DEPARTMENT OF
Physics

faculty

Dr.Loji K Thomas

Assistant Professor

lojthomas@yahoo.com
Full Name:
Loji K Thomas
Designation:
Assistant Professor
Department:
Physics
Educational Qualifications:
MSc, JRF-NET, PhD, PDF :: MSc Physics (CUSAT campus, 2005); JRF-NET (joint CSIR-UGC exam, 2005 & 2004); PhD student and UGC-CSIR felow (Dept. of Physics, IIT Bombay, 2006-2007, PhD course work GPA-8.5); PhD- 2011 (Fachbereich Physik, Universität Osnabrück (UOS)(German Public Univ), Germany); Grade- Auszeichnung (Distinction) [Arbeitsgruppe: Nanoscience / Reichling]; Post-doc Scientist, IMM (Institute for molecules and materials), Radboud University (Dutch Public Univ), The Netherlands (3 years)
Awards and Achievements:
  • JRF (CSIR-UGC) (5 yrs, declined after one year)
  • German Government scholarship for doctoral research in Germany (2007-11)
  • German DAAD scholarship (3 months); Postdoc salary from Dutch Govt./University (3 years)
  • Received Ph.D. admission and a scholarship offer from Kent State University, USA (declined)
Area of Specialization:
Nanoscience at Surfaces and interfaces: Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), self-assembled monolayers, Reactivity at the single-molecule level
Papers Presented:
  • Talks and posters presented in various conferences in Denmark, Italy, UK, Netherlands, Germany
ACADEMIC COLLABORATIONS:
IMM, Radboud University, The Netherlands; University of Osnabrück, Germany; IIT Kanpur
PEER REVIEW ACTIVITIES / EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERSHIP:
Reviewer for Langmuir (American Chemical Society); (Affiliate) member of Institute of physics (IOP), UK; Nominated for membership of American chemical society (ACS)- declined
OFFICIAL ROLES IN ADMINISTRATION / CORPORATE LIFE OF THE COLLEGE:
Library committe, Add-on course coordinator, (past) admission committee