Venkataramanan Mahalingam

Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences (DCS)
E-mail: mvenkat [at]
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Research Interest:

Synthesis, Characterization and application of lanthanide-doped nanocrsytals

Academic Background:

  1. Ph.D. (Chemistry), IIT-Madras, 2001


  1. Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata ( - )
  2. Assistant Professor, IISER-Kolkata (2009 - 2013)

Selected Publications:

  1. Sarkar, Shyam; Hazra, Chanchal and Mahalingam, Venkataramanan. 2013."Scaling the Size of BaLnF5 Nanocrystals (Ln = La, Gd, and Lu) with the Ln3+ Size." Dalton Trans., 42, 63
  2. Sarkar, Shyam; Meesaragandla, Brahmaiah; Hazra, Chanchal and Mahalingam, Venkataramanan. 2013."Sub 5 nm Ln3+-doped BaLuF5 Nanocrystals: A Platform to Realize Upconversion via Interparticle Energy Transfer (IPET)." Adv. Mater., 25, 856-860
  3. Hazra, Chanchal; Sarkar, Shyam and Mahalingam, Venkataramanan. 2012."Selective Reduction of Visible Upconversion Emissions Induced by Bi3+ in Tm3+/Yb3+-doped Y0.89-xBixVO4 Microcrystals." RSC Advances, 2, 6926-6931
  4. Sarkar, Shyam; Hazra, Chanchal and Mahalingam, Venkataramanan. 2012."Bright Luminescence from Colloidal Ln3+-doped Ca0.72Y0.28F2.28 (Ln = Eu & Tm/Yb) Nanocrystals via both High and Low Energy Radiations." Chem. Eu. J., 18, 7050-7054
  5. Battacharyya, Debadrita; Hazra, Chanchal; Gangwar, Pooja; Sivakumar, Sri and Mahalingam, Venkataramanan. 2012."Microstructural, Optical and Cytotoxicity studies of Eu3+-doped Y2O3 nanoparticles Prepared by simple Control of the chain length of cross-linkers via Pechini Method." Sci. Adv. Mater., 4, 656-

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