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    Research Interests


    I am an electrochemist (focusing industrial applications) specialised in development of electroactive solid state materials for real world applications. My research interests are quite broad including conducting polymers, electrodeposition of metals, alloys, semiconductors,  electrosynthesis of metal nano particles, smart drug delivery, energy storage devices, petrochemistry, modified electrodes and solid supported ionic liquids applications.

    I have been working as the Chief Scientist (Senior Research Fellow) for PETRONAS projects at The Queen's University Belfast for the last 10 years. Currently I am working in PETRONAS - A Malaysian Government based oil and gas company as Head (Project R&D Fluid Solutions Technology) Group Research and Technology, Project Delivery and Technology in Kuala lumpur, Malaysia. 




    Merit Scholarship for undergraduate studies from Central Government of India 1994-1997

    M.Sc Applied Chemistry passed with Distinction in 1999 from Avinashilingam University, India

    Senior Research Fellowship for Ph.D studies from Council of Science and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 2004

    Research Promotion Award for young scientist by Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, 2006

    Industrial Post Doctoral Fellowship at Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratories (QUILL)sponsored by Astron Advanced Materials and PETRONAS-, UK 2006 -2013

    L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK & Ireland Fellowship 2012-2013

    Personal Profile published in Chemistry World by RSC 2012

    Best presentation award by QUILL-IAB (judged by industrial advisory board members) in March 2013

    Visiting Scientist of Monash University Australia since 2013

    Member of Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013

    Recipient as a key player/currently team leader in the 'Mercury Removal Project' that received IChemE Sustainable Technology Award by IChemE - Malaysia for 2013 and three awards from IChemE international viz. Chemical Engineering Project of the Year Award, Sustainable Technology Award and the 2013 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemical and Process Engineering. QUILL’s achievement is first in the 20 year history of the IChemE Awards

    Senior Research Fellowship as a Chief Scientist for PETRONAS sponsored projects by Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratories, UK since October-2013

    Nicklin Medal from IChemE in 2014

    Nominated and listed as one of 175 faces of Chemistry showcased by RSC in 2014

    Shortlisted for Asian Women of Achievement Award 2014

    Invited speaker to inspire young scientists at the Juliot Curie Conference, Edinburgh 2014 – sponsored by L’Oreal

    Teaching Fellowship from School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (QUB) awarded for 2015-2016

    Invited Speaker sponsored by Royal Society of Chemistry to speak at the Young Scientist conference September 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa

    Invited Speaker by Royal Society of Chemistry at the ‘Science and Stormont’ event October 2015 – talk entitled ‘Room temperature lava –changing chemistry world’

    Invited Speaker by National Museum (Ulster Museum) to deliver the  element series public lecture entitled ‘Mixing elements to make exotic liquids’ December 2015 – honororium awarded

    Invited Speaker as an inspirational speaker amongst Nobel Laureates, and FRS to talk to rural school children in Panama (February 2016)

    Charted Chemist status awarded by Royal Society of Chemistry in 2015

    Charted Scientist awarded by Royal Society of Chemistry and Science Council in 2015

    Higher Education Academy Fellow 2015

    Invited to establish long term collaboration between QUB and Panama institutions (funded by UK embassy in Panama) February 2016 –  funded by UK Embassy Panama


    Appointed Chair for Science and Stormont 2016 at the Parliament buildings, Northern Ireland 


    Shortlisted for Queen's University Belfast Vice Chancellor's Research Impact Prize 2017 in the Post-Doctoral category 


    Commitment Award by Intern Europe for 2017 received for exceptional mentoring and training of young interns from across Europe


    High Altmetric Scores on recent article -


     Awarded Rising Star UK 2018 in Science and Engineering category by Wearethecity


    Awarded Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry - FRSC, April 2019





    Teaching carried out from September 2012 to June 2018

    Chemistry Modules at the Interface of Chemistry and Pharmacy:

    Solid state interactions to MSc level 

    Optical and electron microscopy to MSc level 

    Combining solid-state analytical techniques for research purposes 

    Chemistry Modules:

    Mathematic skills for physical chemistry to undergrduate level 1

    Writing chemical reports in english for international students level 3  

    Advanced Practical Work in Electrochemistry Supervision for Level 3

    Advanced Physical Chemistry: Kinetics, Quantum Theory, and Physical Chemistry of Ionic Liquids for MSc

    Chemical Engineering Modules: 

    Oil and gas purification to MEng

    Advanced oil and gas process engineering MEng

    Modules at the Inteface of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering:

    Foundation course in physical chemistry to undergraduate chemistry and chemical engineering students

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    Frequent Journals

    • Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003)

      ISSNs: 1477-9226

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1477-9234

      The Royal Society of Chemistry

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 1.12 SNIP 0.9


    • Synthetic Metals

      ISSNs: 0379-6779

      Elsevier BV

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 0.674 SNIP 0.808


    • Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

      ISSNs: 1463-9076

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1463-9084

      The Royal Society of Chemistry

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 1.31 SNIP 0.981


    • Australian Journal of Chemistry

      ISSNs: 0004-9425

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1445-0038


      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 0.334 SNIP 0.321



      ISSNs: 1864-5631

      Wiley-VCH Verlag

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 2.367 SNIP 1.218


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