Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry had a humble beginning in 1967 when the college started offering physical sciences as optional subjects at the erstwhile pre-degree classes. The Department had a systematic growth as evidenced from the fact that B.Sc was launched in 1974 and M.Sc in 1982. The department admits 25 candidates every year for B.Sc. and 12 for M.Sc. In the year 2012, the University of Calicut recognized the Department as one of its research centers.

Department of Chemistry has received FIST fund from the Department of Science and Technology (DST). Various other government funding agencies viz. UGC, DST, KSCSTE have also given funds for execution of their projects.

The department possesses sophisticated instruments which include UV-vis Spectrophotometer, Gas Chromatograph, etc and a host a Biodiesel Pilot Plant of 15L biodiesel production capacity/run.

Faculty

Name

Designation

Academic Credentials/Awards

 Photo

Research Interest

Remarks

Dr. P. Venugopalan

The Head & Assistant Professor of Chemistry

M. Sc., Ph. D.

CSIR – JRF/SRF, NET

  

 

 

Coordination compounds & Natural Products

Approved research guide of Calicut University.

Dr. Resmi M R

Asst. Professor of Chemistry

M. Sc., Ph. D.

CSIR – JRF/SRF, NET

Postdoctoral Fellow

at NC State University, North Carolina, USA

 

 

Material Science, Photocatalysis & Nanotechnology

Approved research guide of Calicut University.

Dr. Binitha N N

 

 

Asst. Professor of Chemistry

M. Sc., Ph. D.

CSIR – JRF/SRF, NET, GATE

Postdoctoral Fellow

at National University of Malaysia

UGC Research Award (2012-2014)

 

Green Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Photocatalysis & Alternate Fuels

Approved research guide of Calicut University.

Dr. Manoj T P

 

 

Asst. Professor of Chemistry

M. Sc. Ph.D.

GATE, UGC-NET

Raman Postdoctoral Fellow at North Dakota University, USA
 

 

 

 

Organic synthesis & Organocatalysis

 

Ms. Anjaly Mathew

 

Asst. Professor of Chemistry

M. Sc., Bed,

NET

 

 

Polymer Chemistry & Microwave Assisted Reactions

Doing PhD at MG University, Kottayam

Mr. Roy K B

 

Asst. Professor of Chemistry

M. Sc., NET

 

 

Computational Quantum Chemistry

Doing PhD at Calicut University

Ms. Remani K C

 

Asst. Professor of Chemistry

M. Sc.

CSIR-JRF/NET

 

 

Heterogeneous Catalysis

Doing PhD at SNGS College, Pattambi

Ms. Usha M

 

Asst. Professor of Chemistry

M. Sc.

CSIR-JRF/NET

 

Carbon nanocomposites and Natural products

Doing PhD at SNGS College, Pattambi

Ms. Suchitra VC

 

FDP Substitute teacher

M. Sc.,

CSIR-JRF/NET

Supercapacitors

Doing PhD at CMET, Thrissur, Kerala

Ms. Jincly EM

 

Asst. Professor of Chemistry, on FDP

M. Sc., NET

Coordination compounds

Doing PhD at Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam

 

 

 

 

DETAILS OF RESEARCH SUPERVISORS

Name & Designation

Sl. No

Name of Research Supervisor

Designation

Research domain

Subject (if more than 1, specify)

  1.  

Dr. P. Venugopalan

Assistant Professor in Chemistry

Co-ordination Chemistry & Natural products

Chemistry

  1.  

Dr. Resmi M R

Assistant Professor in Chemistry

Nanoscience and Material Chemistry

Chemistry

  1.  

Dr. Binitha N N

Assistant Professor in Chemistry

Green Chemistry,  Material synthesis, Renewable Energy

Chemistry

 

Details of PhD Registration (live) (latest first)

 

Sl.No

Candidate

Supervisor

Title

Subject

Date of

Registration

Part time/ Full time

Nature of fellowship

1.

Remani. K. C

Dr. Binitha. N. N

Ceria zirconia based solid solution: Application in three way catalysts.

 

31/10/2012

Part time

2

Divya. P. N

Dr. Binitha. N. N

Multicomponent Reactions over modified montmorillonite clays.

 

31/10/2012

Full Time

3

Sudha .KC

Dr. Binitha. N. N

Transesterification of jatropha curcas oil over silica based catalysts.

