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List of Publication
I BOOK 
  Nanocomposite Materials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications
Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai, Nishar Hameed, Thomas Kurian and  Yingfeng Yu - CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL 33487, USA,  June 29, 2016. ISBN 9781482258073 - CAT# K24125
II BOOK CHAPTER
  Natural Rubber: Production, Properties, and Applications, Ch. 14, in Biopolymers:    Biomedical and Environmental Applications, Edition: 1, Wiley-Scrivener, USA,    August 16, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-470-63923-8.
III RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS
1 Role of surfactants on the stability of nano-zinc oxide dispersions, Particulate Science and Technology (communicated) DOI: 10.1080/02726351.2015.1131787.
2 Optical limiting properties of in situ reduced grapheme oxide/polymer nano composites, M.N. Muralidharan, S. Mathew, A. Seema, P. Radhakrishnan and Thomas Kurian, Materials Chemistry and Physics,171, 2016,  367-373.
3  “Sodium Carbonate Catalyzed Aminolytic Degradation of PET” Neena George and Thomas Kurian,   Progress in Rubber, Plastics and Recycling Technology,  Volume 32, No. 3, 2016, 153 – 168.
4 The Effect of N-benzoyl-N’, N’-pyrrolidinylthiourea-A Novel Secondary Accelerator in the Sulphur Vulcanization of NR/SBR Blend, Molice Thomas1 K. Kurien Thomas2 Thomas Kurian, 7. IJSRD - International Journal for Scientific Research & Development, Vol. 3, Issue 11, 2016 , ISSN : 2321-0613, pages 825 – 829.
5  Degradation behavior of nano silica and nano titania filled natural rubber latex Nanocomposites, K. Anand, Siby Varghese and Thomas Kurian, Rubber Science, 28(3): 294-304, 2015.
6 Effect of Micro and Nano Zinc Oxide on the Properties of Pre-vulcanized Natural Rubber Latex Films, Anand K, Siby Varghese and Thomas Kurian,Progress in Rubber plastics and Recycling Technology, 31 (3), 145 – 156 (2015).
7 Preparation of ultra-fine dispersions of zinc oxide by simple ball-milling: Optimization of process parameters, K. Anand, Siby Varghese and Thomas Kurian, Powder Technology 271 (2015) 187–192.
8  Synthesis of ZnO Nano Rods through Mechano-Chemical Route: A Solvent Free Approach, Anand K., Siby Varghese and Thomas Kurian, International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Sciences 6(1): 87-93(2014).
9 Recent Developments in the Chemical Recycling of Postconsumer Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Waste, Neena George and Thomas Kurian, Industrial engineering Chemistry Research (American Chemical Society),53, 14185 – 14198, 2014.
10 Optimization of Process parameters for Stable ZnO Dispersions. Anand K., Siby Varghese, Shera Mathew and Thomas Kurian, Rubber Science, 27 (1): 146 – 152, 2014.
11  HAF/Silica/Nanoclay “Ternary” Masterbatch and HAF/Silica Binary Masterbatch from Fresh Natural Rubber Latex.”  Sasidharan Krishnan, Rosamma Alex, and Thomas Kurian; Rubber Chemistry and Technology (American Chemical Society), 87 (No. 2),  250 – 263, 2014.  
12 Carbon Black Masterbatch Using Diferent Forms of Natural Rubber Latex, K.K. Sasidharan, Rosamma Alex and Thomas Kurian, Rubber Science, 26 (1): 158 – 165, 2013.
13 Studies on non-regulated safe binary accelerator system for efficient vulcanization of natural rubber, K. Abhitha, Philip Kurian, Thomas Kurian and L. Jayabalan, Progress in Rubber, Plastics and Recycling Technology. 29: (2) 99- 108, 2013.
14 Safe Vulcanisation System for Heat Resistant Natural Rubber Products for Engineering Applications, Abhitha K., and Thomas Kurian, American Journal of Engineering Research, 2013, pp -08- 13 (e-ISSN- : 2320-0847, p-ISSN : 2320-0936)
15  Carbon black master batch from fresh natural rubber latex, R. Alex, K.K. Sasidharan, T.Kurian, and A.K.Chandra, Plastics, Rubber and Composites, 40: (8) 420 – 424, 2011.
