• 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.
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1. T.V. Divyalakshmi, S. Sreedhanya, G. Akhil, C.T. Aravindakumar, Usha K. Aravind, Sub-picomolar sensing of hydrogen peroxide with ovalbumin embedded Chitosan/Polystyrenesulfonate multilayer membrane, Analytical Biochemistry, 2013 In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online
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Academic qualification:
1997: Cochin University of Science and Technology, PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Ion exchange membranes
1991: 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
Mark Wiesner (Singh-Obama 21st century knowledge initiative)
James L. Meriam Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Director, Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT)
Pratt School of Engineering
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, United States
Research Students
P. Nikhil Chandra (CSIR-UGC NET)
Research Interest: Design and development of various polyelectrolyte composite membrane systems for environmental applications, removal of pollutants like pesticides and heavy metals from water.

Disha V. J. (FIP)
Research Interest: Development of polyelectrolyte multilayers. Transport of ions, green fertilizer

Research Interest: Development of polyelectrolyte multilayer membranes for energy related applications (fuel cell)

Subha Sasi (KSCSTE Fellow)
Research Interest: pollution status of water bodies due to agricultural run off, Emerging pollutants, Membrane bio reactor

Manjumol Mathew (CSIR-UGC JRF)
Research Interest: Spectroscopic studies of interaction of proteins with pollutants

Misha T. Elias (CSIR-UGC JRF)
Research Interest: Detection of PCPs using LC/MS/MS, degradation of certain pharmaceuticals using advanced oxidation processes.

Collaborating Research Students
Divyalakshmi T.V. (UGC-Meritorious)
Research Interest: development of nano composite films for sensing environmental pollutants like H2O2, protein immobilisation and drug delivery applications on multilayer membranes

S. Sreedhanya (KSCSTE Fellow,CSIR-NET)
Research Interest: Protein-drug interaction involving spectroscopic evaluations photo physical and excited state dynamics of drugs in bio-mimetic environments, FRET, drug delivery systems, bio-functionalization of membranes etc.
Manoj P. R. (KSCSTE Project Fellow)
Research Interest: Sonochemical degradation of organic pollutants

Jain Maria Thomas (CSIR -JRF)
Research Interest: Preparation of polyelectrolyte microcapsules and its application in protein encapsulation

Jisha C. (CSIR- JRF)
Research Interest: DNA radical chemistry and mass spectrometry, Physical studies of thin films

M. Phil Students
Monisha Mohanadas
Research Area: Removal of micropollutants, pollution status in local water bodies

Jenit K. Joy
Research Area: Toxicological studies in fruits like mango

MSc. Students
Mary Lidiya Mathew
Research Area: Removal of some reactive dyes using polyelectrolyte multilayer membranes

Former Research Associates
Dr. Jissy Mathew
Thesis Tiltle: ‘Transport studies of different proteins (Ovalbumin, BSA and Lysozyme) molecules through polyelectrolyte multilayers’ Presently working as an Associate Professor at Assumption College, Changanachery, Kerala.
Dr. M. S. Baburaj
Currently working as Research Associate in Inter University Instrumentation Centre (IUIC), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala
Thesis Title: ‘‘Selective transport of ions and small molecules through polyelectrolyte multilayers’’

Upcoming events
  • Organising Committee member, International conference on Frontiers of Mass spectrometry (ICMS 2013) Sep. 6-9, 2013, Kottayam, Kerala Website:
  • • Convener, Second International Conference on Membranes (ICM - 2013) Oct.3-6, 2013, Kottayam, Kerala Website:
  • 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

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