Santhosh Babu Sukumaran

Santhosh Babu Sukumaran

Organic Chemistry Division

About Me

I obtained my Ph.D. degree from University of Kerala (from the group of Dr. A. Ajayaghosh, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), Trivandrum) in 2009. After that I worked as postdoctoral researcher in MPI-NIMS International Lab @ Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany (Sep. 2009-Oct. 2010), National Institute for Materials Science, Japan (Nov. 2010-Apr. 2012) and University of Namur, Belgium (Sep. 2012-Aug. 2014). In September 2014, I joined CSIR-NCL as a senior scientist. My research interests include Functional π-Assemblies, Organic Field Effect Transistors and Solar Cells, Solvent-free Organic Liquids.

Professional Experience

Sep. 2014-  Senior Scientist, Organic Chemistry Division, CSIR-NCL, Pune

2012-2014: Marie Curie-AUL Incoming Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Namur, Belgium. Mentor: Prof. Davide Bonifazi. Research Topic: Application of porphyrin based coassembled nanofibers in organic field effect transistors (OFETs).

2010-2012: NIMS Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan. Mentor: Dr. Takashi Nakanishi. Research Topic: Room temperature solvent-free functional liquids.

2009-2010: MPI Postdoctoral Fellow, MPI-NIMS International Lab @ Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany, Mentors: Prof. Dr. Helmuth Möhwald and Dr. Takashi Nakanishi. Research Topic: Functionalized fullerene (C60) assemblies for OFETs and solar cells (SCs).

2004-2009: Ph. D., National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), Trivandrum, India. Thesis Supervisor: Dr. A. Ajayaghosh. Thesis Title: “Control on optical and morphological properties of oligo(p-phenylenevinylene) self-assemblies”. 

Selected Publications

  • S. S. Babu , Paradigms shift when solvent-less fluids come into play, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 17, 3950 - 3953 (2015), DOI:10.1039/C4CP05481D.
    First Publication from SaBa Lab@NCL
  • S. S. Babu, V. K. Praveen And A. Ajayaghosh, Functional pi-Gels and Their Applications, Chem. Rev., 114, 11973 - 2129 (2014), DOI:10.1021/cr400195e.
    156 Pages and 1590 references
  • S. S. Babu And T. Nakanishi, Nonvolatile Functional Molecular Liquids, Chem. Commun., 49, 9373 - 9382 (2013), DOI:10.1039/C3CC45192E.
    Front Cover
  • S. S. Babu, M. J. Hollamby, J. Aimi, H. Ozawa, A. Saeki, S. Seki, K. Kobayashi, K. Hagiwara, M. Yoshizawa, H. Möhwald And T. Nakanishi, Nonvolatile Liquid Anthracenes for Facile Full Color Luminescence Tuning at Single Blue-Light Excitation, Nat. Commun., 4, 1969 (2013), DOI:10.1038/ncomms2969.
  • S. S. Babu, S. P. Kumar And A. Ajayaghosh, Self-assembled Gelators for Organic Electronics, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51, 1766 - 1776 (2012), DOI:10.1002/anie.201106767.
  • S. S. Babu, J. Aimi, H. Ozawa, N. Shirahata, A. Saeki, S. Seki, A. Ajayaghosh, H. Möhwald, T. Nakanishi And , Solvent-free Luminescent Organic Liquids, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51, 3391 - 3395 (2012), DOI:10.1002/anie.201108853.
    Highlighted in Nature and Chemistryviews

Research Interest

  • Supramolecular Chemistry

Contact Details

Dr. S. Santhosh Babu

Senior Scientist

Organic Chemistry Division

National Chemical Laboratory

Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pune - 411008, India


Phone: +91-20-25902330