Physics Department

OUR DEPARTMENTS

Dr. S. Sankar

sukusankar@yahoo.co.in
+91 944 706 4602

Designation

  • Assistant Professor

Department

  • Physics

Edu. Qualifications

  • MSc Physics
  • NET in Physical Sciences
  • MPhil Photonics
  • PhD Optoelectronics

Areas of Interest/Specialisation

  • Electronics
  • Photonics
  • Nanomaterials

Courses/subject Taught

  • Modern Optics
  • Electrodynamics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Electronics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Nano-machines

Field of Research

  • Developing nanomaterials for novel applications

Experience

  • 11 Years of teaching and 17 years of research experience

Memberships in Learned Bodies/Societies, If any

  • Member, Board of Studies of Optoelectronics, University of Kerala during 2018-2021

Extension Activities

  • Worked as NSS Programme Officer
  • Secretary PTA
  • Convenor Admission Committee
  • Returning officer College Union Election
  • NAAC Steering Committee Convener
  • Conference Co-ordinator
  • Advisor of College Union and Arts Club
  • Member IQAC
  • Member Planning and Purchase Committee
  • Member Discipline Committee
  • Convenor Tutorial System
  • Study Tour co-ordinator etc. during the 11 year long academic career.

Papers Published

10 papers

  • Optical, Morphological and Structural Studies on Silver Nanoparticles Green Synthesized Using Azadirachta Indica Leaves Extract, International Journal of Advanced Research in Science, Engineering and Technology Vol. 8, Issue 4 , April 2021, S. Sankar ,Ganga Krishnan, M. P. Midhun
  • Green Engineering of Optical Band Gap in Plasmonic Silver Quantum Dots using Elettaria Cardamom Extract. Adv Nanoscie Nanotec 5(1): 01-04, 2021., S Sankar, Nibu George Abraham, S Navaneeth
  • “Effect of Radiofrequency Power on Mangnetron Sputtered TiO2 Thinfilms”, in the book Plasma and Fusion Science: From Fundamental Research to Technological Applications , Apple Academic Press, Inc. 9 Spinnaker Way Waretown, New Jersey 08758 USA ISBN 9781771884532 , 2017, R. Satheesh, S. Sankar, K.G. Gopchandran
  • Rutile TiO2(101) based plasmonic nanostructures Ceramics International 39 (2013) 1081-1086, S. Sankar, K.G. Gopchandran
  • Spontaneously orderd TiO2 nanostructures Ceramic International, 37 (2011) 3307, S. Sankar, K.G. Gopchandran, P. Kuppusami and S. Murugesan
  • Studies on oscillator strength of nanostructured amorphous, anatase and rutile TiO2 Films
  • IEEE Xplore: Proceedings of 3rd International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems, Budapest (2011) 5-7 Oct (2011) Print ISBN: 978-1-4577-0682-0 S. Sankar and K.G. Gopchandran
  • Effect of annealing on the structural, electrical and optical properties of nanostructured TiO2 thin filmsCrystal Research and Technology, 44 (2009) 989, S. Sankar and K.G. Gopchandran
  • Studies on the influence of lithium incorporation in the photoluminescence of Y2O3:Eu3+ thin films Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 70 (2009) 821, K.M. Nissamudeen, S. Sankar, A.H. Bahana and K.G. Gopchandran
  • Growth of nanoislands in thin nickel oxide films Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 10 (2008) 2637, B. Sasi, S. Sankar, K.M. Nissamudeen, Geo Rajan, A.H. Bahana and K.G. Gopchandran
  • Effect of growth parameters on structural, electrical and optical properties of titanium oxide thin films Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics, 46 (2008) 791, S. Sankar and K.G. Gopchandran

