Dr. Vijayakumar Shanmugam
♦ B.Sc.Agriculture (2001) , M.Sc. (2003) and Ph.D., (2006) Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India.
♦ Department of Bio-Technology - Post Doc Fellow, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune from 2007-2009.
♦ National Science council Post Doc Fellow, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan from 2010-2014.
♦ To design nanoparticles suitable for agricultural practices like nutrient, pest and diseases management.
♦ To develop nanotechnolgy for food preservation with high nutrition quality and minimum chemical intervention.
♦Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board (ICAR) National Eligibility Test June 2004
♦University SRF awarded for PhD (Based on Masters score) 2004
♦Department of Biotechnology, GoI - Post Doctoral Award 2007
♦Finalist in Swiss Young Researcher Idea Competition 2016 https://swisslitho.com/young-researcher-idea-competition/
♦Reviewer in American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, Elsevier (Outstanding reviewer award 2018 in Elsevier journal) and Springer journals.
♦ Bindra, P.; Kaur, K.: Rawat, A.; Sarka, A. D.; Singh M. and Vijayakumar, S.* Nano-hives for plant stimuli controlled targeted iron fertilizer application. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2019, 375, 121995.
♦ Sharma, S.; Biswal, B. K.; Kumari, D.; Bindra, P.; Kumar, S.; Stobdan T. and Vijayakumar, S.* Ecofriendly fruit-switches based on graphene oxide for programed fruit preservatives delivery to extend shelf life. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 10, 18478–18488.
♦ Sharma S.; Singh S.; Ganguli A. K. and Vijayakumar, S.* Anti-drift nano-stickers made of graphene oxide for targeted pesticide delivery and crop pest control. Carbon 2017, 115, 781-790.
♦ Luo, C. H.; Vijayakumar, S.* and Yeh, C. S. Nanoparticle biosynthesis using unicellular and subcellular supports. NPG Asia Materials. 2015, 7, e209.
♦Vijayakumar, S.; Selvakumar S. and Yeh, C. S. Near-infrared light-responsive nanomaterials in cancer therapeutics. Chemical Society Reviews. 2014, 43, 6254-87. >350 Citations. (Cover page).
♦ Vijayakumar, S.; Chien, Y. H.; Cheng, Y. S.; Huang, C. C.; Chen, Y. S.; Kumar, U.; Hsu H. F. and Yeh. C. S. Oligonucleotides-Assembled Au Nanorod-Assisted Cancer Photothermal Ablation and Combination Chemotherapy with Targeted Dual-Drug Delivery of Doxorubicin and Cisplatin Prodrug. ACS Applied materials and interfaces. 2014, 6, 4382-93.
♦ Tsai, M. F.; Chang, S. H. G.; Cheng, F. Y.; Vijayakumar, S; Cheng, Y. S.; Su, C. H. and Yeh, C. S. On Design of Au Nanorod as an effective light-absorber in the First and Second Biological Near-Infrared Windows For In vivo Photothermal Cancer Therapy. ACS Nano. 2013, 7, 5330-5342. >200 Citations.
♦ Li, W. P.#; Vijayakumar, S.#; Huang, C. C.#; Huang , G. D.; Huang, Y. K.; Chiu , S. H. and Yeh, C. S. Eccentric Inorganic-polymeric Nanoparticles Formation by Thermal Induced Cross-linked Esterification and Conversion of Eccentricity to Raspberry-like Janus. Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 1609-1611. (# equally contributed authors).
♦Chien , Y. H.; Tsai , M.F.; Vijayakumar, S.; Sardar, K.; Huang, C. L. and Yeh , C. S. Escape from the destruction of the galvanic replacement reaction for solid->hollow->solid conversion process in one pot reaction. Nanoscale. 2013, 5, 3863-3871.
♦ Vijayakumar, P.S.; Abhilash, O.U.; Khan B. M. and Prasad B. L. V. Nanogold Loaded Sharp Edged Carbon Bullets as Gene Carrier for Plant Genetic Engineering. Advanced Functional Materials. 2010, 20, 2416- 2423.
♦ Prasad B. L. V.; Vijayakumar, P.S.; Abhilash, O.U. and Khan B. M. DNA loaded supported gold nanoparticles, process for the preparation and use thereof US 8759054 B2 Grant PCT number PCT/IN2010/000513.
♦Vijayakumar, P.S.; M. Singh; A.K. Ganguli; Pulkit. Patent filed 201811001751 January 16, 2018. Fertilizer delivery system.
♦ Natarajan, S; Udayasoorian, C.;… Vijayakumar, P.S.; and Kavitha, R.; 2006. Composting technology and organic waste utilization in agriculture. Dept. of Environmental Science, TNAU, Coimbatore ISBN No 978-81-906394-0-8
Sandeep Sharma: Metal selelnide/graphene oxide composite for agricultural application
Pulkit: Porous nanoparticles for plant response based nutrient delivery
Kamaljit Kaur: Engineering nanostructures for early plant disease sensing
Bandana Kumari Sahu: Nano Technology in fruit shelf life extension
♦ P.S.Vijaya Kumar, Can nano turn farming more ecofriendly? Nano India 2019 conducted by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, 26-27 April 2019.
♦ P.S.Vijaya Kumar, Modern farm protection and production strategies based on nanotechnology. 21st Punjab Science congress by Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.7th-9th February 2018.
♦ P.S.Vijaya Kumar, Attempts to adopt nanotechnology for the targeted pest and diseases control in crop and crop produce “Nanobiotechnology for Agriculture: From Research To Innovation” TERI Gram, India Habitat Centre, Gurugram, New Delhi. 20th November 2017.
♦ P.S.Vijaya Kumar, Nano scale approaches on drug delivery, “Workshop Biactive compounds from medicinal plants: a wealth of novelties and opportunities.” conducted by DMAPR, Indian Council of Agricultural Research station, Gujarat, 1st to 21st Dec 2016.
♦ P.S.Vijaya Kumar, Sensors for seed sorting, “Workshop on Sensors for Agriculture & Food Technology” conducted by IIT, Chennai 14th and 15th, July 2016.
Environmental Protection Movement (Life member)
The Horticultural Society of India (Life member)
Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (Life member)
American Chemical Society (Annual member)
Our research work on " anti-drift pesticide carrier", published in Carbon 2017, 115, 781-790, was covered by Rajya sabha TV program Science Monitor on 29.07.17. The coverage can be watched in the following link (starts at 15 minutes and 5 seconds)
CONTACT INFORMATION :
Tel: 0172 - 2210075
Email Id : psvijayakumar(at)inst(dot)ac(dot)in
Office Address :
Institute of Nano Science & Technology
Habitat Centre, Sector - 64, Phase X, Mohali