Dr. Karuppuchamy Navamani - Semiconductor - Best Researcher AwardūüŹÜ¬†

KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology - India

Professional Profiles

Early Academic Pursuits

He embarked on his academic journey with a strong foundation in physics. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Rama Prabha College of Arts and Science, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, he exhibited a keen interest in unraveling the mysteries of the universe through his project on the spectral distribution of the cosmos. This early academic pursuit laid the groundwork for his future endeavors in theoretical physics and materials science.

Professional Endeavors

With a thirst for knowledge and a passion for research, he pursued higher education, earning his Master of Science in Physics from Kongunadu Arts and Science College and his Doctor of Philosophy from Bharathiar University. His doctoral research focused on charge carrier dynamics in few ŌÄ-stacked organic molecules, under the guidance of Prof. K. Senthilkumar. This period marked the beginning of his exploration into semiconductor materials and their intriguing properties.

Contributions and Research Focus in Semiconductor

His research has centered around semiconductor materials, electronics, and technology. His post-doctoral fellowship at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) provided him with the opportunity to delve deeper into this field. His work on modeling charge carrier mobilities in two-dimensional semiconducting materials and studying the decoupling mechanism of charge-heat currents for thermoelectricity in nanosystems showcases his commitment to advancing our understanding of semiconductor physics.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout his academic and professional journey, he has garnered recognition for his contributions to the field of semiconductor research. As a Junior and Senior Research Fellow funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, he demonstrated his aptitude for conducting groundbreaking research. His seminal work on the entropy-ruled Einstein relation for diffusion-mobility and the Navamani-Shockley diode equation has earned him acclaim in the scientific community.

Impact and Influence

His research has left a lasting impact on the semiconductor industry, paving the way for advancements in materials science and electronics. His insights into charge transport properties in organic molecules and semiconductor materials have contributed to the development of innovative technologies and devices. His collaborations with leading researchers and institutions have further solidified his influence in the field.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As an Assistant Professor of Physics at KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology, he continues to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. His dedication to research excellence and his commitment to pushing the boundaries of semiconductor physics serve as a beacon for aspiring researchers. With a focus on developing suitable models for studying diffusion-drift mobility in quantum many-body systems, his future contributions hold the promise of shaping the future of semiconductor technology.


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Notable Publications

Karuppuchamy Navamani | Semiconductor | Best Researcher Award

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