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I am EPSRC Fellow, Chancellor’s Fellow and Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) leading the Smart Materials Research and Device Technology (SMaRDT) Group at Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde. I am Strathclyde's Energy Sub-Theme (Photovoltaics) coordinator. I am one of the founding PI of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Sustainable Practices of Research in Energy (C-INSPRE) , a new and innovative interdisciplinary Strathclyde Centre for Doctoral Training (SCDT) that links all four faculties of the University of Strathclyde. C-INSPRE is Strathclyde's first 'Energy CDT'.
I have made important scientific and technological contributions – for example, switchable coatings for energy saving windows, materials and devices for sensing technologies, solar energy conversion, solar photocatalyst and dye-sensitised electrochromic devices. Over the last years my main research focus has been in the development of novel materials and devices for solar energy conversion especially the emerging new PV technologies (Spectral conversion, Dye sensitised and Perovskite solar cells). Recently, I have been awarded the EPSRC Fellowship (funding of ~ £1.1 Million) to develop the challenging field of Elastic Perovskite PV research in the UK.
The principal research interests of my (SMaRDT) group lie in the synthesis of nanomaterials, development, fabrication and optimisation of devices based on them for energy, environment and healthcare sectors. Please see under the Research (Research Interests) section for further details.
If you are an outstanding and enthusiastic individual interested in PhD/Post-doc or in short term (e.g ERASMUS, Commonwealth etc) projects in the SMaRDT group to contribute to the challenging sectors mentioned under the Research Areas (and key words) then please send in your CV.
Smart Materials Research and Device Technology (SMaRDT) Group is presently working on multidisciplinary projects in the following sectors:
a) Energy (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, EPSRC funded project): Elastic Perovskite Solar Cells, in collaborations with industry (Shadow Robots, G24 Power, NSG Pilkington and Dupont Teijin Films) and academia [University of Edinburgh, Oxford University and Johannes Kepler University]
b) Environment (UK-India Education and Research Initiative, UKIERI funded project): Biosorbants and Photocatalysts for Waste Water Remediation in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, India and Waste Water Treatment Plant IIT Guwahati.
c) Healthcare (Royal Academy of Engineering, RAE funded project): Wearable Glucose Sensors in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Science Malaysia and University of Namibia and University Hospital at University of Sciences Malaysia.
If you are an outstanding and enthusiastic individual interested in PhD/Post-doc in the SMaRDT group to contribute to these challenging sectors (and Research Areas mentioned) then please send in your CV and publications.
Dr. Aruna Ivaturi has strong track record of getting funding via fellowships. If you are interested in applying for a fellowship (doctoral/postdoctoral) to work in SMaRDT group, then please drop an email. Information about the various postdoc fellowship opportunities can be found via following links:
- EPSRC Fellowships
- Ernest Rutherford Fellowships
- Leverhume Trust Fellowships
- Marie Curie Fellowships
- Newton International Fellowships
- Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowships
- Royal Society University Research Fellowships
- Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships
- Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Enterprise Fellowships
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Doctor of Science, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Award Date: 6 Aug 2006
Master in Science, Miranda House College, University of Delhi
Award Date: 1 Jul 1999
Bachelor of Science, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi
Award Date: 1 Jul 1997
Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)
Member of EPSRC Peer Review Associate College
Member of Materials Research Society (MRS)
Member of Scottish Institute for Solar Energy Research (SISER)
- Nanomaterials Synthesis for Energy and Environmental Sectors
- Emerging Photovoltaics (Perovskite Solar Cells, Dye-Sensitised Solar Cells, Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Solar Cells etc)
- Spectral/Color Converters (Up-conversion, Down-conversion, Down-shifting)
- Smart Windows (Gasochromic and Electrochromic)
- Sensors (Gas-sensors)
- Energy Storage
- Water Purification (Photocatalysis)
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Sustainable impact by design: a pilot study of effective STEM dissemination for hard-to-reach audiences
1/04/21 → 31/10/23
Project: Internally funded project
1/10/20 → 1/04/24
Project: Research Studentship - Internally Allocated
Valluvar Oli, A., Gunn, F. A. S., Reddygunta, K. K. R., Li, T., Adelt, M., Robertson, N., Chen, Y. & Ivaturi, A., 26 May 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Sustainable Energy and Fuels.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
Mesocrystal TiO2 films: in-situ topotactic transformation and application in dye-sensitised solar cellsLei, B., Valluvar Oli, A., Ivaturi, A. & Robertson, N., 21 Jan 2022, In: Sustainable Energy and Fuels. 6, 2, p. 502-511 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Downloads (Pure)
Best Image Award at Image Competition under the theme ‘Photonics for Energy and Environment' @ SU2P 7th Annual Symposium
Ivaturi, Aruna (Recipient), 2016
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
13 Jul 2022 → 22 Jul 2022
Activity: Public Engagement and Other Activities › Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation
Aruna Ivaturi (Speaker)8 Apr 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation