Manpower Details

Designation: Scientitst E
Emp ID: 3170
Work Place: Thrissur Laboratory
Specialisation:
  • Dev. of Advanced Energy Materials: To develop indigenous technology for producing Aerogels of different compositions/properties for applications in various energy storage/delivery systems/devices including the systems those are used in harvesting renewable energy, solar/wind energy.
  • Dev. of Supercapacitors:      To develop complete indigenous technology for making effective energy storage/delivery systems/devices (Supercapacitors) including fabrication of high power packs/ devices for applications in electric vehicles, power electronics, solar energy harvesting system and other advanced electronic applications.
  • Pilot Plant Set-up: To develop the suitable process technology in upscaling products from laboratory scale to semi-commercial Pilot scales including designing of process stages/machineries and demonstration of the same to Industries to facilitate commercial

Symposia / Conferences

  1. V Vinith, K R Sumesh, Abhisekh Chowdhury, Pooja Bhaskar M, Vasanth Mohan, Athul Krishnan MB, N Rani Panicker, P A Abraham, K Stanley Jacob and N C Pramanik*, “Supercapacitor based Smart Solar Emergency Lighting System”, — 7th National Conference on “New & Renewable Energy Technology (NRET 2016)”, held at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore (April 22, 2016)

  2. J Vigneshwaran, Swathy K S, Nisha K S, Pooja Bhaskar M, Abhisekh Chowdhury, N Rani Panicker, P A Abraham, Shantanu Das and N C Pramanik*, “Preparation of high surface area porous carbon from banana stem fibre for EDLC electrode applications”, — 7th National Conference on “New & Renewable Energy Technology (NRET 2016)”, held at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore (April 22, 2016)

  3. Swathy K. S, P A Abraham, Rani Panicker N, S Rajashekaran,  N C Pramanik and  Stanly Jacob. K, “Titania aerogel based photo anodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells” — Int’l Conference on “Cochin NANO 2016”, held at Cochin University of Science & Technology, Cochin (February 21-23, 2016) Received Best Paper presentation Award

  4. Swathy K.S, Dreemy Samu K, Rani Panicker N, P A Abraham, S Rajashekaran,  N C Pramanik and  Stanly Jacob.K, “Nanostructured anatase titania spheres as light scattering layer in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells” — 4thInt’l Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering, Science & Technology (ICETST 2015), held at Govt. Engineering College, Thrissur (December 09-11, 2015

  5. Abhishek Chowdhury, Pooja Bhaskar M, Vasanth Mohan, Vinith V, Sumesh KR, Athulkrishnan MB, Wilfred Antony, P A Abraham, Rani Panicker N, S Rajasekaran, Stanly Jacob K and N C Pramanik*, “Design and development of aerogel supercapacitor based automatic interfacing circuit/module for solar energy harvesting systems”, — National Workshop on Supercapacitor: Application Potential, Technology Status and Commercialization (NWS 2015), held at Thrissur (October 09, 2015)

  6. Vasanth Mohan, Abhishek Chowdhury, Arthana T, Pooja Bhaskar M, Vinith V, Sumesh KR, Athulkrishnan MB, Wilfred Antony, P A Abraham, Rani Panicker N, S Rajasekaran, Stanly Jacob K and N C Pramanik*, “Fabrication of aerogel based EDLC and Studies of the effects of electrolytes on their electrical performances for electronic applications” — National Workshop on Supercapacitor (NWS 2015), held at Thrissur (October 09, 2015)

  7. Pooja Bhaskar M, Abhishek Chowdhury, Vasanth Mohan, Vinith V, Sumesh KR, Athulkrishnan MB, Wilfred Antony, P A Abraham, Rani Panicker N, S Rajasekaran, Stanly Jacob K and N C Pramanik*, “Architecture of supercapacitor electrode material: Preparation of carbon aerogels and studies of their physical properties” — National Workshop on Supercapacitor (NWS 2015), held at Thrissur (October 09, 2015)

