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

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Conference Organising Activity

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

 

Editorial Activity

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

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Studnet Award (Mustehsan Beg-PhD) SCEBE- “Best Postgraduate Research Paper Award of 2023” for our work
  • 2024 RINENG Young Investigator Award
  • Listed in top 2% cited September 2023 data-update for "Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators"”, Mendeley Data.
  • Listed in top 2% cited September 2022 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
  • 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
  • Reviewer of Project Panel-National Science, Poland
  • FCT - Portuguese National funding agency
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited Speaker- International Conference on Advnaces in Functional Materials and Coatings (ICAFMC-2024)
  • Invited Speaker- MESKCONJ International conference, India
  • Invited Speaker-International Conference on recent trends in experimental Physics (ICRTEP-2024)
  • 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
  • Electrochemical Sensors, INSIGHT 1.10, International Webinar Series on Physics, May 31, 2020, PG & Research Department Physics and IQAC Payyanur College, Kerala.
  • 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 on supercapacitors, Christ College, Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India, 3rd, August, 2020
  • International Webinar Series, Pavanatma College, Kerala, India (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)
  • 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

  • Journal Reviewer- Silicon , Springer Nature
  • Journal Reviewer- Advanced Materials
  • Journal Reviewer - Journal of Materials Research
  • IoP e Books- Book proposal Reviewer
  • 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- Biosensors
  • Journal Reviewer- Sensors and Actuator B. Chemical
  • Journal Reviewer- IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • Journal Reviewer- Chemical Engineering
  • 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)
  • University of Novi Sad, Serbia (Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher)
  • NORTH Point Ltd. Subotica, Serbia (Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher)

 

Date


72 results

Development and characterization of miniaturized LTCC pH sensors with RuO 2 based sensing electrodes

Journal Article
Manjakkal, L., Synkiewicz, B., Zaraska, K., Cvejin, K., Kulawik, J., & Szwagierczak, D. (2016)
Development and characterization of miniaturized LTCC pH sensors with RuO 2 based sensing electrodes. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 223, 641-649. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2015.09.135
This work describes the development of a low cost miniaturized solid state pH sensor using LTCC (low temperature cofired ceramic) technology. Thick film sensing electrodes scr...

Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopic Analysis of RuO2 Based Thick Film pH Sensors

Journal Article
Manjakkal, L., Djurdjic, E., Cvejin, K., Kulawik, J., Zaraska, K., & Szwagierczak, D. (2015)
Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopic Analysis of RuO2 Based Thick Film pH Sensors. Electrochimica Acta, 168, 246-255. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2015.04.048
The conductimetric interdigitated thick film pH sensors based on RuO2 were fabricated and their electrochemical reactions with solutions of different pH values were studied by...

Planar Impedancemetric NO Sensor with Thick Film Perovskite Electrodes Based on Samarium Cobaltite

Journal Article
Cvejin, K., Manjakkal, L., Kulawik, J., Zaraska, K., & Szwagierczak, D. (2015)
Planar Impedancemetric NO Sensor with Thick Film Perovskite Electrodes Based on Samarium Cobaltite. Electroanalysis, 27(3), 760-769. https://doi.org/10.1002/elan.201400602
Impedancemetric NO sensors were fabricated, comprising yttria stabilized zirconia disc with thick film Sm0.9Sr0.1CoO3−δ electrodes of different design. Impedance measurements ...

Microstructural, Impedance Spectroscopic and Potentiometric Analysis of Ta₂O₅ Electrochemical Thick Film pH Sensors

Journal Article
Manjakkal, L., Cvejin, K., Bajac, B., Kulawik, J., Zaraska, K., & Szwagierczak, D. (2015)
Microstructural, Impedance Spectroscopic and Potentiometric Analysis of Ta₂O₅ Electrochemical Thick Film pH Sensors. Electroanalysis, 27(3), 770-781. https://doi.org/10.1002/elan.201400571
Two types of pH sensors based on Ta2O5 thick films, interdigitated conductimetric and potentiometric ones, were screen printed on an alumina substrate. Their properties were c...

