Govind joined MCC as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry in February 2014. Govind completed his post graduation in Chemistry from the Department of Studies, University of Mysore. Later he obtained PhD from AcSIR for the research work carried out at the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune under the guidance of Dr. P. A. Joy. His principal research interest is in the area of materials chemistry, with an objective to develop functional nanomaterials for applications in diverse areas such as the electronic devices, sustainable energy, biomedicine, catalysis and environmental problems. Govind teaches Physical Chemistry, nanomaterials and nanomaterials characterization techniques at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has an active research group working in the area of nanomaterials.
Kavil, P. M. Anjana, C. P. Roshni, P. Periyat, K. Govind Raj and R. B. Rakhi, Multifunctional nanohybrid material from discarded razor blades as cost-effective supercapacitor electrodes and oil-spill cleaners, Appl. Surf. Sci., 487, 109-115 (2019), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2019.05.055
Damodaran Divya and Kovummal Govind Raj, From Scrap to Functional Materials: Exploring Green and Sustainable Chemistry Approach in the Undergraduate Laboratory, J. Chem. Educ., 963, 535-539 (2019) https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00484
Govind Raj and P. A. Joy, Role of localized graphitization on the electrical and magnetic properties of activated carbon, J Am Ceram Soc. 100, 5151-5161 (2017), https://doi.org/10.1111/jace.15035.
Govind Raj and P. A. Joy, Coconut shell based activated carbon–iron oxide magnetic nanocomposite for fast and efficient removal of oil spills, J. Environ. Chem. Eng., 3, 2068–2075 (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2015.04.028.
K. Govind Raj and P. A. Joy, Ferromagnetism at room temperature in activated graphene oxide, Chem. Phys. Lett., 605–606, 89–92 (2014), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cplett.2014.05.027.