Chemistry Department

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Dr. P. Nikhil Chandra

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Edu. Qualifications

  • MSc (Chemistry)
  • MSc (Environmental Sciences)
  • PhD

Areas of Interest/Specialisation

  • Physical chemistry
  • Environmental sciences

Courses/subject Taught

  • PG/UG/subjects opted teaching

Field of Research

  • Membrane chemistry
  • Environmental sciences

Experience

  • 10 years

Memberships in Learned Bodies/Societies, If any

  • Academy of Chemistry Teachers, Trivandrum
  • CEET, Kottayam

Scholarships/Fellowships Obtained

  • UGC-Meritorious Scholarship 2010

Extension Activities

  • Science Club coordinator
  • Staff association vice president

Papers Published

  • Performance comparison of macromolecular assisted and immobilized low pressure membranes in the removal of toxic metals, 2018 IOP Publishing Ltd, Materials Research Express, Volume 5, Number 8. DOI- https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/aad273.
  • Cu/Pd Bimetallic Supported on Mesoporous TiO2 for Suzuki Coupling Reaction, Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 286-294, 2018. DOI- https://doi.org/10.9767/bcrec.13.2.1393.286-294
  • Tailor-Made Polyelectrolyte Multilayers for the Removal of Obidoxime from Water in Microfiltration Process, 2020, Membranes and Membrane Technologies 2(2):132-147, DOI: 10.1134/S2517751620020031.
  • Design, development and characterization of polyelectrolyte multilayer membranes for potential filtration applications, 2020Materials today: proceedings, DOI: 10.1016/j.matpr.2020.05.239
  • Removal of atrazine herbicide from water by polyelectrolyte multilayer membranes, 2020, Materials today: proceedings, DOI: 10.1016/j.matpr.2020.05.263.
  • Transport studies of ionic solutes through chitosan/chondroitin sulfate A (CHI/CS) polyelectrolyte multilayer membranes, 2020Nano Express 1(2):020004. DOI: 10.1088/2632-959X/ab9fd3

Papers Presented

  • National-12
  • International-5

Books Published

  • A Comparative Study of SC Welfare Schemes in Habitats and Other Places, ISBN-10 : 3844312145, ISBN-13 : 978-3844312140, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011, Germany.
  • Polyelectrolyte multilayer (PEM) polymer membranes: Modifications, characterization and application, ISBN-13: 9786200469335, ISBN-10: 6200469334, 2019, Lambert Publishers, Germany.
  • Green methods and sustainable materials: An application perspective, ISBN-10: 6138939069, ISBN-13: 978-6138939061, Scholars’ Press, 2020, Germany.

Research Projects Undertaken

  • Cadmium removal from water using PEM membranes, 2013, UGC

Orientation Courses Attended

  • UGC ASC, Trivandrum, 27/6/2014 – 24/7/2014

Refresher Courses Attended

  • UGC ASC, Trivandrum, 09/1/2015-29/01/2015
  • KSHEC, MG University, Kottayam, 29/8/2019-2/9/2019
  • UGC ASC, Trivandrum, 19/2/2020-25/02/2020
  • KSHEC,13/7/2020-17/7/2020,Online mode
  • UGC ASC, Trivandrum & KSMDB College, Sasthamcotta, 12/8/2020-18/08/2020, Online mode

Seminars/Conferences Attended

  • Nikhil Chandra P., U. K. Aravind, C. T. Aravindakumar, Removal of herbicides from water using modified microfiltration membranes, Oral presentation, Proceedings of the International conference on advanced oxidation process, Kottayam, India ,September 18-21, 2010.
  • Nikhil Chandra P., U. K. Aravind, C. T. Aravindakumar, Characterization of modified microfiltration membranes for the removal of herbicides from water, Oral presentation, Proceedings of the National seminar (UGC) on Theory and applications of fourier transform spectroscopy in Chemistry, Kollam, India ,March 21-22, 2011.
  • Nikhil Chandra P., U. K. Aravind, C. T. Aravindakumar, Removal of herbicides from water by humic acid-chitosan nanolayered microfiltration membranes, Poster presentation, Proceedings of the National seminar (UGC) on Physical and bio-medical applications in nano technology, Kollam, India ,October 12-14, 2011. (Best research paper award-poster session)
  • Nikhil Chandra P., U. K. Aravind, C. T. Aravindakumar, Polyelectrolyte modified membranes for environmental applications, Oral presentation, Proceedings of the International conference on Membranes-Environmental and biological applications, Kottayam, India, September 16-19, 2011.
  • Nikhil Chandra P., U. K. Aravind, C. T. Aravindakumar, Removal of herbicides in water by humic acid-chitosan multilayer microfiltration membranes, Oral presentation, Proceedings of the National seminar (UGC & KSCSTE) on Uptrends in chemical sciences and tecnology, Changanacherry, India ,March 15-16, 2012. (Best paper award)
  • Nikhil Chandra P., U. K. Aravind, C. T. Aravindakumar, Nano structured humic acid- chitosan multilayered membranes for the removal of herbicides, Poster presentation, Proceedings of the National seminar (MG University) on Sustainable development: Recent trends in meeting the challenges, Kottayam, India , January 20-21, 2012.
  • Nikhil Chandra P., U. K. Aravind, C. T. Aravindakumar, Design, development, characterization and application of multilayer membranes, Oral presentation, Proceedings of the 24th Kerala Science Congress, Kottayam, India , January 29-31, 2012.
  • Nikhil Chandra P., U. K. Aravind, C. T. Aravindakumar, LbL based polymer membranes for environmental applications, Poster presentation, Proceedings of the International conference on Membranes, Kottayam, India, October 3-6, 2013.
  • Nikhil Chandra P., U. K. Aravind, C. T. Aravindakumar, Removal of herbicides from water by multilayered microfiltration membranes, Poster presentation, Proceedings of the National seminar (UGC) on Applications of advanced nano materials, Kollam, India, February 25-26, 2014.
  • Nikhil Chandra P., U. K. Aravind, C. T. Aravindakumar, Nanostructured humic acid-chitosan multilayer membranes for water purification, Oral presentation, Proceedings of the National seminar (UGC & KSCSTE) on Advances in Materials Chemistry, Chengannur, India, October 15-17, 2014.
  • Nikhil Chandra P., U. K. Aravind, C. T. Aravindakumar, Nanostructured humic acid-chitosan multilayer membranes for the removal of pesticides, Oral presentation, Proceedings of the National seminar (UGC) on Emerging trends in Material Science, Kollam, India, September 29- October 1, 2014. (Best oral presentation award)
  • Nikhil Chandra P., U. K. Aravind, C. T. Aravindakumar, Fabrication of CHI/PSS multilayer functionalized with HA and CHO for cadmium removal from water, Poster presentation, Proceedings of the International conference on Water- From pollution to purification , Kottayam, India, January 23-26, 2015.
  • Nikhil Chandra P., U. K. Aravind, C. T. Aravindakumar, Modification of polymer membrane for environmental application, Oral presentation, Proceedings of the National seminar (UGC) on Chemical applications of spectroscopic techniques, Punalur, India, February 12-13, 2015.
  • Nikhil Chandra P., U. K. Aravind, C. T. Aravindakumar, Modification of polymer membrane for water treatment, Poster presentation, Proceedings of the State level seminar (KSCSTE) on Solar photochemistry-Fundamentals and applications, Kollam, India, January 28, 2015.
  • Nikhil Chandra P., U. K. Aravind, C. T. Aravindakumar, Modified multilayer polymer membranes for environmental applications, Oral presentation, Proceedings of the National seminar (UGC & KSCSTE) on Smart materials, Varkala, India, March 8-9, 2016. (Best presentation award)
  • Nikhil Chandra P., U. K. Aravind, C. T. Aravindakumar, Modification of micro filtration membranes for heavy metal removal from water, Poster presentation, Proceedings of the International conference on Water- From pollution to purification, Kottayam, India, December 12-15, 2016.
  • Nikhil Chandra P., U. K. Aravind, C. T. Aravindakumar, Design and development of biopolymer membranes, Oral presentation, Proceedings of the National seminar (DCE, Trivandrum) on Modern trends in Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry, Attingal, India, November 24-26, 2016. (Best paper presentation)
  • Nikhil Chandra P., U. K. Aravind, C. T. Aravindakumar, Design, development, characterization and application of multilayer membranes, Poster presentation, Proceedings of the 29th Kerala Science Congress, Thiruvalla, India , January 28-30, 2017.
  • Nikhil Chandra P., U. K. Aravind, C. T. Aravindakumar, Design, development, characterization and application of multilayered biopolymers, Oral presentation, Proceedings of National seminar (DST & KSCSTE) on Recent trends in biomaterials, Mavelikara, India, February 15-17, 2017.
  • Nikhil Chandra P., U. K. Aravind, C. T. Aravindakumar, Design, development, characterization and application of multilayered membranes, Oral presentation, Proceedings of National seminar (DST & KSCSTE) on Recent trends in Advanced Chemistry research, Kollam, India, May 25-26, 2017.
  • Nikhil Chandra P., U. K. Aravind, C. T. Aravindakumar, Polyelectrolyte modified membranes for the removal of heavy metals from water, Oral presentation, Proceedings of the International conference on Membranes, Alleppy, India, September 30- October 3, 2017.
  • Third International conference on Frontiers of Mass Spectroscopy, MG University, Kottayam, December 11-14, 2017
  • International conference on Water- From pollution to purification, (Poster), MG University, Kottayam, December 7-10, 2018.
  • Fourth International conference on Frontiers of Mass Spectroscopy, MG University, Kottayam, December 4-7, 2019.
  • International conference on Separation science and technology, MG University, Kottayam, December 13-16, 2019.
  • National webinar on “Towards excellence in higher education in India in 21 st century”, MHRD, New Delhi and UC College, Aluva, 28/8/2020.
  • Fourth Disaster risk and vulnerability conference (Online mode), DRVC 2020, Webinar, MG University 9-10 & 16-17 October 2020.

Workshops/Trainings Attended

  • PG Syllabus Revision workshop, SNC Kollam, 29/6/2019-ACT Trivandrum with Kerala University

Academic Responsibilities Undertaken

  • University exam squad convenor, University valuation chief

Awards/Honours/Patents

  • Best paper awards
  • Best oral presentation
  • best poster awards

Collaboration/Consultancy

  • ACESSD, Inter university center, MG University, Kottayam

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