R. Sayee Kannan

Assistant Professor

  • Name:

    Sayee Kannan

  • Qualification:

    M.Sc., M.Phil.,M.Ed., Ph.D.

  • Email:


  • Date of Join: 2007-02-21


  • Preparation and characterization of a novel hybrid hydrogel composite of chitin stabilized graphite: Application for selective and simultaneous electrochemical detection of dihydroxybenzene isomers in water, Selvakumar Palanisamy , Kokulnathan Thangavelu, Shen-Ming Chen, Vijayalakshmi Velusamy, Tse-Wei Chen, Ramaraj Sayee Kannan,Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 785 (2017) 40?47
  • Synthesis and characterization of polypyrrole decorated graphene/β-cyclodextrin composite for low level electrochemical detection of mercury (II) in water, Selvakumar Palanisamy , Kokulnathan Thangavelu, Shen-Ming Chen, Vijayalakshmi Velusamy, Min-Hui Chang, Tse-Wei Chen, Ramaraj Sayee Kannan Sensors and Actuators? B, 243 (2017) 888?894.
  • Voltammetric determination of catechol based on a glassy carbon electrode modified with a composite consisting of graphene oxide and polymelamine, Selvakumar Palanisamy, Sayee Kannan Ramaraj, Shen-Ming Chen, Vijayalakshmi Velusamy, Tse-Wei Chen, Microchimica Acta, 2017, DOI: 10.1007/s00604-017-2073-y.
  • One pot electrochemical synthesis of poly(melamine) entrapped gold nanoparticles composite for sensitive and low level detection of catechol, Selvakumar Palanisamy , Sayee Kannan Ramaraj Shen-Ming Chen, Vijayalakshmi Velusamy, Tse-Wei Chen, Sonadevi Selvam Journal of Colloids and Interface Science, Dec.2016, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2016.12.062
  • A novel Laccase Biosensor based on Laccase immobilized Graphene-Cellulose Microfiber Composite modified Screen-Printed Carbon Electrode for Sensitive Determination of Catechol, Selvakumar Palanisamy , Sayee Kannan Ramaraj, Shen-Ming Chen, Vijayalakshmi Velusamy, Tse-Wei Chen, Sonadevi Selvam, Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/srep41214, Dec.2016
  • Electrochemical Determination of Caffeic Acid in Wine Samples Using Reduced Graphene Oxide/Polydopamine Composite, , Kokulnathan Thangavelu, Selvakumar Palanisamy , Sayee Kannan Ramaraj Shen-Ming Chen, Vijayalakshmi Velusamy, Tse-Wei Chen, Journal of Electrochemical Society, 163, 14,(2016), B726-B731
  • A non-enzymatic amperometric hydrogen peroxide sensor based on iron nanoparticles decorated reduced graphene oxide nanocomposite, Baishnisha Amanulla, Selvakumar Palanisamy, Shen-Ming Chen, Vijaylakshmi Velusamy, Te-Wei Chiu, Tse-Wei Chen, Sayee Kannan Ramaraj., Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 487, (2017), 370?377
  • Microwave assisted green synthesis of silver nanorods as catalysts for rhodamine B degradation, Tharini Jeyapragasam and R. Sayee Kannan, Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 90, 7, (2016), 1334?1337
  • A Facile Electrochemical Preparation of Reduced Graphene Oxide@ Polydopamine Composite: A Novel Electrochemical Sensing Platform for Amperometric Detection of Chlorpromazine, Selvakumar Palanisamy, BalamuruganThirumalraj, Shen-MingChen, Yi-TingWang, VijayalakshmiVelusamy & Sayee Kannan Ramaraj, Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/srep33599
