Dr. N.VASIMALAI

Designation : Assistant Professor (Sel. Gr.)
Nature of Employment : Regular
Qualification : M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D
Phone : 044-22751347, 48, 50 (Office)
Email ID : vasimalai@crescent.education

Educational Backround

Programme Discipline University Year
Ph.D. Nano Chemistry Gandhigram Rural University, Dindigul 2013
M.Phil Chemistry Gandhigram Rural University, Dindigul 2009
M.Sc. Chemistry Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai 2008
B.Sc. Chemistry Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai 2004

Teaching/Research Experience

Designation Employer Period
Assistant Professor (Sel. Gr) B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent University, Chennai April 2018 – till date
Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow (Co-Fund) International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal March 2015 – March 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan December 2013 – December 2014
CSIR-Senior Research Fellow Gandhigram Rural University, Dindigul April 2013 – November 2013
UGC-Meritorious Student Fellow Gandhigram Rural University, Dindigul March 2011 – March 2013
Assistant Professor St. Joseph College of Engineering, Chennai September 2009 – May 2010
Lab Chemist Pollution Control Corporation, Mumbai February 2005 – May 2006

Research Areas of Research Interest

  • Metal and fluorescent nanoparticles
  • Carbon, polymer and mesoporous nanomaterials
  • Electrochemical sensor
  • Optochemical sensor
  • Nano for environmental toxins removal
  • Cancer inhibition studies and drug delivery

Publications

Book Chapters

  • N. Vasimalai* and Maria T. Fernandez-Arguelles, Gold and silver fluorescent nanomaterials as emerging probes for toxic and biochemical sensor, Springer publication, 2018, Page No. 327-384; ISBN No: 978-3-319-68053-8.
  • N. Vasimalai*, Plasmonic and NIR light sensitive nanomaterials for photothermal cancer therapy, Springer publication, 2018, Page No. 385-417; ISBN No: 978-3-319-68053-8.
  • N. Vasimalai*, Titania and carbon nanomaterials based photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes from waste water, Wiley Publication, (Under Review)

