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Prof. (Dr.) Nandakumar Kalarikkal


Director  & Chair  @ SPAP

Director @  IIUCNN


School of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Email: nkkalarikkal@mgu.ac.indrkalarikkal@gmail.com

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Telephone: +91-9447671962 (Mobile)
+91-481-2731669 (Office/Fax)



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  1. M. Sc (Master of Science), Industrial Physics, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kerala, India
  2. Ph. D (Doctor of Philosophy), Semiconductor Physics, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kerala, India. Thesis title: “Optical and thermal properties of selected ternary amorphous semiconductors”.
  3. Postdoctoral Fellow
    CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India


  • Professor@Lorraine, University of Lorraine, Nancy, France for three years from 2020-2022
  • Visiting Professor, Institute of Jean Lamour, University of Lorraine, Nancy, France
  • CNRS Professorship with the University of Claude Bernard Lyon, Lyon, France
  • Guest Scientist, Leibniz-Institut fur Polymerforschung Dresden, Germany
  • Keynote speaker in the National Conference on “Impact of Nanotechnology in the arena of Fiber Manufacturing and Textile Finishing for the Production of Multi-Functional Fibers/Fabrics for High-End Applications” held at K. S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Tamil Nadu during 30 th and 31 st March 2017
  • Invited speaker for the Silver Jubilee Research Conference on “Study of matter using intense radiation sources and under extreme conditions” organized by UGC-DAE CSR-Indore, India during 3-6 November 2016
  • Visiting Fellow, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore,India
  • Visiting Fellow, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, Karnataka under SAP scheme of UGC
  • Visiting Professor, Alemaya University (1998-2002) & Mekkele University (2006-2007),Ethiopia
  • Conference Fellowship Award of the Seventh International Conference on Phonon Scattering in Condensed Matter held at Cornell University, USA
  • Research Associate Fellowship from DST & CSIR, Govt. of India (1992)
  • Senior Research Fellowship from CSIR, Govt. of India (1990)
  • Junior Research Fellowship from Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India (1987)

Teaching areas

Materials Science/Solid State Physics, Quantum Optics, Statistical Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Classical Mechanics, Physics of Nanomaterials, Mesoscopic Physics, Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Open Course), Experimental Physics, Nanophotonics

Research Areas

The research works of my group include the syntheses, characterization and applications of various Nanomaterials, LASER Plasma, ion irradiation effects on various novel materials and phase transitions. The different topics of current research works are:

  • Nanomultiferroics

In this class of materials we are synthesizing various systems such as R-CrO 3 , R-MnO 3 and R-Fe 2 O 4 where R could be Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu or Y. The samples are prepared mainly through sol-gel route and characterized for their structural, multiferroic, linear and nonlinear optical properties using TGA/DTA, XRD, SEM, HRTEM, FTIR spectroscopy, Dielectric spectroscopy, VSM, UV-Vis- NIR spectroscopy, Photoluminescence spectroscopy and Z-scan technique. The thermal parameters such as heat capacity, thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity are also investigated near the multiferroic transitions. The synthesis and multiferroic coupling of composite nano/multiferroics are also a thrust area of the group.

  • Nanosemiconductors and Nanophosphors

In this class of materials we concentrate on quantum dots, metal oxides and Sr 2 CeO 4 type materials. The materials are prepared through novel green synthesis routes and sol-gel method and characterized for their various properties. The potential uses of these materials are being explored in different fields which include water purification, sensing and lighting applications.

  • Nanocomposites

Under this class of materials various metal, metal oxide, carbon structures (grapheme and CNT), magnetic particles and quantum dot filled polymer nanocomposite materials are prepared using various chemical routes. The interfacial effects of the as prepared nanocomposites are also a thrust area for the group.

  • Nanoferroelectrics

Under this class, we are mainly concentrating on relaxor type of ferroelectrics such as Strontium Barium Niobate systems and the effect of rare earth ion doping on the linear and nonlinear optical properties. The samples are being characterized for various properties using sophisticated techniques. The phase transitions in this class of materials are also investigated in detail.

  • Nanoferrites

Different nanostructured spinel ferrite systems have been prepared using sol-gel technique and their structural, magnetic, electrical, linear and nonlinear optical properties are investigated. Various systems such as NiFe 2 O 4 , CoFe 2 O 4 , ZnFe 2 O 4 and mixed compositions of these ferrites have been synthesized and their various physical properties are investigated. The water soluble nanoferrites are also of potential interest to the group.

  • Nanomedicine

Under this area, we are mainly concentrating on the preparation and characterization of Polymer based scaffolds for biomedical applications. New hybrid polymer nanocomposites for dental applications are also a thrust of our group.

  • Nanosensors

The various nanomaterials synthesized in the laboratory are explored for different sensing applications which include nanoparticles incorporated membranes for bio-sensing and water purification applications.

  • Ion beam irradiation effects & Phase transitions

Heavy ion beam irradiation effects on the structural and multiferroic properties of sol-gel derived films of selected nanomultiferroic films are investigated under this category. The studies on the phase transitions of bulk and nanomaterials are also investigated using different techniques.

Facilities available

  • A very good wet chemistry synthesis laboratory with major infrastructure facilities such as Furnaces, Centrifuge, Magnetic stirrers, pH meters, Hot air ovens,Microwave oven, Pelletizer, Ultrsonicator and Spin Coaters, Nanobiology with facility for antibacterial studies, Nd:YAG LASER, He-Ne LASER, Quadrant Detector.
  • For experimental characterizations, Dielectric and resistivity measurement facilities from 77K to 773K, UV-Vis_NIR spectrophotometer, Spectrophotoflourimeter with life time measurement facility, X-ray diffractometer, Single Crystal X-ray diffractometer,ME coupling measurement unit, AFM, HRTEM , Electrospinning Unit, VSM (To be installed soon)are available.
  • SEM, Confocal Raman with AFM, GCMS etc. are available as Central facilities of the University

Research Grants


  • Irradiation effects on the structural and electrical properties of selected ferroelectric ceramics, NSC-UFUP project-IAC- Govt. of India-(Principal Investigator)-Completed
  • Nano Materials: Synthesis, characterization and applications, DST, New Delhi(Principal Co-Investigator)-Completed
  • Ion beam irradiation effects on the structural and ferroic properties of selected sol-gel derived films of nanomultiferroics-UGC- DAE-CSR Kolkata Centre Project- (Principal Investigator)-Completed
  • Development of engineered nano-structured materials for high performance applications-DST- Nano Mission-Govt. of India-(Principal Co-Investigator)-Completed
  • Development of Multi Walled Carbon Nanotube Filled Polycarbonate/ Polypropylene Double Percolating Conductive Polymer Blend Nanocomposites for Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Gaskets for Mobile Phones.–DIT-New Delhi-(Principal Co-Investigator)-Completed
  • Development of super tough nanocomposites from epoxy resin, liquid rubber andnanoclay, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE under the SARD program-On going-(Project Co-Investigator)
  • Nanoparticle aggregation behavior in polymer nanocomposites- UGC-DAE- CSR Kolkata Centre Project-On going -(Principal Investigator)
  • Development of one dimensional multiferroic nanocomposites for device applications”under the SRS scheme- KSCSTE-Govt. of Kerala-On going-(Principal Investigator)
  • Physics of Cavitation Bubbles and Hydrogen Generation during Liquid Phase Laser Ablation-BRNS/BRFST- DAE-Govt. of India-On going- (Principal Investigator)
  • Design and applications of magnetically responsive self-assembled polymer nanocomposites, DST-Nano Mission-Govt. of India-Ongoing-(Principal Investigator)


  • Biobased Scaffolds, Membranes and Hydrogels for Improved Wound Healing and Bone Regeneration (BIOHEAL)-Swedish Research Link Grant in collaboration with Prof. Aji Mathew, University of Stockholm, Sweden
  • Advanced Nanocomposites for Micro and Nanosensors Applications-under the PICS scheme with Prof. Didier ROUXEL, Institut Jean Lamour – UMR CNRS n°7198 – Université de Lorraine- BP 70239 – 54506 Vandœuvre-lès- Nancy Cedex – France


  •  ‘A Polymer Nanocomposite, Process And Application there-of’, WIPO Publication number: WO2016142848 A1, Publication date: Sep 15, 2016, and Indian patent Application No:  638/DEL/2015 Mohammed Arif P, Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9vOwJBpBaQ

