Mahatma Gandhi University

Institute for Intensive Research in Basic Sciences (IIRBS)

 

Institute for Intensive Research in Basic Sciences (IIRBS)
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    Dr. Savitha Pillai
MSc.PhD (IIT, Madras)
Research Assistant Professor
E-mail : savithapillais@gmail.com
Phone No : (91) 9656106575
       
Expertise:

Magnetic heterostructures, Spintronics, Multiferroic materials, Magnetocaloric materials, Structure, Magnetic and magneto transport properties of correlated electronic systems.

     

Positions Held:

 

2012 - present

Research Assistant Professor, Institute for intensive Research in Basic Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

 

2009 - 2012

DST Fast Track Fellow, NIIST, CSIR

 

2006 - 2009

CSIR senior research fellow, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.

 

2004 - 2006

Junior research fellow, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.

 

List of International Publications

 
  • C. P. Reshmi ­ , S. Savitha Pillai , K. G. Suresh, and M. R. Varma, Near room temperature magnetocaloric properties of Fe substituted La 0.67 Sr 0.33 MnO 3, J. Mater. Res. Bull. (2012) ( Accepted)

  • P. Nisha, S. Savitha Pillai , K. G. Suresh, M. R. Varma, and H. Hahn, Critical behavior and magnetocaloric effect in nano crystalline La 0.67 Ca 0.33 Mn 1-x Fe x O 3 (x=0.05 & 0.2) synthesized by nebulized spray pyrolysis, Mater. Chem. Phys. 136,66-74 (2012).

  • P. Nisha, S. Savitha Pillai , K. G. Suresh, and Manoj Raama Varma (2012) Magnetic and magneto caloric properties of La 0.67 Ca 0.33 Mn 1-x Co x O 3 , where (x =0.03, 0.1 and 0.15) , J.Mag.Mag.Mater ( Press)

  • P. Neeu Lekshmi, S. Savitha Pillai , K. G. Suresh, P. N. Santhosh and Manoj Raama Varma (2012), Room temperature relaxor ferroelectricity and spin glass behaviour in Sr 2 FeTiO 6 double perovskite, J.Alloy.Compd. 522 , 90-95.

  • C. P. Reshmi ­ , S. Savitha Pillai , Manoj Raama Varma , K. G. Suresh (2012), Complex Magnetic and Magnetocaloric properties of Gd (3-x) Tb x Ga 5 O 12 (x = 0, 1, 2, 3) garnets. J.Mag.Mag.Mater 324,1962-1966.

  • P. Nisha, S. Savitha Pillai , K. G. Suresh, and Manoj Raama Varma (2012) Influence of Dy addition on the magnetocaloric effect of La 0.67 Ca 0.33 Mn 0.9 V 0.1 O 3 ceramics J.Mag.Mag.Mater. 324 , 37.

  • P. Nisha, S. Savitha Pillai , K. G. Suresh, and Manoj Raama Varma (2012) Magnetism and magnetocaloric effect in La 0.67 Ca 0.33 Mn 1-x Cr x O 3 (x = 0.03, 0.1 & 0.25) Solid State Sciences. 14 , 40-47.

  • S. Savitha Pillai, P. N. Santhosh, P. John Thomas, F. Tuna and K.G.Suresh, (2010), Structural, transport and magnetic properties of Sr 2 RuTiO 6 double perovskites. Solid State communicati ons, 150 , 1450 .

  • P. Nisha, S. Savitha Pillai , Azad Darbandi, Ajay Misra, K. G. Suresh, Manoj Raama Varma and Horst Hahn, (2010) Magnetism and magnetocaloric effect in nano crystalline La 0.67 Ca 0.33 Mn 0.9 V 0.1 O 3 synthesized by Nebulized Spray Pyrolysis, J.Phys: Appl. Phys.D . 43 , 135001 .

  • S. Savitha Pillai, P. N. Santhosh, N. Harish Kumar , P. John Thomas and F. Tuna (2009), Cluster glass properties and magnetic phase separation studies of Nd x Bi 0.5-x Sr 0.5 MnO 3 (x = 0.1, 0.2, 0.3 and 0.4) J . Phys: Condens. Matter Vol 2 1 ,195409(1-7).

  • S. Savitha Pillai and P. N. Santhosh, (2008), Inhomogeneous magnetic clusters above the Curie point in Nd 0.5 Ca x Sr 0.5-x MnO 3 (x = 0.1& 0.3), Solid State Sci. Vol: 10, 1620-1624.

  • S. Savitha Pillai, M. Rajasekhar and P. N. Santhosh , (2008), Collapse of charge ordering in Bi 0.5 Sr 0.5 MnO 3 by cation disorder: A Magnetic and structural investigation, J.Rare Earth. Vol 26 , 235-238.

