Grants – SmartNanoSolutions

12) Principle investigator in IRCC_2020                                                                               Glycan profile analysis and enrichment towards diagnostics of breast cancer using advanced detection of cancer biomarkers.

Research – SmartNanoSolutions

The research is mainly concentrated to develop polymer nanocomposites applicable in various fields such as high performance Sensors, Actuators, Piezoelectrics, Dielectrics, Thermal Conductivity, FET, MEMS and lithographic patterning of materials. Both micro as well as nano fillers are used for polymer reinforcement and especially the effect of conductive fillers such as Graphene, CNT, Cellulose nanocrystal, Polyaniline, Conductive fillers etc. on polymer properties was investigated. I have extensive experience on graphene composite synthesis in the laboratory and fictionalized by chemical and thermal methods.  In short, I am interested to fabricate stronger, lighter and high performance multi functional materials which can have tremendous possibilities in technological field. My future interests are

  • Developments of high performance Biodegradable energy harvesting material, sensors, actuator, energy storage and other electronics applications.
  • Synthesis and chemical modification of eco-friendly polymers, nanomaterials and nanocomposites.

Patents – SmartNanoSolutions

1. Smart robotic train for Autism spectrum disorder intervention.
JJ Cabibihan, H. Javed, KK Sadasivuni, AY Alhaddad. U.S. Provisional Application No. 62/375,138 Filed, 2016.

2. Biometrics Liveness Detection through Biocompatible Capacitive Sensor.
JJ Cabibihan, KK Sadasivuni, AY Alhaddad, U.S. Provisional Application No. 62/543,188 Filed, 2016.

3. Biometric Socks to Monitor Anxiety in Autism Patients.
JJ Cabibihan, KK Sadasivuni (invention disclosure to Qatar University IP Office).

4. Self-Powered Wireless Biometric Footwear to Monitor Anxiety in Autism Patients.
JJ Cabibihan, KK Sadasivuni, (invention disclosure to Qatar University IP Office).

5.Force controlled robotic prosthetic hand based on tactile feedback
JJ Cabibihan, KK Sadasivuni, AY Alhaddad (invention disclosure to Qatar University IP Office).

6. Recyclable and reusable 3D printed strain sensor from combined industrial and environmental waste.
KK Sadasivuni (invention disclosure to Qatar University IP Office).

Invited Talks – SmartNanoSolutions

1. Polymer Nanocomposite Sensors-Design, Development Applications and Reuse
K. K. Sadasivuni, L. Zhai, H. Ko, S. Mun, J. Kim. Conference on Recycling and Reuse of Materials (ICRM) Kottayam, India, 2014.

2. Cellulose nanocrystal/reduced graphene oxide film for proximity sensing
K. K. Sadasivuni, J. Kim. Second International Conference on Nanostructured Materials, Kottayam, India, 2014.

3. Elastomer nanocomposite sensors in flexible electronics
K. K. Sadasivuni, D. Ponnama, S. Thomas. Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) Japan, 2014.

4. A sensor from natural rubber carbon nanotube nanocomposite solvent
Ponnamma, K. K. Sadasivuni, Q. Guo, S. Thomas. Polymer Conference for Young Researchers (PCYR), Trivandrum, India, 2014.

5. Electronic nose as VOC biomarkers in breath based on polymer/2D material nanocomposites
K. K. Sadasivuni. Second International Conference on Nano Science & Engineering Applications, India, 2018.

Book Chapters – SmartNanoSolutions

  1. Multi Functional and Smart Graphene Filled Polymers as Piezoelectrics and Actuators.K. Sadasivuni, A. Kafy, L. Zhai, H. Ko, S. Mun, J. Kim. Graphene based Polymer Nanocomposites in Electronics, Springer publisher, ISBN: 9783319138749, 2016.
  2. Natural polyisoprene composites and its electronic application. Ponnamma, K. K. Sadasivuni, K. T. Varughese, S. Thomas, M. A. A. Al-Maadeed. Flexible and Stretchable Electronic Composites, Springer publisher, ISBN- 978-3-319-23662-9, 2015.
  3. Electronic applications of polydimethylsiloxane and its composites  K. Sadasivuni, D. Ponnamma, M. A. A. Al-Maadeed. Flexible and Stretchable Electronic Composites, Springer publisher, ISBN- 978-3-319-23662-9, 2015.
  4. NMR Spectroscopy of Polymer Nanocomposites. K. Sadasivuni, M. A. SA Al-Maadeed, J. J. Cabibihan. Polymer Nanocomposites Spetcroscopy. D Ponnamma, D Rouxel, S Thomas, Elsevier Publisher, ISBN- 978-0-323-40183-8, 2015.
  5. The role of graphene in electronics: Theory and Practice. Ponnamma, K. K. Sadasivuni. Graphene based Polymer Nanocomposites in Electronics, Springer publisher, ISBN: 9783319138749, 2014
  6. Non-Linear Viscoelasticity of 2-D filled Rubber Composites and Nanocomposites  K. Sadasivuni. S. Thomas. Non-Linear Viscoelasticity of Rubber Composites and Nanocomposites, Springer, ISBN: 978-3-319-08701-6, 2013.
  7. NMR studies of Natural Rubber Composites form macro to Nanoscales – A Review Sadasivuni, D. Ponnamma, S. Thomas. Volume 2- Natural Rubberbased Blends and IPNs. Royal Society of Chemistry, ISBN: 978-1-84973-631-2, 2013, 2013.
  8. Special Purpose Elastomers: Synthesis, Structure-Property Relationship, Compounding, Processing and Applications Ponnamma, C. J. Chirayil, K. K. Sadasivuni, L. Priya, Y. S. Rao, J. Abraham, S. Thomas. Advances in Elastomers I, Springer 2013, ISBN: 978-3-642-20924-6, 2013.
  9. Recent Advances in Rubber Recycling- A Review. K. Sadasivuni. S. Thomas, Y. Grohens. (Volume 3- Recycling and Reuse of Materials” Apple press Academy 2012, ISBN: 9781926895277)
  10. Recovery Behavior of Artificial Skin Materials After Object Contact.J. Cabibihan, M. K. A. Basha, K. K. Sadasivuni. International Conference on Social Robotics, 449-457, 2016. Book- Social Robotics, Volume 9979 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Oral Presentations – SmartNanoSolutions

