Jayan Thomas


Edited books and chapters in scholarly books and monographs

  • J. Thomas, R. A. Norwood and N. Peyghambarian, (Book chapter) "New Directions in Holography and Speckles," editors: H. J. Caulfield and C. S. Vikram, American Scientific Publishers, California.
  • J. Thomas "Organic Photorefractive devices" in Handbook of organic materials for optical and optoelectronic devices: properties and applications; Edited by Dr. Oksana Ostroverkhova (In press) Woodhead Publishing Limited.

Refereed Journals


  • F. A. Chowdhury, B. Pradhan, Y. Ding, A. Towers, A. Gesquiere, L. Tetard and J. Thomas, Perovskite Quantum Dot-Reduced Graphene Oxide Superstructure for Efficient Photodetection, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12, 40: (2020).


  • B. Pradhan, S. Das, J. Li, F. Chowdhury, J. Cherusseri, D. Pandey, D. Dev, A. Krishnaprasad, E. Barrios, A. Towers, A. Gesquiere, L. Tetard, T. Roy, J. Thomas, Ultrasensitive and ultrathin phototransistors and photonic synapses using perovskite quantum dots grown from graphene lattice, Science Advances (Cover story) 6 (7): eaay5225 (2020).
    Highlighted: Nature Electronics 3, 132(2020); Science Daily; Adv.Sci. News; EurekAlerts)
  • J. Cherusseri, D. Pandey, K. S. Kumar, J. Thomas*, L. Zhai*, Flexible Supercapacitor Electrodes using Metal-Organic Frameworks, Nanoscale 2020 (accepted for publication)
  • K. S. Kumar, N. Choudhary, D. Pandey, Y. Ding, L. Hurtado, H-S Chung, L. Tetard, Y. Jung, J. Thomas, Investigating 2D WS2 supercapacitor electrode performance by Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy, J. Mater. Chem. A, 8, 12699, (2020)
  • K. S. Kumar, N. Choudhary, D. Pandey, L. Hurtado, H-S Chung, L. Tetard, Y. Jung, J. Thomas, High-performance flexible asymmetric supercapacitor based on rGO anode and WO3/WS2 core/shell nanowire cathode, Nanotechnology, 2020 (accepted for publication)
  • C. Hart, K. S. Kumar, J. Li, J. Thomas. S. Rajaraman, Investigation of the Enhanced Sensitivity of Interdigitated Electrodes for Cellular Biosensing with Geometric, Nanostructured Surface Area, and Surface Plasmon Resonance Modes, IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems 2020 (accepted for publication)
  • S. Venkateshalu, J. Cherusseri, M. Karnan, K.S. Kumar, P. Kollu, M. Sathish, J. Thomas, S-K. Jeong, N. A. Grace, Andrews Nirmala A New Method for the Synthesis of 2D Vanadium Nitride (MXene) and its Application as a Supercapacitor Electrode, ACS Omega 2020 (accepted for publication)
  • S. J. Varma, J. Cherusseri, J. Li, J. Kumar, E. Barrios, J. Thomas, Quantum dots of two-dimensional Ruddlesden–Popper organic–inorganic hybrid perovskite with high optical limiting properties, AIP Advances 10, 045130 (2020)
  • J. Cherusseri, D. Pandey, J. Thomas, Symmetric, Asymmetric, and Battery-Type Supercapacitors Using Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials and Composites, Batteries and Supercapacitors 2020 (accepted for publication)
  • J. Cherusseri, S. J. Varma, B. Pradhan, J. Li, J. Kumar, E. Barrios, M. Z. Amin, A. Towers, A. Gesquiere, J. Thomas, Synthesis of air-stable two-dimensional nanoplatelets of Ruddlesden–Popper organic– inorganic hybrid perovskites, Nanoscale, 2020, 12, 10072.


  • J. Li, B. Pradhan, S. Gaur, J. Thomas, Predictions and strategies learned from machine learning to develop high-performing perovskite solar cells (2019), Advanced Energy Materials DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201901891.
  • J. Cherusseri, K. S. Kumar*, D. Pandey, E. Barrios, J. Thomas, Vertically-Aligned Graphene-Carbon Fiber Hybrid Electrodes with Superlong Cycling Stability for Flexible Supercapacitors (2019), Small DOI: 10.1002/smll.201902606.
  • J. Cherusseri, N. Choudhary, K. S. Kumar, Y. Jung, J. Thomas, Recent trends in transition metal dichalcogenide based supercapacitor electrodes, Nanoscale Horizons, 4, 840 (2019).
  • Y. Liu, C. Liang, J. Wu, S. J. Varma, Y. Nakanishi, A. Aliyan, A. A. Martí, Y. Wang, B. Xie, J. Kumar, K. Layne, N. Chopra, I. Odeh, R. Vajtai, J. Thomas, X. Peng, W. Yang, P. M. Ajayan, Reflux Pretreatment Mediated Sonication: A New Universal Route to Obtain 2D Quantum Dots, Materials Today, 22, 17 (2019).
  • K. S. Kumar, J. Cherusseri, J. Thomas, Two-Dimensional Mn3O4 Nanowalls Grown on Carbon Fibers as Electrodes for Flexible Supercapacitors, ACS Omega, 4, 4472 (2019).
  • J. Cherusseri, K. S. Kumar, N. Choudhary, N. Nagaiah, Y. Jung, T. Roy, J. Thomas, Novel mesoporous electrode materials for symmetric, asymmetric and hybrid supercapacitors, Nanotechnology 30, 202001 (2019).


