Indranil Lahiri - Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Indranil Lahiri
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Areas of Interest
  • Synthesis of Nanomaterials, Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene and other nanomaterials and thin films, Electronic Applications of Nanomaterials, Field Emission - application of interface engineering and novel geometry, Energy Related Application of Nanomaterials, Carbon nanotubes and other nanomaterials as Li-ion battery electrode, Energy harvesters, Sensors for healthcare applications
Professional Background
2018-12-01OngoingAssociate ProfessorIIT-Roorkee
2012-12-206 years Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
2012-09-011 month Research Assistant ProfessorUniversity of North Texas, USA
2012-01-017 months Post Doctoral ResearcherFlorida International University, USA
2005-05-012 years 1 month Senior ScientistNFTDC, Hyderabad, India
2000-05-015 years ScientistNFTDC, Hyderabad, India
Honors and Awards
2012 ASM International Student Paper Contest ASM International2012
TMS Student Best Paper Contest 2011 – Graduate Level – 2nd Place The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)2012
Best Doctoral GraduateFlorida International University2011
Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) Award 2011-Saphire Basic Science Division, American Ceramic Society (ACerS)2011
Second prize in The Best Junior Researcher Award in 2011 Nanomaterials Symposium, TMS 2011The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)2011
Educational Details
PhDMaterials Science and EngineeringFlorida International University, Miami, USA2011
M.TechMetallurgical and Materials EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India2000
B.E.MetallurgyBengal Engineering College, Shibpur, India1998
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
Ultra-High Current-Density Field Emission SystemIIT Roorkee2013-017 years 7 months
2D and 3D Field EmittersNaval Research Board2016-01Ongoing
Understanding graphene growth on Cu-Ni substrates through chemical vapour depositionSERB, DST, India2017-01Ongoing
Development of graphene based transparent and conductive coating for spacecraft applicationsISRO2019-01Ongoing
  • The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), Life Member
  • Materials Research Society of India (MRSI), Life Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Mechanical Working of MetalsMT-412MMED - 4th year Undergrad.Spring
Technology of Nanostructure FabricationNT-512Centre of Nanotechnology - M.Tech./PhDSpring
Materials ScienceMT-201ABiotech - 2nd Year Undergrad.Autumn
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Graphene and its optical propertiesPramod KumarA2013-07
Graphene synthesis and solar cell applicationRaj KumarO2020-08
Boron Nitride NanostructuresVijayesh KumarO2020-08
Graphene synthesis by CVDGurjinder KaurO2020-08
Applications of grapheneAkshay V. SInghalO2020-08
Field emission from nanostructured materialsNarasimha Vinod PulagaraO2020-08
Graphene synthesis and applicationsPalash Chandra MaityO2017-01
Graphene synthesisAkanksha R. UradeO2020-08
BN nanostructures for opto-electronic applicationsAtif SuhailO2020-08
Oxide nanostructuresVishal PanwarO2020-08
Nanomaterials for mechanical applicationTayade Nitamkumar GautamO2020-08
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
Hanyang University, Seoul, KoreaResearch Work in the WCU Department of Energy Engineering2020-08-31
Special Lectures Delivered
Carbon Nanotube Based High Energy-Efficient ApplicationsQIP Centre, IIT Roorkee2013-01
Comments - See "Resume" for this section.
Books Authored

3. Indranil Lahiri, Wonbong Choi, Field emission and graphene: An overview of current status, In “Graphene: Synthesis and applications” Ed. W. Choi, J.-W. Lee, CRC Press (Boca Raton, USA), January 2012, ISBN: 9781439861875, pp. 263-290.

2. Indranil Lahiri, Wonbong Choi, Graphene and graphene based materials in solar cell application, In “Graphene: Synthesis and applications” Ed. W. Choi, J.-W. Lee, CRC Press (Boca Raton, USA), January 2012, ISBN: 9781439861875, pp. 291-312.

1. Indranil Lahiri, Microstructural Characterization of Mechanically Alloyed Powder by X-ray Diffraction and Atomic Force Microscopy: A case study with Cu-Cr, In “Advances in Materials Science Research. Vol. 3”, Ed. M.C. Wythers, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (NY, USA), April 2011, ISBN: 978-1-61728-998-9, pp. 183-203.