Total Number of Publications: 200+

Publications (2019)

  1. Recent advances in electrospun polycaprolactone based scaffolds for wound healing and skin bioengineering applications – B Joseph, R Augustine, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas, B Seantier, Y Grohens –
    Materials Today Communications 19, 319-335
  2. Effect of synthesis process on particle size and bandgap of Er3+ doped Y2SiO5 -K  Upadhyay, S Thomas, N Kalarikkal, RK Tamrakar -AIP Conference Proceedings 2104 (1), 030017
  3. Excellent electromagnetic shield derived from MWCNT reinforced NR/PP blend nanocomposites with tailored microstructural properties -T Sharika, J Abraham, SC George, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas –
    Composites Part B: Engineering, volume 173
  4. Green synthesis of graphene oxide/Ag nanocomposites via laser ablation in water for SERS applications -P Nancy, AK Nair, J James, N Kalarikkal -AIP Conference Proceedings 2100 (1), 020025
  5. Laser-assisted synthesis of graphene quantum dots for multifunctional applications –
    J James, P Nancy, G Vignaud, Y Grohens, S Thomas, N Kalarikkal -AIP Conference Proceedings 2100 (1), 020131
  6. Physicochemical, mechanical, barrier and antibacterial properties of starch nanocomposites crosslinked with pre-oxidized sucrose -P Balakrishnan, MS Sreekala, VG Geethamma, S Thomas, N Kalarikkal, V Kokol -Industrial Crops and Products 130, 398-408
  7. Preparation and characterization of nanocomposite films based on gum arabic, maltodextrin and polyethylene glycol reinforced with turmeric nanofiber isolated from turmeric spent -S Gopi, A Amalraj, N Kalarikkal, J Zhang, S Thomas, Q Guo -Materials Science and Engineering: C 97, 723-729
  8. Effect of particle size and dopant concentration on the Raman and the photoluminescence spectra of TiO2: Eu3+ nanophosphor thin films -D Komaraiah, E Radha, J James, N Kalarikkal, J Sivakumar, MVR Reddy -Journal of Luminescence, volume 211, 320-333
  9. Structural, optical and photoluminescence studies of sol-gel synthesized pure and iron doped TiO2 photocatalysts -D Komaraiah, E Radha, N Kalarikkal, J Sivakumar, MVR Reddy –Ceramics International (org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2019.03.170)
  10. Photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange using MgFe2O4@TiO2 core-shell nanoparticles –
    RP Ummer, P Gopinath, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas -AIP Conference Proceedings 2082 (1), 030028
  11. Effect of ionic liquid modified MWCNTs on the rheological and microstructural developments in Styrene Butadiene rubber nanocomposites -J Abraham, AK Zachariah, N Kalarikkal, R Wilson, R Ibarra-Gómez, S Thomas, R Muller -Rubber Chemistry and Technology (org/10.5254/rct.19.81494)
  12. Surface engineering of polystyrene–cerium oxide nanocomposite thin films for refractive index enhancement -J James, AB Unni, K Taleb, JP Chapel, N Kalarikkal, S Varghese -Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects 17, 34-42
  13. Ionic liquid modified multiwalled carbon nanotube embedded styrene butadiene rubber membranes for the selective removal of toluene from toluene/methanol mixture via pervaporation –
    J Abraham, T Jose, S Thomas, G Moni, SC George, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas -Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers 95, 594-601
  14. Antimicrobial properties of MFe2O4 (M= Mn, Mg)/reduced graphene oxide composites synthesized via solvothermal method -J Jose, S Thomas, N Kalarikkal, OS Oluwafemi -Materials Science and Engineering: C 95, 43-48
  15. Multiferroic polymer film composites for memory application -rp ummer, N kalarikkal –
    Chemical Technology and Informatics in Chemistry with Applications, 175
  16. Development of oral‐fluid‐impervious and fracture‐resistant silver–poly (methyl methacrylate) nanoformulations for intra‐oral/extra‐oral rehabilitation -S Gopalakrishnan, N Kalarikkal, I Raj, A Mathew T, J Abraham, HJ Maria, M Mozetič, S Thomas -Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 47669
  17. Poly (ε-caprolactone) Microsphere Decorated with Nano-ZnO Based Phytoformulation: A Promising Antimicrobial Agent -S Snigdha, M Rahul, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas, EK Radhakrishnan -Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials, 1-11
  18. UV-Induced reduction of graphene oxide in cellulose nanofibril composites -YB Pottathara, S Thomas, N Kalarikkal, T Griesser, Y Grohens, V Bobnar -New Journal of Chemistry 43 (2), 681-688
  19. Carbon nanotube reinforced poly (trimethylene terephthalate) nanocomposites: Viscoelastic properties and chain confinement -MK Aswathi, M Padmanabhan, N Kalarikkal, L Mathew, Sabu Thomas, P Saha, R Terzano -Polymer Engineering & Science 59 (S1), E435-E445
  20. Spectroscopic and Mass Spectrometry Analyses of Plasma-Activated Polymeric Materials –
    P Nancy, J Joy, J James, B Joseph, S Thomas, N Kalarikkal -Non-Thermal Plasma Technology for Polymeric Materials, 319-340
  21. Microscopic Analysis of Plasma-Activated Polymeric Materials -J James, B Joseph, A Shaji, P Nancy, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas, Y Grohens -Non-Thermal Plasma Technology for Polymeric Materials, 287-317
  22. Functionalized photo-responsive polymeric system -K Upadhyay, S Thomas, RK Tamrakar, N Kalarikkal -Advanced Functional Polymers for Biomedical, 211-233
  23. Processing and Characterization of Multicomponent Polymer Systems: New Insights –
    J James, S Thomas, N Kalarikkal, Y Weimin, K Pal no -Apple Academic Press (org/10.1201/9780429469794)
  24. Novel applications of multiferroic heterostructures -AR Abraham, S Thomas, N Kalarikkal –
    Chemical Technology and Informatics in Chemistry, 2019
  25. Fabrication of Micro/Nano-Miniaturized Platforms for Nanotheranostics and Regenerative Medicine Applications -G Praveen, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas -Nanomaterials Synthesis, 483-517
  26. Synthesis and Processing of Emerging Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials -YB Pottathara, Y Grohens, V Kokol, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas -Nanomaterials Synthesis, 1-2
  27. Nanoparticle-and Nanoporous-Membrane-Mediated Delivery of Therapeutics -Mabrouk, M., Rajendran, R., Soliman, I.E., Ashour, M.M., Beherei, H.H., Tohamy, K.M., Thomas, S., Kalarikkal, N., Arthanareeswaran, G. and Das, D.B., 2019. Pharmaceutics, 11(6), p.294
  28. Titanium Nanorods Loaded PCL Meshes with Enhanced Blood Vessel Formation and Cell Migration for Wound Dressing Applications -Augustine, R., Hasan, A., Patan, N.K., Augustine, A., Dalvi, Y.B., Varghese, R., Unni, R.N., Kalarikkal, N., Al Moustafa, A.E. and Thomas, S., 2019. Macromolecular bioscience, p.1900058
  29. Structure and Dynamics of Gold Nanoparticles Decorated with Chitosan-Gentamicin Conjugates: ReaxFF Molecular Dynamics Simulations to disclose Drug Delivery -Monti, S., Jose, J., Athira, S., Kalarikkal, N. and Thomas, S., 2019. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
  30. Chemical modification of graphene with grape seed extract: Its structural, optical and antimicrobial properties -Yaragalla, S., Rajendran, R., AlMaadeed, M.A., Kalarikkal, N. and Thomas, S., 2019.
    Materials Science and Engineering: C, 102, pp.305-314
  31. Tuning of nonlinear absorption in highly luminescent CdSe based quantum dots with core–shell and core/multi-shell architectures -Bhagyaraj, S., Perumbilavil, S., Udayabashkar, R., Mangalaraja, R.V., Thomas, S., Kalarikkal, N. and Oluwafemi, O.S., 2019. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 21(21), pp.11424-11434
  32. Thermal, biodegradation and theoretical perspectives on nanoscale confinement in starch/cellulose nanocomposite modified via green crosslinker -Balakrishnan, P., Geethamma, V.G., Gopi, S., Thomas, M.G., Kunaver, M., Huskić, M., Kalarikkal, N., Volova, T., Rouxel, D. and Thomas, S., 2019. International journal of biological macromolecules, 134, pp.781-790
  33. Graphene Nanobuds: A New Second Generation Phosgene Sensor with Ultra-Low Detection Limit in Aqueous Solution -V. Ravi, P., Thangadurai, D.T., Nataraj, D., Senthilkumar, K., Manonmani, G., Kalarikkal, N., Thomas, S. and Govindh, P., 2019. ACS applied materials & interfaces
  34. Magnetic performance and defect characterization studies of core–shell architectured MgFe 2 O 4@ BaTiO 3 multiferroic nanostructures -Abraham, A.R., Raneesh, B., Joseph, S., Arif, P.M., Nambissan, P.M.G., Das, D., Rouxel, D., Oluwafemi, O.S., Thomas, S. and Kalarikkal, N., 2019. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 21(17), pp.8709-8720
  35. Compatibilising action of multiwalled carbon nanotubes in polycarbonate/polypropylene (PC/PP) blends: phase morphology, viscoelastic phase separation, rheology and percolation – Poothanari, M.A., Xavier, P., Bose, S., Kalarikkal, N., Komalan, C. and Thomas, S., 2019. Journal of Polymer Research, 26(8), p.178
  36. Easily fabricated Ag doped TiO2 nanorods for photo-catalytic applications AK Nair, AG Rajendragiri, S Santhosh, N Kalarikkal – AIP Conference Proceedings, 2019
  37. Development of silver nanoparticles decorated graphene quantum dots for tailored applications
    JA Mathew, AK Nair, N Kalarikkal – AIP Conference Proceedings, 2019
  38. Novel bio compactable silver nanowires and nanocubes: An effective treatment against carbapenem and vancomycin resistant strains isolated from cancer patients J Jose, AK Nair, N Kalarikkal, O Oluwafemi, S Thomas – Journal of Saudi Chemical Society, 2019
  39. In Situ Decoration of Gold Nanoparticles on Graphene Oxide via Nanosecond Laser Ablation for Remarkable Chemical Sensing and Catalysis. Nancy, P., Nair, A. K., Antoine, R., Thomas, S., & Kalarikkal, N. Nanomaterials, 9(9), 1201
  40. Development of titanium dioxide nanowire incorporated poly (vinylidene fluoride–trifluoroethylene) scaffolds for bone tissue engineering applications Augustine, A., Augustine, R., Hasan, A., Raghuveeran, V., Rouxel, D., Kalarikkal, N., & Thomas, S. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, August 2019, 30:96
  41. Novel core-shell dextran hybrid nanosystem for anti-viral drug delivery. Joshy, K. S., George, A., Snigdha, S., Joseph, B., Kalarikkal, N., Pothen, L. A., & Thomas, S. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 93, 864-872
  42. Natural rubber nanocomposites with MWCNT@ POSS hybrid filler: Preparation and properties. Polymer Composites. Somasekharan, L., Xavier, P., Bose, S., Zachariah, A.K., Kalarikkal, N., Anil Kumar, S. and Thomas, S.,

Publications (2018)

  1. Multifunctional nitrogen sulfur co-doped reduced graphene oxide–Ag nano hybrids (sphere, cube and wire) for nonlinear optical and SERS applications AK Nair, KB Bhavitha, S Perumbilavil, P Sankar, D Rouxel, MS Kala, Carbon 132, 380-393
  2. Morphology correlated free volume studies of multi-walled carbon nanotube plasticized poly (vinyl chloride) nanocomposites: Positronium probes and electrical prop… E Francis, L Zhai, HC Kim, R Ramachandran, G Amarendra, GM Balerao, …Polymer 141, 232-243
  3. Reduced graphene oxide wrapped Ag nanostructures for enhanced SERS activity AK Nair, MS Kala, S Thomas, N Kalarikkal AIP Conference Proceedings 1942 (1), 050094
  4. Interface engineered ferrite@ ferroelectric core-shell nanostructures: A facile approach to impart superior magneto-electric coupling AR Abraham, B Raneesh, D Das, OS Oluwafemi, S Thomas, N Kalarikkal, AIP Conference Proceedings 1942 (1), 020002
  5. Tuning of Microstructure in engineered Poly (trimethylene terephthalate) based blends with Nano Inclusion as a multifunctional additive L Mathew, P Saha, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas Polymer Testing
  6. Advanced Polymeric Materials D Rouxel, S Thomas, N Kalarikkal, TA Sajith River Publishers
  7. Polyurethane glycolysate from industrial waste recycling to develop low dielectric constant, thermally stable materials suitable for the electronics A Reghunadhan, J Datta, M Jaroszewski, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas Arabian Journal of Chemistry
  8. Excellent Electromagnetic Interference Shielding and High Electrical conductivity of Compatibilized Polycarbonate/Polypropylene Carbon Nanotube Blend Nanoco… MA Poothanari, J Abraham, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
  9. Dielectric and dye adsorption properties of luminescent-superparamagnetic MFe2O4 (M= Mn, Mg)/reduced graphene oxide composites EHM Sakho, S Thomas, N Kalarikkal, OS Oluwafemi
    CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL 44 (4), 3904-3914
  10. Enhanced antimicrobial performance of cloisite 30B/poly (ε-caprolactone) over cloisite 30B/poly (l-lactic acid) as evidenced by structural features SS Babu, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas, EK Radhakrishnan
    Applied Clay Science 153, 198-204
  11. Toughness augmentation by fibrillation and yielding in nanostructured blends with recycled polyurethane as a modifier Reghunadhan, J Datta, N Kalarikkal, JT Haponiuk, S Thomas
    Applied Surface Science
  12. Static and Dynamic Mechanical Characteristics of Ionic Liquid Modified MWCNT-SBR Composites: Theoretical Perspectives for the Nanoscale Reinforcement Mech… J Abraham, J Thomas, N Kalarikkal, SC George, S Thomas The Journal of Physical Chemistry B
  13. Room temperature magnetoelectric coupling effect in CuFe2O4-BaTiO3 core-shell and nanocomposites RM Thankachan, B Raneesh, A Mayeen, S Karthika, S Vivek, SS Nair, …
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 731, 288-296
  14. Nitrogen doped graphene–Silver nanowire hybrids: An excellent anode material for lithium ion batteries AK Nair, I Elizabeth, S Gopukumar, S Thomas, MS Kala, N Kalarikkal Applied Surface Science 428, 1119-1129
  15. Plasma and Fusion Science: From Fundamental Research to Technological Applications
    B Raneesh, N Kalarikkal, J James, AK Nair CRC Press Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India
    A Mayeen, N Kalarikkal
  16. Preparation, characterization and in vitro study of liposomal curcumin powder by cost-effective nanofiber weaving technology S Gopi, A Amalraj, J Jacob, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas, Q Guo
    New Journal of Chemistry 42 (7), 5117-5127
  17. Thermoplastic–elastomer composition based on an interpenetrating polymeric network of styrene-butadiene rubber–poly (methyl methacrylate) as an efficient vibrati… J James, GV Thomas, KP Pramoda, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas New Journal of Chemistry
  18. Dopamine functionalization of BaTiO 3: an effective strategy for the enhancement of electrical, magnetoelectric and thermal properties of BaTiO 3-PVDF-TrFE nanoc… A Mayeen, MS Kala, MS Jayalakshmy, S Thomas, D Rouxel, J Philip, Dalton Transactions 47 (6), 2039-2051
  19. Introduction on Crystallization in Multiphase Polymer Systems N Kalarikkal, S Thomas
    Crystallization in Multiphase Polymer Systems, 1-16


Publications (2017)

  1. Dose-Dependent Effects of Gamma Irradiation on the Materials Properties and Cell Proliferation of Electrospun Polycaprolactone Tissue Engineering Scaffolds R Augustine, A Saha, V. P. Jayachandran, S Thomas, N Kalarikkal International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, 0091- 4037 (2017)
  2.  A comparative study on structural, dielectric and multiferroic properties of CaFe 2 O 4 /BaTiO 3 core-shell and mixed composites T Woldu, B Raneesh, B K Hazra, S Srinath, P Saravanan, M R Reddy, N Kalarikkal Journal of Alloys and Compounds 691, 644-652 (2017)
  3. Enhanced photocatalytic performance of ZnO nanostructures produced via a quick microwave assisted route for the degradation of rhodamine in aqueous solution R M Thankachan, N Joy, J Abraham, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas, O S Oluwafemi Materials Research Bulletin, 85, 131–139 (2017)
  4. Realization of Enhanced Magnetoelectric Coupling and Raman Spectroscopic Signatures in 0–0 Type Hybrid Multiferroic Core–Shell Geometric Nanostructures A R Abraham, B. Raneesh, T Woldu, S Aškrabić, S Lazović, Z Dohčević-Mitrović, O S Oluwafemi, S Thomas, N Kalarikkal Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121 (8), 4352–4362 (2017)
  5. Electrochemical studies on composite gel polymer electrolytes for lithium sulfur-batteries A Natarajan, A M Stephan, C H Chan, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas Journal of Applied Polymer Science 134.11 (2017)
  6. Investigation into dielectric behaviour and electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness of conducting styrene butadiene rubber composites containing ionic liquid modified MWCNT
    J Abraham, P Xavier, S Bose, S C George, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas Polymer 112, 102-115 (2017)
  7. Polymer Sutures For Simultaneous Wound Healing And Drug Delivery – A Review B Joseph, A George, S Gopi, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas International Journal of Pharmaceutics (2017)
  8. Studies on structural, optical and magnetic properties of cobalt substituted magnetite fluids (Co x Fe 1−x Fe 2 O 4 ) B Babukutty, N Kalarikkal, S S Nair,Materials Research Express, 4, 035906 (2017)
  9. Electrospun poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene)/zinc oxide nanocomposite tissue engineering scaffolds with enhanced cell adhesion and blood vessel formation R Augustine, P Dan, A Sosnik, N Kalarikkal, N Tran, B Vincent, S Thomas,..Nano Research, 10.1007/s12274-017- 1549-8 (2017)
  10. Gelatin modified lipid nanoparticles for anti-viral drug delivery,KS Joshy, S Snigdha, N Kalarikkal, LA Pothen, S Thomas Chemistry and Physics of Lipids 207, 24-37(2017)
  11. Biodegradable starch/PVOH/laponite RD-based bionanocomposite films coated with graphene oxide: Preparation and performance characterization for food packaging applications,C Sharma, PH Manepalli, A Thatte, S Thomas, N Kalarikkal, S Alavi Colloid and Polymer Science 295 (9), 1695-1708(2017)
  12. Novel Dendrite structure of Alginate Hybrid Nanoparticles for effective Anti Viral Drug Delivery
    KS Joshy, A George, J Jose, N Kalarikkal, LA Pothen, S Thomas
    International Journal of Biological Macromolecules,103,1265-1275(2017)
  13.  Development of nanoscale morphology and role of viscoelastic phase separation on the properties of epoxy/recycled polyurethane blends
    A Reghunadhan, J Datta, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas Polymer 117, 96-106 (2017)
  14. Dendrimers: General Aspects, Applications and Structural Exploitations as Prodrug/Drug-delivery Vehicles in Current Medicine.
    M Mariyam, K Ghosal, A George, S Thomas, N Kalarikkal, MS Latha
    Mini reviews in medicinal chemistry, DOI: 10.2174/1389557517666170512095151(2017)
  15.  Microbial Barrier Property and Blood Compatibility Studies of Electrospun Poly-ƹ- Caprolactone/Zinc Oxide Nanocomposite Scaffolds
    R Augustine, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas
    Journal of Siberian Federal University. Biology 10 (2), 226(2017)
  16. Dynamic energy transfer in non-covalently functionalized reduced graphene oxide/silver nanoparticle hybrid (NF-RGO/Ag) with NF-RGO as the donor material
    OS Oluwafemi, S Thomas, N Kalarikkal
    Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 28 (3), 2651-2659(2017)
  17. Electrospun polycaprolactone (PCL) scaffolds embedded with europium hydroxide nanorods (EHNs) with enhanced vascularization and cell proliferation for tissue engineering applications
    R Augustine, SK Nethi, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas, CR Patra, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 5, 4660-4672 (2017)

Publications (2016)

  1. Evaluation of in-vitro cytotoxicity and cellular uptake efficiency of zidovudine-loaded solid lipid nanoparticles modified with Aloe Vera in glioma cells
    K S Joshy, CP Sharma, N Kalarikkal, K Sandeep, S Thomas, LA Pothen
    Materials Science and Engineering: C 66, 40-50 (2016)
  2. TetragonalBaTiO 3 nanoparticles: An efficient photocatalyst for the degradation of organic pollutants
    S Kappadan, TW Gebreab, S Thomas, N Kalarikkal
    Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 51, 42-47 (2016)
  3. Preparation and characterization of green graphene using grape seed extract for bioapplications
    S Yaragalla, R Rajendran, J Jose, MA AlMaadeed, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas
    Materials Science and Engineering: C 65, 345-353 (2016)
  4. Nonlinear optical properties of (1− x) CaFe 2 O 4–xBaTiO 3 composites
    T Woldu, B Raneesh, P Sreekanth, MVR Reddy, R Philip, N Kalarikkal
    Ceramics International 42 (9), 11093-11098 (2016)
  5. Surface Acoustic Wave Device with Reduced Insertion Loss by Electrospinning P(VDF TrFE)/ZnONanocomposites
    R Augustine, F Sarry, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas, L Badie, D Rouxel
    Nano-Micro Letters, 1-9 (2016)
  6. Magnetic response of superparamagnetic multiferroic core-shell nanostructures
    AR Abraham, B Raneesh, D Das, N Kalarikkal
    DAE SOLID STATE PHYSICS SYMPOSIUM 2015 1731 (1), 050151
  7. Ultrasensitive detection of a 1-pyrenecarboxylic acid by surface enhanced Raman scattering hot spot with reduced graphene oxide/silver nanoparticles composites
    OS Oluwafemi, ASaha, S Thomas, N Kalarikkal
    Materials Letters 171, 137-141 (2016)
  8. Gentamicin loaded electrospun poly (ε-caprolactone)/TiO2 nanocomposite membranes with antibacterial property against Methicillin resistant Staphylococusaureus (MRSA)
    R Augustine, SC George, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas
    Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 1, (2016)
  9. Cell adhesion on polycaprolactone modified by plasma treatment
    N Recek, M Resnik, H Motaln, T Lah-Turnšek, R Augustine, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas
    International Journal of Polymer Science, 1-9 (2016)
  10. Clogging-Free Electrospinning of Polycaprolactone Using Acetic Acid/Acetone Mixture
    R Augustine, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas
    Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 55 (5), 518-529
  11. Electrospun PCL membranes incorporated with biosynthesized silver nanoparticles as antibacterial wound dressings
    R Augustine, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas
    Applied Nanoscience 6 (3), 337-344
  12. Completely green synthesis of silver nanoparticle decorated MWCNT and its antibacterial and catalytic properties
    S Mohan, OS Oluwafemi, SP Songca, D Rouxel, P Miska, FB Lewu, N Kalarikkal,Sabu Thomas,Pure and Applied Chemistry 88 (1-2), 71-81 (2016)
  13. Synthesis, antibacterial, cytotoxicity and sensing properties of starch-capped silver nanoparticles
    S Mohan, OS Oluwafemi, SP Songca, VP Jayachandran, D Rouxel, N Kalarikkal,Sabu Thomas
    Journal of Molecular Liquids 213, 75-81 (2016)
  14. Structural and optical properties of functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes
    S Yaragalla, G Anilkumar, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas
    Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 41, 491-496 (2016)
  15. Effect of zinc oxide nanoparticles on the in vitro degradation of electrospunpolycaprolactone membranes in simulated body fluid
    R Augustine, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas
    International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials 65, 1,(2016)
  16. Developing highly conducting and mechanically durable styrene butadiene rubber composites with tailored microstructural properties by a green approach using ionic liquid modified MWCNTs
    J Abraham, L Kailas, N Kalarikkal, SC George, S Thomas
    RSC Advances 6 (39), 32493-32504
  17. Electric, magnetic, piezoelectric and magnetoelectric studies of phase pure (BiFeO 3–NaNbO 3)–(P (VDF-TrFE)) nanocomposite films prepared by spin coating
    RP Ummer, B Raneesh, C Thevenot, D Rouxel, S Thomas, N Kalarikkal
    RSC Advances 6 (33), 28069-28080 (2016)
  18. Grain size dependent magnetoelectric coupling of BaTiO 3 nanoparticles
    T Woldu, B Raneesh, MVR Reddy, N Kalarikkal
    RSC Advances 6 (10), 7886-7892 (2016)
  19. Nonlinear transmittance and optical power limiting in Magnesium ferrite nanoparticles: effects of laser pulsewidth and particle size
    P Sreekant, Kishore Sridharan, Ann Rose Abraham, Harsha P Janardhanan,Nandakumar Kalrikkal, Reji Philip
    RSC Adv., DOI: 10.1039/C6RA15788B (2016)
  20. Microwave Absorption in MWNTs‐Based Soft Composites Containing Nanocrystalline Particles as Magnetic Core and Intrinsically Conducting Polymer as a Conductive Layer
    V Bhingardive, T Woldu, S Biswas, GP Kar, S Thomas, N Kalarikkal, S Bose
    Chemistry Select 1 (15), 4747-4752 (2016)
  21. Improved nonlinear optical and optical limiting properties in non-covalent functionalized reduced graphene oxide/silver nanoparticle (NF-RGO/Ag- NPs) hybrid
    El haji Mamour Sakho, OS Oluwafemi, P Sreekanth, R Philip, S Thomas, N Kalarikkal
    Optical Materials 58, 476-483 (2016)
  22. Surface Acoustic Wave Device with Reduced Insertion Loss by Electrospinning P(VDF–TrFE)/ZnO Nanocomposites
    R Augustine, F Sarry, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas, L Badie, D Rouxel
    Nano-Micro Letters, 1-9 (2016)
  23. Ultrasensitive detection of a 1-pyrenecarboxylic acid by surface enhanced Raman scattering hot spot with reduced graphene oxide/silver nanoparticles composites
    El haji Mamour Sakho, OS Oluwafemi, A Saha, S Thomas, N Kalarikkal
    Materials Letters 171, 137-141 (2016)
  24. Rheology and Processing of Inorganic Nanomaterials and Quantum Dots/Polymer Nanocomposites
    S Mohan, J Abraham, OS Oluwafemi, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas
    Rheology and Processing of Polymer Nanocomposites, 355-382 (2016)
  25. Experimental investigation of optical and magneto optical effects of chemically synthesized cobalt nanocolloids
    F Parakkal, B Babukutty, BA Vettiyadan, N Kalarikkal, SS Nair
    Materials Research Express 3 (4), 045020 (2016)
  26. Nylon 6, 12/Cloisite 30B Electrospun Nanocomposites for Dental Applications
    SS Babu, A Augustine, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas
    Journal of Siberian Federal University. Biology 9 (2), 198 (2016)
  27. Nonlinear transmittance and optical power limiting in Magnesium ferrite nanoparticles: effects of laser pulsewidth and particle size
    Sreekanth Perumbilavil, Kishore Sridharan, Ann Rose Abraham, Harsha P J anardhanan, Nandakumar Kalarikkal and Reji Philip
    RSC Advances, DOI: 10.1039/C6RA15788B (2016)
  28. Boron doped graphene wrapped silver nanowires as an efficient electrocatalyst for molecular oxygen reduction
    Anju K Nair, Vineesh T.V, Rakesh Joshi, Veena Sahajwalla, Kala M.S, Sabu Thomas,S. Alwarappan, Nandakumar Kalarikkal
    Nature Scientific Reports- doi:10.1038/srep37731 (2016)

