COCHIN 682022, KERALA, INDIA


 

Dr. Honey John
Professor
Dept. of Polymer Science & Technology Kochi-682022, Kerala, INDIA. Tel: 91- 484 -2862376 / 2575723 (O) Fax: 0484-2577747, Cell No. +919446372997


Qualifications       
Ph.D. (Polymer Technology),
M.Tech (Polymer Technology),  
M.Sc. (Chemistry)

  • RESEARCH AREAS   
    Nanomaterials/Polymer nanocomposites
    Photonic and electronic applications;
Conducting Polymers: Nanoconducting polymers-graphene/CNT hybrids for supercapacitance / photonic applications
Organic-Inorganic nanohybrids:   optical/electrical/Sensor applications
Photocatalysis: Superhydrophilici surfaces/self cleaning surfaces
Solar cell :Solid state DSSC, Graphene based DSSC

  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
  • Professor, Department of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology, CUSAT, from 1st August 2015 to till date
  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, IIST, from 1st January 2014 to 31st July 2015
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, IIST, from 29th January 2009 to 31st December 2013
  • Reader, Department of Chemistry, IIST, from 5th September 2007 to 28th January 2009
  • Lecturer (on contract basis) for 6 ½ years and R&D field for 4 years [from 1st September 1997 to 30th August 2007) at Department of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT).

AWARDS AND HONORS
  • Best Paper Award in ‘International Conference on Photonics and Solar Water Splitting [PSWS-2015]’, organized by St. Teresas College, Ernakulam, 12-13 March 2015 presented by my student Haripadmam P C for the paper “Fifth order nonlinear optical absorption in PMMA-ZnO/MWNT composite film” by P C Haripadmam, Honey john, PramodGopinath
  • Best paper award in OMTAT 2013 – 2nd International conference on Optoelectronic Materials and Thin films for Advanced Technology, (2-5 Jan 2013) at Cochin University, presented by  my M.Tech Project student Ms. BismiBasheerfor the paper “Novel push-pull organic dyes with azo moieties as conjugation bridge for dye-sensitized solar cells” BismiBasheer, Temina Mary Robert, K.P. Vijayalakshmi, Honey John, Dona Mathew.
  • Best paper award  in IIST Research Scholars day-2013, 16-17 Dec. (2013) presented by my student Remyamol, T. for the paper  Synthesis, characterization, and improved photocurrent generation of polyaniline-phenylenediaminefunctionalized reduced graphene oxide hybrid by Remyamol, T., Pramod, G., *Honey, J.
  • Best paper award  in IIST Research Scholars day-2013, 16-17 Dec. (2013) presented by my student Haripadmam, P.C. for the paper “Improvement in Optical Limiting Properties of PMMA-ZnOnanocomposites films prepared using oleic acid as a dispersing agent” by  Haripadmam, P.C, Honey, J. and Pramod, G
  • Best paper award in 25th Kerala Science Congress 2013, (Chemical Science & Technology stream), 29 Jan to 01 Feb 2013 at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, presented by research scholar Ms. Remyamol T, for the paper entitled ” Cubelikepolyaniline: Synthesis by inverse microemulsion polymerization and its nonlinear optical properties”, by Remyamol T, *Honey John and PramodGopinath
  • Best poster award in NanoSciTech 2012 (15-18 Feb 2012) International conference organized by Panjab University, presented by my research scholar Ms. Kavitha M.K for the paper “Synthesis, characterization and photoluminescence of Triangular ZnO nanostructures” Kavitha M K, Haripadmam P C, PramodGopinath, *Honey John
  • Best poster award in IIST Research scholars Day, 17 Dec 2012 presented by my research scholar Ms. Remyamol T for the paper “Cube-like nanopolyaniline thin film in PMMA matrix: Synthesis and nonlinear optical properties” by Remyamol Thekkayil, *Honey John, PramodGopinath,
  • Best poster awardin IIST Research scholars Day, 16 Dec 2011,presented by research scholar Ms. Haripadmam P.C. for the paper Spherical nanoZnO for optical limiting application”,Haripadmam P C, Honey John, PramodGopinath
  • Best poster award in XXXVII National Symposium of Optical Society of India, 23-25 Jan 2013 at Pondicherry University, presented by research scholar Ms. Haripadmam P.C. for the paper entitled “Effect of loading concentration of ZnO in enhancing the two photon absorption coefficient of polystyrene-ZnOnanotop composite films”, by Haripadmam P C, Honey John and PramodGopinath
  • Listed in the book ‘WOMEN ACHIEVERS IN SCIENCE’ published by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment, Department of Science and Technology, Kerala State with IIST affiliation (2012).
  • Winner of Women Scientist Fellowship, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India in 2006.
  • Winner of YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD 2003 of the State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment, Government of Kerala for the best paper presented on Engineering and Technology at 15th Kerala Science Congress at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, January 29-31, 2003.

