Profile of Dr. P. Biji

Professional Brief

 

Academic Profile

M.Sc. Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala
Ph.D Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)Chennai
Hybrid Gold Nanoarchitectures for Directed Electron Transport

Professional Experience

Associate Professor in Nanotechnology, PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore.
Assistant Professor (Sel. Gr.) in Nanotechnology, PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore.
Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr.) in Nanotechnology, PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore.
Assistant Professor in Nanotechnology, PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore.

Honors, Awards & Grants

Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
2003
Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET-UGC) for Lectureship
2003
Awarded HTRA research fellowship for PhD programme at IIT Madras
2004
Selected candidate from IITM, by the Indo-France exchange program and travel grant award for participating in the Nanotechnology hands on training program “European School on Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (ESSON-2007)” at Grenoble, France
2007
Nanotechnology hands on training program “European School on Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (ESSON-2007)” at Grenoble, France
2007
Best Poster Award in “International Conference on Functional Materials (FM 2008)”, IIT Madras
2008 | November 27 - 29
Best Poster Award in “International conference on Advanced Polymeric Materials 2013 (ICAPM 2013)”, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
2013 | October 11 - 13
Best Paper Award in “International Conference on MEMS and Sensors (ICMEMSS 2014)”, IIT Madras
2014 | December 18 - 20

Research Interests

  • Gas sensors and ion selective sensors
  • Superhydrophobic coatings for solar panels
  • Clean energy materials

Professional Body Membership

  • Material Research Society of India (MRSI) – Life Member
  • Institute for Smart Structures and Systems (ISSS) – Life Member
  • Member of Cluster for Gas Sensors (CENSE, IISc)
  • Member of International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM)

Teaching

  • B.E. Mechanical (PSGIAS, Chemistry)
  • M.Sc. Applied Chemistry (PSGTech, Dept of Chemistry)
  • M.Tech Nanotechnology (PSGTech, Dept of Biomed. Engg.)

Sponsored Research Projects

S. No Title of the project Role Funding agency and year of sanction Budget Lakhs Duration
and status
1 Development of Hybrid Core-Shell Nanoparticles Based Sensor for NOx gas Detection for Chemical Environment and Safety Applications Principal Investigator IGCAR, Kalpakkam-PSGCT, Coimbatore 24.28 2010-2013
(Completed)
2 Microbial Synthesis of TiO2 Nanoparticles and its Application in the Development of Impregnated Nanofibrous Membrane for Fluoride Removal from Drinking Water Co- Investigator
(PI:Dr.R.Selvakumar)
DRDO-LSRB,New Delhi 12.98 2011-2013
(Completed)
3 Development of Portable Toxic Gas Sensors Based on Hybrid Metal Nanoparticles-MWCNT Composite Nanofibers for Environmental Monitoring Principal Investigator National Programme on Micro and Smart Systems (NPMASS), ADA, Bangalore 49.19 2011-2014
(Completed)
4 Fabrication & Characterization of Nanoimprinted High Efficiency Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells Principal Investigator DST-SERI, New Delhi 120 2015-2018
(Completed)
5 Development of Oxygen Nanosensor for Automotive Applications Principal Investigator TVS Motors, Hosur 9.84 2016-2018
(Completed)
6 Development of a Novel Biosensing Platform based on in-situ Spectroelectrochemical Approach for Selective Detection of Dopamine using Metal@Metal Oxide Core-Shell Nanoparticles Co- Investigator
(PI:Dr.R.Sivasubramanian)
DST-SERB (Young scientist) 25.01 2016-2018
(Ongoing)
7 Development of Novel, Single-Step Production of Metal Oxide Based Aligned, Electrospun Core-Shell Nanofibers and Quantitative Assessment of Their Gas Sensor Performance Principal Investigator DST-SERB, New Delhi 56.39 2016-2019
(Ongoing)
8 Development of Self-Cleaning Coatings Based on Superhydrophobicity for Solar Panel Applications Principal Investigator ONGC, New Delhi 99.43 2016-2019
(Completion Stage)
9 Synthesis and Study of the behavior of monolayer and multilayer AMO3 (where A = Ba, Ca, Sr and M = Ge, Sn) perovskite thin films for applications as Transparent Conducting Oxides Co- Investigator
(PI:Dr.Anuradha Ashok)
Aeronautics Research and Development Board (AR&DB) 24.58 2018-2021
(Ongoing)

Facilities developed at Nanosensor Laboratory

  • Langmuir-Blodgett Unit (KSV-NIMA Medium, Finland)
  • Spin Coating unit (Laurell, USA)
  • Ultrasonic Processor (Sonics, USA)
  • Keithley High Resistance Meter (Model – 2420 Source meter with 2182A Nanovoltmeter)
  • High Vacuum Gas Calibration Unit for sensor testing (Indigenous)
  • OVG-4 Gas Generator with Humidity Module (Owlstone, UK)
  • Electrochemical Workstation (CHI600, CH Instruments, USA)
  • Linkam Probe Stage (HFS 600E-PB4, UK)
  • Nanoimprint lithography tool (Indigenous)

