Faculty Profile

Prof.(Dr.) Thomas Mathew
Ph.D. (Science), M.Phil., M.Sc. (Gold), B.Sc., B.Ed.
Professor of Science and Technology


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Teaching / Research Experience

Teaching Experience

  • Dr. Mathew has been serving this University since inception i.e. year 2004.
  • Before joining GNLU, has worked in reputed institutions like St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad, India.
  • Dr. Mathew has experience in designing and conducting courses related to Science and Technology and networking and coordination with various experts, governmental agencies and academic/research institutions in India.
Area of Research/Interest
Research Projects
  • Principal Investigator: Digital Healthcare Technology: Analysis of its implementation in India and related regulations, Government of Gujarat and Gujarat National Law University. (2021)
  • Principal Investigator: 5% Sample Checking of UDISE (Unified District Information System for Education) Data of Gujarat State for the Year 2016-2017, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Gujarat Council of Elementary Education, Gandhinagar (2018).
  • Co-Investigator: Regulatory framework for the Exploration and Exploitation of the Indian Ocean Resources, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India (2013).
  • Co-Investigator: Forecast of winds at 10m and 100m heights over Sriharikota using Genetic Algorithm and Singular Spectrum Analysis for the month of October, Space Applications Centre, ISRO, SAC/RESA/MOG/SR/09/ 2008 (2008).

Areas of General Interest
  • Microwave Remote Sensing
  • Microwave
  • Environmental Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Nuclear Science.

New Course(s) Designed/Introduced
  • PG Diploma in Criminology and Forensic Management
  • Advanced Training Programme on Scientific and Legal aspects related to Environment
Book Chapters
  • Role of Satellite Technology in the Oceanic Study; Sustainable Development and India: Convergence of Law, Economics, Science and Politics, First Edition, Patel, B. N. and Nagar R. (Eds.), Oxford University Press (2018).
  • Contribution of Forensic Toxicology in Crime Investigation: Past and Present; Law, Development and Socio-Economic Policy: Challenges in the 21st Century, First Edition, Patel, B. N.; Biswal, M. and Hemnani, J. (Eds.), Eastern Book Company, Lucknow, India (Joint Authorship, 2012).

Journal Articles
  • Multidimensional Facets of the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019; ILI Law Review, Summer Issue, 2020, pp. 259 – 272.
  • An Analysis of the UGC Recruitment Regulations and Their Probable Impact on the Higher Educational Institutions of India, Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, 34 (2), 2020, pp. 111-124.
  • Microwave Altimeter: An important sensor in Active Remote Sensing, Indian Journal of Scientific Research, 8 (2), 2018, pp.145-153.
  • Optimum Channel Combinations for Retrieval of Oceanic Winds Using a Radiometer, International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), 5 (10), 2016, pp. 1705 – 1708.
  • Impact of Dielectric Properties of Ocean Water on Penetration of Frequencies Used in Microwave Remote Sensing, International Journal of Current Trends in Engineering & Research (IJCTER), 2 (9), 2016, pp. 47-50.
  • Indian Higher Education System & futuristic role of the Registrar, International Journal of Education and Psychological Research (IJEPR), 5 (1), 2016, pp. 21-24.
  • Progress in the Measurement Techniques of Oceanic Surface Wind, International Journal of Research Studies in Science, Engineering and Technology (IJRSSET), 2 (3), 2015, pp. 21-29.
  • Nuclear Energy: Scientific and Legal Development – An Indian Perspective, GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics, 4 (1), 2014, pp. 101-119.
  • Nanotechnology: An Emerging Area of Scientific Issues and Legal Challenges, Kathmandu School of Law Review, 2 (1), 2013, pp. 81-86.
  • Comparison of oceanic winds measured by space-borne Scatterometers and Altimeters, Remote Sensing Letters, 3 (8), 2012, pp. 715-720 (Joint Authorship).
  • Effect of ocean surface interaction on polarization characteristics of circularly polarized wave at microwave remote sensing bands, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 5 (2), 2012, pp. 247-254 (Joint Authorship).
  • Prediction of mean winds at an Indian coastal station using a data-driven technique applied on Weibull Parameters, International Journal of Ocean and Climate Systems, 2 (1), 2011, pp. 45-53 (Joint Authorship).
  • Sensitivity of dielectric properties of Ocean water to frequencies used in microwave remote sensing, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 3 (5), 2010, pp. 662-668 (Joint Authorship).
  • Psychological aspects behind dating, Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 4 (2), 2010, pp. 80-82.
  • Forensic Psychology: The ultimate tool to counter terrorism, Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 3 (2), 2009, pp. 25-28.
  • Dielectric Properties of some edible and medicinal oils at microwave frequency, Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 3 (3), 2009, pp. 953-957 (Joint Authorship).

