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Faculty

Prof. (Dr.) Sabu Thomas

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.

Skype: sabu.thomas48 

Website: www.sabuthomas.com

Prof. Sabu Thomas’ publications can accessed from the following sites;

Google scholar

Scopus

Researcher id

ORCID : 0000-0003-4726-5746

Prof. (Dr.) Nandakumar Kalarikkal

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

Prof. Nandakumar’s publications can be accessed from the following web search engines;

Google Scholar Citations

Books

Prof. Nandakumar’s detailed Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Sreekala M. S.

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

Dr. Anitha C Kumar

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
E-mail: anitha.kumar@gmail.com, anithackumar@mgu.ac.in
Phone: 08185998052

  • Awards/achievements

• 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

Dr. Ditty Dixon

Associate Professor

School of Chemical Sciences & International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IIUCNN),

Mahatma Gandhi University

Priyadarsini Hills P.O

Kottayam 686560, Kerala

E-mail : ditty.dixon@gmail.com

Ph: +91-9400243084

Academic Background


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

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.

Publications:

Dr. Jince Thomas’s publications can be seen as it is indexed in the web search engine Google scholar and scientific citation search platform Web of Science

Dr. Avinash R. Pai

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.

Publications:

Dr. Avinash R. Pai’s publications can be seen as it is indexed in the web search engine Google scholar.

Dr. Pai’s profile at the professional social media platform LinkedIn can be accessed here