Libu Manjakkal

Biography

Dr Libu Manjakkal is a Lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing and Engineering and the Built Environment. He received B.Sc., and M.Sc. degrees in physics from Calicut University and Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India, in 2006 and 2008, respectively. He obtained Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from the Institute of Electron Technology (ITE), Poland (currently known as - Łukasiewicz Research Network - Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics), in 2015 with Marie Curie Fellowship. Before joining PhD, from 2009 to 2012, he was with CMET, Thrissur, India as a Project Staff and short term at 2012 he worked as a researcher in CENIMAT, School of Science and Technology , FCT NOVA, Portugal. After completing Ph.D. from 2015 to 2016, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher with ITE. In 2016, he joined in University of Glasgow, UK as a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher and later has been a working as a Research Assistant in an EPSRC project until 2018. Since 2018 -2022 he is a Research Associate in same University. He is also working in the role of Scientific Project Manager in a Marie Curie ITN Project AQUASENSE.

He has authored/co-authored 65+ peer reviewed articles in high impact journals including Advanced Materials, Progress in Material Science, Nano Energy, Advanced Science, etc. Libu’s research achievements have been recognized by several credible agencies and institutes. He was shortlisted for important awards such as by the European Commission for Marie Curie Awards in the “Promising Research Talent” category and “Outstanding Young Scientists Scholarship Award” from the Polish Ministry of higher education. BBC Science Focus Magazine selected sweat based supercapacitor work as one of the “Future technology: 22 ideas about to change our world”-July/2020 and in 2018, the work on graphene foam-based supercapacitor received ELEKTRA award in the best UK University research category. His multiple works in the area of electrochemical sensors and energy storage selected as a most downloaded article in different journals.

Dr. Manjakkal is an active member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC) and was member in International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society Poland chapter (2015- 2020). He acted as a Guest editor in IEEE Internet of Things Journal and Biosensors Journal. His research products were attracted to display in many trade fairs, public engagement activities and INNOVATIVE ICURe grant.
Dr. Manjakkal currently building his new research group on energy autonomous sensing system through electrochemical technology. His major research interest are
-Advanced functional materials synthesis,
-Printed electrodes and sustainable electronics
- Electrochemical and biosensors,
-Gas sensors,
-Transparent electronics,
-Ceramic actuators,
-Energy storage devices (batteries and supercapacitors),
- Wearable sensors and energy storage devices,
- Environmental pollution monitoring
- Healthcare monitoring devices.

Research Areas

Events

Esteem

Conference Organising Activity

  • Organiser- International Conference on Advnaces in Functional Materials and Coatings (ICAFMC-2024)

 

Editorial Activity

  • Guest Editor- Special Issue -Results in Engineering - Topic: Electrochemical Sensors for Environmental and Healthcare Applications: Materials and Methods
  • Editor- Results in Engineering Journal, ELSEVIER
  • Guest Editor- Biosensors Journal- Special Issue
  • Guest/Associate Editor- IEEE Internet of Things Journal

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • 2024 RINENG Young Investigator Award
  • Studnet Award (Mustehsan Beg-PhD) SCEBE- “Best Postgraduate Research Paper Award of 2023” for our work
  • Listed in top 2% cited September 2023 data-update for "Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators"”, Mendeley Data.
  • The second place for a "ceramic film with a low dielectric constant"- Polish Patent, during Eureka Awards Gala! DGP – Polish inventions
  • Top downloaded research article (among 10) in 2019-2020- Advanced Materials
  • Listed in top 2% cited September 2022 data-update for "Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators"”, Mendeley Data.
  • BBC Science Focus Magazine selected sweat based supercapacitor work on “Future technology: 22 ideas about to change our world”-
  • Top downloaded research article- Advanced Science Journal.
  • ELEKTRA Award
  • Short listed in Outstanding Young Scientists Scholarship Award
  • Marie Curie Postdoctoral Position-2016
  • Cash Award: Distinction (Hons.) grade for Ph.D. Thesis
  • shortlisted candidates for the “Promising Research Talent” category of Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions Prizes
  • Best Poster Award Third place, “INDO-US workshop
  • Marie Curie Fellowship-PhD Study
  • Best Poster Award
  • Academic Excellence- Master Degree

 

Grant Funding Panel Member

  • EPSRC Panel Chair (two projects) and member for Project proposal

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Grant Reviewer- RAEng Research fellowship
  • EPSRC
  • Reviewer- Open Fellowship- EPSRC
  • NSERC Horizons CRSNG- Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • FCT - Portuguese National funding agency
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • Reviewer of Project Panel-National Science, Poland

