DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS

Professor

DR. SANJAY KUMAR

Biography

Sanjay Kumar obtained his M. Sc and Ph. D degrees in Chemistry from IIT Kanpur under the supervision of Professor N Sathyamurthy. He was a postdoctoral Fellow from 1994 – 98 at University of Rome “La Sapienza” supported by EU & Max Planck Research Society Fellowships. He came back in 1998 as a Visiting Fellow at Atomic & Molecular Physics, TIFR, Mumbai. He joined the Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras as an Assistant Professor in 1999, became Associate Professor in 2006 and Professor in 2009. He has been also a Visiting Faculty at Department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Bonn, Germany.

Education

  • 1993 - Ph. D from IIT Kanpur
  • 1988 - M. Sc from IIT Kanpur

Research Interests

  • Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Quantum dynamics and high level ab initio bound state structural studies of elementary chemical reactions, Processes occurring through breakdown of Born - Oppenheimer approximations, ion - molecule and resonant electron - molecule collsions.

Representative Publications

S. Kumar and D. Mathur, Electron attachment to Valence-Excited CO, Phys Rev A59 4809 (1999)

 Vibrationally Inelastic Collisions in H+ CO system: Comparing Quantum Calculations with Experiments, T J Dhilip Kumar and S Kumar, J Chem Phys 121, 191 (2004)

Total Cross Sections for Dissociative Electron Attachment to Ozone, B M Nestmann, V Brems, A Dora and S Kumar, J Phys B: At Mol Opt Phys 38, 75 (2005)

A. Saieswari, S. Kumar, and H Koeppel, Ab initio potential energy surfaces and nonadiabatic interactions in the H+ + NO collision system, J. Chem Phys. 128, 124305-1/11 (2008)

V C Saheer and S. Kumar, Ab initio adiabatic and quasidiabatic potential energy surfaces of H+ + CO system: A study of the ground and the first three excited electronic states J. Chem. Phys. 144, 024307 (2016)

DR. SANJAY KUMAR

Professor
sanjay@iitm.ac.in
+91-44-2257-4227
  • CYB 211, Department of Chemistry
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Chennai - 600036
  • INDIA

Honors and Rewards

  • Young Faculty Recognition Award – 2007 for excellence in teaching and research, IIT Madras

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