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Department of Physics

There is really no discipline that is more tightly intertwined

The Department of Physics is making unique strides in all the aspects of higher education from infrastructure to teaching, research and meeting the aspirations of our learners. The department was established in the year 1960 with Degree course. Department offers two P.G course in Physics with specialization in Material Science and Electronics. The up gradation of the department as Research Centre is a recognition for its significant contribution in the fields of teaching and research. The department also owns a UGC sponsored Add-on course in 'Computer technology'.

To advance knowledge and learning through Quality Research and Education for the Nation and the Humanity.

OBJECTIVES/GOALS

  • Academic Excellence
  • Facilitation of Infrastructural facilities
  • Innovations in research
  • Provide academic advising and placement
  • Resource Generation

Commencement of the first Post Graduate course was on 1968. M.Sc. Physics with specialization in Material science was started in 1999.The department has been approved as a research centre in 2009. Highly qualified and dedicated faculty, well-stocked library, state-of-the art laboratories and networked computer Lab with Internet connection. We had an array of eminent persons in the teaching faculty who helped the department to accomplish the current status. The department maintains a departmental library. It has 2017 books in Physics. The central library has a collection of 6000 books in Physics. The library also subscribes to 14 journals.

It will strive hard to promote inter-disciplinary/multi-disciplinary research, industry oriented research. Teachers are actively involved in research activities and give proper guidance and promote the students in research activities. Two students submitted Ph.D thesis and two students are doing their Ph.D. under this department. Students from various colleges and other departments are also doing their M.Sc. dissertation under this department. Several research papers were published by faculty members and students in international and national journals. Faculty members and students also presented papers in international and national conferences. The thrust areas are Photonics, Nanomaterilas, Nano colloids, Crystal growth, Thin films, Atmospheric Science and Statistical Physics. The department has collaboration for research with the following institutes: ISRO, Raman Research Institute (RRI), International school of Photonics (ISP) CUSAT, SPAP M.G.University, RRLTrivandrum. The department is equipped with computer, UG and PG laboratories. Department hosted two national seminars, one workshop on basic electronics, Science Expo 2014, Prof. N G Kunjachen Memorial Lecture, Chandra Din Celebration, A one day seminar on ‘’Research methodology in Physics and Astronomy, UGC Sponsored National Seminar On Optics And Optoelectronic Devices, Curie Day Celebration, Science day 2016 celebration and various science activities for the last two years.

Department of Physics congratulates our students who qualified CSIR – UGC NET Examination, GATE 2014, National level PG admission Entrance Examinations and M G University Rank holders. Reshmi P, M.Sc. Physics (Electronics) qualified CSIR-UGC NET Examination. VidyaV , M.Sc. Physics (Material Science) qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in engineering (GATE 2014). Jiji Varghese, Soumya Elizabeth Varghese and Roshna S secured Ist, IInd and IIIrd ranks respectively in M.Sc. Physics (Material Science) Examination (M.G. University, 2012 -13). DayalG(D3 Physics) secured Ist Rank in Pondicherry University PG Entrance Examination 2014 and IInd Rank CUSAT CAT 2014 Examination. Sisma Samuel (D3 Physics) achieved 4th Rank in Kerala University PG Entrance Examination and 9th Rank NIT PG Entrance Examination 2014. Ashish Anil (D3 Physics) secured 11th Rank CUSAT CAT Examination. Ashis Anil, D3 physics secured sixth place in All Kerala Physics Talent Search Examination, 2013 conducted by the Academy of Physics Teachers, (APT) Kerala. Pallavi Krishnan, Akhila R S, Thasneema M Kabeer and Sisma Samuel (D3 Physics) also got higher ranks in CUSAT CAT 2014 Examination. Jifi Jose (D3 physic) Got second rank in M.G university BSc examination 2015. Recently one of student Risa Mariam Philip (D3 physics) got a SPEI International students visiting fellowship (2016) to attend an international conference in Belgium

 


Courses Of Department

B.Sc. Physics

Chemistry & Mathematics

M.Sc. Physics

Material Science

M.Sc. Physics

Electronics

Ph.D in Physics

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Computer Courses

Add-on Course


Faculties

Team1

Dr. Soosen Samuel

Head Of The Department

M.Sc.,B.Ed. PhD.

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Dr. George Thomas

M.Sc., Ph.D (Former HoD)

Asst Professor

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Dr. Dhanya I.

M.Sc., B.Ed., M. Phil, PhD.

Asst Professor

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Dr. Raji Koshy

M.Sc., M. Phil, PhD. B.Ed.

Asst Professor

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Dr. Anoop P. D.

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Asst Professor

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Jini K. Jose

M.Sc., B.Ed

Asst Professor

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Asitha C. Nair

M.Sc.

Asst Professor

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Sajith Babu S.

M.Sc. B.Ed.

Asst Professor

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Dr. Achamma George

M.Sc., B.Ed., Ph.D.

Asst Professor

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Dr. Karthika S.

M.Sc., B.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Asst Professor

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Reshmi P.

M.Sc.

Asst Professor

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Dr. Raneesh B.

M.Phil. Ph.D.

Asst Professor

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Sibi Chandran C.S.

M.Sc., M.Phil.

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Faculty Achievements

Recognized Research Journal Published by the Department

International journal “Knowledge of Research” as a special edition published 20 peer reviewed papers presented in National Seminar on “Optics and Opto electronic Devices “ conducted by department during 26—28 Feb 2015

Publications (2016 – 2021)

 

  1. Dhanya, I., Krishnan, M., Renji, R., Anu, M. K., Varghese, R. G., & Pisharady, S. K. (2021). Mott variable range hopping transport in thermal evaporated vanadyl 2, 3 naphthalocyanine thin films. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 125029. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2021.125029 ISSN: 0254-0584 ImpactFactor- 4.094
  2. Dhanya I, Rachel G Varghese, M.K. Anu (19 June 2021). Gamma radiation on silver nano colloid for antifungal activity.Materials Today: Proceedings, (article in press). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.06.118 ISSN 2214-7853 Impact score- 1.24
  3. Dhanya, I., Chandran, S., Varghese, L. M., Nithish, S., & Reji, S. (2021). Structural and optical studies of colloidal silver nanoparticles. Materials Today: Proceedings43, 3780-3.783. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2020.10.992 ISSN 2214-7853 Impact score-1.24
  4. Heera, S., Varghese, L. M., Nithish, S., Reji, S., & Dhanya, I. (2021, February). Gamma irradiated silver-anthracene nano composites for luminescent material fabrications. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 2327, No. 1, p. 020048). https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0039944 ISS: N0094-243X (print) 1551-7616 (web) Impact Factor: 0.415
  5. Preethy Augustine, NarayanaYerol, NandakumarKalarikkal, B.Raneesh, M.T.Rahul, Sobi K.Chacko, Room temperature multiferroic properties of BiFeO3–MnFe2O4 nanocomposites, Ceramics International, (2021), 47 (2021) 15267-15276, IF=3.8
  6. John, J., Kurian, A., & George, S. D. (2021). Effect of metal ions on the thermo-optic properties of Rhodamine 6G-gold nanoparticle hybrids. Optik, 241, 166988. IF-2.18
  7. Dhanya I, Varghese, L. M., Nithish, S., Reji, S., Chandran, S., (2020, september). Synthesis and characterization studies of silver nanoparticles using homeo medicine (Gelsemium Sempervirens). In AIP Conference Proceedings (vol. 2263, No.1, p. 060002).https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0017363 ISSN: 0094-243X (print) 1551-7616 (web) Impact Factor - 0.415
  8. Heera, S., Dhanya, I.,Varghese, L.M, Krishna, M., & Renji, R. (2020, November). Anti Fungal Studies of Tea Leaf mediated Silver Nano Colloid. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (Vol. 995, No. 1, p. 012036). IOP Publishing. ISSN 2009 https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/995/1/012036/meta

Impact score- 0.51

  1. Abraham, A. R., Raneesh, B., Sanyal, D., Thomas, S., Kalarikkal, N., & Nambissan, P. M. G. (2020). Defect-focused analysis of calcium-substitution-induced structural transformation of magnesium ferrite nanocrystals. New Journal of Chemistry44(4), 1556-1570. ISSN 1144-0546  IF- 3.288
  2. Abraham, A. R., Raneesh, B., Nambissan, P. M. G., Sanyal, D., Thomas, S., & Kalarikkal, N. (2020). Defects characterisation and studies of structural properties of sol–gel synthesised MgFe2O4 nanocrystals through positron annihilation and supportive spectroscopic methods. Philosophical Magazine100(1), 32-61. ISSN 1478-6435 IF- 1.632
  3. Chacko, S. K., Rahul, M. T., Raneesh, B., & Kalarikkal, N. (2020). Enhanced magnetoelectric coupling and dielectric constant in flexible ternary composite electrospun fibers of PVDF-HFP loaded with nanoclay and NiFe 2 O 4 nanoparticles. New Journal of Chemistry44(26), 11356-11364. ISSN 11356-11364 IF- 3.288
  4. George Thomas, Soosen Samuel M & EJ, Z.(2020, November). Urban climate and local climate zone classification in the city of Kochi in India. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 2287, No. 1, p. 020008). AIP Publishing LLC.ISSN 1984 IF- 0.4
  5. Binoy T Thomas, V P Thomas and Soosen Samuel M Outbreak of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in the sacred river of Achencovil, Kerala, India during the post flood season,Indian Hydrobiology, 19(1&2): 229–240, 2020
  6. Sajna K Anas, Ruben A Varughese, Anoop P D, (2021, July). ‘Idukki Reservoir Break Analysis’. International Journal of Engineering Research in Mechanical and Civil Engineering,Vol.6, Issue 7, ISSN (Online) 2456-1290.
  7. George Thomas, Soosen Samuel M & EJ, Z. (2020, November). Urban climate and local climate zone classification in the city of Kochi in India. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 2287, No. 1, p. 020008). AIP Publishing LLC. ISSN 1984 IF- 0.4
  8. Abraham, A. R., Raneesh, B., Joseph, S., Arif, P. M., Nambissan, P. M. G., Das, D., ... & Kalarikkal, N. (2019). Magnetic performance and defect characterization studies of core–shell architectured MgFe 2 O 4@ BaTiO 3 multiferroic nanostructures. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics21(17), 8709-8720. ISSN 1463-9076 IF- 3.567
  9. Achamma, G., Qureshi, M. S., & Malik, M. M. (2019). X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Raman Studies of ZnO: Ce Nanocrystals. Journal of Applied Spectroscopy86(5), 831-835. ISSN 0021-9037 IF- 0.71
  10. Thankachan, R. M., Raneesh, B., Mayeen, A., Karthika, S., Vivek, S., Nair, S. S., ... & Kalarikkal, N. (2018). Room temperature magnetoelectric coupling effect in CuFe2O4-BaTiO3 core-shell and nanocomposites. Journal of Alloys and Compounds731, 288-296. ISSN 0925-8388 IF- 4.65
  11. Thankachan, R. M., Raneesh, B., Mayeen, A., Karthika, S., Vivek, S., Nair, S. S., ... & Kalarikkal, N. (2018). Room temperature magnetoelectric coupling effect in CuFe2O4-BaTiO3 core-shell and nanocomposites. Journal of Alloys and Compounds731, 288-296. ISSN 0925-8388 IF- 4.65
  12. George Thomas, G., Sreya, P., & Hafsa, L. S. (2018). Spatial Variation of Urban Heat Island in Pathanamthitta.  Rational Discourse24(1). ISSN 0972-2955
  13. Karthika S. (2018) Structural and optical characterization  of Tb3+/CdS doped Titania-Zirconia xerogels. International  journal of scientific and Engineering  Research, Vol.8, No. 6, pp 197-202. ISSN 2229-5518 IF- 3.8
  14. Woldu, T., Raneesh, B., Hazra, B. K., Srinath, S., Saravanan, P., Reddy, M. R., & Kalarikkal, N. (2017). A comparative study on structural, dielectric and multiferroic properties of CaFe2O4/BaTiO3 core-shell and mixed composites. Journal of Alloys and Compounds691, 644-652. ISSN 0925-8388 IF- 4.65
  15. John, J., Thomas, L., Kurian, A., Nampoori, V. P. N., & George, S. D. (2017). Role of decoration method of gold nanoparticles on the thermal and optical properties of mesoporous silica-Rhodamine 6G hybrids. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 244, 171-179. IF-4.55
  16. Achamma George, (2017). Optical and Morphological Studies of Ga doped ZnO Nanocrystals. Journal of Applied Chemistry,  Vol.10, No. 2, pp 60-64.ISSN 2278-5736 IF- 3.1
  17. Abraham, A. R., Raneesh, B., Woldu, T., Aškrabić, S., Lazović, S., Dohčević-Mitrović, Z., ... & Kalarikkal, N. (2017). Realization of enhanced magnetoelectric coupling and raman spectroscopic signatures in 0–0 type hybrid multiferroic core–shell geometric nanostructures. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C121(8), 4352-4362. ISSN 1932-7447 IF- 4.189
  18. Woldu, T., Raneesh, B., Reddy, M. R., & Kalarikkal, N. (2016). Grain size dependent magnetoelectric coupling of BaTiO 3 nanoparticles. RSC advances6(10), 7886-7892. ISSN 2046-2069 IF -3.07
  19. Ummer, R. P., Raneesh, B., Thevenot, C., Rouxel, D., Thomas, S., & Kalarikkal, N. (2016). Electric, magnetic, piezoelectric and magnetoelectric studies of phase pure (BiFeO 3–NaNbO 3)–(P (VDF-TrFE)) nanocomposite films prepared by spin coating. RSC advances6(33), 28069-28080. ISSN 2046-2069  IF -3.07
  20. Woldu, T., Raneesh, B., Sreekanth, P., Reddy, M. R., Philip, R., & Kalarikkal, N. (2016). Nonlinear optical properties of (1− x) CaFe2O4–xBaTiO3 composites. Ceramics International42(9), 11093-11098. ISSN 0272-8842 IF - 3.83
  21. John, J., Thomas, L., Kurian, A., & George, S. D. (2016). Enhanced heat diffusion in nanofluid via DNA mediated aggregation. RSC advances, 6(67), 62390-62398. IF-3.36
  22. John, J., Thomas, L., Kurian, A., & George, S. D. (2016). Modulating fluorescence quantum yield of highly concentrated fluorescein using differently shaped green synthesized gold nanoparticles. Journal of Luminescence, 172, 39-46. IF - 2.96

Proceedings of international/ National symposiums

  1. George Thomas, Zachariah.E.J., Urban Heat Island Study in Kochi Based on LCZ Classification, Proceedings of International Conference ICRAMS 2020. January 2020.
  2. George Thomas, Zachariah.E.J., Methane in Coastal Arabian Sea off Kochi, South-West India, Proceedings of National Conference on “Environmental Status of Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystems in India, March 2019. ISBN: 9789353469269
  3. George Thomas, Soosen Samuel, Karthik Vinodan, Anvar Shareef Pattathodika, Sajith Babu S, Nanoparticles based Solar Reflective Coating to Mitigate Urban Heat Island Effect. ICAN2018: Technology Letters Conference Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Nanostructures, March 2018. ISSN: 2348-8131
  4. George Thomas, Reshma Mariam Reji, Parvathy S., Urban Heat Island Mitigation using Nano Modified Surfaces. ICAN2018: Technology Letters Conference Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Nanostructures, March 2018. ISSN: 2348-8131.
  5. Achamma George,BestinBabu, Vishnu S. Kumar, Optical and Morphological properties of SnO Nanocrystals ICAN 2018: Technology Letters Conference Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Nanostructures, March 2018 ISSN: 2348-8131.pg 39-42
  6. Dhanya I, Malathy Krishnan, Reny Renji, Gamma irradiated Silver-Anthracene nano composites for luminescent material fabrication, Proceedings of the Two day virtual International Conference on Energy, Environment & Health (VICEEH -2020) [online mode] held at  Sree Ayyappa College, Ellimallikkara, Chenganur on 11th and 12th September, 2020. ISBN: 978-81-940627-0-7 https://tinyurl.com/y3tjzn66

Presentations in International/ National Conferences/ Webinar

  • George Thomas , Gianny Mariya Mathews, Assessment of the Potential of Green Wall on Modification of Local Urban Microclimate in Tropical Humid Climate using Envi-Met, Infofest 2020 - Virtual International Conference , Sree Ayyappa College, Chengannur, Kerala, India, 11-12, September, 2020.
  • George Thomas, Zachariah.E.J., Urban Heat Island Study in Kochi Based on LCZ Classification, International Conference ICRAMS 2020. M G College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, 22-23 January 2020.
  • George Thomas, Zachariah.E.J., Urban Climate and Local Climate Zone Classification in the City of Kochi in India, International Conference on Energy and Environment, T.K.M. College of Arts and Science, Kerala, India, 12-14 December 2019.
  • George Thomas, Zachariah.E.J., Methane in Coastal Arabian Sea off Kochi, South-West India presented at  National Conference on “Environmental Status of Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystems in India (ECEI-2019)”, The Dept. of Environmental Sciences, University of Kerala 14-16,March , 2019.
  • George Thomas, Karthik Vinodan, Anvar Shareef Pattathodika, Sajith Babu S, Nanoparticles based Solar Reflective Coating to Mitigate Urban Heat Island Effect Presented at: International Conference on Advanced Nanostructures (ICAN - 2018), Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta, Kerala,India, 12-14 March, 2018.
  • George Thomas, Reshma Mariam Reji, Parvathy S., Urban Heat Island Mitigation using Nano Modified Surfaces. Presented at: International Conference on Advanced Nanostructures (ICAN - 2018), Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta, Kerala,India, 12-14 March, 2018.
  • George Thomas, Zachariah,E. J., LCZ Classification Quantifies UHI Intensity. Presented at: Climate Change and Cities 2017, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Potsdam (Germany), 19-21 September, 2017
  • Achamma George Shajeem J Optical properties of  Ga doped Nanocrystals Fourth International Conference on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites ICNM 2017 at MG University Kottayam Kerala
  • Achamma George*, M.M.Malik, M.S.Qureshi International Conference on Molecular Spectroscopy ICMS-2017, 8-10 Dec 2017 XPS and Raman Studies of ZnO: Ce Nanocrystals at MG University Kottayam Kerala
  • Achamma George, NANOINDIA 2019 Biennial Conference held at Mahatma  GandhiUniversity Kottayam Kerala on 26-27th April 2019 participated and  presented a poster April 27th 2019
  • Dhanya I, Rachel G Varghese, Anu M.K, International Conference on Nanoelectronics, Nanophotonics, Nanomaterials, Nanobioscience & Nanotechnology (5NANO-2021) [online mode] held at  Mangalam College of Engineering; Kottayam on 29th and 30th April, 2021.
  • Dhanya I, Heera S, Liya Mary Vargheses, Malathy Krishn and Reni Renji, 3rd International conference on material science, smart structures and applications [ICMSS-2020] [Online mode], held at surya Engineering college, Erode, Tamil nadu, India on 15-16 October 2020.
  • Dhanya I and Heera S, International conference on mechatronics in energy and environmental protection (ICMEEP 2020) [online mode], held at Bannari Amman Institute of technology, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India on October17-18, 2020.
  • Dhanya I, Malathy Krishnan and Reny Renji, Two day virtual International Conference on Energy, Environment & Health (VICEEH -2020) [online mode] held at  Sree Ayyappa College, Ellimallikkara, Chenganur on 11th and 12th September, 2020.
  • Jini K Jose, National Seminar on Research Innovations in Physics and Applied Science held at St. Thomas College, Kozhencherry on 29 -30 January, 2020
  • Jini K Jose, Biennial Conference ‘Nano india 2019’ held at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam on 26-27 April, 2019
  • Jini K Jose, International Conference on Optoelectronics and Nano Materials for Advanced Technology (icONMAT 2019) held at Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi on 3-5 January 2019.
  • Raneesh B., Multiferroic Composites and its Applications, International Workshop on Medical Imaging and Nanotechnology (IWMN-2020) held on 9th-11th January 2020 at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.
  • Raneesh B., Nanostructured magnetoelectric multiferoics for spintronic device applications, International Meeting on Highly Correlated Systems (IMHCS) 2017 held on 24-26th  March 2017,  at M.G University, Kottayam.

Student’s achievement

RANK HOLDERS

M.Sc. Physics (Electronics)

  • ROBINA ANNS JOSEPH – 1st Rank M.Sc. Physics (Electronics,2016)
  • Keerthana (IV Rank) - M.Sc. Physics (Electronics) 2017
  • Anjana S Nair (IX Rank)- M.Sc. Physics (Electronics )2017
  • Nithya S George first rank - M.Sc. Physics (Electronics) 2018
  • Karthik Vinodan  5th Rank – M.Sc. Physics (Electronics )2018
  • Sinsha Thankachen 7th rank  - M.Sc. Physics (Electronics) 2018
  • Kripa Mathew 5th Rank M.Sc. Physics (Electronics )2019
  • Arya Mohan 6th Rank M.Sc. Physics (Electronics) 2019
  • Greeshma 9th Rank M.Sc. Physics (Electronics) 2019

M.Sc. PHYSICS (Material Science

  • NIMAL DEVASSIA - 1st Rank M.Sc. Physics (Material Science,2016)
  • RESHMI RAJU - 2nd Rank M.Sc. Physics (Material Science,2016)
  • ANJANA J NAIR - 3rd Rank M.Sc. Physics (Material Science,2016)
  • Ann V Lizabethu (I Rank - Material Science,2017)
  • Arya K Namboothiri(II Rank- Material Science,2017)
  • Afina A (III Rank- Material Science,2017)
  • Ashitta Anna Zacharia  I Rank - Material Science,2018)
  • Kajahussain M  (II Rank- Material Science,2018)
  • Sreeraj M S (III Rank- Material Science,2018)

B.Sc. Physics

  • Jiffi Jose  secured Third rank in B.Sc. Physics Examination (M.G.University, 2014)
  • BISMI BADHERDHEEN- 3rd Rank B.Sc. Physics, 2016
  • Sandra Alias -2nd Rank B.Sc. Physics, 2019
  • Bincy Varghese -4th Rank B.Sc. Physics, 2019
  • Blesy Mary Joy – 4th Rank B.Sc. Physics, 2019

Students Presentations

  1. Shreya P A study of the Urban Heat Island in a coastal city   interlaced by wetlands, 31st Kerala Science Congress, Fathima Mata College, Kollam, 02-03  February, 2019.
  2. Ayana Jose, Gianny Mariya Mathews, Amritha Krishnan and Sachin P Alexander, Spatial Variation of Urban Heat Island in the Coastal City of Kochi in India, 32nd Kerala Science Congress, Yuvakshetra Institute of Management Studies, Mundoor, Palakkad, 25-27  January, 2010.
  3. Gianny Mariya Mathews, Rinta Mary Prakash, Nikhila Ann Abraham and Anuja Anilkumar, “A Study of Ambient Air Temperatures and its Spatial Variations in a College Campus in South India during Winter” received BEST PAPER AWARD in National Seminar on Research Innovations in Physics and Applied Physics held on 29th -30th  January 2020 at St: Thomas College, Kozhencherry.
  4. Amritha Krishnan, Ayana Joe, Sachin P Alexander and Athisaya B, Urban Climate and Local Climate Zone Classification in the City of Kochi in India presented at  National Seminar on Research Innovations in Physics and Applied Physics held on 29th -30th  January 2020 at St: Thomas College, Kozhencherry.
  5. Amritha Krishnan and Ayana Jose Urban Climate and Local Climate Zone Classification in the City of Kochi in India presented at  presentation competition at S.B. College, Changanacherry, 31st January 2020.
  6. Gianny Mariya Mathews and Sachin P Alexander “A Study of Ambient Air Temperatures and its Spatial Variations in a College Campus in South India during Winter” presented at  presentation competition at S.B. College, Changanacherry, 31st January 2020.
  7. Gianny Mariya Mathews, Ayana Jose “ Urban Microclimate Study in a Coastal City in South India based on Local Climate Zone Classification, National Congress on Environment Management and Education (NMCE), Marthoma College, Thiruvalla, 18th - 19th February, 2020.
  8. Sachin P Alexander, Gianny Mariya Mathews, Rinta Mary Prakash, Nikhila Ann Abraham and Anuja Anilkumar, Investigation of Microclimate in a College Campus in South India, International Seminar on Research Insights on Social Science, Literature, Law and Science, St: Thomas College, Kozhencherry, 20-21 February, 2020.
  9. Amritha Krishnan, Ayana Joe and Athisaya B, Study of the Microclimate of a Coastal City in South India,  International Seminar on Research Insights on Social Science, Literature, Law and Science, St: Thomas College, Kozhencherry, 20-21 February, 2020.
  10. Gianny Maria Mathews “Investigation of Microclimate in a College Campus in South India based on ENVI-met model”  has been awarded the “EXCELSIOR AWARD” (First Prize) for BEST PRESENTATION among the P.G Projects in RICERCA 2020, National Online Research Project Presentation Competition organized by the Research Committee, St. Joseph’s College for Women, Alappuzha in association with Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishath during 18th – 24th August 2020.
  11. Gianny Mariya Mathews, Assessment of the Potential of Green Wall on Modification of Local Urban Microclimate in Tropical Humid Climate using Envi-Met, Infofest 2020 - Virtual International Conference , Sree Ayyappa College, Chengannur, Kerala, India, 11-12, September, 2020.
