• Development of a process for sol gel nano size self-cleaning (photoactive) titanium oxide powders and coatings.
  • Anti-algal titania nano coatings on glass and ceramic surfaces, and ultra filtration and membranes.
  • Sol gel process for synthesis of nano crystalline rare earth phosphates of size
  • Development of sol gel mesoporous Silica micro spheres for catalytic and gas storage applications.
  • Process for ‘sol gel non fused alumina abrasives’ and nano dispersed cerium oxide polishing media.
  • Process for gel assisted extrusion for porous ceramic substrates for ultra and nano filtration membranes and for ceramic matrix composites.
  • Sol gel surface modification: engineered functional ceramic nano coatings.
  • Technology for (I) clay vitrified tiles, (Ii) high volume flux bonded fly ash building components, (Iii) eco friendly nano pigments (Iv) anti algal nano coatings.
  • Process for production of MgB2 based superconductors
  • Superconducting current leads of ratings up to 2000 A (64 K), as products, for application in high current superconducting systems
  • Superconducting magnetic shield vessels with shielding factor >100,000 for magnetic shielding in SQUID systems
  • Cryocooler based test facility useful for testing high current (1200 A) superconducting devices at temperatures as low as 6 K without the use of LHe
  • Long mono and multi-layered superconducting tapes, wires and coils
  • Liquid nitrogen level sensor-monitor assembly using high TC superconductors
  • Ceramic based nanostructural magnetic refrigerants
  • Dielectric resonators with Qf up to 100000 GHz
  • Microwave substrates
  • Electronic packaging materials
  • LTCC tapes
  • Giant permitivity materials for electrostrictive and embedded capacitor applications



  1. A. S. Pillai, Achu Chandran and S. K. Peethambharan “MWCNT Ink with PEDOT: PSS as a multifunctional additive for energy efficient flexible heating applications” Applied Materials Today, 2021, 23, 100987. [Impact Factor (I.F): 10.04]
  2. Achu Chandran, Amit Choudhary, L. K Gangwar, TK Abhilash, BS Athira, AM Biradar “Resolving the isolated nature of Goldstone mode in ferroelectric liquid crystals at room temperature” Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2021, 340, 117194. (I.F: 6.16)
  3. T. K. Abhilash, Harris Varghese, M. Czerwinski, K. Czuprynski and Achu Chandran “Probing the effect of chiral dopant fluorination on dielectric and electro-optical properties of the ferroelectric liquid crystalline mixture” Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2021, 341, 117392 (I.F: 6.16)
  4. Achu Chandran, P. K. Khanna, D. Haranath and A. M. Biradar “Interfacial behavior of confined mesogens at smectic-C*-water boundary” Physical Review E, 2018, 97(2), 022701. (I.F: 2.53)
  5. J. Prakash, Achu Chandran and Ashok M Biradar “Scientific developments of liquid crystal-based optical memory: a review” Reports on Progress in Physics (IOP), 2017, 80, 016601. (I.F: 17.26)
  6. Aparna Puthiyedath Narayanan, K.N. Narayanan Unni and Kuzhichalil Peethambharan Surendran “Aerogels of V2O5 Nanowires Reinforced by Polyaniline for Electromagnetic Interference Shielding” Chemical Engineering Journal, 2021, 408, 127239. (I.F: 13.27)
