Dr. V. Sajith
Dr. V. Sajith


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Room No.102, Materials Science and Engineering, NIT Calicut, Kerala, India

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  • B.Tech (University of Calicut- 1997)

  • Diploma in Management (IGNOU Newdelhi -2003)

  • M.Tech (I.I.T. Madras- 2005 )

  • Ph.D( NIT Calicut- 2010)

  • Post doc.(RICE University, Texas, USA-2015)

  • Educational Qualifications

    • B.Tech (University of Calicut- 1997)

    • Diploma in Management (IGNOU Newdelhi -2003)

    • M.Tech (I.I.T. Madras- 2005 )

    • Ph.D( NIT Calicut- 2010)

    • Post doc.(RICE University, Texas, USA-2015)


    1. Athira S Vijayan, Antony Joseph, Abey Joseph, Abhijith T S, Baiju G Nair and Sajith V, PDA functionalized ceria-zirconia nanoparticles embedded water-borne epoxy nanocomposite for anti-biofouling coatings, Progress in Organic coatings (Elsevier), 2023 - Accepted

    2. Abhijith T S, Shijina S. S, Muhammad Rabeeh V P and V. Sajith, Transient heat transfer studies of aluminium graphene nanocomposite heat spreaders using digital interferometry, Applied Thermal Engineering (Elsevier), (2023)

    3. Antony Joesph, K.S. Akshay and V .Sajith, Synergistic effect of ceria-zirconia nanoparticles and hBN nanosheets incorporation on the corrosion resistance of MoS2 solid lubricant coatings, Surface and Coatings Technology. (Elsevier), (2023)

    4. Dinesh Raghavan; Sreena Chuvatte Patinharekkara, Vijesh Kumar, Illathidath Payatatti, Sona Charles; Srinivasan Veeraraghavan, Jayarajan Kadiyalath; Sajith Vandana, Subila Kizhakke Purayil, Haritha Prasadam, Shalini Jayaraj Anitha, New insights into bacterial Zn homeostasis and molecular architecture of the metal resistome in soil polluted with nano zinc oxide,Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (2023)

    5. Suchith Chellappan,Aparna Kallingal,Sajith Vandana,Vaishakh Nair,Chingakham Chinglenthoiba,Methyl orange dye adsorbed biochar as a potential Brønsted acid catalyst for microwave‑assisted biodiesel production,Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer) (2023)

    6. Dinesh R, Sreena C P, Vijesh Kumar I P, Praveena R, Sona Charles, Srinivasan V, Jayarajan K, Sajith V, Subila KP, Haritha P, Soil polluted with nano ZnO reveals unstable bacterial communities and decoupling of taxonomic and functional diversities, Science of the Total Environment (2023)  

    7. Antony Joseph, Athira S Vijayan, C. Muhammed Shebeeb, K S Akshaya, Kevin V John Mathew, and V. Sajith,A review on tailoring the corrosion and oxidation properties of MoS2-based coatings, Journal of Materials Chemistry A (RSC) (2022) (Accepted)

    8. Dinesh R, Sreena CP,  Sona Charles,  Srinivasan V, Sajith V, Subila KP, Haritha P, Metagenomics indicates abundance of biofilm related genes and horizontal transfer of multidrug resistant genes among bacterial communities in nano zinc oxide polluted soil, Science of the Total Environment  (Elsevier) (2022)-Vol(859) 160032

    9. Muhammed Shebeeb C, Antony Joseph, Chalikkara Farzeena, R. Dinesh and V. Sajith, Fluorescent Carbon Dot Embedded Polystyrene Particle: An Alternative to Fluorescently Tagged Polystyrene for Fate of Microplastic Studies – A preliminary investigation, Applied Nano Science,(Springer) (2022)- Accepted

    10. Antony Joseph, V. Gautham, K. S. Akshay and V. Sajith, 2D MoS2-hBN hybrid coatings for enhanced corrosion resistance of solid lubricant coatings, Surface and Coatings Technology. (Elsevier), (2022)-  

    11. Vibin P Antony and V.Sajith, Digital interferometric studies of Jet Impingement Cooling System, Heat and Mass Transfer (Springer) (2022) - Accepted

    12. Shijina S. Sainudeen, Antony Joseph, Mathew Joseph, and V. Sajith, Heat Transfer Phenomena of Copper- Graphene Nanocomposite Coated Aluminium Heat Spreaders: An Interferometric Study, Applied Thermal Engineering (Elsevier), (2022) Vol.212, 118545.

