Vinayak M. V., PhD

Assistant Professo| MSc, JRF (NET), PhD


A native of Ernakulam, Obtained PhD under the guidance of Dr K. R. Gopidas from the Photosciences and Photonics section. Worked in the area of developing Organic dyes for Dye-sensitized solar cells. Also worked at Key Laboratory of Molecular Optoelectronic Sciences, School of Science, Tianjin University, China from September 2017 to September 2018 as Research Assistant under Prof. Wenping Hu.



  • PhD – Faculty of Science
  • MSc Chemistry
  • BSc Chemistry


  • As of this date (29/6/2020), 4 years 3 months teaching experience, served at Govt. College Kasaragod.


  • Photoinduced Charge Separation in Two Bis(phenylethynyl)anthracene-Based Triads: Inverted Region Effect vs Distance Effect on Back Electron Transfer; Chettiyam Veettil Suneesh, Manikkedath Viswanathan Vinayak, and Karical R. Gopidas, J. Phys. Chem. C. 2010, 114, 18735–18744.
  • Effect of recombination and binding properties on the performance of dye sensitized solar cells based on propeller shaped triphenylamine dyes with multiple binding groups; Manikkedath V. Vinayak, Thyagarajan M. Lakshmykanth, Muhammed Yoosuf, Suraj Soman, Karical R. Gopidas, Solar Energy, 2016, 124, 227– 241.
  • A detailed evaluation of charge recombination dynamics in dye solar cells based on starburst triphenylamine dyes; Manikkedath V. Vinayak, Muhammed Yoosuf, Sourava C. Pradhan, Thyagarajan M. Lakshmykanth, Suraj Soman and Karical R. Gopidas. Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018, 2, 303.
  • Probing Recombination Mechanism and Realization of Marcus Normal Region Behavior in DSSCs Employing Cobalt Electrolytes and Triphenylamine Dyes; Suraj Soman, Sourava C. Pradhan, Muhammed Yoosuf, Manikkedath V. Vinayak, Sivasankaran Lingamoorthy and Karical R. Gopidas, J. Phys. Chem. C. 2018, 122, 14113−14127.


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