Faculty Profile

Dr. Keerthi G Nair
Assistant Professor

Profile

Dr. Keerthi G. Nair is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Department of Science and Humanities, Federal Institute of Science and Technology, Angamaly, Kerala. She has served as Head and Assistant Professor at Department of Renewable Energy, St. Albert’s College (Autonomous), Ernakulam before joining Federal Institute of Science and Technology, Angamaly, Kerala. She had obtained her degree in physics from Govt. Victoria College, Palakkad and Master in Physics (Specialized in Material Science) from School of Pure and Applied Physics, M.G. University, Kottayam. She obtained her M.Phil. from PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore, TamilNadu in the area of Conductive Inks for Flexible Electronics. She earned her Ph. D degree from PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore, TamilNadu. Her research area includes, Hydrogen gas sensors, Nanomaterial fabrication, Langmuir Blodgett films, Synthesis and Characterization of nanomaterials and Conductive Inks. She has 9 years of research experience in synthesis and fabrication of nanomaterials and its applications in sensors and conducting inks for flexible electronics. She has published 6 research papers in high Impact journals and presented her work in national and international conferences (10) and has 2 Book chapters in her credit.

Experience:

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor Federal Institute of Science and Technology (FISAT) January 2022-till date
Assistant Professor and Head-In-Charge St. Alberts College Autonomous, Ernakulam, Kerala October 2021-January 2022

 

Academic Credentials:

Academic Credentials Course College/Institution University/Board Year
PhD  PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore Bharathiar University, TamilNadu 2021
M. Phil PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore Bharathiar University, TamilNadu 2016
MSc School of Pure and Applied Physics, M G University, Kottayam Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala 2012
BSc Govt.Victoria College, Palakkad Calicut University, Kerala 2010

 

 

Awards and honours

Achievements:

FDPs Attended:

SL No: Program Date
1 Psychology for Engineers sponsored by KTU at SCMS, Karukutty 22-8-2022 to 26-8-2022
2 Inculcating Universal Human Values in Technical Education by AICTE 26-9-2022 to 30-9-2022

 

Research & Publications

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Publications:

  • Keerthi G Nair, Vishnuraj Ramakrishnan and Biji Pullithadathil, integrated co-axial electrospinning for a single-step production of 1D aligned bimetallic carbon fibers @AuNPs–PtNPs/NiNPs–PtNPs towards H2 detection, RSC, Mater. Adv., 2022, 3, 443-455
  • Keerthi G Nair, Vishnuraj Ramakrishnan and Biji Pullithadathil, Highly Sensitive, Flexible H2 Gas Sensor based on Less-Platinum Bimetallic Ni-Pt Nanocatalysts Functionalized Carbon Nanofibers, ACS Appl. Electron. Mater. 2021, 3, 4, 1621–1633.
  • Vishnuraj Ramakrishnan, D. Jayaseelan, Keerthi G Nair, Mahaboobatcha, Biji Pullithadathil, MEMS-Compatible, Gold Nanoisland Anchored 1D Aligned ZnO Heterojunction Nanofibers: Unveiling NO2 Sensing Mechanism with Operando Photoluminescence Studies, RSC, Mater. Adv., 2021,2, 3000-3013
  • Keerthi G Nair, Vishnuraj Ramakrishnan, Rajesh Unnathpadi, Karthikeyan. K. Karuppanan and Biji Pullithadathil, Unraveling Hydrogen Adsorption Kinetics of Bimetallic Au-Pt nanoislands Functionalized Carbon Nanofibers for Room Temperature Gas Sensor Applications, Phys. Chem. C, 2020, 124, 13, 7144-7155.
  • Vishnuraj Ramakrishnan, Keerthi G Nair, Jayaseelan, K R. Ravi, Biji Pullithadathil, Porous, n-p Type Ultra-long, ZnO@Bi2O3 Heterojunction Nanorods based NO2 Gas Sensor: New insights towards Charge Transport Characteristics, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys,2020,22, 7524-7536.
  • Keerthi G. Nair, D. Jayaseelan and P. Biji, Direct-Writing of Circuit Interconnects on Cellulose Paper using Ultra-Long, Silver Nanowires based Conducting Ink, RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 76092–76100.