Publications (2015)

  1. Composition-structure- physical property relationship and nonlinear optical properties of multiferroic hexagonal ErMn 1-x Cr x O 3 Nanoparticles,B.Raneesh et.al., RSC Adv., 2015,5,12480
  2. Size Dependent Nonlinear Optical Absorption In BaTiO 3 Nanoparticles,Tesfakiros Woldu et.al., Chemical Physics Letters, 2015, 625, 58-63
  3. Enhanced lithium storage in ZnFe 2 O 4 -C nanocomposites produced by a low-energy ball milling, R.M.Thankkachan et.al., Journal of Power Sources,282(2015),462-470
  4. Transport characteristics of organic solvents through carbon nanotube filled styrene butadiene rubber nanocomposites: the influence of rubber–filler interaction, the degree of reinforcement and morphology, Jiji Abraham et.al., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015,17, 11217-11228
  5. Dose-Dependent Effects of Gamma Irradiation on the Materials Properties and Cell Proliferation of Electrospun Polycaprolactone Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, Robin Augustine., International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials,(2015) 64:10, 526-533
  6. Positron Annihilation Spectroscopic Studies of Multiferroic Bi 1-X pr x feo 3 Nanocrystalline Compounds, Jincemon Cyriac et.al., Journal of Physics: Conference Series 618 (2015)012012
  7. Green Synthesis of Yellow emitting PMMA-CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots Nanophosphors, Materials Science in Semiconductors, Sneha Mohan et.al., Material Science in Semiconductor Processing 39 (2015) 587-595
  8. Chemistry associated with natural rubber–graphene nanocomposites and its effect on physical and structural properties. Srinivasarao Yaragalla et.al., Industrial Crops and Products 74 (2015) 792–802.
  9. Effect of reinforcement on the barrier and dielectric properties of epoxidized natural rubber–graphene nanocomposites,Yaragalla, S.,et.al, Polym Eng Sci,. 55: 2439–2447, 2015
  10. Fabrication of graphite-graphene- ionic liquid modified carbon nanotubes filled natural rubber thin films for microwave and energy storage applications, S Yaragalla, et.al, Journal of Polymer Research 22 (7), 1-10, 2015
  11. Preparation of Epoxy Graphene and Its Structural and Optical Properties,Srinivasarao Yaragalla et.al. Adv. Mater. Lett. 2015, 6(10), 848-852
  12. An in vitro method for the determination of microbial barrier property (MBP) of porous polymeric membranes for skin substitute and wound dressing applications, Robin Augustine et.al., Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 2015, 12, 1, 12-19
  13. Green synthesis of CdSe/ZnS core-shell quantum dot nanophosphors and its Poly methyl methacrylate composite thin film in the visible spectral range, S Mohan et.al., MRS Proceedings 1748, Volume 1748 / 2015
  14. Cr 3+ -substitution induced structural reconfigurations in the nanocrystalline spinel compound ZnFe 2 O 4 as revealed from X-ray diffraction, positron annihilation and Mössbauer spectroscopic studies ,Rahul Mundiyaniyil Thankachan et.al , RSC Adv., 2015,5, 64966-64975
  15. Electric, magnetic and optical limiting (short pulse and ultrafast) studies in phase pure (1 − x) BiFeO 3 –xNaNbO 3 multiferroic nanocomposite synthesized by the pechini method, Rehana P. Ummer,   et.al, RSC Adv., 2015,5, 67157-67164
  16. Effect of ZnO Nanoparticles on the In Vitro Degradation of Electrospun Polycaprolactone Membranes in Simulated Body Fluid, R Augustine et.al, International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials (2015)
  17. Antibacterial and Sensing Properties of Dextrose Reduced Starch− Capped Silver Nanoparticles Synthesized via a Completely Green Method, S Mohan et.al., Materials Today: Proceedings 2 (7), 3943-3949
  18. Clogging Free Electrospinning of Polycaprolactone Using Acetic Acid/Acetone Mixture, R Augustine et.al, Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering (DOI:10.1080/03602559.2015.1036451)
  19. Synthesis and characterization of polyaniline coated gold nanocomposites , S N M Zuber et.al., PHYSICS AND MATERIALS SYMPOSIUM: International Conference on Applied Sciences and Industrial Technology (ICASIT2015…AIP Conf.Proc. 1674, 020010 (2015)
  20.  Electrospun PCL membranes incorporated with biosynthesized silver nanoparticles as antibacterial wound dressings, R Augustine, et.al. Applied Nanoscience, 1-8 (DOI 10.1007/s13204-015- 0439-1)
  21. Structural and Optical Properties of Functionalized Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes, Srinivasarao Yaragalla et.al, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing (2015), (DOI 10.1016/j.mssp.2015.10.022)
  22. Positron annihilation spectroscopic studies of Mn substitution-induced cubic to tetragonal transformation in ZnFe2–xMnxO4 (x = 0.0–2.0) spinel nanocrystallites , Jincemon Cyriac et.al, (2015):, Philosophical Magazine, DOI:10.1080/14786435.2015.1110631

