Dr. M. K. Jayaraj is currently a Professor at the Department of Physics, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT),
India. He earned his master's and Ph.D. from CUSAT, and completed his postdoctoral research at eminent institutions in India,
Italy, France, Japan, and the USA. He is the founder director of the Centre of Excellence in Advanced materials, CUSAT. He
is also the mentor of 'Delgado Coating & Technology Solutions Private Limited'. Dr. Jayaraj is a pioneer in the field of thin-film
and nanocomposite devices, including sensors/detectors and energy converters, and transparent conductors for photovoltaics.
He has more than 180 research publications, several edited books and book chapters, and patents to his credit. In addition,
he was honored with the MRSI Medal 2019, conferred by the Materials Research Society of India.