Abha K

ABHA. K M.Sc., BEd

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Bishop Moore College (NAAC Accredited with B grade)
Kerala, India, 690110
Email abhasaras@gmail.com
TC 55/1031
Akshaya Nagar
Neeramankara, Kaimanom,
Kerala, India, 695040
Mobile 9995292521

Research Experience

  • Completed UGC minor research project entitled ‘Synthesis, Characterization and Bioconjugation of rare earth complexes embedded silica nanoparticles”. (2013-2015)
  • Awarded PhD Degree from University of  Kerala in 2019.

Research Interests

  • Research area includes Synthesis and Characterisation of Fluorescent Nanoparticles such as Quantum dots, Carbon dots  etc.

Teaching Experience

  • Working as Assistant Professor in the Research and Post Graduate (DST-FIST sponsored) Department of Chemistry, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara, Kerala,India, since 4th January 2012. 

List of Publications

  1. Abha .K, Lekha G M, Suganthi S, Suji S, Aswathy B and Sony George, Designed plasmonic nanocatalysts for the reduction of eosin Y: absorption  and fluorescence study, International Nano Letters (2012) 2:26
  2. Aswathy J, G.L Praveen, K. Abha, G.M Lekha, Sony George. Photoluminescence study on amino functionalized dysprosium oxide–zinc oxide composite bifunctional nanoparticles. Journal of Luminescence 132 (2012) 1999-2004
  3. John Nebu, J.S. Anjali Devi, R.S. Aparna, K. Abha, George Sony Erlotinib conjugated gold nanocluster enveloped magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles–A targeted probe for imaging pancreatic cancer cells.,. Sensors and Actuators B 257 (2018) 1035–1043
  4. Aparna R.S., Anjali Devi J.S., Nebu John, Abha K., Syamchand S.S., Sony George. Blue emitting copper nanoclusters as colorimetric and fluorescent probefor the selective detection of bilirubin. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 199 (2018) 123–129
  5. M. Jayasree, R.S. Aparna, R.R. Anjana, J.S. Anjali Devi, Nebu John, K. Abha, A. Manikandan, Sony George, Fluorescence turn on detection of bilirubin using Fe (III) modulated BSA stabilized copper nanocluster; A mechanistic perception. Analytica Chimica Acta 1031 (2018) 152-160
  6. K. Abha, John Nebu, J.S.Anjali Devi, R.S.Aparna, R.R.Anjana, A.O.Aswathy, Sony George , Photoluminescence sensing of bilirubin in human serum using l-cysteine tailored manganese doped zinc sulphide quantum dots, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, (2019 )283, 300-308
  7. K. Abha,  I. S. Sumithra,  S. Suji,  R. R. Anjana, J. S. Anjali Devi,  John Nebu, G. M. Lekha, R. S. Aparna,  Sony George, Dopamine-induced photoluminescence quenching of bovine serum albumin–capped manganese-doped zinc sulphide quantum dots, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (2020), 412(23),5671-5681
  8. Sajitha S. Jayan, Jitha S. Jayan, B. Sneha, K. Abha* ,Facile synthesis of carbon dots using tender coconut water for the fluorescence detection of heavy metal ions Materials Today: Proceedings 2020

