Vajeeston Ponniah

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Phone +47 22855613
Mobile phone +47 45270694
Room ØK 34
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 26 Kjemibygningen 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1126 Blindern 0318 Oslo

Research Interests

The focus of my research is electronic structure calculations with special attention to the modeling of nanostructures systems and their interaction with the surfaces. In particular I am interested in modeling various properties of bulk, surfaces, nano objects of inorganic and organic molecular materials, which are potential candidates for novel and environmental-friendly technologies. My calculations are performed by means of Density Functional Theory, and I utilize several methods for the computation of different properties as well as dimension of the system (like 1D: molecules/clusters, 2D: thin films, and 3D: periodic crystals). I work in close collaboration with experimental groups both in Norway and from other countries.

At present I am working as a senior researcher in the SiALD (Novel Silicon deposition processes by ALD) project, funded by Research Council of Norway. The aim of the project is to develop cheap, scalable processes for silicon containing materials applicable in photovoltaic processes of next generation solar cells. My role on this project is to hunt for potential Si-precursor that shows positive indications for ALD reactivity and to understand/explain the mechanism behind the Si-based ALD processes.


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Tags: SMN, Inorganic materials chemistry
Published Nov. 11, 2010 9:00 AM - Last modified Oct. 30, 2012 11:56 AM