Dr. Ajith M Thomas

Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Botany and Biotechnology

Ajith

 

Contact Details

Address: Bethel, Puliyancode,
 Chempazhanthy PO, Trivandrum

Mobile: 9495825894

Email: ajithmesmin@gmail.com

 

Academic Qualifications
  1. B.Sc- Fatima Mata National College Kollam, Kerala University, 2006
  2. MS.c-Hindustan College of Arts and Science, Bharathiar University, 2008
  3. CSIR-UGC NET- December 2008
  4. ICAR ARS NET- April 2009
  5. CSIR-UGC NET-June 2010
  6. CSIR-UGC JRF NET-December 2010
  7. Course on ‘Post-harvest technology and quality control’ conducted by Integrated Fisheries Project, Ministry of Agriculture, 2007
  8. Ph.D. - University of Kerala - 2021
Positions held in St. Xavier's College
  • HOD of Botany and Biotechnology from 14/7/2011 to 31/5/2016
  • Caretaker of NCC-Army wing from 14/07/2011 to 29/9/2012
  • ANO of NCC Army wing since 29/09/2012
  • Secretary of PTA from 2015 to 2016
  • Member of Staff Council from 2011 to 2016
  • Discipline and Ethics Committee 2015 to 2016
  • Planning board member from 2014 to 2016
  • Member of IQAC 2013-16
  • Member of CLMC 2012-16
  • Member of Scholarship committee 2015-16
  • Member of Research Committee 2013-14

Total Teaching Experience
  • Assistant Professor at St Xavier’s College since 14/07/2011

Membership in Academic Bodies
  • Member of Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, University of Kerala -2020-
  • Member of Board of Studies in Biotechnology (Pass) from 2013 to 2016 (University of Kerala)

 

Journals / Articles Published

 

