COCHIN 682022, KERALA, INDIA


 

Dr. G.S. Sailaja
Associate Professor
Dept. of Polymer Science & Rubber Technology
Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi-682022
Kerala, INDIA. Tel:91-484-2862379 / 2575723
Fax: 0484-2577747, Cell No. +91 9744799643
E-mail: sailajags@cusat.ac.in

Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. (Biomaterials, Biomedical Technology Wing, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, India, 2008) M.Tech. (Polymer Technology, Dept of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, India, 2001 (First Rank)) B.Tech. (Polymer Science and Engineering, Dept of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, India, 1999) B.Sc. (Chemistry, University of Kerala, India, 1995)

Research Areas

Biomaterials:  Polymeric and Polymer-Bioceramic hybrid Biomaterials for tissue engineering, Bioinspired approaches for bone tissue engineering, biodegradable polymer composites for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications Nanotechnology:  Magnetic nanoparticles for biological applications, Self-assembled metallic nanostructures with unique features for catalytic/electronic/fuel-cell applications Cancer biology:  Targeted gene therapy with nanoparticles, Mechanism of Apoptotic pathways Antibacterial Formulations: Development of antibacterial products for biomedical applications Fuel Cells: Design and synthesis of high-functional Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Alkaline Fuel cells, Metal-Organic Gels/ heteroatom doped polymer derived porous carbon structures as catalysts for Oxygen-Reduction Reaction

BOOK CHAPTERS
  • In Vitro Mineralization and Cell Adhesion on Surface Modified Poly(2-hydroxy ethyl methacrylate-co-methyl methacrylate”, G.S.Sailaja, T.V.Kumary,Y.Yokogawa, H.K.Varma, Bioceramics 18, 2005

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Associate Professor, Department of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, from 2015 July 31 till date
  • Project Scientist (Indo-Japan Project), Functional Materials Division, CSIR- National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology (NIIST), Trivandrum from 2014 to 2015
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemical Resources Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, R1-17, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku,Yokohama-226-8503, Japan from 2012 to 2014
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL, USA from 2010 to 2012
  • Lecturer (adhoc), Department of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology from 2009 to 2010
  • Researcher, Nanochemistry Research Institute, Department of Applied Chemistry, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia January-November, 2008

AWARDS AND HONORS
International

  • Best poster award in Indo-Australian conference on Biomaterials, Implant devices and Tissue engineering, BITE-2007

  • Listed in top 25 hottest Articles, SciVerese Science Direct (G.S.Sailaja,P.Ramesh, T.V.Kumary, H. K. Varma, Human osteosarcoma cell adhesion behaviour on hydroxyapatite integrated chitosan-poly (acrylic acid) poly electrolyte complexes, Acta Biomaterialia, 2, 2006,651-657, Science Direct

  • Best poster award in Indo-Australian conference on Biomaterials, Implant devices and Tissue engineering, BITE-2005

National

  • SPSI Gold Medal for the Best Ph.D.Thesis, Society of Polymer science,  SPSI, India, 2009

  • Best Paper Award in the National Conference on Ceramic materials for medical applications, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, 2005

  • First in the  All India Examination on Biomaterials, held by society for biomaterials and artificial organs, (SBAOI) India & Honorary Associate membership, 2005

  • Travel Award for presenting scientific paper in Bioceramics-18, Japan, DST (Govt. of  India),2005

  • Young Scientist Award, Kerala Science Congress, Govt. of Kerala, 2004

  • Travel Award for presenting scientific paper in 7th world biomaterials congress, Sydney, Australia, CSIR, Govt. of India, 2004

  • Senior Research Fellowship, Council of scientific and industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India, 2002

  • SCTIMST fellowship, Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Govt. of India, 2002

  • Ist Rank, M. Tech Polymer Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, India, 2001

STUDENT PROJECTS GUIDED
EXTERNALLY FUNDED RESEARCH

  • Development of Antibacterial Catheters for Preventing Nosocomial Infections From Therapeutically Modulated Natural Rubber Latex Formulations, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India

