I am a visiting researcher at the Microelectronics Research Unit,  Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland.
Before that, I was a doctoral researcher at the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials of  Bar-Ilan University, Israel. I completed my PhD in 2022 on  "Engineering Raman Scattering to Probe Light-Matter Interaction and Detect Materials" under the supervision of Prof. Yaakov R. Tischler. I moved to Israel for my PhD after completing my M.Sc. in Physics from National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India and my B.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from St. Aloysius College (Autonomous) affiliated to Mangalore University, India.

After a stint in teaching, I moved to research oriented roles as an on-site electron microscopy technologist for Jeol India Pvt. Ltd. at NITK Surathkal.  Gaining 2 years of industrial experience in various roles, I moved to Israel to pursue my doctoral studies (PhD). 

My doctoral research dissertation mainly focused on engineering Raman scattering phenomena, with an emphasis on development of spectroscopic techniques for material detection and probing light-matter interactions.  

My research interests are  molecular photonics and spectroscopy, with a focus on device spectroscopy, nanometrology, and energy materials.  

In addition to research, I  love to travel and hike, read philosophy, history and non-fiction and explore nature, forests & wildlife. Photography and farming are my best companion after the tasty vegetarian Indian cuisine my wife Sharadhi puts on table without fail!



  1. 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]

  2. 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]

  3. V.H. Damle, H. Aviv, Y.R. Tischler, "Identification of Enantiomers Using Low-Frequency Raman Spectroscopy" Anal. Chem. 2022, 94, 7, 3188–3193. [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,  "Unravelling Defect Passivation Mechanisms in Sulfur-treated Sb2Se3" Archived  [DOI

  5. 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]

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

  7. 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]

  8. 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]

  9. 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]

  10. 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]


Awards & Acolades

  • 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)