  • S. Das, D. Pandey, J. Thomas* (Invited author), T. Roy*, Role of graphene and other 2D materials in solar photovoltaics (Invited review), Accepted for publication in Advanced Materials (2018).
  • Y. Liu, C. Liang, J. Wu, S. J. Varma, Y. Nakanishi, A. Aliyan, A. A. Martí, Y. Wang, B. Xie, J. Kumar, K. Layne, N. Chopra, I. Odeh, R. Vajtai, J. Thomas, X. Peng, W. Yang, P. M. Ajayan, Reflux Pretreatment Mediated Sonication: A New Universal Route to Obtain 2D Quantum Dots, Accepted for publication in Materials Today (2018).
  • S. J. Varma, K. S. Kumar, S. Seal, S. Rajaraman, J. Thomas, Fibre-type Solar Cells, Nanogenerators, Batteries and Supercapacitors for Wearable Applications, Advanced Sciences (2018); (DOI) - 10.1002/advs.201800340.
  • K. Kumar, N. Choudhary, Y. Jung, J. Thomas, Recent Advances in Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials for Supercapacitor Electrode Applications, ACS Energy Lett. 2018, 3, 482−495.


  • S. J. Varma, J. Kumar, Y. Liu, K. Layne, J. Wu, C. Liang, Y. Nakanishi, A. Aliyan, W. Yang, P. M. Ajayan, J. Thomas , 2D TiS2 Layers: A Superior Nonlinear Optical Limiting Material, Adv. Optical Mater. 1700713 (2017).
  • N. Choudhary, C. Li, J. Moore, N. Nagaiah, L. Zhai, Y. Jung, J. Thomas, Asymmetric supercapacitor electrodes and devices, Adv. Mater. (Cover story) 1605336, 29, (2017).


  • Chao Li, Md Monirul Islam, Julian Moore, Joseph Sleppy, Caleb Morrison, Konstantin Konstantinov, Shi Xue Dou, Chait Renduchintala, Jayan Thomas, “Wearable energy-smart ribbons for synchronous energy harvest and storage”, Nature Communications 7, 2016, 13319.
  • Nitesh Dhasmana, Dalal Fadil, Anupama B Kaul, Jayan Thomas, “Investigation of nonlinear optical roperties of exfoliated MoS2 using Photoacoustic Zscan”, MRS Advances, 2016, pp. 3215-3221.
  • N. Choudhary, C. Li, H-S. Chung, J. Moore, J. Thomas, Y. Jung, “High-Performance One-Body Core/Shell Nanowire Supercapacitor Enabled by Conformal Growth of Capacitive 2D WS2 Layers”, ACS Nano (2016), DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b06111
  • C. Li, J. Sleppy, N. Dhasmana, M. Soliman, L. Tetard, J. Thomas, “A PCBM-assisted perovskite growth process to fabricate high efficiency semitransparent solar cells”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 4, 11648 (2016).
  • C. Li, Y. Ding, M. Soliman, J. Lorenzo, N. Dhasmana, P. Chantharasupawong, A. Levlev, A. J. Gesquiere, L. Tetard, J. Thomas, Probing Ternary Solvent Effect in High Voc Polymer Solar Cells Using Advanced AFM Techniques, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 8, 4730 (2016).





