Dr. Nagaraj Nandihalli, Photodetectors, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at Ames National Laboratory, Ames, IA, United States

Dr. Nagaraj Nandihalli is a highly accomplished researcher in the field of materials science and nanotechnology. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry through the Nanotechnology stream from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 2016. His doctoral thesis focused on Ni0.05Mo3Sb5.4Te1.6 based thermoelectric nanocomposites.

Dr. Nandihalli has received several prestigious honors and awards for his contributions to the field, including the IAAM Scientist Award and IAAM Fellow from the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) in April 2023. He has also been recognized with the Best Poster Award at the Canadian Chemistry Conference in Quebec, Canada, in June 2013.



Ph.D. in Chemistry through Nanotechnology stream

  • Institution: The University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
  • Year: 2016
Professional Experience

Dr. Nagaraj Nandihalli is a seasoned researcher with extensive experience in materials science and nanotechnology. He has held various positions in prestigious institutions around the world, including research fellowships at the Ames National Laboratory in the USA and the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan. During his tenure, Dr. Nandihalli has contributed significantly to the field of thermoelectric nanomaterials, conducting independent research and investigating novel applications for advanced materials. He has also served as a post-doctoral research fellow at leading universities, where he conducted experiments, synthesized materials, and trained junior researchers. Additionally, Dr. Nandihalli has a strong background in academia, having served as a teaching and research assistant at the University of Waterloo, where he imparted knowledge in physical chemistry, nanotechnology, and inorganic chemistry to undergraduate students. With his diverse skill set and expertise in materials characterization techniques, Dr. Nandihalli continues to make valuable contributions to the advancement of materials science and nanotechnology.

Research Interest

Thermoelectric Materials: Dr. Nandihalli is particularly interested in exploring the thermoelectric properties of nanomaterials and their applications in energy harvesting and conversion. He investigates various synthesis methods and characterizes the structural, electrical, and thermal properties of thermoelectric materials to optimize their performance.

Semiconductor Nanocomposites: Another area of interest for Dr. Nandihalli is the development of semiconductor nanocomposites with tailored properties for electronic and optoelectronic applications. He explores novel synthesis routes and characterizes the structural and optoelectronic properties of these materials for potential use in devices such as solar cells and sensors.

Advanced Characterization Techniques: Dr. Nandihalli is actively involved in the development and application of advanced characterization techniques for materials analysis. He utilizes techniques such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and thermal analysis to study the structure-property relationships of nanomaterials.

Energy Harvesting and Conversion: Dr. Nandihalli investigates innovative approaches for energy harvesting and conversion using nanomaterials. He explores the use of thermoelectric materials, photovoltaics, and other energy conversion technologies to develop efficient and sustainable energy systems.

Nanotechnology Applications: Additionally, Dr. Nandihalli explores various applications of nanotechnology in fields such as healthcare, environmental remediation, and electronics. He investigates the design and synthesis of nanomaterials for drug delivery, water purification, and electronic device miniaturization.


Polymer based thermoelectric nanocomposite materials and devices: Fabrication and characteristics

  • Authors: N. Nandihalli, CJ Liu, T. Mori
  • Journal: Nano Energy
  • Volume: 78
  • Pages: 105186
  • Year: 2020
  • Citations: 210

Energy‐Saving Pathways for Thermoelectric Nanomaterial Synthesis: Hydrothermal/Solvothermal, Microwave‐Assisted, Solution‐Based, and Powder Processing

  • Authors: N. Nandihalli, DH Gregory, T. Mori
  • Journal: Advanced Science
  • Volume: 9
  • Issue: 25
  • Article Number: 2106052
  • Year: 2022
  • Citations: 59

More than half reduction in price per watt of thermoelectric device without increasing the thermoelectric figure of merit of materials

  • Authors: J. Hwang, H. Kim, D. Wijethunge, N. Nandihalli, Y. Eom, H. Park, J. Kim, …
  • Journal: Applied Energy
  • Volume: 205
  • Pages: 1459-1466
  • Year: 2017
  • Citations: 24

Thermoelectric properties of composites made of Ni0. 05Mo3Sb5. 4Te1. 6 and fullerene

  • Authors: N. Nandihalli, A. Lahwal, D. Thompson, TC Holgate, TM Tritt, …
  • Journal: Journal of Solid State Chemistry
  • Volume: 203
  • Pages: 25-30
  • Year: 2013
  • Citations: 24

Thermoelectric films and periodic structures and spin Seebeck effect systems: Facets of performance optimization

  • Author: N. Nandihalli
  • Journal: Materials Today Energy
  • Volume: 25
  • Pages: 100965
  • Year: 2022
  • Citations: 23



Nagaraj Nandihalli | Photodetectors | Best Researcher Award

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