Refereed Journal Papers

Publications Summary:

US Provisional Patent Applications – 2 (see "Resume" for details)

Book Chapters – 3 (see "Resume" for details)

Journal Articles – 44

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings – 10

Conference Presentations – 78 (see "Resume" for details)

h index – 17 (

i-10 index - 22 (google scholar)

Total citations – 1818 (, 2310 (google scholar)


Journals (Published/Accepted)


44.  Gurjinder Kaur, Raj Kumar, Indranil Lahiri, Field Electron Emission from Protruded GO and rGO sheets on CuO and Cu Nanorods, Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 2019, 112, 10-18. (Impact Factor: 2.399)


43. Vaibhav Jain, Amit Kumar Tripathi, Krishna Saini, Dinesh Deva, Indranil Lahiri, Copper Nanowire – Carbon Nanotube Hierarchical Structure for Enhanced Field Emission, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 2018, 29(16), 13620-13630. (Impact Factor: 2.019)

42. Vijayesh Kumar, Palash Chandra Maity, Debrupa Lahiri, Indranil Lahiri, Copper Catalyzed Growth of Hexagonal Boron Nitride Nanotubes on Tungsten Substrate, CrystEngComm, 2018, 20, 2713 - 2719. (Impact Factor: 3.474)

41. Gurjinder Kaur, K. Kavitha, Indranil Lahiri, Transfer-Free Graphene Growth on Dielectric Substrates: A Review of the Growth Mechanism, Accepted for publication in Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences (DOI: 10.1080/10408436.2018.1433630). (Impact Factor: 5.556)


40. Pramod Kumar, Pawan Kumar Kanaujia, G. Vijaya Prakash, Avijit Dewasi, Indranil Lahiri, Anirban Mitra, Growth of few and multi-layer graphene on different substrates using pulsed nanosecond Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, Journal of Materials Science, 2017, 52 (20), 12295-12306. (Impact Factor: 2.599)

39. Raj Kumar, R. Manoj Kumar, Parthasarathi Bera, S. Ariharan, Debrupa Lahiri, Indranil Lahiri, Temperature-time dependent transmittance, sheet resistance and bonding energy of reduced graphene oxide on soda lime glass, Applied Surface Science, 2017, 425, 558-563. (Impact Factor: 3.387)

38.  K. Shah, N. Balsara, S. Banerjee, M. Chintapalli, A. P. Cocco, W. K. S. Chiu, I. Lahiri, S. Martha, A. Mistry, P. P. Mukherjee, V. Ramadesigan, C. S. Sharma, V. R. Subramanian, S. Mitra, A. Jain, State of the Art and Future Research Needs for Multiscale Analysis of Li-Ion Cells, J. Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, 2017, 14(2), 020801 (17 pages). (Impact Factor: 0.817)

37. Ankita Bisht, Mukul Srivastava, R. Manoj Kumar, Indranil Lahiri, Debrupa Lahiri, Strengthening Mechanism in Graphene Nanoplatelets Reinforced Aluminum Composite Fabricated through Spark Plasma Sintering, Materials Science and Engineering A, 2017, 695, 20-28. (Impact Factor: 3.094)

36.  Apratim Khandelwal, Karthick Mani, Manohar Harsha Karigerasi, Indranil Lahiri, Phosphorene - The Two-Dimensional Black Phosphorous: Properties, Synthesis and Applications, Materials Science and Engineering B, 2017, 221, 17-34.(Impact Factor: 2.552)

35.  Gurjinder Kaur, Krishna Saini, Amit Kumar Tripathi, Vaibhav Jain, Dinesh Deva, Indranil Lahiri, Room Temperature growth and Field Emission Characteristics of CuO Nanostructures, Vacuum, 2017, 139, 136-142. (Impact Factor:1.530)

34. Amit Kumar Tripathi, Vaibhav Jain, Krishna Saini, Indranil Lahiri, Field Emission Response from Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes Grown on Electrochemically Engineered Copper Foil, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2017, 187, 39-45.(Impact Factor: 2.101)