  • Fabrication of new modified cross linked polyimeric resins composite with nano TiO2 & nano Fe2O3 for the removal of selective metal ions, Beaulah Angelin, K., Baishnisha, A., Siva, S. and Sayee Kannan, R., Asian Journal of Science and Technology., 07,. (2016), 2936-2943
  • Alumina polished glassy carbon electrode as a simple electrode for lower potential electrochemical detection of Dopamine in its sub-micromolar level, Balamurugan Thirumalraj, Selvakumar Palanisamy, Shen-Ming Chen and R. Sayee Kannan., Electroanalysis, 28, (2016), 425 ? 430
  • Synthesis, Characterization and ion-exchange properties of novel hybrid polymer nanocomposites for selective and effective mercury (II) removal, S. Siva, S. Sudharsan and R. Sayee Kannan., RSC Advances, 5, (2015), 79665?79678
  • Selective Co(II) removal from aqueous media by immobilizing silver nanoparticles within a polymer-matrix through a formaldehyde cross linking agent, S. Siva, S. Sudharsan and R. Sayee Kannan., RSC Advances, 5, (2015), 23340-23349
  • Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Impregnated Polymer Hybrids For Efficient Extraction Of Heavy Metals From Polluted Aqueous Solution, Beaulah Angelin K., Siva S and Sayee Kannan R., Asian Journal of Science and Technology., 6, 12, (2015), 2139-50
  • An amperometric hydrazine sensor based on multi-walled carbon nanotubes and iron tetrasulfonated phthalochanine composite modified electrode, Rajkumar Devasenathipathy, Selvakumar Palanisamy, Shen-Ming Chen, Chelladurai Karuppiah, Veerappan Mani, Sayee Kannan Ramaraj, Electroanalysis, 27, (2015), 1 ? 9
  • Determination of L-Cystein at Iron Tetrasulfonated Phthalocyanine decorated Multiwalled carbon Nanotubes film modified electrode, Rajkumar Devasenathipathy, Veerappan Mani1, Shen-Ming Chen, Karuppasamy Kohilarani, Sayeekannan Ramaraj., Int.J.Electrochem.Sci., 10, (2015), 682-690
  • A novel and sensitive amperometric hydrazine sensor based on gold nanoparticles decorated graphite nanosheets modified screen printed carbon electrode, Chelladurai Karuppiah, Selvakumar Palanisamy, Shen-Ming Chena, Sayee Kannan Ramaraj, Electrochimica Acta, 139, (2014) ,157?164
  • A highly sensitive and selective electrochemical determination of Hg (II) based on an electrochemically activated graphite modified screen-printed carbon electrode, Selvakumar Palanisamy, Rajesh Madhu, Shen-Ming Chen and Sayee Kannan Ramaraj, Anal. Methods, 6, (2014), 8368-8373
  • Kinetics and Mechanism of Phase Transfer Catalyst Aided Free Radical Polymerization of Acrylonitrile Initiated by Peroxydiphosphate Tetraethylammonium Chloride Under bi-phase Condition G.Thangaraj, A.Ramu, R.Sayee Kannan, J. Chem. Bio. Phy. Sci. Sec.A,4; (2014) 3011-3024.
  • Polymer-Grafted a Nano-TiO2 as an Adsorbent for the Removal of Lead (II) and Mercury (II) Ions from Aqueous Solutions: Kinetic and Equilibrium Studies, Ilayaraja M, Sameem MS, Gowri Sankari S and Sayee Kannan R, J.Envin.Analy.Chemistry., 10, (2014), 4172
  • Highly selective determination of cystein using a composite prepared from multiwalled carbon nanotubes and gold nanoparticles stabilized with calcium crosslinked pectin, R. Rajkumar Devasenathipathy , Chelladurai Karuppiah , Shen-Ming Chen , Veerappan Mani , Vairadevar Sivasamy Vasantha, Sayeekannan Ramaraj, Microchim Acta (Springer), (2014)1380-9