Contributions to Academic Conferences

  • Presented a Paper in UGC sponsored National seminar on “An Introduction to Methodology in Science” organized by Marthoma College,Thiruvalla (18th-19th November 2014) 
  • Presented a Poster in KSCSTE sponsored National Conference on “Material Science & Technology” organized by Department of Physics, Bishop Moore College,Mavelikara , 4th-6th February 2015 
  • Presented a Paper in UGC sponsored National seminar on”New Horizons in Advaced Materials”organized by University College, Thiruvananthapuram (17th-18th September 2015) 
  • Presented a Poster in UGC sponsored National seminar on”Advanced Analytical Techniques”organized by Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram (9th-11th March 2016) 
  • International National seminar on State of the Art of Instrumental Techniques in Compound Analysis (SITCA 2016) Christian College, Thiruvananthapuram.19th-20th July 2016 (Poster Presentation)
  • K. Abha, R. S. Aparna, Sony George, Microwave assisted synthesis of tannic acid capped copper nanocluster for the turn on detection of dopamine. National seminar on Advanced Materials (NSAM 2017), Department of Chemistry & School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, University of Kerala, Trivandrum. 4th October 2017 (Poster Presentation)
  • Abha K., Sony George. L-Cysteine capped Mn (II) doped ZnS for the selective turn-off detection of bilirubin. International Seminar on Advances in Photo responsive Materials (APRM-2017), Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam. 14th-15th November 2017 (Paper Presentation)
  •  Abha K., Sony George. A novel turn-off fluorescent sensor based on L-cysteine capped manganese doped ZnS for the detection of bilirubin.  International Conference on Biological  Applications of Nanoparticles (ICON-BIO 2017), IIT, Chennai, 4th-5th December 2017 (Poster Presentation)
  •  Abha K., Sony George. A novel turn-off fluorescent sensor based on L-cysteine capped manganese doped zinc sulphide for the detection of bilirubin. National seminar on advanced functional materials (NSAFM 2017), PG & Research Departments of Chemistry and Physics, Mar Ivanios College (Autonomous), Thiruvananthapuram, 12th-14th December , 2017 (Poster Presentation) 
  • Abha.K, R.S Aparna, Anjalidevi J.S,  Nebu John,  Sony George. A Sensing approach for Dopamine determination by Bovine Serum Albumin capped Manganese Doped Zinc sulphide Quantum dots. International Seminar on Recent Biochemical Approaches in Therapeutics.(RBAT-2018).Department of Biochemistry, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, 23rd -25th January 2018 (Poster Presentation)
  • Abha.K, R.S Aparna, Anjalidevi J.S, Nebu John,  Sony George. Bovine Serum Albumin Capped Manganese Doped Zinc sulphide For The Selective Turn-Off Detection Of Dopamine. International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology. (ICONSAT 2018). Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, Bengaluru, 21st-23rd March 2018 (Poster Presentation)
  • Abha.K, R.S Aparna, Anjalidevi J.S, Nebu John,  Sony George. Bovine Serum Albumin Functionalised Manganese Doped Zinc sulphide Based Fluorescent Nanosensor for Dopamine Sensing. International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology. (ICMST 2018). IIST, Thiruvananthapuram 101h-13th October 2018 (Poster Presentation)
  • Abha.K, R.S Aparna , Anjalidevi J.S , Nebu John, Sony George. A Sensing Approach for Dopamine Determination by Bovine Serum Albumin Functionalised Manganese Doped Zinc Sulphide Quantum Dots. International Conference on Sustainable and Green chemistry (ICSIG 2018). Maharajas College, Ernakulam 111h-12th December 2018 (Paper Presentation)
  • Abha.K, Sony George, A sensing Approach for the determination of TNT using L-methionine capped Manganese doped Zinc Sulfide Quantum dots, International Conference on photochemistry and Sustainable Energy (ICPSC 2019), St. Michael’s College, Cherthala on  16th-19th October 2019, (Paper Presentation)
  • Abha.K, Sajitha S Jayan . Facile Synthesis of Carbon Dots Using Tender Coconut Water for the Fluorescence Detection of Heavy Metal Ions. International Conference on Nanoelectronics, Nanophotonics, Nanomaterials, Nanobioscience & Nanotechnology (5 NANO 2020), Mangalam College of          Engineering and Technology, Ettumanoor, Kerala on 23rd & 24th July 2020., (Paper Presentation)
  • Abha.K., Sony George. In-vitro Fluorescene Imaging of Pancreatic Cancer Cells Using Erlotinib Conjugated Mercaptopropionic Acid Capped Manganese Doped Zinc Sulfide Quantum Dots, International E-Conference on Advanced Materials For Biomedical Applications, Bharat Mata College, Thrikkakara, Kerala on 2nd -4th December 2020. (Paper Presentation)

Personal Details

  • Date of Birth –1771985 
  • Nationality – Indian 
  • Languages Known – English, Hindi, Malayalam 
  • Computer Skills – MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint