Piyush Avasthi

Ph.D. Scholar,
School of Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Mandi,
Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India (175005)
email- piyush_a@students.iitmandi.ac.in


Research Interests

  • CVD growth of 1-D and 2D materials for supercapacitor applications.
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Superhydrophobic nano structures for smart surfaces.


  • M.Tech-B.Tech dual degree (Integrated) in Nanotechnology (University of Rajasthan)

Academic & Research Experience

  • CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India, as  Research Fellow
  • DRDO- Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune, Maharashtra,  India as Research Fellow
  • DAE- Indiar Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, Tamilnadu, India as Project Trainee


  • Piyush Avasthi, Akash Kumar, Viswanath Balakrishnan. “Aligned CNT Forests on Stainless Steel Mesh for Flexible Supercapacitor Electrode with High Capacitance and Power Density”. ACS Applied Nanomaterials, 2019, 2, 3, 1484-1495.
  • Piyush Avasthi, Viswanath Balakrishnan. “Tuning the Wettability of Vertically Aligned CNT–TiO2 Hybrid Electrodes for Enhanced Supercapacitor Performance”. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2019, 1801842, 1-9.
  • Divya Verma, Davinder Singh, Pawan Kumar, Piyush Avasthi, ViswanathBalakrishnan. “Gram Scale Synthesis of Monoclinic VO2 Microcrystals by Hydrothermal and Argon Annealing Treatment”. Ceramics International, 2019, 43, 3554-3562.
  • Piyush Avasthi, Viswanath Balakrishnan,Electroless Growth of High Surface Area Au Dendrites with Corrugated Edge Structure for Hybrid Supercapacitor Applications, ChemistrySelect 2018, 3, 3866 – 3870
  • Piyush Avasthi, Davinder Singh, B. Viswanath, In situ nanomechanical properties of gold (111) microplates grown on silicon (100) substrate, under progress
  • Saravanan Muthiah, Ramesh C Singh, Baldev P Pathak, Piyush Kumar Avasthi, Rishikesh Kumar, Anil Kumar, Avanish kumar Srivastava and Ajay Dhar, Significant enhancement in thermoelectric performance of nanostructured higher manganese silicide synthesized employing melt spinning technique, Nanoscale, 2017