Re-accredited by NAAC with "A++" Grade


Re-accredited by NAAC with "A++" Grade


Re-accredited by NAAC with "B++" Grade



M.Sc. TKMCAS, Kollam, Kerala, India 2002-2004
Ph.D. CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum, Kerala, India 2005-2011
Post-Doctoral Northwestern University & Argonne National Labs, Chicago, USA 2011-2012


∎J. Amala, M. J. Reshma, B. Irfana, R. V. Mangalaraja, S. Anas*, Facile Tartaric Acid Assisted Microwave Synthesis of Spherical Clusters of S, N, and C Doped ZnO for Solar Photocatalytic Applications, Materials Lettters 2022 (Article in Press), doi:org/10.1016/j.matlet.2022.132714.

∎G. Gopakumar1, S. Anas*, Book Chapter: Conventional Applications of Supercapacitors, Book: Supercapacitors and their applications: Fundamentals, Current trends and Future perspectives, Chapter 9, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, 2022 (Article in Press).

∎Vazhayal Linsha, Kallyadan Veettil Mahesh, Shereef Anas, Solaiappan Ananthakumar, Kuttan Prabhakaran, Synthesis of organotrimethoxy silane modified alumino-siloxane hybrid gels: Physico-chemical properties evaluation and design of superhydrophobic smart powders and coatings, Materials Chemistry and Physics 278 (2022) 125587.ISSN- 0254-0584.

Anas Shereef*, Shajesh Palantavida, Marottikunnathu Raman Chandran, Kiran Mohan and Solaiappan Ananthakumar, "Novel Homo-Epitaxial Approaches in Solvothermal Synthesis for Preparing Surface Tethered Uni-Directionally Oriented Zinc Oxide- Micro and Nano Structured Arrays", International Journal of Materials Research 112 (12) (2021) 955-962. ISSN- 18625282.

∎Rekha Chandran P R, Anas S*, “A quantitative evaluation on the influence of cerium dioxide nanoparticles on the growth stages of Asian rice seedlings” paper presented in the Emerging frontiers in chemical sciences (EFCS-2021) organised by the department of chemistry Farook College, 29-31, Oct 2021. ISBN- 978-81-953059-1-9. (Conference Proceedings).

∎J. Amala, M.J. Reshma, S. Anas*, Microwave Assisted Synthesis of S, N And C Doped ZnO Nanoparticles and their Exceptional Photocatalytic Performance Under Solar Light Illuminations, paper presented in the Emerging frontiers in chemical sciences (EFCS-2021) organised by the department of chemistry Farook College, 29-31, Oct 2021. ISBN- 978-81-953059-1-9. (Conference Proceedings).

S. Anas*, M.J. Reshma, P.R. Dhanasree, N. Fathima, E. Soumya, "Recent advances on regiocentric homo-epitaxial approaches in bio-mimetically derived artificial non-wettable surfaces", Materials Today: Proceedings, Elsevier, 41 (2021) 717-722. ISSN No-2214-7853.

∎Rekhachandran Prasanna Ramachandran, Archana Valliyamma, Nitha Nellithanathu Thomas, Mangalaraja Ramalinga Viswanathan, Boby Theophilofe Edwin, Anas Shereef*, "Light Mediated, Switchable, Antibacterial Activity of Cerium Dioxide Nanoparticles on Gram Positive and Gram Negative Bacteria", AIP Conference Proceedings, 2287 (2020) 020009-1-8. ISSN- 1551-7616.

∎9. Biji M, Irfana M I, Sreejamol S, Shajesh P, Ananthakumar S, Mangalaraja R V, Anas S*. "Tartaric Acid Mediated Gelation Synthesis of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles and It's Photocatalytic Activity", Materials Today: Proceedings, Elsevier, 9 (2019) 560-567. ISSN No-2214-7853.

