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Pradeepan Periyat

Associate Professor, Head Of The Department


Qualifications :   PhD

Areas of Current Research Interest:

  • My research objective focus on the synthesis and characterisation of various semiconductor metal oxide nanomaterials and their energy and environmental applications. The synthesis of metal oxides nanomaterials such as TiO 2 , ZnO, CeO 2 , SiO 2 , Al 2 O 3 and their mixed oxides is carried out through aqueous as well as hybrid processes. This type of semiconductor metal oxide nanomaterial have found promising applications such as water purification, self-cleaning and anti-fogging coatings on various substrates such as glass, metal, plastics and ceramics (tiles and sanitary wares) and Electrode material for super capacitor and Dye sensitised solar cells.

Contributions to Teaching:

  • My teaching interests are Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Pollution, Environmental Law and Management. I will try to make subject as simple, interesting subject to learn by using a variety of methods to engage students as actively as possible. I will make it possible by means of class room lectures, independent projects, small group of problem solving and questions throughout a lecture. As a teacher I am responsible to assess student’s needs and adjust teaching methods accordingly. I believe communication in the classroom must be bidirectional to be truly effective. This requires that students realize they are part of the learning process and I will make them comfortable enough to express both intellectual leaps and lack of understanding. It requires that they are part of classroom community whose common goal is for everyone to learn as much as possible.

