Profile of Dr. G. Sathiyan

Professional Brief

Academic Profile

Doctor of Philosophy (2013-2017)
  • VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Master of Science in Chemistry (2013)
  • Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (2011)
  • Government Arts College, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Professional Experience

October 2023 – Present
  • Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr), Department of Chemistry, PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore.
Feb 2023 to Sep 2023
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, VidyasirimedhiInstitute of Science and Technology (VISTEC), Thailand.
Oct 2021 to Jan 2023
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Saveetha School of Engineering, Chennai.
July 2019 to June 2021
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Energy Research, Jiangsu University, China.
Aug 2017 to June 2019
  • SERB-NationalPostdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Indian Instituteof Technology, Kanpur.
Feb 2017 to July 2017
  • Project Scientist, Department of chemical engineering, Indian Institute ofTechnology, Kanpur.

Sponsored Research Projects

Name of sponsoring agency Title of the project Total (Rs) Status
Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, Government of India. Synthesis and studies of novel carbazole donor linked with different acceptor hole transporting materials for efficient perovskite solar cell applications Completed (Oct 2017- June 2019 )

Research Interests

  • Organic small molecules
  • Polymer synthesis and Characterization
  • Organic Solar Cell
  • Perovskite Solar Cell
  • Fluorescent materials
  • Chemosensor
  • Organic Light Emitting Diodes

Awards/ Fellowships

  • Young Scientist Award 2022 from the Royal Science Forum, Regd. Under MSME, Govt. of India.
  • Best poster prize, National Conference on ETCM-2015 held at Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore on 09/04/2015.
  • Research Awards 2015 and 2017 from School of Advanced Sciences, VIT University for contribution to research through publication in peer reviewed journal.


1. Stilbene-containing carbazole-based fullerene derivatives as alternative electron acceptor for efficient organic solar cells.
G. Sathiyan*, G. Dasi, R. Selvakumar, P. Kar, P. Sathiskumar, K. Thangaraju, P. Sakthivel.
Applied Nanoscience. | 2023, 13, 4101-4108.

2. Impact of fluorine substitution in organic functional materials for perovskite solar cell.
G. Sathiyan, H. Wang, C. Chen, Y. Miao, M. Zhai, M. Cheng.
Dyes and Pigments,2022, 109, 110029.

3. Enhancing the performance of perovskite solar cells through simple bilateral active site molecule assisted surface defect passivation.
Y. Miao, G. Sathiyan, H. Wang, X. Ding, M. Zhai, C. Yang, L. Liu, Z. Xia, C. Chen, M. Cheng.
Chemical Engineering Journal2022, 432, 134223.

4. Constructing Efficient Hole-Transporting Materials by Tuning Fluorine Substitution for Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells with Efficiency Exceeding 20%.
B. Wang, H. Wang, G. Sathiyan, C. Chen, Y. Xu, M. Cheng.
ACS Applied Energy Materials2022, 5, 5901.

5. Effects of biohydrogen on premixed charge compression ignition engine operating at various inlet air temperatures.
. Zhao, X. Song, H. Wang, S. Kandasamy, A. Chinnathambi, T. Alahmadi, G. Sathiyan, N. Thuy Lan Chi, R. Shanmuganathan.
Fuel, 2022, 332, 125907.

6. Construction of Efficient Perovskite Solar Cell Through Small-Molecule Synergistically Assisted Surface Defect Passivation and Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer.
Y. Miao, G. Sathiyan, H. Wang, Y. Tian, C. Chen, X. Ding, M. Zhai, X. Yang, M. Cheng.
Chemical Engineering Journal, 2021, 426, 131358.

7. Olefin-linked conjugated fluorescent oligomer: Design, synthesis, photophysical studies and detection of nitroaromatic compounds (NACs) in aqueous media.
G. Sathiyan, D. Mathivanan, B. Bhuvaneshwari, A. Garg, R. K. Gupta, A. Singh.
Sensors and Actuators A:Physical, 2021, 331, 113026

8. Improved holeinjection/extraction using PEDOT:PSS interlayer coated onto high temperature annealed ITO electrode for efficient device performances.
G. Dasi, T. Lavanya, G. Sathiyan, R.K. Gupta, A. Garg, P. Amaladass, K. Thangaraju.
Superlattices and Microstructures, 2021, 156, 106953.

9. Novel polypyrrole-graphene oxide-gold nanocomposite for high performance hydrogen peroxide sensing application.
D. Mathivanan, K.S. Shalini Devi, G. Sathiyan, A. Tyagi, V.A.O.P. de Silva, B.C. Janegitz, J. Prakash, R.K. Gupta.
Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 2021, 328, 112769.

