Dedicated and accomplished Materials Engineer with a comprehensive skill set spanning materials engineering, safety management, and academic expertise. Over a decade of experience in the field, starting as a Masters student at the prestigious Indian Institute of Science, where I contributed to the development of polymer films for organic photovoltaics as a buffer layer.
My journey continued at James Cook University, where I assumed the role of Research Assistant. During my PhD thesis, I oversaw critical marine and medical fouling analysis of polymer coatings, ensuring precise results by employing cutting-edge digital microscopy and confocal microscopy techniques.
My academic journey continues as Assistant Professor at the Department of Metallurgy & Materials Engineering, where I continue to specialize in polymer coating fabrication and their characterization for medical and marine use.
My commitment to materials engineering, and academic excellence is underpinned by my effective problem-solving skills and a track record of introducing innovative ideas into my work environment. With an unwavering passion for materials engineering and a dedication to advancing the field, I am well-prepared to contribute to the next generation of breakthroughs in this dynamic discipline.
Bachelors of Technology - Metallurgical Engineering, BIT, Sindri (2011)
Masters of Engineering - Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, (2013)
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD, Materials Science, James Cook University, Townsville (2019)
- Polymer Surface coating
- Natural Bioactive materials
- Plasma processing
- Development of Antifouling coatings from sustainable natural resources
- Environmental degradation of Polymeric materials
- Structure property-relationship
Avishek Kumar, AL-Jumaili Ahmed, Olha Bazaka, Elena P Ivanova, Igor Levchenko, Kateryna Bazaka, Mohan V Jacob, Functional nanomaterials, synergisms, and biomimicry for environmentally benign marine antifouling technology, 8 (12), 3201-323, Materials Horizons, 2021
Avishek Kumar, Ahmed Al-Jumaili, Kateryna Bazaka, Peter Mulvey, Jeffrey Warner, Mohan V Jacob, In-situ surface modification of terpinen-4-ol plasma polymers for increased antibacterial activity, 13 (3), 586, Materials, 2020
Avishek Kumar, Ahmed Al-Jumaili, Karthika Prasad, Kateryna Bazaka, Peter Mulvey, Jeffrey Warner, Mohan V Jacob,, Pulse plasma deposition of Terpinen-4-ol: an insight into polymerization mechanism and enhanced antibacterial response of developed thin films, 40 (1), 339-355, Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, 2020
Ahmed Al-Jumaili, Avishek Kumar, Kateryna Bazaka, Mohan V Jacob, Electrically insulating plasma polymer/ZnO composite films, 12 (19), 3099, Materials, 2019
Ahmed Al-Jumaili, Peter Mulvey, Avishek Kumar, Karthika Prasad, Kateryna Bazaka, Jeffrey Warner, Mohan V Jacob, Eco-friendly nanocomposites derived from geranium oil and zinc oxide in one step approach, 9 (1), 1-16, Scientific reports, 2019
Ahmed Al-Jumaili, Avishek Kumar, Kateryna Bazaka, Mohan V Jacob, Plant secondary metabolite-derived polymers: a potential approach to develop antimicrobial films, 10 (5), 515, Polymers, 2018
A Kumar, DS Grant, K Bazaka, MV Jacob, Tailoring terpenoid plasma polymer properties by controlling the substrate temperature during PECVD, 135 (5), 45771, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2018
Avishek Kumar, Scott Mills, Kateryna Bazaka, Nigel Bajema, Ian Atkinson, Mohan V Jacob, Biodegradable optically transparent terpinen-4-ol thin films for marine antifouling applications, 349, 426-433, Surface and Coatings Technology, 2018