Mr. AMITKUMAR PATEL

Faculty Details


  • Designation : Assistant Professor
  • Qualification : Ph.D.
  • Experience : 10 Years
  • Area Of Interest : Semiconductor characterizations, Thin film synthesis, Renewable Energy

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION


Name of

Examination

Board/University

Year of passing

Class obtained

Percentage

Ph.D.

Department of Physics

Sardar Patel University

20/04/2010

Research Topic: “Growth characterization and high pressure studies of Tantalum Dichalcogenide single crystals”.

M.Sc.

(Physics, Specialization in Solid State Electronics)

Department of Physics

Sardar Patel University

April

2005

FIRST

62.76%

B.Sc.

(Physics)

Sardar Patel University

April

2003

FIRST

68.24%

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Work Experience

No.

Designation

Institute/Organization/Detail of Work

1

Assistant Professor

16/05/2011 to

till today

(6 Years 3 months)

Government Engineering College, Godhra

Ø  Teaching in the engineering discipline of undergraduate level.

Ø  GTU coordination at institute level.

Ø  Library in charge.

Ø  Coordination of activities under Research & Entrepreneurship Cell.

Ø  Coordination of activities under GYANDHARA.

Ø  Coordination of technical activities (TECHFEST) at institute level.

Ø  Coordination of activities under SSIP.

Ø  NCC

Ø  Member of syllabus designing committee of GTU.

Ø  Guiding Ph.D. scholars.

2

Assistant Professor

29/07/2010 to 10/05/2011

(9 months)

P. D. Patel Institute of Applied Sciences

(Nano Science and Technology Department)

Charotar University of Science and Technology

At: Changa- 388 421, Ta: Petlad, Di: Anand, GUJARAT

Ø  Teaching in M.Sc. (Nanoscience & Technology)

Ø  Undertaking practicals in Engineering Physics Laboratory of B.Tech. course.

One research proposal is submitted  as follows:

 

Research Project: Development of new semiconducting sulphides for sustainable solar cells using solution based deposition techniques

Role in the Project: Co-Investigator

Funding Agency: Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of INDIA

3

Research Associate

 

16/02/2010 to

28/07/2010

(5 months)

Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute (SPRERI)

V. V. nagar, Gujarat

Ø  Testing and performance evaluation of solar thermal devices.

Ø  Solar PV based refrigeration systems.

Ø  Solar refrigeration technology based on vapour absorption principal.

Ø  Solar tracker (installation and operation).

Ø  Powering a house with solar PV based system.

Ø  Organizing S&T workshop/seminar.

4

Research Fellow

 

16/12/2008 to

15/02/2010

(1 yrs 2 months)

Department of Physics,

Sardar Patel University,

V. V. Nagar, Gujarat

Research Project: UGC “Research Fellowship Scheme for Meritorious Students (RFSMS)”

5

Senior Research Fellow

 

02/04/2008 to 09/12/2008

(8 months)

Dr. K.C. Patel R. & D. Centre,

Education Campus-Changa

Changa, Gujarat

Research Project: Thin Film Project, under

Principal Investigator Dr. T. K. Chaudhuri, Deputy Director, Dr. K. C. Patel R & D Centre, Education Campus-Changa, Gujarat

Funding Agency: Education Campus-Changa, Shree Charotar Moti Sattavis Patidar Kelavani Mandal

Ø  Designed experimental systems for Photoconductivity and thermo-power measurements.

Ø  Studied synthesis of PbS nanoparticles by conventional Chemical Bath Deposition (CBD).

Ø  Conversant with material characterization techniques, such as, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and with electrical measurement techniques, such as, photo-conductivity measurements, thermo-power measurements and photovoltaic measurements.

5

Junior Research Fellow

 

01/07/2005 to

31/3/2008

(2 yrs 9 months)

Department of Physics, Sardar Patel University, V. V. Nagar, Gujarat, INDIA

Research Project:  “Optical absorption measurement on semiconductors under pressure”

Principal Investigator Prof. S.G. Patel, Department of Physics, Sardar Patel University.

Funding Agency:  Department of Atomic Energy and Board of Research in Nuclear Science.

Ø  Designed a miniature type Diamond Anvil Cell (DAC)

Ø  Designed a UV-VIS-NIR (200 - 2000 nm)spectrometer system for

ü           measurement of pressure generated inside DAC by ruby fluorescence technique and

ü           Optical measurements on solid samples loaded in DAC at different pressure.

Ø  Grown several single crystals (TaS2, TaSe2, ZnS, ZnSe, ZrS3, ZrSe3, PbS, PbSe, SnS, SnSe, MoS2, MoSe2, WS2, WSe2 and several others) by Chemical Vapour Transport (CVT) technique

Ø  Studied pressure depended optical and electrical properties of these single crystals.

Ø  Conversant with material characterization techniques, such as, X-ray Diffraction (XRD), UV-VIS-NIR absorption spectroscopy, photoluminescence measurement and optical microtopog-raphy and with electrical measurement techniques, such as, resistivity, thermo-power and Hall-Effect.

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Language Skill

1. Gujarati
2. Hindi
3. English

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PUBLICATIONS


In Foreign Journals

1.                  

Spectroscopy of charge transfer complexes of four amino acids as organic two-dimensional conductors

Ashvin Padhiyar, A J Patel and A. T. Oza

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 19, 48 (2007) 486214.

2.                  

High pressure studies on single crystals of molybdenum sulphoselenide

Sunil H. Chaki, G. K. Solanki, A. J. Patel and S. G. Patel

High Pressure Research, 28, 2 (2008) 133-140.

