Associate Professor

International School of Photonics

Cochin University of Science and Technology
Kochi - 682022, Kerala, India


Dr. Saji obtained his masters and a Ph.D. degree in Physics from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). He was a visiting researcher at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He has completed post-doctoral research from the New University of Lisbon, Portugal, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science (EMPA), Switzerland and the University of Utah, Salt Lake City USA. He started his career as Assistant Professor in Physics at Govt. Victoria College, Palakkad. He is a recipient of the Raman Post-doctoral Fellowship from UGC. He joined the post of Assistant professor at the International School of Photonics in 2016. He became an Associate professor in March 2022. His research interests include two-dimensional materials for optoelectronic and nano-electronic applications, thin-film transistors, Triboelectric Nanogenerators, memristors, Neuromorphic circuits etc.

Electrical conduction mechanism in nano structures, Memristors, Thin film transistors, Triboelectric Nanogenerators, Two dimensional materials for optoelectronic and nano-photonics applications

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  • Optoelectronic synaptic plasticity mimicked in a ZnO-based artificial synapse for neuromorphic image sensing application, Materials Today Communications, 2022

  • Low temperature operated ZTO thin film transistor based gas sensor for selective detection of H2S, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, Elsevier Vol. 150, 2022

  • Enhanced triboelectric performance of graphene oxide-conducting polymer hybrid modified polydimethylsiloxane composites, Materials Advances, Royal Society of Chemistry 2022

  • Triboelectric nanogenerators for marine energy harvesting and sensing applications, Results in Engineering, Elsevier 2022

  • Effects of metal nanoparticles on the performance of PDMS based triboelectric nanogenerators, Physica B: Condensed Matter, Elsevier 2022

  • Effect of substrate and substrate temperature on the deposition of MoS2 by radio frequency magnetron sputtering, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A, American Vacuum Society Vol. 40, 2022

  • Top electrode dependent resistive switching in M/ZnO/ITO memristors, M= Al, ITO, Cu, and Au, Microelectronics Journal, Elsevier Vol. 121, 2022

  • Self-powered ultra-sensitive millijoule impact sensor using room temperature cured PDMS based triboelectric nanogenerator, Microelectronic Engineering, Elsevier Vol. 251, 2021

  • Plasticity and learning behavior emulated in a ZnO based transparent artificial synapse, Thin Solid Films, Elsevier Vol. 737, 2021

  • Effect of annealing on structural and optical properties of SnS2 thin films grown by thermal evaporation and post sulphur annealing technique, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Institute of Physics, UK Vol. 1166, 2021

  • Effect of sputtering parameters on structural, optical and electrical properties of ZnO thin films deposited from metal targets, Proceedings of National Photonics symposium 2019, ISBN: 978-81-93621783, 2021

  • Study of sulfurization of molybdenum foils using a tubular furnace, Proceedings of National Photonics symposium 2019, ISBN: 978-81-936217-8-3, 2021

  • MoS2 quantum dots as upconversion and down conversion centres for solar cells, Proceedings of National Photonics symposium 2019, ISBN: 978-81-936217-8-3, 2021

  • Study of Sulfurization of Molybdenum foil using a Tubular Furnace, National Photonics Symposium, 2019

  • Effect of sputtering parameters on Structural, Optical and Electrical properties of ZnO Thin Films deposited from metal target, National Photonics Symposium, 2019

  • MoS2 quantum dots as Upconversion and Downconversion centres for Solar Cells, National Photonics Symposium, 2019

  • Self Induced Vibrational mode splitting in MoS2 few layers on Ultrasonication Assisted Fabrication, Innovations in Nanoworld: Neoteric Vision and Emerging Nanotechnology, Vol. 1 , 1, 2017

  • Growth of zinc oxide thin films for optoelectronic application by pulsed laser deposition, Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 6286 , 0, 2006

  • Dr. SAJI K J, K J Saji and M K Jayaraj, Oxide Thin Film Transistors, Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2017 , ISBN : 978-1-53612-373-9

  • Dr. SAJI K J, A Mujeeb, K J Saji and Sheenu Thomas, Proceedings of National Photonics Symposium, Directorate of PR & P, CUSAT, 2017 , ISBN : 978-93-80095-92-9

  • Dr. SAJI K J, M. K. Jayaraj, Honey John, K. J. Saji, Pillai Aswathy Mohan and K. S. Anju, AIP Conference Proceedings: THE 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OPTOELECTRONIC AND NANO MATERIALS FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY (icONMAT 2019), American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2019 , ISBN : 978-0-7354-1812-7

  • Outstanding Visiting Scientist award from NMRL, University of Utah, in the year 2015

  • UGC Raman Post-doctoral Fellowship from UGC, in the year 2014

  • "Investigation of doped copper oxide for p-channel thin film transistor application" (SERB-DST- 2013 -2016 , Total outlay Rs.2750000)

  • "Deposition of two-dimensional MoS? and WS? by RF magnetron sputtering and development of two-dimensional MoS? and WS? thin film transistors" (SERB-DST- 2018 -2021 , Total outlay Rs.3618800)

  • "Two Dimensional MoS2 Thin Films and Thin Film Transistors using Dip Coating Technique" (CUSAT- 2018 -2020 , Total outlay Rs.700000)

  • "Ultrafast laser beamlines for Multidisciplinary, Multitasking Research Programmes" (Chancellor's Award 2020- 2020 -2023 , Total outlay Rs.40000000)