Dr.Suresh Mathew

Dr.Suresh Mathew
Professor (Inorganic Chemistry)
M.Sc., Ph.D. (University of Kerala)
Email: smathew1962@gmail.com 
Web: www.materialschem.org





Post Doctoral Research

Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow at Fraunhofer Institut für Chemische Technologie, Germany.

Visiting Scientist , Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum

Visiting Fellow, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore

Visiting Professor, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology Taiwan

BROAD RESEARCH INTEREST: Solid State and Advanced Materials Research

Specific Research Areas: Nanomaterials, Composite Solid Propellants, Advanced Oxidizers, Solid State Kinetics, Thermal Analysis of Solids, Open framework solids and Crystal Engineering, Biomaterials

Microwave Assisted Nano Synthesis: Titania Nanocubes, Nanospheres and Nanorods for Photocatalytic Dye Degradation. Au, Ag, Pd and Pt loaded nanotitania for enhancing the photocatalysis. Hydrothermal synthesis of rare earth doped anatase nano TiO2 for solar photo catalysis Metal and Metal Oxide Nanostructures: Optical and electronic properties of nanostructured materials, Synthesis of metal nanoparticles (silver and gold) of spherical, rod like, shell structures, Nanosynthsis and morphology tuning of metal Vanadates, Tungstates, Molybdates, Ferrites, Nanostructures by Chimie Douce, Core-Shell Nanostructures: Au, Ag, Pt @ TiO2; Bio-fuctionalization of metal nanoparticles. Open framework Solids and Crystal Engineering: Hydrothermal synthesis of amine templated rare earth metal squarates, Non covalent interactions in solids and in coordination polymers Thermal Analysis of Solids:Kinetics and mechanistic studies of transition metal amine complexes; Phase Transition Studies of Solids; Composite Solid Propellants: GAP-HTPB composite solid propellant Binder Matrices, Phase stabilization of Ammonium Nitrate. Bio-Materials Synthesis, Characterization and Evaluation of copolymers of Chitosan

Collaborating Institutions

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, (ISRO), Trivandrum.Indian

Institute of Science, Bangalore

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore

University of Manchester, U.K.

Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technology, Pfinztal, Germany.

University of Karlsruhe, Germany

National Institute Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST), Nagoya, Japan.

National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore.

Laboratoire Architectures Moléculaires et Matériaux Nanostructurés, CNRS, Montpellier France

Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

List of Research Publications and Patents

“Thermal decomposition studies of [Ni(NH3)6]X2 (X= Cl, Br) in the solid state using TG-MS and TR-XRD”, K.S. Rejitha andSuresh Mathew, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (DOI: 10.1007/s10973-010-1054-8).

“Thermoanalytical investigations of tris (ethylenediamine) nickel(II) oxalate and sulphate complexes – TG-MS and TR-XRD studies”, K.S. Rejitha and Suresh Mathew, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (DOI: 10.1007/s10973-010-0823-8)

“Hydrothermal synthesis of samarium doped nanotitania as highly efficient solar photocatalyst”, Jesty Thomas, Praveen Kumar K and Suresh Mathew, Science of Advanced Materials (in press).

“Quantitaive correlation of Kinetic parameters and procedural factors in nonisothermal Thermogravimetry – dependence of heating rate and sample mass”, K.S. Rejitha and Suresh Mathew, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 100 (2010) 909-916

“Investigations on the thermal behavior of hexaamminenickel(II) sulphate using TG-MS and TR-XR”, K.S. Rejitha andSuresh Mathew, Global J. Anal. Chem 1(2010) 101-109

“Gold loaded Titania Nanostructures-Synthesis, Characterization and Morphology Dependence on Photocatalysis”, Suprabha.T, Haizel G.Roy and Suresh Mathew, Science of Advanced Materials, 2 (2010) 107-114.

“Comparison of Photocatalytic Efficiency of Various Metal Oxide Photo-Catalysts for the Degradation of Methyl Orange”, Rosilda Selvin, Hsiu-Ling Hsu, N.Sabari Arul and Suresh Mathew, Science of Advanced Materials, 2 (2010) 58-63.

