Sivanandan Harilal

Contact Information

Phone: +765 49-63852
FAX: 765-496-2233

Sivanandan Harilal

Research Associate Professor


  • Ph.D. in Physics (Cochin University of Science & Technology, India 1998)
  • M.S. Physics, University of Kerala, India, 1992
  • B.S. Physics, University of Kerala, India, 1989

Research Interests

  • Laser-matter and laser-plasma interactions
  • Ion beam-matter interaction
  • Laser-produced plasma applications
  • Plasma diagnostics
  • Laser micro-machining
  • Nondestructive nuclear material sensors
  • Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)
  • Plasma-facing components
  • Laser-produced plasma sources for lithography and microscopy
  • Colliding plasma
  • Discharged produced plasmas
  • High energy density physics
  • Surface Characterization techniques


  • The International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE) (Senior Member)
  • The American Vacuum Society (AVS)
  • The Plasma Science Society of India (PSSI, Life member)