A Mujeeb

Director and Professor,
International School of Photonics,
Cochin University of Science and Technology,
Cochin 682 022, Kerala, India
e-mail: mujeeb@cusat.ac.in, mujeebpoovar@gmail.com
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Prof. A Mujeeb is a Post-Graduate in Physics with specialisation in Applied Electronics, from the Department of Physics, and has an M.Phil in Applied Sciences, from the Department of Futures Studies, both under the University of Kerala. He received his Ph.D degree in Optoelectronics jointly from Rocket Propellant Plant, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO and Department of Optoelectronics, University of Kerala, and he holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education from Indira Gandhi National Open University.He has started his career as Lecturer in Physics at MES College of Engineering, Kuttippuram, under the University of Calicut, in 1994, and later joined the Division of Applied Science and Humanities at the College of Engineering Kuttanad, under Cochin University of Science and Technology, as Lecturer in 2003 and subsequently promoted as Reader, Associate Professor, and as Professor.  He has taught B Tech students during his tenure and proved himself as a teacher par excellence, and has mentored the students for their effective placements and career prospects. He is presently member of different professional bodies such as ISNT, SPE, PSI etc., and set his leadership qualities on diverse extra/co-curricular activities as Head of the Division, NSS Programme Co-ordinator, Secretary PTA, Secretary Co-operative Society, Editor College Magazine, Hostel Warden during his tenure in the Colleges for more than two decades.

He has been on deputation at LBS Centre for Science and Technology, an autonomous institution under the Higher Education Department of the Government of Kerala during 2012-16. Established in 1976, LBS Centre has been in the forefront of administering higher education sector by managing Engineering Colleges, Research and Consultancy wing, Software Engineering wing, Centre of Excellence in Disability Studies etc, to name a few. As Joint director of LBS centre during 2012-14, he was given full charge of administration, admissions and research sectors of Engineering Colleges under the LBS centre, academic / research section of LBS, and the 5 Regional centres and 20 sub centres across the State.  During 2015-16, he headed LBS Centre as its Director and  spearheaded a multitude of novel programmes, and elevated the status of LBS to a premier organisation in imparting quality education in Kerala, and successfully assisted the Government in executing several of their programmes flawlessly. By virtue of his being the Director of the Centre, he has been the Member Secretary of both the Governing body and the Executive committee of LBS Centre. During 2011-16, he has served the Cochin University as Member of the Syndicate, the Senate, and the Academic Council. Formerly he was a Member of the Syndicate of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. As a Convener/ Member of the various standing/sub committees of the Syndicate of CUSAT (Academic, Staff, Finance, Works, NAAC, KMSMS, CELOS, STIC, CAT, IQAC,C-SiS etc.) during 2011-16Dr. Mujeeb has been indelible in making policy decisions,  concerned with these prestigious committees. He has also functioned as member in the Statutory Equivalence committee for Faculty of Technology, CUSAT and as a Member of PG Board of Studies in Physics, University of Calicut, Kerala. He is also member of the Board of Studies, of the divisions of Photonics, Electrical, Electronics and Communication under the Faculty of Technology, and the Faculty of Engineering in CUSAT.

He has been relentlessly associated with academic and research endeavours at the Centre for Excellence in Lasers and Optoelectronics (CELOS), and International School of Photonics (ISP) since 2009, and has been teaching students of M. Sc Photonics, a five year integrated course, M.Tech (Optoelectronics and Laser Technology), and guiding the research of the scholars in Photonics keeping his lien in the Kuttanad campus of CUSAT. Since March 2016, Dr Mujeeb has been working as a full time Professor in the International School of Photonics. From July 2016 onwards he is serving as Director.  He has been teaching in multiple areas such as Engineering Physics, History of Science and Technology, Basic Electronics, Optical Instrumentation, for B Tech, and Geometrical Optics, Optoelectronics, Nanophotonics for M.Sc and M.Tech courses. He is a recognised research guide in the Faculty of Technology, and Faculty of Science of CUSAT. His research interests are nano/Biophotonics, Laser speckle intefreometry and Optical NDT. During these years, he has been supervising scholars for their doctoral degree, and he has published papers in journals of international repute. He has more than 60 technical presentations in National/ International Conference/Workshops. He has delivered invited lectures in the international conferences organised by the prestigious American Society for Non-destructive Testing, USA, and by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, U.K, besides chairing sessions in several other conferences.

Dr. Mujeeb is a member in the standing Appellate Committee of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) New Delhi, and APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University of Kerala. He is also member of the Steering and Research Advisory Committees of the Centre of excellence for Disability Studies, Thiruvananthapuram.