  • PhD THESIS GUIDED:
  1. Dr. Remyamol T [Title: SYNTHESIS OF POLYANILINE HYBRIDS OF GRAPHENE/MWNT FOR PHOTOCURRENT GENERATION AND OPTICAL LIMITING APPLICATIONS
  2. Dr. M.K.Kavitha [Title: TAILORING THE DEFECTS IN ZNO AND ZNO-GRAPHENE HYBRIDS FOR VISIBLE PHOTOCONDUCTIVITY AND NONLINEAR ABSORPTION TAILORING THE DEFECTS IN ZNO AND ZNO-GRAPHENE HYBRIDS FOR VISIBLE PHOTOCONDUCTIVITY AND NONLINEAR ABSORPTION]
  3. Dr. Haripadmam P.C. [Co-Supervisor; Title: POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITE FILMS OF ZnO AND ZnO/MWNT FOR NONLINEAR OPTICAL APPLICATIONS]

 

  • STUDENT PROJECTS GUIDED
      • M.Tech Level
        • M.Tech Final project on “Design, Development and Evaluation of Novel Organic Sensitizers for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cellsof 2010 batch Chemical System student Smt. Bismi Basheer
      • M.Tech Final Project on “Polypyrrole / multiwalled Carbon nanotube composites for EMI Shielding applications”  of Smt. Asha L R, 2011 batch student
      • M.Tech Internship Project on “Dye sensitized Solar Cell fabrication” of Nalluri Abishek

2013 batch student

      • M.Tech mini project on ‘Polymer Aerogels based on Clay/Graphene nanohybrids” of Ms. Meghnana , 2014 batch student
  • B.Tech Level
2.1 Internship projects
  • Internship project on “Synthesis and Characterization of Polystyrene and Polyaniline” by Anjali Mahadevan and Akhilrag K, BS-MS students, IISER Mohali
  • Internship project on “Synthesis, Characterization and Photocatalytic studies of TiO2 and reduced Graphene Oxide-TiO2 hybrid”  by Mahitha M K, 3rd BS-MS student, IISER Pune
  • Internship project on “Synthesis and characterization of polyaniline - reduced graphene oxide hybrid for dye sensitized solar cell” by Phani Kiran, VII Semester B.Tech Aerospace engineering student, IIST
  • Internship project on “Polyaniline-reduced graphene oxide/polystyrene nanocomposite as emishielding material” by sheik Mehatab Nabi and Hemanth Gupta.T, VII Semester B.Tech Aerospace engineering student, IIST
  • Internship project on “Guanidine doped ZnO for visible light photo-conductivity”  by Aiswarya R, 2nd Year BS-MS student, IISER Bhopal
  • Internship project on “Highly luminescent graphene quantum dots for selective detection of Ni2+ ions”  by Nishanth thomas, 2nd Year BS-MS student, IISER Bhopal
  • Internship project on “Polyaniline- MWNT hybrids as high performance super-capacitors”  by Jesna Louis, 3rd Year BS-MS student, IISER Bhopal
    • B.Tech Final year Project
        • B.Tech Final Project on “Clay / graphene filled Polymer nanocomposites for Aerospace applications” of Mr. Phani Kiran, B.Tech Aerospace Engineering, IIST [2011-2015 batch]

  • EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES
  • Invited Talks
    • Invited talk onpolymer Nanocomposites for Space Applications” in a ‘National Seminar on New Materials & Nanotechnology’ [NSNMN-2015] organized by Heera College of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, on 17th January 2015.
    • Invited Lecture on Polymer Nanocomposites” in a Refresher Course conducted by ‘UGC-Academic Staff College’, University of Kerala on 17th November 2014.
    • Invited talk on “Polymer nanocomposites for optical applications” in a ‘National Conference on Advanced Materials (NCAM-2014)’ organized by Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur on 17th January 2014
    • Invited talk on “Nanotechnology for Space applications” in a National conference on ‘CNT-2011’, organized by St. Theresas College, Ernakulam, 29th July 2011.
    • Invited talk on “Electrically conductive polymers” in a National conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Material Chemistry’ organized by Holy cross College, Nagercovil, 19th February 2010.
    • Invited talk on “Empowering Nanoscience and Technology” in a National conference on ‘Quantum Chemistry and Nanotechniques' organized by S N College, Maliyankara, 29th November 2009.
    • Invited Lecture on “Electrically Conductive Polymers” at the National Seminar on ‘Emerging Trends and Vistas in Polymer Science’, conducted by Govt. Attingal college, on February 14th 2008.
    • Invited Lecture on “Conducting Polymers” in a Refresher course for college teachers organized by Maharajas Govt. College, Ernakulum, on 25th February 2008
  • Inauguration of International Women’s day
Inaugurated International Women’s Day celebration ‘X-PRANZA’ of VINUS Engineering College, Nagercovil, as Chief Guest on March 8th 2012.

  • Reviewer of International Journals
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry, RSC Publishers
  • CARBON, Elsevier Publishers
  • Materials Chemistry and Physics, Elsevier Publishers
  • ACS Nano, ACS Publishers
  • Acta Astronautica, Elsevier Publishers
  • Materials Letters, Elsevier Publishers
  • ACS  Rubber Chemistry and Technology, ACS Publishers
  • Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Wiley Publishers
  • Journal of Molecular Structure, Elsevier Publishers
  • Polymer Science and Engineering Journal, Wiley Publishers
  • Polymer Composites, Wiley Publishers
  • International journal of Polymeric Materials, Taylor and Francis Inc.
  • Journal of Elastomers and Plastics, Wiley Publishers

  • PROFESSIONAL BODIES: Life member of Society of Polymer Technologists [SPOT], Life member and Executive member, Thiruvananthapuram Chapter of MRSI, Life member of Society of Polymer Scientists, India [SPSI].

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