Training/Workshops/Conferences Organized

International Conference on Advances in Micro/Nanotechnologies for Biological Applications (ICAMB-2015)
Organized by PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore (Convener) | 2015 | August 07 - 08
High resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy and Scanning Probe Microscopy
Organized by PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore(Joint Organizing secretary) | 2016 | December 15 - 16
Two Day Workshop on Scanning Probe Microscopy and High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy
Organized by PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore (Joint Organizing secretary) | 2015 | January 23 - 24
Two Day Awareness training programme on Scanning Probe Microscopy and High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy
Organized by PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore (Organizing secretary) | 2011 | February 25 - 26

Hands on Training/Workshops

Selected candidate from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, by the Indo-France exchange program for participating in the Nanotechnology hands on training program “European School on Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (ESSON)
Organized by University of Joseph Fourier and INPG, conducted in Grenoble, France | 2007 | August 26 - September 15
Undergone hands on training workshop “INUP Hands on Training on Nanofabrication Technologies”
Organized by Indian Nanoelectronics Users Program (INUP) at Center of Excellence for Nanoelectronics, IISc, Bangalore | 2010 | April 15 - 24
Participated in “Brain Storming Workshop on Sensors and Related Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture”
Jointly organized by Office of Principal Scientific Adviser to GoI and Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) at NASC Complex, ICAR, New Delhi | 2014 | September 18

Books/Book Chapters Published

A book chapter on “Metal Oxide Based Heterojunction Nanoscale Materials for Chemiresistive Gas Sensors” in “Advances in Nanostructured Composites”
Biji Pullithadathil, Dinesh V. P, Keerthi G. Nair
To be published by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, USA edited by Mahmood Aliofkhazraei,(Accepted, Under Production) | 2018
A book chapter on “Nano-scale, Catalyst Support Materials for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells), for our handbook, “Handbook of Nanomaterials for Industrial Applications” in “Handbook of Nanomaterials for Industrial Applications”
Biji Pullithadathil, Karthikeyan K. K, Manoj Kumar P
Elsevier, edited by Hussain, Chaudhery Mustansar Mustansar (Under Production) | 2018
“Nano-scale, Catalyst Support Materials for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells”, in “Handbook of Nanomaterials for Industrial Applications”.
Biji Pullithadathil, Karthikeyan K. K, Manoj Kumar P
Elsevier, edited by Hussain, Chaudhery Mustansar | 2018 | Book Chapter (26) ISBN 978-0-12-813351-4