16 Studies on biodegradability of linear low density polyethylene-dextrin blends using vibrios from benthic environment, Zeena P. Hamza, Anna Dilfi K. F, Thomas Kurian and Saritha G. Bhat, Progress in Rubber, Plastics and Recycling Technology. 25: (3)129- 140, 2009.
17 Biodegradability studies on LDPE-starch blends using amylase-producing vibrios,  Zeena P. Hamza, Anna Dilfi K. F, Thomas Kurian and Saritha G. Bhat, International Journal of Polymeric Materials, 58: 257-266, 2009
18 Effect of amylase producing vibrios from the benthic environment on the biodegradation of low density polyethylene-dextrin blends, Anna Dilfi K. F, Zeena P. Hamza, Thomas Kurian and Saritha G. Bhat, Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 48: 602–606, (2009).
19 Biodegradability of LLDPE-starch blends using vibrios from benthic environment, Anna Dilfi K. F, Zeena P. Hamza, Thomas Kurian and Saritha G. Bhat, International Journal of Plastics Technology, Vol. 12, 1021 – 1030 (2008).
20 Microwave oven for the rapid determination of total solids content of natural rubber latex, Zeena P. Hamza, Anna Dilfi K.F., Muralidharan M.N., and Thomas Kurian, Intern. J. Polymeric Mater.57, 918-923, 2008.
21 Dynamic Melt Rheological Properties of Ionomers based on Poly (ethylene-co-acrylic acid) and Poly (ethylene-co-methacrylic acid), T.Kurian, M.Nishio, A. Nishioka, T. Takahashi and K.Koyama, Intern. J. Polymeric Mater., 56, 135, 2007.
22 Thermoplastic Ionomers based on Styrene Grafted Natural Rubber, Thommachan Xavier, Jacob Samuel, and Thomas Kurian, Intern. J. Polymeric Mater., 52 (No.4) , 251(2003).
23 Reprocessable Ionic Elastomers based on Styrene-Butadiene Rubber, Jacob Samuel, Kochu Baby Manjooran and Thomas Kurian, Intern. J. Polymeric Mater., 52, 49 (2003).
24 Microwave studies on ZnS-HSR ionomers, K.T.Mathew, S.Biju Kumar, Anil Lonappan, Joe Jacob, Thomas Kurian, Jacob Samuel and Thommachan Xavier, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 79, 187 (2003).
25 Dielectric Properties of Ionomers at Microwave Frequencies, K.T.Mathew, S.Biju Kumar, Anil Lonappan, Joe Jacob, Jacob Samuel, Thommachan Xavier and Thomas Kurian, Materials Letters, 56, 248, (2002).
26 New Ionic Polymer: Synthesis and properties of zinc sulfonated natural rubber, Thommachan Xavier, Jacob Samuel, Kochu Baby Manjooran, and Thomas Kurian,  Journal of Elastomers and Plastics,34,91(2002).
27 High Styrene Rubber Ionomers: an alternative to thermoplastic elastomers, Jacob Samuel, Thommachan Xavier and Thomas Kurian, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 85, 2294 (2002).
28 Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Melt Processable Ionomers based on Radiation Induced Styrene Grafted Natural Rubber, Thommachan Xavier, Jacob Samuel, and Thomas Kurian, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering,  286, 507 (2001).
29 Ionomers, Jacob Samuel, Thommachan Xavier, and Thomas Kurian, Progress in Plastics and Rubber Technology, 16, (No.1), pp. 1-15, 2000.
30  Effect of clay on the properties of ionic thermoplastic elastomer based on EPDM, Thomas Kurian, P.P.De, D.K. Tripathy, S.K. De, and D.G. Peiffer; Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 62, 1729 (1996).
