पूर्वोत्तर क्षेत्रीय विज्ञान एवं प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान
North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology 
deemed-to-be-university under MHRD, Govt.of India
Nirjuli - 791109, Arunachal Pradesh
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Dr. Parameswara Rao Alapati

Professor

Area Of Specialization: Condensed Matter Physics (Liquid Crystals)

Email:pra@nerist.ac.in
Phone:2257401 - 410 extn. 6196 (Off), 2257401 - 410 extn. 6519 (Res), 0360 2257643 (Res)

  • Professional Background
  • Honors, Prestigeous Fellowships and Awards
  • Educational Details
  • Administrative Background
  • Sponsored Research Projects
  • Memberships in Professional bodies
  • Teaching Engagements
  • Projects and Thesis Supervised/ Currently Supervising
  • PHDs Supervised
  • Courses/Programs/Conferences Organised
  • International/National Conferences Attended
  • Participation in short term courses
  • Special Lectures Delivered
  • Publications:
  • Miscellaneous
From To Designation Organisation
31st March, 2009 Till Date Professor NERIST, Itanagar
10th March, 1995 31st March, 2009 Assistant/Associate Professor NERIST, Itanagar
7th May, 1991 10th March, 1995 Lecturer NERIST, Itanagar
3rd October, 1990 30th April, 1991 Pool Officer (CSIR, New Delhi) Nagarjuna University
1st October, 1989 15th Sept., 1990 Post Doctoral Fellow (SERC, U.K.) University of Southampton, U. K.
1st October, 1988 30th Sept., 1989 Commonwealth Scholar (PDF) University of Southampton
1st April, 1988 15th Sept., 1988 Research Associate (IITK & CSIR) Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Award Institute Year

Commonwealth Scholarship,

 MHRD, New Delhi & ACU, London

University of Southampton, U. K.

1988-1989

(1Year)

Post Doctoral Research Fellowship,

Science and Engineering Research Council, London

University of Southampton, U. K.

1989-1990

(1 Year)

BOYSCAST Fellowship,

Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi

University of Southampton, U. K.

1995-1996

(1 Year)

INSA, New Delhi - Royal Society, London Exchange Fellowship University of Southampton, U. K.

 2000

(3 Months)

Felicitation by J. S. Dave Memorial Trust, Vadodara, Gujarat

(Late Prof. J. S Dave was the Pioneer of Liquid Crystal Research in India) 

M. S. University, Vadodara 2011
Bharat Jyothi Award India International Friendship Society 2016
Degree Subject University Year
M. Sc

Physics

(Specialization: Solid State Physics)

Vikram University 1983
M. Phil Physics (Liquid Crystals) Nagarjuna University August, 1985
Ph. D Physics (Liquid Crystals) Nagarjuna University January, 1988
From To Designation Organisation
May, 2015 Till date

Chairman,

Library Advisory Committee

NERIST, Itanagar
January, 2012 March, 2015 Dean (Students' Affairs) NERIST, Itanagar
August, 2011 Jan., 2012

Head,

Department of Physics

NERIST, Itanagar
May, 2009 May, 2013 Chief Vigilance Officer NERIST, Itanagar
August, 2006 Dec., 2008

Chairman, 

NERIST Entrance Examinations

NERIST, Itanagar
September, 2005 May, 2009 Coordinator, SRIC & CEP NERIST, Itanagar
October, 2005 May, 2009

Chairman's Nominee,

VMC of KV NERIST

NERIST, Itanagar
October, 2005 August, 2006

Chairman,

Central Time Table Committee (CTTC)

NERIST, Itanagar
June, 2003 Oct., 2005 Chairman, Academic Affairs NERIST, Itanagar
February, 2001 Oct., 2005 Head, Department of Physics NERIST, Itanagar
December, 1998 July, 2001

Chairman,

Central Examination and Time Table Committee

(Bifurcated as CoE and CTTC in September/ October 2005)