    13. Vibin Antony, Mathew Joseph, Sehmus Ozden, Chandrasekhar Tiwari and V.Sajith,Heat transfer enhancement using CNT coated needle electrodes in corona wind discharge system, The European Physical Journal Plus (Springer)(2022)) 137, 524.

    14. Juraij K,Chingakham C, Manaf O, Sagitha P,Suni Vasudevan, Sajith V and Sujith A, Polyurethane/multi-walled carbon nanotube electrospun composite membrane for oil/water  separation, Journal of Applied Polymer Science (Wiley) (2022), Vol.139, Issue19.

    15. Mathew Joseph, Vibin Antony, V. Sajith, Characterisation of heat dissipation from PCM based heat sink using Mach-Zehnder Interferometry, Heat and Mass Transfer (Springer) 58, 171–193 (2022)

    16. E V Jithesh,  Mathew Joseph,  V. Sajith, Comparison of metal oxide and composite phase change material based nanofluids as coolants in mini channel heat sink, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer(Elsevier) vol.27, 105541 (2021)

    17. Chingakham Chinglenthoiba , Manaf O, A. Sujith and V Sajith, High strength- hydrophobic MWCNT reinforced Polyurethane electrospun membrane for purification of crude biodiesel, Journal of Polymer Research (Springer)28: 273 (2021)

    18. Antony Joseph, Merik K Eapen, Maryann E Mampilly, V .Sajith, Comparison of corrosion resistance properties of electrophoretically deposited MoS2 and WS2 nanosheets coatings on mild steel, Mettulurgical and Materials Transactions A , Issue 9 (2021)

    19. Mathew Joseph, E V Jithesh , V.Sajith, Experimental investigation on the cooling performance of polystyrene encapsulated n-Docosane based nanofluid in minichannel heat sink, Heat and Mass Transfer (Springer) 57(1):1-19 (2021)

    20. Arun kumar V,  Sajith V and Sarith P Sathian, Influence of Nanoparticles on the Evaporation of a Nanodroplet from Solid Substrates: An Experimental and Molecular Dynamics Investigation,Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects (2021) 615(5):126227

    21. Antony Joseph, Kevin Mathew, Sajith Vandana, Zirconium-Doped Ceria Nanoparticles as Anti-corrosion Pigments in Waterborne Epoxy-Polymer Coatings, ACS Applied Nanomaterials ,  4, 1, 834–849 (2020)

    22. Chingakham Chinglenthoiba, Antony Joseph, M Pranav and V. Sajith, Enhanced corrosion resistance of ABS – bamboo fiber electrospun membrane filtered biodiesel, Journal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion (Springer) (2020)- Accepted

    23. V.Gautham, Chingakham C, Jaison John, V.Sajith, Enhancement of Soot Combustion in Diesel Particulate Filters by Ceria Nano Fiber Coating, Applied Nano Science,(Springer), pp.2429 -2438 (2020).

    24. Chingakham C, Anu Das, Sajith V; Enhanced biodiesel production from waste cooking palm oil with NaOH loaded calcined fishbone as the catalyst. Environmental Science and Pollution Research , Springer (2020) 

    25. V. Muthya Goud, V. Vaisakh,Mathew Joseph, V. Sajith,An experimental investigation on the evaporation of polystyrene encapsulated phase change composite material based nanofluids,Applied Thermal Engineering (Elsevier), 168(2020)114862

    26. Mathew Joseph and V Sajith, Graphene enhanced paraffin nano composite based Hybrid cooling system for thermal management of Electronics, Applied Thermal Engineering (Elsevier), 163(2019)114342

    27. O.Manaf, K.Anjana, R. Prashanth, C.R.Reshmi, K Juraij, P Rajesh,Chingakham C , V. Sajith , A.Sujith,ZnO Decorated Anti-bacterial Electrospun ABS Nanocomposite Membrane for Oil-Water Separation, Materials Letters (Elsevier) 256 (2019), 126626

    28. Chingakham Chinglenthoiba , Manaf O, A. Sujith and V Sajtih,Hydrophobic nano bamboo fiber reinforced acrylonitrile butadiene styrene electrospun membrane for the filtration of crude biodiesel, Applied Nano Science, (Springer) ,2019 

    29. Suchith Chellappan,Chingakham Chinglenthoiba, Vaishakh Nair, Sajith V and Aparna K,Microwave assisted biodiesel production using a novel Brønsted acid catalyst based on nanomagnetic biocomposite, Fuel (Elsevier)- vol. 246, pp. 268 - 276, 2019.

