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Nanotechnology and Sensors

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This is the research group working under the prime supervision of
Dr. Sangeeta Kale, Professor in DIAT, Pune. This is a group of
highly enthusiastic Ph.D. Scholars and project students pursuing
their journey in the domain of Science and Technology,
especially, Nanotechnology.

"Strive for excellence with perfection"

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Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) (University, funded by Ministry of Defence), Pune, India
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Sangeeta Kale, graduated from University of Pune, India and did her Masters in Electronic-Science and Doctoral studies in Material Science from same university in 1996. She did her post-doctoral studies from University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A. from 2000 to 2002. She has been working at Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, as Professor and Dean of this University. Additionally, she has been a visiting Scientist at International Centre for Theoretical Physics, since 2006, till date, at Trieste, Italy.

She worked as Officiating Vice Chancellor (2014-15) of DIAT and Dean (Academics) (2013-15), Dean (Student Affairs) (2017-18) of DIAT. She is a Full Professor in Physics. 

At the research front, she works on nanomaterials for their sensing and biomedical applications, typically pertaining to Defence research. Her work includes Nanotechnology and its applications in the domain of CBW sensors, electromagnetic shielding for Radars, optical sensors for field detections, metamaterials for smart detections and drug delivery using nanomaterials. She implemented a huge project grant from ER-IPR, DRDO, where, she, along with her team of 7 other Co-Investigators worked on development of various prototypes of products useful to DRDO and Tri Services (Army- Navy-Air Force), using nanomaterials. She has successfully executed projects funded nationally from DST, DBT, UGC, DAE, ISRO and DRDO. She has also internationally implemented projects Indo- French and Indo-German, along with her overseas collaborators.

She has guided more than 17 PhD students for their PhD (completed and ongoing) and more than 50 Masters projects for their dissertations. She has more than 105 International research publications to her credit along with 8 Book Chapters and 4 Books. She has written a invited-chapter in a book entitled “Lilavati’s Daughters” published by Indian Academy of Sciences, which is a short biography of Indian Women Scientists. She has flair of writing scientific articles for science popularization among the masses and is a frequent writer in newspapers science columns, and gives talks on television and All-India-Radio in the area of nanotechnology. Her research work has been frequently by Radio Mirchi, Pune. She is a Blogger with articles written in the domain of Science, sports and interdisciplinary topics.

She has been actively involved in establishing International collaborations of mutual research and training. She has been actively involved in setting up MoUs with Universities in Israel (Tel-Aviv and Technion), Singapore (NUS), Australia (Daikin), USA (Naval Postgraduate School) and few othercountries.

Medals and Honors:
1. Recipient of Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Teachers award for 2016, in the subject : Physics.
2. Recipient of Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) Medal for her outstanding work in the area of Materials Science, by MRS-India.
3. Recipient of DRDO Science Oration award (2014) for her contributions to Defence Research and Development Organization, through her research on nanotechnology-based-sensors.

Salient Achievements are:
1. Developed indigenous product “ANANYA” as a solution to combat microbial infections under these Covid19 times.
2. President of India nominated Court Member on the Board of Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India (2017 – 2020).
3. Senior Visiting Scientist with International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy.

4. Board Member of the High Level Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation between India and Russia, Government of India, Ministry of Defence.
5. Ex-Board Member on the Board of Trustees of Lila Poonawalla Foundation (an NGO working for the up-liftment and education of girls from less privileged backgrounds in Maharashtra.
6. Elected Fellow of Maharashtra Academy of Sciences, Pune International Center, India and President - Sharada Shakti (Maharashtra) (Women’s wing of Vijnana Bharati)

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