 

31/10/2012

Full Time

KSCSTE

4

Shaniba. CP

Dr.Resmi.MR

Graphene based nanocomposites

 

31/10/2012

Full Time

UGC-JRF

5

Deepthi. TV

Dr.P.Venugopal

Biochemical studies on compounds structurally related to curcuminoids.

 

31/10/2012

Full Time

e-Grantz

6

Renuka. K

Dr.P.Venugopal

Biochemical studies on medicinal plants belonging to zingiberacea family.

 

31/10/2012

Part Time

7

Vinu. VV

Dr. Binitha. N. N

Pilot scale production of biodiesel over naturally derived heterogeneous catalysts.

 

30/10/2013

Full Time

e-Grantz

8

Sowmya. B

Dr. Binitha. N. N

Synthesis, characterization and application of magnetic graphene nanocomposites.

 

30/10/2013

Full Time

CSIR-SRF

9

Nisheetha. N.P

Dr.Resmi.MR

Modified titania photocatalysis

 

31/10/2012

Part Time

10

Anila

Dr.P.Venugopal

Studies on thioderivatives of curcuminoids

 

22/08/2014

Part time

11

Rajeena U

Dr.Resmi.MR

The exfoliation of chemically modified graphite by means of various solvents including super critical CO2

 

25/08/2014

Full time

12

Mohammed Akbar P

Dr.Resmi.MR

Photocatalytic water splitting for the production of hydrogen using graphene titania nanocomposites

 

26/11/2014

Part time

Project Fellowship

13

Usha M

Dr.Resmi.MR

Networking of C-60 balls by means of various chemical strategies

 

18/04/2015

Part Time

14

Sreeja

Dr.Resmi. M.R

Synthesis characterisation and biological application of graphene quantum dots

 

22/09/2015

Full Time

CSIR-JRF

15

Vijayasree Haridas

Dr. Binitha. N. N

Graphene based materials for versatile applications

 

24/06/2016

Full Time

 

Ongoing Research Projects (latest first)

Sl.

No.

Principal Investigator

Title

Funding Agency

Order No.

Amount

1

Dr. Resmi M R

Graphene-Titanium Dioxide Nanocomposites: Preparation and Application as Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Production via Water Splitting

KSCSTE

005/SRSPS/2013/CSTE

3145600

2

Ms. Remani K C

Ceria-zirconia soild solution based three way catalyst: application in diesel engine exhaust gas treatment

 

UGC , Minor Project

MRP(S)-0625/13-14/KLCA029/UGC-SWRO

190000

3

USha M

Azodyes of synthetic Curcuminoids and their metal chelates

UGC , Minor Project

MRP(S)-0628/13-14/KLCA029/UGC-SWRO

200000

4

Ms. Anjaly Mathew

Microwave Assisted Organic Synthesis Utilizing Bromoderivatives of Oxazolidone on a polystyrene support

UGC , Minor Project

2265-MRP/15-16/KLCA0229/UGC-SWRO

455000

 

Mr. Roy K B

Formulation of a unified theory to explain blue – red shifting H bonds through quantum chemical ab initio calculation

UGC , Minor Project

2267-MRP/15-16/KLCA0229/UGC-SWRO

400000

 

 

Submitted Research Projects (latest first)

Sl.No.

Principal Investigator

Title

Funding Agency

Order No.

Amount

1

Dr. Binitha N N

High Quality Graphene based Nanocomposites for Supercapacitor Applications

KSCSTE

 

3000000

2

Dr. Binitha N N

Graphene Based Materials for Versatile Organic Transformations

CSIR

 

3000000

 

Extension activities (Session chaired/invited lectures, services, etc.) of the Faculty (latest first)

Sl.No

Name

Title of the event

Organizer & venue

International/

National/

local

Date

1

Roy K B

Orientation Course, Academic staff College, University of Calicut

UGC, Calicut University

Local

 

 

 Details of Seminar/Workshops organized by the Centre (latest first)

Sl.No

Title of the event

Co-ordinator

Organizer/sponsor & venue

International/

National/

local

Duration

 

Two-day Workshop on Computational Quantum Chemistry

Dr. Resmi M R

Collegiate Education Department, Kerala

Local

2 days, 4th & 5th February 2016