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Joice Sophia Ponraj

Department of Nanoscience and Technology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Joice Sophia Ponraj
From 2007 to 2014, Doctor of Philosophy in Physics , India
From 2006 to 2007, Master of Philosophy in Physics , India
From 2004 to 2006, Master of Science in Physics , India
From 2001 to 2004, Bachelor of Science in Physics , India
Work Experiences
From 09/2014 to 08/2015, Post Doctoral Researcher , FUNSOM, Suzhou University, China
From 09/2015 to 08/2016, Assistant Professor , St. Paul the Apostle University of Information Science and Technology, Ohrid, Macedonia
From 09/2016 to Till now, DST INSPIRE Faculty , Department of Nanoscience and Technology, Bharathiar University
From 09/2016 to 08/2021, Next-generation Hybrid Graphene and Two-Dimensional Materials based Nanophotonic Devices , To realize hybrid structures of two dimensional materials using CVD for enhanced photonic device
From 06/2015 to 05/2016, Mechanical Strain induced Nanoscopy to explore Black Phosphorous , Studies of mechanically exfoliated black phosphorus using SNOM
From 03/2014 to 05/2014, Studies of SiC and SiC-SiO2 core-shell nanowires , Growth of nanostructures using chemical vapor deposition
From 07/2013 to 01/2014, Metal oxide thin films as memristors , Atomic layer deposition of oxide thin films for fabricating memristive devices
From 11/2011 to 06/2012, Semiconducting thin films for photovoltaic and thermo-photovoltaic applications , Epitaxial growth and studies of Si,Ge, GaAs, InGaP thin films using metal organic vapor phase epitaxy
From 02/2010 to 01/2011, Bent or curved crystals for gamma ray focussing , Low energy plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition of SiGe bent crystals
From 03/2008 to 01/2010, Nanoindentation Studies of III-V Semiconducting Epitaxial Films , Mechanical property studies of semiconducting thin films using ANSYS modeling and simulation
Nanoscience and Technology
Two dimensional materials
Epitaxial films
Graphene Photonics, Optoelectronics, and Plasmonics, Chapter 1 – “Introduction", CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, pp., (ISBN 9789814745604 - CAT# N12010), 1. Shivananju Bannur Nanjunda, Hui Ying Hoh, Joice Sophia, Yunzhou Xue, Jian Yuan, Wenzhi Yu, Haoran Mu, Yao Chen and Qiaoliang Bao
Trends in insect molecular biology: contemporary molecular research on insects, Chapter – “Role of nanoparticles applications in modern molecular biology”, Springer International Publishing, pp., (ISBN 978-3-319-61343-7)M. Rajesh Kumar and P. Joice Sophia
Journal Articles
Zhongjun Li, Hui Qiao, Zhinan Guo, Zongyu Huang, Xiang Qi, Sathish Chander Dhanabalan, Joice Sophia Ponraj, Du Zhang, Jianqing Li, Jinlai Zhao, Jianxin Zhong and Han Zhang, “High-Performance Photo-Electrochemical Photodetector Based on Liquid-Exfoliated Few-Layered InSe Nanosheets with Enhanced Stability”, Advanced Functional Materials, 2018, 1705237
Chenyang Xing, Zhongjian Xie, Zhiming Liang, Weiyuan Liang, Taojian Fan, Joice Sophia Ponraj, Sathish Chander Dhanabalan, Dianyuan Fan, and Han Zhang, “2D Nonlayered Selenium Nanosheets: Facile Synthesis, Photoluminescence, and Ultrafast Photonics”, Advanced Optical Materials, 1700884, 2017
Lu Lu, Zhiming Liang, Leiming Wu, YunXiang Chen, Yufeng Song, Sathish Chander Dhanabalan, Joice Sophia Ponraj, Biqin Dong, Yuanjiang Xiang, Feng Xing, Dianyuan Fan, and Han Zhang, “Few-layer Bismuthene: Sonochemical Exfoliation, Nonlinear Optics and Applications for Ultrafast Photonics with Enhanced Stability” Laser & Photonics Reviews, 2017, 1700221
Sathish Chander Dhanabalan, Balaji Dhanabalan, Joice Sophia Ponraj, Qiaoliang Bao and Han Zhang, “2D-materials based Quantum Dots: Booming gateway towards next-generation optical devices”, Advanced Optical Materials, 1700257, 2017
Xiaohui Ren, Jie Zhou, Xiang Qi, Yundan Liu, Zongyu Huang, Zhongjun Li, Yanqi Ge, Sathish Chander Dhanabalan, Joice Sophia Ponraj, Shuangyin Wang, Jianxin Zhong and Han Zhang, “Few-layer Black Phosphorus Nanosheets as electrocatalysts for high efficient Oxygen Evolution Reaction”, Advanced Energy Materials, 1700396, 1-8, 2017
Sathish Chander Dhanabalan, Joice Sophia Ponraj, Zhinan Guo, Shaojuan Li, Han Zhang and Qiaoliang Bao, “Emerging trends in making way for phosphorene fabrication towards next generation devices”, Advanced Science, 1600305, 1-32, 2017
