Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

NAME: Dr. Grace S. Thomas
POST: Associate Professor, HOD (Chemistry), Dean of Physical Sciences
E.MAIL ID: gracesaraht@yahoo.co.in
Qualification:Ph.D., M.Phil., M.Sc.

Academic Experience: Teaching experience at UG level: 32years
Teaching experience at PG level: 8 years

EDUCATION

Degree Subject University, place ,year
Ph.D. Chemistry Bangalore University, 2008, Bangalore
M.Phil Chemistry Bangalore University, 2001, Bangalore
M.Sc General Chemistry Madras University , 1985

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Chemistry : Inorganic Chemistry
(Solid State Chemistry, Layered materials, Layered Double Hydroxides)

PUBLICATIONS: JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Michael Rajamathi, Grace S. Thomas, and P. Vishnu Kamath, 'The many ways of making anionic clays', Proc.Indian Acad. Sci. (Chem. Sci.) 113, 2001, 671-680.

2. Grace S. Thomas and P. Vishnu Kamath, 'The double hydroxide of Al with Li: mechanism of formation and reversible thermal behavior', Mat. Res. Bull., 37, 2002, 705-713.

3. Grace S. Thomas, Michael Rajamathi and P. Vishnu Kamath, 'Diffax simulations of polytypism and disorder in hydrotalcite' Clays Clay Min., 52, 2004, 693-699.

4. Grace S. Thomas and P. Vishnu Kamath, 'Reversible thermal behaviour of the layered double hydroxides (LDHs) of Mg with Ga and In, Mat. Res. Bull., 40, 2005, 671-681

5. Grace S. Thomas and P. Vishnu Kamath, 'Line.broadening in the PXRD patterns of layered hydroxides: The relative effects of crystallite size and structural disorder' J. Chem. Sci., 118, 2006, 127-133.

6. Grace S. Thomas, A.V. Radha, P. Vishnu Kamath and S. Kannan, 'Thermally Induced Polytype Transformations Among the Layered Double Hydroxides (LDHs) of Mg and Zn with Al' J. Phys. Chem. B, 110, 2006, 12365-12371.

7. Grace S. Thomas and P. Vishnu Kamath, 'The layered double hydroxide (LDH) of Zn with Ga: Synthesis and reversible thermal behaviour' Solid State Sci. 8, 2006, 1181- 1186.

8. A.V. Radha, Grace S. Thomas, P. Vishnu Kamath and C. Shivakumara, 'Suppression of spinel formation to induce reversible thermal behaviour in the layered double hydroxides (LDHs) of Co with Al, Fe, Ga and In' J. Phys. Chem. B, 111, 2007, 3384 - 3390.

9. Grace S. Thomas, P. Vishnu Kamath and S. Kannan, Variable temperature PXRD studies of LiAl2(OH)6X.H2O (X=Cl, Br): observation of disorder - order transformation in the interlayer J. Phys. Chem. C. 2007, 111, 18980.

10.Sylvia Britto, Grace S. Thomas, P. Vishnu Kamath and S. Kannan, Polymorphism and Structural Disorder in the Carbonate Containing Layered Double Hydroxide of Li and Al. J. Phys. Chem. C. 2008, 112, 9510-9515.

11. A.V. Radha, Grace S. Thomas, P. Vishnu Kamath and S. Kannan, 'Thermal decomposition of the Co-Al LDH -Identification of the precursor to the oxide with spinel structure. Bull. Mater. Sci. June 2010, 33, 319-324

PAPER PRESENTED:
1. Poster Presentation: DIFFaX Simulations of Polytypism and disorder in Hydrotalcite at the 3rd National Symposium and Conference on Solid State Chemistry and Allied Areas, Indian Institute of Technology , Delhi, Dec 2003

CONFERENCE ATTENDED:
1. 'Recent Trends in Chemistry' - UGC sponsored National Conference 24th February 2016- organized as Co-ordinator in Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous, Bangalore.

2. 'Kill the pain, Not the Patient' UGC sponsored state level conference on Euthanasia in Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous, Bangalore.

3. 'Recent Trends in Medicinal Chemistry' - UGC sponsored National Conference 3rd and 4th September 2014 organized in Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous, Bangalore

4. Science for Mankind' - National Science Conference on Feb 2nd& 3rd 2012 - organised in Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore.

5. UGC sponsored National Conference on 'Chemistry for Society & Industry' in March 2011 in Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore.

6. Sangama - 2011 - State Level Conference on 'Interdisciplinary perspectives on Mind & Body Dynamics' - March 3rd and 4th 2011 in Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore.

7. 'International Conference on Emerging Trends in Higher Education' - Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore - 12th to 14th Aug 2008.

MEMBERSHIP(BOS/BOE/GUIDE/CHAIRPERSON)
1. Member of BOS in St. Joseph college of Arts and Science 2011-14
2. Member of BOS in Mount Carmel College 2014-16
3. Member of the Academic Audit team for Indian Academy on Feb 4th 2016
4. Recognised as Ph.D. Guide under Bangalore University. Currently guiding one student.
5. Member of Board of Examinations for M.Sc. Chemistry in Indian Academy of Science 2016-2017.