Gisha Elizabeth Luckachan
Gisha Elizabeth Luckachan Lecturer
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Bio

Lecturer, Department of Chemistry

Dr. Gisha Elizabeth Luckachan has joined the Khalifa University as a Lecturer of Chemistry in the College of Arts & Science, in Spring 2020. She earned her PhD degree in Polymer Chemistry from Cochin University of Science & Technology, India, in 2008. She had received a prestigious Ph.D. grant from Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR-UGC), New Delhi, India, over five years. In 2008 she joined to Viswajyothi College of Science & Technology, India, as a Senior Lecturer in the Chemistry Department. From 2009 to 2019 she was a postdoctoral research associate in the Chemical Engineering Department of The Petroleum Institute, currently known as Khalifa University. She is a well-trained spectroscopic specialist with hands on experience on solid and liquid NMR, Raman, UV-Visible NIR and FTIR spectroscopic techniques. She is familiar with advanced analytical techniques, as well as electrochemical techniques used in laboratories. She has supervised senior design projects of undergraduate students and research projects of graduate & internship students. Her research interests are on polymer nanocomposites, anti-corrosion coating research, NMR study of zeolites and other inorganic materials. She is the author of 18 peer reviewed journal papers, 11 conference papers, 5 book chapters and 1 patent.

 

Education
  • 2008 PhD Polymer Chemistry, Cochin University of Science & Technology, India.
  • 1999 MSc Pure Chemistry, Mahatma Gandhi University, India.
  • 1997 BSc General Chemistry, Mahatma Gandhi University, India.

 

Teaching Areas
  • General Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Analytical and Electrochemical methods
  • Advanced NMR Spectroscopic Techniques

 

Research Interests
  • Nanostructured polymeric coatings for corrosion protection
  • Polymer nanocomposites for diverse applications
  • Microstructural analysis of polymer composites and inorganic materials using NMR spectroscopy and other analytical techniques.