Centre For Advanced Functional Materials (CAFM)

Centre for Advanced functional Materials ( CAFM) is a unique centre established in Department of Physics, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara, Kerala, India in 2011 with a goal of promoting Science and Technologies to the upcoming generations. The centre is supported by DST-FIST (Govt of India) from 2013 and KSCSTE-SARD (Govt of Kerala) College Scheme from 2016.

Our Collaborators

  • Yuan Ron Ma, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
  • Ramesh T.Subramaniam, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Salprima Yudha S, University of Bengkulu, Thailand
  • Manfred Albrecht, Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany
  • V.V.Sivakumar. Inter University Accelerator Centre(IUAC),New Delhi
  • Chandrabhas Narayana ,Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru, India
  • Shamima Hussain ,UGC-DAE ,Kalpakkam, India
  • P.M. Sarun, IIT –ISM, Dhanbhad, India
  • Reji Philip, Raman Research Institute, Bengaluru, India
  • Hareesh U S,CSIR-NIIST,Thiruvananthapuram,India
  • Dr,G.Vinitha,Vellore Institute of Technology(VIT),Tamil Nadu
  • M.K.Jayaraj, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, Kerala, India
  • M.R.Anantharaman, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, Kerala, India
  • Senoy Thomas, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, Kerala, India


  Radio Frequency Magnetron Co-Sputtering (Thin film Preparation)

UV-Visible Spectrophotometer

 Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer

 Impedance Analyzer



Spin Coater

 Photoluminescence Spectrofluorometer (PL)

Thermogravimetric /Differential Thermal Analysis (TG/DTA)

Computational Lab with Workstation Computers




Dr. D. Sajan

Google scholar id: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=5g9TAHYAAAAJ&hl=en

Areas of Interest

  • Nanomaterials
  • Ceramic materials
  • Vertical Bridgman Method (Organic Crystal growth)
  • Low Temperature Solution Growth (Organic and semi organic Crystals growth)
  • Molecular vibrational spectral studies of biomolecules of importance and organic NLO materials using NIR-FT Raman, SERS and IR Spectra
  • Quantum chemical computations using ab initio and Density Functional Theoretical methods for geometry Optimization and vibrational spectral prediction of Biomolecules for analysis of experimental results
  • Vibrational spectral studies of natural product molecules with medicinal properties
  • Growth of new NLO crystals for structural and vibrational characterization


Research Scholars under his Guidance

  • Merin George
  • Rejeena V. Rajan
  • Jibi Kunjumon( M.Phil Student)

PhD Produced:

  • Dr. Lynnette Joseph (2016)
  • Dr. Sasikala V. (2019)
  • Dr. Jerin Susan John (2020)
  • Dr. Jesby George (2021)

Dr. Lynnette Joseph

Google scholar id:  https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=_RO9q9sAAAAJ&hl=en


Areas of Interests

  • Materials Synthesis and subsequent characterization using Experimental and Density Functional Theoretical Approach for NLO/Biological Activity
  • Design and Synthesis of NLO materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Ceramic materials
  • Vertical Bridgman Method (Organic Crystal growth)
  • Low Temperature Solution Growth (Organic and semi organic Crystals growth)
  • Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Analysis on Biologically active materials
  • Molecular Docking Studies


Research Scholars under her guidance:

1.Sankaran Namboothiri V

Research Interests: Computational Physics, Optoelectronics, Non-linear optics

2.  Shyni V.

Research Interests: Computational Physics, SERS, Molecular Docking

Dr. Arun Aravind

Google scholar id :  https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=8eZlOcUAAAAJ&hl=en

 Areas of Interests

  • 2D layered materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Thinfilms
  • II-VI Oxides for Solar Cells and Optoelectronics
  • Transition Metal Oxides for Spintronics
  • Raman Scattering Analysis in crystals (Theoretical and Experimental)
  • Synthesis of nanomaterials by Hydrothermal, LP-PLA and Chemical Methods
  • Growth of Thin films by PLD, Sputtering and Spin coating techniques
  • Photoluminescence

Research Scholars under his guidance

  1. Javeesh Alex(Part-Time)

Research Interests: Non-linear Optics, Nanomaterials, Optoelectronics

  1. Lolly Maria Jose                               

Research Interests: Nanomaterials, thinfilms, Solar Cells, Photocatalysis, Supercapacitor, Non-linear Optics

  1. Susmi Anna Thomas         

Research Interests:2D layered materials, nanomaterials, spin coating, Photocatalysis, Supercapacitor, Non-Linear optics, Raman Spectroscopy

  1. Nithya S.George

Research Interests: Nanocomposites, Thinfilms, Supercapacitor, Photocatalysis, Green synthesis,Optoelectronics

Dr. Lija K Joy

Google scholar id : https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=Vet8eakAAAAJ&hl=en

Areas of Interest:

  • Ferrites
  • Magnetism
  • Dielectrics

  Research Scholars under her guidance

  1. Arun Raj R.S

Research Interests: Ferrite Materials, Optoelectronics, Dielectric studies, Photocatalysis

     2 . Ms. Aruna Joseph

Research Interests: Ferrite materials, Optoelectronics, Electrical and Magnetic studies