G. Mohan Rao


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Research Interests

Mohan Rao’s group works on diversified topics with a basic theme of Plasma Processing, including deposition of novel thin films or surface modification using plasmas.  Some of the current research activities are listed below:

  • Plasma deposition and surface modification studies using atmospheric glow discharge plasma
  • Study on ECR assisted growth of carbon sheets and  carbon nanotubes
  • Silicon carbide coatings for photovoltaic applications
  • Super hard coatings using nano composites
  • Thin film micro batteries and 3D batteries
  • Dye sensitized solar cells based on Titania nano structures and quantum dots

Biographical Sketch

G. Mohan Rao obtained his B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in Physics from S. V. University, Tirupati and Ph.D in thin films from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He joined the Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, IISc in 1980, where he currently serves as a Professor.


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