Ph.D in Chemistry, Cochin University of Science and Technology (Work carried out at NIIST, Trivandrum)
M. Sc Applied Chemistry, Mahatma Gandhi University
Areas of Interest
Inorganic/ceramic materials synthesis, Sol-gel processing, Ceramic Composites, coatings, Photocatalysis, DSSC etc.
Attended participated in Training programme on “AFM Workshops” conducted by NIIST, Trivandrum.
Postdoctoral fellowship from Kiel University of Applied Science, Kiel, Germany, 2010-20119.
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Sandwich Model Research Fellowship 2008-2009. Work carried out at Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH), Hamburg, Germany.
CSIR -SRF (Senior Research Fellowship) in 2007.
Won the Best poster award in the International Seminar on Ceramics, CeraTec 2007, held at Visakhapatnam, India (8 -10 January, 2007).
Won the Best poster award in the International Seminar on Ceramics, 2009, held at Jaipur, India (January, 2009).
Won the Best poster award in the International Seminar on Ceramics, 73rd Annual Meeting of ICS 2010, held at Trivandrum, India (9-12 December, 2009).
Annual Member of Indian Institute of Metals (IIM).
• Life Member of Material Research Society of India (MRSI).
Jayasankar Mani, Hannelore Katze, Salah Habouti, Matthias Dietze, M.Es-Souni, A templated free synthesis and structural characterization of hierarchically nano-structured lithium-titania-oxide films. Journal of Material Chemistry, 22, 6632-6638, (2012).
Jayasankar Mani, Hazem Sakeek, Salah Habouti, Matthias Dietze, M.Es-Souni, Macro-meso-porous TiO2, ZnO and ZnO-TiO2- composite thick films. Properties and application to photocatalysis. Catalysis Science and Technology, 2, 379-385, (2012), RSC Journal.
M. Jayasankar, G.M. Anilkumar , P. Mukundan, C.D. Madhusoodana and K. G. K. Warrier, Low Temperature Needle like Mullite Grain formation in Sol-Gel Precursors Coated on SiC Porous Substrates. Thin Solid Films, 519, 7672-7676, (2011).
M. Jayasankar, K.P. Hima, S. Ananthakumar, P. Mukundan P. Krishna Pillai and K.G.K. Warrier, Role of particle size of alumina on the formation of aluminium titanate as well as on sintering and microstructure development in sol-gel alumina–aluminium titanate composites, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 124, 92–96 (2010).
S. Ananthakumar, M. Jayasankar and K.G.K.Warrier, Microstructure and high temperature deformation characteristics of sol–gel derived aluminium titanate–mullite composites, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 117, 359–364 (2009).
M. Jayasankar, S. Ananthakumar, P. Mukundan, W. Wunderlich, K.G.K. Warrier, Al2O3 @ TiO2-A simple sol–gel strategy to the synthesis of low temperature sintered alumina–aluminium titanate composites through a core–shell approach, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 181, 2748–2754 (2008).
Komban Rajesh, Kizhakkekilikoodayil Vijayan Baiju, Mani Jayasankar and Krishna Gopakumar Warrier, A Facile Aqueous Sol–Gel Process for the Synthesis of Alumina– Lanthanum Phosphate Nanocomposite, Journal of American Ceramic Society, 91, 2415–2418 (2008).
Jayasankar Mani, S. Ananthakumar, P. Mukundan and K.G.K. Warrier, Low Temperature Fine grained Alumina-Aluminium Titanate Composites Produced from a Titania Coated Alumina Precursor, Journal of American Ceramic Society, 90 (10), 3091-3094 (2007).
M. Jayasankar, S. Ananthakumar, P. Mukundan and K.G.K. Warrier, Low temperature synthesis of aluminium titanate by an aqueous sol-gel route, Materials Letters, 61 (3), 790-793 (2007).
S. Anathakumar, M. Jayasankar and K.G.K Warrier, Microstructure, mechanical and thermal characterisation of sol gel derived aluminium titanate-mullite ceramic composites, Acta Materialia, 54 (11), 2965-2973 (2006).
M.Jayasankar, S. Anantha kumar, P. Mukundan, and K. G. K. Warrier, Thermal Expansion Behaviour And Microstructural Features Of Alumina-Aluminium Titanate Nano Composites Synthesized Through Colloidal Processing Presented in Nano - 2004 - India : International Conference on Nano-Materials: Kolkata, India 4 - 6 November, 2004 conducted by BECS, MRSI, UNSW and UCF.
M. Jayasankar, S. Ananthakumar, P. Mukundan and K. G. K. Warrier, Fine Grained Aluminium Titanate and Alumina Matrix Composite for Low Thermal Expansion and Thermal Shock Applications in National Metallurgists Day Annual Technical Meet 2004 Held at Thiruvanathapuram.
M. Jayasankar, S. Ananthakumar, P. Krishna Pillai, P.Mukundan and K.G. K. Warrier, Thermal Expansion and microstructural features of alumina-aluminium titanate nano composite prepared by sol-gel method presented at ICS Conference, Jamshedpur 2006.
M. Jayasankar, S. Ananthakumar, K. Rajesh and K.G. K. Warrier, Ceramic matrix nano composites for structural and functional applications at IIM Trivandrum Chapter national conference on Advances in Nano, Metallic and ceramic composites February 23-24, 2006.
K. Rajesh, K.V. Baiju, M. Jayansankar, P. Mukundan, K.G. K. Warrier, Nanosize Rare Earth Phosphate Particulates for Versatile Applications, paper presented in National Seminar on Nanotechnology, All Saints College, Trivandrum, India, 17-18th August, 2006.
M. Jayasankar, K Rajesh, S. Ananthakumar, P. Mukundan, and K. G. K. Warrier, Development of high thermal shock resistance alumina composites by in-situ formation of aluminium titanate phase, International Seminar on Ceramics, CeraTec 2007, Visakhapatnam, India 8th to 10th January 2007.
M. Jayasankar, S. Ananthakumar, P. Mukundan and K. G. K. Warrier, Sol-gel process for the synthesis in-situ formed alumina-aluminium titanate composites with high thermal shock resistance, Oral presentation at National Seminar, IIM TVM chapter, 1-2 March. 2007.