  7. Kanakangi S. Nair, Unnikrishnan Nair Saraswathy Hareesh and Kuzhichalil Peethambharan Surendran “Oleic Acid Mediated Solvothermal Synthesis of (K0.5Na0.5)NbO3 Nanoparticles” Materials Letters, 2021, 287, 129300. (I.F: 3.02)
  8. Kesavapillai Sreedeviamma Dijith, Remadevi Aiswarya, Choondapurakkel Valsan Sruthi, Saju Pillai and Kuzhichalil Peethambharan Surendran “Nickel electrodeposited textiles as wearable radar invisible fabrics” Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 2020, 88, 196–206. (I.F: 5.28)
  9. Kanakangi S. Nair, Pullanchiyodan Abhilash and Kuzhichalil P. Surendran “Silica-Based Organic?Inorganic Hybrid Fluorescent Ink for Security Applications” ACS Omega, 2019, 4, 2577?2583. (I.F: 3.51)
  10. M. Abraham, A.K. Kunti, Thejas, K.K., N. Amador-Mendez, N. Gogneau, Nishanth, K.G., M. Tchernycheva and Subrata Das “The Elevated Colour Rendering of White-LEDs by Microwave-Synthesized Red-Emitting (Li, Mg)3RbGe8O18: Mn4+ Nanophosphors” Dalton Transactions, 2021, 50, 3044-3059. (I.F: 4.05)
  11. S. Sreevalsa, P.A. Parvathy, S.K. Sahoo and Subrata Das “ Full-color emitting crystal engineered Sr3Al1?xSixO4+xF1?x: Eu2+/3+ oxyfluorides for developing bendable lighting composites” Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2021, 880, 160483. (I.F: 4.17)
  12. Thejas K.K., M. Abraham, A. Kunti, M. Tchernycheva, S. Ahmad and Subrata Das “Review on deep red-emitting rare-earth free germanates and their efficiency as well as adaptability for various applications” Applied Materials Today, 2021, 24, 101094. (I.F: 10.04)
  13. P. Ranjith, S. Sreevalsa, P. Patra, S. Som, A. Menon, K. Jayanthi, K. Annapurna, N.M. Anoop Krishnan, A. R. Allu and Subrata Das “ Realizing cool and warm white-LEDs based on color tuneable (Sr,Ba)2Al3O6F: Eu2+ phosphors obtained via a microwave-assisted diffusion medium” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2021, 23, 15245. (I.F: 3.56
  14. N. Guan, N.A. Mendez, A. Kunti, A. Babichev, Subrata Das, A. Kapoor, N. Gogneau, J. Eymery, F.H. Julien, C. Durand and M. Tchernycheva “Heat Dissipation in Flexible Nitride Nanowire Light-Emitting Diodes” Nanomaterials, 2020, 10, 2271. (I.F: 2.23)
  15. P.K.Thejus and K.G.Nishanth “Rational approach to synthesis low-cost BiVO4–ZnO complex inorganic pigment for energy efficient buildings” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2019, 200, 109999. (IF:7.267).
  16. N Jayakumar, K Karattu Veedu and K.G.Nishanth “ Durable hydrophobic coating based on cerium phosphate nanorod-siliconized epoxy for corrosion protection” ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2019, 2, 5, 2689. (IF: 5.097).
  17. Roshima K and Nishanth K G“ Pd modified Ni nano wire as an efficient electro-catalyst for alcohol oxidation reaction” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2020, 45, 15, 8396. (IF:  5.816).
  18. P.K.Thejus, K.V.Krishnapriya and K.G.Nishanth “A cost-effective intense blue colour inorganic pigment for multifunctional cool roof and anticorrosive coatings”, Solar Energy Materials and Solar, 2021, 219, 110778. (IF:7.267).
  19. Roshima K and Nishanth K G “PdAu alloy nano wires for the elevated alcohol electro-oxidation reaction” Electrochimica Acta, 2021, 384, 138405. (IF: 6.901).
