Dr. Sr. Sijo Francis

 
Designation: Assistant Professor & HoD
Qualification: M.Sc., NET, PhD
Email-ID: sijo.francis@stjosephscollegemoolamattom.ac.in
Phone: +91-9446929355
 
Dr. Sr. Sijo Francis is an accomplished Assistant Professor and Head of Chemistry Department at St. Joseph’s College, Moolamattom. With a Ph.D. from Mahatma Gandhi University, she excelled in the CSIR-UGC Chemical Sciences exam and earned a noteworthy GATE-2010 score. Her impressive academic journey includes 12 international peer-reviewed publications, 7 international book chapters, and 8 national book chapters, amassing over 500 citations. As Editor of Josephine Researcher since 2022, she showcases her editorial finesse. A respected research guide at Mahatma Gandhi University, her focus spans nanomaterials, polymer composites, and computational chemistry. Dr. Francis boasts 13 years of teaching experience and, since 2020, spearheads the Chemistry Department. She has also coordinated numerous national seminars and delivered enlightening talks on life skills and diverse fields of chemistry. Furthermore, she contributes actively as a reviewer for 5 prestigious international journals. Her influence extends to administrative and academic realms, encapsulating her as a dedicated and skilled educator and researcher.

B.Sc Chemistry-Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam-2005

M.Sc Chemistry-Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam-2007

Ph. D-Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam under the joint supervision of Dr. Ebey P. Koshy (Head of the Department of Chemistry, St. Joseph’s College, Moolamattom) and Prof. Beena Mathew (Director, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam)-2019

National Eligibility Test

(NET),CSIR-UGC-2009

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)-2010

Research Guide- Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam- 2023

 
12 Years

Anjana, V. N., Majo Joseph, Sijo Francis, Alex Joseph, Ebey P. Koshy, and Beena Mathew. “Microwave assisted green synthesis of silver nanoparticles for optical, catalytic, biological and electrochemical applications.” Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology 49, no. 1 (2021),https://doi.org/10.1080/21691401.2021.1925678

Sijo Francis, Ebey P. Koshy, Remya Vijayan, Beena Mathew.”Rapid Extra cellular Synthesis of Silver and Gold Nanoparticles using the Natural Source of betalains, Rivina humilis and their functions as Nanocatalysts, Antimicrobials and Antioxidants” International Journal of All Research Education & Scientific Methods. Volume 9, Issue 4, April – 2021.

Sijo Francis, Ebey P. Koshy, Beena Mathew, Anjana V N.”Optical and Catalytic Properties of Silver and Gold Nanoparticles Using Biomedical plant, Rotula aquatica through Microwave Irradiation”. International Journal of Creative research thoughts Volume 9, Issue 3 March 2021.

Sijo Francis, Ebey P. Koshy, Keerthi M. Nair, Niya Paul and Beena Mathew. “Catalytic Activities of Green Synthesized Silver and Gold Nanoparticles” Materials Today: Proceedings 9 (2019): 97-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2019.02.042

Sijo Francis, Ebey P. Koshy, Keerthi M. Nair, Niya Paul and Beena Mathew.. “Green synthesized metal nanoparticles as a selective inhibitor of human osteosarcoma and pathogenic microorganisms.” Materials Today Chemistry 13 (2019): 128-138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtchem.2019.04.013

Francis, S., E. P. Koshy, and B. Mathew. “Microwave aided and plant reduced gold nanoparticles as talented dye degradation catalysts.” Scientia Iranica 26.3 (2019): 1944-1950. DOI -10.24200/SCI.2018.50357.1656

Sijo Francis, Siby Joseph, Ebey P. Koshy, and Beena Mathew. “Microwave assisted green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using leaf extract of Elephantopus scaber and its environmental and biological applications.” Artificial cells, nanomedicine, and biotechnology 46, no. 4 (2018): 795-804. https://doi.org/10.1080/21691401.2017.1345921

Sijo Francis, Ebey P. Koshy, and Beena Mathew. “Microwave Aided Synthesis of Silver and Gold Nanoparticles and their Antioxidant, Antimicrobial and Catalytic Potentials.” Journal of Nanostructures 8, no. 1 (2018): 55-66.DOI-10.22052/JNS.2018.01.007

