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

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