DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS

Professor

DR. MANGALA SUNDER KRISHNAN

Biography

Mangala Sunder Krishnan is a Professor in the Chemistry Department and specializes in the area of theoretical molecular and magnetic resonance spectroscopies, quantum chemistry and quantum information. He obtained his Ph. D in theoretical chemistry from McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 1988 and has spent several years in Canada as post – doctoral research fellow in Canada before returning to India as a faculty in IIT Madras. In addition, he is one of the founder-coordinators of the NPTEL project and has been associated with it since 2001.

Education

  • 1988 - Ph. D (Theoretical Chemistry) from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 1979 - M. Sc (Applied Chemistry with Electrochemistry as the elective subject ) from P. S. G. College of Technology, Coimbatore
  • 1977 - B. Sc (Chemistry with Mathematics and Physics as ancillary subjects) from St. Xavier’s College, Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli

Research Interests

  • Theoretical molecular and magnetic resonance spectroscopy,
  • Theoretical chemistry and Quantum information processing

Representative Publications

 Chemical Education in India: Addressing Current Challenges and Optimizing Opportunities, M. S. Krishnan, R. Brakaspathy and E. Arunan, Chem. Educ., 2016, 93, 1731-36.

M. S. Krishnan, NPTEL: OER and beyond, in Open educational resources: An Asian perspective, ed. Gajaraj Dhanarajan and David Porter, Commonwealth of Learning, OER (Asia), Vancouver, (2013).

Mohammad. A. Ali and M. S. Krishnan, Computational chemical studies on thermochemistry and ring strains in cyclic [n]Metaphenyleneacetylenes, Butadiyne-bridged[4n]Metacyclophynes and Butadiyne-bridged [4n]Paracyclophynes, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 75, 5797-5809 (2010).

Manoj K. Pandey and M. S. Krishnan, Effective Floquet Hamiltonians for dipolar and quadrupolar coupled N-spin systems in solid state nuclear magnetic resonance under magic angle spinning, Journal of Chemical Physics, 133, 174121(1-10), 2010.

Atul Kumar and M. S. Krishnan, Generalized controlled dense coding with maximally entangled multiqubit states, International Journal of Quantum Information, 8, 947-960 (2010).

 

DR. MANGALA SUNDER KRISHNAN

Professor and Head of the Department
mangal@iitm.ac.in
+91-44-2257-4220
  • CYB 103B, Department of Chemistry
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Chennai - 600036
  • INDIA

Honors and Rewards

  • “Commendable Contribution to Digital Initiatives” presented by Shri. Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble President of India, 2017.
  • National Web Courses Coordinator (NPTEL) Project and Chief Coordinator, DTH SWAYAM Prabha, by invitation from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
  • Sterry Hunt Award for undergraduate teaching/demonstration as one of the best Teaching Assistants in Analytical chemical laboratory, McGill University for three consecutive years, 1984 - 1986.

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