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited Speaker-International Conference on recent trends in experimental Physics (ICRTEP-2024)
  • Invited Speaker- International Conference on Advnaces in Functional Materials and Coatings (ICAFMC-2024)
  • Invited Speaker- MESKCONJ International conference, India
  • ICMPMA 2022- International Conference on Materials - Properties, Measurements and Applications, Kerala, India
  • Textile based electrochemical devices and its advantages for circular economy
  • C-MET- Textile based electrochemical devices and its advantages for circular economy
  • CISMA- Future of Intelligent Sensing and Measurement Wearable Sensing Technologies for Healthcare Monitoring , Glasgow, UK 2021
  • Webinar- SAVIEZZA, The Annual Stephanian Erudite Series, Dept. Physics, St. Stephen’s College, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India 2021
  • International Webinar - World Ozone Day 2021, V.T.M.N.S.S College, Dhanuvchapuram, Kerala, India, 2021,
  • IEEE, IISC student Chapter-Wearable Energy Autonomous Systems- India -2021
  • National Science Day Celebration, Dept. Chemistry, Fatima Mata National College Kollam, Kerala, India 2021
  • International Webinar on Advances in Materials and Nanostructures (IWAM-2020), NSS Hindhu College, Changassery, Kottayam)
  • Energy Storage: Materials and Methods (webinar Series), Dep. of Physics, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous) Devagiri, Calicut, Kerala, India 9th September 2020
  • International Webinar Series, Pavanatma College, Kerala, India (2020)
  • International Webinar on supercapacitors, Christ College, Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India, 3rd, August, 2020
  • Needs-2020- The International Webinar Series, Organized by Indian Institute of Technology Madars (IITM), University of Madras and Abinnovus Consulting Pvt. Ltd. August, 2020
  • Lecture- AQUASENSE Workshop, linkoping university, Sweden, (02/2020)
  • Electrochemical Sensors, INSIGHT 1.10, International Webinar Series on Physics, May 31, 2020, PG & Research Department Physics and IQAC Payyanur College, Kerala.
  • Lecture- Energy storage material for postgraduate student at University of West Scotland’s Physics Department (2019)

 

Media Activity

  • Named Global Winner of the 2024 RINENG Young Investigator Award

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Member- Royal Society of Chemistry- MRSC
  • International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society Poland chapter

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Trade Fair: Innovative UK KTN -Wearble Technology Shows, London, UK, March 2019
  • Participated in Curiosity Live- Glasgow Science Center, Glasgow, UK March
  • Participated in European Researchers’ Night (Explorathon) at Glasgow Science Centre
  • Participated in European Researchers’ Night (Explorathon) at Glasgow Science Centre
  • Trade Fair: Prototype of fabricated pH sensors exhibited in: Electronica 2014 – 26th International Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems and Applications, Munich, Germany
  • he Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action 2014 conference on “The Empowerment of the Next Generation of Researchers “Promoting talents, spreading excellence”, Trento, Italy

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • PhD Examination - External Examiner - NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal

 

Reviewing

  • IoP e Books- Book proposal Reviewer
  • Journal Reviewer- Silicon , Springer Nature
  • Journal Reviewer - Journal of Materials Research
  • Journal Reviewer- Advanced Materials
  • Journal Reviewer- ACS Applied Material Interfaces
  • Journal Reviewer- Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
  • Journal Reviewer- Journal of electrochemical society
  • Journal Reviewer - Sensors and Actuator a Physical
  • Journal Reviewer- Chemical Engineering
  • Journal Reviewer- IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • Journal Reviewer- Biosensors
  • Journal Reviewer- Sensors and Actuator B. Chemical
  • Journal Reviewer- Sensors
  • Journal Reviewer- IEEE Sensors

 

Visiting Positions

  • Affiliate Researcher- University of Glasgow, UK
  • Vienna University of Technology (TUW), Austria (Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher)
  • NORTH Point Ltd. Subotica, Serbia (Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher)
  • University of Novi Sad, Serbia (Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher)

 

Date


72 results

Flexible ZnO Nanowires-Graphene Stack by Hot Lamination Method

Conference Proceeding
Shakthivel, D., Yogeswaran, N., Manjakkal, L., & Dahiva, R. (2018)
Flexible ZnO Nanowires-Graphene Stack by Hot Lamination Method. In 2018 IEEE Sensors. https://doi.org/10.1109/icsens.2018.8589818
Inorganic nanostructures on flexible substrates form key components for high performance flexible electronics. 1D (Nanowires) and 2D (graphene) nanostructures are inherently f...

Energy Autonomous Sensors for Water Quality Monitoring

Conference Proceeding
Manjakkal, L., Nikbakhtnasrabadi, F., & Dahiya, R. (2018)
Energy Autonomous Sensors for Water Quality Monitoring. . https://doi.org/10.1109/icsens.2018.8589564
This work is aimed to investigate conductivity and temperature of a solution by using energy autonomous thick film sensors. A RuO 2 based thick film electrode is fabricated fo...

