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  Dr Sanju K. S.
Assistant Professor (Adhoc)
Department of Basic Sciences
Marian Engineering College, Trivandrum - 695582
Ph: +91-471-2707111 (O)
Email: sanju.che@marian.ac.in
 
Date of Joining MEC: 01 August 2019
Educational Profile
  • PhD (2013)
    • Chemistry
    • University of Kerala, Kerala (Work carried out at CSIR-NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala)
    • Thesis title: Synthesis of organic systems and study of their light emitting properties in solution and polymer matrix, Thesis supervisor: Dr D. Ramaiah
  • MSc (2004)
    • Chemistry
    • University College, Thiruvananthapuram, University of Kerala
    • First Class

Courses handled
CourseUG/PG
Times taken
Engineering ChemistryUG
1
Quantum Chemistry
PG1
Solid State Chemistry
PG
1
Polymer chemistryUG1


Previous Experience (R & D)

Scientist: CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research, Digwadih Campus, Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India, April 2016 – June 2018

Nature of Job: Supervise the quality analysis of coal samples using various techniques such as Thermogravimetric Analysis (Proximate Analysis) & Bomb Calorimeter (GCV)

Postdoctoral Fellow: School of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research-Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, January 2015- April 2016.

Area of Interest:

                                    • Organic Synthesis

                                    • Study of excited state fast dynamics

Project Assistant Gr. IV: Photosciences & Photonics, CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, India, September 2014–December 2014.

Area of Interest:

                                    • Organic Synthesis

                                    • Photophysical Studies

                                    • Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC)

Senior Research Fellow: Photosciences & Photonics, CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, India, July 2010–February 2014.

Area of Interest:

                                    • Organic Synthesis

                                    • Photophysical Studies

                                    • Light Emitting Systems

Junior Research Fellow: Photosciences & Photonics, CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, India, July 2008–June 2010.

Area of Interest:

                                    • Organic Synthesis

                                    • DNA binding Studies

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Guest Lecturer in Chemistry at LBS Institute of Technology for Women, Thiruvananthapuram, March 2019 to May 2019.

Guest Lecturer in Chemistry at Government College Attingal, Attingal, Kerala, September 2018 to February 2019

 HONORS AND AWARDS

 

·         CSIR-Junior Research Fellowship (July 2008–June 2010)

·         CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship (July 2010–June 2013)

·    Best poster award in the 13th CRSI-National Symposium in Chemistry held at National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 2011, February 1–3

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

1. Femtosecond time-resolved Raman Spectroscopy reveals structural evidence for meta effects in stilbenols, S. M. Bilal, S. Kayal, K. S. Sanju and Y. Adithya Lakshmanna, J. Phys. Chem. A 2018, 122, 4601-4608.

2. Design and synthesis of solution processable green fluorescent D-π-A dyads for OLED applications, S. Thurakkal, K. S. Sanju, A. Soman, K. N. Narayanan Unni, J. Joseph and D. Ramaiah, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 5456-5464.

3.  Simultaneous binding of a cyclophane and classical intercalators to DNA: observation of FRET-mediated white light emission, K. S. Sanju, S. Thurakkal, P. P. Neelakandan, J. Joseph and D. Ramaiah, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 13495-13500.

4. White photoluminescence and electroluminescence from a ternary system in solution and a polymer matrix, K. S. Sanju and D. Ramaiah, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 11626-11628 (Highlighted in the backside cover of the journal).

5. DNA-assisted white light emission through FRET, K. S. Sanju, P. P. Neelakandan and D. Ramaiah, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 1288–1290.

6. Effect of bridging units on photophysical and DNA binding properties of a few cyclophanes, P. P. Neelakandan, K. S. Sanju and D. Ramaiah, Photochem. Photobiol., 2010, 86, 282289.

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

1.   5th Mid-CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry, CSIR-NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram, India, 2010, July 23–24

2.  13th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry, National Institute of Science Education  and Research, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, 2011, February 1–3

3.  NANO INDIA Conference at CSIR-NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram, India, 2013, February 19–20

4. ‘ACS On Campus’ Event at CSIR-NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram, India, 2013, November 29

5. ‘International Conference on Next Gen Technologies for Mining and Fuel Industries’, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India, 2017, February 15–1

6. A workshop on ‘Intellectual Property Rights: Awareness cum Interactive Session’ at CSIR-CIMFR, Dhanbad, 2018, India, May 10-11