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Dr. Upender Gangadharini
Scientist

Glass Science and Technology Section,
Tel.: +91-33-2473 3496 (Ext.: 3415)
Fax: +91-33-2473 0957
E-mail: upenderg@cgcri.res.in

Bachelor of Science (MPC): Kakatiya University, 2001; 71% (Distinction)
Master of Science (Physics): Osmania University, 2003; 81% (Distinction)
Ph.D. (Materials Science) : Osmania University; 2010

Dr. Gangadharini joined CGCRI on March 14, 2012

Research Interest
  • Preparation and characterization of various oxide glasses and glass-ceramics. Luminescence studies of rare-earth doped nano metal containing glass and glass-ceramics. Preparation and characterization of noble metal nanoculster films for the detection of single molecules using surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS).

Professional Career
DesignationOrganisationDuration
Scientist CSIR-CGCRI March, 2012- till date
Lecturer Sri Sai P.G. College, Osmania University June, 2005-April, 2006
Lecturer R.K. Degree College, Osmania University June, 2003- April, 2005

Awards/Recognition
  • University 2 nd Rank in Master of Science (Physics)
  • UGC- Research Fellowships in Sciences for Meritorious Students (UGC-RFSMS)-JRF and SRF (August, 2007-April, 2010)
  • UGC-Dr. D.S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellow (November, 2010-March, 2012)

Selected Publications
Summary: In SCI Journals: 21 nos.
Five selected publications:
  1. Glass transition temperature-structural studies of tungstate tellurite glasses, G. Upender, Suresh Bharadwaj, A.M. Awasthi and V. Chandra Mouli, Mater. Chem. Phys. 118 (2009) 298.
  2. Structure, Physical and thermal properties of GeO2-WO3-TeO2 glass system, G. Upender, C.P. Vardhani, S. Suresh, A.M. Awasthi and V. Chandra Mouli, Mater. Chem. Phys. 121 (2010) 335.
  3. Optical band gap, glass transition temperature and structural studies of (100-2x)TeO2-xAg2O-xWO3 glass system, G. Upender, S. Ramesh, M. Prasad, V.G. Sathe and V. Chandra Mouli, J. Alloys and Compds. 504 (2010) 468.
  4. Silver nanocluster ?lms as novel SERS substrates for ultrasensitive detection of molecules G. Upender, R. Satyavathi, B. Raju, K.S. Alee, D. Narayana Rao and C. Bansal, Chem. Phys. Lett. 511 (2011) 309.
  5. Role of WO3 on DC conductivity and some optical properties of TeO2 based glasses, G. Upender, Ch. Sameera Devi and V. Chandra Mouli, Mater. Res. Bull. 47 (2012) 3764.

Notable Research Contribution
  • Developed novel SERS substrates using Nanoclusters deposition system
  • Achieved a single molecule detection (SMD) using SERS
  • Prepared the tellurite glasses of highest thermal stability



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