NERIST, Itanagar
March, 2005 Jan., 2012

Coordinator,

Central Research Facility

NERIST, Itanagar
September, 1996 May, 1999

Coordinator,

Central Research Facility 

NERIST, Itanagar
November, 1994 May, 1996

Coordinator,

Central Research Facility (Shared)

NERIST, Itanagar
May, 2012 Feb., 2015

Member,

Board of Management 

NERIST, Itanagar
January, 1999 Till Date

Member,

Academic Council 

NERIST, Itanagar
March, 2014 Till Date

Member,

Academic Council 

Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar
2001 2003

Member,

Academic Council

Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Polytechnic, Itanagar
       
Topic Funding Agency & Grant Year
Synthesis and Characterization of Liquid Crystal Materials of Transition Metal Complexes for Electro-chromic Display devices and Photo-chemical conversion

D. S. T, New Delhi

(Rs. 4.33 laks)

1993-1998
Study of Electro-Optical Properties of Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) Films Prepared by PIPS method

Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Trieste, Italy

(US$3000)

1997-1998
Structure and Phase Transition Studies of Schiff Base Liquid Crystal Dimers

C. S. I. R., New Delhi

(Rs. 8.77 laks)

1997-2001
Molecular Dynamics in Some Ferroelectric and Model Dimeric Liquid Crystals (Joint Project with NEHU, Shillong)

D. S. T., New Delhi

(Rs. 33.63 laks)

1999-2003
Dielectric Relaxation Studies in Liquid Crystal Dimers

M. H. R. D., New Delhi

(Rs. 6.00 laks)

2003-2006
Laser Raman Spectroscopy Studies of Liquid Crystal Monomers and Dimers

C. S. I. R., New Delhi

(Rs. 8.00 laks)

2007-2011
Frequency Dependent Dielectric Studies and Molecular Dynamics on Nanoparticle Doped Liquid Crystal Composites

D. S. T., New Delhi

(Rs. 43.50 laks)

2014-

(Ongoing)

FIST Project, Department of Physics

(Played an active and leading role in formulation, defence before PAC(presented), procurement and installation of sophisticated equipment sanctioned)

D. S. T., New Delhi

(Rs. 1.43 Crore)

2013-

(Ongoing)

(1) Vice-President, Physics Academy of North East(PANE) since Dec., 2014;Life Member, Physics Academy of North East                                   (PANE); Founder Executive Council member of PANE since 1998

(2) Life Member, Indian Liquid Crystal Society(ILCS); Executive Council Member of ILCS during 1998 – 2009

(3) Member, American Chemical Society (ACS) 

(4) Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association(ISCA) 

(5) Member, International Liquid Crystal Society (InLCS)

(6) Life Member, International Disordered Systems Associates Society (INDIAS)

(7) Life Member, Material Research Society of India (MRSI)

Title Course Code Module Semester
Physics - I PH1101 Base First
Physics - II PH1201 Base Second
Physics - III PH3101 Diploma First
Physics - IV Ph3201 Diploma Second
Physics for AE,CE,ME PH3202 Diploma

Second

Comprehensive Physics PH4301 Degree (Bridge) First
Modern Physics PH5101 Degree First
Statistical Mechanics PH8101 M. Sc (Physics) Third
Nuclear Physics PH8103 M. Sc (Physics) Third
Solid State Physics (Special Paper) PH8202 M. Sc (Physics) Fourth

Condensed Matter Physics 

(Special Paper - I)

PH8104 M. Sc (Physics) Third

Condensed Matter Physics

(Special Paper - II)

