ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department started functioning in the year 1991. The department offers courses in B. Sc and M.Sc. Physics. The CBCSS was introduced for UG in the year 2010.The complementary subjects for B.Sc. Physics are Mathematics and Chemistry. The open Course offered by the department is Astronomy & Astrophysics. The elective course offered is Nanomaterial Science. The M Sc. Physics course was started in 2013.

Faculty

Girija Nair (Assistant Professor & HOD)
Name Girija Nair
Designation Assistant Professor & HOD
Qualification Summary M.Sc., M.Phil, NET, PhD (doing)
M.Sc. Electronics, Cochin University of Science and Technology
M.Phil Solid State Physics, University of Calicut
Employment History
  • Worked in CBSE +2 level for 10 years
  • MM NSS College, Kottiyam (Nov 2008 – till date)
Research Interests
  • Glass ceramics
  • New ferromagnetic material - γ ferric oxide
Administrative responsibilities
  • Co-ordinator, Science Club
  • Convener, UGC purchase committee
Dr. Anu Vijayan (Assistant Professor)
Name Dr. Anu Vijayan
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification Summary M.Sc., M.Phil, MBA, PhD
PhD Physics, University of Pune, 2009
M.Sc. Physics, University of Pune, 2001
M.Phil Physics, University of Pune, 2005
Employment History
  • MMNSS College Kottiyam (Sep 2012-till date)
Research Summary
  • Optical waveguide based humidity and gas sensors using clads of different materials
Topic Bulk/Nanomaterials for humidity and gas sensing
Title: Use of Optical wave guide as A: Macrobend based force and flow sensor B: Gas sensing using synthesized Co-Polyaniline Composite and leaf extract
Research Publications
  • Sensors & Actuators B: Chemical, 129(1), 2008, 106-112.
  • Sensors & Transducers, 92, 5, 2008, 43-54.
  • IEEE Sensors, 9, 1,2009, 13-19
  • Microwave & Optical Technology Letters, 50 (10), 2008, 2543-2546.
  • Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 22(12), 2007, 3072-3079.
  • Materials Letters, 61(16), 2007, 3456-3461.
  • Talanta, 76, 2008, 1035-1040.
  • Journal of Material Science: Materials in electronics, 20 (8) 2009, 695-703.
  • Measurement Science and Technology, 19 (10), 2008, 105302.
  • Int. J. Nanotechnology, 7 (9/10/11/12), 2010, 1054.
  • IEEE Sensors, 9 (6), 2009, 648-653.
Administrative responsibilities
  • Convener, Computer Club 2016
  • Convener, Ethics Committee 2016
  • Coordinator, PTS 2016
  • IQAC member
  • NAAC Co-ordinator
Academic Positions
  • Chief superintendent of Examination, University of Kerala
Awards & Honors
  • Dr. MR Bhiday prize for best paper at RMC, Feb 21-22, 2003.
  • Best poster, NSPTS, BARC, Mumbai, 2007
  • Dr. MR Bhiday prize for the continued Industrial Oriented work, NSPTS-13, 2008
Dr. Ratheesh Kumar. V (Assistant Professor)
Name Dr. Ratheesh Kumar. V
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification Summary M.Sc., M.Phil, PhD
PhD Physics University of Kerala, 2012
M.Sc. Physics University of Kerala, 2005, First Rank
M.Phil Physics University of Kerala, 2007
Employment History
  • N.S.S. College, Cherthala (December 2013 – May 2015)
  • M.M.N.S.S. College, Kottiyam (June 2015 – till date)
Research Summary
  • Development of new visible and UV light driven photocatalysts and their applications in industrial waste water treatment.
Topic Nanomaterial Science
Title: Development and Characterization of Nanoparticels of ABO3 (A=Bi; B=Rare earths) and A2BB’O6 (A= Ba, Sr; B= Rare earths; B’= Zr, Bi) Perovskite Materials Synthesized through Combustion & Sol-gel processes
Research Interests
  • Nanophotocatalyst technology, Superconductivity
Research Publications
  • Mater. Char. 60, 2009, 322–326.
  • J. Alloys Compd. 486, 2009, 711–715.
  • Cryst. Res. Technol. 45, 2010, 619–624.
  • Int. J. Mater. Sci. 5, 2010, 83–90.
  • NANO: Brief Reports and Reviews 6, 2011, 279–286.
  • J. Phys. Chem. Solids 72, 2011, 290–293.
  • Mater. Lett. 65, 2011, 2059–2061.
  • AIP Conf. Proc. 1391, 2011, 603–605.
  • J. Adv. Microsc. Res. 6, 2011, 306–312.
  • J. Adv. Microsc. Res. 6, 2011, 287–294.