    30. Chingakham Chinglenthoiba, Asha David and V Sajith, Fe3O4 nanoparticles impregnated eggshell as a novel catalyst for enhanced biodiesel production,Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 27 (Elsevier) pp.2385-2843, 2019

    31. Chingakham Chinglenthoiba, Chandrasekar Tiwari and V Sajith,Waste animal bone as a novel layered heterogeneous catalyst for the transesterification of biodiesel, Catalysis Letters (Springer), Vol. 149, issue 4, pp. 1100 - 1110, 2019.  

    32. Mathew Joseph and V Sajith, An investigation on heat transfer performance of polystyrene encapsulated n-octadecane based nanofluid in square channel, Applied Thermal Engineering (Elsevier), Vol.147, pp.756 - 769, 2019

    33. Suchith Chellappan, Vaishakh Nair, Sajith V and Aparna K,  Synthesis, optimization and characterization of biochar based catalyst from saw dust for simultaneous esterification and tranesterification, Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering (Elsevier), Vol.26, issue 12, pp.2564-2663,2019

    34. Suchith Chellappan, Vaishakh Nair, Sajith V and Aparna K, Experimental validation of biochar based Bronsted acid catalyst for simultaneous esterification and tranesterification in bio diesel production, Bioresource Technology Reports 2 (Elsevier) ,pp.38 -44, 2018

    35. S.Balamurugan, B.Gayathri, C.B.Sobhan and V.Sajith, Measurment of open flame temperature of nanoparticle additive dispersed diesel using Digital interferometry, Combustion Science and Technology, Taylor & Francis, vol.189, issue 10, pp.1813 - 1831,2017

    36. S.Balamurugan and V.Sajith, Experimental investigation on the stability and abrasive action of cerium oxide nanoparticle dispersed diesel, Energy (Elsevier) , 131, pp.113 -124, 2017

    37. Sajith Vandana, Vidya Kochat, Jonghoon Lee, Vikas Varshney, Sadegh Yazdi, Jianfeng Shen, Suppanat Koolowattana, Soumya Vinod, Robert Vajtai, Ajit K Roy, Chandra Sekhar Tiwari and P M Ajayan, 2D Heterostructure coatings of hBN- MoS2 layers for corrosion resistance, Journal of Physics D : Applied Physics,50,045301,2017

    38. R Sovan, N Vijayan, CB Manomohan, V Sajith, Effect od doped cerium oxide nanoparticles on the haematology of rats, Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 2016

    39. Ajin C Sajeevan and V.Sajith, Synthesis of stable cerium zirconium oxide nanoparticles – diesel suspension and investigation of its effect on diesel properties and smoke, Fuel (Elsevier),83, pp.155 - 163, 2016

    40. E.V.Awin, V.Sajith, C.B.Sobhan and G.P.Peterson, Electrical and thermal conductivities of Dilute nanolfuids – Experimental determination and Parametric studies, Journal of Nanofluids, 5, pp.1 – 8,2016

    41. S.Balamurugan, Ajin C Sajeevan and V.Sajith, Stability of cerium zirconium mixed oxide catalytic nanoparticles in diesel – An experimental investigation, , Journal of Nanofluids, 5, pp.1 – 8,2016

    42. Mohamad Jihad P M and Sajith V, Development of stable cerium zirconium nanoparticle additive fro emssion reduction in biodiesel blends, Research and Reviews : Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol.4, Issue 2, 2015

    43. Ajin C Sajeevan and V. Sajith, “Diesel Engine Emission reduction using Catalytic nanoparticles: An Experimental Investigation”, Journal of Engineering, Vol. 2013, Article ID 589382

    44. Ajin C Sajeevan and V. Sajith, A study on Oxygen storage capacity of Zirconium Cerium oxide nanoparticles”, Advanced Materials Research, Vol.685 (2013), pp 123 -127

    45. S Balamurugan and V. Sajith, “ Stabilization studies of Zirconium Cerium oxide nanoparticles Diesel suspension”, Advanced Materials Research, Vol.685(2013), pp 128 -133

