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Research Assistant Prof. Ragu Sasikumar

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Dr. Ragu Sasikumar 

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan (July, 2018)

  • Master of Science (MS) in Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India (April, 2015)

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India (April, 2013)

Office

Molecular Science Building 1F

Tel:(02)87723202

Email

sasi.che2011@gmail.com

 

Current Position

Research Assistant Professor: Department of Molecular Science and Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C) (Jan 2019-Present)


 

 

Professional Experience

  • Research Assistant Professor, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. (Jan 2019-Present)
     

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. (Oct 2018-Dec 2018)

 

 

 

Awards and Distinction

 
  • Awarded Taipei Tech President fellowship (International foreign student scholarship) for academy year 2015 – 2018.
     

  • National Taipei University of Technology Scholarship (2015-2018)
     

  • Best Oral Award in International Conference on Nanocomposite Electroanalysis and

Bioelectrochemical Sensors, Taiwan (2017)
 

  • Best Oral Award in DST-SERB Sponsored National Conference organized by

Department of Chemistry, SBK College, Aruppukottai (2017).
 

  • Best Paper Award in UGC Sponsored National Conference organized by Department of Chemistry, SBK College, Aruppukottai in collaboration with School of Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai (2015).

 

 

 

Key Skills

  • Thorough understanding of voltammetry, and dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs).
     

  • Experience in electrochemical sensing of bio-molecules, drugs and other molecules.
     

  • Extensive experience in fabrication of surface modified sensors.
     

  • Deep knowledge of characterization of nanomaterials using XRD, FT-IR, FE-SEM, TEM, EIS, TGA and Raman etc.,
     

  • Writing, reviewing a manuscript and reporting a federal and state funding research grants of doctoral students.

 

 

 

Research Publications

 

[1] R. Sasikumar, P. Ranganathan, S. –M. Chen, S. –P. Rwei, f-MWCNTs-PIN/Ti2O3 nanocomposite: Preparation, characterization and nanomolar detection of α-Lipoic acid in vegetables Sens. Actuators B. 255 (2018) 217-225. (IF = 5.667)

[2] P. Ranganathan, R. Sasikumar, S. –M. Chen, S. –P. Rwei, P. Sireesha, Enhanced photovoltaic performance of dye-sensitized solar cells based on nickel oxide supported on nitrogen-doped graphene nanocomposite as a photoanode J. Colloid Interface Sci. 504 (2017) 570-578. (IF = 5.091)

[3] P. Sireesha, R. Sasikumar, S. –M. Chen, C. Su, P. Ranganathan, S. –P. Rwei, Carboxylic

acid-functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes-polyindole/Ti2O3: A novel hybrid nanocomposite as highly efficient photo-anode for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), Appl. Surf. Sci. 423 (2017) 147-153. (IF = 4.439)

[4] R. Sasikumar, P. Ranganathan, S. –M. Chen, S. –P. Rwei, Muthukrishnan, Electro-oxidative determination of aromatic amine (o-phenylenediamine) using organic-inorganic hybrid composite, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 504 (2017) 149-157. (IF = 5.091)

[5] R. Sasikumar, M. Govindasamy, S. –M. Chen, Y. C. –Liu, P. Ranganathan, S. –P. Rwei,

Electrochemical determination of morin in kiwi and strawberry fruit samples using vanadium

pentoxide nano-flakes, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 504 (2017) 626-632. (IF = 5.091)

[6] R. Sasikumar, P. Ranganathan, S. –M. Chen, P. Sireesha, T. –W. Chen, P. Veerakumar, S. –P. Rwei, T. Kavitha, Economically applicable Ti2O3 decorated m-aminophenol-formaldehyde resin microspheres for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), J. Colloid Interface Sci. 494 (2017) 82-91. (IF = 5.091)

[7] R. Sasikumar, P. Ranganathan, S. –M. Chen, T. Kavitha, S. –Y. Lee, T. –W. Chen, W. –H. Chang, Electrochemical determination of sulfur-containing amino acid on Screen-Printed Carbon Electrode modified with Graphene Oxide, Int. J. Electrochem. Sci. 12 (2017) 4077-4085. (IF = 1.369)