33.  Raj Kumar, R. Manoj Kumar, Debrupa Lahiri, Indranil Lahiri, Thermally reduced graphene oxide film on soda lime glass as transparent conducting electrode, Surface and Coatings Technology, 2017, 309, 931-937. (Impact Factor: 2.589)

32.  Akshay V. Singhal, Hemant Charaya, Indranil Lahiri, Noble Metal Decorated Graphene based Gas Sensors and their Fabrication: A Review, Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences, 2017, 42 (6), 499-526.(Impact Factor: 5.556)



31. Vijayesh Kumar, Nikhil Kumar, Partha Roy, Debrupa Lahiri, Indranil Lahiri, Emergence of fluorescence in boron nitride nanoflakes and its application in bioimaging, RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 48025 - 48032. (Impact Factor: 3.108)



30. Sameer Chouksey, AnjanSil, DebrupaLahiri, Indranil Lahiri, Atmospheric oxidation effect of silicon-carbon nanotube anode on Li-ion battery performance, Nanomaterials and Energy, 4 (2), 2015, 153-158.

29. Krishna Saini, Manoj Kumar R., Debrupa Lahiri, Indranil Lahiri, Quantifying Bonding Strength of CuO Nanotubes with Substrate Using Nano-Scratch Technique. Nanotechnology, 26, 2015, 305701.(Impact Factor: 3.440)

28. Gaurav Mittal, Mamta Khaneja, Krishna Saini, Indranil Lahiri, Carbon nanotube based 3-dimensional hierarchical field emitter structure. RSC Advances, 5, 2015, 21487-21494.(Impact Factor: 3.108)



27. Gaurav Mittal, Indranil Lahiri, Recent progress in nanostructured next-generation field emission devices. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 47, 2014, 323001.(Impact Factor: 2.588)



26. Zheng Yan, Lulu Ma, Yu Zhu, Indranil Lahiri, Myung GwanHahm, Zheng Liu, Shubin Yang, Changsheng Xiang, Wei Lu, Zhiwei Peng, Zhengzong Sun, Carter Kittrell, Jun Lou, Wonbong Choi, Pulickel M. Ajayan, James M. Tour, Three-dimensional metal-graphene-nanotube multifunctional hybrid materials. ACS Nano, 7(1), 2013, 58-64.(Impact Factor: 13.942)

25. Indranil Lahiri, Wonbong Choi, Carbon Nanostructures in Lithium Ion Batteries: Past, Present and Future. Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences, 38, 2013, 128-166.(Impact Factor: 5.556)



24. Indranil Lahiri, Joyce Wong, Zilu Zhou, Wonbong Choi, Ultra-high current density multiwall carbon nanotube field emitter structure on three-dimensional micro-channeled copper, Applied Physics Letters, 101, 2012, 063110 (5 pages).(Impact Factor: 3.411)

23. Chiwon Kang#, Indranil Lahiri# (#equal contributors), Rangasamy Baskaran, Jun Y. Hwang, Won-Gi Kim, Yang-Kook Sun, Rajarshi Banerjee, Wonbong Choi, Multiwall Carbon Nanotube Based Anodes on 3D Current Collector for Li-Ion Batteries, Journal of Power Sources,2192012364-370. (Impact Factor: 6.395)



22. Indranil Lahiri, Seung-Min Oh, Jun Y. Hwang, Chiwon Kang, Hyeongtag Jeon, Rajarshi Banerjee, Yang-Kook Sun, Wonbong Choi, Ultrathin alumina coated carbon nanotubes as negative electrodes for high capacity and safe Li-ion battery, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 2011, 13621-13626. (Impact Factor: 5.968)

21. Indranil Lahiri, Wonbong Choi, Interface control: A modified rooting technique for enhancing field emission from multiwall carbon nanotube based bulk emitters, Acta Materialia, 59, 2011, 5411-5421.(Impact Factor: 5.301)

