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Welcome to my website

I am V.H. Damle, a scientist with a passion for understanding the fundamental principles of light-matter interactions. Although I have expertise in the field of optics, spectroscopy and nano metrology, I am always looking to learn more and expand my knowledge in these areas. I aspire to contribute to the field by researching and developing new spectroscopic techniques for detecting materials and probing light-matter interactions.


I completed my PhD under the guidance of Prof. Yaakov R. Tischler from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, where my research on engineering Raman scattering phenomena has been published in peer-reviewed journals. I am also grateful for the valuable industrial experience I gained as an on-site electron microscopy technologist for Jeol India Pvt. Ltd. at NITK Surathkal, and for the opportunity to continue my research as a Postdoctoral Researcher at UNLOCK, Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands and a visiting researcher at the Microelectronics Research Unit, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland. My research interests include molecular photonics and spectroscopy, with a focus on device spectroscopy, nanometrology, and energy materials.


Outside of my professional pursuits, I enjoy traveling, hiking, reading philosophy, history, and non-fiction, and exploring nature, forests, and wildlife. Photography and farming are my hobbies that keep me connected with the nature and give me peace of mind.


I am also blessed with the best support system in my life, my wife Sharadhi A.S. She is my source of strength and inspiration, and together we work towards our common goals and aspirations, making our journey more meaningful and fulfilling. I am deeply grateful for her unwavering support.


  1. S. Kumar, V.H. Damle, T. Bendikov, A. Itzhak, M. Elbaum, K. Rechav, L. Houben, Y.R. Tischler, and D. Cahen, "Topotactic, Vapor-Phase, In Situ Monitored Formation of Ultrathin, Phase-Pure 2D-on-3D Halide Perovskite Surfaces", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2023 [DOI]

  2. H. Aviv, V.H. Damle, Y.R. Tischler, "Low-frequency Raman Spectroscopy – a Versatile Technique for Material Characterization and Detection" ICE, 9, 2023. [Link]  [PDF]

  3. S. Kumar, A. Rukban, J. Sinisi, V. H. Damle, D. Cohen "Localized Heating Tailors Nucleation for Reproducible Growth of Thin Halide Perovskite Single Crystals" Cryst. Growth Des. 2022 [DOI]

  4. R. R. Prabhakar , T. Moehl , D. Friedrich , M. Kunst , S. Shukla , D. Adeleye , V. H. Damle , S. Siol , W. Cui , L. Gouda , J. Suh , Y.R.Tischler , R. Krol , D. Tilley,  "Sulfur‐Treatment Passivates Bulk Defects in Sb2Se3 Photocathodes for Water Splitting" Adv. Funct. Mater. 2022, 2112184 [DOI]

  5. V.H. Damle, H. Aviv, Y.R. Tischler, "Identification of Enantiomers Using Low-Frequency Raman Spectroscopy" Anal. Chem. 2022, 94, 7, 3188–3193. [DOI] 

  6. ​​R. R. Prabhakar , T. Moehl , D. Friedrich , M. Kunst , S. Shukla , D. Adeleye , V. H. Damle , S. Siol , W. Cui , L. Gouda , J. Suh , Y.R.Tischler , R. Krol , D. Tilley,  "Unravelling Defect Passivation Mechanisms in Sulfur-treated Sb2Se3" Archived  [DOI]

  7. L. Jacobi, V. H. Damle, B. Rajeswaran, Y. R. Tischler, "Low-Frequency Raman Spectroscopy as a Diagnostic Tool for COVID-19 and other Corona viruses" R. Soc. Open Sci 7, 1-28. [PDF]

  8. V. H. Damle, M. Sinwani, H. Aviv, YR. Tischler, "Microcavity Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Fullerene C60 Bucky Balls" Physical Sensors 20 (5) [PDF]

  9. T. B. Uliel, H. Aviv, J. Zhou, M. Li, S. Avadyayev, O. Kapon, V. H. Damle, C. Yi, Y. Tischler, "Raman Scattering Obtained from Laser Excitation of MAPbI3 Single Crystal" Applied Materials Today 19 (2020): 100571. [DOI]

  10. A. Feinstein,  R. Yasinov,  N. Karasikov, O. Kapon,  V. H. Damle, T. B.Uliel, and Y. Tischler,  “Spectroscopic Gas Identification Using Piezo Tuned Micro-Cavity Enhanced Raman Scattering (conference presentation),” in Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies XII, vol. 10983,  p. 109830M, Inter-national Society for Optics and Photonics, 2019. [DOI]

  11. V. H. Damle, L. Gouda, S. Tirosh, and Y. R. Tischler, “Structural Characterization and Room Temperature Low-Frequency Raman Scattering from MaPbI3 Halide Perovskite Films Rigidized by Cesium Incorporation,”ACS Applied Energy Materials, vol. 1, no. 12, pp. 6707–6713, 2018. [PDF]

  12. L. Elias, V. H. Damle, and A. C. Hegde, “Electrodeposited Ni-P Alloy Thin Films for Alkaline Water Splitting Reaction,” IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 149, p. 012179, IOP Publishing, 2016  [PDF]


  • Recipient of "ERASMUS + Global Mobility" at Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland - 2022 

  • Recipient of Erasmus+ KA107 at Hellenic Mediterranean University, Crete, Greece 2019 

  • COST Action MP1403, Nanoscale Quantum Optics - ESR Workshop, INL Braga, Portugal 2018

  • President's scholarship for Excellence (Ph.D. Candidate) - Bar-Ilan University 2017-2021

  • All India Rank 98 in IIT - JAM- 2012

  • All India Rank 369 in IIT-JAM- 2011

  • Best scientific designer National Level Science fest IMPRINTS-2010

  • Best scientific designer National Level Science fest IMPRINTS-2011

  • 1st prize in zonal level quiz on Astrophysics by AIR (PRASAR-BHARATHI)

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