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Research Scholars

Fadeela Chundekatt Ummer

Ph. D Scholar under Prof. Nandakumar Kalarikkal

Education:

M.Sc Polymer Chemistry

M.Tech Nanoscience and Technology

B. Ed

Research Interests:

Graphene hybrids, Polymer nanocomposites, Opto electronic

properties of nano materials, Chemical and bio sensors

Mridula Sreedharan

Research Fellow, DST-BRICS Project (2021-2024)

Education:

M.Tech Nanomedical Sciences , Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (2011)

B.Tech Biotechnology, University of Calicut (2009)

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) qualified and possess 7 years of Teaching experience

Research Areas: Tissue Engineering, Nanomedicine, Molecular Biology, Nanobiotechnology, Microbiology, etc.

Deepa S. Dev

Research Scholar under the guidance of Dr Subila  K B, Assistant Professor, School of Chemical Sciences and

Prof.(Dr.) Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Senior Professor, School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

Education:

M.Tech. in Embedded Systems, University of Kerala (2014)
B.Tech. in ECE, CUSAT,2010
UGC JRF & NET (Electronic Science) qualified and possess 6 years of Teaching experience

Research Areas: 

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning

Fency Sunny

Research Scholar under the guidance of Prof.(Dr.) Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Senior Professor, School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

and Dr Subila  K B, Assistant Professor, School of Chemical Sciences.

Education:

  • M. Sc. Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University (2017).
  • B. Sc. Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University (2015).
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)-2018 qualified. 

Research Areas: 

Nanomaterials- Halide Perovskites, Composites, Optoelectronic applications

Jyothish Kumar J.S.

Project fellow at International and Inter University Centre for nanoscience & Nanotechnology (IIUCNN).

ID No: IIUCNN/PF/131/2021

DOB: 02/07/1995

Secured graduation in Nanotechnology with first class and distinction from National Institute of Technology, Calicut. Graduation work was based on Synthesis of Liposome Nanoparticles Carrying Two Different Drugs for the Breast Cancer Therapy. Seeking to explore the use of nanoparticles in applications such as active drug delivery, cell imaging, cell regrowth and hyperthermia.

Jyothish’s full profile can be seen in the weblink here.

Publications:

Biomedical Applications of Magnetic Nanomaterials/Ferrites” Mridula Sreedharan, Jyothish Kumar J. S., Anjali G., Nebu G. Thomas, Shilpa Joy, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, and Sabu Thomas (Book chapter)

Shilpa Santhosh

Ms. Shilpa Santhosh is currently a research scholar of International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IIUCNN) of Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU), Kerala, India. She was a Sandwich PhD student in Ariel University (AU), Israel and is working in the field of urea oxidation electrocatalysis under the joint  supervision of Prof. (Dr.) Nandakumar Kalarikkal from MGU and Dr. Alex Schechter from AU, Israel. She completed her Master’s in Physics and Master of Philosophy in Physics from the School of Pure and Applied Physics (SPAP), MGU and subsequently joined for PhD in IIUCNN. Being an experimental physicist, her major areas of focus are Catalysis, Condensed Matter Physics, Nanophotonics etc. She intends to develop scientific expertise for energy and water security and sensing applications.

Aiswarya Sathian

Aiswarya completed her master’s in Nanoscience & Technology, and work independently to produce high-quality results and enjoy contributing meaningfully in team environments. She aims to bring forth extensive experience in performing research on product development processes and offering solutions and alterations to improve safety and effectiveness using Nanoscience & Technology.

Research Interests;

Wound healing, Agricultural nanotechnology, Polymer nanomaterials, Edible coating, Biomaterials, Nano dispersion, Drug delivery, Nanocomposites, Hybrid nano-systems

Education:
  • Bangalore University, Karnataka, India – Masters in Nanoscience & Technology, 2018-2020
  • Calicut University ,Kerala, India – Bachelor’s in Zoology ,2015-2018
Major Publications:
  • Joseph, Tomy Muringayil, Aiswarya Sathian, Aparna Beena Unni, Debarshi Kar Mahapatra, Anoop Kallingal, Joshy K. S, Josef Hapniuk, and Sabu Thomas. “Modulation of Aroma and Flavor Using Plasma Technology.” In Flavors and Fragrances in Food Processing: Preparation and Characterization Methods, pp. 327-339. American Chemical Society, 2022
  • AiswaryaSathian,Metabolism:What it is and What Factors Influence It….??!!, International Journal of Medical & Pharmaceutical Sciences,Vol 12, Issue 01, January 2022 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.31782/IJMPS.2022.12102
  • Aiswarya Sathian, K. S. Joshy, and Sabu Thomas, Nano-Innovations in Food Packaging to Preserve Food Flavor and Odor, In Nano-Innovations in Food Packaging, ISBN:9781774639726, Eds. Shiji Mathew and Radhakrishnan E.K, AAP and CRC PRESS.

A full Curriculum of Aiswarya is available at the following weblink.

Suji Mary Zachariah

Research scholar, UBS, Lorraine, France.