  • S. Savitha Pillai , P. N Santhosh, G. Markandeyulu , P. John Thomas and F. Tuna, (2008), CMR properties of Nd-doped Bi 0.5 Sr 0.5 MnO 3 , J.Appl.Phys . Vol 103 , 07F721 (1-3).

  • S. Savitha Pilla i, S. Narayana Jammalamadaka and P. N. Santhosh, (2007), Magneto-transport properties of Ba 2 MnRuO 6 and LaBaMnRuO 6 , IEEE T Mag. 43 , 3076-3078.

  • S. Savitha Pillai, G. Rangarajan, P. N. Santhosh, N. P. Raju and A. J. Epstein, (2007), Coexistence of ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic behavior in the Nd 0.5 Ca x Sr 0.5-x MnO 3 manganites, J.Phys:Condens.Matter Vol 19 , 496221 (1-12).

  • P. Malar , S. Savitha Pillai, S. Kasiviswanathan (2007), Structural, optical and compositional studies of stepwise flash evaporated CuIn 3 Te 5 films , Mater. Chem Phys 101 ,118-123.

 

Presentations in Conferences

 
  • S. Savitha Pillai, P. N. Santhosh and G. Rangarajan, Magnetotransport studies of Nd 0.5 Ca 0.3 Sr 0.2 MnO 3 prepared by sol-gel method, presented in International symposium for research students 2004, IIT Madras.

  • S. Savitha Pillai , P. N. Santhosh and G. Rangarajan, ESR studies of Nd 0.5 Ca x Sr 0.5-x MnO 3 (x = 0.1, 0.2, 0.3 and 0.4), presented in International Conference for Frontier Design of Materials, IIT Madras, Chennai ,2005.

  • S. Savitha Pillai , P. N. Santhosh and G. Rangarajan, Phase transition studies of Nd 0.5 Ca x Sr 0.5-x MnO 3 (x = 0.1,0.2,0.3 and 0.4), presented at 50 th Solid State Physics Symposium held at BARC, Mumbai, 2005.

  • S. Savitha Pillai and P. N. Santhosh, Phase transition studies of LaBaMnRuO 6 presented in International symposium for research students 2006, IIT Madras.

  • S. Savitha Pillai , M. Rajasekhar and P N Santhosh, Collapse of charge ordering in Bi 0.5 Sr 0.5 MnO 3 by cation disorder: A Magnetic and structural investigation, presented in The 5th International Conference on Rare Earth Development and Applications Baotou, Inner-Mongolia, China. Aug. 7-11, 2007.

  • S. Savitha Pillai and P. N. Santhosh, Phase transition studies of La x Bi 0.5-x Sr 0.5 MnO 3 (x = 0.1, 0.2, 0.3 and 0.4), presented in 10 th International Conference on Advanced Materials (IUMRS-ICAM) Oct .2007, Bangalore.

  • S. Savitha Pillai, Prabal Deb and P. N. Santhosh, Mn-doping effects of B-site ordered La 2 CoRuO 6 , paper presented in 51 th Solid State Physics Symposium held at Mysore .2007.

  • S. Savitha Pilla i and P. N. Santhosh, Structural and Magnetotransport properties of Ru –double perovskites : A 2 BRuO 6 (A = Ba, LaBa, Sr, Nd ; B = Mn, Ti, Mg), presented in 3rd Indo-Japan Conference on Ferroics and Multiferroics.Feb4-6, 2008, Kolkata

  • S. Savitha Pilla i and P. N. Santhosh, Structural and Magnetotransport properties of Ru –double perovskites : A 2 BRuO 6 (A = Ba, LaBa, Sr, Nd ; B = Mn, Ti, Mg), presented in Winter School on Chemistry and Physics of Materials is jointly organized by International Centre for Materials Science (ICMS) at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore Nov:2008

  • C. P. Reshmi ­ , S. Savitha pillai , Manoj Raama Varma , K. G. Suresh (2011), Complex Magnetic and Magnetocaloric properties of Gd (3-x) Tb x Ga 5 O 12 (x = 0, 1, 2, 3) garnets, presented in 6 th CRSI-RSC Symposium in Chemistry, Feb2-5, 2012, Trivandrum

 

Reviewer of Journals

 
  • Journal of physics: Condensed matter Physics.

 

Awards and Honors

 
  • DST Fast track scheme for young scientists

  • Qualified in All India GATE (Physics) exam in 2003 conducted by Govt. of India

  • Qualified in SRF (Senior Research Fellowship) from CSIR, India.