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Vijisha

Dr. VIjisha K Rajan

Assistant Professor

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ORCID id - https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1165-0602

 

Academic Qualifications:

PhD (2019) University of Calicut, Kerala, India

MPhil (2013) University of Calicut, Kerala, India

MSc (2012) University of Calicut, Kerala, India

Research Interests:

Structural evaluation and related properties of compounds, Reaction mechanism, quantum mechanics, molecular simulations, computational chemistry, computational nanotechnology, DFT, TDDFT, molecular docking, QSAR/QSPR studies, theoretical studies on bio-active materials, conducting polymers and Ionic liquids, pharmaceutics, drug designing, Non-linear optical properties (NLO), spectroscopic studies, etc.

 Important Positions Held:

  1. Chair person in the scientific session of the virtual international conference on surface chemistry on 27-28 August 2020 at Annamalai University.
  2. Involved in the organizing committee for the national seminar on Frontiers in chemical sciences (FCS-2020) held by Department of Chemistry, University of Calicut on 29-31 January 2020.

Academic Positions Held:

  1. Assistant Professor on contract in Department of Chemistry, University of Calicut (13-06-2014 to 31-08-2014).
  2. UGC-JRF in Department of Chemistry, University of Calicut (01-09-2014 to 31-12-2018)
  3. Assistant Professor on leave vacancy in General Department, GPTC Chelakkara (01-02-2019 to 31-05-2019).
  4. Assistant Professor on contract in Department of Chemistry, University of Calicut (01-07-2019 to 16-02-2021).
  5. Assistant Professor (level 10) in Department of Nanoscience and Technology, University of Calicut (20-02-2021 to present)

Awards and Achievements

  1. Has completed certification course in “Online hands on training programme on learning management system – Moodle” organized by University of Calicut.
  2. Qualified UGC-JRF (81th rank) in the CSIR-UGC examination held on 22-12-2013.
  3. First position in M.Phil. Chemistry examination 2013 by Calicut University.
  4. First rank in B.Sc. Chemistry Examination 2010 held by University of Calicut.
  5. Has completed certificate course in Clinical diagnostic technology, an add-on course held by University of Calicut.
  6. Awarded the post metric rank scholarship for rank holders funded by UGC during 2010-2012
  7.  Awarded State Merit Scholarship 2010-2012.
  8. Awarded the Kanakam Thampuran Memorial Prize for securing highest mark in courses Quantum Chemistry and Group Theory and Spectroscopy of the M. Sc. Applied Chemistry Examinations (2010-2012) held by Calicut University.
  9. Awarded the Prof. M. P. Kannan Endowment Prize for securing highest index mark in courses Quantum Chemistry, Group Theory and Spectroscopy, of the M. Sc. Applied Chemistry Examinations (2010-2012) held by Calicut University.

Selected Publications:

