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Sindhu 1a

Dr. Sindhu S

 Professor & Head

Department of Nanoscience and Technology
University of Calicut, Kerala - 673635
Phone: 0494 2407374 (office)

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 Academic Qualifications:

PhD (2001) Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kerala

MPhil (1997) Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kerala

MSc (1992) University of Calicut, Kerala, India

Research Interests:

Synthesis and structure property optimization of nanostructures for different applications.Electrode materials for Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells (QDSSC), Electro-chemical Sensors, Electro-chromic devices, Photocatalysis, Super capacitors etc. Gel electrolytes for electrochemical cells.

Important Positions held:

  1. Member, Academic Council, University of Calicut – 2014 – till date
  2. Head, Department of Nanoscience and Technology, University of Calicut ( 2016- till date)
  3. Chairman, Board of Studies for Nanoscience and Technology, University of Calicut since 2016.
  4. Chairman, Board of Examinations, MTech Nanoscience and Technology, University of Calicut, 2016 December- till date
  5. Member, Research Admission Committee,Department of Nanoscience and Technology, University of Calicut - 2012-till date
  6. Member, CSIF committee, Central Sophisticated Instrumentation Facility, University of Calicut,  2016-till date
  7. Member Academic Committee CCSS, PG – 2016 – till date
  8. Member,  Faculty of Science, University of Calicut- 2016-2019, 2020-2023
  9. Course Co-ordinator, MTech Nanoscience& Technology, University of Calicut, 2011-13, 2013-15, 2015-17, 2017-19, 2018-20, 2019-21 batches.
  10. Coordinator for Refresher Course in Nanoscience at UGC- HRDC- Calicut University(2011)
  11. Coordinator for Refresher Course in Materials Science at UGC- HRDC- University of Calicut (2020)
  12. Organizer, National Workshop on Advances in NANO, January 27-28, 2012
  13. Convener, National Seminar on Nanomaterials for Energy, Environment and Health, 16th March 2018 (NEEH 2018)
  14. Convener, Workshop on Quantum Mechanics and Group Theory (QMGT 2019)
  15. Convener, National Workshop on Advanced Analytical Techniques in Materials Science (WAATMS 2020), January 20-23, 2020.
  16. Member in the JRF selection committee at Centre for Green Energy Technology (UGC Project), Pondicherry University

Academic Positions Held:

  1. Professor, Department of Nanoscience & Technology, University of Calicut (2022- tilldate)
  2. Assistant Professor, Level 12, Department of Nanoscience & Technology, University of Calicut (2019 – 2022)
  3. Assistant Professor, Level 11, Department of Nanoscience & Technology, University of Calicut (2014 – 2019)
  4. Assistant Professor, Level 10, Department of Nanoscience & Technology, University of Calicut (2010 – 2014)
  5. Assistant Professor, Amrita Nanoscience Center, Cochin, (April 2008 – August 2010)

Post-doctoral positions:

  1. NUS-Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Initiative (NUS-NNI), National University of Singapore, Singapore ( Sept 2002 to Dec 2006)
  2. Department of Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science, IIT Bombay, Bombay, India (May 2001 – Sept. 2002).

Selected Publications:

  1. Dharsana M. Vidyadharan, BhabhinaNinnoraMeethal, Jyothilakshmi V.P and Sindhu S,Highly Transparent Titania in Mixed Organic Solvent with Controlled Surface Area and Porosity, Solar Energy 213 (2021) 43–52., IF = 4.67.
  2. RajitaRamanarayanan, FadeelaChundekatUmmer, Sindhu S., Exploring Dynamics of Resonance Energy Transfer in Hybrid Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells (QDSSC),Mater. Res. Express 7 (2020) 025517, ISSN: 2053-1591. IF = 1.929.
  3. NijishaPullanjiyot, Sindhu S., Enhanced electrochemical properties of metal oxide interspersed polymer gel electrolyte for QSDSSC application. Solar Energy, 186 (2019) 37-45, ISSN: 0038-092X,   IF = 4.67.
  4. Dharsana M. Vidyadharan, NijishaPullanjiyot, Bhabhina N. Meethal, Sindhu S.,Highly Stable Ethylene Glycol Capped Blue Emitting Sb2Se3 Quantum Dots via Hydrothermal Approach, Applied Nanosciene, 9 (4) (2019) 435-445.ISSN: 2190-5509 (Print) 2190-5517 (Online), IF = 2.88
  5. RajitaRamanarayanan, Bhabhina N. Meethal, NijishaPullanjiyot, Niveditha C.V, Sindhu S., Physicochemical properties of red and black gold colloids: A rational design through green pathway, Mater. Res. Express 6 (2019) 085033-44, ISSN: 2053-1591. IF = 1.929.
  6. RajitaRamanarayanan, NivedithaChokiveetil, NijishaPullanjiyot, BhabhinaNinnoraMeethal, Sindhu S., The Deterministic Role of Resonance Energy Transfer in the Performance of Bio-Inspired Colloidal Silver Nanoparticles Incorporated Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, Mater. Res. Bull., 144 (2019) 28-36, ISSN: 0025-5408,IF= 4.01
  7. Bhabhina N. M., Abdul Faisal Panichikkal, Jabeen Fatima M J, Dharsana M Vidyadharan, Sindhu S., Shining black nanoscopic ternary zincospiroffite: A panchromatic light harvester for depollution, Materials & Design, 165 (2019) 107600, ISSN: 0264-1275. IF = 6.289. 
  8. Bhabhina N. M., Sindhu S., Bromine-Induced Defects in Anion-Deficient Zinc Oxide as Stable Photocatalysis Promoters, Chemistry Select  3 (2018), 13345– 13354, Online ISSN:2365-6549. IF = 1.81
  9. Niveditha C.V., Jabeen Fatima M. J., RajitaRamanarayanan, Sindhu S. Size Control through Scan Rate Modulation: Mapping Water Splitting Efficiency of Micro to Nano Size Cuboidal Copper Oxide Particles, J. Electro. Chem. Soc, 165 (14) (2018) H908-H915, ISSN: 0013-4651 (print) 1945-7111 (web). IF = 3.72
  10. Niveditha C. V., Aswini R, Jabeen Fatima M. J., Rajita Ramanarayan, Nijisha Pullanjiyot, Sindhu S., Feather like highly active Co3O4 electrode for supercapacitor application: a potentiodynamic approach, Mater. Res. Express, 5(6)(2018) p065501, ISSN: 2053-1591. IF =1.929.
  11. Bhabhina N. M., RajitaRamanarayanan, Sindhu S., Surface modification of oxygen deficient ZnO nanotubes by interstitially incorporated carbon: A superior photocatalytic platform for sustainable water and surface treatments, Appl. Nanosci. 8 (6) (2018) p1545-1555, ISSN: 2190-5509 (Print) 2190-5517 (Online). IF = 2.88.
  12. Niveditha C.V., Nizamudeen A.C., Jabeen Fatima M. J., S.Sindhu, Showcasing electrode-electrolyte interfacial potential as a vital parameter in the hydrogen generation by metal oxides electrodes, Mater. Res. Express5 (2018) p035504, ISSN: 2053-1591.        IF =1.929.
  13. Bhabhina N. M, Nijisha P., S. Sindhu, Anchoring of polymeric precursor on oxygen deficient ZnO nanotubes: A chelation assisted combined nucleation-growth-dissolution synthesis strategy, Mater. &Design.,130, 2017, P426-432, ISSN: 0264-1275. IF = 6.289. 
  14. RajitaRamanarayanan, Nijisha P., Niveditha C.V., Sindhu S., Natural dyes from red amaranth leaves as light-harvesting pigments for dye-sensitized solar cells, Mater. Res. Bull., 90, (2017),P156-16, ISSN: 0025-5408. IF=4.01
  15. Dharsana M. V., S. Sindhu, Antimony selenide nanoparticles-a panchromatic sensitizer: Fast synthesis and study of their photovoltaic behavior, Materials Letters, 183, (2016), 448-450, ISSN: 0167-577X. IF = 3.2.
  16. Nijisha P., Dharsana M.V., and Sindhu S. Synthesis and Electrochemical Characterization of Physically Cross-Linked Gel Electrolyte for QSDSSC Application, Materials & Design, 101, (2016), 270-276, ISSN: 0264-1275.  IF = 6.289.
  17. Niveditha C.V., Jabeen Fatima M. J., S.Sindhu, Comprehensive Interfacial Study of Potentio-Dynamically Synthesized Copper Oxide Thin Films for photoelectrochemical Applications, J. Electro. Chem. Soc.,163, 6, (2016),H426-H433, ISSN: 0013-4651 (print) 1945-7111 (web). IF =3.72
  18. Jabeen Fatima M.J, Niveditha C.V, S. Sindhu, α-Bi2O3photoanode in DSSC and study of the electrode-electrolyte interface, RSC Adv., 5, (2015), 78299, ISSN: 2046-2069. IF =3.12
