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Dr. S.P. Radhika

Assistant Professor and Head of the Department
Contact Details
B.Sc. Madurai Kamaraj University 2003
M.Sc.Bharathiar University2005
Ph.DUniversity of Madras
Title of the  PhD Thesis:  Studies on the development of rare earth doped metal oxide as pigments for thermally comfortable surfaces.
Date of Joining the College: 1 December, 2014
Areas of Interest
  • Inorganic chemistry

  • Physical Chemistry

  1. "Cobalt complexes of terpyridine ligand: crystal structure and photoclevage of DNA" J. Inorg. Biochem. 2007, 101, 434-443.
  2. "Europium complex of a tridentate ligand: Synthesis and spectroscopic properties"  Transition Met Chem. (London) 2007, 32, 362-366.
  3. "Cerium molybdenum oxides for environmentally benign pigments" Dyes. Pigm. 2007, 75, 687-692.
  4. "Use of mixed rare earth oxides as environmentally benign pigments" Dyes Pigm. 2008, 76, 243-248.
  5. "Synthesis and DNA-binding studies of two ruthenium (II) complexes of an intercalating ligand" Eur. J. Med. Chem. 2009, 44, 2044-2051.
  6. "Rare earth doped cobalt aluminate blue as an environmentally benign pigment" J. Adv. Ceram 2012, 1, 301-309.
  7. "Effective synthesis route for red-brown pigments based on Ce-Pr-Fe-O and their potential application for near infra-red reflective surface coating" J. Chem. Sci. 2014, 126, 65-73.
  8.  "A novel inorganic blue colorant and a process thereof Indian Patent application number" 86Del2014.
  9. "Mo-Doped cerium gadolinium oxide as environmentally sustainable yellow pigments". ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering 2014, 2 (5) 1251-1256.
  10. "Unique rare earth pigments for thermally comfortable leathers" Journal of American Leather Chemists association, 109, 224-230
  11. "An inorganic yellow pigment for industrial applications and a process for the preparation" thereof invented by Sreeram, K.J.; Radhika, S.P.; Nair B.U.; (Reference no 0152NF2015) Indian Patent application number  1980DEL2015
Projects Undertaken
  • DST Women Scientist Project entitled "Rare Earth Based Non-Toxic Inorganic blue pigments for Exterior coating Applications"(WOS-A) for reserach in Basic/Applied Sciences [2011-2014]
  • IREL PROJECT, Kollam (2006)
  1. Women Scientist (WOS-A) awarded by Department of Science and Technology, (2011)
  2. Awarded for Patent from CSIR (2014 and 2015)
  3. Best Poster award entitled “Introducing multifunctionality into rare earths – coupling benign and cool character” in National Conference on Rare Earth Processing and Utilization (REPUT 2014), 2-3rd May 2014 Conducted by Rare earth association of India in association with IIM, Mumbai Chapter, MRSI, Mumbai Chapter and BRNS, BARC Mumbai, India
Other Achievements
  • Proficiency prize for chemistry in UG and PG
  • First prize for poster presentation conducted by BARC, Mumbai 

Training Programmes Attended

  • Attended Three day National Seminar on “Water Vision – 2004” from 6th to 8th October 2004 organized by  P.S.G.R. Krishnammal college for women, Coimbatore
  • Attended  National conference on frontiers in Environmental Sciences and Engineering in India held in Bharathiar University, Coimbatore during September, 15-17, 2005
  • Attended  Innovation in leather Science and Technology Seminar held on 24th April 2006 at CLRI, Chennai
  • Attended  International conference on Nan science and nano technology held in University of Madras, Chennai during August 26-28, 2006
  • Attended  Workshop on “Instrumental methods of analysis” at STIC, Kochi during October, 9-13, 2006 
  • Attended National conference on Science, Technology and Applications of Rare Earth held in Munnar during August, 19-20, 2011
  • Attended  XXXI congress of the International Union of Leather Technologists and chemists Societies held in Valencia during September, 27-30, 2011
  • Attended Symposium on Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry held at University of Hyderabad during December,10-13, 2011
  • Attended  Symposium on chemistry in “Societal and Environmental Needs” held at Chennai, India from 29-31st August 2011 organized by CSIR-CLRI
  • Attended  International conference on Advanced nano materials  held at IIT Madras during October,17-19, 2012
  • Attended  Workshop conducted by Springer and Edanz along with the Department of Information Science and Technology, Anna university at Chennai on 29th January 2013  
  • Attended  Chennai chemistry conference held at CSIR-CLRI Chennai during February,8-10, 2013
  • Attended National conference on Recent trends in Material Science and Technology held at IIST, Trivandrum during July,10-13, 2013
  • Attended National Conference on Rare earth Processing and Utilization (REPUT 2014), 2-3rd May 2014 Conducted by Rare earth association of India in association with IIM, Mumbai Chapter, MRSI, Mumbai Chapter and BRNS, BARC Mumbai, India
  • Attended International Conference on Material research (IUMRS-ICA 2013), 16-20th December 2013 Conducted by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
  • Attended Training Programme on Synthesis and Characterization techniques organised by Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Satyabhama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, during September 28-29,2018. 
  • Attended 128th Orientation Programme conducted by UGC-HRDC Pondicherry University from 22.5.2019-11.6.2019