Anandhan Srinivasan


Professor & Head

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Friday, February 27, 2009

Professional Experience: 

  • Associate Professor, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, NITK, India (February 2012 – May 2018).

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, NITK, India (February 2009 – February 2012).

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science, AIMST University, Malaysia (July 2005 - August 2008).

  • Post Doctoral Fellow and Lecturer, Department of Textile Engineering, Inha University, Korea (March 2004 - February 2005).

  • Visiting Research Associate, SMSE, University of New South Wales, Australia (February 2002 - May 2002).

Contact Details


hodmme [at], hodmmenitk [at] (official)
anandhan [at], anandtmg [at] (personal)


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 & hybrids
  • Chemical sensors from nanostructured polymers and nanoceramics
  • Polymer Blends
  • Waste recycling
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

Ongoing: 5

Completed: 4

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.
  • Gold medalist in both B.Sc. and M.Sc.

  • 2 Indian patents

  • 3 Overseas research fellowships

  • Won project grant under DST fast track scheme

  • Editorial board member: International Journal of Energy Engineering, Hong Kong

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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: +91-0824-2474000 Extn. 3050

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