Tummala's research activity is mainly focused on the Ambient Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition (AP-CVD) synthesis of 2-dimensional nanosheets of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDs), in particular MoS2, MoTe2, (WS2, WTe2) on a large scale and their characterization mainly by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Raman spectroscopy, Photoluminescence(PL). Further research activities are addressed to the integration of such TMDs on different substrates (SiO2, Sapphire, Patterned...) and on the development of heterostructures for potential applications and devices in nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, energy storage, etc. This research activity is done under the 2D-Materials Research Group (P.I. Dr. Alessandro Molle) at the CNR-IMM Unit of Agrate Brianza.
Tummala PinakaPani currently working as a Doctoral Research fellow in 2D-Materials Group at CNR-IMM unit and an International Ph.D. candidate in Science at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore(Italy) and KU Leuven(Belgium). He graduated in Material Science and Nanotechnology from Politecnico di Milano (Milano, Italy) in 2019. He carried out his master thesis on "Large Area Growth of monolayer MoS2 nanosheets using Chemical Vapor Deposition" under the supervision of Dr. Alessio Lamperti and Prof. Luca Giampaolo Nobili, in CNR-IMM Unit of Agrate Brianza.