Publications

Controlled Carbon Doping in Anatase TiO2 (101) Facets: Superior Trace-level Ethanol Gas Sensor Performance and Adsorption Kinetics.
Biji Pullithadathil, Appu Vengattoor Raghu, Karthikeyan K Karuppanan
Advanced Materials Interfaces | 2019 | Accepted | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.201801714
Anomalous Effects of Lattice Strain and Ti3+ Interstitials on Room-Temperature Magnetic Ordering in Defect Engineered Nano-TiO2.
Biji Pullithadathil, Jayaseelan Dhakshinamoorthy, Arun K. Prasad, Dhara Sandip
Journal of Physical Chemistry C | 2018 | 122(48), 27782 – 27794
Highly Sensitive, Temperature-Independent Oxygen Gas Sensor based on Anatase TiO2 Nanoparticles-grafted, 2D Mixed Valent VOx Nanoflakelets.
Biji Pullithadathil, Appu Vengattoor Raghu, Karthikeyan K Karuppanan
ACS Sensors | 2018 | 3(9), 1811 – 1821
Triple Phase Boundary Augmentation in Hierarchical, Pt grafted N-doped Mesoporous Carbon Nanofibers for High Performance and Durable PEM Fuel Cells.
Biji Pullithadathil, Karthikeyan K Karuppanan, Appu V Raghu, Manoj Kumar Panthalingal, Sivasubramaniam Ramanathan, Thanarajan Kumaresan
Journal of Material Chemistry A | 2018 | 6, 12768 - 12781
Magnesium Oxide Supported Bimetallic Pd/Cu Nanoparticles as an Efficient Catalyst for Sonogashira Reaction
Biji Pullithadathil, Mohammad Gholinejad, Maedeh Bahrami, Carmen Nájera
Journal of Catalysis | 2018 | 363, 81–91
Novel electro-spun nanograined ZnO/Au heterojunction nanofibers and their ultrasensitive NO2 gas sensing properties.
Biji Pullithadathil, Dinesh Veeran Ponnuvelu, Sukhananazerin Abdulla
ChemistrySelect (Accepted, In press) | 2018
Enlarged Interlayer Spaced Molybdenum Disulfide Supported on Nanocarbon Hybrid Network for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution Reaction
Biji Pullithadathil, Kalasapurayil Kunhiraman Aruna, Ramanathan Sivasubramanian
Electrochimica Acta | 2018 | 264, 329-340
Highly Monodispersed Porous, Heterojunction ZnO@Au Nanospheres for Trace-level Detection of NO2 gas
Biji Pullithadathil, V. P. Dinesh, A. Sukhananazerin
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials | 2018 | 255, 156-165
Highly Sensitive, Atmospheric Pressure Operatable Sensor based on Au Nanoclusters Decorated, Heterojunction TiO2 Nanorods for Trace Level NO2 Gas Detection
Biji Pullithadathil, V. P. Dinesh, Arun K Prasad, Sandip Dhara, Kamruddin Mohamed, Ashok Kumar Tyagi, Baldev Raj
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics | 2017 | 28(13), 9738–9748
An Emphatic Study on Role of Spill-over Sensitization and Surface Defects on NO2 Gas Sensor Properties of Ultra-long, Core-shell, Heterojunction ZnO@Au Nanorods
Biji Pullithadathil, V. P. Dinesh, A. Sukhananazerin
Journal of Alloys and Compounds | 2017 | 712, 811-821
Rapid, Trace-Level Ammonia Gas Sensor based on Surface-Engineered Ag Nanoclusters@Polyaniline/Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes and Insights into their Mechanistic Pathways
Biji Pullithadathil, A. Sukhananazerin, V. P. Dinesh
ChemistrySelect | 2017 | 2(15), 4277–4289
Self-Cleaning Coating for Solar Panel Applications
Biji Pullithadathil, Sutha Senthil, K R Ravi, Baldev Raj
The Masterbuilder | 2017 | 19(3), 72-76
New insights towards electron transport mechanism of highly efficient p-type CuO (111) nanocuboids based H2S gas sensor
Biji Pullithadathil, D. Jayaseelan
Journal of Physical Chemistry C | 2016 | 120(7), 4087–4096
A Novel Biphasic Approach for Thermally Induced, Direct Synthesis of Highly Porous, Flexible Carbon Nanofiber Mats from Polyacrylonitrile (PAN)/NaHCO3 Nanocomposite
Biji Pullithadathil, K. K. Karthikeyan
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials | 2016 | 224, 372-383
Copper Nanoparticles Supported on Starch Micro Particles as a Degradable Heterogeneous Catalyst for Three-Component Coupling Synthesis of Propargylamines
Biji Pullithadathil, Mohammad Gholinejad, Fariba Saadati, Shahram Shaybanizadeh
RSC Advances | 2016 | 6, 4983-4991
Preparation of Copper (I) Oxide Nanohexagon Decorated reduced Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite and their Application in Electrochemical Sensing of Dopamine
Biji Pullithadathil, R. Sivasubramanian
Materials Science and Engineering B | 2016 | 210, 10-18
Agarose Functionalized Phosphorous Ligand for Stabilization of Palladium and Copper Nanoparticles as an Efficient Catalyst for Sonogashira Reaction under Mild Conditions
Biji Pullithadathil, Mohammad Gholinejad, Neda Jeddi
Tetrahedron | 2016 | 72(19), 2491–2500
Palladium Supported on Phosphinite Functionalized Fe3O4 Nanoparticles as a New Magnetically Separable Catalyst for Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling Reaction in Aqueous Media
Biji Pullithadathil, Mohammad Gholinejad, Mehran Razeghi, Arash Ghaderi
Catalysis Science & Technology | 2016 | 6, 3117-3127
Ultrathin hexagonal MgO nanoflakes coated medical textiles and their enhanced antibacterial activity
Biji Pullithadathil, V. P. Dinesh, S. Aravind, S. P. Suryaraj, R. Selvakumar
Materials Research Express | 2016
Optical Detection of CA 15.3 Breast Cancer Antigen using CdS Quantum Dot
Biji Pullithadathil, V. Elakkiya, Mridula P. Menon, D. Nataraj, R. Selvakumar
IET Nanobiotechnology | 2016 | 11(3), 268 – 276