 

Conference Publications:

  • Keerthi G. Nair, Vishnuraj and P. Biji, Flexible, Conducting Electrospun Pt Nanoislands@Carbon Nanofibers for Low Temperature H2 Gas Sensor Applications, 29th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Material Research Society of India (MRSI) and National Symposium on “Advances in Functional and Exotic Materials”, Bharathidasan University, February 14 – 16, 2018.
  • Keerthi G. Nair and P. Biji, High Performance, Room-Temperature H2S Gas Sensor Using Graphene Quantum Dots Decorated, Ultra-Long, Heterojunction Silver Nanowires, International Conference on Nanotechnology: Ideas, Innovations, and Initiatives-2017 (ICN:3I-2017), IIT, Roorkee, 6-8th Dec, 2017
  • Keerthi G. Nair, Vishnuraj and P. Biji, End-to-End Alignment and Electrical Properties of Core Shell, ZnO@Au Heterojunction Nanorods Reinforced Electrospun polyvinyl pyrrolidone Nanofibers for Gas Sensing Applications, 4th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN-2017), SRM University, Chennai, August 9-11, 2017.
  • Vishnuraj, Keerthi G Nair and P. Biji, Charge Transport Characteristics and Gas Sensing Properties of n-p Type Ultra-long, Core-Shell ZnO@Bi2O3 Heterojunction Nanorods, 4th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN-2017), SRM University, Chennai, August 9-11, 2017.
  • Vishnuraj, Keerthi G Nair and P. Biji, Structural and Electrical Characterizations of Cu2SnS3 Micro flowers and Core-shell Hybrid ZnO@Cu2SnS3 p-n Heterojunction Nanorods, International Conference on Nanotechnology: Ideas, Innovations, and Initiatives-2017 (ICN:3I-2017), IIT, Roorkee, 6-8th Dec, 2017.
  • Vishnuraj, Keerthi G Nair and P. Biji, High Performance Au-decorated ZnO 2D-Nanosheets for NO2 Gas Sensing Applications, 29th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Material Research Society of India (MRSI) and National Symposium on “Advances in Functional and Exotic Materials”, Bharathidasan University, February 14 – 16, 2018.
  • Keerthi G. Nair, P. Biji, Aligned Silver Nanowire Monolayers using Langmuir Blodgett Technique for Solar Cell Applications International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (ICSET-2014) PSGCT, Coimbatore, TamilNadu.
  • Keerthi G. Nair, P. Biji, Fabrication of Langmuir Monolayers of Aligned silver nanowires using Poly (vinyl pyrrolidone) as a structure directing agent, international conference on advanced polymeric materials (ICAPM 2013), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, 11-13th October, 2013.
  • Keerthi G. Nair, Kamal P. Mani, Vimal George, Pradeep Chandran, Cyriac Joseph. V P N Nampoori, Nonlinear Optical Characterization of Samarium Doped Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles, National Laser Symposium (NLS-21), BARC, Mumbai, 6-9th February, 2013.
  • Keerthi G. Nair, Kamal P. Mani, Vimal G, Pradeep Chandran, Cyriac Joseph, V. P. N. Nampoori, Effect of Samarium on NLO Properties of Nano Zinc Oxide”, Seminar on Recent Trends in Photonics and 27th Annual Convention of IAPT (Indian Association of Physics Teachers), ISP-CUSAT, Cochin, Kerala, 2-4th November, 2012.

 

Book Chapters

  • Keerthi G. Nair and Biji P, Book chapter (7) on Carbon Nanomaterials for Hydrogen Gas Sensing Applications in Carbon Composites: Composites with Nanotubes, Nanomaterials, and Graphene Oxide” edited by Eduardo A. Castro, Ann Rose Abraham, A. K. Haghi, Apple Academic Press, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, ISBN: 9781774912492,2022
  • Keerthi G. Nair, Dinesh V. P and Biji P, Book chapter (9) on “Metal Oxide Based Heterojunction Nanoscale Materials for Chemiresistive Gas Sensors” in “Advances in Nanostructured Composites” Vol. 2., CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, USA edited by Mahmood Aliofkhazraei, (2019) (ISBN 9780367076313)

Contact

Contact

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+91-484-2725-282

Contact Email: keerthignair@fisat.ac.in