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Yahya A. Ismail, PhD

Reader in Chemistry





 Address: Office # 111, Department of Chemistry, University of Calicut, Kerala-673 635
Residence : Rahmath Manzil, Devathiyal, Thenhipalam P.O, Kerala – 673636
Phone Office: +91 494 2 407413*414 Mobile : (+91) 7558059506
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Qualifications : M. Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D.

Specialization : Physical Chemistry, Material Chemistry, Intelligent Polymers
Post-Doctoral Fellowship: National Center for Bio-Artificial Muscles, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, 2008,2009.
  • Chairperson, University Research Committee, A’Sharqiyah University, Oman, 2014 – 2016.

  • Associate Professor & Head, Dept. Of Basic Sciences, A’Sharqiyah University, Oman, 2013 –2016.

  • Focal Point, The Research Council (TRC), Oman at A’Sharqiyah University 2014-2016.

  • Member, University Council, A’Sharqiyah University

  • Member, Quality Audit Steering Committee, A’Sharqiyah University, Oman, 2014 – 2016.

  • Chairperson, QASC subcommittee on Staff Research and Consultancy 2014-2016.

  • Associate Professor & Head of Chemistry Section, University of Nizwa, 2008 Oct -2013 Jan.Member, College Board, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nizwa, 2010 -2013 Jan.

  • Visiting Researcher Professor, Center for Electrochemistry and Intelligent Materials,Universidad Politechnica de Cartagena, Spain, since 2010.

  • Coordinator, BSc. (Industrial chemistry) course at Unity women’s College, University of Calicut during 1999 -2004.