Highly Sensitive, Room Temperature Gas Sensor based on Polyaniline-Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes (PANI/MWCNTs) Nanocomposite for Trace-Level Ammonia Detection
Biji Pullithadathil, A. Sukhananazerin, T. Lazar Mathew
Sensors & Actuators B: Chemical | 2015 | 221, 1523-1534
Direct-Writing of Circuit Interconnects on Cellulose Paper using Ultra-Long, Silver Nanowires based Conducting Ink
Biji Pullithadathil, Keerthi G. Nair, D. Jayaseelan
RSC Advances | 2015 | 5, 76092–76100
Lattice doped Zn–SnO2 nanospheres: A systematic exploration of dopant ion effects on structural, optical, and enhanced gas sensing properties
Biji Pullithadathil, Baraneedharan. P, Imran Hussain. S, Dinesh. V. P, Siva. C, Sivakumar. M
Applied Surface Science | 2015 | 357, 1511–1521
Rapid Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Hybrid ZnO@Au Core-Shell Nanorods for High Performance, Low Temperature NO2 gas sensor Applications
Biji Pullithadathil, V. P. Dinesh, Arun K. Prasad, Anuradha Ashok, S. K. Dhara, M. Kamruddin, A. K. Tyagi, Baldev Raj
Applied Surface Science | 2015 | 355(15), 726–735
Novel Polymer Containing Phosphinite-Nitrogen Ligands for Stabilization of Palladium Nanoparticles: Efficient and Recyclable Catalyst for Suzuki and Sonogashira Reactions in Neat Water
Biji Pullithadathil, Mohammad Gholinejad, Fatemeh Hamed
Dalton Transactions | 2015 | 44, 14293-14303
A Facile Route for Controlled Alignment of Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced, Electrospun Nanofibers using Slotted Collector Plates
Biji Pullithadathil, G. R. Rakesh, G. S. Ranjit, K. K. Karthikeyan, P. Radhakrishnan
eXPRESS Polymer Letters | 2015 | 9(2), 105–118
Technologies for Clinical Diagnosis using Expired human breath analysis
Biji Pullithadathil, T. L. Mathew, P. Prabhahari, A. Sukhana Nazerin
Diagnostics | 2015 | 5, 27-60
Enhanced Cell-Wall Damage Mediated, Antibacterial Activity of Core-Shell ZnO@Ag Heterojunction Nanorods against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Biji Pullithadathil, V. P. Dinesh, S. P. Suriyaraj, T. Vijayaraghavan, R. Selvakumar
Journal of Material Science: Materials in Medicine, 26(7) 204 | 2015
Finite Element Analysis of in-situ Alignment of Nanoparticles in Polymeric Nanofibers using Magnetic Field Assisted Electrospinning
Biji Pullithadathil, D. Jayaseelan
Materials Research Express | 2015 | 2, 095014
Controlled Fabrication of Highly Monodispersed, Gold Nanoparticles Grafted Polyaniline (Au@PANI) Nanospheres and their Efficient Ammonia Gas Sensing Properties
Biji Pullithadathil, A. Sukhananazerin, D. Jayaseelan, V. P. Dinesh
Journal of Biosensors and Bioelectronics | 2015 | 6(2), 165
Plasmon -Mediated Highly Enhanced Photocatalytic Degradation of Industrial Textile Dyes using Hybrid ZnO@Ag Core-shell Nanorods
Biji Pullithadathil, Anuradha Ashok,S. K. Dhara, M. Kamruddin, A. K. Tyagi and Baldev Raj
RSC Advances | 2014 | 4(103), 58930 -58940
Adsorption of fluoride from aqueous solution using different phases of microbially synthesized TiO2 nanoparticles
Biji Pullithadathil, S. P. Suriyaraj, T. Vijayaraghavan, R. Selvakumar
Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering | 2014 | 2(1), 444–454
Photocatalytic removal of nitrate using TiO2/PAN nanofiber membrane synthesized by co-electrospinning process
Biji Pullithadathil, S. P. Suriyaraj, M. Benasir Begam, S. G. Deepika, R. Selvakumar
Water Science and Technology: Water supply | 2014 | 14(4), 554-560
Enhanced ammonia sensing properties using Au decorated ZnO nanorods
Biji Pullithadathil, V.P. Dinesh, A. K. Prasad, A. K. Tyagi
Sensors 2013 IEEE | 2013 | 1-4
Composition, structure and electrical properties of DC reactive magnetron sputtered Al2O3 thin films
Biji Pullithadathil, S.Prasanna, G.Krishnendu, S.Shalini, G.Mohan Rao, S.Jayakumar, R. Balasundaraprabhu
Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing | 2013 | 16(3), 705–711
Deposition and Characterization of Nanocrystalline Al2O3 Thin Films by DC Reactive Magnetron Sputtering
Biji Pullithadathil, S.Prasanna, G.Mohan Rao, M.D.Kannan, S.Jayakumar
Advanced Materials Research | 2013 | 678, 149-153
Synthesis and Characterization of Hybrid ZnO@Ag Core-Shell Nanospheres for Gas Sensor Applications
Biji Pullithadathil, V.P.Dinesh, M.Kumaravel, A.K.Tyagi, M.Kamaruddin
Materials Science Forum | 2012 | 710, 768-773
Surface Confined Crown Ether-Capped Gold Nanoclusters: Investigation on Their Electrochemical Behavior
Biji Pullithadathil, A.Patnaik
Journal of Nanoparticle Research | 2012 | 14, 1005-1015
Interfacial Janus Gold Nanoclusters as Excellent Phase and Orientation-specific Dopamine Sensors
Biji Pullithadathil, A.Patnaik
Analyst | 2012 | 137(20), 4795-4801
One Pot Hemi-micellar Synthesis of Amphiphilic Janus Gold Nanoclusters for Novel Electronic Attributes
Biji Pullithadathil, N.K.Sarangi, A.Patnaik
Langmuir | 2010 | 26(17), 14047-14057 (Impact factor: 4.457)
High surface area mesoporous nanocrystalline lanthanum phosphate nanorod through a sol–gel process–Effect of alcohol washing on a non-oxide gel
Biji Pullithadathil, Rajesh.K, Shajesh.P, Warrier.K.G.
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials | 2008 | 116(1-3), 693-697
Novel Crown Ether-Capped Cationic Gold Nanoclusters in Aqueous Medium and their Single Electron Charging Features
Biji Pullithadathil, A. Patnaik
Langmuir | 2007 | 23(24), 12048-12054

