Dr. N. Manoj


Department of Organic Chemistry,
Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi-682022, Kerala, INDIA.
+91 484 2862656, +91 9447712268.

Dr. N. Manoj received M.Sc. degree in Organic Chemistry from the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India in 1993. After M. Sc., he joined the research group of Dr. K. R. Gopidas, Photochemistry Research Unit, Regional Research Laboratory-CSIR (Now NIIST-CSIR), Trivandrum, India, with the prestigious Dr. K. S. Krishnan Junior Research Fellowship and obtained his Ph. D. degree (1999) in Chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. He worked as a post – doctoral research associate at the Department of Chemistry at the Politechnic University of Valencia, Spain (2000-2001) and thereafter at the Lehrstuhl für Umweltmesstechnik, Engler-Bunte Institut, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany (2002-2006). He has undertaken teaching assignments in physical chemistry to MS students as guest faculty at the University of Applied Sciences, Karlsruhe during the years 2002-2003. Dr. Manoj has joined this Department as a Reader in Organic Chemistry in 2006, became Associate Professor in 2009 since then he teaches Organic Chemistry and leads a research group in Organic Chemistry and Photochemistry. He was the Head of the Department of Department of Applied Chemistry, member of the Board of Studies in Applied Chemistry and a member of the Academic Council of the Cochin University of Science and Technology during June 2013-May 2016. He also served as a member of the Governing council and executive committee of the STIC. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Studies in Applied Chemistry, member of the faculty of Science, member of the advisory committee of C-CIS. He is a life member of Chemical Research Society of India, Association of Chemistry Teachers Kerala Science and Technology Society and Swadeshi Science Movement. His research interests include Photochemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Photoinduced electron Transfer, Dye sensitized solar cells and Chemistry of reactive oxygen species.