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Suwarna S. Datar received her Ph.D from the University of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra,India in Scanning Probe Microscopy and Spectroscopy Techniques. She is currently a Professor and the Head of Department of Applied Physics, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), an autonomous Deemed University under the Ministry of Defence. Her research interests are probe microscopy, graphene and its composites for EMI shielding, plasmon polariton and MEMS based sensors, and breathomics.



Research Profile

Post Doctorate Experience:

SSCU, IISc Bangalore

Project Officer: CMET

Lecturer: Department of Electronics Science, University of Pune.

DST Young Scientist: Department of Electronics Science, University of Pune

Expertise in the investigation of nanostructures and surfaces using Scanning Probe Microscopy techniques for topography, electrostatic, magnetic studies and tunnelling and force spectroscopy.

Worked on home built and commercial Scanning Tunnelling Microscope (STM), experience of developing Scanning Probe Microscopy tools, involved in development of Dynamic mode Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)

Applications of nanocarbon composites for EMI shielding and stealth applications

Development of tuning fork based array sensors for chemical and VOC for human breath analysis

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