1.  Broad Area : Intelligent Polymers for Advanced Applications
2. Electro Active Polymers: Conducting polymer based artificial muscles (electrochemical actuators), sensors, super capacitors, and sensing actuators. Nano and micro fibers based on electroactive polymers and hydrogels, Carbon Nano Tubes etc. Reactive polymers working under non- equilibrium conditions – structural chemical kinetics, biomimetic properties and Brain –memory hypothesis.
3.  Synthesis, Electrochemistry, Electrical, Electronic and Thermal properties of conducting polymers, Solid electrolytes and solid state reactions.
  • Chitosan/Polyaniline hybrid microfiber, preparation there of and the uses there of-Inventors: Seon Jeong Kim, Yahya Ahmed Ismail , Su Ryon Shin and Kwang Min Shin (Korea Patent), 2008
  1. Yahya A. Ismail, Jose Martinez and Toribio.F.Otero, Fibroin/Polyaniline microfibrous mat. Preparation and electrochemical characterization as reactive sensor, Electrochimica Acta,  123, (2014) 501–510, ( IF = 4.803)
  2. Yahya A. Ismail, Jose Martinez and Toribio.F.Otero, Biomimetic Polyurethane Microfibrous Mat Templated Polypyrrole: Reactive Biomimetic Sensing Capabilities,  J.Electro Anal.Chem., 719, (2014)  47 - 53  ( IF = 2.871)
  3. Toribio.F.Otero , Jose Martinez , Laura Valero, and Kinji Asaka and Yahya A. Ismail , One Actuator with several sensors in one device with only two connecting wires: Mimicking muscle- brain feedback:, Advances in Science and Technology series, Trans  Tech Publishing, .Vol 79, (2013) 16 -25.
  4. Habib Pathan, Rajaram Mane, Yahya Ismail, Sharad Bhagath, Functional Nanomaterials (Editorial), Journal of Nanotechnology special issue on Functional nanomaterials, 2012.
  5. Fransisco G. Cordova, Yahya A. Ismail, Toribio F. Otero, Biomimetic polypyrrole based all three in one triple layer actuators exchanging cations,  J. Materials Chemistry, 21, (2011),17265- 1727. ( IF = 6.63).
  6. Yahya A. Ismail, Jose G. Martínez, Ahmad S. Al Harrasi, Seon J. Kim, Toribio  F.Otero,Sensing characteristics of a  conducting polymer/hydrogel hybrid microfiber artificial        muscle,       Sensors and Actuators B Chemical,  160, (2011), 1180-1190 (IF =4.758).
  7. Joaquín Arias-Pardilla, Toribio F. Otero, José G. Martínez, Yahya A. Ismail, Biomimetic sensing-actuators based on conducting polymers, in CONDUCTING  POLYMERS (ISBN 978-953-307-645-4), Ed.Arthur Motheo, INTECH Publishers , 2011.
  8. Yahya A. Ismail, Jose G. Martínez, Ahmad S.Al Harrasi, Seon.J.Kim, Toribio.F.  Otero, Polypyrrol/Chitosan Hydrogel Hybrid Micro Fiber  as Sensing Artificial Muscle, Electroective Polymer Actuators and Devices, Proc. of SPIE, vol 7976, (2011),79761 L1 –L12.
  9. Yahya A. Ismail, Faiz Mohammad and Afaq Ahmad, Synthesis electrical conductivity, spectral and thermal studies on Poly(aniline-co-o-nitroaniline), J. Macromolecular Science.Part A, Pure and Applied chemistry , 48, (2011), 952-961 ( IF =0.9)
  10. Inamuddin and Yahya A.Ismail, Synthesis and Characterization of poly(o-methoxy aniline)/Zr 4 molybdate cadmium selective  composite cation exchanger,  Desalination , 250(2), (2010) 523, ( IF =4.412).
  11. Bong Kang Gu,  Yahya A. Ismail, Seon J.Kim, A Linear actuation of polymeric nanofibrous bundle for artificial muscles, Chemistry of Materials,  21 (3), (2009), 511–515, ( IF =9.407).
  12. Mi Sun Kang, Min Kwin Shin, Yahya A. Ismail, and Seon Jeong Kim,The Production of Polyaniline /Single walled carbon nano tube fibers containing highly oriented filler, Nanotechnology, 20, (2009) 085701, ( IF = 3.83).
  13. Yahya A. Ismail, Min Kwin Shin and S.J.Kim, Nanofibrous hydrogel templated electrochemical actuator: From single mat to rolled up structure Sensors and Actuators B, Chemical, 136, (2009), 438-443, (IF =4.758).
  14. Yahya A. Ismail, Jinho Chang, R.S.Mane, and S.H. Han, Seon J. Kim, Hydrogel-assisted polyaniline microfiber: A new type of electrochemical actuatable supercapacitor,  J Electrochemical Society, 156, (4), 313 – 317, (2009) (IF =3.27)
  15. Yahya A.Ismail, Su Ryon Shin, Kwang Min Shin and  Seon J. Kim, Electrochemical actuation in Chitosan/Polyaniline microfibers for artificial muscle fabricated using an in situ polymerization,. Sensors and Actuators B Chemica,l 129, (2008), 834 (IF =4.758).
  16. Justin M.Vraghese, Yahya. A. Ismail, Seong Jeong Kim, Thermoresponsive hydrogels based on poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)/Chondroitin sulfate,. Sensors and Actuators B Chemical, 135, (2008), 336, (IF =4.758).
  17. Yahya A.Ismail, A.Ahmad and F.Mohammad,  Synthesis, Electrical, Electronic and Charge transport properties of  poly(aniline-co-p-toluidine),J.Macromolecular Science. Part A, Pure and Applied chemistry,45,1,(2008) (IF =0.963).
  18. Yahya A.Ismail, A.Ahmad and F.Mohammad, Charge transport and electrical conductivity studies on poly( aniline-co-p-nitroaniline), Physical Chemistry: An Indian Journal, 3(1), (2008),1.
  19. Toribio Fernández Otero, Laura Valero, Yahya A. Ismail, Jose G. Martinez, Polypyrrole/DBSA actuators sense working conditions and surrounding variables, Nano Opto Mechanical Systems-Nano Science + engineering Proc. of SPIE, vol. 8107 (2011.
  20. Yahya A.I. F. Mohammad, and A. Ahmad Electrical, electronic and thermal studies on poly[(aniline)co(p-methoxyaniline)] and poly[(o-toluidine)co(p-methoxyaniline)],–Ind.J. Chemistry,43A, (2004), 1423 (IF =0.851).
  21. Sreejith M. Nair, Yahya A.I ,  Rafiuddin, Afaq Ahmad, Ionic conductivity and dielectric constant of TI4CdI6, Solid State Ionics, (1996), 86-187 (IF =2)
  22. Ion conduction in Ag2HgI4 – Cu2HgI4 system doped with Cd 2+, K+ and Na+, S.M.Nair, Yahya. A.I. and Afaq Ahmad, J. Solid State Chemistry. 122, 349 ,(1996). (IF =2.5).
  23. A.I Yahya, F. Mohammed and A. Ahmad, Frequency and temperature dependence of electrical conductivity in Aniline based co-polymers. Advances in Polymer Technology,  Allied Publishers, (1996).

29. Toribio. F.Otero , Yahya .A. Ismail , L. Valero, Jose.G. Martinez, Polymeric Electrochemical Motors Sense Physical and Chemical Working Conditions:    Artificial Proprioception, CIMTEC-2016, 5th International Conference "Smart and Multifunctional Materials, Structures and Systems" & 11th International Conference "Medical Applications of Novel Biomaterials and Nanotechnology" Perigia, Italy, 5-9, June, 2016.

