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Department of Chemistry

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Dr Nayana Joseph
Dept. of Chemistry
Designation Assistant Professor
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Institutional email ID drnaynanajoseph@gmail.com
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Area of specialisation Organic Chemistry
Date of joining the college 23 September 2014
Academic qualification
  • PhD in Organic Chemistry ( National Institute For Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST)-CSIR Thiruvananthapuram) 
  • UGC-NET-JRF
  • MSc Chemistry (School of chemical sciences, M G University)
  • BSc Chemistry (Alphonsa College Pala, M G University)
Work Experience

Alphonsa College Pala

Current or previous Positions/Responsibilities (outside the college)
  • Question Paper setter for UG Examination (Autonomous College).
  • Presiding officer for the LSG Election - December 2020 
Current Positions/Responsibilities (in the college)
  • Green Guardian Club Coordinator
Awards and Achievements
  • RESEARCH GUIDE  (MAHATMA GANDHI UNIVERSITY)

  • UGC SENIOR  RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP(SRF)

  • UGC JUNIOR  FELLOWSHIP(JRF)

  • ALL INDIA LECTURESHIP AWARDED BY UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION (NET), NEW DELHI, INDIA

  • GRADUATE APTITUDE TEST IN ENGINEERING (GATE, SCORE: 97%)

Projects - Completed projects

STUDENT PROJECTS

Principal Investigator of Student Projects funded by KSCSTE under SPYTiS on the topic:

  • Plants extract mediated synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles: A green approach (2017-18)
  • SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC DETERMINATION OF THEAFLAVINS (TF) AND THEARUBIGINS (TR) IN COMMERCIAL BRANDS OF BLACK TEA (2018-19)
Courses attended (Orientation, Refresher, FDP, etc.)

Faculty Development Programs:

  • One week Faculty Development Program on Moodle Based Learning Management System And Course Design (Basic Course) conducted online by the Faculty Development Centre of the Kerala state Higher education Council (KSHEC), Thiruvananthapuram hosted by Learning Centre of SNGS, Pattambi from 18-23 May 2023 for the faculty members of the state universities and affiliated colleges.
  • One week Faculty Development Program on ‘The Art of Framing Questions- Applying Bloom’s Taxonomy’, organized under UGC – Scheme for Trans - Disciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy (UGC-STRIDE), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam in association with Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Sree Sankara College, Kalady from 7th to 12th June 2021.
  • Faculty development programme organized by Marthoma College, Tiruvalla from 07-09-2020 to 14-09-2020.
  • Six days short term faculty development programme organized by the Payyanur college in association with the Kerala state higher education council from 23 may to 28 may, 2020.
  • Two days national level faculty development programme organized by North Storm academy held on 13th and 14th May 2020.

Refresher Courses:

  • Swayam Arpit Online Refresher Course in Chemistry for Higher Education (2019-20).
  • Science Academies Refresher Course on Foundations of Physical Chemistry and its Applications held at Indian Women Scientists Association Vashi, Navi Mumbai from 15th to 30th December 2017.

 

Orientation Program:

  • UGC sponsored orientation programme conducted by the UGC-Human Recourse Development Centre, university of Kerala, Kariavattom from 1-03-2017 to 28-3-2017.

 

Paper presentation in Seminars

Oral Presentation: 6

  1. Palladium-Catalyzed Carbonylative Cyclization of 2-Formyl Phenyl Boronic Acid Under Microwave Irradiation in the National Seminar on Chemistry: Our Life, Our Future organized by the Post Graduate & Research Department Of Chemistry, N.S.S. Hindu College, Changanacherry in association with IQAC and in collaboration with Mahatma Gandhi University on 5th and 6th May 2022.
  2. Transition Metal Catalyzed Carboannulation And Ring Opening Of Bicyclic Hydrazines With 2-Formylphenylboronic Acid Under Microwave Irradiation Nayana Joseph and Radhakrishnan K.V. in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on ‘Recent trends in catalysis RTC-2016’ at Devamatha College, Kuravilangad on 07-08  January 2016.
  3. Palladium catalyzed synthesis of biologically and pharmaceutically active molecules Nayana Joseph and Radhakrishnan K.V. in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on ‘Phytochemistry – An Emerging Branch for the Development of Potential Anticancer Drugs’ at Assumption College Changanacherry on 3rd & 4th September 2015.
  4. Palladium-Catalyzed Carboannulation Of Bicyclic And Cyclopropane-Appended Spirotricyclic Olefins With 2-Iodobenzonitrile Nayana Joseph and Radhakrishnan K.V. in the Kerala Science Congress, held at Alappuzha during 27-29 January 2015.
  5. Exploitation of transition metal catalyzed carboannulation of diazabicyclic alkenes with ambiphilic bifunctional reagents towards functionalized indanones and indanols. Nayana Joseph and K. V. Radhakrishnan, at J-NOST-2012 symposium, IIT-Guwahati, Assam, December 15-17, 2012, OP 36.
  6. Transition metal catalyzed carboannulation of diazabicyclic alkenes with ambiphilic bifunctional reagents. Nayana Joseph and K. V. Radhakrishnan, in the National Seminar on Frontiers in Chemistry (NSFC-2012), University of Kerala, Kariavattom, April 25-27, 2012, OP 19.

