Prof. Dr. P. P. Pradyumnan
 Senior Professor
Phone (Off):91-942407416


Academic Qualifications:

  • Ph. D. Physics (2000) School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India
  • M. Sc. Physics (1993)  School of Pure and Applied Physics, (Materials Science)-Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam

Research Interests:

            Condensed Matter Physics

Academic and Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Member Senate, University of Calicut (2019-20)
  • Member, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology Scientific Committee and Editorial Review Board on Engineering and Physical Sciences.
  • Elected Member, Faculty of Science, University of Calicut, Kerala, India.
  • Member, Board of Studies; P.G Electronics, University of Calicut: 9 years
  • Member, Board of Studies; Radiation Physics, University of Calicut: Present
  • Member: Research admission committee, Kannur University
  • Member Academic Council, University of Calicut 2017-19
  • Member Academic council, Christ College ( Autonomous), Irinjalakkuda
  • Member, International Nanoscience community
  • Member, Thermoelctric Society.
  • Chairman, Board of Studies, Radiation Physics, University of Calicut

 Recent Publications:

  1. T. Parvathy , N.A. Muhammed Sabeer, Niranjana Mohan , P.P. Pradyumnan, Effect of dopant gas pressure on the growth of magnetron sputtered CuO thin films for electrical and optical applications, Optical Materials (2022).
  2. N.A. Muhammed Sabeer and P.P. Pradyumnan, Augmentation of thermoelectric power factor of p-type chromium nitride thin films for device applications, Material Science Engineering B (2021).
  3. Meril Shelly, Meril Mathew , P.P. Pradyumnan , Tania Francis , Dielectric and thermal stability studies on high density polyethylene –Chitosan composites plasticized with palm oil, Materials today proceedings (2021).
  4. P Shyni and P P Pradyumnan, Fermi level tuning in modified Bi 2 Te 3 system for thermoelectric applications, RSC Advances 11, 4539(2021).
  5. P Shyni, P P Pradyumnan, P Rajasekhar, Aswathi M Narayanan, Arun M Umarji, Graphitic carbon nitride-bismuth antimony telluride nanocomposites: A potential material for thermoelectric applications, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 853, 156872 (2021).
  6. P Shyni and P P Pradyumnan,Time-Dependent Morphological Evolution of Bi2Te3 Nanotubes: A Potential Material for Thermoelectric Applications, ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology 9, 105006 (2020).
  7. K. V. Nabeela and P. P. Pradyumnan, Mesopore ffects on thermoelectric properties of CuO nanoparticles, AIP Conference Proceedings 2265, 030466 (2020).
  8. Anju Paulson, N.A. Muhammed Sabeer, P.P. Pradyumnan, Enhancement of optical and thermoelectric properties in dysprosium doped ZnO thin films as an impact of non-parabolic band structure, Materials Science & Engineering B 262, 114745 (2020).
  9. N A Muhammad Sabeer, Anju Paulson and P P Pradyumnan, Band modification of tin nitride thin films for green energy generation, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 138, 109294 (2020).
  10. V S Vineetha and P P Pradyumnan, Growth and characterization of zinc glutarate crystals', AIP Conference Proceedings 2244, 030004 (2020).
  11. E.C. Jumanath, P P Pradyumnan, Thermal degradation and spectroscopic studies of single‐crystalline organometallic calcium adipate monohydrate, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 140, 567 (2019).
  12. E.C. Jumanath, P P Pradyumnan, 'Biomimetic growth, dielectric and magnetic features of copper ascorbate dihydrate crystals, Journal of Solid State Chemistry 277, 538 (2019).

Books published:

  1. Advanced Experimental Techniques, K.Muraleedhara Varier, Antony Joseph and P.P.Pradyumnan, Publi: Chaudhary Devilal University, Sirsa, Haryana and Pragathi Prakashan –Meerut, India 2007.
  2. Advanced Experimental Techniques in Modern Physics, K.Muraleedhara Varier, Antony Joseph and P.P.Pradyumnan, Publi:Pragathi Prakashan –Meerut, India 2006.