Planar impedancemetric NO sensor with thick film mixed dy-based oxides sensing electrodes

Conference Proceeding
Cvejin, K., Manjakkal, L., Kulawik, J., Zaraska, K., & Szwagierczak, D. (2014)
Planar impedancemetric NO sensor with thick film mixed dy-based oxides sensing electrodes. In 2014 International Conference and Exposition on Electrical and Power Engineering (EPE). https://doi.org/10.1109/icepe.2014.6970025
The pastes destined for sensing electrodes were prepared by mixing Dy-based oxides powders with organic vehicle. The sensing electrodes of interdigitated structure were screen...

Design of data acquisition system for environmental sensors manufactured in LTCC technology

Conference Proceeding
Mariana, S., Anatolie, I., Manjakkal, L., & Villalba, J. F. B. (2014)
Design of data acquisition system for environmental sensors manufactured in LTCC technology. In 2014 International Conference and Exposition on Electrical and Power Engineering (EPE). https://doi.org/10.1109/icepe.2014.6970030
In this paper a new architecture of a continuous sensors monitoring system based on charge amplifier and ARM microcontroller is proposed. In particular the electrical circuit,...

Electrochemical interdigitated conductimetric ph sensor based on RuO2 thick film sensitive layer

Conference Proceeding
Manjakkal, L., Cvejin, K., Kulawik, J., Zaraska, K., & Szwagierczak, D. (2014)
Electrochemical interdigitated conductimetric ph sensor based on RuO2 thick film sensitive layer. In 2014 International Conference and Exposition on Electrical and Power Engineering (EPE). https://doi.org/10.1109/icepe.2014.6970020
Metal oxide based electrochemical pH sensors are an alternative to the glass pH sensor, exhibiting many potential advantages in industrial and laboratory applications. In part...

Characterization and applicability of Sm0.9Sr0.1CoO3-δ in oxygen sensors

Journal Article
Cvejin, K., Manjakkal, L., Kulawik, J., Zaraska, K., & Szwagierczak, D. (2014)
Characterization and applicability of Sm0.9Sr0.1CoO3-δ in oxygen sensors. Microelectronics International, 31(3), 154-157. https://doi.org/10.1108/mi-11-2013-0075
Purpose This paper aims to investigate different properties of synthesized perovskite Sm0.9Sr0.1CoO3-δ and its potential for application in potentiometric oxygen sensors. Des...

Fabrication of thick film sensitive RuO2-TiO2 and Ag/AgCl/KCl reference electrodes and their application for pH measurements

Journal Article
Manjakkal, L., Cvejin, K., Kulawik, J., Zaraska, K., Szwagierczak, D., & Socha, R. P. (2014)
Fabrication of thick film sensitive RuO2-TiO2 and Ag/AgCl/KCl reference electrodes and their application for pH measurements. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 204, 57-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2014.07.067
In this work thick film potentiometric and conductimetric sensors based on mixed metal oxides RuO2 and TiO2 were fabricated and investigated. For potentiometric sensors, pH se...

Synthesis of Perovskite Sr Doped Lanthanide Cobaltites and Ferrites and Application for Oxygen Sensors: A Comparative Study

Journal Article
Cvejin, K., Manjakkal, L., Kulawik, J., Zaraska, K., & Szwagierczak, D. (2014)
Synthesis of Perovskite Sr Doped Lanthanide Cobaltites and Ferrites and Application for Oxygen Sensors: A Comparative Study. Key Engineering Materials, 605, 483-486. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/kem.605.483
Perovskites with formula A1-xSrxBO3-δ (A = La, Nd, Sm; B = Fe or Co) have been synthesized by solid state reaction method and have been studied as materials for oxygen sensor ...

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
  • AQUASENSE (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018-813680): Role – Co-I and Scientific Project Manager
  • PHL-SENSE (Role-PI- £30k) Royal Academy of Engineering Seed Fund-Circular Economy- Post harvest loss monitoring sensors

Current Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

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