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Dr. Beena S.

Assistant Professor (Sl. Gd.), Chemistry, School of Arts and Sciences, Amritapuri

Qualification: MSc, Ph.D
beenas@am.amrita.edu
Research Interest: Disposable Electrochemical Sensors for Point of Care Diagnosis, Electrode Materials for Energy Devices, Fabrication of Electrochemical and Biosensors for Biomarkers of Various Diseases, Food Adulterants, Pharmaceuticals and Environmental Pollutants, Synthesis of Nanocomposites and Electro Spun Polymer Nanocomposites

Bio

Dr. Beena S. currently serves as Assistant Professor (Sl. Gd.) in the Department of Chemistry, School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus. She received her Ph. D. in 2011 from Cochin University of Science and Technology in the area of electrochemical sensors for the determination of metal ions.

She also worked at the Polish Academy Sciences, Poland as part of DST INDO-POLISH project. She is currently involved in the fabrication of disposable electrochemical sensors for point of care diagnosis, food analysis and electrode materials for energy devices.

Ph.D. Thesis

  • Supervised: 
    • Athira Krishnan: “Functionalisation of TiO2-WO3 Composite Based Materials for Targeted Industrial Applications”
    • Dr. Rejithamol R.: “Electropolymer Based Voltammetric Sensors for The Determination of Biomolecules”
    • Dr. Rajasree G. Krishnan: Development of Electrochemical Sensors for Clinical, Food Safety and Environmental Analysis
  • Ph.D. Thesis Under Progress: 3
Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2021

Electrochemical sensors as a versatile tool for the quantitative analysis of Vitamin B12

Publisher : A review Chemical Papers - 75 (7) 2981–2995 (2021).

Year : 2021

Nanomaterials incorporated electrochemical sensors for the monitoring of pyridoxine: A mini review

Cite this Research Publication : A Santhy, Saraswathyamma, B., A. Krishnan, P., and Luscious, L., “Nanomaterials incorporated electrochemical sensors for the monitoring of pyridoxine: A mini review”, Materials Today: Proceedings, 2021.

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings (2021)

Year : 2021

Electrochemical response of poly-2,4-dinitrophenyl hydrazine and poly phenyl hydrazine-based pencil graphite electrodes for thrombotonin

Cite this Research Publication : R. Rejithamol and Dr. Beena S., “Electrochemical response of poly-2,4-dinitrophenyl hydrazine and poly phenyl hydrazine-based pencil graphite electrodes for thrombotonin”, MRS Advances, IF-0.79, Q3, 2021.

Publisher : MRS Advances, IF-0.79, Q3, 2021.

Year : 2021

Disposable pencil graphite electrode decorated with a thin film of electro-polymerized 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10-octahydropyrimido [1, 2-a] azepine for simultaneous voltammetric analysis of dopamine, serotonin and tryptophan

Cite this Research Publication : R. Rejithamol, Krishnan, R. G., and Dr. Beena S., “Disposable pencil graphite electrode decorated with a thin film of electro-polymerized 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10-octahydropyrimido [1, 2-a] azepine for simultaneous voltammetric analysis of dopamine, serotonin and tryptophan”, Materials Chemistry and Physics, vol. 258, p. 123857, 2021

Publisher : Materials Chemistry and Physics

Year : 2020

Electrochemical Quantification of L-tryptophan Via Molecular Imprinted Pyromellitic Acid Polymer-Based Indium Tin Oxide Electrode

Cite this Research Publication : R. Rejithamol, G. K. Rajasree, and Dr. Beena S., “Electrochemical Quantification of L-tryptophan Via Molecular Imprinted Pyromellitic Acid Polymer-Based Indium Tin Oxide Electrode”, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, vol. 167, p. 117507, 2020.

