About Me

Prof. (Dr.) Nandakumar Kalarikkal

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

Detailed CV | Short CV

Total Number
of publications
: 200+
Projects completed : 08
Projects Ongoing
(3-National,2-International, 4-SPARC)
: 09
No of Books
: 25
No of Books edited : 20
Number of
Ph. Ds Supervised
: 20
Number of current
Ph. D students
: 08
Number of M. Phil and
M.Sc. theses Supervised
: 25


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


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,
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)


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


 ‘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


Google Scholar Link