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Department of Chemistry
National Institute of Technology Calicut
Department
• The Department of Chemistry
stands for excellence in chemical
education and research.
• It has a strong record of
achievement in chemical science
and technology research with the
support of a dynamic team
consisting of teaching staff, nonteaching staff, project fellows and
inspired research students.
Department….
• The areas covered under the
department’s teaching include
fundamental chemistry,
inorganic chemistry, organic
chemistry, physical chemistry
and the related technological
extensions.
VISION AND MISSION
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Vision of the department:
High quality performance in chemical education
and training
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Mission of the department:
To contribute quality education in chemical
science and technology in compliance with the
vision and mission of NITC.
FACULTY AND THEIR AREAS OF
SPECIALIZATION
Faculty
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Dr C. Arun ( Bio-inorganic Chemistry)
Dr G. Unnikrishnan (Polymer Science and
Technology)
Dr Lakshmi C. (Bio-organic Chemistry)
Dr Lisa Sreejith (Physical Chemistry)
Dr Parameswaran P. ( Theoretical Chemistry)
Dr Sujith A.( Membrane Chemistry and
Technology)
Dr Suni Vasudevan( Bio-inorganic Chemistry)
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(Adhoc Faculty)
Dr Anuj A. Varghese (High Energy Materials)
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LIST OF Ph. D. PROGRAMMES
COMPLETED
Sl. No.
Title
1.
Transport characteristics
of natural rubber/
ethylene vinyl acetate
blends
Dr. A. Sujith
G. Unnikrishnan
Degree awarded by
NITC in 2006;
Post-doc at AIST,
Japan; Now
faculty member of
NITC
2.
Development and
characterization of
styrene butadiene rubber/
ethylene vinyl acetate
blends
Dr. C. K. Radhakrishnan
G. Unnikrishnan
Degree awarded
By NITC in 2006;
Currently Head,
Dept of Chemistry,
M. A. M. O.
College, Calicut
3.
Studies on short sisal/
coir hybrid fibre
reinforced natural rubber
composites
Ms. A. P. Haseena
G. Unnikrishnan
Degree awarded
By NITC in 2006 ;
Currently Scientist
at GE, Bangalore
4.
Development and
characterization of
styrene butadiene rubber/
ethylene propylene
rubber blends
Dr. Muraleedharan Nair
G. Unnikrishnan
Degree awarded by
M. G. University,
Kottayam in 2006;
Currently
Asst. Director,
CFSC, Industries
Dept., Govt. of
Kerala
Name of research scholar
Supervisor
Status
5.
Studies on EVA
composites
Dr. Priya Dasan K.
G. Unnikrishnan
Degree awarded by
Calicut University
in 2006,
Currently Asst.
Professor, VIT,
Vellore
6.
Investigation on styrene
butadiene rubber/
acrylonitrile butadiene
rubber blends
Dr. Habeeb Rahiman
G. Unnikrishnan
Degree awarded
By NITC in 2007 ;
Currently Training
Specialist, Higher
Institute for Plastic
Fabrication, KSA.
7.
Development of silicone
rubber/ ethylene vinyl
acetate blends for
biomedical applications
Dr. B. Ganesh
G. Unnikrishnan
Degree awarded by
NITC in 2008; Postdoc at Chalmers
University, Sweden
8.
Sorption and diffusion of
organic penetrants
through SBR/EVA blends
Dr. Padmini M.
G. Unnikrishnan
Degree awarded by
Calicut University
in 2007; Currently
Principal, Govt.
Arts & Science
College, Calicut
9.
Nylon-6/ NBR
composites
Dr Rajesh C.
G. Unnikrishnan
Degree awarded by
Calicut University
in 2008; Currently
Principal –inCharge, Higher
Secondary School,
Calicut
10.
Sisal fibre reinforced
polyester resin composites
Dr. P. A. Sreekumar
G. Unnikrishnan
Degree awarded
By NITC in 2008;
Currently faculty at
King Fahad
University, KSA
11.
