Dr. Prasanta Mandal

Associate Professor 

Academic Qualifications

M.Sc. (Solid State Physics): Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, 2000

M.Tech. (Cryogenic Engineering): IIT Kharagpur, 2001

Ph.D. (Physics (Expt. Cond. Matt.)): IIT Bombay, 2008

Post Doc. TIFR Mumbai, AJOU University South Korea, IIT Kanpur Kanpur (2008-2013)


Area of Specialization:

Functional nanostructures/nanomaterials for solar energy devices

Chemical sensors for food science & technology, oil and gas detection

Photonic/plasmonic nanosensors for Raman scattering application/molecular detection

Advanced lithography for the nanofabrication of plasmonically active metamaterials

Novel plasmonic metamaterial devices


Research & Publications:


  1. Sharma, V. Sharma, M. S. Goyat, A. Hooda, J. K. Pandey, A Kumar, R. Gupta, A. K. Upadhyay, R. Prakash, J. B. Kirabira,  P. Mandal, P. K. Bhargav, Recent progress innano-oxides and CNTs based corrosion resistant superhydrophobic coatings: A critical review, Progress in Organic Coating,140(2020) 105512
  2. Mandal, Au-Al multi-metal bilayer dagger-like structure for broadband circular dichroism and tunability,Optik, 204 (2020) 164222
  3. Kumar,P. Mandal, S. Sharma, Effect of heat treatment on structural and optical properties of Zn1-xCoxS nanoparticle, Materials Today: Proceeding, 17(2019) 380-385.
  4. Mandal, S. Mohan, S. Sharma, M. S. Goyat, Broadband multi-resonant circular dichroism in metal-VO2hybrid dagger-like plasmonic structure for switching application, Photonics and Nanostructures: Fundamentals and Applications, 37(2019) 100735.
  5. Prashant Kumar Bhargav, KSR Murthy, JK Pandey,  Mandal, MS Goyat, Rishabh Bhatia, Anirudth Varanasi, Tuning the structural, morphological, optical, wetting properties and anti-fungal activity of ZnO nanoparticles by C doping, Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects, 19(2019) 100365
  6. Mandal, Visible frequency plasmonic perfect absorber made of a thin metal layer
    containing cylindrical grooves, Photonics and Nanostructures-Fundamentals and Applications, 31(2018) 66-70
  7. Mandal, Large circular dichroism in MDM plasmonic metasurface with subwavelength
    crescent aperture, Plasmonics, 13(2018) 2229-2237   
  8. Kumar, P. Mandal et al, Synthesis and Characterization of Ni incorporated Titanium
    Dioxide Thin Films, Journal of Materials Research, 33(2018) 4165-4172
  9. Sharma, P. Mandal, Structural and Optical properties of Cu incorporated ZnFe2O4 ferrite nanoparticles prepared by wet, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 212 (2018) 292-297
  10. Mandal, Ch Nageswar Rao, ‘Period and Cavity Depth dependent plasmonic metamaterial perfect absorber at visible frequency’, Journal of Nanophotonics, SPIE, 11(2017) 036003
  11. Mandal, Plasmonic Ladder-Like Structure for NIR Polarizer, Plasmonics, 12 (2017) 333
  12. Mandal, S. Sharma, Progress in plasmonic solar cell efficiency improvement: A status review,Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews,65(2016) 537
  13. Mandal, et al, Plasmonic Ladder-Like Structure and graphene assisted high surface
    enhanced Raman scattering detection, J. Appl. Phys, 120 (2016) 173101.
  14. Mandal, Plasmonic Perfect Absorber for Refractive Index Sensing and SERS’, Plasmonics,11(2016) 223
  15. Mandal, H-Shape Plasmonic Metasurface as Refractive Index Sensor’, Plasmonics, 10(2015) 439.
  16. Gangadhar Behera, Mandal, and S. A. Ramakrishna, Complementary layer pairs of plasmonic ladder-like structured films: Fabrication and visible-near-infrared properties,J. Appl. Phys, 118 (2015) 063104
  17. Dheeraj Pratap,  Mandaland S.A. Ramakrishna, Plasmonic properties of gold coated nano-porous anodic alumina with linearly organized pores', Pramana J. Phys, 83 (2014) 1025.
  18. Mandal, Achanta Venu Gopal, Raj Patiland S. A. Ramakrishna, Polarization switching behaviour at visible and near infra-red wavelengths using H-slit plasmonic metasurface, J. Applied Physics, 114 (2013) 224303
  19. Kasture, P. Mandal, S. Dutta Gupta, Venu Gopal Achanta,Strong coupling of in-plane plasmon modes and their control, Opt Exp, 21 (2013) 13187 
  20. Mandal, Prince Gupta, Amitabha Nandi, and S. Anantha Ramakrishna
    Fluorescence imaging with surface plasmon near-fields in gold nano-grating templates,
    Journal of Nanophotonics, 6 (2012) 063527
  21. Mandal, A. Nandi, and S. Anantha Ramakrishna, Propagating surface plasmon
    resonances in two-dimensionally patterned gold-grating templates and surface enhanced
        Raman scattering, Journal of Applied Physics, 112 (2012) 044314
  22. Kasture, P. Mandal, A. Singh, Andrew Ramsay, A. S. Vengurlekar, S. Dutta Gupta, Achanta Venu Gopal,Near dispersion-less surface plasmon polariton resonances at a metal-dielectric interface, Applied Physics Letters, 101 (2012) 091602
  23. Mandal and S. A. Ramakrishna,'Dependence of surface enhanced Raman scattering
    on the plasmonic template periodicity, Optics Letters, 36 (2011) 3705
  24. Anantha Ramakrishna, P. Mandal, K. Jeyadheepan, N. Shukla, S. Chakrabarti, M.
    Kadic, S. Enoch and S. Guenneau, Plasmonic interaction of visible light with gold
      nano-checkerboards, Physical Review B, 84 (2011) 245424
  25. Mandal, Amandev Singh, Sachin Kasture, Achanta Venu Gopal and A.S. Vengurlekar ,Plasmon assisted intense blue–green emission from ZnO/ZnS nanocrystallites, Optical
    Materials, 33 (2011) 1786
  26. S. Cho, P. Mandal, K. Kim, I. H. Baek, S. Lee, H. Lim, D. J. Cho, S. Kim, J. Lee and F. Rotermund, Improved efficiency in GaAs solar cells by 1D and 2D nanopatterns
    fabricated by laser interference lithography, Optics Communications, 284 (2011) 2608
  27. Mandal, S. S. Talwar, S. S. Major and R. S. Srinivasa, Strong blue excitonic emission from CdS quantum dots prepared by LB technique, Applied Physics A, 94 (2009) 577.
  28. Mandal, S. S. Talwar, S. S. Major and R. S. Srinivasa, Orange-red luminescence from Cu doped CdS nanophosphor prepared using mixed Langmuir-Blodgett multilayers, Journal of Chemical Physics, 128(2008) 114703
  29. Mandal, R. S. Srinivasa, S. S. Talwar and S. S. Major, CdS/ZnS core-shell nanoparticles in arachidic acid LB films, Applied Surface Science, 254 (2008) 5028.