20. Indranil Lahiri#, Debrupa Lahiri#(#equal contributors), Sungho Jin, Arvind Agarwal, Wonbong Choi, Carbon Nanotubes: How strong is their bond with the substrate?, ACS Nano,5(2), 2011, 780-787. (Impact Factor: 13.942)

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19. Indranil Lahiri, Ved Prakash Verma, Wonbong Choi, An all-graphene based transparent and flexible field emission device, Carbon, 49 (5), 2011, 1614-1619.(Impact Factor: 6.337)

18. Indranil Lahiri, Santanu Das, Chiwon Kang, Wonbong Choi, Application of carbon nanostructures – Energy to electronics, JOM, 63(6), 2011, 70-76.(Impact Factor: 2.435)

17. Santanu Das, Raghunandan Seelaboyina, Ved Verma, Indranil Lahiri, Jun Yeon Hwang, Rajarshi Banerjee, Wonbong Choi, Synthesis and Characterization of Self-Organized Multilayered Graphene-Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Films, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 2011, 7289-7295.(Impact Factor: 5.968)

16. Jun Huang, Unjeong Kim, Bei Wang, Indranil Lahiri, Eunhong Lee, Peter C. Eklund, Wonbong Choi, Controlled Growth of Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes for Unique Nanodevices, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 11(1), 2011, 262-269. (Impact Factor: 1.483)



15. Indranil Lahiri, Sung-Woo Oh, Jun Y. Hwang, Sungjin Cho,  Yang K. Sun, Rajarshi Banerjee, Wonbong Choi, High capacity and excellent stability of lithium ion battery anode using interface-controlled binder-free multiwall carbon nanotubes grown on copper, ACS Nano, 4(6), 2010, 3440-3446.(Impact Factor: 13.942)

14. Indranil Lahiri, Raghunandan Seelaboyina, Jun Y Hwang, Raj Banerjee, Wonbong Choi, Enhanced field emission from multi-walled carbon nanotubes grown on pure copper substrate, Carbon, 48 (5), 2010, 1531-1538. (Impact Factor: 6.337)

13. Indranil Lahiri, Prospects of oxide materials in Li-ion batteries, American Ceramic Society Bulletin, 89 (6), 2010, 17-18. (Impact Factor: 0.607)

12. Jun Huang, Bei Wang, Indranil Lahiri, Awnish K. Gupta, Peter C. Eklund, Wonbong Choi, Effect of bending on the resistivity and Raman spectrum of single-walled carbon nanotubes, Advanced Functional Materials,20, 2010, 4388-4393.(Impact Factor: 11.382)

11. Ved Prakash Verma, Santanu Das, Indranil Lahiri, Wonbong Choi, Large-area graphene on polymer film for flexible and transparent anode in field emission device, Applied Physics Letters, 96 (20), 2010, 203108(1-3). Also published in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology, Vol. 21, Issue 22, May 31, 2010.(Impact Factor: 3.411)

10. Raghunandan Seelaboyina, Indranil Lahiri, Wonbong Choi, Carbon Nanotube Embedded Novel 3-Dimensional Alumina Microchannel Cold Cathodes for High Electron Emission, Nanotechnology, 21 (14), 2010, 145206.(Impact Factor: 3.440)

9.  Wonbong Choi, Indranil Lahiri, Raghunandan Seelaboyina, Yong Soo Kang, Synthesis of graphene and its applications: a review, Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences, 35, 2010, 52-71. (Impact Factor: 5.556) Most-cited article of the journal



8. Indranil Lahiri, Sanjeev Bhargava, Crystallite size of mechanically alloyed Cu-Cr powder – a comparison between X-ray diffraction and atomic force microscopy techniques, Materials Characterization, 60 (11), 2009, 1406-1410.(Impact Factor: 2.714)

7. Indranil Lahiri, Sanjeev Bhargava, Enhanced properties of functionally gradient Cu-Cr powder compacts, International Journal of Materials Research (formerly: Zeitschriftfuer Metallkunde), 100 (5), 2009, 723-729.(Impact Factor: 0.681)

6. Indranil Lahiri, S. Bhargava, Compaction and sintering response of mechanically alloyed Cu-Cr powder, Powder Technology, 189 (3), 2009, 433-438.(Impact Factor: 2.942)

