Dr. K. Girish Kumar

Dean Faculty of Science
Director Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)
Professor and Head of Department of Applied Chemistry
Cochin University of Science and Technology
Kochi 682 022
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Dr. K Girish Kumar received his Bachelor and Post Graduate degree in Chemistry from University of Kerala in 1982 and 1984 respectively. He obtained his Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry from University of Kerala in1989. He started his career in 1989 as Lecturer in the Dept. of Chemistry, Gandhigram Rural Institute Tamil Nadu and in 1998 became Reader in Chemistry. In 1999 he joined the Dept. of Applied Chemistry, Cochin University of Science and Technology as Reader in Analytical Chemistry. In 2006 he became Professor of Analytical Chemistry and has served as Head of the Department of Applied Chemistry during 2007-2010 (rotation). Again he became the Head of the Department in 2016 and continuing. Presently serving as Dean, Faculty of Science, CUSAT [From June 2019 onwards]. He has been the Director of Internal Quality Assurance Cell of CUSAT since 2017. He served as Former Chairman, Board of Studies in Chemistry, CUSAT and Former Member, Senate, CUSAT .He is also a Member, Board of Studies in Chemistry, CUSAT; Member of Academic Council, CUSAT; Member of Faculty of Science, CUSAT; Member of Research Advisory Committee, CUSAT. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Dept. of Chemistry, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. He has research collaboration with Dept. of Biosensors in Food, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research, POLAND. He has been conferred with the One-Time Research Grant of the UGC in 2014. He has 30 years of teaching experience and has been actively involved in research for the last 33 years. The book authored by Dr. K. Girish Kumar “Plastic KathayumKaryavum” published by NBS, Kerala depicts the story of plastic for the layman.  Not restricting his activities to the scientific community, Dr. K. Girish Kumar has also published articles for the layman on various environmental and health aspects of chemicals used in daily life. He was the chief coordinator of Guinness World Record Breaking Event “Largest Practical Science Lesson” held at IIT Delhi on December 7. 2015. He has served /serving in different academic committees of a number of institutions. He is serving as NAAC peer team member.

His research interests include Development of optical/fluorescent sensors, Fabrication of electrochemical sensors for determination of metal ions, pharmaceuticals, biologically active molecules and food additives, Spectrophotometric methods for pharmaceuticals, Trace analysis of metals, Ion removal studies, Electrode modification using carbon nanotubes, conducting polymers, metal nanoparticles and self- assembled monolayers and Fabrication of Biosensors. He has published 115 research publications in Indian and international journals and supervised and guided 25 students for Ph.D. Presently 8 students are doing Ph.D under him. He has undertaken many research projects from various agencies like UGC, CSIR, DRDO, KSCSTE and DST. 

Thirty years of teaching experience in Analytical Chemistry at post-graduate level at Gandhigram Rural University, Tamil Nadu (1989 - 1999), India and at Cochin University of Science and Technology (1999 onwards), India.

Visiting Professor at Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman (Fall Semester – Sept. - 05 to Dec. - 05)

Thirty three years of research experience in Analytical Chemistry.

Served as Head, Department of Applied Chemistry, Cochin University of Science and Technology [(2007-2010) and (2016 - till date) (rotation)]

Thirteen years of experience as professor in university system

·       Ph.D. thesis supervised                                            :    25

·       Ph. D thesis under progress                                     :    08

·       M. Phil thesis supervised                                          :    17

·       Research Publications (National/International)        :    115

·       Research Papers Presented                                    :    208

·       Article on General Topics                                         :     3 

Books published          

 “Plastic KathayumKaryavum" ("പ്ലാസ്റ്റിക്കഥയുംകാര്യവും") (A book in malayalam published by NBS, Kerala)