Conferences / Workshops

Simple Estimation of X-Ray Enhancement Due to Broadband Surface Plasmon Resonance in Micro-Flower Targets Irradiated by Intense Pulses
Biji Pullithadathil, U. Chakravarty, R. Vishnuraj
33rd National Symposium on Plasma Science & Technology (PLASMA 2018), University of Delhi | 2018 | December 4 - 7
Environmental durability studies on alumina based superhydrophobic coating for self-cleaning applications, International conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (i-SET 2018)
Biji Pullithadathil, Shalini Halan Joghee, K R Ravi
Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli | 2018 | June 27 – 28 | Best Paper Award
29th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Material Research Society of India (MRSI) and National Symposium on “Advances in Functional and Exotic Materials”
Biji Pullithadathil, R. Vishnuraj, Keerthi G Nair
Bharathidasan University | 2018 | February 14 – 16
29th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Material Research Society of India (MRSI) and National Symposium on “Advances in Functional and Exotic Materials”
Biji Pullithadathil, Keerthi G. Nair, R. Vishnuraj
Bharathidasan University | 2018 | February 14 – 16
High Performance, Room-Temperature H2S Gas Sensor Using Graphene Quantum Dots Decorated, Ultra-Long, Heterojunction Silver Nanowires
Biji Pullithadathil, Keerthi G.Nair
International Conference on Nanotechnology: Ideas, Innovations, and Initiatives-2017 (ICN:3I-2017), IIT, Roorkee | 2017 | December 06 - 08
Structural and Electrical Characterizations of Cu2SnS3 Microflowers and Core-shell Hybrid ZnO@Cu2SnS3 p-n Heterojunction Nanorods
Biji Pullithadathil, R. Vishnuraj, Keerthi G Nair
International Conference on Nanotechnology: Ideas, Innovations, and Initiatives-2017 (ICN:3I-2017), IIT, Roorkee | 2017 | December 06 - 08
Mechanical and Environmental Durability of Superhydrophobic Aluminum Oxide Thin Film Coatings
Biji Pullithadathil, H. Shalini, V. Kamini, S. Selvamani, S. Partiban, K. R. Ravi
NMD-ATM-2017, organized by IIM at BITS, Pilani (Best Poster Award) | 2017 | November 11 – 14
End-to-End Alignment and Electrical Properties of Core Shell, ZnO@Au Heterojunction Nanorods Reinforced Electrospun polyvinyl pyrrolidone Nanofibers for Gas Sensing Applications
Biji Pullithadathil, Keerthi G.Nair, R.Vishnuraj
4th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN-2017), SRM University, Chennai | 2017 | August 09 - 11
Charge Transport Characteristics and Gas Sensing Properties of n-p Type Ultra-long, Core-Shell ZnO@Bi2O3 Heterojunction Nanorods
Biji Pullithadathil, R. Vishnuraj, Keerthi G Nair
4th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN-2017), SRM University, Chennai | 2017 | August 09 - 11
In-house Nanoimprint lithography tool for solar cell fabrication
Biji Pullithadathil, A. Mahaboobbatcha, K. Balachander
Inclusive Manufacturing Forum-2017, National Institute of Advanced Studies, IISc, Bangalore | 2017 | April 06 - 08
Micro-mechanical behaviour of Geo-materials: Advanced Multi-scale Experimental Characterizations and Modelling
Biji Pullithadathil, S. Joseph Antony, Adeola Olugbenga, Zuhair Jahanger, N. Ozerkan, K.N. Sheeba, Judes Sujatha
12th UK Travelling Workshop – GeoMechanics: from Micro to Macro (GM3-2015 | 2015 | December 17 - 18
Highly Sensitive, Graphene Oxide Supported Zinc Stannate (Zn2SnO4) Nanocubes and their Room Temperature NO2 Gas Sensor Properties
Biji Pullithadathil, V. P. Dinesh
IEEE Sensors 2015, Busan, South Korea | 2015 | November 1 - 4
Effect of Temperature on Adsorption Kinetics and Electronic Transport of CuO Nanoparticles During H2S Gas Sensing
Biji Pullithadathil, D. Jayaseelan
International Conference on Advances in Micro/Nanotechnologies for Biological Applications (ICAMB-2015 | 2015 | August 7 - 8
Fabrication of NH3 Gas Sensors Based on Highly monodispersed PANI and Au@PANI Nanospheres for Clinical Breath Analyzer Applications
Biji Pullithadathil, A. Sukhananazerin, M. Ambika
International Conference on Advances in Micro/Nanotechnologies for Biological Applications (ICAMB-2015) | 2015 | August 7 - 8
Detection of Paracetamol Using Zn2SnO4@rGO Nanocomposite Based Electrochemical Sensor
Biji Pullithadathil, V. P. Dinesh, S. Gokulnath
International Conference on Advances in Micro/Nanotechnologies for Biological Applications (ICAMB-2015) | 2015 | August 7 - 8
Functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotubes based portable NH3 gas sensors for clinical breath analyzer applications
Biji Pullithadathi,A. Sukhananazerin, D. Jayaseelan, M. Vijay, P. Prabhahari, K. K. Venkataraman, T. Lazar Mathew
International Conference on Advances in Micro/Nanotechnologies for Biological Applications (ICAMB-2015) | 2015 | August 7 - 8
National Conference on Physics of Bulk and Nanomaterials & Devices ((P-BAND – 2015)