  20. J Kavil, PM Anjana, P Periyat and RB Rakhi “One-pot synthesis of g-C3N4/MnO2, g-C3N4/SnO2 hybrid nanocomposites for Supercapacitor applications” Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2018, 2,  2244 -2251. (I.F: 6.367)
  21. S. Sharath Shankar, Rayammarakkar M. Shereema and RB Rakhi “Electrochemical determination of Adrenaline using MXene/Graphite composite paste electrodes” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2018, 10 (50), 43343–43351. (I.F: 9.229)
  22. PM Anjana, MR Bindhu, M Umadevi and B. Rakhi “Antibacterial and electrochemical activities of silver, gold, and palladium nanoparticles dispersed amorphous carbon composites” Applied Surface Science, 2019, 479, 96-1041. (I.F: 6.707)
  23. R Rupa Ranjani, PM Anjana and B. Rakhi “Solvothermal synthesis of CuFeS2 nanoflakes as a promising electrode material for supercapacitors” Journal of Energy Storage, 2021, 33, 102063. (I.F: 6.583)
  24. PM Anjana, SR Sarath Kumar and R. B. Rakhi “Direct growth of Mn(OH)2/Co(OH)nanocomposite on carbon cloth for flexible supercapacitor electrodes” Journal of Energy Storage, 2021, 33, 102151. (I.F: 6.583)
  25. P. Suyana, Priyanka Ganguly, Balagopal N. Nair, A. Peer Mohamed, K. G. K. Warrier  and U. S. Hareesh “Co3O4–C3N4 p–n nano-heterojunctions for the simultaneous degradation of a mixture of pollutants under solar irradiation” RSC Environmental Science Nano, 2016, 4(1), 212-221. (I.F: 8.13)
  26. Suyana Panneri, Priyanaka Ganguly, Midhun Mohan, Balagoapal N. Nair, Abdul Azeez Peer Mohammed, Krishna G. Warrier and S. Hareesh “Photoregenerable, Bifunctional Granules of Carbon-Doped g-C3N4 as Adsorptive Photocatalyst for the Efficient Removal of Tetracycline Antibiotic” ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 2017, 5(2), 1610-1618. (I.F: 8.19)
  27. M Thomas, R Illathvalappil, S Kurungot, BN Nair, AAP Mohamed, Gopinathan M Anilkumar, Takeo Yamaguchi and US Hareesh “Graphene oxide sheathed ZIF-8 microcrystals: engineered precursors of nitrogen-doped porous carbon for efficient oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) electrocatalysis” ACS applied materials & interfaces, 2016, 8(43), 29373- 29382. (I.F: 9.23)
  28. P. V. Subha,  Balagopal N. Nair, V. Visakh, C. R. Sreerenjini,  A. Peer Mohamed,  K. G. K. Warrier,  T. Yamaguchi  and  U. S. Hareesh, Germanium-incorporated lithium silicate composites as highly efficient low-temperature sorbents for CO2 capture, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2018, 6, 7913-7921 (IF 12.73)
  29. P. V. Subha, Balagopal N. Nair, V. Visakh, R. Achu, S. Shikhila, A. Peer Mohamed, T. Yamaguchi, U.S. Hareesh, Wet chemically derived Li4SiO4 nanowires as efficient CO2 sorbents at intermediate temperatures, Chemical Engineering Journal Volume 406, 126731, 2020 (IF: 13.27)
  30. Minju, N. Abhilash, P. Nair, Balagopal N. Ananthakumar Solaiappan  “Amine impregnated porous silica gel sorbents synthesized from water-glass precursors for CO2 capturing” Chemical Engineering Journal  ,2015, 269, 335-342. (I.F: 13.27)
  31. Linsha Vazhayal,Nishanth Kumar Sasidharan, Sindhoor Talasila, Dileep B. S. Kumar, and Ananthakumar  Solaiappan “ Supramolecular Association of 2D Aluminosiloxane Aquagel Building Blocks to 3D Porous Cages and its Efficacy for Topical and Injectable Delivery of Fluconazole, an Antifungal Drug” Journal Of Materials Chemistry B, 2015, 3, 5978-5990. (I.F: 5.34)