Suji Mary Zachariah is a researcher who is involved in fabricating various structures for eradicating problems created due to electromagnetic interference radiations.

Education:
  • Masters in Polymer Science and Technology, MG University, 2016-2018.
  • Bachelor in Chemical Engineering, 2008-2012.
Skills:

Suji is an expert in handling the following instruments:

  • Vector network analyzer
  • Contact angle analyzer
  • Dielectric spectroscopy
  • Electrospinning machine
Publications:
Contact:

Ms. Suji Mary Zachariah can be contacted at IIUCNN, MG University, Kottayam, Kerala, INDIA.

Seetha Lakshmy

Ms. Seetha Lakshmy is a Junior Research Fellow, (DST-SERB Project) guided by Prof.(Dr.) Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Senior Professor, School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University. She is a Research Trainee, at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) as well.

Education:
  • M.Phil Physics, School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam (2019-20)
  • MSc. Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam (2016-18)
Research Interests:

First-principles Density Functional Theory and Molecular Dynamics simulations, Tailoring electronic properties of 2D materials, Gas or Biomolecule sensing, Drug delivery applications.

Publications:

Seetha Lakshmy has published twelve journal articles that can be accessed at the web search engine Google scholar profile of her.

Major Publications:
  1. Seetha Lakshmy, Gopal Sanyal, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, and Brahmananda Chakraborty. “Pristine and metal decorated biphenylene monolayer for enhanced adsorption of nitrobenzene: a Dft approach.” Applied Surface Science 613 (2023): 155995.
  2. Seetha Lakshmy, Ajit Kundu, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, and Brahmananda Chakraborty. “Catechol Sensor Based on Pristine and Transition Metal Embedded Holey Graphyne: A First Principle Density Functional Theory Study.” Journal of Materials Chemistry B  (2022).
  3. Seetha Lakshmy, Gopal Sanyal, Antara Vaidyanathan, Saju Joseph, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, and Brahmananda Chakraborty. “Catechol Detection in Pure and Transition Metal Decorated 2D MoS2: Acumens from Density Functional Theory Approaches”. Applied Surface Science (2021): 150216.

Deepa P Mohanan

Research Scholar under the supervision of Dr.Radhakrishnan E.K.

Education

M.Sc Medical Microbiology (School of Health Sciences, Kannur University, 2009)

M.Phil Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, 2012)

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) qualified, 2012

Research Interests

Nanobiotechnology, Nanomedicine, Medical Microbiology, Bionanocomposites ,Biomaterials etc..

Research articles published
  1. Jishma Panichikkal, Deepa P. Mohanan, Sreekanth Koramkulam, Radhakrishnan Edayileveettil Krishnankutty (2022) Chitosan nanoparticles augmented indole‐3‐acetic acid production by rhizospheric Pseudomonas monteilii, Journal of Basic Microbiology 62(12), DOI:10.1002/jobm.202100358.
  2. Robin Augustine, Deepa P Mohanan, Prakash Kumar B, Radhakrishnan E.K, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Sabu Thomas, Pectinates infiltrated non-woven polycaprolactone membranes as antibacterial wound dressings, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Nanomaterials: Synthesis Characterisation and applications (ICN 2012) held at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India, 12-15 January 2012, p136.
  3. Robin Augustine, Deepa P Mohanan, Prakash Kumar B, Radhakrishnan E.K, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Sabu Thomas, Pectinates/ZnO NPs Infiltrated Polycaprolactone Membranes for Wound Dressing Applications, Proceedings of the First International Multicomponent Polymer Conference-2012 (IMPC-2012), held at Kottayam, Kerala, India 23-25 March 2012, p168.
  4. Electrospun Matrices for Biomedical Applications-Recent Advances
  5. Deepa P Mohanan, Robin Augustine, Radhakrishnan E.K, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Sabu Thomas. In: Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering-State of The Art and Recent Trends, Edited By Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Robin Augustine, Oluwatobi Samuel Oluwafemi, Joshy K. S., Sabu Thomas, Published April 7, 2016 by Apple Academic Press, ISBN 9781771881180. (Book chapter)
Conference presentations

Presented a paper (oral) and awarded a grade of A in the webinar titled ‘A glimpse of phytomedicine Research’ held at School of Biosciences, M.G University, Kottayam on 22 and 23 March 2022.

Conference attended
  1. Second International Conference on Nanomaterials – Synthesis, Characterization and Applications (ICN – 2012) 13-15 January 2012.
  2. Third Euro-India International Conference on Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering (ICNT 2013) 9-11 August 2013.
  3. 29th National Symposium on Plasma Science & Technology (PLASMA 2014) 8-11 December 2014.
  4. Fourth International Conference on Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering (ICNT 2016) 12-14 August 2016.
  5. International Conference on Nanomaterials and Tissue Engineering Applications (ICNTA 2022) organized by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India in association with Huazhong University of Science and Technology China, Wuhan University China and National Orgrev Mordovia State University Sarank Russia Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST), India and BRICS STI Framework during October 25-27, 2022.