Biji Pullithadathil ,I. Nithya, V. P. Dinesh
Bharathidasan Institute of Technology (BIT-Campus), Anna University, Trichi (Best Poster Award). | 2015 | March 19 - 20
Metal Oxide based Core-Shell Nanostructures as Excellent Gas Sensor Elements for Trace Level NO2 Detection
Biji Pullithadathil, V. P. Dinesh
Regional Conference of Young Scientists on Nanoscience & Nanomaterials, TWAS Regional Office for Central & South Asia (TWAS-ROCASA), JNCSR, Bangalore | 2015 | February 18 - 20
Development of Functionalized Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes based NH3 Gas Sensors for Breath Analyzer Applications
Biji Pullithadathil, A. Sukhananazerin, D. Jayaseelan, M. Vijay, P. Prabhahari, T. Lazar Mathew
International Conference on MEMS and Sensors (ICMEMSS 2014), IIT Madras (Best paper award-Oral) | 2014 | December 18 - 20
Aligned Silver Nanowire Thin Films using Langmuir Blodgett Technique for Solar Cell Applications
Biji Pullithadathil ,Keerthi G. Nair
International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore | 2014 | December 11 - 13
Morphological Evaluation of Template-Assisted, Electrospun Porous Polyacrylonitrile Nanofibers
Biji Pullithadathil, K. K. Karthikeyan, P. Radhakrishnan
ISSS International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems, IISc, Bangalore | 2014 | July 8 - 11
Synthesis and Characterization of Highly Water Soluble MWCNT/PABS Composites for NH3 Gas Sensors
Biji Pullithadathil, A. Sukhananazerin
ISSS International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems, IISc, Bangalore | 2014 | July 8 - 11
Role of Magnetic Field in Electrospinning Systems for Alignment of Magnetic Nanofibers: Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Approach
Biji Pullithadathil, D. Jayaseelan
ISSS International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems, IISc, Bangalore | 2014 | July 8 - 11
Finite Element Analysis of Magnetic Field Assisted Electrospinning (MFAES)Systems for Alignment of Magnetic Nanofibers
Biji Pullithadathil, D. Jayaseelan
25th Annual General Meeting of Materials Research Society of India (MRSI-AGM-2014), IISc, Bangalore | 2014 | February 12 - 14
Enhanced Antibacterial Activity of Hybrid ZnO@Ag Heterojunction Core-Shell Nanorods against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas spp
Biji Pullithadathil, Dinesh V. P., Suriyaraj S. P., Selvakumar R.
International Union of Materials Research Societies – International Conference in Asia – 2013 (IUMRS-ICA-2013), IISc, Bangalore | 2013 | December 16 - 20
Fabrication of NH3 Gas Sensors Based on Highly Oriented Langmuir Monolayers of PANI/MWCNTs for Clinical Breath Analyzer Applications
Biji Pullithadathil, A. Sukhananazerin, T. Lazar Mathew
International Union of Materials Research Societies–International Conference in Asia – 2013 (IUMRS-ICA-2013), IISc, Bangalore | 2013 | December 16 - 20
ZigBee based Wireless System for f-MWCNT based Ammonia Gas Sensor for Clinical Breath Analyzer Applications
Biji Pullithadathil, Jayaseelan D, Bindu Salim, Sukhananazerin A, Lazar Mathew T
International Conference on Innovative Trends In Electronics Communication and Application – 2013 (ICIECA-2013) | 2013 | December 27 - 29
Fabrication of Langmuir monolayers of aligned silver nanowires using Poly (vinyl pyrrolidone) as a structure directing agent
Biji Pullithadathil, Keerthi G. Nair
International conference on Advanced Polymeric Materials 2013 (ICAPM 2013), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam | 2013 | October 11 - 13
Highly water soluble poly(m-amino benzene sulfonic acid) functionalized MWCNTs Based Nanocomposites for NH3 Gas Sensors
Biji Pullithadathil, A. Sukhananazerin, S. Pradeep, T. Lazar Mathew
International conference on Advanced Polymeric Materials 2013 (ICAPM 2013), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam (Best Poster Award). | 2013 | October 11 - 13
Enhanced ammonia sensing properties using Au decorated ZnO nanorods
Biji Pullithadathil, V. P. Dinesh, Arun K Prasad, A.K. Tyagi
IEEE SENSORS 2013, Baltimore, Maryland USA | 2013 | November 3 - 6
Development of Uranium Biosensor Using Microbial S-Layer Coated Gold Nanoparticle Conjugate System
Biji Pullithadathil, M.Silambarasan, R.Selvakumar, Anju Gupta, V.P.Dinesh, S.Aravindh
2nd National Conference on Micro and Nanotechnologies (NCMN-2012) | 2012 | May 12
Photocatalytic removal of Nitrate ions from drinking water using electrospun TiO2 blended PAN Nanofibers
Biji Pullithadathil, S.P.Suriyaraj, M.Benasir Begam, S.G.Deepika, R. Selvakumar
First International Conference on Emerging Technologies for Clean Water Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras | 2012 | September 14 - 16
Synthesis and Characterization of Hybrid ZnO@Ag Core-Shell Nanospheres for Gas sensor Applications