  1. Lija L. Raju, Ajith M. Thomas, Manish K., Valsa S. Peter, M. C. Subhash Peter. Impact of Restraint Stress on Mitochondrial Ion Transporter Activity in Mice Brain-Gut Regions and Gender Response to Aging. Journal of Endocrinology and Reproduction (Accepted for publication).
  2. Synthesis of novel heterostructured FeS2/Ag2MoO4: nanocomposite: Characterization, efficient antibacterial and enhanced visible light driven photocatalytic activity. Surfaces and interfaces (impact factor3.724)(Accepted for publication).
  3. A simple approach for the synthesis of bifunctional p-n type ZnO@CuFe2O4 heterojunction nanocomposite for photocatalytic and antimicrobial application. Physica E: Low-dimensional systems and nanostructures (Impact Factor: 3.570 ) (Accepted for publication).
  4. Balasurya, S., Asad Syed, Lija L. Raju, Sarah Al-Rashed, Ajith M. Thomas, Arunava Das, and S. Sudheer Khan. "Elucidation of photocatalysis, photoluminescence and antibacterial studies of Ag2MoO4 decorated NiMoO4 nano-heterostructure." Optical Materials 113 (2021): 110856. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2021.110856 (Impact factor: 2.779)
  5. Kokilavani, S., Asad Syed, Ajith M. Thomas, Abdallah M. Elgorban, Sarah Al-Rashed, Lija L. Raju, and S. Sudheer Khan. "Integrating Ag2WO4 on VS4 nanoplates with synergy of plasmonic photocatalysis and boosted visible-light harvesting and its antibacterial applications." Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2021): 158810. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2021.158810 (Impact factor: 4.650)
  6. Kokilavani, S., Fahad A. Al-Misned, Ajith M. Thomas, Hamed A. El-Serehy, Lija L. Raju, and S. Sudheer Khan. "Enhanced visible light driven photocatalytic and antibacterial activities of Ag2WO4 decorated ZnS nanocomposite." Ceramics International (2021). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2021.01.163 (Impact factor: 3.83)
  7. Janani, B., Asad Syed, Ajith M. Thomas, Sarah Al-Rashed, Lija L. Raju, and S. Sudheer Khan. "Designing spinel NiCr2O4 loaded Bi2O3 semiconductor hybrid for mitigating the charge recombination and tuned band gap for enhanced white light photocatalysis and antibacterial applications." Journal of Alloys and Compounds: 158735. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2021.158735 (Impact factor: 4.650)
  8. Janani, B., Amal M. Al-Mohaimeed, Lija L. Raju, Dunia A. Al Farraj, Ajith M. Thomas, and S. Sudheer Khan. "Synthesis and characterizations of hybrid PEG-Fe3O4 nanoparticles for the efficient adsorptive removal of dye and antibacterial, and antibiofilm applications." Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering (2021): 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40201-021-00612-1 (Impact factor:2.179)
  9. Kokilavani, S., Asad Syed, Ajith M. Thomas, Abdallah M. Elgorban, Ali H. Bahkali, Najat Marraiki, Lija L. Raju, Arunava Das, and S. Sudheer Khan. "Development of multifunctional Cu sensitized Ag-dextran nanocomposite for selective and sensitive detection of mercury from environmental sample and evaluation of its photocatalytic and anti-microbial applications." Journal of Molecular Liquids (2020): 114742. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2020.114742 (Impact factor - 5.065).
  10. B. Janani, Lija L. Raju, Ajith M. Thomas, Mohammed Nasser Alyemeni, Gani Asa Dudin, Leonard Wijaya, Abdulaziz Abdullah Alsahli, Parvaiz Ahmad, S. Sudheer Khan, Impact of bovine serum albumin – A protein corona on toxicity of ZnO NPs in environmental model systems of plant, bacteria, algae and crustaceans, Chemosphere xxx (2020) 128629. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.128629 (Impact Factor: 5.778)
  11. S. Balasurya, Asad Syed, Ajith M. Thomas, Najat Marraiki, Abdallah M. Elgorban, Lija L. Raju, S. Sudheer Khan, Development of silver-polyvinylpyrrolidone nanocomposite for the selective and sensitive detection of sulfide from aqueous sample and its antimicrobial activity. Materials Chemistry and Physics 257 (2021) 123789. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2020.123789 (Impact Factor: 3.408).
  12. R. Janani, M. Rubashree, B. Hari Kumar, Asad Syed, Ajith M. Thomas, Abdallah M. Elgorban, Lija L. Raju, S. Sudheer Khan, Synthesis of CTAB functionalized MnS/PVP-Ag nanocomposite for Hg2+ detection, photocatalysis and antibacterial application, Optical Materials 110 (2020) 110452. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2020.110452 (Impact Factor: 2.779).
  13. B. Janani, Dunia A. Al Farraj, Lija L. Raju, Mohamed S. Elshikh, Noorah A. Alkubaisi, Ajith M. Thomas, Arunava Das, S. Sudheer Khan, Cytotoxicological evaluation of copper oxide nanoparticles on green algae, bacteria and crustacean systems, Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering xxx (2020). (In Press) https://doi.org/10.1007/s40201-020-00561-1. (Impact Factor: 2.179)
