Assistant Professor

Dr J P Raja Pandiyan 

Department of Chemistry


  1. Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy
  2. Nanomaterials and nanochemistry
  3. Microfluidics
  4. Spectroelectrochemistry



PSG College, Bharathiar University,


University of Madras,


National Chung Hsing University,


  • 10/2017 - 03/2021 - Senior Postdoctoral Scientist - University of Leipzig, Germany
  • 07/2016 - 08/2017 - Senior Postdoctoral Scientist - University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
  • 09/2014 - 06/2016 - Postdoctoral Researcher – Xiamen University, China

Research Interest

  • Development of plasmonic nanostructures (Ag, Au) for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)
  • Application of SERS in food science, environmental science, and biology
  • Development of microfluidic devices for SERS applications

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2017 - Second prize for exceptional performance in the 14th Annual Postdoctoral day - The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA.


  • Life-Fellow at Indian Chemical Society, Kolkata, India (Founded 1924)
  • Life-Fellow at Chemical Research Society of India, IISC Bengaluru, India

List of Publications

  • Nanostructure-based plasmon-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for surface analysis of materials. S.-Y. Ding, J. Yi, J.-F. Li, B. Ren, D.-Y. Wu, R. Panneerselvam, and Z.-Q. Tian, Nat. Rev. Mater.,1, 16021, (2016); (Impact factor -74.6).
  • Core-shell nanoparticle-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. J.-F. Li, Y.-J. Zhang, S.-Y. Ding, R. Panneerselvam, and Z.-Q. Tian, Chem. Rev., 117, 5002–5069, (2017); (Impact factor -54.3).
  • Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy: bottlenecks and future directions. R. Panneerselvam, G.-K. Liu, Y.-H. Wang, J.-Y. Liu, S.-Y. Ding, J.-F. Li, D.-Y. Wu and Z.-Q. Tian, Chem. Commun., 54, 10–25, (2018); (Impact factor -5.9).
  • Shell-isolated nanoparticle-enhanced Raman spectroscopy at single-crystal electrode surfaces. J.-C. Dong, R. Panneerselvam, Y. Lin, X.-D. Tian and J.-F. Li, Adv. Opt. Mater. 4, 1144–1158, (2016); (Impact factor -8.2).
  • “Smart” Ag nanostructures for plasmon-enhanced spectroscopies. C.-Y. Li, M. Meng, S.-C. Huang, L. Li, S.-R. Huang, S. Chen, L.-Y. Meng, R. Panneerselvam, S.-J. Zhang, B. Ren, Z.-L. Yang, J.-F. Li, and Z.-Q. Tian, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 13784–13787 (2015); (Impact factor -14.6).
  • Sensitive cylindrical SERS substrate array for rapid microanalysis of nucleobases. R. Panneerselvam, and J. Yang, Anal. Chem., 84, 10277–10282, (2012); (Impact factor -6.7).
  • A microfluidic device enabling surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy at chip-integrated multifunctional nanoporous membranes. Benjamin K.;, Panneerselvam, R.; David, G.; Belder, D. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 412, 267–277, (2020).
  • Raman spectroscopic detection in continuous microflow using a chip-integrated silver electrode as an electrically regenerable surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy substrate. Höhn, E.-M.; Panneerselvam, R.; Das, A.; Belder, D. Anal. Chem. 91 (15), 9844–9851 (2019)
  • A rapid and simple chemical method for the preparation of Ag colloids for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy using the Ag mirror reaction. Panneerselvam, R.; Xiao, L.; Waites, K. B.; Atkinson, T. P.; Dluhy, R. A Vib. Spectrosc. 98. (2018)
  • Quantitative detection using two-dimension shell-isolated nanoparticle film. J.-L. Yang, Z.-W. Yang, Y.-J. Zhang, H. Ren, H. Zhang, Q.-C. Xu, R. Panneerselvam, K. Sivashanmugan, J.-F. Li, and Z.-Q. Tian, J. Raman Spectrosc., 48, 919–924, (2017).
  • Microwave-assisted synthesis of highly dispersed PtCu nanoparticles on three-dimensional nitrogen-doped graphene networks with remarkably enhanced methanol electrooxidation. X. Peng, D. Chen, X. Yang, D. Wang, M. Li, C.-C. Tseng, R. Panneerselvam, X. Wang, W. Hu, J. Tian, and Y. Zhao, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 8, 33673–33680 (2016).
  • Theoretical study of normal Raman spectra and SERS of benzyl chloride and benzyl radical on silver electrodes. Y.-L. Chen, R. Panneerselvam, D.-Y. Wu and Z.-Q. Tian, J. Raman Spectrosc., 48, 53–63, (2017).
  • Potential dependent thiocyanate adsorption on gold electrodes: a comparison study between SERS and SHINERS. G. Cabello, X.-J. Chen, R. Panneerselvam, and Z.-Q. Tian, J. Raman Spectrosc. 47, 1207–1212, (2016)
  • Stable 16.2% efficient surface plasmon-enhanced graphene/GaAs heterostructure solar cell. S.-S. Lin, Z.-Q. Wu, X.-Q. Li, Y.-J. Zhang, S.-J. Zhang, P. Wang, R. Panneerselvam, and J.-F. Li Adv. Energy Mater., 6, 1600822, (2016).
  • Probing the electronic structure of heterogeneous metal interfaces by transition metal-shell gold nanoparticle-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Y.-J. Zhang, S.-B. Li, S. Duan, B.-A. Lu, J. Yang, R. Panneerselvam, C.-Y. Li, P.-P. Fang, Z.-Y. Zhou, D. L. Phillips, J.-F. Li, and Z.-Q. Tian, J. Phys. Chem. C, 120, 20684–20691, (2016).
  • Self-assembly of subwavelength nanostructures with symmetry breaking in solution. X.-D. Tian, S. Chen, Y.-J. Zhang, J.-C. Dong, R. Panneerselvam, Y. Zhang, Z.-L. Yang, J.-F. Li, and Z.-Q. Tian, Nanoscale, 8, 2951–2959, (2016).
  • A facile method for the synthesis of large-size Ag nanoparticles as efficient SERS substrates. Y. Zhao, Y.-J. Zhang, J.-H. Meng, S. Chen, R. Panneerselvam, C.-Y. Li, S. B. Jamali, X. Li, Z.-L. Yang, J.-F. Li, and Z.-Q. Tian, J. Raman Spectrosc., 47, 662–667, (2016).
  • Shell-isolated nanoparticle-enhanced Raman spectroscopy study of the adsorption behaviour of DNA bases on Au(111) electrode surfaces. B.-Y. Wen, X. Jin, Y. Li, Y.-H. Wang, C.-Y. Li, M.-M. Liang, R. Panneerselvam, Q.-C. Xu, D.-Y. Wu, Z.-L. Yang, J.-F. Li, and Z.-Q. Tian, Analyst, 141, 3925–3925, (2016).
  • In-situ electrochemical shell-isolated Ag nanoparticles-enhanced Raman spectroscopy study of adenine adsorption on smooth Ag electrodes. C.-Y. Li, S.-Y. Chen, Y.-L. Zheng, S.-P. Chen, R. Panneerselvam, S. Chen, Q.-C. Xu, Y.-X. Chen, Z.L. Yang, D.-Y. Wu, J.-F. Li, and Z.-Q. Tian, Electrochim. Acta, 199, 388–393,(2016).
  • Electrochemical shell-isolated nanoparticle enhanced Raman spectroscopy: correlating structural information and adsorption processes of pyridine at the Au(hkl) single crystal/solution interface. J.-F. Li, Y.-J. Zhang, A. V. Rudnev, J. R. Anema, S.-B. Li, W.-J. Hong, R. Panneerselvam, J. Lipkowski, T. Wandlowski, and Z.-Q. Tian, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 2400–2408, (2015).
  • In situ monitoring of electrooxidation processes at gold single crystal surfaces using shell-isolated nanoparticle-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. C.-Y. Li, J.-C. Dong, X. Jin, S. Chen, R. Panneerselvam, A. V. Rudnev, Z.-L. Yang, J.-F. Li, T. Wandlowski, and Z.-Q. Tian, J. Am. Chem. Soc.,137, 7648–7651, (2015).
  • Rapid detection of melamine in milk liquid and powder by surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrate array. R. Panneerselvam, W.-L. Tang and J. Yang, Food Control, 56, 155–160, (2015).
  • Large scale synthesis of pinhole-free shell-isolated nanoparticles (SHINs) using improved atomic layer deposition (ALD) method for practical applications. W. Zhang, J.-C. Dong, C.-Y. Li, S. Chen, C. Zhan, R. Panneerselvam, Z.-L. Yang, J.-F. Li, and Y.L. Zhou, J. Raman Spectrosc., 46, 1200–1204, (2015).
  • Photochemical method for decoration of silver nanoparticles on filter paper substrate for SERS application. R. Panneerselvam, and J. Yang, J. Raman Spectrosc., 45, 574–580, (2014).
  • Shell-Isolated Nanoparticle-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SHINERS) of Electrode Surfaces, Volume 17, 2017, Nanopatterned and nanoparticle modified electrodes, Li, J.-F., Panneerselvam, R. & Tian, Z.-Q. Wiley. Editors: Richard C. Alkire (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the USA), Philip N. Bartlett (University of Southampton, UK), and Jacek Lipkowski (University of Guelph, Canada).
  • Shell-isolated nanoparticle-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, Recent Developments In Plasmon-Supported Raman Spectroscopy: 45 Years of Enhanced Raman Signals (2017). World Scientific. Li, J.-F., Panneerselvam, R. & Tian, Z.-Q. Editors: Katrin Kneipp (Technical University of Denmark), Yukihiro Ozaki (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan), and Zhong-Qun Tian (Xiamen University, China)