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Director, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IIUCNN)
Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University
Director, School of Energy Materials,
Founder Director, International and Inter University
Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,
Former Director & Professor, School of Chemical Sciences
Mahatma Gandhi University
Professor Sabu Thomas is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work in Polymer Science and Engineering, Polymer Nanocomposites, Elastomers, Polymer Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Polymer Membranes, Green Composites and Nanocomposites, Nanomedicine and Green Nanotechnology. Dr. Thomas’s ground breaking inventions in polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, green bionanotechnological and nano-biomedical sciences, have made transformative differences in the development of new materials for automotive, space, housing and biomedical fields. In collaboration with India’s premier tyre company, Apollo Tyres, Professor Thomas’s group invented new high performance barrier rubber nanocomposite membranes for inner tubes and inner liners for tyres. Professor Thomas has received a number of national and international awards which including, Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, MRSI medal, Nano Tech Medal, CRSI medal, Distinguished Faculty Award, and Sukumar Maithy Award for the best polymer researcher in the country. Cited among top 2% Scientists in India by Stanford University Professors in 2020 & 2021. Very recently,Prof. Thomas has been conferred Honoris Causa (DSc) by the University of South Brittany, Lorient, France. Professor Thomas has published over 1300 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 180 books and is the inventor of 15 (granted- 4, filed -11) patents. He has supervised 118 Ph.D theses and his H indices are 122 (google scholar) and 100 (Scopus) with nearly 71500 citations. Prof. Thomas has delivered over 300 Plenary/Inaugural and Invited lectures in national/international meetings over 30 countries. He has established a state of the art laboratory at Mahatma Gandhi University in the area of Polymer Science and Engineering and Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
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Former Director, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IIUCNN)
Senior Professor (Ex-Director & Chair), School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University
Director-in-Charge, School of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Member Syndicate, Member IQAC, Member University Research Committee, Ex-Member Senate
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Prof. Nandakumar’s detailed Curriculum Vitae
Joint Director, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IIUCNN) & School of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Associate Professor, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University
Detailed Curriculum Vitae
Professor, School of Chemical Sciences &
International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IIUCNN) & School of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Joint Director, School of Energy Materials , Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala
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• 2012 Selected for Marie-Curie IEF 2012 Fellowship with good score of 93.9/100.
• 2010-2011 CNRS postdoctoral fellowship from France.
• 2008-2010 ANR postdoctoral fellowship from France
• 2008 Best Poster award in International conference ICSS2008.
• 2005-2006 Senior Research Fellowship from University Grant Commission (UGC), India)
• 2003-2005 Junior Research Fellowship from University Grant Commission (UGC), India
• 2002 Qualified in National level test, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) conducted by Indian Institute of Technologies on behalf of Govt. of India
• 2014 Member ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY (RSC)
• 2019 Associate fellow Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Science
School of Chemical Sciences & International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IIUCNN),
Mahatma Gandhi University
Priyadarsini Hills P.O
Kottayam 686560, Kerala
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Ph.D : PhD in Chemistry, Technisch Universität Darmstadt, Germany. Prof: Christina Roth (2011)
M.Sc.: School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India (2006)
B.Sc.: Sacred Heart College, Thevara
Dr. Jince Thomas obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU), India, in 2022. He also holds a Master’s degree in Polymer Chemistry (2012) and an M. Tech. in Polymer Science and Technology (2014) from MGU. In addition, he gained valuable experience as a visiting student at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) in 2014 and as a project trainee at the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, MGU, during 2015-16. He also worked as a project assistant on an Indo-Malaysian Project with University Technology Mara, Malaysia, during 2016-17, and had the privilege of being a visiting student at Ariel University, Israel. Dr. Jince Thomas has authored numerous publications, book chapters, and books, and his area of research is focused on polymer nanocomposites, polymer electrolytes, polymer blends, fuel cell membranes, and sustainable materials for energy storage and conversion applications.
Dr. Avinash R. Pai received his Ph.D in Polymer Engineering from Mahatma Gandhi University, India in the year 2023. His doctoral thesis was focused on the design and development of sustainable electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding materials from nanocellulose. Dr. Pai obtained his Bachelor’s degree (B.Tech) in Polymer Engineering from Mahatma Gandhi University and holds a Master’s degree (M.Tech) in Polymer Engineering from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. His research was funded under the auspices of Visvesvaraya Ph.D Scheme instituted by Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), Government of India. As part of his doctoral research, he was also a visiting researcher at Lancaster University, UK under the Newton Bhabha Ph.D Placement programme which was funded by the British Council & Newton Bhabha Fund. His research interests include utilization of bio-resources (nanocellulose, chitin, lignin & biocarbon) to solve the global challenges that we face today by adopting circular and green approaches.
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