PH8202 M. Sc (Physics) Fourth
       
Title of Project Names of Students
Thermal Characterization, Dielectric studies of  a liquid crystal compound, 7O.4 Ms. Usha Bharali (MS/09/PH/002)
Thermal Characterization, dielectric studies of a liquid crystal compound, 6O.6 Mr. Tasso Murte Opo (MS/10/PH/002)
Thermal Characterization, Dielectric studies of a liquid crystal compound, 7O.6 Mr. Kujitso Kri (MS/11/PH/001)
  Ms. Jombie Nomuk (MS/12/PH/  )
Thermal Characterization, dielectric studies of a liquid crystal compound, 6O.4 Ms. Nani Munya (PH/13/PH/004)
Synthesis and Characterization of a Smectogeneic liquid crystal Ms. Purnima Chakraborty (PH/14/PH/002)
Topic Scholar Name Status of PHD Award/Registration Year
Structural and Phase Transition Studies on Liquid Crystals Mr. Sarat Kumar Dash Awarded 2000
Experimental Study of Structure and Phase Transitions in Some Liquid Crystals Mr. Bulbul Gogoi Awarded 2003
Phase Transition and Strutural Studies of Symmetric Dimeric Liquid Crystals Mr. Dudumoni Bhuyan Awarded 2013
Study of Electrical Properties of the Silver Nano Particle Dispersed Liquid Crystals Mr. Keisham Nanao Singh Awarded 2016
Study of Frequency Dependent Dielectric Properties of Liquid Crystal - Nano particle Composites Ms. Ragini Dubey Viva Due 2016
Study of Electrical Properties of Nano Particle Doped Liquid Crystals Mr. Binod Gogoi In Progress 2010
Electrical Properties of SnO2 Nano Particles Ms. Kakali Bhuyan In Progress 2012
Molecular Dynamics in Liquid Crystal - Nano Particle Composites Mr. Ramanuj Mishra In Progress 2013
Molecular Dynamics in Liquid Crystal - Nano Particle Composites Mr. Tasso Murte Opo In Progress 2013
  • 2nd National Conference on Liquid Crystals during 26-28 December 1994 at NERIST
  • Awareness program on ISO14000 during 29 – 30 January, 2006 at NERIST
  • Awareness program on ISO9000 during 29 – 30 January, 2006 at NERIST
  • 18th National Conference on Liquid Crystals during 15-17 November, 2011 at NERIST
  • IXth National Conference of Physics Academy of North East during 18-20 December, 2014 at NERIST (Joint organisation with Dr. T. Karlo & Dr. A. Pandey)
  • Presented 03 research papers at 26th International Liquid Crystal Conference during 31 July – 5 August, 2016 at Kent State University, Ohio, USA
  • Delivered an Invited talk at 22nd National Conference on Liquid Crystals during 21-23 December, 2015 at DIT University, Dehradun
  • Delivered an Invited talk at International Conference on Condensed matter and Mesoscopic Physics during 21-24, June, 2015 at Boston, USA
  • Delivered an Invited Talk in a work shop on the Application of Optical Techniques in Science &Technology during 2013 at NERIST
  • Presented a Research Paper at  23rd AGM MRSI conference during 13-15 Feb., 2012 at Patiala, Punjab
  • Delivered an Invited Talk at Condensed Matter Days-2011at Guwahati University during 24-26 August, 2011
  • Delivered an Invited Talk at 17th National Conference on Liquid Crystals during 15-17 November, 2010 held at VNGSU, Surat, Gujarat
  • Attended VIIth National Conference of Physics Academy of North East during 5-7, November, 2010 at Manipur University, Imphal
  • Presented 01 Research Paper at 97th Indian Science Congress during 3 – 7 January, 2010 held at Trivendrum , Kerala.
  • Attended INDO – HAS work shop on liquid crystals organised by CLCR, Bangalore on 01-12-2006.
  • Delivered an Invited Talk at National Conference on Liquid Crystals during 10 -12 October 2003 at Bangalore (and Chaired a Technical Session)
  • Attended Conference on liquid crystals and other soft materials during 18-20 December 2002 at Raman Research Institute, Bangalore
  • Delivered an Invited Talk at National Conference on Liquid crystals during 7-9 September 2001 at Hospet, Karnataka (and Chaired a Session)
  • Presented 03 Research Papers 18th International Liquid Crystal conference during 24-28 July 2000 at SENDAI, Japan  
  • Delivered a talk on the research carried at University of Southampton, U. K.  (1995-96; 1 year visit) at BOYSCAST Fellows interaction meet during 18-20 April 2000 at NBRI, Lucknow
  • Presented 01 Research paper at National Conference on Liquid Crystals during 29-31 October 1998 at Goa (Chaired 01 session and got elected to the Executive Council of Indian Liquid Crystal Society)
  • Chaired 01 technical session at One day Conference on Physics Research in the North East on 17th October 1998 at IIT Guwahati
  • Presented 02 Research Papers at 15th International Liquid Crystal Conference during 3-8 July 1994 at BUDAPEST, Hungary
  • Attended VI National Seminar on Ferroelectrics & Dielectrics during 17-19 December 1990 at Warangal

