Department of Physics

Total Experience (includes Teaching, Industry & Research)

Teaching – 17 years

Specialization/ Major areas of  Research

Material Science – Biomaterials

Courses Handled

Engineering Physics, Material Science, Physics for Electronics Engineering, Physics for Information Science

DegreeOrganization/InstitutionSpecializationYear of Passing
Ph. DDepartment of
Periyar University, Salem.
Physics (Biomaterials)2016
PG – M.Sc.Department of
Physics, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli.
UG – B.Sc.Government Girls Arts & Science College, Pudukkottai, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli.Physics1996

Journal Publications:

  • Gopi, D. Rajeswari, S. Ramya, M. Sekar, R. Pramod, Jishnu Dwivedi, L. Kavitha, R. Ramaseshan, Enhanced corrosion resistance of strontium hydroxyapatite coating on electron beam treated surgical grade stainless steel, Applied Surface Sciences, 286 (2013) 83-90, Impact factor: 7.392; Publisher: Elsevier.
  • Rajeswari, S. Ramya, D. Gopi and L. Kavitha, Coating of strontium substituted hydroxyapatite on surface treated surgical grade stainless steel by electrodeposition for biomedical applications, International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Volume 5, Issue 3, March 2014, 141-143, ISSN 2229-5518, Impact factor: 4.2.
  • Rajeswari, D. Gopi, S. Ramya and L. Kavitha, Investigation of anticorrosive, antibacterial and in-vitro biological properties of sulphonated poly(etheretherketone)/strontium, cerium co-substituted hydroxyapatite composite coating developed on surface treated surgical grade stainless steel for orthopedic applications, RSC Advances, 4 (2014) 61525–61536, Impact factor: 4.036; Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • Gopi, S. Ramya, D. Rajeswari, P. Karthikeyan, L. Kavitha, Strontium and cerium co-substituted hydroxyapatite nanoparticles: synthesis, characterization, antibacterial activity towards prokaryotic strains and in vitro studies, Colliods and surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 451 (2014) 172-180, Impact factor: 5.518; Publisher: Elsevier.
  • Gopi, El-Sayed M. Sherif, D. Rajeswari, L. Kavitha, Pramod R, Jishnu Dwivedi, S.R. Polaki, Evaluation of the mechanical and corrosion protection performance of electrodeposited hydroxyapatite on the high energy electron beam treated titanium alloy, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 616 (2014) 498–504, Impact factor: 6.371; Publisher: Elsevier.
  • Gopi, S. Ramya, D. Rajeswari, M. Surendiran and L. Kavitha, Development of strontium and magnesium substituted porous hydroxyapatite/ poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) coating on surgical grade stainless steel and its bioactivity on osteoblast cells, Colloids and surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 114 (2014) 234-240, Impact factor: 5.999; Publisher: Elsevier.
  • Gopi, S. Ramya, D. Rajeswari and L. Kavitha, Corrosion protection performance of porous strontium hydroxyapatite coating on polypyrrole coated 316L stainless steel, Colloids and surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 107 (2013) 130-136, Impact factor: 5.999; Publisher: Elsevier.
  • Gopi, El-Sayed M. Sherif, V. Manivannan, D. Rajeswari, M. Surendiran, and L. Kavitha, Corrosion and Corrosion Inhibition of Mild Steel in groundwater at Different Temperatures by Newly Synthesized Benzotriazole and Phosphono Derivatives, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 53 (2014) 4286−4294, Impact factor: 4.326; Publisher: ACS.
  • Ramya, D. Rajeswari, M. Palanisamy, D. Gopi and L. Kavitha, Corrosion and biodegradability evaluation of magnesium substituted porous hydroxyapatite/polyethylene dioxy thiophene bilayer coating on 316l stainless steel for orthopaedic applications, International Journal of ChemTech Research,  Vol.7, No.2, pp 510-517, 2014-2015, ISSN: 0974-4290.


Conference Proceedings:

  • Rajeswari, S. Ramya, L. Kavitha and D. Gopi, Multiminerals substituted hydroxyapatite coating on surface treated surgical grade stainless steel for orthopedic applications, International Conference on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (NANO-15), Centre For Nanoscience and Technology, K.S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode, 7-10 December 2015.


Book Chapters:

  • Gopi, L. Kavitha, D. Rajeswari, Synthesis of pure and substituted hydroxyapatite nanoparticles by cost effective facile methods, Chapter-7, Handbook of nanoparticles, (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-15338-4_11), ISBN: 978-3-319-15337-7 (Print) 978-3-319-15338-4 (Online), 2016, pp. 167-190, Publisher: Springer.
  • Gopi, L. Kavitha, S. Ramya, D. Rajeswari, Chemical and green routes for the synthesis of multifunctional pure and substituted nanohydroxyapatite for biomedical applications, Chapter-15, Engineering of Nanobiomaterials: Applications of Nanobiomaterials, Volume 2, ISBN: 0323417345, eBook ISBN: 9780323417341, 2016, pp. 485-521, Publisher: Elsevier.
  • Gopi, E. Shinyjoy, L. Kavitha, D. Rajeswari, Carbon nanotubes reinforced bioceramic composite – An advanced coating material for orthopedic applications, Advanced Composite Materials, Print ISBN: 9781119242536, Online ISBN: 9781119242666, 2016, pp. 399-452, Publisher: Wiley-Scrivener, USA.
  • Awarded “DST Women Scientist Fellowship” (2012-2015) by Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, India, under WOS-A Scheme.
  • Honoured with the “Best Young Women Scientist Award” (2016) in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of Physics in India, by PEARL – A Foundation For Educational Excellence, Madurai, India, at the National Conference on “SMART SUMMIT-2016”(Science, Medicine, Agriculture, Research and Technology) held on December 10, 2016.
  • Peer Reviewer for the journal Progress in Organic Coatings, Impact Factor: 4.469, Publisher: Elsevier [March 2019]
  • Peer Reviewer for the journal Materials Today: Proceedings, Cite Score: 1.3, Publisher: Elsevier [July 2020 and March 2022]


  • Coordinator: Guest Lecture on “Materials Processing using Lasers” by Prof. R. Asokamani, Ph.D., FASCh., Secretary, The Academy of Sciences, Chennai, for Mechanical Engineering Students at DGCT on 11th September, 2018.
  • Coordinator: One day workshop on “Experiential Learning through STEM models” by Dr. K. Giridharan, Scientist-F (Retd.), DRDO, organized by Dhirajlal Gandhi College of Technology, Salem on 6th September 2022.
  • Organizing Committee member, Workshop on “Nanomaterials and Experiments in Physics”, Department of Physics, B.V.Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering & Technology, Hubli, 5th August 2006.
  • Organizing Committee member, Workshop on “Current trends in Engg. Physics”, Department of Engineering Physics, B.V.Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering & Technology, Hubli, 15th December 2002.



  • Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and Wipro sponsored Mission 10X Workshop on “Teaching methodology” organized by Sona College of Technology, Salem, 7-11 September 2009.
  • AICTE sponsored Staff Development Programme “Visualization of SSS Materials (Physics)” organized by Vivekanandha Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women, Tiruchengode during 16 May-29 May 2011.
  • National Workshop on Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope and its Applications, Centre of Excellence for Medical Textiles, The South India Textile Research Association (SITRA), Coimbatore, 7-8th August, 2014.
  • International Workshop on ‘Biocompatibility Evaluation of Medical Devices’, Centre of Excellence for Medical Textiles, The South India Textile Research Association (SITRA), Coimbatore, 15-18 October, 2014.
  • National workshop on “Advanced Characterization Techniques (ACT-2015)”, Department of Chemistry, Periyar University, Salem, 29 & 30 January, 2015.
  • Interaction Programme on “DST Schemes for Researchers”, Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Periyar University, Salem, 12th June 2015.
  • Three Days FDP on “Student Induction Program” organized by AICTE at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore during July13 to 15, 2018.
  • Online NPTEL –AICTE FDP on “Physics of Materials” organized by Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India during July-October 2019.
  • Four Days Online Course on “Exam Reforms” organized by AICTE, during April 29 to May 2, 2020.
  • Three Days Online FDP on “Improving Your Research Visibility – Research Impact & Metrics” organized by Velalar College of Engineering & Technology, Erode with Research & Development cell & IQAC during May 11 to 13, 2020.
  • One Week Online FDP on “The use of virtual Physics Lab – Creating Next Generation Teachers” organized by Department of Freshman Engineering, Geethanjali College of Engineering & Technology in association with Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Medchal, Telangana, during May 20 to 24, 2020.
  • AICTE sponsored one week Online STTP on “Embedding soft skills in Technical Education” organized by the GRG Polytechnic College, Coimbatore during November 16 to 21, 2020.
  • AICTE sponsored one week Online STTP on “Nanotechnology, Science and Applications” organized by the Department of Science and Humanities, JSPM’s Rajarshi Shahu College of Engineering, Tathawade, Pune., during October 26 to 31, 2020.

Academic Experience:

  • Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Tiruchirappalli Campus.(Since June 15, 2023).
  • Assistant Professor (Sr.), Department of Physics, Dhirajlal Gandhi College of Technology, Salem, Tamilnadu. (August 2017 – May 2023).
  • Senior Lecturer in Physics, Narasu’s Sarathy Institute of Technology, Salem, TamilNadu. (July 2009 – January 2012).
  • Lecturer in Physics, B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology, (Autonomous), Hubli, Karnataka. (November 2000 – June 2009)

Research Experience:

  • Field of Specialization            :   Material Science, Biomaterials

Principal Investigator of the Major research project funded by DST under Women Scientist Scheme (WOS-A) during 2012 – 2015.

  • Indian Laser Association: ID3243




  • DST Major Research Project (Principal Investigator; 3 years (2012-2015); Rs. 18.4 lakhs)

Title of the project: Coating of Strontium substituted hydroxyapatite composite on surgical grade 316L SS by electrodeposition method for biomedical applications

Funded by: DST (WOS-A) under Women Scientist Scheme