Dr. Arun Kumar K V

Assistant Professor
Email: [email protected]


  • B.Sc., Calicut University, 2001
  • M.Sc., Kerala University, 2003
  • B. Ed., Calicut University, 2004
  • Ph.D., MG University, 2013
  • Post Doctroral, CSIR-NIIST Trivandrum,2014

Area of Specialization

  • Sol-Gel Glass
  • Sol-G el ceramics
  • Nano Materials
  • UGC- Kothari Post doctoral fellowship( Awarded December 2014 )
  • CSIR-Research Associate – Emeritus Scientist Scheme of Dr KGK Warrier (2013 – 2014).
  • UGC-BSR-Research Fellowships in Sciences for Meritorious Students, (2009 – 2013).
  • Mahatma Gandhi University Junior Research Fellowship, (2007 – 2009)
  • Naval Physical Oceanographic Laboratory Sponsored Project Fellowship, (2006 – 2007)

My Research interest primarily on sol-gel synthesised metal/semiconductor/rare earth doped glasses. My work focused on synthesis of SiO2, SiO2-TiO2, SiO2-ZrO2 multi component glasses, Plasmonic absorption studies of metal nanoparticles, nano material characterisation, Structural analysis of nano materials, dielectric and conductivity studies of nanoparticles in sol-gel samples. I also got expertise in the field of Tape casting, fabrication of PZT pizeo electric actuators and FT actuators, Synthesis and characterizations of LaPO4 based ceramic nano composite materials, ceramic coatings on metal surface.

Research Experience

  • Research Assistant- Center for Materials for electronics Technology, C-MET-Thrissur (2006-2007)
  • Ph D Scholar- School of Pure & Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam (2007-2013)
  • Research Associate- CSIR- National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST)- Thiruvananthapuram (2013-2014)
  • Assistant professor –Department of Physics & Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Research Centre, C M S College, Kottayam. (2015- Till date)
  • Gamma-ray protection capacity evaluation and satellite data based mapping for the limestone, charnockite, and gneiss rocks in the Sirugudi taluk of the Dindigul district, India, S Arivazhagan, KA Naseer, KA Mahmoud, KV Arun Kumar, NK Libeesh, MI Sayyed, Mohammed S Alqahtani, Mayeen Uddin Khandaker Radiation Physics and Chemistry( 2022)110108

  • Sol-gel synthesized plasmonic nanoparticles and their integration into dye sensitized solar cells KVA Kumar, A Balu, A Ramachandran, NV Unnikrishnan, NB Selvaraj Applied Surface Science, 2019

