Anandhan Srinivasan


Professor & Head

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Friday, February 27, 2009

Professional Experience: 

15 years total; 10 years at NITK.

Contact Details


hodmme [at], hodmmenitk [at]


Academic Background
  • Ph.D (Polymer Technology) (IIT Kharagpur, 2004)
  • M.Tech (Polymer Technology) (Cochin University of Science and Technology, 1999)
  • M.Sc. (Applied Chemistry) (M.K.University, 1997)
  • B.Sc. (Chemistry) (M.K.University, 1995)
Areas of Interest

Functional nanotextiles from ceramics and polymers by electrospinning; Polymer nanocomposites and multi-phase systems; Chemical sensors from nanostructured polymers and nanoceramics; Materials for energy storage and conversion.

Significant Projects
  • Development of Nanofibers from Polymer Nanocomposites by Electrospinning’; funding agency: NITK (Seed grant); amount: Rs. 5,00,000 (2009-2011).
  • Novel Nanocomposites from bio-degradable polymers and nano-structured fly ash’; funding agency: DST-SERB (fast track scheme for young scientists); amount: Rs. 18,17,000 (2012- 2015); sanction number: SERB/F/2667/2011-12 dated 12 March 2012.
Supervision of Ph.D


Completed: 5
Submitted: 1
Ongoing: 3


Details of PhD alumni
  • T. Senthil, 'Studies on Electrospinning of poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile)', defended thesis on 9th February 2015
  • B. Shivamurthy, 'Structure-property Relationship of Glass fabric/Epoxy Composites containing some Micro and Nano Fillers', defended thesis on 18th February 2015 (Joint supervisor: Dr. K. Udaya Bhat)
  • Gibin George, 'Influence of Polymeric Binders on the Physico-chemical Properties of Sol-gel Electrospun Nickel Oxide and Cobalt Oxide Nanofibers', defended thesis on 13th November 2015
  • Akshata G. Patil, 'Utilization of Nanostructured Fly ash in Polymer Matrix Composites', defended thesis on 11th March 2016
  • Sachin Kumar B, 'Physico-chemical Characteristics and Application Potential of Advanced Nickel Titanate and Nickel Cobaltite Nanofibers', defended thesis on 25th January 2019 (Joint supervisor: Dr. Sreeram K. Kalpathy, IIT Madras)

Text Books: 




Funded Projects (Ongoing): 

Significant Publications
  • 'Advances in Polymer Materials and Technology', S. Anandhan and S. Bandyopadhyay, Eds., ISBN: 9781498718813, CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA, July 2016.
  • Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2018, DOI: 10.1039/C7CP07435B
  • JOM: the Journal of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, DOI: 10.1007/s11837-018-2811-6
  • Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials, DOI: 10.1007/s10904-018-0842-7.
  • Polymer Composites, DOI: 10.1002/pc.24916.
  • Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1007/s10971-018-4672-4.

Funded Projects (Completed): 


M.Tech Students (Completed): 

  • Gold medallist in both B.Sc. and M.Sc.
  • One Indian patent
  • Three overseas research fellowships
  • Won project grant under DST fast track scheme
  • Editorial board member: International Journal of Energy Engineering, Hong Kong

M.Tech Students (Ongoing): 


Ph.D Students (Completed): 


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Contact us

Prof. Anandhan Srinivasan, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473050

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