1.Effect of synthesis conditions on ZnO thin film Photosensitivity via mSILAR technique

Thomas, S. Augustine, K. K. Sadasivuni, J. -J. Cabibihan.

IEEE Nano, Pittsburgh, USA, 2017.

2. Telerobot surgery tool development based on tactile sensing

Jong Yoon, K. K. Sadasivuni, H. Javed, A. Y. Al Haddad, J. J. Cabibihan.

Arab Robotics Conference, 2016

3. Electro-optic effect in polydimethylsiloxane-cellulose nanocrystal composite for reconfigurable lens systems

K. Sadasivuni, X. Gao, A Kafy, S. Mun, J. Kim. International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies, Seattle, USA, 2014.

4. Cellulose nanocrystals and nanofibers for smart optics materials

J. Kim, K. K. Sadasivuni, L Zhai, X. Gao, E. Jo. International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies, Seattle, USA, 2014.

5. Cellulose Based SOft Actuator for Reconfigurable Lens

K. K. Sadasivuni, S. Mun, A. Kafy, E. Byul Jo, J. Kim. International Symposium on Green Manufacturing and Applications, South Korea, 2014.

6. Feasibility study of cellulose-PDMS blended Actuators for reconfigurable lens

Mun, K. K. Sadasivuni, A. Akther , M. D. Mohiuddin, J. Kim. Korean Society for Precision Engineering, Jeju, South Korea, 2014.

7. Synthesis and characterization of graphene/cellulose nanocomposite and its temperature sensing

K. Sadasivuni, M. Yadav, A. Kafy, L. Zhai, J. Kim. Korean Society for Precision Engineering, Jeju, South Korea, 2014.

8. Cellulose based soft gel like actuator for reconfigurable lens array

K. Sadasivuni, M. Yadav, X. Gao, S. Mun, J. Kim. SPIE conference, Sandiago, USA, 2014.

9. Synthesis and characterization of graphene/cellulose nanocomposite

Kafy, M. Yadav, K. K. Sadasivuni, S. Mun, X. Gao, J. Kim. SPIE conference, Sandiago, USA 2014.

10. A Comparative Study of solvent vapour barrier properties of polymer Films by conductive polymer composite sensor

K.K. Sadasivuni, I. Pillin, M. Castro, J. F. Feller, S. Thomas, Y. Grohens. European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM 15) Italy, 2013.

11. Confinement effects in Butyl Rubber Composites: from micro to nano scale.

K. Sadasivuni, A. Saiter, D. Laurant, J. M. Saiter,S. Thomas, Y.Grohens. 25th International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization, Netherland, 2012.

12. Graphene-Butyl rubber Nanocomposites for Permeability, Mechanical and Sensing Applications, MutiphasesPolymers and Polymer Composites: FromNanoscale to Macro Composite

K. Sadasivuni, D. Ponnamma, J. M. Hanna, C. Robert, M. Castro, J. F. Feller, S. Thomas, Y. Grohens, Paris Nanocomposites, Paris, France, 2011.

13. Graphene-Butyl rubber Nanocomposites

K. Sadasivuni, C. Robert, M. Castro, J. F. Feller, S. Thomas, Y. Grohens. Group Francaispolymer (GFP) Renne,France, 2011.

14. Graphene-Butyl rubber Nanocomposites

K. Sadasivuni, C. Robert, I. Pillin, A. Saiter, M. Castro, J. F. Feller, S. Thomas, Y. Grohens. European Center for Nanostructured Polymers conference (ECNP) Lyon,France, 2011.

