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Dr. Dhanaraj P.V (Ph.D)

Assistant Professor




Dr. Dhanaraj.P.V completed PhD in Physics from Anna University, Chennai on nonlinear optical single crystals studies in the year 2011. After his PhD, he served as Assistant Professor in Department of Physics, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. Then he joined in Malabar Christian College in 2012 as Assistant Professor. His research area is Materials Science. He has 18 International Journals Publications, 28 paper presentations in National and International Conferences and 2 book chapter publications.  Dr. Dhanaraj. P.V was awarded the Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India. He got selected for the Awards of International Travel Fellowship for young scientists from various Government agencies – DST, CSIR, INSA etc. for paper presentations in International Conferences. Recently he completed a UGC Minor Research Project.

Important Publications

  1. Effect of amino acid additives on crystal growth parameters and properties of ammonium dihydrogen orthophosphate crystals, P.V Dhanaraj, G. Bhagavannarayana, N.P Rajesh, Materials Chemistry and physics 112 (2008) 490-495.
  2. Synthesis, crystal growth and characterization of a semiorganic material: Calcium dibromide bis(glycine) tetrahydrate, P.V Dhanaraj, T. Suthan, N.P Rajesh,  Current Applied Physics 10 (2010) 1349-1353.
  3. Crystal structure and characterization of a novel organic optical crystal: 2-aminopyridinium trichloroacetate, P.V Dhanaraj, N.P Rajesh, G. Vinitha, G. Bhagavannarayana, Materials Research Bulletin 46 (2011) 726-731.
  4. Growth and characterization of benzil single crystals using nano translation by  the modified vertical Bridgman technique, T. Suthan, P.V Dhanaraj, N.P Rajesh, C.K Mahadevan, G. Bhagavannarayana, Crystal Engineering Communications 13 (2011) 4018-4024.
  5. Investigations on nonlinear optical 2-aminopyridine derivative single crystals, P.V Dhanaraj, N.P Rajesh, Advanced Materials Research 685 (2013) 211-215.

Books/Book Chapters

  1. P.V Dhanaraj, N.P Rajesh: Effect of amino acid additives on crystal growth parameters and properties of Ammonium dihydrogen phosphate crystals (ISBN 978-953-307-608-9), InTech Publications Croatia.
  2. P.V Dhanaraj, N.P Rajesh: Studies on growth, crystal structure and characterization of novel organic Nicotinium trifluoroacetate single crystals (ISBN 980-953-307-111-9), InTech Publications Croatia.


Funding Agency: UGC Minor Project with No.F.MRP/12th Plan/14-15/KLCA043

Amount: 3,90,000/.

Title : Investigations on the Crystal Growth and Characterization of Novel Aminopyridine Derivatives for Electro-Optic Applications.