10. Semiconductor based photocatalysts for detoxification of emerging pharmaceutical pollutants from aquatic systems: A critical review.
P. Kar, K. Shukla, P. Jain, G. Sathiyan, R.K. Gupta.
Nano Materials Science, 2021, 3, 25-46.

11. Dual effective dopant-based hole transport layer for stable and efficient perovskite solar cells.
G. Sathiyan, A.S. Ali, C. Cheng, W. Cheng, T. Li, D. Xingdong, M. Yawei, L. Gongqiang, C. Ming, D. Liming.
Nano Energy, 2020, 72, 104673.

12. Bipolar organic material assisted surface and boundary defects passivation for highly efficient MAPbI3‐based inverted Perovskite solar cell.
A.S. Ali, M. Yawei, G. Sathiyan, C. Cheng, M. Zheng, X. Yang, H.B. Ji, H. Li, C. Ming.
Solar RRL, 2020, 4, 2000369.

13. Doping engineering of V-TiO2 for its use as corrosion inhibitor.
B. Bhuvaneshwari, S. Vivekananthan. G. Sathiyan, G. S. Palani, Nagesh R. Iyer, K. Prabhat, K. Mondal, R.K Gupta.
Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2020, 816, 152545.

14. Dicyanovinylene and thiazolo[5,4 d]thiazole core containing D-A-D type hole-transporting materials for spiro-OMeTAD-free perovskite solar cell applications with superior atmospheric stability.
G. Sathiyan, R. Rahul, R. Sudhir, A. Garg, R. K. Gupta, A. Singh.
ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2019, 2, 10, 7609-7618.

15. Thiazolothiazole-based fluorescence probe towards detection of copper and iron ions through formation of radical cations.
G. Sathiyan*, S. Chatterjee, P. Sen, A. Garg, R.K. Gupta, A. Singh.
ChemistrySelect, 2019, 4, 11718-11725.

16. A Novel star-shaped triazine-triphenylamine based star shape fluorescent chemosensor for selective detection of picric acid.
G. Sathiyan*, B. Balasubramaniam, S. Ranjan, S. Chatterjee, P. Sen, A. Garg, R.K. Gupta, A. Singh.
Materials Today Chemistry, 2019, 12, 178.

17. A comprehensive review on the reasons behind low power conversion efficiency of dibenzo derivatives-based donors in bulk heterojunction organic solar cells.
K. Ramki, N. Venkatesh, G. Sathiyan, R. Thangamuthu, P. Sakthivel.
Organic Electronics, 2019, 73, 182-204.

18. Fluorescent zinc oxide nanoparticles of Boswellia ovalifoliolata for selective detection of picric acid.
G. Sathiyan, V. Geetha, R. Vijayaraghavan, S.N. Chakravarthula,
Frontier Research Today, 2019, 2, 2002.

19. Design and chemical engineering of carbazole based donor small molecules for organic solar cell applications.
G. Sathiyan, G. Siva, J. Prakash, H.C. Swart, P. Sakthivel.
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 2018, 29, 14842.

20. Synthesis and studies of carbazole based donor polymer for organic solar cell applications.
G. Sathiyan*, G. Siva, E.K.T. Sivakumar, J. Prakash, H.C. Swart, P. Sakthivel.
Colloid and Polymer Science, 2018, 296, 1193.

21. Progress in tailoring perovskite based solar cells through compositional engineering: materials properties, photovoltaic performance and critical issues.
J. Prakash, A. Singh, G. Sathiyan*, R. Ranjan, A. Singh, A. Garg, R. K. Gupta.
Materials Today Energy, 2018, 9, 1-47.

22. Phosphor Polymer Nanocomposite: ZnO:Tb3+ Embedded Polystyrene Nanocomposite Thin Films for Solid-State Lighting Applications.
J. Prakash, V. Kumar, L.J.B. Erasmus, M.M. Duvenhage, G. Sathiyan, S. Bellucci, S. Sun, H. C. Swart.
ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2018, 2, 977-988.

23. Review of fullerene-based acceptors for bulk heterojunction organic solar cell applications.
R. Ganesamoorthy, G. Sathiyan, P. Sakthivel.
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2017, 161, 102-148.

24. Synthesis and characterization of triazine linked carbazole derivatives green-light-emitting molecules.
G. Sathiyan, P. Sakthivel.
Dyes and Pigments, 2017, 143, 444-454.

25. Synthesis of carbazole-based copolymer containing a carbazole-thiazolo[5,4-d]thiazole groups with different dopants and their fluorescence, electrical conductivity applications.
G. Sathiyan, E.K.T. Sivakumar, R. Ganesamoorthy, R. Thangamuthu, P. Sakthivel.
RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 69196-69205.