5. I. Lahiri, S. Bhargava, X-ray powder diffraction line profile analysis of mechanically alloyed Cu-Cr powder, Materials Science and Technology, 25 (4), 2009, 520-526.(Impact Factor: 1.180)


2000 – 2008

4. Indranil Lahiri, K. Balasubramanian, Application of mechano-chemical synthesis for protective coating on steel grinding media prior to ball milling of copper, Bulletin of Materials Science, 30 (2), 2007, 157-161.(Impact Factor: 0.899)

3.  Satyam Suwas, I. Lahiri, R.K. Ray, S. Bhargava, The her hardness yield locus of Ti-24Al-11Nb alloy, Materials Letters, 57 (21), 2003, 3251-3256.(Impact Factor: 2.572)

2. Indranil Lahiri, Debrupa Lahiri (Mondal), S. Bhargava, Effect of prior b-processing on superplasticity of (a+b) thermo-mechanically treated Ti-6Al-4V alloy, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 18 (4), 2003, 621-635.(Impact Factor: 2.322)

  1. Indranil Lahiri, S.Bhargava, Superplasticity in titanium alloys, Titanium, 5 (2), 2000, 11-21.


Peer-reviewed Symposium Proceedings (Published)

10. K.N. Sasidhar, Ananya Srivastava, Parthasarathi Bera, Indranil Lahiri, Catalytic activity of pure Ni and Ni-33%Cu for dehydrogenation during graphene growth by chemical vapour deposition, Materials Today: Proceedings, 5, 2018, 17284-17292.

9.  Vijayesh Kumar, Debrupa Lahiri, Indranil Lahiri, Synthesis of boron nitride nanotubes and boron nitride nanoflakes with potential application in biomaging, Materials Today: Proceedings, 5, 2018, 16756-16762.

8.  Raj Kumar, R. Manoj Kumar, Debrupa Lahiri, Indranil Lahiri, Measurement of bonding strength of thermaly reduced graphene oxide with soda lime glass using nanoscratch technique, Materials Today: Proceedings, 5, 2018, 16338-16345.

7.  Pramod Kumar, Indranil Lahiri, Anirban Mitra, Direct graphene growth from highly ordered pyrolytic graphite using pulsed Nd: YAG laser on p-Si (100) substrate at 700°C, AIP Conference Proceedings, 1728, 2016, 020452 (1-4).

6.  Wonbong Choi, Indranil Lahiri, Novel design considerations for high efficiency carbon nanotube field emitters, Technical Digest – 25th International Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference, IVNC 2012 , art. No. 6316855, pp. 30-31.

5.   Chiwon Kang, Indranil Lahiri, Rangasamy Baskaran, Mansoo Choi, Yang-Kook Sun, Wonbong Choi, 3D Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs) for Li-Ion Battery Anode, TMS 2012 Proc., Vol. 2, 2012, 35-41.

4.  Santanu Das, Indranil Lahiri, Chiwon Kang, Wonbong Choi, Engineering Carbon Nanomaterials for Future Applications: Energy and Bio-sensor, Proc. SPIE 8031, 80311K (2011), DOI: 10.1117/12.883743.

3. Indranil Lahiri, Sung-Woo Oh, Yang-Kook Sun, Wonbong Choi, High specific capacity and excellent stability of interface-controlled MWCNT based anodes in lithium ion battery, MRS Symp. Proc. 2010, Vol. 1313, mrsf10-1313-kk07-11, 60-67.

2.  Ved P. Verma, Santanu Das, Indranil Lahiri, Wonbong Choi, Large area graphene on polymer films for transparent and flexible field emission device, MRS Symp. Proc. 2010,Vol. 1283, 2011, 82-88.

1. Indranil Lahiri, Raghunandan Seelaboyina, Won Bong Choi, Field Emission Response from Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes Grown on Different Metallic Substrates, In Nanotubes and Related Nanostructures — 2009, Ed. Yoke Khin Yap (MRS Symp. Proc. Vol. 1204, Warrendale, PA, 2010), 1204-K18-21, 257-263.

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