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Dr. Sreekala C. O.

Asst. Professor

Dr. Sreekala currently serves as Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr) at the Department of Physics, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Amritapuri.

Qualification: B.Ed., MSc, Ph.D
sreekalaco@am.amrita.edu
Research Interest: Development of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Fuel Cells, Microcontact Printing of Biomolecules and Nanoelectronicsic, Microfludics and Biosensor, Organic Thin Film Sensors for Radiation Sensing & Biosensing Applications, Thin Film Solar Cells

Bio

Dr. Sreekala currently serves as Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr)  at the Department of Physics, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Amritapuri. She was conferred with a Ph. D. in Physics from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in 2011. She plays a key role as Principal Investigators in some of the significant projects.

Publications

Conference Paper

The VALUE @ Amrita Virtual Labs Project: Using Web Technology to Provide Virtual Laboratory Access to Students

Authors : Prof. Krishnashree Achuthan, Prof. Shyam Diwakar, Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Dr. Sreekala C. O., Dr. Zeena S. Pillai, Dr. Saritha A. Pillai, Dr. Sreedha Sambhudevan, Prof. Raghu Raman, K.S. Sreelatha; S. Surendran; S. Humphreys; A. Deepthi; Rathish Gangadharan; Jyothi Ranganatha; Suma Mahesh

Publisher : Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), 2011 IEEE

Hybrid Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells based on Metal Phthalocyanines

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., K.S. Sreelatha; M.S. Roy

Publisher : National Seminar on Trends in Physical Sciences (TriPS-2011)

Studies on polymer based counter electrodes for DSSC application

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., A. Ramachandran; I. Jinchu

Publisher : 2016 International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, and Optimization Techniques (ICEEOT)

Synthesis and characterization of Lead Selenide quantum dots for photovoltaic application

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., M. Prabhakaran; Dr. Sreekala C. O.; A. E. Tom; A. Thomas; V. V. Ison

Publisher : 2016 International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, and Optimization Techniques (ICEEOT)

Photovoltaic parameters of DSSCs using natural dyes with TiO2 nanopowder and nanofiber as photoanodes: A comparative study

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., I. Jinchu; K. S. Sreelatha; R. E. Mohan

Publisher : 2016 International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, and Optimization Techniques (ICEEOT)

Photovoltaic studies of PbSe quantum dot based solar cells

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., S. Mohan; A. E. Tom; A. Thomas; V. V. Ison

Publisher : 2016 International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, and Optimization Techniques (ICEEOT)

Heterojunction TiO2/PbS quantum dot solar cells

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., N. Ajayakumar; Dr. Sreekala C. O.; A. E. Tom; A. Thomas; V. V. Ison

Publisher : 2016 International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, and Optimization Techniques (ICEEOT)

Escalating the performance of perovskite solar cell via electrospun TiO2 nanofibers

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., I. Jinchu; B. Krishnan; N. Balakrishnan; U. S. Sajeev; K. S. Sreelatha

Publisher : 2016 International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, and Optimization Techniques (ICEEOT)

Electrical and Optical Studies of Bulk Hetrojunction Device Based on CuPc and ZnS

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., K.S. Sreelatha; M.S. Roy

Publisher : International conference on Materials for the Millennium (MatCon 2010)

Enhancement of Photovoltaic Properties by the Surface Treatment of Nanostructured TiO2 in DSSCs using Curcumin Dye as Sensitizer

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., Y. Janu; M. S. Roy; K .S.Sreelatha

Publisher : International Conference on Photochemical Conversion on Solar Energy (icpse-2010)

Photo Response in Zinc Oxide Doped Alizarin Thin Film

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., Balraju, P; Deol, YS; Pradeep, P; Roy, MS

Publisher : Thermophysical Properties of Materials and Devices: IVth National Conference on Thermophysical Properties-NCTP'07

Improving Perception of Invisible Phenomena in UG Physics Education Using ICT

Authors : Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Krishnashree Achuthan, Dr. Sreekala C. O., Prof. Raghu Raman, Francis S.; Bose l.; K. S. Sreelatha

Publisher : International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (IEEE Xplore)

Improvement in Conversion Efficiency of Dye-sensitized Solar Cells Using Functionalized Multi-wall Carbon Nanotubes in the TiO2 Sensitization Process

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., K.B.S. Pavan Kumar; K.S. Sreelatha; M.S.Roy

Publisher : International Conference in nanotechnology for Sustainable Energy-2010, organized by European Science Foundation (ESF)

Conference Proceedings

Organic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cell Based On Rosebengal: Nctio2 And Parameter Extraction By Simulation

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., PF Saneesh; KS Sreelatha; A Kishnashree; MS Roy

Publisher : Advanced Materials Research

Hemigraphis Colorata As A Natural Dye For Solar Energy Conversion

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., VG Nandakumar; S Suresh; SK Sudheer; VP Mahadevan Pillai

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings

Photoelectrical Properties of Bulk Heterojunction Devices Based on Rose Bengal and TiO2 Nanoparticle

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., K.S. Sreelatha; M.S. Roy

Publisher : Proceeding of the International Conference on Solar Cells IC-SOLACE 2008

Journal Article

Electrospun TIO2 nanofibers as a matrix to enhance the drug loading

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., Bhagya Krishnan; Anakha.M; Arathy.S; Sreerenjitha.J; Krishna Kumar.M; Sajeev.U.S

Publisher : IJARSE

Surface Modified Lead Sulphide Quantum Dots For In Vitro Imaging Of Breast Cancer Cells Adopting Confocal Raman Spectroscopy