Poster Presentations: 4

  1. Transition Metal Catalyzed Synthesis of Highly Functionalized BiologicallyActive Molecules. Nayana Joseph and K. V. Radhakrishnan, a poster presented at the 14th National symposium in chemistry (NSC-14) held at CSIR-NIIST Trivandrum, February 3-5, 2012.
  2. Palladium-mediated carbonylation of diazabicyclic alkenes with 2-formylphenylboronic acid using microwave irradiation. Nayana Joseph and K. V. Radhakrishnan, a poster presented at International Conference on Heterocyclic Chemistry (ICHC-2011) held at University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, December 10-13, 2011.
  3. Rhodium catalyzed annulation of diazabicyclic alkenes with 2-cyanophenyl boronic acid: an easy route towards functionalized indanones. Nayana Joseph, and K. V. Radhakrishnan, a poster presented at National seminar on Recent Trends in Chemical Sciences: Frontiers and Challenges (RTCSFC 2011), held at University of Kerala, Kariavattom, August, 2011, P 09.
  4. The palladium catalyzed reaction of azabicyclic olefins with ortho functionalized aryl halides. Nayana Joseph, Jubi John and K. V. Radhakrishnan, a poster presented at National Conference on Recent Trends in Organic Synthesis (RTOS 2011), held at Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, February, 2011, P 58.
Publications

International-14

  1. Review article Iron-based magnetic nanomaterials: Sustainable approaches of synthesis and applications R. Revathy, T. Sajini , Cyril Augustine, Nayana Joseph, Results in Engineering 18 (2023) 101114
  2. An easy access to fused chromanones via rhodium catalyzed oxidative coupling of salicylaldehydes with heterobicyclic olefins Ajesh Vijayan, T.V. Baiju, E. Jijy, Praveen Prakash, M. Shimi, Nayana Joseph, Petri M. Pihko, Sunil Varughese, K.V. Radhakrishnan, Tetrahedron 72 (2016) 4007-4015
  3. Palladium Catalyzed Interceptive Decarboxylative Addition of Allyl carbonates with Carbonyl group Baiju T. V., Nayana Joseph, Jainu Ajit, Praveen Prakash, K. V. Radhakrishnan, Sunil Varghese  and Yoshinori Yamamoto (Synlett, 2014, 25, 1246-1252)
  4. Bis-Functionalization of 1,3-Dienes through 1,4-Conjugate Addition of Am-phiphilic Bis-π-Allyl and Related Palladium Intermediates Baiju T. V., Ajesh Vijayan, Nayana Joseph, Preethanuj P., Praveen Prakash, K. V. Radhakrishnan, E. Suresh and Yoshinori Yamamoto (Synlett, 2014,  25(3): 359-364)
  5. Synthesis of novel zerumbone derivatives via a regio and   stereoselective palladium catalyzed deacarboxylative coupling reaction: A new class of α-glucosidase inhibitors Ajish K. R., B.P. Dhanya, Nayana Joseph and Radhakrishnan    K.      V. (Tetrahedron Letters, 2014, 55, 665-670)
  6. Cycloaddition Profile of Pentafulvenes with 3-Oxidopyrylium Betaines: Effect of Solvent, Temperature and Base on Periselectivity. Jinesh M. Kuthanapillil, A. Nijamudheen, Nayana Joseph, E. Suresh, Ayan Datta, K. V. Radhakrishnan (Tetrahedron, 2013, 69, 9751-9760)
  7. Synthesis and biological evaluation of carbohydrate appended hydrazinocyclopentenes with potent glycation and α-glucosidase inhibition activities Ajish K. R., Nayana Joseph, Priya Rani M., Raghu K. G., Vineetha V. P.  and Radhakrishnan    K. V. (Tetrahedron Lett., 2013 , 54, 5682-5685)
  8. Rhodium catalyzed oxidative coupling of salicylaldehydes with azabicyclic olefins : A facile access to fused ring chromanones via aldehyde C-H cleavage. Jijy E., Praveen Prakash, Shimi M., Nayana Joseph, Petri Pihko, K. V. Radhakrishnan Chem.Commun., 2013, 49, 7349 – 7351.
  9. Rhodium-catalyzed regio and stereoselective conjugate addition of boronic acids to zerumbone: A facile route to synthesize novel zerumbone derivatives Ajish K.R., Nayana Joseph, K. V. Radhakrishnan Synthesis, 2013, 45, 2316-2322.
  10. An Efficient and Exclusive Approach to 3,4-Disubstituted Cyclopentenes via Palladium Catalyzed Ring Opening of Azabicyclic olefins with Aryl halides. Nayana Joseph,  Rani Rajan,  Jubi John, N.V. Devika, E. Suresh, Petri M. Pihko and K. V. Radhakrishnan RSC Adv., 2013, 3 (21), 7751 - 7757.
  11. Palladium catalyzed reaction of ortho functionalized aryl iodides with bicyclic hydrazines: facile route towards heteroannulated cyclopentenes and azabicycles. Jubi John, Rani Rajan, S. Sarath Chand, Praveen Prakash, Nayana Joseph, Eringathodi Suresh, K. V. Radhakrishnan Tetrahedron, 2013, 69, 152-159.
  12. Transition metal catalyzed carboannulation of diazabicyclic alkenes with ambiphilic bifunctional reagents: A facile route towards functionalized indanones and indanols. Nayana Joseph,  Jubi John, Rani Rajan, Sreeja Thulasi, Anupa Mohan, E. Suresh, K. V. Radhakrishnan. Tetrahedron, 2011, 67, 4905-4913.
  13. Trapping the π-allyl palladium intermediate from fulvene derived azabicyclic olefin with soft nucleophiles. Rani Rajan, Jubi John, Sreeja Thulasi, Nayana Joseph, K. V. Radhakrishnan, R. C. Sawant. Synthesis 2010 (21): 3649-3656.
  14. Facile synthesis of alkylidene cyclopentenes via palladium catalyzed ring opening of fulvene derived bicyclic hydrazines. S. Anas, V.S. Sajisha, Jubi John, Nayana Joseph, Sholly Clair George, K.V. Radhakrishnan Tetrahedron 2008, 69, 9689-9697.