Books Edited
  • Maritime Security and Piracy (Global Issues, Challenges and Solutions), Gujarat National Law University, Eastern Book Company Publishing (P) Ltd., Lucknow, First Edition, 2012 (ISBN: 93-5028-708-0).
  • Sports and Legislature (Special Issue), Gujarat National Law University, Eastern Book Company Publishing (P) Ltd., Lucknow, 2015 (ISBN: 978-81-910389-2-7).
  • Science, Technology And Law: Contemporary Issues in Biotechnology, Gujarat National Law University, Eastern Book Company Publishing (P) Ltd., Lucknow, First Edition, 2016 (ISBN: 978-81-910389-7-2).
Conference / Seminar / Workshop
Paper Presentation 

  • Participated as a Speaker on “International space cooperation of the Republic of India” in the International Colloquium organized by the Institute of Air and Space Law, University of Cologne, Germany at the premises of Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt (DLR), Germany to celebrate its 90th Anniversary on 29.05.2015.
  • Participated and presented a paper in the “XIX All India Forensic Science Conference” organized by “DFS, MHA, New Delhi” and “DFS, Gujarat State, Gandhinagar” at Nirma University Campus, Ahmedabad between 18.01.2009 to 20.01.2009.
  • Participated in the paper presentation competition under the State Level Event “Technodyssey”, organized by IEEE student branch, NIT at Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad on 21.10.2005 and 22.10.2005.
  • Resource Person and Chaired a session in the International Conference on Law and Technology, organized by Navrachana University held on 30.01.2021.
  • Resource Person in the “Panel on Best Practices” and participated in the National workshop on “Leadership Development in Higher Education for University Administrators” held between 26.02.2018 and 28.02.2018 organized by National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), New Delhi.


  • Participated in the National Webinar on National Education Policy 2020: With Special Reference to Legal Education organized by University School of Law, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad on 24.10.2020.
  • Participated in the Virtual Global Summit on Artificial Intelligence: Responsible AI for Social Empowerment (RAISE2020) organized by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology and NITI Aayog, India between 05.10.2020 – 09.10.2020.
  • Participated in the e-Conclave on National Education Policy 2020 – Reforms and Implementation conducted by IIMT Studies in association with Gujarat University and Krantiguru Shyamji Krishna Verma Kachchh University on 26.09.2020.
  • Participated in the National Webinar on Energy and Environment jointly organized by Applied Physics Department, Faculty of Technology and Engineering, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat Science Academy, Indian Physics Association – Baroda Chapter and Indian Association of Physics Teachers in association with National Academy of Sciences, India – Ahmedabad Chapter on 09.07.2020 and 10.07.2020.
  • Attended the “XXXIV Gujarat Science Congress 2020” organized by Faculty of Science, Ganpat University on 08.02.2020 and 09.02.2020.
  • Attended the “XXXIII Gujarat Science Congress 2019” at L. J. Institute Auditorium, L. J. Campus, Ahmedabad, organized by the Gujarat Science Academy on 02.02.2019 and 03.02.2019.
  • Participated in the “XXXI Gujarat Science Congress 2017” jointly organized by Gujarat Science Academy, Gujarat Energy Research & Management Institute, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University and Institute of Seismological Research on 4.02.2017 and 05.02.2017 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • Participated in the International Conclave on Higher Education “Transforming Higher Education Through Quality, Governance, Innovation”, organized by the Education Department, Government of Gujarat as part of Vibrant Gujarat-2017 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar on 18.10.2016.
  • Participated in the International Symposium on “Air Law – Space Law – Cyber Law: Looking at 100 Years of Air Law and 60 Years of Space Law – The Institute of Air and Space Law at Age 90”, organized by the Institute of Air and Space Law, University of Cologne, Germany to celebrate its 90th Anniversary on 28.05.2015.
  • Participated in the National Seminar on “Law, Science & Technology: The Way Forward”, organized by Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad on 30.01.2015 and 31.01.2015.
  • Participated in the International Conference on “Themes of Higher Education: Prospects of Gujarat”, organized by Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat, Department of Education, Govt. of Gujarat and Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Gandhinagar at PDPU on 25.11.2010 and 26.11.2010.
  • Attended the International Conference on “Challenges for Solar Cycle – 24” at Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad during 22.01.2007 to 25.01.2007.
  • Participated in the one day seminar on “Microwave and its Applications” at Ahmedabad Management Association, Ahmedabad, organized by the Department of Physics, Gujarat University on 21.01.2007.
  • Participated in the XX – Gujarat Science Congress – 2006 at Ahmedabad Management Association, Ahmedabad, jointly organized by Gujarat University and Gujarat Science Academy, Ahmedabad on 26.03.2006.
  • Participated in the IAPT IYP Seminar held at Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, organized by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT), Regional Council (4B) on 04.09.2005.