Biji Pullithadathil ,V.P. Dinesh, M.Kumaravel, A.K.Tyagi, M.Kamaruddin
International Conference on Advances in Metallic Materials and Manufacturing Processes for Strategic Sectors (ICAMPS 2012), The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), Thiruvandapuram | 2012 | January 19 - 21
Deposition and Characterization of Al2O3 Thin Films by DC Reactive Magnetron Sputtering
Biji Pullithadathil, S.Prasanna, G.Mohan Rao, S.Jayakumar, M.D.Kannan
International Conference on Advanced Materials (ICAM 2011), PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore | 2011 | December 12 - 16
Development of Cost-Effective, Eco-Friendly Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Biji Pullithadathil, R.Sriram kumar, P.Manoj Kumar, P.Radhakrishnan
International Conference on Advanced Materials (ICAM 2011), PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore | 2011 | December 12 - 16
Production of Aligned Nano and Microfibers by Electrospinning Using Slotted Collector Plates
Biji Pullithadathil, G.R. Rakesh, G.S.Ranjit, P.Radhakrishnan
International Conference on Advanced Materials (ICAM 2011), PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore | 2011 | December 12 - 16
Development of ZnO Nanotube Based Photoelectrodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Applications
Biji Pullithadathil, A.Sukhananazerin
International Conference on Advanced Materials (ICAM 2011), PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore | 2011 | December 12 - 16
Hybrid Silver Nanowires for Trace Level Sensing of NH3 Gas for Environmental Applications
Biji Pullithadathil, V.P.Dinesh, Anuradha Ashok
4th Bangalore Nano 2011, Royal Orchid Resort & Convention Centre, Bangalore | 2011 | December 8 - 9
Development of Portable Toxic Gas Sensors Based on Hybrid Metal Nanoparticles-SWNT Composite Nanofibers For Environmental Monitoring
Biji Pullithadathil, Bindu Salim, Anju Gupta, T.Lazar Mathew, P.Radhakrishnan, A.Sukhananazerin, D.Jayaseelan
Technology & Engineering Exhibition (TechEx 2011), Codissia Trade Fair Complex | 2011 | November 25 - 27
Development of Core-Shell Nanoparticles Based Gas Sensors
Biji Pullithadathil, M.Kumaravel, A.K.Tyagi, M.Kamaruddin, V.P.Dinesh
Technology & Engineering Exhibition (TechEx 2011), Codissia Trade Fair Complex | 2011 | November 25 - 27
Functionalized Carbon Nanotube Based Ammonia Gas Sensors for Environmental and Safety Applications
Biji Pullithadathil, A.Sukhananazerin
National Workshop on Nanotechnology for Defense Applications (NWNDA-2011), SSPL, New Delhi | 2011 | November 16 - 17
Hybrid ZnO@Au Core-Shell Nanostructures for Trace Level Sensing of NH3 Gas for Safety and Environmental Applications
Biji Pullithadathil, V.P. Dinesh
National Workshop on Nanotechnology for Defense Applications (NWNDA-2011), SSPL, New Delhi | 2011 | November 16 - 17
Structural and Dielectric Properties of Reactive Magnetron Sputtered Al2O3 Thin Films
Biji Pullithadathil, S.Prasanna, G.Mohan Rao, M.D.Kannan, S.Jayakumar
International Conference on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (NANO 2010), K.S.Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode, Namakkal | 2010 | December 13 – 16
Dielectric studies on DC reactive magnetron sputtered Al2O3 thin films
Biji Pullithadathil, S.Prasanna, G.Mohan Rao, M.D.Kannan, S.Jayakumar
“International Materials Research Congress (IMRC 2010)”, Cancun-Mexico | 2010 | August 15 – 19
2D Janus gold cluster arrays as nano-molecular capacitors
Biji Pullithadathil, A.Patnaik
International Conference on Functional Materials (FM 2008), IIT Madras (Best Poster Award) | 2008 | November 27 - 29
Odd-Even Parity Effects in TOAB Anchored Interfacial Gold Nanoclusters
Biji Pullithadathil, A.Patnaik
International Conference on Advanced Materials (ICAM 2008), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala | 2008 | February 18 - 21
Electron Transport through Surface-Confined Highly Oriented Nanostructures
Biji Pullithadathil, A.Patnaik
European School on Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (ESONN’07), Grenoble, France | 2007 | August 25 - September 15
Fabrication of surfactant assisted gold nanostructures by Langmuir-Blodgett technique
Biji Pullithadathil, A.Patnaik
Eighth International Conference on Nanostructured Materials (NANO 2006), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore | 2006 | August 20 - 25
Phase states and stability of the in-situ formed 2D arrays of Tetraoctylammonium Bromide anchored gold colloids
Biji Pullithadathil, A.Patnaik
Annual IIT Madras Chemistry Symposium & The First Mid-Year Meeting of the CRSI, IIT Madras | 2006 | July 12 - 13
Electron transport across monolayer containing macrocycle-capped gold nanoclusters
Biji Pullithadathil, A.Patnaik
International Conference on Molecules to Materials (ICMM 2006) | 2006 | March 3 - 4

