Prof. Shaijumon obtained his M.Sc in Physics from St. Thomas college (University of Calicut, India) and Ph.D in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He spent more than 3 years in the United States as a postdoctoral research fellow at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York and Rice University, Houston, Texas. Later he spent nearly a year and half as a senior postdoctoral researcher at Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France. He joined IISER Thiruvananthapuram as an Assistant Professor in School of Physics in 2010. In 2017, he got promoted to Associate Professor and currently he has been appointed as Professor, since 2023.
Prof. Shaijumon’s research interests are in the area of nanomaterials and energy storage and conversion, focusing on the synthesis of novel nanostructures, design and development of efficient energy storage devices, mostly looking at the materials science and physics of these systems. He has three US patents and two Indian patents filed. He has published more than 85 journal papers with more than 9403 citations and with an h-index of 46. He is an editorial member for the International journal, Graphene. He received the DAE Young Scientist Research Award in 2012. He is one of the co-inventors of ‘paper battery’, a flexible nanocomposite based energy device, which has been patented.