Associate Professor VALIYAVEETTIL, Suresh

B.Sc. and M.Sc. Chemistry, Calicut University, India; Ph.D. University of Victoria, BC Canada; Postdoc @ Max-Planck Institute Mainz, Germany, Cornell University, New York, USA.

Contact Information

Office: S5-05-02
Tel: (65)-6516-4327 | Fax: (65)-6779-1691


ORCID: 0000-0001-6990-660X    
ResearcherID: D-4848-2009


Research Interests

My research interests are:

  • Cellulose and Biomaterials
  • Functional polymers
  • Nanomaterials, Nanosafety/Nanotoxicity
  • Materials for environmental applications


Research Highlight

Synthesis of optically active hydrophobic silica particles: We reported a correlation between optical properties with the molecular alignment and aggregation of perylene molecules inside and outside the silica nanoparticles. Ref: Sci. Rep. 2017, 7, 7842; Sci. Rep. 2016, 6, 35993; J. Mater. Chem. C 2016, 4, 11190-11197.


Teaching Contributions

  • CM4252 Polymer Chemistry 2
  • CM5161 Advanced Chemical Laboratory Safety


Representative Publications 

  • Hao, L.; Desai, M. K.; Wang, P.; Valiyaveettil S. Successive Extraction of As(V), Cu(II), and P(V) Ions from Water using Surface Modified Ghee Residue Protein. ACS Sustain. Chem. 2017, 5, 3742-3750.
  • Hao, L.; Wang, P.; Valiyaveettil S. Successive Extraction of As(V), Cu(II) and P(V) Ions from Water using Spent Coffee Powder as Renewable Bioadsorbents. Sci. Rep. 2017, 7, 42881.
  • Sen, C. P.; Valiyaveettil, S. Soluble Graphene Nanoribbons from Planarization of Oligophenylenes. Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 1686-1693
  • Sen, C. P.; Valiyaveettil, S. Synthesis, Characterization, and Structure-Property Investigation of Conformationally Rigid Regioisomers of Poly(p-Phenylene Ethynylene)s. J. Polymer Sci. A 2016, 54, 3652-3662.
  • Sen, C. P., Goud, V. D., Shrestha, R. G., Shrestha, L. K., Ariga, K., Valiyaveettil, S. BODIPY Based Hyperbranched Conjugated Polymers for Detecting Organic Vapors. Polymer Chem. 2016, 7, 4213-4225.
  • Sriramulu, D., Turaga, S. P., Yi, A. X ., Bettiol, A. A., Valiyaveettil, S. Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Luminescent Silica Nanomaterials. J. Mater. Chem. C, 2016, 4, 11190-11197.
  • Murali, M. G., Wang, X. Z., Wang, Q., Valiyaveettil, S. New Banana Shaped A-D-p-D-A Type Organic Dyes Containing Two Anchoring Groups for High Performance Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Dyes and Pigments, 2016, 134, 375-381.