Mathew George joined the department in July 2015.
Prior to that he was with the department of Physics of CMS College, Kottayam. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics (from University of Paderborn, Germany), M.Phil. in Physics (from University of Kerala) and M.Sc. in Physics (from IIT Madras). His doctoral research was on the development of thulium doped titanium waveguide laser and amplifier in lithium niobate. His M.Phil. research focused on the nonlinear optical properties of organic chromophores. At the PG level, he has handled the courses,Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics, Optoelectronics, Laser Physics and Photonics II. At the UG level he taught Physical Optics & Photonics, Optoelectronics and all core Physics courses in the first and second year of B.Sc. Physics program (MGU).
He is interested in working on the research themes (i) optical devices & (ii) applied physics. In the area of applied physics, which is intended to be done as UG and PG projects, some work has already been done. Jini, Jayalekshmi & Ajin (BSc batch 2012-15, CMS College) have demonstrated that compact fluorescent lamp can be a practical alternative to sodium vapor and mercury vapor lamps used in UG/PG labs. These lamps which can be powered by rechargeable cells can save a lot of man hours lost due to power outages. Several other projects are planned in this direction. Mathew George has mentored several students in their UG (6) and PG (8) projects.
Life Member, Indian Academy of Sciences,