28. Mohammad Luqman, Yahya A. Ismail, Mohammad Changez, Hakikulla H. Shah, Ionomeric Materials for Robotic Actuator, Dynamic Sensor and Artificial Muscle   Applications,  8th International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM-2016),II.18, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 21-23 Feb., 2016.   

27. Mohammad Changez, Nam Gu kang, Yahya Ahmed Ismail, Homopolymer vesicle for Drug Delivery, Jae- Suk Lee, First International  SQU Chemistry Conference, Recent Trends in Drug Development,  RTDD  -2015, SQU, Muscat, Oman,10-12 Nov 2015.

26. Yahya Ahmed Ismail, Jose Gabriel Martinez, Toribio  Fernandez Otero,   Conducting polymers as biomimetic reactive sensors of the working conditions:    Evidence from Polyaniline; 2015 “International Conference on Advances in Functional Materials,” Stony Brook University, New York, U.S.A, June 29 – July 3, 2015.

25. Yahya Ahmed Ismail, Jose Gabriel Martinez, Toribio  Fernandez Otero, Conducting polymers as self-sensing artificial muscles based on chemical   reactivity: Mimicking brain –muscle feedback communication, 7th International workshop on advanced materials ( IWAM -2015, Ras Al Khaima Center for Advanced Materials, Ras Al Khaima, UAE, Feb, 21 -24, 2015.

24.  T.F. Otero 1; J.G Martínez and Yahya A. Ismail, “Structural  Electrochemical  Kinetics- From Biomimetic Properties and Devices to A Brain Memory Hypothesis”, 11th ISEAC-DM-2014 of Indian Society of  Electro Analytical Chemistry, held on 21-25 Feb. 2014 at Amritsar, India.

23. Jose Gabriel Martinez, Yahya Ahmed Ismail, Toribio Fernandez Otero, Conducting polymers as biomimetic reactive materials for simultaneous sensing actuator application: Mimicking muscle – brain communication, 247th American Chemical Society (ACS) National meeting & Exposition, Dallas (TX), USA, March 16 -20, 2014.

22. Fransisco G. Córdova1, Yahya A. Ismail,  Jose G.Martinez,  Ahmad S. Al Harrasi, Toribio.F. Otero, Conducting Polymers are Simultaneous Sensing Actuators, SPIE Smart Structure + NDE meeting and 17th EAPAD conference, San Diego, USA,  March 10-14, 2013.

21. Yahya A. Ismail, Bon Kang Gu, Seon J. Kim, Electrochemical and ion specific actuation Characteristics of polyurethane/ polyaniline nanofibrous artificial muscles, 4th International Chemistry Conference, Riyadh, KSA.19-21, Nov. 2011.

20. T.F.Otero,  J.G.Martinez,  Y.A. Ismail, L.Valero, Sensing Actuators – Theoretical Description, (Key note Address) 6th World congress on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles and Nano-Bio, Cergy-Pontoise, Paris, France, Oct 26 – 27, 2011.

19. Toribio F Otero, Jose G Martinez, Yahya A Ismail , Laura Valero,Polypyrrole/DBSA actuators are faradic machines sensing surrounding    variables, Euro EAP 2011 –   First  International Conference on electromechanically active  Polymer (EAP) transducers_&_Artificial_muscles , Pisa, Italy, 8 – 9 June 2011.

18. Toribio F. Otero, Jose  G.Martenez, Yahya A.Ismail and Laura Valero, Electrochemical Devices Sensing Surrounding Conditions, 9th spring meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Electrochemical sensors: from nanoscale engineering to industrial applications, Turku, Finland, May 8 – 11. 2011.

17. Yahya A. Ismail, Jose G. Martínez, Ahmad S.Al Harrasi, Seon.J.Kim, Toribio.F.  Otero, Polypyrrol/Chitosan Hydrogel Hybrid Micro Fiber as Sensing Artificial Muscle, SPIE Smart Structure + NDE meeting, San Diego, USA, March 6-10, 2011.

16 Yahya A. Ismail and Seon Jeong Kim,  Flexible Super capacitor from Hydrogel/ conducting Polymer Microfiber, Materials Research Society (MRS), Spring meeting, San Francisco, USA, April 5-9, 2010.
15. Yahya A. Ismail, M.K Shin, B.K.Gu and Seon Jeong Kim, Electro spun nanofibers and Wet Spun microfibers templated Efficient Conducting polymer based Artificial Muscles,  Second International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM-2010), Ras Al Khaima Centre for Advanced Materials, Ras Al Khaima, UAE, Feb 21 -23, 2010.

