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"Harnessing the Science of Fisheries for Food, Nutrition and Livelihood"

Dr. D. Kesavan



Assistant Professor & Head i/c

Field of Specialization





No.21, Vedhanayagam Chetti Street,
4th Cross,
Tamil nadu - 611001





04365 240442




Areas of Interest:

  • Electrochemistry
  • Nanotechnology/Polymer Science
  • Organic Synthesis/Drug Discovery

Publications  (nos)

Book/Book chapter Research/Review papers Technical articles Training/practical  manual Radio talk/Television
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eases/Patents : 4

Current projects:



Title of the Project


PI & Co- PI

of the Project


(in Rs)

Funding Agency



Development and demonstration of innovative fisheries engineering interventions for the production maximization in fisheries industries in Tamil Nadu

Sub projects

3. Development of small scale automatic integrated powder making unit using fish/food waste


Dr. S. Balasubramanian

Dr. N. Manimehalai

Dr. M. Sivakumar

Dr. P. Karthickumar

Dr. D. Kesavan




Preparation of porous carbon derived from low-cost biomass for desalination


Dr. D. Kesavan



Completed projects: Nil

Research publications

  1. Kesavan, D., J. Park, H.Y. Kim and B.S. Kim. 2017. Facile green synthesis of silver nanodendrite/cellulose acetate thin film electrodes for flexible supercapacitors. Carbohydrate Polymers, 163: 153-161. (NAAS rating: 10.22). 
  1. Ko, T.H., D. Kesavan, M.K. Seo, H.Y. Kim and B.S. Kim. 2016. Facile synthesis of core/shell-like NiCo2O4-decorated MWCNTs and its excellent electrocatalytic activity for methanol oxidation. Scientific reports6. (NAAS rating: 11.23). 
  1. Kesavan, D., Y. Sathish Kumar, L. Yang Soo and K. Byoung-Suhk. 2016. Effect of microgravity on fungistatic activity of an alpha-aminophosphonate chitosan derivative against Aspergillus niger, PLoS One, 10: e1039303. (NAAS rating: 9.06). 
  1. Rose, K., B.S. Kim, K. Rajagopal, S. Arumugam, and D. Kesavan. 2016. Surface protection of steel in acid medium by Tabernaemontana divaricata extract: Physicochemical evidence for adsorption of inhibitor. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 214:111-116. (NAAS rating: 8.74). 
  1. Kavitha, R., S. Monikandon, D. Kesavan, R. Kalyanaraman and A. Sankar. 2016. Inhibition of steel corrosion in acid medium by ethanolic extract of Cassia Fistula. Chemical Science Review and Letters, 20:59-66. (NAAS rating: 5.21). 
  1. Kesavan, D. and B.S. Kim. 2015. Reversible and universal pH sensing cellulose nanofibers for health monitor. Sensors and Actuators - B - Chemical, 209:281-286. IF: 4.758. (NAAS rating: 10.76). 
  1. Kesavan, D., H.Y. Kim and B.S. Kim. 2015. Facile fabrication of hierarchical cellulose nanospicules via hydrolytic hydrogenation. Carbohydrate Polymers, 117:408-413. (NAAS rating: 10.22). 
  1. Kesavan, D., L. Danyun, H.Y. Kim and B.S. Kim. 2015. Flexible transparent electrode based on PANi nanowire/nylon nanofiber reinforced cellulose acetate thin film as supercapacitor. Chemical Engineering Journal, 273:603-609. (Impact factor: 6.216). 
  1. Danyun, L., D. Kesavan, M.K. Seo, Y. Geun Kim and B.S. Kim. 2015. Flexible polyaniline-decorated carbon fiber nanocomposite mats as supercapacitors. Materials Letters, 154:173-176. (NAAS rating: 8.44).


  1. Sathish Kumar, Y., D. Kesavan, K. Chang, K. Rajagopal and Y.S. Lee. 2015. Shape-controlled extracellular synthesis of silver nanocubes by Mucor circinelloides. Materials Letters, 159:481-483. (NAAS rating: 8.44).

Honours and Awards

  • Young Scientist Award, Chemical Science Review and Letters India, 2016.
  • Young Scientist Fellowship, Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology India, 2014.
  • Outstanding Student Presentation Award (Oral Presentation) - International Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium-2012, conducted by Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Society, Japan.
  • Excellent Poster Presentation Award, 6th International Conference on Advanced Fiber/Textile Materials-2011, Japan.