Sudheendran Kooriyattil

Post-doc Fellowship

Short CV



Academic degrees


PhD in physics  from University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India, 2009

Mphil physics from Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India 2001

Msc physics from Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India 2000

BSc Physics   from University of Calicut, Kerala, India 1998.                


Present position

Post –Doctrol associate at Center for research in ceramics and composite materials, Department of Ceramics and glass Engineering University of Aveiro, Portugal.



Details of Awards, Merit Certificates and Scholarships received


AMEC-6 young scientist award : Presented by the Electronic division of the ceramic society of Japan in 2008

CSIR-SRF: From the council of scientific and industrial research, India 2008-2010

Project associate: at university of Hyderabad through DRDO project

FCT-individual post doctoral grant : Foundation for Science and   Technology, Ministry of science and technology Portugal 2010 on wards

State level eligibility test (SLET) in physics  : Conducted by Govt of  kerala in 2002.

Asian student Scholarship: Selected for the Asian student scholar ship of the 5th Asian meeting on electro ceramics organizing committee

Scientific Interests

Broad areas of scientific interest

  Condensed mater physics, Functional materials and thin films.


    Specific Research Interests:

Preparation and characterization of functional electroceramics (bulk, thin and thick films) for dielectric, piezoelectric, ferroelectric and multiferroic applications Development of high quality functional materials for compatible integration at low costs and low temperatures Nanostructures and nanotechnology aspects of functional  electroceramics Electrical and structural characterization of electroceramics using (impedance spectroscopy, piezo- ferroelectric analysis, scanning probe microscopy, electron microscopy) Microwave measurement techniques. Optical and electrical properties of bulk ceramics and thin films. Microwave processing of ceramics. Microwave device designs, fabrication and testing. Electro phorectic deposition for thick film electro ceramics Pulsed laser deposition RF and DC sputtering for oxide ceramics  

Present Research Group

Presently working in the Electro ceramics group of  CICECO with  Prof Paula M Vilarinho

Main present collaborators

Dr. K.C.James Raju, Associate professor, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad India

Dr.V .Madhurima      Associate Professor,  Mizoram University, India

Dr. M.Ghanashyam Krishna, Associate Professor, University of Hyderabad, India

Dr. D Pamu, Assistant professor, IIT Gohati, India

Dr. Manoj Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor, University of Alahabad, India

Dr.Satheesh Natarajan, Institute of Electronic Material Technology, Poland

Selected Publications


1.      K.Sudheendran, M.Ghanashyam Krishna and K.C.James Raju. Effect of process parameters and post-deposition annealing on the microwave dielectric and optical properties of pulsed laser deposited Bi1.5Zn1.0Nb1.5O7 thin films Applied physics A Vol 95, 485 (2009)

2.      K.Sudheendran, K.C James Raju  Manoj K. Singh, Ram S. Katiyar. Microwave dielectric and Raman scattering studies on bismuth zinc niobate thin films J. Appl. Phys. 104, 104104 (2008)

3.      K Sudheendran  and K.C.James Raju Temperature dependent dielectric, impedance     and tunability studies on Bismuth Zinc Niobate (Bi1. 5ZnNb1. 5O7)  ceramics”   Ceramic international VOL 34 (2008) 897-900.

4.      K.Sudheendran, K.C.James Raju and Mohan.V.Jacob Microwave dielectric properties of Ti substituted  Bi2 (Zn2/3Nb4/3)O7 pyrochlores at cryogenic temperatures, Journal of American ceramic society,92(6) 1268-1271(2009)

5.      K.Sudheendran, D.Pamu, M.GhanashyamKrishna and K.C.James Raju, Determination of dielectric constant and loss of high –K thin films in microwave frequencies,Measurement ,43,556-562 (2010)

6.      G.V.Ramesh,K.sudheendran,K.C.James Raju,B.sreedhar and T.P Radha Krishnan “Microwave absober based on Silver Nanoparticle Embedded polymer thin film Journal of Nano science and Nanotechnology Volume 9, Number 1,( 2009) , pp. 261-266

7.      K Venkata Saravanan, K Sudheendran, M Ghanashyam Krishna and K C James Raju Effect of the amorphous-to-crystalline transition in Ba0.5Sr0.5TiO3 thin films on optical and microwave dielectric properties  J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 42 (2009) 045401.

8.      K.Sudheendran and K.C.James Raju Realization of Tunable varactors using Bismuth Zinc Niobate thin films, Key Engineering materials 421-422,153-156(2010)

9.      D.Pamu. K.sudheendran, M.Ghanashyam Krishna and K.C.James Raju Crystallographic texture, morphology, optical and microwave dielectric properties of DC magnetron sputtered nanostructured zirconia thin films, Journal of vacuum science and technology A 26, 185 (2008).

10.  V.Madhurima. K.Sudheendran & K.C.James Raju, Ab initio and dielectric studies of succinic acid and maleic acid in 1,4-dioxane. Molecular Simulation Vol.32 No.5 (2006) 331-337.


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