  14. Janani, B., Khaloud Mohammed Alarjani, Lija L. Raju, Ajith Mesmin Thomas, Arunava Das, and S. Sudheer Khan. "A potent multifunctional Ag/Co-polyvinylpyrrolidone nanocomposite for enhanced detection of Cr (III) from environmental samples and its photocatalytic and antibacterial applications." Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy (2020): 118766. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2020.118766 Elsevier (Impact factor - 3.232).
  15. Balasurya, S., Dunia A. Al Farraj, Ajith M. Thomas, Noorah A. Alkubaisi, Lija L. Raju, Arunava Das, and S. Sudheer Khan. "Sensitive and robust colorimetric assay for the detection of Hg2+ at nanomolar level from real samples by TMPM functionalized Ag-Fe NCs and it's photocatalytic and antimicrobial activities." Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (2020): 104305. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2020.104305 Elsevier (Impact factor - 4.300).
  16. Kokilavani, S., Asad Syed, Ajith M. Thomas, Abdallah M. Elgorban, Lija L. Raju, Arunava Das, and S. Sudheer Khan. "Facile synthesis of Ag/Cu-cellulose nanocomposite for detection, photocatalysis and anti-microbial applications." Optik (2020): 165218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijleo.2020.165218 Elsevier (Impact factor- 2.187).
  17. Kokilavani, S., Asad Syed, Lija L. Raju, Sarah Al-Rashed, Abdallah M. Elgorban, Ajith M. Thomas, Arunava Das, and S. Sudheerkhan. "Citrate functionalized Ag NPs-polyethylene glycol nanocomposite for the sensitive and selective detection of mercury (II) ion, photocatalytic and antimicrobial applications." Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures (2020): 114335. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physe.2020.114335 Elsevier (Impact factor- 3.570).
  18. Balasurya, S., Asad Syed, Ajith M. Thomas, Ali H. Bahkali, Sarah Al-Rashed, Abdallah M. Elgorban, Lija L. Raju, Aurnava Das, and S. Sudheer Khan. "Preparation of Ag-cellulose nanocomposite for the selective detection and quantification of mercury at nanomolar level and the evaluation of its photocatalytic performance." International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.07.119 Elsevier (Impact factor- 5.162).
  19. Kokilavani, S., Asad Syed, Lija L. Raju, Najat Marraiki, Sarah Al-Rashed, Abdallah M. Elgorban, Ajith M. Thomas, and S. Sudheer Khan. "Highly selective and sensitive tool for the detection of Hg (II) using 3-(Trimethoxysilyl) propyl methacrylate functionalized Ag-Ce nanocomposite from real water sample." Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy (2020): 118738. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2020.118738 Elsevier (Impact factor - 3.232).
  20. Ajith M. Thomas, Lija L. Raju, Manish K. and M.C. Subhash Peter. "Regulation of Na+/K+-ATPase and Plasma Membrane Calcium ATPase in brain-gut axis during restraint stress in ageing male mice". Journal of Endocrinology and Reproduction. https://doi.org/10.18311/jer/2019/26218
  21. Janani, B., Asad Syed, Ajith M. Thomas, Najat Marraiki, Sarah Al-Rashed, Abdallah M. Elgorban, Lija L. Raju, Arunava Das, and S. Sudheer Khan. "Enhanced SPR signals based on methylenediphosphonic acid functionalized Ag NPs for the detection of Hg (II) in the presence of an antioxidant glutathione." Journal of Molecular Liquids (2020): 113281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2020.113281 Elsevier (Impact factor - 5.065).
  22. Kokilavani, S., Asad Syed, Ajith M. Thomas, Najat Marraiki, Sarah Al-Rashed, Abdallah M. Elgorban, Lija L. Raju, Arunava Das, and S. Sudheer Khan. "Polyethylene glycol functionalised Ag NPs based optical probe for the selective and sensitive detection of Hg (II)." Journal of Molecular Liquids (2020): 112978. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2020.112978 Elsevier (Impact factor - 5.065).
  23. Balasurya, S., Asad Syed, Ajith M. Thomas, Najat Marraiki, Sarah Al-Rashed, Abdallah M. Elgorban, Lija L. Raju, Arunava Das, and S. Sudheer Khan. "Colorimetric detection of mercury ions from environmental water sample by using 3-(Trimethoxysilyl) propyl methacrylate functionalized Ag NPs-tryptophan nanoconjugate." Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology (2020): 111888. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2020.111888 Elsevier (Impact factor - 4.383).
  24. Janani, B., Asad Syed, Lija L. Raju, Najat Marraiki, Abdallah M. Elgorban, Nouf SS Zaghloul, Ajith Mesmin Thomas, Arunava Das, and S. Sudheer Khan. "Highly selective and effective environmental mercuric ion detection method based on starch modified Ag NPs in presence of glycine." Optics Communications (2020): 125564. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optcom.2020.125564 Elsevier (Impact factor - 2.125).
  25. Janani, B., G. Gayathri, Asad Syed, Lija L. Raju, Najat Marraiki, Abdallah M. Elgorban, Ajith M. Thomas, and S. Sudheer Khan. "The Effect of Various Capping Agents on Surface Modifications of CdO NPs and the Investigation of Photocatalytic Performance, Antibacterial and Anti-biofilm Activities." Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials (2020): 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10904-020-01440-w Springer (Impact factor - 1.941).