  8. Swathy K.S, Dreemy Samu.K, Rani Panicker N, P.A.Abraham,S.Rajashekaran  N.C.Pramanik and  Stanly Jacob.K*, “Conversion of coconut shell into carbon suitable for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell applications” — Recent Advance in Chemistry 2015, held at St. Mary College, Thrissur (August 19, 2015) Received Best Paper Award

  9. Swathy K.S, Abirami K.A, P.A.Abraham, Rani Panicker.N, S.Rajashekaran  N.C.Pramanik and  Stanly Jacob.K*, “Synthesis and characterisation of titania spheres for light scattering application in dye sensitized solar cellRecent Advance in Chemistry 2015, held at St. Mary College, Thrissur (August 19, 2015)

  10. Dheeraj Sahu, S Pattnaik, M V Aware, N C Pramanik*, P A Abraham, Rani Panicker N and Shantanu Das, “Development of Test-system for parameter evaluation for indigenously developed ultracapacitors”,IEEE Conference 2015, held at Kolkata (July 15, 2015)

  11. N C Pramanik*, N Rani Panicker, P A Abraham, K Stanly Jacob, and S Rajasekaran, “CAG - The advanced material for energy storage in supercapacitor: Energy storage mechanism, Material architecture for device fabrication & applications”, — “National Seminar on Advanced Materials for Energy & Environment (NSMEE 2015)”, held at Vimala College, Thrissur (February 09-10, 2015)

  12. Deepthy VM, PA Abraham, N Ranipanicker, S Rajashekaran, N C Pramanik and K Stanly Jacob, “High surface area nanocrystalline titania aerogel for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell Applications”  — “NANO IINDIA  2015”, held at Centre fro Nanotechnology & Advaned BioMaterials, SASTRA University, Thanjavur (January 29-30, 2015)

  13. N C Pramanik*, P A Abraham, N Ranipanicker, K Stanly Jacob, S Rajasekaran,“Role of aerogels on Energy storage scenario and the achievements of C-MET on Supercapacitor development” (Oral) — 4thInt’l Conference of World Science Congress (WSC 2014), held at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (December 16-18, 2014): Received the award of Flame of Science for excellence in scientific contribution

  14. N C Pramanik*, P A Abraham, N Ranipanicker, K Stanly Jacob, S Rajasekaran, “Aerogel: the energy storage materials and application in Supercapacitors”  — National Workshop on “Energy Materials (EM-2014)”, held at Dept. of Physics, CUSAT (Ernakulam), India (December 04, 2014)

  15. Greeshma G, P A Abraham, N Ranipanicker, K Stanly Jacob, S Rajasekaran and N C Pramanik*Fabrication of electric double layer capacitors for fast chargeable power electronic applications” — National Seminar on Nanostructured Materials (NSM 2014), held at PG Dept. of Chemistry, NSS Hindu College (Changanachery), Kottayam (August 12-13, 2014)

  16. Deepthi V M, P A Abraham,  Ranipanicker N, N C Pramanik, S Rajasekharan and Stanly Jacob K, “Preparation of titania aerogel through supercritical drying process” — National Seminar on Nanostructured Materials (NSM 2014), held at PG Dept. of Chemistry, NSS Hindu College (Changanachery), Kottayam (August 12-13, 2014).

  17. Suchitra V C, P A Abraham, N Ranipanicker, S Rajasekharan and Stanly Jacob K and N C Pramanik*Studies the effect of degree of pore liquid exchange on the physical properties of carbon aerogels” — National Seminar on Nanostructured Materials (NSM 2014), held at PG Dept. of Chemistry, NSS Hindu College (Changanachery), Kottayam (August 12-13, 2014)

  18. Mahima M Philip, S Rajasekharan, Suchitra V C, P A Abraham, N Ranipaniker, Stanly Jacob K and N C Pramanik*, “Preparation of ZnO-CAG composites for EDLC applications and studies of their electrical/ electrochemical properties” — National Seminar on Nanostructured Materials (NSM 2014), held at PG Dept. of Chemistry, NSS Hindu College (Changanachery), Kottayam (August 12-13, 2014)

