DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS

Professor

DR. BHYRAPPA, P.

Biography

Professor Bhyrappa received his Bachelor’s degree from Kalpataru college, Tiptur (Tumkur district) and his Masters degree in Inorganic Chemistry with distinction form Bangalore University, Bengaluru, Karnataka. He earned his doctor of philosophy in Bioinorganic Chemistry from IISc, Bengaluru. He was a post – doctoral fellow at USC, Los Angeles, CA and research associate at UIUC, Urbana, IL, USA. He is a recipient of AvH (1999) and JSPS-invitation fellowships (2005 – 06). He was a visiting professor at the University of Houston, Texas, USA (2011 – 12) and an extended AvH fellow. He is a recipient of Marquis Who’s who in the world (2009), Asia pacific who is who (Vol. XVII; 2018) and Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018). Bhyrappa’s current research interests are Bioinorganic, Supramolecular and Materials Chemistry of Porphyrinoids.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinorganic Chemistry from IISc, Bengaluru
  • Masters degree in Inorganic Chemistry with distinction form Bangalore University, Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Bachelor’s degree from Kalpataru college, Tiptur (Tumkur district)

Research Interests

  • Bioinorganic Chemistry (Porphyrins and Metalloporphyrins)
  • Fullerenes & fullerides
  • Dendrimer metalloporphyrins – Molecular recognition and catalysis
  • Porphyrns with tunable properties
  • Supramolecular chemistry of porphyrins including network solids
  • Applications of porphyrins in absolute configuration determination of chiral molecules
  • Dye - sensitised solar cells

Representative Publications

Effect of solvent on the electronic absorption spectral properties of some mixed ß-octasubstituted Zn(II)-tetraphenylporphyrins: P. Bhyrappa and M. Sankar, Spectrochimica Acta A, 2018, 189, 80-85.

Recent advances in mixed ß-pyrrole substituted meso-tetraphenylporphyrins, P. Bhyrappa, Tetrahedron Lett., 2016, 47, 5150-5167 (Invited review article).

Porphyrin-Fullerene, C60 cocrystallates: Influence of C60 on the porphyrin ring Conformation: P. Bhyrappa and K. Karunanithi, Inorg. Chem., 2010, 50, 8389-8400.

Influence of mixed substitution on the macrocyclic ring conformations of free base porphyrins and their metal complexes: P. Bhyrappa, C. Arunkumar and B. Varghese, Inorg. Chem. 2009, 49, 3954-3965.

  Mixed substituted porphyrins: Structural and electrochemical redox properties: P. Bhyrappa, M. Sankar and B. Varghese, Inorg. Chem. 2006, 45, 4136-4149.

DR. BHYRAPPA, P.

Professor
byra@iitm.ac.in
+91-44-2257-4222
  • CYB 253, Department of Chemistry
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Chennai - 600036
  • INDIA

Honors and Rewards

  • 2018 Asia Pacific Who is Who (Vol. XVII)
  • 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis life - time achivement award
  • 2013 - May - July Extended AvH fellowship Friedrich - Alexander university of Erlangen - Nuremberg, Erlangen (Germany)
  • 2011 - 2012 Visiting Professor University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
  • 2011 ACS peer - review certificate
  • 2009 Marquis Who’s Who in the world
  • 2005 - 2006 JSPS Invitation Fellow Osaka University, Japan
  • 1999 AvH Fellow Freie University of Berlin, Germany
  • 1993 Best Thesis Srinivasa Rao Krishnamurthy Medal, Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering, IISc.

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