  • Studies on the removal of Cd(II), Hg(II) and Bi(II) metal ions using nanoFe2O3 composite micro reticular resins, R. Sayee Kannan et al., Int.J.of Current Research., 7, 22455-22462, (2015)
  • Adsorption studies on the removal of hazardous acids like acetic acid and Trichloroacetic acid by Saraca asoca (Rexb) de wilde as a low-cost adsorbent, Beaulah Angelin, K and Sayee Kannan, R., Int.J.of Engg.Res. & Tech., 1, (2014), 1606,
  • Spectroscopic analysis of crystal violet dye removal by Sida rhombifolia; Kinetic, equilibrium and Thermodynamic studies, N.P.Krishnan, M. Ilayaraja, R.Karthik, R. Sayee Kannan , World J.Pharm. and pharma.Chem., 10, 713-732 (2014).
  • Green, Effective Biological route for the synthesis of Silver nanoparticles using Cyperus routndus grass extracts, S. Siva, M.S. Sameem and R. Sayee Kannan, Int.J.of Current research,6, (2014) , 4532-4538
  • Removal of some selective metal ions from aqueous solution on phenolic composite resins, Siva Sundarajan, Beaulah Angelin, Sudharsan Sankaranarayanan, Sayeekannan Ramaraj, J.of Energy & Chemical Engg,2(2014), 81-93
  • Modeling studies on adsorption of Pb(II) and Hg(II) by using Acalypha indica, N.P.Krishnan, M. Ilayaraja, R. Sayee kannan, Int.J.Applied Chem.,1, (2013), 12-28
  • Synthesis, Characterization and application of Zero-valent silver nano adsorbents, Siva Sundarajan, Sulaiman Muhammad Sameem, Sudharsan Sankaranarayanan, Sayeekannan Ramaraj., Int.J. of Inn.Res.Sci & Engg,2, (2013) 8023-8037
  • Inhibition effect of glycine towards the corrosion of mild steel, Y. Brightson Arul Jacoba, J. Jeyasundari, R. SayeeKannan, A. Jawahara,J. Indian Chem. Soc.,90(2013)1-6.
  • Effect of citrate ions on the electrochemical behaviour of mild steel in TIPA ? Zn2+ system, Y. Brightson Arul Jacob,R. SayeeKannan, J. Jeyasundari, Eur. Chem. Bull. 2(5) 293-297(2013).
  • Electrochemical and surface analysis studies on corrosion inhibition of carbon steel, J. Jeyasundari, S. Rajendran, R. SayeeKannan, Y. Brightson Arul Jacob,Eur. Chem. Bull., 2(9) 585-591(2013).
  • Synergistic Effect of Triisopropanolamine in Aqueous Solution by St?Zn2+ System, Y.Brightson Arul Jacob1, R.Sayee Kannan, J.Jeyasundari, Research Journal of Chemical Sciences, 3(4) 1-4(2013).
  • Inhibitive Properties of MB ?Zn2+ System and Its Synergism With SPT, Y.Brightson Arul Jacob, J.Jeyasundari , R.Sayee Kannan, International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology, 1(9)1-10(2012).
  • Corrosion Behaviour of Mild Steel In The Presence Of TIPA and Zn2+, Y.Brightson Arul Jacob, R.Sayee Kannan, J.Jeyasundari, IOSR Journal of Applied Chemistry 1(5), 01-06(2012).
  • Studies on removal of metal ions using resins blended with mimosa pudica sulphonated carbon, M.ilayaraja, K.kavitha, R. Sayee Kannan, Int.J. of Scientific Research,1(2012), 10-13
  • Phenol and Formaldehyde cationic resin blended with sulphonated Aegle marmelos charcoal,R. Sayee Kannan, S. Siva, K. Kavitha and N.Kannan., Material Science Forum, 699(2012), 281-291