  19. Suchitra V C, Meril Shelly, P A Abraham, N Ranipaniker, S Rajasekharan, Stanly Jacob K and N C Pramanik*, “Preparation of porous carbon aerogel through gel drying under ambient conditions for supercapacitor applications” — National Seminar on Frontiers in Green Chemistry, held at St. Mery’s College, Thrissur (July 24-25, 2014)

  20. S Rajasekharan, Muhammed Shafi P I, Suchitra V C, P A Abraham, N Ranipanicker, Stanly Jacob K and N C Pramanik*, “Preparation of MnO2-CAG composites and studies of their electrochemical properties for EDLC applications” — National Seminar on Frontiers in Green Chemistry, held at St. Mery’s College, Thrissur (July 24-25, 2014)

  21. Deepthi VM, P A Abraham,  Ranipanicker N, N C Pramanik, S Rajasekharan and Stanly Jacob K, “A study on the use of natural dyes as photo sensitizer  for dye sensitized solar cell” — National Seminar on Frontiers in Green Chemistry, held at St. Mery’s College, Thrissur (July 24-25, 2014)

  22. N C Pramanik*, P A Abraham, Rani Panicker N., K. Stanly Jacob and S Rajasekharan, “CAG Supercapacitor for applications in Power Electronics: Material challenges and achievements” — National Workshop on “On-Board Power sources for Defense & Aerospace applications (OBPSDA 2014)”, held at RCI, Hyderabad (June 12-13, 2014)

  23. N C Pramanik, Aerogel based nanocomposites for applications in power electronics” — National Conference on Micro- and Nano Composites (NCMNC 2013) 2013”, at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai (December 27-28, 2013)

  24. N. C. Pramanik*, P. A. Abraham, N. Rani Panicker, “Potentials of aerogel supercapacitors for applications in engineering electronics” — National Workshop on “Multifunctional Materials 2013”, held at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai (March 21-22, 2013)

  25. K. Stanly Jacob, K. N. Sreelakshmi, P. A. Abraham, N. Rani Panicker and N. C. Pramanik, “Preparation of titania photoanode for dye sensitized solar cell using electrophoretic deposition” — Indo-US Workshop on Nano-Structured Electronic Materials: Challenges & Relevance to Electronics & Energy Research (IUSWNM-2013), held at C-MET, Thrissur, Kerala, India (March 8-11, 2013)

  26. V. C. Suchitra, T. P. Jithin, P. A. Soorya, N. Rani Panicker, P. A. Abraham, K. Stanly Jacob and N. C. Pramanik*, “Preparation of high surface area porous carbon for energy storage applications by sub-critical drying technique” — Indo-US Workshop on Nano-Structured Electronic Materials: Challenges & Relevance to Electronics & Energy Research (IUSWNM-2013), held at C-MET, Thrissur, Kerala, India (March 8-11, 2013).

  27. N. Rani Panicker, M. Deepa, M. S. Sruthy, P. A. Abraham, K. Stanly Jacob and N. C. Pramanik*, “Preparation of Pd-nanoparticle doped carbon aerogels for hydrogen gas storage applications” — Indo-US Workshop on Nano-Structured Electronic Materials: Challenges & Relevance to Electronics & Energy Research (IUSWNM-2013), held at C-MET, Thrissur, Kerala, India (March 8-11, 2013)

  28. T. P. Jithin, A. J. Krishnapriya, N. Rani Panicker, P. A. Abraham, K. Stanly Jacob and N. C. Pramanik*, “Study of electrical properties of EDLCs fabricated using carbon from coconut shell” — Indo-US Workshop on Nano-Structured Electronic Materials: Challenges & Relevance to Electronics & Energy Research (IUSWNM-2013), held at C-MET, Thrissur, Kerala, India (March 8-11, 2013)

  29. P. A. Abraham, T. Diljith, N. Rani Panicker, K. Stanly Jacob and N. C. Pramanik*, “Synthesis of high surface area nanostructured zinc tin oxides (ZTO) aerogels for gas sensor applications” — Indo-US Workshop on Nano-Structured Electronic Materials: Challenges & Relevance to Electronics & Energy Research (IUSWNM-2013), held at C-MET, Thrissur, Kerala, India (March 8-11, 2013)