  • Participated in the Programme on Human Resource Management conducted by Ahmedabad Management Association on/from October 12 to November 03, 2015 (5 Days).
  • 6th International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) International School on “RF Heating and Current Drive in Plasmas” organized by Institute for Plasma Research and ITER-India during 2-6 December, 2012.
  • “Climate Change Science” organized by Indian Centre for Climate and Societal Impacts Research (ICCSIR), Ahmedabad on 29.01.2011.
  • “Light Scattering: It’s Applications in Astrophysics and Other Fields” Sponsored by “Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune” and “Gujarat Council on Science and Technology, Gandhinagar” held on 7th – 8th November, 2008 at Gujarat Arts and Science College, Ahmedabad.
  • “National Meeting on Oceansat-II Utilization Projects” held at Space Applications Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad during 8 – 9 August, 2007.
  • Regional Teacher Training Programme on International Humanitarian Law organized jointly by the Gujarat National Law University and the International Committee of the Red Cross, during 19/07/2006 – 21/07/2006.
  • Summer training program conducted at the “Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad”, for the period 15/5/2000 to 30/6/2000.
Capacity Building Training Programmes

Refresher Courses
  • 8th Refresher Course of UGC conducted by the Academic Staff College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad in the subject of Computer (Physics), during the period 03/06/2013 to 23/06/2013 and obtained Grade A.
  • 5th Refresher Course of UGC conducted by the Academic Staff College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad in the subject of Environmental Studies (Physics), during the period 31/05/2010 to 20/06/2010 and obtained Grade A.

Orientation Programmes
  • 62nd Orientation Programme of UGC conducted by the Academic Staff College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad during the period 01/06/2009 to 28/06/2009 and obtained Grade A.

Faculty Development Programmes
  • Online Faculty Development Programme on “Faculty Development for New Tomorrow: Readiness for teaching and learning post COVID-19” sponsored by TEQIP-III and jointly organized by Department of Electrical Engineering, NIT Uttarakhand and Department of Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering, SLIET, Longowal, Punjab between 24.07.2020 to 28.07.2020.
  • Faculty Development Programme on “E-content Development for MOOCs for Blended Teaching and Learning” organized by the Gujarat National Law University between 17.01.2020 to 19.01.2020.
  • Faculty Development Programme organized by the Gujarat National Law University between 16.05.2019 to 22.05.2019.
  • Adoption, Promotion & Production on MOOCs Courses for SWAYAM Platform, University Grants Commission (UGC), Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU) & 12/10/2018 (Morning Half)
  • RUSA Sponsored FDP on MOOCS, E-Content Development and Open Education Resource, UGC-HRDC, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad during the period 20/08/2018 to 26/08/2018.

Technical Session Chaired/Co-Chaired
  • Chaired a session at the International Symposium on "Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development Goals: Balancing Economy and Environment for Inclusive and Equitable Growth" organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar in collaboration with The University of Winnipeg, Canada and Canadian Mennonite University, Canada, at its campus on 15 and 16 March, 2019.
Honours / Awards
  • Member of the General Council of the National Law University, Jodhpur.
  • Member of the Ethics Committee Advisory Board of Tamil Nadu National Law University.
  • Member of the State Level Advisory Committee (SLAC) of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Gandhinagar (2017-19).
  • Member of the Committee constituted by the Government of Gujarat to frame the Juvenile Justice Rules.
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Fellowship.
  • Excellent Faculty Award for the year 2010-2011 by Gujarat National Law University.
  • “Roll of Honour” from J.G. College of Education, Ahmedabad for valuable contribution in Academic/Social activities on 11.03.2007.
  • Prof. K.M. Kotadia Gold Medal for standing first in the subject of Physics in M.Sc., in the Gujarat University, in the academic year 2000-2001.
  • The Shrimati Parvati Ramanathan Prize for standing first among the Xavierites in the Gujarat University T.Y. B.Sc. (Physics) Exam in the academic year 1999-2000.
  • The Shri Harigopal Chhabildas Bhatia Prize for standing first among the Xavierites in the Gujarat University T.Y. B.Sc. (Physics) Exam in the academic year 1999-2000.
  • The Jose Aguinaga Prize-II for standing first in college T.Y. B.Sc. (Physics) Exams in the academic year 1998-1999.
  • The Apian Andreas Parmar Prize for commendable applications to studies in the academic year 1997-1998.
Visiting Faculty/Guest Lectures/Keynote Address
  • UGC Academic Staff College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India.
  • Government Science College, Gandhinagar.
Other Accomplishments
Technical Session Chaired/Co-Chaired
  • Co-Chaired the Parallel Session with theme “Environmental Sustainability” and participated in the International Conference on “Engaging Canada and India: Challenges of Sustainable Development Goals” organized by Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI), New Delhi on 08.06.2018 and 09.06.2018.


Professional Societies
  • Associate Fellow of Gujarat Science Academy (GSA), Ahmedabad.
  • Life member of Indian Meteorological Society (IMS), New Delhi.
  • Life member of Astronautical Society of India (ASI), Bangalore.
  • Life member of Ocean Society of India (OSI), Kochi.
  • Life member of Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS), Dehradun.
  • Life member of Plasma Science Society of India (PSSI), Ahmedabad.
  • Life member of Indian Physics Association (IPA), Mumbai.
  • Life member of Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT), Kanpur.
  • Life member of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Kolkata.
  • Life member of Indian Society of Geomatics (ISG), Ahmedabad.