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Dr. P.S.Vijayakumar

Assistant Professor (Scientist-D)

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.


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PhD Students

  • Ms. Mahima Chandel

    Email: mahima.ph19230@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH19230

    Working Since Jan, 2020
  • Mr. Sandeep

    Email: sandeep.ph14224@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH14224

    Working Since Jan, 2015
  • Mr. Pulkit

    Email: pulkit.ph14215@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH14215

    Working Since Jan, 2015
  • Ms.Kamaljit Kaur

    Email: Kamal.ph17225@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH17225

    Working Since Jan, 2018
  • Ms. Bandana Kumari Sahu

    Email: bandana.ph18223@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH18223

    Working Since Jan, 2019

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  1. Nano-hives for plant stimuli controlled targeted iron fertilizer application: Bindra P., Kaur K., Rawat A., Sarka A. D., Singh M., (2019) Chemical Engineering Journal, 375: 121995.. DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2019.121995

  2. Ecofriendly fruit-switches based on graphene oxide for programed fruit preservatives delivery to extend shelf life: Sharma S., Biswal B. K., Kumari D., Bindra P., Kumar S., Stobdan T., (2018) ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 10: 18478–18488.. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b02048

  3. Anti-drift nano-stickers made of graphene oxide for targeted pesticide delivery and crop pest control: Sharma S.,Singh S.,Ganguli A. K., (2017) Carbon, 115: 781-790.. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2017.01.075

  4. Nanoparticle biosynthesis using unicellular and subcellular supports: Luo C. H., Yeh C. S., (2015) NPG Asia Materials, 7: 209.

  5. Near-infrared light-responsive nanomaterials in cancer therapeutics: Selvakumar S.,Yeh, C. S., (2014) Chemical Society Reviews, 43: 6254-87. DOI: 10.1039/c4cs00011k

  6. Oligonucleotides-Assembled Au Nanorod-Assisted Cancer Photothermal Ablation and Combination Chemotherapy with Targeted Dual-Drug Delivery of Doxorubicin and Cisplatin Prodrug: Chien Y. H., Cheng Y. S., Huang C. C., Chen Y. S., Kumar U., Hsu H. F., Yeh. C. S., (2014) ACS Applied materials and interfaces, 6: 4382-93.. DOI: 10.1021/am5000905

  7. 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: Tsai M. F., Chang S. H. G., Cheng F. Y., Cheng Y. S., Su C. H., Yeh C. S., (2013) ACS Nano, 7: 5330-5342. DOI: 10.1021/nn401187c

  8. Eccentric Inorganic-polymeric Nanoparticles Formation by Thermal Induced Cross-linked Esterification and Conversion of Eccentricity to Raspberry-like Janus: Li W. P. ,Huang C. C , Huang G. D , Huang Y. K. , Chiu S. H. , Yeh C. S., (2013) Chem. Commun, 49: 1609-1611.. DOI: 10.1039/C3CC37671K

  9. Escape from the destruction of the galvanic replacement reaction for solid->hollow->solid conversion process in one pot reaction: Chien Y. H.,Tsai M.F.,Sardar K.,Huang C. L.,Yeh C. S., (2013) Nanoscale, 5: 3863-3871.. DOI: 10.1039/C3NR00100H

  10. Nanogold Loaded Sharp Edged Carbon Bullets as Gene Carrier for Plant Genetic Engineering: Abhilash, O.U.; Khan B. M,Prasad B. L. V., (2010) Advanced Functional Materials, 20: 2416- 2423. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200901883

  1. Composting technology and organic waste utilization in agriculture: Natarajan S, Udayasoorian C., Kavitha, (2006) Dept. of Environmental Science, .

  1. Fertilizer delivery system.: M. Singh, A.K. Ganguli, Pulkit., (2018) .

  2. DNA loaded supported gold nanoparticles, process for the preparation and use thereof US 8759054 B2 Grant PCT number PCT/IN2010/000513supported gold nanoparticles, process for the preparat: Prasad B. L. V., Abhilash O.U., Khan B. M., (2012) .


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  • 2006


    Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India

  • 2003


    Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India

  • 2001


    Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India.

  • National Science council Post Doc Fellow:National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (January 2010 to January 2014 )

  • Department of Bio-Technology - Post Doc Fellow:National Chemical Laboratory, Pune (January 2007 to January 2009 )

Awards & Honours

Professional Recognitions

  • Environmental Protection Movement (Life member)

  • The Horticultural Society of India (Life member)

  • Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (Life member)

  • American Chemical Society (Annual member)