Sorption and diffusion
characteristics of natural
rubber/ acrylonitrile
butadiene rubber blends
Dr. Prajitha Kumari
G. Unnikrishnan
Degree awarded in
2009; Prepares for a
post-doc at Lunghwa
University, Taiwan
12
Physico- chemical studies
on protein surfactant
interactions in aqueous
medium
Dr. Jinu George
Lisa Sreejith
Degree awarded in
2009; Faculty at
Sacred Heart
College, Thewara
13.
Thermotunable fluids and
soft nano gels from
surfactant organized
assemblies
Dr. Sudheesh P
Lisa Sreejith
Degree awarded in
2009; Faculty at
Karunya University,
Cimbatore
14.
Development of
aluminium and magnesium
alloy based metal matrix
composites
Dr J. S. Suresh Babu
G. Unnikrishnan
With Prof. K P Nair,
MED, NITC
Degree awarded in
2009; Currently
post-doc at Pusan
National University,
South Korea
15.
Influence of mode of
vulcanization and
reinforcement on the
physical properties of
EPDM/ EVA blends
Ms. Shyla George
G. Unnikrishnan
Degree awarded in
2010, Lecturer,
Nirmalagiri
College,
Koothuparambu
16.
A study on pesticide
migration in soil- waterplant environment using
isotopically labelled
potassium phosphonate
Mr Anil Kumar
G. Unnikrishnan
With Dr K. Vasu,
CWRDM, Defense
over., Technical
Officer in
pharmaceutical
firm, Bangalore
17.
Modification of the
properties of SBR latex
by the addition of chitin
nanoparticles
Mr P. Aneesh
G. Unnikrishnan
Defense over
Thermotunable fluids and
soft nano gels from
surfactant organized
assemblies
Dr. Sudheesh.P
Dr. Lisa Sreejith
MAJOR AREAS OF RESEARCH
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Biomaterials
Polymer nano composites
Surface Chemistry
Multiphase Polymer Systems, Nano
composites
Development of Polymer Products
Transport Process through Membranes
Soft Materials
Liquid Crystal displays
Nanostructured Materials
Bio-organic Chemistry
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Bio-inorganic Chemistry
Bioactive Metal Complexes
MAJOR FACILITIES
• UV Visible
Spectrometer
• Flame Photometer
• Nephlo turbidity
• Refractometer
• Spectroflurometer
• Iodine droper
• Dipolemeter
• Analytical Balance
• UTM
• Deep freezer
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Densimeter
Potentiometer
Conductometer
pH meter
Colorimeter
Polarimeter
Ultrasonicator
MFI
Brookefield DV-II +
Viscometer
• Muffle furnace
PUBLICATIONS
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Dr
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Dr
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C. Arun
G. Unnikrishnan
Lakshmi C.
Lisa Sreejith
Parameswaran P.
Sujith A
Suni Vasudevan
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PATENTS
• Dr. Lisa Sreejith and Dr. Sudheesh.P, Soft Materials
Research Laboratory,
Department filed an Indian Patent Application No.
2501/CHE/2009 on Oct. 13,2009
vide Ref.no. 4976/SVS/SN/471/2009.
• Dr. Lisa sreejith and Jinu George , Preparation of
PVA/PEG/nanochitin Hydrogel for biomedical
applications (pending with TIFAC, DST New Delhi.
Details of research projects
undertaken / ongoing (during
last 10 years)
SL.NO.
TITLE
AGENCY
ROLE
1.
Development and characterization of
high performance polymer blends for
engineering applications
Principal
Investigator
CREC
2.
Transport characteristics of natural
rubber/ ethylene vinyl acetate blends
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MHRD
3.
Pervaporation of organic solvent
mixtures through styrene butadiene
rubber/ ethylene vinyl acetate blend
membranes
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CSIR
4.
Development of artificial appliances
from low temperature thermoplastics
for use in rehabilitation medicine
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DST
5.
Black reinforced polypropylene:
Effects of nature and loading of filler
on the mechanical properties
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Kerala STEC
6.
Glass fibre reinforced nitrile rubber
composites
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Kerala STEC
7.
