Paul Thomas

Position

Postdoctoral Fellow , SEAS (Shaping European Research Leaders for Marine Sustainability)

Belonging

Department of Physics and Technology

Research

I am a SEAS programme postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bergen in the department of Physics and Technology and NORCE Center. My research interest includes Energy and Environment, Nanocoating, Biofouling, Electrochemistry, Energy storage Applications, Water treatment, Dye Sensitized Solar Cell, Photocatalysts and sonocatalyst for water treatment, In- Situ Characterization for Catalysis, Nano-scale fabrication technology, Biomaterials, Waste to energy recovery, Anticorrosion, Sensors etc.

My current project focuses on the development of nano-metal oxide coating to prevent biofouling and corrosion without harming marine ecosystem.  

 

Publications
Academic article

See a complete overview of publications in Cristin.

Journal Publications

  • Thomas, P., Wei Lai, C., & Rafie Johan, M. (2023). Biosynthesis of multifunctional Fe3O4/cocoa pod carbon composite and its versatile role as sonoadsorbent in triphenylmethane textile dye remediation and potential cathode material for energy storage applications. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 56, 103102.
  • Thomas, P., Lai, C.W., Johan, M.R., 2022. Design of multifunctional C@Fe3O4–MoO3 binary nanocomposite for applications in triphenylmethane textile dye amelioration via ultrasonic adsorption and electrochemical energy storage. Chemosphere 136214. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.CHEMOSPHERE.2022.136214  
  • Thomas, P., Lai, C.W., Johan, M.R., 2022b. Facile synthesis of multifunctional C@Fe3O4–MoO3-rGO ternary composite and its versatile roles as sonoadsorbent to ameliorate triphenylmethane textile dye and as potential electrode for supercapacitor applications. Environ. Res. 212, 11341https://doi.org/10.1016/J.ENVRES.2022.113417 
  • Thomas, P., Lai, C.W., Johan, M.R., 2022c. Prospective of Magnesium and Alloy-based Composites for Lightweight Railway Rolling Stocks. Appl. Sci. Eng. Prog. 15, 5716–5716. https://doi.org/10.14416/J.ASEP.2022.02.006 
  • Rumjit, N.P., Samsudin, N.A., Low, F.W., Thomas, P., Lai, C.W., Velayudhaperumal Chellam, P., Bin Johan, M.R., Lim, Y.C., Amin, N., Tiong, S.K., 2021. Kinetic and isotherm studies on adsorptive removal of sulfates by cotton shell derived biochar: Recovery of sulfates from marcasite soil. Sustain. Chem. Pharm. 20, 100361. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.SCP.2020.100361 
  • Thomas, P., Rumjit, N.P., Lai, C.W., Bin Johan, M.R., 2021. EDTA functionalised cocoa pod carbon encapsulated SPIONs via green synthesis route to ameliorate textile dyes - Kinetics, isotherms, central composite design and artificial neural network. Sustain. Chem. Pharm. 19, 100349.  https://doi.org/10.1016/J.SCP.2020.100349 
  • Rumjit, N.P., Thomas, P., Lai, C.W., Wong, Y.H., 2021b. Review—Recent Advancements of ZnO/rGO Nanocomposites (NCs) for Electrochemical Gas Sensor Applications. J. Electrochem. Soc. 168, 027506. https://doi.org/10.1149/1945-7111/ABDEE7 
  • Thomas, P., Duolikun, T., Rumjit, N.P., Moosavi, S., Lai, C.W., Bin Johan, M.R., Fen, L.B., 2020. Comprehensive review on nanocellulose: Recent developments, challenges and future prospects. J. Mech. Behav. Biomed. Mater. 110, 103884.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2020.103884 
  • Thomas, P., Lai, C.W., Johan, M.R. Bin, 2019. Recent developments in biomass-derived carbon as a potential sustainable material for super -capacitor-based energy storage and environmental applications. J. Anal. Appl. Pyrolysis. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaap.2019.03.021 