 

Course Name Sponsored By Date
NATO-Advanced Study Institute on Molecular Dynamics in Liquid Crystals at Pisa, Italy NATO & ACU, London 9-23 September, 1989
QIP Summer School on Advance Processing of Semiconductors at IIT Delhi AICTE, New Delhi 20 June - 1 July, 1994
IT Applications in Library and Information Management at NERIST ISTE-AICTE, New Delhi 11-22 November, 2002
Integrated Management Programme for Effective Management of Technical Institutions at NERIST ISTE-AICTE, New Delhi 17-28 March, 2003
     
Title Place Date
Recent Developments in Modern Physics in a one-day conference organised by the department of Physics, NEHU, Shillong on its Silver Jubilee Celebrations NEHU, Shillong 17th November, 2006
J. S. Dave Memorial Lecture on Recent Developments in Liquid Crystal Research

M. S. University,

Vadodara

14th March, 2011
Use of Optical and Laser Techniques in Materials' Research in a theme work shop conducted at NERIST NERIST, Itanagar March, 2003

(A) Brief Details:

  • Published in Peer Reviewed International Journals               : 56
  • Communicated to Peer Reviewed International Journals      : 08
  • Presented at International Conferences but not Published    : 03

(B) SOME RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

01.   Phase Transition studies in  symmetric dimeric liquid crystals : a density study

        P PARDHASARADHI , D. MADHAVI LATHA, P.V. DATTA PRASAD, G. PADMAJA RANI, P.R. ALAPATI

        and V. G. K. M. PISIPATI

        JOURNAL OF THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY, 111, 1483 (2013);ISSN No.: 10973-012

02.   Optical studies of a liquid crystalline compound 6O.6

         T. KIRANMALA DEVI,  P.R. ALAPATI, BASANA  CHOWDHURY and AYON BHATTACHARJEE

          LIQUID CRYSTALS, 40, 810-816 (2013);ISSN No.:0267-8292

03.     Dielectric Relaxation Studies of Silver Nanoparticles  dispersed Liquid Crystals.

           K. N. SINGH, N. M. SINGH, H. B. SHARMA and P R ALAPATI,

          JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN PHYSICS, 8(3),2176 (2015)

04.     Comparative low frequency dielectric study   and Heptyloxybenzylidenehexylaniline.

            K. N. SINGH, BINODGOGOI, N. M. SINGH, H. B. SHARMA AND and P. R. ALAPATI.

            INDIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS; Online version published in Nov., 2015

05.      On the Dipole – Dipole correlation and Dielectric anisotropy of some N(4-n-alkyloxy benzylidene)-4’-alkylaniline      

            compounds doped with Silver Nanoparticles.

