Dr. A. Sakthivel is currently working as Associate Professor and Head in the Department of Chemistry, Central University of Kerala. He received his Ph.D from IIT Bombay in 2002. He has postdoctoral research experiences from Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Taiwan, Technical University of Munich, Germany and Gifu University, Japan. Before joining as Assistant Professor (2010-2016), at University of Delhi, he spent 2½ years in Reliance Industries R&D. Dr. Sakthivel has published 83 research articles, 3 book chapters, has 4 patents and he has supervised 3 Ph.D. students. He is recipient of Dr. Sistala Kameshwari Young Scientist Award.