Dept. > Chemistry > Teaching StaffDr. Jency Thomas, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Mob 8281492841
Address: Kuruthukulangara Koola House
Alagappanagar PO,Vendore
Thrissur, Kerala-680302
Education: 
  • M. Sc. Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (2002-2004)
  • Ph. D. chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (2004-2009)
Thesis: "Structure-synthesis correlation of phosphomolybdate based solids: Linking molecular units and their solid-state counterparts"
Positions held: Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi
Honors Received:
  1. Honeywell Research Fellowship by Honeywell India Private Limited (July 2007-July 2009).
  2. Senior Research Fellowship by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India (July 2006-June 2007).
  3. Junior Research Fellowship by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India (July 2004-June 2006).
Awards:
  1. DST-DFG award for participation in the 59th Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students, June 29- July 3, 2009, Lindau, Germany.
  2. Outstanding Research Scholar Award by Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi for high cumulative impact factor, March 2009.
  3. Awarded Certificate of Appreciation by Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi for publishing an article in high impact factor (>4) journal during the academic year 2008-2009.
  4. Best poster award at International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT-2007) held at Suntech City, Singapore, July 1-6, 2007.
  5. Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering, GATE-2004 (Score: 98.54 percentile; All India Rank: 56).
  6. Certificate of Merit for standing first in Bachelor of Science, Department of Chemistry, Maitreyi College (2001-2002 and 1999-2000).
  7. Shri Radha Sai Ram Memorial Award for "The Best Student" in Department of Chemistry, Maitreyi College (1999-2000).
Professional Activities:
  • Member of the editorial board of Chemcos (2007-2009) 
  • Life-member of Indian Crystallographic Association (Membership No. LM411)  
  • Life-member of The Indian Association of Solid State Chemists and Allied Scientists, ISCAS (Membership No. LM303)
  • Life-member of The Chemical Society, IIT-Delhi
  • Member of Materials Research Society, Singapore (2007-2009; Membership No. ICMAT2007/MRS-0995)
Research Papers:
  1. J. Thomas and A. Ramanan, Phosphomolybdate cluster based solids mediated by transition metal complexes, Inorganica Chimica Acta: 372, 243-249 (2011).
  2. U. Kumar, J. Thomas, R. Nagarajan and N. Thirupati, 3,5-Lutidine coordinated zinc(II) aryl carboxylate complexes: Precursors for zinc(II) oxide, Inorganica Chimica Acta: 372, 191-199 (2011).
  3. U. Kumar, J. Thomas, M.  Agarwal and N. Thirupati, Effects of steric/basic properties of Lewis bases on the degree of aggregation of zinc(II) pivalate complexes, Inorganica Chimica Acta: 370, 122-131 (2011).
  4. M. Singh, D. Kumar, J. Thomas, A. Ramanan, Crystallization of Copper(II) Sulfate based Minerals and MOF from solution: Chemical insights into the supramolecular interactions, Journal of Chemical Sciences: 122, 757-769 (2010).
  5. M. Singh, J. Thomas, A. Ramanan, Supramolecular interactions dictate nucleation of a crystal: From molecules to materials, Australian Journal of Chemistry: 63, 565-572 (2010).
  6. J. Thomas, M. Agarwal, A. Ramanan, N. Chernova and M. S. Whittingham, Copper Pyrazole Directed Crystallization of Decavanadates: Synthesis and characterization of {Cu(pz)}4[{Cu(pz)3}2V10O28] and (Hpz)2[{Cu(pz)4}2V10O28].2H2O, Crystal Engineering Communications: 11625-631 (2009).
  7. U. Kumar, J. Thomas and N. Thirupati, Factors Dictating the Nuclearity/Aggregation and Acetate Coordination Modes of Lutidine-Coordinated Zinc(II) Acetate Complexes, Inorganic Chemistry: 49, 62-72 (2009).
  8. R. S. Prasad, J. Thomas and N. K. Jha, Crystal structure of tetraphenylarsonium diisothiocyanatodichlorocobaltate(II), Journal of Chemical Crystallography: 40, 122-125 (2009).
  9. J. Thomas, K. R. Kannan and A. Ramanan, Nanostructured phosphomolybdates, Journal of Chemical Sciences: 120, 529-536 (2008).
  10. J. Thomas and A. Ramanan, Growth of copper pyrazole complex based phosphomolybdates: Supramolecular interactions dictate nucleation of a crystal, Crystal Growth & Design: 8, 3390-3400 (2008).
  11. J. ThomasDesigning materials of contemporary interest: A perspective, Chemcos 1, 3-6 (2008).
  12. M. Asnani, J. Thomas, P. Sen and A. Ramanan, Surfactant controlled synthesis of crystalline phosphovanadate nanorods, Materials Research Bulletin: 42, 686-695 (2007).