  12. Jan Jose, Study on Urban Microclimate of a Tropical Coastal City in South India, Infofest 2020 - Virtual International Conference , Sree Ayyappa College, Chengannur, Kerala, India, 11-12, September, 2020.
  13. Sneha Simon-Li doped tin oxide nanocrystals for photovoltaic applications”Two day Virtual International conference on energy environment and Health (VICEEH-2020) held at Sri Ayyappa College on 11- 12th Sep 2020 presented and participated a paper “
  14. Rachel G Varghese, Gamma radiation on Silver-Phthalocyanine nanocomposites for luminescent material fabrications; poster presentation at NSCoS- 2020 (First National Students’ conference on Spectroscopy) jointly organized by SciRox (Science Club), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and Chemical Research Society of India.
  15. Malathy Krishnan, Gamma irradiated Silver-Anthracene nano composites for luminescent material fabrication; Oral presentation on Two day virtual International Conference on Energy, Environment & Health (VICEEH -2020) [online mode] held at  Sree Ayyappa College, Ellimallikkara, Chenganur on 11th and 12th September, 2020.
  16. Sneha Reji, Structural and optical studies of colloidal silver nanoparticles; Oral presentation on International Conference on Nanoelectronics, Nanophotonics, Nanomaterials, Nanobioscience & Nanotechnology (5NANO-2020) [online mode] held at  Mangalam College of Engineering; Kottayam on 23rd & 24th July, 2020.
  17. Liya Mariya Varghese, Synthesis and Characterization Studies of Silver Nanoparticles using Homeo Medicine (Gelsemium Sempervirens); International Conference on Science and Technology of Advanced Material [STAM 2020]: Held at Mar Athanasius College, [Autonomous], Kothamangalam on 14th -16th January 2020.
  18. Nithish S, Structural and optical studies of silver nanoparticles; International Conference on Advanced Innovation in Science Engineering and Technology [ICAISET-2019]; Held at Sree Ayyappa College, Eramallikkara; on 08th -09th November- 2019.
  19. Sneha Reji, Synthesis and Characterizations of Colloidal Silver nanoparticles using Pepper Extract,  National Seminar on Recent Trends in Nano Technology ; Held at Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta; on 22nd July- 2019.
  20. Nithish S, Antifungal studies of Gamma ray irradiated Silver nanoparticles;  National Conference on Advances in Nano Materials & Nano Technology ; Held at Marthoma College, Thiruvalla; on 6th -7th August- 2019.
  21. Liya Mariya Varghese, A study based on the synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Homeo Medicine[Thuja Occidentalis]; National Conference on Advanced Materials for Energy [NSAME-219]; Held at St. Thomas College, Ranni; on 17th -18th December- 2019.
  22. Akhila A L, Metal nanoparticles of ZnO , Fe2O3 and Co against the bloomforming green algae; 5th International Conference on Recent Advances in Material Chemistry, ICRAMC 2021, Department of Chemistry, SRM University ; on 18th February 2021
  23. Akhila A L, Microalgal responses to zinc oxide, iron oxide and cobalt nanoparticle, All India Paper Presentation Competition , held at St Stephen’s College, Uzhavoor at 4th November 2020. Akhila A L won Third prize .
  24. Akhila A L,Microalgal responses to zinc oxide, iron oxide and cobalt nanoparticle,Dr Annies Joseph Valamattom Memorial Intercollegiate Project Presentation Competition, held on 22nd September 2020 at St.Theresa's College, Ernakulam . She got first prize.
  25. Bhagyalakshmi , Biogenic synthesis of silicon dioxide quantum dot , Infofest 2020 - Virtual International Conference , Sree Ayyappa College, Chengannur, Kerala, India, 11-12, September, 2020.

