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Dr. Prashant S. Alegaonkar
Department of Physics, School of Basic Sciences, Central University of Punjab, Ghudda, Bathinda–151401
Dr. Prashant S. Alegaonkar


Department of Physics

School of Basic Sciences


Ph.D. (2004): Studies on: radiation induced damage and elemental diffusion in polyimide

                         (Department of Physics, S. P. Pune University, PUNE)

  • Feb. 2023–till date      :  Professor, Department of Physics, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda
  • Feb. 2020–Feb 2023  :  Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda
  • Mar. 2010–Feb. 2020 :  Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Physics, DIAT (DU), Pune
  • Jan. 2008–Mar. 2010 :  Lecturer, College of Engineering (CoEP), Pune


Any other experience

  • General employee training, Ecole Polytechnique, Horiba Jobin Vyon, France, 2014     
  • Brain Korea-21 postdoctoral fellow, Sungkyunkwan  University, Suwon, Korea, 2005-08.
  • DAAD Fellow, Hahn–Meitner Institute, Berlin, Germany, 2002.


Administrative Experience 

  • HoD, Department of Physics, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda
  • Member, Academic Council, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda
  • Member, School Board of Basic Sciences, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda
  • Member, PG programme in Physics, Central University of Andhra Pradesh, Ananthapuramu
  • Head, Material Management Group, DIAT (DU), Pune 
Research Area
  • Applied Physics
  • Materials Science and Engineering
Research Interests
  • Computational electromagnetics, meta – materials,  meta–surfaces
  • Sonic crystals, low frequency noise filters
  • Thermo–physical proeperties@nano–scale
  • Energy materials
Research Grants/Projects
  • Large scale synthesis of graphene, graphene oxide (GO) and  carbon nanotubes for strategic applications (DRDO)
  • Two-dimensional materials: design, development and assessment for electro-magnetic shielding and shock absorption applications (RSM)
  • Advanced and nano-scaled material architectures for targeted applications (DST)
  • Consultant, Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia
  • Consultant, Effect of combination of various LED on photosynthesis of aquatic plants, Aquajungle (India) Pvt. Ltd, Pune, India
Professional Affiliation
  • Member, Electron Microscopy of India
  • Member, Materials Research Society (MRSI), India
  • Member, Korean Physical Society, 2005 onwards
  • Member, Indian Physics Association (Pune Chapter)
Professional Recognition/Awards/Scholarships
  • Fellow of Maharashtra Academy of Sciences–Dec. 2022
  • DRDO Oration Award–Feb. 2020
  • IOP INDIA Top Cited Author Award – 2019
  • SCIENCE DIRECT Top Cited Author Award – 2005
  • Best Thesis Award,  Department of Physics, University of Pune, INDIA
  • M. R. Bhide Award, Indian Physics Association, Pune Chapter, INDIA
  • R K. Bhalla Award, Indian Physics Association, Pune Chapter, INDIA

Ten notable (for more details:

  1. Dielectric properties of 1MeV electron irradiated polyimide, P. S. Alegaonkar, P. Balaya, P. S. Goyal and V. N. Bhoraskar, Applied Physics Letters 80 640 (2002)
  2. The emergence of new ion track applications, D. Fink, P. S. Alegaonkar, A.V. Petrov, A. S. Berdinsky, Radiation Measurements 36 751 (2003)
  3.  Fabrication of dye sensitize solar cells using TiO2 coated carbon nanotubes, T.Y. Lee, P. S. Alegaonkar and J. B. Yoo, Thin Solid Films 12 5131 (2007)
  4. Optimization of water assisted chemical vapor deposition parameters for super growth of carbon nanotubes, S. P. Patole, P. S. Alegaonkar, H. C. Lee, J. B. Yoo, Carbon 46 1987 (2008)
  5. A New Method of Carbon‐Nanotube Patterning Using Reduction Potentials, J. H. Lee, J. H. Shin, S. Y. Jeon, P. S. Alegaonkar, J. B. Yoo, Advanced Materials 21 1257 (2009)
  6. Spin transport and magnetic correlation parameters for graphene-like nanocarbon sheets doped with nitrogen, A. P. Alegaonkar, A. Kumar, S. H. Patil, K. R. Patil, S. K. Pardeshi, P. S. Alegaonkar, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117 27105 (2014)
  7. Impressive transmission mode electromagnetic interference shielding parameters of graphene-like nanocarbon/polyurethane nanocomposites for short range tracking countermeasures, Arvind Kumar, Prashant S Alegaonkar, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 7 27 14833 (2015)
  8. Assessment of ecologically prepared carbon-nano-spheres for fabrication of flexible and durable supercell device, Sushant A. Haladkar, Mangesh A Desai, Shrikrishna D Sartale, Prashant S Alegaonkar, Journal of Material Chemistry A 6 16 7246 (2018)
  9. Graphene-like nanoflakes for shock absorption applications, Shamal L. Chinke, Inderpal S. Sandhu, D. R. Saroha, Prashant S Alegaonkar, ACS Applied Nano Materials 1 11 6027 (2018)
  10. Design and Manufacturing of a Hexapattern Frequency Selective Surface Absorber for Aerospace Stealth Application, Priyanka, Subrat Mohanty, Prashant S. Alegaonkar, Himangshu B. Baskey, ACS Applied Materials & Interface, 15, 30, 37107 (2023)


