Aravind Vijayaraghavan

Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan

Aravind Vijayaraghavan

Lecturer in Nanomaterials

School of Materials
Research focus:
The science and technology of graphene, particularly for applications in electronics, sensors and biotechnology.
Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan explains graphene at a TEDx event in Manchester.

Graphene plasmonics

Aravind's team combine graphene with coupled and arrayed plasmonic antennae to enhance light-matter interaction in graphene with an eye towards photodetectors and photovoltaic applications. They also integrate carbon nanotubes into plasmonic systems using a bottom-up assembly approach called dielectrophoresis.

Graphene + Biotechnology

They are working on exploring graphene's biocompatibility and integrating/mimicking biological systems with graphene, towards applications in bio-sensing, bio-catalysis and bio-energy.

Molecular electronics

The team integrate magnetic, electrochemical and optoelectronic molecular switches with graphene and carbon nanotubes to form hybrid molecular electronic systems.

Science communication

Aravind is also the public engagement coordinator for graphene and nano-science at Manchester, and the winner of the 2013 Joshua Phillips Award for Innovation in Science Communication.


Websites: Nano-functional Materials Group | Polymers, Composites and Carbon | Academic profile

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