Enhanced Triboelectric Nanogenerator Performance via an Optimised Low Permittivity, Low Thickness Substrate

Conference Proceeding
Min, G., Manjakkal, L., Mulvihill, D. M., & Dahiya, R. S. (2018)
Enhanced Triboelectric Nanogenerator Performance via an Optimised Low Permittivity, Low Thickness Substrate. . https://doi.org/10.1109/icsens.2018.8589631
With electrical power generated from mechanical contact, the triboelectric nanogenerators (TEN Gs) have attracted attention recently as a promising route to realising self-pow...

Contact-Printing of Zinc Oxide Nanowires for Chemical Sensing Applications

Conference Proceeding
Nunez, C. G., Manjakkal, L., Liu, F., & Dahiya, R. (2018)
Contact-Printing of Zinc Oxide Nanowires for Chemical Sensing Applications. . https://doi.org/10.1109/icsens.2018.8589516
This paper presents a new method for printing zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires (NWs) and their analysis for chemical sensing applications. High-crystal quality ZnO NWs are synthesiz...

Bio-Organic Glycine Based Flexible Piezoelectric Stress Sensor for Wound Monitoring

Conference Proceeding
Hosseini, E. S., Manjakkal, L., & Dahiya, R. (2018)
Bio-Organic Glycine Based Flexible Piezoelectric Stress Sensor for Wound Monitoring. . https://doi.org/10.1109/icsens.2018.8589588
The application of controlled mechanical stress on a wound site can accelerate the wound healing by improving the cellular proliferation during tissue regeneration. To facilit...

Flexible Printed Reference Electrodes for Electrochemical Applications

Journal Article
Manjakkal, L., Shakthivel, D., & Dahiya, R. (2018)
Flexible Printed Reference Electrodes for Electrochemical Applications. Advanced Materials Technologies, 3(12), Article 1800252. https://doi.org/10.1002/admt.201800252
This work presents screen-printed thick film reference electrodes (REs) on a polyethylene terephthalate substrate. The ion-conducting channel of presented screen-printed thick...

Flexible self-charging supercapacitor based on graphene-Ag-3D graphene foam electrodes

Journal Article
Manjakkal, L., Núñez, C. G., Dang, W., & Dahiya, R. (2018)
Flexible self-charging supercapacitor based on graphene-Ag-3D graphene foam electrodes. Nano Energy, 51, 604-612. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2018.06.072
A flexible three-dimensional porous graphene foam-based supercapacitor (GFSC) is presented here for energy storage applications. With a novel layered structure of highly condu...

Screen Printed Thick Film Reference Electrodes for Electrochemical Sensing

Journal Article
Manjakkal, L., Vilouras, A., & Dahiya, R. (2018)
Screen Printed Thick Film Reference Electrodes for Electrochemical Sensing. IEEE Sensors Journal, 18(19), 7779-7785. https://doi.org/10.1109/jsen.2018.2840349
This paper presents printed thick film Ag|AgCl|KCl reference electrodes (RE) for electrochemical sensors. The screenprinted REs with 10-μm thick glass-KCl salt matrix layer ex...

Printed flexible electrochemical pH sensors based on CuO nanorods

Journal Article
Manjakkal, L., Sakthivel, B., Gopalakrishnan, N., & Dahiya, R. (2018)
Printed flexible electrochemical pH sensors based on CuO nanorods. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 263, 50-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2018.02.092
Nanostructured metal oxides have attracted significant interest in a range of areas in electrochemical applications such as sensors, supercapacitors, and battery electrodes et...

Stretchable wireless system for sweat pH monitoring

Journal Article
Dang, W., Manjakkal, L., Navaraj, W. T., Lorenzelli, L., Vinciguerra, V., & Dahiya, R. (2018)
Stretchable wireless system for sweat pH monitoring. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 107, 192-202. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2018.02.025
Sensor-laden wearable systems that are capable of providing continuous measurement of key physiological parameters coupled with data storage, drug delivery and feedback therap...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • SEED (Role -PI ~£10k) : Sustainable Energy System Development from Waste/Polluted Water
  • MUSES (EP/R026173/1)- Role – Co-I; Multi-Sensory Skin for Underwater Robots, Partnership Fund- EPSRC- ORCA Hub
  • UK ICURe (Midland Cohort D): Role-Senior Researcher -Flexible Supercapacitor- (Midland, Cohort D by INNOVATE UK programme
  • PHL-SENSE (Role-PI- £30k) Royal Academy of Engineering Seed Fund-Circular Economy- Post harvest loss monitoring sensors
  • AQUASENSE (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018-813680): Role – Co-I and Scientific Project Manager

Current Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Second Supervisor (MSc)- Anjana Ramesh - University of Glasgow