Introduction of the researcher, Dr. R. SARAVANAN
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Dr. Ramachandran Saravanan, has been associated with the Department of physics, The Madura College, affiliated to the Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India from the year 2000. From the year 2015, he is serving as the Head of the Research Centre and PG department of Physics, The Madura College, Madurai-625011, Tamil Nadu, India.

He worked as a research associate from December 1997 to 1998 at the Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. Then, from the mid of 1998, he worked as visiting Researcher, at the Institute of Materials Research (CIR), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, up to 2000. He had collaborated with the Institute of Materials Research (IMR), Sendai, Japan, too.

Earlier, he was awarded Senior Research Fellowship by CSIR, New Delhi, India, during Mar.1991- Feb.1993; awarded Research Associateship by CSIR, New Delhi, during 1994 – 1997. Then, he was awarded a Research Associateship again by CSIR, New Delhi, during 1997- 1998. Later, he was awarded the Matsumae International FoundationFellowship - 1998 (Japan) for doing research at a Japanese Research Institute (Not availed by him due to the simultaneous occurrence of other Japanese employment).

He has been a research supervisor for fifteen (15) research scholars and fifteen (15) scholars have completed their research as on 2024 and 14 scholars have been awarded the Ph.D. degrees. He has supervised scholars on various research topics in materials science, crystallography and condensed matter physics and he has published around 190 research articles in reputed Journals, mostly International, apart from around 45 presentations in conferences, seminars, symposia. He has also supervised around 50 M.Phil. scholars in their project works and around 75 PG students for their M.Sc. project works. He has attracted government funding in India, in the form of Research Projects. He has completed two CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India), one UGC (University Grants Commission, India) and one DRDO (Defense Research and Development Organization, India) research projects successfully and proposing various projects to Government funding agencies like CSIR, UGC and DST.

He has written 18 books in the form of research monographs published by Springer (UK), MRF (Materials Research Foundation, US), MSF (Materials Science Forum, Switzerland), Lambert Academic (Germany), TTP (Trans Tech Publishers, Switzerland), etc, He is committed to deliver several books in the near future.

His expertise includes various experimental activities in crystal growth, materials science, crystallographic, condensed matter physics techniques and tools as in slow evaporation, gel, high temperature melt growth, Bridgman methods, CZ Growth, high vacuum sealing etc. He and his group can handle various equipments, different types of cameras; Laue, oscillation, powder, precession cameras; Manual 4-circle X-ray diffractometer, Rigaku 4-circle automatic single crystal diffractometer, AFC-5R and AFC-7R automatic single crystal diffractometers, CAD-4 automatic single crystal diffractometer, crystal pulling instruments, and other crystallographic, material science related instruments. He and his group have a sound computational capabilities too working on different types of computers. IBM – PC, Cyber180/830A – Mainframe, SX-4 Supercomputing system – Mainframe. He can handle various softwares related to crystallography, condensed matter physics and materials science. He has written many computer software programs too. Around twenty of his programs (both DOS and GUI versions) have been included in the SINCRIS software database of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr).