Sathish Chander Dhanabalan - CAPPA

Sathish Chander Dhanabalan 

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Sathish Chander Dhanabalan received his Ph.D in Science and Technology of Innovative Materials from University of Parma, Italy in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Giancarlo Salviati and Prof. Andrea Zappetini. During Ph.D he was awarded ‘Marie Curie Fellowship’ in the European project FP7 MARIE CURIE ITN ”Nanowiring” at IMEM-CNR, Parma, Italy. During his Ph.D he was involved in the research theme of “MOVPE growth and optical studies of II-VI and IV-IV semiconductor materials and nanostructures”. Subsequently, He worked as Postdoctoral Fellow in College of optoelectronics engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China in the field of “nanofabrication of nano-photonic devices (Photodetectors, Modulators and Saturable Absorbers) and ultrafast studies of 2D materials” under the supervision of Prof. Han Zhang. Previously, he was engaged as a project research associate at IIT, Kanpur, India. Due to the inevitable situation and parental responsibility brought a break in his scientific research career. After two years, he found a solution to rebuild his career by balancing work and life as responsibility of taking care of his kids and family, meanwhile his eagerness to serve society through his research work encouraged and kindled him to initiate and establish a dynamic research organization in India which were successfully registered as NPO (Aaivalayam) as per Indian government norms. His career has been regenerated as administrator and developing project management including establishment of Centre for Advanced Materials in the research organization. His eagerness to involve in the scientific research projects engaged him as Dynamic Integrated researcher in CAM – ADIRAC, Coimbatore, India brought him and worked in the research theme of “Functional semiconductor nanostructured materials for Energy and Photonic Integrated systems”.
As his family immigrated to Cork, Ireland, he got exciting opportunity as Optoelectronic Researcher to involve in the part of the US-Ireland R&D Partnership project titled “Strained Engineered Germanium Quantum-Well Laser on GaAs and Si for Nanoscale Photonics” under the supervision of Dr. Tomasz Ochalski at CAPPA, MTU, Cork. He has an extensive track-record in growth and meteorology of semiconductor nanostructure and fabrication of nanophotonic components as evidenced by around 40 authored and co-authored peer reviewed publications in high-impact international journals and 2 book chapters since 2012 with to date 2700 citations on Google Scholar.