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Nisha T. P.

Senior Research Fellow

Nisha T. P.
Biography

Nisha joined Honey John’s research group in April 2016 as a CSIR- Junior Research Fellow. She developed facile synthetic strategies for surfactant based facet-controlled nano TiO2 and its graphene incorporated nanohybrids. Presently as an SRF, she is focused on the synthesis and optimization of binary and ternary hybrids of high energy faceted TiO2 with transition metal dichalcogenides and other graphitic monolayers, for various sustainable & energy applications including photocatalytic dye degradation, self-cleaning, superhydrophilicity, hydrogen evolution reactions, etc. Surface plasmon induced hot electron generation and its effect in antibacterial/antifungal properties of facet-controlled TiO2 is another area of her research interest. She pursued her post graduation in chemistry from School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala. She also completed her B.Ed. before coming into active research.

Publications
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E. J. Jelmy, Nishanth Thomas, Dhanu Treasa Mathew, Jesna Louis, Nisha T. Padmanabhan, Vignesh Kumaravel, Honey John, and Suresh C. Pillai, Impact of structure, doping and defect-engineering in 2D materials on CO2 capture and conversion React. Chem. Eng., 2021, View the Article

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Nisha T Padmanabhan, Nishanth Thomas, Jesna Louis, Dhanu Treasa Mathew, Priyanka Ganguly, Honey John, Suresh C Pillai “Graphene coupled TiO2 photocatalysts for environmental applications: A review”, Chemosphere, 129506, 2021. Full Article

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Priyanka Ganguly, Syam Kumar R. Marica Muscetta, Nisha T. Padmanabhan, Laura Clarizia, A. Akande, Steven Hinder, Snehamol Mathew, Honey John, Suresh C. Pillai, “New insights into the efficient charge transfer of ternary chalcogenides composites of TiO2, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Vol. 282, 119612, 2021. Full Article

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Nisha T Padmanabhan, Honey John, “Titanium dioxide based self-cleaning smart surfaces: A short review”, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering", Vol 8, Issue 5, 104211, October 2020 Full Article

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Nisha T Padmanabhan, Priyanka Ganguly, Suresh C Pillai, Honey John, “Morphology engineered spatial charge separation in superhydrophilic TiO2/graphene hybrids for hydrogen production”, Materials Today Energy, vol 17, 100447, September 2020 Full Article

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Nisha T. Padmanabhan, Madambi K. Jayaraj and Honey John, "Graphene hybridized high energy faceted titanium dioxide for transparent self-cleaning coatings", Catalysis Today, doi:10.1016/j.cattod.2019.09.029.

7T. P. Nisha, Meera Sathyan, M. K. Kavitha and Honey John, "Toxicology studies of Semiconductor Nanomaterials: Environmental Applications" in the book "Toxicology of Nanomaterials", 95, Taylor & Francis, May 2019.
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Nisha T. Padmanabhan, Madambi K. Jayaraj, Honey John, "Mechanistic insights into CTAB assisted TiO2 crystal growth with largely exposed high energy crystal facets", Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 6 (2018) 5510–5519.

International / National Conferences / Seminars
1Nisha T P and Honey John, CTAB assisted morphological tuning in nano TiO2 and its graphene hybrids for Hydrogen production”, ICFCS-2020 – International conference on Frontiers in Chemical Sciences, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, March 4-5, 2020.
2Nisha T P and Honey John, “TiO2/Graphene hybrids as photocatalytic self-cleaning smart surfaces”, International Conference on Applied Catalysis and Chemical Engineering (ACC-2019), April 8-10, Dubai, UAE.
3Nisha T P and Honey John, "Graphene incorporated titanium dioxide co-exposed with high energy {001} and {010/100} facets for self-cleaning nanocoatings", 31st Kerala Science Congress, Feb 2-3, 2019, Fatima Mata National College, Kollam.
4Nisha T P, and Honey John, "TiO2/graphene nanohybrids for Cr(VI) photoreduction and organic chemical reduction of water pollutants", CTPS’20, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Feb 28, 2020.
5Dhanu Treasa Mathew, Nisha T P, Manoj N., Honey John, "CTAB-assisted hydrothermal synthesis of TiO2 for superhydrophilic self-cleaning applications", CTPS ’20, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Feb 28, 2020.
6Nisha T P and Honey John, "Graphene Incorporated Anatase TiO2 for Self-cleaning Nanocoatings", International conference on Nano Science and Engineering Applications (ICONSEA-2018), 4-6 Oct, 2018, at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTUH), Hyderabad.
7Nisha T. P. and Honey John, "Green and sustainable superhydrophilic titanium dioxide photocatalysts for self-cleaning coating applications", 30th Kerala Science Congress, 28-30 January 2018.
8Nisha T. P. and Honey John, "Nano metal Oxide Semiconductors for Visible light Photocatalysis", National Level Research Orientation Programme in Science [ROP 2018], 17th Feb, 2018 at Maharajas College, Ernakulam.
9Nisha T. P., Santhosh Rose, Antony Anett, M. Ushamani, John Honey, "A Comparative Study on the Conductivity of ZnO/rGO and ZnO/PANI nanohybrids", National conference on Polymer Science and technology, 24-25 January 2017.
10T. P. Nisha, L. Ajai Raj, Kailas Gautham, John Honey, "A Comparative Study on the Piezoelectric Generation in PANI/ZnO/rGO and PANI/ZnO/f-MWCNT Ternary Nanocomposites", MACRO-2017: International Conference on Polymer Science and Technology, 8-11 January 2017.
Achievements & Awards
1Best Paper Award in 31st Kerala Science Congress, Feb 2-3, 2019, Fatima Mata National College, Kollam.
2Best Paper Award in International conference on Nano Science and Engineering Applications (ICONSEA-2018), 4-6 Oct, 2018, at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTUH), Hyderabad.
3Qualified CSIR-JRF NET (Chemistry) in 2013
4Qualified GATE (Chemistry) in 2014 and 2015
5Qualified SET (Chemistry) in 2015