14. Yahya A. Ismail and Seon Jeong Kim, Nanostructured polyaniline/polyvinyl alcohol hybrid microfiber for artificial muscles, Taibah International Chemistry Conference-, Taibah University, Madeena, (KSA) March 22- 25, 2009.

13. Yahya A.Ismail, Su Ryon Shin, Seon Jeong Kim, A novel electroactive hydrogel microfiber with improved actuation, MRS fall meeting 2007, Boston, Massachusetts, USA , Nov. 26-30, 2007.

12 Yahya A.I, A.Ahmad and F. Muhammad, Charge transport and Frequency dependent Electrical conductivity studies on Copolymers of Aniline with p-Nitroanilines, International Conference on Materials for the Millennium (MATCON-2007) held at Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, India,  March 1-3, 2007.
11 Yahya A.I, Charge transport, Electrical conductivity and Spectral studies on Poly(aniline-co-p-toluidine), National Seminar on Frontiers in Chemistry, Cochin University of Science and Technology , Cochin,  India, March  24-25,  2006.
10  Effect of substituent groups on the properties of Poly (aniline-co-m-nitroaniline),Yahya A.I, National Seminar on Mordern trends in Material Science, University of Calicut, Kerala, Aug. 29-30, 2005.
9  Yahya A.I, F. Mohammad and A. Ahmad, Electrical conductivity, Spectral and  Thermal Studies on Poly(aniline - co - p – nitroaniline), Abstract, 12th National Convention of Electrochemists,(Society for the Advancement of Electrochemical Science and Technology and Central Electrochemical Research Institute), Madhurai, Feb.18-19, 2005.
8  Yahya A.I, F. Mohammad and A. Ahmad, Synthesis,Electrical,Electronic and Thermal Studies  on aniline based conducting polymers, 2nd International Conference on Chemistry and its applications, Qatar University, Doha-Qatar – Dec. 6-9, 2003.

7   Yahya A.I,F. Mohammad and A,Ahmad, Electrical, Electronic and Thermal Properties of Poly {(aniline)-co-(o-nitroaniline). Proceedings of the 39th Annual Convention of Chemists, (Indian Chemical Society), Dec. 2002.

6   Yahya A.I, F. Mohammad and A. Ahmad, Spectroscopic, Electrical Conductivity and Thermal studies on Aniline based Co-polymers. National Conference on Current Trends in Chemistry, Annamalai University ,  Tamil Nadu– March 1998.

5  A.I. Yahya,  S.M .Nair, M.Abbas Shah and A.Ahmad., Cu2HgI4 + HgCl2 Reaction in the Solid State: Role of Frequency dependence of Electrical Resistivity studies in predicting the reaction mechanism, First International Conference on Molecular Association(ICMA-’96), Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, March 23 – 26, 1996.

4   A.I. Yahya,  F. Mohammad and A. Ahmad, Electrical Conduction in differently synthesized polyanilines,  First International Conference on Molecular Association (ICMA- ’96), Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, March 23 – 26, 1996.

3    Yahya. A.I, Sreejith M. Nair and A. Ahmad, Role of frequency dependence of electrical conductivity studies in predicting the reaction mechanism in the Solid State. 14th National Conference of Indian Council of Chemists, Institute of Science, Bombay - Dec., 1995. 

2. Sreejith M. Nair, Yahya A.I, Rafiuddin and Afaq Ahmad. Ion Conduction in K+ doped Ag2HgI4. 64th Annual session of the National Academy of Sciences, India, Punjab University, Sept/Oct 1994.

1.  Sreejith M. Nair, Yahya A.I, Rafiuddin and Afaq Ahmad, Effect of ionic radii of dopants on the electrical conductivity of Ag2HgI4  Solid Electrolyte, , Solid State      Physics Symposium , Dec.,1994.


Creative Research Initiative fellowship from Ministry of Science and Technology, South Korea, 2007-2008.

Best paper award in the 12th National Convention of Electrochemists conducted by Society for Advancement of Electrochemical Science and Technology and Central Electro Chemical Research, Madhurai, 18-19 Feb.2005.


SPIE International Symposium on Smart Structures & Materials ;Conference on Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD);Held every year in San Diego, CA, USA, March, 2011, 2012,2013, 2014 & 2015, 2016
International Advisory Board of Symposium H "Electroactive Polymers and Shape Memory Polymers: Advances in Materials and Devices" of CIMTEC & the 5th International Conference "Smart and Multifunctional Materials, Devices, Structures" 2015 onwards, Italy.


American Chemical Society (ACS), USA
Society of Photo -Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), USA
Material Research Society (MRS), USA
SAEST, CECRI, Karaikudi, India