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Prof. Sabu Thomas

Founder & Director

PhD, FRSC, FEurASc, DSc(UL,France), DSc(UBS, France)                      

Former Vice-Chancellor, MG University Kottayam.

Former Director, Professor, School of Chemical Sciences


 Prof. Nandakumar Kalarikkal


School of Pure and Applied Physics

Areas of Research: Nanostructured materials & Applications, Laser Plasma, Non-linear optics, Phase transitions, Condensed matter theoretical simulations


Prof. Anitha C. Kumar

Joint Director

Professor, School of Chemical Sciences

Areas of Research:  Polymeric Materials, Hydrogels, Nanomaterials, Florescence Spectroscopy.


Dr. Ditty Dixon

Associate Joint Director

Associate Professor, School of Chemical Sciences

Areas of Research: Materials for Energy conversion (Fuel cells) and storage (Li, Na, Mg ion batteries), Redox Flow Batteries, Metal (Zn, Fe) air batteries. Operando diagnostics of Energy storage and conversion devices using Synchrotron- based X- Ray absorption and Emission Spectroscopy.

Assistant Professors (on contract)

Davis Johny 

M.Sc. Electronics, NET

Areas of Research: Renewable Energy, Power Electronics, Thin Film Perovskite Solar cells

Dr. Vivek S 

Ph.D. in Material Science

Areas of Research: Magnetic nanoparticles  


Dr. Lakshmipriya Ravindran 

M.Phil., PhD. in Chemistry

Areas of Research: Polymer composites, Nanomaterials, Polymer foams, Biopolymers, Water purification 

Dr. Taniya Rose Abraham 

Integrated M.Sc. Ph. D in Chemistry (Chemical Physics)

Areas of Research: Theoretical and Computational Chemistry – Simulation of polymer Chains in dilute solution, Atomistic modelling of advanced Energy materials through ML/AI.

Kumar Anurag

Integrated M.Tech in Nanotechnology, Ph.D.(Nanoscience and Nanotechnology)- dissertation filed

Research areas: 2D Materials especially Graphene, GO, rGO and MoS2 for energy applications, Thin Films, II-VI Semiconductors(binary and ternary) and Soft magnetic materials.


Dr. Sajid Babu.N 

M.Sc., B.Ed., M.Phil. & Ph.D. in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Research Areas: Semiconductor Nanostructured thin films, charge transport studies of Semiconductor Nanostructured thin films, Solar energy materials.

Dr. Sandhya P K

M Phil, PhD in Chemistry

Research Areas:  Preparation of nanomaterials, polymer nanocomposites, phenolic foams, triboelectric nanogenerators

Vishnu Sudarsanan

M.Sc. Ph.D. in Physics – dissertation filed

Research Areas: Cathode materials for Li/Na-ion batteries, Density Functional Theory.


Visiting Faculty

Dr. Somnath Mondal

PhD: SSCU, IISc, Bangalore

Assistant Research Professor, Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University

Areas of interest: Biophysical chemistry of disease-related and viral proteins, Spectroscopy, Bioinformatics and AI. 

Dr. A. Manuel Stephan

Senior Principal Scientist

CSIR-Central Electro Chemical Research Institute Karekkudi, Chennai 

Areas of Expertise: Polymer Electrolytes, Lithium sulfur batteries

Dr. K Vijayamohanan Pillai


Department of Chemistry, IISER, Tirupati Dean (R & D) 

Areas of Expertise: Physical Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Nanostructured Materials, Energy Storage

Dr. S Sampath


Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore – 560 012 India 

Areas of Expertise: Surfaces, Interfaces and Materials Electrochemistry

Dr. M. M Shaijumon

Associate Professor

School of Physics, IISER, Thiruvananthapuram 

Areas of Expertise: Nanostructured materials and Energy Storage applications.

Dr. Vijay Kumar Srivastava

Retired Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering IIT (BHU), Varanasi.

Areas of Expertise: Metal-Matrix Composites, Ceramic Fibre Composites, Biocomposites, Glass Composites, Nanocomposites.

Dr. Manabendra Mukherjee

Senior Professor

Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Bidhannagar, Kolkata 

Areas of Expertise: Vapor deposited organic and nanocomposite films for organic electronic devices.

Dr. Rajan Jose


University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia

Areas of Expertise: Renewable Energy Devices, Solar Cells, Batteries, Supercapacitors

Dr. Sreekuttan M.U

Senior Scientist

CSIR-CECRI, Karaikudi

Areas of Expertise: Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell, Electro catalyst development for Oxygen Reduction Reaction (ORR), Hydrogen oxidation and liquid fuel oxidation, OER, HER, CO2 reduction

Dr. E. Bhoje Gowd

Senior Principal Scientist

CSIR-NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram  

Areas of Expertise: Nanostructures Based on Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers, Polymer/inorganic hybrid materials, Crystallization and morphology of multiphase polymeric systems

Dr. V Ravindra

Senior Researcher

School of Energy Science and Engineering

IIT Kharagpur

Mathews K Manayani

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha 
Areas of Expertise: Bioorganic Chemistry, Photo-chemistry

Dr. Hrishikesh Joshi

Research and Development Scientist

Evonic Industries, Germany 

Dr. Partha Pratim Das

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Center for Novel States of Complex Materials Research, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea 

Dr. Sangita Das

Newton Post- Doctoral Fellow

The Palatine Centre, Department of Chemistry, Durham University, Stockton Rd, Durham DH1 3LE, U.K 

Dr. Arya Uthaman

Post-Doctoral Researcher 

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malasiya

Areas of Expertise: Fiber reinforced Polymers, Polymer Composites, Nanomaterials, Polymer Science & Technology

Dr. Hiran Mayookh Lal

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malasiya

Areas of Expertise: FRP Composites, Polymer composites, Nanocomposites

Visiting Faculty (International)

Prof. Robert J Young FREng, FRS

Emeritus Professor

National Graphene Institute and School of Materials, University of Manchester UK

Areas of Expertise: Polymers, Nanomaterials, Raman spectroscopy, Carbon fiber

Prof. Yiu-Wing Mai

University Chair & Professor

Mechanical Engineering School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering Mechanical Engineering,

The University of Sydney Sydney, Australia 

Areas of Expertise: Nanomaterials , Material Science

Prof. Steven P. Armes, FRS

Firth Professor

Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield Brook Hill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7HF, UK 

Areas of Expertise: Polymer chemistry, Colloidal chemistry

Prof. Zhong LIn Wang


School of Materials Science and Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta GA USA 

Areas of Expertise: Nanogenerators and self-powered nanosystems, Piezotronics for smart systems, Piezo-phototronics for energy science and optoelectronics, Hybrid cells for energy harvesting

Prof. Y Karthik Shankar


Faculty of Engineering – Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept, University of Alberta, Canada

Areas of Expertise: Biomedical Engineering Microsystems and Nanodevices Photonics and Plasmas Solid State Electronics