Dr. Santhosh Paul

Santhosh Paul hails from Thrissur district in Kerala. He pursued Chemistry as the main subject and took his graduation and post-graduation from Christ College, Irinjalakuda with Gold Medal. He joined Cochin University of Science and Technology with GATE fellowship and completed M Tech. in Polymer Technology. Then he moved to National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune with CSIR fellowship for pursuing his research. After the successful completion of Ph. D on “Structure, Properties and Applications of Conducting Polymers Conatining Organo Fe(II)/Fe(III) Complexes”, he worked abroad as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Santhosh worked in the field of “Carbon Nanotubes for Display Applications” at Hanbat National University, S Korea and there after he worked with Advanced Nano Products Co. Ltd., focusing his research work on “Advanced Nano Materials for Electronic Applications”. He got appointment as Research Assistant Professor at Hanyang University, S Korea and his research work was mainly on “Carbon Nanotubes and Nanomaterials for Energy storage Applications”. He return to India and joined as an assistant professor at Sacred Heart College Chalakudy on 22nd December, 2010. He regularly undertakes research projects and present research papers at International and National conferences. He was the organizing secretary for the two UGC sponsored National Seminars conducted by the department of Chemistry. He is a research guide of Calicut University with the department of Chemistry, St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakuda as the research center



Academic Profile

Research Interests

Advance Materials (Polymers, Conducting Polymers, Carbon Nanotubes, Nano Structured Inorganic Metal Oxides, Composites, and Activated Carbons) for Sensors, Energy Storage and other Electronic Applications. I am also interested in the synthesis of novel materials, purification, characterization and applications

  • We have developed a PHsensitive material, which spontaneously and abruptly changes the color several times with acid and alkali vapours
  • We make use of polymer based composite materials for corrosion resistant application and also moisture resistant application
  • We are interested in the chemical degradation of certain plastics, such as disposable plates, glasses, bottles, etc.

Completed Research Projects

  • “Water Quality Testing and Purification Using Activated Carbon Black Materials”, UGC sponsored project, Govt. of India, 2012–2014.
  • “Low Cost Disposable Toxic Chemical Vapour Detector System”, Malayala Manorama, The Leading State Daily in India, 2011–2012.


  1. Santhosh Paul*, S Radhakrishnan, “Iron (III) Phthalocyanine (FePcTSA) Doped Polypyrrole for Fast Detection of Carbon Dioxide”, Proceedings of International Conference on Materials for the Future – Innovative Materials, Processes, Products and Applications – ICMF 2013 pp 601 – 605
  2. Santhosh Paul*, Kwang Seok Choi, Dong Ju Lee, Sudhakar P, Yong Soo Kang, “Factors affecting the performance of supercapacitors assembled with polypyrrole/multi-walled carbon nanotube composite electrodes”, Electrochim. Acta, 78 (2012) 649–655.
  3. Santhosh Paul, Jae-Hong Kim, Dong-Won Kim, “Cycling Performance of Supercapacitors Assembled with Polypyrrole/Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube/Conductive Carbon Composite Electrodes”, J. Electrochem. Sci. Tech., 2 (2011) 91–96.
  4. Santhosh Paul, Yong Soo Kang, Jin-Heong Yim, Kuk Young Cho, Dong Won Kim, “Effect of surfactants and coating methods on the electrical and optical properties of thin conductive films prepared with single-walled carbon nanotubes”, Curr. Appl. Phys. 10 (2010) e101–e104.
  5. Santhosh Paul, Yong Soo Kang, Yang-Kook Sun, Dong Won Kim, “Highly conductive and transparent thin films fabricated with predominantly semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes”, Carbon 48 (2010) 2646–2649.
  6. Santhosh Paul, Yoon-Sung Lee, Ji-Ae Choi, Yun Chan Kang, Dong Won Kim, “Synthesis and electrochemical characterization of polypyrrole/multi-walled carbon nanotube composite electrodes for supercapacitor application”, Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 31 (2010) 1228–1232.
  7. Santhosh Paul, Dong Won Kim, “Preparation and characterization of highly conductive transparent films with single-walled carbon nanotubes for flexible Display applications”, Carbon 47 (2009) 2436–2441
  8. Santhosh Paul*, Michael Joseph, “Polypyrrole functionalized with FePcTSA for NO2 sensor applacation”, Sens. Actuators B: Chem. 140 (2009) 439–444.
  9. Santhosh Paul*, N. N. Chavan, S. Radhakrishnan, “Polypyrrole functionalized with ferrocenyl derivative as a rapid carbon monoxide sensor”, Synth. Met. 159 (2009) 415–418.
  10. Santhosh Paul*, Francis Amalraj, S. Radhakrishnan, “CO sensor based on polypyrrole functionalized with iron porphyrin”, Synth. Met. 159 (2009) 1019–1023.
  11. S. Radhakrishnan, Santhosh Paul, “Conducting polypyrrole modified with ferrocene for Applications in Carbon Monoxide Sensors”, Sens. Actuators B: Chem. 125 (2007) 60–65.


