Dr Santhosh Chidangil
MSc. Physics and PhD Physics
Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics
Official Phone:0820-2925071






22 years .

  • Head of the Department,[2010-present] Professor and Head, Centre for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal.
  • [2006-2010] Associate Professor& In Charge Head of the Centre for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal.
  • [2002-2006] Assistant Professor&In Charge Head of the Centre for Laser Spectroscopy, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal.
  • [1997-2002]  Assistant Professor, Academy of Medical Sciences, Pariyaram, Kannur University, Kannur

Areas of Interest in teaching

Laser Induced Fluorescence, micro- Raman Spectroscopy, Optical Tweezers, Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Femtosecond Photonics and proteomics of clinical samples for the early detection of diseases with emphasis on cancer.


Top 5 research publications/ Projects

  • AjeetkumarPatil, K S Choudhari, Unnikrishnan V. K., KeerthilathaM.Pai, RavikiranOngole, NandithaShenoy, V.B Kartha, and SanthoshChidangi, Salivary protein markers: non-invasive protein profile-based method for the early diagnosis of oral premalignancy and malignancy, Journal of Biomedical Optics, 2013 (Article in press).
  • V.K. Unnikrishnan, Rajesh Nayak, Praveen Devangad, M.M. Tamboli, C. Santhosh, G.A. Kumar, D.K. Sardar, Calibration based laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for quantitative analysis of doped rare earth elements in phosphors. Materials Letters,  107, 322–324, 2013.
  • V. K. Unnikrishnan, Rajesh Nayak, KiranAithal, V. B. Kartha, C. Santhosh, G. P. Gupta and B.M. Suri.Analysis of trace elements in complex matrices (soil) by Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS),Analytical Methods5, 1294–1300, 2013.
  • J. Thomas, R. Bernard, K. Alti, A.K. Dharmadhikari, J.A. Dharmadhikari, A. Bhatnagar, C. Santhosh, Pattern formation in transparent media using ultrashort laser pulses. Optics Communications,  304, 29–38, 2013.
  • A. Bankapur, R. S. Krishnamurthy, E. Zachariah, S. Chidangil, B. Chougule, P. Bhavishna, M. Valiathan and D. Mathur, Micro-Raman Spectroscopy of Silver Nanoparticle Induced Stress on Optically-Trapped Stem Cells. PLoS ONE 7(4): e35075, 1-11, 2012.