  • Conference/Workshop Attended

  • National level workshop on ?Trend and Needs of Green Manufacturing? on 7th June 2004 at Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur.
  • National level workshop on "Environmental degradation and pollution awareness" on 28th June 2004 at Jayaram college of Engg.& Technology, Dharamapuri.
  • UGC sponsored Regional symposium on ?Current Research Trends in Chemistry? on 10th September 2004 at Kongunadu Arts and Science college, Coimbatore.
  • UGC sponsored National Seminar on ?Biodegradation and Bioremediation? on 17-18th September 2004 at Sourashtra college, Madurai, Tamil nadu.
  • UGC sponsored National Conference on ?Medicinal Plant Chemistry? on 23-24th September 2005 at NGM College, Pollachi.
  • National Seminar on Advances in Research and Innovations in chemistry on 28th September 2007 at PSGR Krishnammal College for women, Coimbatore.
  • UGC, CSIR, DRDO Sponsored national Seminar on Emerging trends in Chemistry on 24-25th July 2008 at CPA College, Bodi.
  • DST Sponsored Seminar on ?Recent Advances in Nano Science & Technology" on 15th Feb 2009 at Vellammal college of Engineering & Technology, Madurai.
  • DST Sponsored Seminar on ?Recent trends in Green Chemistry? on 20th Feb 2009 at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai.
  • CSIR, DRDO & TNSCST Sponsored National Seminar on Modern trends in Chemistry on 24-25th September 2009 at Thiagarajar College, Madurai.
  • National seminar on ?Frontiers in chemistry? on 14th Dec-2009 at The Madura College, Madurai.
  • UGC Sponsored Seminar on ?Applications of chemistry to current Technologies -2010? on 11th Jan-2010 at S.Vellaichamy Nadar College Madurai.
  • UGC, CSIR, DRDO Sponsored national Seminar on Emerging trends in Chemistry on 23-24th September 2010 at CPA college, Bodi.
  • Two days skill based workshop on ?Bio statistics and Introduction to Statistical computing? on 13-14th Oct-2010 at ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu & Thiagarajar college, Madurai.
  • ?Workshop on Analytical Instruments? organized by Karpagam University Instrument Facility (KUIF), Karpagam University, Coimbatore. from 26th to 30th September- 2011
  • 4th International Ground water conference on ?The impact of climate change on Ground water resources with special reference to Hand Rock Terrain? organized by Post Graduate Research centre, Department of Zoology, Yadava college, Madurai, Tamil nadu held on September, 27-30th -2011, India,.
  • 3rd International conference on ?Science Engineering and Technology(SET)? organized by School of Mechanical and Building Sciences, VIT University, Vellore-632 014, Tamil nadu held on November 17-18th- 2011.
  • International conference on Environment Gens, Health and Diseases -2012 organized by Human Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Department of Zoology, School of Life Sciences, Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore held on December 9th- 11th-2011.
  • UGC Sponsored National Conference on Emerging Trends in Chemistry (NCEC-2012) organized by The PG and Research Department of chemistry (DST-FIST Sponsored), Bishop Heber college, Trichy held on 11th Jan 2012.
  • UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Recent Advances in Chemical Sciences (RACS-2012) organized by the Department of Chemistry, H.H. The Rajah?s college, Pudukkottai-622001 held on 3rd March 2012.
  • UGC Sponsored Panel Discussion on Online examination held on 6 September- 2012 by Office of the controller of Examinations, Thiagarajar college, Madurai.
  • UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Recent Trends in Chemistry organized by the Department of Chemistry, CPA college, Bodi, held on 18th & 19th September 2014.
  • UGC Sponsored National Conference on Recent Trends in Chemistry organized by the Department of Chemistry, SBK college, Aruppukkottai, held on 13th and 14th February 2015.
  • UGC Sponsored National Conference on Frontier Areas in Chemistry, organized by the Department of Chemistry, Thiagarajar College, Madurai, held on 26th & 27th February 2015.
  • UGC Sponsored Refresher Course on ?Stress Management and Emotional Wellbeing?, organized by the Women Studies Centre, Thiagarajar College, Madurai on 14th March 2015.
  • International Conference on ?Nanomaterials for Energy, Environment, Catalysis and Sensors?, organized by Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai on 11-12th December 2015.
  • International Conference on ?Recent Advances in Materials and Chemical Sciences?, organized by Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dindigul on 14-15 December 2015.
  • National Conference on "Biomaterials in Medicinal Chemistry (BMC-2015)", organized by Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai on 22-23 rd December 2015
  • National Conference on "Emerging Trends in Chemistry", organized by Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai on 18-20 th February 2016
  • International Conference on "Frontier Areas in Chemical Technologies-2016(FACTs 2016)", organized by Alagappa university, Karaikudi on 21-23 rd March 2016.

  • Books Published

  • Engineering chemistry for KLNCE ? Lab Manual, Amman Publications, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India, 2005.
  • Monograph (Chemical kinetics, Thermodynamics, Environmental Science) for KLNCE, Grace Publication, Madurai-3, Tamilnadu, India.

