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  PUBLICATIONS 
1 BOOK CHAPTER: Natural Rubber: Production, Properties, and Applications, Ch. 14, in Biopolymers: Biomedical and Environmental Applications, Edition: 1, Wiley-Scrivener,  August 16, 2011.
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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 (in press). 
3 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.
4 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.
5 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.
6 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)
7 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. L XIV, No. 3, March 2012.
8 Polyethylene – Breaking new grounds, Thomas Kurian and Anna Dilfi K.F., Recycle Now, Volume 2, Number 1, January 2012.
9 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).
10 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.
11 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.
12 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. 
13 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).
14 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).
15 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.
16 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.
17 Thermoplastic Ionomers  based on Styrene Grafted Natural  Rubber, Thommachan Xavier, Jacob Samuel, and Thomas Kurian, Intern. J. Polymeric Mater., 52 (No.4) , 251(2003). 
18 Reprocessable Ionic Elastomers based on Styrene-Butadiene Rubber, Jacob Samuel, Kochu Baby Manjooran and Thomas Kurian, Intern. J. Polymeric Mater., 52, 49 (2003).
19 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).
20 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).
21 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).
22 High Styrene Rubber Ionomers: an alternative to thermoplastic elastomers, Jacob Samuel, Thommachan Xavier and Thomas Kurian, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 85, 2294 (2002).
23 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).
24 Ionomers, Jacob Samuel, Thommachan Xavier, and Thomas Kurian, Progress in Plastics and Rubber Technology, 16, (No.1), pp. 1-15, 2000.
25 SEPDM a substitute for vulcanized EPDM?, Thomas Kurian, Rubber Asia, September - October 1998. 
26 Plasticization of an ionic thermoplastic elastomer based on EPDM bydiethylene glycol, Thomas Kurian, D.Khastgir, P.P.De, D.K. Tripathy, S.K. De, and D.G. Peiffer; Polymer Communications, 37, 4865 (1996).
27 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).
28  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).
29 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).
30  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).
31 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).
32 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).
33 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).
34 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).
35 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).
36  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).
37 Third International Conference on Materials for the Future: Innovative Materials,  Processes,  Products & Applications, Govt. Engineering College, Kerala, India,  K. Abhitha, Dr. Philip Kurian, Dr. Thomas Kurian and L. Jayabalan,  Efficient Vulcanisation of Natural Rubber using Safe (non-       carcinogenic) Accelerator  System, November 6-8, 2013. 
38 International Conference on Rubber, and Rubber-like Materials   (ICRRM-2013), March 6-9, 2013,  IIT Kharagpur, India,   Thomas Kurian, Anna Dilfi K. F, Raghul Subin S., and Saritha G. Bhat,    Combined  effect of bio-filler and pro-oxidant on the degradation of linear low density     polyethylene,    March  6-9, 2013. 
39 International Ruber Conference (IRC 2012), Kovalam, Kerala, India,  K.K. Sasidharan, Rosamma Alex and Thomas Kurian, A Process for Preparation of Carbon Black/Silica/Nanoclay Master Batch from Fresh Natural rubber Latex,   October 18 -31, 2012.
40 International Rubber Conference, Kovalam, Kerala, India, Thomas Kurian, Siby Varghese, and  Anand K., Synthesis and Characterization of  Nano ZnO and its effects on Latex Preservation, 29 October to 02 November,  2012.          
41 International Conference on Advances in Polymer Technology-APT ’08, Cochin, India,  Thomas Kurian, Anna Dilfi K. F, Zeena P. Hamza, Raghul Subin, and Saritha G. Bhat, Effect of amylase producing vibrios from the benthic environment on the biodegradation of low density polyethylene- starch blends, September 25 – 27, 2008.
42 Poly Char 16- World Forum on Advanced Materials, World Unity Convention Centre, Lucknow, India, Kurian Thomas, Hamza Zeena P., Anna Dilfi K.F., and Bhat Saritha G., Novel              Bio- Plastics based on Polyethylenes, 17-21 February , 2008.
43 Poly Char 16- World Forum on Advanced Materials, World Unity Convention Centre, Lucknow, India, Kurian Thomas, Anna Dilfi K.F., Hamza Zeena P., and Bhat Saritha G., Novel Bio- degradable Plastics based on LDPE and LLDPE, 17-21 February,  2008.
