Anandhan Srinivasan




Prof. Anandhan Srinivasan was a gold medalist in both BSc (first rank among 240 students) and MSc. He has rich international experience in teaching and research. 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 41 master's research projects in various areas related to polymers and nanotechnology. He has published 85 articles, a patent; 2 books and 14 book chapters. He was a principal investigator of 2 sponsored research projects. He has been also a co-principal investigator of a couple of projects funded by the DST, India and NSF, USA. He has been a referee for a number of international journals. He has refereed about 30 doctoral dissertations from India and abroad. He has won a number of fellowships such as Australia-India Council Fellowship, Postdoctoral Fellowship from Inha University-Korea, ARCNN-ARNAM Fellowship from UNSW-Australia. Prof. Anandhan has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK in September 2021. Earlier, he was Elected Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India) and Indian Chemical Society in 2017 and 2019, respectively.

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; Energy Materials; 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, 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): 




  • 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.

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.
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