Dr. Narayanasamy Vijayan
Principal Scientist & Associate Professor (AcSIR)
Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya (BND) : Indian Reference Materials
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Brief Biodata:
Dr. N. Vijayan

Dr. N. Vijayan

Brief Bio-data

1. DP/DU No. and Name: 5.01/5.0; In House BND Group

2. Name : Dr. N. VIJAYAN, FASCh., MNASc.,

3. Current position and Address: Principal Scientist

& Associate Professor (AcSIR)

Head, In-House, BND group

Room No. 42, Main Building

Indian Reference Materials (BND) Division

CSIR-National Physical Laboratory

New Delhi-110012.

E-mail: nvijayan@nplindia.org


Ph. No. 011-45608263/9206/8634 (Direct)

FAX: 011-45609310

Mobile: 09868389634/07292043343

Award Information web: http://scientistsofindia.blogspot.com/

Researcher ID http://www.researcherid.com/rid/G-6639-2011

Google Scholar ID: http://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=fJZeiMAAAAAJ&hl=en

4. Educational Qualifications :

Degree Subject University/Institute Year








Physical Sciences


Physics-Materials Science

Bharathidasan University, Trichy, TN




Anna University, Chennai






5. Academics/Research Experience :

Year Duration Research field Institute ( in India/Abroad) Fellowship
2000-2003 November, 2000-Oct. 2003 Crystal Growth and Characterization Anna University, Chennai, India JRF &SRF


27th August 2004-26th August, 2007

Crystal Growth and Characterization

CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi

Jr. Scientist


27th August, 2007-26th August 2011

Crystal Growth and Characterization

CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi



27th August, 2011-26th August 2015

Crystal Growth and Characterization

CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi

Sr. Scientist

2015 – Till date

27th August 2015 – Till date

Preparation of Indian Reference Materials (BNDs)

CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi

Principal Scientist

6. Date of Joining NPL: 27th August 2004

7. No. of Publications: Given Below

SCI Journals

Conference/ proceedings

(Including Invited talks)

Books/Chapter Total
210 250 5 465

8. No. of Patents : One

9. Current Activity

(Not more than 50 words)

  • Preparation of Indian Reference Materials (Bharatiya Nirdeshak Dravya (BND)) for the calibration of Powder X-ray diffraction instruments (Alpha Alumina, Lanthanum Hexaboride, Alpha Quartz, Si etc)

  • Preparation of nanomaterials by microwave and autoclave methods.

  • Growth of defect free single crystals of pure and doped Lithium Niobate (LN) and Bismuth Germanium Oxide (BGO) by Czochralski technique (using RF and resistive heating) for SHG and detector applications.

  • Growth of Alkali halides and variety of inorganic, organic & semiorganic NLO materials by Solution and low temperature melt growth techniques.

  • Growth of thermoelectric single crystals by vertical Bridgman technique

  • Growth of technologically important single crystals by unidirectional solution growth and seed rotation techniques.

10. Honors and Award:

Awards / Fellowship Received

  1. Selected for Raman Research Fellowship (RRF 2020), sponsored by CSIR and will be deputed to NML, Taiwan.

  2. Outstanding Performance Award (for group) for the dissemination of Metrological Traceability through Bharatiya Nirdeshak Dravyas (BNDs) on 27th Sept. 2018.

  3. Dr S. Gunasekaran Award in the area of Spectroscopy during March 2018 at AMET University, Chennai.

  4. Bestowed with Outstanding Researcher and Scholar Icon 2017 by Jupiter Journal Consortium, Chennai on 22nd July 2017

  5. Beat Innovative Researcher Award, for the outstanding contribution in the field of Crystal Growth and Characterization and it is Awarded by Noorul Islam University (A Deemed University), Kumaran Koil, Kanniyakumari, Tamil Nadu during 28th March 2015.

  6. Bharat Excellence Award-2014, for outstanding contribution to Materials Science and it is Awarded by International Friendship Forum, New Delhi during 26th July 2014, at India International Centre, New Delhi

  7. Many of the co-authored articles was selected as a BEST POSTER & BEST ORAL AWARDs during National Conferences.

  8. Associate Editor of the following journals: Asian Journal of Physics, Journal of Functional Materials and Biomolecules.

  9. One of my co-authored research article has been appeared as the TOP ARTICLES in Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials (Web Address: http://inoe.inoe.ro/joam/index.php)

  10. DST Sponsored “BOYSCAST” fellowship in Physical Sciences in the year 2007-2008, and carried out post doctoral fellowship (PDF) study at University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain in the field of Crystal growth and Characterization.

  11. Prestigious CSIR Young Scientist Award -2007 (Cash prize, citation, plaque) in Physical Sciences along with performance incentive upto the age of 45 years.

  12. Prof. P. Ramasamy National Award for Crystal Growth-2007” (Cash Prize, citation and plaque).

  13. One of my papers has been appeared in the Most Accessed article list in Crystal Growth and Design –October-December 2006 (American Chemical Society); Web address: http://pubs.acs.org/journals/cgdefu/promo/most/most_accessed/2006q4.htm

  14. IUCR Student award to participate in the ICCG14, held at Grenoble, France, during August 09-13, 2004.

  15. Awarded fellowship in DRDO project as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) from 24th November 2000 to 31st October 2003.

  16. Prof.S.E.Subramania Iyer Medal during M.Sc., - 1997 (St.Joseph’s College, Trichy).

  17. Dr.R.Sebastian Cash Award during M.Sc., - 1997 (St.Joseph’s College, Trichy).

  18. Rev.Fr.Irudayam’s cash Award for good conduct during M.Sc., - 1998 (St.Joseph’s College, Trichy).

  19. Placed in the Principal’s list of Honor during B.Sc., - 1994 (A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam College, Poondi, Thanjavur (Dt.)).

  20. Good conduct awards during Higher Secondary courses (HSC) – 1992 & 1993, Uma Maheshwara Hr.Sec.School, Karanthai, Thanjavur (Dt.).

11. Any other information: Students Guided/Ongoing

No. Ph.D. Students completed: 4

No. of Ph.D. students on roll: 6

No. of M.Tech/M.Phil./INSA summer research Students: 15

Faculty in AcSIR for Ph.D/M.Tech., course entitled

“Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques”.

12. Dr.N. Vijayan has elected as a Member in National Academy of Sciences (NASI),

Allahabad (MNASc)

Dr. N. Vijayan has elected as a Fellow of Academy of Sciences, Chennai


13. Life Member in: (i) Indian Laser Association (ILA), (ii) Indian Association of

Crystal Growth (IACG)

14. Reviewer in: Crystal Growth and Design (ACS), Crystal Engineering Communication

(RSC), J. Appl. Crystallography (IUCr.), Wiley Inter-science, Springer,

Elsevier Journals in the area of Materials Science