Conference attended/presented/proceedings

  1.  P. Mandal et al, Visible Frequency Plasmonic Metamaterial Perfect Absorber for Solar Energy Harvesting, International Conference on Nano for Energy and Water: ICNEW 2017, 231-235
  2. Sharma, P. Mandal, Structural and Optical properties of ZnxCo1-xS Nanoparticles Prepared by Solvothermal Technique, International Conference on Nano for Energy and Water: ICNEW 2017, 147-151
  3. Mandal, Period and Cavity Holes Depth Dependent Plasmonic Perfect Absorber in the Visible Frequency,International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics 2016,IIT Kanpur.
  4. Mandal, Interacting Metallic Disc-antennas as Metamaterial Absorber in the NIR frequency,DAE-SSPS-2015, Amity University, Noida, Delhi, 21-25 December, 2015. Proceeding will appear in AIP proceeding. MS version, copy AIP-2015.
  5. Mandal,Visible Frequency Perfect Metamaterial Absorber for Refractive Index Sensing Application, Optical Society of America conference-2014, IIT Kharagpur, 13-16 December.
  6. Mandal, Near-field hot-spots in gold nano-plasmonic templates and its use for surface enhanced Raman scattering sensing application', AMSEA national conference, 9-10 January 2014,UPES, Dehradun, India.
  7. Mandal,Subwavelength concentric plasmonic rings for surface enhanced Raman Scattering sensing application, Optical society of India Conference, ICOL, 5-8 March 2014, IRDE, Dehradun (presented).
  8. Mandaland S. Anantha Ramakrishna, Fabrication of Sub-micron Patterned Plasmonic Templates by LIL for Surface Plasmon Assisted SERS/SEF, Optical Society of America conference-2012,IIT Chennai, 9-12 December.
  9. Prince Gupta, Mandal, and S. Anantha Ramakrishna, Loss Compensation for Surface Plasmon Resonances on Corrugated Gold Gratings Using an Amplifying Medium,Optical Society of America conference-2012,IIT Chennai, 9-12 December. 
  10. Achanta Venu Gopal, Sachin Kasture, A.S. Vengurlekar, Mandal, Amandev Singh, Andrew Ramsay, V. Belotelov, I.A. Akimov, M. Pohl, V.A. Kotov, A.K. Zvezdin, Plasmonic crystals for enhancing optical properties, Proceedings of 56th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2011, AIP Conf. Proc. 1447, (2012)36
  11. Mandal, R. S. Srinivasa, S. S. Talwar and S. S. Major,Formation of ZnS coated CdS nanoparticles in Arachidic Acid LB multilayers, Proceedings of DAE Solid State Physics Symposium, India, 50 (2005) 253. 
  12. Mandal, E. M. Shahin, R. S. Srinivasa, S. S. Talwar and S. S. Major,Langmuir-Blodgett Multilayers of Conducting Regioregular Poly(3-dodecylthiophene), Proceedings of DAE Solid State Physics  Symposium, India, 49 (2004) 462.



UPES best researcher 2020

Travel Grant in 2005by Department of Science and Technology to attend international conference in JAPAN

GATE-2000, CSIR-NET 2001


All-metal plasmonic perfect absorber metamaterial structures to capture visible-NIR radiation: Computational studyand experimental feasibility, SERB-DST funded project ~20 Lakhs (2020-2023)


PhD Guidance

  1. Name:Shankar

Area of work:Plasmonic metamaterials for sensing

Stage of work: Course work

Role: Supervisor