Anandhan Srinivasan



Professional Experience: 

  1. Professor, Department of MME, NITK, India (2018-current).
  2. Head, Department of MME, NITK, India (April 2018- January 2020).
  3. Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Department of MME, NITK, India (2009 - 2012 & 2012 - 2018).
  4. Senior Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science, AIMST University, Malaysia (2005 - 2007 & 2007 - 2008). 
  5. Post Doctoral Fellow and Lecturer, Nanosystems Engineering, Inha University, Korea (2004 - 2005).
  6. Research Associate, Rubber Technology Center, IIT Kharagpur (December 2003 - March 2004).
  7. Visiting Research Associate, School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW, Australia (February 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: 

Electrospun nanofabrics; Energy materials; Polymer nanocomposites; Chemical sensors.



Significant Projects

Significant Projects: 

  • 'Development of Nanofibers from Polymer Nanocomposites by Electrospinning’; funding agency: NITK (Seed grant); amount: Rs. 5,00,000 (2009-2011); Role: PI.
  • '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; Role: PI.
  • ‘Mitigating Dendrite Growth Using Engineered Electrolyte Layers for the Development of High Energy Density, Long Cycle Life Lithium Batteries’; Funding Agency: DST-MES-2018; Amount: INR 64,43,608 (2019-2022); sanction number: DST/TMD/HFC/2k18/139 dated 17 June 2019; Role: Co-PI (PI: Dr. A.M.Shanmugharaj, VISTAS, Chennai).
  • ‘3D-printing’; Funding Agency: National Science Foundation, USA (International Research Experience for Students grant); Amount: US $ 300,000 (2020-2023); Role: Co-PI (PIs: Prof. Nikhil Gupta, New York University, USA & Dr. Mrityunjay Doddamani, NITK).

Book Chapters: 


Supervision of Ph.D

Supervision of Ph.D: 


  1. T. Senthil, 'Studies on Electrospinning of poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile)', defended thesis on 9th February 2015.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. Akshata G. Patil, 'Utilization of Nanostructured Fly ash in Polymer Matrix Composites', defended thesis on 11th March 2016.
  5. 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).
  6. Mohammed Khalifa, 'Synthesis, Structure, Properties and Applications of Electrospun Poly(vinylidene fluoride)-Functional Nanofiller Composites', defended thesis on 4th October 2019.
  7. Shamitha. C, 'Synthesis and Characterization of ZnMn2O4 and PVDF/Ca-Al LDH nanofibers for Sustainable Energy Applications', defended thesis on 9th June 2020.

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, A. Mahendran, S. Anandhan, 'Cationic Surfactant Assisted Enhancement of Dielectric and Piezoelectric Properties of PVDF nanofibers for Energy Harvesting Application', Soft Matter17, 2215 (2021).


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; General Chemistry, USA.
  • Elected Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India) since 2017
  • Elected Fellow of the Indian Chemical Society since 2019

Ph.D Students (Completed): 


For More Info: 

Date of Joining: 

Friday, February 27, 2009 - 09:30

Contact us

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