Functional Materials : Ananthakumar S » Research Interests

Ananthakumar

  • Structural ceramic nanocomposites for high temperature use
  • Semiconducting nanoceramics and composites for functional and electro-ceramic applications
  • Ceramics by gel assisted fabrication & gel casting
  • Microwave processing and sintering
  • Nanostructured ZnO ceramics as smart fillers for electro-ceramics
  • ZnO nanocomposite porous materials for energy storage and environmental applications

RESEARCH FIELDS & Ph.D PROGRAMS

  • Development of Advanced Functional Materials
  • Innovative Building Materials from Industrial Solid Wastes
  • Kaolin beneficiation and value addition
  • IR reflective Ceramic nanomaterials /Pigments & Glaze coatings
  • Rare Earth Thermal Ceramics
  • High temperature stable hydrophobic glaze coatings
  • Ceramic gels and reactive silicate binders
  • Silica/Alumina Aerogels and Porous Ceramics
  • Porous Ceramics and Composites
  • Microwave processing of Ceramics and Sintering
  • Ceramic-Polymer Electro ceramics

RESEARCH SUPERVISOR/GUIDANCE

  • Academy of CSIR [AcSir], Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Governemnt of India
  • University of Kerala (Faculty of Chemistry)
  • Cochin University of Science and Technology (Faculty of Engineering)
  • Chiarman for PhD Scholars Doctoral Committee, KTU [Chem.Engg]

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH WORKS

  • Prof. Dr. Metz, ICG-PMOF, University of Montpellier II, France
  • Prof. Dr. R.V.Mangalaraja, Materials Engineering, University of Concepcion, Chile
  • Prof. P. Manohar, Director (Retired), Anna university, Chennai.
  • Prof. Dr.V. Ponnusamy, SASTRA, Deemed University, Thanjavur, India