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AMMA Lab as it is called, is an innovative hub for the confluence of ‘Bhartiya’ (Indianness) ‘Sanskriti’ (Culture) with nanotechnology, metallurgy and material science and engineering to intervene via policy and technology to develop and commercialize culturally aligned high moving consumer products. We, try to explore culture by understanding its philosophy, convert the understood philosophy to functional knowledge and finally create a technology, which is sustainable and self-resilient. Through our understanding and learning experience for the past 09 years, we have narrowed upon two resources of National importance- the dung of indigenous cattle and the metallic cookware of India. An ambitious programme of developing a dermal metallic silicate powder for general skin health from the dung of indigenous cattle is currently under peruse. This programme through its sequential synthesis and separation approach will aim to create a biorefinery based on the dung of indigenous cattle. This project is currently under funding from DST, GOI and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. The second programme initiated in 2016 is to manufacture intermetallic’s based coated cookware for use in modular kitchen, with health and dietary benefits. Currently this programme is funded by DST-SHRI- GOI and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Apart from these frontline programmes, the lab focuses on the physics, magnetism and environmental remediation applications of semiconductors like ZnO. Pharmacognosy and naturaceuticals exploration for wound healing applications is another area of research under pursuit. The vast ocean of knowledge offered for study and research by the different branches of Indian Knowledge Systems is also actively pursued by the lab. The understanding of ‘Bhartiya Sanskriti’ is approached through this line of study.

Equipment List

Elga water purifier
Microwave Digestor- Anton Paar
884 Computrace Analyser-Metrohm
pH-ion Meter and Ion selective Electrodes- Metrohm
Uv- Vis Spectrophotometer



Dr. G. Sivasubramanian

M. Sc, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, DST-SUTRA, DST SHRI
Assistant Professor (Sl. Gr.)
Department of Sciences, School of Physical Sciences

Dr Sreekanth K. M

M. Sc, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, DST-SHRI, DST SUTRA
Assistant Professor in Physics (Sl. Gr.)
Department of Sciences, School of Physical Sciences

Dr. Sreekanth. V

M.Sc, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, DST-SHRI, IKS@AICTE
Assistant Professor (Sl. Gr.)
Department of Sciences, School of Physical Sciences

Dr. Sreedhar K.M

M. Sc, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, DST-SHRI
Associate Professor,
Department of Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, Amritapuri

Ph.D. Scholars

Archana P

DST-SUTRA Project Associate
Ph. D Student
Area of Research: Sustainable Chemical Science

Athul Ravi

Ph. D. Student
Area of Research: Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration

Daphne Mary John

Ph. D. Student
Area of Research: Polymer Nanocomposites for Energy Harvesting Applications

Lasya P

Ph.D. Student
Area of Research: Biofuels for Energy Self-Sufficiency

Mahesh V. K.

Ph.D. Student
Area of Research: Intermetallic Alloy Coatings

Important Publications

  •  Divakaran Saratchandran A, Sreekanth KM, Rao KV, Nair Cherupally Krishnan Krishnan, (2011). D-Aminoacid Oxidase-Fe2O3 Nanoparticle Complex Mediated Antitumor Activity in Swiss Albino Mice. Journal of Cancer Therapy, Vol.2 No.5(2011), Paper ID 16612,
  • Fan, J., Sreekanth, K., Xie, Z., Chang, S., & Rao, K. (2013). P-Type ZnO materials: Theory, growth, properties and devices. Progress in Materials Science, 58(6), 874-985.
  • Mahadeva, S. K., Fan, J., Biswas, A., Sreelatha, K. S., Belova, L., & Rao, K. V. (2013). Magnetism of Amorphous and Nano-Crystallized Dc-Sputter-Deposited MgO Thin Films. Nanomaterials, 3(3), 486-497.
  • Sreekanth K. Mahadeva, Jincheng Fan, Anis Biswas, G. M. Rao, K. S. Sreelatha, Lyubov Belova, and K. V. Rao, (2013). A comparative study of room temperature ferromagnetism in MgO films deposited by rf/dc sputtering using high purity Mg and MgO targets. Mater. Express, Vol. 3, No. 4, 2013.
  • Sreedhar K. M., “Synthesis of Modified Neurotensin on Poly(styrene-co-hexanediol Diacrylate) Resin:Quantification of Native Neurotensin in Brain During Diabetics Using Synthetic Peptide”, Asian Journal of Chemistry, vol. 21, no. 9, pp. 6792 – 6802, 2009
  • Bindu P. Nair, T.K. Manojkumar, Dr. Sreedhar K. M., A.V. Mohamed, and Z. Hukuman, “Pyranone Benzene complexes as potential nano-flippers: A DFT study”, in 2015 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2015, 2015, pp. 335-338.
  • G. Krishnan, Dr. Beena S., Dr. Sreedhar K. M., David, S., Prakash, A. P., and Greeshma, S., “Mixed metal oxide based electrochemical sensing of inhibitory neurotransmitter serotonin in the presence of dopamine”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 872, p. 012105, 2020
  • Shanmugam, Sivasubramanian, G., Parthasarathi, B., Baskaran, K., Balachander, R., and Parameswaran, V. R., “Antimicrobial, Free Radical Scavenging Activities and Catalytic Oxidation of Benzyl Alcohol by Nano-silver Synthesized from the Leaf Extract of Aristolochia Indica L.: a Promenade Towards Sustainability”, Applied Nanoscience, vol. 6, pp. 711–723, 2016.
  • Ganarajan, Sivasubramanian., Ashok, K. Sprouting “sustainability” in chemical sciences curriculum. Environ Dev Sustain 23, 11012–11024 (2021).
  • Ponnusamy, Selvaraj, S. C., Ramachandran, Mc, Murugan, P., Nambissan, P. M. G., and Sivasubramanian, D., “Diverse Spectroscopic Studies and First-Principles Investigations of the Zinc Vacancy Mediated Ferromagnetism in Mn-Doped ZnO Nanoparticles”, Crystal Growth and Design, vol. 16, pp. 3656-3668, 2016. ferromagnetism (RTFM), Saturation magnetization, Spectroscopic analysis, Vacancies, zinc, Zinc oxide, zinc sulphide
  • Lakshmi J Naik and V. Sreekanth, Second order dissipative hydrodynamics based on effective kinetic theory and thermal particle production from expanding hot QGP, Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys.50 025102 (2023)
  • P. Jyothilakshmi, P. E. Sravan Krishnan, Prashant Thakur, V. Sreekanth and T. K. Jha, Bulk viscosities and r-mode of massive neutron stars, Mon. Not .Roy. Astron. Soc.516 (2022) 3, 3381-3388
  • Lakshmi J. Naik and V. Sreekanth, Causal hydrodynamics based on effective kinetic theory and particle yield from QGP, in “ Dynamics of Hot QCD Matter – Current status and developments” J.Mod.Phys.E31 (2022)
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