Girija Shankar Papanai, Ph.D

Girija Shankar Papanai, Ph.D
Post-doc at department of Electrochemical materials
Tel: 420266053779
Room: 422


Development of in-situ spectroelectrochemical method for controlling the physical properties of two-dimensional materials


Synthesis of 2D materials, Chemical vapour deposition, Raman Spectroscopy, Photoluminescence, Low temperature physics


  • Oct 2022- present, Post-doctoral fellow, tuning of optical, electronic and electrochemical properties of 2D materials, Nanocarbon group, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czechia, (superv. Dr. Matěj Velický).
  • Jan 2017-March 2022, Ph.D., Investigations on the synthesis, characterization and spectroscopic studies of 2D materials: (a) Graphene (b) MoS2 (c) WSe2 (d) MoSe2, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India/Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India
  • 2011-2013, M.Sc. (Physics), Kumaun University, Nainital, India
  • 2008-2011, B.Sc. (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics), Kumaun University, Nainital, India

Selected publications

  • G.S. Papanai et al. “Role of processing parameters in CVD grown crystalline monolayer MoSe2”. RSC Advances 12, 13428-13439 (2022).
  • G.S. Papanai et al. “New insight into growth of monolayer MoS2 flakes by indigenously developed CVD setup: A study on shape evolution and spectroscopy”. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 5, 5429 (2021).
  • G.S. Papanai et al. “Temperature dependent Raman scattering of directly grown twisted bilayer graphene film using LPCVD method”. Carbon, 177,366-376 (2021).
  • G.S. Papanai et al. “Probing number of layers and quality assessment of mechanically exfoliated graphene via Raman fingerprint”. Materials Today Communications, 22,100795 (2020).
  • G.S. Papanai et al. “Qualitative Analysis of Mechanically Exfoliated MoS2 Nanosheets Using Spectroscopic Probes”. J. Phys. Chem. C, 123, 27264-27271 (2019).