Publisher : Journal of The Electrochemical Society, The Electrochemical Society, Volume 167, Number 11, p.117507 (2020)

Year : 2020

Electrochemical quantification of pyridoxine (VB6) in human blood from other water-soluble vitamins

Cite this Research Publication : R. Rejithamol and Dr. Beena S., “Electrochemical quantification of pyridoxine (VB6) in human blood from other water-soluble vitamins”, Chemical Papers, vol. 74, no. 6, pp. 2011 - 2020, 2020

Publisher : Chemical Papers

Year : 2020

Non-enzymatic electrochemical sensor for the simultaneous determination of adenosine, adenine and uric acid in whole blood and urine

Cite this Research Publication : R. G. Krishnan, Rejithamol, R., and Dr. Beena S., “Non-enzymatic electrochemical sensor for the simultaneous determination of adenosine, adenine and uric acid in whole blood and urine”, Microchemical Journal, vol. 155, p. 104745, 2020

Publisher : Microchemical Journal

Year : 2020

A novel high performance Ti/Ti–W- reinforced polyaniline functionalized Ni–P electrode for high sensitive detection of dopamine from urine sample

Cite this Research Publication : Athira Krishnan, Dr. Beena S., and S.M.A. Shibli, “A novel high performance Ti/Ti–W- reinforced polyaniline functionalized Ni–P electrode for high sensitive detection of dopamine from urine sample”, Materials Chemistry and Physics, vol. 244, p. 122680, 2020

Publisher : Materials Chemistry and Physics,

Year : 2020

Poly (riboflavin) modified pencil graphite for the simultaneous electrochemical determination of serotonin and dopamine

Cite this Research Publication : R. G. Krishnan, Dr. Beena S., RajT., A., and Gopika, M. G., “Poly (riboflavin) modified pencil graphite for the simultaneous electrochemical determination of serotonin and dopamine”, AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 2259, p. 020007, 2020

Publisher : AIP Conference Proceedings

Year : 2020

Mixed metal oxide based electrochemical sensing of inhibitory neurotransmitter serotonin in the presence of dopamine

Cite this Research Publication : R. 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

Publisher : IOP Publishing

Year : 2020

A commercially viable electrochemical sensor for the immunosuppressant drug mycophenolate mofetil utilizing pencil graphite electrode

Cite this Research Publication : A Santhy, Dr. Beena S., G Rajasree, K., and Greeshma, S., “A commercially viable electrochemical sensor for the immunosuppressant drug mycophenolate mofetil utilizing pencil graphite electrode”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 872, p. 012127, 2020.

Publisher : IOP Publishing

Year : 2020

Electrochemical quantification of vitamin B9 on poly tyrosine modified pencil graphite electrode

Cite this Research Publication : A Santhy, Dr. Beena S., Veena,, and Shahina, S., “Electrochemical quantification of vitamin B9 on poly tyrosine modified pencil graphite electrode”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 872, p. 012128, 2020

Publisher : IOP Publishing

Year : 2020

A Pencil Graphite Electrode Modified with Poly Nicotinamide as a Framework for the Electrochemical Detection of Propranolol Hydrochloride

Cite this Research Publication : A Santhy, Dr. Beena S., Namboothiri, U. S. Krishnan, Anupriya, S., and Sreeranjini, C. V., “A pencil graphite electrode modified with poly nicotinamide as a framework for the electrochemical detection of propranolol hydrochloride”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 872, p. 012125, 2020.

Publisher : IOP Publishing

Year : 2020

One pot synthesis of amino-ethanethiol derivatives of aromatic aldehydes by the catalytic action of DBU

Cite this Research Publication : R. Rejithamol, Dr. Beena S., Krishnan, M., Dharan, M. T., and Anusree, L., “One pot synthesis of amino-ethanethiol derivatives of aromatic aldehydes by the catalytic action of DBU”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 872, p. 012121, 2020

Publisher : IOP Publishing

Year : 2019

Morphological Studies of Disposable Graphite and its Effective utilization for Vitamin B12 Analysis in Pharmaceutical Formulations

Cite this Research Publication : R. G. Krishnan, Greeshma, S., D. Morris, S., Rameshan, S. S., and Dr. Beena S., “Morphological Studies of Disposable Graphite and its Effective utilization for Vitamin B12 Analysis in Pharmaceutical Formulations”, Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 18, Part 7, pp. 3314 - 3320, 2019

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings

Year : 2019

Synthesis and characterization of phenylacrylonitrile derivatives of aromatic aldehydes in presence of DBU

