Jenice Jean Goveas

Post-doctoral Policy Fellow

Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, New Delhi

Research Interests:

STI Policy, STI Diplomacy, Emerging Technologies, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Women in STEM

Background:

Jenice Jean Goveas is a Postdoctoral Policy Fellow hosted at the O/o PSA. Her research involves Women in Science and Science Diplomacy. Prior to this, she did a brief stint as a research consultant for the Science Diplomacy Program at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru.

Jenice has a Master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Nanochemistry, having worked on the Synthesis, Characterisation and Applications of mixed metal oxide nanoparticles and Alloy Coatings. She also has an experience of nine years as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. She is trained in science journalism and as an amateur science writer has contributed to the ‘Science last fortnight’ column of ‘Current Science’ Journal. She is also a member of the executive team of the Science Policy Forum an online platform for stakeholder engagement in science, technology and innovation policy (STIP).

Publications:

Research Papers:

Jenice J. Goveas, Sandhya Shetty, Naveen P. Mascarenhas, Renita D’Souza and Richard A. Gonsalves*. (2020). “Electrochemical Synthesis of ZnO-WO3 Nanocomposites and their Photocatalytic Behaviour.” J. Appl. Electrochem. 50, 501–511.

Jenice J. Goveas, Sandhya Shetty, Naveen P. Mascarenhas, A Chitharanjan Hegde and Richard A. Gonsalves*. (2018). “Corrosion inhibiting action of Ni–Mo alloy coatings in the presence of mixed metal oxide nanocomposites” New J. Chem., 42 (16), 13660-13666.

Jenice J. Goveas, Ajay S. Khandagale, Sandhya Shetty and Richard A. Gonsalves*. (2020). “Photocatalytic, Anti-Microbial, Antioxidant and Cytotoxic Activity of Electrochemically Synthesized ZnO-TiO2 Nanostructures.” Res. j. chem. sci. (Accepted for publishing).

Jenice J. Goveas, Sandhya Shetty, Naveen P. Mascarenhas, Renita D’Souza and Richard A. Gonsalves*. (2019). “Electrochemical Synthesis and factors affecting photocatalytic behaviour of ZnO-V2O5 Nanocomposites.” J. Appl. Chem., 8 (4), 1657-1664.

Conference Proceedings:

Jenice J. Goveas, Richard A. Gonsalves*, Prerna Rao, and Rencita Pinto. (2016). “Synthesis and Characterization of Zinc-Molybdenum Oxide Photocatalysts using an Electrochemical-Thermal Process” AIP Conference Proceedings, 1731, 050107.

Jenice J. Goveas, Naveen P. Mascarhanas and Richard A. Gonsalves*. (2016). “Photocatalytic Degradation of Rhodamine- B by Advance Oxidative Process using Electrochemically Synthesized ZnO-V2O5 Nanostructures” Springer online Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering, Kurian Antony and J. Paulo Davim (Editors): Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Science, 978-3-319-76275-3, 453895_1_En, (26).

N. P. Mascarenhas, R. A. Gonsalves, J. J. Goveas, T. C. S. Shetty, and V. Crasta (2016). “Preparation and characterization of chitosan – polystyrene polymer blends” AIP Conference Proceedings, 1731, 140039.

Naveen Praveen Mascarenhas, Jenice Jean Goveas, Richard Adolf Gonsalves, T. Chandra Shekara Shetty and Vincent Crasta*. (2016). “Facile Synthesis and Characterisation of Nanocomposite Doped Chitosan – Polystyrene Polymer Blends”. Springer online Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering, Kurian Antony and J. Paulo Davim (Editors): Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Science, 978-3-319-76275-3, 453895_1_En, (26).

Opinion Pieces:

April 19, 2020, Global Politics discourses, Commentary, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) “Women, Peace and Security, Twenty Years of UNSC 1325”.

April 28, 2020, “When We All Fall Down: Epidemics Through the Lens of History”, News Karnataka.

Event Reports:

Zille Anam, Jenice Goveas, June 18, 2020, “STIP 2020 Town Hall Meet: A Recap“, Science Policy Forum.

Suryesh Namdeo, Jenice Goveas and Zvikomborero Manjengwah September 02,2020, “Looking Inside InnSciD SP 2020”, Science Policy Forum.

Sneha Sinha, Jenice Goveas, Joanna Siekiera “Warsaw Science Diplomacy School 2020 – A Flashback”, Science Policy Forum.

Multimedia:

Jenice Goveas, 05 November 2020,“#SayNoToManels- A Hype or an Urgent Need?” – In conversation with Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Science Policy Forum.