  32. Santhosh Balanand, Mathews Jeen Maria , T.P.D. Rajan , A. Peer Mohamed and Ananthakumar “Bulk processing of ZnO nanostructures via microwave assisted oxidation of mechanically seeded Zn dust for functional paints and coatings”  Chemical Engineering Journal, 2016, 284, 657–667. (I.F: 10.65)
  33. K. V. Mahesh and S. Ananthakumar “Processing of 2D-MAXene nanostructures and design of high thermal conducting, rheo-controlled MAXene nanofluids as a potential nano coolant” Chemical Engineering Journal, 2016, 297, 158-169. (I.F: 10.65)
  34. Nadukkandy Minju, Solaiappan Ananthakumar, and Sivaraman Savithri. “ Super swelling Hybrid Sponge from Water Glass for Selective Absorption of Crude Oil and Organic Solvents” ACS Omega, 2019, 4, 17990-18001. (I.F: 3.51)
  35. Revathy R, Manoj Raama Varma and K P Surendran, “Observation of Cluster Glass and Griffiths-like Phase in Fe3O4 Nanostructures” Physica Status Solidi, 2020, 2000341. (I.F: 2.82)
  36. Kaipamagalath Aswathi, Jasnamol P.PalakkaL and Manoj R.Varma “Observation of Griffiths-like phase in Y2CrMnO6 perovskite” Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2020, 167276. (I.F: 2.99)
  37. Navya Joseph, Kavya Kizhakkinakath Mannur  Illam, Ruchira Vedavyasa Bhat, Neethu Edathil Veetil, Aswathi Kaipamangalath, Manoj RaamaVarma and SenoyThomas, “Cryogenic magnetocaloric effect of cobalt hydroxide nanoparticles embedded in a nonmagnetic polymer matrix” Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 2020, 145, 109527. (I.F: 3.44)
  38. Revathy R, Aswathi Kaipamangalath, Manoj Raama Varma and K P Surendran. “BaTiO3 nanoparticle decorated hierarchical Ni nanowire assemblies for magnetoelectric applications” New Journal of Chemistry, 2020, 44, 3690-3699. (I.F: 3.28)
  39. Bhagya Uthaman, G R Raji, Senoy Thomas, K G Suresh and Manoj Raama Varma “Influence of Fe addition on the microstructure, magnetic properties and magnetocaloric behavior of Gd5Si1.7Ge2.3” Intermetallics, 2019, 115, 106629. (I.F: 3.39)
  40. Sriram, F. Ajala, S. Mohammed, A. Asok and S. Shukla “High adsorption and high catalyst regeneration kinetics observed for Flyash-Fe3O4-Ag magnetic composite for efficient removal of industrial azo reactive dyes from aqueous solution via persulfate activation” Appl. Surf. Sci. 2021, 548, 149265. (I.F: 6.18)
  41. H. Narayani, R. Augustine, S. Sumi, M. Jose, K. Deepa Nair, M. Samsuddin, H. Prakash and S. Shukla “Hydrothermal Synthesized Magnetically Separable Mesostructured H2Ti3O7/?-Fe2O3 Nanocomposite for Organic Dye Removal via Adsorption and Its Regeneration / Reuse through Synergistic Non-Radiation Driven H2O2 Activation” Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 2018, 25, 20304-20319. (I.F: 4.22)
  42. M. Jose, K. Sriram, R. Reshma, U. V. Vidya and S. Shukla “Synergistic Persulfate Activation as an Efficient and Cost-Effective Approach for Removal of Organic Synthetic-Dyes from Aqueous Solutions using Magnetic  Pd-Fe3O4-Flyash Composite Particles as Catalyst” Environ. Chem. Eng. 2018, 6, 3709-3717. (I.F: 5.90)
  43. Narayani, M. Jose, K. Sriram and S. Shukla “Removal of Basic and Industrial Azo Reactive Dyes from Aqueous Solutions via Fenton-Like Reactions using Catalytic Non-Magnetic Pd-Flyash and Magnetic Pd-Fe3O4-Flyash Composite Particles” Sep. Purif. Technol. 2017, 172, 338-349. (I.F: 7.31)
  44. Jose, N. Harsha, K. Suhailath, A. Peer Mohamed and S. Shukla “Hydrogen Phosphate Anions Modified Hydrogen Titanate Nanotubes for Methylene Blue Adsorption from Aqueous Solution: Validating Novel Method of Predicting Adsorption Capacity” Environ. Chem. Eng.  2016, 4, 1295-1307. (I.F: 5.91)
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