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., Arunashree JS; Suresh NP; Sujesh S; Vaishnav KP; Vishnu; Malini Prabhakaran; VV Isonc

Publisher : International Journal of Chemical Sciences

The Role Of Crystallinity Of The Nb2O5 Blocking Layer On The Performance Of Dye-Sensitized Solar

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., Sankarapanicker Suresh; Thrithamarassery Gangadharan Deepak; Chengsheng Ni; Malladi Satyanarayana; A. Sreekumaran Nair; Vellara Pappukkuty Pillai Mahadevan Pillai

Publisher : New Journal of Chemistry

Device stability study of dye sensitized solar cells incorporated with MWCNTs

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., Amalrani George; A. P. Thanseema; K.S. Sreelatha; I. Jinchu

Publisher : Electrical, Electronics, and Optimization Techniques (ICEEOT), International Conference on

Influence of Solvents and Surface Treatment on Photovoltaic Response of DSSC Based on Natural Curcumin Dye

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., Jinchu, I; Sreelatha, KS; Janu, Yojana; Prasad, Narottam; Kumar, Manish; Sadh, Amit K; Roy, MS

Publisher : Photovoltaics, IEEE Journal of

Benchtop Nanoscale Patterning using Soft Lithography for the Printing of DNA Molecules

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., Vinu Kumar. A; Mayeswari. M; Akhila Ashok; Rubiya Rasheed

Publisher : International journal of Engineering research and technology

Functionalized Multi Walled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs) for enhanced Photocurrent in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., M. S. Roy; K .S.Sreelatha; K.B.S.Pavan Kumar; Jinchu, I

Publisher : Journal Of Nanostructure in Chemistry

Photoanode Engineering Using TiO2 Nanofibers for Enhancing the Photovoltaic Parameters of Natural Dye Sensitised Solar Cells

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., I Jinchu; US Sajeev; K Achuthan; KS Sreelatha

Publisher : Journal of Nano-and Electronic Physics

Photovoltaic studies of dye sensitized solar cell with modified PEDOT:PSS as counter electrode

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O.

Publisher : International Journal of Advance Research in Science and Engineering

Anthraquinones- A probe to enhance the photovoltaic properties of DSSC

Authors : Prof. Krishnashree Achuthan, Dr. Sreekala C. O., Jinchu .I, Jyothi .R, Pandurangan Nanjan, K .S.Sreelatha, Dr. Sreekala C. O.

Publisher : International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)

Enhanced photovoltaic performance of the dye sensitized solar cell using natural dyes with surface modification of the photoanode

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., Prof. Krishnashree Achuthan, Jinchu, I.; Sharma, A.B.; K.S. Sreelatha; Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan

Publisher : Materials Science Forum

Dye sensitized solar cell using natural dyes as chromophores-review

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O., Jinchu, I.; K.S. Sreelatha

Publisher : Materials Science Forum

Thesis

Studies On Organic Bulk Heterojunction Devices For Photovoltaic Solar Cell Applications

Authors : Dr. Sreekala C. O.

Publisher : Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Education
Ph.D. (Physics) Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham 2011
SLET State Level Eligibility Test for Lectureship 1996
BEd (Physical Science) Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram, 1stDiv 1995
M. Sc. (Physics) Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram, 1stDiv 1994
Experience
Designation University Year
Assistant Professor Department of Physics Jan 11, 2016 to Present
Assistant Professor School of Biotechnology May 21, 2012 to Jan 10, 2016
Principal Investigator of Project Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham May 11, 2009 to May 10, 2012
Subject Matter Expert in Physics VALUE @Amrita Nov 10, 2008 to December 2015
Lecturer School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Aug 5, 2006 to May 20, 2012
Lecturer Devaswom Board Pampa College, Parumala Nov 5, 2004 to Apr 30, 2006
Lecturer Government Vocational HSS, Mavelikara Nov 26, 1999 to Oct 30, 2004
Lecturer NSS College, Pandalam July 19, 1998 to Nov 24, 1999
Projects
Sl.No Title Cost (in rupees) Duration Agency
1 Pedagogy Development in Engineering Physics 7 Lakhs 2013-2015 (Ongoing) ICT
2 Organic bulk heterojunction devices for photovoltaic solar cell applications 11.65226 Lakhs 2009-2012 (Completed) DST, Govt.of India
Research Experience
Summer Fellowship- Indian Academy of Science Summer Research Fellowship (SRF-2017) in National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi. May 19, 2017 to July 15, 2017
Research Scholar — Organic bulk heterojunction devices for photovoltaic solar cell application, funded by Government of India, Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi.
Funded by Government of India, Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi
January 2008 to December 2011
Principle Investigator — VALUE @ Amrita Physics Virtual Labs, Virtual and Accessible Laboratories Universalizing Education,
Funded by Government of India Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)National Mission on Education Through Information and Communication Technology (NME-ICT) (No. F.5-29/2007-DL)
November 10, 2008 to Present
Awards
  • Certificate of appreciation from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham for the year 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015
  • Best Paper Presentation Award, in the ICMENS-2011 conference held at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, during Nov 4th- 6th, 2011
  • Certificate of appreciation from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham for the year 2010-2011
  • Certificate of appreciation from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham for the year 2009-2010
  • Young Woman Scientist Award (2008) from Department of Science and technology (DST) through a project (SR/WOS-A/PS-04/2008)
Interest
  • Organic thin film sensors for radiation sensing and biosensing applications.
  • Thin film solar cells, Dye sensitized solar cells, Perovskite solar cells etc
  • Development of Micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Microcontact printing of Biomolecules and Nanoelectronicsic
  • Microfludics and Biosensor
Teaching
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