IUCNN

International & Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

 


 

About the centre

The Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam was established in the year 2009 as a nodal research centre of the University focusing the enhancement of research and higher studies in cutting edge areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Considering the achievements of the centre in its academic and research pursuits in the past years since its inception, the state Govt. of Kerala has elevated the status of the centre to “International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IIUCNN)” in the year 2013. The Centre is motivated to thrust its research and development focusing on developing novel materials and devices prospering the outrage of nanoscience. The centre also take up the social, ethical, legal and environmental issues related to nanoscience and nanotechnology. Thus IIUCNN intends to act as a prime point to provide training and research in various interdisciplinary areas.

 

Mission

Promote and coordinate interdisciplinary research programs in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology leading to the technological development and fabrication of nano-devices.

To serve as a centre of educational excellence for students and researchers by offering academic programs like Ph.D., M. S., M.Phil.,  and P.G Diploma courses in Nanoscience& Nanotechnology and generating intellectual manpower in specialized areas. 

To initiate and establish strong collaborations with industries and R&D sectors of the country and abroad by providing consultancy services and research projects in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology.

To pave more attention in studies focused on Social, Ethical, Legal and Environmental (SELE) issues related to Nanoscience& Nanotechnology for policy making.

Vision

To emerge as a premier nano-research and learning centre to cater the industrial needs of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for societal development.

Achievements

Patents : 02
Number of Publications: 280
Number of Books authored/edited: 45
Number of Book Chapters : 40
Number of Post Doctoral Fellows: 13
Number of PhD Students: 12
Number of PhD Completed : 02
On-going Projects: 08
On-going International Projects: 02
Project Completed: 06
Projects Approved/Sanctioned: 03
Projects Submitted: 10

 
Innovative Programmes

Erudite Lectures
Chair Professorship
Ingenuity Lab
Exchange Programmes
Flipped class room
Massive Open Online Course 

 

 

 

Contact

 

International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Mahatma Gandhi University

ProyadarshiniHills

Kottayam, Kerala, India-686560

0481 2730003, 0481 2731669

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Programmes
 

MS Nano Science & Nano Technology

M.Phil.

Ph.D.

 
 
 
Facilities
 
·         Atomic Force Microscope <Form>
·         Autoclave
·         Brabender
·         Carbon Dioxide Incubator
·         Compression Moulder
·         Cooling Centrifuge
·         Dielectric Measurement System
·         Differential Scanning Calorimeter
·         Dynamic Contact Angle Meter
·         Dynamic Light Scattering Spectroscope
·         Electrospinning Unit
·         High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope  <Form>
·         Laminar Air Flow System
·         Lyophilizer
·         ME Coupling Set up
·         Nd:YAG Laser
·         Plasma Ablation
·         Pulsed Laser Deposition
·         Z-Scan
·         Spin Coater
·         Ultrasonicators
·         UV-Visible-NIR Spectroscope 
·         Vector Network Analyzer
·         X-ray Diffractometer
 
Faculty
 

Professor Dr. Sabu Thomas (Hon. Director) <click here>

Dr. Nandakumar Kalarikkal <click here>

Dr. Raji V.

 
 
