• V. Mangalaraja and S. Ananthakumar, ‘Microwave assisted combustion synthesis [MAC] of mixed oxide electro-ceramic nanopowders’ Published in Combustion synthesis: Novel routes to Novel materials, BENTHAM Science Publishers Ltd, UK,, 2010
  • Mailadil Thomas Sebastian, Solaiappan Ananthakumar, Ganesanpotti Subodh, Jari Juuti, Merja Teirikangas, Heli Jantunen: Composite Electro Ceramics – Chapter Published in Encyclopaedia of Materials and Composites, DOI:  10.1002/ 9781118097298.weoc036  (2011) WILEY Publications
  • Linsha Vazhayal, V. Mahesh and S. Ananthakumar Chapter 10: “Functionally Engineered Sol-Gel Derived Inorganic Gels and Hybrid Nanoarchitectures for Biomedical Applications” Biomedical Applications of Polymeric Materials and Composites” © 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. Published 2016 by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
  • Anas, K.V. Mahesh, Jeen Maria Mathews and S. Ananthakumar, Sol Gel Materials for Varistor Devices, chapter published in Sol-Gel Materials for Energy, Environment and Electronic Applications. © Springer International Publishing AG 2017; Page 23-59 (2017)


  • Best Paper award in “Characterization of Materials” for the paper in “Microwave heating of gels”- Indian Institute of Metals, Trivandrum (1998)
  • Best Poster award in International Seminar on Advanced Ceramics, CERA Tech 2007,  Visakapatnam, India
  • Best Poster award in 72nd ICS annual meeting for the poster ‘Microwave assisted processing for functional glaze’ (2010)
  • Best Poster award Supramolecular Association of 2D Alumino-Siloxane Nanotapes to Tridimensional Hydrogel for Injectable and Topical Delivery of Fluconazole Antifungal Drug, NANO INDIA-2015 held at SASTRA University, Tamil Nadu,
  • Best Poster award Lanthanum Phosphate-Alumina Composite Ceramic Foams for Thermal Management Applications, International Conference on Science, Technology and Application of Rare Earths, ICSTAR 2015, Organized by Rare earth Association of India at Trivandrum.
  • Best Presentation award Ultra thin MAXene nanostructures for multifunctional applications, National Seminar on Advances in Materials Chemistry AMAC-I, UGC sponsored National Seminar organized by Department of Chemistry, Christian College, Chengannur
  • Best Presentation award Vaisakh S.S, Mahesh K. V., Peer Mohammed A., and Ananthakumar S., “Ti3SiC2: An Inorganic Viscosity Modifier and Multifunctional Filler for Epoxy Dielectrics” , National Seminar on Advanced Materials (NSAM 2017), October 2017, Dept. of Chemistry and the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Best Presentation award N. Minju, S. Savithri and S. Ananthakumar, “Sol-Gel Silica Matrix Clay-Polymer Hybrid Foams: A Novel Inter-Networked Solid Adsorbent for Textile Effluent Treatment” National Seminar on Advanced Materials (NSAM 2017), October 2017, Dept. of Chemistry and the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Best Poster Award: DIATOM SUPPORTED SUPERPARAMAGNETIC IRON OXIDE NANOPARTICLES FOR CO2ADSORPTION, Viji Selvaraj, Ananthakumar Solaiappan*, International Conference on Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes for Strategic Sectors (ICAMPS – 2018), October 25-27, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
  • Best Oral Presentation Award: DEVELOPMENT OF SOLAR SELECTIVE CERAMIC COLOURANTS FROM INDUSTRIAL WASTE JAROSITE:- A SCIENTIFIC INTERVENTION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, Sheemol V.N, Peer Mohamed A and Ananthakumar S, India-UK Second International Conference on “Advanced Nano materials for Energy, Environment and Healthcare Applications (ANEH 2019)” Combined venture of Bishop Heber College and Swansea University, United Kingdom (UK) on 4TH to 6TH February 2019 at Bishop Heber College, Thiruchirappalli
  • Angitha Francy, Research scholar has achieved First prize in the research presentation competition at the International Webinar titled, ‘Neoteric Advances in Chemical Sciences” NACS 2020 organized by the Department of Chemistry, Kariavattom campus, University of Kerala, Trivandrum on 17-19 December 2020.
  • Angitha Francy, Research Scholar has received Best Poster Award in the International Online Conference on Nano Materials (ICN 2021), organized by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India jointly with Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw [Poland], Gdansk University of Technology [Poland], and Wuhan University, China during 9-11 April 2021.
  • Muthusundar K received the best poster award in the International Conference on Recent Technologies and Advanced Materials for Green Energy and Sustainable Environment [RTAMGESE 2021] conducted by National Institute of Technology, Tiruchy during 12 & 13 March 2021.