Dr. M. Ashok

Dr. M. ASHOK

Professor

Department of Physics

National Institute of Technology

Tiruchirappalli- 620015

Room

PH215 & PH203

Telephone (Direct)

0431250 3610 

Mobile                                             

Email (Primary)

ashokm@nitt.edu

Email(Secondary)

ashok76@gmail.com

Specialization:

 Material Science

Research Areas of Interest:

Nano Materials and application

NDE- Ultrasonic Testing

EDUCATION

  • PhD. in Physics, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (2003).
  • MSc. in Physics, Madras University, Chennai, India (1998).
  • BSc. in Physics, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, India (1996).

EXPERIENCE

  • Head of the Department, Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (20th 2020 – 15th December 2022)
  • Professor, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (30th 2019 – till date)
  • Associate Professor, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (6th 2011 – 29th Sep. 2019).
  • Assistant Professor (Direct Recruitment), National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (6th 2008 – 5th Nov. 2011).
  • Lecturer (6th pay Assistant Professor), National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (27th April 2006 – 5th 2008).
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Ewha Womens University, Korea (Nov. 2005 - March 2006).
  • Brain Korea 21 Postdoctoral Researcher, Seoul National University, Korea (Nov. 2003 - October 2005).
  • Project Assistant, Crystal Growth Centre, Anna University, Chennai (29.09.1998 – 31.03.2003).

AREA OF INTERESTS

  • Biomaterials
  • Photocatalysis Water filtration
  • Anti-foulants
  • Supercapacitor
  • Non-enzymatic sensors
  • Solar Cells

HONOURS

  • Brain Korea 21 Postdoctoral Researcher, Seoul National University, Korea.
  • Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Nanomaterials and Technology, Serials Publications.
  • Editorial Board Member of Indian Journal of Research Foundation, http://indianjournal.net
  • Manging Guest Editor, Materials Today Proceedings, Elsevier (2021-2022) International Conference on Novel Engineering Materials for Biomedical, Energy, Environment, Sensing, And Other Applications, Volume 58, Part 3, Pages 789-986 (2022)
  • Guest Editor, Material Letters: X, Elsevier (2021)
  • Review Editor in Nanotechnology, Frontiers in Energy Research

BOOKS EDITED

  • Natural/Inorganic Fillers Reinforced Kevlar Fabric Based Polymer Composites, Edited by Mohit Hemanth Kumar, Nivedha B., M. Ashok, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, Series: Polymer Science and Technology, Publication Date: June 2022

BISAC: REF020000; SCI097000. DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/WNPG1551

ISBN: 978-1-68507-864-5

RESEARCH GUIDANCE

No. of Ph.D. thesis guided:           6

No. of M.S guided:           2

No. of PG Dissertations guided:           28

Name of the Awarded PhD Scholar

Title of PhD Thesis

Role (Supervisor/ Co-Supervisor)

Year of Award

Dr. P. Michael Sahaya Lucy Shanthi

Synthesis and Characterization of Mesoporous Nano Hydroxyapatite for bone specific drug and other bio application

Supervisor

2013

Dr. Pradeep Reddy Vanga

Multiferroic and Photocatalytic properties of pure and modified BiFeO3 synthesized by various methods

Supervisor

2016

Dr. K. Vijaya Sankar

(Roll No: 413912001)

Preparation and study of PbBi2Nb2O9 based visible light active photocatalysts for organic pollutant dye degradation

Supervisor

2021

(Viva: 12.02.2021)

Dr. M. Helen Selvi (Roll.No: 413913051)

Photocatalytic and anti-microbial

activities of Bi2WO6 nano-plate structure synthesized by hydrothermal

method

Supervisor

2021

(Viva: 15-04-2021)

Dr. Harinee S

(Roll No: 413116005)

Green synthetic nanocomposite activities on photocatalytic and Anti-microbial applications

Supervisor

2022

(Viva: 28.07.2022FN)

Dr. R. GOMATHI (Roll.No: 413117056)

Characterization of Wall Loss Defect In Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer Curved Composite Through Pulsed And Lock-In Thermal Non-Destructive Evaluation

Supervisor

2022

(Viva: 28.07.2022AN)

 