National-2

  • An access to carbocycles through transition metal catalyzed annulation of diazabicyclic bicyclic alkenes. Nayana Joseph and K V Radhakrishnan. Journal of experimental and theoretical research. ISSN 2394-3874. Volume 7 2015.
  • Rhodium Catalyzed Annulation of Diazabicyclic Alkenes with 2-Cyanophenylboronic Acid: An Easy Route towards Functionalized Indanones Nayana Joseph and K. V. Radhakrishnan (Jouranal of Experimental and Theoretical Research, 2014, 6, 70-77. ISSN 2394-3874)
Seminars and workshops organized
  • Coordinator of the International Webinar-2020 on the topic Career Prospects in Chemical Sciences: What, When, Where & How held at Assumption College Autonomous, Changanacherry on 28-09-20.
  • Coordinator of wetland day celebrations -2020 held at Assumption College Autonomous, Changanacherry on 6th February 2020.
  • Coordinator of one day workshop on LED BULB ASSEMBLING held at Assumption College Autonomous, Changanacherry on 29-01-20.
  • Coordinator of the CHEMFEST- IGNIUM 2019 held at Assumption College Autonomous, Changanacherry on 05-12-2019.
  • Coordinator of the one day workshop on Minimalistic Life Style held at Assumption College Autonomous, Changanacherry on 26-11-19.
  • Coordinator of the two days workshop on CAMPUS GREEN- GREEN AUDIT WORKSHOP held at Assumption College Autonomous, Changanacherry from 22nd October 2018 to 23rd October 2018.
  • Coordinator of KSCSTE Co- Sponsored ozone day celebrations-2017 held at Assumption College Autonomous, Changanacherry on 19/09/2017.

SEMINARS/WEBINARS ATTENDED

international webinars attended

  1. International symposium on future materials and molecules (ISFM2-2020)   hosted by the post graduate & research department of chemistry, Marthoma College, Tiruvalla in association with Kerala state council for science technology and environment from 10th November 2020 to 14th November 2020.  
  2. International webinar on recent advances in chemical science organized by Sree Narayana College, Kollam from 28th - 31st may 2020.
  3. attended the International Webinar Series on ‘ADAPTING TO THE NEW NORM OF EDUCATION-PART III MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS, FOR STUDENTS AND FACULTY ‘ organised by the Department of Home Science and facilitated by resource persons from Northern State University, USA on 30th July 2020.
  4. attended the International Webinar Series on ‘ADAPTING TO THE NEW NORM OF EDUCATION-PART II NAVIGATING CHANGE FOR STUDENTS, AND FACULTY’ organised by the Department of Home Science and facilitated by resource persons from Northern State University, USA on 29th July 2020.
  5. attended the International Webinar Series on ‘ADAPTING TO THE NEW NORM OF EDUCATION-PART I HYFLEX LEARNING MODEL’ organised by the Department of Home Science and facilitated by resource persons from Northern State University, USA on 28th July 2020
  6. International Webinar on ‘Ultra-Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics (ULTCC): Past Present and Future’ organized by the Research & PG Department of Physics, Assumption College Autonomous, Changanacherry on Wednesday, 04 July 2020

NATIONAL/SATE LEVEL SEMINARS/WEBINARS/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

  1. Webinar on ‘National Education Policy: Provision and Implementation’ organized by the IQAC, Assumption College Autonomous, Changanassery on Friday, 13 November 2020.
  2. Webinar on 'COVID - 19 Diagnosis: Fundamentals, Current Diagnostic Techniques & Future Directions’ jointly organized by the Department of Biochemistry and Internal Quality Assurance Cell of T. K. M. College of Arts and Science on 12/09/2020.
  3. Webinar on “Relevance of photoexcitation” organized by Department of Chemistry, M. E. S. College Nedumkandam on 17th July 2020.
  4. Lecture on “Effective Teaching” in the IQAC Webinar Series on “Emerging Trends in Higher Education”organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara, Kerala on 10 July 2020, in association with the Kerala State Higher Education Council, Thiruvananthapuram.
  5. National level webinar on CHEMISTRY WITH ONLINE TOOLS held on 23 June 2020, at Assumption college, Autonomous, Changanacherry, Kerala.
  6. Webinar on ‘Online Teaching Tools’ conducted by the Department of Computer Science on 17 June 2020.
  7. One day seminar on Intellectual Property Rights: Challenges and Opportuniyies organized by the IPR Cell, Assumption Autonomous College, Changanacherry on 6th March 2020.
  8. State level workshop on microscale experiments in chemistry held on 20th February 2020 at Assumption College, Changanacherry
  9. National seminar on recent advances in chemistry held on 7th February, 2020 at Assumption college, Changanacherry
  10. 2 days young innovators programme –Facilitators workshop on “Design Kerala” conducted by ICT Academy of Kerala in Association with K-DISC from 30-01-2020 to 30-01-2020 at Kottayam.
  11. Phase one training workshop on energy clinic programme of energy management centre, Kerala conducted at Archana women’s centre, Ettumanoor on 27 June 2019
  12. State level workshop on Microscale experiments held on 12th February 2019 at Assumption College, Changanacherry.
  13. National seminar on Recent Advances in Materials Science (RAMS 2018) held on 6th & 7th September, 2018 at NSS Hindu College Changanacherry.
  14. National seminar on ‘Gender, Empowerment and Inclusive Growth’ organized by IQAC on 19-02-18.
  15. ‘One day conference on higher education’ organized by Xavier board of higher education in India, on 11th December 2017.
  16. National seminar on ‘Recent Advances in Supramolecular and Nanochemistry’ held on 16th & 17th November, 2017 at Assumption College Changanacherry.
  17. One day cluster workshop for internal mentors of the walk with a scholar programme held at BCM College Kottayam on 10th January 2017.
  18. Two days national seminar on recent advances in materials Science (RAMS-2016) held at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam during 18-19 November 2016.
  19. Seminar on ‘Young educators’ vision’ organized by Xavier board of higher education in India, on 25th October 2016 at Assumption College Changanacherry.
  20. FLAIR (Fostering linkages in Academic Innovation and Research) Induction Training Programme from 03-10-2016 to 05-10-2016 at Centre for water education, Vellayambalam, Thiruvananthapuram.
  21. FLAIR (Fostering linkages in Academic Innovation and Research) Orientation Programme on 01-09-2016 at Maria Rani Training centre Thiruvananthapuram.
  22. International method work shop on TCI held at Chaithanya centre, Kottayam from 31-12-2015 to 4-1-2016.
  23. National Nodal centre conference conducted by Value virtual Labs at Amrutha Vishwavidyapeetham on 9th Sep. 2015.
  24. National Nodal centre conference conducted by Value virtual Labs at Amrutha Vishwavidyapeetham on 22nd February 2015.
  25. ‘International Symposium on Phytochemistry (ISP-2015) and PROF. DR. A. Hisham Endowment Award Ceremony’ held on 25th April 2015 at Science and Technology Museum Thiruvananthapuram.
  26. Workshop on ‘Research Methodology, Writing Practices, Language & Soft Skills’ held on February 3rd to 5th 2014 at Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Trivandrum
  27. ‘ACS on Campus’ event held on November 29, 2013 at NIIST-Trivandrum
  28. Midyear NIIST Chemistry Symposium 5th year meeting of the CRSI held on July 23-24, 2009 at Trivandrum.
  29.  “CSIR NIIST – Act National Workshop on frontiers In Organic Synthesis and Drug Discovery” Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
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