3.                  

Pressure dependence of optical band gap of ZnSe single crystals grown by chemical vapour transport technique

A. J. Patel, J. R. Gandhi, M. K. Bhayani, S. G. Patel and A. R. Jani

Journal of Ovonic Research, 5, 2 (2009) 21-27.

4.                  

Growth, thermal and microtopographical studies of ZnSe single crystal

M. K. Bhayani, A. J. Patel, Sunil H. Chaki and A. R. Jani

Optoelectronics and advanced materials – rapid communications, 3, 5 (2009) 464 – 467.

5.                  

Growth and Surface microtopography of 2H-TaSxSe2-x single crystals

A. J. Patel, M. K. Bhayani and A. R. Jani

Chalcogenide Letters, 6, 9 (2009) 491-502.

6.                  

Electrical transport properties of SnS and SnSe single crystals grown by direct vapour transport technique

B. B. Nariya, A. K. Dasadia, M. K. Bhayani, A. J. Patel and A. R. Jani

Chalcogenide Letters, 6, 10 (2009) 549-554.

7.                  

Growth, electrical transport properties and microtopographic studies of Mo0.3W0.7Se2 single crystals

S. Chaki, A. J. Patel, M. K. Bhayani and A. R. Jani

Materials Research Innovations, 15, 2 (2011) 96-101.

8.                  

Infrared spectra of charge transfer complexes of biocytin with organic acceptors

Ashvin padhiyar, A. J. Patel and A.T. Oza

Molecular Crystals; Liquid crystals, 552 (2012) 228-246.

 

In Indian Journals

1.            

Growth and characterization of TaSe2 single crystals grown by chemical vapour transport technique

A. J. Patel, K. R. Patel, Rajiv Vaidya, A. R. Jani and S. G. Patel

PRAJNA, Journal of pure and applied science 15 (2007) 98.

2.            

Microstructural analysis of zirconium triselenide single crystals

K. R. Patel, R. D. Vaidya, M. S. Dave, A. J. Patel and S. G. Patel

PRAJNA, Journal of pure and applied science 15 (2007) 91.

3.            

Growth and electrical properties of 2H-TaSe2 Single Crystals

A. J. Patel, K. R. Patel, S. S. Patel, S. G. Patel and A. R. Jani

Solid State Physics, 52 (2007) 823.

4.            

Study of band gap using optical absorption for NbS2 single crystals

Mehul Dave, K. R. Patel, Rajiv Vaidya, A. J. Patel and S. G. Patel

Solid State Physics, 52 (2007) 831.

5.            

Electronic structure calculation and momentum densities of 2H-TaS2

Alpa Dashora, A. J. Patel, A. R. Jani, N. L. Heda, L. Vadkhiya and B. L. Ahuja

Solid State Physics, 53 (2008) 827.

6.            

Pressure dependent electrical resistivity of 2H-TaX2 (X=S, Se) single crystals grown by chemical vapour transport technique
A. J. Patel, M. K. Bhayani, S. G. Patel and A. R. Jani

Solid State Physics, 53 (2008) 997.

7.            

Effect of pressure on electrical resistance of CVT grown ZrS3 and ZrSe3 single crystals

A. K. Dasadia, B. B. Nariya, M. K. Bhayani, A. J. Patel and A. R. Jani

Solid State Physics, 54 (2009) 921.

 

In Seminar/ Conference/Symposium

1.            

Effect of high pressure on electrical and optical properties of zirconium sulphoselenide single crystals

A. J. Patel, K. R. Patel and S. G. Patel

Gujarat Science Congress 2006 at Ahmedabad on 26th March, 2006.

2.            

Anisotropic behaviour of semiconducting zirconium trisulphoselenide single crystals

A. J. Patel, K. R. Patel, R. D. Vaidya, M. S. Dave and S. G. Patel

National symposium on semiconductor materials and recent technologies (SMART 2006) at B.M.A.S. Engineering College, Agra during13-14 October, 2006.

3.            

Optical absorption measurement setup for semiconductor At ultra high pressure

A. J. Patel, K. R. Patel, J. R. Gandhi, S. G. Patel and A. R. Jani

One-day seminar on “upgrading physics education & research” at R.R. Mehta College of Science & C.L. Parikh College of Commerce, Palanpur On 19-11-2006.

4.            

Vibrational spectra of thermally polarized oligoanilines

Amit Patel, S. G. Patel and A. T. Oza

National Seminar on Novel trends in Polymer Science & Technology at Department of Chemistry, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar – 388120 during 8-9th March, 2007.

5.            

Electrical properties of TaSe2 single crystals under pressure

A. J. Patel, K. R. Patel, A. R. Jani and S. G. Patel

Gujarat Science Congress 2007 at Patan on 11th March, 2007.

6.            

Optical absorption measurement setup for semiconductors at ultra high pressure

A. J. Patel, K. R. Patel, J. R. Gandhi, S. G. Patel and A. R. Jani

State level meeting of research scholars in Physics at Applied Physics Department, Faculty of Technology & Engineering, The M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara on 17th March, 2007.

7.            

Formation of TaS2 polytypes and study of growth mechanism

A. J. Patel, A. R. Jani and S. G. Patel

XXII Gujarat Science Congress at Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar on 9th March 2008.

8.            

Stoichiometry dependence of band gap in ZrSxSe3-x single crystals

A. J. Patel, Manish Bhayani and A. R. Jani

21st Annual General Meeting of Material Research Society of India at Department of Materials Science, Sardar Patel University during 9-11 February, 2010.

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