  19. Jabeen Fatima M.J, Navaneeth A, S. Sindhu Improved carrier mobility and bandgap tuning of zinc doped bismuth oxide, RSC Adv., 5, (2015), 2504, ISSN: 2046-2069. IF =3.12
  20. K.G. Deepa, P. Lekha, S. Sindhu, Efficiency enhancement in DSSC using metal nanoparticles: A size dependent study, Solar Energy 86 (2012) 326-330. ISSN: 0038-092X,  IF= 4.67.
  21. S. Sindhu,S. Jegadesan, Li Hairong, P. K. Ajikumar, M. Vetrichelvan, S. Valiyaveettil, Synthesis and patterning of luminescent CaCO3 – poly (p- phenylene) hybrid materials and thin films, Adv. Fun.  Mater.  (2007) 17, 1698-1704, Online ISSN: 1616-3028. IF = 16.84
  22. S. Jegadesan, S. Sindhu, and S. Valiyaveettill, Fabrication of Nanostructure on a polymer film using Atomic force microscope. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2007) 7, 2172-2175, EISSN: 1533-4899 (Online).IF =1.35
  23. J. Akhila, S. Gayathri, S. Sindhu, P.  K. Ajikumar, S.  Valiyaveettil, Biomimetic Synthesis of Calcium Carbonate Thin films Using AHydroxylated PMMA Template, Cryst. Growth & Design (2007) 7 (1), 142 -146, Web Edition ISSN: 1528-7505. IF = 4.089
  24. F. C. Cheong, B. Varghese, S. Sindhu, C. M. Liu, S. Valiyaveettil, S. A. A. Bettiol,; J. A.vanKan, F Watt, W. S Chin, C. T Lim, C. H.Sow, Direct removal of SU-8 using focused laser writing. Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing (2007), 87(1), 71-76, ISSN: 0947-8396 (Print) 1432-0630 (Online).IF = 1.81
  25. L. Wang, S. Chen, L. Liu, D. Qi, X. Gao, S. Jegadesan, S. Sindhu, A. T. S. Wee, Conformational degree and molecular orientation in rubrene film by in situ x- ray absorption spectroscopy, J. Appl. Phys. (2007) 102, 063504, ISSN (E-ISSN) 1089-7550. IF = 2.286
  26. S. Sindhu, S. Jegadesan, R. A. Edward Leong and S.Valiyaveettil, Synthesis of mixed metal carbonates superstructure by micellar aggregation, Cryst. Growth & Design (2006) 6 (6) 1537, Web Edition ISSN: 1528-7505. IF = 4.089
  27. S.Sindhu,S.Jegadesan, S.Valiyaveettil and A. Parthiban, Synthesis and characterization of ferrite nano composite spheres from hydroxylated polymers.J. Mag. Mag. Mater.(2006) 296 (2), 104, ISSN: 0304-8853.IF = 2.717
  28. J. Paul, S. Sindhu, M. H. Nurmawati, and S. Valiyaveettil, Mechanics of pre-stressed polydimethylsiloxane carbon nanotube composite, Appl. Phy. Letts. (2006) 89, 184101, ISSN (E-ISSN) is 1077-3118. IF = 3.597
  29. S. Jegadesan, S. Sindhu, R. C. Advincula, S. Valiyaveettil, Direct Electrochemical Nanopatterning of Polycarbazole Monomer and Precursor Polymer Films: Ambient Formation of Thermally Stable Conducting NanopatternsLangmuir (2006) 22, 780, ISSN: 1520-5827. IF = 3.557
  30. S. Jegadesan, S. Sindhu, and S. Valiyaveettil, Easy writing of nano-patterns on a polymer film by using electrostatic nanolithography,Small (2006)2,481, Online ISSN: 1613-6829. IF=11.459
  31. B. Varghese, C. F. Cheong, S. Sindhu, T. Yu, C. T. Lim, S. Valiyaveettil, and C.H. Sow, Size Selective Assembly of Colloidal Particles on Template by Directed Self Assembly Technique, Langmuir (2006) 22 (19), 8248, ISSN: 1520-5827. IF = 3.557
  32. S. Jegadesan, P. Taranekar,   S. Sindhu, R. C. Advincula, S. Valiyaveettil, Electrochemically nano-patterned conducting coronas of a conjugated precursor: SPM parameters and polymer composition, Langmuir (2006) 22, 3807, ISSN: 1520-5827. IF = 3.557
  33. B. M. H. Nurmawati, R. Ravindranath, P. K. Ajikumar, S. Sindhu,     C. H. Sow, and S. Valiyaveettil, Amphiphilic Poly(p-phenylene)s for Self-organized Porous Blue Light-Emitting Thin Films,  Adv. Fun. Mater. (2006)  16, 2340 -2345, Online ISSN: 1616-3028. IF = 16.84
  34. R. Lakshminarayanan, L. X. Jun, S. Gayathri, S. Sindhu, Y. Banerjee, R. ManjunathaKini,S. Valiyaveettil  Formation of Transient Amorphous Calcium Carbonate Precursor in the Quail Eggshell Mineralization – An In vitro Study, Biomacromolecules (2006) 7 (11), 3202 -3209, ISSN: 1526-4602. IF = 6.09
  35. C. Basheer, S. Sindhu, S. Valiyaveettil and H. K. Lee, Development and application of simple capillary-microreactor for the heterogeneous catalysis of glucose using porous gold (0) catalyst, Chem. Commun.,(2005), 3, 409,  ISSN 1364-548X. IF = 5.996
  36. S. SindhuandS.Valiyaveettil, Design and Synthesis of Optically Transparent Calcium Incorporated Polymer Complexes; J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys, (2004) 42, 4459, ISSN: 1099-0488. IF = 2.59


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