Ph.D. Scholars

Ongoing PhD Scholars
D. Jayaseelan
Designation: Research Scholar
Email: djn@psgias.ac.in
Area of research: “Investigation of Room Temperature Magnetic Ordering in Defect-Engineered TiO2 Based Diluted Magnetic Oxide Semiconductors”
V. R. Appu
Designation: Research Scholar (JRF)
Email: appuvrvr@gmail.com
Area of research: Temperature-independent oxygen sensor materials
R. Vishnuraj
Designation: Research Scholar (JRF)
Email: rvj@psgias.ac.in
Area of research: Core-shell heterojunction metal oxide nanofibers based NO2 gas sensor
Keerthi G. Nair
Designation: Research Scholar (JRF)
Email: keerthiak89@gmail.com
Area of research: Core-shell heterojunction metal oxide nanofibers based H2 gas sensor
A. Mahaboob Batcha
Designation: Research Scholar (JRF)
Email: am.bassha@gmail.com
Area of research: Nanoimprinted High Efficiency Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells
Shalini Hallan
Designation: Research Scholar (JRF)
Email: sha@psgias.ac.in
Area of research: Superhydrophobic coatings for solar panels
Mary Sneha
Designation: Research Scholar
Area of research: Graphene based VOC sensors
Project Assitants
Kamini
Designation: Research Scholar (JRF)
Email: kiv@psgias.ac.in
Area of research: Superhydrophobic coatings for solar panels
S. Selvamani
Designation: Project Assistant
Email: ssm@psgias.ac.in
Area of research: Superhydrophobic coatings for solar panels

Alumni

Ph.D. (Nanoscience & Technology)
K. K. Karthikeyan
Designation: Research Scholar
Year of passing: Thesis submitted, December, 2018
Area of research: “Novel Nanostructured Porous Carbon Based Electrocatalyst Support Materials for Extended Triple Phase Boundaries in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells”
Dr. K.K. Aruna
Year of passing: 2018
University: Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
Area of research: “Novel Three Dimensional Nanocarbon Hybrid Networks Modified with Noble and Non-Noble Electrocatalyst for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution Reaction
Dr. A. Sukhananazerin
Ph.D. (Nanoscience & Technology)
Year of passing: 2017
University: Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
Thesis Title: “Investigation on Functionality-Dependent Ammonia Gas Sensing Properties of Carbon Nanotubes for Biomedical Applications”
Dr. V. P. Dinesh
Ph.D. (Nanoscience & Technology)
Year of passing: 2016
University: Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
Email: vp.dinesh@gmail.com
Thesis Title: “Investigation on structure-property relationship of ZnO@Au core- shell, heterojunction nanostructures towards realization of high performance, low temperature NO2 gas sensors”
M.Phil (Nanoscience & Technology)
Mrs. Keerthi G. Nair
M.Phil (Nanoscience & Technology)
Year of passing: 2016
Email: keerthiak89@gmail.com
University: Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
Thesis Title: “Ultra-long Silver Nanowires Based Conducting Nanoink and Nanocomposite for Electronics and Sensor Applications”
Mrs. K. Karthika
M.Phil (Nanoscience & Technology)
Year of passing: Thesis submitted, 2018
University: Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
Area of research: "Development of Superhydrophobic, Magnetic, Biodegradable Nanocellulose Sponge for Oil/Water Separation"