Book Chapters

  • Thomas, P., Lai, C. W., Johan, M. R., & Chowdhury, Z. Z. (2023a). Biobased materials in removing heavy metals from water. In Advanced Applications of Biobased Materials (pp. 551–567). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-91677-6.00006-4
  • Thomas, P., Lai, C. W., Johan, M. R., & Chowdhury, Z. Z. (2023b). Biobased materials in removing organic dyes from water. In Advanced Applications of Biobased Materials (pp. 569–591). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-91677-6.00012-X
  • Faisal, A. N., Chowdhury, Z. Z., Thomas, P., Devaraj, N. K., Khalid, K., Ikram, R., & Rahman, M. M. (2023). Functionalized electrospun biobased polymeric materials in filtration. In Advanced Applications of Biobased Materials (pp. 625–651). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-91677-6.00009-X
  • Future Prospects and Challenges of Graphene-Based Supercapacitor, 2020. . pp. 257–275. https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644900550-9
  • Garg, S., Chowdhury, Z.Z., Faisal, A.N.M., Rumjit, N.P., Thomas, P., 2022. Impact of Industrial Wastewater on Environment and Human Health. Environ. Sci. Eng. 197–209. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-83811-9_10
  • Garg, S., Rumjit, N.P., Thomas, P., Lai, C.W., 2021. Bioremediation of Agricultural Wastewater. Appl. Water Sci. 565–579. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119725282.CH17
  • Garg, S., Rumjit, N.P., Thomas, P., Sikander, Lai, C.W., George, P.J., 2020. Green Technologies for the Treatment and Utilisation of Dairy Product Wastes. pp. 311–338. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-42284-4_11
  • Lai, C.W., 2020. Nature Inspired Materials for Energy Storage. Mater. Res. Found. 78, 21–49. https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644900871-2
  • Lai, C.W., Thomas, P., 2022. Capacitors/Supercapacitors Section: Introduction. Encycl. Energy Storage 291–298. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819723-3.00123-2
  • Magnetic Nanomaterials for Fuel Cells, 2020. 217–235. https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644900611-6
  • Naskar, J., Jan, M.W., Thomas, G., George, P.J., Rumjit, N.P., Thomas, P., Lai, C.W., 2022. Recent advancements of bionanocomposites in the food industry. Bionanocomposites Food Packag. Appl. 371–411. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-88528-7.00011-3
  • Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Methanol Fuel Cells: Technology and Applications, 2019. . pp. 193–230. https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644900192-7
  • Rumjit, N.P., Thomas, P., Lai, C.W., Wong, Y.H., George, V., Basilraj, P., Johan, M.R. Bin, 2022a. Recent Advancements of Supercapacitor Electrode Materials Derived From Agriculture Waste Biomass. Encycl. Energy Storage 382–397. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819723-3.00012-3
  • Rumjit, N.P., Thomas, P., Lai, C.W., Wong, Y.H., Johan, M.R. Bin, 2022b. Multiresponsive Supercapacitor for Future Energy Storage Applications. Encycl. Energy Storage 667–676. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819723-3.00013-5
  • Rumjit, N.P., Thomas, P., Naskar, J., Thomas, G., George, P.J., Lai, C.W., Johan, M.R. Bin, George, E., 2020. Research and Development and Commercialization in Rechargeable Batteries, in: Rechargeable Batteries. Wiley, pp. 315–355. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119714774.ch14
  • Thomas, P., Dillu, E., Naskar, J., Pynadathu Rumjit, N., Chau, J.H.F., Thomas, G., George, P.J., Lai, C.W., Bin Johan, M.R., 2021. Future prospective of advanced green materials. Appl. Adv. Green Mater. 733–749. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-820484-9.00029-5
  • Thomas, P., Pynadathu Rumjit, N., Garg, S., Wei Lai, C., Rafie Bin Johan, M., 2020a. Lignin-Derived Materials for Energy Storage. Mater. Res. Found. 78, 91–110. https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644900871-4
  • Thomas, P., Rumjit, N.P., George, P.J., Lai, C.W., Tyagi, P., Johan, M.R. Bin, Saravanakumar, M.P., 2020b. Remediation of Heavy Metal Ions Using Nanomaterials Sourced from Wastewaters. pp. 255–296. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-31938-0_12
  • Thomas, P., Rumjit, N.P., Lai, C.W., Johan, M.R.B., Saravanakumar, M.P., 2020c. Polymer-Recycling of Bulk Plastics. Encycl. Renew. Sustain. Mater. 432–454. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-803581-8.10765-9
  • Thomas, P., Voon, L.H., Rumjit, N.P., Garg, S., Lai, C.W., Johan, M.R. Bin, 2022. Nanocellulose-Based Supercapacitor. Encycl. Energy Storage 398–408. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819723-3.00025-1