Dr Santhosh Chidangil

Professor & Head of the Department

Department of Atomic & Molecular Physics

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Santhosh Chidangil is Professor & Head of the Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics.

    He is:

    • Chairman, Doctoral Advisory Committee.
    • Chairman, Board of Studies of Department.
    • Convener of conferences and workshops.
    • Guide for PhD students.
    • Involved in national and international scientific collaborations.
    • Coordinator of the department’s FIST program (Nanobiophotonics).

 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Electrodynamics and Advanced Optics MSP 605 First Semester
Femtosecond Photonics MSP 705 Third Semester
Biophotonics MSP 703 Third Semester
Micro-nanophotonics MSP 606 Second Semester

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Research Associate Biophotonics International School of Photonics, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Cochin, Kerala 1995-1996
Research Associate Snow Physics Snow and Avalanche Study Centre, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Manali, Himachal Pradesh 1994-1995
Post-Doctoral Molecular Spectroscopy and Quantum chemistry Banaras Hindu University 1994
PhD Physics Banaras Hindu University 1992

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics Professor & HOD 2010-Present
Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics Associate Professor 2005-2010
Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics Assistant Professor 2002-2004
Academy of Medical Sciences, Pariyaram, Kannur, Kerala Assistant Professor 1997-2002
Mahatma Gandhi College, Kannur University, Kannur, Kerala Lecturer 1996-1997

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Photonics, Ultrafast Photonics, Biomedical Applications of Laser (Biophotonics), Raman Spectroscopy combined with Optical Tweezers, Laser Induced Fluorescence, Proteomics of body fluids, Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy.

Area of Expertise

Photonics, Ultrafast Photonics, Biomedical Applications of Laser (Biophotonics), Raman Spectroscopy combined with Optical Tweezers, Laser Induced Fluorescence, Proteomics of body fluids, Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy.

Area of Research

Micromachining of photonics materials, Micro-Raman Spectroscopy of live single cells (RBCs, WBCs and Stem Cells), Interaction of silver nanoparticles with cells using Optical Tweezers combined with micro-Raman spectroscopy, Development of miniature devices for early detection of cancers, Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy of variety of materials (Soil, Glasses, tissues etc.), Propagation of ultrafast laser pulses through biological medium, Protein profile study of body fluids using HPLC-LIF setup.

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life member of Indian Physics Association.
  • Life member of Indian Laser Association.
  • Life member of Indian Nuclear Society.
  • Life member of Indian Science Congress.
  • Life member of Indian Biophysical Society.
  • Member of SPIE.
  • Member of Optical Society of America.
  • Regular Associate, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy (2005).
  • Research Associate, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) (1994-1995).
  • Research Associate, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India (1993).
  • Senior Research Fellow, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India (1990).
  • Junior Research Fellow, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India (1987).

Salivary protein markers: a non-invasive protein profile-based method for the early diagnosis of oral pre-malignancy and malignancy

2013-01-01 Ajeetkumar Patil Unnikrishnan V K Sujatha Bhat Keerthilatha M Pai

2013, SPIE publications, Vol 18(10), 101317-1-7.

Analytical predictive capabilities of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) with Principal Component Analysis (PCA) for plastic classification

2013-01-01 Unnikrishnan V K Suresh D Kulkarni Rajesh Nayak Rajesh Nayak

2013, Royal Society of Chemistry. A Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) technique has been applied for the identification of four widely used plastics, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), high-density polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS), whose recycling is required from commercial and biosafety points of view.

A Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) technique has been applied for the identification of four widely used plastics, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), high-density polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS), whose recycling is required from commercial and biosafety points of view.

2012-01-01 Aseefhali Bankapur Sagar Krishnamurthy Elsa Zachariah Basavaraj Chougule

2012, PLoS, Vol 7(4) Results of a single-cell Raman spectroscopy study of stress effects induced by silver nanoparticles in human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) have been reported. The micro-Raman spectroscopic study reveals that hMSCs treated with silver nanoparticles undergo oxidative stress at doping levels in excess of 2 mg/ml, with results of a statistical analysis of Raman spectra suggesting that the induced stress becomes more dominant at nanoparticle concentration levels above 3 mg/ml.

Femtosecond laser induced forward transfer of indium thin films

2013-01-01 John Thomas Rodney Bernard John T Thomas Kamlesh Alti

2013, Cambridge University Press, 0263-0346.

Calibration based laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for quantitative analysis of doped rare earth elements in phosphors

2013-01-01 V K Unnikrishnan Rajesh Nayak Praveen Devangad M M Tamboli

2013, Elsevier Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), quantitative analysis of doped rare earth elements (Lanthanum (La) and Neodymium (Nd)) in phosphors has been studied and reported.

Protein profile and laser fluorescence spectroscopic studies of clinical samples for early detection of cervical cancer

2009-01-01

2009, PhD.

Spectroscopy of laser produced plasmas: Development of a Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) for trace element analysis

2012-01-01

2012, PhD.

Elemental Analysis of Biological samples using Laser Spectroscopy Method: Laser enhanced Ionisation spectroscopy

2005-01-01

2005, MTech.

Cation- interaction in all alpha proteins

2007-01-01

2007, MSc.

Molecular modelling and cation- Interactions in Human serum albumin

2007-01-01

2007, MSc.

Nonlinear classifications of Raman Spectroscopy data of skin cancer

2007-01-01

2007, IAESTE internship.

Analysis of Psoriasis and Normal Skin Samples with Raman Spectroscopy

2008-01-01

2008, IAESTE internship.