Dr. Bijitha B

Assistant Professor & Research Guide

Department of Chemistry

@  bijithab1-at-gmail.com

# +91-9961.835.888


Academic Qualifications

  • Post doctoral fellow in Japan for 3.5 yrs (Kyushu University, NIMS and Osaka University, Japan)
  • PhD in Chemistry from NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram
  • MSc Chemistry from Calicut University with First rank

Area of Interest (Teaching)

  • Inorganic, Physical and Inorganic Chemistry

Area of Interest (Research)

  • Photophysics, Photoinduced electron transfer, Supramolecular systems, Organic Electronics

Experience

  • Assistant Professor at University College, Thiruvananthapuram (June 2022- till date)
  • Assistant Professor at Govt. College, Kariavattom (2017 – 2022)
  • DST Young Scientist and DST women Scientist at NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram (2012-2017)
  • Post doctoral fellow in Japan (2007-2012)
  • CSIR Research Fellow at NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram (2002-2007)

Additional Responsibilities

  • Lifetime member, The society for polymer science in India (SPSI)

Positions Held

  • Students support programme (SSP) Coordinator (2017-2020)
  • Young innovator’s programme (YIP) nodal officer (2019-2022)
  • Academic programme committee convenor (2017-2022)
  • Model exam coordinator (2017-2022)