    46. .Harish Ganapathy and V. Sajith, “Semi – analytical modeling of pool boiling of Nanofluids”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 57 (2013) pp.32 – 47

    47. R.Krishna Sabareesh, N.Gobinath, V.Sajith, Sumitesh Das and C.B.Sobhan, Application of TiO2 nanoparticles as lubricant additive for Vapor compression refrigeration systems – An experimental investigation”, International journal of Refrigeration(Elsevier) 35(2012), pp. 1989 – 1996.,

    48. Harish Ganapathy, Emlin V and V. Sajith, Experimental Investigation on the Effect of Surface Particle Interactions during Pool Boiling of Nanofluids International Journal of Thermal Science, (Elsevier) 50, pp. 2318 - 2327, 2011.

    49. V. Sajith and C. B. Sobhan, Characterization of Heat dissipation from a Microprocessor chip using Digital Interferometry, IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies, 2(8), pp.1298 - 1306, 2011.

    50.  V. Sajith, Divya Haridas, C. B. Sobhan and G.R.C. Reddy, Convective Heat Transfer studies in Mini channels using Digital Interferometry, International Journal of Thermal Science, (Elsevier) 50, pp. 239 - 249, 2011.

    51. V. Sajith and C. B. Sobhan, Characterization of Convective Heat Transfer in mini channels using Digital Interferometry, Heat and Mass Transfer, Springer (Inprint), 2011.

    52. V. Sajith, C. B. Sobhan and G. P. Peterson, Experimental Investigations on the Effects of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticle Fuel Additives on Biodiesel, Special Issue on Micro/Nanotransport Phenomena in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, International Journal of Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 2009 (Available online)

    53. V. Sajith and C. B. Sobhan, Digital Interferometric Measurement of Forced Convection Heat Transfer in a Miniature Rectangular Channel, Experimental Heat Transfer (Taylor and Francis), 21(04), pp. 314 - 333, 2008.

    54. V. Sajith, M. Sandhya and C. B. Sobhan, An investigation into the effect of inclusion of cerium oxide nanoparticles on the physicochemical properties of diesel oil, ASME Materials Division Publication - ASME MD 2006, pp. 1-6, 2006.


    1. Ajin C Sajeevan and V.Sajith, Diesel Engine Emission control using Ceria Nanoparticles,Lambert Academic Publishing, 2022
    2. V.Sajith and Shijo Thomas, Internal Combustion Engines, First edition, Oxford University Press, 2017 

    Book Chapters :

    1. C. B. Sobhan and V. Sajith, Digital Interferometric Measurement of Heat Dissipation from Microelectronic Devices for Optimal and Reliable Thermal Design, in Reliability Engineering Advances, Chapter 13, ISBN: 978-1-60876-971-1, Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA,2009.
    2. P.K.Shihabudeen, Ajin C Sajeevan, N. Sandhyarani and V Sajith, Ceria based mixed oxide nanoparticles for diesel engine emission control, Chapter 8, Advance Engine diagnosis,energy, environment and sustainibility. Springer Nature, Singapore Pte ltd ,2019
    3. Antony Joseph, Sajith V and Sarath Chandran, Graphene : The magic material, Chapter 11, Handbook of Carbon-based Nanomaterials, Elsevier, 2021
    4. Nigina, V. Sajith and Baiju G Nair, Microplastics And Nanoplastics In Terrestrial Systems, Chapter 9, Toxic Effects of Micro- and Nanoplastics: Environment, Food and Human Health, Wiley-Scrivener,2023


    1. Mathew Joseph, Muhammad Jaseem, V Sajith, Thermal management of electronics using CNT loaded phase change materials based heat sinks, 16th UK Heat Transfer Conference (UKHTC 2019)

    2. Chingakham Chinglenthoiba, and V Sajtih,Superhydrophobic Nano Bamboo Fiber Reinforced Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Membrane for the Filtration of Crude Biodiesel, 10th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies,  , Marina  Bay Sands, Singapore  23- 28th June 2019.

    3. Suchith Chellappan, Vaishak Nair, Sajith V, Aparna K, A magnetic adsorbent based Bronsted acid catalystr functionalized by Remazol brilliant blue R dye for biodiesel production, The International conference on Innovative Applied Energy ( IAPE'9), Oxford University, United Kingdom, 2019, 14 - 15 March 2019.

