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Dr. MANJU KURIAN
(M.Sc (Third Rank), Ph.D, UGC CSIR NET with CSIR JRF, B. Ed)
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Assistant Professor
manjukurian@gmail.com
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Projects
2014
Wet Oxidation Processes over Nanoceria based Catalysts as Green Route for Water Pollution Remediation Major KSCSTE Ongoing
2010
Catalytic Wet Oxidations of Pesticides over Mixed Nanoferrites at Mild Temperatures: A Green Approach for Water Pollution Remediation Major DST (Fast Track Young Scientist) Completed
Publications:
2017
Catalytic degradation of chlorinated organic pollutants over CexFe1xO2 (x: 0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1) nanocomposites at mild conditions
Catalytic peroxide oxidation of persistent chlorinated organics over nickel-zinc ferrite nanocomposites
Heterogeneous catalytic oxidation of persistent chlorinated organics over cobalt substituted zinc ferrite nanoparticles at mild conditions: Reaction kinetics and catalyst reusability studies
Effect of vanadium on the catalytic activity of ceria towards wet peroxide oxidation of persistent and biorecalcitrant chlorinated organics
Catalytic wet oxidation of chlorinated organics at mild conditions over iron doped nanoceria
2016
Novel and Efficient Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Curcuma Longa and Zingiber Officinale Rhizome Extracts
CexV1-xO2 (x: 0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1) nanocomposites as efficient catalysts for degradation of 2,4 dichlorophenol
Effect of preparation conditions on Nickel Zinc Ferrite nanoparticles: A comparison between sol? gel auto combustion and co-precipitation methods
A review on the importance of Pillar Interlayered clays in Green Chemical Catalysis
2015
Effect of lattice distortion on physical properties and surface morphology of nanoceria framework with incorporation of iron/zirconium
Structural, magnetic, and acidic properties of cobalt ferrite nanoparticles synthesised by wet chemical methods
Heterogeneous Fenton behavior of nano nickel zinc ferrite catalysts in the degradation of 4-chlorophenol from water under neutral conditions
Manganese zinc ferrite nanoparticles as efficient catalysts for wet peroxide oxidation of organic aqueous wastes
2014
Investigation of size dependency on lattice strain of nanoceria particles synthesised by wet chemical methods
Single pot benzylation of o-xylene with benzyl chloride and benzyl alcohol over pillared montmorillonites
Effect of rare earth doping on structural, magnetic, electrical properties of magnesium ferrite and its potential use in waste water treatment
Influence of the synthesis conditions on the catalytic efficiency of NiFe2O4 and ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles towards the wet peroxide oxidation of 4-chlorophenol
On the efficiency of cobalt zinc ferrite nanoparticles for catalytic wet peroxide oxidation of 4-chlorophenol
2013
Synthesis, characterisation and oxidation activity of rare earth exchanged mixed pillared montmorillonites
2012
Hydroxylation of phenol over rare earth exchanged iron pillared montmorillonites
Mild Temperature Oxidation of Phenol Over Rare Earth Exchanged Aluminium Pillared Montmorillonites
2011
Catalytic acetalization of carbonyl compounds over cation (Ce3+, Fe3+ and Al3+) exchanged montmorillonites and Ce3+ -exchanged Y zeolites
Synthesis and Characterization of Nickel Zinc Ferrite
2006
Wet peroxide oxidation of phenol over mixed pillared montmorillonites
Tertiary butylation of phenol over iron pillared montmorillonites
2005
Characterisation of the acid base properties of pillared montmorillonites
Selective methyl tert butyl ether synthesis over metal exchanged pillared clays
Selective benzylation of benzene over alumina pillared clays
Pillared clays as efficient catalysts for cyclohexanol oxidation
Catalytic activity of iron pillared montmorillonites for selective benzylation of benzene
2004
Selective benzylation of o-xylene over transition metal doped montmorillonites
2003
Liquid phase benzylation of o-xylene over pillared clays

Distinctions

Editorial Board Member of the journal 'Nano-Structures and Nano-Objects' (Elsevier)

DST Fast Track Young Scientist (2010-2013)

CSIR SRF (2002-2004)

CSIR JRF (2000-2002)

Membership in professional bodies

Indian Science Congress Association

Kerala Chemical Science Society

Pollution Control Club

Areas Of Interest

Nanomaterials, Catalysis

Publication in Books

1. "Engineering Chemistry and Environmental Science" Dr. M.M. Joseph, Dr. Densely Jose & Dr. Manju Kurian (2010), Revised Edition (2013). Published by the Department of Chemistry, M.A College.