Cite this Research Publication : R. Rejithamol, Dr. Beena S., Sajitha, C. S., Dileep, N. K. Malavika, Drisya, A., and Keerthi, P. R., “Synthesis and characterization of phenylacrylonitrile derivatives of aromatic aldehydes in presence of DBU”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 561, p. 012017, 2019

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Year : 2019

A novel disposable pencil graphite electrode for the voltammetric determination of cysteamine

Cite this Research Publication : R. R, R, K. P., and Dr. Beena S., “A novel disposable pencil graphite electrode for the voltammetric determination of cysteamine”, Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 18, pp. 5081 - 5086, 2019

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings

Year : 2018

Synthesis, Characterization and Photophysical Properties of Benzylidene-Fluorene Derivatives

Cite this Research Publication : A convenient and rapid method for the synthesis of benzylidene-fluorene from aromatic aldehydes and fluorene in presence of 1, 8-diazobicyclo [5,4,0] undec-7-ene (DBU) as an organic catalyst at room temperature giving good yields, short reaction time and easy isolation. Fluorene based π-conjugated organic compounds have found dominant usance that bring about them deserved entrant for utilizations in organic optoelectronic devices and chemical sensors. The report high points an approach to synthesize these materials and to study the photophysical properties

Publisher : International Conference on Materials Processing and Characterization

Year : 2018

PVC membrane Sensor Immobilized with Clopidogrel-Tetraiodo Bismuthate for the Potentiometric Determination of Clopidogrel from Pharmaceutical Formulations

Cite this Research Publication : A. Santhy, Dr. Beena S., P. Sankar, U., Vidya, R., and Rejithamol, R., “PVC membrane Sensor Immobilized with Clopidogrel-Tetraiodo Bismuthate for the Potentiometric Determination of Clopidogrel from Pharmaceutical Formulations”, Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 5, pp. 17812 - 17819, 2018

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings,

Year : 2016

Chemically Modified Carbon Paste Sensor Based on N1, N2-bis(salicylidine)butane-1,4-diamine for Potentiometric Determination of Nd(III) (Accepted)

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Beena S. and Krishnapillai Girish Kumar, “Chemically Modified Carbon Paste Sensor Based on N1, N2-bis(salicylidine)butane-1,4-diamine for Potentiometric Determination of Nd(III) (Accepted)”, Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, 2016

Publisher : Polish Journal of Environmental Studies

Year : 2016

PVC Membrane Sensor for Nd (III) Based on N 1 , N 2 -Bis (Salicylidine) Butane-1, 4 -Diamine

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Beena S. and Krishnapillai Girish Kumar, “PVC Membrane Sensor for Nd (III) Based on N 1 , N 2 -Bis (Salicylidine) Butane-1, 4 -Diamine”, International Journal of Advanced Research in Chemical Science (IJARCS), vol. volume 3, no. Issue 2, 2016

Publisher : International Journal of Advanced Research in Chemical Science (IJARCS)

Year : 2009

Electroactive Dipyremethane Cu(II) Monolayers

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Beena S. and Girish Kumar, “Electroactive Dipyremethane Cu(II) Monolayers”, Electroanalysis, pp. 2317-2323, 2009

Publisher : Electroanalysis

Year : 2008

PVC Supported Liquid Membrane and Carbon Paste Potentiometric Sensors Incorporating a Mn(III)-Porphyrin for the Direct Determination of Undissociated Paracetamol

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Beena S., Marta Pająk, Jerzy Radecki, Wouter Maes, Wim Dehaen, Krishnapillai Girish Kumar, and Hanna Radecka, “PVC Supported Liquid Membrane and Carbon Paste Potentiometric Sensors Incorporating a Mn(III)-Porphyrin for the Direct Determination of Undissociated Paracetamol”, Electroanalysis, vol. 20, pp. 2009–2015, 2008.

