Prof. Dr. SABU THOMAS PhD, FRSC (UK), DSc (UL,France), DSc(UBS,France)

Professor in Charge of Vice Chancellor
Mahatma Gandhi University,  Kerala, India -686 56

 

Founder Director ,International and Inter University
Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India -686 560
Professor, School of Chemical Sciences ,
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India -686 560
Professor at University of Lorraine ,Nancy France.
Tel: +91 – 481 – 2730003 (Off); 2590357 (Res)
+91 – 9447223452 (Mob) ; Fax: + 91 – 481 – 2730003
Skype: sabu.thomas48 

 Professor Sabu Thomas is currently Vice Chancellor (President)of Mahatma Gandhi University and Professor of Polymer Chemistry at the School of Chemical Sciences, and the Founder Director and Hon. Professor  of the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.  Prof. Thomas is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work in Polymer Science, Polymer Nanocomposites, Elastomers, Polymer Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Polymer Membranes, Green Composites and Nanocomposites, Nanoscience,  Nanomedicine and Green Nanotechnology.  Prof. Thomas has established a state of the art laboratory in the area of Polymer Science and Nanoscience by securing maga grants from  large number of funding agencies in India and abroad which include  DST India, CSIR India, DBT India, ISRO India, BRNS India, Dept of Electronics India, UGC India, AICTE India, DRDO India,  TWAS Italy,  Du Pont USA and General Cables USA. Prof. Thomas had several international collaboration which include DST/DAAD, DST/South Africa, DST/Italy, DST/Croatia, DST/KBN Poland, India/Sweden and  India/France under PICS. Very recently under the leadership of Prof. Thomas, his research group bagged 4 multi million SPARC (Scheme for the Promotion of Academic Research Collaboration)     projects  to collaborate with France, Israel, USA and Singapore.  Dr. Thomas’s ground breaking inventions in polymer science, polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, green bio-nano-technological and nano-biomedical sciences, have made transformative differences in the development of new materials for automotive, space, housing, EMI shielding  and biomedical fields. In collaboration with India’s premier tyre company, Apollo Tyres, Professor Thomas’s group invented new high performance barrier rubber nanocomposite membranes for  inner tubes and inner liners for tyres. Professor Thomas  has received a number of national and international awards which include: Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London FRSC, Distinguished Professorship from Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, MRSI medal, Nano Tech Medal, CRSI medal, Distinguished Faculty Award, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Scientific Excellence – 2016, Mahatma Gandhi University- Award for  Outstanding Contribution –Nov. 2016, Lifetime Achievement Award of the Malaysian Polymer Group, Indian Nano Biologists  award 2017 and  

Sukumar Maithy Award  for the best polymer researcher in the country. He is in the list of most productive researchers in India and holds a position of No.5. Because of the outstanding contributions to the field of Polymer Science, Prof. Thomas has been conferred Honoris Causa (D.Sc) by the University of South Brittany, Lorient, France and University of Lorraine, Nancy, France. Very recently, Prof. Thomas has been awarded Senior Fulbright Fellowship to visit 20 Universities in the US and most productive faculty award in the domain Materials Sciences. Recently he was also awarded with National Education Leadership Award – 2017 for Excellence in Education. Prof Thomas also won 6th contest of “mega-grants” in the grant competition of the Government of the Russian Federation (Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation) designed to support research projects implemented under the supervision of the world’s leading scientists. He has been honored with Faculty Research Award of India’s brightest minds in the field of academic research in May 2018.

 Professor Thomas was awarded with Trila – Academician of The Year in June 2018 acknowledging his contribution to tyre industry. Very recently Prof. Thomas received the CNR Rao lecture award and the title of Professor @ Lorraine for 3 years in Nancy, France.  Professor Thomas has published over 800 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 117 books published by Royal Society of Chemistry, Wiley, Wood head, Elsevier, CRC Press, Springer, and Nova etc. He is the inventor of 16 patents. The H index of Prof. Thomas is 93 and has more than 40,000 citations. Prof. Thomas has delivered over 300 Plenary/Inaugural and Invited lectures in national/international meetings over 30 countries. He has supervised 87 PhD thesis and his students occupy leading positions in India and abroad. Considering his outstanding contributions in teaching, research and extension, I strongly recommend the candidature of Prof. Thomas for the Membership of the European Academy of Sciences

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