  1. Santhosh Paul, “Sensor Applications of Functionalized Polypyrrole”, Lap Lambert Academic Publishers, Germany, 2012.
  2. Santhosh Paul*, S. Radhakrishnan, “Polypyrrole: Properties, Performance and Applications”, Ed. E C Mason, A P Weber, Nova Publishers, USA (Scholarly contributory chapter), 2011, pp 255–270.
  3. Santhosh Paul*, S. Radhakrishnan, Electroactive Polymers: Materials and Devices, Vol 2, Part II, “Synthesis of a novel monomer and copolymerization with pyrrole for the carbon monoxide sensor applications”, Ed. S. Chandra, Allied Publishers, New Delhi, 2007, pp 253–261.


  1. Research paper presented in an International Conference on “Emerging Frontiers in Chemical Sciences”, Organized by Department of Chemistry, Farook College (Autonomous), Kozhikode, Kerala, India on 29th–31st October, 2021.
  2. Research paper presented at International Conference on “Materials for Future” at Govt. Engineering College, Thrissur, India, 6th–8th, November, 2013.
  3. Research paper presented at International Indo–US Workshop on “Nano-Structured Electronic Materials: Challenges & Relevance to Electronics & Energy Research” at Center for Materials for Electronic Technology, Thrissur, India, 8th–11th, March, 2013.
  4. Research paper presented at International Conference, Ministry of Knowledge and Economy, S. Korea, 18th–19th, November–2009.
  5. Research paper presented at International Conference, Hanbat National University, Daejeon, S. Korea, 4th & 5th, December–2008.
  6. Research paper presented at International Conference, ICAMA-2007, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India, 15th–17th, November–2007.
  7. Research paper presented at International Conference, ICEP-2007, Indian Society of Electroactive Polymers and Material Research Development in Goa, India, 19th–24th, February–2007.
  8. Research paper presented at International conference, MACRO-2006 Society of Polymer Science (SPS), India at NCL, Pune, India, 17th–20th, December–2006.
  9. Participated UGC sponsored National workshop on “Chemistry in Capillaries” at St. Thomas College Thrissur, 29thJuly, 2015.
  10. Participated UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Recent Trends in Chemistry” at Mala Carmel College, Kerala, India, 13th& 14th, August, 2014.
  11. Participated UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Frontiers in Green Chemistry” at St. Mary’s College, Kerala, India, 24th& 25th, July, 2014.
  12. Research paper presented at UGC sponsored National Seminar at St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakuda, India, 3rd& 4th, February, 2011.
  13. Participated JNCASR and FCBS Thiruvananthapuram sponsored workshop for “College Chemistry Students and Teachers” organized by FCBS Thiruvananthapuram on 8th–10thNovember, 2011.

Research papers presented at Several National Conferences in the past

Invited Lectures

  • Inaugurated ‘Sastrarangam’ programme, an initiative of Govt. of Kerala at St. raphael’s CG Higher Secondary School, Ollur and delivered a talk on ‘Science: A Historic Story of Indian Scientists’ 14th August, 2021
  • Resource person for the state level seminar sponsored by Directorate of Collegiate Education on “Advances in Nanomaterials Research” at TM Jacob Memorial Government College, Manimalakkunnu, Ernakulam, 17th & 18th January, 2019.
  • Inaugurated ‘Sastrarangam’ programme, an initiative of Govt. of Kerala at PVS Higher Secondary School, Parappukkara and delivered a talk on ‘Famous Indian Scientists’ 7th November, 2018
  • Inaugurated ‘Sastrarangam’ programme, an initiative of Govt. of Kerala at Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Kodakara and delivered a talk on ‘Famous Indian Scientists’ 7th November, 2018.
  • Resource person for “Personality Development” lecture at St. Mary’s College Thrissur, 8th February, 2016.
  • Delivered a talk on “Make in India: The Role of Nano Science & Technology” at St. Mary’s College, Thrissur, 8th February, 2016.
  • Inaugurated the leadership ceremony and delivered a talk on “The Need and Necessity of Leaders” at Carmel Academy, Chalakudy, June, 2014.
  • Delivered a talk on “Nano Science and Smart Materials” for the faculties of Engineering College under the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme at Govt. Engineering College, Thrissur, 16th–18th, December, 2013.
  • Inaugurated the Chemistry Association of Carmel College Mala and delivered a talk on “Conducting Polymers” on 8th October, 2013.
  • Inaugurated the Chemistry Association of Mother Arts and Science College, Peruvallur, Thrissue and delivered a talk on “Intelligent Macromolecules” on 15th July, 2013.
  • Invited lecture on “Nano Chemistry” at St. Mary’s College, Kerala, India, 12th November, 2012.
  • Inaugurated the Science Club of St. Raphael’s Higher Secondary School Ollur and delivered a talk on “Impact of Nano science and Technology in the Society” at on 16th August, 2011.

Positions Held in the College

  • College Staff secretary
  • College Nodal Officer for All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE–MHRD)
  • IQAC member
  • Staff advisor
  • Internal Examinations in-charge
  • College website Co-ordinator
  • College Nodal Officer for anti-ragging cell
  • Grievance redressal cell member
  • Research consultancy and journal publishing committee member
  • PTWA Committee member
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