  • Nano-carbons: preparation assessments, and applications, Ashwini P. Alegaonkar and Prashant S. Alegaonkar,CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, 2023.
Research Guidance

 Level of guidance






M. Tech.



M. Sc.



M.S. by research



Conference/ Workshops/Seminars Organised

University Level

  • Foundation week special lecture Feb. 2022
  • Technical Talk Feb. 2021  
  • Talk under IIC Dec. 2020 
  • Workshop on: Development of ELFE sensors May 2014
Invited Talks/ Resource Person
34) International conference SRTMU, Nandeed and BARC, Mumbai, 2023
33) Microscopy Karyashala Central University of Punjab, Bathinda and SERB, 2022
32) ST/ST and women students in Maharashtra, C-MET, Pune, India, 2022
31) MES Abasaheb Garware College, Pune, 2022
30) National workshop Baba Farid, MRSI, and Nuclear Society of India, 2021.
29) Emerging Smart Materials Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Bhubaneshwar, Odisha 2020
28) International Web Conference on Recent Advances in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology for High-end Applications (IWCRANHA) Central
University of Assam, Silchar, 2020
27) Webinar Nanotechnology: Basics and Application, MES Abasaheb Garware College, Pune, 2020
26) Faculty development program TEQIP III College of Engineering Pune, Pune, 2019
25) Invited talk in TEQIP III College of Engineering Pune, Pune 2019
24) Summer internship MES, Garware College, Pune, 2019.
23) Carrier opportunities in research and technology, H. V Desai College of Sc., Arts and Commerce, Pune, 2019
22) Post-induction training programme for scientist (POINTS) DIAT (DU), Pune, 2019
21) Star college lecture at Prof. Ramakrishna More Arts, Commerce and Science College, Pune, 2019
20) Silver jubilee lecture competition N. Wadia College of Sc. & Commerce, Pune, 2019
19) Refresher course talk at Modern College of Science, Arts, Commerce, SPPU, Pune, 2018
18) Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Symbiosis International University, 2018
17) Talk at RCMA-DRDO, Chandigarh, 2017
16) Continuous education programme RCMA-DRDO, Chandigarh, 2017
15) Faculty development programme, Zeal College of Engineering and Research, 2017
14) Silver Jubilee Lecture Competition N. Wadia College of Sc & Commerce, Pune, 2017
13) Indian Council of Chemists (ICC), 2017
12) DBT talk Modern College of Science, Commerce and Arts, 2016
11) MIT College of Engineering, Pune, 2015
10) National workshop SRTMU Nandeed, 2015
9) National Conference VDP Science College, Ratanagiri, 2014
8) Training and lecture at Horiba Jobin Vyon, France, 2014
7) TEQUIP FDP College of Engineering, Pune (COEP), Pune, 2014
6) National symposium on: Applied spectroscopy in science and technology (NSATT) SRTMU, 2014
5) External subject expert for PG skill based examination conducted in Digital Electronics by School of Physical Sciences, SRTMU 2013
4) Assessment and evaluation of UG mini-project Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, 2013
3) TEQUIP faculty development Modern College of Science, Commerce, and Arts, Pune , 2012
2) American Chemical Society, Certification of appreciation for peer reviewing manuscripts 2011
1) Nanotechnology for Biological and Biomedical applications, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy 2011
Patent Filed/ Published
  • Elektronische Nanobauelemente auf der Basis einer einzelnen Ionenspur, 2004
  • Acoustic Metamaterial Design for Broadband Sound Attenuation in 1 Stealth Applications, 2023 (application granted)
  • Pulsed power based thermo-cell for thermal conductivity measurement of unknown material specimens, 2023 (application granted)