  30. N. C. Pramanik*, P. A. Abraham, N. Rani Panicker, K. Stanly Jacob and Shantanu Das, “Aerogel Supercapacitor: Technological achievements & applications” — Synergy in Physics and Industry (SPI 2013), held at BARC, Mumbai, India (January 21-22, 2013)

  31. K. Stanly Jacob, P. A. Abraham, N. Rani Panicker and N. C. Pramanik*, “Preparation of mesoporous nanocrystalline anatase TiO2 for dye sensitized solar cell application” — 2nd Int’l Conference on Optoelectronic Materials & Thin Films for Advanced Technology (OMTAT 2013), held at Dept. of Physics, CUSAT, Cochin, India (January 3-5, 2013)

  32. M. Deepa, M. S. Sruthy, P. A. Abraham, N. Ranipanicker, K. Stanly Jacob and N. C. Pramanik*, “Enhanced hydrogen gas storage capacity of activated Pd-doped carbon aerogel xerogel through chemical activation”, —National Conference on Advanced Materials Science: Macro to nano Scales (NCAMS 2012), held at Union Christian College, Aluva, Kerala, India (March 16-17, 2012)

  33. M. S. Sruthy, M. Deepa, P. A. Abraham, N. Ranipanicker, K. Stanly Jacob and N. C. Pramanik*, “Surface area enhancement of carbon aerogel xerogel through chemical activation”, — National Conference on Advanced Materials Science: Macro to nano Scales (NCAMS 2012), held at Union Christian College, Aluva, Kerala, India (March 16-17, 2012)

  34. K. S. Rejitha, P. A. Abraham, N. Ranipanicker, K. Stanly Jacob and N. C. Pramanik*, “Role of catalysts on resorcinol-furfural gel formation and gas sorption properties of carbon aerogels” —National Conference on Advanced Materials Science: Macro to nano Scales (NCAMS 2012), held at Union Christian College, Aluva, Kerala, India (March 16-17, 2012)

  35. M. S. Sruthy, M. Deepa, P. A. Abraham, N. Ranipanicker, K. Stanly Jacob and N. C. Pramanik*.  “Preparation of carbon aerogels and it’s chemical activation for hydrogen gas storage applications”, — 24th Kerala Science Congress (KSC-2012), held at Rubber Research Institute, Kottayam, Kerala, India (January 29-31, 2012)

  36. J. James  P. A. Abraham N. Ranipanicker, K. Stanly Jacob and N. C. Pramanik*, “Synthesis and pore size tuning of carbon aerogels for supercapacitor applications”—24th Kerala Science Congress (KSC-2012), held at Rubber Research Institute, Kottayam, Kerala, India (January 29-31, 2012)

  37. K. Stanly Jacob, P A Abrham, N. Rani Panicker, and N C Pramanik*, “Preparation and nitrogen sorption characteristics of silica aerogel suitable for sensor applications”, —1st Int’l Symposium on Physics and Technology of Sensors (ISPTS-1)2012, held at Pune, Maharashtra, India (March 08-10, 2012)

  38. Preparation of carbon aerogels and studies on the role of catalyst concentration in tuning the electrical properties of aerogel supercapacitors” — R. Rakhikrishna, P. Hareesh, P A Abrham, N. Rani Panicker, K. Stanly Jacob, and N C Pramanik*,

     — National Conference on Nanostructured materials and Nanocomposites (NCNM 2010), NSS College, held at Ottapalam, Kerala, India (March 17-18, 2011): Received Best Paper Award

  39. Co-doped carbon aerogels: Synthesis, characterization and study of their gas sorption properties” — M. S. Sruthy, Nidhin Soman, P A Abrham, N. Rani Panicker, K. Stanly Jacob, and N C Pramanik*

    National Conference on Nanostructured materials and Nanocomposites (NCNM 2010), held at NSS College, Ottapalam, Kerala, India (March 17-18, 2011)

  40. Synthesis and characterisation of Ni-doped carbon aerogels for energy storage applications” —N. C. Pramanik*, P. A. Abraham, N. Rani Panicker, N. Soman, and M S Sruthy

