Department of Chemistry 

Faculty Members :

              Former Faculty Members


1. Dr.P. Sayudevi

Associate Profeesor & Head



2. Dr.C.V Sindhu Ramachandran

Associate Profeesor



3. Dr.K.Bijudas

Assistant Profeesor



4. Bashpa. P

Assistant Profeesor




5. Yamuna.K.M

Assistant Professor


Laboratory Staff :


1. Balakrishnan.P.K


C V Sindhu Ramachandran

 Department of Chemistry

Dr. C.V. Sindhu Ramachandran, M.Sc, Ph.D, CSIR-NET(JRF)

Associate Professor & HOD




K Bijudas

Department of Chemistry


Dr. K.Bijudas, M.Sc, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Dr. Yamuna K. M.

 Department of Chemistry


 Dr. Yamuna K.M.

Assistant Professor


Educational Qualifications : Ph.D, M.Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Insight into physicochemical structure of soil organic matter by cation interaction and nanothermal properties

Teaching experience at: Central University of Kerala, Kerala, India

                                  University Koblenz-Landau, Landau, Germany

Research experience at: University Koblenz-Landau, Landau, Germany

                                  National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, India


  • Kunhi Mouvenchery, Y., Jäger, A., Aquino, A.J.A., Tunega, D, Diehl, D., Bertmer, M., Schaumann, G.E. (2013) Restructuring of a peat in interaction with multivalent cations: Effect of cation type and aging time. PLos ONE 8(6): e65359. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065359
  • Shchegolikhina A; Kunhi Mouvenchery, Y; Woche, S.K; Bachmann, J; Schaumann, G.E; Marschner, B (2013). Cation treatment and drying temperatures effects on nonylphenol and phenanthrene sorption isotherms of a sandy soil. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. 000: 1-9
  • Kunhi Mouvenchery, Y; Miltner, A; Schurig, C; Kaestner, M; Schaumann, G.E (submitted 2013). Linking Atomic Force Microscopy with nanothermal analysis to assess microspatial distribution of materials in young soils. Geochimica et Cosmochimca Acta
  • Schaumann, G. E; Gildemeister, D; Kunhi Mouvenchery,Y; Diehl, D; Spielvogel (2013) Interactions between cations and water molecule bridges in soil organic matter. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 13: 1579-1588
  • Schaumann, G.E; Kunhi Mouvenchery, Y (2012) Potential of AFM-Nanothermal Analysis to study the microscale thermal characteristics in soils and natural organic matter (NOM). Journal of Soils and Sediments. 12
  • Kunhi Mouvenchery, Y; Kučerík, J; Diehl, D; Schaumann, G.E (2012) Cation-mediated cross-linking in natural organic matter - a review. Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/technology. 11
  • Rieger, M; Schaumann, G. E; Kunhi Mouvenchery, Y; Reinhard, N; Seidel, M; Baumann, T (2012) Antibody-Labeled Nanoparticles for the Visualization of Surface-172 immobilized Benzo[a]Pyrene Using NMR Relaxometry and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Journal of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 403.


  • Nano and microspatial distribution of mineral and organic minerals in young soils as assessed by AFM-nanothermal analysis (AFM-nTA) (Oral) SPP 1315 Annual Meeting 2012. Dornburg, Germany
  • Nanoscale thermal behavior of microbially derived organic materials in soils (Oral) TG 4 meeting 2012 (SPP 1315). Bayreuth, Germany
  • Interactions of multivalent cations with soil organic matter samples with differing cation exchange capacity, studied with a special focus on effects of aging (Poster). SPP 1315 Annual Meeting 2012. Dornburg, Germany
  • Development in proton mobility and organic matter quality during maturation of artificial soils (Poster). SPP 1315 Annual Meeting 2012. Dornburg, Germany
  • Are surface properties of microbes governing mineral-microbial interactions? (Poster). SPP 1315 Annual Meeting 2012. Dornburg, Germany
  • AFM-Nanothermal Analysis to study the nano- and microscale thermal characteristics in soils and natural organic matter (NOM). (Poster). SPP 1315 Annual Meeting 2011. Dornburg, Germany
  • Water molecular bridges and cation bridges as validated by three different independent instrumental techniques- NMR, DSC and AFM-NTA. (Poster). SPP 1315 Annual Meeting 2011. Dornburg, Germany
  • Multivalent Cations and Soil Organic Matter- Effects of Reaction Conditions on Binding and on Properties of Resulting Complex. (Poster). German Soil Science Society Annual Seminar 2011. Berlin, Germany
  • Cross-linking Effects of Multivalent Cations on Soil Organic Matter. (Poster). Conference “Co-Evolution of soil and organic substances” 2011. Landau. Germany
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