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

Stretchable pH sensing patch in a hybrid package

Conference Proceeding
Dang, W., Manjakkal, L., Lorenzelli, L., Vinciguerra, V., & Dahiya, R. (2017)
Stretchable pH sensing patch in a hybrid package. In 2017 IEEE SENSORS. https://doi.org/10.1109/icsens.2017.8234297
This work presents a novel stretchable pH sensing patch to detect the pH in body fluid which is one of the most important parameters in human health monitoring. The sensing pa...

Electrochemical sensors with screen printed Ag|AgCl|KCl reference electrodes

Conference Proceeding
Manjakkal, L., Pascual, C. L., & Dahiya, R. (2017)
Electrochemical sensors with screen printed Ag|AgCl|KCl reference electrodes. In 2017 IEEE SENSORS. https://doi.org/10.1109/icsens.2017.8234044
This paper presents the printed thick film Ag|AgCl|KCl reference electrodes for electrochemical or biosensors application and theirelectrochemical and analytical performance. ...

High Performance CuO Nanorectangles-Based Room Temperature Flexible NH3 Sensor

Journal Article
Sakthivel, B., Manjakkal, L., & Nammalvar, G. (2017)
High Performance CuO Nanorectangles-Based Room Temperature Flexible NH3 Sensor. IEEE Sensors Journal, 17(20), 6529-6536. https://doi.org/10.1109/jsen.2017.2749334
Here, we report the fabrication of a flexible room temperature ammonia gas sensor using surfactant-free hydrothermally synthesized copper oxide (CuO) nanorectangles. The struc...

Multi-sensor system for remote environmental (air and water) quality monitoring

Conference Proceeding
Simic, M., Stojanovic, G. M., Manjakkal, L., & Zaraska, K. (2017)
Multi-sensor system for remote environmental (air and water) quality monitoring. In 2016 24th Telecommunications Forum (TELFOR). https://doi.org/10.1109/telfor.2016.7818711
In this paper realization of the low-power, portable, low-cost multi-sensor system for air and water quality monitoring is described. Developed system is battery-powered with ...

Electrical and optical properties of aluminium doped zinc oxide transparent conducting oxide films prepared by dip coating technique

Journal Article
Manjakkal, L., Packia Selvam, I., Potty, S., & Shinde, R. (2017)
Electrical and optical properties of aluminium doped zinc oxide transparent conducting oxide films prepared by dip coating technique. Microelectronics International, 34(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1108/mi-06-2015-0058
Purpose Aluminium-doped zinc oxide thin films exhibit interesting optoelectronic properties, which make them suitable for fabrication of photovoltaic cell, flat panel display ...

TiO2-Based Thick Film pH Sensor

Journal Article
Simic, M., Manjakkal, L., Zaraska, K., Stojanovic, G. M., & Dahiya, R. (2017)
TiO2-Based Thick Film pH Sensor. IEEE Sensors Journal, 17(2), 248-255. https://doi.org/10.1109/jsen.2016.2628765
Miniaturized electrochemical pH sensors are increasingly in demand for applications such as online monitoring of water quality and health monitoring. The metal oxides are the ...

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic and electrochemical impedance spectroscopic analysis of RuO2-Ta2O5 thick film pH sensors

Journal Article
Manjakkal, L., Cvejin, K., Kulawik, J., Zaraska, K., Socha, R. P., & Szwagierczak, D. (2016)
X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic and electrochemical impedance spectroscopic analysis of RuO2-Ta2O5 thick film pH sensors. Analytica Chimica Acta, 931, 47-56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2016.05.012
The paper reports on investigation of the pH sensing mechanism of thick film RuO2-Ta2O5 sensors by using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and electrochemical impedance s...

Impedancemetric NO sensor based on YSZ/perovskite neodymium cobaltite operating at high temperatures

Journal Article
Cvejin, K., Śliwa, M., Manjakkal, L., Kulawik, J., Stojanović, G., & Szwagierczak, D. (2016)
Impedancemetric NO sensor based on YSZ/perovskite neodymium cobaltite operating at high temperatures. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 228, 612-624. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2016.01.071
A solid-state planar impedancemetric NO sensor was fabricated using yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) for a solid electrolyte substrate and a perovskite-type oxide Nd0.9Sr0.1Co...

Sensing mechanism of RuO2–SnO2 thick film pH sensors studied by potentiometric method and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

Journal Article
Manjakkal, L., Cvejin, K., Kulawik, J., Zaraska, K., Szwagierczak, D., & Stojanovic, G. (2015)
Sensing mechanism of RuO2–SnO2 thick film pH sensors studied by potentiometric method and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 759, 82-90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelechem.2015.10.036
In this work, we developed thick film pH sensors based on the nanostructured RuO2–SnO2 system and analyzed their sensing mechanism using the potentiometric and electrochemical...

Potentiometric RuO2–Ta2O5 pH sensors fabricated using thick film and LTCC technologies

Journal Article
Manjakkal, L., Zaraska, K., Cvejin, K., Kulawik, J., & Szwagierczak, D. (2016)
Potentiometric RuO2–Ta2O5 pH sensors fabricated using thick film and LTCC technologies. Talanta, 147, 233-240. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2015.09.069
The paper reports on the preparation, properties and application of potentiometric pH sensors with thick film RuO2–Ta2O5 sensing electrode and Ag/AgCl/KCl reference electrode ...

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