Publications (2018)

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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 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 ThomasApplied 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

16. Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India
A Mayeen, N Kalarikkal

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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

20. Introduction on Crystallization in Multiphase Polymer Systems
N Kalarikkal, S Thomas Crystallization in Multiphase Polymer Systems, 1-16

Publications (2017)

1. Nitrogen doped graphene – Silver nanowire hybrids: An excellent anode material for lithium ion batteries, Anju K Nanir, Indu Elizabeth, Gopakumar S, Sabu Thomas, Kala M S, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, J. Applied Surface Science, DOI 10.1016/j.apsusc 2017.09.214 (2017)

2. Room temperature magnetoelectric coupling effect in CuFe2O4/BaTiO3 core-shell and mixed nanocomposites, Rahul Mundiyaniyil Thankachan, B. Raneesh, Anshida Mayeen, S. Vivek , Swapna S. Nair, Sabu Thomas and Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2017)

3. Multiwalled carbon nanotube promotes crystallisation while preserving co-continuous phase morphology of polycarbonate/ polypropylene blend, Mohammed Arif P, Sarathchandran C, Aravinda Narayanan, Allisson Saiter, Roberto Terzano, Ignazio Allegretta, Carlo Porfido, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Sabu Thomas, Polymer Testing, doi: 10.1016/ j.polymertesting. 2017.09.026 (2017)

4. 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)

5. A comparative study on structural, dielectric and multiferroic properties of CaFe2O4/BaTiO3 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)

6. 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)

7. 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)

8. 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)

9. 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)

10. 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)

11. Studies on structural, optical and magnetic properties of cobalt substituted magnetite fluids (Co x Fe1−x Fe2O4)
B Babukutty, N Kalarikkal, S S Nair
Materials Research Express, 4, 035906 (2017)

12. 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)

13. Electrospun polycaprolactone (PCL) scaffolds embedded with europium hydroxide nanorods (EHNs) with enhanced vascularization and cell proliferation for tissue engineering applications
Robin Augustine, Susheel Kumar Nethi, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Sabu Thomas and Chitta Ranjan Patra
J. Mater. Chem. B, 5, 4660 (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 ErMn1-xCrxO3 Nanoparticles, B.Raneesh et.al., RSC Adv., 2015,5,12480

2. Size Dependent Nonlinear Optical Absorption In BaTiO3 Nanoparticles, Tesfakiros Woldu et.al., Chemical Physics Letters, 2015, 625, 58-63

3. Enhanced lithium storage in ZnFe2O4-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 Bi1-Xprxfeo3 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 nanocompositesand 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

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, 12-19

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. Cr3+-substitution induced structural reconfigurations in the nanocrystalline spinel compound ZnFe2O4 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) BiFeO3–xNaNbO3 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

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