    4. Shubham Sharma , V Antony and V Sajith, Convective heat transfer of pair of heated horizontal cylinders using digital interferometric techniques, First International Conference on Energy and Environment: Global Challenges, (ICEE2018), National Institute of Technology Calicut, Kerala, India, 9th March 2018.

    5. Shubham Sharma & V Sajith, Numerical investigation of natural convection heat transfer from a heated horizontal cylinder in copper based nano-fluid , International Conference on computational methods for thermal problems (ThermaComp2018), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, INDIA, July 9-11, 2018 . 

    6. Chingakham Chinglenthoiba and V Sajtih .Cheapest heterogenous base catalyst for transesterification of bio diesel from waste egg shell impregnated with ferrix oxide, National Technical Seminar on future technolges for Combat Vehicles, CVRDE, Avadi, Chennai, 24 -25th March 2017

    7. Joseph John &V.Sajith, Experimental investigation on the effect of zirconium on corrosion resistance of ceria nanoparticles, ASME 2015 International Mechanial Engineering Congress & Exposition , Houston,Texas, 13- 19th November 2015

    8. Divya Haridas, Vibin Antony P,  V Sajith and C B Sobhan,Comparison of Infinite and Wedge Fringe Settings in MZI Interferometer for Temperature Distribution Studies Internationa Conference on Light- OPTICS'14, March 19-21, 2014, NIT Calicut, Kerala

    9. S.Balamurugan and V.Sajith, Experimental investigation on the effect of Cerium oxide nanoparticle on the lubricity of diesel International Conferences on Advances in Tribology, Feb. 21 -24. NIT Calicut, Kerala

    10. Gibin George, R. Krishna Sabareesh, Shijo Thomas, V. Sajith, T. Hanas, Sumitesh Das, and C. B. Sobhan,Experimental Investigation of Material Surface Erosion Caused by TiO2 Nanofluid Impingement Journal of Nanofluids 3, 97-107 (2014)

    11. Harish S, Shijo Thomas and V.Sajith, Experimental investigation on heat transfer on Microstructures surfaces using Digital interferometry,  11th International ISHMT - ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference ,December 28 - 31, 2013, IIT Kharaghpur, India

    12. Harish Ganapathy, Emlin V and V. Sajith , “Semi - analytical modeling of pool boiling of Nanofluids”, IMECE 2011, ASME 2011 international Mechanical engineering Congress & Exposition , November 11 -17, 2011, Denver, Colorado, USA.

    13. Harish Ganapathy, Emlin V, Anant Narendra Parikh and V. Sajith , “Experimental Investigation on Surface Particle Interactions during Pool Boiling of Nanofluids”, ASME 2011 9th International conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, June 19 -22, 2011, Edmonton, Canada

    14. Harish Ganapathy, Emlin V., Anant Narendra Parikh and V. Sajith, Experimental investigation on the effect of surface particle interaction on pool boiling of Nanofluids, ASME international Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 12 -18, 2010, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    15. Willy Bastin and V. Sajith, Convective heat transfer studies in Cylindrical heater using Digital interferometry, International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, August 3 - 5, 2009, S. V. National Institute of technology, Surat, Gujarat.

    16. V. Sajith, Divya Haridas, C. B. Sobhan and G. R. C. Reddy, Convective Heat Transfer studies in Mini channels using Digital Interferometry 7th ASME International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Mini channels, June 22 -24,2009,Pohang, South Korea.

    17. V. Sajith, K. C. Sajeesh and C. B. Sobhan, Characterization of Convective Heat dissipation from Electronic Components using Digital Interferometry IISc Centenary International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (IC-ICAME), Bangalore, India, July 2-4, 2008

    18. V. Sajith, M. R. Madhusoodanan, and C. B. Sobhan. An Experimental Investigation of the Boiling Performance of Water-based Nanofluids, ASME Micro/Nanoscale Heat Transfer International Conference,January 6 -9,2008,Tainan,Taiwan.

