Associate Professor, Functional Materials & Devices Laboratory, Centre for Nano and Material Sciences (CNMS), Jain University, Ramanagaram, Bangalore, India
Dr. Chandra Sekhar Rout is a full Professor at Centre for Nano & Material Sciences, Jain University. Before joining CNMS, he was a DST-Ramanujan Fellow at Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, India (2013-2017). He received his B.Sc. (2001) and M.Sc. (2003) degrees from Utkal University and his Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India (2008) under the supervision of Prof. C.N.R. Rao, Bharat Ratna. He did his postdoctoral research at National University of Singapore (2008-2009), Purdue University, USA (2010-2012) and UNIST, South Korea (2012-2013). His research interests include preparation and characterization of two-dimensional layered nanomaterials and their nanocarbon hybrids for chemical sensors and biosensors, supercapacitors and energy storage devices, field emitters and electronic devices. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 research papers in international journals and edited 4 books. He has been awarded the prestigious Ramanujan Fellowship and Young Scientist award of Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India in 2013, Emerging investigator award 2017 from Elsevier, IAAM medal 2017 from International Association of Advanced Materials 2017, and Young researcher award from Venus International Foundation, India in 2015. His current google scholar h-index is 44 with total citations ~9000. He was ranked in the top 2% of scientists in India by the Stanford study in 2020. He is associate editor of RSC Advances, a journal of Royal Society of Chemistry, and American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences of Science Publications. He also reviews for various top scientific journals published by ACS, Wiley, RSC, Springer, IOP, AIP, Nature and ScienceDirect etc.