Publisher : Electroanalysis

Year : 2008

Electroactive Dipyrromethene-Cu(II) Monolayers Deposited onto Gold Electrodes for Voltammetric Determination of Paracetamol

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Beena S., Izabela Grzybowska, Czesława Orlewska, Jerzy Radecki, Wim Dehaen, Krishnapillai Girish Kumar, and Hanna Radecka, “Electroactive Dipyrromethene-Cu(II) Monolayers Deposited onto Gold Electrodes for Voltammetric Determination of Paracetamol”, Electroanalysis, vol. 20, pp. 2317–2323, 2008

Publisher : Electroanalysis

Year : 2007

A novel mebendazole selective membrane sensor and its application to pharmaceutical analysis

Cite this Research Publication : K. Girish Kumar, Sareena John, Pearl Augustine, Remalakshmy Poduval, and Dr. Beena S., “A novel mebendazole selective membrane sensor and its application to pharmaceutical analysis”, 2007

Year : 2006

A PVC plasticized sensor for Ni(II) ion based on a simple ethylenediamine derivative.

Cite this Research Publication : K. Girish Kumar, Poduval, R., Augustine, P., John, S., and Saraswathyamma, B., “A PVC plasticized sensor for Ni(II) ion based on a simple ethylenediamine derivative.”, Anal Sci, vol. 22, no. 10, pp. 1333-7, 2006.

Publisher : Anal Sci

Conference Paper

Year : 2020

Enhanced Electrocatalytic Activity of Poly (trans- 2,3-Dimethyacrylic acid) Modified Electrode for Hydrazine Sensing (Book Series)

Cite this Research Publication : R. G. Krishnan, Dr. Beena S., S., G., P., V., Aravind, A., and G., G. M., “Enhanced Electrocatalytic Activity of Poly (trans- 2,3-Dimethyacrylic acid) Modified Electrode for Hydrazine Sensing (Book Series)”, in Accepted in Lecture notes in mechanical engineering; Springer Book Series , 2020.

Publisher : Springer Book Series

Year : 2017

Clopidogrel-tetralodo mercurate ion association immobilized PVC membrane sensor for the determination of clopidogrel in pharmaceutical formulations

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Beena S., A Santhy, R Vidya, P Uma Sankar, and Rejithamol, R., “Clopidogrel-tetralodo mercurate ion association immobilized PVC membrane sensor for the determination of clopidogrel in pharmaceutical formulations”, in 2017 International Conference on Technological Advancements in Power and Energy (TAP Energy), Kollam, India, 2017.

Publisher : 2017 International Conference on Technological Advancements in Power and Energy (TAP Energy)

Year : 2012

Fabrication of PVC membrane sensor for Gadolinium

Cite this Research Publication : B. S and Girish Kumar, “Fabrication of PVC membrane sensor for Gadolinium”, in National conference organized by KONGU, 2012.

Publisher : National conference organized by KONGU

Conference Proceedings

Year : 2019

Fabrication and Evaluation of CeO2-Fe2O3 Mixed Oxide for Hydrogen Evolution by Photo Water Splitting Reaction Under Visible Light Irradiation

Cite this Research Publication : Athira Krishnan, Beena, S., and Chandran, M., “Fabrication and Evaluation of CeO2-Fe2O3 Mixed Oxide for Hydrogen Evolution by Photo Water Splitting Reaction Under Visible Light Irradiation”, Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 18. pp. 4968 - 4976, 2019.

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings

Book Chapter

Year : 2020

An exhaustive study on the recent developments in the voltammetric sensors for the β- blocker propranolol hydrochloride

Cite this Research Publication : S. A. and Dr. Beena S., “An exhaustive study on the recent developments in the voltammetric sensors for the β- blocker propranolol hydrochloride”, in Biomedical Engineering Applications for People with Disabilities and Elderly in a New Covid-19 Pandemic and Beyond (Elsevier), 2020.

Publisher : Elsevier

Year : 2020

Carbon based electrodes as a Scaffold for the electrochemical sensing of pharmaceuticals: A special case of immunosuppressant drugs

Cite this Research Publication : S. A. and Dr. Beena S., “Carbon based electrodes as a Scaffold for the electrochemical sensing of pharmaceuticals: A special case of immunosuppressant drugs”, in Electronic Devices, Circuits, and Systems for Biomedical Applications (Elsevier), 2020.

Publisher : Elsevier

Awards and Honours
  • Best paper award in the National Convention for Electrochemist held at VIT, Vellore in February 2010.
  • CSIR –UGC National Eligibility Test(NET) in 2005
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering(GATE) in 2005
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