MAJOR R & D PROJECTS

Title of Project

Funding Agency

Duration

Status

From

To

Ongoing/ Completed

Nano-Porous Hydroxyapatite Nano-composite for Tissue Engineering Applications

DST

2006

2010

Completed

"Surface Modification of Biodegradable Magnesium Alloys by Plasma Electrolytic Processing for Orthopaedic Implant Applications" (as Co- Investigator)

(Dr.N. Ramesh Babu, MME, NITT is the PI )

DST

2012

2015

Completed

“Development of High Surface Area, Microporous Plasma

Electrolytic Oxide Layers on Commercially Pure Titanium as Promising Systems for Photocatalytic

Applications” (as Co- Investigator)

(Dr.N. Ramesh Babu, MME, NITT is the PI )

DST-SERB

EMR/2016/003259

2017

2020

Completed

“Development of nanostructures Titanium implants with bioactive and antibacterial composite coatings for dental and maxillofacial applications”

(as Co-Investigator)

DST-SERB

2019

2021

Completed

PATENTS

S. No.

Invention

Name of Inventors

Year

Status

(Filed / Published / Granted)

1.

Biogenic eco-friendly pickling solution for mild steel

1)Muthukumar Krishnan

2)Harinee Subramanian

3)Arthur James Rathinam

4)Ashok Mahalingam

5)Vignesh Sivanandham

6)Santhosh Gokul Murugaiah

7)Henciya Santhaseelan

8)Palanichamy Seeni

9)Subramanian Gopalan

10)Rajkuberan Chandrasekaran

11)Mathimani Thangavel

2021

Patent Number :391300

Patent Application No. 202141026551 dated June 15, 2021

The Patent Office Journal No. 27/2021 Dated 02/07/2021

2.

Design And Development of Kevlar Fabric Based Epoxy Composites Reinforced with Hybrid Metal Oxide Fillers and Saw Dust For Battery Structure Application

1) Ms. Nivedha B

2) Dr. H. Mohit

3) Dr. M. Ashok

2021

Application Number: 202141028336

Publication Number: 28/2021

Publication Date: 09/07/2021

Application Filing Date: 24/06/2021

PAST PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Staff Advisor,(2007) Photography Club, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.
  • Staff Advisor, Festember 2008 (Marketing, Publicity), National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.
  • Warden for Garnet Hostel, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.
  • Executive Member, Annual Sports day, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.
  • Committee member in digital classroom, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.
  • DAC member, Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.
  • Member- Institute Vigilance Committee, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.
  • Tech Ist year Physics coordinator, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Total Publication in peer reviewed international journals                              100+
  • Invited Talks                                                                                           20+
  • Total no. of conference organized                                                              16+
  • Total no. of conference attended                                                                15+
  • Publication in international Proceedings                                                       64+

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS

  • ASNT Level II in Ultrasonic Testing
  • Added many experimental setup for M. Tech. (NDT) and B. Tech. (Immersion C-Scan, Phased Array Ultrasonic System, Eddy Current System and B. Tech. Optical Fibre based experiments)
  • Founder of New Generation Materials Lab and Advanced NDE Lab
  • Guided French student under ISAE, ENSMA, under Research Laboratory Internship in 10-06-2013 to 06-09-2013
  • Guided French student under ISAE, ENSMA, under Research Laboratory Internship in 1-06-2016 to 20-08-2016
  • Life Member, Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing, LM8441, 2009
  • Mentor, two National Post-Doctoral Fellows (N-PDF), SERB, India
    • K. Sangeetha (2017-19)
    • K. Muthukumar (2017-19)
  • Mentor, DST-INSPIRE Fellow (Biny R. Wiston, IF170069, SRF), ‘Design and development of transition metal hydroxides for energy storage application’ (2017-2022)

ACADEMIC FOREIGN VISITS

  • South Korea, 26th 2007 - 25th Dec. 2007, Semiconductor Material Science and its Related Process, Research Center for Advance Materials development, Chonbuk National University, with Prof. Cheul Ro Lee, under TEQIP faculty training programme.
  • Turkey, 6th – 9th, 2011, BIOCERAMICS 23, Symposium in Istanbul, Turkey, under CPDA.
  • Malaysia, 17th – 21th, 2012, 4th International Conference of Solid State Science and Technology, ICSSST2012 at Holiday Inn Malacca, Malaysia, under CPDA.
  • Singapore, June 26th - July 1st, 2016, International Conference on Material Engineering and Smart Materials, under CPDA.