Activities
 
1.      Second International Conference on Advanced Materials for Power Engineering(ICAMPE 2016) : 11-13, November 2016
2.      Fourth International Conference on Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering (ICNT 2016) : 12-14 August 2016
3.      International Conference on Macromolecules: Synthesis, Morphology, Processing, Structure, Properties and Application (ICM 2016): 13-15, May 2016
4.      First International Conference on Advanced Materials for Power Engineering (ICAMPE 2015) : 11-13 December, 2015
5.      International Conference on Nanostructured Polymeric Materials (ICNPM 2015) : 13-15 November, 2015
6.      World Congress on Microscopy (WCM 2015): 9-11 October,2015
7.      Fourth International Conference on Natural Polymers (ICNP 2015)  :  10-12 April 2015
8.      Second International Conference on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites (ICNM 2014) : 19 – 21 December 2014
9.      Third International Conference on Polymer Processing and Characterization (ICPPC 2014) : 11-13 October 2014
10.  First World Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics (FRACTURE 2014): 9-11 August 2014
11.  Third International Conference on Recycling and Reuse of Materials (ICRM 2014): 11-13 April 2014
12.  International Conference on Advanced Polymeric Materials (ICAPM 2013) : 11-13 October 2013
13.  Third Euro-India International Conference on Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering (ICNT 2013) : 9-11 August 2013
14.  First International Conference on Advanced Nanocomposite for Construction Materials  : 12-14 March 2013
15.  Third International Conference on Natural Polymers (ICNP2012): 26-28 October 2012.
16.  First Indo- US International Conference on Polymers for Packaging Applications (ICPPA 2012) 31st March – 2nd April 2012, Kottayam, Kerala, INDIA
17.  Third International Multicomponent Polymer Conference (ICMPC-2012) 23-25 March-2012, Conducted by Center for Nanoscience, M. G. University, Kerala, INDIA
18.  (ICNM-2012) International Conference on Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization and Application-2012 Kottayam, Kerala, India, February- 1-3, 2012.
19.  Second International Conference on Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications-ICN 2012 to be held at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India during 12-15 January 2012
20.  International conference on Nanoscience and nanotechnology-2011, Kottayam, Kerala, India November, 12-15, 2011
21.  (PPOMP 2011) First International Conference on Plasma Processing of Organic Materials and Polymers 25-27 November 2011, Kottayam, Kerala, India
22.  International conference of waste management-2011, Conducted by Center for Nanoscience, M. G. University, Kerala, INDIA
23.  ICNC-2011- International Conference on Composites and Nanocomposites-2011 Conducted by Center for Nanoscience, M. G. University, Kerala, INDIA
 
 
Achievements
 
Dr. Praveen. G - First prize in PSG-Nanochallenge 2016.
Dr.Praveen.G - Best paper award for Young Scientist in Engineering & Technology, 28th Kerala Science Congress,2016
Dr.Praveen.G - ICMST Young Researchers Award in Second International Conference on Material Science and Technology
Dr. Praveen. G- Best Paper presentation award in Chemical & Nanotechnology track (T3) of Kerala Technological Congress-2016 jointly organized by A.P.J.AbdulKalam Technological University (KTU)
Jiji Abraham- Best Paper Award,National Seminar On Advanced Polymer Materials(Hesperos 2015)
Blessy Joseph - Best Poster Prize International Conference On Holistic Medicine -ICHM 2015
MamourSakho - Third Prize in Poster Presentation First International Conference on Advanced Materials for Power Engineering-2015
Dr. Praveen. G- Second Best Poster Presentation award in the ‘International conference on Recent Innovations in Tissue Engineering’ (ICRIT-15)
Dr. Praveen. G- Best Poster Presentation Award (Prof. D.M. Vasudevan Award),In Bioradiance-2015 'National Conference On Frontiers In Diabetic Research And Treatment'
Dr. Praveen. G- Best Oral Presentation Award, UGC Sponsored National Seminar On “Emerging Trends In Nanomaterials”
Aneesa. P - Best poster award -Deakin India Research Initiative – International Symposium on Translational Research 2015
Robin Augustine - Best poster award -Bioradiance 2014 (National level seminar), organized by the Pushpagiri Research Centre, Tiruvalla, Kerala.   
Jemy James - Best Oral Presentation - International Conference On Plasma Science And Nanotechnology, & 29th National Symposium On Plasma Science And Technology
PreethaBalakrishnan - Best Oral Presentation Award -National Seminar on Material Science and Modern Analytical Techniques on 26th &27th of March 2014          
Dr.Praveen.G - Best Oral Presentation Award, National Seminar On Biopolymers And Green Composites (BPGC-14)
Dr.Praveen.G- Best Oral Presentation Award, National Seminar OnNanochemistry And Nanobiotechnology (Nanochembio-14)     
SreeragGopi - EUPHRATES Erasmus Mundus scholarship by European Union from Institution: University of Maribor, Slovenia       
Jiji Abraham- Best Paper Award - National Seminar on Nanostructured Materials (NSM2014)
Robin Augustine - Best oral presentation award -International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ICAPM-2013) National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha       
Robin Augustine - Best poster award, International Conference on Membranes (ICM-2013)
Robin Augustine - Best poster presentation in Second International Conference on Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization and Application India- 2013.         
Robin Augustine - Best Poster Presentation Award -International Conference on Advanced Nanocomposite for Construction Materials (ICNC-2013) 2013.  
Runcy Wilson- Best Paper Award,National Seminar On Advanced Polymer Materials(SCENTIA)
Robin Augustine - Best poster presentation in Second International Conference on Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization and Application India- 2013.         
DeepalekshmiPonnamamma - Best Poster Presentation Award,National Seminar on Recent Advances in Polymer Science and Technology-2012
DeepalekshmiPonnamamma - Best Oral Presentation Award,National Conference on Nanostructured materials and Nanocomposites (NCNM) 2012"           
Cintil Jose - Young researcher award, the international conference on ‘Functional Polymers 2011’          
Cintil Jose - Best paper award, National Seminar on ‘Emerging Trends in Chemistry’ 2012.         
JyotishkumarParameswaranpillai - Best poster award- International conference, ICMST October 29-31, 2010 Trivandrum (IIST).
DeepalekshmiPonnamamma - Selected as an invited speaker for the "Polymer Conference for Young Researchers (PCYR-14)” held at CSIR-NIIST
 