Sijo Francis, Ebey P. Koshy, and Beena Mathew. “Green synthesis of Stereospermum suaveolens capped silver and gold nanoparticles and assessment of their innate antioxidant, antimicrobial and antiproliferative activities.” Bioprocess and biosystems engineering (2018): 1-13 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s00449-018-1925-0

Sijo Francis, Ebey P. Koshy, and Beena Mathew. “Microwave assisted green synthesis and characterizations of noble metal manoparticles and their roles as catalysts in organic reduction reactions and anticancer agent.” Materials Research Express 5, 4 (2018). DOI -10.1088/2053-1591/aaba0c

Sijo Francis, Siby Joseph, Ebey P. Koshy, and Beena Mathew. “Green synthesis and characterization of gold and silver nanoparticles using Mussaenda glabrata leaf extract and their environmental applications to dye degradation.” Environmental Science and Pollution Research 24, no. 21 (2017): 17347-17357. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-017-9329-2

Sijo Francis, Siby Joseph, Ebey P. Koshy, and Beena Mathew. “Synthesis and characterization of multifunctional gold and silver nanoparticles using leaf extract of Naregamia alata and their applications in the catalysis and control of mastitis.” New Journal of Chemistry 41, no. 23 (2017): 14288-14298. https://doi.org/10.1039/C7NJ02453C

Sijo Francis, Remya vijayan, Ebey P. Koshy, and Beena Mathew. “Nonlinear Optical Properties of Inorganic Polymers”. Optical and Molecular Physics Theoretical Principles and Experimental Methods, Apple Academic Press (2021), ISBN-9781771889834

Remya Vijayan, Sijo Francis, and Beena Mathew. “Nonlinear Optical Properties of Metal Nanoparticles and Their Composites Synthesized by Different Methods”. Optical and Molecular Physics Theoretical Principles and Experimental Methods, Apple Academic Press (2021), ISBN-9781771889834

Sijo Francis, Remya Vijayan, Ebey P. Koshy, and Beena Mathew “Global Abatement of Air Pollution through Green Technology Routes”. Renewable Materials and Green Technology Products Environmental and Safety Aspects, Apple Academic Press (2022), ISBN: 9781771889278

Remya Vijayan, Sijo Francis, and Beena Mathew. “Application of Green Technology in Water and Wastewater Treatments”. Renewable Materials and Green Technology Products Environmental and Safety Aspects, Apple Academic Press (2022), ISBN: 9781771889278

Remya Vijayan, Sijo Francis, and Beena Mathew. “Development of Green Technology through Renewable and Sustainable Materials”. Renewable Materials and Green Technology Products Environmental and Safety Aspects, Apple Academic Press (2022), ISBN: 9781771889278

Sijo Francis, Ebey P. Koshy, and Beena Mathew. “Electroanalytical techniques: a tool for nanomaterial characterization”. Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of Multifunctional Nanomaterials, Elsevier, (2022) ISBN- 978-0-12-820558-7, pages 163-173.

Sijo Francis, Remya Vijayan, Ebey P. Koshy, and Beena Mathew “Sensing of Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals by Carbon Nanotubes”. Carbon Nanotubes for Energy and Environmental Applications, Accepted, Book in production. Apple Academic Press (2022). ISBN: 9781774637173

Sijo Francis, Ebey P. Koshy, and Beena Mathew. “A review on cytotoxic and antimicrobial applications of noble metal nanoparticles”. Josephine Researcher I, 2(2019): 27-33, ISBN: 978-81-933931-9-2.).

Radhika. S, Sijo Francis and Ebey P. Koshy. “Synthesis and Characterization of Silver nanoparticles using leaf extract of Phyllanthus acidus and Evaluation of their Catalytic Activity”. Josephine Researcher II, 1(2018): 27-33, ISBN: 978-81-933931-9-2.

Sijo Francis, Ebey P. Koshy, and Beena Mathew. “Dye degradation reactions catalyzed by green silver and gold nanoparticles.’’ Josephine Researcher, Volume II, (2018): 27-33, ISBN: 978-81-933931-9-2.

Arathy Rajeev, Sijo Francis. “Green Synthesis of Synderella Nodiflora Reduced Copper Nanoparticles” Josephine researcher, Volume-III, March 2020 with ISBN no.978-93-87709-33-1.

Sijo Francis, Ebey P. Koshy, and Beena Mathew “Microwave-assisted synthesis and environmental applications of Acalypha hispida-reduced metal nanoparticles” Josephine researcher, Volume-III, March 2020 with ISBN no.978-93-87709-33-1.

Sijo Francis, Aleena Benny and Jobin Alex “Comparison of Docking Potentials of Different Anti-Alzheimer Drugs on Molecular Receptors.” Josephine researcher, Volume-IV, July 2021, ISBN No.978-93-88989-61-9

Sijo Francis, Sreevidhya K.B & Ann Rose Sebastian. “Biological Applications of Novel Metal-Schiff Base Complex From O-Vanillin and Furfuryl Amine and Its Physicochemical, Spectroscopic, Crystallographic Characterization” Josephine researcher, Volume-V,March 2022, ISBN No. 978-93-87709-83-6

Sijo Francis, Ebey P. Koshy, and Beena Mathew “Green Approaches in Nanoparticle Synthesis” Josephine 6, March 2023, ISBN 978-93-87709-90-4

Sijo Francis, Josephine Researcher -VI, St.Joseph’s College Moolamattom- ISBN: 978-93-87709-90-4

Sijo Francis, Josephine Researcher V, St.Joseph’s College Moolamattom, ISBN: 978-93-87709-83-6

Sijo Francis, Presented a paper ‘Luminescent Graphene Quantum Dot-Gold (GQD-Au) Hybrid Nanomaterials Via Green Routes for Environmental Applications’ in International Symposium on New Trends in Applied Chemistry – NTAC 2023” at SH College Thevara 7-8 January 2023.

Sijo Francis presented a paper ‘Microwave Assisted Green Synthesis of Luminescent Graphene Quantum Dot-Gold (Gqd-Au) Hybrid Nanomaterials For Environmental Applications’ in Multi-Disciplinary Online International Conference ‘QUAESITIO -2022 – 23’ organized by The Research Cell & IQAC St. Stephen’s College, Uzhavoor, Kerala, India on 15 December 2022.

Sijo Francis, Ebey P. Koshy, and Beena Mathew Presented a paper in 5th Dr.Siby Joseph Memorial Lecture series on 10th February, 2020.

Sijo Francis, Ebey P. Koshy, and Beena Mathew Presented a paper ‘Microwave-assisted synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Acalyphahispida leaf extract and their day-to-day applications’ in National seminar on advanced materials for energy held at St. Thomas College, Ranni on 17-18 December 2019.

Sijo Francis, Ebey P. Koshy, and Beena Mathew ,Catalytic Activities of Green Synthesized Silver And Gold Nanoparticles’, International seminar on Advances in Photo Responsive Materials (APRM-2017) held at Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam from 14 to15 November 2017

Sijo Francis, Ebey P. Koshy, and Beena Mathew ‘Synthesis of silver nanoparticles by green pathway and investigation of their catalytic potentials’, 26th Swadeshi Science Congress organized by Swodeshi Science Movement, Kerala from 7 to 9, November 2016 at Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi

Sijo Francis, Ebey P. Koshy, and Beena Mathew ‘Phytosynthesis and Characterization of nanosorbent Silver from Jatropha curcas leaf extract,’ The Science and Technology: Future Challenges and Solutions (STFCS-2016), held at University of Mysore from Aug 8to 9, 2016.

Sijo Francis, Ebey P. Koshy, and Beena Mathew ‘Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles from Leaf Extract of Jatropha curcas L and Evaluation of their Catalytic Activity’ in the second International Conference on Material Science and Technology (ICMST) held at St. Thomas College, Pala from 5to 8 June 2016.

