General Information:

Assistant Professor: May 2021-present
Email: tanuhc[at]
Tel (Office): 022-2576-7610

Office:  Room No.208,Second Floor, New CC Building
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Academic Background:

  • Ph.D., Materials Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, 2014
  • MSc. Materials Science, Anna University, 2007
  • BSc. Physics, Lady Keane College, North Eastern Hill University, 2005

Positions held:

  • Assistant Research Professor, 2D Crystal Consortium- Materials Innovation Platform (2DCC-MIP), Pennsylvania State University, August 2018 – March 2020.
  • Research Associate, 2D Crystal Consortium- Materials Innovation Platform (2DCC-MIP), Pennsylvania State University, September 2016-July. 2018
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Materials Science, Pennsylvania State University, December 2014- August 2016
  • Junior Research Associate, Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE), Indian Institute of Science, June 2014- December 2014

Research Interests:

  • Large area of layered materials, like 2D transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) mono-component films, alloys and heterostructures by CVD.
  • Controlling defects sites to impact nucleation, growth and properties of layered material monolayers and heterostructures.
  • In-situ and controlled environment study of layered materials to investigate real time evolution of growth and properties.
  • Synthesizing oxide nanostructure by solution-based techniques with tailored morphology and thermal stability.

Selected Publications:

  • “Wafer-Scale Epitaxial Growth of Unidirectional WS2 Monolayers on Sapphire”, Tanushree H Choudhury#, Mikhail Chubarov#, Danielle Reifsnyder Hickey, Saiphaneendra Bachu, Tianyi Zhang, Amritanand Sebastian, Anushka Bansal, Haoyue Zhu, Nicholas Trainor, Saptarshi Das, Mauricio Terrones, Nasim Alem, Joan M Redwing, ACS Nano, 2020, 15 (2), 2532-2541. (DOI:https :// ) #shared first authors  
  • “Epitaxial Growth of 2D Layered Transition Metal Dichalcogenides”, Tanushree H. Choudhury, Xiaotian Zhang, Zakaria Y.A. Balushi, Mikhail Chubarov, Joan M. Redwing, Annual Review of Materials Research, 2020, 50:1, 155-177. (DOI: 10.1146/annurev-matsci-090519-113456)
  • “Chalcogen precursor effect on cold-wall gas-source chemical vapor deposition growth of WS2”, Tanushree H. Choudhury, Hamed Simchi, Raphaël Boichot, Mikhail Chubarov, Suzanne E Mohney, Joan M. Redwing, Crys. Gr. & Des., 2018, 8, 4357. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.8b00306)
  • “Diffusion-controlled epitaxy of large area coalesced WSe2 monolayers on sapphire”, Xiaotian Zhang, Tanushree H. Choudhury, Mikhail Chubarov, Yu Xiang, Bhakti Jariwala, Fu Zhang, Nasim Alem, Gwo-Ching Wang, Joshua A. Robinson, Joan M. Redwing, Nano letters, 2018, 2, 1049. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b04521)
  • “Effect of substrate on the growth and properties of thin 3R NbS2 films grown by chemical vapor deposition”, Azimkhan Kozhakhmetov, Tanushree H. Choudhury, Zakaria Y. Al Balushi, Mikhail Chubarov, Joan M. Redwing, J. Crys. Gr., 2018, 486, 137.  (DOI:10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2018.01.031)
  • “In-plane x-ray diffraction for characterization of monolayer and few-layer transition metal dichalcogenide films”, Mikhail Chubarov, Tanushree H. Choudhury, Xiaotian Zhang, Joan M. Redwing, Nanotech., 2018, 29, 055706. (DOI:10.1088/1361-6528/aaa1bd)
  • “Anodization of sputtered metallic films: the microstructural connection”, Tanushree H. Choudhury and Srinivasan Raghavan, Scripta Mat., 2015, 105, 18.  (DOI:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2015.04.017)
  • “A predictive approach to CVD of crystalline layers of TMDs: the case of MoS2”, Kranthi K., Sukanya Dhar, Tanushree H. Choudhury, S. A. Shivshankar and Srinivasan Raghavan, Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 7802. (DOI : 10.1039/C4NR07080A)
  • “Chemically enhanced thermal stability of anodized nanostructured zirconia membranes”, Tanushree H. Choudhury, Michael Rajamathi and Srinivasan Raghavan, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 6885-6893. (DOI: 10.1039/C2JM14906K)
  • “Adherent nanoporous anatase TiO2 membranes on stainless steel substrates”, Aakanksha Chaudhary, Tanushree H. Choudhury, Swati Naik and Srinivasan Raghavan, J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 2012, 95 (1), 64–66. ( DOI: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2011.04961.x)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Travel grant from Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA), 2019
  • Travel grant from Centre for Cooperation in Science & Technology among Developing Societies (CCSTDS), 2011
  • 11th rank holder in GATE 2007 in the Engineering Science (XE) branch.
  • Gold medal in M. Sc. Materials Science from Anna University.
  • Post graduate merit scholarship for University Rank Holders from University Grants Commission for the year 2003-2005.