 
Research
 
 

Books Edited

2015

1.        Printing on Polymers: Fundamentals and Applications

       Joanna Izdebska, Sabu Thomas – 2015,William Andrew, 05-Oct-2015 - Technology & Engineering - 444 pages

2.        Design and Applications of Nanostructured Polymer Blends and Nanocomposite Systems by Sabu ThomasRobert Shanks Jr.C SarathchandranSarathchandranChandrasekharakurup

3.        Advanced Polymeric Materials: From Macro- To Nano-Length Scales by Sabu ThomasNandakumarKalarikkalMaciejJaroszewskiJosmine P Jose

4.         Flexible and Stretchable Electronic Composites Ponnamma, D., Sadasivuni, K. K.,   

Wan, C., Thomas, S., & AlMa'adeed, M. A. A. (2015)..

5.        Graphene-Based Polymer Nanocomposites in Electronics

Sadasivuni, K. K., Ponnamma, D., Kim, J., & Thomas, S. 2015.

Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials

6.        Nanotechnology Applications for Tissue Engineering.

Thomas Sabu, Yves Grohens, and NeethuNinan, eds.William Andrew, 2015.

7.        Materials Science of Polymers,Plastics, Rubber, Blends, and Composites

A. K. Haghi, Eduardo A. Castro, Sabu Thomas, P. M. Sivakumar, Andrew G. 

Mercader 2015 by Apple Academic Press

8.        Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology for Composites,Design, Simulation, and Applications

A. K. Haghi, Sabu Thomas, Ali Pourhashemi, Abbas Hamrang, Ewa Klodzinska,2015 by Apple Academic Press

9.        Carbon Nanotubes,Theoretical Concepts and Research Strategies for Engineers

A. K. Haghi, Sabu Thomas,2015 by Apple Academic Press

2014

1.      Biomaterial Applications: Macro to Nanoscale.

Thomas, S., Kalarikkal, N., Yang, W., &Babu, S. S. (Eds.). (2014). CRC Press.

2.        Non-Linear Viscoelasticity of Rubber Composites and Nanocomposites-Influence of Filler Geometry and Size in Different Length Scale-DeepalekshmiPonnamma and Sabu Thomas,Springer International Publishing

3.        Foundations of Nanotechnology, Volume One: Pore Size in Carbon-Based Nano-Adsorbents

A K Haghi, Sabu Thomas, MoeinMehdipourMirmahaleh. Apple Academic Press 2014

4.        Foundations of Nanotechnology, Volume Two: Nanoelements Formation and Interaction

Sabu Thomas, SaeedehRafiei, ShimaMaghsoodlou, ArezoAfzali. Apple Academic Press 2014

5.        Advanced Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

Sabu Thomas, NandakumarKalarikkal, A. Manuel Stephan, B Raneesh. Apple Academic Press 2014

6.        Characterization of Polymer Blends: Miscibility, Morphology and Interfaces

Sabu Thomas, Yves Grohens, P Jyotishkumar. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH 2014

7.        Micro- And Nano-Structured Interpenetrating Polymer Networks: From Design to Applications

Sabu Thomas. John Wiley & Sons 2014.

8.        Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules: Macro to Nanoscales.

Editors: Chan, C. H., Chia, C. H., & Thomas, S.CRC Press, 2014

9.        Nanostructured Polymer Blends, Volume 1 (Micro and Nano Technologies).

Sabu Thomas, Robert Shanks and C Sarathchandran. William Andrew 2014

2013

1.      Polymers for Packaging Applications

Sabu Thomas, SajidAlavi, K P Sandeep, NandakumarKalarikkal. Apple Academic Press 2013.

2.        Polymer Composites, Biocomposites: 3

Sabu Thomas, Kuruvilla Joseph, S.K. Malhotra, Koichi Goda, M.S. Sreekala.Wiley-VCH 2013

3.        Polymer Composites, Nanocomposites (Volume 2).

Sabu Thomas (India); Kuruvilla Joseph (India); S.K. Malhothra (India); Koichi Goda (Japan) and M.S. Sreekala (India),  Wiley, USA, 2013

4.        Natural Rubber Materials: Volume 1: Blends and IPNs (RSC Polymer Chemistry Series) by Sabu Thomas, Chin Han Chan, LalyPothen and Rajisha K.R. RSC, 2013

5.        Natural Rubber Materials: Volume 2: Composites and Nanocomposites.Thomas, S., Chan, C. H., Pothen, L. A., Joy, J., & Maria, H. (Eds.). RSC, 2013

6.        Biopolymer Nanocomposites: Processing, Properties, and Applications

Editors: Alain Dufresne, Sabu Thomas, Laly A. Pothan ,John Wiley & Sons, 2013

7.        Advances in Elastomers II: Composites and Nanocomposites
Editors: S Thomas, PM Visakh, AP Mathew, AK Chandra,Springer, 2013.

8.        Handbook of Biopolymer-Based Materials: From Blends and Composites to Gels and Complex Networks
Editors: S Thomas, D Durand, C Chassenieux, P Jyotishkumar, Wiley-VCH, 2013.

9.        Advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:Volume 1: “Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery”Sabu Thomas, PhD, Mathew Sebastian, MD, Anne George, MD and Yang Weimin, PhD: Volume Editors: Mathew Sebastian, MD, A.K. Haghi, PhD and NeethuNinan. Apple Academic Press, USA, CRC Press, Taylor Francis Group, USA, 2013

10.    Polyoxymethylene Handbook: Structure, Properties, Applications and Their Nanocomposites

Sigrid Loftl, Sabu Thomas, Visakh P M, Sarathcchandran C. Wiley-Scrivener 2013.

11.    Advances in Materials Science: Volume1: “Polymer Processing and Characterization” Series Editors-in-Chief:Sabu Thomas, PhD, Mathew Sebastian, MD, Anne George, MD and Yang Weimin, PhD: Volume Editors: Sabu Thomas, PhD, DeepaleskmiPonnamma and Ajesh K. Zachariah. Apple Academic Press, USA, CRC Press, Taylor Francis Group, USA, 2013

12.    Advances in Materials Science: Volume 2: “Natural Polymers, Biopolymers, Biomaterials, and Their Composites, Blends and IPNs” Series Editors-in-Chief: Sabu Thomas, PhD, Mathew Sebastian, MD, Anne George, MD and Yang Weimin, PhD: Volume Editors: Sabu Thomas, PhD, NeethuNinan, Sneha Mohan, Elizabeth Francis, Apple Academic Press, USA, CRC Press, Taylor Francis Group, USA, 2013

13.    Advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Volume 2: “Nanomedicine and Cancer Therapies”: Series Editors-in-Chief: Sabu Thomas, PhD, Mathew Sebastian, MD, Anne George, MD and Yang Weimin, PhD:  Volume Editors: Mathew Sebastian, MD, NeethuNinan and Eldho Elias. Apple Academic Press, USA, CRC Press, Taylor Francis Group, USA, 2013


2012

1.      Micro and Nanostructured Epoxy/Rubber Blends

Sabu Thomas, Christophe Sinturel, Raju Thomas. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH 2012.

2.        Polymer Composites: Volume 1: Macro- and Microcomposites

Editors: Sabu Thomas (India); Kuruvilla Joseph (India); S.K. Malhothra (India); Koichi Goda (Japan) and M.S. Sreekala (India), Wiley, USA, 2012

3.        Handbook of Engineering and Specialty Thermoplastics: Volume 3: Polyethers and Polyesters

Editors: Sabu Thomas, India and Visakh P.M, India, Wiley/Scrivener-publishing 2012,

http://www.scrivenerpublishing.com/cart/title.php?id=116

4.        Handbook of Engineering and Speciality Thermoplastics: Volume 4: Nylons

Editors: SabuThomas , India and Visakh P.M, India, Wiley/Scrivener-publishing,2012 ,

http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470639253.html

5.        Advances in Natural Polymers : Composites and Nanocomposites

Editors: Thomas, Sabu( India ); Mathew, Aji. P. ( India ); Visakh, P. M ( India) , Springer,2012,

http://www.springer.com/materials/characterization+%26+evaluation/book/978-3-642-20939-0

6.        Advances in Elastomers I: Blends and Interpenetrating Networks

Editors: Thomas, Sabu( India ); A.P.; Chandra ( India ); Visakh, P. M (India), Springer, 2012, http://www.springer.com/materials/characterization+%26+evaluation/book/978-3-642-20924-6

7.        Advances in Elastomers II: Blends and Interpenetrating Networks

Editors: Thomas, Sabu( India ); A.P.; Chandra ( India ); Visakh, P. M (India) , Springer,2012, See Website

 http://www.springer.com/materials/characterization+%26+evaluation/book/978-3-642-20927-7

8.        Advances in Food Sciences and Nutrition: v. 1 [GebundeneAusgabe]

Authors: Thomas, Sabu( India ); Visakh, P. M (India) , Springer,2012 

http://www.amazon.de/Advances-Food-Sciences-Nutrition-v/dp/1118121023

9.        Advances in Food Sciences and Nutrition: v. 2 [GebundeneAusgabe]

Authors: Sabu Thomas, Laura B. Iturriaga, Pablo Ribotta, Visakh (India), P. M, 2012,

http://www.amazon.de/Advances-Food-Sciences-Nutrition-v/dp/1118137094/

 

2011

1.      Handbook of Multiphase Polymer Systems – Volume - I

Editors: S. Thomas (India), A. Boudenne (France), L. Ibos (France), Y. Candau (France) 2011, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9781119972020

2.        Handbook of Multiphase Polymer Systems – Volume - II

Editors: S. Thomas (India), A. Boudenne (France), L. Ibos (France), Y. Candau (France) 2011, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9781119972020

2010

3.        Recent Advances In Polymer Nanocomposites: Synthesis and Characterization

Editors. Thomas, India , G.E. Zaikov , Russia and S.V. Valsaraj , India and A.P. Meera, India ,Brill NV, Leiden , Netherlands and Boston, USA, 2010

http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=210&pid=32893

4.        Rubber Nanocomposites- Preparation, Properties and Applications 

Editors: S Thomas, India, and Ranimol Stephen, India, John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd, 2010.See Website:  http://as.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470823453.html

 

Book Chapters

2016

1.         Nanomedicine: From Concept To Reality. Rakhimol, Kr, Robin Augustine, Sabu Thomas, AndNandakumarKalarikkalNanomedicine and Tissue Engineering: State of the Art and Recent Trends (2016): 1.

2.         Tissue Engineering: Principles, Recent Trends And The Future, Mathew, Ansuja P., Robin Augustine, NandakumarKalarikkal, And Sabu Thomas.Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering: State of the Art and Recent Trends (2016): 31.

3.         Electrospun Matrices For Biomedical Applications: Recent Advances.Mohanan, Deepa P., Robin Augustine, NandakumarKalarikkal, EkRadhakrishnan, And Sabu ThomasNanomedicine and Tissue Engineering: State of the Art and Recent Trends (2016): 365.

4.         Cutaneous wound care: Grafts to Tissue Engineered skin substitutes., Robin Augustine, BhavanaVenugopal, NandakumarKalarikkal, And Sabu ThomasNanomedicine and Tissue Engineering: State of the Art and Recent Trends (2016): 493.

5.         Diffusion, transport, and barrier properties of IPNS, Wilson, Runcy, S. Anil Kumar, MiranMozetiˇc, UrošCvelbar, and Sabu Thomas.."Micro-and Nano-Structured Interpenetrating Polymer Networks: From Design to Applications (2016): 319.

6.         Microand nano-structured interpenetrating polymer networks: state of the art, new challenges, and opportunities.James, Jose, George V. Thomas, H. Akhina, and Sabu Thomas. Micro-and Nano-Structured Interpenetrating Polymer Networks: From Design to Applications (2016): 1

7.         BiodegradaBle green Composites. Gopi, Sreerag, Anitha Pius, and Sabu Thomas Biodegradable Green Composites (2016): 1.

8.         Biomedical Applications of PolyolefinsJoshy, K. S., Pothen, L. A., & Thomas, S. (2016).. In Polyolefin Compounds and Materials (pp. 247-264). Springer International Publishing.

9.         Recycling of Polyolefin Materials,PS Sari, T Sharika, K Bicy, S Thomas,InPolyolefin Compounds and Materials (pp. 315-339). Springer International Publishing.

