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PhD Student

Tummala's research activity is mainly focused on the  Ambient Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition (AP-CVD) synthesis of 2-dimensional nanosheets of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDs), in particular MoS2, MoTe2, (WS2, WTe2) on a large scale and their characterization mainly by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Raman spectroscopy, Photoluminescence(PL). Further research activities are addressed to the integration of such TMDs on different substrates (SiO2, Sapphire, Patterned...) and on the development of heterostructures for potential applications and devices in nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, energy storage, etc. This research activity is done under the 2D-Materials Research Group (P.I. Dr. Alessandro Molle) at the CNR-IMM Unit of Agrate Brianza.



Tummala PinakaPani currently working as a Doctoral Research fellow in 2D-Materials Group at CNR-IMM unit and an International Ph.D. candidate in Science at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore(Italy) and KU Leuven(Belgium). He graduated in Material Science and Nanotechnology from Politecnico di Milano (Milano, Italy) in 2019. He carried out his master thesis on "Large Area Growth of monolayer MoS2 nanosheets using Chemical Vapor Deposition" under the supervision of  Dr. Alessio Lamperti and Prof. Luca Giampaolo Nobili, in CNR-IMM Unit of Agrate Brianza.


From Nov. 2020 - International Joint Ph.D. Program in Science,

(CNR-IMM_KU Leuven_Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)

Supervisors: Dr. Alessio Lamperti(CNR-IMM), Prof. Valeri Afanasiev(KUL), Prof. Gabriele Ferrini(UCSC) 

Department of physics and astronomy
KU.Leuven, Belgium
Department of Mathematics and Physics,
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Brescia I-25121, Italy.

2017 - 2019M.Sc. in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, ITALY 
Thesis: Large area growth of Molybdenum disulfide(MoS2) by Chemical Vapor Deposition(CVD).
Supervisors: Dr. Alessio Lamperti (CNR-IMM), Prof. Luca G Nobili (POLIMI)

2012-2016 B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, INDIA


Scientific Productions

Christian Martella1 Erika Kozma2,Pinaka Pani Tummala1,Paolo Targa3,Davide Codegoni3,Alessio Lamperti1, Alessandro Molle1

Harnessing the Bendability of Atomically Thin MoS2 Layers Grown by Perylene Assisted Chemical Vapour Deposition

Materials Research Society (MRS) [], Volume: 9 Issue: 20 Pages: EQ20

Pinaka Pani Tummala Christian Martella,Sara Ghomi,Samarsadat Mirenayat,Alessio Quadrelli,Mario Alia,Matteo Cocuzza,Cristina Lenardi,Luca Nobili,Roberto Mantovan, Alessio Lamperti, Alessandro Molle

Synthesis and Phase Tuning of MoTe2 Nanosheets by Chemical Vapor Deposition

Materials Research Society (MRS) [], Volume: 4 Issue: EQ20

Alessandro Molle1 and Christian Martella1 Andrea Camellini2 , Mukul Bhatnagar3 , Marina Caterina Giordano3 , Carlo Mennucci3 , Pinaka Pani Tummala1 , Debasree Chowdhury3 , Andrea Mazzanti2 , Margherita Zavelani Rossi2,1, Giuseppe Della Valle2,1, Francesco Buatier de Mongeot3, Alessio Lamperti1

Anisotropic MoS2 Nanoscale Patterns for Light Interaction by Design

Materials Research Soceity (MRS) [], Volume: 9 Issue: 11 Pages: F.EL 04

Christian Martella, Alessio Quadrelli, Pinaka Pani Tummala, Cristina Lenardi, Roberto Mantovan, Alessio Lamperti, Alessandro Molle

Tailoring the Phase in Nanoscale MoTe2 Grown by Barrier-Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition

Crystal Growth & Design [American Chemical Society], Volume: 21 Issue: 5 Pages: 2970-2976

Mukul Bhatnagar, Matteo Gardella, Maria Caterina Giordano, Debasree Chowdhury, Carlo Mennucci, Andrea Mazzanti, Giuseppe Della Valle, Christian Martella, Pinakapani Tummala, Alessio Lamperti, Alessandro Molle, Francesco Buatier de Mongeot

Broadband and Tunable Light Harvesting in Nanorippled MoS2 Ultrathin Films

ACS applied materials & interfaces [American Chemical Society], Volume: 13 Issue: 11 Pages: 13508-13516

Christian Martella, Erika Kozma, Pinaka Pani Tummala, Saverio Ricci, Kishan Ashokbhai Patel, Anita Andicsovà‐Eckstein, Fabio Bertini, Guido Scavia, Roman Sordan, Luca G Nobili, Monica Bollani, Umberto Giovanella, Alessio Lamperti, Alessandro Molle

Changing the Electronic Polarizability of Monolayer MoS2 by Perylene‐Based Seeding Promoters

Advanced Materials Interfaces [], Volume: 7 Issue: 20 Pages: 2000791

Mukul Bhatnagar, Maria Caterina Giordano, Carlo Mennucci, Debasree Chowdhury, Andrea Mazzanti, Giuseppe Della Valle, Christian Martella, Pinakapani Tummala, Alessio Lamperti, Alessandro Molle, Francesco Buatier de Mongeot

Ultra-broadband photon harvesting in large-area few-layer MoS 2 nanostripe gratings

Nanoscale [Royal Society of Chemistry], Volume: 12 Issue: 48 Pages: 24385-24393

Pinakapani Tummala, Alessio Lamperti, Mario Alia, Erika Kozma, Luca Giampaolo Nobili, Alessandro Molle

Application-Oriented Growth of a Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) Single Layer by Means of Parametrically Optimized Chemical Vapor Deposition

Materials [Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute], Volume: 13 Issue: 12 Pages: 2786