D. Geetha, P. Joice Sophia, R. Radhika and D. Arivuoli, “Evaluation of nanoindentation and nanoscratch characteristics of GaN/InGaN epilayers”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 683, 64-69, 2017
Zhiteng Wang, Yanhua Xu, Sathish Chander Dhanabalan, Joice Sophia, Chujun Zhao, Changwen Xu, Yuanjiang Xiang, Jianqing Li and Han Zhang, “Black phosphorus quantum dots as an efficient saturable absorber for bound soliton operation in an erbium doped fiber laser”, IEEE Photonics Journal, 8 (5), 2016
Joice Sophia Ponraj, Zai-Quan Xu, Sathish Chander Dhanabalan, Haoran Mu, Yusheng Wang, Jian Yuan, Pengfei Li, Siddharatha Thakur, Mursal Ashrafi, Kenneth Mccoubrey, Yupeng Zhang, Shaojuan Li, Han Zhang & Qiaoliang Bao (2016). “Photonics and Optoelectronics of Two-Dimensional Materials Beyond Graphene”, Nanotechnology, 27(46). 462001, 2016
Sathish Chander Dhanabalan, Joice Sophia Ponraj, Qiaoliang Bao and Han Zhang, “Present Perspectives of Broadband Photo-detectors based on nanobelts, nanoribbons, nanosheets and the emerging 2D materials”, Nanoscale, 8 (2016) 6410-6434
Yunzhou Xue, Yupeng Zhang, Yan Liu, Hongtao Liu, Jingchao Song, Joice Sophia, Jingying Liu, Zai-quan Xu, Qingyang Xu, Ziyu Wang, Jialu Zheng, Yunqi Liu, Shaojuan Li, and Qiaoliang Bao, “Scalable Production of Few-Layer MoS2/WS2 Vertical Heterojunction Array and Its Application for Photodetectors”, ACS Nano, 10 (2016) 573-580
Zaiquan Xu, Yupeng Zhang, Shenghuang Lin, Changxi Zheng, Yuling Zhong, Xue Xia, Zhipeng Li, Joice Sophia P, Michael S. Fuhrer and Qiaoliang Bao, “Synthesis and Transfer of Large-Area Monolayer WS2 Crystals: Toward the Recyclable Use of Sapphire Substrates”, ACS Nano, 9 (6) (2015) 6178–6187
P. Joice Sophia, D. Sathish Chander, G. Attolini and G. Salviati, “SiC Nanostructures Towards Biomedical Applications and its Future Challenges”, Critical Reviews in Solid State and Material Sciences, 41 (5) pp. 430-446, 2016
P. Joice Sophia, D. Geetha, M. Bosi, G. Attolini, E. Buffagni and C. Ferrari, “Influence of doping on the nanomechanical behavior of InGaP/Ge thin films”, Materials Letters, 171 (2016) 95-99
D. Geetha, P. Joice Sophia and D. Arivuoli, “Evaluation of microindentation properties of epitaxial 3C–SiC/Si thin films”, Physica B: Condensed Matter, 490 (2016) 86-89
G. Attolini, J. S. Ponraj, C. Frigeri, E. Buffagni, C. Ferrari, T. Asar, N. Musayeva, R. Jabbarov & M. Bosi. “MOVPE growth and characterization of heteroepitaxial germanium on silicon using iBuGe as precursor”, Applied Surface Science, Vol. 360, pp. 157-163, 2016
Joice Sophia Ponraj, Elisa Buffagni, Geetha Deivasigamani, Arivuoli Dakshanamoorthy, Matteo Bosi, Claudio Ferrari and Giovanni Attolini, “Studies of nanoindentation and residual stress analysis of Ge/GaAs Epilayers”, Semiconductor Science and Technology, 30 (2015) 055004
P. Joice Sophia, G. Attolini, M. Bosi, E. Buffagni, C. Ferrari, C. Frigeri, K. Vad, A. Csik, V. Takats and Z. Zolnai, “Influence of surface roughness on the interdiffusion processes in InGaP/Ge heteroepitaxial thin films”, ECS Journal of Solid Science and Technology, Vol. 4(3), pp. 53-56, 2015
P. Joice Sophia, G. Attolini and M. Bosi, “Review on atomic layer deposition and applications of oxide thin films”, Critical Reviews in Solid State and Material Sciences Vol.38 (3), pp. 203-233, 2013
F. Fabbri, F. Rossi, P. Lagonegro, M. Negri, J. S. Ponraj, M. Bosi, G. Attolini and G. Salviati, “3C-SiC nanowires luminescence enhancement by coating with a conformal oxides layer”, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 47, p. 394006, 2014
G. Baldi, S. Battistoni, G. Attolini, M. Bosi, C. Collini, S. Iannotta, L. Lorenzelli, R. Mosca, J. S. Ponraj, R. Verucchi and V. Erokhin, “Logic with memory: and gates made of organic and inorganic memristive devices”, Semiconductor Science and Technology, Vol. 29, p. 104009, 2014
P. Joice Sophia, D. Arivuoli, G. Attolini and M. Bosi “Nanoindentation studies of gallium arsenide heteroepitaxial layers” Crystal Research and Technology, Vol. 49(8), pp. 575-580, 2014
P. Joice Sophia, I. Neri, V. Guidi and D. Arivuoli, “Bent crystals obtained by low energy plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition for medical applications”, Nuovo Cimento C, Vol. 34 (4/5) 2011
P. Joice Sophia, D. Arivuoli, G. Attolini, M. Bosi, E. Buffagni, C. Ferrari and F. Rossi, “Nanoindentation Studies of Metal Organic Vapor Phase Epitaxy Grown Ge/Si Heterostructures” Energy and Environment Focus, Vol. 2 pp. 1-5, 2013