31 Reinforcement of an ionic thermoplastic elastomer based on zinc
sulfonated EPDM by precipitated silica, Thomas Kurian, D.Khastgir, P.P.De, D.K. Tripathy, S.K. De, and D.G. Peiffer; Polymer, 37, 5597 (1996).
Plasticization of an ionic thermoplastic elastomer based on EPDM by
diethylene glycol, Thomas Kurian, D.Khastgir, P.P.De, D.K. Tripathy, S.K. De, and D.G. Peiffer; Polymer Communications, 37, 4865 (1996).
32 Plasticization of an ionic thermoplastic elastomer based on EPDM by
diethylene glycol, Thomas Kurian, D.Khastgir, P.P.De, D.K. Tripathy, S.K. De, and D.G. Peiffer; Polymer Communications, 37, 4865 (1996).
33 Studies on blends of ionomers, Thomas Kurian, Santanu Datta, D.Khastgir, P.P.De, D.K. Tripathy, S.K. De, and D.G. Peiffer; Polymer, 37, 4787 (1996).
34 Effect of paraffinic oil and zinc steatrate as plasticizers on properties of ionic thermoplastic elastomer based on zinc sulfonated EPDM, Thomas Kurian, P.P.De, D.K. Tripathy, S.K. De, and D.G. Peiffer; Kautschuk Gummi Kunststoffe, 49, 755 (1996).
35 Plasticization of an ionic thermoplastic elastomer based on zinc sulfonated ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer of high ethylene content, Thomas Kurian, D.Khastgir, P.P.De, D.K. Tripathy, S.K. De, and D.G. Peiffer; Polymer, 37, 413 (1996).
36 Reinforcement of EPDM-based ionic thermoplastic elastomer by carbon black, Thomas Kurian, P.P.De, D.Khastgir,  D.K. Tripathy, S.K. De, and D.G. Peiffer; Polymer, 36, 3875 (1995).
37 Thermoplastic elastomer based on ionomer, Thomas Kurian, D.Khastgir, P.P.De, D.K. Tripathy, S.K. De, and D.G. Peiffer; Rubber World, 213, 41
(1995).
38  Effect of zinc stearate and paraffinic oil on properties  of carbon black filled EPDM based ionic thermoplastic elastomer, T. Kurian, A.K.Bhattacharya, P.P.De, D.K. Tripathy, S.K. De, and D.G. Peiffer; Plastics Rubber and Composites Processing and Applications, 24, 285 (1995).
39 Effect of vulcanization temperature on the cure characteristics and vulcanizate properties of polybutadiene rubber, T. Kurian, K.E. George, and D.J. Francis; Indian Journal of Technology, 27, 21 (Jan.1989).
40 Effect of vulcanization temperature on the technical properties of NR, SBR and BR, Thomas Kurian and K.E. George, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 37, 987 (1989).
41 Effect of vulcanization temperature on the cure characteristics and vulcanizate properties of natural rubber and styrene butadiene rubber, T. Kurian, K.E George, and D.J. Francis; Die Angewandte Makromoleculare Chemie, 162, 123 (1988).
IV RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED IN INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINES
1 Effect of iron oxide on the photodegradation of linear low density polyethylene-dextrin blend, Anna Dilfi K. F, Raghul Subin S., Thomas Kurian and Saritha G. Bhat., IPI Journal, Volume 18, Issue 4, October/ November, 2013, p. 16 – 20.
2 A new process for making masterbatch from NR latex, Arup Chandra, James Jacob, Rosamma Alex, K.K. Sasidharan, and Thomas Kurian, Rubber Asia, May – June 2012 (pages 94 – 97).
3 Carbon Black/Silica Master Batch From Fresh Natural Rubber Latex, K.K. Sasidharan, Rosamma Alex, James Jacob, Thomas Kurian and Arup K Chandra, Rubber India, Vol.        LXIV, No. 3, March 2012 
4 Polyethylene – Breaking new grounds, Thomas Kurian and Anna Dilfi K.F., Recycle Now, Volume 2, Number 1, January 2012 (pages 28 – 30).