26. Multibranched carbazole linked triazine based fluorescent molecules for selective detection of picric acid.
G. Sathiyan, P. Sakthivel.
RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 106705-106715.

27. Review of carbazole based conjugated molecules for highly efficient organic solar cell application.
G. Sathiyan, E.K.T. Sivakumar, R. Ganesamoorthy, R. Thangamuthu, P. Sakthivel.
Tetrahedron Letters, 2016, 57, 243-252.

Book Chapters

1. Reaction intermediates during the photocatalytic degradation of emerging contaminants under visible or solar light, Book Chapter-Visible Light Active Structure Photocatalysts for the Removal of Emerging Contaminants.
P. Kar, G. Sathiyan, R. K. Gupta.
Elsevier, Science and Engineering, 2020, 163.

2. Advanced fiber reinforced polymer nanocomposites for structural engineering applications.
B. Bhuvaneshwari, G. Sathiyan, G. S. Palani, N. R. Iyer and R. K. Gupta
Materials Science and Technology (2018).

3. Progress on Hole-Transporting Materials for Perovskite-Sensitized Solar Cells.
G. Sathiyan, J. Prakash, R. Ranjan, A. Singh, A. Garg and R.K. Gupta
Nanomaterials for Green Energy, Elsevier: 2018; pp 279-324.

4. Synthesis and Characterization of bay substituted perylene diimide small molecule for organic solar cell application. Recent Trends in Materials Science and Applications Nanomaterials.
R. Ganesamoorthy, G. Sathiyan, R. Thangamuthu and P. Sakthivel
Crystal Growth,Thin films, Quantum Dots, & Spectroscopy (Proceedings ICRTMSA 2016), SpringerProceedings in Physics, ISSN: 0930-8989.


  • Presented a paper in NJU- Wiley Joint conference on Microstructured Materials and AdvancedApplications organized by Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, during November 2019.
  • Presented a paper in International Symposium on Functional Materials (ISFM-2018): Energyand Biomedical Applications organized by IIT Kanpur, Chandigarh, and April 2018.
  • Presented a paper in International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICNAN’16)organized by VIT University, Vellore during 19-21, October 2016.
  • Presented a paper in International Conference on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (NANO’15)held at K.S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode, TN, during 7-10, December 2015.
  • Presented a paper in International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (ICSET 2014)held at PSGCA, TN, during 11-13th December 2014.
  • Participated International Conferences on Emerging Trends in Chemical Sciences held at VITUniversity, Vellore. (5-7th December 2013).


  • Presented a paper in national symposium on chemistry for engineers (NSCE 2016) held at VITUniversity, Vellore on April. 09, 2016.
  • Presented a paper in national conference on ETCM-2015 held at Thiruvalluvar University,Vellore on April. 09, 2015.
  • Presented a paper in UGC sponsored a national seminar on Recent Advanced in Chemistry heldat KandaswamiKandar’s College, Velur, Namakkal. (13 & 14 August 2015).
  • Participated National Workshop on Solar PV Systems-Challenges and Prospects held at VITUniversity, Vellore. (16 & 17 October 2015).
  • Attended a two day’s Theme Meeting on Recent Trends in Spectroscopy (RTS-2014) held atIIT madras, Chennai. (20 & 21 June 2014).
  • Presented a paper in a national seminar on Recent Advanced in Materials Science (RAMS-2014) held at Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli during February 3-4, 2014.

Invited Talks and Guest Lectures

  • Invited Talk on National conference on Empowerment of rural communities throughinnovations in science and technology held at Kongunadu Arts and Science College (KASC),Coimbatore on Feb.21, 2020.
  • Invited Talk on International conference on structured approach of methods & techniquesbehind research methodology in chemical science (SAMTRMC-2020) held at Bon Secourscollege for women, Oct. 27, 2020.
  • Guest Lecture on Faculty Development programme on organic materials for solar cell applications, organized by Narasu’sSarathy Institute of Technology, Salem, 03/07/2020.
  • Guest Lecture on Faculty Development programme on Smart materials and sensor: current updates and future perspectives held at Stella Mary’s College of Engineering, Kanyakumari, 14/07/2020.


  • Trends in Food Science & Technology (Elsevier)
  • Electroanalytical Chemistry (Elsevier)
  • ACS Omega (ACS)
  • Chemical Intermediates (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry (Elsevier)
  • Journal of molecular structure (Elsevier)
  • Materials Today: Proceedings (Elsevier)
  • Materials Letters (Elsevier)