2. "General Chemistry" (2007). Published by the Department of Chemistry, M.A College.

Research Guidance

Ongoing:

1. Development of nanoferrite catalysts for abatement of persistent organic pollutants in water

2. Synthesis, characterisation and green chemical applications of transition metal pillared clay catalysts

3. Synthesis, characterisation and green chemical applications of ceria based nanocatalysts

Papers presented in conferences

1. Manju Kurian and Christy Kunjachan, Nanocrystalline Ceria: Synthesis, Characterisation and Lattice Strain Analysis, International Conference on Advanced materials and its applications (ICAMA 2014) held at Alphonsa College, Pala during March 26th to 28th 2014.

2. Divya S. Nair and Manju Kurian, Treatment of Organic Aqueous Wastes: Cobalt and Nickel ferrite nanoparticles as effective catalysts for the complete degradation of 4-chlorophenol (short listed under Best Paper Award Category) in the 26th Kerala Science Congress-2014, held at Wayanad on 28-31 January 2014.

3. Divya S. Nair and Manju Kurian, Catalytic wet peroxide oxidation of water containing 4-chlorophenol over Ni-Zn ferrite nanoparticles at mild conditions, National Conference on Current Trends in Chemistry (CTriC-2014), held at CUSAT, Kochi on January 17-18, 2014.

4. Divya S. Nair and Manju Kurian, Synthesis and structural characterization of Zinc doped Manganese ferrite nanoparticles, International Research Conference on Advanced Techniques in Chemistry IRCATC-2014 held at St. Alberts College, Ernakulam on 9th January 2014.

5. Manju Kurian and Christy Kunjachan,Optimisation of Preparation Conditions of Nanoceria synthesised by Co-precipitation Method, International Research Conference on Advanced Techniques in Chemistry - IRCATC 2014, held at St. Albert's College, Ernakulam, on 9th Jan 2014 organized by the Dept. of Chem. in association with MGU, Kottayam.


6. Divya S. Nair and Manju Kurian, Catalytic wet peroxide oxidation for the degradation of 4-chlorophenol from water using Co-Zn ferrite nanoparticles, UGC sponsored National Conference on Natural Resources Management: A Key to Sustainability held at Assumption College, Changanacherry on 5-6 December 2013.

7. Manju Kurian, Divya S Nair, Rahnamol A.M, Influence of preparation conditions in the properties of NiFe2O4 and ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles, National Conference On Recent Advances in Spectroscopy: A Chemical and Biological Perspective held At Newman College, Thodupuzha On February 28- March 2, 2013.

8. M Kurian and D S Nair, Characterization of Co1-xZnxFe2O4 nanoparticles produced by sol-gel auto combustion method International Conference on Material Science and Technology (ICMST 2012) held at St. Thomas College, Pala on 10 - 14 June 2012

9. Manju Kurian, Divya S Nair, Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Nanoscale Nickel Zinc Ferrite International Conference on Nanomaterials (Cochin Nano11) held At CUSAT, Kochi On August 14-17, 2011.

10. Manju Kurian, Divya S Nair, Synthesis And Characterization Of Nanoferrites International Conference On Optical Nanomaterials (Optics11) held At NIT, Calicut On May 23-27, 2011

11. Manju Kurian, Robin Babu, Deepthi Raj, Thasleenabi R.M, Oxidation Activity of Rare Earth Exchanged Iron Aluminium Mixed Pillared Montmorillonites International Conference on Functional Polymers held at NIT, Calicut on January 28-30, 2011.

12. Manju Kurian, Mathew Joy, Anju Eldhose, Anu Mohan, Catalytic wet peroxide oxidation of phenol over iron pillared montmorillonites International Conference on Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOP2010) held at M.G University, Kottayam on September 18-21, 2010

13. Manju Kurian and S. Sugunan, Of the basicity of alumina pillared montmorillonites, UGC sponsored National Seminar on Applications of Nanomaterials in Chemistry held at M.A College, Kothamangalam, July 2008.

14. Manju Kurian and S. Sugunan, Tertiary butylation of phenol over pillared montmorillonites, National Conference on Frontiers in clay research held at Regional Research Laboratory (CSIR), Thiruvananthapuram, March 2003.




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