Anandhan Srinivasan




Prof. Anandhan Srinivasan was a gold medalist in both BSc (first rank among 240 students) and MSc. He has been teaching courses in the areas of polymers, nanomaterials, materials characterization, and nanocomposites. He has supervised 8 doctoral students to completion and 4 more students have been working for their PhD. He has also guided a postdoctoral fellow and 46 master's research projects in various areas related to polymers and nanotechnology. He has published 88 articles, a patent; 2 books and 14 book chapters. He was a principal investigator of 2 sponsored research projects. Also, he has been a co-principal investigator of a couple of projects. He has been a referee for a number of international journals and doctoral dissertations. He has won research fellowships such as Australia-India Council Fellowship, and Postdoctoral Fellowship from Inha University-Korea. He is a Fellow of: the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institution of Engineers, and Indian Chemical Society. He is a recipient of the IEI young engineer award.

Professional Experience: 

  • Professor, Department of MME, NITK, India (May 2018-current).
  • Head, Department of MME, NITK, India (April 2018- January 2020).
  • Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Department of MME, NITK, India (2009 - 2012 & 2012 - 2018).
  • Senior Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science, AIMST University, Malaysia (2005 - 2007 & 2007 - 2008). 
  • Post Doctoral Fellow and Lecturer, Nanosystems Engineering, Inha University, South Korea (2004 - 2005).
  • Research Associate, Rubber Technology Center, IIT Kharagpur (December 2003 - March 2004).
  • Visiting Research Associate, School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW, Australia (Feb 2002 - May 2002).

Contact Details


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Academic Background

Academic Backround: 

  • 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

Areas of Interest: 

Advanced Functional Nanofibers (polymeric nanofibers for energy and biomedical applications; ceramic nanofibers for sensing and catalysis); Energy Materials (gel polymer electrolytes/separators for Li-ion, Na-ion and Mg-ion batteries); Flexible Electronics; Polymer Nanocomposites; Polymer Blends; Waste Management



Significant Projects

Significant Projects: 

Book Chapters: 


Supervision of Ph.D

Supervision of Ph.D: 


  • 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).
  • Mohammed Khalifa, 'Synthesis, Structure, Properties and Applications of Electrospun Poly(vinylidene fluoride)-Functional Nanofiller Composites', defended thesis on 4th October 2019.
  • Shamitha. C, 'Synthesis and Characterization of ZnMn2O4 and PVDF/Ca-Al LDH nanofibers for Sustainable Energy Applications', defended thesis on 9th June 2020.
  • Sawan Shetty, 'Development of Flexible Piezoelectric Nanogenerators from Electrospun Nanofabrics of Poly(vinylidene fluoride)/Nanosheets Composites', defended thesis on 31st December 2021.

Text Books: 




Significant Publications

Significant Publications: 

In SCI/SCOPUS Indexed Journals
  • B. Shivamurthy, K. U. Bhat, S. Anandhan, 'Mechanical and Sliding Wear Properties of Multi-layered laminates from Glass fabric/graphite/epoxy Composites', Materials and Design, 44, 136 (2013).
  • T. Senthil, S. Anandhan, 'Structure-Property Relationship of Sol-gel Electrospun ZnO Nanofibers developed for Ammonia Gas Sensing',  Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 432, 285 (2014).
  • A. G. Patil, A. M. Shanmugharaj, S. Anandhan, ‘Interparticle Interactions and Lacunarity of Mechano-chemically Activated Fly Ash’, Powder Technology, 272, 241 (2015).
  • G. George, S. Anandhan, 'Tuning Characteristics of Co3O4 Nanofiber Mats Developed for Electrochemical Sensing of Glucose and H2O2', Thin Solid Films610, 48 (2016).
  • B. Sachin Kumar, S.K.Kalpathy, S. Anandhan, 'Synergism of Fictitious Forces on Nickel Cobaltite Nanofibers: Electrospinning Forces Revisited', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20, 5295 (2018).
  • M. Khalifa, S. Anandhan, 'PVDF Nanofibers with Embedded Polyaniline-Graphitic Carbon Nitride Nanosheet Composites for Piezoelectric Energy Conversion', ACS Applied Nanomaterials, 2, 7328 (2019).
  • C. Shamitha, A. Mahendran, S. Anandhan, 'Effect of Polarization Switching on Piezoelectric and Dielectric Performance of Electrospun Nanofabrics of PVDF/Ca-Al LDH Nanocomposite', Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 137, 48697 (2020).
  • S Shetty, A. Mahendran, S, Anandhan, 'Development of a new flexible nanogenerator from electrospun nanofabric based on PVDF/talc nanosheets composite', Soft Matter16, 5679 (2020).
  • G. S. Ekbote, M. Khalifa, B. V. Perumal, S. Anandhan, 'Development of a flexible piezoelectric and triboelectric energy harvester with piezo capacitive sensing ability from barium tungstate nanorod-dispersed PVDF nanofabrics', Flexible and Printed Electronics, 8, 025011 (2023).


Funded Projects (Completed): 




  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK since 2021 (click here for further details)
  • Fellow of the Indian Chemical Society since 2019
  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India) since 2017
  • Awarded three overseas research fellowships
  • Awarded accolades for outstanding academic performance in both BSc (first rank among 240 students) and MSc (first rank among 10 students).
  • Awarded project grant under DST fast track scheme
  • Inventor of an Indian patent
  • Guest editor for the Special Issue on 'Catalysis for sustainable energy and fuel production' for Results in Engineering, Elsevier, 2022.
  • Recipient of the IEI young engineer award on Engineers' day (15th Sep. 23) from the Institution of Engineers (India), Mangalore chapter.

M.Tech Students (Completed): 


Ph.D Students (Completed): 




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Contact us

Dr. Ravishankar K. S, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473050

Contact details for Placements and Interships


Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Saumen Mandal 

Student Co-ordinator: Yoganath P