15. Maleic anhydride grafted Butyl rubber (GIIR) for the improvement of Butyl rubber (IIR)/clay nanocomposites properties

K. Sadasivuni, A. Saiter, S. Thomas, Y. Grohens. National Conference on Nano Materials, Ottapalam, Kerala, India, 2010.

Books Edited – SmartNanoSolutions

1. Biopolymer Composites in Electronics

K. K. Sadasivuni, D. Ponnamma, J. Kim, J. J. Cabibihan, Mariam Ali S A Al-Maadeed. Elsevier Publisher, ISBN 978-0-12-809261-3, 2016.

2. Butyl ruber composites for sensing, barrier and other applications.

K. K. Sadasivuni. S. Thomas, Y.Grohens. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-659-92453-8, 2016.

3. Smart Polymer Nanocomposites-Energy harvesting, Self-healing and Shape memory

D. Ponnamma, K. K. Sadasivuni, J. J. Cabibihan, M. Ali S A Al-Maadeed. Springer, 2016.

4. Graphene based Polymer Nanocomposites in Electronics.

K. K. Sadasivuni, D. Ponnamma, J. Kim, S. Thomas. Springer Publisher, ISBN: 9783319138749, 2014. (Top 25 e-download book in 2015)

5. Flexible and stretchable electronic composites.

D. Ponnamma, K. K. Sadasivuni, C. Wan, M. A. Al-Maadeed, S. Thomas. Springer Publisher, ISBN: 9783319138749, 2014.

6. Recycling and Reuse of Materials and their Products.

Y. Grohens, A. Boudenne, K. K. Sadasivuni. Apple Press Academy 2012, ISBN: 9781926895277, 2013.

Reviews – SmartNanoSolutions

1. Evolution from graphite to graphene elastomer composites.
K. K. Sadasivuni*, D. Ponnamma, S. Thomas, Y. Grohens. Progress in Polymer Science, 39, 749-780, 2014.

2. Recent Advances in Electrochemical Biosensor and Gas Sensors Based on Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) – A Review
Thangamani. G. J, K. Deshmukh, K. K. Sadasuvuni, K. Chidambaram, M. Basheer Ahamed, D. Ponnamma, Mariam Al Ali Al-Maadeed, S. K. Khadheer Pasha. Advanced Materials Letters, 8, 196-205, 2017.

3. Carbon Nanotubes based Elastomer Composites-An Approach towards Multifunctional Materials.
D. Ponnamma, K. K. Sadasivuni*, Q. Guo, Y. Grohens, S. Thomas. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2, 8446-8485, 2014.

4. Graphene and graphitic derivatives filled polymer composites as potential sensors.
D. Ponnamma, Q. Guo, I Krupa, M. Al-Maadeed, K. T. Varughese, S. Thomas, K. K. Sadasivuni*. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17, 3954-3981, 2015.

Poster Presentation – SmartNanoSolutions

1. Cellulose nanocrystals (biomaterial) based touch sensors for biomedical applications

K. Sadasivuni1, W. J. Yoon, J. J. Cabibihan. BioRobotics and Bionics: New Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering. IEEE Life Sciences Grand Challenges Conference, 2016.

2. Development of Poly(Isobutylene-co-Isoprene)/Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanocomposites for Barrier, Dielectric and Sensing Applications,

K. Sadasivuni, A. Saiter, M. Castro, J. F. Feller, S. Thomas, Y. Grohens. Functional Polymers and Composites for Applications in Organic Electronics and Sensorics, Dresden, Germany 2012.

3. Confinement effects in Butyl Rubber Composites: from micro to nano scale.

K. Sadasivuni, A. Saiter, D. Laurant, J. M. Saiter, S. Thomas, Y.Grohens25th International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization, Netherlands, 2012.

4. Molecular mobility and cooperativity in Butyl Rubber Composites.

K. Sadasivuni, A. Saiter, D. Laurant, S.Thomas, Y.Grohens, J. Grenet. International Congress on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (ICTAC), 2012.

5. Maleic anhydride grafted Butyl rubber (GIIR) for the improvement of Butyl rubber (IIR)/clay nanocomposites properties

K. Sadasivuni, A. Saiter, S. Thomas, Y. Grohens. International Conference on Nanocomposites, Kottayam, Kerala, India, 2011.

6. A Comparative Study of solvent vapour barrier properties of polymer Films by conductive polymer composite sensor

K. Sadasivuni, I. Pillin, M. Castro, J. F. Feller, S. Thomas, Y. Grohens. Group Francaispolymer (GFP) Lorient, France, 2012.

7. Graphene-Poly (isobutylene-co-isoprene) Nanocomposites for Permeability, Mechanical and Sensing Applications, Mutiphases Polymers and Polymer Composites: From Nanoscale to Macro Composite

K. Sadasivuni, P. Deepalekshmi, J. M. Hanna, C. Robert, M. Castro, J. F. Feller, S. Thomas. Paris Nanocomposites, Paris, France, 2011.