  • Bull. Mater. Sci. 35, 2012, 1039–1045.
  • Adv. Mater. Res. 545, 2012, 27–31.
  • Knowledge of Research 2, 2015, 45–48.
  • Knowledge of Research 2, 2015, 49–54.
Administrative responsibilities
  • Co-ordinator, IQAC, 2016
Awards & Honors
  • First Rank in B.Sc. Degree (Physics) Examination, University of Kerala, 2003.
  • First Rank in the M.Sc. Degree (Physics) Examination, Andhra University Award, 2005.
Anusha M.G. (Assistant Professor)
Name Anusha M.G.
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification Summary M.Sc., M.Phil, NET
M.Sc. Physics University of Kerala, 2004
M.Phil Physics University of Kerala, 2006
Employment History
  • MMNSS College Kottiyam (June 2014-till date)
Topic Solar Flares
Title: Investigation on the location and lifetime of active region responsible for solar flares
Research Interests
  • Coronal mass ejection and earth's magnetic field
Administrative responsibilities
  • Programme Coordinator, National Service Scheme (2015 onwards)
Rahul Raju (Guest Faculty)
Name Rahul Raju
Designation Guest Faculty
Qualification Summary M.Sc., NET
M.Sc. Physics University of Kerala, 2014
Employment History
  • Worked as Guest faculty at SG College, Kottarakara, Kollam, for 1 year.
  • Worked as Guest faculty at MMNSS College, Kottiyam, for 1 year.
Research Publications
  • Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 134, 2015, 63-72.
Dr. Sumi S (Guest Faculty)
Name Dr. Sumi S
Designation Guest Faculty
Qualification Summary M.Sc., Ph.D
PhD University of Kerala, 2017
M.Sc. University of Kerala, 2008
Topic Semiconducting oxides for high temperature NTC thermistor applications
Title: Investigations on Structural, Microstructural and Electrical Transport Properties of Cerium and Transition Metal based Semiconducting Oxides for High Temperature NTC Thermistor Applications
Awards & Honors
  • KSCSTE Fellowship 2008
  • M.Sc. Rank holder (4th rank), University of Kerala, 2008
  • Best poster award in 24th Kerala Science Congress, 2012
Induja I J (Guest Faculty)
Name Induja I J
Designation Guest Faculty
Qualification Summary M.Sc., M.Phil, PhD (Thesis submitted)
PhD University of Kerala
M.Sc. University of Kerala, 2011
M.Phil University of Kerala, 2013
Research Summary
  • Dielectric substrates and dielectric inks suitable for microwave electronic applications were successfully developed.
Topic LTCC, Dielectric Ink, Polymer ceramic composites
Title: Development of Low Loss Alumina based Co-fired Ceramic Substrates and Dielectric Inks for Microwave Applications
Research Publications
  • I. J. Induja, P. Abhilash, S. Arun, K. P. Surendran, M. T. Sebastian, LTCC tapes based on Al2O3-BBSZ glass with improved thermal conductivity, Ceram. Int. 41 (2015) 13572-13581.
  • Induja I. Jayapalan Nair, Manoj R. Varma, Mailadil T. Sebastian, Low cost room temperature curable alumina ink for printed electronic applications, J. Mater. Sci: Mater Electron 27 (2016) 9891-9899.
  • I. J. Induja, K. P. Surendran, M. R. Varma, M. T. Sebastian, Low κ, low loss alumina-glass composite with low CTE for LTCC microelectronic applications, Ceram. Int. 43 (2017) 736-740.
  • I. J. Induja, M. T. Sebastian, Microwave dielectric properties of mineral sillimanite obtained by conventional and cold sintering process, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc., 37 (2017) 2143-2147.
  • I. J. Induja, M. T. Sebastian, Microwave dielectric properties of SnO-SnF2-P2O5 glass and its composite with alumina for ULTCC applications , J. Am. Ceram. Soc., (2017), doi: 10.1111/jace.14804.
  • I. J. Induja, M.R.Varma, M.T.Sebastian, Preparation, characterization and properties of alumina-lithium aluminium borosilicate glass based LTCC tapes, J. Mater. Sci: Mater Electron (2017).
Awards & Honors
  • M.Sc. Physics Second Rank - University of Kerala, 2011
  • KSCSTE Research Fellowship - 2012
  • Best Poster Award - ICAFM 2014
Deepa R (Guest Faculty)
Name Deepa R
Designation Guest Faculty
Qualification Summary M.Sc.
M.Sc. Physics University of Kerala, 2013
Employment History
  • Working as Guest faculty at MMNSS College, Kottiyam, for 2 years.
Research Interests
  • Materials Science