raveendran new



Professor, Department of Chemistry

& Former Dean, Faculty of Sciences


For Research Publications visit

scholar logo 64dp

Telephone : (+91) 944 6537724

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Academic Qualifications:

Ph. D. (1998) Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

M. Sc. (1989) University of Calicut, Kerala, India

Research Interests:

 Green Chemistry, CO2-utilization, Nanoscience, Computational Chemistry, Vibrational Spectroscopy

Important Positions held

  1. Former Dean, Faculty of Sciences (2018-2020 Spetmeber)

  2. Member, Senate, University of Calicut

  3. Member, Academic Council, University of Calicut

  4. Former Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Calicut ( 2017- 2019)

  5. Coordinator, Department of Nanoscience & Technology, University of Calicut, 2011-2013

  6. Chairman, PG Board of Studies for Applied Chemistry

  7. Chairman, Board of Studies for Nanoscience & Technology, University of Calicut since 2012.

  8. Scientist Member, Institutional Ethics Committee, Govt. Medical College, Manjeri

  9. Member, Planning Board, University of Calicut

  10. Member, Research Advisory Committee, University of Calicut

  11. Member, Committee of the Kerala State Higher Education Council for the encapacitation of research in the Universities in Kerala

  12. Member, PG Board of Studies (Chemistry), Cochin University of Science & Technology (2006 –2009).

  13. Elected Member, Students Affairs Council (SAC), IIT Madras (1991-92).

  14. Assistant Warden, Madakini Hostel, IIT Madras (1998-99).

  15. Hostel Secretary, Cauvery Hostel, IIT Madras (1991-92).

  16. President, Calicut University Teachers Association 2011-2018.

Academic Positions Held:

  1. Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Calicut (Since Dec 2011)

  2. Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Calicut (Dec 2008 –Dec 2011).

  3. Reader, Department of Chemistry, University of Calicut (Dec 2005 – Dec 2008).


  1. AIST Japan (2003 – 2005 Dec).

  2. JSPS Fellow

  3. CREST Fellow

  4. UNC, Chapel Hill, USA (March 2000-February 2003).

  5. Insitute für Physikalische Chemie, University of Göttingen, Germany (1999 - 2000).

  6. CSIR Research Associate, Regional Sophisticated Instrumentation Center, IIT Madras (October 1998 to August 1999)

Visiting Positions:

  1. Visiting Professor, Potsdam University, Germany

  2. Guest Scientist ,Physical /Chemical Graduate School of Gottingen , Germany

  3. Visiting Professor, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Research Highlights

The following are some of the highlights in media about our research.

  1. Dssolving Sugar in CO2. Editors Choice, Science, June 21, 2002

  2. New Supercritical CO2 solute is sweet! Research News, Chemistry.org, ACS, 2002

  3. Totally green nanoparticle synthesis, C&E News, Nov. 10 (2003), p 44

  4. Nanoparticles the green way, Materials Today (Elsevier), Jan 2004 issue. www.nano.gov/html/research/home_research.html

  5. Green technique makes silver nanoparticles Nanotechweb:

  6. Processing carbs using CO2, Chemical & Engg. News (ACS), March 14 issue, 2005.

  7. A new way to cut water use in textile industry. Times of India article, August 12 daily.

  8. Green process cuts water use, pollution in textile industry, The Hindu Science & Technology page, August 26.

  9. Indian team finds way to cut water use in textile industry,

  10. CU researchers invent slow-release fertilizers TImes of India, Kozhikode, TNN | Feb 10, 2020

Recent Publications

For a complete list of Publications, please visit the Google Scholar page

  1. A. Antony, J. Ramachandran, R. M. Ramakrishnan,P. Raveendran*, Sizing of paper with sucrose octaacetate using liquid and supercritical carbon dioxide as a green alternative medium, J. CO2 Utilization (2018), 28, 306-312.

  2. A. Antony, A. Raj, J. Ramachandran, R. M. Ramakrishnan, S. L. Wallen,
    P. Raveendran*, Sizing and desizing of cotton and polyester yarns using liquid and supercritical carbon dioxide with non-fluorous CO2-philes as size compounds. ACS Sus. Chem. Engg. (2018), 6, 12275-12280.

  3. A. Ajayan, V. Madhavan, S. Chandran, P. Raveendran*, A Simple Anti-solvent Method for the Controlled Deposition of Metal and Alloy Nanoparticles New. J. Chem. (2018), 42, 11979-11983.

  4. K. Shaniba, M. Akbar, K. Ramseena, P. Raveendran, B. Narayanan, R. M. Ramakrishnan. J. Env. Chem. Engg. (2018), 2213-3437.

  5. U. Rajeena, M. Akbar, P. Raveendran, R. M. Ramakrishnan. Fluorographite to hydroxy graphene to graphene: a simple wet chemical approach for good quality grapheme. New. J. Chem. (2018), 42, 9658-9665.

  6. R. Balasubramanian, S. Sreenikesh, R. M. Ramakrishnan, P. Raveendran, B. Narayanan, Sucrose-mediated mechanical exfoliation of graphite: a green method for the large scale production of graphene and its application in catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol New. J. Chem. (2017), 41, 11969-11978.

  7. V. Madhavan, P. K. Gangadharan, A. Ajayan, S. Chandran, P. Raveendran*, Microwave-assisted solid-state synthesis of Au nanoparticles, size-selective speciation, and their self-assembly into 2D-superlattice, Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects (2019), 17, 218-22.

General Article

P. Raveendran. Nobel Prize for green Chemistry: Stance for a future. Current Science, 2005, Dec 10 issue.

Contact Us

Department of Chemistry
University of Calicut
Thenhipallam PO
Malappuram - Kerala, India
PIN 673635
Phone 0494 2407414, 2407413
Copyright © 2017 University of Calicut. All Rights Reserved | Powered By CUCC