5 SEPDM a substitute for vulcanized EPDM? Thomas Kurian, Rubber Asia, September - October 1998, p.57 - 62.
V RESEARCH PAPERS PRESENTED AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES.
1 Effect of carbon black and silica on the   cure characteristics and mechanical properties of   nitrosamine – safe natural rubber vulcanisates, Abhitha K. and Thomas Kurian,   International Conference on Science and Technology: Future Challenges and Solutions (STFCS-2016),    University of Mysore, during August 8-9, 2016. (accepted).
2 Electrical Characteristics of in-situ Reduced Graphene Oxide/Polymer Nanocomposites, M. N. Muralidharan, A. Seema, P. Radhakrishnan, Thomas Kurian, International Conference on Science and Technology: Future Challenges and Solutions (STFCS-2016),    University of Mysore, during August 8-9, 2016. (accepted).
3 Effect of Terephthalic Acid Hydrazone synthesized from PET Bottle Wastes on the Thermo-oxidative Aging of Natural Rubber, Neena George, Abhitha K. and Thomas Kurian,   International Conference on Science and Technology: Future Challenges and Solutions (STFCS-2016),    University of Mysore, during August 8-9, 2016. (accepted).
4 Studies on Efficiency of Newly Synthesized Terephthalic Acid Hydrazone as an Anti-oxidant in Natural rubber Vulcanizates, Neena George and Thomas Kurian, International Conference on Advances in Polymer Technology, Kochi, India, 2016 (APT’16), February 25 – 26, 2016.
5 Non-linear Optical Characteristics of   reduced grapheme oxide/thermoplastic polyurethane nano composites, M.N. Muralidharan, S. Mathew, A. Seema, P. Radhakrishnan and Thomas Kurian, International Conference on Advances in Polymer Technology, Kochi, India, 2016 (APT’16), February 25 – 26, 2016.
6 The Influence of N-Benzoyl N’,N’-Pyrrolidinylthiourea – A Novel Secondary Accelerator – in the Sulphur Vulcanization of NR/SBR Blend, Molice Thomas, K. Kurien Thomas and Thomas Kurian, International Conference on Advances in Polymer Technology, Kochi, India, 2016 (APT’16), February 25 – 26, 2016.
7 Nano Zinc Oxide (ZNO) in   Pre-vulcanized Natural Rubber Latex : Antimicrobial, Mechanical and Swelling Characteristics, Anand K, Siby Varghese and Thomas Kurian, International Conference on Advances in Polymer Technology, Kochi, India, 2016 (APT’16), February 25 – 26, 2016.
8 Synthesis of a Macrocyclic Hydrazone Schiff base based on PET bottle waste derived terephthalic dihydrazide, Neena George and Thomas Kurian, Paper presented at the International Conference in Advances in Applied Mathematics, Materials Science and Nanotechnology for Engineering and Industrial Applications, January 7-9, 2016, at FISAT, Angamaly, India.(IC-AMMN-2K16 page 119).
9 Rheological and mechanical properties of nitrosamine safe carbon black filled natural rubber vulcanizates, Abhitha K, Thomas Kurian and L.Jayabalan, Paper presented at the International Conference in Advances in Applied Mathematics, Materials Science and Nanotechnology for Engineering and Industrial Applications, January 7-9, 2016 (110), at FISAT, Angamaly, India. .(IC-AMMN-2K16 page 110).
10  Photodrgradation of Metal Stearate Incorporated Polyethylene, Zeena P. hamza and Thomas Kurian, Paper presented at the International Conference in Advances in Applied Mathematics, Materials Science and Nanotechnology for Engineering and Industrial Applications, January 7-9, 2016 (110), at FISAT, Angamaly, India. .(IC-AMMN-2K16 page 143).
11 Effects of Ionic Groups on Elastomers, Thomas Kurian, International Conference on Contemporary Advances of Science & Technologies (IC-CAST 2015),   Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi during August 7 – 9, 2015.  
12 Influence of non-carcinogenic thiuram and sulphenamide accelerators on the properties of natural rubber vulcanizates. Abhitha K, Thomas Kurian and L.Jayabalan, National Seminar on Chemistry in Cancer Research, Dept. of Chemistry, St. Alberts College, Ernakulam, October 8-9, 2015, pp.6-14.
13 Synthesis of terephthalic dihydrazide from PET bottle waste and its value added application as latent curing agent in DGEBA epoxy adhesive formulations  (Paper won the International Best Oral Presentation award and Young Scientist Award : abstract on page 216 of the Souvenir). Neena George and Thomas Kurian, Fourth International Science Congress, Udaipur, India, December 8 – 9, 2014. 
14 Combined  effect of bio-filler and pro-oxidant on the degradation of linear low density     polyethylene, Thomas Kurian, Anna Dilfi K. F, Raghul Subin S., and Saritha G. Bhat, International Conference on Rubber, and Rubber-like Materials   (ICRRM-2013), March 6-9, 2013, IIT Kharagpur, India,   March  6-9, 2013.  
15 Efficient Vulcanisation of Natural Rubber using Safe (non-       carcinogenic) Accelerator  System, ,  K. Abhitha, Dr. Philip Kurian, Dr. Thomas Kurian and L. Jayabalan, Third International Conference on Materials for the Future: Innovative Materials,  Processes,  Products & Applications, Govt. Engineering College, Kerala, India  November 6-8, 2013.
16 ynthesis and Characterization of  Nano ZnO and its effects on Latex Preservation, Thomas Kurian, Siby Varghese, and Anand K., International Rubber Conference, Kovalam, Kerala, India, 29 October to 02 November,  2012.          
17 A Process for Preparation of Carbon Black/Silica/Nanoclay Master Batch from Fresh Natural rubber Latex,   K.K. Sasidharan, Rosamma Alex and Thomas Kurian, International Ruber Conference (IRC 2012), Kovalam, Kerala, India,  October 18 -31, 2012.
18 Influence of Dextrin on the Tensile Properties, Morphology and Biodegradation of Low Density Polyethylene,  Zeena P. Hamza,  Anna Dilfi K. F, Raghul Subin,  Thomas Kurian. and Saritha G. Bhat, International Conference on Advancements in Polymeric Materials (APM 2011), March 25 – 27, 2011, Chennai, India. 
19 Thermal Properties of Partially Biodegradable LDPE/Starch Blends, Zeena P. Hamza,  Anna Dilfi K. F, Julie Jose,  Thomas Kurian. and Saritha G. Bhat , International Conference on Advancements in Polymeric Materials, CIPET Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India, February 20 -22, 2010, (page 81).
20 Thermal properties of partially biodegradable LDPE/Dextrin blends, Zeena P. Hamza,  Anna Dilfi K. F, Julie Jose,  Raghul Subin S., Thomas Kurian, and Saritha G. Bhat,  International Conference on Advances in Polymer Technology-APT ’10, Cochin, (Rubber Park ) India, February 26 -27, 2010,  (page 99).
21 Investigations on Tapioca Starch-filled Low Density Polyethylene films, Zeena P. Hamza,  Anna Dilfi K. F, Raghul Subin S., Thomas Kurian, and Saritha G. Bhat,  International Conference on Functional Polymers, NIT Calicut, Kerala, January 28 – 30, 2011, (page 66).
22 Dextrin filled Low Density Polyethylene Films: Mechanical Properties, Melt Flow Indices and Water Absorption, Zeena P. Hamza, Anna Dilfi K. F, Raghul Subin S., Thomas Kurian, and Saritha G. Bhat,   Second International Conference on Materials for the Future (ICMF 2011), 23 – 25 February, 2011, Thrissur, India (page 97).
23 Reprocessable Zinc SulfonatedIonomers based on Natural Rubber, Thomas Kurian and Thommachan Xavier,  International Conference on Rubber and Rubber-Like-Materials, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, January 8-10, 2008.
24 Biodegradable Film Grade Plastics based on LDPE and LLDPE, P. Zeena Hamza, K.F. Anna Dilfi,  Thomas Kurian , and G. Saritha Bhat,  International conference on Biodiversity Conservation and Management (BIOCAM 2008), Cochin, India, February 3-6, 2008 ( Page 225).
25 Novel Bio-degradable Plastics based on LDPE and LLDPE, Kurian Thomas, Anna Dilfi K.F., Hamza Zeena P., and Bhat Saritha G., Poly Char 16- World Forum on Advanced Materials, World Unity Convention Centre, Lucknow, India, 17-21 February, 2008 (Page 110).
26 Novel Bio-Plastics based on Polyethylenes, Kurian Thomas, Hamza Zeena P., Anna Dilfi K.F., and Bhat Saritha G.,  Poly Char 16- World Forum on Advanced Materials, World Unity Convention Centre, Lucknow, India,   17-21 February , 2008 ( Page 261).
27 Effect of amylase producing vibrios from the benthic environment on the biodegradation of low density polyethylene-starch blends, Thomas Kurian, Anna Dilfi K. F, Zeena P. Hamza, Raghul Subin, and Saritha G. Bhat,  International Conference on Advances in Polymer Technology-APT ’08, Cochin, India,  September 25 – 27, 2008  (Page 93).
28  Reprocessable Ionic Thermoplastic Elastomer based on Natural Rubber, Thomas Kurian, and Thommachan Xavier,  Asia RUBTECH EXPO’06 – Conference,  Kochi, India, November 23 – 25,  2006 (Page 82).
29 Reprocessable Ionic Thermoplastic Elastomer based on EPDM, Thomas Kurian, International Conference on Advances in Polymer Blends, Composites, IPNS, and Gels, Macro and Nano Scales, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India,  March 21- 23, 2005 (Page 103).
30 Effect of Ionic Content on the Dynamic Melt Rheological Properties of Poly (ethylene -co-sodium acrylate) Ionomer, T.Kurian, M.Nishio, A. Nishioka, T.Takahashi and K.Koyama, International Seminar on Advances in Polymer Technology, CUSAT, Kochi, India, January 16 –17, 2004 (Page  58). 
31 Comparison of the dynamic melt rheology of ionomers based on EMAA and EAA,  T.Kurian, M.Nishio, A. Nishioka, T.Takahashi and K.Koyama, Micro symposium on Soft Material,  Yamagata University, Yonezawa, Japan, March 17, 2003 (Page 29).
32 Dynamic melt rheology of ionomers based on poly (ethylene-co-acrylic acid), T. Kurian, M.Nishio, A. Nishioka, T.Takahashi and K.Koyama, International Seminar on Advances in Polymer Technology, Cochin, India, Dec. 12-14, 2002.
33 The novel heat fugitive ionomers based on natural rubber –DSC and DMTA studies, Thomachan Xavier, Joon Seop-Kim, Su-Hwan Kim, Jacob Samuel, and Thomas Kurian, International Seminar on Advances in Polymer Technology, Cochin, India, Dec. 12-14, 2002.
34 Effect of ionic concentrations on the dielectric properties of Zinc Sulphonated styrene-butadiene rubber ionomers, Jacob Samuel, Thommachan Xavier, Thomas Kurian,  K.T.Mathew, and K.E.George,  International Seminar on Advances in Polymer Technology, Cochin, India, Dec. 12-14, 2002.
35 Technological compatibilization of SBR/NBR blend by introducing specific   interaction,  Jacob Samuel, Thommachan Xavier, K. E. George, and T. Kurian; International Conference on rubber and allied materials, New Delhi , India, November 28 – 30, 2002.  
36  Effect of plasticizers and filler on ionic thermoplastic elastomer based on EPDM, Thomas Kurian,    International Rubber Conference (IRC98), December 7 - 9, 1998, Chennai, India, December 7- 9, 1998 ( pages 415 – 423).
37 Reprocessable ionic thermoplastic rubber based on EPDM, International Conference on Rubbers, Calcutta, India, Thomas Kurian;  December 12 - 14, 1997 (Vol 1: 131 – 135).     
