Dr. Narayanasamy Vijayan
Principal Scientist & Associate Professor (AcSIR)
Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya (BND) : Indian Reference Materials
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Brief Biodata:
  1. DP/DU No. and Name: 5.01/5.0; In House BND Group

  2. Name: Dr. N. VIJAYAN

  3. Current position and Address : Principal Scientist & Associate Professor (AcSIR)
    Room No. 42, Main Building
    In House BND Group
    Indian Reference Materials (BND) Division
    CSIR-National Physical Laboratory
    New Delhi-110012.
    E-mail: nvijayan@nplindia.org, vjnphy@yahoo.com
    Ph. No. 011-45608263/9206/8634
    FAX: 011-45609310
    Mobile: 09868389634/7292043343
    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. Date of Birth :    10th June 1976
  5. Educational Qualifications:
    Degree Subject University/Institute Year
    B.Sc. Physics Bharathidasan University, Trichy, TN 1996
    M.Sc. Physics ----do---- 1998
    B.Ed. Physical Sciences ----do---- 1999
    M.Phil. Physics ----do---- 2001
    Ph.D. Physics-Materials Science Anna University, Chennai 2005
  6. Academics/Research Experience:



    Research field

    Institute ( in India/Abroad).



    November 24, 2000-November 23-2002

    Crystal Growth and Characterization

    Anna University , Chennai , India

    Junior Research Fellow


    November 24 2002-October31st 2003

    Crystal Growth and Characterization

    Anna University , Chennai , India

    Senior Research Fellow


    August 27 2004-August 26, 2007

    Crystal Growth and Characterization

    CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi

    Jr. Scientist


    August 27, 2007-26, August 2011

    Crystal Growth and Characterization

    CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi



    August 27, 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), Growth of Single Crystals and Nanomaterials

    CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi

    Principal Scientist

  7. Date of Joining NPL: 27th August 2004
  8. No. of Publications: Given Below
    SCI JournalsConference/ proceedings (Including Invited talks) Books/ChapterTotal
    191 241


  9. No. of Patents : One
  10. Current Activity :
    (Not more than 50 words)
    • 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
    • Preparation of nanomaterials by microwave and autoclave methods.
    • Growth of technologically important single crystals by unidirectional solution growth and seed rotation techniques.
    • Preparation of Indian Reference Materials (Bharatiya Nirdeshak Dravya (BND)) for Powder X-ray diffraction instruments (Alpha Alumina, Alpha Quartz, Si etc)
  11. Honours and Awards:
    Awards / Fellowship Received
    1. Dr N Vijayan, Principal Scientist, CSIR-NPL, New Delhi has received Outstanding Performance Award (for group) for the dissemination of Metrological Traceability through Bharatiya Nirdeshak Dravyas (BNDs) on 27th Sept. 2018.
    2. Dr S. Gunasekaran Award in the area of Spectroscopy during March 2018 at AMEt University, Chennai.
    3. Dr N Vijayan , was bestowed with Outstanding Researcher and Scholar Icon 2017 by Jupiter Journal Consortium, Chennai on 22 nd July 2017
    4. 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 28 th March 2015.
    5. Bharat Excellence Award-2014 , for outstanding contribution to Materials Science and it is Awarded by International Friendship Forum, New Delhi during 26 th July 2014, at India International Centre, New Delhi
    6. One of my co-authored papers has been selected for the BEST POSTER AWARD during the 18 th National Seminar on Crystal Growth held at SSN College of Engineering, Chennai during 24-26, Feb. 2014.
    7. One of my co-authored papers has been selected for the BEST PAPER AWARD during the 17 th National Seminar on Crystal Growth held at Dept. of Physics, Anna University, Chennai during 9-11, Jan. 2013.
    8. “Bharat Jyoti Award-2011” for excellent in sciences, Awarded by India International Friendship Society, New Delhi.
    9. Associate Editor of the following journals: Asian Journal of Physics, Journal of Functional Materials and Biomolecules.
    10. One of my co-authored paper has been selected for the BEST POSTER AWARD during the 4 th International Conference on INDIAS 2010 held at University of Allahabad, Allahabad during 19 th to 21 st Sept. 2010.
    11. 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)
    12. 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.
    13. Prestigious CSIR Young Scientist Award -2007 (Cash prize, citation, plaque) in Physical Sciences along with performance incentive upto the age of 45 years.
    14. Prof. P. Ramasamy National Award for Crystal Growth-2007 ” (Cash Prize, citation and plaque).
    15. 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
    16. One of my co-authored papers has been selected for the BEST PAPER AWARD      entitled “Spectral, optical and dielectric studies on cadmium thiourea acetate (CTA) single crystals” by S.Shakil Kirupavathy, S.Stella Marry, P.Srinivasan, N.Vijayan and R.Gopalakrishnan  in the Second National Symposium on Nonlinear Optical Crystals and Modelling in Crystal Growth, held at Dept. of Physics, Anna University, Chennai during March 26-27, 2007.
    17. One of my co-authored papers has been selected for the BEST PAPER AWARD      entitled “Studies on the growth, optical, electrical and spectral properties of KB5 single crystals” by S.Stella Mary, S.Shakil Kirupavathy, P.Srinivasan, T.Kanagasekaran, P.Mythili, N.Vijayan , G.Bhagavannarayana and R.Gopalakrishnan in the 11 th National Seminar on Crystal held at Centre for    Crystal Growth, SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam during December 07-   09, 2006.
    18. ‘Best poster presentation award' (awarded by Indian Science Congress    Association and Indian Association for Crystal Growth) in the National  conference on Advances in Technologically important single crystals held at Dept. of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi during October 12-14,2006.
    19. IUCR Student award to participate in the ICCG14, held at Grenoble, France, during August 09-13, 2004.
    20. ‘Best paper presentation award' (awarded by India Science Congress Association) in the Ninth National Seminar on Crystal Growth held at Crystal Growth Centre, Anna University, Chennai, during February 24-26, 2003.
    21. Awarded fellowship in DRDO project as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) from 24 th November 2000 to 31 st October 2003
    22. Prof.S.E.Subramania Iyer Medal during M.Sc., - 1997 (St.Joseph's College,            Trichy).
    23. Dr.R.Sebastian Cash Award during M.Sc., - 1997 (St.Joseph's College, Trichy).
    24. Rev.Fr.Irudayam's cash Award for good conduct during M.Sc., - 1998 (St.Joseph's College, Trichy).
    25. Placed in the Principal's list of Honor during B.Sc., - 1994 (A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam College, Poondi, Thanjavur (Dt.)).
    26. Good conduct awards during Higher Secondary courses (HSC) – 1992 & 1993, Uma Maheshwara Hr.Sec.School, Karanthai, Thanjavur (Dt.).
  12. Any other information: Students Guided/Ongoing

    No. Ph.D. Students completed/submitted: 4
    No. of Ph.D. students on roll: 4
    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”.

  13. Dr.N. Vijayan has elected as a Member in National Academy of Sciences (NASI),
    Allahabad (MNASc )
    Dr. N. Vijayan has been nominated for Fellow of Academy of Sciences, Chennai (FASCh)

  14. Life Member in: (i) Indian Laser Association (ILA), (ii) Indian Association of
    Crystal Growth (IACG)