The Dravid group has evolved over the years, yet it keeps the foundation firmly on microscopy and characterization platform. By invoking advanced microscopy and characterization techniques at its heart, the group has been able to meet emerging challenges and opportunities in nanoscale phenomena in diverse hard, soft and hybrid structures which have become the hallmark of modern materials science, engineering and technology.
The group has strong underpinning in advanced electron microscopy, with interfacial and defect phenomena as the core theme in most of 1990's. The group has added the diverse SPM techniques to the core microscopy portfolio, and expanded into innovative approaches for patterning of nanostructures. These advances naturally led to several discoveries and inventions related to devices and systems for commercial realization.
Dravid Group Research Themes:
Spatially and Dimensionally Confined Structures
Interfaces and Defect Phenomena
Synthesis, Patterning and Microscopy of Nanostructures
Integrated Nanosystems for Biochemical Sensing & Diagnostics
Multifunctional Nanostructures for Biomedical Imaging & Therapeutics
Novel microscopy and Analysis