March 18, 2013
-- Theivasanthi bagged Madurai Women Achievers Award
Madurai, the city of southern Tamilnadu (India) has a very old, well developed and civilized culture / heritage. This tourist’s interested place is known for its dominant women power. History says, Kannagi, the women idol had demolished this city by using her power during the regime of Pandiyan for an erroneous judgment, in her husband case. The Goddess Meenakshi is dominating in the famous Meenakshi temple of Madurai. This name of the temple itself proves the power of the Goddess name and the God Sundareswarer is in next place only. In these series, recently, this women power dominant city nourishing its women power with Women’s day celebrations in a well versed manner.
Some of the women achievers have been honored with "Madurai Women Achievers Award 2013" by Madurai district administrators as a part of these celebrations. T.Theivasanthi (Deivashanthi)
, a woman research scholar of Madurai Kamaraj University is one of the recipients of this award, for her research achievements in nanotechnology. After receiving the award, she said that she felt it was one of the best moments in her life, and it encouraged her. It is a step for her future attempts. These kinds of awards are essential for the upward movements of the weaker section of society like women.
She recently, explored the semiconducting nature of lead nanopowder (Pb) in her research output. So far, lead metal has been known as a good / super conductor. Findings of this study suggests that it is an efficient semiconducting material and can be utilized for making solar cells, optoelectronic, power and other semiconductor devices. This work throws some light on and helps further research, the researcher comments, adding: "Further research related to electrical behaviors, battery performances etc. of this material are going on."
News about this research has been recently published in S & T News Bulletin - Vol.3, Iss.7, Page.3, 15FEB2013 of US Department of Defense (http://defenseinnovationmarketplace.mil
). European project (FP7 project PRIMA) says in its conclusion that metal nanoparticles improve solar cells efficiency. This year, the prestigious award of Japan Prize Foundation has been given to semiconductor related field. These are indicating the importance of her research.
She developed a nanotechnology based food product for the treatment of diabetes. It reduces blood sugar level dramatically, like as synthetic drugs. It also serves as an antioxidant. So, no need of separate antioxidants with (likes) other diabetic medications. She commented that reducing the medications means lesser the side effects. She calls / expects suitable mentor, Government, private, R&D organizations, and individual researchers to join hands with her research, to exploit her societal impact products, to develop them further and to reach the society. For further details, please contact her at +91-9344643384. Email: email@example.com