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Prof. Nandakumar Kalarikkal

Prof. (Dr.) Nandakumar Kalarikkal

Director
International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IIUCNN)
&
Director, School of Pure and Applied Physics
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam - 686 560, Kerala, India

Education

M. Sc (Master of Science), Industrial Physics
 Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kerala, India

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”.

Postdoctoral Fellow
 CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Recognition

  • 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 International Conference on Polymer Processing and Characterization-ICPPC 2017 held at Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland during 27-29
    September 2017
  • Invited speaker in the DAE SSPS 2018 held at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai on December 2017
  • Keynote speaker in the National Conference on “Impact of Nanotechnology in the arena of Fibre
    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, 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)

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 MissionGovt. 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 and nanoclay, 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 schemeKSCSTE-Govt. of Kerala- Ongoing -(Principal Investigator)
  •  Physics of Cavitation Bubbles and Hydrogen Generation during Liquid Phase Laser Ablation-BRNS/BRFSTDAE-Govt. of India- Ongoing -(Principal Investigator)
  • Design and applications of magnetically responsive self-assembled polymer nanocomposites, DST-Nano Mission-Govt. of India- Ongoing -(Principal Investigator)

International

  • Biobased Scaffolds, Membranes and Hydrogels for Improved Wound Healing and Bone Regeneration (BIOHEAL)-Swedish Research Link Grant in 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- Université de Lorraine- Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy Cedex – France

Patents

  •  ‘A Polymer Nanocomposite, Process and Application there-of’, WIPO Publication number: WO2016142848 A1, Publication date: Sep 15, 2016, Indian patent Application No: 638/DEL/2015 Mohammed Arif P, Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal.
  • New Poly(trimethylene terephthalate) based nanocomposite formulation for EMI Shielding, patent filed TEMP/E-1/4093/2018-CHE; Aswathi M.K, Ajitha A.R ,Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, M. Padmanabhan, Lovely P. Mathew
  •  MWCNTs reinforced polymer blend nanocomposite for EMI shielding application, patent filed TEMP/E1/4102/2018-CHE, Ajitha A R, Aswathi M K, Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Geethamma V G
  • A low density silicon rubber based EMI shielding for composite preparation, patent filed; Avinash R Pai, Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal

Publications

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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 9781771881180
12. Electrospun 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
13. 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
14. Biopolymer-Application in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Sneha Mohan, Oluwatobi S. Oluwafemi, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Sabu Thomas and Sandile P. Songca (2016).
15. Recent Advances in Biopolymers, Dr. Farzana Khan (Ed.), InTech, DOI: 10.5772/62225.
16. 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)
17. 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
18. Development of ceramic-controlled piezoelectric devices for biomedical applications
A Mayeen, N Kalarikkal, DOI:10.1016/B978-0-08-102203-0.00002-0, In book: Fundamental Biomaterials: Ceramics, pp.47-62
Conferences /Workshops/Seminars Convened: 30
Books Edited
2018
 Crystallization in Multiphase Polymer Systems, Editors: Sabu Thomas, Mohammed Arif P., E. Bhoje Gowd, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, ISBN: 9780128094532, Elsevier
 Plasma and Fusion Science: From Fundamental Research to Technological Applications, Editors: B Raneesh, N Kalarikkal, J James, AK Nair
 Advanced Polymeric Materials for Sustainability and Innovations, Editors: Sajith Thottathil, Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Didier Rouxel, ISBN: 9781771886338 Apple Academic Press

2017 and before

1. Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications,Volume 3 of the Advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology book series
Editors: A. K. Haghi, Ajesh K. Zachariah, Nandakumar Kalarikkal
2. Advanced Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications
Editors: Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal,A. Manuel Stephan, B. Raneesh and A. K. Haghi
3. Polymers for Packaging Applications (In Press)
Editors Sabu Thomas, SajidAlavi, Jini Varghese, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, and Oluwatobi Samuel Oluwafemi
4. Recent Trends in Natural Polymers and Biomaterials: Macro to Nanoscales (In Press)
Editors: Sabu Thomas, Nadakumar Kalarikkal, Weimin Yang, Oluwatobi Samuel Oluwafemi and Bindhya
5. Advances in Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering (In Press)
Editors: Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Anne George, Joshi K. S, and Robin Augustine.
6. 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: Oakville, 2014; pp273-314.
7. Tissue Engineering: Principles, recent trends and the future
Ansuja P Mathew, Robin Augustine, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Sabu Thomas: In Nanomedicine and Tissue engineering- State of the art and recent trends, Apple Academic Press, Inc. 9 Spinnaker Way Waretown, New Jersey, USA
8. 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. 9 Spinnaker Way Waretown, New Jersey, USA.
9. 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. 9 Spinnaker Way Waretown, New Jersey, USA.
10. Cutaneous wound care: Grafts to tissue engineered skin substitutes
Robin Augustine, BhavanaVenugopal, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Sabu Thomas: In Nanomedicine and Tissue engineering- State of the art and recent trends, Apple Academic Press, Inc. 9 Spinnaker Way Waretown, New Jersey, USA.
11. 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. 9 Spinnaker Way Waretown, New Jersey, USA.
12. Biomaterial Applications: Macro to Nanoscales
Editors: Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Yang Weimin, Snigdha S Babu.