Publications (2010-2014)

  1. Synthesis and characterization of Silver –Polyvinyl Alcohol Nanocomposites and plasma effect, Raneesh B et.al., Journal of Ovonic Research, 6, p. 187 (2010)
  2. Structural and Mechanical Properties of Yttrium Barium Copper Oxide – Polystyrene Microcomposite, Rosalin Abraham et. al., Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol.118, Issue2, p1027-1041 (2010)
  3. Structural and mechanical properties of YBCO-polystyrene composites, Rosalin Abraham, Selvin Thomas P, Soosy Kuryan, Jayakumari Issac, K Nandakumar, Sabu Thomas., Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2010) 118 (2) 1027
  4. Structure and magnetic properties of the Al 1-x Ga x FeO 3 family of oxides: A combined experimental and theoretical study, RanaSahaa, AjmalaShireena, A.K.Bera , Sharmila N. Shirodkar , Y. Sundarayyaa, NandakumarKalarikkal , S.M. Yusuf ,Umesh V. Waghmarea, A. Sundaresana, C.N.R Rao, Journal of Solid State Chemistry,Vol. 184, Issue 3, 494 (2011).
  5. A New Synthetic Pathway of Sr 2 CeO 4 Blue-White Phosphor and its Characterization, Seema, R.;Nandakumar, K. Journal of Luminescence, 31, Issue 10,2181 (2011).
  6. Nonlinear optical properties of nanosized rare earth doped strontium barium niobate ceramics, J. Nuja, C. S. SuchandSandeep, Philip Reji, K.Nandakumar,Spectroscopy Letters, 44, 334 (2011).
  7. An open aperture z-scan study of Sr 2 CeO 4 blue phosphor, R.Seema, C.S SuchandSandeep,Philip Reji, K. Nandakumar, J. Alloys and Compounds, 509, 34, 8573-8576 (2011).
  8. Mossbauer Study of Ni, Ni-Co and Co Ferrite Nanoparticles, Jeevan Job Thomas,NandakumarKalarikkal, American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1349,1175-1176 (2011).
  9. Luminescence and Optical Limiting Properties of Sr 2 CeO 4 Blue Emitter, R. Seema, C. S.Sandeep, Philip Reji,, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1349, 1273-1274 (2011).
  10. The Open Aperture Z-Scan Studies on Biferroic YCrO 3 , Shiji Krishnan, C. S. Sandeep,Philip Reji,, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings,Vol. 1349, 1277-1278 (2011).
  11. Natural rubber latex/potato starch nanocrystal nanocomposites: correlation of morphological/ electrical properties, Emilie Bouthegourd, Rajisha K. R, Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Jean Marc Saiter, Materials Letters, 65, 3615–3617 (2011).
  12. Nonlinear optical absorption studies of sol – gel derived Yttrium Iron Garnet (Y 3 Fe 5 O 12 ) nanoparticles by Z-scan technique, B. Raneesh, I. Rejeena, P.U. Rehana,  P.Radhakrishnan,  A. Saha,  N. Kalarikkal, Ceramics International, 38, 1823 (2012).
  13. Structural and Photoluminescence studies on nanosized Samarium doped Strontium Barium Niobate ceramics J.Nuja, R.Seema, N. Kalarikkal Spectroscopy Letters, 45, 184 (2012).
  14. Two-photon assisted excited-state absorption in multiferroic YCrO 3 nanoparticles, Shiji Krishna, C. S. Suchand Sandeep, Philip Reji, K.Nandakumar J. Chem. Phys. Lett., 529, 59 (2012).
  15. A comparative study on the optical limiting properties of different nano spinel ferrites with Z-scan technique, Jeevan Job Thomas,Shiji Krishnan,K. Sridharan,Reji Philip, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Materials Research Bulletin, Volume 47, Issue 8,August 2012, Pages 1855–1860
  16. Cation distribution and micro level magnetic alignments in the nanosized nickel zinc ferrite, Jeevan Job Thomas, A. B Shinde, B. S. R Krishna Journal of Alloys and Compounds,546, 77 (2013).
  17. Temperature dependent neutron diffraction and Mossbauer studies in zinc ferrite nanoparticles, Jeevan Job Thomas, A. B Shinde, B. S. R Krishna, Materials Research Bulletin,vol. 48, Issue 4, 1506 (2013).
  18. Synthesis of YCrO 3 nanoparticles through PAA assisted sol-gel route, Shiji Krishnan,Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Sol-Gel Science and Technology, Vol. 66, Issue I, 6 (2013).
  19. Studies on Structural and optical properties of ZnO and Mn-dopes ZnO nanopowders, Arun S Menon et.al., Indian Journal of Nanoscience,Vol. 1, Issue 2 (2013)
  20. Structural and magnetic properties of geometrically frustrated multiferroic ErMnO 3 nanoparticles B. Raneesh, A. Saha, D. Das, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, J. Alloys and Compounds,551, 654 (2013).
  21. Surface energy properties of Yttrium Barium Copper Oxide filled Polystyrene composites,Rosalin Abraham, Jayakumari Isac, Nandakumar K, Yakhmi Y J, Sabu Thomas , Advances in Ceramic Science and Engineering (ACSE), Vol. 2, Issue 2, (2013).
  22. Effect of gamma radiation on the structural,dielectric and magnetoelectric properties of nanostructured hexagonal YMnO 3 , B. Raneesh, A. Saha, Nandakumar Kalarikkal Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 89, 28 (2013).
  23. Size-dependent thermal properties of muliferroic ErMnO 3 nanoparticles using Photopyroelectric technique, B.Raneesh, H. Saumya, J. Philip, Nandakumar Kalarikkal J.Alloys and Compounds, 579, 243 (2013).
  24. A facile and rapid method for the black pepper leaf mediated green synthesis of silver nanoparticles and the antimicrobial study, Robin Augustine, Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Applied Nanoscience- (2013).
  25. Electrical properties of Graphene filled natural rubber composites, Yaragalla Srinivasarao,Yahaya Subban Ri Hanum, Chin Han Chan, Kalarikkal Nandakumar, Thomas Sabu,Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 812, 263 (2013).
  26. Synthesis and characterization of gelatin/zeolite porous scaffold, Neethu Ninan  Yves Grohens  Anne Elain  Nandakumar Kalarikkal  Sabu Thomas,   European Polymer Journal, 49,9, 2433-2445 (2013).
  27. Size dependent nonlinear optical properties of YCrO3 nanosystems,Shiji Krishnan et.al.,American Institute of Physics conference proceedings,1576,138 (2014)
  28. Facile synthesis of transparent and fluorescent epoxy – CdSe/CdS/ZnS core-multi shell nanocomposite, Sneha Mohan, Oluwatobi S. Oluwafemi, Sandile P. Songca, Otolorin A.Osibote, Soney C. George, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Sabu Thomas, New Journal of Chemistry- 38,155 (2014).
  29. Completely green synthesis of dextrose reduced silver nanoparticles, its antimicrobial and sensing properties. Sneha Mohan, Oluwatobi S. Oluwafemi, Sandile P. Songca,Otolorin A. Osibote, Soney C. George, V. P. Jayachandran, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Sabu Thomas Carbohydrate Polymers- Volume 106, Pages 469–474 (2014).
  30. Electrospun polycaprolactone/ZnO nanocomposite membranes as biomaterials with antibacterial and cell adhesion properties. Robin Augustine, Hruda Nanda Malik, Dinesh Kumar Singhal, Ayan Mukherjee, Dhruba Malakar & Nandakumar Kalarikkal & Sabu Thomas,J Polym Res (2014)
  31. Interaction of phospholipid with silver nanorods, K.N Anju, S.Mahesh, N.Kalarikkal, American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1576 , 232(2014).
  32. Electrospinning of PCL with Collagen coating from environmentally benign solvent: Preliminary physiochemical studies for skin substitutes, Kajal et. al.,Journal of Polymear Research, 21:410, DOI 10.1007/s10965-014- 0410-y (2014)
  33. Structural and magneto-electric studies on Sr 2 Fe 1-x Mn x MoO 6 (x=0.0, 0.25, 0.50),P.P.Jasnamol et. al, International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research,5,3,(2014)
  34. Magentoelectric properties of multiferroic composties ( 1-x) ErMnO 3 -xY 3 Fe 5 O 12 at room temperature, B.Raneesh et.al., Journal of Alloys and Compounds,611(2014) 381-385
  35. An In vitro method for Determination of Microbial Barrier Property ( MBP) of Porous Polymeric Membranes for Skin Substitute and Wound Dressing Applications, Robin Augustine et.al., Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Vol.11,No.6,1-8 (2014)
  36. In Vitro Degradation of Electrospun Polycaprolactone Membrane in Simulated Body Fluid, Robin Augustine et.al., International Journal of the Institute of Materials Malaysia ( IJIMM) Volume 1, Issue 1, 2014
  37. Vibration and Sound Damping in Polymers, V G Geethamma, R Asaletha,Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Sabu Thomas, September 2014, Resonance
  38. Electrospun poly(ε-caprolactone)- based skin substitutes: In vivo evaluation of wound healing and the mechanism of cell proliferations, Robin Augustine et.al.,J.Biomed Mater Res Part B 2014:00B:000-000
  39. Electrospun polycaprolactone membranes incorporated with ZnO nanoparticles as skin substitutes with enhanced fibroblast proliferation and wound healing, Robin Augustine et.al., RSC Adv., 2014,4,24777
  40. Investigation of angiogenesis and its mechanism using zinc oxide nanoparticle-loaded electrospun tissue engineering scaffolds, Robin Augustine et.al., RSC Adv., 2014,4, 51528-51536
  41. Advancement of wound care from grafts to bioengineered smart skin substitutes, Robin Augustine et.al., Prog Biomater,(2014) DOI 10.1007/s40204-014-0030-y
  42. Collagen coated electrospun polycaprolactone(PCL) with titanium dioxide(TiO 2 ) from an environmentally benign solvent: preliminary physic-chemical studies for skin substitute, Robin Augustine et.al., J.Polym Res (2014) 21:410
  43. Wound healing analysis of pectin/carboxymethyl cellulose microfibrillated cellulose based composite scaffolds, Neethu Ninan et.al., Materials Letters 132(2014) 34-37