    19. V. Upender Rao, V. Sajith, Hanas T. and C. B. Sobhan, Experimental investigations on the performance of Heat exchangers with nanofluids, ASME Intepack, July 8-12, 2007, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

    20. V. Sajith, Mohammad Mohiddeen, M. B. Sajanish and C. B. Sobhan, An investigation of the effect of nanoparticles addition on Lubricating oil properties, ASME-JSME Therm

    Professional Experience

    • Mechanical Engineer, Grasim Industries Ltd., Mavoor, Kozhikode (1998 - 1999)

    • Senior Research Assistant, Regional Engineering College Calicut (2000 -2001)

    • Lecturer, Regional Engineering College Calicut (2001 -2006)

    • Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology Calicut (2006 -2018)

    • Associate Professor, National Institute of Technology Calicut (2018 - 2022 )

    • Professor, National Institute of Technology Calicut (2022 - Till date )

    Ongoing/Completed (Total funding : 3.70 crores]

    1.Development of 2D heterostructure based wear and corrosion resistant coatings, SERB, Department of Science and Technology, Principal Investigator [29.57 lakhs] (2020 - 2023)  

    2.Risk assessment of naoparticle accumulation in soils: Effects of engineered metal oxide nanoparticles on soil bacterial communities, soil microbial processess and evaluation of  phytotoxicity using genomic approaches, National Agricultural Science Fund (NASF), ICAR  (in collaboration with  ICAR -Indian Instute of Spices Research, Kozhikode, Kerala, India) , Co Investigator. [75.41 lakhs] [ 2020 - 2023]

    3. Development of nano lubricants for diesel engines", Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment, (CVRDE), DRDO, Principal Investigator. [42 lakhs] (2016 - 2020)

    4.Development of stable nanofluids for heat exchanger for improved cooling in Thermal power plants, NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance (NETRA). Principal Investigator [56.5 lakhs] (2016 - 2019)

    5.Design and Fabrication of Novel Trans esterification for bio diesel production using Alkali catalyst,  Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KCSTE) [25,000] [2017 - 2018]

    6.Pathological effects of Intratracheal instillation of doped cerium oxide NP in rats,( in collaboration with College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Kerala ) [2015 -2016]

    7.“Investigations on the Application of Catalytic Nanoparticles as Diesel and Bio Diesel Additives”, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), Principal Investigator,  [120 lakhs] (2010- 2015)

    8. Design, Development and Optimization of Miniature and Micro Heat Pipes for Thermal Management of Avionic Devices,,Aeronautics Research & Development Board, DRDO, Co Investigator, [10 lakhs] (2009 - 2013, ).

    9. Development of Nanofluids for Cooling Applications in Steel Industry, TATA Steel,        [20 lakhs] (2009- 2013)

    10. Holographic Studies on Mini Channels for Optimal Thermal Design of Microelectronic Systems, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, Co investigator, [20 lakhs] (2006 – 2009)

    11. Convective Heat Transfer Studies in Small Channels by Heterodyne Method, Principal investigator, Faculty Research Project, NIT Calicut, 2007, [5 lakhs] (2006 -2009)

    12.Visualization Studies on the Combustion of Diesel Oil in the Presence of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles, Principal Investigator, Faculty Research Project, NIT Calicut, 2006, (Completed)


    • Sir Dorabji Tata-T R Anantharaman Faculty Fellowship (SDT-TRA-FF) 2015

    • Young Researcher Award (Engineering / Mechanical) 2015,,VENUS International  Foundation.

    • Dronacharya Award for the Best Faculty Advisor of the Teams participated in the Baja SAE India 2012 Competition, held at Pithampur. Indore.

    • Best Young Teacher Award for the performance during the academic year 2007-08 from, NIT Calicut

    • Bhagyalakshmi&Krishna Iyengar Award for the best project in the year 2005, from IIT madras

    • Reviewer of International Journals such as Journal of ASTM International, Int. Journal of Energy conversion and Management(Elsevier), Heat Transfer - Asian Research (Wiley).

    • Materials Science Laboratory ,Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, Newyork, USA,  - Novemeber 2006

    • Two-phase Heat Transfer Laboratory, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, - July 2008

    • Department of Materials Science and Nano Engineering, William Marsh Rice University, Texas, USA - August - December 2015

    1.Gobinath, Sajith V., Krishna Sabareesh, Sumitesh Das, Shijo Thomas, Hanas T. and C B Sobhan,A process for determining lubricant composition in a vapour compression refrigeration system to enhance the coefficient of performance.

    Pub. No.: WO/2012/156980; 22.11.2012 (TATA Steel & NIT Calicut)

    2.Hanas T., Krishna Sabareesh, Sumitesh Das, Shijo Thomas, Sajith V. and C B Sobhan, A system for determining material surface erosion caused by impingement of nanofluids on pipes carrying nanofluids.