Project Description

Research Labs

  1. Photonics Research Lab
  2. Crystalline Material Research Lab
  3. Nano Science Research Lab

Major Research Projects

  • Fabrication of single-phase and composite nanostructured multiferroic thin films for spintronic device applications:- supported and funded by  SERB, Govt. of India.  (2016-19), completed, Principal Investigator: Dr. Raneesh B.
  • Design and implementation of small scale environmental energy harvesters by piezoelectric/multiferroic polymer nanocomposites:  supported and funded by  MHRD-STARS, Govt. of India, (2019-2022) ongoing, Principal Investigator: Dr. Raneesh B.
  • Development of Metal Oxide-Graphene/CNT Hybrid Materials Using Gamma Irradiation Technique for High-Performance Na- Ion Battery Electrodes:  supported and funded by  UGC-DAE-CSR-KC, Govt. of India, (2019-2022) ongoing, Principal Investigator: Dr. Raneesh B
  • Dr.Achamma Kurien secured a major project, [KSESTE-002/SRSPS/07/CSTE/2012-13] of worth Rs.15 Lakhs for the proposal “Investigations on application of photo thermal effects in material science and bio photonics”

UGC-Minor Research Projects

  • Prof.George Thomas - secured a UGC aided Minor project for the proposal “Effect of Urbanization on the Build up of Urban heat island in Tropical cities.”
  • Dr.Soosan Samuel secured a UGC aided Minor project for the proposal “Green Synthesis of ZnO Nano rods by Using the Plant Extract of Calycopteris Floribunda(Roxb.)Lam.”
  • Dr.Raji Koshi secured a UGC aided Minor project for the proposal “ Estimation of the optical Parameters and Conduction Mechanism in Gamma irradiated Annealed PHTHALOCYANINE Thin Films.”
  • Prof.Anoop P D secured a UGC aided Minor project for the proposal “Theoretical Studies On the Dependence of The Dynamics of A Quasi 1 Dimensional Bose Einstein Condensate On its Thermal Cloud”.
  • Prof.Asiths C Nair secured a UGC aided Minor project for the proposal “AC Conduction Mechanism of ZnO Nanorods Doped with Transition Metals (Mn ,Ni)
  • Prof.Sajith Babu S secured a UGC aided Minor project for the proposal “Study on the dependence of Earth’s Magnetic field components (HD&Z) on Local Time, Season, Latitude and Solar Activity During Quiet and Disturbed Periods And Their Modeling”.
  • Dr. Dhanya I secured a UGC aided Minor project of worth Rs. 1,45,000/- for the proposal “Defect level conduction studies on naphthalocyanine thin films”.

International Travel Support

  • Dr. George Thomas secured International Travel Grant from Science Education and Research Board (SERB), Govt. of India to attend Climate Change and Cities 2017, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Potsdam (Germany), 19-21 September, 2017.
  • Dr. George Thomas secured International Travel Grant from Science Education and Research Board (SERB), Govt. of India to attend Urban Environmental Pollution Conference held at Beijing, China in 2013.

Ph.D. Thesis Awarded Thesis Advisor – Dr. Achamma Kurain

  • Dr. Jisha John - Optothermal characterisation of Bio-nano materials using laser-induced photothermal techniques - submitted to M.G. University on 28th December 2017.
  • Dr. Shemeena Basheer - Optic Characterisation of nanofluids using Laser induced thermal lens spectroscopy - submitted to M.G. University on 21th October 2013.
  • Dr. B. Rajesh Kumar – Tunable thermo – optical properties of fluids using nanoparticles – submitted to M.G. University on 7th November 2013.

Books (Edited /Chapter)

  1.  Metal oxide Nanocomposites Synthesis and Applications, Edited by Raneesh B., Visakh P.M.,  Wiley and Scrivener Publishing USA, 2021, ISBN-13: 978-1119363576,
  2. Nanostructured Multiferroics, Edited by Raneesh B., Visakh P.M.,  Wiley USA, 2021, ISBN-13: 978-3527343201
  3. George Thomas, “The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the ambient air quality at urban megacities in India”, The COVID Divide- Behavioural, Social & Economic Impacts,  A2Z Learning Hub LLP , 2021 (ISBN 978-81-951230-3-2)
  4. Achamma George Aswathy P, Megha,Gayathri Linsa” Study of Optical Properties of Mg doped SnO2Nanocrystals “ Chap 1.15 pg76-80 Grenze Scientific Society 2019 ISBN 978-81-936117-9-1
  5. Achamma George,Jessy S Amina S kabeer “Al doped SnO2Nanocrystals for Photovoltaic applications”  Chap 2.14 pg 146-151 Grenze Scientific Society 2019 ISBN 978-81-936117-9-1
  6.  Triboelectric Nanogenerators for Energy Harvesting and Sensing Applications, Bismi Badherdheen, B. Raneesh and P.M. Visakh, Metal oxide Nanocomposites Synthesis and Applications, Wiley and Scrivener Publishing USA,2021
  7.  Metal Oxide Nanocomposites: State-of-the-Art and New Challenges, Visakh, P.M. and B. Raneesh, Metal oxide Nanocomposites Synthesis and Applications, Wiley and Scrivener Publishing USA,2021
  8. Nanostructured Multiferroics: Current Trends and Future Prospects, Visakh, P.M. and B. Raneesh, Nanostructured Multiferroics, Wiley USA, 2021

Research Guides

  1. Dr.Raneesh B
  2. Dr.Karthika S

Memorandum of understanding (MoU)

Memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the area of Lightning  with the National Centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India as part of a National lightning network research programme by Indian Institute for Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune (Project Period 2018- 2023). Co-ordinator Dr. George Thomas