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Dr. Kishore Sridharan

Dr. Kishore Sridharan

UGC-Assitant Professor

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Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. (2014), Hanyang University, Republic of Korea

M.Tech. Nanotechnology (2010), Anna University, Tamil Nadu, India

M.Sc. Physics (2008), Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India

Research Interests

  • Synthesis of novel 1D, 2D and multi-dimensional nanostructured materials
  • Development of UV, Visible and Near-Infrared light active photocatalysts
  • Photocatalytic hydrogen generation by light mediated water splitting reaction
  • Coating pre-synthesized nanomaterials using atomic layer deposition (ALD)
  • Ultrafast phenomena and nonlinear optics: Design of efficient optical limiters
  • Development of functional materials for electrochemical device applications


  • UGC-Assistant Professor, Mar 2018 – Present: Department of Nanoscience and Technology, University of Calicut, Kerala, India; 
    Department of Materials Science, Mangalore University, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
  • DST INSPIRE Faculty, Oct 2015 – Feb 2018: Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal, India
  • Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Dec 2016 – May 2017*: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. (*Visited during the DST INSPIRE Faculty Award period for carrying collaborative research work)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher (Brain Korea 21 Plus fellow), Sep 2014 – Aug 2015: Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Hanyang University, Republic of Korea

Honors and Awards

  • DST INSPIRE Faculty Award: Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
  • Brain Korea 21 (BK21) Plus Postdoctoral Fellowship: Hanyang University, Republic of Korea
  • Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award: Graduate School, Hanyang University, Republic of Korea

Professional activities and Recognitions


  1. Cost efficient fabrication of flexible polymer metacomposites: Impact of carbon in achieving tunable negative permittivity at low radio frequency range

    P Swetha, R Aswini, M Binesh, Muhammed Shahin T.H., Kishore Sridharan*, and Sindhu Swaminathan*

    Materials Today Communications 34 (2023) 105287 (IF: 3.662)


  2. Facile synthesis of gram-scale mesoporous Ag/TiO2 photocatalysts for pharmaceutical water pollutant removal and green hydrogen generation

    Yassine Cherif, Hajer Azzi, Kishore Sridharan, Seulgi Ji, Heechae Choi, Michael G. Allan, Sihem Benaissa, Karima Saidi-Bendahou, Lois Damptey, Camila Silva Ribeiro, Satheesh Krishnamurthy, Sanjay Nagarajan, M. Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Moritz F. Kuehnel, and Sudhagar Pitchaimuthu*

    ACS Omega 8 (2023) 1249-1261 (IF: 4.132)


  3. Enhanced photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical performance of KBiFe2O5/g-C3N4 heterojunction photocatalyst under visible light

    Durga Sankar Vavilapalli*, Raja Gopal Peri, B Muthuraaman, Kishore Sridharan, MS Ramachandra Rao, Shubra Singh

    Physica B: Condensed Matter 648 (2023) 414411 (IF: 2.988)


  4. Solar Hydrogen Fuel Generation from Wastewater—Beyond Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting: A Perspective
    Sudhagar Pitchaimuthu*, Kishore Sridharan, Sanjay Nagarajan, Sengeni Ananthraj, Peter Robertson, Moritz F Kuehnel, Ángel Irabien, Mercedes Maroto-Valer
    Energies 15 (2022) 7399 (IF: 3.252)
  5. A robust photocatalyst using silver quantum clusters grafted in titanium dioxide nanotubes 
    Sulakshana Shenoy and Kishore Sridharan
    Surfaces and Interfaces 30 (2022) 101941 (IF: 6.137) 
  6. Priming with Nanoscale Materials for Boosting Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants 
    Amritha M.S., Kishore Sridharan*, Jos T. Puthur*, and Om Parkash Dhankher 
    Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 69 (2021) 100017-100035 (IF: 5.895) 
  7. A review on nanostructured silver as a basic ingredient in medicine: physicochemical parameters and characterization
    Gabriel M. Misirli, Kishore Sridharan and Shirley M. P. Abrantes
    Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 12 (2021) 440-461 (IF: 3.272)
  8. Advanced Two-Dimensional Heterojunction Photocatalysts of Stoichiometric and Non-Stoichiometric Bismuth Oxyhalides with Graphitic Carbon Nitride for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Applications
    Kishore Sridharan*, Sulakshana Shenoy, S. Girish Kumar, Chiaki Terashima, Akira Fujishima and Sudhagar Pitchaimuthu
    Catalysts 11 (2021) 426 (IF: 4.501)
  9. Bimetallic nanoparticles grafted ZnO hierarchical structures as efficient visible light driven photocatalyst: An experimental and theoretical study
    Sulakshana Shenoy, Kartick Tarafder and Kishore Sridharan*
    Journal of Molecular Structure 1236 (2021) 130355 (IF: 3.841)
  10. Rapid sonochemical synthesis of copper doped ZnO grafted on graphene as a multi-component hierarchically structured visible-light-driven photocatalyst
    Sulakshana Shenoy, Saeed Ahmed, Irene MC Lo, Shubra Singh and Kishore Sridharan*
    Materials Research Bulletin 140 (2021) 111290 (IF: 5.600)
  11. Graphitic C3N4/CdS composite photocatalyst: Synthesis, characterization and photodegradation of methylene blue under visible light
    Sulakshana Shenoy, Kartick Tarafder and Kishore Sridharan*
    Physica B: Physics of Condensed Matter 595 (2020) 412367 (IF: 2.988)
  12. Bismuth oxybromide nanoplates embedded on activated charcoal as effective visible light driven photocatalyst
    Sulakshana Shenoy and Kishore Sridharan*
    Chemical Physics Letters 749 (2020) 137435 (IF: 2.719)
  13. Ultrashort and short pulse nonlinear optical investigations in thiolated nine-atom silver quantum clusters embedded in one-dimensional TiO2 nanotube matrix
    Kishore Sridharan*, Pranitha Sankar and Reji Philip*
    Optical Materials 94 (2019) 53-57 (IF: 3.754)
  14. Cadmium sulfide nanostructures: Influence of morphology on the photocatalytic degradation of erioglaucine and hydrogen evolution
    Sulakshana Shenoy, Eunyong Jang, Tae Joo Park, Chinnakonda S. Gopinath and Kishore Sridharan*
    Applied Surface Science 483 (2019) 696-705 (IF: 7.392)
  15. Porous cobalt chalcogenide nanostructures as high performance pseudo-capacitor electrodes
    Karthik S. Bhat, Sulakshana Shenoy, H.S. Nagaraja and Kishore Sridharan*
    Electrochimica Acta 248 (2017) 188-196 (IF: 7.336)
  16. Crystallization kinetics of Sn doped Ge20Te80-xSnx (0 ≤ x ≤ 4) chalcogenide glassy alloys
    Brian Jeevan Fernandes, N. Naresh, K. Ramesh, Kishore Sridharan,* and N. K. Udayashankar*
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 721 (2017) 674-682 (IF: 6.371)
  17. Melt quenched vanadium oxide embedded in graphene oxide sheets as composite electrodes for amperometric dopamine sensing and lithium ion battery applications
    M. Sreejesh, Sulakshana Shenoy, Kishore Sridharan,* D. Kufian, A.K. Arof and H.S. Nagaraja*
    Applied Surface Science 410 (2017) 336-343 (IF: 7.392)
  18. Ultrafast and short pulse optical nonlinearity in isolated, sparingly sulfonated water-soluble graphene
    Sreekanth P, Kishore Sridharan,* D. Koushik, P. Sankar, V.P.M. Pillai and Reji Philip*

    Carbon 111 (2017) 283-290 (IF: 11.307)
  19. Nonlinear transmission and optical power limiting in Magnesium ferrite nanoparticles: effects of laser pulsewidth and particle size
    Sreekanth P, Kishore Sridharan,* A.R. Abraham, H.P. Janardhanan, N. Kalarikkal and Reji Philip

    RSC Advances 6 (2016) 106754-106761 (IF: 4.036)
  20. Microwave assisted growth of stannous ferrite microcubes as electrodes for potentiometric nonenzymatic H2O2 sensor and supercapacitor applications
    Bindu K, Kishore Sridharan,* Ajith K.M., H.N. Lim and H.S. Nagaraja*

    Electrochimica Acta 217 (2016) 139-149 (IF: 7.336)
  21. Eliminated phototoxicity of TiO2 particles by atomic-layer-deposited Al2O3 coating layer for UV-protection applications
    Eunyong Jang, Kishore Sridharan, Young Min Park and Tae Joo Park

    Chemistry - A European Journal 22 (2016) 12022-12026 (IF: 5.020)
  22. Memory type switching behavior of ternary Ge20Te80-xSnx (0 ≤ x ≤ 4) chalcogenide compounds
    Brian Jeevan Fernandes, Kishore Sridharan,* P. Munga, K. Ramesh and N. K. Udayashankar*

    Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 49 (2016) 295104 (IF: 3.409)
  23. Superior photostability and photocatalytic activity of ZnO nanoparticles coated with ultrathin TiO2 layer through atomic-layer-deposition
    Kishore Sridharan, Eunyong Jang, Young Min Park and Tae Joo Park*
    Chemistry - A European Journal 21 (2015) 19136-19141 (IF: 5.020)
  24. Nonlinear optical investigations in 9-atom silver quantum clusters and graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets
    Kishore Sridharan, P. Sreekanth, Tae Joo Park and Reji Philip*
    The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 119 (2015) 16314-16320 (IF: 4.177)
  25. Silver quantum clusters (Ag9) grafted graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution and dye degradation
    Kishore Sridharan, Jung-Hyun Park, Jong-Ho Kim*, Jung-Ho Lee*, and Tae Joo Park*
    Chemistry: A European Journal 21 (2015) 9126-9132 (IF: 5.020)
  26. Anomalous growth of multi-phased and multi-dimensional Manganese oxide-Metal (Fe, Co and Ni) oxide nanostructures: synthesis and optical limiting properties
    Kishore Sridharan, Nivya Roy, Reji Philip* and Tae Joo Park*
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 611 (2014) 82-90 (IF: 6.371)
  27. Transition metal (Fe, Co and Ni) oxide nanoparticles grafted graphitic carbon nitrides as efficient optical limiters and recyclable photocatalysts
    Kishore Sridharan, Tintu Kuriakose, Reji Philip* and Tae Joo Park*
    Applied Surface Science 308 (2014) 139-147 (IF: 7.392)
  28. Impurity mediated large three photon absorption in ZnS:Cu nanophosphors
    R. Sreeja, Kishore Sridharan, Reji Philip, M. K. Jayaraj*
    Optical Materials 36 (2014) 861-866 (IF: 3.754)
  29. Deformation assisted fabrication of uniform spindle, tube and rod shaped nanoscale 3D TiO2 architectures and their photocatalytic activity
    Kishore Sridharan, Eunyong Jang, Tae Joo Park*
    CrystEngComm 15 (2013) 8241-8245 (IF: 3.756)
  30. Non-Hydrothermal synthesis and optical limiting properties of One-Dimensional Se/C, Te/C and Se-Te/C core-shell nanostructures
    Kishore Sridharan, Muhamed Shafi Ollakkan, Reji Philip*, Tae Joo Park*
    Carbon 63 (2013) 263-273 (IF: 11.307)
  31. Novel visible light active graphitic C3N4-TiO2 composite photocatalyst: Synergistic synthesis, growth and photocatalytic treatment of hazardous pollutants
    Kishore Sridharan, Eunyong Jang, Tae Joo Park*
    Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 142-143 (2013) 718-728 (IF: 24.319)
  32. Thorn-ball shaped TiO2 nanostructures: Influence of Sn2+ doping on the morphology and enhanced visible light photocatalytic activity
    Kishore Sridharan and Tae Joo Park*
    Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 134-135 (2013) 174-184 (IF: 24.319)
  33. Single step synthesis and optical limiting properties of Ni–Ag and Fe–Ag bimetallic nanoparticles
    Kishore Sridharan, T. Endo, SG Cho, J Kim, Tae Joo Park* and Reji Philip*
    Optical Materials 35 (2013) 860-867 (IF: 3.754)
  34. Synthesis, characterization, and nonlinear optical properties of donor–acceptor conjugated polymers and polymer/Ag nanocomposites
    MG Murali, Udayakumar Dalimba* and Kishore Sridharan
    Journal of Materials Science 47 (2012) 8022-8034 (IF: 4.628)
  35. Investigations on the electrical, thermal and optical properties of the nonlinear optical Allyl Thiourea Mercury Chloride single crystals
    G Sreekanth, S Chandralingam, Jacob Philip, MS Jayalakshmy, Reji Philip, Kishore Sridharan, R Santhosh Kumar and Ginson P Joseph*
    Materials Research Bulletin 47 (2012) 4043-4047 (IF: 5.600)
  36. A comparative study on the optical limiting properties of different nano spinel ferrites using Z-scan technique
    Jeevan Job Thomas, Shiji Krishnan, Kishore Sridharan, Reji Philip and N. Kalarikkal*
    Materials Research Bulletin 47 (2012) 1855-1860 (IF: 5.600)
  37. An Optical Limiter Based on Silver-Silica Nanocomposites
    PB Anand, CSS Sandeep, Kishore Sridharan, TN Narayanan, S Thomas, R Philip and MR Anantharaman*
    Advanced Science, Engineering and Medicine 4 (2012) 33-38
  38. Synthesis and nonlinear optical properties of Lead Telluride nanorods
    Kishore Sridharan, V. Tamilselvan, K. Narasimha Rao, D. Yuvaraj and Reji Philip*
    Optical Materials 34 (2012) 639-645 (IF: 3.754)
  39. Novel N-substituted-5-phenyl-1H-pyrazole-4-ethyl carboxylates as potential NLO materials
    B Chandrakantha, AM Isloor*, Kishore Sridharan, R Philip, P Shetty, M Padaki and HK Fun
    Arabian Journal of Chemistry 6 (2011) 97-102 (IF: 6.212)
  40. Optical nonlinearity in lead sulfide microtowers
    V. Tamilselvan, Kishore Sridharan, K Narashimha Rao and Reji Philip*
    Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 43 (2010) 385402 (IF: 3.409)
  41. Optical Nonlinearity in NiFe2O4 Nanoparticles
    Kishore Sridharan, Milan Agarwal, Jacob Philip, Tamio Endo and Reji Philip*
    Transactions of Materials Research Society of Japan 35 (2010) 159-162

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