• Ph. D. (Polymer Science and Engineering), UMASS, Amherst, USA, 1992
  • M. S. (Polymer Science and Engineering), UMASS, Amherst, USA, 1987
  • M. Tech. (Polymer Science and Technology), IIT Delhi, New Delhi, 1985
  • M. Sc. (Chemistry), IIT Madras, Chennai, 1983
  • B. Sc. (Chemistry), A. M. Jain College, Madras University, 1981

Post Doctoral Experience:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, (1993)

Academic Positions Held

  • Professor, Department of Chemistry, IITM (2004 to date)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, IITM (2000-2003)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, IITM (1995-2000)
  • Senior Research Associate, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA (1993-1995)
  • Mud-Logging Engineer, ONGC, Madras (1984-1985)

Administrative Positions Held

Head of the Department of Chemistry, IITM (March 2007- June 2010)

Chairman, Council of Wardens and Hostel Management (2004-2007)

Warden, Central Supplies Unit (2004-2007)

Member, Board of Students (2004-2006)

Chairman, Reverse Osmosis Plants Committee (2003-2007)

Warden, Tapti Hostel (2002-2004)

Rating as Chairman, Council of Wardens 0.94 out of 1.0



Post Graduate Studies

  • Chemistry of Macromolecules
  • Surface Structure and Properties of Macromolecules
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Chemistry of Lubricants
  • Surfaces, Interfaces, Macromolecules and Dispersed Systems

Under Graduate Studies

  • Macromolecules as Engineering Materials
  • Molecular Computing
  • Physical Chemistry – Theory and Laboratory
  • Organic Chemistry – Theory and Laboratory
  • Ecology and Environment
  • Molecular Computing
  • Preparatory Physical Chemistry
  • Preparatory Organic Chemistry.

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