Investigation on the electrical
properties of Indian cashew nut shell
liquid
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Kerala STEC
8.
Establishment of technical interface
center for KVIC
Investigator
(Chemical)
KVIC
9.
Development and characterization of
metal matrix composites based on
aluminium
Co-investigator
Kerala STEC
10
Isotopic investigation of Kozhikode
urban and rural area with reference to
surface water and ground water
hydrology
Co-investigator
DST
11.
Development of SR/EPDM blends for
the fabrication of orthotic appliances
Principal
Investigator
Sanctioned by
UGC
12.
Development of nanocomposites
from EVA chitin and natural fibres
13.
Multiferroic polymer
nanocomposite structures for
spintronic memory devices
Principal
Investigator (India);
with Prof. Jim
Guthrie of
University of Leeds
UKIERL,
British
Council
Investigator
(With Dr
Hemalatha, NIT
Trichy)
Inter NIT
Project
EXTERNAL FUNDED PROJECTS
1
Title : Temperature Dependent Optical Switch from Organized
Assemblies
Funding Agency: UGC-DAE-CSR, Anupuram node, IGCAR, Kalpakkam
Amount in lakhs: 10
Status: Ongoing
2
Title : Mesophase Formation and Characterisation of
Organised Assemblies
Funding Agency: Kerala State Council for Science, Technology
and Environment GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
Amount in lakhs: 5
Status: Ongoing
3
Title : Development of profluorophase scaffolds to probe peptide aggregation &
conformational transition
Funding Agency: DST-FAST Track Project
Amount in lakhs: 20.7
Status: Ongoing
4. Title : Synthesis and grafting of thermo responsive hydrogels on nanoporous
polymer membranes by electron beam irradiation for implantable drug
delivery systems [BRNS]
Funding Agency: BRNS
Amount in lakhs: 16
Status: Ongoing
5. Title : �Development of chitosan reinforced polymer nanocomposites’
Funding Agency: DST-FAST Track Project
Amount in lakhs: 19.9
Status: Ongoing
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
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1.
Dr. G. Unnikrishnan
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Dr. A. Sujith
UGC Research Fellowship (1992)
Prof. Shankarlal Memorial National
Award [IIT Kharagpur] (1994)
IPCL Award (1994)
Young Scientist Award, Indian
Science Congress (1996)
Best Research Paper Award,
NITC (2005- 2006)
Best Performer (Among Faculty)
Award , NITC (2009-2010)
Best Young Teacher Award
NITC 2010
Student Placement records
• The first M Sc (Tech) [Polymer
Science & Technology] batch
completed degree during 2010-2011.
Out of nine registered, 4 of them
pursue PhD programme. 5 of them
got placed in industries such as
Synthite, BASF, and Asian Paints.
CONFERENCES / WORKSHOPS
CONDUCTED DURING LAST 5
YEARS
• International Conference -2009
Polymcon ’09 – Polymers Changing Frontiers’ –
9th – 11th January 2009
Co-ordinator – Dr. G. Unnikrishnan
Organized by NIT Calicut in association with Leeds
University, UK
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International Conference – 2010
�Functional Polymers’ – 28th – 30th January 2011
Co-ordinator – Dr. G. Unnikrishnan
Organized by NIT Calicut in association with Leeds
University, UK
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Faculty Development Programme – 2011
�Current Trends in Organometallic Chemistry’ – 4th –
8th July 2011
Co-ordinator – Dr. Parameswaran Pattiyil and Dr. Suni
Vasudevan
Organised by NIT Calicut and sponsored by MHRD
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National Conference – 2011
�Development of Chemistry through Ages’ – 4th – 6th
August 2011
Co-ordinator – Dr. Lisa Sreejith
Organised by NIT Calicut
Academic programmes
• M Sc ( Tech) - Six semester
programme
• Ph D
- All major
chemistry
disciplines
• B Tech
- S1 and S3
• M Tech
- MST (Mech.
Engg. Dept)
Courses
• The department offers a variety
of courses for the B Tech,
M Tech and M Sc (Tech) and
Ph D students.
THANK YOU
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