  • Surface plasmon response of silver nanoparticles doped silica synthesised via sol-gel route
    NBS K.V.Arun Kumar, JiniJohn,T.R.Sooraj, Shedhal AnuRaj, N.V.Unnikrishnan
    Applied Surface Science 472, Pages 40-45, 2019
  • Sol-gel synthesized silver nanoparticles doped silica/titanosilicate films for plasmonic solar cell applications
    KV Arun Kumar, R Seema, R Aiswarya, VR Vineetha
    AIP Conference Proceedings 1849 (1), 020017, 2017
  • Synthesis and dielectric studies of poly (vinyl pyrrolidone) / titanium dioxide nanocomposites
    KSUNV Prathibha Vasudevan, Sunil Thomas, Arunkumar K V
    IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 73, 012015, 2015
  • Synthesis and characterization of TiO2 based glass ceramic composites
    KV Kumar
    Kottayam, 2014
  • Plasmonic and Energy Studies of Ag Nanoparticles in Silica-Titania Hosts
    NVU K. V. Arun Kumar , M. S. Sajna , Vinoy Thomas
    Plasmonics 9 (3), 631-636, 2014
  • Dielectric and ac conductivity studies of ZnO/Eu3+ : Titanosilicate matrix
    PRBNVU K. V. Arun Kumar, Thomas Sunil, K. A. Ann Mary, Joseph Cyriac
    AIP Conf. Proc. 1576, 209-211, 2014
  • Structural and luminescence enhancement properties of Eu3+/Ag nanocrystallites doped SiO2-TiO2 matrices
    UNV Arun Kumar K V, Revathy K P, Prathibha Vasudevan, Sunil Thomas, Biju P R
    Journal of Rare Earths 31 (5), 441-448, 2013
  • Structural and dielectric studies of Eu3+/Ag nanocrystallites: SiO2–TiO2 matrices
    KVA Kumar, S Thomas, M Gopinath, PR Biju, NV Unnikrishnan
  • RGB Emission From RE Ions Doped Titania∕ PVP Hybrid Matrix
    P Vasudevan, KVA Kumar, S Thomas, PR Biju, NV Unnikrishnan
    AIP Conference Proceedings 1391, 661, 2011
  • Dispersion and Rheological Characterization of TiO2 Tape Casting Slurry
    KV Arunkumar, RN Panicker, KG Vasanthakumari, M Satheesh, N Raghu, …
    International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology 7 (6), 902-908, 2010
  • Local symmetry and Z-scan analysis of ZnSe/Eu3+ doped sol-gel silica hosts
    SMS Mathew, KVAKKVA Kumar, CSC Sudarsanakumar, …
    Canadian Journal of Physics 88 (7), 493-500, 2010
  • Dielectric and AC conductivity studies of CdSe nanocrystals doped sol-gel silica matrices
    PV Jyothy, KV Kumar, S Karthika, R Rajesh, NV Unnikrishnan
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 493 (1-2), 223-226, 2010
  • Yttrium disilicate crystallites embedded porous sol-gel thin films for self-cleaning displays
    TT Fernandez, G Jose, M Ward, KV Arunkumar, NV Unnikrishnan
    Journal of Applied Physics 105 (4), 043513-043513-7, 2009


  1. Book : Optical and Molecular Physics

Theoretical Principles and Experimental Methods

Chapter : 2. Surface Plasmon Response and Applications of Silver Nanoparticles Synthesized via Sol-Gel Route
K. V. Arun Kumar and N. V. Unnikrishnan


Pub Date: September 2021
Hardback Price: see ordering info
Hard ISBN: 9781771889834

  1. Book : Nanostructured Carbon for Energy Generation, Storage, and Conversion

Chapter : 6. Carbon Based Nanomaterials for Energy Generation and Storage Applications
K. V. Arun Kumar, Greeshma Sara John, Athira Maria Johnson, P. Arjun Suresh, and N. V. Unnikrishnan


In Production
Pub Date: October 2022
Hardback Price: $169.95 US | £131.00
Hard ISBN: 9781774911488

  1. Nanotechnology-Enhanced Solid Materials
    Design, Synthesis, Properties, Applications, and Perspectives

Chapter :Photovoltaics Applications of Solid Carbons in Molecular Forms
K. V. Arun Kumar, P. Arjun Suresh, Greeshma Sara John, Athira Maria Johnson, K. A. Naseer, and N. V. Unnikrishnan


Pub Date: January 2023
Hardback Price: $179.95 USD | £139.00
Hard ISBN: 9781774912201

  1. Book : Advances in Energy Materials
    New Composites and Techniques for Future Energy Applications

Chapter : 10. Nano- and Smart Materials in Solar Energy, Conversion, and Storage
Athira Maria Johnson, Arjun Suresh P., Greeshma Sara John, Naseer K. A., Unnikrishnan N. V., and Arun Kumar K. V.


Pub Date: April 2023
Hardback Price: $189.95 US | £147.00
Hard ISBN: 9781774912560

  1. Book : Carbon Nanotubes for Biomedical Applications and Healthcare

Chapter :9. Recent Advances in Carbon Nanotube Based Electrochemical and Optical Biosensors
Greeshma Sara John, Athira Maria Johnson, Arjun Suresh P., Unnikrishnan N.V., and Arun Kumar K. V.


Pub Date: Forthcoming June 2023
Hardback Price: $189.95 US | £147.00
Hard ISBN: 9781774913352