[8] R. Karthik, R. Sasikumar, S. –M. Chen, J. Vinothkumar, A. Elangovan, V. Muthuraj, P. Muthukrishnan, Fahad M.A. Al-Hemaid, M. Ajmal Ali, Mohamed S. Elshikh, A highly sensitive and selective electrochemical determination of non-steroidal prostate anti-cancer drug nilutamide based on f-MWCNT in tablet and human blood serum sample, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 487 (2017) 289-296. (IF = 5.091)

[9] S. Ragu, S. –M. Chen, P. Ranganathan, S. –P. Rwei, Fabrication of a Novel Nickel-Curcumin/Graphene Oxide Nanocomposites for Superior Electrocatalytic Activity toward the Detection of Toxic p-nitrophenol, Int. J. Electrochem. Sci. 11 (2016) 9133-9144. (IF = 1.369)

[10] R. Karthik, R. Sasikumar, S. –M. Chen, M. Govindasamy, J. Vinoth Kumar, V. Muthuraj, Green Synthesis of Platinum Nanoparticles Using Quercus Glauca Extract and Its Electrochemical Oxidation of Hydrazine in Water Samples, Int. J. Electrochem. Sci.11 (2016) 8245-8255. (IF = 1.369)

[11] R. Sasikumar, R. Karthik, S. –M. Chen, P. Prakash, P. Muthukrishnan, K. Shankar, A. Kathiresan, Electrochemical and Quantum Chemical Studies of 1,5-bis (2-nitrophenyl)-1,4-pentadien-3-one as Corrosion Inhibitors for Mild Steel in Hydrochloric Acid Solution, Int. J. Electrochem. Sci. 11 (2016) 8892-8913. (IF = 1.369)

[12] R. Sasikumar, T. –W. Chen, S. -M. Chen, S. –P. Rwei, Facile synthesis of Mn2O3 for highly active catalytic reduction for organic toxic pollutant and electrochemical determination of amino acids, Int. J. Electrochem. Sci. 13 (2018) 4561-4574. (IF = 1.369).

[13] P. Christy Gnana Theeba, R. Sasikumar, Phytochemical examination, antioxidant potential and in vitro antibacterial studies of crude extracts of Parthenium hysterophorus Linn, J. Chem. Pharm. Res. 7(4) (2015) 219-225.

[14] R. Sasikumar, S. Priyadharshini, K. P. L. Nandha Kumar, S. Nivedha, In Vitro Pharmacognostical Studies and Evaluation of Bioactive Constituents from the fruits of Cucumis Melo L. (Muskmelon), International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Research 6(4) (2014-15) 936-941.

[15] A. Mohan, R. Sasikumar, Antioxidant, Antimicrobial Studies and Investigation of Secondary Metabolites from stem bark of Barringtonia acutangula (L.), International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Research 6(4) (2014-15) 967-972.

[16] R. Sasikumar, P. Balasubramanian, P. Govindaraj, T. Krishnaveni, Preliminary studies on Phyto chemicals and Antimicrobial activity of solvent extracts of Coriandrum sativum L. roots (Coriander), J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2(6) (2014) 74-78.

[17] R. Sasikumar, P. Govindaraj, T. Krishnaveni, Corrosion treatment of industrial cooling water system by using Brassica oleracca (Cabbage) act as natural corrosion inhibitor, Pelagia Research Library Der Chemica Sinica 5(5) (2014) 41-45.

[18] R. Sasikumar, S. Priyadharshini, The Hydro-Chemical and microbial analysis of ground water samples in two different districts of Madurai and Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India, Asian Pacific Journal of Health Science 1(4) (2014) 385-395.

[19] Vengudusamy Renganathan, R. Sasikumar, S. -M. Chen, T. –W. Chen, S. -P. Rwei, S. –Y. Lee, W. –H. Chang, B. –S. Lou, Voltammetric detection of neuro transmitter drug on nickel oxide incorporated with nitrogen doped graphene composite modified glassy carbon electrode, Int. J. Electrochem. Sci. 13 (2018) 7206-7217. (IF = 1.369).

