada ” Influence of Sb on a Controlled-growth of aligned ZnO nanowires in nanoparticle- assisted pulsed-laser deposition” Appl Phys A, DOI 10.1007/s00339-011-6401-5 A (2011) 103:959–963

[21]. B. Cao; K.Sakai; D, Nakamura; Palani, I. A.; Gong, H. B.; Xu, H. Y.; Higashihata, M; T.Okada “Stimulated Optical Emission from ZnO Nanobelts Grown with a Simple Carbothermal Evaporation Method”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Vol.115, pp.1702-1707,2011.01.

[22] K.Okazaki, D.Nakamura, M.Higashihata, I.A.Palani, T.Okada ”Lasing characteristics of an optically pumped single ZnO nanosheet”, Optics Express, 19, 21,20389-20394 (2011).

[23] I.A. Palani, D. Nakamura, K. Okazaki, T. Shimogaki, M. Higashihata, T. Okada” Influence of ZnO buffer layer on growth of Sb doped ZnO nano wires using nano particle assisted pulsed laser deposition (NAPLD) using Sb as catalyst”, Adv. Mat. Lett. 2012, 3(2), 66-70.




    B.E (Production Engineering)              University of Madras (2004)

    M.E.(Manufacturing Engineering)        Anna University (2006)

    Ph.D (Mechanical Engineering)           Precision Engineering and Instrumentation laboratory, IIT Madras (2010)

  1. Optical instrumentation

  2. Mechatronics System Design

  3. Laser assisted synthesis  and characterization of Nano structures for functional devices                                         

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Awards / Honors

Awarded Kyushu university Friendship scholarship 2008-2009 to conduct Research study in Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering  for a Period of One year(July 2008- June 2009).

Awarded National Doctoral Fellowship 2006-2007(NDF 2006-07) from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) 

Awarded Half time Teaching and Research Assistantship (HTRA) from I.I.T Madras

Awarded  university  rank from University of Madras in B.E.(Production Engineering)

Broad Area of ResearchManufacturing (Mechatronics and Instrumentation)

Academic / Professional Activities

Reviewer,  Material Science and Engineering B

Reviewer, Journal of Material Letters

Reviewer, Journal of Optics and Precision Engineering

Crystallization and ablation in annealing of amorphous-Si thin film on glass and crystalline-Si substrates irradiated by third harmonics of Nd3+:YAG laser” published in Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, was listed under top hottest download in 2008 by Elsevier.

Investigation on laser-annealing and subsequent laser-nanotexturing of amorphous Silicon (a-Si) films for photovoltaic application”, Journal of laser micro and Nano Engineering (2010), Vol 5, pp 150- 156. (Cited in Electronics News magazine August 2010 issue).

B.E curriculum project was selected under student Project Scheme from Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology

Discipline of Mechanical Engineering