38 Thermoplastic elastomer based on ionomer, T.Kurian, P.P.De, D.K. Tripathy, S.K. De, and D.G. Peiffer; The meeting of Rubber Division, American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, U.S.A., May 2-5, 1995.
39  Effect of vulcanization temperature on the cure characteristics and vulcanizate properties of NR and SBR, T. Kurian, K.E George, and D.J. Francis;  International Symposium on Polymer Materials, San Sebastian, SPAIN, August 31 – September 4, 1987 ( pages195 -197).
VI LIST OF RESEARCH PAPERS PRESENTED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCES
1 Preparation and properties of natural rubber (NR) latex-corn starch crystal based bio-nanocomposites, National Seminar on Nano and Bio-Materials (NBM’15), Society of Polymer Technologists (SPOT) & Dept. of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology, CUSAT, (February 2015).
2 Novel route for synthesis of high value added terephthalic dihydrazide from pet bottle waste, Neena George* and Thomas Kurian, Paper shortlisted for competition for  the Best paper Award in Chemical Sciences, 27th Session of Kerala Science Congress, Alappuzha, 27th –29th January 2015. 
3 Effect of Safe Non – Regulated Accelerators in Gum and Carbon Black Filled NR Vulcanisates,  Abhitha K., Philip Kurian, Thomas Kurian and L. Jayabalan, National Seminar on Recent Advances in Polymer Technology (RAPT – 2K15), Department of Polymer Engineering, School of Technology and Applied Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,   March 12 – 13,  2015.
4 Synthesis of  Terephthalic Dihydrazide from PET Bottle Waste for Application as a Novel Latent Hardener for DGEBA Epoxy Adhesives, Neena George and Thomas Kurian, National Seminar on Recent Advances in Polymer Technology (RAPT – 2K15),    Department of Polymer Engineering, School of Technology and Applied Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, March on 12 – 13,  2015.
5 Wet milling of ZnO dispersion: Optimization of process parameters, 26th Kerala Science Congress, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU), Pookod, Wayanad, (January 2014).
6 Nanodispersions of ZnO: Preparation characterization and stabilization, National Conference on Materials Science and Technology (NCMST 2014), Dept. of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Valiyamala, Trivandrum, (July- 2014). 
7  Industrial Applications of Natural Rubber, Thomas Kurian,   National Seminar on Green Materials, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara, India, February 27 – March 01, 2013.
8 Non – carcinogenic Cure  System for Natural Rubber, Abhitha K., Philip Kurian,  Thomas Kurian, and Jayabalan L.,  National Conference on Recent Trends in Material Science and Technology – 2013 (NCMST 2013), IIST (Valiamala) campus, Thiruvananthapuram, India, July 10 – 12, 2013.
9 Natural Rubber-A Wonderful Green Material, Thomas Kurian; Green Chemistry: Frontiers and Challenges, Department of Chemistry, NIT Calicut, India, 17– 21June, 2013.
10  Non-Carcinogenic Binary Accelerator based Vulcanisation System for Natural Rubber (Paper won the 12th Prof. K.V.Thomas Endowment National Award - 2013), K. Abhitha, Thomas Kurian, Philip Kurian, and L. Jayabalan, Novel Concepts in Computational and Supramolecular Chemistry, Sacred-Heart College, Thevara, Kochi, India, 11 -  12 December, 2013.
11 Safe Vulcanisation System for Heat Resistant Natural Rubber Products for Engineering Applications, Abhitha K., Thomas Kurian, Philip Kurian, and L. Jayabalan, Recent Advances in Structural Engineering (RASE-2013), School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science & Technology, India, 13 - 15 December, 2013.
12 Mechanical, Thermal and Morphological Studies on Partially Bio- degradable and Photodegradable LLDPE-Biofiller Blends,  Thomas Kurian, New Age Science and Technology for Sustainable Development and 3rd Annual Conference of Indian JSPS Alumni Association, CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur, India, August 6-7, 2012.