Book Chapters

  1. Role of wound dressings in the management of chronic and acute diabetic wounds Robin Augustine, Kalarikkal, N., Thomas, S. 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 and Treatment;   George, A.,
    Augustine, R., Sebastian, M. Eds.; Apple Academic Press: (2014)
  2. Thin Film and Nanostructured Multiferroic Materials, B. Raneesh and Nandakumar Kalarikkal in the book Advanced Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications published by Apple Academy Press (2014)
  3. Current Advances in Nanomedicine: Applications in Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Indu Raj P, Vinod Kumar, and Nandakumar Kalarikkal in the book Advanced Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications published by Apple Academy Press (2014)
  4. Recent Advances in Nanomedicine: Applications in Diagnosis and Therapeutics, Sandhya Gopalakrishnan, Kannan Vaidyanathan, and Nandakumar Kalarikkal in the book Advanced Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications published by Apple Academy Press (2014)
  5. Tissue Engineering: Principles, recent trends and the future Ansuja P Mathew, Robin Augustine, Nandakumar Kalarikal, Sabu Thomas: In Nanomedicine and Tissue engineering- State of the art and recent trends, Apple
    Academic Press, Inc. (2015)
  6. Nanomedicine: from concept to reality Rakhimol K.R, Robin Augustine, Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal: In Nanomedicine and Tissue engineering- State of the art and recent trends, Apple Academic Press, Inc. (2015)
  7. Electrospun matrices for biomedical applications – Recent advances Deepa P. Mohanan, Robin Augustine, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Radhakrishnan E.K, Sabu Thomas: In Nanomedicine and Tissue engineering- State of the art and recent trends, Apple Academic Press, Inc. (2015)
  8. Cutaneous wound care: Grafts to tissue-engineered skin substitutes Robin Augustine, Bhavana Venugopal, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Sabu Thomas: In Nanomedicine and Tissue engineering- State of the art and recent trends, Apple Academic Press, Inc. (2015)
  9. Polyuronates and their application in drug delivery and cosmetics Robin Augustine, Snigdha S, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Sabu Thomas: In Green Polymer and The Environment Pollution Control, Apple Academic Press, Inc. (2015)
  10. Nanomedicine: From Concept to Reality,K R Rakhimol, R Augustine, S Thomas, N. Kalarikkal Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering: State of the Art and Recent Trends CRC Press, pages 1-30, 2016, ISBN 9781771881180
  11. Tissue Enginering: Principles, Recent Trends and the Future A P Mathew, R Augustine, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering: State of the Art and Recent Trends, 31-82,2016, ISBN 9781771881180Electrospun Matrices for Biomedical Applications: recent Advances D P Mohanan, R Augustine, N. Kalarikkal, E K Radhakrishnan….Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering: State of the Art and Recent Trends, 365-390
    ISBN 9781771881180
  12. Polyuronates and their application in drug delivery and cosmetics R Augustine, S S Bhavana Venugopal, N Kalarikkal, S Thomas Green Polymers and Environmental Pollution Control, 239-269
  13. Biopolymer-Application in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Sneha Mohan, Oluwatobi S. Oluwafemi, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Sabu Thomas and Sandile P. Songca (2016).Recent Advances in Biopolymers, Dr. Farzana Khan (Ed.), InTech, DOI:10.5772/62225. Available from: http://www.intechopen.com/books/recent-advances-in-biopolymers/biopolymers- application-in- nanoscience-and- nanotechnology
  14. Monitoring and separation of food-borne pathogens using magnetic nanoparticles,Robin Augustine, Ann Rose Abraham, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Sabu Thomas, In Book: Novel Approaches of Nanotechnology in Food, pp.271-312 (2016)
  15. Environmental Fate of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles: Risks and Benefits, N. Kalarikkal et.al., DOI: 10.5772/65266, In book: Toxicology – New Aspects to This Scientific Conundrum

M. Sc. & M. Phil. Thesis guided

  1. X-ray diffraction studies on KTP crystals- M. Sc thesis (1994)
  2. Dielectric and heat capacity studies on selected Tungsten Bronze Ferroelectric Ceramics- M. Phil thesis (1996)
  3. X-ray diffraction studies on selected Barium Sodium Niobate ceramics- M. Phil thesis(1998)
  4. X-ray diffraction studies on Sr 1-x Ba x Nb 2 O 6 ceramics- M. Sc thesis (1998)
  5. Photoluminescence of Barium Modified Strontium Cerate-M. Sc thesis (2003)
  6. Synthesis and characterization of Gd 3+ modified Sr 2 CeO 4 ceramic phosphor- M. Phil thesis (2004)
  7. Sol-gel synthesis and structural characterization of Nano Nickel Ferrite systems- M. Phil thesis (2005)
  8. Synthesis and Characterization of (Sr x Ba 1-x ) 2 CeO 4 ceramic phosphors-M. Phil thesis (2006)
  9. Synthesis and investigation of structural phase transition in Strontium Barium Niobate Ceramics- M.Phil thesis (2006)
  10. Sol-gel synthesis, structural and nonlinear optical characterizations of nanomultiferroic Yttrium Ferrite-M. Phil thesis (2009)
  11. Synthesis, structural and thermal characterization of Sol-gel derived nanomultiferroic YFe 2 O 4 -M.Phil thesis (2009)
  12. Synthesis and characterization of Cd x Zn 1-x quantum dots-M. Sc thesis (2010)
  13. Synthesis and investigations on Lithium Sodium Niobate Nanoferroelectics-M. Phil thesis (2010)
  14. Copper LASER plasma generation and characterization- M. Phil thesis (2010)
  15. Synthesis and investigations on Cobalt-Zinc Nanoferrites- M. Phil thesis (2010)
  16. Synthesis and characterization of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles-M. Phil thesis (2011)
  17. Design, synthesis and characterization of Phospholipid-Silver Nanoconjugates for biomedical applications- M. Phil thesis (2012)
  18. Nanocrystalline multiferroic Bi 1-X Pr X Fe 2 O 3 (X=0,0.3) systems studied by different characterization techniques and positron annihilation spectroscopy-M.Sc thesis (2013)
  19. Investigations of multiferroic core-shell nanostructures-M. Phil thesis (2014)
  20. Dynamics of Plasma Plume during LASER ablation of metal targets in ambient air and stationary liquid media-M. Phil thesis (2014)

