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


∎ 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.

∎ 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.

∎ Book Chapter: Book- Sol-Gel Materials for Energy, Environment and Electronic Applications. Chapter: Sol- Gel Materials for Varistor Devices, S. Ana, K.V. Mahesh, Jeen Maria Mathews and S. Ananthakumar, Springer Publications (2017) 23-59.

ISBN: 978-3-319-50142-0.

∎ 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). Seminar Proceedings Paper. 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.

∎ 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.

∎ 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.

∎ 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.

∎ 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.

∎ 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, TKMCAS on 20-21/03/2014.

∎ 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.

∎ 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.

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

∎ 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.

∎ S. Anas, R.V. Mangalaraja, S. Ananthakumar, “Studies on the evolution of ZnO morphologies in a thermohydrolysis technique and evaluation of their functional properties”, Journal of Hazardous Materials 175 (2010) 889–895.

∎ S. Anas, R. Metz, M. A. Sanoj, R. V. Mangalaraja, S. Ananthakumar, “Sintering of surfactant modified ZnO-Bi2O3 based varistor nano powders”, Ceramics International 36 (2010) 2351-2358.

∎ S. Ananthakumar, S. Anas, J. Ambily, R.V. Mangalaraja, “Microwave assisted citrate gel combustion synthesis of ZnO, Part-I: Assessment of structural features”, Journal of Ceramic Processing Research 11 (2010)164-169.

∎ S. Anas, P. Mukundan, M. A. Sanoj, R. V. Mangalaraja, S. Ananthakumar, Synthesis of ZnO based nanopowders via a non-hydrolytic sol gel technique and their densification behaviour and varistor properties, Processing and Application of Ceramics, 4 [1] (2010) 7-14.

∎ S. Ananthakumar, S. Anas, J. Ambily, R.V. Mangalaraja, “Microwave assisted citrate gel combustion synthesis of ZnO, Part-II: Assessment of functional properties”, Journal of Ceramic Processing Research, 10 (2010) 164-169.

∎ Lajina Thazhe, Anas Shereef, Satyajit Shukla, Reshmi Pattelath, Manoj Raama Varma, Krishna Gopinatha Suresh, Kashinath Patil, and Krishna Gopakumar Warrier, “Magnetic Dye-Adsorbent Catalyst: Processing, Characterization and Application”, Journal of American Ceramic Society, 93 (2010) 3642-3650.

∎ Anas Shereef, R. V. Mangalaraja, P. Mukundan, S. K. Shukla, S. Ananthakumar, “Direct synthesis of varistor grade doped nano crystalline ZnO and its densification through step-sintering technique”, Acta Materialia 55 (2007) 5792-5801.

Research Projects

Title of the ProjectFunding AgencyAmountPeriod
Super hydrophobicity of solvothermally synthesized hierarchically organized nanostructured photocatalysts UGC 2,00,000/- 2014
Studies on the superhydrophobicity of hydrothermally developed, homo epitaxially grown nanostructured ZnO surfaces’, Order No. 1463/2016/KSCSTE KSCSTE 7,000/- 2017
Synthesis and characterization of cerium oxide nanoparticles and studying their effects on the early growth stages of commercially important pisum sativum’, Order No. 910/SPS63/2018/KSCSTE KSCSTE 10,000/- 2019

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. - 11 (2015-2020), B.Sc. - 35 (2013-2020)

International Journal Referee (2012-2020)

Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer)
RSC Advances (RSC)
Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids (Elsevier)
Materials Letters (Elsevier)
Thin Solid Films (Elsevier)

Details of Ph.D. students

Year & Reg. No. of the ScholarsTitle of the thesis
2017- Researcher ID- 16080 - REKHA CHANDRAN. P. R. Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles and their Phytotoxicity Studies.
2017- Researcher ID- 15991- BIJI. M. Design and Development of Metal Oxide-Graphene Hybrids for Catalytic and Sensing Applications.

Scholar Details