Dr. Sr. Reena Ittyachan

Dr. Reena Ittyachan (Sr. Irene) was born on 29th Dec.1971 at Mekkad a small village in Nedumbassery Panchayat, Ernakulam District, Kerala. Her father Dr. K. C. Ittyachan Pattarumadom and mother Rosamma Ittyachan encouraged her in her studies. She did her schooling from Nirmala English Medium High School Aluva, Ernakulam District, Kerala and completed her Pre-Degree at Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from M.G. University through Bharat Mata College, Kochi. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Physics from University of Madras, through Loyola College, Chennai. After undergoing the religious training she became a member of Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC), Alvernia Province, Irinjalakuda, Kerala in the year 1999. She took her M. Phil Degree ( Master of Philosophy in Physics) from Loyola College, University of Madras in the year 2000. She was the Gold Medalist for the same. She obtained Ph. D from University of Madras through Loyola College in the year 2004. She carried out research in semiorganic nonlinear optical amino acid crystals ,which have applications in laser technology, opto-electronics etc. She had 10 international publications with good impact factor and recently she published 2 papers in international journals. She presented papers in many National and International conferences. Recently she presented her paper in European Conference on Crystal Growth at Bologna, Italy. She was selected for the International Travel Grant for the same from University Grants Commission (UGC). She guided many students in many research activities. She started her career as Assistant Professor in Physics, Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy in the year 2007. She was the College Hostel Warden for past 3 years. She is a Life Member of Academy of Physics Teachers, Kerala and Life Member of Indian Association of Crystal Growth. Now she took charge as Principal-in-charge, Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy.

Academic Profile

Education

  • 2004: Ph.D in Physics, University of Madras through Loyola College, Chennai
  • 2000: M.Phil in Physics,University of Madras through Loyola College, Chennai
  • 1997: M.Sc. in Physics, University of Madras, through Loyola College, Chennai
  • 1993: B.Sc. in Physics, M.G. University through Bharat Mata College,Kochi

Research Interests

Sr. Irene’s research interests is in Material Science

Research Experiences

  • 2000- M. Phil, University of Madras through Loyola College. Dissertation:- Studies on the Growth and Characterization of Pure and Doped LAP Crystals
  • 2004- Ph.D in Physics, University of Madras through Loyola College. Thesis Title:- Studies on the Growth and Characterisation of Semiorganic Nonlinear Optical LHB, LHPC, LHDP and LADP Single Crystals
  • 2012-14- UGC Minor Project, “Synthesis, Growth And Characterization of Nonlinear Optical L-Arginine Dimaleate Single Crystal”
  • Guided more than 18 students for their UG and PG projects since 2011.

Publications

  1. Growth and characterization of a new promising NLO L-histidine bromide crystal, R Ittyachan, P Sagayaraj, Journal of Crystal Growth 249 (3), 557-560(2003) citation-65
  2. Growth and characterisation of L-arginine diphosphate crystal, R Ittyachan, P Sagayaraj, Journal of crystal growth 243 (2), 356-360(2002) citation-45
  3. Growth and characterization of a new nonlinear optical L-histidine diphosphate single crystal, R Ittyachan, P Sagayaraj, Journal of Crystal Growth 249 (3), 553-556 (2003)citation-25
  4. Crystallization and characterization of l-histidinium perchlorate single crystal, R Ittyachan, SXJ Raja, SA Rajasekar, P Sagayaraj, Materials chemistry and physics 90 (1), 10-15(2005) citation-20
  5. Growth and characterization of semiorganic non-linear optical LHB single crystal R Ittyachan, PC Thomas, DP Anand, M Palanichamy, P Sagayaraj, Materials chemistry and physics 93 (2), 272-276 (2005) citation-15
  6. Growth and thermal studies of non-linear optical L-argininiumdiiodate L-argininiumdinitrate and L-argininium hydrochloride bromide single crystals, PC Thomas, S Aruna, J Madhavan, R Ittyachan, JA Pragasam, Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics 45 (7), 591-595 (2007) citation-5
  7. l-Argininiumbis (dihydrogen phosphate), R Ittyachan, P Sagayaraj, B Kothandapani, ActaCrystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online 59 (6), 0886-0888(2003) citation-5
  8. Crystalline perfection and optical studies of L-Histidiniumdihydrogen phosphate orthophosphoric acid (LHDP) single crystals, R Ittyachan, A Arunkumar, G Bhagavannarayana, Optical Materials 48, 156-159(2015)
  9. Crystal structure of bis(2-aminoanilinium) hydrogenphosphate, ReenaIttyachan, MelesuparambilSundaramAhigna and RajamonyJagan, ActaCryst. E72, 530–533(2016)
  10. Bulk crystal of L- Histidiniumdihydrogenphosphateorthophosphoric acid grown by SR method, J. Crystal growth (2016), DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2016.08.010

Paper Presentations

  1. BULK CRYSTALS OF L-HISTIDINIUM DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE ORTHOPHOSPHORIC ACID GROWN BY SANKARANARAYANAN – RAMASAMY METHOD, Fifth European Conference on Crystal Growth(ECCG5) on 9-11 September 2015, at Bologna, Italy
  2. GROWTH AND CHARACTERIZATION OF L-HISTIDINE DIPHOSPHATE SINGLE CRYSTAL UGC Sponsored National Seminar, Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur (17-18 October 2014)
  3. GROWTH AND CHARACTERIZATION OF L-ARGININE DIPHOSPHATE SINGLE CRYSTAL UGC Sponsored National Seminar, St. Joseph College For Women, Alapuzha (4-5 December 2014)
  4. GROWTH AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NONLINEAR OPTICAL L-HISTIDINE TRIFLUOROACETATE SINGLE CRYSTAL UGC Sponsored National Seminar, CMS College, Kottayam (15- 16 January 2015)

Conferences

Fifth European Conference on Crystal Growth(ECCG5) on 9-11 September 2015, at Bologna, Italy

UGC Sponsored National Seminar, Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur (17-18 October 2014)
UGC Sponsored National Seminar, St. Joseph College For Women, Alapuzha (4-5 December 2014)

UGC Sponsored National Seminar, CMS College, Kottayam (15- 16 January 2015)

Invited Lectures

  • Inauguration of Science Exhibition of the Carmel Academy, ICSE School, Chalakudy on 31st October, 2014.

Positions Held in the College

  • Sacred Heart College Hostel Warden (2013-2016)
  • Mentor, Walk With Scholar Program (2015-2016)
  • Co-ordinator of UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Recent trends in Non linear Optical Materials and Characterization” (10th & 11th march, 2011)
  • Co-ordinator of UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Emerging Trends in Growth and Characterization of Single Crystals and Nano Materials” (11th And 12th March 2013)
  • Co-ordinator of UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Recent Advances in Growth and Characterisation of Nonlinear Optical Crystals and Nanomaterials” (6th and 7th October 2015)3. Invited lectures delivered
  • Question paper setter for various autonomous colleges.
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