Rajagopalan Pandey Assistant Professor at NAMTECH
Dr. Rajagopalan Pandey

Rajagopalan Pandey

Dr. Rajagopalan completed his B. Tech (Honors) in Aeronautical Engineering from Uttar Pradesh Technical University. He holds a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Indore in Metallurgy Engineering & Materials Science. Rajagopalan specializes in IoT-based devices and sensors, energy harvesting, electro-adhesive robotics, and microbubble technology. Before this, he had close to 5 years of international experience working in various roles in top universities like National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan; Zhejiang University, China & Jeju National University, South Korea.

He has been bestowed with prestigious international fellowships and grants including the International Young Scientist, Chaoyang Fellow, Talent Introduction Fellow, Indo Korea Fellow, etc. He also has 1 year of industry experience at Aircraft Research & Design Center, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, Bangalore where he worked on the indigenous light combat aircraft “Tejas”.

2014 – 2019 PhD

  1. Ph. D. , Indian Institute of Technology, Indore, India; (July 2014-2019) GPA (9/10). Defended: July 2019; Awarded: November 2019; (QS WR 454)

B.Tech (Hons)

  1. Bachelor of Technology (Honors) Uttar Pradesh Technical University; India (2008-2012)
  1. Assistant Professor; Department of Smart Manufacturing NAMTECH; Gandhinagar, India Aug 2023-Present
  2. Assistant Research Professor; National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan Oct 2022- July 2023
  3. Chaoyang Postdoctoral Fellow; Zhejiang University, China Jan 2022- Sep 2022
  4. International Exchange Postdoctoral Fellow; Zhejiang University, China Dec 2019- Dec 2021
  5. Visiting Researcher; Jeju National University, Jeju, South Korea May 2017- May 2018
  6. Teaching Assistant; Indian Institute of Technology, Indore, India Jul 2014 – Jul 2019
  7. Graduate Trainee (Apprentice); Aircraft Research and Design Center, Apr 2013- Apr 2014
    Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. Bangalore, India
  8. Co-founder and Lecturer at Gate Aero Discussions, Lucknow (India) Aug 2012 – Mar 2013

Journal Publications (First Author)

  1. P Rajagopalan et al. Advancement of electroadhesion technology for intelligent and self-reliant robotic applications; Advanced Intelligent systems, Wiley 2022, 2200064, IF 7.3 Link
  2. Pandey Rajagopalan, et al.; Novel insights from the ultra-thin film, strain-modulated dynamic triboelectric characterization, Nanoenergy, Elsevier, Vol 80, 2021, 105560, IF 19.1, Link
  3. Rajagopalan P., et al., La-doped ZnO ultra-flexible flutter-Piezoelectric Nanogenerator for Energy Harvesting and Sensing Applications: A Novel Renewable Source of Energy, RSC Nanoscale, 2019 11, 14032-14041, IF 8.3; Link
  4. Pandey Rajagopalan, et al. Superior response in ZnO nanogenerator via interfaced heterojunction for novel smart gas purging system, Extreme Mechanics Letters, Elsevier, Volume 26, 2019, 18-25. IF 4.7; Link
  5. Pandey Rajagopalan, et al. Novel interfacial bulk heterojunction technique for enhanced response in ZnO nanogenerator for Smart Urinal Applications, ACS Applied Materials Interfaces, 2019, 11 (6), pp 6078–6088, IF 10.4; Link
  6. Pandey Rajagopalan, et al., Elucidations on the effect of lanthanum doping in ZnO towards enhanced performance nanogenerators, J. of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing- Green Technology, Springer, 7, 77–87, 2019, IF 4.6; Link
  7. Rajagopalan et al. Enhancement of ZnO based flexible nanogenerators via solgel technique for sensing and energy harvesting applications, IOP Nanotechnology,2018,29,105406, IF 3.95; Link
  8. Rajagopalan P., et al., Investigations on the influence of substrate temperature in developing enhanced response ZnO nano generators on flexible polyimide using spray pyrolysis technique, Materials Research Bulletin, Elsevier, 2016, 340-345, 84 IF 5.6; Link

Co-author Publications

  1. Gupta, Aayush, Kaveri Ajravat, Loveleen K. Brar, O. P. Pandey, and Pandey Rajagopalan. “Facile synthesis of Mn3O4–ZnO composite for photocatalytic dye removal and capacitive applications.” Materials Chemistry and Physics (2023): 128698, Link
  2. S Huang, Lin Shi, T Zou, H Kuang, Pandey Rajagopalan, et al.; Controlling Performance of Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Perovskite Triboelectric Nanogenerators via Chemical Composition Modulation and Electric Field-Induced Ion Migration, Advanced Energy Materials, Wiley, 2020, 10, 2002470; IF 29.7, Link
  3. H Wang, S Huang, H Kuang, T Zou, Rajagopalan P et al. Coexistence of Contact Electrification and Dynamic p-n Junction Modulation Effects in Triboelectrification, ACS Applied Materials Interfaces, 2022, 14, 26, 30410–19, IF 10.4; Link
  4. A Gupta, S Jaidka, P Rajagopalan, et al.; Preparation of graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) for novel dielectric and photocatalytic dye removal applications; IOP Physica Scripta; doi:10.1088/1402-4896/ace563; IF 2.9; Link
  5. Umar Farooq, Kossi A. A. Min-Dianey, P Rajagopalan, et al. Optimization of Gold Square-Shaped Nanopillars Arrays for High-Efficiency Optronics; Nanomaterials 2022, 12(4), 712; IF 5.7; Link
  6. Noé Landry; Damgou Mani Kongnine; P Rajagopalan; et al. Photodetection Tuning with High Absorptivity Using Stacked 2D Heterostructure Films; Optics Communications, 2022, 128073, IF 2.3; Link
  7. Manikandan M, Rajagopalan P et al. Enhancement of Patterned Triboelectric Output Performance by Interfacial polymer Layer for Energy Harvesting Application; Nanoscale, 2021,13, 20615-20624RSC IF 8.3, Link
  8. L Yulu, C Fengjian, Rajagopalan P et al. An Electrical Double Layer-based Iontronic Sensor for Detection of Electrolytes Concentration; Chinese Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Elsevier, 50, 1, 2022, Pages 13-19; Link
  9. Zeng X, Huang S, Ye Q, Pandey Rajagopalan, et al. Controllable High-Performance Memristors Based on 2D Fe2GeTe3 Oxide for Biological Synapse Imitation; IOP Nanotechnology; 32 325205; IF 3.95, Link
  10. Menglu Li, X Wang, P Rajagopalan, et al.; Towards controlled electrical stimulation for wound healing based on a precision layered skin model, ACS Applied Bio Materials, 2020,3,12,8901–8910, CS-21= 4.9 Link
  11. H Kuang, Y Li, S Huang, L Shi, Z Zhou, C Gao, X Zeng, Pandey Rajagopalan, et al., Piezoelectric boron nitride nanosheets for high performance energy harvesting devices, Nanoenergy,Elsev.80,2021,105561,IF 19.1, Link
  12. Manikandan M, P Rajagopalan, et al. Enhancement of Triboelectric Nanogenerator Output Performance by Laser 3D-Surface Pattern Method for Energy Harvesting Application, Nanoenergy, Elsv,78,105205, IF 19.1; Link
  13. Manikandan M, P Rajagopalan, et al. Development of Sn doped ZnO based ecofriendly piezoelectric nanogenerator for energy harvesting application, IOP Nanotechnology, 2020, Vol 31(18), IF 3.95; Link
  14. Vivekananthan V, A Chandrasekhar, N R Alluri, Y Purusothaman, G Khandelwal, Rajagopalan Pandey; et al., Fe2O3 Magnetic Particles derived Triboelectric-Electromagnetic Hybrid Generator for Zero-Power Consuming Seismic Detection, Nanoenergy, Elsevier, Vol 64, 2019, 103926, IF 19.1; Link
  15. G Khandelwal, A Chandrasekhar, Rajagopalan Pandey et al.; Phase inversion enabled energy scavenger: A multifunctional triboelectric nanogenerator as benzene monitoring system, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Elsevier, Vol 282, 2019, Pages 590-598. IF 9.2; Link

Conference Talks

  1. Key Note Speaker: ICMME 2022, October 8, 22, GLA University, Mathura India
  2. Invited Speaker, IJWBME, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, 2018
  3. DST JSPS sponsored meeting, IIT Madras, 2016 
  4.  Invited Talks
  5. Amalthea’23, IIT Gandhinagar Techfest
  1.  Interests: IIoT; Energy Harvesting; Sensors; Electroadhesion Robotics; Microbubble
  2.  Research Grants NSFC International Young Scientist Fund – Principal Investigator; 1 Year; Fund 28000$ (USD); Grant no. NSFC-52150410426, (Completed); Research Title: Fibrinolysis of Clot using novel Microbubble technology Chaoyang Scholar Fund – Principal Investigator; 2 Years; Fund 15700$ (USD); Grant no. 130000/171207723/010(Transferred); Title: Triboelectric-powered VOC detection system using PT-symmetry
  3.  NSFC Fund – Participant 3 Years (Ongoing); Fund: 101,000$ (USD) Grant no. NSFC-6217030414; Research Title: PZT-based solid-liquid interface contact electrification

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