13 Carbon Black/ Silica   Master Batch from Fresh Natural Rubber Latex, (Best Paper Award), K.K.  Sasidharan, Rosamma Alex, James Jacob, Thomas Kurian, and Arup K. Chandra,    21st  Rubber conference , Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association, Mumbai, India,   20 – 21 January, 2012.
14 Biodegradation of low density polyethylene-starch blends by amylase producing vibrios,  Anna Dilfi K. F,  Neena George, Raghul Subin S., Thomas Kurian and Saritha G. Bhat, Recent Trends and the Sequels in Chemistry (RTSC 2011), Kochi, India  (page 25).
15 Studies on bio degradation of low density polyethylene-dextrin blends, Zeena P. Hamza, Anna Dilfi K. F, Neena George, Raghul Subin S., Thomas Kurian and Saritha G. Bhat,   Recent Trends and the Sequels in Chemistry (RTSC 2011), Kochi, India (page 54).
16 Influence of Starch on the mechanical properties, morphology and biodegradation of low density polyethylene, Zeena P. Hamza, Anna Dilfi K. F,  Raghul Subin, Thomas Kurian and Saritha G. Bhat,  5th National Conference on Plastic and Rubber Technology (NCPRT: POLYCON 2011), Mysore, India, (page 125).
17 Mechanical, Thermal and morphological studies on partially bio-degradable LLDPE-dextrin blends,   Anna Dilfi K. F, Zeena P. Hamza, Julie Jose, Thomas Kurian and Saritha G. Bhat, Indian Science Congress, Thiruvananthapuram, India, (Best Paper Award - Chemical Sciences) January 3-7, 2010.
18 Biodegradable Plastics based on Linear Low Density Polyethylene , Anna Dilfi K. F, Thomas Kurian, and Saritha G. Bhat, Kerala Science Congress, Peechi, Thrissur, India, 28-31, January, 2010.
19  Industrial Applications of Natural Rubber- Opportunities and Challenges, Thomas Kurian, Seminar on Issues in Rubber Sector ( WTO Cell, Govt. of Kerala),   Conference Hall of the Plantation Corporation of Kerala, Kottayam, India, 15 January 2009.
20 Automobile Tyres, Thomas Kurian, National Symposium on Polymers-Prospects, and Challenges (Polymsym’08), at NIT Calicut, Kerala, India, April 4-5, 2008.
21 Novel Reprocessable Ionic Thermoplastic Elastomers based on   Natural Rubber and High Styrene Rubber, Thomas Kurian,   20th IRMRA Rubber Conference, Mumbai. India, 19 – 20 December, 2008
22 Marketable and Modified Forms of Natural Rubber, Thomas Kurian,  National seminar on Advances in Chemistry of Natural Products (CHEMSEM2006),  K.K.T.M. Government College, Pullut, Kodungalloor, Kerala. India, August, 2006.
23 Ionic  Elastomer based on EPDM, Thomas Kurian, Materials for the new millennium, Department of Applied Chemistry, CUSAT, Kochi, India, March 1 – 3, 2001.
24 Influence of compounding ingredients on ionomers, Thomas Kurian, Macrosem 2000, St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam, India, August 23 – 25, 2000.
25 Effect of plasticizers on the properties of zinc sulfonated EPDM, Thomas Kurian, National Symposium on Advances in Polymer Technology, Dept. of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, India., March 27 - 28, 1998.
26 Effect of carbon black and plasticizers on ionic thermoplastic elastomer based on EPDM, Thomas Kurian, D.Khastgir, P.P. De, D.K. Tripathy and S.K. De;  National Seminar on  Advances in Polymer Technology, CUSAT, Kochi, India, February 8 - 9, 1996.  
27 Ionic thermoplastic elastomer based on EPDM, Thomas Kurian, D.Khastgir, P.P. De, D.K. Tripathy and S.K. De; National Rubber conference of Indian Rubber Institute,  Kochi, India, November 14 - 15, 1994.
28 Ionic Thermoplastic Elastomers, Thomas Kurian, Seminar on Recent Trends in Composites, at John F. Weltch Technology Centre, Bangalore, India, Oct. 30, 2000.

 



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