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Gopinadhan Kalon

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Gopinadhan Kalon

Assistant Professor , Physics

  • BSc: Calicut University Kerala, 1997
  • MSc: Calicut University Campus Kerala, 1999
  • MTech: IIT Kanpur, 2002
  • PhD: IIT Delhi, 2008

Email: gopinadhan.kalon -AT- iitgn.ac.in

Office: 6/314 A
VOIP: 2543

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  • Work Experience

    • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (July 2018 to Present)
    • Marie Curie Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester (2015)
    • Research Scientist (Senior), NUSNNI-NanoCore, National University of Singapore (2013 - 2015)
    • Visiting Scientist, Dept of Physics, University of Manchester (2013)
    • Research Scientist, Dept. of ECE., National Un. Singapore (2011 - 2013)
    • Research Scientist (A), Dept. of ECE, National Un. Singapore (2008 - 2011)
    • Project Scientist, IIT Delhi (2007 - 2008)

  • Selected Publications

    1. Complete steric exclusion of ions and proton transport through confined monolayer water, K. Gopinadhan, S. Hu, A. Esfandiar, M. Lozada-Hidalgo, F. C. Wang, Q. Yang, A. Tyurnina, A. Keerthi, B. Radha & A. K. Geim, Science 363,145 (2019).

    2. Transport of hydrogen isotopes through interlayer spacing in van der Waals crystals, S. Hu, K. Gopinadhan, A. Rakowski, M. Neek-Amal, T. Heine, I. V. Grigorieva, S. J. Haigh, F. M. Peeters, A. K. Geim & M. Lozada-Hidalgo, Nature Nanotechnology 13, 468 (2018).

    3. Size effect in ion transport through Angstrom-scale slits, A. Esfandiar, B. Radha, F. C. Wang, Q. Yang, S. Hu, S. Garaj, R. R. Nair, A. K. Geim & K. Gopinadhan (corresponding author), Science 358, 511(2017).

    4. Tunable sieving of ions using graphene oxide membranes, J. Abraham, K. S. Vasu, C. D. Williams, K. Gopinadhan, Y. Su, C. Cherian, J. Dix, E. Prestat, S. J. Haigh, I. V. Grigorieva, P. Carbone, A. K. Geim & R. R. Nair, Nature Nanotechnology 12, 546(2017).

    5. Molecular transport through capillaries made with atomic-scale precision, B. Radha, A. Esfandiar, F. C. Wang, A. P. Rooney, K. Gopinadhan, A. Keerthi, A. Mishchenko, A. Janardanan, P. Blake, L. Fumagalli, M. Lozada-Hidalgo, S. J. Haigh, S. Garaj, I. V. Grigorieva, H. A. Wu & A. K. Geim, Nature 538, 222(2016).

    6. Surface energy and wettability of van der Waals structures, Meenakshi Annamalai, K. Gopinadhan (*corresponding author), S. A. Han, S. Saha, H. J. Park, E. B. Cho, B. Kumar, A. Patra, S. W. Kim & T. Venkatesan, Nanoscale 8, 5764(2016).

    7. Extremely large magnetoresistance in few-layer graphene/boron-nitride heterostructures, K. Gopinadhan, Y. J. Shin, R. Jalil, T. Venkatesan, A. K. Geim, A. H. Castro Neto & H. Yang, Nature Communications 6, 8337(2015).

  • Awards

    • Marie Curie Fellow of the Week, Apr 14, 2017, European Commission
    • Marie Curie International Fellowship 2015 with Nobel laureate Prof. Andre K. Geim
    • Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India, Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Dec 1999
    • Qualified in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), India, Feb 2000, 95.4 Percentile, AIR: 69
    • CSIR JRF June 2000 (Top 20% among CSIR qualified candidates)
    • Invitation for Shyama Prasad Fellowship Test, July 2001
    • Best Poster/Paper Presentation Award in the International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology (ICONSAT-06), Mar 16-18, 2006, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India