Libu Manjakkal

libu manjakkal

Dr Libu Manjakkal

Lecturer

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

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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

  • 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 Reviewer

  • 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

  • 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)

 

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

 

Reviewing

  • Journal Reviewer- Silicon , Springer Nature
  • IoP e Books- Book proposal Reviewer
  • Journal Reviewer- Advanced Materials
  • Journal Reviewer - Journal of Materials Research
  • 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- IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • Journal Reviewer- Chemical Engineering
  • Journal Reviewer- Biosensors
  • Journal Reviewer- Sensors and Actuator B. Chemical
  • 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


62 results

Electrochemical and physicochemical degradability evaluation of printed flexible carbon electrodes in seawater

Journal Article
Franco, F. F., Dervin, S., & Manjakkal, L. (2022)
Electrochemical and physicochemical degradability evaluation of printed flexible carbon electrodes in seawater. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 920, Article 116592. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelechem.2022.116592
The environmental impact of metals and non-degradable plastics in printed electrodes has highlighted the need of employing sustainable materials in environmental monitoring. I...

Cu2O-Based Electrochemical Biosensor for Non-Invasive and Portable Glucose Detection

Journal Article
Franco, F. F., Hogg, R. A., & Manjakkal, L. (2022)
Cu2O-Based Electrochemical Biosensor for Non-Invasive and Portable Glucose Detection. Biosensors, 12(3), Article 174. https://doi.org/10.3390/bios12030174
Electrochemical voltammetric sensors are some of the most promising types of sensors for monitoring various physiological analytes due to their implementation as non-invasive ...

MnOx-Electrodeposited Fabric-Based Stretchable Supercapacitors with Intrinsic Strain Sensing

Journal Article
Pullanchiyodan, A., Manjakkal, L., Ntagios, M., & Dahiya, R. (2021)
MnOx-Electrodeposited Fabric-Based Stretchable Supercapacitors with Intrinsic Strain Sensing. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 13(40), 47581-47592. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c12526
The increasing number of devices needed by wearable systems to bring radical advances in healthcare, robotics, and human–machine interfaces is a threat to their growth if the ...

Energy Autonomous Sweat‐Based Wearable Systems

Journal Article
Manjakkal, L., Yin, L., Nathan, A., Wang, J., & Dahiya, R. (2021)
Energy Autonomous Sweat‐Based Wearable Systems. Advanced materials, 33(35), Article 2100899. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.202100899
The continuous operation of wearable electronics demands reliable sources of energy, currently met through Li-ion batteries and various energy harvesters. These solutions are ...

Healing and monitoring of chronic wounds: advances in wearable technologies

Book Chapter
Hosseini, E. S., Bhattacharjee, M., Manjakkal, L., & Dahiya, R. (2021)
Healing and monitoring of chronic wounds: advances in wearable technologies. In A. Godfrey, & S. Stuart (Eds.), Digital Health: Exploring Use and Integration of Wearables (85-99). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-818914-6.00014-4
Chronic wounds are a significant health challenge that affect tens of millions of people around the world. Given the scale of the challenge, there is a need for advanced wound...

Flexible and Printed Potentiometric pH Sensor for Water Quality Monitoring

Conference Proceeding
Hosseini, E. S., Manjakkal, L., & Dahiya, R. (2021)
Flexible and Printed Potentiometric pH Sensor for Water Quality Monitoring. In 2021 IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems (FLEPS). https://doi.org/10.1109/fleps51544.2021.9469778
This work presents a flexible potentiometric pH sensor consisting of a graphite-CuO sensitive electrode and an Ag/AgCl reference electrode. The pH sensor was fabricated by usi...

Graphene–Graphite Polyurethane Composite Based Wristband Supercapacitor for Wearable Electronics

Conference Proceeding
Manjakkal, L., & Dahiya, R. (2021)
Graphene–Graphite Polyurethane Composite Based Wristband Supercapacitor for Wearable Electronics. In 2021 IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems (FLEPS). https://doi.org/10.1109/fleps51544.2021.9469823
Wearable and flexible electronics research has recently boomed for applications such as health monitoring and smart portable electronic devices. Considering the advances in fl...

Connected Sensors, Innovative Sensor Deployment, and Intelligent Data Analysis for Online Water Quality Monitoring

Journal Article
Manjakkal, L., Mitra, S., Petillot, Y. R., Shutler, J., Scott, E. M., Willander, M., & Dahiya, R. (2021)
Connected Sensors, Innovative Sensor Deployment, and Intelligent Data Analysis for Online Water Quality Monitoring. IEEE Internet of Things, 8(18), 13805-13824. https://doi.org/10.1109/jiot.2021.3081772
The sensor technology for water quality monitoring (WQM) has improved during recent years. The cost-effective sensorised tools that can autonomously measure the essential phys...

Metal Coated Fabric Based Asymmetric Supercapacitor for Wearable Applications

Journal Article
Pullanchiyodan, A., Manjakkal, L., & Dahiya, R. (2021)
Metal Coated Fabric Based Asymmetric Supercapacitor for Wearable Applications. IEEE Sensors Journal, 21(23), 26208-26214. https://doi.org/10.1109/jsen.2021.3058894
This paper presents a fabric based asymmetric supercapacitor (ASC) with metal coated cloths as the electrode and the current collector. Graphite paste printed on silver coated...

Natural Jute Fibre‐Based Supercapacitors and Sensors for Eco‐Friendly Energy Autonomous Systems

Journal Article
Manjakkal, L., Franco, F. F., Pullanchiyodan, A., González‐Jiménez, M., & Dahiya, R. (2021)
Natural Jute Fibre‐Based Supercapacitors and Sensors for Eco‐Friendly Energy Autonomous Systems. Advanced Sustainable Systems, 5(3), Article 2000286. https://doi.org/10.1002/adsu.202000286
Environmentally friendly energy devices and systems are of increasing interest for the circular economy and sustainable information and communications technology. To this end,...

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

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

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