Research Group:

PhD Students:

  1. Shyni P (FIP)
  2. Muhammed Shabeer N A
  3. Soumya C (PT)
  4. Vineetha V S (PT)
  5. Nabeela
  6. Midhun Shah (PT)
  7. Parvathy T
  8. Jamshina Sanam

PhD awarded:

  1. Shyni P - Thermoelectric properties of Bi 2 Te 3 system modified through nano-inclusions, defect engineering and morphological tuning (2020- Submitted)
  2. Muhammed Shabeer N A - Thermoelectric properties of nitride and oxide thin films for device application (2020)
  3. Anju Paulson - Thermoelectric Properties of Dysprosium Incorporated ZnO Materials (2020)
  4. Jumanath E C - Growth and physical property studies of some biologically important crystals (2020)
  5. Divya N K - Optical, dielectric and photocatalytic studies of rare earth doped ZnO systems (2018)
  6. Jaya T P - Optical, electrical and morphological studies of conducting ion doped metal oxide thin films (2018)
  7. Binitha M P - Studies on Growth and Properties of Some Metal Succinate Crystals (2015)
  8. Ramachandran T - Studies on Thermoelectric semiconducting oxide Materials (2014)
  9. P Jayaram - Studies on Zn2SnO4 Based Multinary Transparent Conducting Oxides (2013)
  10. N.E Rajeevan - Studies on Magnetoelectric-MultiferroicProperties of Bi-substituted Co2MnO4 (2010)

MPhil awarded:

1. Parvathy T 10. Swathikrishnan
2. Aparna K R 11.  Prasanth K
3. Maneesha P 12. Shini
4. Anju Paul  13. Jayaprakasan M V
5. Aparna P U 14. Siji George
6. Akhila R 15. K.B. Sunil   
7. Divya C M  16. Venugopalan  
8. Lujluh Jahan K  17. Justin Paiva
9. Jaya T P 

Research Projects:

  • Studies on Multicomponent Transparent Conducting oxide Thinfilms for Device Application (Scientist Mentor), KSCSTE, Govt of Kerala, India.
  • Studies on Oxide Materials for Thermoelectric generation, DST-SERB, Govt of India
  • Studies on the thermo-electric properties of magnetic ion incorporated semiconductor thin-films, KSCSTE, Govt of Kerala, India
  • Heavy ion irradiation impact on the thermoelectric power of thin films, NSC, New Delhi.

Invited Talks presented in National/International Conference:

1. 'Superparamagnetic Materials' National Seminar on Material Science with special emphasis on Crystallography organized by the Department of Physics, Govt College, Kottayam, 9-11 September 2015.

2. 'Materials for energy application', National Seminar on Recent Advances in Materials Science (RAMS-2015), September, 30-Oct 1 2015, Tunchan Memorial Govt College, Tirur, Kerala.

3. 'Magnetic Materials', National Seminar: Fundamentals and Developments 12-13 October 2015, Pookoya Thangal Memorial Govt.College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala

4. 'Materials for Energy Application', National Conference on Modern Optics and Materials Science, December 17-18, 2015, Farook College, Kozhikode, Kerala 673635

5.'Materials for energy conversion, National Seminar on Recent Trends in Material Science, 7th Jan 2016, Department of Physics, Govt.College, Kasaragod

6. 'Magnetism in Nanomaterials', National Seminar on Materials Science: Fundamentals and Applications, November 15-16, 20161 201, Tunchan Memorial Govt College, Tirur, Kerala.

7. 'Magnetic Materials', 'Spectrum 2017' 19-20 January 2017, MAMO College, Mukkam, Kozhikode

8. Nanostructuring in Thermoelectric Materials, International Conference on Nano Materials (ICNM2017), 10-12 Feb 2017, International Inter University Centre for Nano Science and Nano Technology (IIUCNN), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India

9. Materials for Energy Generation, UGC – Human Resource Development Centre, University of Calicut, 16-6-2017

10. Non-conventional energy materials, UGC – Human Resource Development Centre, 21-7-2017, Kannur University

11. Magnetism in two dimensional materials, National seminar on Thin film Technology and Application, School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala 15-17 February 2018 (16-2-2018)

12. 'Thermoelectrics: Key for Power generation', National Seminar on Interdisciplinary Approaches in Materials and Biological research (IAMBR-2019), March 15 & 16 2019, Mahatma Gandhi College, Thiruvananthapuram 695004.

13. 'Thermoelectric Materials: Source of green electricity', National conference on Materials science and nanotechnology 18-20 March 2019, Department of Physics, M E S College, Ponnani, Malappuram, Kerala 679586.

14. "Nonconventional energy", UGC – Human Resource Development Centre, 21-10-2020, Kannur University

Awards and Honours:

  • Visiting Researcher Fellowsip, Japanese Government.

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