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.
  • 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
  • Reviewer- Open Fellowship- EPSRC
  • 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 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
  • Webinar- SAVIEZZA, The Annual Stephanian Erudite Series, Dept. Physics, St. Stephen’s College, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India 2021
  • CISMA- Future of Intelligent Sensing and Measurement Wearable Sensing Technologies for Healthcare Monitoring , Glasgow, UK 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
  • 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 Advances in Materials and Nanostructures (IWAM-2020), NSS Hindhu College, Changassery, Kottayam)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • he Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action 2014 conference on “The Empowerment of the Next Generation of Researchers “Promoting talents, spreading excellence”, Trento, Italy
  • Trade Fair: Prototype of fabricated pH sensors exhibited in: Electronica 2014 – 26th International Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems and Applications, Munich, Germany

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • PhD Examination - External Examiner - NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal

 

Reviewing

  • IoP e Books- Book proposal Reviewer
  • Journal Reviewer- Advanced Materials
  • Journal Reviewer - Journal of Materials Research
  • Journal Reviewer- Silicon , Springer Nature
  • Journal Reviewer - Sensors and Actuator a Physical
  • Journal Reviewer- ACS Applied Material Interfaces
  • Journal Reviewer- Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
  • Journal Reviewer- Journal of electrochemical society
  • Journal Reviewer- IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • Journal Reviewer- Chemical Engineering
  • Journal Reviewer- Sensors and Actuator B. Chemical
  • Journal Reviewer- Biosensors
  • 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

Gain-Enhanced/End-Fire Phased Array Antenna for Future Cellular Networks

Conference Proceeding
Basherlou, H. J., Ojaroudi Parchin, N., Manjakkal, L., See, C. H., Amar, A., & Salama, A. (in press)
Gain-Enhanced/End-Fire Phased Array Antenna for Future Cellular Networks.

MIMO Smartphone Antenna with CPW-Fed Stepped Resonators for sub 6 GHz Cellular Networks

Conference Proceeding
Basherlou, H. J., Ojaroudi Parchin, N., manjakkal, L., See, C. H., Amar, A. S. I., & Eldamak, A. R. (in press)
MIMO Smartphone Antenna with CPW-Fed Stepped Resonators for sub 6 GHz Cellular Networks.

Opto-electrochemical variation with gel polymer electrolytes in transparent electrochemical capacitors for ionotronics

Journal Article
Kumar, C., Sebastian, A. K., Markapudi, P. R., Beg, M., Sundaram, S., Hussain, A., & Manjakkal, L. (2024)
Opto-electrochemical variation with gel polymer electrolytes in transparent electrochemical capacitors for ionotronics. Applied Physics Letters, 124(11), Article 111603. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0190801
Advanced flexible ionotronic devices have found excellent applications in the next generation of electronic skin (e-skin) development for smart wearables, robotics, and prosth...

Screen Printed RuO2 Films for Energy Storage and Electrochemical Sensors

Presentation / Conference
Paul, F., Sam, V., Uppuluri, K., Beg, M., & Manjakkal, L. (2024, February)
Screen Printed RuO2 Films for Energy Storage and Electrochemical Sensors. Poster presented at The 10th annual Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE 2024), Cambridge

Electrochemical Capacitors based on Organic Semiconductors and Metal Oxides

Presentation / Conference
Kanathedath, J., Nair, R., Peringath, A. R., Sasikumar, A., Paul, F., Beg, M., & Manjakkal, L. (2024, February)
Electrochemical Capacitors based on Organic Semiconductors and Metal Oxides. Poster presented at The 10th annual Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE 2024), Cambridge

Eco-friendly Water Hyacinth Cellulose Nanofiber Separator for Flexible Paper Energy Storage Devices

Presentation / Conference
Beg, M., Sam, V., Paul, F., O’Rourke, D., Sun, D. D., Goh, K., …Yu, H. (2024, February)
Eco-friendly Water Hyacinth Cellulose Nanofiber Separator for Flexible Paper Energy Storage Devices. Poster presented at The 10th annual Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE 2024), Cambridge

Multiple-Element Smartphone Antenna Design with Broadband Resonators for 5G Cellular Communications in Sub 6 GHz Spectra

Conference Proceeding
Jahanbakhsh Barshelou, H., Ojaroudi Parchin, N., Manjakkal, L., See, C. H., & Abd-Alhameed, R. (in press)
Multiple-Element Smartphone Antenna Design with Broadband Resonators for 5G Cellular Communications in Sub 6 GHz Spectra.

Multifunctional flexible and stretchable electrochromic energy storage devices

Journal Article
Manjakkal, L., Pereira, L., Kumi Barimah, E., Grey, P., Franco, F. F., Lin, Z., …Hogg, R. A. (2024)
Multifunctional flexible and stretchable electrochromic energy storage devices. Progress in Materials Science, 142, Article 101244. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmatsci.2024.101244
Electrochromic energy storage devices (EESDs) including electrochromic supercapacitors (ESC) and electrochromic batteries (ECB) have received significant recent attention in w...

Paper Supercapacitor Developed Using a Manganese Dioxide/Carbon Black Composite and a Water Hyacinth Cellulose Nanofiber-Based Bilayer Separator

Journal Article
Beg, M., Alcock, K. M., Titus Mavelil, A., O’Rourke, D., Sun, D., Goh, K., …Yu, H. (2023)
Paper Supercapacitor Developed Using a Manganese Dioxide/Carbon Black Composite and a Water Hyacinth Cellulose Nanofiber-Based Bilayer Separator. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 15(44), 51100-51109. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.3c11005
Flexible and green energy storage devices have a wide range of applications in prospective electronics and connected devices. In this study, a new eco-friendly bilayer separat...

A high-performance pH-sensitive electrode integrated with a multi-sensing probe for online water quality monitoring

Journal Article
Uppuluri, K., Szwagierczak, D., Fernandes, L., Zaraska, K., Lange, I., Synkiewicz-Musialska, B., & Manjakkal, L. (2023)
A high-performance pH-sensitive electrode integrated with a multi-sensing probe for online water quality monitoring. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 44, 15512-15520. https://doi.org/10.1039/d3tc02646a
Water quality monitoring is an essential tool in effective environmental and public health protection. This study presents a new screen-printed Co2O3–RuO2-based electrode for ...

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