10.     Polyolefins in Automotive Industry,CJChirayil, J Joy, HJ Maria, I Krupa, S Thomas,InPolyolefin Compounds and Materials (pp. 265-283). Springer International Publishing,

11.     Recycling of Polyolefin Materials Sari, P. S., Sharika, T., Bicy, K., & Thomas, S. (2016. In Polyolefin Compounds and Materials (pp. 315-339). Springer International Publishing.

12.     Natural Polyisoprene Composites and Their Electronic Applications Ponnamma, D., Sadasivuni, K. K., Varughese, K. T., Thomas, S., &AlMa’adeed, M. A. A. (2016).. In Flexible and Stretchable Electronic Composites (pp. 1-35). Springer International Publishing.

13.     Electronic Applications of Styrene–Butadiene Rubber and Its Composites. Stephen, R., & Thomas, S. (2016). In Flexible and Stretchable Electronic Composites (pp. 261-277). Springer International Publishing.

14.     Electronic Applications of Styrene–Butadiene Rubber and Its Composites Stephen, R., & Thomas, S. (2016. In Flexible and Stretchable Electronic Composites (pp. 261-277). Springer International Publishing

15.     Natural Polyisoprene Composites and Their Electronic Applications. In Flexible and Stretchable Electronic Composites (pp. 1-35). Ponnamma, D., Sadasivuni, K. K., Varughese, K. T., Thomas, S., &AlMa’adeed, M. A. A. (2016). Springer International Publishing.

 

2015

1.      PolyuronatesAnd Their Application In Drug Delivery And Cosmetics." Augustine, Robin, S. SnigdhaBhavanavenugopal, NandakumarKalarikkal, AndSabuThomas.Green Polymers and Environmental Pollution Control (2015): 239.

2.         Adhesion and Surface Issues in Biocomposites and BionanocompositesJose, C., Thomas, M. S., Deepa, B., Pothan, L. A., & Thomas, S. (2015)..Progress in Adhesion and Adhesives, 169-217

3.          Biological Delignification Of Biomass Joy, J., Jose, C., Mathew, P. L., Thomas, S., &Khalaf, M. N. (2015)..Green Polymers and Environmental Pollution Control, 271.

4.         Polyuronates And Their Application In Drug Delivery And Cosmetics Augustine, R., Bhavanavenugopal, S. S., Kalarikkal, N., & Thomas, S. (2015)..Green Polymers and Environmental Pollution Control, 239.

5.         Applications for Nanocellulose in PolyolefinsBased Composites. Leao, A. L.,

        Cherian, B. M., Narine, S., Sain, M., Souza, S., & Thomas, S. (2015). Polymer Nanocomposites Based on Inorganic and Organic Nanomaterials, 215-228.

6.         Polymer Films for Packaging. In Encyclopedia of Polymeric Nanomaterials (pp. 1-8). Springer Berlin Heidelberg,Balakrishnan, P., Thomas, M. S., Pothen, L. A., Thomas, S., &Sreekala, M. S.

7.         Elastomer Blends: The Role of Nanoparticles on Properties Abraham, J., Somasekharan, L., Sharika, T., Pillai, L. R., Maria, H. J., & Thomas, S. (2015)..Encyclopedia of Polymeric Nanomaterials, 660-666.

8.         Thermal Properties." Micro-and Nanostructured Epoxy/Rubber Blends,Sobotka, Vincent, Didier Delaunay, Nicolas Boyard, Sabu Thomas, and P. Vijayan

9.         Extraction and Characterization of Cellulose Nanofibers from Banana Plant Deepa, B., Abraham, E., Koshy, R. R., Pothan, L. A., & Thomas, S. (2015. In Handbook of Polymer Nanocomposites. Processing, Performance and Application (pp. 65-80). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

 

2014

1.      Fire-retardant properties of nanocomposites.

            Shanks, R., & Genovese, A. Koninklijke Brill NV.

2.         Role of wound dressings in the management of chronic and acute diabetic wounds in Diabetes Mellitus and Human Health Care:A Holistic Approach to Diagnosis Robin Augustine, NadakumarKalarikkal, SabuThomas,CRC Press, 2014

3.         Processing Technologies, Properties and Applications (In 4 Volumes).

           Abraham, E., Thomas, M. S., Deepalekshmi, P., Deepa, B., Pothen, L. A., & Thomas, S.

