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Curriculum Vitae

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Educational Qualification

1975 to 1978 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (B.Sc.) at NSS College, Nemmara (Calicut University), India, with First Class and Distinction
1978 to 1980 Master of Science in Chemistry (M.Sc.) at St. Thomas College, Trichur (Calicut University), India with First Rank in the Calicut University.
December 1980 onwards Working as Lecturer in Chemistry under various NSS Colleges affiliated to Calicut/Kerala Universities, India.
1986 to 1987 Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) at Kerala University, India in A Grade
1989 to 1992 Doctoral research at Institut of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Jena, Germany. Thesis:"Studies on Poly(p-phenylenevinylene)s, Poly(p-phenylenevinyleneketone)s and their models" (Supervisor: Prof. H.-H. Hörhold)
Oct. 1993 to Dec. 1994 Postdoctoral research at BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Germany. Topic:"Organic Ferromagnetic Polymers"
January 2004 Habilitation in Macromolecular Chemistry at University of Bayreuth

Employment

Dec. 1980 to Sept. 1988 Lecturer in Chemistry at NSS Colleges under Calicut and Kerala Universities, Kerala State, India
Oct. 1988 to Aug. 1992 Lecturer on leave for conducting research in Germany
Sept. 1992 to Sept. 1993 Lecturer in Chemistry at NSS College, Manjeri, (Calicut University), India
Oct. 1993 to Dec. 1994 Postdoctoral Scientist at BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Jan. 1995 to Sept. 1995 Guest scientist at Bayreuther Institut für Makromoleküleforschung, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Oct. 1995 - April 2006 Research scientist at Macromolecular Chemistry I, University of Bayreuth, Germany.
Aug. - Sept. 2004 Research stay at General Electric Global Research, Niscayuna, NY, USA
April 2006 to date Professor for Applied Functional Polymers at the University of Bayreuth