  • Lectures

  • Delivered an special lecture on ?Universal Solvent? in a Chemistry Association meeting, Arul Anandar College (Autonomous), Karumathur, Madurai on 20.08.2014
  • Delivered an guest lecture on ?Nanomaterials and its Significance? in a Valedictory functions of Session of the chemistry" in Department of chemistry, Sourashtra College, Madurai, on 22.01.2015
  • Delivered an guest lecture on ?Significance of chemistry on Engineering Disipline? in a Valedictory functions of Science and Humanities Association" organized by K.L.N.College of Engineering , Sivagangai, on 25.02.2015
  • Delivered an invited lecture on ?Nanocrystaline Materials & their Impacts? in a State level workshop organized by Department of Physics, Sarah Tucker College, Tirunelveli on 27.03.2015

    • Working History

    • Senior Lecturer


      Sethu Institute of Technology, Kariapatty, Sivagangai District.

    • Senior Lecturer


      K.L.N. College of Engineering & Technology, Pottapalayam Sivagangai District.


  • Visiting Professor to the laboratory of Dr. Chun Chen Yang, Professor & Director, Battery Research Center of Green Energy (BRGCE), Ming Chi University of Technology, New Taipei City, Taiwan, as part of Research Exchange Programme, From 8th June-2019 to 17th June 2019.
  • Visiting Professor to the laboratory of Dr. Te-Wei- Chiu, Distinguished Professor, Materials and Minerals Research Engineering Lab, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan for collaborative research work as part of Taiwan-India Cultural Exchange Programme from 01-06-2016 to 31-03-2017.

  • Awards / Recognitions

  • 1996: University first rank holder at Master of Philosophy
  • 1997: Qualified Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Lecturership (NET)

  • Event Organised

    4- UGC Sponsored state level students seminars at 24th October-2018, 31st January-2019, 22nd October-2019 and 21 st February 2020. UGC Sponsored Various Guest lectures and special talks from 2018-2020


  • Receiving award from the Management of Thiagarajar College Sequentially for eight years (2013-2020) and counting for best research paper publications in reputed journals.

  • Ph.D Guidelines

    Scholar name Research area Status Year
    Y. Brightson Arul Jacob Corrosion Mitigation Completed 2013
    M. Ilayaraja Environmental Chemistry Completed 2014
    N.P. Krishnan Environmental Chemistry Completed 2015
    S. Siva Polymeric Nanomaterials Completed 2015
    M. Kavitha Environmental Chemistry Completed 2016
    M.S. Sameem Environmental Chemistry Completed 2016
    K. Beaulah Angelin Nano materials for Environmental Applications Completed 2017
    S. Jospehine Sarah Environmental Chemistry Completed 2018
    R. Hema Kalyani Nano materials for Environmental Applications Submitted 2020
    A. Baishnisha Nano materials for Sensor Applications Completed 2018
    S. Sona Devi (Co-Guide) Nano materials for Sensor applications Completed 2018
    S. Siva Bharathi Photocatalytic Degradation of Organic Contaminants Completed 2021
    G. Subramanian Corrosion Mitigation Completed 2020
    S. Perumal (Co-guide) Corrosion Mitigation Completed 2018
    B. Gowri Shannkari Corrosion Mitigation Completed 2019
    V. Kasiviswanathan Environmental Chemistry Completed 2021
    M. Velammal Physical Organic Chemistry Completed 2021
    R. Jeevalatha (Co-guide) Corrosion Mitigation Completed 2021
    A. Balamurugan Nanomaterials for Sensor & Catalytic Applications pursuing 2019
    K. Venkatesh Nanomaterials for Sensor & Supercapacitor Applications pursuing 2019
    N. Vimalasundari (Co-Guide) Nanomaterials for Sensor Applications pursuing 2017
    K. Dhivakaran (Co-Guide) Environmental Chemistry pursuing 2015
    S. Angayarkanni Environmental Chemistry Submitted 2021
    B. Kavitha Nanomaterials for Sensor & Catalytic Applications pursuing 2021

    Sponserd Research

    Title Agency Responsibility Status


    Society Detail Period
    Indian Nanobiologists Association One of the Executive Members in the board of Indian Nanobiologists Association Till date