44 International conference on Biodiversity Conservation and Management (BIOCAM 2008), Cochin, India, P. Zeena  Hamza, K.F. Anna Dilfi,  Thomas Kurian , and  G. Saritha Bhat, Biodegradable Film Grade Plastics based on LDPE and LLDPE,   February 3-6, 2008.
45 International Conference on Rubber and Rubber-Like-Materials, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, Thomas Kurian and Thommachan Xavier, Reprocessable Zinc Sulfonated Ionomers based on Natural Rubber, January 8-10, 2008.
46 Asia Rubtech Expo’06 – Conference,  Kochi, India, Thomas Kurian, and Thommachan Xavier,  Reprocessable Ionic Thermoplastic Elastomer based on Natural Rubber, November 23 – 25,  2006.
47 International Conference on Advances in Polymer Blends, Composites, IPNS, and Gels, Macro and Nano Scales, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India,  Thomas Kurian, Reprocessable Ionic Thermoplastic Elastomer based on EPDM,   March 21- 23, 2005.
48 International Seminar on Advances in Polymer Technology, CUSAT, Kochi, India, T. Kurian, M. Nishio, A. Nishioka, T. Takahashi and K. Koyama, Effect of Ionic Content on the Dynamic Melt Rheological Properties of Poly (ethylene -co-sodium acrylate) Ionomer,  January 16 –17, 2004. 
49 Micro symposium on Soft Material,   Yamagata University, Yonezawa, Japan, T. Kurian, M.Nishio, A. Nishioka, T. Takahashi and K .Koyama, Comparison of the dynamic melt rheology of ionomers based on EMAA and EAA,    March 17, 2003.
50 International Conference on rubber and allied materials, New Delhi , India, Jacob Samuel, Thommachan Xavier, K. E. George, and T. Kurian; Technological compatibilization of SBR/NBR blend by introducing specific   interaction,   November 28 – 30, 2002.  
51 International Seminar on Advances in Polymer Technology, Hotel Renaissance, Cochin, India, Jacob Samuel, Thommachan Xavier, Thomas Kurian,  K.T.Mathew, and K.E.George, Effect of ionic concentrations on the dielectric properties of Zinc Sulphonated styrene-butadiene rubber ionomers, paper presented at the Dec. 12-14, 2002.
52 International Seminar on Advances in Polymer Technology, Hotel Renaissance, Cochin, India, Thomachan Xavier, Joon Seop-Kim, Su-Hwan Kim, Jacob Samuel, and Thomas Kurian, The novel heat fugitive ionomers based on natural rubber –DSC and DMTA studies,   Dec. 12-14, 2002.
53 International Seminar on Advances in Polymer Technology, Hotel Renaissance, Cochin, India, T. Kurian, M. Nishio, A. Nishioka, T. Takahashi and K. Koyama, Dynamic melt rheology of ionomers based on poly (ethylene-co-acrylic acid), Dec. 12-14, 2002.
54 International Rubber Conference (IRC98), December 7 - 9, 1998, Chennai, India, Thomas Kurian, Effect of plasticizers and filler on ionic thermoplastic elastomer based on EPDM,    December 7- 9, 1998.
55 International Conference on Rubbers, Calcutta, India, Thomas Kurian; Reprocessable ionic thermoplastic rubber based on EPDM,   December 12 - 14, 1997. 
56 The meeting of Rubber Division, American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, U.S.A., T. Kurian, P.P. De, D.K. Tripathy, S.K. De, and D.G. Peiffer; Thermoplastic elastomer based on ionomer,  May 2-5, 1995.
57 International Symposium on Polymer Materials, San Sebastian, SPAIN, T. Kurian, K.E George, and D.J. Francis; Effect of vulcanization temperature on the cure characteristics and vulcanizate properties of NR and SBR,   August 31 – September 4, 1987.  
58 Recent Advances in Structural Engineering (RASE-2013), School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science & Technology, India, Abhitha K., Thomas Kurian, Philip Kurian, and L. Jayabalan, Safe Vulcanisation System for Heat Resistant Natural Rubber Products for Engineering Applications, 13 - 15 December, 2013
59 Novel Concepts in Computational and Supramolecular Chemistry, Sacred-Heart College, Thevara, Kochi, India, K. Abhitha, Thomas Kurian, Philip Kurian, and L. Jayabalan, Non-Carcinogenic Binary Accelerator based Vulcanisation System for Natural Rubber (Paper won the 12th Prof. K.V. Thomas Endowment National Award - 2013), 11 -  12 December, 2013.
