Associate Professor



Masilmani Jeganmohan was born in Vazhapattampalayam, Tamilnadu, India in 1978. He received his bachelor degree from St. Joseph’s College (Cuddalore), the University of Madras in 1998 and his master degree from the University of Madras in 2001. He earned his Ph. D from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, under Prof. Chien – Hong Cheng in 2005 and pursued postdoctoral work in the same laboratory (Aug 2005 – July 2009). Then he joined as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow in Prof. Paul Knochel’s group, Ludwig – Maximilians – Universität, Germany (Sep 2009 – Oct 2010). In November 2010, he joined as an Assistant professor in IISER Pune. He was promoted to Associate professor in April – 2016 at IISER Pune. In October – 2016, he has shifted from IISER Pune to IIT Madras as an Associate professor. At present, he is working as an Associate professor at IIT Madras.


  • 2001 - 2005: Ph. D from Prof. Chien - Hong Cheng’s group, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan .
  • 1999 - 2001: M. Sc (Organic Chemistry) from Madras University, India.
  • 1995 - 1998: B. Sc (Chemistry) from St. Joseph’s College – Madras University, India.

Research Interests

  • Metal - Catalyzed Organic Reaction
  • Natural product synthesis
  • Assymetric synthesis

Representative Publications

 Manikandan, R.;Madasamy, P.; Jeganmohan,M.  “Ruthenium ‑ Catalyzed ortho Alkenylation of Aromatics with Alkenes at Room Temperature with Hydrogen Evolution” ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 230.

  Reddy, M. C.; Jeganmohan, M. “Total Synthesis of Aristolactam Alkaloids via Synergistic C‑H Bond Activation and Dehydro-Diels-Alder Reactions” Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 4130

 Ramesh, B.; Jeganmohan, M. “Ruthenium-Catalyzed Remote C-H Sulfonylation of N-Aryl-2-aminopyridines with Aromatic Sulfonyl Chloride” Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 6000.

 Jambu, S.; Tamizmani, M.; Jeganmohan, M. “Ruthenium(II)‑Catalyzed Cyclization of Aromatic Acids with Allylic Acetates via Redox-Free Two‑Fold Aromatic/Allylic C‑H Activations: A Combined Experimental and DFT Studies” Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 1982.

   Jambu, S.; Sivasakthikumaran, R.; Jeganmohan, M. “Aerobic Oxidative Alkenylation of Weak O‑Coordinating Arylacetamides with Alkenes via a Rh (III) – Catalyzed C − H Activation” Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 1320.


Associate Professor
  • CYB 209A, Department of Chemistry
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Chennai - 600036

Honors and Rewards

  • 2014, ISCB Award of Appreciation for Chemical Science, CSIR-CDRI Lucknow
  • 2013, Alkyl Amines – ICT Young Scientist Award by Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai, India
  • 2013, 2013: Science Academy Medal for Young Scientists, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, India
  • 2012 - 2015, Science Academy Medal for a young associate, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.
  • September 2011, DAE Young Scientist Research Award, BRNS, BARC, India.
  • Nov 2009 – Oct 2010, Alexander von Humboldt fellowship, Germany.
  • August 2005 – July 2009, National Science Council Fellowship (NSC), Taiwan.
  • 2003 - 2005, Best Foreign Student Award, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.

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