Academic qualification:
1997: Cochin University of Science and Technology, PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Ion exchange membranes
1999: University of Pune, MSc Physical Chemistry Research Associate Fellowship from the central Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR, Govt. of India) School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India
Polyelectrolyte multilayers as coatings for membrane separation
Transport of Proteins through polyelectrolyte Multilayer membranes : Design of a single step process for the purification of proteins. This study mainly deals with the investigation of transport characteristics of model protein (bovine serum albumin) and egg white proteins ovalbumin and lysozyme through multilayer membranes.
• Organising Committee member, PHOTORADCHEM-2007- An international conference on frontiers of radiation and photochemistry, Feb. 2007, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala.
Akhil Gopalakrishnan, Mary Lidiya Mathew, JishaChandran, Appala Raju Badireddy, Judith Winglee, Mark Wiesner, C. T. Aravindakumar and Usha K. Aravind, Sustainable Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Surfaces: Possible Matrix for Salt/dye Separation, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015 (in press) available online
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Upcoming events
  • Organising Committee member, International conference on Frontiers of Mass spectrometry (ICMS 2013) Sep. 6-9, 2013, Kottayam, Kerala Website: www.ceetindia.org/ceet/icms2013/
  • • Convener, Second International Conference on Membranes (ICM - 2013) Oct.3-6, 2013, Kottayam, Kerala Website: www.ceetindia.org/icm2013
  • Contact
    Dr. K. Usha
    Advanced Centre of Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development (ACESSD)
    School of Environmental Sciences, M.G. University
    P.D. Hills P.O, Kottayam, Kerala
    India, PIN 686 560
    e-mail: ukaravind@gmail.com

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