Dr. Gigi George


Assistant Professor
Email: [email protected]


  • B.Sc., MG University, India, 2001.
  • M.Sc., MG University, India, 2004.
  • B.Ed., MG University, India, 2005.
  • M.Tech., CUSAT, India, 2007.
  • R&D Executive, Süd-Chemie Ltd, Gujarat, India, 2008.
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Deakin University, Australia, 2012.
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Deakin University, Australia, 2013.
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, ADNOC, UAE, 2015.
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Toledo, USA, 2016.

Area of Specialization

  • Stimuli-Responsive Materials
  • Journal Reviewer: Materials Chemistry and Physics,European Polymer Journal.
  • Research grant: KSCSTE- TDAP, Rs.9,00,000, 2017.
  • Chartered member: Royal Australian Chemical Institute, 2016.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, 2015.
  • Member: Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers Australia, 2012
  • Chairman of Education Committee: Society of Plastic Engineers, A-NZ Region, 2012.
  • Pride of Workmanship Award: Rotary International, Geelong Australia, 2012.
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, 2009.

Market driven research of smartmaterials through the systematic understanding of the chemistry principles and synthetic processingprotocols.

Under Graduate Courses

  • CH1811201 : Basic Theoretical & Analytical Chemistry
  • CH1815105 : Environmental Chemistry and Human Rights
  • CH1811701 : Volumetric Analysis Practical

II.Post Graduate Courses

  • AN1921101 : Organometallics and Nuclear Chemistry
  • AN1922105 : Coordination Compounds, Structure, Reactions & Kinetics
  • CH1923109 : Structural Inorganic Chemistry
  • AN1923109 :Solid State Chemistry & Introduction to Material Science
  • AN1924301 : Analytical Procedures
  • AC1924301 : Industrial oil and Fat Products
  • AN1922601 : Inorganic Chemistry Practical


1.QGuo, G, Self-Healing Polymer Nanocomposites and Process for the Preparation Thereof.

    • World Intellectual Property Organization, WO2012065213A1, May 2012.
    • US Patent Application Number 61/499884, June 2011.
    • Australian Provisional Patent; PCT/AU2011/001459; 20100905099; Nov 2010.

II.Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals:

  1. Pokhrel, N. Bhoria, C. Wu, K. S. K. Reddy, H. Margetis, S. Anastasiou, George. G, V. Mittal, G. Romanos, D. Karonis and G. N. Karanikolos, Cu- and Zr-based metal organic frameworks and their composites with graphene oxide for capture of acid gases at ambient temperature, Journal of Solid-State Chemistry, 266, 233-243 (2018).
  2. G., et al., Supported UV Polymerized Ionic Liquid Membranes with Block Copolymer, J Membrane Science Technology; vol. 6, no. 166,p. 2; (2016).
  3. G., et al., Polymer membranes for acid gas removal from natural gas. Separation and Purification Technology, 158: p. 333-356; (2016).
  4. A. Ganeshpure, George. G, J. Das, Brønsted acidic ionic liquids derived from alkylamines as catalysts and mediums for Fischer esterification: Study of structure- activity relationship. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 279, 182 (2008).
  5. A. Ganeshpure, George. G, J. Das, Application of triethylammonium salts as ionic liquid catalyst and medium for Fischer esterification. Arkivoc 2007, 273 (2007).

III. Conference Papers:

  1. G, Ozioko.G.A, Liberatore.M.W; Robust Anion Exchange Membranes for Alkaline Fuel Cell Applications; American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AlChE 2016) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA, Nov 2016.
  2. Ozioko G A, G, Liberatore M W, Mechanical and Rheological Study of Blend Anion Exchange Membranes; 12th National Graduate Polymer Conference; The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, USA, June 2016.
  3. J, Katsiotis.M.S, George. G, Karanikolos G N; Metal Organic Framework nanocomposites for natural gas sweetening; 4th Nano Today Conference, Elsevier, Dubai, UAE, December 2015.
  4. G, Issac. M, Abdala.A, Mittal.V; Influence of UV radiation on the property behavior of gas separation grade Poly (ether-block- amide); The International Workshop on Advance Materials(IWAM 2015); Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, February 2015.
  5. G, Bhoria. N, Abdala.A, Mittal.V; Development of New Polymer Membranes for Acid Gas Removal; Abu Dhabi International Research and Development Conference (ADRAC 2014), Abu Dhabi, UAE, Feb 2014.
  6. G, Guo.Q, Thermal properties of self-healing polymer nanocomposites, Proceedings of the 33rd Australian Polymer Symposium (33APS) Tasmania, Australia, Feb 2012.
  7. G, Guo.Q, Self-healing polymer nanocomposites as functional biomedical materials, Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Functional Materials (ISFM2011) Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, Aug 2011.

IV Book Chapters:

  1. Alice Alex, Sithara Raj, Sunish K. Sugunan, Gigi George:, “Nanotechnology in Soil Remediation” In Nanotechnology for Environmental Remediation, ISBN 9783527349272, Wiley‐VCH GmbH, Chapter 3, pp 27-43, 2022
  2. Gigi George; ‘Inorganic Phase Change Materials: A Review’; In “Phase Change Materials”. ISBN 9781925823394, Central West Publishing, Chapter 5, pp. 129-140, 2019.
  3. Gigi George; ‘Metal Organic Frameworks for H2S Separation from Natural Gas’; In “Metal Organic Frameworks”. ISBN 9781925823578, Central West Publishing, Chapter 8, pp. 173-186, 2019.
  4. Gigi George, NidhikaBhoria, Vikas Mittal; ‘Polyurethane Membranes for Gas Separation’; In “Polymers in oil and gas industry”. ISBN 9780648220510, Central West Publishing, Chapter 7, pp. 165-202, 2018.

GE Luckachan, Gigi George, Christian Paulik, Vikas Mittal; ‘Effect of Molecular Structure on Mechanical, Thermal, Rheological and Morphological Properties of High Molecular Weight Polyethylene’; In “Advances in Polymer Technology: Material Development, Properties and Performance Evaluation”. ISBN: 978-1-925823-01-1, Central West Publishing, Chapter 6, pp. 167-190, 2018.