[20] R. Sasikumar, T. –W. Chen, S. -M. Chen, Y. C. Chen, S. -P. Rwei, Ultrasonic synthesis of polysodium-4-styrene sulfonate coated functionalized MWCNTs for electrochemical detection of anti-oxidant drug in red wine, Int. J. Electrochem. Sci. 13 (2018) 9441-9451. (IF = 1.369).

[21] R. Sasikumar, T. –W. Chen, S. –M. Chen, S. –P. Rwei, S. K. Ramaraj, Developing the photovoltaic performance of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) using a SnO2-doped graphene oxide hybrid nanocomposite as a photo-anode, Opt. Mater. 79 (2018) 345-352. (IF = 2.320).

[22] G. Muthusankar, R. Sasikumar, S. –M. Chen, G. Gopu, N. Sengottuvelan, S. –P. Rwei, Electrochemical synthesis of nitrogen-doped carbon quantum dots decorated copper oxide for the sensitive and selective detection of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in berries, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 523 (2018) 191-200. (IF = 5.091)

[23] S. –P. Rwei, Y. –H. Lee, J. –W. Shiu, R. Sasikumar, U. –T. Shyr, Characterization of solvent-treated PEDOT:PSS thin films with enhanced conductivities, Polymers 11, 134 (2019) 1-10 (IF = 2.935)

 

 

 

Seminar & Paper Presentaions

  • Paper presented in 20th International Conference on Micro and Nano Technology(ICMNT-2018), at Holiday Inn Atrium, Singapore (8 & 9 January, 2018).
  • E-Poster presented in 19th International Conference on Electrochemistry and Technology (ICET – 2017), at Holiday Inn Atrium, Singapore (3 & 4 July, 2017).
  • Invited speaker on the role of N-GE/NiO nanocomposite: Enhanced photovoltaic performance for DSSCs. International Conference on Nanocomposite Electroanalysis and Bioelectrochemical Sensors, Taiwan (26 & 27 October, 2017).
  • Paper presented in International Conference on Functional Materials (ICFM), at Thiagarajar College, Madurai (7 & 8 September, 2017).
  • Poster presented in International Conference on Materials and Drug Chemistry-2014 (MDC - 14) at Sarah Tucker College, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Paper presented in National Conference on Nano materials in Environmental and Energy applications at Saiva Bhanu Kshatriya College, Aruppukottai. (15 & 16th September, 2017).
  • Poster presented in National Conference on Modern Trends in Chemical Sciences-2014 (MTCS – 2014) at VHNSN College, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India. ISBN: 978-93-81723-25-8.
  • Paper presented in National Conference on Recent Developments in Chemistry-2015 (RDC - 15) at S.B.K. College, Aruppukottai, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • State Level Intercollegiate Students’s Seminar on Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer, Organized by Saiva Bhanu Kshatriya College, Aruppukottai. (31st January, 2014)
  • Paper presented in State Level Inter collegiate Students’s Seminar on from Science of Novel Materials, Organized by Thiagarajar College, Madurai. (1st October, 2013)
  • Paper presented in Regional Level Seminar on Innovations and Challenges in Medicinal Chemistry, Organized by the Department of Chemistry, V. V. Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar. (14th December, 2011)
  • Paper presented in State Level Intercollegiate Students’s Seminar on Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer-2014 at S.B.K. College, Aruppukottai, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Paper presented in State Level Inter collegiate Students’s Seminar on from Science of Novel Materials-2013 at Thiagarajar College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Paper presented in Regional Level Seminar on Innovations and Challenges in Medicinal Chemistry at V. V. Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Participated in National Conference on Newer Horizons in Chemistry, Organized by the Department of Chemistry, Sri Parasakthi College for women, Courtallam. (6 & 7th January, 2011)
  • Participated in UGC Sponsored National seminar on Pioneering Areas in Chemistry, Organized by Department of Chemistry, Devanga Arts College, Aruppukottai. (20 & 21th January, 2010)

 


 

Professsional Society Memberships

  • World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET)

 


 

Reviwer

  • Ceramics International

  • Organic Electronics

  • International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Research

  • International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications