Dr. S. Anandan

On Going Projects:



Grant Agency

Title of the Project

Reference Number

Amounts in lakhs

DST-SERC Fast Track

Direct Conversion of Solar radiation into electricity through dye-sensitized solar cells

SR/FTP/CS-13/2005 dt 05-05-2005




Preparation of ZnO nanomaterials for photocatalytic applications

TEQIP/NW/18/CHE dated 12th Feb 2007



India-Australia Strategic Research Fund (AISRF)

Advanced Oxidation Processes for the Degradation of Organic Pollutants in Aqueous Environment

INT/AUS/P-1/07 dated 19th Sep 2007




Synthesis of Gold nanoparticles encapsulated TiMCM-41for photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants

File No. 01(7858)/07 dated 1st Oct 2007



Ministry of Environment & Forests

Photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants from industry wastes using heteropolytungstic acid - encapsulated nano-sized TiO2 supported nanoporous materials


20 Completed

mission Scheme

Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials for Engineering Applications

D.O. No. SR/ NM/NS-27/2008, dt. 25.2.09


Co-PI Completed

DST-SERC Major Research Project

Low band gap Donor-Acceptor conjugated polymers toward organic solar cell applications

SR/S1/PC-49/2009 dt.23.12.09




Sonocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants from industrial wastewater using novel nanosized semiconductor catalyst

File No. 02(0021)/11/EMR-II dated 15th Dec 2011




INDIA-Spain Research Fund (DST)

Preparation of Nanomaterials applied to renewable energy devices and other environmental applications by high intensity ultrasound processing

DST/INT/Spain/P-37/11 dt.16th Dec 2011




Ministry of Environment & Forests

Synthesis of Novel Nanosized Semiconductor Photocatalyst for Sonophotocatalytic degradation of Organic pollutants from industrial wastewater.

F.No.19-26/ 2009-RE



INDIA-Taiwan Research Fund (DST)

Sonochemical preparation of metal nanoparticles and application of Fuel cell catalysts

DST/INT/Taiwan/13/5th Mar 2013


Solar Energy Research Initiative (DST) Preparation of Solid Polymer Electrolytes for Fabrication of Dye-sensitized Solar Cells DST/TM/SERI/2k12/109(C) dt. 18th July 2013 44.8










































  • Department of Science & Technology (INDIA) - SERC Fast Track YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD-2005 (10.32 Lakhs Project)
  • Department of Science & Technology (INDIA) award for participation in the meeting of NOBEL LAUREATES AND STUDENTS in CHEMISTRY for the year 2006 be held at LINDAU, GERMANY from June 25-30
  • Best Biographical Profile for the year 2007 published in the 25th Silver Anniversary Edition by Marquis Who’s Who in the World
  • Best Biographical Profile for the year 2008 among “2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century” published by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.
  • 2009 Hiyoshi Young Leaf Awardee - 2009 of Hiyoshi Corporation Japan for Outstanding contribution to applied study for Environmental Conservation and Protection.
  • 2010 Best Teacher Awardee - National Institute of Technology.
  • 2011 Best Teacher Awardee for the International Year of Chemistry – 2011 by Chemical Research Society of India.
  • 2012 Editorial board Member for the Journal Nanotechnology, Publisher: The Scientific World Journal
  • 2012 Editorial board Member for the Journal of Textiles,Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corp.     


Dr. Anandan is a Referee for many International scientific journals such as:                                                                                                 



Applied Catalysis B: Chemical

Applied Surface Science


Carbohydrate Polymers

Colloids & Surfaces A

Colloids & Surfaces B

Dyes & Pigments


Environmental Science & Technology

Electrochemistry Communications

Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research


Journal of Alloys and Compounds

Journal of Environmental Management

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Journal of Magnetic Resonance

Journal of Molecular Liquids

Journal of Luminescence

Journal of Solution Chemistry

Journal of Physical Chemistry

Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical

Journal of Solution Chemistry

Korean Journal of Photoscience

Material Chemistry & Physics

Materials Letters

Solar Energy Materials and Solar cells

Science of Advanced Materials

Spectrochimica Acta A

The Open Textile Journal

Ultrasonics & Sonochemistry


Papers published in Books:

  • S. Anandan, "Effects put forth to enhance the efficiency in dye-sensitized nanostructured solar cells – an overview", Applied Physics in the 21st Century, (2008) 185-208. (Review) Publisher: Research Signpost S.
  • Anandan, J. Madhavan, M. Ashokkumar "The contribution of the nanotechnology to hydrogen", Nanotechnology for the Energy Challenge, (2010) 111-136. (Review) Publisher: Wiley-VCH, Weinheim
  • S. Anandan and M. Ashokkumar, "Sonochemical preparation of monometallic, bimetallic and metal-loaded semiconductor nanoparticles", Theoretical and Experimental Inorganic Sonochemistry, (2010) 151-169. Publisher: Springer.
  • S. Anandan and M. Ashokkumar, "Sonochemical synthesis of noble mono- and bimetallic nanoparticles for catalytic applications", Cavitation: A Novel Energy Efficient Technique for the Generation of Nanomaterials, (2014) xxx-xxx. (Inpress) Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing, Singapore.



  • P.Maruthamuthu, B. Muthuraaman, S. Ganesan, S. Anandan, S. Murugesan, J. Madhavan, and S. Austin Suthanthiraraj, "High Performance Solid-State Polymer Electrolyte Operating with Charge transfer complex Mechanism for Nanocrystalline Dye-sensitized Solar Cells", Submitted for Patent, (Application No.2728/CHE/2007



                                                               Total number of peer reviewed publications = 120

                                                                          Total number of Citations = 1270

                                                                                          h - Index = 18


                                                               Articles With Citation Data:   97
                                                               Sum of the Times Cited:       1270
                                                               Average Citations per Article:13.37
                                                               h-index:                            18

                                                               Last Updated:                    08/02/2014 05:23 GMT



Member in Korean Chemical Society, South Korea
Active member in Society for Advancement of Electrochemical Science and Technology (SAEST), India
Life member in Catalysis Society of India
Life member in Indian Science congress Association
Editorial Board member for the Journal “The Open Textile Journal” (Bentham publisher, UK)
International Organizing Committee member for the International Workshop on Sonochemistry and Photocatalysis for Environmental Remediation (IWSPER-2008) to be held at University of Melbourne during 26-28, November 2008
Editorial Board member for the Journal “International Journal of Applied Biology and Pharmaceutical Technology. 
Editorial Board member for the Journal “Nanotechnology" Publisher: The Scientific World Journal.
Editorial Board member for the Journal “Journal of Textiles" Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corp.

Countries Visited Abroad :
University of Loughborough, UK
Feng Chia University, Taiwan
University of Melbourne, Australia
Chungnam National University, Korea
HongKong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Nagoya, Japan
First International Winter School on Industrial Biotechnology at Cairo, Egypt


No. of Ph.D Students Completed: 6
            Dr. P. Sathish Kumar

                Dr. R. Sivakumar
            Dr. A. Manivel
            Dr. S. Naveenraj 
            Dr. M. Ruby Raj
Dr. S. Ramkumar


Present Group Members:

Ph. D. Scholars:
            Mr. S. Manoharan
            Mr. T. Selvamani
            Mr. B. Gnana Sundara Raj
            Mr. V. Vinoth 
            Ms. G. Saritha
            Mr. K. Kaviyarasan    
                Mr. Martha Purnachander Rao
                Mr. N. C. Meganathan
                Ms. Pavithra
                Mr. Anandababu

M.Sc Students: 3
            Mr.S.Guru Prasad