  1. Vijisha K. Rajan; K. Muraleedharan. The pKa values of amine based solvents for CO2 capture and its temperature dependence—An analysis by density functional theory. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control: 58, 2017, 62-70. 3.698 doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2017.01.009
  2. Vijisha K. Rajan; K. Muraleedharan. A computational investigation on the structure, global parameters and antioxidant capacity of a polyphenol, Gallic acid. Food chem.: 220, 2016, 93-99. 6.306 doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.09.178 
  3. Vijisha K. Rajan; C. K. Hasna; K. Muraleedharan. The natural food colorant Peonidin from cranberries as a potential radical scavenger- A DFT based mechanistic analysis. Food chem.: 262, 2018, 184-190. 6.306 doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.04.074
  4. Vijisha K. Rajan, Shameera Ahamed T.K, K. Muraleedharan: Studies on the UV filtering and radical scavenging capacity of the bitter masking flavanone Eriodictyol. JPHOTOBIOL: 185, 2018, 254-261. 4.383 doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2018.06.017 
  5. Vijisha K. Rajan, Shameera Ahamed T.K., Hasna C.K, K. Muraleedharan: A non toxic natural food colorant and antioxidant ‘Peonidin’ as a pH indicator: A TDDFT analysis. Journal of computational biology and chemistry: 76, 2018, 202-209. 1.853 doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiolchem.2018.07.015  
  6. K. Muraleedharan; Vijisha K. Rajan; V. M. Abdul Mujeeb. Green synthesis of pure and doped semiconductor nanoparticles of ZnS and CdS: DOI: 10.1016/S1003-6326(15)63963-2 Trans. Nonferrous Met. Soc. China: 25, 2014, 3265-3270. 2.615 
  7. Vijisha K. Rajan, Shameera Ahamed T.K, K. Muraleedharan: Studies on the UV filtering and radical scavenging capacity of the bitter masking flavanone Eriodictyol. Data in Brief 20, 2018, 981-985 0.287 doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2018.08.149 
  8. K. Sarada; Vijisha K. Rajan; K. Muraleedharan; Exploration of the thermal decomposition of oxalates of copper and silver by experimental and computational methods. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis: 120, 2016, 207-214. 4.296 doi.org/10.1016/j.jaap.2016.05.007
  9. Bassila Hassan; Vijisha K. Rajan; V. M. Abdul Mujeeb; K. Muraleedharan. A DFT based analysis of adsorption of Hg2+ ion on chitosan monomer and its citralidene and salicylidene derivatives: Prior to the removal of Hg toxicity. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules: 99(1), 2017, 549-554. 5.162 doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2017.03.032
  10. Shameera Ahamed T.K., Vijisha K. Rajan, Sabira K, K. Muraleedharan QSAR classification-based virtual screening followed by molecular docking studies foe identification of potential inhibitors of 5-Lipoxygenase. Journal of computational biology and chemistry 77, 2018, 154-166. 1.853. doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiolchem.2018.10.002  
  11. Amitha G S, Vijisha K. Rajan, K Muraleedharan, Suni Vasudevan, Novel 4,4’-fluoresceinoxy bisphthalonitrile showing aggregation-induced enhanced emission and fluorescence turn off behavior to Fe3+ ions. Journal of Fluorescence. 29, 279-291, 2019. 2.093 doi.org/10.1007/s10895-018-02338-0  
  12. Shameera Ahamed. T. K, Vijisha K. Rajan, Sabira. K, K. Muraleedharan, DFT and QTAIM based Investigation on the structure and antioxidant behavior of lichen substances Atranorin, Evernic acid and Diffractaic acid. Journal of computational biology and chemistry, 80, 66-78, 2019. 1.853 doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiolchem.2019.03.009
  13. Vintu M, Vijisha K. Rajan, Muraleedharan K, Unnikrishnan Gopalakrishnapanicker, Suzuki coupling derived indolocarbazole based macromolecule as a solid phase/ solution phase sensor for Hg2+: Experimental and Theoretical explorations. European Polymer Journal, 114, 287-297, 2019. 4.166 doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2019.02.033 
  14. T.K. Shameera Ahamed, Vijisha K. Rajan, K. Muraleedharan: QSAR modeling of benzoquinone derivatives as 5-lipoxygenase inhibitors. Food Science and Human Wellness, 8, 53-62, 2019 2.455 doi.org/10.1016/j.fshw.2019.02.001
  15. K.P Safna Hussan, M. Shahin Thayyil, Vijisha K. Rajan, K. Muraleedharan. DFT studies on global parameters, antioxidant mechanism and molecular docking of amlodipine besylate. Journal of computational biology and chemistry, 80, 46-53, 2019 1.853 doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiolchem.2019.03.006
  16. K.P Safna Hussan, M. Shahin Thayyil, Vijisha K. Rajan, K. Muraleedharan. Experimental and theoretical studies on a double active pharmaceutical ingredient, benzalkonium ibuprofenate. Journal of computational biology and chemistry, 72, 2018, 113-121. 1.853 doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiolchem.2017.12.004  
  17. T. Noushad; P. Alikutty; H. Basila; Vijisha K. Rajan; K. Muraleedharan; V. M. Abdul Mujeeb. A comparative study on the druggability of Schiff bases and dithiocarbamate derivatives of chitosan. Polym. Bull.: 73 (8). 2016, 2165-2177: 2.014 DOI 10.1007/s00289-016-1601-y
  18. K.P.Safna Hussan, M. Shahin Thayyil, S.K.Deshpande, T.V.Jinitha, Vijisha K. Rajan, K.L.Ngai. Synthesis and molecular dynamics of double active pharmaceutical ingredient Benzalkonium Ibuprofenate. Journal of Molecular liquids, 223, 2016, 1333-1339. 5.065 doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2016.09.054
  19. K.P. Safna Hussan, Mohamed Shahin Thayyil, M. Binesh, S.K. Deshpande, Vijisha K. Rajan. Molecular dynamics in amorphous pharmaceutically important protic ionic liquid–benzalkonium chloride. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 251, 2018, 487-491. 5.065 doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2017.12.007
  20. Vijisha K. Rajan, Ragi. C. K, K. Muraleedharan: A computational exploration into the structure, antioxidant capacity, mechanism of radical scavenging and druglikeness of the natural food colorant Petunidin from Berries and grapes. Heliyon, 2, e02115, 2019. doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02115  
  21. Amitha G. S., Vijisha K. Rajan, K Muraleedharan, Suni Vasudevan, Amritha B, Betti base and its modified phthalonitrile derivative for the turn on fluorimetric detection of Hg2+ and Cr3+ ions. Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology A: Chemistry: 382, 2019, 111904 3.306 doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2019.111904  
  22. Safna Hussan K. P.; Mohamed Shahin Thayyil; Vijisha K. Rajan; Anu Antony. The Interplay between Charge Transport and CO2 Capturing Mechanism in [EMIM][SCN] Ionic Liquid: A Broadband Dielectric Study. J. Phys. Chem. B. 123 (30), 6618-6626, 2019. 3.146 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b03929
  23. V.A Ansi, K.R. Vijisha, K. Muraleedharan, N.K. Renuka. Fluorescent carbon nanodots as efficient nitro aromatic sensor-analysis based on computational perspectives. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical. 302 (2020) 111817 2.923 doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2019.111817
  24. E. Janeeshma, Vijisha K. Rajan, Jos T. Puthur. Spectral variations associated with anthocyanin accumulation; an apt tool to evaluate zinc stress in Zea mays L. Chemistry and Ecology (2020) 1.468 doi=10.1080/02757540.2020.1799993

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