    Int’l Workshop & Symposium Synthesis of Glass/Glass Ceramics (IWSSCGGC 2010), held at Pune, Maharasthra , India during July 7-10, 2010

  41. New method of synthesizing crystalline BST nanoparticles and study of their dielectric properties” —N. C. Pramanik*, P. A. Abraham, and N. Rani Panicker,

    Int’l Workshop & Symposium Synthesis of Glass/Glass Ceramics (IWSSCGGC 2010), held at Pune, Maharasthra , India during July 7-10, 2010.  Received Best Paper Award

  42. Carbon  aerogels and its electronic  application- N. C. Pramanik*, 

    -Int’l Conference on Advancement of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICOANN 2010), held at Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India during March 1-3, 2010.

Patents

  1. Carbon aerogel based electrode, Aerocapacitors, Process and applications thereof”, invented by N. C. Pramanik8, P A Abraham, Rani Panicker N and K. Stanly Jacob, Indian Patent (Appl. No. 440/DEL/2015)

  2. Carbon aerogel, process of preparation and applications thereof” invented by N. C. Pramanik*, P A Abraham, Rani Panicker N and K. Stanly Jacob, Indian Patent (Appl. No. 439/DEL/2015)

  3. Carbon aerogel and process for preparation thereof”, invented by N. C. Pramanik*, P A Abraham, Rani Panicker N and K. Stanly Jacob, Indian Patent (Appl. No. 118/DEL/2015)

  4. Carbon aerogel compositions, process of preparation and uses thereof”, invented by  N. C. Pramanik*, P A Abraham, Rani Panicker N and K. Stanly Jacob, Indian Patent (Appl. No. 117/DEL/2015

Journals

  1. G. Mondal, M. Acharjya, A. Santra, P. Bera, S. Jana, N. C. Pramanik, A. Mondal and P. Bera, “A new pyrazolyl dithioate function in the precursor for the shape controlled growth of CdS nanocrystals: optical and photocatalytic activities”, New J. Chem., 39 (2015) pp. 9484-9496 (doi: 10.1039/c5nj02274f)

  2. Shantanu Das and N C Pramanik, “Indigenous development of carbon aerogel Farad supercapacitors and application in electronic circuits”, BARC News Letter, 339 (2014) pp. 5-10

  3. K. Stanly Jacob, P. A. Abraham, N. Rani Panicker and N. C. Pramanik*, “Preparation of mesoporous nanocrystalline anatase TiO2 for dye sensitized solar cell application”, AIP Conf. Proc. 1576 (2014) pp. 63-66 (doi: 10.1063/1.4861982)

  4. K. S. Rejitha, P. A. Abraham, N. Rani Panicker, K. Stanly Jacob and N. C. Pramanik*,  “Role of catalyst on formation of resorcinol-furfural based carbon aerogels and its physical properties” – Advances in Nanoparticles, 2 (2013) pp. 99-103 (doi:10.4236/anp.2013.22017)

  5. Shantanu Das and N C Pramanik,Micro-structural roughness of electrodes manifesting as temporal fractional order differential equation in supercapacitor transfer characteristics”,Intl. J. Mathematics & Computation, 20 (2013) pp. 94-113

  6. K. Stanly Jacob, P A Abrham, N. Rani Panicker, and N C Pramanik*, “Preparation and nitrogen sorption characteristics of silica aerogel suitable for sensor applications”, IEEE 2012, pp. 96-97

  7. R. A. Ganeev, P. A. Naik, J. A. Chakera, H. Singhal, N. C. Pramanik, P A Abraham, N Rani Panicker, M Kumar and P D Gupta, “Carbon aerogel plumes as an efficient medium for higher harmonic generation in 50-90 nm range”,  J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, 28 (2011) pp. 360-364 (doi:10.1364/JOSAB.28.000360)

  8. N. C. Pramanik*, N. Anisha, P. A. Abraham and N. Rani Panicker, “Preparation of BaxSr1-x TiO3 (x=0~1) nanoparticles by wet-chemical decomposition of Ti-complex and study their dielectric properties”, J. Alloys and Compd., 476 (2009) pp. 524-528