  • Development of Magnetically Modulated Therapeutically Active Layered Double Hydroxide (LDH) as a Nanomedicine with Hyperthermia Potential for Cancer Theranostics, SERB, DST, Govt. of India

Plenary Talks/ Invited Talks/Session Chair

  • CUSAT-NUS Joint International Conference on Biotechnology & Neuroscience, Magnetic Nanomedicine for Cancer Therapy: Design considerations and Evaluation of Therapeutic Efficacy, December 20, 2016 (invited talk)

  • National conference on Biopolymers and Green composites, Cochin, India, Sept 29, 2016, Therapeutically Active Bone Grafts- From concept to Clinical Applications (Plenary talk)

 

  • Fourth International Conference on Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering (ICNT 2016, Kerala, India, 12-14 August 2016, MG University, Kottayam on Biomimetic approaches for Bone Tissue Engineering: Role of smart interface (invited talk)

  • Fourth International Conference on Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering (ICNT 2016, Kerala, India, 12-14 August 2016, MG University, Kottayam on Biomimetic approaches for Bone Tissue Engineering: Role of smart interface (Plenary Session Chair)

 

  • World Congress on Microscopy: Instrumentation, Techniques and Applications in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences (WCM 2015),  MG University during October 7-9 2015 (invited talk)

  • Advances in Applied Mathematics, Material Science and Nanotechnology for Engineering Applications" (IC-AMMN-2K16) at Federal Institute of Science and Technology (FISAT), Angamaly on January 7, 8 & 9th, 2016

 

  • World Congress on Microscopy: Instrumentation, Techniques and Applications in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences (WCM 2015 ), MG University during October 7-9 2015 (invited talk and session chair)

  • Centre for  Biopolymer Science & Technology (CBPST), A unit of Centre for Plastics Engineering and Technology, Govt of India on topic ‘Polymers for Biomedical Applications’, for  3rd semester M.Sc. Biopolymer Science students, on 2/12/2015 (Expert lecture)

 

  • Department of Chemistry, Sree Sankara College,  Kalady on the topic, ‘Biomaterials -from concept to Clinical applications’ March 2, 2016 (invited talk)

  • Centre for  Biopolymer Science &  Technology (CBPST), A unit of Centre for Plastics Engineering and Technology, Govt of India on Topic “Polymers for Orthopaedic and Drug delivery Applications”, on 16/12/2015 (Expert lecture)

 

  • Centre for  Biopolymer Science &  Technology (CBPST) , A unit of Centre for Plastics Engineering and Technology, Govt of India  in the Workshop for Faculty members of Govt. Polytechniques, Kerala, on the topic Polymeric nanocomposites,  March 2016 (invited talk)

  • National conference on NANO-BIO, February, 2015, Department of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology (invited talk)

 

  • Reviewer -  International Journals (ACS, RSC, Biomedical Central, Elsevier etc)

 

  • Membership in Professional bodies
  • Associate member, American Association of Cancer Research
  • Honorary Associate member, Society of Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, India
  • Life member, Society of Polymer Science, India
  • Life member, Materials Research Society, India

DETAILS OF PATENTS

  • Balagopal N. Nair and Sailaja G.S., Metallic nano-materials made from metallic nanoparticles and method of processing the same, Noritake Company Ltd. [Japan] and Curtin University (Australia), Japanese Patent, 7.26.2013, Patent No: 5325037

  • Balagopal N. Nair and Sailaja G.S., Platinum nano-particles and method of processing the same, Noritake Company Ltd. [Japan] and Curtin University (Australia), Japanese Patent, 02.15.2013, Patent No: 5197518

  • Balagopal N. Nair and Sailaja G.S., Silver particles and method of processing the same, Noritake Company Ltd. [Japan] and Curtin University (Australia), Japanese Patent, 02.01.2013, Patent No: 5190420

  • G. M. Anilkumar, G. S. Sailaja, P. Zhang, T.Yamaguchi, Anion conducting membrane from LDH templated  PVDF Electrospun nanofibrous substrate, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Noritake Company Ltd. [Japan], Japanese Patent, Filed in 2014


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