  13. S. Sharma, J. Thomas, A. Ramanan, M. Panthöfer and M. Jansen, Hydrothermal synthesis of vanadium oxide nanotubes from oxide precursors, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 7, 1985-1989 (2007).
  14. J. Thomas and A. Ramanan, Growing crystals from solution: by design or by default, Current Science: 93, 1664-1667 (2007).
  15. J. Thomas, S. Sharma, S. E. Lofland, K. V. Ramanujachary and A. Ramanan, Formation of high nuclearity mixed-valent polyoxovanadates in the presence of copper amine complexes, Journal of Chemical Sciences: 118, 79-86 (2006).
  16. J. Thomas and A. Ramanan, What Triggers Supramolecular Isomerism in Nonmolecular Solids? A case study of Copper Pyridazine Halides, Journal of Chemical Sciences: 128, 1687-1694 (2016)
Book Chapters: J. Thomas, M. Asnani, S. Sharma and A. Ramanan, Nanostructured vanadium oxides, Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, ed. H. S. Nalwa, Academic Press, San Diego (accepted).
International Conferences:
  1. 59th Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students, held at Lindau, Germany, June 29- July 3, 2009.
  2. J. Thomas and A. Ramanan, Nanostructured Phosphomolybdates, at International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT-2007) held at Suntech City, Singapore, July 1-6, 2007.
  3. J. Thomas, M. Asnani, S. Sharma and A. Ramanan, Nanostructured vanadates and molybdatesat International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONSAT 2006) held at Delhi, March 16-18, 2006.
National Conferences:
  1. J. Thomas and A. Ramanan, Pyridazine Directed Polymorphism and Pseudo-polymorphism in Copper Halide Based Metal Organic Frameworks, at 37th National Seminar on Crystallography (NSC-37) held at Jadavpur University, February 6-8, 2008.
  2. J. Thomas and A. Ramanan, Growth of copper azole complex templated phosphomolybdates: Supramolecular interactions dictate nucleation of a crystal, at XIIth Symposium on Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC-XII) held at IIT-Chennai, December 6-8, 2007.
  3. J. Thomas, M. Agarwal, M. Asnani, S. Sharma and A. Ramanan, Organically templated vanadates at Second JNC Conference on Chemistry of Materials held at Kollam, October 29-31, 2006.
  4. J. Thomas, M. Asnani and A. Ramanan, Seed mediated growth of nanostructured vanadium phosphates at 4th National Symposium and conference on Solid State Chemistry and Allied Areas(ISCAS 2005) held at University of Goa, December 1-3, 2005.
  5. J. Thomas, S. Sharma, and A. Ramanan, Organically templated high nuclear Polyoxovanadates,at XIth Symposium on Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC-XI) held at IIT-Delhi, December 8-10, 2005.
Participated Conferences:
  1. M. Singh, J. Thomas, K. Saini and A. Ramanan, Copper Based Metal Organic Frameworks, at 3rd Mid-Year Symposium of the Chemical Research Society of India held at NIPER, Chandigarh, July 25-26, 2008.
  2. K. Pavani, J. Thomas, M. Agarwal, and A. Ramanan, Copper Pyrazole Complex Templated Polyoxometalates: A posteriori approach towards rational design, at 9th National Symposium in Chemistry held at Delhi University, February 1-4, 2007.
  3. 35th National Seminar on Crystallography (NSC-35) held at National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, February 22-24, 2006.
  4. S. Sharma, J. Thomas and A. Ramanan, Hydrothermal synthesis of organically templated polyoxovanadates, at 3rd National Symposium and Conference on solid-state chemistry & Allied Areas held at IIT-Delhi, December 4-6, 2003. 
Workshops:
  1. National Workshop on Techniques and Challenges for Structure Solution in Chemical Crystallography, held at IIT-Roorkee, August 31-September 1, 2007. 
  2. DST Advanced School on Nanoscience and Nanobiology held at Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, February, 5-16, 2007.
  3. Bruker-AXS Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometer User's Workshop 2006 held at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, May 29-31, 2006.
  4. DST-SERC Summer School in Solid State and Materials Chemistry held at Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, July 4-22, 2005.
Oral Research Presentations:
  1.  "From molecules to materials: Entering the nanoworld", Science Day Celebrations, IIT-Delhi, February 28, 2008. 
  2. "Structural Chemistry at IIT-Delhi", Bruker-AXS Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometer User's Workshop 2006, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, May 29-31, 2006.

 

Updated on: 22 Apr 2015