Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune


Established u/s 3 of the UGC act 1956. 

MHRD, Government of India  has placed DIAT (DU) in Category 'A' Deemed University  & 'NAAC' and NBA Accredited

(An Autonomous Organization, Department of Defence Research & Development, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India)

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Dean (Academics)


Dr. Sangeeta Kale

MSc, PhD (Physics)
Professor & Dean (Academic)
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Academic Experience



  • Head, Department of Applied Physics, DIAT (DU)
  • Also, Head, Department of BioSciences and Engineering (DIAT-DU)
  • Principal Investigator on the Project “DIAT-DRDO Programme on Nanomaterials: sponsored by ER-IPR, DRDO, a flagship programme of DIAT
  • Doctorate from Pune University and Post Doctoral Research from Center for Superconductivity Research (CSR), University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA.
  • Visiting Scientist at International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy

Professional Membership

  • Elected Fellow of Maharashtra Academy of Sciences
  • Recognized member in the 7th Edition of International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women (2000), New Jersey, USA.
  • Advisory Board Member of  "Professional Women's Advisory Board" American Biographical Institute, New Jersey, U.S.A.
  • Written scientific articles for science popularization among the masses and is a frequent write in newspapers science columns (such as Times of India, Indian Express, Loksatta and Sakal)
  • Given talks on television and All-India-Radio in the area of nanotechnology.
  • Written a chapter in a book entitled “Lilavati’s Daughters” published by Indian Academy of Sciences, which is a short biography of Indian Women Scientists.
  • Co-authored four books in basic physics and electronics for undergraduate students.
  • Written Two review articles for American Scientific Publishers and IOP press.
  • Member of "Third World Organization for Women in Science" (TWOWS), Trieste, Italy.
  • Member and Office Bearer of Materials Research Society of India and Treasurer, MRSI-Pune Chapter
  • Registered Ph.D. guide for Physics and Electronic Science , University of  Pune.
  • Life Member of Society of Materials Chemistry (M.No.: LM 486)
  • Reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals from Elsevier Publications, ACS Publications and IOP journals

Management Skill & Experience

  • Took over as Dean (Academics) for DIAT-DU, since March 22, 2013.
  • Working as Head, Department of Applied Physics, DIAT-DU
  • Working as Head, Department of BioSciences and Technology, DIAT-DU
  • Principal Investigator on “DIAT-DRDO Programme on Nanomaterials” worth 43 Crores, funded by ER-IPER, DRDO
  • Written and implemented Proposals to seek funding from DST, DBT, ISRO, INUP, DAE and UGC to seek individual and collective grants (within India)
  • Written and implemented project proposals along with Industrial partners to seek individual and collective grants (within India) – DST-TSG
  • Written and implemented research fellowship grants proposals for International fellowships for my Ph.D. students under collaborative attempts with Rouen University, France (Eiffel Fellowship)
  • Written and implemented research fellowship grants proposals for International fellowships for my Ph.D. students under collaborative attempts with KIT University, Germany
  • Conducted International Conference Nano-BioMed 2011 at ICTP, Italy (October 2011)
  • Conducted International Symposium on Nanomaterials and their Applications (SNMA 2009) at Fergusson College, Pune, Inida
  • Working as Chairperson, Post-Graduate Committee, DIAT, Pune
  • Upcoming work as a Director on NanoBioMed 2013, to be conducted in Trieste, Italy
  • Upcoming work as a Convener on NTAFM2013, to be conducted in NCL, Pune (as a MRSI activity, with support from DIAT, IISER, CMET and NCL)

Collaborations Research






  • Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, India
  • National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
  • International Center for Theoretical Physics, Italy
  • Indian Institute of Space Technology (IIST), Trivendram
  • Trieste University, Italy
  • Elettra, Italy
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Bhaba Atomic Research Centre, India
  • UGC-DAE-CSR, Indore
  • University of Rouen, France
  • KIT, Germany
  • Rowan University, NJ, USA
  • University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Area's of Research  
  • Strategies to develop functionalised nanomaterials, typically oxides, composites and compounds.
  • Development of nanomaterials for sustained drug delivery.
  • Development of nanomaterials for chemical, biological sensing
  • Nanostructured materials for EMI applications, high-frequency antenna applications and as metamaterials

Publications (Total) Books Journals Conference Proceedings Books Chapter Patents Others
126 04 55 71 03 00 18

Latest Articles (Five):

  • Thakur H V and Others “Photonic crystal fiber injected with Fe3O4 nanofluid for magnetic field detection” Appl. Phys. Lett. (2011) 161101
  • Ghose S and Others “Synthesis of gold nano-anisotrops using Dioscorea bulbifera tuber extract”Journal of Nanomaterials Volume 2011, Article ID 354793, 8 pages doi:10.1155/2011/354793
  • Kale, S.N and Others “Functionalized Monodispersed NiCo2O4 Nanoparticles for Possible Cancer Hyperthermia and Drug Delivery Applications.” Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine (in press) .2011.07.10
  • Rao N and Others “Post-synthesis manipulation of size, size distribution and magnetic properties of mixed valent managnite nanoparticles by citrate chelating process”J. Magn and Mag. Mater (Elsevier Publications) (under review)