Ph. D. (2014): University of Kerala (through CSIR-NIIST Trivandrum)
Thesis Title: Investigations on low loss silicate based ceramics and their composite for electronic applications
Master of Science (Physics): University of Calicut (2005)
RESEARCH AREA OF INTEREST
Microwave materials, LTCC Tapes, Polymer ceramic composites
One year experience as a guest lecturer in physics in St.Thomas’ college, Thrissur
Qualified CSIR-SRF, April 2012
Qualified CSIR – UGC –NET examination (LS only) in December 2009.
Qualified GATE 2010 examination with a score of 400.
K. M. Manu, P. S. Anjana, and M. T. Sebastian,”Low permittivity SrCuSi4O10 – LMZBS glass composite for LTCC applications,” Mater. Lett. 65, 565 – 567 (2011).
K. M. Manu, T. Joseph and M. T. Sebastian,”Temperature compensated Sr2Al2SiO7 ceramic for microwave applications,”mater. Chem. Phys., 133, 21 – 23(2012)
K. M. Manu, S. Ananthakumar and M. T. Sebastian, “Electrical and Thermal Properties of Sr2Al2SiO7 Ceramic Filled HDPE Composites,”Ceram. Int., 39.4945-4951 (2013)
K. M. Manu, S. Soni, V. R. K. Murthy and M. T. Sebastian, “Ba(Zn1/3Ta2/3)O3 ceramics reinforced high density polyethylene for microwave applications,” J. Mater. Sci. Mater. Electron., Article first published online, DOI 10.1007/s10854-013-1064-y (2013).
K. M. Manu, C. Karthik, L. Leu, K. A. Lazar, R. Ubic and M. T. Sebastian, “Crystal Structure and Microwave Dielectric Properties of LiRE9(SiO4)6O2 Ceramics (RE = La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, and Er)” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. Article first published online, DOI: 10.1111/jace.12215 (2013).
A. John, S. Joseph, K. M. Manu, J. K. Thomas and S. Solomon, “ Structure, microwave dielectric and optical properties of Ln2/3Gd1/3TiNbO6 ( Ln = Ce, Pr, Nd and Sm) ceramics,” J. Mater. Sci. Mater. Electron., 22, 776 – 780 (2011).
A. Sunny, K. A. Lazar, K. M. Manu, K. P. Surendran and M. T. Sebastian, “Effect of glass fluxing on densification and microwave dielectric properties of LiInSiO4 ceramic,’’ J. Alloys Compd. 552, 83-87 (2013)
K. M. Manu, C. Karthik, R. Ubic and M. T. Sebastian,”Effect of Ca2+ Substitution on the Structure, Microstructure and Microwave Dielectric Properties of Sr2Al2SiO7 Ceramics,” (Accepted J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 2013)
K M Manu, D. Thomas, M. Valant, A. K. Axelsson and M. T. Sebastian, “”Preparation and characterisation of PVDF -BiFeO3 - Silver three phase composites,” ICAFM, 2009, Trivandrum.
K. M. Manu and M. T. Sebastian, “Effect of glass fluxing on densification and dielectric properties of novel silicate based ceramic,” NSFD XVI, 2010, Bilaspur.
K M Manu, S. Soni, V. R. K. Murthy and M. T. Sebastian , “Dielectric response of BaZn1/3Ta2/3O3 reinforced polymer composites,” IEEE – AEMC 2011, Kolkatha
K. M. Manu, K. A. Lazar and M. T. Sebastian, “Microwave Dielectric Properties of LiRE9(SiO4)6O2 Ceramics (RE = La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, Eu and Er),”National conference on science Rare Earth Assoication of India 2011, Munnar.
K M Manu, M. Valant, A. K. Axelsson and M. T. Sebastian,” PVDF – nano BiFeO3 – La0.5Sr0.5CoO3-d high permittivity composites for magnetoelectric applications,” NANO INDIA 2013, Trivandrum.