Dr. Gisha Luckachan joined Khalifa University as a Lecturer 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 state 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 coatings, NMR study of macromolecules, zeolites and other inorganic materials. Currently, she is in charge of NMR lab in the Chemistry Department and working on 500MHz NMR spectrometer equipped with BBO probe for liquid samples and MAS probe for solid samples.