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Dr. Shantikumar Nair

Dean of Research, Director

Dr. Shantikumar V. Nair currently serves as the Dean of Research at the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. He also holds the office of the Director of India’s foremost research institutes – Amrita Center for Nanosciences & Molecular Medicine at Kochi campus of the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Currently his research focuses on regenerative medicine, nanomedicine and energy-based devices…

Qualification: B-Tech, MS, Ph.D


Professor Nair is the Dean of Research to Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, and also the Director of Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine (ACNSMM), Health Sciences Campus. Dr. Nair received his Bachelor of Technology degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, in 1976; Master of Science (1978) and Doctor of Engineering Science (1983) degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Columbia University, New York, USA. He joined the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA, in 1985 where he has since taught and conducted research in the area of composite materials. In 2006, he joined Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India. He heads initiatives in the applications of Nanotechnology to Medicine and Energy areas. Areas of research include nanomedicine, tissue engineering, surface modification of materials, and uses of nanomaterials in photovoltaics, supercapacitors and batteries.

In 1986, Dr. Nair received the Presidential Young Investigator Award from President Ronald Reagan for research in composite materials. He is a recipient of numerous awards from the National Science Foundation, USA, and from the industry in materials research. He received the MRSI Medal in Feb 2009 for outstanding contributions in the field of Materials Science. He is the recipient of the Prestigious National Research Award from the Government of India in 2011 for research in Nanosciences. Dr. Nair received the impressive C N R Rao India Nanosciences Award 2014 for outstanding contributions in Nanotechnology Research and Development in India.



Journal Article

Biocompatible alginate/nano bioactive glass ceramic composite scaffolds for periodontal tissue regeneration

Authors : Dr. Jayakumar Rangasamy, Dr. Shantikumar Nair, Dr. Sowmya Srinivasan, Sowmya Srinivasan; Jayasree, R.; Chennazhi, K.P.; Shantikumar V. Nair; Dr. Jayakumar Rangasamy

Publisher : Carbohydrate Polymers

Chitin Scaffolds in Tissue Engineering

Authors : Dr. Shantikumar Nair, Dr. Jayakumar Rangasamy, Dr. Sowmya Srinivasan, Chennazhi, K.P.; Furuike, T.; Tamura, H.

Publisher : International Journal of Molecular Sciences

ONO-1301 Loaded Nanocomposite Scaffolds Modulate cAMP Mediated Signaling and Induce New bone Formation in Critical Sized Bone Defect

Authors : Dr. Manitha B. Nair, Dr. Deepthy Menon, Dr. Shantikumar Nair, Kuttappan, Shruthy, Jo, Jun-Ichiro, Ishimoto, Takuya, Nakano, Takayoshi, Tabata, Yasuhiko

Publisher : Biomater. Sci., The Royal Society of Chemistry

Chemical Bath Deposited WS2 Quantum Dots on TiO2 for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell Applications

Authors : Dr. Shantikumar Nair, Dr. Mariyappan Shanmugam, Powar, N.S, Gopakumar, G, Ramanathan, K.V

Publisher : Optical and Quantum Electronics

Human Adipose Tissue Derivatives as a Potent Native Biomaterial for Tissue Regenerative Therapies

Authors : Dr. Shantikumar Nair, Dr. Ullas Mony, Dr. Jayakumar Rangasamy, Sharath, S.S, Ramu, J, Iyer, S

Publisher : Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

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