Journal Publications

  • Protein assisted supramolecular control over fluorescence resonance energy transfer in aqueous medium Vijayakumar C. Nair, K. K. Kartha, Bijitha Balan, S. Paulose, M. Takeuchi,, J. Phys. Chem. C 123, 13141-13146, 2019
  • Self assembly and photoinduced electron transfer in a donor-β-cyclodextrin-acceptor supramolecular system R. Krishnan, S. B. Krishnan, B. Bijitha, K. R. Gopidas, J. Chem. Sci, 130-134, 2018
  • Synthesis and Optoelectronic Properties of Thiophene-Based Semiconducting Oligomers, Bijitha Balan,* Jayanthy S. Panicker, Shinji Nagasawa, Akinori Saeki* and Vijayakumar C. Nair, Chem. Select, 2016, 1, 6872-6879.
  • Understanding structure-property correlation of metal free organic dyes using interfacial electron transfer measurements, Jayanthy S. Panicker, Bijitha Balan,* Suraj Soman,* and Vijayakumar C. Nair, Solar Energy, 2016, 139, 547-556.
  • Thiophene-bithiazole based metal-free dye as DSSC sensitizer: Effect of co-adsorbents on photovoltaic efficiency, Jayanthy S. Panicker, Bijitha Balan,* Suraj Soman,* Tanwistha Ghosh and Vijayakumar C. Nair, J. Chem. Sci., 2016, 128, 101-110.
  • Mechanistic Studies of Photoinduced Intramolecular and Intermolecular Electron Transfer Processes in RuPt-centred Photo-hydrogen-evolving Molecular Devices C. V. Suneesh, Bijitha Balan, H. Ozawa,Y.Nakamura, T. Katayama, M. Muramatsu, Y. Nagasawa, H. Miyasaka,* K. Sakai* Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., DOI:10.1039/C3CP54630F. (Journal impact factor – 3.829) Publishers: Royal society of chemistry (RSC)
  • Optical and electrical properties of dithienothiophene based conjugated polymers: Medium donor vs weak, medium, and strong acceptor. Bijitha Balan, C. Vijayakumar, A. Saeki*, Y. Koizumi, M. Tsuji, S. Seki* Poly. Chem. 2013, 4, 2293. (Journal impact factor – 5.32)
  • Thienoisoindigo-based Low-band Gap Polymers for Organic Electronic Devices. Y. Koizumi,* M. Ide, A. Saeki, C.Vijayakumar, Bijitha Balan, M. Kawamotoa, S. Seki, Poly. Chem. 2013, 4, 484. (Journal impact factor – 5.32)
  • Distinction Between Trinitrotoluene and Dinitrotoluene Using a Conjugated Donor-Acceptor Polymer Employing Time Resolved Microwave Conductivity Technique Bijitha Balan, C. Vijayakumar, Masashi Tsuji, A. Saeki,* S. Seki,* J. Phys. Chem. B 2012, 116, 10371-10378. (Journal impact factor – 3.696)
  • Gold Nanoparticle Assisted Self-Assembly and Enhancement of Charge Carrier Mobilities of a Conjugated Polymer C.Vijayakumar, Bijitha Balan, A. Saeki,* T. Tsuda, S. Kuwabata, Shu Seki* (J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116, 17343−17350. (Journal impact factor – 4.805)
  • p/n Switching of Ambipolar Bithiazole−Benzothiadiazole-Based Polymers in Photovoltaic Cells Bijitha Balan, C. Vijayakumar, Y. Koizumi, A. Saeki,* S. Seki,* Macromolecules 2012, 45, 2709−2719. (Journal impact factor – 5.167)
  • Oligofluorene-based Nanoparticles in Aqueous Medium: Hydrogen Bond Assisted Modulation of Functional Properties and Color Tunable FRET Emission Bijitha Balan, C. Vijayakumar, S. Ogi, M. Takeuchi, J. Mat. Chem. 2012, 22, 11224-11234. (Journal impact factor – 5.968)
  • Noncovalent Functionalization of SWNTs with Azobenzene-Containing Polymers: Solubility, Stability and Enhancement of Photoresponsive Properties C. Vijayakumar, Bijitha Balan, M.-J. Kim, M. Takeuchi,* J. Phys. Chem. C 2011, 115, 4533-4539. (Journal impact factor – 4.805)
  • Photo-Hydrogen-Evolving Molecular Catalysts Consisting of PolypyridylRuthenium(II) Photosensitizers and Platinum(II) Catalysts: Insights into the Reaction Mechanism H. Ozawa, M. Kobayashi, Bijitha Balan, S. Masaoka, K. Sakai* Chem. Asian J. 2010, 5, 1860-1869. (Journal impact factor – 4.5)
  • Photoinduced Electron Transfer in Tris(2,2’-bipyridine)Ruthenium(II)-Viologen Dyads with Peptide Backbones leading to Long-lived Charge Separation and Hydrogen Evolution M. Ogawa, Bijitha Balan, G. Ajayakumar, S. Masaoka, H.-B. Kraatz, M. Muramatsu, S. Ito, Y. Nagasawa, H. Miyasaka, K. Sakai,* Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 4421-4434. (Journal impact factor – 3.838)
  • Interaction of Pyromelliticdiimide Derivatives with -Cyclodextrin and Anthracene-Appended -Cyclodextrin: Rim Binding vs Inclusion Complexation Bijitha Balan, D. L. Sivadas, K. R. Gopidas,* Org. Lett .2007, 9, 2709-2712. (Journal impact factor – 5.862)
  • An Anthracene-Appended -Cyclodextrin-Based Dyad: Study of Self-Assembly and Photoinduced Electron-Transfer Processes Bijitha Balan, K. R. Gopidas,* Chem. Eur. J. 2007, 13, 5173-5185. (Journal impact factor – 5.925)
  • Photoinduced Electron Transfer in -Cyclodextrin-Based Supramolecular Dyads: A Free-Energy-Dependence Study Bijitha Balan, K. R. Gopidas,* Chem. Eur. J. 2006, 12, 6701-6710. (Journal impact factor – 5.925)

Papers presented at Conferences

  • * p/n Switching of AmbipolarBithiazole−Benzothiadiazole-BasedPolymers in Photovoltaic Cells In “The International Conference of Photopolymer Science and Technology” Chiba University, Chiba, Japan, June 2012.
  • *Mechanistic Studies on the Photoinduced Electron Transfer in Ru(II)Pt(II)-Based Photo-Hydrogen-Evolving Molecular Devices using Transient Absorption Spectroscopy In “Global center of excellence symposium by young researchers” held at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan,March 17, 2008

Major / Minor projects undertaken

  • DST young scientist project worth 30 lakhs completed, with 3 international publications (2013-2016).

Achievements

  • First rank in M.Sc. Applied Chemistry, Calicut University in 2001
  • CSIR-JRF/NET exam of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India in August 2002
  • GATE 2002 with percentile score 94.58 (All India Rank = 105) from MHRD, Government of India , GCOE
  • Post doctoral fellowship Kyushu University, Japan, 2007-2008
  • DST Young scientist fellowship 2013
  • DST woman scientist fellowship 2017
  • First rank in Kerala PSC for Assistant Professors in Chemistry 2016