Functional Materials : Hareesh U S » Personal

U. S. Hareesh obtained PhD in Chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam for the thesis entitled “Chemical Synthesis of Alumina-SiC Ceramic Nanocomposites carried out at the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences and Technology (NIIST-CSIR), Trivandrum and Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH), Germany, under the supervision of Dr. K. G. K. Warrier and Dr. M. Padmanabhan (Indian) and Dr-Ing Rolf Janssen (Germany) during 1995-2000. Subsequently, he worked as a visiting scientist at Institute for New Materials, Saarbruecken, Germany during 2001-2004 and as a scientist at the Centre for Ceramic Processing, Advanced Research Centre International (ARCI), Hyderabad during 2004-2011. Dr. Hareesh has contributed in the areas of transparent ceramics, sol gel synthesis and coatings, colloidal processing and structural ceramic nanocomposites. He is currently engaged in the development of advanced functional materials for energy and environmental applications. He has more than 90 publications in the areas of chemistry and materials science, 15 patents and 5 book chapters.


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  • Affiliate member Royal Society of Chemistry U K
  • Life Member, Indian Ceramic Society, Kolkata
  • Life Member, Indian Institute of Metals, Kolkata
  • Member, American Ceramic Society, Ohio, USA
  • Member, International Sol Gel Society, USA

Honors and Awards

  • Technology Award of ARCI in 2012
  • Malaviya Award by the Indian Ceramic Society in 2011
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) fellowship for pursuing doctoral research at    Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany (1998)

Academic Qualifications

  • M. Sc. (Chemistry), 1992 (University of Kerala), India
  • Ph. D. (Inorganic Chemistry), 2001 (Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam)

Professional Record

  • Visiting Scientist, Institute for New materials, Saarbruecken, Germany (2001- 2004)
  • Scientist C, Advanced Research centre International, Hyderabad, India (2004-2008)
  • Scientist D Advanced Research centre International, Hyderabad, India (2008-2011)
  • Senior Scientist, CSIR-NIIST  November 2011 – November 2014
  • Principal Scientist, CSIR-NIIST, November 2014 – November 2018
  • Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-NIIST since November 2018