  • Bioelectric surfaces
  • Dye Sensisitsed Solar cells
  • Development of Low Cost DSSCs
  • Design and development of non- toxic Camouflage Pigments for military applications
  • Development of low cost and high efficient photocatalytic water splitting system using solar light absorbing Black TiO2 nanomaterials
  • Study and development of graphene based composites and magnetically recoverable composites for water purification by photocatalysis
  • Flexible and electrically conductive polymers based on chemically modified natural rubber reinforced with heterocyclic monomers and nano fillers.
  • Brownmillerite (A2B2O5) Based Solar Photocatalysts for Energy and Environmental Applications
  • Visible light-driven photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue dye over bismuth-doped cerium oxide mesoporous nanoparticles, Sajith N.V., S. Jose, Soumya B., M.R.P. Kurup, P. Periyat, Env. Sci. Pollu. Res., DOI : 10.1007/s11356-020-10750-y, 2020.
  • Synthesis, structural characterization, Hirshfeld surface and DFT based reactivity, UV filter and NLO studies of Schiff base analogue of 4-aminoantipyrine, T.A.Nibila, S. Ahamed , K. Muraleedharan , P. Periyat , K. K. Aravindakshan , Results in Chemistry, 2 , 100062-100065,2020
  • Recent advances in infrared reflective inorganic pigments , S Jose, D Joshy, SB Narendranath, P Periyat*, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 194, 7-27, 2019.
  • Multifunctional nanohybrid material from discarded razor blades as cost-effective supercapacitor electrodes and oil-spill cleaners, J Kavil, PM Anjana, CP Roshni, P Periyat, RB Rakhi, Applied Surface Science, 487, 109- 115, 2019.
  • Development of 2D nano heterostructures based on g-C3N4 and flower shaped MoS2 as electrode in symmetric supercapacitor, J Kavil, S Pilathottathil, MS Thayyil, P Periyat*, Nano Structures & Nano-Objects, 18, 1-5, 2019.
  • Low temperature synthesis of NIR reflecting bismuth doped cerium oxide yellow nano- pigments, S Jose, SB Narendranath, D Joshy, NV Sajith, MRP Kurup, P Periyat*, Materials Letters 233, 82-85,2018.
  • CdS sensitized TiO 2 nano heterostructures as sunlight driven photocatalyst, J Kavil, A Alshahrie, P Periyat*, Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects 16, 24-30,2018.
  • Titania nanotubes dispersed graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets as efficient electrode materials for supercapacitors, J Kavil, PM Anjana, P Periyat, RB Rakhi, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 29 (19), 16598-16608, 2018.
  • Black TiO 2 nanomaterials: a review of recent advances, SG Ullattil, SB Narendranath, SC Pillai, P Periyat*, Chemical Engineering Journal 343, 708-736, 2018.
  • Black TiO 2 : The New‐Generation Photocatalyst, SG Ullattil, SB Narendranath, P Periyat*, Visible Light‐Active Photocatalysis: Nanostructured Catalyst Design, Mechanisms, and Applications, 115-127,2018.
  • Ti 3+ Induced Brown TiO2 Nanotubes for High Performance Sodium-Ion Hybrid Capacitors, B Babu, SG Ullattil, R Prasannachandran, J Kavil, P Periyat*, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 6 (4), 5401-5412, 2018.
  • Selective Solar Photocatalysis by High Temperature Stable Anatase TiO 2 , MS Beegam, SG Ullattil, P Periyat*, Solar Energy, 160, 10-17, 2018.
  • One-Pot Synthesis of g-C 3 N 4 /MnO 2 and g-C 3 N 4 /SnO 2 Hybrid Nanocomposites for Supercapacitor Applications, P Periyat*, J Kavil, RB Rakhi, PM Anjana, Sustainable Energy & Fuels 2(10), 2244–2251, 2018.
  • One-pot synthesis of gC 3 N 4 /MnO 2 and gC 3 N 4 /SnO 2 hybrid nanocomposites for supercapacitor applications, J Kavil, PM Anjana, P Periyat*, RB Rakhi, Sustainable Energy &a; Fuels 2 (10), 2244-2251, 2018.
  • Tuning of selective solar photocatalysis by Mn 2+ decorated nanocrystalline mesoporous TiO 2 , MS Beegam, SB Narendranath, P Periyat*, Solar Energy 158, 774-781, 2017.
  • Polyaniline as photocatalytic promoter in black anatase TiO2, J Kavil, SG Ullattil, AAlshahrie, P Periyat*, Solar Energy 158, 792-796, 2017.
  • A dual function nanocrystalline TiO 2 platform for solar photocatalysis and self cleaning application, B Naufal, SG Ullattil, P Periyat*, Solar Energy 155, 1380-1388, 2017.
  • A Sol-solvothermal Processed ‘Black TiO 2 ’as Photoanode Material in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, SG Ullattil, AV Thelappurath, SN Tadka, J Kavil, BK Vijayan, P Periyat*, Solar Energy, 155, 490-495, 2017.
  • Microwave-power induced green synthesis of randomly oriented mesoporous anatase TiO 2 nanoparticles for efficient dye sensitized solar cells, SG Ullattil, P Periyat*, Solar Energy 147, 99-105, 2017.
  • Self-Doped ZnO Microrods: High Temperature Stable Oxygen Deficient Platforms for Solar Photocatalysis, SG Ullattil, P Periyat*, B Naufal, MA Lazar, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 55 (22), 6413-6421, 2016.
  • A ‘one pot’gel combustion strategy towards Ti 3+ self-doped ‘black’anatase TiO 2 − x solar photocatalyst, SG Ullattil, P Periyat*, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4, 5854-5858, 2016.
  • A review on high temperature stable anatase TiO2 photocatalysts, P Periyat*, B Naufal, SG Ullattil, Materials Science Forum 855, 78-93, 2016.
  • Anatase titania nanorods by pseudo-inorganic templating, P Periyat*, PA Saeed, SG Ullattil, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 31, 658-665,2016.
  • Sol–gel derived nanocrystalline ZnO photoanode film for dye sensitized solar cells, P Periyat*, SG Ullattil, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 31, 139-146, 2016.
  • Green microwave switching from oxygen rich yellow anatase to oxygen vacancy rich black anatase TiO 2 solar photocatalyst using Mn (ii) as ‘anatase phase purifier’, SG Ullattil, P Periyat*, Nanoscale 7 (45), 19184-19192, 2015.