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M R Anantharaman, Ph. D

Department of Physics
Cochin University of Science and Technology
Cochin 682022

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              Thirty years of experience in research and development in material science/solid state physics/polymer physics/ carbon black industry including doctoral research. 4 years of industrial experience while working as assistant manager (R&D) in Carbon and Chemicals (India) Ltd (presently Philips Carbon, Cochin). Interests include nanomagnetic materials, magnetic nano composites, amorphous thin films, magnetic elastomers, ferrofluids and conducting polymers. Actively involved in research in the area of using carbon black in composites for making stealth materials and also for preparing composites for aerospace applications. Well versed with the process/production and quality control of various types of carbon black (quality control of feed stock and finished products). Published over 105 papers in reputed, national and international journals and over 70 presentations in seminars/symposium. Contributed one chapter to a book named “Polymer thin films”. Teaching postgraduate students, guiding doctoral candidates and other researchers for over 25 years. Worked at the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands as a Post-Doctoral Fellow for a year during1993-94 on a BOYSCAST Fellowship awarded by the Government of India. Currently leading several sponsored research programs in the Department of Physics in the area of Solid-state physics and material science. Received M.Sc degree in physics from the University of Bhopal, India in 1979 and Ph.D from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India in 1985 and also carried out post doctoral research at the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Also a visiting professor at the University of Konstanz, Germany and Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Guided 17 Ph. D students and 3 post doctorate students to the successful completion for the degree. Guided more than 27 M.Phil candidates to the successful completion of the research requirements for the award of the degree. Currently guiding eleven candidates towards Ph.D. degree. His current interest is in the frontier area of nanoscience and nanotechnology and in polymer physics.

Conferences Organized

1. 77th Science Congress- Cochin University of Science and Technology, January 1989, India, Local Oraganising Committee.

2. National Seminar on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (NSMM – 99) February 1999, Cochin, India, Convener.

3. Seminar on Processing and Application of Rare Earths in India – 2001 (SPAREI-2001) Munnar, India, August 17-19, 2001. Local Organiser

4. DAE SSP, Cochin University of Science and Technology, India, Local Oraganising Committee.

5. International Conference on Optoelectronic Materials and Thinfilms (OMTAT-‘05) Cochin, India, October 24-27, 2005, Local Organiser.

6. International Symposium on Frontiers in Nanoscale Science, Technology and Education, Cochin, India, August 16-19, 2006 Local Coordinator.

7. Second International Conference on Frontiers in Nanotechnology and Nanoscience,(COCHIN NANO-2009),Cochin, India, January 3-6,2009.

8. International Conference on Analytical Science (iCAS-2010), Cochin, India, November 24–27, 2010.