  26. Balasurya, S., Parvaiz Ahmad, Ajith Mesmin Thomas, Lija L. Raju, Arunava Das, and S. Sudheer Khan. "Rapid colorimetric and spectroscopy based sensing of mercury by surface functionalized silver nanoparticles in the presence of tyrosine." Optics Communications 464 (2020): 125512. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optcom.2020.125512. Elsevier (Impact factor - 2.125).
  27. Balasurya, S., Asad Syed, Ajith Mesmin Thomas, Ali H. Bahkali, Abdallah M. Elgorban, Lija L. Raju, and S. Sudheer Khan. “Highly Sensitive and Selective Colorimetric Detection of Arginine by Polyvinylpyrrolidone Functionalized Silver Nanoparticles.” Journal of Molecular Liquids (2019): 112361. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2019.112361 Elsevier (Impact factor - 5.065).
  28. Janani, B., Asad Syed, Lija L. Raju, Helal F. Al-Harthi, Ajith Mesmin Thomas, Arunava Das, and S. Sudheer Khan. “Synthesis of Carbon Stabilized Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles and Evaluation of Its Photocatalytic, Antibacterial and Anti-biofilm Activities”. Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials (2019): 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10904-019-01404-9 Springer (Impact factor-1.941).
  29. Balasurya, S., Asad Syed, Ajith M. Thomas, Najat Marraiki, Abdallah M. Elgorban, Lija L. Raju, Arunava Das, and S. Sudheer Khan. "Rapid colorimetric detection of mercury using silver nanoparticles in the presence of methionine." Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy (2019): 117712. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2019.117712 Elsevier (Impact factor - 3.232).
  30. Janani, B., Asad Syed, Ajith Mesmin Thomas, Ali H. Bahkali, Abdallah M. Elgorban, Lija L. Raju, and S. Sudheer Khan. “UV-Visible Spectroscopic Method for the Sensitive and Selective Detection of Mercury by Silver Nanoparticles in Presence of Alanine.” Optik, (2019): 164160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijleo.2019.164160. Elsevier (Impact factor- 2.187).
  31. Ajith M. Thomas and Lija L. Raju. Biosensor Technology-Crossing the Frontiers of Microbial Analysis. Science Chronicle – An International peer reviewed Multidisciplinary Journal (2017) (ISSN:2319-6955). Vol-6. No .1&2. pp. 56-67.
  32. Lija L. Raju and Ajith M. Thomas Water Quality Monitoring - A Transition from Chemometric to Optical methods. Science Chronicle – An International peer reviewed Multidisciplinary Journal (2016) (ISSN:2319-6955). Vol-5. No .1&2. pp. 19-24.
International Conference proceedings
  1. Lija L. Raju and Ajith M. Thomas. Screening of Potential Anti-Vibrio Compounds from Nature– An Insilco approach. 2nd International E-Conference on “Recent Advancement of Biomolecule Inventions in Life Sciences” (RABILS-2020).
  2. Ajith M. Thomas and Lija L. Raju. (2020). Structure based draggability assessment of COVID19 targets. Online conference entitled “Study on COVID 19” organized by SERBD.
  3. Ajith M. Thomas, Simi S., Manish K. and M. C. Subhash Peter (2019). Impact of restraint stress on ion transporters during aging in mice gut. National symposium on advances in biosciences (SEIB 2019).
  4. Jayaram V. S, Manish K, Ajith M. Thomas, Lija L. Raju and M.C. Subhash Peter (2019). Modulation of stress response through ion transporters during aging in mice. National symposium on advances in biosciences (SEIB 2019).
  5. Lija L. Raju, Ajith M. Thomas, Manish Krishnan and M. C. Subhash Peter (2019). Role of Atp1a1 and Atp2b2 in the brain-gut axis of restraint stressed mice. International Conference on Integrative Biology and Thyroid Physiology (IBTP 2019).
  6. Ajith M. Thomas, Manish K., Lija L. Raju, M. C. Subhash Peter (2017). Differential ion transporter functions in gastrointestinal tract of stressed mice. International symposium on challenges in Stress–Ease Physiology and Endocrinology (STRESS 2017).
  7. Lija L. Raju, Manish K., Ajith M. Thomas, M. C. Subhash Peter (2017). Role of ion-dependent ATPases in cortex and hippocampus of mice under restraint–stress. International symposium on challenges in Stress – Ease Physiology and Endocrinology (STRESS 2017).
  8. Jayaram V. S., Manish K., Ajith M. Thomas, M. C. Subhash Peter (2017). Modulation of stress response through behavioral modifications and physiological reconciliation in ion transporters in mice. International symposium on challenges in Stress –Ease Physiology and Endocrinology (STRESS 2017).
  9. Ajith M. Thomas, Lija L. Raju, Bindulekha D. S. and M.C. Subhash Peter (2015). Rapid Action of Insulin on ion-transport in mice gut and liver. International Symposium on Comparative Endocrinology and Integrative Physiology (CEIP 2015).
  10. Seethal G.S., Samuel A., Raju L. L., Thomas A. M., Peter V.S., Peter M. C. S., (2013). Effects of 2-phenoxyethanol anesthesia on mitochondrial ion transport in fresh water climbing perch