Dr Ajayakumar G
Department : Chemistry
Assistant Professor (Senior Scale)
Teaching Experience: 11 Years
Research Experience : 7 Years
Completed a UGC-Sponsored minor project titled as “ISOLATION AND CHARECTERIZATION OF NOVEL BIOACTIVE MOLECULES FROM MEDICINAL PLANTS” (NATURAL PRODUCTS CHEMISTRY)
List of Publications
- Structure Absorption Spectra Correlation in a Series of 2,6-Dimethyl-4-arylpyrylium Salts. Manoj, N.; Ajayakumar, G.; Gopidas, K. R.; Suresh, C. H. Phys. Chem. A 2006, 110, 11338-11345.
- Long-Lived Photoinduced Charge Separation in new Ru(bipyridine)32+ – Phenothiazine dyads. Ajayakumar, G.; Gopidas, K. R. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2008, 7, 826-833.
- Phenothiazine substituted Ru(bpy)32+ derivative as highly selective “turn-ON” luminescence chemodosimeter for Cu2+. Ajayakumar, G.; Sreenath, K.; Gopidas, K. R. Dalton Trans., 2009, 1180-1186.
- Photoinduced Electron Transfer in Tris(2,2’-bipyridine)ruthenium(II)-Viologen Dyads with Peptide Backbones Leading to Long-Lived Charge Separation and Hydrogen Evolution. Makoto Ogawa, Bijitha Balan, Gopalakrishnan Ajayakumar, Shigeyuki Masaoka, Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz, Yutaka Nagasawa, Hiroshi Miyasaka, and Ken Sakai* Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 4421-4434.
- Platinum(II)-Based Hydrogen-Evolving Catalysts Linked to Multipendant Viologen Acceptors: Experimental and DFT Indications for Bimolecular Pathways. Makoto Ogawa, Gopalakrishnan Ajayakumar, Shigeyuki Masaoka, Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz and Ken Sakai* Chem. Eur. J., 2011, 24, 1148-1162.
Light-Induced Charge Separation and Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution from Water using RuIIPtII-Based Molecular Devices: Effects of Introducing Additional Donor and/or Acceptor Sites. Gopalakrishnan Ajayakumar, Masayuki Kobayashi, Shigeyuki Masaoka and Ken Sakai* Dalton Trans., 2011, 40 (15), 3955 – 3966.
- Isolation, Characterization and Biological Activity Studies of para-Methoxycinnamate from Kampferia galanga Rhizomes. Ajayakumar, G.; Hema P. S.; Nibithkumar P; GCK Science Letters, 2012, 1(1), 55-62. (ISSN: 2320-2572)
Kinetic studies on the antioxidative activity of Curcumin and its derivatives. Ajayakumar, G.; Hema P. S.; GCK Science Letters, 2014, 3(2). (ISSN: 2320-2572).
- Artificial Photosynthesis enabling single-pigment-driven multi-electron transferand storage. K Kitamoto, M Ogawa, G Ajayakumar, S Masaoka, HB Kraatz, K Sakai Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, 2016 3 (5), 671-680
Positions Held / Duties Undertaken:
- Member, Board of Studies, Polymer Chemistry (Pass), University of Kerala
- Member Board of Studies (UG- Chemistry), Sreenarayana Guru Open University, Kerala
- Coordinator, EBSB Club, Govt. College for Women (2020 -2021)
- YIP Facilitator, Govt. College for Women (2020 -2021)
- Placement Cell Coordinator, Govt. College for Women (2015-2016)
- Coordinator – Two Day National Seminar on “Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Fundamentals and Advances” during 24-25 November 2016 organized by Dept. of Chemistry, Govt. College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram
- Coordinator – Ozone Day Celebrations during 23-24 September 2019 organized by Dept. of Chemistry, Govt. College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram
- Coordinator – Short-term course on Photo chemistry and its applications in Biology and Nano Sciences during 25-29 November 2019 jointly organized by the Dept. of Chemistry, Govt. College for Women Thiruvananthapuram and Dept. of Chemistry, University of Kerala, with the assistance of Kerala State Higher Education Council (KSHEC) through the ERUDITE ‘Scholar in Residence’ programme.
- Academic Coordinator – Higher Secondary School Teachers’ Transformation Programme (HSSTTP), Ten days’ residential training programme (Batch -III) for the Higher Secondary School teachers of Chemistry in Kerala state, jointly organized by The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Dept. of Higher Secondary Education, Govt. of Kerala and Govt. College for women, Thiruvananthapuram during 26 September 2019 – 5 October 2019.
- Coordinator – Webinar series, “An introspection into the Gaps in Learning and Teaching Chemistry Fundamentals”, organized by the Dept. of Chemistry, Govt. College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram for the benefit of higher secondary school teachers in Chemistry in September 2020 (Four Sessions), in association with Higher Secondary School Teachers’ Transformation Programme (HSSTTP) of Dept. of Higher Secondary Education, Govt. of Kerala.