 

20131.       Biopolymers for Health, Food, and Cosmetic Applications.,Handbook of Biopolymer-Based Materials: From Blends and Composites to Gels   and Complex Networks, Robin Augustine, RajakumariRajendran, UrošCvelbar, MiranMozetič, Anne George. Wiley USA 2013

2011

2.          Mechanical and Viscoelastic Characterization of Multiphase Polymer Systems.  Handbook of Multiphase Polymer Systems,PoornimaVijayan P., SibyVarghese, Sabu Thomas, Pages: 251–310, 2011.Editors: AbderrahimBoudenne, Laurent Ibos, Yves Candau, Sabu Thomas,Wiley, USA, 2011.Published Online : 19 AUG 2011, DOI: 10.1002/9781119972020.ch7

3.          Fully Green Bionanocomposites,A Handbook of Applied Biopolymer Technology: Synthesis,Degradation and Applications, Royal Society,

        P. M. Visakh, Sabu Thomas and Laly A. Pothan 2011, 102-128

4.          Manufacturing of Multiphase Polymeric Systemsin Handbook of Multiphase Polymer Systems, Soney C. George, Sabu Thomas, Pages: 123–160, 2011, Published Online : 19 AUG 2011, DOI: 10.1002/9781119972020.ch5

5.          Engineering and Specialty Thermoplastics: Polyethers and Polyesters: State-of-the-art, New Challenges and Opportunities.in Handbook of Engineering and Speciality Thermoplastics: Polyethers and Polyesters, Volume 3 , Sabu Thomas, P. M. Visakh, Pages: 1–14, 2011, Published Online : 8 JUN 2011, DOI: 10.1002/9781118104729.ch1

6.          Thermomechanical and Spectroscopic Characterisation of Natural Fibre Composites, K.R.Rajisha, B. Deepa, L.A. Pothen and Sabu Thomas, in Interface Engineering of Natural Fibre Composites for Maximum Performance Eds. Nikolaos E. Zafeiropolous, Woodhead Publishing Limited, UK (2011) 241

 

2010

1.      Raw and Renewable Polymers, Seena Joseph, Maya Jacob John, Laly A. Pothan, and Sabu Thomas, in Polymers- Opportunities and Risks II Eds.PeterEyerer, Martin Weller, and ChrisofHubner, Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010.

2.         Nanocomposites: State of the Art, New Challenges and Opportunities, Ranimol Stephen and Sabu Thomas in Rubber Nanocomposites Preparation, Properties and Applications Eds. Sabu Thomas, Ranimol Stephen, John Wiley and Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd, Singapore (2010), 1

3.         Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterisation and Applications, AnuTresa Sunny and Sabu Thomas, in Recent Advances in Polymer Nanocomposites: Synthesis and CharacterisationEds. S. Thomas, G.E. Zaikov, S.V. Valsaraj, A.P. Meera, Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands (2010)

 

Patents

2016

1.   Application No PCT/IB 2016/051295

Mohammed Arif P, Nandakumar K, Sabu T, A polymer nanocomposite, process and application therof (8-03-2016)

2015

1.      Application No : 638/DEL/2015

Mohammed Arif P, Nandakumar K, Sabu T, A polymer nanocomposite, process and application therof

2014

1.      Application No : 4239/CHE/2014

Harinarayanan P, Uroz C, Miran M, Sabu T, Method for improving the comparative tracking index of polymer composites

 

2013

1.      Application No: 840/DEL/2013

M. Kurup and SabuThomas, Biodegradable, Biocompatible Wound Healing Dressing Film and ointment from theBiocomposite of Marine Origin.

 

 

2012

1.      Application no: 135/CHE/2012

Sabu Thomas, Ajesh K. Zachariah, P.K. Mohammad, Arup Kumar Chandra, Highly gas impermeable elastomeric rubber- rubber blend nanocomposite.


  Projects

 

Sl. No

Title of the Project

Duration

Funding Agency

Amount

1.       

Graphene-Silica conjugated epoxy nanocomposites for protective coating and repair applications

(3 Years)

DRDO-NRB

30,00,000

2.       

Design and applications of magnetically responsive self-assembled polymer nanocomposites

(3 Years)

DST Nano Mission

3,00,00,000

3.       

AuNP/LDH  core  shell  nanoparticles  a  novel  multifunctional  candidate  for  gene

delivery

2016-2018

(2 Years)

KSCSTE

15,00,000

4.       