K. N. SINGH, BINODGOGOI, N. M. SINGH, RAGINIDUBEY, L. R. SINGH, H. B. SHARMA and P. R. ALAPATI

            MOL. CRYST. LIQ. CRYST., 625, 106-116 (2016)  ;ISSN No.:1542-1406

06.      Dielectric properties of highly polar liquid  crystalline material showing various types of  layered structures

            RAGINI DUBEY, A. MISHRA, K. N. SINGH, R. DHAR and P. R. ALAPATI

            LIQUID CRYSTALS, 43,        (2016); ISSN No.: 0267-8292

07.       Dielectric study on the alignment or orientation of N(4-n-heptyloxy benzylidene)-4’-n-butyl aniline and the anomalous                 dielectric behaviour in the Smectic G phase.

            K. N. SINGH, BINODGOGOI, RAGINIDUBEY, N. M. SINGH, H. B. SARMA and P. R. ALAPATI

            MOLECULAR CRYSTALS and LIQUID CRYSTALS, 626, 130-140 (2016) ; ISSN No.:1542-1406

08.       Negative birefringence in the higher homologues of 5O.m series of liquid crystals

            D. BHATTACHARJEE, P. R. ALAPATI and AYON BHATTACHARJEE

            JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B,  Online Version Published  on 7th June 2016

09       Negative optical anisotropic behaviour of two higher homologues of 5O.m series of liquid crystals

            D. BHATTACHARJEE, P. R. ALAPATI and AYON BHATTACHARJEE

            JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR LIQUIDS, Online Version Published in June, 2016

10.       Molecular polarization, order parameter and dielectric study of a dimeric compound

            D. BHATTACHARJEE, P. R. ALAPATI and AYON BHATTACHARJEE

            JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR LIQUIDS, Online Version Published in October, 2016

 

Research Papers Presented at International Conferences but not Published in any Journal

 

  1. Density studies in binary mixtures of polar and weakly polar compounds

P. R. ALAPATI,  N. V. S. RAO, V. G. K. M. PISIPATI and D. SARAN

Presented at the  X international liquid crystal conference held at York, U.K. during 31 July - 4 Aug. 1984

  1. On the viscoelastic properties of symmetric nematic dimeric liquid crystals

P. R. ALAPATI,  C. J. DUNN  and G. R. LUCKHURST

Presented at 15th  International Liquid Crystal Conference,  3 - 8 July 1994,  BUDAPEST, HUNGARY     (1994)

  1. Structural studies of symmetric dimeric liquid crystals

P. R. ALAPATI  and  G. R. LUCKHURST

Presented at the 16th International Liquid Crystal Conference,  23-28 June 1996,  Kent State University, OHIO,  USA       (1996)

 

  • Chairman/Member of several Institute Level Committees: Purchase, Inquiry, Entrance/Admissions/Counseling, Academic, Drafting, Administration etc.
  • Chairman/member of few Committees for Scrutiny of applications for both teaching and non-teaching positions at the Institute
  • Member of Selection Committees for recruitment of teaching positions at NERIST, APPSC, RGU etc.,
  • Member of Selection Committees for recruitment of non-teaching positions, DPC, MACP etc.,
  • Ph. D thesis examiner/adjudicator for other universities/institutes.
  • Viva – Voce examiner for Ph. D degree award by other institutes.
  • Research paper reviewer for Elsevier and Taylor & Francis publishers.
  • Research project evaluator (submitted by other scientists for possible funding) for DST, New Delhi.
  • Member of Doctoral Committee of the Department of Physics, NIT, Shillong.
  • Member of DPGC of the Department of Physics, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar
  • Member of National advisory council (in few cases) and National Organising committees of National level conferences organised at other universities/institutes
  • Vice President of NERIST Faculty and Officers Club during 1996-97
  • President of NERIST Faculty Association during 2008-2010
  • National Loan Scholarship awardee of Govt. Of Andhra Pradesh based on Merit in SSC (class X) board examinations during 1975 – 1984
  • University Research Fellowship Awardee of  Nagarjuna University, from 1984 – Dec. 1985
  • Senior Research Fellowship Awardee of CSIR, New Delhi from Jan. 1986 – April, 1988