Papers Presented

  • Presented the paper entitled “Allium Cepa Extract Engineered Green Synthesis of Ag nanoparticles with Plasmonic Resonance” in the International Conference on Energy and Environment (ICEE 2K19) held on 12-14 December 2019 at TKM College of Arts and Science, Kollam
  • Presented the paper entitled “Green Synthesis of Ag nanoparticles with Plasmonic Resonance using Elettaria Cardomom Extract” in the International Conference on Energy and Environment (ICEE 2K19) held on 12-14 December 2019 at TKM College of Arts and Science, Kollam
  • Presented the paper entitled “ Restructuring the Academic in Perspective of Certification Process” in the National Seminar on Challenges and Changes in AQAR and SSR Preparation held on 19-20 December 2019 at SN College for Women, Kollam
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Nanostructured TiO2 Thin Films for Optical Applications, Reaching the Unreached Through Science and Technology RURTST 2018 at SN College, Kollam12-14 February 2018
  • Green Synthesis of AgNPs Using Azadirachta Indica Extract for Antifungal Activity National Seminar on Interdisciplinary Approaches in Materials andBiological ResearchIAMBER 2018
  • XPS Based Surface Elemental Composition Studies on Plasmonic Semiconductor/Metal Multilayer Nanostructured Thin films
    NSST 2013, Department of Optoelectronics, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, 2013. Sankar S. and K.G. Gopchandran,
  • Plasmonic Resonance and Surface Structure of TiO2/Au Multilayer nano
    structured thin films, Recent Trends in Nano-Bio Photonics 2013, Department of Physics, SN College for Women, Kollam 2013.
    Sankar S. and K.G. Gopchandran
  • Plasmonic Resonance and Surface Structure of TiO2/Au multilayer nanostructured thin films, Conducting Materials: Probing Methods, Novel Properties and Emerging Applications, at MES College, Nedunkandam, 18-19, December 2013.
    Sankar S. and Nissamudeen K.M.
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT):Enhancing Quality in Higher Education Sector in India, UGC National Seminar on Higher Education, 2012, Pathanamthitta, S. Sankar and Hima S Madhu.
  • Rutile TiO2/Au thin film nanostructures
    National Seminar on Physical and Bio-medical Applications in Nano
    Technology (NSNANO-2011) Kollam (2011) pp. 189-195
    S. Sankar and K.G. Gopchandran
  • Studies on optical dispersion in TiO2 thin films
    International conference on Recent Trends in Materials Science and Technology,
    Trivandrum (2010).
    S. Sankar and K.G. Gopchandran
  • Synthesis of TiO2 thin films for photoactive applications using pulsed laser
    deposition and its characterization studies.
    97th Indian Science Congress January 2010
    S. Sankar, K . G. Gopchandran
  • Characterization Studies of TiO2 Thin Films Prepared in Reactive Atmosphere,
    Proceedings of National Conference on Photonic materials, Trivandrum
    ( NSPM 2009).
    S. Sankar and K.G. Gopchandran
  • Effect of annealing on the structural, electrical and optical properties of
    nanostructured TiO2 thin films. International Conference on Solar Cells
    2008.
    S.Sankar and K. G. Gopchandran,
  • Effect of annealing in laser ablated TiO2 nanostructured thin films.
    National Conference on Recent Trends in Optoelectronics and Laser Technology
    April 9-11, 2007, Trivandrum.
    S.Sankar and K. G. Gopchandran
  • Preparation of semitransparent, photoluminescent and conducting nanocrystalline
    titanium dioxide films by pulsed laser ablation
    Indo-Australian Symposium on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Bangalore
    (2006).
    S. Sankar, K.G. Gopchandran, P.K. Manoj, V.P. Mahadevan Pillai and
    K.G. Gopchandran

Orientation Courses Attended

  • Orientation Programme (IT Oriented) organized by Academic Staff College, Trivandrum in October-November 2012

Refresher Courses Attended

  • Refresher Course in Material Sciences conducted by UGC HRDC Trivandrum during 21 November to 04 December 2019.
  • Refresher Course in Material Sciences conducted by UGC HRDC Trivandrum during 21 November to 04 December 2019.
  • Swayam Online Course on “ICT in Teaching and Learning” conducted by NITTR.(Certificate dated 19.07.2019, Reg. No. 772497)
  • Swayam Online Course on “Solid and Hazardous Waste Management” conducted by UGC for the session July-October 2019.
  • Swayam Online Course on “Academic Writing” conducted by UGC for the session July-October 2019.
  • Faculty Development Programme on “Solar Photovoltaics Fundamentals, Technology and Applications conducted by NPTEL-AICTE (MHRD) in July-September 2019
  • Swayam Online Course on“Solar Photovoltaics Fundamentals, Technology and Applications conducted by NPTEL-AICTE (MHRD) in July-September 2019
  • Self Learning Online Course on “Understanding Open Educational Resources” offered by Commonwealth of Learning, Caneda. (Certificate dated 29-10-2019).
  • SSA101x: Hands-on training on Solar Study Lamp Assembly, an online course, recognized by Skill Council for Green Jobs, conducted from 01 May 2019 to 31 Dec 2019 offered by IITBombayX, an online learning initiative of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
  • Two weeks MOOC course on “Online learning and Content Development” during 18-04-2020 to 02-05-2020 by FLAIR Kerala and Dept. of Collegiate Education, Govt. of Kerala
  • MOOC Course on Management of Environment and its Resources (MOOCMER) during 19-05-2020 to 01-06-2020.
  • Refresher Course on Application of Nanoscience in Modern Day Research and Technology during 05-06-2020 to 18-06-2020 conducted by Department of Applied Sciences, NITTR, Chandigarh
  • Online Short Term Course on “Artificial Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic” conducted during 22 to 26 June, 2020 by Dept. of Electrical Engineering, NITTR, Chandigarh-

Seminars/Workshops/Trainings Organised

  • Convened Global Workshop on Solar Lamp Assembly in SN College, Kollam, as part of Gandhi Global Solar Yathra (GGSY 2019), jointly organized by Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy, Government of India and IIT Bombay, on 2nd October 2019.
  • Two day National Workshop on Synthesis of Nanomaterials in 17-18 September 2018.
  • International Seminar on Current Trends in Laser Science , PG and Research Department of Physics, SN College, Kollam on 25.08.2017
  • Regional Workshop on Modification of Choice Based Credit and Semester System (CBCSS) of Kerala University organized by District Academic Committee of AKPCTA

Seminars/Conferences Attended

  • Participated in National Seminar on Advanced Physics held at Govt. College, Kariavattom, Trivandrum on 21-22 November 2019.
  • Participated in the Workshop on Outcome Based Syllabus Revision of BSc Physics of Kerala University, held at SN College, Kollam on 11-12-2019.
  • Participated in National Workshop Series 2019-20 on “Ethical Hacking” on 22-23 January 2020 in SN College, Kollam
  • Participated in International Seminar on “Current Status and Challenges for Conservation and Sustainable use of Biodiversity (ISCCSB 2020)” on 22-24 January 2020 in SN College, Kollam
  • Participated in the One Day Seminar organized by Dept. of Physics, SN College Kollam, as part of the Agora Seminar Series 2020 on 04 March 2020.
  • Participated in e-Darshan Webinar Series TKMMC 2020 on “Workplace Ethics” on 27 May 2020.
  • Participated in the Physics Webinar Series 2020 “Beyond the Class Room” on 27-29 May 2020.

Academic Responsibilities Undertaken

  • Member, BOS, Optoelectronics, University of Kerala
  • Chairman, Board of Examiners, S1 BPCA
  • Chairman, Board of Examiners, S3 BPCA
  • Chairman, Board of Examiners, S5 BPCA

Duties Performed at College

  • Co-Ordinator, Tutorial System
  • Faculty Member, Bhoomitrasena
  • Faculty Member, Antidrug Awareness Committee
  • Faculty Member, Club Co-ordination Committee
  • Member IQAC
  • Advisor, College, Union
  • Member, Discipline Committee

Physics Department