Dr. A.P. Uthirakumar
Associate Professor and Head of Nanoscience Centre for Optoelectronics and Energy Devices [Nano-COED],
Department of Chemistry
Sona College of Technology, Salem – 636 005. India
Email: uthirakumar[At]sonatech.ac.in, uthirakumar[At]gmail.com



ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
University Degree Subject University Year
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering –“Polymer/Clay Nanocomposites” Chonbuk National University, South Korea 2005
M.Sc Chemistry S.V.N College, Madurai Kamaraj University 1995
B.Sc Chemistry (Physics & Zoology as allied subjects) S.V.N College, Madurai Kamaraj University 1993

Personal Data
Date of Birth : 20th June 1972
Sex : Male
Nationality : Indian
Marital Status : Married

DETAILS OF PREVIOUS AND PRESENT EMPLOYMENT
Position held Organization Month and year of Entry Month and year of Completion Subject of Research
Junior executive(Chemist) Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd,Chennai, India Feb 1996 May 1999 Process development of cephalosporin drugs
Assistant Manager Aurobindo Pharmaceutical Ltd, Hyderabad, India July 1999 February 2002 Research and Process development of Antibiotic drugs
Post Doctoral Researcher (Supervisor: Prof. Youn-Sik Lee) Department of Environmental and Chemical Engineering , Chonbuk National University May 2005 April 2006 Development of yellow light emitting polymers for white light emitting diodes
Post Doctoral Researcher (Supervisor: Prof. Chang-Hee Hong) Semiconductor Physics Research Center,  Chonbuk National University May 2006 November 2008 Synthesis of nanomaterials (ZnO, GaN, InN and InGaN for fabrication of light emitting diodes and solar cells
Researcher Professor (Supervisor: Prof. Chang-Hee Hong) School of Semiconductor and Chemical Technology, Semiconductor Physics Research Center,  Chonbuk National University December 2008 June 2010 Surface functionalization of GaN based light emitting diodes (LEDs) by using ZnO and Ag nanomaterials to improve the light extraction efficiency of the LEDs
Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry, Sona College of Technology, Salem, Tamilnadu, India August 2010 November 2011 Design and development of specifically designed nano-structured materials for the application of Solar Cells and LEDs
Associate Professor Department of Chemistry, Sona College of Technology,Salem, Tamilnadu, India December 2011 Till date Design and development of specifically designed nano-structured materials and Natural dyes for Solar Cells and LEDs Development of Nano-techniques to remove textile organic dyes from the industrial waste water

EXPERIENCE

Awards/Fellowships

Membership in Scientific Organization

Honors Recived

Field of Specialization

Technical Skills

Hands on Sophisticated Instruments

Experience in characterization technique
Collaborators:

Optoelectronic Lab, School of Semiconductor and Chemical Technology, SPRC, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, South Korea


Scientific contributions
Papers published in International Journals : 47
Papers published in National Journals : ---
Papers Published in proceedings of International conference/Technical meeting : 29
Papers presented/accepted in International conference : 4
Papers presented/accepted in National conference : ---
National/International school/ workshop/conferences attended : 33

List of papers published in international Journals

Book Chapters

Book Title: Polymer Nanocomposites: Advances in Filler Surface Modification Techniques

Editor : Dr. Vikas Mittal, Institute of Chemical and Bioengineering, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Title: Polymer Nanocomposites: Advances in Filler Surface Modification Techniques
Editor : Dr. Vikas Mittal, Institute of Chemical and Bioengineering, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
Chapter title: “Role of monocationic and bicationic initiators on the grafting of polymer chains ‘from’ the clay surface”
Page: pp 61-90.
Series: Nanotechnology  Science and Technology
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA.
Pub. Date: 2009, 4th quarter
ISBN: 978-1-60876-125-8

02. Book Title: Polymer Initiators

Editor : Whitney J. Ackrine.

Chapter title: “Role of monocationic and bicationic initiators on the grafting of polymer chains from the clay surface”

Page: pp 247-275
Series: Biochemistry Research Trends, Polymer Science and Technology
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA.
Pub. Date: May,2011
ISBN: 978-1-61761-304-3

03. Book Title: Solar Cells

Chapter title: “Fabrication of Zinc oxide based dye sensitized solar cells”

Publisher: InTech - an Open Access publisher covering the fields of Science, Technology and Medicine.
Page: Submitted
Pub. Date: 2011
ISBN: 978-953-307-316-3.

04. Book Title: Engineering Chemistry - I 


List of Conference Publications

List of Conference Presentation

REFERENCES

1) Prof. Youn-Sik Lee (yosklear@jbnu.ac.kr)
Professor,
Fine Chemistry Lab,
Division of Environmental and Chemical Engineering,
Chonbuk National University, Chonju,
Chonbuk, South Korea

2) Prof. Chang-Hee Hong, Ph.D (chhong@jbnu.ac.kr)
Professor, School of Semiconductor and Chemical Technology,
Semiconductor Physics Research Center,
Chonbuk National University,
SouthKorea.