Selected Publications Before 2012

Conference Proceedings

  • P. Chantharasupawong, R. Philip, H. Qian, R. Jin, J. Thomas, Atomically engineered gold nanoclusters for optical limiting, SPIE Newsroom report, doi:10.1117/2.1201303.004751
  • A. A. Khosroabadi, P. Gangopadhyay, B. Duong, J. Thomas and R. A. Norwood, Optical Properties of Nanostructured Electrodes, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/opl.2013.610 (MRS 2013)
  • The Effect of Diffraction Gratings on Absorption inP3HT:PCBM Layers B. Cocilovo, A. Amooali, S. Shahin, S. Islam, B. Au Thanh Duong, M. Campbell, P. Gangopadhyay, J. Thomas, and R. A. Norwood, JM5A.16, Renewable Energy and the Environment, 2012 OSA.
  • R. Philip and J. Thomas, "Optical nonlinearity and power limiting in organic molecules and nanocomposites" (Invited paper), Proc. SPIE, Vol.8113, 81130J (2011)
  • J. Thomas, C. W. Christenson, B. Lynn, P.-A. Blanche, R. Voorakaranam, R. A. Norwood, M. Yamamoto and N. Peyghambarian, "Recent Advances in Photorefractive Polymers", (invited paper), Proc. SPIE, Vol. 8113, 811302 (2011)
  • J. Thomas, P. Gangopadhyay, R. Munoz and N. Peyghambarian, "Nanoimprinted photonic devices" (Invited paper), Polymer Optics Design, Fabrication, and Materials, David H. Krevor; William S. Beich (Editors), Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7788, 778802 (2010); doi:10.1117/12.861819.
  • C. W. Christenson, J. Thomas, P-A. Blanche, R. Voorakaranam, R. A. Norwood, M. Yamamoto, N. Peyghambarian,, "Complementary grating dynamics in photorefractive polymers with Alq3", SPIE Proceedings, vol.7599, pp 05-1--05-4, (2010).
  • P. Banerjee, G. Cook, D. Evans, J. Wofford, P-A. Blanche, J. Thomas, N. Peyghambarian, "Transmission, reflection, and absorption gratings in photorefractive polymers", Proceedings of SPIE (2009), 7420 (Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices), 74200H/1-74200H/9.
  • C. W. Christenson, P-A. Blanche, R. Voorakaranam, A.Bablumian, J. Thomas, M. Yamamoto, N. R. A. Norwood, Peyghambarian "Avenues for Expanded Applicability in Photorefractive Based Holographic 3D Displays", Proceedings of OSA Topical Meeting on Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging, (2010).
  • P.-A. Blanche, A. Bablumian, R. Voorakaranam, C. Christenson, D. Lemieux, J. Thomas, R. A. Norwood, M. Yamamoto and N. Peyghambarian "Future of photorefractive based holographic 3D display", SPIE proceedings, vol. 7619, (2010).
  • J. Thomas, P. Gangopadhyay, and N. Peyghambarian, "NIMP: A new nanoimprinting technique for nanophotonic device fabrication", Proceedings of NSTI Nanotech 2009.
  • S. Tay, J. Thomas, B. Momeni, M. Askari, A. Adibi, P. J. Hotchckiss, S. C. Jones, S. R. Marder, R. A. Norwood, N. Peyghambarian, "Polymer nanocomposite infiltration of silicon photonic crystals", Proceedings of SPIE (2008), 6901 (Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices VII), 690114/1-690114/11.
  • R. A. Norwood, S. Tay, P-A Blanche, R. Voorakaranam, J. Thomas, P. St. Hilaire, C. Christenson, N. Peyghambarian, Nasser;P. Wang, T. Gu, D. Flores, M. Yamamoto,"Photorefractive polymers for updatable holographic displays". Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry) 49 (2), 999-1000, (2008).
  • R. N. Norwood, H. Sumimura, S. Tay, K. Yamnitsky, A. Kropachev,J. Thomas, N. Peyghambarian, J. H. Moon, S. Yang, T. Skotheim, "New organic infiltrants for two-dimensional and three-dimensional photonic crystals", Proceedings of SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering (2006), 6331 (Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials VI), 63310A/1-63310A/11.
  • H. Gan, R. A. Norwood, L. Li, C. T. DeRose, J. Wu, J. Thomas, M. A. Fardad, A. Schülzgen, N. Peyghambarian, C. R. DeSilva and Z. Zheng, "Lanthanide nanoparticle doped low-loss sol-gel amplifier materials," Proceedings of SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 5935, Page 105-114 (2005).
  • J. Thomas, M. Eralp, S. Tay, G. Li, S. R. Marder, G. Meredith, A. Schülzgen, Robert A. Norwood and N. Peyghambarian, "Near-infrared photorefractive polymer composites with high-diffraction efficiency and fast response time," Proceedings of SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 5521, Page1-8 (2004).
  • C. Fuentes-Hernandez, J. Thomas, G. Meredith, N. Peyghambarian, S. R. Marder, B. Kippelen, "Trapping mechanisms and dynamics in bis-triarylamine-based photorefractive polymer composites," Proceedings of SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 5521, Page 96-102 (2004).
  • C. Fuentes-Hernandez, J. Thomas, R. Termine, M. Eralp, M.Yamamoto, K. Cammack, K. Matsumoto, G. Meredith, N. Peyghambarian, B. Kippelen, and S. R. Marder, "Photorefractive polymers based on bis-triarylamine side-chain polymers" Proceedings of SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 5216, Page-83, (2003).
  • M. J. Shelly, J. Thomas, K. P. Unnikrishnan, P. Radhakrishnan, V. P. N. Nampoori, C. P. G. Vallabhan, "NO2 detection with a fiber optic evanescent wave sensor." Proceedings of SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, 3897 (Advanced Photonic Sensors and Applications), 173 (1999).
  • J. Thomas, P. Chantharasupawong, T. N. Narayanan, P. M. Sudeep, R. Philip, and P. M. Ajayan, IUMRS International Conference on Electronic Materials 2012 September 23 - 28 (2012), Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan

Jayan Thomas, Ph.D., University of Central Florida  •  Email: Jayan.Thomas@ucf.edu  •  Phone: 407.697.3645  •  Fax: 407.882.2819