S. Anas*, P. V. Nair, K. V. Mahesh, V. Linsha, A. Shuhailath, A. P. Mohamed, K. G. K. Warrier, S. Ananthakumar, "Engineered Hetero Structured Arrays of ZnO NanoX (X=discs, rods and wires) and CdTe Quantum Dots for Advanced Electron Transport Applications", Materials and Design 141 (2018) 267-275. ISSN: 0264-1275.

Anas. S*, Mangalaraja R V, Ananthakumar S, Development of Miniaturized High Energy Field Varistors, TKM Arts College International Journal for Multidisciplinary Research (TIJMR), Vol. 1 No. 1 June, 2018, Pp 8-14. ISSN-2581-6519.

S. Anas, K.V. Mahesh, Jeen Maria Mathews and S. Ananthakumar, Book Chapter: Sol- Gel Materials for Varistor Devices, Book: Sol-Gel Materials for Energy, Environment and Electronic Applications, Springer Publications (2017) 23-59. ISBN: 978-3-319-50144-4.

∎L. Arathi, N. Nishana, S. Shukla, Kimberly A. Gray, S. Anas*, Recent Trends in Developing Highly Active Heterogeneous Photocatalysts, Proceedings of DST-KCSTE Sponsored National Conference on Recent Trends in Advanced Chemistry Research (RTACR -2017). (Conference Proceedings). ISBN:978-93-5268-873-9.

∎P.K. Sanoop, S. Anas, S. Ananthakumar, V. Gunasekar, R. Saravanan, V. Ponnusami, “Synthesis of yttrium doped nanocrystalline ZnO and its photocatalytic activity in methylene blue degradation”, Arabian Journal of Chemistry 9 (2016) S1618-S1626. ISSN: 18785352.

∎M. Jeen Maria, S. Balanand, S. Anas, A. Peer Mohamed, S. Ananthakumar, Zn-dust derived ultrafine grained ZnO non-linear ceramic resistors via in-situ thermal oxidation of cermet reactant mixture, Materials and Design 92 (2016) 387–396. ISSN: 0264-1275.

S. Anas*, S. Rahul, K.B. Babitha, R.V. Mangalaraja, S. Ananthakumar, Microwave accelerated synthesis of zinc oxide nanoplates and their enhanced photocatalytic activity under UV and solar illuminations, Applied Surface Science 355 (2015) 98–103. ISSN: 0169-4332.

∎J. P. Cheng, S. Anas, K. A. Gray, J. Wu, Development of hierarchically porous cobalt oxide for enhanced photo-oxidation of indoor pollutants, J Nanopart Res (2015) 17:141. ISSN: 13880764.

∎R. Renjith, Y.S. Mary, H.T. Varghese, C.Y. Panicker, T. Thiemann, A. Shereef, A.A. Al-Saadi, Spectroscopic investigation (FT-IR and FT-Raman), vibrational assignments, HOMO–LUMO analysis and molecular docking study of 1-hydroxy-4,5,8-tris(4-methoxyphenyl) anthraquinone, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 87 (2015) 110-121.

∎K.B. Babitha, V. Linsha, S. Anas, A. Peer Mohamed, M. Kiran, S. Ananthakumar, Microwave assisted aqueous synthesis of organosilane treated mesoporous Si@ZnO nano architectures as dual-functional, photocatalysts, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 3 (2015) 1337- 1345. ISSN: 2213-3437.

Anas. S, Baiju Vijayan, Kimberly A. Gray, ‘Design of nanomaterials for the energy conversion and storage devices’, Conference Proceedings Page No-117-122. UGC Sponsored national seminar on ‘Trends in Combinatorial Chemistry and Cheminformatics’ organized by the department of Chemistry on 20-21/03/2014. (Conference Proceedings).

S. Anas*, K.V. Mahesh, P. Parsanth, Jobin, S. Ananthakumar, “Nanofillers in ZnO Based Materials: A ‘Smart’ Technique for Developing Miniaturized High Energy Field Varistors”, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 1 (2013) 6455–6462. ISSN: 20507526.