Rod-coil type block copolymers and their composites as functional nanostuructered materials for soft electronics

2016-2018

(3 Years)

DST-Kothari

PDF

17,00,000

5.       

Novel super adsorbent nano particle crosslinked hydrogels: dye adsorption behaviour

2016-2018

(3 Years)

Mahatma Gandhi University

81,000

6.       

Develpoment of a magneticfield sensor based on multiferroic laminar composite

2016-2018

(3 Years)

DST-Kothari

PDF

17,00,000

7.       

Poly(lactic acid) nanocomposites for packaging applications

2015-2018

(3 Years)

DST-Kothari

PDF

17,86,680

8.       

Development of one-dimensional multi-ferroicnanocomposites for device applications

2016-2018

(2 Years)

Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment

10,00,000

9.       

Wound dressing material with antidiabetic activity from elctrospun with PCL/dextran containing MPE

2015-2018

(3 years)

DST-Kothari

PDF

17,00,000

10.   

Development of ZnO based solar cells sensitized by dyes and biological molecules

2015-2018

(3 years)

DST-Kothari

PDF

20,00,000

11.   

Polymer Quantum Dot aptamer hybrid conjugate for hepatocellular carcinoma cell imaging application

2015-2017

(2 years)

Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment -

PDF

9,44,800

12.   

Size dependent antimicrobial activity and mode of action of nanoparticles emphasized with Ag nanoparticles against multiple drug resistant pathogens

2015-2018

(3 Years)

DST-Kothari

PDF

20,16,000

13.   

Physics of Cavitation Bubbling and Hydrogen Generation during Liquid Phase Laser Ablation

(2015-2017 Years)

BRFST-BRNS

34,96,576

14.   

Novel thermoplastic elastomer composition for neutron shielding applications

2015 – 2017

(2 Years)

DAE, BRNS

34,66500

15.   

Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme for Electronics and IT

2015-2020

(5 Years)

DEIT

89,77800

16.   

Engineering biopolymeric twin skip patch (tsp) matrices for wound healing applications

2015-2018

(3 Years)

DST-Kothari

PDF

17,00,000

17.   

Hybrid nanocomposites of natural rubber/chlorobutyl rubber blends for automotive inner liners and inner tubes

2014-2016

(3 Years)

DST-Kothari

PDF

18,20,930

18.   

Flexible and stretchable sensors

2014-2016

(3 Years)

DST-Kothari

PDF

16,00,000

19.   

Development of super tough Thermoset from self-assembled nanostructured block copolymer/epoxy resin blends

2014 – 2017

(3 Years)

DRDO

29,62,800

20.   

Studies on cellulose nanocrystals and their applications in nanocomposites with varying technological applications

2014 – 2017

(3 Years)

DST (Indo-Brazil)

International Bilateral coorperation

27,29235

21.   

Miscibility, morphology and properties of NR/SBR  and BR based binary and ternary rubber blends and the influence of carbon black and silica filler distribution on blend properties

2014 – 2016

(2 Years)

MRF

3,00,000

22.   

Engineering of nano-structured high performance epoxy/liquid rubber blends with controlled nanoparticle localisation

2014 – 2017

(3 Years)

CSIR

14,92,000

 

23.   

Solid electrolytes for lithium batteries

2013 – 2016

(3 Years)

DST-Kothari

PDF

12,24,000

1.       

BT/PR-4800/INF/22/152/2012

2012-2017

(3 Years

DBT-MSUB-IPLSARE

3,50,00,000

 

 

 

2.       

Development of multi walled carbon nanotube filled polycarbonate/polypropylene double percolating conductive polymer blend nanocomposites for electromagnetic interference shielding Gaskets for mobile phones

2012 – 2015

(3 years)

Department of electronics & Information technology

41,00,000

3.       

Systematical investigation of mechanical properties of composites material made from plasma modified thermoplastic matrix and fiber filler

2012 – 2013 (10 months)

Surface Treat a.sJungmannova, Ceske Bubejovice, Czech Republic

1,32,550

4.       

Development of nanocomposites for aerospace defense and automotive applications

2011 – 2014

(3 years)

SARD - KSCSTE

29,60,663

5.       

High performance myconclaynanocomposites for Dental applications

2010 – 2013

(3 years)

ICMR

23,77160

6.       

Development of engineered nanostructured materials for high performance application

2010-2013

(3 years)

DST Nano Mission & Govt. of Kerala

5,24,06,131