    Indian Patent File no: 181/KOL/2011 dated 11.2.2011(TATA Steel & NIT Calicut)

    3.Vandana Sajith,Mohandoss Naveenroobadoss, Shijo Thomas, C.B.Sobhan, V Jayan, Somendra singh Parihar, Meenakshi Gupta, U. K. Arora, Encapsulated Composite Phase Change Material Based Nanofluids For Heat Transfer,

    Application No. TEMP/E-1/13618/2019DEL ( National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) & NIT Calicut)

    4.Dhanalkshmi Sathishkumar, Sajith Vandana, Sasikumar Krishnamoorthy, Shijo Thomas, U.Solomon, Kumaravelu Annamalai , Balamururgan Venkatesan  A Lubricant composition and implementations thereof 

    Application No.201911051878 (Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE) & NIT Calicut)


    1. Synthesis of Catalytic  nano particles and its application as  Fuel additives, - Ajin C Sajeevan(Completed) -2016

    2. Investigation on the Effect of Catalytic Nano particles in fuels on surface wear and combustion- S.Balamurugan(Completed) -2017

    3. Development of catalyst for bio diesel production - Sujith C  (Completed) -2019

    4. Heterogeneous catalyst - Chinglenthoiba John Chingakham  (Completed) -2020

    5. PCM based nano fluids - Mathew Joseph (Completed) -2020

    6. Nanodroplet evaporation - Arun kumar V (Completed) -2021

    7.Convective heat transfer studies in Corona discharge systems using Digital interferometric techniques - Vibin P Antony (Completed)- 2022

    8.Corrosion and wear resistant coatings - Antony Joseph (Completed) -2023

    9.Battery cooling systems - Shijina S S

    10.Antifouling coatings- Athira S Vijayan

    11.Effect of Micro/nano plastics on plants - Nigina

    12.Thermal management of Electronics/Batteries - Akbar S

    13. Computational analysis of Heat spreaders - Shyja M




    1.Experimental investigations on the effect of Cerium oxide nanoparticle on the fuel properties (2006)

    2.Experimental investigation on the effect of Hot and Cold EGR using diesel and bio diesel as fuel (2006)

    3.Plan, Design and Estimate of Biogas plant for NITC Mens Hostel Area (2006)

    4.Experimental determination of Thermal Conductivity of nanofluids (2006)

    5.Studies on response time and optimization of the design of temperature sensor for harsh environment(2006)

    6.Determination of Thermal Conductivity using Interferometric methods (2006)

    7. Investigation on the influence of Nanoparticles on the effectiveness of a Heat exchanger (2007)

    8. Experimental Investigation on the effect of Nanoparticles in Phase change phenomena (2007)

    9.An Experimental investigation into the effect of nanoparticles on lubricating oil (2007)

    10.Design and development of a Microprocessor controlled electronic fuel injection system for a 2 Stroke petrol Engine (2007)

    11. Heat Transfer Analysis of Electronic Components using Interferometric Techniques (2008)

    12. Experimental study of heat transfer around a Cylinder in different heat transfer mediums using Digital Interferometry (2009)

    13. Synthesis and Characterization of Cerium oxide nano particles (2010)  

    14.Experimental investigation on the effect of Nanoparticles on the COP of Refrigeration system(2011)

    15.Determination of thermo physical/optical  properties of dilute nanofluids using Optical measurement techniques (2012)

    16.Experimental investigation on the effect of Catalytic nanoparticles on Fuel properties and wear characteristics (2012)

    18.Nanofluids as working fluids in Heat pipe - An experimental investigation(2012)

    19.Experimental investigation of Heat transfer on microstructures surfaces using Digital interferometry (2013)

    20.Experimentak investigation on application of stable nanolfuids as coolants in IC engines (2013)

    21.Experimental investigation on the effect of Cerium zirconium nanoparticles on Biodiesel properties & Emission characteristics  (2014)

    22.Experimental investigation on the effect of Solid lubricant nanoparticles in Oil. (2014) 

    23.An Experimental investigation on Catalytic activity of  CeYZr1-yO2, CeyY1-yO2 and CexZryY1-x-yO2 mixed oxide nanoparticles (2014)

    24. Experimental investigation on the effect of zirconium on corrosion resistance of ceria nanoparticles (2015)

    25. Phase change nanoparticles for enhanced heat transfer (2016)  

    26. Experimental and numerical investigation on convective heat transfer from horizontal cylinders (2018)

    27. Development of nanolubricants for diesel engines (2018)

    28.Application of PCM based nanofluids in Thermal power plants - An experimental investigation (2018)

     29. Evaporation of nanofluids – An experimental investigation (2019)

    30. Phase change materials incorporated Gypsum board for thermal control for Buildings (2019)

    31.Enhancement of Soot Combustion in Diesel Particulate Filters by Ceria Nano Fiber Coating (2019)

    32.Thermal management of electronic components using hybrid heat sink (2019)

    33.Experimental study on heat transfer characteristics of metal oxide and PCM based nanofluids through mini channels (2020)

    34.Evaporation studies of nanofluids by droplet analysis. (2020)

    35.Development of PU- f-MoS2 Electrospun nanofibres for the removal of Cr(VI) from water (2020)

    36.Minimizing energy consumption for hot water and steam generation in Hospital (2020)

    37.Effect of nano/micro materials on plants (2021)

    38.Effect of nanoparticles on evaporation of droplets -An investigation (2021)                                                                                                                                                                        .



    1.Experimental and Simulation Study on Chaotic Oscillator (2001)

    2.Design and Development of an Electronic Fuel Injection System in a Two Stroke Single Cylinder S.I.Engine (2005)

    3.Design and Fabrication of a Go-Kart (2005)

    4.Experimental Analysis of Flame on addition of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles in IC Engine Fuels by Interferometric Techniques (2006)

    5.Active Radical Combustion (2007)

    6.Heat transfer studies of electronic components using Differential Interferometry(2008)

    7.Experimental Investigation of the effect of ceria nanoparticles on Combustion (2008)

    8.Experimental investigation on the Cavitation effects of boiling of Nanofluids using Digital Interferometry (2009) 9.Experimental investigation on the Critical heat flux enhancement Methods(2009)

    10.Fabrication and Extensive Experimentation on micro heat pipes(2009)

    11.Experimental investigation on the methods of enhancement of Stability of Cerium oxide nanoparticle- Diesel     suspension (2010).

    12.Synthesis and stabilization study of Catalytic nanoparticles in fuels (2011)

    13.Variable valve timing using Differential cam profile (2012)

    14.Design and Development of a corona discharge system for emission reduction in diesel engines (2014)

    15.Experimental investigation of adsorption of carbon dioxide on carbon based materials (2016)

    16.Design and Development of Multi purpose helmet. (2020)

    17.Numerical and Experimental Analysis of PCM incorporated Hybrid Heat Sink for Electronic cooling (2021)


    • Phase change materials

    • Thermal management of Electronics

    • Corrosion and wear resistant coatings

    • Heterogenous catalyst for Biodiesel synthesis

    • Control of air/water pollution

    • Interferometry 

    • Automobile Engineering

    • Nanofluids


    1.Chairperson, Centre for Continuing Education and Skill Development

    2.Member, Centre for Electric Vehicle Engineering

    3.Lab in charge, Applied Nano Engineering Laboratory, SNST

    4.Time table in charge, School of Materials Science and Engineering

    5.Faculty Advisor, SAE Collegiate Club, NITC

    6.IRCC Member, SMSE


    7.Chairperson, Centre for Career Development (Jan 2022 - Jan 2023)

    8.Head, Centre for Training and Placement (Jan 2021 - Jan. 2022)

    9.Head, School of Materials Science and Engineering ( Oct. 2019 - Jan 2021)

    10.Deputy Chair person (PG Admissions) (2018- 2019)

    11.Associate Dean (Planning & Development) (2015 -2018)

    12.Head, School of Nano Science and Technology (October 2013 - March 2014)

    13.Faculty in charge of Inbstitute Vehicle (May 2013 to December 2013)

    14.Lab in charge, Thermal Science Lab.[2008 - May 2009]

    15.Returning Officer, Students Council Elections 2006

    16.Joint Secretary cum Treasurer, Parent Teachers Association (2005- 2006)

    17.Secretary, Mechanical Engineering Department (2005 -2006)

    18.Time table in charge,MED (2005 -2006)

    19.Programme Officer, National Service Scheme (NSS), NITC (2001- 2003)