P. Predeep

National Institute of TechnologyNorway

Dr. Padmanabhan Predeep is currently Professor of Physics at the National Institute of Technology Calicut, a premier public sector Institute of National Importance for technical education and research in India. It belongs to Mavelikara, a small town in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Besides having a long innings - spanning almost three decades- in teaching physics at various levels and advising an appreciable number of doctoral theses, he possess a remarkable research profile too. He has more than 150 scientific publications including books and book chapters and six patents to his credit, Professor Predeep’s recent research interests are Unconventional Electronics and Photonics and he is actively engaged in developing hitherto unknown micro applications for natural rubber and other elastomers in organic electronics and photonics. He made a land mark achievement in this connection when he recently reported for the first time the synthesis of intrinsically conducting natural rubber nanoparticles. One of his major concerns other than research pursuits is the social impact of science and technology, on environment and marginalized social groups and the imbalances thereupon in the distribution of its fruits and adverse impacts on these stake holders.

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Optoelectronics - Materials and Techniques is the first part of an edited anthology on the multifaceted areas of optoelectronics by a selected group of authors including promising novices to the experts in the field. Photonics and optoelectronics are making an impact multiple times the semiconductor revolution made on the quality of our life. In telecommunication, entertainment devices, computational techniques, clean energy harvesting, medical instrumentation, materials and device characterization and scores of other areas of R&D the science of optics and electronics get coupled by fine technology advances to make incredibly large strides. The technology of light has advanced to a stage where disciplines sans boundaries are finding it indispensable. Smart materials and devices are fast emerging and being tested and applications developed in an unimaginable pace and speed. Here has been made an attempt to capture some of the materials and techniques and underlying physical and technical phenomena that make such developments possible through some real time players in the field contributing their work and this is sure to make this collection of essays extremely useful to students and other stake holders such as researchers and materials scientists in the area of optoelectronics.

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