Project Title: Fabrication of vertically aligned Si nanowire array for Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS)-based sensors.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Sovan Kumar Panda (INSPIRE Faculty Awardee)

Department: Electronics

Funding Agency: DST, New Delhi

Tenure: 5 years (Completed)

Research Grant: 35 Lakh (@7Lakh/year for 5 years)

Research group: 

Supervisor: Dr. S. K. Panda

Research Staff: Ms. Indrani Guha


Instrumental Facilities:


Hot Air Oven 

Microbalance (0.1 mg resolution)

Heater with magnetic stirrer

pH meter

UV cabinet (365 nm, 256 nm sources)

PID controller with k-type thermocouples

Humidity sensor


I-V measurement facility

UV-VIS-VIR Spectro-photomener

Chiller (up to 5 degree C)

Furnace 500 Degree C

Power supply  0-60V

AAO fabrication set up

Computational facility




Project Title: Fabrication of Thin Film Transistor (TFT)-based UV Sensor Device.


Principal Investigator: Dr. Sovan Kumar Panda


Department: Electronics


Funding Agency: SERB, New Delhi

Scheme: Teachers Associateship for Research Excellence (TARE)


Tenure: 3 years (2024-2027)


Research Grant: 15 Lakh (@5Lakh/year for 3 years)


Mentoring Institution: Indian Association for the cultivation of Science, Kolkata