“Compatibility of Glycidyl Azide Polymer with Hydroxyl Terminated Polybutadiene and Plasticizers”, S. K. Manu, T. L. Varghese, Suresh Mathew and K.N. Ninan, Journal of Propulsion and Power 25 (2009) 533-536

“Microwave assisted synthesis of titania nanocubes, nanospheres and nanorods for photocatalytic dye degradation”, Suprabha T, Haizel G. Roy, Jesty Thomas, Praveenkumar K and Suresh Mathew, Nanoscale Research Letters 4(2009).144-152

“Polymethyl Methacrylate Grafted Chitosan Micro Spheres for Controlled Release of Ampicilin’, C. Radhakumary, P. D. Nair,Suresh Mathew and C. P. R. Nair, J. Biomed. Mater. Res., Part B. Applied Biomaterials, 89 (2009) 65-76.

“Studies on Structure Property Correlation of Crosslinked Glycidyl Azide Polymer”, S.K. Manu, T.L. Varghese, Suresh Mathew, K. N. Ninan, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 114 (2009) 3360-3368.

“Chitosan-Comb-graft-Polyethylene Glycol Monomethacrylate- Synthesis, Characterization, and Evaluation as a Biomaterial for Haemodialysis Applications” C. Radhakumary, Prabha D. Nair, C.P. Reghunadhan Nair and Suresh Mathew, J. Applied Polymer Science, 114 (2009) 2873-2886.

“Fascinating Morphologies of Lead Tungstate Nanostructures by Chimie Douce Approach”, Thresiamma George, Sunny Joseph, Anu Tresa Sunny and Suresh Mathew, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 10 (2008) 567–575

“Thermal Deamination Kinetics of Tris(ethylenediamine) nickel(II) sulphate in the Solid State”, K.S. Rejitha and Suresh Mathew, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 93 (2008) 213-217.

“Kinetics of Glycidyl Azide Polymer Based Urethane Network Formation”, S. K. Manu, V. Sekkar, K. J. Scariah, T. L. Varghese and Suresh Mathew, Journal of Applied Polymer Science,110 (2008) 908-914.

“Thermomechanical and Morphological Characteristics of Cross-Linked GAP and GAP-HTPB Networks with Different Diisocyanates”, Suresh Mathew, S. K. Manu and T. L. Varghese, Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 33 (2008) 146-152.

“Synthesis, Characterization and Properties of Poly(vinyl acetate)- and Poly(vinyl alcohol) – Grafted Chitosan”, C. Radhakumary, P. D. Nair, Suresh Mathew and C.P.R. Nair.’ Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 104 (2007) 1852-1859

“Thermal Behaviour of CuO Doped Phase-Stabilized Ammonium Nitrate”. A. O. Remya Sudhakar and Suresh Mathew, Thermochimica. Acta, 451 (2006) 5-9.

“HEMA Grafted Chitosan for Dialysis Membrane Applications”, C. Radhakumary, Prabha D. Nair, C. P. Reghunadhan Nair and Suresh Mathew, Journal of Applied Polymer Sciences, 101 (2006) 2960-2966.

“Synthesis and Characterization of Nanophased Silver Tungstate”, T. George, S. Joseph and Suresh Mathew, Pramana,65 (2005) 793-799.

“Structural and Microwave Properties of Nanosized Copper Ferrite Prepared by Sol-Gel Synthesis”, Thresiamma George, Sunny Joseph and Suresh Mathew, Journal of Metastable and Nanocrystalline Materials, 23 (2005) 141-144.

“Biopolymer Composite of Chitosan and Methyl Methacrylate for Medical Applications”, C. Radhakumary, Prabha D. Nair, C. P. Reghunadhan Nair and Suresh Mathew, Trends Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, 18 (2005) 117-124.

“Graft Copolymerization of 2-Hydroxy Ethyl Methacrylate onto Chitosan with Cerium (IV) Ion. I. Synthesis and Characterization”, C. Radhakumary, G. Divya, Prabha. D. Nair, C. P. R. Nair and Suresh Mathew, Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A-Pure & Applied Chemistry, A40 (2003) 715-730.

“Supramolecular Hydrogen-bonded Structures in Organic Amine Squarates”, Suresh Mathew, G. Paul, K. Shivasankar, A. Choudhury and C. N. R. Rao, Journal of Molecular Structure, 641 (2002) 263-279.


Patent No.194529 dated 19-12-2005- “A Process for Hydrothermal Production of Active Copper Oxide”. Inventors – Suresh Mathew and K.N. Ninan

Filed a patent for “A Process for Making AP –based Composite Propellant with Active Copper Oxide as Burn Rate Modifier”. No.241/MAS/97 Inventors – Suresh Mathew, T. L. Varghese and K.N.Ninan. (Under order of grant)