Profile

Academic profile

  • M.Sc., Bangalore University, Bangalore
  • Ph. D., IISc., Bangalore

Areas of Expertise

  • Bioinorganic Chemistry (Porphyrins and Metalloporphyrins).
  • Fullerenes & fullerides
  • Dendrimer metalloporphyrins – Molecular recognition and catalysis.
  • Supramolecular chemistry of porphyrins including network solids.
  • Application of porphyrins in absolute configuration determination of chiral organic molecules.
  • Application of electroanalytical techniques in characterization of porphyrins and metalloporphyrins.
  • Applications of substituted porphyrins in dye-sensitised solar cells

Research and professional Experience

  • 1992 – 1993 Post-doctoral research associate, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • 1994 – 1997 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA
  • 1998 – Assistant Professor, IITMadras
  • 1999 – AvH Fellow, Freie University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • 2004 – (May-July) short visit, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA
  • 2005 – 2006 JSPS Invitation Fellow, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
  • 2006 – Associate Professor,¬†IITMadras
  • 2009 – Biography listed in ‘Marquis Who’s Who’ in the World
  • 2009 – To date, Professor,¬†IITMadras
  • 2011-2012 Visiting Professor, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
  • 2013 – (May-July) Extended AvH Fellowship, Frederich-Alexander Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, Erlangen, Germany