Research Articles

  • N. Vasimalai* and Maria T. Fernandez-Arguelles B. Espiña, Detection of sulfide using mercapto tetrazine protected fluorescent gold nanodots: The preparation of paper based testing kit for on-site monitoring, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10 (2), (2018) 1634–1645; Impact Factor: 7.50.
  • N. Vasimalai, V. Vilas-Boasa, J. Gallo, M. F. Cerqueira, M. Menéndez, J. M. Costa, L. Diéguez, B. Espiña, M. T. Fernández-Argüelles, Green synthesis of fluorescent carbon dots from spices for in-vitro imaging and tumor cell growth inhibition, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 9 (2018) 530–544; Impact Factor: 3.12.
  • N. Vasimalai and Maria T. Fernandez-Arguelles, Novel One-Pot and facile room temperature synthesis of gold nanodots and application as highly sensitive and selective probes for cyanide detection, Nanotechnology, 27 (2016) 475505; Impact Factor: 3.44.
  • J.Gallo, N. Vasimalai, M.T. Fernandez-Arguelles, M. Bañobre-López (Gallo and Vasimalai equally contributed as first author), Green synthesis of multimodal ‘OFF-ON’ switchable MRI/optical probes, Dalton Transactions, 45 (2016) 17672-17680; Impact Factor: 4.02.
  • N. Vasimalai and S.A. John, “Off-On” and “On-Off” chemosensors for ultratrace mercury(II) and copper(II) using functionalized thiadiazole and cadmium sulfide nanoparticles fluorophores, Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, 190 (2014) 800-808; Impact Factor: 5.40.
  • N. Vasimalai, K. Rajalakshmi and S.A. John, Spectrophotometry and spectrofluorimetry studies of functionalized mercapto thiadiazole ligands with Au(III) ions: A luminescent sensor for Au(III) in an environmental samples, RSC Advances, 4 (2014) 38812-38819; Impact Factor: 3.10.
  • N. Vasimalai and S.A. John, Micromolar Hg(II) induced the morphology of gold nanoparticles: A novel luminescent sensor for femtomolar Hg(II) using triazole capped gold nanoparticles as a fluorophore, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 1 (2013) 4475–4482; Impact Factor: 8.86.
  • N. Vasimalai and S.A. John, Picomolar melamine enhanced the fluorescence of gold nanoparticles: Spectrofluorimetric determination of melamine in milk and infant formulas using functionalized triazole capped gold nanoparticles, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 42 (2013) 267–272; Impact Factor: 7.78.
  • N. Vasimalai and S.A. John, Biopolymer capped silver nanoparticles as fluorophore for ultrasensitive and selective determination of malathion, Talanta, 115 (2013) 24-31; Impact Factor: 4.16.
  • N. Vasimalai and S.A. John, A novel and sensitive fluorescent method for the detection of clinically important protamine and heparin drugs using folic acid capped gold nanoparticles as fluorophore, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 1 (2013) 5620-5627; Impact Factor: 4.54.
  • N. Vasimalai and S.A. John, A “Turn-On” fluoroscent sensor for highly selective and ultrasensitive copper(II) ions in aqueous media using folic acid capped gold nanoparticles as fluorophore, Nanotechnology, 24 (2013) 505503; Impact Factor: 3.44.
  • N. Vasimalai and S.A. John, Protein protected gold nanoparticles as fluorophore for the highly selective and ultrasensitive determination of bisphenol A in plastic samples, Analytical Methods, 5 (2013) 5515-5521; Impact Factor: 1.9.
  • N. Vasimalai, J. Geeba and S.A. John, Ultrasensitive fluorescence-quenched chemosensor for Hg(II) in aqueous solution based on mercaptothiadiazole capped silver nanoparticles, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 213– 214 (2012) 193–199; Impact Factor: 6.06.
  • N. Vasimalai and S.A. John, Mercaptothiadiazole capped gold nanoparticles as fluorophore for the determination of nanomolar mercury(II) in aqueous solution in the presence of 50,000-fold major interferents, Analyst, 137 (2012) 3349–3354; Impact Factor: 3.88.
  • N. Vasimalai and S.A. John, Ultrasensitive and selective spectrofluorimetric determination of Hg(II) using a dimercaptothiadiazole fluorophore, Journal of Luminescence, 131 (2011) 2636–2641; Impact Factor: 2.68.
  • N. Vasimalai and S.A. John, Spectrofluorimetric determination of picogram level Pb(II) using a dimercaptothiadiazole fluorophore, Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 82 (2011) 153–158; Impact Factor: 2.53.

Patent Filed

  • N. Vasimalai, S. Abraham John, Calorimetry detection of endosulfan pesticide, Indian Patent, (File No: 201641022088).

List of National/International Conferences

Invited Talk: 1 (International Conference)
Guest Lectures delivered: 3
International conferences: 8
National conferences: 5
National workshops: 3

Scientific Journal Editor

  • Editor, MAYFEB Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Canada, since 2016 (ISSN: 2560-693X).

Scientific Journal Reviewer

  • American Chemical Society
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Elsevier
  • Springer
  • Wiley
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Bentham Science
  • Oxford Journals

Awards/Recognition

  • Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015 – 2018), won the global competitive Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellowship, from the European Union Marie Curie Action.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (2013 – 2014), awarded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan.
  • CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship, (April 2013) awarded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India.
  • Meritorious PhD Student Fellowship (March 2011), awarded by the University Grants Commission, India.
  • My research work of melamine sensor in milk and infant formulas was highlighted in NATURE INDIA on 19th February 2013.
  • Best oral presentation and best poster presentation award at several National Conferences.
  • Best Student Award (M.Sc Chemistry; Batch 2006 to 2008) awarded by Vivekananda College, Thiruvedakam, Madurai.
  • Best Student Award (B.Sc Chemistry; Batch 2001 to 2004) awarded by Vivekananda College, Thiruvedakam, Madurai.