Conference Papers
“Optimization of synthesis protocols to control the nanostructure and the morphology of metal oxide thin films for memristive applications”, AIP Conference Proceedings 1648, 280002 (2015)
“Growth of HfO2 nanocrystals by atomic layer deposition on SiC/SiO2 core/shell nanowires”, International conference on functional materials (ICFM-2014), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, February 5-7, 2014
“Nanomechanical studies of MOVPE grown heteroepitaxial indium gallium phosphide”, International conference on functional materials (ICFM-2014), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, February 5-7, 2014
“Nanoindentation studies of gallium arsenide grown on germanium”, Italian Crystal Growth 2013 New Frontiers of Functional Materials, Parma, Italy, 14-15 November 2013
“Growth and Nanomechanical Studies of Germanium Semiconducting Epilayers”, 15th Summer School on Crystal Growth, Gdansk, Poland, August 4-10, 2013
“Influence of growth conditions on the properties of Germanium epilayers grown by MOVPE on Si”, 17th International Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy-17, Warsaw, Poland, August 11-16, 2013
“Nanomechanical studies of MOVPE grown Ge/GaAs epilayers”, The 7th International Conference on Advanced Materials ROCAM-2012, Brasov, Romania, during 28-31st August, 2012.
“III-V and Ge homo and hetero-epitaxial layers grown by MOVPE”, European conference on Crystal Growth, Glassgow, Scotland, during 17-20th June, 2012.
“HRXRD studies of semiconducting epitaxial layers”, 41st National Seminar on Crystallography NSC-2012, Chennai, during 8-10th October, 2012.
“Growth and Characterization of homo- and hetero-epitaxial germanium layers”, 4th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials - ANM 2012, Chennai, during 17-19th October, 2012.
“Substrates influence on the structural and morphology of MOVPE grown Germanium epilayers”, ICEAN-2012, Australia, during 22-25th October, 2012.
“Analysis of InGaP/Ge heteroepitaxy”, Proceedings of the 36th workshop on compound semiconductor devices and integrated circuits and 11th expert evaluation and control of compound semiconductor materials and technologies, Island of Porquerolles, France, during 31st May to 1st June, 2012.
“Bent crystals obtained by LEPECVD for medical applications”, Poster presentation “Channeling 2010” in Ferrara, Italy during 3-8 October 2010
“2nd International Conference on Emerging Adaptive Systems and Technologies, Noorul Islam College of Engineering-Kumaracoil, 25-27 October’07
Honors and Awards
2016, August, Awarded “INSPIRE Faculty Award” for outstanding young Indian researcher by DST, India
2015, June, Awarded as “International Young Scientist Award” by NSFC, Govt. of China
2014, August, Awarded as “Chinese Post-Doctoral Fellow” by Chinese government
2014, March, Awarded “ICTP-TRIL-2014 Fellowship” for performing research in Italian laboratories by ICTP, Trieste & IMEM-CNR, Parma, Italy
2013, August, Awarded "International Travel Grant Award" by ISSC-15, Conference committee, Poland
2013, June, Awarded “ICTP-TRIL-2013 Fellowship” for performing research in Italian laboratories by ICTP, Italy
2011, November, Awarded “ICTP-TRIL-2011 Fellowship” for performing research in Italian laboratories by ICTP, Italy
2010, June, Awarded “Indo-Italian Young Researcher Award” for young Indian Researchers to carry out research activities in Italy by Ministry of External Affairs, Government of Italy
2009, August Awarded "Best Oral Presentation Award" by National conference on Recent Advances in Materials Science committee, Sree Sevugan Annamalai College, Devakottai, India
2008, December, Awarded “National Doctoral Fellowship” for meritorious Ph.D scholar by AICTE, India
2005, May, Awarded "Summer Training Program in Physics Award" for young Masters students all over India by Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, India
2004, May, Awarded "University Rank holder", for B.Sc in Physics by Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, India
1999, Awarded "National Scholarship Scheme-Merit Certificate (SSLC) 1999" for excellent student of the year by Tamilnadu Collegiate Education Department, India
Invited Talks
Joice Sophia P, August 24, 2016, One Day National Seminar on Research Writing and Patent Filing, Vivekanandha College of Engineering For Women, Tiruchencode, Tamil Nadu, India (Invited Talk)
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