Sijo Francis, Ebey P. Koshy, and Beena Mathew Phenomenological, Kinetic And Mechanistic Studies On Some Lanthanide Nitrate Complexes Of N,N’- Bis-(4-Antipyrylmethylidene) Ethylenediamine’ at ICMST International Conference ,St. Thomas College, Pala, 2012

Recent trends in nanotechnology organized at Newman College, Thodupuzha on 15th October 2018.
Three day workshop on modern trends in computational quantum chemistry at Gov. College, Kattapana during 13-17 November 2019.
Participated and presented a paper in National seminar on Advanced materials for energy held at St. Thomas college, Ranni on 17-18 December 2019.
5th Dr. Siby Joseph Memorial Lecture series by Department of Chemistry, St.Joseph’s College, Moolamattom on 10th February 2020.
Workshop on Modern Organic Chemistry organized jointly by IIT Bombay and Department of Chemistry, St.Joseph’s College, Moolamattom funded by KSCSTE on 3-5 January2020.
Two-day work shop on “Lab safety and good laboratory practices” held at Newman College, Thodupuzha.
International Symposium on New Trends in Applied Chemistry – NTAC 2023” at SH College Thevara 7-8 January 2023.
Multi-Disciplinary Online International Conference ‘QUAESITIO -2022 – 23’ organized by The Research Cell & IQAC St. Stephen’s College, Uzhavoor, Kerala, India on 15 December 2022.

• Attended refresher course in Environmental sciences from 02-12-2022 to 15-12-2022 at UGC-HRDC, University of Kerala.

• Successfully completed online Refresher Course in Chemistry for Higher Education Faculty (2018) with B grade.

• Successfully completed online Refresher Course in Chemistry for Higher Education Faculty (2019) with B grade.

• Attended Refresher Course in Chemistry at UGC Academic Staff College, University of Calicut, Calicut university from 4.10.2013 – 24.10.2013.

• Attended 139th Orientation Programme [IT-Oriented] at UGC – ASC, University of Kerala, From 14-10-2014 to 10-11-2014.

• Seven-day Faculty Development Programme on “Pedagogical Paradigm Shift: Need of the Hour” from 27th June to 3rd July 2020, Organized By ML & JNK Girls College, Saharanpur (UP)

• Two Days-Faculty Development Programme on “Department of Commerce-Shift-1” from 2.7.2020 to 3.7.2020 organized by Mar Gregorios College of Arts &Science

• One week Faculty Development Programme on “Advancements in Science and it’s Applications in Engineering” from 22nd to 26th June 2020, Organized by Department of Science &Humanities, Hyderabad Institute of Technology & Management.

• Five Days FDP on “Research Perspectives Of Artificial Intelligence In Electrical Engineering” Organized by Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering From 27.07.2020 to 31.07.2020.

• UGC (Paramarsh) Online FDP on “ICT in Teaching & Evaluation” organized by MSP Mandal’s Shri Shivaji College, Parbhani (Maharashtra) during 13th July – 18th July 2020.

• International Faculty Development Programme on “Advanced Materials for Sustainable Development” organized by Department of Science and Humanities, Dr. NGP Institute of Technology, June 15-19, 2020.

• International webinar (FDP) on professional development of women engineers in Post Covid Era 20, 21 & 22th July 2020.

• 3-days International FDP on “Computational Mathematics for Engineers and Researchers” organized by Department of Mathematics, Poornima Institute of Engineering & Technology, Jaipur held from 10-12 July, 2020.

• Five days Faculty Development Programme on “Research and Career” organized by Vimala College (Autonomous) Thrissur, Kerala held from 19th to 23rd October 2020.

• Five days Faculty Development Programme organized by PG Department of Chemistry of Vimala College (Autonomous), Thrissur from 17-21August 2020.

• Three days Faculty Development Programme-TECH Tricks for Teachers organized by Department of Computer Science, Thassim Beevi Abdul Kader College For Women held on 01.07.2020 to 03.07.2020.

Synthesized a new crystal structure and was accepted by “Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center” in 2014 (CCDC 984435).

Dr. Gilson John CMI silver jubilee memorial Best Publication Award of the year 2019-2020

Name : Dr. Sr. Sijo Francis
Qualification : M.Sc., NET, PhD
Designation : Assistant Professor & HoD