Graphene provides exciting opportunities in number of different areas. Our group has been looking at electronics and mechanics using graphene based devices. I will discuss in this talk - Synthesis of graphene, including a new technique that we have developed to isolate graphene from a CVD substrate that relies of delamination allowing reuse of CVD substrates. (Scientific Reports DOI: 10.1038/srep03882 and arXiv:1308.1587) - Nanoscale electronics with graphene with recent work focusing on lateral superlattice in graphene. This tunable superlattice offers opportunities for electronics and plasmonics. (Nano Lett.,13, 3990 (2013) ) - Fabrication of NEMS devices using graphene and what that tells us about elastic properties of graphene and some fundamental questions in physics. (Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 233103 (2012) and Nanotechnology 21 165204 (2010)).
Mandar has been a faculty member at TIFR since January 2006 in the Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science and is currently an associate professor. Before coming to TIFR he was a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard. For his PhD, in Physics, he worked in the broad area of spintronics at Cornell. Mandar was an undergraduate student at IIT Bombay in Engineering Physics program. www.tifr.res.in/~deshmukh