60 Green Chemistry: Frontiers and Challenges Department of Chemistry, NIT Calicut, India, Thomas Kurian; Natural Rubber-A Wonderful Green Material, 17 – 21 June,  2013.
61 National Conference on Recent Trends in Material Science and Technology – 2013 (NCMST 2013), IIST (Valiamala) campus, Thiruvananthapuram, India, Abhitha K., Philip Kurian,  Thomas Kurian, and Jayabalan L., Non – carcinogenic Cure  System for Natural Rubber, July 10 – 12, 2013.
62 National Seminar on Green Materials, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara, India, Thomas Kurian, Industrial Applications of Natural Rubber, February 27 – March 01, 2013. 
63 21st  Rubber conference , Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association, Mumbai, India,   K.K.  Sasidharan, Rosamma Alex, James Jacob, Thomas Kurian, and Arup K. Chandra,   Carbon Black/ Silica   Master Batch from Fresh Natural Rubber Latex,  (Best Paper Award) 20 – 21 January, 2012.
64 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 Thomas Kurian, Mechanical, Thermal and Morphological Studies on Partially Bio- degradable and Photodegradable LLDPE-Biofiller Blends, August 6-7, 2012.
65 Kerala Science Congress, Peechi, Thrissur, India,  Biodegradable Plastics based on Linear Low Density Polyethylene,  Anna Dilfi K. F, Thomas Kurian, and Saritha G. Bhat, , 28-31, January, 2010.
66 Indian Science Congress, Thiruvananthapuram, India, (Best Paper Award - Chemical Sciences) Anna Dilfi K. F, Zeena P. Hamza, Julie Jose, Thomas Kurian and Saritha G. Bhat, Mechanical, Thermal and morphological studies on partially bio-degradable LLDPE-dextrin blends, January 3-7, 2010.
67 Seminar on Issues in Rubber Sector ( WTO Cell, Govt. of Kerala),   Conference Hall of the Plantation Corporation of Kerala, Kottayam, India,  Thomas Kurian, Industrial Applications of Natural Rubber- Opportunities and Challenges, 15 January 2009.
68 20th IRMRA Rubber Conference, Mumbai. India, Thomas Kurian, Novel Reprocessable Ionic Thermoplastic Elastomers based on   Natural Rubber and High Styrene Rubber,    19 – 20 December, 2008.
69 National Symposium on Polymers-Prospects, and Challenges (Polymsym’08), at NIT Calicut, Kerala, India, Thomas Kurian, Automobile Tyres,   April 4-5, 2008.
70 National seminar on Advances in Chemistry of Natural Products (CHEMSEM2006),  K.K.T.M. Government College, Pullut, Kodungalloor, Kerala. India, Thomas Kurian, Marketable and Modified Forms of Natural Rubber,  August, 2006.
71 Seminar on Recent Trends in Composites, at John F. Weltch Technology Centre, Bangalore, India, Thomas Kurian, Ionic Thermoplastic Elastomers, Oct. 30, 2000.
72 Macrosem 2000, St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam, India, Thomas Kurian, Influence of compounding ingredients on ionomers,  August 23 – 25, 2000.
73 National Symposium on Advances in Polymer Technology, Dept. of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, India., Thomas Kurian, Effect of plasticizers on the properties of zinc sulfonated EPDM, March 27 - 28, 1998.
74 National Seminar on  Advances in Polymer Technology, CUSAT, Kochi, India, Thomas Kurian, D.Khastgir, P.P.De, D.K. Tripathy and S.K. De; Effect of carbon black and plasticizers on ionic thermoplastic elastomer based on EPDM,   February 8 - 9, 1996.  
75 National Rubber conference of Indian Rubber Institute,  Kochi, India, Thomas Kurian, D.Khastgir, P.P. De, D.K. Tripathy and S.K. De; Ionic thermoplastic elastomer based on EPDM,   November 14 - 15, 1994.


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