∎Tiezheng Tong, Anas Shereef, Jinsong Wu, Chu Thi Thanh Binh, John J. Kelly, Jean-Francois Gaillard, Kimberly A. Gray, “Effects of material morphology on the phototoxicity of nano TiO2 to bacteria”, Environmental Science & Technology, 47 (2013) 12486- 12495. ISSN: 0013936X

∎23. K. A. Jacob, K. A. Jacob, S. Anas, S. Ananthakumar, Study of photocatalytic activity of ZnO in clay matrix, Scientia 9 (2013) 30-37. ISSN: 0976-8289.

∎K. V. Mahesh, S. Anas, S. Rahul, S. Ananthakumar, Effect of two-step sintering on rare earth (RE=Y2O3, Pr6O11)doped ZnO–Bi2O3 varistors processed from ‘nano-precursor’ powders, J Mater Sci: Mater Electron 24 (2013) 1495–1504.

S. Anas, J. Ambily, R. Metz, S. Ananthakumar, “New insights on physico-chemical transformation of ZnO morphologies- from clustered multipods to single crystalline nanoplates”, Material Chemistry and Physics 134 (2012) 435-442.

Guest Editor of International Journals
∎International Journal of Materials Research: De Gruyter, Germany 2021
∎Materials Today Proceedings: Elsevier 2021
∎AIP Conference Proceedings: AIP 2020

Research Projects

Title of the ProjectFunding AgencyAmountPeriod
Phytotoxicity of Engineered TiO2 Nanoparticles RSC 4000 Pounds 2022-23
Synthesis and characterization of cerium oxide nanoparticles and studying their effects on the early growth stages of commercially important pisum sativum KSCSTE Rs:10,000/- 2018-19
Studies on the superhydrophobicity of hydrothermally developed, homo epitaxially grown nanostructured ZnO surfaces KSCSTE Rs: 7,000/- 2016-17
Super hydrophobicity of solvothermally synthesized hierarchically organized nanostructured photocatalysts UGC Rs: 2,00,000/- 2014-16

ASPIRE Projects Mentored
∎ABHINAND BOSE C- Registration ID: 010016338315.SNC Kollam-2022
∎GAURI.S.S- Registration ID: 010055597714. SNC Kollam-2022
∎Amitha S Babu. Registration ID: 010015242313. SNCW Kollam-2021
∎Amsulu A- Registration ID: 030567688914. SNCW Kollam.-2021

Membership in Professional Bodies
∎Royal Society of Chemistry - Associate Member (ID-702005)
∎Academy of Chemistry Teachers –Member (Secretary)

Key @ T.K.M.C.A.S.

International Conference Chair

Chaired the International Conference on Energy and Environment "ICEE 2k19", organized by the 'Department of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics of TKM College of Arts and Science', in association with DST-SERB, KSHEC, KSCSTE, RSC, Elsevier, AIP and Hensley Publishers.

Erudite Lecture Series: Convener

of the Erudite Lecture Series organized by the Department of Chemistry, TKM College of Arts and Science, in association with the Kerala State Higher Education Council, from 09-12-2019 to 19-12-2019.

Thesis Guided

M.Sc. - 18 (2015-2022), B.Sc. - 43 (2013-2022)

Reviewer of International Journals (Recent):

Environmental Science and Pollution Research (2022)
Ceramics International (2022)
RSC Advances (2021)
Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids (2021, 2020))
Optik (2021 & 2020)

Details of Ph.D. students

Name of the Student with IDYear of admissionFellowship
REKHA CHANDRAN. P. R. Researcher ID- 16080 2017 UGC- SRF
GOPAKUMAR. G Researcher ID- 21992 2020
RESHMA MARIYAM JACOB Researcher ID- 21701 2020 UGC-NET

Scholar Details