Ph. D. Theses guided

  1. Investigations on the Structural and Electrical Properties of Selected Ferroelectric Ceramics (2000)
  2. Synthesis and Spectroscopic studies of Pure and Rare Earth doped Sr 2 CeO 4 phosphors(2011)
  3. Preparation and characterization of selected luminescent nanoparticles (2012)
  4. Investigations on selected nanomagnetic systems (2012)
  5. Synthesis and Characterization of selected nanomultiferroics (2014)
  6. Design and Development of Polymer Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications(2015)
  7. Graphene and Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Elastomer Nanocomposites (2016)
  8. Investigations on Nano-sized Multiferroic BiFeO3 – NaNbO3 Ceramics and its Polymer Composites (2016)
  9. Graphene-hybrid systems for tailored applications (2016)

Research Collaborations 

  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India
  • Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India
  • UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research-Kolkata Centre, Kolkata, India
  • Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kochi, India
  • Inter-University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi, India
  • Walter Sisulu University, South Africa
  • Johannesburg University, South Africa
  • Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubjana, Slovenia
  • Trent University, Canada
  • University of Technology- MARA, Malaysia
  • Central University, Kannur, Kerala, India
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India

Conferences /Workshops/Seminars Convened

  • International Conference on Highly Correlated Systems IMHCS 2017, 27-29 March 2017-(Convenor)
  • International Conference on Macromolecules: Synthesis, Morphology, Processing, Structure, Properties and Applications (ICM-2016) 13-15 May 2016-(Convenor)
  • Fourth International Conference on Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering (ICNT 2016) 12-14 August 2016
  • Second International Conference Advanced Materials for Power Engineering (ICAMPE 2016) 11-13 November 2016.
  • Fourth International Conference on Polymer Processing and Characterization (ICPPC 2016) 9-11 December 2016
  • First International Conference on Advanced Materials for Power Engineering, 11-13 December 2015 (Convenor)
  • International Conference on Nanostructured Polymeric Materials and Polymer Nanocomposites (ICNPM 2015) on 13, 14 and 15 November 2015(Convenor)
  • World Congress on Microscopy: Instrumentation, Techniques and Applications in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences (Co-Convenor)
  • International Conference on Recent Innovations in Tissue Engineering on 9 th October 2015 (Convenor)
  • Fourth International Conference on Natural Polymers (ICNP 2015):  10-12 April 2015 (Co-Convener)
  • Second International Conference on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites(ICNM 2014): 19 – 21 December 2014. (Co-Convener)
  • International Conference on Plasma & Nanotechnology and 29th National Symposium on Plasma Science & Technology (PLASMA-2014) (Convenor).
  • Third International Conference on Polymer Processing and Characterization (ICPPC 2014) : 11-13 October 2014 (Co-Convener)
  • First World Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics (FRACTURE 2014): 9-11 August 2014 (Co-Convener)
  • Third International Conference on Recycling and Reuse of Materials (ICRM 2014):11-13 April 2014 (Co-Convener)
  • International Conference on Advanced Polymeric Materials (ICAPM 2013) : 11-13 October 2013 (Co-Convener)
  • Third Euro-India International Conference on Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering(ICNT 2013) : 9-11 August 2013 (Co-Convener)
  • First International Conference on Advanced Nanocomposite for Construction Materials  : 12-14 March 2013 (Co-Convener)
  • India-Israel Meet on Material Science and Nanoscience, February 1, 2013.
  • Third International Conference on Natural Polymers (ICNP2012): 26-28 October 2012. (Co-Convener)
  • First Indo- US International Conference on Polymers for Packaging Applications(ICPPA 2012) 31st March – 2nd April 2012. (Co-Convener)
  • Third International Multicomponent Polymer Conference (ICMPC-2012) 23-25 March-2012. (Co-Convener)
  • International Conference on Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Charecterisation and Application (ICNM-2012) February- 1-3, 2012. (Co-Convener)
  • Second International Conference on Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications-ICNM 2012 held during 12-15 January 2012 (Convener)
  • International conference on Nanoscience and nanotechnology-2011, November, 12-15, 2011. (Co-Convener)
  • International conference of waste management-2011(Co-Convener)
  • International Conference on Composites and Nanocomposites (ICNC-2011).
  • International Rubber Conference (IRC-2010) Mumbai, India.
  • International Conference on Nano Materials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications-ICN 2010 held during 27-29 April 2010 (Co-Convener)
  • International Conference on Nanomedicine (ICNM-2010) (Co-Convener)

Details of the Seminars/Conferences attended during last 6 years

  • National Conference on Recent Advances in Correlated Electron Systems held at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati during 18-20 January 2010
  • International Conference on Nanomaterials; Synthesis, characterization and applications held at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala during 27-29 April 2010
  • Second International Conference on natural polymers, bio-Polymers, biomaterials, their composites, Blends, IPNs and Gels, Polyelectrolytes and Gels: Macro to Nano Scales-ICNP-2010 held at Kottayam during 24-26 September 2010
  • First International Conference on Composites and Nanocomposites-ICNC- 2011 held at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam during 7-9 January 2011
  • Theme meeting on Utilization of National Facility for Neutron Beam Research (NFNBR) during October 17-18, 2011 held at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
  • Third International Conference on Frontiers in Nanoscience and Technology-Cochin Nan0-2011 held at Kochi during 14-17 August 2011
  • Deakin India Research Initiative (DIRI) Symposium 2011 – Frontiers in Science’ held from 21-23 November, 2011 at the TERI Deakin Nano Bio Research Centre, Gurgaon,Haryana
  • First International Conference on Plasma Processing of Organic Materials and Polymers-PPOMP-2011 held at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam during 25-27 November 2011
  • UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Current Developments in Nano Materials held at Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta during 7-9 December 2011.
  • The 28th National Symposium on Plasma Science & Technology(PLASMA – 2013) held during 3rd December to 6 th December 2013 at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India
  • Invited lecture on “Metal oxide Nanoparticles for Tailored Application” in National Seminar on Perspectives in Materials Science- POLYMACS ’14 on 7 th November 2014,at Marthoma College of Science & Technology, Ayur, Kerala
  • Invited lecture on ‘Advanced Nanomaterials for Energy Applications’, at International Conference on Energy Harvesting Storage and Conversion (IC-EEE 2015), during 4-7 Feb 2015, at Cochin.
  • INUP Familiarization Workshop on “Nanofabrication Technologies” during 18-20 May,2015 at IISc Bangalore
  • National Seminar on Advanced Materials during 29-30 October
  • Deakin India Research Initiative- Symposium-2015 during December 6-9, at The Energy and Resources Institute, Delhi
  • Three Days Lecture in ‘Key Parameters in Science Park Management’ held in Iran from December 18-20, 2015
  • Invited talk in International Conference on “Advances in Applied Mathematics, Materials Science and Nanotechnology for Engineering and Industrial Applications ( IC-AMMN- 2016), during 7-9 January, 2016, at FISAT, Angamaly, Kerala
  • National Seminar on “Frontiers of Materials Science (NASFOMS 2016) during 24-15 February, 2016 at Calicut, Kerala
  • Workshop on Nanotechnology Perspective in Homoeopathy- Characterization of Homoeopathic Drugs” on 10 th March, 2016, at NIT Calicut, Kerala
  • Invited talk on “Advanced Nanostructured Materials and Applications” at International Conference on Materials Research and Applications (ICMRA 2016) during 11-13 March, at CMR Technical Campus, Hyderabad
  • Invited talk at National Conference on “Study of Matter using Intense Radiation Sources and Under Extreme Conditions”, during 03-06 November, 2016, at UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore
  • Invited talk at Researcher Links Workshop on “Nano-Biomaterials for Water Purification” during 12-16 December, 2016, at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala

Membership in Professional bodies  

  • The Indian Physics Association- Life Membership
  • Plasma Science Society of  India-Life Membership
  • Academy of Physics Teachers- Annual

Other information

External examiner for M. Sc, M. Phil and Ph. D theses evaluator for various universities in India and abroad. Resource person for many workshops and seminars organized by different colleges, refresher courses and national and international workshops/conferences organized by School of Pure and Applied Physics, international and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of Mahatma Gandhi University and other institutions in India and abroad. Reviewer for many international journals.

Personal Data

Date of birth : 30 th May 1964
Nationality : Indian
Gender : Male


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